Clarets Blog: No reason why Burnley can’t carry on this fine start
THE international break is the perfect chance for us all to pause and reflect on what really has been a fantastic start to the campaign.
Sitting top of the league, with a cracking goals for and goals against column and the hottest strikers in the league, I am not sure things could be any better at the moment.
I know it is still early days but I can't remember the last time I felt so positive about a start to the season.
Sean Dyche and the lads deserve endless amounts of credit for the way they have performed this term because with such a small squad it is a phenomenal effort.
The front two of Danny Ings and Sam Vokes rightly get the plaudits week in, week out but goals will only get you so far in this league.
One of the first things Dyche did when he came in to replace Eddie Howe was sort the defence out.
At the time, a few fans thought that would come at the expense of our attacking fluidity and there was a settling in period where we were a bit up and down both results and performance wise.
But, having had a full pre-season, and replaced a couple of departures with better players – Tom Heaton for Lee Grant and David Jones for Chris McCann for instance – he’s got the balance just right.
I’m not saying we aren’t going to encounter a dip in form at any point (every team does) but I think the framework – to use one of Sean;s favourite descriptions – is there to stop a dip becoming a prolonged period.
As I said last week, even when Reading were handed a fortunate way back into the game, I never felt worried.
The defence is as solid as I’ve seen a Burnley back line in many a year and the midfield is possibly the best I have seen in the 23 years of watching the Clarets.
Injuries and suspension will play a big part in our continued success and the only area of concern is the lack of depth in certain areas.
But, having kept incomings to the minimum since the summer, I am sure there will be room for the odd emergency loan if needed. Finally, congratulations to Danny Ings on making hi England U21s debut the other night.
The call-up is very well deserved and hopefully he'll get some more game time for the Young Lions this week.
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