Burnley vs West Bromwich predictions and betting tips

Burnley produced the shock of the opening weekend when they defeated Chelsea 3-2 on Saturday. The Clarets were notoriously terrible on the road last season, and no one would have seen them getting three points at the home of the current champions. They return to the comforts of Turf Moor this weekend to take on West Brom. The Baggies have also started their new campaign on a victorious note as summer-signing Ahmed Mehgazi scored a header to help them to a 1-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday. Continue reading our…

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Manchester United to work on three-man shortlist for defensive reinforcement

Manchester United are in the transfer market for an experienced centre-back and manager Jose Mourinho has reportedly drawn up a three-man shortlist. According to Sky Sports, following the Europa League triumph over Ajax, Mourinho has handed a list of players to United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, and that list features the names of Michael Keane, Virgil Van Dijk and Victor Lindelof. Keane has made a name of himself on the back of an impressive season with the Clarets. The 24-year-old, who left United to join the Clarets for £2m in…

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Manchester United to make a summer move for Premier League defender

Manchester United are once again planning to spend a considerable amount of money on a former youth talent. The Mirror claims that United manager Jose Mourinho has added Burnley defender Michael Keane to his summer wish list. The 24-year-old has progressed through United youth ranks, but he joined the Clarets in 2014 after struggling for playing time with his former club. He has emerged as one of the best defenders in the country under the guidance of Burnley manager Sean Dyche. He also received his first England call-up earlier this year…

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Manchester United linked with another former player

Manchester United spent a huge sum to sign Paul Pogba from Juventus last summer, and now they have been linked with another former talent of theirs. Daily Mail claims that United are interested in a summer move for their former defender – Burnley centre-back Michael Keane. Keane progressed through United’s youth ranks but was allowed to leave by former manager Louis Van Gaal in a £2.5 move in 2015. In his two years with the Clarets, the 24-year-old has emerged as one of the top defensive talents in the country.…

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Hull star set for exist as club lines up replacement

Hull City have accepted a £10M Burnley bid for star man Robert Snodgrass, according to a report from Sky Sports. Snodgrass, who reportedly rejected a contract extension back in December, perhaps due to a perceived lack of ambition by the Yorkshire club, could be set for a move to Tuff Moor. The 29-year-old Scottish winger has single-handedly kept Hull’s hopes of surviving the drop alive this season, with his nine goals and four assists across all competitions proving to be the difference on various occasions. Hull have previously rejected bids in…

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Arsene Wenger charged by the FA, faces imminent touchline ban

As everyone had expected, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been slapped with a misconduct charge by the FA for his actions during his side’s last-gasp 2-1 win over Burnley on Sunday. Arsene Wenger was sent off to the stands for using abusive language with fourth official Anthony Taylor after match referee John Moss awarded a 92nd-minute to the Clarets against ten-man Arsenal. However, Wenger appeared to stay in the tunnel and watch the proceedings instead of leaving the area. This is Arsène Wenger’s home. He stands where he wants. pic.twitter.com/hjcdEHNKV8…

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Arsenal vs Burnley Talking Points- Mustafi Extends Record, Red Card To Xhaka, FA Trouble For Wenger & Sanchez Penalty

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10-man Arsenal snatched all three points against Burnley, literally with the skin of their teeth in a game that involved blockbuster drama. Let us take a look at the key talking points as Arsenal leapfrogged North London rivals Spurs and Merseyside Reds to the second spot, sitting 8 points behind leaders Chelsea. SHKODRAN MUSTAFI EXTENDS HIS MAGNIFICENT RECORD The £35-million-summer arrival is currently on a valuable 21 games unbeaten streak for Arsenal this season. The German is yet to feature in a defeat with the Gunners and scored the opener…

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Dyche continues to reshape Burnley’s squad

After watching his side lose 1-0 at home to Swansea on the opening day of the 2016-2017 English Premier League season, Sean Dyche has continued to reshape Burnley’s squad, by freshening his central midfield options. Specifically whilst Steven Defour has joined Dyche’s squad, David Jones is no longer a member of that, with the 31-year-old midfielder moving to Sheffield Wednesday for an undisclosed fee, as reported by the BBC. Formerly of Preston, Derby, Blackburn, Wolves and Oldham, Jones, who began his career at Manchester United signed for Burnely in 2013,…

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Premier League 2016-17 season preview

