BURNLEY return to Premier League action over the weekend as they take on Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.

The Clarets were held to a goalless draw against Norwich City in their last outing before the international break.

Sean Dyche’s men are still searching for their first league win of the season and find themselves in the drop zone.

Team news

Ben Mee is ruled out after testing positive for Covid-19, while Matej Vydra is “touch and go” after suffering a knock while on international duty with the Czech Republic.

Charlie Taylor is also a doubt but summer signing Maxwel Cornet is available after injuring his hamstring in the 2-2 draw at Leicester last month.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson is also available despite missing Iceland’s recent World Cup qualifiers.

Meanwhile, City forward Ferran Torres is sidelined by a foot injury sustained during the break.

Opposition lowdown

Guardiola’s men clinched the Premier League title last season, finishing 12 points ahead of second-placed Manchester United.

City bolstered their squad with the signing of Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish over the summer for a British record £100 million fee.

The Manchester club are third in the league table after picking up 14 points from their opening seven fixtures.

They enter the game on the back of a thrilling 2-2 draw with Liverpool at Anfield.


  • Burnley have faced City 107 times in their history, with a record of 30 wins, 25 draws and 52 defeats
  • Their last win in the fixture came in March 2015 when George Boyd scored the decisive goal in a memorable 1-0 victory at Turf Moor

Last meeting

City extended their lead at the top of the table when the sides last met back in February following a 2-0 win in East Lancashire.

Gabriel Jesus opened the scoring after just three minutes before Raheem Sterling added a second seven minutes before the break.

Matej Vydra and Johann Berg Gudmundsson went closest for the Clarets on a frustrating night at Turf Moor.

How to follow the action

While Saturday’s game isn’t available to watch on TV for UK viewers, live commentary from the Etihad is available on Clarets+.