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Facts and figures ahead of Turf Moor trip

18 August 2017

ALL the key facts and figures ahead of our trip to Turf Moor.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

The Baggies are undefeated in their last four games against Burnley, having won two and drawn two since our last loss to them back in 2009 in an FA Cup fourth round replay.

Goals from Salomon Rondon and Craig Dawson in between a Sam Vokes brace ensured Tony Pulis’ men returned home with a point from the match at Turf Moor last season.

The Baggies have scored at least one goal per game in the last 23 competitive meetings between the two sides.

Saturday’s fixture will be the 130th time that Albion have taken on The Clarets.

Albion haven’t lost a top flight match against Burnley since 1970, a run stretching back six Premier League and old Division One matches.

 

BURNLEY

Sean Dyche’s men recorded a 3-2 win against the current Premier League Champions Chelsea on the opening day of the season thanks to two goals from Sam Vokes and a Stephen Ward strike.

Burnley have strengthened this summer by adding the likes of Phil Bardsley, Jack Cork, Jon Walters and Charlie Taylor, having lost Michael Keane to Everton and Andre Gray to Watford.

Burnley were defeated in just six of their 19 home matches last season, recording ten wins and 3 draws at Turf Moor.

The Clarets ended up finishing the 2016/17 campaign 16th in the table on 40 points, securing their Premier League status in their first season back in the top flight following promotion from the Championship.

Burnley centre back James Tarkowski made the most clearances out of any player in the Premier League last weekend with 16.

 

ALBION

The Baggies got their Premier League season off to a flying start by beating Bournemouth 1-0 at The Hawthorns last Saturday thanks to Ahmed Hegazi’s header.

Albion have not lost their first away game of a campaign since the 2011/12 season, having recorded one win and four draws out of the last five years.

James McClean has made seven tackles so far this season, the most in the Premier League.

The Baggies have scored at least two goals in six of their last seven matches against Burnley.

Albion have beaten The Clarets 55 times from 129 fixtures, drawing 29 and losing the other 45.

Craig Dawson Could make his 150th Albion appearance at Burnley. He scored his first Premier League goal in Albion’s 4-0 win over the Clarets at The Hawthorns back in 2014.

Chris Brunt is in line to play his 500th club game at Turf Moor. The Northern Ireland international is in his tenth year as an Albion player having joined from Sheffield Wednesday.  


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