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Bournemouth v Burnley LIVE commentary: Cherries on epic winless run as relegation-threatened sides clash – kick-off time, team news and how to follow

Bournemouth and Burnley will both bid to ease the growing pressure on their respective clubs when they meet live on talkSPORT this weekend.

The two sides have endured torrid starts to the season and sit in the relegation zone, with the Cherries still waiting on their first win.

Andoni Iraola is under increasing pressure


Andoni Iraola is under increasing pressureCredit: Getty

Andoni Iraola is still seeking his first Premier League victory, with Bournemouth one of only two sides without a win this season.

The south-coast side are languishing second-from-bottom, with the Clarets only one point and one place above them ahead of this clash.

Bournemouth are winless in their last 13 Premier League games, and Vincent Kompany will be buoyed by his team’s record over them.

Burnley have won their last three Premier League away games against Bournemouth and would move out of the danger zone by edging this six-pointer.

Bournemouth vs Burnley: talkSPORT coverage

This Premier League clash will be played on Saturday, October 28. 

Kick-off at the Vitality Stadium is scheduled for 3pm. 

talkSPORT 2 will have live and EXCLUSIVE coverage of the game presented by Faye Carruthers. 

Commentary comes from Ian Danter and former England defender Alvin Martin.

To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream.

ou can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

Kompany is looking for his second Premier League win after a rough start to the season


Kompany is looking for his second Premier League win after a rough start to the seasonCredit: Getty

Bournemouth vs Burnley: Team news

The hosts have an extensive injury crisis, with Tyler Adams, Alex Scott, Ryan Fredericks and Emiliano Marcondes all sidelined.

Chris Mepham remains a doubt but Lewis Cook will miss out through suspension following his red card in his 2-1 defeat to Wolves.

Burnley meanwhile have several problems of their own, with Connor Roberts also sidelined after being sent off last time out.

Michael Obafemi is recovering from hamstring surgery alongside Jordan Beyer, while Hjalmar Ekdal, Benson Manuel, and Johann Berg Gudmundsson are all doubts as well.

Burnley boast a dominant record over Bournemouth


Burnley boast a dominant record over BournemouthCredit: Getty

Bournemouth vs Burnley: What has been said?

Asked if he was concerned about his future, Iraola said: “I’m not. Nobody should be concerned about it all.

“I’m concerned about AFC Bournemouth winning games and I’m sure that supporters, they shouldn’t care about me. They care about their team winning games. It’s like this and it has to be like this.”

Quizzed on if he was worried by the club’s form, Iraola continued: “Especially whenever you are in the relegation spots. We have to be worried. I’m the first one to be worried. Now it’s a matter of finding ways to win.

“I think we prepared very well for this game. We were working with not all the players, but I think we had the plan more or less quite clear. But it’s not enough with the things we are doing.”

Bournemouth are in crisis mode


Bournemouth are in crisis modeCredit: Getty

Bournemouth vs Burnley: Match facts

  • Lyle Foster has been involved in five goals in his last six Premier League appearances, scoring three and assisting two. He’s been involved in five of Burnley’s seven league goals this season (71%), with no other player at the club being involved in more than one.
  • Dominic Solanke has been involved in five of Bournemouth’s six Premier League goals this season (4 goals, 1 assist), the highest ratio of any player in the division this term (83%).
  • Burnley haven’t kept a clean sheet in any of their last 14 Premier League games, their longest run without a top-flight shutout since a run of 29 between November 2009 and August 2014.
  • Only Luton Town (22) have had fewer shots on target in the Premier League this season than Burnley (24), who also have the second lowest expected goals tally (7.7). However, Bournemouth have scored the fewest goals (6) and have the lowest shot conversion rate (5.9%) of any side this term.
  • Burnley have won just one of their last 13 Premier League games (D2 L10), beating Luton 2-1 earlier this month. However, their last eight points in the top-flight have all been won in away games.
  • No team have dropped more points from winning positions in the Premier League this season than Bournemouth (11). The Cherries have lost all three games in which they’ve opened the scoring so far this season, including a 2-1 loss against Wolves last time out.
  • Bournemouth are winless in their last 13 Premier League games (D3 L10), losing each of the last four in a row. They’ve not lost five in a row in the top-flight since July 2020.
  • Bournemouth have lost just one of their 16 Premier League home games against promoted sides (W9 D6), going down 1-0 against Fulham in April 2019.
  • Burnley have won their last three Premier League away games against Bournemouth – only against Man Utd (5 between 1914 and 1921) and Blackburn Rovers (4 between 1962 and 1966) have they won more consecutively on the road in the top-flight.
  • Bournemouth have lost six of their last eight league games against Burnley (W2), including each of the last four in a row. They’d only lost six of their first 20 against the Clarets before this (W4 D10).

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