Burnley v Arsenal: the team and how the table will change afterwards



By Bulldog Drummond

So we know that Burnley are doing not much at all, and so have gained a grand total of one draw  against teams currently in the top half of the table.   In short they are not having a great time.   They are also letting more goals in this season, on a game by game basis, that in any post-war season, while scoring fewer.

Also there is the fact that they mostly score from outside the penalty area, largely because they hardly ever get inside the opposition’s penalty area.

But against this, Arsenal have never started a year with five wins in a row.    The unbeaten season almost did it, but were foiled in the first match…


Date Match Result Score
07 Jan 2004 Everton v Arsenal D 1-1
10 Jan 2004 Arsenal v Middlesbrough W 4-1
18 Jan 2004 Aston Villa v Arsenal W 0-2
01 Feb 2004 Arsenal v Manchester City W 2-1
07 Feb 2004 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal W 1-3
10 Feb 2004 Arsenal v Southampton W 2-0
21 Feb 2004 Chelsea v Arsenal W 1-2
28 Feb 2004 Arsenal v Charlton Athletic W 2-1
13 Mar 2004 Blackburn Rovers v Arsenal W 0-2
20 Mar 2004 Arsenal v Bolton Wanderers W 2-1


Plus if Bukayo Saka scores it will be the first time he has scored in four consecutive games so that could be cause for another celebration.

As for a team, the Standard offers us


White, Saliba, Gabriel, Kiwior;

Odegaard, Rice, Havertz;

Saka, Trossard, Martinelli

They also chime in with a 2-0 win to Arsenal.

Pain in the Arsenal  vary the positionings slightly but it is the same players that they have listed.

Sports Mole also have the same team but they come in with a different score – making it 0-3 to the Arsenal.   So with that we will take it that this is the team.

Of course we know that a win is vital to keep up the pressure on Liverpool and Manchester City, but as the actual table below reminds us, goals are also important.  


Team P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Liverpool 24 16 6 2 55 23 32 54
2 Manchester City 23 16 4 3 56 25 31 52
3 Arsenal 24 16 4 4 53 22 31 52
4 Tottenham Hotspur 24 14 5 5 51 36 15 47


Liverpool are away to Brentford at lunchtime today, and Manchester City are at home to Chelsea at 5.30pm.   Both of those games are completely winnable, as indeed should Arsenal’s match be, which means if the likely results play out in all cases, we’ll all be looking once again at the goal difference column.

Tottenham are also playing at 3pm today, at home to Wolverhampton, which given Tottenham’s pretensions they ought to win.   So it is quite possible that the top four in the table will look exactly the same tonight as it did this morning.

And to finish off we also have the team news for the Women’s game

Arsenal XI: Sabrina D’Angelo, Lotte Wubben-Moy, Laia Codina, Katie McCabe, Steph Catley, Victoria Pelova, Lia Wälti, Kim Little (C), Cloé Lacasse, Stina Blackstenius, Beth Mead. 

Subs: Manuela Zinsberger, Sarah Bouhaddi, Katie Reid, Kyra Cooney-Cross, Frida Maanum, Caitlin Foord, Vivianne Miedema, Alessia Russo, Vivienne Lia..

7 Replies to “Burnley v Arsenal: the team and how the table will change afterwards”

  1. The Women have just won their match 3-1. Looking forward to an equally dominant performance by the men.

  2. Half time and it’s 2*0 to the Arsenal. Need another couple in the second half to improve our goaldifference. A fairly comfortable game for ussofar.

  3. I really like the energy that the subs brought. They were trying for the sixth right until the end! The press was effective all 100 minutes

  4. I also liked the performance of Kiwior. Solid on defence. I’m hopeful that he develops more confidence on the ball but he didn’t put a foot wrong, today.

  5. Chelsea playing like the middle table team they are…complete one way traffic in this match.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *