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PREVIEW: DECISIONS TO BE MADE ON MURRAY AND IZQUIERDO

6 December 2018

Paul Hazlewood
Albion striker Glenn Murray holds his shoulder after going down injured.

Brighton & Hove Albion will be looking to record three consecutive victories in the Premier League for a second time this season when they play Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon, kick-off 3pm.

The Seagulls head to Lancashire on the back of Tuesday night’s entertaining 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace, which came after a second away victory of the season at Huddersfield Town.

Chris Hughton’s team have played either with or against ten men in each of their four previous matches, and Shane Duffy will now be suspended after receiving a red card against the Eagles.

Saturday’s hosts took the lead against Liverpool in midweek, but three second-half goals turned the game on its head to inflict another defeat on Sean Dyche’s side.

Albion are unbeaten in eight matches against the Clarets, having drawn the previous five games, including two goalless draws in the Premier League last season.



TEAM NEWS:

Hughton confirmed that both Glenn Murray and Jose Izquierdo are expected to train on Friday morning but decisions will be made on whether either player features at Turf Moor on Saturday.

Murray's shoulder injury forced him off against Crystal Palace and is still sore, likewise is Izquierdo's knee, after the Colombian suffered a knock during Albion's memorable victory.

Alireza Jahanbakhsh has returned to training, but Hughton believes the Iranian will more than likely return for Chelsea's visit to the Amex Stadium, with Saturday's game coming too soon.

Burnley midfielder Steven Defour could return for the hosts on Saturday, after recovering from a knee injury, while Ben Gibson may also come back into contention for Dyche’s team.

Goalkeeper Nick Pope (shoulder) and Stephen Ward (defender) are both expected to miss out through injury.




FORM:

The Seagulls climbed into the top half of the Premier League table on Tuesday evening, and results went their way on Wednesday night to keep them in tenth position.

Goals from Glenn Murray, Leon Balogun and Florin Andone secured maximum points over Palace, which came after the Romanian’s winning goal in the 2-1 victory over Huddersfield.

It could have been three victories in a row, but Jamie Vardy’s late penalty at the Amex secured a share of the spoils in a 1-1 draw when Leicester City travelled south at the end of November.

The Clarets are without a win in eight matches, most recently losing three games in a row against Newcastle United, Crystal Palace and Liverpool.

Heavy defeats to Manchester City and Chelsea came in October, 5-0 and 4-0 respectively, with their last victory coming against Cardiff City on the road in September.

Dyche’s team find themselves in 19th position after 15 matches, having taken nine points and secured just one victory at Turf Moor this season.

LAST TIME WE MET:

Albion arrived at Turf Moor towards the end of last season looking to move one step closer to Premier League safety — and a point against Sean Dyche’s side helped the cause.

The Seagulls had just taken a share of the spoils against Tottenham Hotspur at the Amex, and a resolute display against the Clarets saw them hold the hosts to a goalless draw in Lancashire.

Some brave defending from Albion’s entire backline and Maty Ryan saw the Seagulls survive a scare in the opening half, while Pascal Gross went closest to breaking the deadlock for Albion.

LAST TIME OUT: ALBION

ALBION 3
Murray 24 pen
Balogun 31
Andone 45+4

CRYSTAL PALACE 1
Milivojevic 81 pen

Albion line-up: Ryan; Montoya, Duffy, Dunk, Bernardo; March, Bissouma, Propper, Izquierdo; Gross; Murray.

Subs not used: Steele (GK), Bong, Kayal, Locadia.




LAST TIME OUT: BURNLEY

BURNLEY 1
Cork 54

LIVERPOOL 3
Milners 62
Firmino 69
Shaqiri 90+1

Burnley line-up: Hart; Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Gudmundsson, Westwood, Cork, Brady (Lennon 71); Barnes (Vydra 83), Wood (Vokes 71).

Subs not used: Heaton (GK), Long, Lowton, Hendrick.




PLAYER TO WATCH: Johann Berg Gudmundsson

After stepping up into the Premier League from Charlton Athletic in July 2016, the Icelandic midfielder has made 68 top-flight appearances for Burnley - 13 of which have come this season.

Gudmundson has found the back of the net twice during the current campaign — matching his tally for the entire 2017/18 season — but the 28-year-old has also laid on four assists for his team-mates.

The winger found the back of the net in matches against Cardiff City and West Ham United, and could prove to be one of Burnley's main attacking threats at Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon.

