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Burnley v Leeds Utd Match Thread - Phillips & Raphinha in for Koch & Roberts

Posted: Wed May 12, 2021 7:49 pm
by Ellandback1


Saturday 15th May 12:30pm | Turf Moor


Leeds make the short trip across the Pennines to face a recently rejuvenated Burnley side, who have netted seven times in three games. The credit for the recent turnaround can mainly be attributed to a player Leeds fans know all too well. Chris Wood scored 41 times in 83 appearances for the Whites over a two year spell, before the lure of the Premiership got too much for the New Zealand International. Since signing for the Clarets four years ago Wood has been consistent, but has not set the World on fire - until now! The in form hit man has scored five times in the last three games, bringing his total for the season up to twelve, three less than Bamford. Those of us that remember Wood, know he is a striker who thrives on confidence. The Whites will need to very cautious of any Burley set pieces!

As we know, Bielsa does not like meddling with the team sheet unless he absolutely has to, let alone after destroying Spurs 3-1 last weekend. But Phillips and Raphinha will return to the starting eleven in place of Robin Koch who misses out and Tyler Roberts who drops to the bench. Rodrigo and Cooper make the bench. Helder Costa will miss the remaining games of the season season with a back injury sustained in a challenge with Manchester United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka last month. The ever reliable Stuart Dallas will start, thouoght it's not yeat clear whether out on the wing or in the middle of the park alongside a rejuvenated Mateusz Klich. Burnley defender Phil Bardsley is a definite injury absentee, while goalkeeper Nick Pope and midfielder Dale Stephens were assessed late on but will miss out. That means former Leeds United academy graduate Bailey Peacock Farrell will start in between the sticks for Burnley.




Last time out Leeds were one nil victors. Leeds took the lead after just 5 minutes when Nick Pope brought Patrick Bamford down for a penalty. Sean Dyche thought it was a controvetial descision but the striker was clearly taken out by Pope. There was further controvorsy 13 minutes later when Ashley Barnes appeared to capitalise on Illan Meslier's mistake to spin inside the area and fire the loose ball into an empty net. The 20-year-old Leeds goalkeeper was awarded a free-kick by referee Rob Jones, despite spilling the ball forward in what seemed like a fair aerial challenge with Ben Mee. But Leeds managed to hold on for the victory in a somewhat backs agains the wall performance. Let's hope we see the more familiar free-flowing Leeds United today!

Burnley could win four consecutive home league matches against Leeds for the first time. However, Leeds are vying to earn an unprecedented fourth straight top-flight victory in this fixture. Burnley could set an outright club record of nine consecutive top-flight home league games without a win. They last endured a nine-match winless league run at home in the third tier in 1998-99. Leeds have only lost one of their past eight league matches, winning four and drawing three. They are the only side yet to draw a Premier League away game this season and are on a nine-match away league run without a clean sheet. The Whites are one game away from equalling their club record of 24 consecutive away league games without a draw. Patrick Bamford could become the first Whites player since Peter Lorimer in the 1974-75 campaign to score home and away against Burnley.



Re: Burnley v Leeds Utd Match Thread

Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 6:08 am
by mothbanquet
Burnley were in a good run of form the last time we played them, a run to which we put a swift end. We'll do it again.

Re: Burnley v Leeds Utd Match Thread

Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 6:37 am
by White Riot
It's good to see that Chris Wood is doing well. I thought he was a real threat when he played for us, never was that quick though and seems to have slowed down even further. Less said about Charlie Taylor the better after that match he refused to play in, and BPF just ain't good enough imo.

I honestly expect that with our best players available we'll muller this lot. I would go with:

Meslier
Ayling
Llorente
Struijk
Alioski
Phillips
Dallas
Raphinha
Rodrigo
Bamford
Harrison

It's tough on Klich and Koch, but you have to pick your best side, we looked a miles better side going forward when the three subs came on last week. Roberts doesn't do enough for me, and I don't think he ever will.

Re: Burnley v Leeds Utd Match Thread

Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 7:20 am
by Irish Ian
Burnley were spewing they didn't take anything off us last time.

Being denied a pen shout and having a goal chalked off all at the same time.

Of course we will face a side who will be overly physical, and will deny us room like Brighton did.

First goal has to be ours for us on Saturday.

I expect the same starting 11 as last week.

Re: Burnley v Leeds Utd Match Thread

Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 8:21 am
by Chilli D
I'm not sure whether Phillips will replace Koch but I reckon Raphinha will start.

Re: Burnley v Leeds Utd Match Thread

Posted: Fri May 14, 2021 7:11 am
by 1964white
Burnley team news

England goalkeeper Nick Pope could sit out Saturday's Premier League clash against Leeds after Burnley ensured their survival.

