How Burnley fared last season
Last season was an unforgettable one for all Burnley fans.
A seventh place finish was their best in the top flight since the 1973/74 season.
That also means there will be European football at Turf Moor for the first time since 1967.
On the opening day of last season Burnley stunned everyone by defeating the Champions Chelsea 3-2 at Stamford Bridge.
This was no one off though as it set the tone for Sean Dyche’s side’s superb season.
Burnley recorded draws at Anfield, Wembley and Old Trafford and comfortably finished in a Europa League spot.
Can they keep up their incredible form this campaign?
What’s changed at Burnley this summer
With the exception of a solitary departure, very little has changed at Burnley so far.
Sean Dyche is still there and no signings have been made so far.
Burnley have been linked with re-signing Jay Rodríguez from West Brom as well as Swansea’s Sam Clucas.
Expect Burnley to be relatively busy in the latter part of the transfer window.
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Burnley’s European campaign is something different though.
Their European adventure begins a little closer to home than they might have expected.
They were drawn against Scottish side Aberdeen in the Europa League second qualifying round.
The first leg at Pittodrie finished 1-1 and Burnley and managed to finish the job at Turf Moor after extra time
They’ll now face Turkish side İstanbul Başakşehir in the penultimate round of qualifying.
The Turkish team can not be underestimated.
This could take a toll on their fairly small squad.
Burnley predictions for 2018/2019
Given their potential European exploits, their first aim will be to retain their Premier League status and, unsurprisingly, they are 2/9 to avoid the drop.
After their seventh place finish last season, they are 3/1 to finish top 10 for a second season running.
Burnley are a massive 66/1 to go all the way and win the Europa League in their first season in the competition. It would be a major surprise if they became the 6th English team to win it.
They haven’t won a domestic cup since 1914 and are 66/1 to win the FA Cup and 50/1 to achieve Carabao Cup glory.
A good season for the Clarets would have to be to finish mid-table and have a good run in the Europa League.
Sean Dyche has proved he is a top manager and we fully expect them to have another successful season.
Burnley’s potential starting XI and squad depth
All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.