Why the job Sean Dyche is doing at Burnley deserves more credit

Why the job Sean Dyche is doing at Burnley deserves more credit

Not many football fans around the globe expected to see Burnley in the Premier League's top six after seven games. The fact they are where they are, considering the fixtures Sean Dyche's men have had is remarkable. The Clarets were in 18th place in the Premier League net spend table come the famous 'slamming' shut of the transfer window. In a market that is becoming crazier by the minute, the start the Lancashire club have made is all the more …
Liverpool vs Burnley Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool vs Burnley Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

After differing results at the weekend, Liverpool and Burnley will face off in a match both will see as an opportunity to take three points. After a 4-0 stomping of Arsenal, Liverpool went from the stompers to the stompee last week as they were beat 5-0 by Manchester City.  Most of the goals they conceded were after star man Sadio Mane was sent off, but they were already 1-0 down and being at the least marginally outplayed.  After getting spanked …
Preview - Can Tottenham end their Wembley Hoodoo against Burnley?

Preview - Can Tottenham end their Wembley Hoodoo against Burnley?

So, Tottenham Hotspur will return to their temporary home in Wembley to host Sean Dyche's Burnley on Sunday evening in the third game of the Premier League. Pochettino's side go into this game on the back of a disappointing result against Chelsea and with the pressures of playing in front of a massive crowd meaning an increased allocation for away fans, the task will continue to grow more difficult, should they fail to snap a horrid run (1 win in …
Chelsea vs Everton Preview | Team News and Key Players

Chelsea vs Everton Preview | Team News and Key Players

Chelsea host Everton on Sunday, hoping that they'll be able to further the momentum that they've built after their win against Tottenham, while Everton will hope to recover from their Europa League exertions in time to defeat the defending champions. Chelsea followed up their embarrassing 3-2 loss at home to Burnley on the opening day with an impressive 2-1 win away to Tottenham.  Chelsea stemmed the tide of criticism against them thanks to two goals from left wing back Marcos …
Chelsea v Burnley Preview - Conte's men begin Title defence

Chelsea v Burnley Preview - Conte's men begin Title defence

Defending Premier League champions Chelsea will face Burney in their opening fixture of the season at Stamford Bridge, and after Sunday's defeat to Arsenal in the Community Shield, Antonio Conte will expect his side to take all three points and get their campaign off and running in style. Last season the Blues faced Sean Dyche's side in their third game and came away 3-0 winners, which made it three wins in three for the Italian in charge. The Clarets were tipped for relegation but …
The Most Full-On 'Off-Season' Ever!

The Most Full-On 'Off-Season' Ever!

With the transfer window now officially open; we are already well into full-on 'silly season' mode. Here at 2Upfront, we look at all the rumours currently circulating and more widely, how we as football fans, find ourselves in this crazy world of multi-million pound transfers, obscene wages and ludicrous transfer speculation. How Did We Get Here? The 2017 summer transfer window is the culmination of many factors that we have seen building over the last few years. Firstly, the latest …
Is Michael Keane worth £30 million?

Is Michael Keane worth £30 million?

If there’s anything that would annoy smaller clubs in the world more than their stature itself, then it’s the situation when big clubs come hunting for their better players when they seem like big fishes in a small pond. It’s obvious that big clubs certainly love to lay their hands on players from smaller clubs, but can often prove to be bait. And the latest small-club talent to have been clamoured by bigger clubs in the Premier League is Burnley …
Liverpool: Why Emre Can Is the future, Not Henderson

Liverpool: Why Emre Can Is the future, Not Henderson

One of the biggest mistakes that Klopp made was to allow Jordan Henderson to keep the armband when he took over. Maybe he didn't want to change too much, too soon. But in his second season, Hendo still has it. Apart from him not bossing games or being a natural midfield general ( shouting at the ref doesn't count as commanding), it basically made him "undroppable" and in the process stunted the development of Emre Can in central midfield, because unfortunately for the …
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