Luton v Burnley: All you need to know

29 Sep 2023
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Get all the stats, manager quotes and details as the Hatters eye back-to-back Premier League wins

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Having tasted victory in the Premier League for the first time in the club’s history with their win against Everton on Saturday, Luton Town will head into Tuesday evening’s home match against Burnley full of confidence.

Luton will view this fixture as a perfect opportunity to record successive wins in the competition and move clear of the bottom three, with Burnley, yet to secure a win since their promotion, ideal opponents for that.

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It has been a difficult start to life back in the Premier League for the Clarets, who have registered only one point in 2023/24.

Vincent Kompany's side have endured a testing series of fixtures to open the new campaign.

They played champions Manchester City in the season's first match, before facing Aston Villa, Tottenham Hotspur, Nottingham Forestwho they held to a 1-1 draw - Manchester United and Newcastle United.

Team news

Ross Barkley is likely to miss tomorrow night's match but manager Rob Edwards is hopeful he will be available for Saturday's match against Spurs. Gabriel Osho, Dan Potts, Jordan Clark and Albert Sambi Lokonga are all sidelined.

Burnley are boosted by the return of striker Lyle Foster following suspension, with Vitinho, Manuel Benson and Johann Gudmundsson both working towards full fitness. Hjalmar Ekdal and Michael Obafemi remain out.

Key facts

This is the first top-flight meeting between Luton and Burnley since the 1974/75 campaign, when the Clarets won 1-0 at home after securing a 3-2 victory at Kenilworth Road.

Carlton Morris has scored 60 per cent of Luton's Premier League goals so far. He could become the first Luton player to score in three consecutive top-flight matches since Mick Harford in April 1992.

Burnley are unbeaten in their last 16 midweek (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) league matches (W8 D8) since a 2-0 Premier League defeat to Leicester City in March 2022.

Burnley have only one point from their six Premier League matches so far this season. They were winless in their first seven fixtures in each of their last two top-flight campaigns, 2020/21 and 2021/22, but have never started a league season with six or more defeats from their opening seven contests.

What the managers had to say

Rob Edwards: "Let me tell you they [Burnley] are a very good team. They have started the season well, they’ve played City, United, Villa, Spurs, Newcastle. They had 60 per cent possession against Manchester United. 

"They’ve improved since last season. Last year they dominated the league, were the best team by a country mile. They’ve spent a reported £100 million and in Vincent Kompany they have a brilliant manager." More details

Vincent Kompany: "We are creating some really good chances but we do have to start putting them away but it's a good sign. We have had some big chances and strong moments and the lack of goals isn't through the lack of creating chances.

"There has been some good team performances shown in the last few games, but now it's about results and we know it will be a tough test going to Luton." More details

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