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Match Preview – Burnley vs Newcastle United

Newcastle United head to Turf Moor to face a Burnley side, who have only lost once in their last eight league games.

2RYCAEE Newcastle United’s Alexander Isak celebrates his goal Newcastle United’s Alexander Isak celebrates his goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Burnley at St. James’s Park, Newcastle on Saturday 30th September 2023. (Photo: Michael Driver | MI News) Credit: MI News & Sport /Alamy Live News

The Magpies are without the ever-present Fabian Schar – who is out for the remainder of the campaign. However, Eddie Howe is boosted by Joelinton, Nick Pope and Miguel Almiron returning to first-team training this week.

The poor away form for Newcastle this season is well documented, with just four wins in 16 away games this season. Although, the last two meetings at Turf Moor have been won by The Magpies – the last win coming in May 2022 which saw The Clarets relegated from the Premier League.

Howe, who is returning to his former club this weekend, is also set to manage his 100th Premier League game as Newcastle manager. He has taken 168 points from 99 matches in the league – winning 48 matches and losing just 27 games.

As for Burnley, Vincent Kompany’s side have managed to turn their form around, his side have managed to take points off Manchester United, Brighton, Wolves, Chelsea and West Ham United in the last eight games as well as a big 4-1 away victory against the now relegated Sheffield United.

Also, Luca Koleosho could be in contention for the first time since knee surgery in December. However, they are still without Nathan Redmond, Jordan Beyer and Aaron Ramsey.

Match Facts

  • Alexander Isak has scored seven goals in his last six league appearances, needing one more to become the first Newcastle player to score 20 Premier League goals in one season since Alan Shearer in 2003/04.
  • Newcastle have equalled the club record amount of Premier League goals scored in a season with 74, equalling the tally in the 2002/03 season.
  • Only Sheffield United, Luton Town and Nottingham Forest have picked up fewer away points than Newcastle this season.
  • Burnley have the league’s highest number of red cards this season, with seven.
  • Burnley have picked up the joint-lowest number of points at home this season, tied with Sheffield United with 10.