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# TEAM P W D L GF GA +/- PTS LAST 5
1 Chelsea Chelsea 33 25 3 5 69 29 40 78 W L W W L
2 Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur 33 22 8 3 69 22 47 74 W W W W W
3 Liverpool Liverpool 34 19 9 6 70 42 28 66 L W W D W
4 Manchester City Manchester City 33 19 8 6 63 35 28 65 D W W L D
5 Manchester United Manchester United 33 17 13 3 50 24 26 64 D W W W D
6 Arsenal Arsenal 32 18 6 8 64 40 24 60 W W L W D
7 Everton Everton 34 16 10 8 60 37 23 58 D W W D L
8 West Bromwich Albion West Bromwich Albion 33 12 8 13 39 42 0 44 L L L D W
9 Southampton Southampton 32 11 7 14 39 44 0 40 L L W W D
10 Watford Watford 33 11 7 15 37 54 0 40 L W L W W
11 Stoke City Stoke City 34 10 9 15 37 50 0 39 L W L L L
12 Crystal Palace Crystal Palace 34 11 5 18 46 54 0 38 L W D W L
13 AFC Bournemouth AFC Bournemouth 34 10 8 16 49 63 0 38 W L L D D
14 West Ham United West Ham United 34 10 8 16 44 59 0 38 D D W L L
15 Leicester City Leicester City 33 10 7 16 41 54 0 37 L D L W W
16 Burnley Burnley 34 10 6 18 33 49 0 36 L L D W L
17 Hull City Hull City 34 9 6 19 36 67 0 33 W L L W W
18 Swansea City Swansea City 34 9 4 21 39 68 0 31 W L L L D
19 Middlesbrough Middlesbrough 34 5 12 17 24 43 0 27 W L L D L
20 Sunderland Sunderland 33 5 6 22 26 59 0 21 L D L L L

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Burnley Odds

Burnley F.C odds, like every team playing in the Premier League, are wide ranging. Odds on Burnley staying up are commonly bet on, thanks to Burnley’s recent failure to remain in the top division for more than one season. Equally, odds on Burnley to get relegated are popular.

Burnley F.C manager odds aren’t available with some bookmakers, mostly due to the fact that Sean Dyche seems to be a boardroom and fan favourite.

Burnley odds also include outright odds, with betting on the club to win a competition available, albeit Burnley are long shots. There are Burnley odds to win the Premier League for example, though this is a prime example of a long shot!

Burnley Premier League odds encompass individual match odds, such as Match Result or Total Goals; to where Burnley will finish in the division.

History

Burnley Football Club are a football team located in Burnley, Lancashire and currently play in the Premier League. Known as the Clarets, they are one of the founder members of the Football League. Burnley are also one of only three teams to have won all four English professional divisions.

Burnley history begins in 1882. Burnley Rovers were a rugby side, who then decided to try and form a football team instead. Their first game came in 1882, but ended in a 8-0 defeat in the Lancashire Cup. The following season, the club moved to Turf Moor, a ground they still call home to this day.

The Football League was introduced in 1888 and Burnley became a founding member. Burnley did well in their first season of League football, and ended the season in ninth place.

The following season, Burnley won their first trophy. A 2-0 victory over local rivals Blackburn Rovers led to the club winning the Lancashire Cup.

In the 1896/1897 season, Burnley suffered relegation. They achieved promotion immediately, but their stay back in the top flight ended after just two seasons, and relegation hit the club again in the 1899/1900 season.

Controversy also hit the club that season when it was discovered that goalkeeper Jack Hillman had tried to bribe the Nottingham Forest players, who Burnley had to beat to survive. Hillman was suspended for the entirety of the following season. 

The 1900/1901 season was the first of 13 consecutive seasons in the Second Division. The club were promoted again in the 1912/1913 season, and in their first season back in the First Division the club won its first major trophy, the FA Cup.

In 1914, the Football League calender was suspended due to the outbreak of the First World War. After the war, Burnley continued to improve, resulting in their first ever First Division title in 1921 in a season that saw the club enjoy a 30 match unbeaten run, the longest run of unbeaten games for decades until Arsenal enjoyed their ‘Invincibles’ season in 2003/2004.

This title wasn’t the start of a success-laden era. In fact, it proved to be the opposite as Burnley started to slide down the table, culminating in relegation in 1930.

Things didn’t improve for Burnley, and instead of challenging to get promoted the club spent the majority of the 1930’s trying to avoid the drop. Once again the Football League was postponed as the Second World War began. When the Football League resumed, Burnley finally won promotion back to the First Division.

The 1947/1948 campaign was the start of a 24 year unbroken spell in the top flight for Burnley. During this time, Burnley became renowned throughout the country for their brand of attacking football and free kick routines that other teams began to copy. A series of good runs in the FA Cup, including four quarter final places, preceded Burnley’s second First Division title in the 1959/1960 season.

Burnley continued to innovate, and were the first club to build a separate training ground. Their range of training methods led to Burnley having one of the best youth teams in the country, which led to a successful first team as these young players were promoted.

