Ben Mee fires warning and eyes Elland Road 'incentive' as Leeds United visit draws near for Burnley

Ben Mee says Burnley are in a 'good place' as Sunday's Premier League trip to Leeds United looms, the Clarets captain eyeing a good incentive to climb up the table.

By Lee Sobot
Wednesday, 29th December 2021, 4:44 pm
Updated Wednesday, 29th December 2021, 4:48 pm

Burnley have not played since December 12 when their home clash against West Ham ended in a goalless draw.

The Lancashire outfit's next three opponents Watford, Aston Villa, Everton all saw their requests to have their fixtures against the Clarets postponed due to coronavirus cases within their squads.

The Turf Moor outfit are due to finally return to action on Thursday evening with a trip to Manchester United, followed four days later by the visit to Leeds.

CONFIDENCE: From Burnley captain Ben Mee as Sunday's trip to Leeds United looms. Photo by James Gill - Danehouse/Getty Images.

Sean Dyche's side are approaching the contests sat in the relegation zone - but Mee has highlighted how other sides in the lower half of the division have failed to kick on whilst Burnley have been forced to sit it out.

The Clarets are third-bottom but only two points behind fourth-bottom Watford who have played two games more.

Fifth-bottom Leeds hold a five-point cushion over Burnley but the Clarets have three games in hand.

“It’s been frustrating for all of us, for everyone involved and for the fans as well, especially at this time of year," said Mee, as quoted by

“We were prepared for all of them games, obviously late notice for the first couple, but for Boxing Day there was a bit more notice.

“Our squad is in a good place at the minute, so we were slightly disappointed in those games getting called off.

“There all going to have to be rearranged now and it’s going to be a busy schedule for us in the new year.

“You want points on the board, you don’t want games in hand, but seeing the teams around us not really moving much, it gives us a good incentive to go and get some points and move up the table.”

A message from the Editor:

Leeds has a fantastic story to tell - and the Yorkshire Evening Post has been rooted firmly at the heart of telling the stories of our city since 1890.

We believe in ourselves and hope you believe in us too. We need your support to help ensure we can continue to be at the heart of life in Leeds.

Subscribe to our website and enjoy unlimited access to local news and information online and on our app.

With a digital subscription, you can read more than 5 articles, see fewer ads, enjoy faster load times, and get access to exclusive newsletters and content.

Click here to subscribe.

For more details on our newspaper subscription offers click here.

Thank you Laura Collins