Our live stream ahead of Tuesdays Premier League match, Burnley vs Sheffield United is now up and running, kicking off at 18.00 GMT.
You can keep an eye on the commentary as it happens below, but first, we take a preview into the fixture, lineups, predictions and much more…
Sean Dyche’s side were beaten 1-0 by Leeds United on Sunday with Patrick Bamford’s early penalty enough for the hosts in a game that saw Burnley have a goal controversially ruled out.
The loss left Burnley hovering just two points above the dropzone and brought an end to a decent run of form for the Clarets, having taken eight points from their previous four unbeaten matches, including a 1-0 win at Arsenal.
They remain unbeaten in three at Turf Moor, though, most recently seeing off Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 there.
United, by comparison, are winless in 13 away league matches stretching back into last season, leaving them bottom of the division with a record low points tally after 15 matches.
Rather than look for excuses on the back of United’s 13th defeat in 15 matches this season, boss Chris Wilder admitted his side’s lack of quality told in their recent 1-0 loss to Everton.
That latest defeat is another nail in United’s relegation coffin, with the Yorkshire outfit being cut further adrift by the week
Burnley and Sheffield last met in September in a Carabao cup tie, with Burnley winning 5-4 on penalties…
On Dwight McNeil and Robbie Brady…
“With the two games in three days we had to make a judgement call,”
“We think they both have a chance [of return against sheff utd], but we just felt the fatigue element of two games and what it might do, when you are coming out of a minor injury, we just had to make a decision.”
“Johann is just getting back to that freedom to go and play. He’s had so many niggly injuries that we have deliberately made a decision to take him away from it, to allow him more training time.
“He’s getting more game time in the reserve games until the time when he can just run out there and have that mental freedom to know his body is 100% and he can play free-flowing, just sprint, recover and all the things the game needs.”
On Sheffield United…
“I think their points has to be a false representation, based on last season,”
“They were deservedly given so many plaudits last season because ninth place in the Premier League is some finish.”
“You are never quite sure what the next season will bring until it happens. Trying to find a way to make it work at both ends of the pitch is every manager’s challenge and they haven’t quite got on the right side of those margins this season.”
“But Chris (Wilder) is a fella who I respect a lot and someone I regard as a friend in football, and they are still working and fighting – because I have seen them.”
“We are never naïve enough to not respect teams and we’ll certainly respect Sheffield United.”
“I’m not going to start throwing words like sympathy about because that’s not for football managers, in my opinion.
“Empathy and understanding are different things, but Chris doesn’t want my sympathy, I can assure you.
“However, I certainly understand some of the challenges and he will bring his team to our place and want his team to win, so friendship will go out of the window for 90 minutes.”
“He had a bit of a car crash with the Everton centre half.” [Oliver Burke]
“Oli Mc put his hand up. Had an injection, took a big whack last night but carried on. We’ll assess him. Lys has had a stop/start season. Desperately trying to get him on the pitch.”
Defeat to Everton…
“You’ve got to go back with a smile on your face and look at the next game. We’re all disappointed. Yet again it’s the story of our season. It’s so frustrating, for players as well as myself.”
Praise for the Clarets and Sean Dyche…
“They’ve been an incredible story for a long time and will continue to be under Sean. It’s a difficult place to get a result and they’ve turned better sides over than us”
The season is far from over yet…
“Everyone will look at our position and say we are buried. But that means we have nothing to lose so we might as well go for it. That is my message to the players. There is no pressure on us.”
Zoning out of football…
“I have never listened to Radio 4 in my life,”
“But they don’t do football so I am learning so many weird and wonderful things about life now.”
Burnley Premier League form: LDWDWL
Sheffield United Premier League form: LLLLDL
Burnley possible starting lineup:
Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Brady, Westwood, Brownhill, McNeil; Barnes, Wood
Sheffield United possible starting lineup:
Ramsdale; Basham, Egan, Robinson; Baldock, Osborn, Ampadu, Fleck, Lowe; McGoldrick, McBurnie
Time to take a look at our Burnley vs Sheffield United live match stream as it happens…