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Match Preview: Burnley vs Brentford

A trip to Turf Moor is up next

29 October 2021

Fresh from our midweek Carabao Cup win, we head back on the road tomorrow afternoon, this time on the hunt for Premier League points. Sean Dyche's winless Burnley are our hosts and all the build-up to tomorrow's clash can be found below.

THE OPPOSITION

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Burnley's start to their sixth consecutive Premier League season has been a slow one with just one win in 12 in all competitions. The performances have, by popular consensus, been far better than the results but Burnley go into tomorrow's game 18th in the Premier League with just four draws from their nine league outings so far. 

League goals have been in short supply for The Clarets this term, Dyche's side have netted just twice in front of their home fans, the most recent of those coming in late August. 

Behind Thomas Frank's Bees, Burnley have the second highest difference between their points total and their expected points total, with Dyche's side winning the XG battle in four of their nine top flight games so far. 

The Clarets have enjoyed the lowest amount of possession, 39.3% per game, and average the most aerial duels per game, 24.9, in this season's top flight. 

Burnley's marquee summer arrival was winger Maxwell Cornet (above) from Lyon. The 25-year-old has hit the ground running in Lancashire with three goals in as many league starts for The Clarets. 

THE GAMEPLAN

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When asked for Hot Off The Press how Sean Dyche would set his side up tomorrow, The Athletic's Andy Jones, said: "It will be an interesting one as he has been quite flexible recently. It has been 4-4-2 for a number of seasons, but the introduction of Cornet has changed that and while the squad is relatively fit, it’s a decision made on a game-by-game basis. He went 4-5-1 against Southampton, with Josh Brownhill as the No 10, Cornet on the left, Dwight McNeil on the right and it may well be that setup again, but there were a few defensive problems with that."

TEAM NEWS

Bryan Mbeumo (hamstring) and Ethan Pinnock (hip) will be assessed ahead of kick-off while Yoane Wissa (ankle), Shandon Baptiste (shoulder), and Vitaly Janelt (quad) are all getting closer to fitness. David Raya, Mads Bech Sorensen, Julian Jeanvier (all knee), and Josh Dasilva (hip) are on the long-term injury list. 

Dale Stephens and Wayne Hennessy (both ankle) are Burnley's only absentees with Ben Mee, Conor Roberts, Matej Vydra, and Charlie Taylor all making returns to action in the last fortnight.  

MATCH STATS

  • Brentford are unbeaten away from home in the Premier League this season (P4 W2 D2), with Hull City the last team to go unbeaten in their first five PL away matches, in 2008/09. The last team to win as many as three of their first five away matches in the competition were Blackpool in 2010/11.
  • Burnley haven’t won any of their last five home league matches against promoted sides (D3 L2), having won six of their eight such matches before this (D2).
  • The Clarets have opened the scoring in five Premier League matches this season but failed to win any of them (D3 L2). Indeed, they have dropped more points from winning positions than any other side in the Premier League this term (12).

THE MANAGER

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Sean Dyche was a no-nonsense centre-back during his playing days, starting out in the youth system at Nottingham Forest. His professional debut came when he moved to Chesterfield in 1990. He made over 200 appearances for The Spireites, scoring as Chesterfield shared six goals with Middlesbrough in the 1997 FA Cup Semi-Final. He also played for Luton Town, Watford, Bristol City, Millwall and Northampton Town; earning promotion with each of the last three clubs on that list.

He retired as a player in 2007, taking up coaching with the youth teams at his former club Watford. He had a brief stint as Manager at Vicarage Road, following Malky Mackay's move to Cardiff City in 2011. The Hornets finished 11th in his only season in charge, their best in four seasons, but still replaced him at the end of the season.

A month coaching in the England Under-21 setup was quickly followed by his appointment at Burnley in 2012. Dyche won them top-flight promotion in his first season but they were relegated back there a year later. He guided the side back to the Premier League in 2016, where they have been ever since. He led them to the Europa League for the first time in 50 years after securing a seventh-place finish in 2017.

THE OPPOSITION VIEW

Sean Dyche told burnleyfootballclub.com: “I think [Brentford] have adapted to the league in a different way, they are playing quick forwards and are aggressive in the right way. They have an openness to the challenge, and I think they are using that wisely.

