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TT Battle: Brighton’s Glenn Murray vs Burnley’s Ashley Barnes

Burnley and Brighton face off on Saturday afternoon in what on paper seems to be a tight affair. 

The two sides are split only on goals scored after they’ve both won a game and drawn one this season.

Brighton are hoping to claim their first home win under Graham Potter, whilst Burnley are searching for their first away win of the season.

There is plenty to play for as both look to push away from the lower depths of the table and strive for a higher place finish.

And in strikers Glenn Murray and Ashley Barnes, both teams have the quality to be higher as well.

Who will come out on top, though?

Glenn Murray 

Despite not having a goal to his name yet this season, Murray’s presence alone is unnerving for defenders and he is a handful to try and contain.

The 35-year-old still amassed 13 league goals last season, and reaching that tally again will go some way towards Brighton beating relegation and remaining in the Premier League.

With 1.8 aerial wins so far, as well as 0.5 shots and 0.5 key passes, Murray is working hard to try and make things happen for himself and for Brighton.

Ashley Barnes 

Barnes meanwhile has hit the ground running straight away this season, with four goals in four games.

His 12 Premier League strikes last season arguably went under the radar, but Barnes is proving that purple patch was not a one-off.

The 29-year-old has taken 3.8 shots per game, proving that persistence does work and eventually he will find the back of the net.

Verdict 

Given this season’s form, Ashley Barnes is far and away the winner of this corresponding battle.

Averaging a goal per game in the league so far this season, it comes as no surprise to see him among the top scorers in the league by spearheading the Clarets’ attack.


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