With the Premier League less than a month away, here at Pain in the Arsenal we’re going to go through how we think the table we end up. So, starting at the bottom with Burnley…
Manager: Sean Dyche
The former Centre Back is a solid manager, but a relatively inexperienced one. There are not many managers who have succeeded in the premier league in after only 3 years in management. His inexperience may well show during the early stages of the season and he will need to learn quickly if he wants to survive in this job until Christmas.
Key Player: Danny Ings
The young English striker has been hotly tipped for a call up to the national side, but will need to make the step up to Premier League level if he wants to impress Roy Hodgson. He was the top scorer last season but will struggle to score 20+ goals this campaign because Burnley will need to focus on defence if they want to avoid going straight back down, and Ings will need to work hard if he wants to thrive this year.
Best feature: Team Spirit
Burnley haven’t made wholesale changes to their side, and they are going to be relying on the same team that got them promoted with a few new additions. They haven’t made a big money signing and the morale in the dressing room should be good, everything like this can help in a first Premier League season.
Worst Feature: Lack of real Premier League quality
For all the team spirit they have, I don’t think they’ve got much proven quality at Premier League level. They will struggle to provide the match winning spark often enough and I can’t see them causing many teams too much issue.
PIA Writer’s opinions:
BW: “I think Burnley will finish 19th, they have very little strength in depth and the potential loss of Vokes or Ings would hit them extremely hard.”