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Can They Survive? Burnley FC

A collection groan was let out by Burnley fans as the January transfer window slammed shut.  Deals to bring in needed depth and experience fell flat.  The only deal finalized, was Michael Keane's loan move was turned into a permanent transfer.  21 points from 25 matches leaves the Lancashire side second from bottom.  Over half of Burnley's 24 goals have been contributed by forward Danny Ings.  His contract saga has reports of many clubs showing their interest to acquire the youngster through a "free" transfer.  A nominal fee will be determined through a tribunal for his transfer.  9 goals and 4 assists have seen the 22 year old prove himself in the Premier League. 

FACT:  Burnley's survival hopes rely on Danny Ings goalscoring.  With the contract saga looming over the young forward's head, his commitment will be vital in their relegation battle.
FACT:  Burnley have the leakiest defense in the Premier League.  43 goals against in 25 matches.
FACT:  A single road victory see's Burnley joint bottom with QPR in away wins.  However, their 4 draws away from Turf Moor puts them 17th in Away points.
FICTION: Burnley acquired their club colors by buying discount West Ham jerseys

 

VERDICT:  Burnley will be flushed back down to the Sky Bet Championship.  The loss of Danny Ings will sting even more as the board did little to support the club with their January business.  RELEGATED!

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