Burnley vs Sheffield United: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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The Clarets make their return to competitive action in the League Cup against a Sheffield United side coming off the back of a disappointing opening day defeat.

Team News

Sean Dyche confirmed he is still without Ashley Barnes, Ben Mee and Jack Cork who are all still recovering from injuries sustained last season, and James Tarkowski is not expected to be risked.

Robbie Brady is available after his appearance for the Republic of Ireland last week.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson is also available after a good pre season, as could youngster Bobby Thomas who has starred in pre-season encounters.

For the Blades, they are likely to make changes from the side who lost to Wolves on Monday night.

Oliver Burke, Max Lowe, Jayden Bogle and Ethan Ampadu will all start the game, making their first starts for the club.

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Wes Foderingham is also in line to make his debut.

Chris Wilder is adamant his focus is the league so a weakened side is expected to turn out at Turf Moor.

Predicted Lineups

Burnley

Peacock-Farrell; Pieters, Long, Thomas, Lowton; Brady, Brownhill, Westwood, Gudmundsson; Wood, Rodriguez.

Sheffield United 

Foderingham; Lowe, Ampadu, Jagielka, Robinson, Bogle; Lundstram, Berge, Burke; McGoldrick, Sharp.

Ones to watch

Johann Berg Gudmundsson

Gudmundsson had a very disrupted 2019/20, more so than others.

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Injuries cost him a large portion of the season but now he is fighting fit and ready to go.

The Clarets missed the Iceland midfielder high energy levels and his desire to play the risky balls forward, and his creativity will be a welcome return for this season.

Sander Berge

Norwegian Berge will also be making his return from injury after only making an appearance from the bench during Monday’s defeat.

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Powerful from midfield, Berge will look to dictate play and get forward to support the attackers.

His defensive work is also a strong side to his game so he might struggle to complete the game on his comeback from injury, but he will definitely make a big impact on the game.

Previous meeting

Burnley 1-1 Sheffield United (05/07/20)

In the last time the two teams faced each other was during the restart last season.

James Tarkowski opened the scoring with an instinctive finish at the back post right on the stroke of half time.

Sheffield United pushed for an equaliser and it was John Egan who managed to fire home from a tight angle to rescue a point.

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The game fizzled out towards the end as neither team could find the winner, but Burnley felt they should have won the game after dominating for most of the 90 minutes.

Where to watch

UK residents can stream the game on www.carabaocup.live at a price of £10, kick-off is at 5:30pm.

The winner will face Millwall in the next round.

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