How can I watch Burnley v Sheffield United? Is there a live stream? How much will it cost?
Sheffield United return to action in the Carabao Cup on Thursday evening – and here’s everything you need to know ahead of the visit to Burnley in the second round of the competition:
When is the game? What time is kick-off?
Chris Wilder’s side make the trip across the Pennines to take on Burnley at Turf Moor on Thursday, September 17.
Kick-off is at 5.30pm.
Is Burnley v Sheffield United on TV? How can I follow it live?
No, Burnley v Sheffield United is not on TV.
However, the game will be shown in the UK only via www.carabaocup.live.
But don’t forget The Star will also be running a comprehensive live blog with team news, live updates, reaction and analysis from James Shield - who will be one of a handful of people allowed access to the game.
How much does a streaming pass cost and where can I buy one?
An individual match pass costs £10 via the above link. Season ticket holders will be required to purchase a match pass for all Carabao Cup fixtures.
Is there any injury news? Who is in the teams?
Sheffield United will be without striker Lys Mousset for the trip to east Lancashire.
Wilder confirmed after the 2-0 home defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday that the Frenchman had gone under the knife after suffering a ‘rare injury’ to a ligament under his toe, damaged in United’s final pre-season game against Preston North End.
Thursday’s game, though, will provide the Blades boss with the perfect opportunity to blood some of his summer recruits and has already indicated that pacey forward Oli Burke, signed from Premier League new boys West Bromwich Albion earlier this month, will make his debut.
Ethan Ampadu, Max Lowe and Jayden Bogle will also start at Turf Moor – as will players not involved on Monday - as Wilder looks to keep his squad fresh ahead of the trip to Aston Villa in the Premier League on Monday.
As for Burnley, well they have yet to begin their season so will be using Thursday’s tie to boost fitness levels before their Premier League opener against Leicester City on Sunday night.
The experienced trio of Jack Cork, Ashley Barnes and Ben Mee are all set to miss the start of the season, with the Clarets’ opening matchday squads likely to contain some of the under-23 players that have been part of the senior set-up since football resumed following lockdown last season.
Who is the referee?
Referee – Paul Tierney.
VAR – David Coote.
What are the odds?
Sky Bet is offering the following odds on the game:
Burnley - 6/4
Draw – 9/4
Sheffield United - 9/5
Are any tickets available?
No. All Carabao Cup games this week are currently being played behind closed doors, meaning no tickets will be available.
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