Rafael Benitez was not a popular appointment at Everton, but his return to Merseyside has gone well so far as the Toffees eye a place in the top four.
After an opening-weekend 3-1 victory over Southampton, a 2-2 draw at Leeds was followed by an impressive 2-0 win at Brighton.
Burnley, meanwhile, have made a slower start, with Sean Dyche’s men losing to the Seagulls and Liverpool before claiming their first point of the campaign against Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
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Burnley team news
Burnley (4-4-2): Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Gudmundsson, Brownhill, Westwood, McNeil; Wood, Barnes. Subs: Hennessey, Cork, Lennon, Rodriguez, Cornet, Pieters, Bardsley, Vydra, Thomas.
Everton team news
Everton (3-4-3): Pickford; Mina, Keane, Godfrey; Coleman, Allan, Doucoure, Digne; Townsend, Richarlison, Gray. Subs: Begovic, Kenny, Holgate, Iwobi, Gomes, Gordon, Gbamin, Davies, Rondon.
Toffees and Clarets defy spending habits
It’s been a standout transfer window for many reasons, with the high-profile moves of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi chief among them.
However, it is has also been noticeable how much certain clubs have tightened their belts due to financial effects brought on by the pandemic.
Everton have spent more than £500million since Farhad Moshiri became the club’s majority shareholder in 2016, but this summer saw them spend just £1.7m on Demarai Gray and four free transfers.
Burnley have historically had a very tight rein on spending, but bought Stoke centre back Nathan Collins and Lyon winger Maxwel Cornet for around £25m, as well as completing the signing of Connor Roberts from Swansea right at the end of last month.
Let’s see if any of these three men will make their first appearances for the club tonight.
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…to Sportsmail’s coverage of Everton against Burnley at Goodison Park.
These two teams have experienced contrasting fortunes this season. After the initially unpopular appointment of former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez, the Toffees have started the season in fine form, picking up seven points from their first nine as they look to move into the top four above Manchester City, with a win achieving that objective.
Burnley, meanwhile, have made a slow start under Sean Dyche this term, losing their season opener 2-1 to Brighton at Turf Moor having taken the lead.
They were then distinctly second best in a 2-0 defeat at Liverpool before they claimed their opening point of the campaign in a 1-1 draw with Leeds before the international break.
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