“Burnley away”…A few months ago this game wouldn’t have been interesting at all, but Charlie Taylor and Chris Wood have made sure that Burnley away is much more interesting than it has been for Leeds fans in many years.
Leeds will play Burnley away at Turfmoor in the third round of the cup, the draw at 4:15am this morning. Logistically it’s a good tie for Leeds, Burnley isn’t far and they will hopefully give us a decent allocation for the trip, although they don’t normally give us a full stand. Burnley are a decent team, no doubt about that and will want to progress, and Premier League (lower) side will feel the chances of a trip to Wembley are increased significantly in the League Cup with the top sides fielding weaker squads.
Leeds have had a smooth start to the cup and will want to make sure Burnley know they are in a tie, whatever the result. Back-to-back hat-tricks in the opening two games, a 4-1 win over Port Vale and 5-1 win over Newport in front of the home crowd have kept momentum ticking over not just in the cup but the league. Samu Saiz has already notched four, and Roofe three in the games but Burnley will want to make sure they have a strong side out.
The game will take place the week commencing 18th September.