The next season, Burnley took part in a European competition for the first time in their history. Whilst no trophies were won during this campaign, it was still a time of progression for Burnley as they reached the semi-finals of both domestic cup competitions.

From the 1966/1967 season, Burnley began to stutter. Four consecutive 14th place finishes was followed by a 21st position and ultimately relegation in 1971.

This was the start of the topsy turvy Burnley league history, and since this time the club has never spent more than nine years in the same division. 

After two seasons in the Second Division, Burnley earned promotion once more. However, their top flight status only lasted for three seasons, and the 1975/1976 campaign was the last season Burnley would play in England’s top division for 33 years.

Burnley never really settled back to life in the Second Division. 16th, 11th and 13th place positions preceded a finish in the relegation zone, and Burnley were relegated to the Third Division for the first time in their history. 

In 1982, the club won promotion but succumbed to the drop zone a season later. Amidst a whole host of managerial changes, Burnley suffered another relegation, and started their 1985/1986 season in the Fourth Division.

In the 1986/1987 season, Burnley nearly dropped out of the Football League altogether, only a final day win against Leyton Orient saved Burnley’s Football League Status.

Following this near miss, Burnley began to stabilise. Mid table finishes during the late 1980’s led to the club winning the Fourth Division title 1991/1992 and secured promotion to the third tier of English football, which was now known as Division Two.

The club spent just two seasons in Division Two, before a play-off win awarded them promotion to Division One. However, another immediate relegation befell Burnley, and the club returned to the third tier.

Another season of struggle ensued, and Burnley only just escaped another relegation before improving to led to a second place finish in the 1999/2000 season and with it passage to Division One.
The club was to spend the following nine seasons in the second tier of English football. They fought against relegation in a number of these seasons. The only highlight during this period saw a Burnley play achieve a never before seen feat - Gifton Noel-Williams became the first player in the Football League to score a hattrick after coming off the bench against Barnsley.

The following season was a successful one. In the 2008/2009 season, Burnley finished in fifth place and qualified for the play-offs. After beating Reading in the semi-finals, Burnley then beat Sheffield United in the play-off final to secure a place in the Premier League for the first time, and top flight status for the first time in over three decades.

Their first season in the Premier League began well, but they succumbed to the pressures that the top flight holds. Burnley were relegated again, and started the 2010/2011 campaign back in the Championship.

There was no immediate return for Burnley, instead the club stuttered around mid table. However, Sean Dyche took over as manager and in his first full season in charge the club finished second in an automatic promotion spot.

The yo-yoing between divisions continued though. After one season in the Premier League the club were relegated again, followed by an immediate return back to the top division. The 2016/2017 season saw Burnley play Premier League football once again.

Crest

The Burnley F.C badge history starts with a crest that featured the image of the Burnley coat of arms. In 1960, this badge was updated and included a shield around the coat of arms, together with the Latin motto ‘Pretiumique Et Causa Laboris’ meaning ‘The Prize And The Cause Of Our Labour’.

In 1979, a new Burnley badge was introduced. This badge featured two lions either side of a shield displaying the date of the forming of Burnley Football Club. 

In 2009, the 1960’s badge was brought back and updated. The following season, the same badge was used aside from the Latin motto displayed underneath the shield being replaced by the words ‘Burnley Football Club’.

Colours

The early Burnley kit history shows a variety of designs and colours. In the year of founding, 1882, Burnley wore a light blue and white shirt with white shorts and dark blue socks. The following season, the shirt was changed and featured blue and white stripes, with the shorts and socks remaining the same.

The Burnley 1887 kit featured a white shirt with a dark blue diagonal stripe, worn with white shorts and dark blue socks. The following season, the club reverted back to blue and white stripes, but this time using a darker blue.
The following season made use of the same designs, alongside a memorial kit that replaced the blue and white striped shirt with an all-black shirt.

For the 1890/1891 season, Burnley played in all dark blue, before completely changing the colours once more for the next season. This kit, used from 1891/1893, featured black shorts and black socks, but the shirt was red and orange stripes, similar to that of Bradford City.

Again, another complete change in shirt colour the following season. This time, the shirt featured black and yellow stripes and for the 1893/1894 season and again between 1895 and 1897. In between these years, Burnley wore a pink and white striped shirt with dark blue shorts and dark blue socks.

1897 saw the introduction of a plain red shirt, worn firstly with black shorts and socks, then dark blue shorts and socks, and finally white shorts with red socks.

Between 1900 and 1909, the club adopted green as its home colour. Green shirts and white shorts were worn during this time, alternating between black and green for the socks.

1910 saw the introduction of claret and blue, which the Burnley team play in to this day. Said to have been inspired by the colours of Aston Villa, who at the time were the country’s most successful club, claret and blue have been the standard colours of a Burnley home kit. 

Claret and blue shirts, white shorts and white socks is the typical Burnley kit, although claret, blue or a mixture of the two have also been well used sock colours.

Burnley Stadium

The Burnley football stadium is Turf Moor. The club have played at this ground since 1883, the year after they were formed. Featuring four stands, the James Hargreaves Stand, the Jimmy McIlroy Stand, the Bob Lord Stand and the David Fishwick Stand, Turf Moor has a current capacity of 22,616, one of the lowest in the Premier League.

