Southampton will be looking to claim back-to-back Premier League wins as they travel to Turf Moor to face Burnley on Thursday …
Burnley vs Saints
Thursday 21 April, 7.45pm BST
Referee: Stuart Attwell
Assistants: Stuart Burt, Wade Smith
Fourth official: Peter Bankes
VAR: John Brooks
Assistant VAR: Dan Cook
WHICH KIT WILL SAINTS BE WEARING?
Saints will be in their away kit for the trip to Turf Moor, wearing their yellow with blue trim top, blue shorts, and yellow socks.
WHAT’S AT STAKE?
Burnley currently sit in 18th, three points off of safety with just five games of the season remaining.
Thursday’s clash at Turf Moor is huge for the hosts, who are set to play their first home league game without Sean Dyche in charge since October 2012.
Meanwhile, Saints will be looking to build on their positive performance at St Mary’s on Saturday, where they picked up an impressive three points over Arsenal.
Ralph Hasenhüttl’s bid for a top ten finish is still very much on with Saints still to play four times before the season is up.
The hosts will be without Ashley Westwood for the clash, who picked up what looked to be a devastating ankle injury against West Ham last time out.
Ben Mee, Erik Pieters and Johann Berg Gudmundsson all remain out for Burnley.
It’s a different story for Saints, who remain fully fit ahead of Thursday’s clash leaving Hasenhüttl with a strong squad selection to choose from.
ralph hasenhüttlSo far, there are no big issues injury wise. It gives me, at the moment, a lot of options for the team selection. It’s not always easy but it's better that we can change a few things and we will see what we’ll do.
on squad selection for burnley clash
Mike Jackson: “With the big games that we’ve got coming up this week, we’ll just be looking to prepare for the next one now.”
Ralph Hasenhüttl: “It’s never an easy place to go despite their lack of form. We have to show our recent performances like we did against Arsenal.”
ONES TO WATCH
Jay Rodriguez: The former Saint leads the way for top goalscorer for Burnley this season. Rodriguez consistently performs and will be eager to boost their survival hopes with a goal on Thursday.
Moi Elyounoussi: Not only did the Norwegian assist Jan Bednarek's winner against Arsenal, Elyounoussi worked for every ball at St Mary's and remains a mainstay in Hasenhüttl's squad.
Rodriguez, Cornet 7
Wood, Mee 3
Weghorst, Lennon 2
Ashlet Westwood 5
Matej Vydra 3
Armando Broja 9
Adams, Elyounoussi, Ward-Prowse 8
Jan Bednarek 4
James Ward-Prowse 7
Nathan Redmond 6
Elyounoussi, Walker-Peters 4
HEAD TO HEAD
LAST FIVE MEETINGS
October 2021: Saints 2-2 Burnley (Livramento, Broja)
April 2021: Saints 3-2 Burnley (Armstrong, Ings, Redmond)
September 2020: Burnley 0-1 Saints (Ings)
February 2020: Saints 1-2 Burnley (Ings)
August 2019: Burnley 3-0 Saints
DID YOU KNOW?
- Following their 1-0 win at Turf Moor last season, Southampton are looking to pick up back-to-back away league wins against Burnley for just the second time, previously doing so in 2006 and 2007 in the Championship.
- Southampton’s Jan Bednarek has scored four goals in his last 17 Premier League games, more than he had in his first 110 appearances in the competition (3). Three of these strikes have been the first goal of the game, while two of them have proved to be the winning goal in the match.
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