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The new Premier League season is finally upon us! Time to preview the 2016-17 campaign! Top two It seems the two Manchester clubs will battle for the English football crown this season. Manchester City have Pep Guardiola to coach them and made a couple of excellent signings this summer. Ilkay Gundogan could be gold in City’s midfield, while Leroy Sane adds pace and creativity, and John Stones is made to play in a Guadriola-led team due to his great feet. But can the Citizens play Guardiola football? That’s the big…

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Leicester offer star to Real Madrid, make bid for defender

Leicester City star N’Golo Kante has been offered to Real Madrid, according to Spanish source AS. The France international has a £ 19.8 million release clause and has been linked with a number of big clubs after impressing during the Foxes’ surprising Premier League title run. With another busy season ahead, the 25-year-old will bring further defensive cover to the team alongside Casemiro, who’s Real’s only true defensive midfielder. Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has been open with his praise for the France international, who joined Leicester from Ligue 1 side Caen…

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Championship Season Review – Brighton & HA, Bristol City, Burnley, Cardiff

Brighton & HA: 3rd In almost any other season, 89 points would be more than enough to win automatic promotion, and comfortably at that. For that reason Brighton can consider themselves massively unlucky not to have secured top-flight football for the first time since 1983, with a second chance in the play-offs having also failed to deliver the status befitting of their stadium, facilities and their fan base. There was clearly ability within a squad that had been added to by the signing of Israeli striker Tomer Hemed and left-back…

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Liverpool have to pay big for “free transfer”

Liverpool have been told they must pay Burnley up to £8m for striker Danny Ings, a record for a tribunal ruling, according to The Guardian. The 23-year-old striker arrived at Anfield in the summer of 2015 on a free transfer. However, it turns out there was nothing free about the transfer at all. Ings left the Championship club last season as his contract had expired, but because he was under 24 years of age, his former employers were entitled to compensation from the Reds. However, a tribunal was needed as…

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Championship and League One team ranked among European giants in form table

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If you check the international form table at Transfermarkt, you expect to see European giants like Juventus, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and PSG. But Championship team Burnley FC and League One team Barnsley FC? No, those two clubs have been surprisingly strong during their last 15 league matches and are therefore ranked among the big clubs in the form table. The Clarets are sitting in fifth place, gaining a total of 36 points from their last 15 league matches. That’s as many as Ligue 1 champions and current leaders…

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Top 10 most important strikers in The Championship

With almost three quarters of the season behind us, it’s time to look at some of the most remarkable statistics in The Championship, England’s second tier football league. Hull City is leading the way, being trailed shortly by Burnley, Middlesbrough and Brighton, while also Derby and Sheffield Wednesday are not done contending for promotion to the Premier League. At the bottom, three clubs are in serious trouble, as Charlton, Bolton and Rotherham have to make up a lot of ground to avoid being relegated to the League One. But who has…

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Twitter trolls Arsenal defender over his gaffe in the game against Burnley

Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs was involved in a hilarious faux pas in the build-up to Burnley’s goal in the Gunners’ 2-1 FA Cup win over Clarets at Emirates Stadium today. The defender took out his teammate Francis Coquelin with a sliding tackle while trying to close down space in front of his goal. The Frenchman, who was making his comeback from a two-month spell on sidelines due to injury, went down in agony following the tackle. Luckily for Gibbs, Coquelin was able to shake off the tackle and continue the tackle.…

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Aston Villa vs Burnley – Premier League preview and team news

Aston Villa will be keen to bounce back from their hammering last time out by seeing off Burnley, who play their last top-flight game before returning to the Championship. After a fine run of form which inspired their escape from the threat of relegation, it was quite astonishing to see Villa taken apart by a rampant Southampton, conceding a blistering hat-trick to Sadio Mane and a brace from Shane Long amid shambolic defending to be out of the game by half-time. It is the kind of showing which they cannot afford…

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Burnley vs Stoke – Premier League preview and team news

Burnley play their last Premier League game at Turf Moor before their graceful return to the Championship, with mid-table Stoke City providing the opposition. Sean Dyche’s side have been a wonderful part of the top-flight this term, but a failure to beat a number of the teams around them has ultimately cost them dear, with leads squandered at home to the likes of Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion. A lack of goals in recent weeks has also been a major contributing factor. The drought ended last time out as…

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