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E. Schelotto
Bruno Saltor
S. March
J. Izquierdo
J. Hendrick
A. Westwood
G. Murray
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D. Stephens
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44% 55%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 4 2
Total Passes 339 432
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And there goes the full-time whistle! Neither side can really say they showed quite enough to deserve all three points, although Burnley had the better chances on balance. However, perhaps a point apiece is satisfactory for these two clubs at this stage of the season. Burnley look increasingly certain of securing their Europa League spot and Brighton inch ever closer to the magic 40-point mark and safety. It finishes 0-0 here at Turf Moor!
90' + 5' CHANCE! A last chance of the game for Burnley as Ward's cross is headed away to the back post and is gathered by Ryan.
90' + 4' Awful attempt at a cross from Schelotto as it goes straight over the top of the bar and behind for a goal-kick.
90' + 4' Knockaert wriggles away from Nkoudou and plays the ball wide, before March goes on a run of his own, but can't beat Lowton on the touchline.
90' + 3' Murray takes the ball down really well on the left, but he's robbed on the touchline and feels he's been fouled.
90' + 1' Murray takes a long throw into the box under control and plays it back out wide for March, who twists and turns and lays off Bong, but the left-back's cross is straight out of play. Wasteful.
E. Schelotto
Bruno Saltor
89' And Bruno does make way, with Schelotto taking his place for the last few minutes.
88' Bruno is unable to continue, and the veteran full-back has signalled to the bench that he needs to be replaced.
87' March does excellently to take in a scruffy pass by Stephens and get past Lowton, but Long was alert to put it out for a throw-in.
S. March
J. Izquierdo
85' Izquierdo is replaced by March on the left, who will offer more tradtional width as they look to make use of Murray's height in the box.
84' MISS! A Brighton corner finds Murray at the back post, who slips as he tries to play it to Knockaert. It still finds its way to the Frenchman, but his effort is skied over the bar. The frustration is palpable.
83' Neither side able to keep hold of the ball, as Knockaert's square ball to the edge of the box is intercepted and cleared, after Ryan had to come out of his area to deal with a through-ball.
J. Hendrick
A. Westwood
81' A positive change by Dyche as he replaces Westwood with Hendrick, who has been used largely as a number 10 so far this season.
80' Knockaert shows good feet to wriggle into some space in a central area, but he passes it right to Gross rather than to his left, where all the space was. Gross' cross is then headed comfortably clear.
77' Another foul, this time by Burnley as they whip a free-kick of their own into the box. This match has not been allowed to settle into a rhythm at all.
75' Duffy just about hears the call of Ryan to leave a well-hit cross to the near post, and lets it go for the Australian to catch.
G. Nkoudou
A. Lennon
72' Tottenham loanee Nkoudou replaces former Spurs winger Lennon, who has had a very quiet game so far.
G. Murray
Yellow Card
72' Murray mistimes his challenge, and is somewhat unlucky to pick up a yellow card.
71' Brighton knock the ball about confidently, but Burnley keep their shape well and the visitors can't find enough space to carve out an opening.
69' And Murray makes a fast start too, winning a corner as his shot is deflected away. The cross is lofted into the front post, but the whistle goes for a foul and it's wasted.
67' CHANCE! Vokes nearly makes an immediate impact! The ball goes into the box, and only an excellent Duffy block prevents the substitute from scoring with what surely was his first touch!
G. Murray
L. Ulloa
67' Ulloa - who has had a quiet afternoon - is replaced by Brighton's top scorer Murray.
S. Vokes
C. Wood
66' The Burnley striker will be forced off, though, and will be replaced by Wales striker Vokes.
64' Wood is down with an injury. Burnley won't want to lose him in this game if possible - the New Zealander has scored five goals in 11 league games against Brighton. He's only scored more against Huddersfield (6) in English league football.
63' Westwood makes an excellent run to the edge of the box, but his shot is blocked quickly by a Brighton defender and it's cleared away.