“But I don’t underestimate anyone who gets to the Premier League, trust me. If you’re in the Premier League, you deserve the right to be there. We know they are in a healthy place, but no game is easy in this league. And we’re in a good place ourselves, I wouldn’t underestimate where we are, because I know the group.

“The general level of performance is strong statistically, as well. But our focus hasn’t lost sight of the fact we need to win”

THOMAS THOUGHTS

THE OFFICIALS

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Referee: Jonathan Moss

Assistant Referees: Marc Perry and Timothy Wood

Fourth official: Jeremy Simpson

VAR: Andy Madley

Assistant VAR: Richard West

Burnley 2021/22

87 fouls - 11th in Premier League

21 yellow cards - Fourth in Premier League 

0 red cards - Joint-Fewest in Premier League

MATCHDAY INFO

The visitors’ entrance is located in the Barnfield Construction Stand at Turf Moor.

Turf Moor is a cashless stadium. All major debit and credit cards are accepted.

Flags and banners are not permitted in the visitors’ section at Turf Moor.

Small bags and backpacks are permitted at Turf Moor, providing they are small enough to fit under a seat. Bags will be searched on arrival at the stadium for security reasons.

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HOW TO FOLLOW

Our trip to Burnley is not being shown live in the UK so the only way for domestic fans to follow all the action live is to listen on BeesPlayer

Joining Mark Burridge will be Marcus Gayle. 

For fans around the world, the game is being shown live through the Premier League's broadcast partners. Click here to see if the game is on where you are. 

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Match Reports

Burnley 3 Brentford 1

First half goals condemn Brentford to defeat

30 October 2021

Brentford conceded three first half goals as they were beaten by Burnley. The Bees fell behind early on and by the 36th minute they were three down and the game was up. Saman Ghoddos came off the substitute’s bench to reduce the deficit, but the 3-1 final score was probably a fair reflection of the game.

The Bees lost the points in the opening part of the match. They fell behind before they had found their stride and then were hit by a double strike just past the half hour. There was a definite improvement in the second half, but three goals were too much to pull back and Burnley took the points.

The opening stages of the game did not go the way Brentford intended. After 15 minutes they were a goal down, Burnley had seen another ruled out and The Bees had spent a lot of time in their own half. Referee Jon Moss, his assistants and the Video Assistant Referee Andrew Madley had been in the game, while Brentford were trying to find their rhythm.

The opening goal of the afternoon came just four minutes in. A ball from back to front by Matthew Lowton skipped off the turf and Ethan Pinnock was unable to make an interception as he stretched out a telescopic left leg. A touch from Pinnock did not take the ball out of the path of Chris Wood and he smashed a first time shot across Álvaro Fernández and in to the far corner.

The home side had the upper hand in the opening exchanges. They often found Lowton and Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson in space on the right with quick switches of play and Brentford were unable to build through the middle. Wood had two efforts that would not have counted, due to offside and a foul respectively, but indicated the way he could trouble The Bees.

The home side did have the ball in the net a second time on the quarter hour. This time it was Guðmundsson with a pass from the right channel that found Wood and Maxwel Cornet in behind the Brentford defence. Wood nodded on and Cornet poked it home from close range. Cornet was onside when he got the final touch, but Mr Madley checked the video and concluded that Wood was offside when the ball was first played. The goal was disallowed, and Brentford breathed a sigh of relief.

That enabled Brentford to regroup. They got wing backs Sergi Canós and Rico Henry higher up the pitch when they could and played more on the front foot. Frank Onyeka thought he had got on to the end of an Ivan Toney knock down inside the area, but the offside flag was again raised. Toney was then just unable to reach a Henry cross to head it in.

A burst down the right from Canós set up a chance for Toney from 12 yards. His shot was low and powerful, and it took a superb save low to his right by Nick Pope to keep it out. Had that gone in – or a shot from Canós soon after, when Pope had failed to gather a long a long throw and Ben Mee had to make a block – the rest of the afternoon may have been different. But those chances came and went, and Burnley had the game just about won by half time.

