Burnley will attempt to keep up their good recent form in the Premier League on Wednesday but face a tough task at Turf Moor as they welcome league leaders Manchester City.
The Clarets did lose 2-0 last time out against Chelsea, but recent victories over Liverpool and Aston Villa leave them 2 places and 8 points above the dotted line.
However, Burnley fans never look forward to facing Manchester City – does anyone – mainly due to the formidable record City have over the Clarets in recent times.
Pep Guardiola’s side have won all of the last seven meetings between the two sides by an aggregate score of 28-1, including 5-0 and 3-0 victories this season already in both league and cup.
Furthermore, Man City are hoping to become the first Premier League side since Arsenal in 2002 to win 13 matches on the bounce in all competitions.
Burnley have been decent at home lately though, winning 4 of their last 6 games at Turf Moor – as many as they managed in the previous 16 attempts.
City meanwhile are hoping to match a club record with a win – 3 points at Burnley would make it 7 away wins in a row in all competitions.
Manchester City make the short trip to Burnley without Kevin De Bruyne who remains out, whilst Nathan Ake is also unavailable.
Sergio Aguero may be involved having recovered from Covid-19 – City’s record scorer hasn’t netted a top flight goal in over a year.
For the Clarets, forward duo Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes both picked up knocks against Chelsea and will be assessed. Josh Brownhill and Charlie Taylor are likely to miss out too with hamstring and ankle issues respectively.
Burnley v Manchester City kicks off at 6pm on Wednesday 3rd February.