Sean Dyche has indicated that Pope is still suffering from the shoulder problem which sidelined him for two matches last month, and with Premier League football now secured he could be rested to avoid the issue getting any worse.

Phil Bardsley is out with a hernia problem, while manager Dyche confirmed neither Robbie Brady nor Kevin Long would return this season.

Re: Burnley v Leeds Utd Match Thread

Posted: Fri May 14, 2021 7:15 am
by 1964white
Chilli D wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 8:21 am I'm not sure whether Phillips will replace Koch but I reckon Raphinha will start.
Dallas back in the midfield for Roberts & Raphinha on the right would be the correct move

Phillips should return

Struijk deserves his place alongside Llorente

but who knows?

Re: Burnley v Leeds Utd Match Thread

Posted: Fri May 14, 2021 8:51 am
by Chilli D
1964white wrote: Fri May 14, 2021 7:11 am Burnley team news

England goalkeeper Nick Pope could sit out Saturday's Premier League clash against Leeds after Burnley ensured their survival.

Sean Dyche has indicated that Pope is still suffering from the shoulder problem which sidelined him for two matches last month, and with Premier League football now secured he could be rested to avoid the issue getting any worse.

Phil Bardsley is out with a hernia problem, while manager Dyche confirmed neither Robbie Brady nor Kevin Long would return this season.
The script is written:
Bailey Peacock-Farrell plays a blinder and we lose 1-0
:shock:

Re: Burnley v Leeds Utd Match Thread

Posted: Fri May 14, 2021 9:10 am
by 1964white
Chilli D wrote: Fri May 14, 2021 8:51 am The script is written:
Bailey Peacock-Farrell plays a blinder and we lose 1-0
:shock:
And Chris Wood scoring the only goal from an assist by Charlie Taylor

:( :( :(

Re: Burnley v Leeds Utd Match Thread

Posted: Sat May 15, 2021 8:23 am
by Byebyegeegee
Will be a different type and tougher game than against the lazy, overpaid Prima Donnas of Tottenham. Still think we will run out winners though. Come on Leeds!

Re: Burnley v Leeds Utd Match Thread

Posted: Sat May 15, 2021 9:18 am
by whiteswan
Chilli D wrote: Fri May 14, 2021 8:51 am The script is written:
Bailey Peacock-Farrell plays a blinder and we lose 1-0
:shock:
Was thinking the same thing Chilli :lol:

Re: Burnley v Leeds Utd Match Thread

Posted: Sat May 15, 2021 9:18 am
by whiteswan
1964white wrote: Fri May 14, 2021 9:10 am And Chris Wood scoring the only goal from an assist by Charlie Taylor

:( :( :(
Don't........ :shhh:

Re: Burnley v Leeds Utd Match Thread

Posted: Sat May 15, 2021 9:21 am
by Ellandback1
whiteswan wrote: Sat May 15, 2021 9:18 am Don't........ :shhh:
After Peacock Farrell saves a penalty...

Re: Burnley v Leeds Utd Match Thread

Posted: Sat May 15, 2021 9:26 am
by Cumbriarents
Burnley are scoring loads of goals lately so should be a good game. I dont think Burnley's players will be on the beach yet they will want to win

Re: Burnley v Leeds Utd Match Thread

Posted: Sat May 15, 2021 9:30 am
by mothbanquet
I think we'll be fine. Bielsa has Dyche's number.

Re: Burnley v Leeds Utd Match Thread

Posted: Sat May 15, 2021 10:05 am
by faaip
Is it 6?

Re: Burnley v Leeds Utd Match Thread

Posted: Sat May 15, 2021 10:07 am
by mothbanquet
faaip wrote: Sat May 15, 2021 10:05 amIs it 6?
:lol: :lol:

Re: Burnley v Leeds Utd Match Thread

Posted: Sat May 15, 2021 10:09 am
by HarryofOz
faaip wrote: Sat May 15, 2021 10:05 amIs it 6?
:)

Re: Burnley v Leeds Utd Match Thread

Posted: Sat May 15, 2021 10:37 am
by HarryofOz
Starting XI

Meslier
Ayling
Llorente
Struijk
Alioski
Phillips
Raphinha
Dallas
Klich
Harrison
Bamford

I like the Dallas, + Klich combo in the centre of midfield

Re: Burnley v Leeds Utd Match Thread

Posted: Sat May 15, 2021 10:40 am
by Cjay
Not sure id have dropped Koch for KP tbh given Burnley play 2 up top and Koch is a natural cb which KP isnt.