They almost scored on the counter-attack from Brentford’s next long throw. Ashley Westwood released Guðmundsson after a rat-a-tat in midfield and he only had Fernández to beat. The Brentford goalkeeper made himself big and kept out the shot. James Tarkowski headed the resulting corner over the crossbar, but chances were coming, and Burnley soon took them.

The hosts worked space on their left for the second. Left back Charlie Taylor had time to measure a cross and Lowton stole in between the Brentford defenders to get under the ball and head it powerfully in. Fernández had no chance once Lowton got his head to the ball eight yards out with little challenge.

Two became three just four minutes later. Dwight McNeil played a ball in behind for Cornet to get away from the Brentford defence. He took a touch, cut back and blasted a shot past Fernández and in to the top corner from 18 yards.

It could have been even worse for Brentford before the interval. After some interplay on the left, a Cornet pass released Guðmundsson running in to the penalty area. Henry got back to make a recovery tackle but Pontus Jansson and Christian Nørgaard got in a tangle as they attempted to clear and a shot from Wood deflected wide.

Fernández punched a corner away later in the half but only as far as Mee, but the Burnley defended could only directed his header off target. There was still time for Wood to create some space and lash a shot wide from 20 yards before Mr Moss brought the half to a close. Burnley had a big lead, all the momentum and complete control of the contest.

Nørgaard could have reduced the deficit early in the second half when he met a dropping ball on the volley from 18 yards. Pope had to go full stretch to his right to push the shot away. Wood headed wide for Burnley but there was a noticeable improvement in Brentford at the start of the second period. They moved the ball quicker in and out of central areas and looked to find space wide. Canós and Henry saw more of the ball and Brentford were on the front foot.

There was a scramble when Canós got away on the right and his cross was half cleared. Toney had a shot blocked and the ball continued to bobble around. Toney managed to toe-poke the ball past Pope, but Lowton was there to prevent Marcus Forss converting.

Brentford were starting to dominate possession and territory and limiting Burnley to counter-attacks. But the hosts had a big lead, were content to sit in and defend their penalty area in the knowledge that Brentford had to find three ways to break through. Lowton and McNeil missed the target from distance for the hosts, who were happy with the way the game was going.

Forss was able to find space to meet a clever low corner, but his shot lacked power and was blocked inside the six-yard box. Nørgaard then curled an effort wide after turning well. Ghoddos set up a shooting chance for Toney by laying a Canós ball in to his path. Toney let fly from 20 yards, but his shot flew over the bar.

McNeil curled a free kick wide from an ambitious angle before Brentford pulled a goal back. Vitaly Janelt had time to measure a pass in to the penalty area, to find Nørgaard at the back post. Nørgaard headed down and Ghoddos met it with a scissor volley. The ball ripped past Pope and in to the corner.

That gave Brentford a consolation, at least, and some time to make it more than that. Ghoddos hit a defensive wall with a free kick and the follow-up from Janelt flew straight at Pope through a crowd of bodies. Forss then had a shot blocked as Brentford pressed forward in to the later stages. But they were unable to find another goal and Burnley took the points.

Burnley: Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Guðmundsson, Brownhill, Westwood, McNeil; Wood, Cornet (sub Vydra 68 mins)

Subs (not used): Hennessey, Cork, Barnes, Lennon, Rodriguez, Collins, Pieters, Bardsley

Bookings: McNeil (83 mins)

Brentford: Fernández; Zanka, Jansson, Pinnock; Canós (sub Roerslev 77 mins), Onyeka (sub Ghoddos 58 mins), Nørgaard, Jensen (sub Janelt 68 mins), Henry; Toney, Forss

Subs (not used); Cox, Goode, Stevens, Bidstrup, Fosu, Mbeumo

Bookings: Ghoddos (72 mins)

Attendance: 18,821

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Ticket News

Get behind The Bees at Turf Moor

All My Bees Members will be able to purchase tickets for our away game against Burnley at 2pm today

28 September 2021

Thomas Frank and The Bees head to Turf Moor on Saturday 30 October to face Sean Dyche’s Burnley side. All My Bees Members will be able to secure their place for this fixture by logging in to their ticketing account from 2pm. Tickets for this fixture are on a first-come, first-served basis and sold subject to availability.

