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Team news: Welbeck, Burn and Lamptey to miss Burnley

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Albion face the Clarets on Saturday.

By Charlie Hanson • 12 August 2021

By Paul Hazlewood
Tariq Lamptey will not be available for this Saturday's game against Burnley.

Albion begin their 2021/22 Premier League campaign this Saturday with a trip to Turf Moor.

It will be the first time Albion supporters have been able to attend an away league match since the 0-0 draw at Wolves in March 2020.

Burnley finished two points and a position below Albion last season in 17th, although they did have a gap of 11 points above relegated Fulham in 18th spot.

By Bennett Dean
Enock Mwepu could make his Premier League debut this Saturday.

The two have also had a similar transfer window so far bringing in one outfield player. The Clarets signed centre-back Nathan Collins from Stoke City, while Albion recruited Enock Mwepu from Red Bull Salzburg.

Team news

Graham Potter confirmed in his press conference earlier on today that Danny Welbeck, Dan Burn, Tariq Lamptey, Moises Caicedo and Kjell Scherpen would miss out on this weekend's match.

On Lamptey, the head coach said, "It’s been a slow few weeks, but he has made good progress and we are hoping that continues over the next few weeks. After the international break we hope to see a bit more of Tariq."

Our last meeting

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Extended PL Highlights: Burnley 1 Albion 1

Albion made the trip to Burnley back in February, when Lewis Dunk’s header was cancelled out by Johann Gudmundsson’s effort in a 1-1 draw.

The game was the fifth in a six-game unbeaten run for Graham Potter’s team, in which they beat Leeds, Liverpool and Tottenham.

Albion: Sanchez, Veltman, Webster (Lallana 75), Dunk, White, Burn, Bissouma, Gross, Mac Allister, Connolly (Welbeck 62), Maupay (Trossard 62).

Subs: Walton, Karbownik, Moder, Alzate, Tau, Zeqiri.

Referee: Anthony Taylor

The Burnley player to watch

By Paul Hazlewood
Nick Pope makes a good save from Danny Welbeck.

Having missed Euro 2020 duty with England through injury, Nick Pope’s return to fitness for the new campaign is a welcome boost for his club. The 29-year-old joined the Clarets in 2016 from Charlton and has since won the club’s Player of the Year award twice, as well as being named in the PFA Team of the Year for the 2019/20 season. He would have won the Premier League’s Golden Glove for that season, had he not conceded twice to Albion on the final day in a 2-1 defeat.

Match officials

Referee: David Coote.

Assistants: Peter Kirkup, Nick Hopton.

Fourth official: Martin Atkinson.

VAR: Jarred Gillett.

Assistant VAR: Derek Eaton.