Friday, September 29, 2023

Nottingham Forest vs Burnley LIVE commentary: Steve Cooper’s side aim to pile misery on struggling Clarets – kick-off time, team news and how to follow

Nottingham Forest welcome Burnley to the City Ground on Monday evening, exclusively live on talkSPORT. 

Forest have made a solid start to the Premier League campaign with a 1-0 win away at Chelsea potentially kickstarting a special season.

Forest beat Chelsea away from home before the international breakGetty

Steve Cooper’s side was delighted with his team’s performance at Stamford Bridge but will now want to see them back it up with another three points. 

Burnley are their next opponents and the Clarets have not enjoyed their time back in the top flight, losing all three games so far. 

Vincent Kompany will be keen to get off the mark when his side travel the East Midlands as they look to put a recent 5-2 defeat to Tottenham behind them.

Nottingham Forest vs Burnley: talkSPORT coverage

This Premier League clash will take place on Monday, September 18. 

Kick-off at the City Ground is scheduled for 7:45pm. 

talkSPORT will have EXCLUSIVE live coverage of the game presented by Adrian Durham. 

Commentary will come from Sam Matterface and former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy.

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

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

The game will also be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football. 

Forest’s squad could feature multiple new arrivalsNottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest vs Burnley: Team news

Deadline day arrivals Nicolas Dominguez, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Ibrahim Sangare, Divock Origi and Andrew Omibamidele could all be involved for the first time.

Matt Turner’s position in goal is now under threat from fellow new signing Odysseas Vlachodimos but the USA international is expected to start this game. 

Danilo and Anthony Elanga are both doubts after picking up knocks. 

As for Burnley, Lyle Foster and Zeki Amdouni are expected to lead the line while Manuel Benson may return to the starting line-up. 

Winger Anass Zaroury has served his three-match ban for a red card received in the opening game of the season and is back available. 

Jordan Beyer remains out injured while Michael Obafemi and Darko Churlinov are still sidelined with long-term injuries. 

Zaroury is back from suspensionGetty

Nottingham Forest vs Burnley: What has been said?

Burnley midfielder Josh Brownhill is keen for his side to return from the international break with a win on Monday. 

Speaking after a heavy defeat to Spurs, Brownhill said: “We’ve had a really tough start. You go in there [the dressing room] and the lads are going to be down, rightfully so, because we didn’t put out our best performance.

“But it’s a long season, it’s a tough one. It’s completely different to last season, so we’ve got to stick with it, keep learning, but we’ve also got to take it up another level because this is what the Premier League is.

“There’s a little bit of a break now, which is a chance to relax and come back with a game against Forest, which is a big game for us where we’ll 100% be going out for the win.”

Burnley have struggled back in the Premier League

Nottingham Forest vs Burnley: Match facts 

Lyle Foster has scored in his last two Premier League games for Burnley, having netted just once in his first 12 league games for the Clarets. Benni McCarthy (5 runs between 2006-2009) and Steven Pienaar (2010) are the only South African players to have scored in three consecutive Premier League appearances.Since the start of last season, Taiwo Awoniyi has been involved in more Premier League goals than any other Nottingham Forest player (15 – 13 goals, 2 assists). He’s scored or assisted in each of his last eight appearances in the competition, netting nine goals in this run and assisting Anthony Elanga’s winner against Chelsea last time out.Nottingham Forest have scored in each of their last 11 Premier League matches, their longest scoring streak in the top-flight since a run of 14 between February and August 1995.Burnley have had 35 sequences of 10+ passes in open play in the Premier League this season, an average of 11.7 per game. In their last top-flight campaign in 2021-22, they averaged just 2.9 of these per game, fewer than any other side.Burnley have lost 3-0 against Man City, 3-1 against Aston Villa, and 5-2 against Tottenham this season. Only one team has started a Premier League campaign with four straight defeats while conceding 3+ goals each time, with West Ham doing so in 2010-11.Burnley have lost all three of their Premier League games so far this season – only twice in their history have they lost their first four in a league campaign, doing so in 1927-28 (top-flight) and 2002-03 (second tier). They managed to avoid relegation at the end of the campaign both times.Nottingham Forest have won their last four Premier League home games, scoring a different number of goals each time (3-1 v Brighton, 4-3 v Southampton, 1-0 v Arsenal, 2-1 v Sheffield United). They last won more consecutively as a top-flight club between April and August 1991 (7).Nottingham Forest have lost just one of their last 10 league games played on a Monday (W5 D4), going down 4-0 at Leicester in October last season. Six of those games have been at the City Ground, with Forest winning five of those (D1).This is the first top-flight meeting between Nottingham Forest and Burnley since February 1971, with Forest winning 1-0 at the City Ground thanks to an Ian Storey-Moore strike.This is the first meeting between Nottingham Forest and Burnley since February 2016, with the Clarets winning a Championship encounter 1-0 at Turf Moor.

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