Get ready to buy at 2pm

My Bees Membership note: this season, members receive five per cent of all away Match Ticket allocations. Don’t forget, My Bees Members must register their interest for the away games they would like to go to. If you do not register your interest, you will not have the opportunity to buy. Register your interest here. 

Please note: to get priority access to your Match Tickets you will need to log in to your ticketing account before purchasing.

ON SALE DATES

  • Season Ticket Holders inc. Premium Seat Holders with 3,450+TAPs: Wednesday 22 September, 2pm (guaranteed opportunity, one per person)
    Tickets will go off sale at 9am on Friday 24 September

  • A selection of My Bees Members: Wednesday 22 September, 2pm (guaranteed opportunity, one per person)
    Tickets will go off sale at 9am on Friday 24 September
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    My Bees Members with the highest TAPs that have registered an interest for this away game and will give them the opportunity to buy their ticket. Members can check if they’re successful by logging into their ticketing account hereRegister your interest to the away games

  • Season Ticket Holders inc. Premium Seat Holders with 1,000+ TAPs: Friday 24 September, 2pm (one per person, subject to availability)
    Tickets will go off sale at 9am on Monday 27 September

  • All Season Ticket Holders inc. Premium Seat Holders (subject to availability): Monday 27 September, 2pm (one per person, subject to availability)
    Tickets will go off sale at 9am on Tuesday 28 September

  • All My Bees Members (subject to availability): Tuesday 28 September, 2pm (one per person, subject to availability)

Tickets are available until Thursday 28 October at 5pm (Subject to availability).

TICKET ACCESS POINTS:

PRICES

Standard

Adults  Seniors
(over 65) 

Under 21

Under 16

£30 £22.50 £21 £15

 Restricted view

Adults  Seniors
(over 65) 

Under 21

Under 16

£27 £19.50 £18 £12

Admin fee of £2.50 per transaction (not per ticket) will apply when booking online and over the phone.

Disabled prices are the same as the relevant price band

TRAVEL INFO

There will be a limited number of Brentford FC coaches available for this game. Coaches depart from Ealing Road, Brentford TW8 0LN (near the Novotel Brentford).

Departure time: 7.45am - please arrive promptly as we are not able to wait for late arrivals

No alcohol will be permitted on the coaches.

  Adults Seniors and Juniors
Prices £40 £30

Away coach bookings must be made by 5pm on Tuesday 26 October.

Terms and Conditions apply.

HOW TO BOOK TICKETS AND COACH TRAVEL

Buy online

available online 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

  • By phone 0333 005 8521, Monday to Friday, 10am – 5pm
  • In person from the Box Office
    • Monday, Tuesday and Friday: 10am to 5pm
    • Closed on Wednesday
    • Thursday: 10am to 6pm
    • Saturday/Sunday - closed non-matchdays.
    • On all home matchdays, open 2.5 hours before kick-off until half-time and 30 minutes after full time (and 30 minutes after full time).
Note: overseas ticket buyers - tickets will not be sent in the post. Choose ‘Print at Home’ or they will be held for collection on matchday.

ACCESSIBILITY

Carers Tickets - Disabled supporters who are in receipt of a Middle to Higher rate of DLA and/or receipt of enhanced PIP should purchase the relevant ticket (i.e. Adult, Senior, Young Person or under 18), and then contact accessibility@brentfordfc.com to organise a complimentary carer’s ticket. This must be done in the relevant sales window. Please also let us know if you require ambulant or accessible seating and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Wheelchair Spaces – we have limited spaces available so please contact accessibility@brentfordfc.com and we will look allocate you a space along with a carer if required. For away games, the spaces we are allocated are subject to availability with a limited number given to us. Again this must be done in the relevant sales window.

If you have any queries or questions relating to accessibility, please email accessibility@brentfordfc.com

CUSTOMER CHARTER

More information can be found online here.

Burnley FC is an all seated stadium. Standing is not permitted.

Supporters 13 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18.

No collections on Matchday.

Strict age checks for all concession tickets. If a supporter fails to produce the relevant proof of concession status, they will be required to purchase a new ticket for the game, no refund will be given for the concession ticket.

 

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