61' Neither side able to stamp their authority on the game yet, as the game begins to get scrappy and disjointed once again.
57' Stephens is on his last warning as he dangles a leg on Lennon, bringing him down. The resulting free-kick is not Gudmundsson's best, and it's straight into the arms of Ryan.
55' Gross has a good opportunity to play someone in, but he holds the play up as he waits fro the right pass, twisting and turning, but his clipped ball is claimed by Pope.
54' Brighton have started this second half very brightly, and are seeing more of the ball than the hosts so far.
51' CHANCE! Barnes cleverly wins a free-kick, and it's lofted into the box for Tarkowski, but his header is scruffy and Ryan can catch.
49' SAVE! Gross shows his quality as he cuts back from the left and tries to catch Pope out with a firm shot to the near post, but the Englishman is alert and keeps it out. Perhaps he should have looked o play someone in instead, but it's much better from the Seagulls here.
48' Positive work from Brighton as they interchange quickly down the left. Izquierdo cuts inside, but his second touch takes it away from him and Burnley survive.
46' CHANCE! Burnley fall asleep early on in the half and Gross suddenly finds himself in space! He drives into the box and plays the ball wide to Knockaert, but his fizzed ball isn't anticipated by anyone and the chance goes begging!
46' And Brighton get us back underway for the second half!
And there's the half-time whistle! There's an angry exchange between Westwood and Kayal, but nothing serious. Burnley will feel they should have had a goal after a mad scramble on the line and a couple of handball shouts. Brighton have created the odd chance, but lacked a real finishing touch in the final third. It's 0-0 at the break!
45' + 2' Meanwhile, Gudmundsson has been on the turf holding his knee, and the home crowd were not happy with Brighton's decision to play on. It's out now and the winger can get some treatment.
45' + 1' Bruno works a thow-in well and fizzes the ball to the edge of the box, and it's clipped towards goal, but Pope gathers at the second attempt.
43' Gudmundsson and Lennon have swapped flanks, and the former goes on his weaker foot and puts a good cross in, winning a corner.
42' SAVE! Gudmundsson curls it round the wall to the goalkeeper's side, but there's not enough power or placement to really trouble Ryan, who palms it away.
D. Stephens
Yellow Card
41' Barnes charges straight towards goal, and doesn't use his option to his right, but he's rewarded with a free-kick as Stephens clips his heels right on the edge of the box and receives a yellow card.
40' A Brighton corner is cleared as far as Izquierdo, whose shot is blocked, falling for Gudmundsson, who just can't find a teammate to spark a counter-attack.
37' SAVE! Cork surges forward confidently and holds onto the ball really well. He feeds Lowton, whose cross finds Barnes, but his firm, near-post effort is held well by a well-positioned Ryan!
35' OFFSIDE! Gross plays Izquierdo in after a neat one-two, but the winger is flagged up for offside. Izqueirdo had just squared unselfishly for Knockaert, but Pope saved from the Frenchman anyway!
34' CHANCE! Brighton play some wonderful, quick football on the left as they pass it around Burnley, but Kayal can't quite connect with the shot and it's tamely at Pope.
32' Dunk hits another sweeping diagonal pass, this time towards Bruno, but he's just a step behind it and it runs out for a throw-in. Good idea from the centre-half though.
30' Tarkowski goes down off the ball holding his ankle. That will certainly be a worry for Sean Dyche, with Ben Mee already out injured and only Taylor and Bardsley - both full-backs - to call upon from the bench.
29' MISS! Izquierdo comes inside off the left flank and squares the ball to Gross, who has a go from 20 yards, but drags it well wide.
28' Burnley still seem frustrated by that earlier scramble, as Brighton grow into the game.
24' SCRAMBLE! There's a mad goal-line scramble as Burnley just can't turn it in! Barnes, Cork, and Long all have a go at smashing the ball in from inside the six-yard box, but Brighton always seem to have a body in the way or on the line! There's appeals for handball by Bong too, but the referee isn't interested and only awards a corner. How did that not go in?
