Burnley FC are back in the Premier League! Can they stay around a little longer this time?
The little team that could are back in football’s biggest league. For the third time in eight seasons Burnley FC are back in the Premier League. The smallest city ever to feature in England’s top division Burnley are hoping that the third time will be the charm and the club will finally stick.
As opposed to previous times where the club came in through the League Championship playoffs, Burnley were promoted based on finishing first. The Clarets breezed through the Football League Championship earning their first title since the club captured the old Division three title back in 1982. Sean Dyche’s side were one of the most exciting sides in the League Championship last season, scoring a league-high 72 goals while allowing just 35 (second lowest in the league).
The question is now can these numbers translate to the next division? At least through four matches the answer seems to be yes. Despite a difficult loss to Swansea City in the season opener Burnley have pulled off quality results against Liverpool (2-0 win) and Hull City (1-1). This appears to be a side that is no longer a novice when it comes to Premier League football which should help this season.
So just what can Burnley supporters expect during this campaign? Let’s take a look at their three hopes and one fear find out!
Next: Hope #1: That Sam Vokes can turn his Euro 2016 experience into a strong club campaign.