The match which will take place at John Smith's Stadium on Friday night will see two teams starting their campaign with new managers.
Burnley will kick-start their life at Championship against Huddersfield Town with the hope of making a quick return to the Premier League. The match which will take place at John Smith’s Stadium on Friday night will see two teams starting their campaign with new managers. Sean Dyche was sacked at Turf Moor at the end of last season and was replaced in the summer by former Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany as their new manager. Meanwhile, Carlos Corberan resigned as Huddersfield Town’s head coach following their Championship playoff final defeat to Nottingham Forest. He has been replaced by Danny Schofield.
|Huddersfield Town vs Burnley||Key Details|
|Date||29 July, 2022|
|Venue||John Smith’s Stadium|
|Kickoff time India||12:30 am (Saturday)|
|Kickoff time England||8 pm (Wednesday)|
Both teams finished their last campaign on a sad note. With Burnley’s time in the Premier League coming to an end, Huddersfield Town’s quest to gain promotion to the top division ended in a playoff final defeat. In the Premier League, Burnley finished at the 18th spot, with just 35 points from 38 games. On the other hand, Huddersfield finished third in the EFL Championship, having accumulated 82 points from 46 games. But it was not enough for them to gain a promotion. Hence, both sides will be keen to return to the top division as quickly as possible and their quest begins on Friday when they face each other.
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Some of their key players have left both teams in the summer transfer window, leaving the clubs to invest in the transfer market or promote academy players in a bid to replace them. Quite a few Burnley players left their team, with the standout ones being Nick Pope and James Tarkowski among others. Meanwhile, Harry Toffolo and Lewis O’Brien’s loss will also be a big one for Huddersfield Town. Besides, there are question marks over Matty Pearson’s participation for them in the upcoming match. On the other hand, Burnley have brought in a lot of new players. Hence, fans can expect to see the debuts of Arijanet Muric, Josh Cullen, Taylor Harwood-Bellis and Samuel Bastien among others.
Huddersfield Town possible line-up: Nicholls, Turton, Lees, Edmonds-Green, Ruffels, Russell, Hogg, Thomas, Holmes, Koroma, Ward
Burnley possible line-up: Muric, Roberts, Egan-Riley, Harwood-Bellis, Taylor, Cork, Cullen, Bastien, Brownhill, Rodriguez, Barnes
The EFL Championship match between Huddersfield Town and Burnley will take place at John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday at 12:30 am IST.
The live coverage of the EFL Championship match between Huddersfield Town and Burnley will be streamed live on the Sky Sports network. Further details can be found on their official website.