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Match Reports

REPORT: BURNLEY 1 ALBION 0

8 December 2018

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Paul Hazlewood
Yves Bissouma in action against Burnley at Turf Moor.
  • Burnley beat Albion 1-0 at Turf Moor
  • James Tarkowski s gives Burnley the lead
  • Jurgen Locadia comes closest to an equaliser late on
  • Albion next face Chelsea on 16th December.
Brighton & Hove Albion left Turf Moor empty-handed after a frustrating 1-0 defeat to Burnley.
 
James Tarkowski’s close-range strike was enough to settle a closely-fought contest in wet and windy conditions in Lancashire.

Chris Hughton made four changes to the side that beat Crystal Palace on Tuesday night, with Bruno, Leon Balogun, Anthony Knockaert and Florin Andone all coming into the side.
 
Both teams took a while to get into the game, with no real chances of note in the opening quarter of an hour besides a Chris Wood effort that was ruled out for offside.
 
Yves Bissouma then tried his luck from distance, but the Malian’s strike went wide and didn’t trouble Joe Hart in the Burnley goal.
 
The Clarets could’ve broken the deadlock in emphatic fashion when Johann Berg Gudmundsson picked out Robbie Brady in space, but his volley went just over the bar.
 
Two former Seagulls combined for the next Burnley opportunity, as Ashley Barnes teed up Wood on the angle, but the New Zealand frontman was thwarted by Ryan at his near post.
 
The Australian international was called into action again moments later after reacting quickly to keep out Brady’s low-driven strike from distance.

 
Albion struggled to create any clear-cut chances themselves in the first half, best summed up by Knockaert’s effort from distance that sailed over the bar.
 
Tarkowski gave the hosts the lead with 40 minutes played, turning in Jack Cork’s shot after the Albion defence failed to deal with two Burnley balls into the box.
 
The Seagulls looked for an immediate response when Bissouma made a driving run forward and linked up well with Knockaert, but the latter’s lay-off was fired over by Davy Propper.
 
Albion had Lewis Dunk to thank for keeping the deficit at one just two minutes after the re-start, as he brilliantly headed Brady’s cross away from danger with Barnes waiting to pounce.
 
Dunk was in action down the other end less than a minute later, but couldn’t quite latch onto Solly March’s in-swinging corner.
 
The Seagulls centre-back denied Barnes again after the Clarets frontman was picked out by Gudmundsson with a fine sliding block.
 
Burnley looked more likely to score again and came within inches of doubling their advantage after Tarkowski headed the ball narrowly wide from Ashley Westwood’s corner.

 
March delivered another enticing corner into the Burnley box, but the hosts cleared the danger with Bissouma waiting to strike.
 
Albion struggled to test Hart in the Burnley goal with the rain teeming down at Turf Moor, as Dunk headed wide from another March set-piece.
 
The winger continued to look lively and came within a whisker of levelling the scores, as he saw his left-footed strike go just past Hart’s left-hand upright.
 
Two substitutes combined to create one of Albion’s best chances of the game, after Glenn Murray floated in a perfectly-weighted cross towards Jurgen Locadia, but the Dutchman headed over after ghosting into the box unmarked.

A string of corners came for the Seagulls in stoppage time, with Balogun going closest to claiming an equaliser after seeing his header deflect just wide, but the Clarets held on to inflict defeat on Hughton's side.
 
ALBION: Ryan; Bruno, Dunk, Balogun, Bernardo; Knockaert (Locadia 63), Propper, Bissouma, March; Gross (Stephens 79); Andone (Murray 63).
 
SUBS NOT USED: Steele (GK), White, Bong, Kayal.

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Ticket News

SECURE YOUR SEAT FOR BURNLEY AWAY

3 December 2018

Paul Hazlewood
Turf Moor.
A limited number of tickets are available on general sale for Brighton & Hove Albion’s Premier League fixture against Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday, kick-off 3pm.
 
The prices for the game are listed below
 
Category Price
Adults (22-64) £30
Seniors (65+) £20
Ages 18-21 £20
Juniors (Under-18s) £15

Supporters can secure their tickets for the match on BrightonAndHoveAlbion.com/Tickets and via the Albion Booking Line at 0844 327 1901*.
 
There is a £1.50 per ticket booking fee for in person and telephone sales, while a charge of £1 per ticket applies to online purchases.
 
Seagull Travel will be running a coach to this fixture with a number of pick-up points across East and West Sussex. A full list of pick-up locations and bookings for all upcoming games can be found here, along with prices.
 
*Calls to the Albion Booking Line are charged at seven pence per minute plus your network access charge.

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