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Preview: Burnley v Hull City

9 September 2016

The Clarets head into this home fixture looking to preserve a perfect Premier League record against Hull City.

Burnley have won 10 out of their last 12 meetings with a side who also promoted from the Sky Bet Championship last season via the Play-Offs, winning all four Premier League clashes.

Sean Dyche strengthened with the club-record signing of Jeff Hendrick and the loan addition of Patrick Bamford from Chelsea during the international break.

They come up against a side who have started the season brightly under caretaker Mike Phelan, beating Leicester City on the opening day before victory at Swansea and a narrow defeat at home to Manchester 

Much-needed squad depth was added with no fewer than six signings as deadline day loomed. Ryan Mason became the club’s record signing with David Marshall, Will Keane, Markus Henriksen, James Weir and 
Dieumerci Mbokani also signing on Humberside.

Burnley 1-0 Hull City
Saturday 6th February 2016
Sky Bet Championship
Goal: Sam Vokes 77’

Hull City 3-0 Burnley
Saturday 26th December 2015
Sky Bet Championship
Goals: Livermore 57’, Hernandez 66’, Clucas 90’

Hull City 0-1 Burnley
Saturday 9th May 2015
Premier League
Goal: Ings 62’

Burnley wins: 31
Draws: 11
Hull City wins: 20

Sean Dyche on Hull City: “Credit to Hull because they’ve got an experienced group and their players have pulled together and had a real go at it.

“The manager has remained focused on the football and not worried about anything else.

“They’ve had a knock early season with injuries but they seem like they’ve got some more bodies into the camp.

“It’s a good challenge for us but we like playing at Turf and we think we can make it a really tough place for teams to go so we look to do that again.”

Hull City boss Mike Phelan: “We’ve got the belief we can build on the start we’ve made. We’ve now got a squad we feel is more competitive.”

“Ryan Mason will be involved in the squad, as will many of the other new signings.

“The Burnley game is a big one. I don’t consider us favourites because they won the Championship title last season.

"We haven’t had the greatest of records at Burnley over the years for whatever reason but we will go there on Saturday and look to come away with a positive result."

Scotland international winger Robert Snodgrass has hit the ground running in the Premier League.

Snodgrass played 31 times in all competitions for club and country in the 2015/16 campaign, scoring 4 times as Hull returned to the Premier League with a Play-Off win over Sheffield Wednesday.

On the opening day against Leicester City, his 57th minute strike was enough to win the game and he’s fresh from an international hat-trick against Malta.

He has an 86% pass success rate across the three Premier League games so far and could prove a threat.

Jeff Hendrick and Patrick Bamford are both in the manager’s thoughts ahead of this weekend’s clash with Hull City.

Hendrick scored his first international goal for Ireland in their 2-2 draw over Serbia and returned unscathed.

Ashley Barnes is close to full fitness but won’t feature as he continues his recovery from a niggling hamstring problem.

In opposition, Mike Phelan has confirmed that all his new signings are available for the trip to Turf Moor.

Paul Tierney will take charge of Saturday's home Premier League fixture against Hull City at Turf Moor (3pm).

The Lancashire official has been the man in the middle for four games so far this season, issuing 14 yellow cards and no reds in the process.

Tierney was last in charge at Turf Moor when the Clarets defeated Charlton Athletic 4-0 in December 2015 and no players were booked on that occasion.

He will be assisted by S Beck, I Hussin and fourth official Michael Oliver.

- Burnley have won 10 of their last 12 meetings with Hull City, winning all four clashes in the Premier League.

- Curtis Davies is the player with the most clearances (35) and interceptions (21) this season.

- Tom Heaton's 18 saves this season is a Premier League high.

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