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Goalkeeper James Trafford was the winner of both the man of the match and the player ratings from our 2-0 Boxing Day home defeat against Liverpool.

Trafford was again in top form and made a number of big saves, notably those in the first half to deny Mohamed Salaha and Watari Endō in what was arguably his best home performance since coming into the Burnley team at the start of the season,.

He was a big winner for the man of the match, polling 66% of the vote with Wilson Odobert, who caused Liverpool some problems down the left in the second half, finishing second with a 13% share. Two defenders took the next two places; Dara O’Shea was third with 5% while 4% of the vote won Charlie Taylor fourth place.

There were no changes at the top of the player ratings with the same four players taking the same positions. Trafford rated at 8.31 out of ten with Odobert behind with 7.31. O’Shea was the third player to rate higher than seven for a good performance, and just with 7.02 and Taylor was fourth with a rating of 6.54 out of ten.

It’s given Trafford ten points towards the Up the Clarets Player of the Year with Odobert winning six points alongside four points for O’Shea and two points for Taylor.

The top three in the table remain the same with Sander Berge way ahead of both Luca Koleosho and Lyle Foster, but Trafford has now moved into fourth place, just six points behind Foster.

There is just one more vote to go in 2023 and that will be underway later today following our game against Aston Villa at Villa Park. The Liverpool result and the current player of the year table are below.


66% – James Trafford
13% – Wilson Odobert
5% – Dara O’Shea
4% – Charlie Taylor
3% – Jordan Beyer
2% – Sander Berge
2% – Zeki Amdouni & Josh Brownhill
1% – Lyle Foster & Mike Trésor
1% – Vitinho
0% – Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson


8.31 – James Trafford
7.31 – Wilson Odobert
7.02 – Dara O‘Shea
6.54 – Charlie Taylor
6.13 – Josh Brownhill
6.11 – Sander Berge
6.07 – Jordan Beyer
5.87 – Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson
5.85 – Lyle Foster & Mike Trésor
5.59 – Zeki Amdouni
5.38 – Vitinho


91: Sander Berge
54: Luca Koleosho
50: Lyle Foster
44: James Trafford
37: Jordan Beyer
31: Charlie Taylor
27: Josh Brownhill
26: Wilson Odobert
24: Dara O’Shea
18: Ameen Al-Dakhil
14: Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson
12: Zeki Amdouni & Vitinho
10: Arijanet Muric
8: Anass Zaroury
7: Josh Cullen & Jacob Bruun Larsen
5: Hjalmar Ekdal & Aaron Ramsey
4: Nathan Redmond
3: Hannes Delcroix
1: Jay Rodriguez

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