The Magpies face Burnley at Turf Moor tonight having misplaced their previous 10 Premier League video games performed on at the present time of the week.


And so they haven’t scored of their previous seven – a run stretching again to 2013.

There have been a few wins throughout their Championship-winning season two years in the past however the final within the high flight was six years in the past.

All these defeats since have been away, so the Toon can be feeling lower than assured regardless of their current back-to-back wins over Watford and Bournemouth.

“Data are there to be damaged so now we have to vary that,” mentioned supervisor Benitez.

“We’ll rating on this one and we are going to win. That’s it. We’ll change the stats. They’re there to be modified.”

Benitez has numerous tales of the superstitious habits he witnessed throughout his time in control of Napoli however he refuses to be involved with historic baggage.

“The report is there but it surely doesn’t matter,” he mentioned.

“You alter the supervisor, you modify the gamers, you modify the setting, the league, you modify every part.

“What number of of those gamers have been at that first recreation once they misplaced? How most of the Burnley gamers have been taking part in?”

Recalling his days in Serie A, Benitez mentioned: “In Italy typically, and Napoli particularly, there have been quite a lot of superstitions about issues. Every part was like, ‘Don’t do that as a result of we misplaced’, or ‘We have now to put on this as a result of we gained’, and in the long run you didn’t know what to put on.

“There was a circle we have been doing, holding fingers within the dressing room as a result of the chairman wished to do it earlier than the video games. We did a circle and we gained so we carried on. However I’m not superstitious. It’s important to focus in your job.”

Burnley are on the lookout for simply their third league win this season and supervisor Sean Dyche says each membership exterior the ‘large six’ are concerned within the struggle to remain within the high flight.

“Anybody exterior of that must work for the factors,” mentioned Dyche.

“Bournemouth have had an amazing begin and so they would possibly find yourself within the high six however you suppose Manchester United will discover a approach.

“Watford have had an amazing begin however over a season it is rather robust. Final season was a fantastic one for us however we nonetheless had a spell of 11 video games and not using a win. That may occur.

“It’s very troublesome. Outdoors the massive six, everyone seems to be preventing, everybody desires the factors and to proceed being within the Premier League. There was a considering that there have been three divisions inside the division however I feel it’s now the massive six and the remaining.”

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