Forest v Burnley


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Worse start for the three promoted sides "ever" according to some bloke on radio.
Hopefully Forest will lose at home and Burnley can start to climb the table. (y)




Nottingham Forest will be looking to make it two wins out of two when they take on Burnley at the City Ground this evening (7:45pm).

Steve Cooper's team recorded a big win at Chelsea before the international break, while the visitors will be looking to get their first point of the season on the board. Ahead of the clash, the Clarets will be without defender Hjalmar Ekdal, winger Darko Churlinov and striker Michael Obafemi.

But head coach Vincent Kompany will welcome back Aaron Ramsey and Vitinho to the fold. As for the Reds, there is hope Felipe will return after sustaining a knee injury, while Danilo is a doubt.

Speaking ahead of tonight's clash, both Chris Sutton and Paul Merson have agreed that the Reds will claim their third win of the season.

Sutton wrote BBC Sport predictions column: "Burnley have already lost as many league games - three - as they did when they won the Championship last season. A lot of people got excited about them because of the way they played expansive football to win promotion under Vincent Kompany, but this is the Premier League, and you've got to be able to defend if you want to pick up points.

"That is their issue at the moment. They have got some very good young players and I like the idea of what they are trying to do, but there also has to be an element of being practical too. The Clarets beat Forest at the City Ground in the Carabao Cup last month but both teams made a lot of changes. This time, I am expecting Steve Cooper's side to come out on top.

"They have got a bit more nous about them and although they will miss Brennan Johnson after his move to Tottenham, Taiwo Awoniyi is absolutely flying at the moment."

Wow, imagine a referee in the EFL booking a goalkeeper for time wasting in the 11th minute!

In fact, I couldn’t imagine that happening in the first half at all, or even before the 70th minute.

Referees in the PL are really making an effort, for better or for worse to try and clamp down on time wasting. I feel like it’s been forgotten about already in the championship.
Just read up about him on wiki. Took a punt and signed him for about 2.6M euros when he had only played a handful of games for Espanyol. Looks a good signing based on this evening. Sort of signing we need!
Don’t worry, we have Sammy Silvera to do that…….