There are plans to redevelop the Burnley stadium, with the David Fishwick Stand and the Bob Lord Stand the first to be updated. However, the club are waiting to stabilise their position in the Premier League to secure the finances for the redevelopment.

Supporters

The town of Burnley holds the record for having the most supporters of their football living in the same location. As well as such localised support, there are many Burnley F.C supporters clubs across the globe.

Burnley have more rivals than most other teams in the Premier League. Burnley supporters enjoy a particularly strong rivalry with Blackburn Rovers, and these two sides contest the East Lancashire derby.

Burnley also have rivalries with Stockport County, Halifax Town, Preston North End, Blackpool and Rochdale. These rivalries have developed due to the relative close proximity geographically between the clubs.

The Prince of Wales is said to be a fan of Burnley Football Club, one of a huge number of celebrity fans the club has.

Ownership

Mike Garlick is the current chairman of Burnley Football Club and is also the majority shareholder, with just over 47% of shares to his name. John Banaszkiewicz, former co-chairman of Burnley who is now a director on the board, owns 27.5% of the shares.

The five other directors of Burnley Football Club hold just under 18% of shares between them, namely David Baldwin, Brendan Flood, Terry Crabb, Brian Nelson and Clive Holt. Holt is the longest serving member of the board, having joined the club in 1986.

Stats

Jerry Dawson is the Burnley all time leading appearance maker in league football, after making 522 appearances between 1907 and 1928.

Burnley’s all time leading goalscorer in League matches is George Beel. Beel scored 178 goals in 316 appearances for the club from 1923 to 1932. He also holds the record for most league goals scored in one season, after scoring 35 goals in the First Division during the 1927/1928 season.

The most international caps a player has received while playing club football with Burnley is 51, the total received by Burnley legend Jimmy McIlroy. Held in high regard by Burnley fans, the club renamed one of its stands at Turf Moor after McIlroy.

Burnley’s record high score in League football came back in 1892. The club played Darwen and beat them 9-0 in Division One, a club record that stands to this day.

Burnley’s record cup win is also 9-0, occurring on three occasions - against Crystal Palace in 1909; New Brighton in 1957; and Penrith in 1984.

Burnley also held the record for the longest unbeaten run. Between September 1920 and March 1921, Burnley remained unbeaten for 30 consecutive games, a record only beaten in the 2003/2004 season by Arsenal.

Burnley’s record league defeat occurred in 1925, when they were beaten 10-0 by Aston Villa in the First Division.

The club’s record Cup defeat is even worse, Darwen beating Burnley 11-0 in the FA Cup first round in 1885.
The highest attendance ever at Turf Moor stands at 54,775. This was achieved in 1924 for an FA Cup tie against Huddersfield Town.

Burnley’s record signing is Jeff Hendrick. Burnley paid Derby County £10.5 million for his services in 2016.

The biggest transfer fee Burnley have ever received is £7 million, a fee which Southampton paid for Jay Rodriguez.

Burnley Players

Notable ex Burnley players include Jimmy McIlroy who was voted by the Burnley supporters the best ever Burnley player. Leighton James came second in the vote. James enjoyed three spells at the club from 1970 to 1975, 1978 to 1980 and 1986 to 1989. Altogether, James made 335 appearances for Burnley, scoring 67 goals.

Third in the vote was Ted McMinn, who only played two seasons at the club but was heavily involved in the club’s push for promotion.

Other Burnley players names that can lay claim to becoming fan favourites include Robbie Blake, who in two separate spells at the club made a total of 242 appearances; Brian O’Neill, who played 235 times for Burnley between 1962 and 1970; Brian Jensen, who played for the club from 2003 to 2013 making 271 appearances; John Deary, who made 209 appearances between 1989 and 1995; John Francis who made 177 appearances over two spells at the club;Tommy Boyle who played for Burnley from 1912 to 1923, making 210 appearances in the process; and Ray Pointer, who scored 118 goals in 223 appearances for the club between 1957 and 1964.

The man who many say is Burnley’s best ever player is Jimmy Adamson. Adamson stayed at Burnley throughout his entire playing career, making 426 appearances for Burnley from 1947 to 1964.

Burnley Manager

The current Burnley manager is Sean Dyche. Dyche took the managerial reigns in 2012, taking over from Eddie Howe and leading Burnley to the Premier League.

Dyche is the 29th man to be given the managerial role. He is the fifth manager in ten years at Burnley Football Club, following a period of instability.

As Burnley manager, Dyche has taken charge of 181 games. His Burnley managerial statistics are 75 matches won, 55 matches drawn and 51 lost, giving Dyche a win percentage of 41.4%

Honours

The Burnley honours list includes two First Division titles (1920/1921 and 1959/1960); one FA Cup (1914) and one Charity Shield (1973). 

Burnley have also won the second tier title three times, the third tier title once and the fourth tier title once, making Burnley one of only three clubs to have won each Football League division.

Burnley also qualified for the European Cup, reaching the quarter-finals in 1960/1961.

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