Match Previews

Burnley team news: Enciso and Lamptey out

Read the full preview ahead of Saturday's game.

By Charlie Hanson • 12 April 2024

By Paul Hazelwood
Julio Enciso will not be available to face Burnley.

Albion will look to push their claims for European qualification spot with a win at Burnley on Saturday, kick-off 3pm.

Team news

By Paul Hazlewood
Tariq Lamptey has made 16 Premier League appearances so far this season.

Roberto De Zerbi revealed in his press conference on Friday afternoon and that Julio Enciso and Tariq Lamptey will miss Saturday's trip to Burnley.

He also confirmed that Bart Verbruggen will start in goal, while Billy Gilmour, James Milner and Adam Webster are edging closer to returns.

"The situation is tough as we have nine injured players. Ferguson, Webster, Lamptey, Milner, Gilmour, March, Mitoma and Hinshelwood. It’s more or less the same squad we played against Arsenal.

"Julio Enciso can’t play tomorrow. I don’t know if it’s a tough injury, but he’s not available.

"Billy is better. I don’t know how much time he needs to start with us on the pitch. Milner is the same, Webster, and Bill can be available in the next weeks.

"Bart plays tomorrow. I am happy and lucky to work with Bart, Jason as well. They are different players, different keepers. Very important for Brighton."

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PL Highlights: Brighton 1 Burnley 1

Albion mustered 29 shots against Burnley in our Amex clash back in December, but found themselves behind just before half-time when French striker Wilson Odobert fired home. Simon Adingra found an equaliser with 13 minutes to play, but Albion couldn’t turn their dominance into three points as Burnley keeper James Trafford made a series of fine saves. 

Player to watch

Arijanet Muric has taken the number one spot for Burnley for their past four games, in which time they’ve taken five points. The Kosovo international put in strong performances between the sticks in their 2-1 win over Brentford and 2-2 draw with Chelsea, after taking over from James Trafford. The 25-year-old was the Clarets' first choice keeper during their promotion winning campaign last season and has lost just four of his 45 league games for Burnley.

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Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1
Manchester City
Man City MCI
38 28 7 3 96 34 +62 91
2
Arsenal
Arsenal ARS
38 28 5 5 91 29 +62 89
3
Liverpool
Liverpool LIV
38 24 10 4 86 41 +45 82
4
Aston Villa
Aston Villa AVL
38 20 8 10 76 61 +15 68
5
Tottenham Hotspur
Spurs TOT
38 20 6 12 74 61 +13 66
6
Chelsea
Chelsea CHE
38 18 9 11 77 63 +14 63
7
Newcastle United
Newcastle NEW
38 18 6 14 85 62 +23 60
8
Manchester United
Man Utd MUN
38 18 6 14 57 58 -1 60
9
West Ham United
West Ham WHU
38 14 10 14 60 74 -14 52
10
Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace CRY
38 13 10 15 57 58 -1 49
11
Brighton and Hove Albion
Albion Albion
38 12 12 14 55 62 -7 48
12
Everton
Everton EVE
38 13 9 16 40 51 -11 48
13
Bournemouth
Bournemouth BOU
38 13 9 16 54 67 -13 48
14
Fulham
Fulham FUL
38 13 8 17 55 61 -6 47
15
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Wolves WOL
38 13 7 18 50 65 -15 46
16
Brentford
Brentford BRE
38 10 9 19 56 65 -9 39
17
Nottingham Forest
Nott'm Forest NFO
38 9 9 20 49 67 -18 36
18
Luton Town
Luton LUT
38 6 8 24 52 85 -33 26
19
Burnley
Burnley BUR
38 5 9 24 41 78 -37 24
20
Sheffield United
Sheffield Utd SHU
38 3 7 28 35 104 -69 16

Match stats

Burnley have won just one of their last seven Premier League meetings with Brighton (D4 L2), a 3-0 win at the Amex Stadium in February 2022.

Brighton have won just two of their 11 Premier League games against Burnley (D6 L3), though both victories have come at Turf Moor (2-1 in July 2020, 2-1 in August 2021).

Burnley have taken four points from their last two Premier League home games (W1 D1), just one fewer than they’d earned in their first 14 at Turf Moor this season (W1 D2 L11).

Only Manchester City (12) have scored more goals from outside the box in the Premier League this season than Burnley (9), with a league-high 28% of the Clarets’ goals this term coming from distance (9/32).

Brighton failed to score in just two of their 41 Premier League games in 2023, netting in a club record 32 consecutive league games last year. In 2024, the Seagulls have failed to score in more different Premier League games than any other side, drawing a blank in six of their 12 games so far.

Having won their first two Premier League away games this season, Brighton have since won just two of their last 14 on the road (D4 L8). They’ve scored 15 goals in these four away wins (3.8 per game), compared to just eight goals in the 12 games they haven’t won (0.7 per game).

Burnley have had a league-high seven red cards in the Premier League this season, while only Nottingham Forest (6) have seen their opponents have a player sent off more often than Brighton (4). The last team to receive more red cards in a single campaign were QPR in 2011-12 (9).

Brighton have made 119 changes to their starting XI in the Premier League this season, 33 more than any other side. Their current rate of 3.84 changes per game is the highest in a single campaign in Premier League history.

Burnley concede an average of 2.2 goals per game in the Premier League with James Trafford in goal this season (62 in 28 games), compared to 1.3 with Arijanet Muric between the sticks (5 in 4).

Brighton defender Jan Paul van Hecke has made more ball carries (726) and carried the ball a further distance (7135.5 metres) than any other player in the Premier League this season.

Match officials

Referee: Simon Hooper.

Assistants: Adrian Holmes, Simon Long.

Fourth official: Geoff Eltringham.

VAR: Robert Jones.

Assistant VAR: Derek Eaton.