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The Clarets Survival Scrap
By: Daniel Cox | Saturday, 6 April 2019
Sean Dyche’s Burnley have come down to earth with a bang after lasts seasons highs. But after European failure and a huge Premier League slump, will it be Premier League or Championship football being played at Turf Moor next season?
Bottom Five Teams
Similar to Southampton, Sean Dyche’s Burnley side suffered from poor start. After a brilliant season last season, the Clartets won just 2 of their opening 10 Premier League games, and on top of that crashed out of the Europa League during the qualifying stages, which I’m sure would have been a bitter blow to the club.
Since then, Burnley have turned things around gradually, but have struggled to find a run of consistent results to pull them away further away from the bottom 3. Goals from Ashley Barnes have kept their heads above water, but the goals have dried up for him a little of late, only registering 1 in his last 5 games. Burnley have only won of their last 5 games, but this was last time out against Wolves so Sean Dyche will have some positives to take from that win at Turf Moor.
You feel their next 2 games could be absolutely crucial, as they face Bournemouth and then a 6-Pointer at home to Cardiff. After that Burnley really do face a set of tough fixtures, which contain Chelsea, Manchester City, Everton and then Arsenal on the final day - bleak reading for Burnley fans. I’d be more than a little worried if I was a Burnley fan right now, but Sean Dyche is a top manager, and will be certain to get the best out of his side who will be feeling the pressure right now.
AUTHOR: Daniel Cox
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