Burnley

All-Time Premier League Record

Played Won Drew Lost Scored Conceded Goal Difference Points No of Seasons
190 51 44 95 190 297 -107 197 5

 

Most Premier League Appearances

Player Appearances Total
Ashley Barnes 136
Ben Mee 134
Sam Vokes 102
Jeff Hendrick 98
Tom Heaton 96
Scott Arfield 86
Jack Cork 86
James Tarkowski 85
Johann Berg Gudmundsson 84
Matthew Lowton 83

 

Most Premier League Goals

Player Goals Total
Ashley Barnes 32
Chris Wood 20
Sam Vokes 17
Danny Ings 11
Andre Gray 9
Steven Defour 8
Graham Alexander 7
George Boyd 7
Jeff Hendrick 7
Johann Berg Gudmundsson 6

 

Biggest Premier League Victories

Match Date Season
Burnley 4-0 AFC Bournemouth 22nd September 2018 2018-2019
Hull City 1-4 Burnley 10th April 2010 2009-2010
Burnley 4-1 Sunderland 31st December 2016 2016-2017
West Ham United 0-3 Burnley 10th March 2018 2017-2018
Burnley 4-2 Tottenham Hotspur 9th May 2010 2009-2010
Burnley 3-1 Sunderland 19th September 2009 2009-2010
Brighton & Hove Albion 1-3 Burnley 9th February 2019 2018-2019
AFC Bournemouth 1-3 Burnley 6th April 2019 2018-2019
Burnley 2-0 Hull City 31st October 2009 2009-2010
Burnley 2-0 Liverpool FC 20th August 2016 2016-2017

 

Worst Premier League Defeats

Match Date Season
Burnley 1-6 Manchester City 3rd April 2010 2009-2010
Tottenham Hotspur 5-0 Burnley 26th September 2009 2009-2010
Arsenal 5-0 Burnley 6th May 2018 2017-2018
Manchester City 5-0 Burnley 20th October 2018 2018-2019
Burnley 1-5 Everton 26th December 2018 2018-2019
Liverpool FC 4-0 Burnley 12th September 2009 2009-2010
Burnley 0-4 Liverpool FC 25th April 2010 2009-2010
West Bromwich Albion 4-0 Burnley 28th September 2014 2014-2015
West Bromwich Albion 4-0 Burnley 21st November 2016 2016-2017
Burnley 0-4 Chelsea 28th October 2018 2018-2019

 

Managers

Manager No of Seasons managed Left the Club
Owen Coyle 1 8th January 2010
Brian Laws 1 29th December 2010
Sean Dyche 4

 

Highest Home Attendances

Match Date Attendance Figure Season
Burnley 0-2 Manchester United 23rd April 2017 21,870 2016-2017
Burnley 0-1 Manchester United 20th January 2018 21,841 2017-2018
Burnley 1-2 Manchester City 26th November 2016 21,794 2016-2017
Burnley 1-1 Bolton Wanderers 26th December 2009 21,761 2009-2010
Burnley 1-2 Liverpool FC 1st January 2018 21,756 2017-2018
Burnley 1-1 Chelsea 12th February 2017 21,744 2016-2017
Burnley 1-3 Liverpool FC 5th December 2018 21,741 2018-2019
Burnley 2-1 Leicester City 14th April 2018 21,727 2017-2018
Burnley 0-1 Arsenal 26th November 2017 21,722 2017-2018
Burnley 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur 1st April 2017 21,684 2016-2017

 

Intro

Fans of Burnley have experienced plenty of high moments in the last decade. Although they do have two Premier League relegations on their CV, the Clarets can look forward to a fourth consecutive season of Premier League football next season under the guidance of Sean Dyche – one of the best English managers at the moment. Burnley made their Premier League debut in 2009 and achieved a sensational finishing position of seventh in 2017-2018 – best of the rest after the current ‘Big 6.’

 

2009-2010

Having beaten Sheffield United in the Championship play-off final in the previous campaign, Burnley were expected to struggle in their first season at this level. However, they made Turf Moor an early fortress, collecting five wins in their first six home games. Reigning champions Manchester United were beaten in only their second Premier League game with Robbie Blake scoring a stunning winner. Everton and Sunderland were also among their early season victims.

Owen Coyle started the season as manager but in January, he acrimoniously left to take the manager’s job at fellow Lancastrian side Bolton Wanderers. The ex-Sheffield Wednesday boss Brian Laws succeeded him but Burnley’s form nosedived in the second half of the season. Relegation was confirmed in their 36th match of the season after a 4-0 home defeat to Liverpool FC but they did finish above Hull in 18th position after a 4-2 final day victory over Tottenham Hotspur.

 

2014-2015

Four years after their last taste of Premier League action, Burnley were back in the top-flight and Sean Dyche was now at the helm. His astute management of the club’s resources has put Burnley in a much better position, even if this season ended in instant relegation back to the Championship.

The Clarets didn’t enjoy victory until beating Hull City 1-0 in November but the goals of Danny Ings saw them never cut-off from the other struggling sides and the highlight of their campaign was undoubtedly George Boyd’s winner to defeat Manchester City 1-0 in March. Their relegation was confirmed in May despite completing a league double over Hull and Ings left at the end of the season for Liverpool FC.

 

2016-2017

Burnley returned to the Premier League after just a single season away and were stronger for their previous experiences. An early season victory over Liverpool FC suggested they would be harder to beat this time around. Like in their previous campaigns, Burnley’s strong platform for success was based around their home form and they were tough to beat with Crystal Palace, Southampton and AFC Bournemouth among the sides who came away empty-handed from their visits to Lancashire.

It was a different story away from home with just one victory on their travels but that success in late April at Selhurst Park meant the club avoided relegation for the first time, finishing the campaign in a rewarding 16th position.

 

2017-2018

With Joey Barton released after his ban for breaching betting rules and Andre Gray sold to Watford, questions were raised over whether Burnley had a strong enough squad to compete in the Premier League. Those doubts were quashed immediately on the opening weekend as Dyche’s side raced into a 3-0 half-time lead at Stamford Bridge and held on against nine-man Chelsea to beat them 3-2.

In December, the Clarets sat in the dizzy heights of fourth position briefly and a European adventure looked more likely. Not even an 11-game winless run could derail those lofty ambitions and a 2-1 win against Everton in early March began a five-game winning sequence which was good enough to secure seventh place and a place in the qualifying stages of the following season’s UEFA Europa League. Only the ‘Big 6’ finished above Burnley which was a heroic achievement from everyone at the club.

 

2018-2019

Burnley’s European aspirations ended in the play-off round of the UEFA Europa League as they lost to Olympiacos and the early start had a detrimental effect on their form in the Premier League. The tight defence from the previous campaign seemed to evaporate and by Christmas, Burnley had conceded more goals in the whole of the 2018-2019 campaign than what they’d let in the previous season. The low point was a 5-1 demolition on home soil by Everton on Boxing Day.

The return of captain Tom Heaton shortly afterwards and a change in tactical approach after this drubbing by the Toffees paid off. Burnley started to become harder to beat again. A seven-game unbeaten sequence which culminated with a 2-1 triumph over UEFA Champions League finalists Tottenham Hotspur had them going in the right direction. Safety was secured effectively by a 2-2 draw at Chelsea with Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood forming a dangerous partnership in-attack. Burnley ultimately ended the 2018-2019 season in 15th place.

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