Leeds United v Burnley LIVE: Scores and updates from Elland Road
Leeds United v Burnley LIVE: Marcelo Bielsa’s side looking to bounce back from Old Trafford hammering but face tough prospect in Sean Dyche’s immovable defence
- Leeds United host Burnley at 12pm GMT in the first of Sunday’s top flight games
- Leeds XI: Meslier, Dallas, Ayling, Struijk, Alioski, Phillips, Klich, Raphinha, Rodrigo, Harrison, Bamford.
- Burnley XI: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Pieters, Westwood, Brownhill, Benson, Barnes, Wood.
- Marcelo Bielsa’s side are looking to bounce back from their 6-2 loss to Man Utd
- Burnley have recaptured their defensive solidity and are undefeated in four
- Three points for each side would move both away from the relegation mire
Leeds United host Burnley at Elland Road to get Sunday’s Premier League action up and running after the exciting action of Boxing Day.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side are the top flight’s entertainers having won over a plethora of fans with their relentless and uncompromising style. However, that approach was their undoing at Old Trafford as they lost 6-2 to arch rivals Manchester United.
Burnley, meanwhile, have recaptured the defensive solidity that saw them earn the second-most clean sheets in the league last season. Sean Dyche’s side are unbeaten in four games as they look to move away from the relegation mire.
Follow Sportsmail’s OLLIE LEWIS who will provide live Premier League coverage of the game including score, lineups and build-up.
It is fair to say Marcelo Biesla has been less than impressed with media coverage of his Leeds side following their chastening defeat to arch rivals Manchester United. On Thursday, the Argentine launched an astonishing rant on why his side deserved more at Old Trafford.
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Sean Dyche has no intention of devising a different strategy to cope with Leeds as the Burnley manager is confident his side’s usual approach to matches has proven successful.
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Marcelo Bielsa makes just the one change for today’s game, with Struijk replacing Liam Cooper. Meanwhile Sean Dyche switches his wide men with Robbie Brady and Dwight McNeil making way for Erik Pieters and Josh Benson.
Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Westwood, Brownhill, Pieters, Benson; Wood, Barnes
Meslier; Alioski, Ayling, Struijk, Dallas; Phillips; Klich, Raphinha, Rodrigo, Harrison; Bamford
Hello and welcome to Sportsmail’s live coverage of Burnley’s trip to Leeds in the first of Sunday’s Premier League action.
It was a barnstormer of a Boxing Day yesterday with plenty of goals and Marcelo Bielsa’s entertainers will be hoping to delight with their free-flowing attacking football on show at Elland Road.
They will have to be at their best to break down this stoic Burnley defence, though. Ben Mee’s return has seen a turnaround in form and results for Sean Dyche’s side, who are unbeaten in their last four games.
Stay tuned for live coverage of today’s 12pm kick off. We will have team news very shortly.
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