BURNLEY NEED GOALS
Burnley won the Championship last season in convincing fashion and earned a return to the Premier league. Right from that moment itself, it was evident that they will have to put in a big fight to keep hold of their Premier League status. And that is exactly how the start of the season has turned out for Burnley. While they came into their Premier League with an impressive defensive record in the Championship, their attacking prowess was a big question.
Their performances in front of goal is something that will play a vital role in deciding their Premier League status come the end of the season. And as things stand so far in the league and also going by this game, Burnley must have a drastic improvement regarding this.
Burnley had a total of 11 shots, but only a single one of them was on target. Vokes had arguably the best chance of the first half and probably should have put Burnley in the lead. But that chance was also missed and Burnley didnt seem to have enough in them to find the back of the net. Burnley have scored just 5 goals from the opening 7 games and an off field controversy, keeping their top scorer from their Championship campaign Andre Gray out for sometime is not at all helping their cause.
Though the likes of Defour and Sam Vokes look promising on paper, they have yet not showed enough to make people believe that they can score their way to safety this season.
And as teams in the past have shown, if you do not have enough goals on the board, winning points becomes that much more difficult.
Burnley have a big task to work on and they must somehow find some goals from somewhere in the coming months if they are to have any chances of staying up this season.