BURNLEY kick off the new year with a trip to Elland Road to face Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United (KO 2pm).

Sean Dyche’s men enter the game on the back of a 3-1 defeat at Manchester United despite Aaron Lennon’s goal.

Team news

Maxwel Cornet is back in training and could feature at Elland Road, while Kevin Long is available after recovering from Covid-19.

Nick Pope and Jay Rodriguez are also nearing a return, but Josh Brownhill and Ashley Barnes remain sidelined.

Meanwhile, Leeds pair Kalvin Phillips and Liam Cooper are both facing lengthy spells on the sidelines due to injury.

Patrick Bamford is also a doubt but Dan James, Junior Firpo and Diego Llorente are all back in contention.

Opposition lowdown

Leeds sit 16th in the Premier League table – five points ahead of the Clarets, who have two games in hand.

The Whites’ last two fixtures have been called off following a Covid outbreak at the club.

Bielsa’s men suffered a 4-1 defeat against Arsenal in their last outing despite Raphinha’s second-half penalty.


  • Burnley have faced Leeds 63 times in their history, with a record of 18 wins, 13 draws and 32 defeats
  • Their last win in the fixture came in April 2016 when Scott Arfield scored the decisive goal in a 1-0 victory at Turf Moor

Last meeting

The points were shared when the sides met earlier this season following a 1-1 draw in East Lancashire.

Chris Wood put the Clarets in front just after the hour mark with a predatory finish from close range.

But former Burnley striker Bamford rescued a point for the Yorkshire club, guiding Jamie Shackleton’s effort past Nick Pope with four minutes to go.

How to follow the action

While the match isn’t being shown live on TV for UK viewers, commentary from Elland Road is available on Clarets+.