Burnley cause their own problems

Burnley cause their own problems

Having replaced James Trafford between the sticks for Burnley as of late, Muric has been a key part of the Clarets’ upturn in form – Vincent Kompany’s team having come into this encounter on the back of a four-match unbeaten run.

However, Muric cost the visitors in big fashion with his calamitous error at the end of the first half.

O’Shea subsequently compounded Kompany’s frustration, making a rash tackle on McNeil, which was deemed as overly aggressive by Oliver.

Burnley are without a win in their last seven away league match, drawing two and losing five, with the Clarets conceding the opening goal in six of those encounters; the exception being a 2-2 draw with West Ham United last month.

After a run of 18 Premier League matches without a goal, Calvert-Lewin has scored in successive games for Everton in the competition for the first time since September this season.

Calvert-Lewin has scored four Premier League goals in his last six appearances against Burnley, he’s only netted more in the competition against Newcastle United, with six and Crystal Palace, with five.

Burnley’s seven red cards this season is the most by a side in a Premier League season since both Aston Villa and Newcastle in 2014/15 (both 7). Indeed, O’Shea is the seventh different player to be dismissed for them in the league this season, only Sunderland in 2009/10 and Leicester in 1994/95 (both 8) have had more different players sent off in a Premier League campaign.

The shortlists for March 2024’s EA SPORTS Player, Barclays Manager, Budweiser Goal and Castrol Save of the Month awards have been revealed.

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