22' Brighton try to work it forward down the left, but once again it fizzles out as they look devoid of creativity in the final third.
19' MISS! Brighton work a corner well and Gross lofts it to Bruno, who is unmarked and has made a clever run to the back post. The veteran right-back volleys across goal, but it's just wide!
17' Gudmundsson is perhaps a little unlucky to concede a foul as he and Bruno contest a ball shoulder-to-shoulder.
15' MISS! Very poor from Gudmundsson after good work to intercept a pass from Dunk, his effort from 25 yards trickling well wide. He didn't make good contact at all there.
14' At the other end, Lowton produces a lovely cross, but nobody reads it and it's straight into Ryan's arms.
14' Brighton build an attack of their own, but Bruno's cross is straight into the arms of Pope.
12' Burnley are in control here, passing well and forcing Brighton to drop deeper off the ball. The two sides have very similar styles and set-ups here, and it will be interesting to see how they work each other out.
9' Bong is being booed by the Burnley crowd, most likely due to his allegations of racism against Jay Rodriguez, a former Burnley player.
7' CHANCE! Barnes makes a nuisance of himself against his old club, first wriggling free in the box and feeding Cork, before flicking on a Westwood pass that just evaded Wood at the far post!
5' Stephens plays a sloppy pass in midfield, and Burnley break down the left, but Gudmundsson's dangerous-looking cross is just about dealt with in the middle.
4' However, it's Brighton who carve out the first real attack of the game, as Dunk pings a wonderful diagonal pass out to Knockaert, who crosses on his left foot, but it's caught by Pope.
2' Burnley put some early pressure on Brighton as they look to make a fast start here. They know what they can achieve with a win here, however much they try to play it down in interviews.
1' And we're off at Turf Moor!
Burnley are unchanged from their 1-1 draw at Stoke last time out, while Ulloa replaces Murray for Hughton's men in the Brighton manager's only change.
They face the Seagulls at a good time, as Chris Hughton's side are winless in 10 away league games since beating Swansea 1-0 in November, drawing three and losing seven.
Burnley will have to defy their history once more if they are to win today, as they haven't beaten Brighton in any of their last seven league meetings since a 1-0 Championship win in April 2012, though the last four have all ended level.
The Seagulls are without a win in their last six matches in all competitions (D2 L4), while Burnley have failed to win either of their last two matches, having won five in a row before that.
Brighton sit 13th, seven points clear of the relegation zone, but face a tough end to the season with Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool their final three games. However, they won a hard-fought point against Tottenham last time out with a 1-1 draw at home.
However, regardless of other results, four points from their next three games would secure 7th spot for the Clarets.
Burnley can secure a Europa League spot today with a win if Everton and Leicester City both fail to pick up three points, while Brighton will be looking to inch closer to mathematical safety.
Brighton substitutes: Markus Suttner, Tim Krul, Solly March, Glenn Murray, Ezequiel Schelotto, Jurgen Locadia, Connor Goldson
Brighton XI (4-4-1-1): Mat Ryan; Gaetan Bong, Lewis Dunk, Shane Duffy, Bruno; Jose Izquierdo, Beram Kayal, Dale Stephens, Anthony Knockaert; Pascal Gross; Leonardo Ulloa
Burnley substitutes: Jeff Hendrick, Nahki Wells, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou, Charlie Taylor, Sam Vokes, Tom Heaton, Phil Bardsley
Burnley XI (4-4-2): Nick Pope; Stephen Ward, James Tarkowski, Kevin Long, Matthew Lowton; Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Ashley Westwood, Jack Cork, Aaron Lennon; Ashley Barnes, Chris Wood
The line-ups are out, and we'll start with the home side.
Hello and welcome to the Premier League fixture between Burnley and Brighton and Hove Albion at Turf Moor.