Description: BUR Vs SHF Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Premier League battle gets underway in as early as the second round of the tournament.

The second round of the Carabao Cup seldom features a tie seeing two Premier League teams going at loggerheads. We are lucky to witness it today though with Burnley and Sheffield United locking heads in the competition this Thursday.

It makes for an intriguing battle, a clash between two sides who’ll spare no expense to make it to the ensuing stage. And given how akin these two teams are to each other, this will be a humdinger of an encounter, one where the finest of margins come into play to determine which side ends up getting past the finishing line.

Both the teams are revered for their defensive gameplan with the two sides regarded as some of the staunchest backlines in the Premier League. They give no leeway to their opponents, sides whose compact, well disciplined and sound brand of defending saw them flourish in the foregone edition of the Premier League.

BUR Vs SHF Dream11 Probable Winner

This brand of defence was however amiss from Sheffield United’s ranks when they took on Wolverhampton for their new season opener. It saw the side being downed 2-0 with both the goals coming as sucker blows inside the first 10 minutes.

Back on the field within a gap of a few days, the visiting team is set to toy around with its playing 11. The massively watered down quality will fail to withstand the brunt of Burnley to see the home side ease its way to a win on the day.

Probable Playing 11

Team News 

  • Jack, Ben and Barnes are all going to sit out the affair for Burnley courtesy of their injuries.
  • Lys’ injury keeps him on the sidelines for today.


Pope, Bardsley, Long, Tarkowski, Taylor, Gudmundsson, Westwood, Brownhill, McNeil, Rodriguez, Wood

Sheffield United 

Foderingham, Basham, Ampadu, Jagielka, Bogle, Berge, Norwood, Osborn, Lowe, McGoldrick, Burke

Match Details

Premier League 2019-20

Match: Burnley Vs Sheffield United Second Round

Date And Time: 17th September, Thursday- 12:15am IST

Venue: Turf Moor, Burnley

Top Goal Scorer


Sheffield United 

Bygone Encounter

Sheffield United Vs Wolverhampton: 0-2


After missing out on the Golden Glove by the smallest of margins last season, interest was bound to grow for Burnley’s Nick Pope. However, the club managed to hang onto his services to see England’s finest goal-keeper ply his skill set for the side one more season.

His foregone season makes him a must have pick, one where he emerged as the talk of the town with his brand of shot stopping. 


This clash can easily end up as a 0-0 draw. Both the sides pay attention to every little detail in defence, side’s whose foremost importance is bolstering their backline. 

Also, with Sheffield United looking to traverse their way past a congested schedule, defence is going to be the way forward for the side. It sees us opt for Chris Basham and Ethan Ampadu who’ll be deployed in a slightly forward thinking CDM role.

Burnley elsewhere see us opt for an entire trio of picks from the side. With Sheffield United failing to score at the weekend, Burnley are bound to have taken notes from the dreary attacking performance put on by the visiting team.

This has all the makings of a cleansheet for the home side to see us reign in James Tarkowski, Kevin Long and Charlie Taylor from the club.


For both Jack Rodwell and Ben Osborn, today is going to be a watershed moment. Hardly given a chance in the Premier League, both are bound to make appearances in Sheffield United’s playing 11 for the impending outing. 

And the duo will be looking to make the most of this frugal chance and show what its capable of to see us opt for the two from the side. Burnley will also have a reminiscent partnership line up for us, one made up of the versatile and well endowed Dwight McNeil and Ashely Westwood.


Wrapping up our Dream 11 side will be Burnley’s striker and top scorer from last season, 14 goal man Chris Wood.

Captain And Vice-Captain

With a cleansheet likely for Burnley, James will captain our side while Wood is the vice-captain.

Dream 11 Team

Pope, Taylor, Basham, Ethan, James, Long, Ashley, Ben, Dwight, Rodwell, Wood

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Dream 11 Disclaimer

All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.



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