Player News - Burnley

Date: Team: Pos:

Burnley won't have winger Johann Berg Gudmundsson and midfielder Steven Defour available for the weekend.

The trip to Hull City comes too early for the duo as Gudmundsson has yet to recover from a knee injury sustained in a shocking FA Cup loss to Lincoln last weekend. Meanwhile, manager Sean Dyche confirmed that Defour is fit from a hamstring injury, but needs to regain match fitness before returning to the squad: "Johann has unfortunately tweaked a medial knee ligament, which is not too drastic but he's not going to be ready for the weekend...His injury is clear but now it's strength and fitness, of course, on the back of a few weeks out. He's actively back on the grass now."
Feb 24 - 6:00 PM

Johann Berg Gudmundsson picked up a knock in Burnley's FA Cup loss to Lincoln City last weekend, and has been ruled out of this weekend's trip to Hull City.

Gudmundsson had just returned from a hamstring injury that had kept him out since early January but he had to exit early against Lincoln City. His absence from the club will be felt in their attack. Having picked up only one point away from Turf Moor so far this campaign, the Clarets will be looking for a positive result against upstart Hull in an intriguing matchup, but four midfielders; Gudmundsson, Marney, Hendrick and Defour are all out of the running.
Source: Goal.com
Feb 23 - 1:02 AM

Burnley found itself on the wrong side of history in a 1-0 home loss to National League side Lincoln City.

Lincoln's victory, which came from a last-gasp match-winner in the 89th minute at the Turf Moor, made them the first non-league club to advance to the quarterfinals of the FA Cup since 1914. Despite the crushing loss, Burnley manager Sean Dyche said the Clarets will now refocus on the Premier League following their impressive 0-0 draw with Chelsea last weekend: "It was a day to forget, rather than one to remember and unfortunately there is no positive today. The only thing is we played our bit part in a fairytale, but that’s not a positive and it isn’t to be swept under the carpet; it’s to be learned from...The key now is to remember that, of course it would have been nice to go through today, but the bigger picture is the league."
Feb 19 - 4:12 AM

Burnley found themselves trailing early but Robbie Brady opened his account with the Clarets scoring a fantastic free kick and the two sides played to a 1-1 draw.

The five game win streak at Turf Moor is over but Burnley proved yet again that their ground inspires its players to put in a hard-working shift and the persistence payed off by grabbing a point against the front runners for the title. They conceded the opener only seven minutes in but Joey Barton drew a foul a few yards behind the box and Brady, making his first start, smashed a curling effort into the top corner. Michael Keane anchored a stout defense that left Chelsea frustrated when they were on the ball. If Burnley continue to perform at home, they should enjoy another season in the top flight.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 12 - 10:29 AM

Steven Defour will miss his second consecutive match due to a hamstring injury and will not be an option for Sean Dyche as Burnley host Chelsea on Sunday.

Suddenly, the Clarets have a crisis in central midfield as within a span of a week or so, Defour picked up a hamstring injury, Dean Marney has had season-ending surgery and Jeff Hendrick is suspended until Week 26. Signing Ashley Westwood at the end of the transfer window looks to have been an important move and he may get the start against Chelsea this weekend after a run out against Watford last weekend. Joey Barton also looks certain to start this weekend but playing Chelsea this weekend, you won't want to consider any of these options for fantasy purposes.
Feb 11 - 5:03 AM

Jeff Hendrick was shown a straight red as Burnley were defeated 2-1 at Watford on Saturday.

Despite being one of the best sides at home, Burnley's miserable away record continued at Vicarage Road. Sean Dyche's side, who have not won an away match this season, got off to a torrid start when midfielder Jeff Hendrick was sent to the stands after just six minutes for a two-footed challenge on Jose Holebas. Things went from bad to worse shortly thereafter when Troy Deeney headed home to give Watford the lead just four minutes later, while M'Baye Niang doubled the margin right before the break. The Clarets mounted a comeback in the second half and pulled one back when Ashley Barnes converted a penalty in the 78th-minute, after Sebastion Prodl used his arm to deflect a Joey Barton strike in the box. However, the deficit proved too much to over come. The loss drops Burnley to 12th with 29 points, one point behind 10th place Watford.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 4 - 12:56 PM

Ashley Westwood has been signed by Burnley from Aston Villa on a three-and-a-half year deal with an option to extend the contract an additional year.

It comes as something of a surprise that the Clarets were the Premier League's biggest spenders on deadline day, bringing in Robbie Brady along with Westwood. Westwood is a central midfielder who showed some very positive growth last season on an otherwise dismal Aston Villa side and his arrival will fill the void left by Dean Marney, whose season ended with ligament damage in his knee. With Joey Barton coming back this winter and the signings of Jeff Hendrick and Steven Defour, Sean Dyche has a nice problem of several options to choose from in central midfield. The depth should also increase the manager's willingness to field a lone striker at times rather than his usual 4-4-2 look. Westwood might have fantasy value in some formats but only if he nails down a regular starting gig, which is not guaranteed at this time.
Source: BBC Sport
Feb 2 - 5:17 AM

Burnley made a key acquisition on deadline day by agreeing to a deal with Norwich City that sees Robbie Brady join the Clarets for a fee of around £13m.

