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Ahead of the match at Turf Moor, we take a look at how the sides' midfielders Scott Arfield and Adam Johnson compare.
Recently promoted Burnley are already emerging as relegation favourites as Sean Dyche’s side have scored just once this season and have only picked up two points from four games.
George Boyd has arrived from Hull tasked with providing goals from midfield and had a promising debut on Saturday against Crystal Palace. A lack of funds has forced Dyche into the loan market, signing Nathaniel Chalobah from Chelsea and Michael Keane from Manchester United, and Clarets fans will hope their pedigree proves valuable.
PAST THREE MEETINGS…
Sunderland 2 (Campbell, Bent) Burnley 1 (Thompson), Premier League, April 2010
Burnley 3 (Alexander, Nugent x2) Sunderland 1 (Bent), Premier League, September 2009
Sunderland 3 (Murphy, Connolly, Edwards) Burnley 2 (Gray, Elliot), Championship, April 2007
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