Vital Football

Latest Burnley FC News

Remarkable Season, Remarkable Stats!

Remarkable Season, Remarkable Stats!



Burnley as we all know finished in second place this season to achieve automatic promotion to the Premier League. The Clarets returned to the top flight for the first time since 2010 when we spent one ill-fated season up there following our Wembley Play-Offs victory against Sheffield United in May 2009.

We will hopefully have better luck this time round but I thought it would be interesting to look back at what we have achieved this season in terms of the statistics and awards. They are quite simply breathtaking for a club of our size operating under tight budgetary contraints.



I will just list them since they speak for themselves!

-Main one is the fact that we averaged just over 2 points per game during the season (93 points from 46 games)!!

-Record number of points for a season (93). Highest points score by Championship runners-up and enough to be Champions in last three seasons.

-Eight doubles this season and only conceded one (against Middlesboro)

-21 clean sheets in all competitions

-Burnley let in just 37 goals in 46 matches this season, including 14 in 23 home matches, both of which were the fewest in the Championship.

-15 home wins just 2 league defeats

-Only 5 league defeats all season.



Sean Dyche 3 Championship Manager of the Month Awards in one season. A record; best was two previously and not in same season.

-3 Players in PFA Championship Team of Season-Ings, Trips and Shacks
Ings Sky Bet Championship Player of Season

-Clarets boast a statistic no other team in England or Scotland can match. Dyche, from game to game, rotated his starting line-up less than any other manager in the top five divisions in England and the top four leagues in Scotland. That means Burnley are first out of 158 clubs for continuity with an average of 10.2 players starting who also started the previous fixture.

-The Clarets and champions Leicester also maintained their place in the Sky Bet Championship's top two having used a league-fewest 23 players. Dyche employed an unchanged starting XI on 21 occasions this season more than any of the other 157 clubs in England and Scotland.



Finally how could we also forget that we beat Blackburn for the first time in 35 years?

Yes indeed one truly remarkable season and one that I thought would never prove possible.

Up the Clarets



Join The Vital Debate



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Friday May 9 2014
Time: 8:12AM

Comments

0
Been told we topped the fair play league as well!!!
turfmanphil
10/05/2014 09:39:00
0
If true about FPL, it's certainly something to think about for all the managers of other teams who called us 'physical', for one reason or another.
Couch Potato
12/05/2014 07:37:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Burnley Articles

Taylor Fee Agreed With Leeds

Charlie Taylor came to Burnley earlier this summer as a free agent at the end of his Leeds contract. The clubs have come to an arrangement without the need of a transfer tribunal.

Boss Wants A Few More

Sean Dyche has confirmed he's looking to add at least two more players, ideally three, to the Burnley squad before the summer transfer window closes.

Gray - All Are Hungry For Success

Gray's first season in the topflight saw him score nine goals as he completed his journey from non-league to the Premier League and the forward is as hungry as anyone to impress.

Two Friendlies Two Wins

Burnley had a double header of friendlies this weekend against Alfreton Town and Kidderminster Harriers and we took victory in both matches.

Archived Vital Burnley Articles

Vital Burnley articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Burnley
Write For Vital Burnley
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

West Ham MotM
Suggested By:
Heaton24%
Lowton4%
Long4%
Tarkowski2%
Ward1%
Arfield4%
Hendrick4%
Westwood3%
Brady3%
Vokes34%
Gray1%
Sub - Berg Gudmundsson4%
Sub - Barnes1%
Sub - Defour11%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Burnley Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.cornwallclaret5
2.Irishclaret3
3.WelshClaret1
4.Mike Mada1
Write for Vital Football