By News Team
Last Updated: 26th August 2021
Five years after their return to the Premier League, it’s safe to say that Burnley are now part of the furniture in England’s top flight.
Sean Dyche has done a fantastic job at Turf Moor with a couple of top-half finishes since their promotion from the Championship. That said, the Clarets finished one place above the relegation zone last season – albeit 11 points clear of danger – so they will be eager to ensure a far higher finish up the table this time around. A big summer transfer window including the addition of Wayne Hennessey, Nathan Collins, Mark Helm, Jacob Bedeau and Harry Williams should help them achieve this.
As the 2021/22 Premier League campaign commences, we’ve taken a look at all you need to know about Burnley – from their upcoming league fixtures, to the latest football betting odds for the club this term.
Who is the manager of Burnley?
Central to Burnley’s success in the Premier League in recent years has been Sean Dyche. Since taking over the Clarets in 2012, Dyche has guided the club back to the Premier League twice, including keeping them in the top flight for the last five years. He is arguably not the most glamourous of managers but there is no questioning his ability to get results for a side not blessed with a large transfer kitty like many clubs in the division.
Who are Burnley’s key players?
Burnley are a team in the true sense of the word and it’s probably fair to say the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Saying that, Chris Wood is a stand-out player for the club, with the striker’s goals having played an important role for Dyche’s team in recent seasons, including his 12 strikes in the Premier League last term. Goalkeeper Nick Pope is also a key part of the Clarets squad and was unlucky to miss out on the European Championship with England due to knee surgery.
Where is Burnley’s stadium?
Burnley play at the 21,944-capacity Turf Moor in in Burnley, Lancashire, having played their home games there since 1883. It is the second-longest continuously used stadium in English professional football.
When is the next Burnley Premier League game?
Up next for Burnley is a trip to Anfield to face Liverpool on August 21 after losing to Brighton in their opening game. Every point will be crucial for Burnley as they face Leeds, Everton, Arsenal and Leicester after the Liverpool game.
Burnley Premier League fixtures
The Burnley Premier League fixtures for the 2021/22 season in full are below:
|14/08/2021||15:00||Burnley v Brighton||1-2|
|21/08/2021||12:30||Liverpool v Burnley||2-0|
|29/08/2021||14:00||Burnley v Leeds United|
|13/09/2021||20:00||Everton v Burnley|
|18/09/2021||15:00||Burnley v Arsenal|
|25/09/2021||15:00||Leicester City v Burnley|
|02/10/2021||15:00||Burnley v Norwich City|
|16/10/2021||15:00||Manchester City v Burnley|
|23/10/2021||15:00||Southampton v Burnley|
|30/10/2021||15:00||Burnley v Brentford|
|06/11/2021||15:00||Chelsea v Burnley|
|20/11/2021||15:00||Burnley v Crystal Palace|
|27/11/2021||15:00||Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur|
|30/11/2021||19:45||Wolverhampton v Burnley|
|04/12/2021||15:00||Newcastle United v Burnley|
|11/12/2021||15:00||Burnley v West Ham United|
|14/12/2021||19:45||Burnley v Watford|
|18/12/2021||15:00||Aston Villa v Burnley|
|26/12/2021||15:00||Burnley v Everton|
|28/12/2021||15:00||Manchester United v Burnley|
|01/01/2022||15:00||Leeds United v Burnley|
|15/01/2022||15:00||Burnley v Leicester City|
|22/01/2022||15:00||Arsenal v Burnley|
|08/02/2022||19:45||Burnley v Manchester United|
|12/02/2022||15:00||Burnley v Liverpool|
|19/02/2022||15:00||Brighton v Burnley|
|26/02/2022||15:00||Crystal Palace v Burnley|
|05/03/2022||15:00||Burnley v Chelsea|
|12/03/2022||15:00||Brentford v Burnley|
|19/03/2022||15:00||Burnley v Southampton|
|02/04/2022||15:00||Burnley v Manchester City|
|09/04/2022||15:00||Norwich City v Burnley|
|16/04/2022||15:00||West Ham United v Burnley|
|23/04/2022||15:00||Burnley v Wolverhampton|
|30/04/2022||15:00||Watford v Burnley|
|07/05/2022||15:00||Burnley v Aston Villa|
|15/05/2022||15:00||Tottenham Hotspur v Burnley|
|22/05/2022||16:00||Burnley v Newcastle United|
What are the Burnley odds to avoid Premier League relegation?
After Burnley’s 17th place finish in the Premier League last season, it’s no surprise to see them sitting high in the betting for clubs to be relegated from the division this term – the Clarets are fourth favourites to go down at 6/4 following consecutive defeats defeat to Brighton and Liverpool. Finishing in the top half of the table would make for a hugely successful season for the club and they are priced at 8/1 to do just that. Work out your potential winnings with our easy-to-use online betting calculator.
What are the odds that Burnley win the next game?
Having come out second best in their game against Liverpool, Burnley sit at 21/10 to take all three points against Leeds, with the guests 5/4 to win. It would take a turn of form to see Burnley take anything from this match although Leeds have not been overly impressive in their starting matches losing 5-1 at Old Trafford and earning a 2-2 draw at home to Everton.
What’s the latest Burnley transfer and injury news?
Burnley have been busy in the transfer window so far this summer, bringing in Wayne Hennessey, Nathan Collins, Mark Helm, Jacob Bedeau and Harry Williams, while they are hoping to capture Ainsley Maitland-Niles from Arsenal too, who appears unsettled due to a lack of playing time. As for injuries, Phil Bardsley is getting over a hernia problem, while Dale Stephens and Kevin Long are both sidelined after the pair underwent surgery at the end of last season. Ashley Westwood and Matej Vydra both missed the defeat to Liverpool and will undergo further tests to determine their fitness for Leeds United’s visit on Sunday.