HUDDERSFIELD travel to Turf Moor this weekend looking to continue their excellent start to the Premier League season.
David Wagner’s Terriers have surprised many with their high-octane pressing football, which led to picking up vital early wins over Crystal Palace and Newcastle.
A first defeat of the campaign at West Ham hasn’t derailed the Yorkshire side, who were unlucky not to beat Leicester last week.
Burnley have made a similarly impressive start and sit just one place behind Town in 7th, having won two of their first five games.
Their excellent performance at Anfield last week saw them pick up a deserved point and if they can make Turf Moor a fortress like last season, will be looking up rather than down as the campaign progresses.
What time is kick-off?
THE game takes place on Saturday 23 September at Turf Moor.
Kick-off is at the traditional 3pm.
Which TV channel can I watch it on?
SADLY the game isn’t available to watch on TV in the UK.
You can stay with us here on SunSport and follow the action with our LIVE blog, whilst Match of the Day will provide highlights at 10.30pm on BBC One.
What is the team news?
BURNLEY have a number of long-term injuries and have bought in keeper Anders Lindegaard as cover for Tom Heaton, who remains sidelined.
Nahki Wells, who signed for the Clarets from Huddersfield for £5m last month, won’t feature as he continues to recover from an ankle problem.
Huddersfield are sweating on the fitness of Danny Williams, who picked up a knock in the draw over Leicester.
Jonathan Hogg played in mid-week after a lengthy lay-off whilst Steve Mounie is a game-time decision upfront.
- This will be the first top-flight meeting between these two clubs since March 1971 and the first in the top-tier at Turf Moor between Burnley & Huddersfield since November 1970.
- Huddersfield have won just three of their last 19 league meetings with Burnley (W3 D5 L11).
- Burnley have conceded the first goal in 20 Premier League games since the start of 2016-17 and in those matches, they have only recouped three points (W0 D3 L17).
- 75% of Burnley’s Premier League points since August 2016 have come in matches at Turf Moor – 36 of 48.
- Burnley have won the same number of Premier League home games as Manchester United (11) since August 2016 and only one fewer than Manchester City (12) in this period.
- Robbie Brady has created seven goalscoring chances for Ben Mee this season in the Premier League; the most by one player to a teammate in the competition.
- Chris Wood has scored in 26 different league games since the start of 2016-17; no player in the top four tiers of English football has scored in more (level with Billy Sharp).
- Chris Wood has scored against Huddersfield Town in both of the last two seasons, for Leeds in the Championship – but both have been netted away from home.
- Excluding own-goals, none of Huddersfield’s first four Premier League goals have been from English players. Only four teams have had a longer wait for an English scorer in the Premier League – Stoke (none of first 17 goals from an Englishman), Wolves (9), Birmingham (6) and Hull (5).
- No player has created as many goalscoring chances without assisting a goal in the Premier League since August 2016 than Burnley’s Scott Arfield (35).
- Burnley’s defensive pair of Ben Mee (14) and James Tarkowski (12) have blocked the most opposition shots in the Premier League this season. Combined, they have blocked more shots (26) than every other team in the competition bar Leicester City (29).