Head to Head records: Away v Burnley
The last time the two sides met was the 100th match-up between Newcastle and Burnley as the latter scored three equalisers to play out a 3-3 draw on New Year's Day in 2015. This fixture was Newcastle's first match after Alan Pardew left the club to go to Crystal Palace. In that game, Steven Taylor scored his final goal for the club. His goal in the match brought up his 12th Premier League goal, making him Newcastle's highest scoring defender in the Premier League era.
This season is Burnley's fourth season in the Premier League and this is only the second season since the mid 1980s where both Newcastle and Burnley are in the same division so there isn't much in the way of recent history between these two sides but there have been many encounters, the first few of which date back to the 1890s, soon after Newcastle began their existence.
Facts and Figures
Burnley wins: 41
Newcastle wins: 40
Burnley wins: 32
Newcastle wins: 29
Top flight at Burnley
Burnley wins: 20
Newcastle wins: 11
Previous ten (all competitions)
Burnley wins: 4 (12 goals)
Newcastle wins: 3 (14 goals)
Biggest win (in this fixture)
Burnley 0 - 3 Newcastle United (11/03/1930)
Burnley 0 - 3 Newcastle United (22/12/1934)
Burnley 0 - 3 Newcastle United (03/04/1937)
Burnley 0 - 3 Newcastle United (04/09/1948)
Biggest defeats (in this fixture)
Burnley 5 - 1 Newcastle United (31/03/1928)
Monday night's fixture will be an interesting one. Burnley have made a very impressive start to the season and you only need to look at their home record since the start of last season to realise that we will have to play very well if we are going to take something away from Turf Moor. If I'm offered a draw before kick-off, I would take it.
Elsewhere, Leicester appointed their new manager earlier this week bringing back Claude Puel into the Premier League after his single season with Southampton last year. According to many bookies, Sean Dyche was the favourite to leave his post at Burnley and take over Craig Shakespeare at the King Power Stadium but the loyal Burnley manager stayed put at Turf Moor which will have been met with gratitude and relief by most, if not all, Burnley fans.