Chelsea well and truly poked the bear last Sunday when they stuck four past Manchester United. Burnley, who have yet to pick up a single point away from home, should be wary of a wounded animal.
Jose Mourinho’s men responded with a gritty EFL cup win over close rivals Manchester City, and Burnley manager Sean Dyche is under no illusions about the size of the challenge his team faces.
“For all the noise that’s been made about the ups and downs of Manchester United over the past couple of weeks they’re still a fine side,” he said.
“I look at the manager, the club, the players they’ve got and they’re still a super strong group of people operating at the highest level.”
Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 12 home league games against Burnley, with the Clarets last win coming in September 1962.
However, they are there to be shot at; Mourinho has lost 13 of his last 27 Premier League matches, having been beaten in only 13 of 119 prior to this run.