Burnley FC 2018/19

Burnley, known as the Clarets, are currently in their third spell in the Premier League and, three years in, it is their most successful, too. Having been relegated after just one season in 2010 and 2015, Burnley are now a much more stable club in the top flight and, for the first time in 51 years, will compete in Europe. Their manager, Sean Dyche, has been in place since 2012 and despite links with a move to Everton last season, signed a new contract at Turf Moor, their home for their entire 132-year history, last season. The ground currently holds over 21,000 people.

Burnley may be a small club nowadays, but they have an impressive history dating back around 90 years. In the 1920-21 season, they won their first Division One title, a feat which they then repeated in 1959-60. Around the same time, in 1919-20 and 1961-62 respectively, they also recorded two second placed finishes. They also have one FA Cup to their name, won in 1914, and four semi final appearances in the League Cup, in 1961, 1969, 1983 and 2009. They have also played in Europe before, as they are doing this season, but not for 51 years.

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Notable former players and managers include, for the 1997-98 campaign in the old second division, Tottenham, Marseille and England legend Chris Waddle. Current Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe’s two spells on the South Coast sandwich a brief stint at Turf Moor between January 2011 and October 2012, but he left citing home sickness before returning to Dean Court, where he had continued his great work to the present day. Burnley’s all time top goalscorer is George Beel, who scored 183 goals between 1923 and 1932, while Tommy Lawton, who would go on to have a great career at Everton in particular, is still the club’s youngest ever player, a record he obtained in March 1936 when Burnley faced Doncaster Rovers.

Burnley squad 2018/19

Goalkeeper: Tom Heaton, Nick Pope, Anders Lindergaard, Adam Legzdins

Defenders: Matthew Lowton, Charlie Taylor, Ben Mee, Stephen Ward, Phil Bardsley, James Tarkowski, Kevin Long, Ben Gibson

Midfielders: Jack Cork, Robbie Brady, Jeff Hendrick, Ashley Westwood, Aaron Lennon, Aiden O’Neill, Steven Defour, Johann Berg Gudmundsson

Forwards: Sam Vokes, Ashley Barnes, Chris Wood, Jon Walters, Nahki Wells, Dwight McNeil

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More than anyone last season, Burnley surprised the footballing world. The Clarets were fully expected to struggle against the threat of relegation, but they ended up spending the entire season in the top half of the Premier League and eventually qualifying for Europe after finishing seventh. Sean Dyche has created a great atmosphere around the squad at Turf Moor, one of great togetherness and hard work, and that has helped the club climb higher than their modest budget should allow them. Since their promotion back to the top flight in 2016, Burnley have gone from strength to strength, but now they face their toughest challenge yet.

Dyche has not strengthened his squad this summer for whatever reason. At the time of writing, with a matter of days remaining before the early closure of the transfer window and the start of the season, Burnley are one of just two sides, along with Tottenham, not to sign anyone. Given that they could reach the Europa League group stages and play a number of extra games, that could come back to haunt them, especially with so many other clubs in the league improving their squads. You can never be too sure with Burnley, but they could be set for another tough season.

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Burnley to be relegated @ 7/2 with Betfair

Lowest scoring team @ 9/1

Sean Dyche to leave by Christmas @ 6/1

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