Southampton vs Burnley LIVE commentary: Confirmed teams, stream and exclusive talkSPORT coverage from St Mary’s
Feb. 15, 2020
Southampton and Burnley will both be looking to ease away from the Premier League’s relegation zone when they face off on Saturday lunchtime.
The two have identical records so far this season, both on 31 points and seven clear of the bottom three.
A few more key victories should see them secure their top-flight status and a three points this weekend would be big for Ralph Hasenhuttl and Sean Dyche.
The Clarets claimed an impressive 3-0 win over the Saints at Turf Moor in August and go into this clash having claimed seven points from their last nine on offer.
Southampton, meanwhile, will be looking to bounce back from their heavy defeat at Liverpool last time out.
The pair have enjoyed a week off in the winter break and will be eager to return with a bang this Saturday.
talkSPORT will on the south coast for all the action and here’s how you can tune in.
Southampton vs Burnley: How to listen
The Premier League clash will get underway at 12:30pm on Saturday, February 15.
Full commentary from St Mary’s will be exclusively live on talkSPORT, with our coverage starting at 11am.
Reshmin Chowdhury will bring you all the build-up before handing over to Nigel Adderley and Alvin Martin for the action.
You can also listen through the talkSPORT App, on DAB Digital Radio or on MW 1053 or 1089.
For more information about how to listen LIVE on talkSPORT click here.
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Southampton vs Burnley: What has been said?
Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl on James Ward-Prowse: “We must pay attention that the cut is not going to open again but it looks good and hopefully he can play on the weekend.
“It’s more important that it doesn’t get worse and then he’s out. We must pay attention, if it’s too early then we don’t play with him. But it looks good.
“He’s an important player for our team, absolutely.”
Burnley manager Sean Dyche: “Of course, it’s nice to gain some momentum. It does help.
“It doesn’t guarantee the next one but it helps bring that inner confidence back to the fore.”
Southampton vs Burnley: Match stats
Southampton are winless in their last six Premier League meetings with Burnley (D3 L3), failing to score on four occasions in that run. Following their 3-0 win at Turf Moor on the opening weekend, Burnley are looking to complete the league double over Southampton for the first time since 1946-47 in the second tier. Southampton have won fewer points in home games than any other Premier League side this season (11). It’s Saints’ lowest points tally after 12 top-flight home games since the 1991-92 campaign (10). Burnley are looking to keep three consecutive Premier League clean sheets for the first time since December 2017. Southampton have lost two of their last three Premier League games (W1), as many as they had in their previous 10 (W6 D2 L2). Burnley have been leading at half-time in just four Premier League games this season – no side have been ahead at the break in fewer matches. Burnley are averaging 223 successful passes per game in the Premier League this season, fewer than any other side. It’s also the Clarets’ lowest in a single campaign in the competition. Only league leaders Liverpool (11) have kept more Premier League clean sheets this season than Burnley (9). Indeed, the Clarets have already recorded more shutouts this term than they did in the whole of 2018-19 (8). Burnley’s Ashley Barnes has scored more Premier League goals against Southampton than he has versus any other side (5). His five goals against Saints accounts for 56% of Burnley’s total against them in the competition (5/9). Danny Ings has scored 17 goals in all competitions this season – the last Southampton player to score more in a season with Saints as a top-flight club was James Beattie in 2002-03 (24).
Southampton vs Burnley: Line-ups
Kyle Walker-Peters will make his debut for Southampton.
The defender, on loan from Tottenham, was one of four changes made to the team who lost at Spurs in the FA Cup earlier this month.
Goalkeeper Alex McCarthy, Jannik Vestergaard and Stuart Armstrong also earned recalls while Angus Gunn, Jan Bednarek and Oriol Romeu drop to the bench. Nathan Redmond was absent after suffering an injury in training.
Burnley are without Matt Lowton due to a knee issue and was replaced by Phil Bardsley in the only change made to the side who held Arsenal to a goalless draw two weekends ago.
: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Stephens, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Hojbjerg, Boufal, Long,
: Adams, Djenepo, Romeu, Obafemi, Smallbone, Gunn, Bednarek.
: Pope, Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Hendrick, Westwood, Cork, McNeil, Rodriguez, Wood.
: Brownhill, Brady, Hart, Pieters, Lennon, Vydra, Long.
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