Jay Rodriguez returns to the Burnley side, while Chris Wood is fit enough for the bench. Sheffield United are unchanged from the team that beat Spurs on Thursday.
Burnley (4-4-2) Pope; Bardsley, Tarkowski, Long, Taylor; McNeil, Brownhill, Westwood, Pieters; Rodriguez, Vydra.
Substitutes: Peacock-Farrell, Dunne, Thomas, Gudmundsson, Brady, Goodridge, Benson, Wood, Thompson.
Sheffield United (3-5-2) Henderson; Basham, Egan, Robinson; Baldock, Berge, Norwood, Osborn, Stevens; McBurnie, McGoldrick.
Substitutes: Moore, O’Connell, Jagielka, K Freeman, Rodwell, Sharp, Mousset, Zivkovic.
Referee Peter Bankes.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of Burnley v Sheffield United from Turf Moor, the first of f-o-u-r live games today. This match is 10th v 8th, which reflects the admirable overachievement of both these teams. Sean Dyche and Chris Wilder do the kind of work that doesn’t garner likes, retweets, thumbs up or whatever constitutes praise in 2020. That makes their achievements – only Jurgen Klopp has outperformed them this season – even more impressive.
We take it for granted, but it’s staggering that these teams are part of a sandwich that also contains Arsenal, Spurs and Everton. If Sheffield United win today they will become the Hovis in that sandwich, leapfrogging Arsenal to go seventh. A win for Burnley would move them above United and up to eighth. This is not normal, new or otherwise, and both teams deserve a bit more credit, like.
Kick off 12pm.