Getting to know YOUR Premier League club before the start of the season - Burnley

Published on 3 August 2023 at 14:00

Burnley are a new look team since last playing their football in the Premier League. Former Premier league captain Vincent Kompany took the reigns at Turf Moor in July of last year after leaving Anderlecht at the the end of that season, following a lot of criticism from opposition fans the Clarets went on to walk the league and return to the Premier League. However the Premier League is whole new ball game for Kompany's young Burnley side so lets take a look at what they're all about.


Who's in charge?

Vincent Kompany is going into his second season managing the Clarets, his first season was a massive success, taking the East Lancashire side back to the Premier League at the first time of asking and also an FA cup quarter final appearance against his former side Manchester City. Kompany tends to set up with a 4-2-3-1 formation or 4-4-2 but recently in pre season the former Belgian has trialled a 3-5-2 formation when the Clarets have hold of possession. The formation allows his side to have lots of possession which is a key part of Kompany's footballing philosophy. 

The new look Burnley side are patient with the ball and wait for openings in the defence and never try to force a pass.

On the pitch the main cause of Kompany's problems is from set pieces. The new look Burnley side aren't the tallest of side to say the least, in the Premier League clubs can be lethal from set pieces one of these sides being Burnley under Sean Dyche. 

I don't expect Kompany and his staff to change their play style to much from last season, despite the change in physicality in the Premier League.


The In's and Out's


Ashley Barnes - Norwich City, Free

Matt Lowton - Released

Bailey Peacock-Farrell- Aarhus GF, Loan

Bobby Thomas - Coventry, £2.5 million

Luke Mcnally - Stoke, Loan



Dara O'shea - West Brom, £7 Million

Jordan Beyer - Borussia Mönchengladbach, £13 Million

Michael Obafemi - Swansea, Undisclosed

Laurence Vigouroux - Leyton Orient, Free 

Jacob Brunn Larsen - TSG Hoffenheim, Loan

Nathan Redmond - Besiktas, Free 

Luca Koleosho - RCD Espanyol B, £4 Million

James Trafford - Manchester City, £19 Million 

Zeki Amdouni - FC Basel, £20 MIllion

Andros Townsend - Everton, Free


Standout Player

Anass Zaroury!  Zaroury was unbelievable for Burnley as a whole last season and I believe he will take the opportunity to play in the Premier League with both hands. The morrocon man struggled to find form at the end of last season and was fairly average during the run in. I feel the amount of games he played last season and being away in Qatar for the World Cup caught up to him.

Burnley have a very attacking and open style of play, allowing balls to be played through middle and from the wings allows Zaroury to fluish giving him the choice to cut in and shoot or go down the line and cross the ball across in to the box.


Will it be a successful or unsuccessful season for Burnley

I think this season for Burnley will be a successful one for the club but also a learning curve for a lot of the players. The club will over achieve overall and surprise a lot of fans, but due to the open system they play I do think they will struggle against the more clinical sides in the division

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