Three teams have gained promotion to the Premier League for next season. One of those teams we will look at today with the help of Fantasy Football Scout. So, what should we expect from Burnley and what can we learn?
We will assess Vincent Kompany’s management style, preferred tactics, tendency to rotate and openness with the press ahead of the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) debut. We also look at areas of his squad he might strengthen in.
Forget what you knew about Burnley ahead of their return to Fantasy Premier League (FPL). Gone are the days of Sean Dyche, 4-4-2, direct football and settled starting XIs.
Now, under new boss Vincent Kompany, it’s fluid systems, inverted full-backs, a possession-based approach… and a bit of rotation.
We continue our series on the newly-promoted Premier League sides with this profile of the Clarets and their Belgian head coach.
We will assess Kompany’s management style, preferred tactics and openness with the press. In addition, we also cover areas of his squad he might strengthen in.
To provide a fan’s view, we’ve got insight from ‘statistorian’ Dave Roberts and Adam Dennett from the excellent No Nay Never podcast. Adam has also got a fine recent record in FPL, finishing inside the top 20k in five of the last seven seasons.
More specific articles on the Clarets’ players, separated into attacking options and defensive assets, will follow.
What tactics do Burnley use?
On the surface, it all looks fairly routine.
Kompany has persevered all season with a 4-2-3-1/4-3-3 (on paper). The more defensive-minded Jack Cork initially joining Josh Cullen and Josh Brownhill in midfield but giving way to a more attacking option – typically Johann Berg Gudmundsson – in the second half of the campaign. But that doesn’t even begin to tell the full story.
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