Newcastle United vs Burnley preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted line-ups and ones to watch
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Burnley's Dwight McNeil battles with Newcastle United's Javi Manquillo during the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Newcastle United and Burnley at St James' Park at St. James Park on August 25, 2021 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Alex Dodd - CameraSport via Getty Images)

The pressure is piling on Newcastle United to preserve their Premier League status as they prepare to face Burnley at St James' Park in a must-win showdown. 

Eddie Howe's side are not only winless in their last 15 games in all competitions, but on their worst run in 43 years.  

They've now equalled their club record of 14 Premier League matches without a victory, are one of two sides still without a clean sheet in the top-flight and the black-and-whites have just seven points to their name. 

Over in the North WestSean Dyche's side lie just three points above The Magpies in 18th, but are on a good run of form as they are currently unbeaten in their last five matches with four draws. 

The permutations for both sides are hugely important even at this stage of the season, as if Newcastle fail to win relegation would seem inevitable, while for Burnley a defeat could also be catastrophic in their battle to avoid the drop. 

  • Team News - Newcastle 

Howe has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the visit of The Clarets with Jamaal Lascelles and Matt Ritchie available for selection after serving their one-match bans.

Though, The Magpies will be without Ciaran Clark, after the defender was sent off nine minutes in against Norwich City and Paul Dummett remains sidelined with a calf problem. 

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  • Team News - Burnley

The Lancashire outfit will be boosted by the returns of James Tarkowski and Ashley Westwood, who missed the goalless draw at Wolves due to suspension.

But Ashley Barnes and Phil Bardsley are unavailable, while Dale Stephens is still currently isolating in line with Premier League Covid-19 protocols. 

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  • Previous meetings 

Newcastle recorded the league double over Burnley last season as Allan Saint-Maximin and Callum Wilson's brace gave The Magpies a deserved 3-1 victory in October 2020.   

In the reverse fixture at Turf Moor, there was another awe-inspiring display from Saint-Maximin, that saw the Frenchman come off the bench and register a stunning goal and assist in the space of seven minutes, which inspired Newcastle to a 2-1 win and proved to be a key moment in securing safety.     

The Clarets have not won a league match at St James' Park since April 1976, but Dyche's side will be feeling optimistic that they can record a famous three points, after already beating The Magpies 4-3 on penalties in the North East in the Carabao Cup Second Round tie back in August.  

  • Ones to watch

Joelinton - Newcastle 

Joelinton’s Newcastle career has undergone a stunning revival since Howe was appointed as the new head coach. The Brazilian scored The Magpies’ second goal in the six-goal thriller with Brentford in Howe’s first match and his recent performances have been one of the few positives for The Toon Army faithful to witness this season.

His work rate and attitude has been a breath of fresh air on Tyneside. Under Howe’s guidance, the Brazilian appears to relishing playing in central midfield.

That certainly seemed like the case in the 1-1 draw with Norwich, where he posed an attacking threat with the ball, but also helped protect his teammates from a defensive standpoint as he covered every blade of grass and wasn't afraid to make tackles.

Joelinton is oozing confidence in this Newcastle system and he looks revitalised and hungry to prove a point. 

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Maxwel Cornet - Burnley

Since his €15 million move from Lyon in the summer, the Ivory Coast international has taken the Premier League by storm with five goals in seven top-flight starts for The Clarets.

One of Cornet’s standout moments in his early Burnley career was a rip-roaring strike in the 3-3 draw with Crystal Palace, which has been nominated for November’s Goal of the Month award in an eight man shortlist.

The 25-year-old is a star attraction and he will be eager to run havoc amongst a leaky Newcastle defence.

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  • Predicted line-ups

Newcastle United: Dubravka; Manquillo, Schar, Fernandez, Lewis; Fraser, Willock, Shelvey, Joelinton; Saint-Maximin; Wilson. (4-4-1-1)

Burnley: Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Gudmundsson, Westwood, Brownhill, McNeil; Cornet, Wood. (4-4-2)

  • Where to watch the game

Due to the 3pm kick-off television blackout, this match is not permitted to be broadcast live in the UK. 

However, once the match has finished, highlights can be seen either on Sky Sports Football’s YouTube channel or via BBC One’s Match of the Day from 10:40pm.