• Burnley have won just one of the last 12 matches in all competitions against Sunderland (W1 D5 L6).
  • Steven Fletcher represented Burnley on the last occasion these sides met (2009/10); he remains Burnley's leading Premier League scorer (8 goals).
  • No team has scored fewer goals than Burnley so far (1) in the Premier League this season.
  • The Clarets have drawn their last two games 0-0. The last team to draw three games 0-0 in a row were their rivals Blackburn in December 2009.
  • Three of Sunderland's four PL games this season have been 1-1 at half-time.
  • After his flurry of five goals in three games to help Sunderland stay up last season, Connor Wickham has now gone seven Premier League games without one.
  • Sunderland are yet to win (three points from four games) in 2014-15 - last season they took only one point from their opening eight PL games.
  • Sunderland are one of three teams yet to keep a clean sheet this season (along with Arsenal and West Ham).
  • Jack Rodwell is the only Premier League player to have been subbed off in all four games this season.
  • Sunderland have lost only one of their last five Premier League away games (W2 D2 L1).