Norwich City vs Burnley
Carrow Road, Norfolk
Saturday, 18-07-2020 @7:30pm
Ref: Kevin Friend
Burnley are winless in four games at Carrow Road since a 4-1 triumph in the Championship in October 2006 (D2, L2). Norwich last hosted Burnley in the top flight in January 1976, winning 3-1.
Norwich are still missing injured trio Sam Byram, Grant Hanley and Moritz Leitner. Christoph Zimmermann is back in training and could be fit enough for a place on the bench.
Burnley remain without Ashley Barnes, Ben Mee, Matt Lowton and Jack Cork, while Charlie Taylor will not feature after injuring his hamstring against Wolves. Jay Rodriguez came off with a tight calf in that game but should be fit.
Norwich will end this season bottom, the first time they have finished last in a top-flight campaign since 1973-74. The Canaries have failed to score in a league-high 18 games this season, including 10 of the past 12. Norwich have lost their previous four top-flight home matches, conceding nine unanswered goals. They could become the first side to lose five consecutive Premier League home matches without scoring, and the first to do so in the top flight since Birmingham City in 1922. Teemu Pukki has gone 12 league games without a goal and has not registered a shot on target in his last nine top-flight appearances.
Burnley have lost just one of their previous 14 league games, and are currently unbeaten in six (W3, D3). Burnley’s tally of 14 clean sheets is their highest total in the top flight since recording 16 in 1954-55. They have used just 12 of the 35 substitutes available to them in the Premier League since the restart, fewer than any other side. The injury-hit Clarets are averaging 1.7 substitutions per game since five have been available, compared to two per match when only three were permitted.
The other Premier League upcoming games
-AFC Bournemouth vs Southampton @4pm
-Tottenham Hotspur vs Leicester City @6pm
-Brighton and Hove Albion vs Newcastle United @8pm
-Sheffield United vs Everton @8pm
-Wolves vs Crystal Palace @10:15pm
-Watford vs Man City @8pm
-Aston Villa vs Arsenal @10:15pm
-Man United vs West Ham United @8pm
-Liverpool vs Chelsea @10:15pm
-West Ham United 3-1 Watford