Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Last Season: Up Title Odds: 1500-1

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Last Season: Up Title Odds: 1500-1

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JUST what can we expect from the Premier League newcomers? Well, they will definitely be fit and well organised - Burnley outran 37 of their 38 opponents in the Premier League last time around, the one exception being when they were reduced to 10 men in the first- half at West Ham.

Their pressing game will again be prominent, but they will require more quality before the transfer window closes.

Charlton's Icelandic wide-man Johann Berg Gudmundsson has signed, but after the departure of Joey Barton the side is arguably weaker than the one which won the Championship title.

Against lesser teams at that level, Burnley continued to find a way to grind out results when not at their best, but they will have a job on trying to do that against the Premier League elite. …

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