Everton are set to face off against Burnley in the League Cup of England on November 1, with the game scheduled to start at 19:45 UTC.
Two years post their Premier League face-off, which Burnley clinched with a 3-2 win, Everton head into this match buoyed by their recent victory over West Ham United. Contrarily, Burnley, sometimes called Burley, are facing a challenging period with three consecutive losses to Bournemouth, Brentford, and Chelsea. Their defense needs bolstering, given they’ve let goals slip through in their last five matches.
While Everton celebrated a win against West Ham United, Burnley seem to be grappling with form, facing defeats against Bournemouth, Brentford, and Chelsea in their last three outings. Taking a broader look, out of their past 20 matches, Everton boasts 9 wins, 9 losses, and 2 draws, and Burnley records 8 wins, 9 losses, and 3 draws.
In Everton’s last six games, they clinched victories against West Ham United (0-1 on October 29), Bournemouth (3-0 on October 7), and Aston Villa (1-2 on September 28) but suffered losses to Liverpool (2-0 on October 21), Luton (1-2 on September 30), and Arsenal (0-1 on September 17).
Burnley’s performance in their recent six encounters saw them win against Luton (1-2 on October 4) and Salford City (0-4 on September 27). However, they fell short against Bournemouth (2-1 on October 28), Brentford (3-0 on October 21), Chelsea (1-4 on October 7), and Newcastle United (2-0 on September 30).
Manager Sean Dyche won’t be able to call upon Seamus Coleman, sidelined due to a knee injury, and Dele Alli, recovering from a partial muscle tear.
Burnley’s manager, Vincent Kompany, has his own set of challenges with Michael Obafemi (hamstring injury), Nathan Redmond (undisclosed injury), Hjalmar Ekdal (knee injury), and Jóhann Berg Gudmundsson (muscle injury) being unavailable.
Since October 2019, Everton and Burnley have gone head-to-head on six occasions. Out of these, Everton emerged victorious twice, one game ended in a tie, and Burnley secured wins in the remaining three. Their latest clash was in the Premier League of England on April 7, 2022, where Burnley prevailed 3-2. In these matches, both teams have netted 8 goals each.