This is a record fee signing for the Clarets and should help them tremendously in their bid to remain in the top flight. Brady has top flight experience, playing as a left back, wing back or midfielder position, so he gives Sean Dyche plenty of options. There will be no clean sheet potential in the FPL game as Brady is classified as a midfielder, but he still carries value in all other formats and could be an FPL prospect at some point this season, with his ability to contribute crosses and set piece work. He should find himself in the XI regularly and immediately.
Source: BBC Sport
Feb 2 - 5:08 AM

Substitute Sam Vokes scored a controversial late winner for Burnley to secure a 1-0 victory over Leicester City at Turf Moof on Tuesday.

Burnley bounced back after a forgettable defeat at West Ham with an impressive win at home against the reigning Premier League champs. The Clarets started the match on the offensive in a rather dull first half but continued to push after the restart, and finally broke the deadlock in the 87th minute when Vokes netted from close range to secure their fifth successive league win at Turf Moor. Although the replay showed that the striker controlled the ball with his hand, referee Mike Dean waved off the protests of Leicester's players and allowed the goal to stand. The victory lifts Burnley to 9th in the table, on 29 points, ahead of their trip to Watford on Saturday.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 31 - 5:33 PM

Sean Dyche has confirmed that Dean Marney will miss the remainder of the season after he suffered anterior cruciate ligament damage at the Emirates on Sunday.

The Burnley midfielder sustained a similar injury, same knee [right], just under two years ago [Feb, 2015] and spent more than nine months recovering before a return to action. "The only good thing is he has been through it before, so he understands the rehabilitation, how long it takes and the different markers along the journey back," said Dyche. "Sometimes these things happen but he’s a tough-minded man and he knows he’s got the full support of everything here." One [small] saving grace is that the Clarets are well placed to retain their top-flight status, unlike in 2014/15 when the club was relegated. Dropping out of the Premier League at this stage in his career would likely mean that Marney would never play at the highest level again.
Jan 26 - 9:37 AM

Sean Dyche admits the knee injury sustained by Dean Marney at the Emirates on Sunday "is a worry" although there's no indication currently on the extent of his problem.

The Burnley midfielder landed awkwardly and hurt his right knee when he was booked for a challenge on Mesut Ozil with less than 20 minutes remaining. Marney spent more than nine months on the sidelines in 2015 after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament and there are fears he may have suffered a similar fate which would effectively end his season. Only four Clarets outfield players have seen more game time than the 32-year-old in 2016/17 and Marney has become an integrate part of Sean Dyche's side. His absence could hand Joey Barton his opportunity after signing on a short-term deal earlier this month.
Jan 23 - 2:13 PM

Andre Gray scored a stoppage time penalty to draw Burnley level with Arsenal but the Clarets couldn't hold on and dropped a 2-1 decision in the 8th minute of stoppage time.

The officials didn't get all of the calls right but the missed calls, like the one where Andre Gray fouled Shkodran Mustafi at the edge of the penalty area that went uncalled, made up for the big mistake at the end of the match. In-between, Grant Xhaka was sent off and Francis Coquelin committed and was called for a legitimate foul in the box. The result was a 2-1 Clarets away loss that leaves their season total of away points stuck at a dismal one. Burnley's home form, third best in the Premier League, has them safely in mid-table but at some point they have to produce on the road if they expect to stay in the Premier League long term.
Source: espnfc.com
Jan 22 - 11:26 AM

Scott Arfield has not been ruled out of Burnley's trip to Arsenal on Sunday but remains a major doubt while Johann Berg Gudmundsson has a slightly better chance of a return.

While most sources are applying a "25% chance available" tag to each wide midfielder, according to the Lancashire Telegraph, Arfield's appears to be closer to no chance and Gudmundsson more a 50/50 proposition. Both picked up hamstring injuries two weeks back in FA Cup action but according to Sean Dyche, Gudmundsson has been progressing well in the buildup to Sunday while Arfield has been more "touch and go". Neither make an appealing fantasy option this weekend even if they were fit, given the matchup.
Jan 21 - 3:54 AM

Joey Barton marked his return to the Premier League and Burnley with the goal which gave the Clarets a 1-0 win against Southampton.

The first half in this tie was painful viewing. Both teams played with their predictable styles, neither side really threatening but the Saints were in the ascendancy. Ward-Prowse had a header well saved by Heaton but that was the extent of the chances. Barton joined the fray in the 73rd minute just before Heaton intervened to stop any onrushing Southampton attackers latching on to Van Dijk's flick-on. Barton beat Forster from 25 yards thanks to a deflection in the wall. Burnley sat back to resist the Southampton onslaught with Heaton executing a few fine late saves from Jay Rodriguez and Josh Sims to earn Burnley's 8th home win of the season.
Source: Sky Sports
Jan 14 - 12:06 PM

Johann Berg Gudmundsson had to exit Burnley's FA Cup draw with Sunderland after pulling up with a hamstring injury, putting his status for Week 21 in doubt.

Gudmundsson suffered a hamstring injury back in late November, keeping him out of action until the final week of 2016. Now, just one week into the new year, the Icelandic international is back in the physio room with the same issue. Sean Dyche was quoting as saying the injury looked "minor", as does Scott Arfield's, who also limped off with a hamstring complaint against the Black Cats. Dyche will likely follow up on the status of both wide midfielders later in the week.
Jan 9 - 6:03 AM



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