Burnley vs Fulham preview, team news, stats, prediction, kick-off time

Charlie Taylor’s ever-present record for Burnley will end while Fulham have no injury worries for the trip north; follow Burnley vs Fulham on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event from 11.30am on Sunday; kick-off 12pm

Friday 1 January 2021 16:24, UK

Team news and stats ahead of Burnley vs Fulham in the Premier League on Sunday, live on Sky Sports; kick-off 12pm.

Team news

Charlie Taylor’s ever-present record for Burnley will end when they welcome Fulham on Sunday after the defender sustained a hamstring injury against Sheffield United.

Taylor faces a number of weeks on the sidelines, which could bring Phil Bardsley back into contention.

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Sean Dyche is already without Jay Rodriguez (knee), Dwight McNeil (muscle strain), Johann Berg Gudmundsson (thigh), Matej Vydra and Jack Cork.

Fulham manager Scott Parker was keeping his cards close to his chest regarding the coronavirus outbreak at the club ahead of the trip to Turf Moor.


The Cottagers saw their match against Tottenham on Wednesday postponed due to a number of positive tests and, although Parker would not go into specifics, he revealed some players would be missing due to self-isolation.

Fulham have no injury worries for the trip north.

How to follow

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Burnley vs Fulham will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event from 11.30am on Sunday; kick-off at 12pm. Sky Sports customers can watch in-game clips in the live match blog on the Sky Sports website and app. Free highlights will also be published on the Sky Sports digital platforms and the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel shortly after the final whistle.

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At least 146 Premier League games will be shown live on Sky Sports in the 2020/21 season. The Premier League has further increased the number of televised games this season from 200 to 231, with over half of the extra fixtures set to be shown live on Sky Sports.

Overall, Sky Sports will be showing at least 146 Premier League matches live throughout the 2020/21 season, continuing to bring you all the latest twists, turns and shocks at the home of the Premier League. There will also be two additional midweek programmes – one will be played across the weeks commencing January 11 and 18 and the second will be in the week commencing May 10. All of these games will be broadcast live.

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Opta stats

  • Burnley are unbeaten in their last 30 home meetings with Fulham in all competitions (W25 D5), their longest ever unbeaten run against an opponent at Turf Moor in their history. Their last such defeat was back in April 1951 (0-2).
  • Only against Liverpool (30 between 1934-2011) have Fulham had as long a winless away run against an opponent in all competitions than their current run of 30 without a win at Burnley.
  • Fulham have lost just one of their four Premier League meetings with Burnley (W2 D1), though it was in this exact fixture the last time the sides met in January 2019 (1-2).
  • Burnley have won their first league game in just one of the last six calendar years (D2 L3), with that victory coming at Huddersfield in 2019.
  • Fulham have lost their first league game in five of the last six calendar years, with the exception being a 4-1 win against Ipswich in 2018.
  • Burnley have won just one of their last seven Premier League matches against promoted sides (D3 L3) having won five in a row before that. The Clarets have failed to score in either such game this season, drawing 0-0 with West Brom and losing 0-1 to Leeds.
  • Fulham are winless in their last 11 Premier League games played on Sundays (D2 L9), since beating Burnley 4-2 in August 2018.
  • Fulham have only won two of their last 21 Premier League games played outside of London (D4 L15), and only managed one clean sheet in the last 12 games in this run (1-0 v Bournemouth in April 2019).
  • Only Sheffield United (8) have netted fewer goals than Burnley (9) in the Premier League so far this season – indeed, this is the Clarets’ fewest after 15 games of a league campaign since 1970-71 (8 goals).
  • Burnley’s Chris Wood is the only player to have scored more than once for the Clarets in the Premier League this season (3) – in games at Turf Moor, the striker has netted 40% of their goals in the competition this term (2/5).

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