Burnley-Luton Town Preview

Burnley boss Vincent Kompany believes his side will soon turn a corner as they bid to end their wait for a Premier League win.

The Clarets strolled to promotion last season, but Kompany's team have so far struggled for positive results in the top flight.

They have played the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United and Newcastle United, though they have taken just one point from their opening five games.

Tuesday's trip to fellow promoted side Luton Town could offer a great chance to get the ball rolling with a win, though the Hatters come into it on the back of beating Everton on Saturday to get their first victory on the board.

"We're going to keep fighting for it every single game and it will come. It's not been far off. We had the Forest game (a 1-1 draw) that could have gone our way, the performance against (Manchester) United, and Newcastle (United) is as tough a place as you can go," said Kompany.

"But we've been in games. We have to keep doing that. It's not easy but eventually we will get results.

"We are six games in. If you look at the first half and second half of our games (fixtures), plus the cup games in the middle, there have been some good performances but now it's about results. Always with the idea that performances bring results and I hope we can materialise that very quickly."

Luton held firm against an impotent Everton attack at Goodison Park on Saturday, claiming what could prove a vital three points against a potential relegation rival.

After picking up his first win as a Premier League manager, Luton boss Rob Edwards said: "I don't want this to come across as arrogant, but I really fancied us today. I really believed we could come here and win."

Luton Town - Carlton Morris

Morris has scored 60% of Luton's Premier League goals so far (3/5), while his 23 goals in all competitions for the Hatters is more than double any other player at the club has since he joined ahead of last season. He could become the first Luton player to score in three consecutive top-flight games since Mick Harford in April 1992.

Burnley - Luca Koleosho

Luca Koleosho has created more chances (seven), had more touches in the opposition box (18) and completed more dribbles (18) than any other Burnley player in the Premier League this season.

Having lost their first four Premier League games, Luton are now unbeaten in two, picking up their first win in the competition last time out at Everton. The Hatters had conceded nine goals in their first three games this season (an average of three per game), but have conceded just once in each of their last three.

Luton are winless in their last six league games against Burnley (D3 L3) since a 2-0 away win in the third tier in March 2000.

Luton Town - 40.8%

Burnley - 30.6%

Draw - 28.6%

Updated October 2, 2023