Fresh from their well-deserved victory over Chelsea last weekend, Burnley hosted West Bromwich Albion at a blustery Turf Moor in one of the oldest fixtures in the football calendar.
Burnley v West Bromwich Albion
Burnley will be looking to continue their impressive start to the season on Saturday as they host West Brom. The Clarets pulled off a remarkable victory against champions Chelsea in their opening fixture whilst the Baggies squeezed past Bournemouth 1-0.
In a thrilling opening weekend of Premier League football, two results well and truly stand out from the pack. Burnley’s 3-2 victory at Stamford Bridge and Huddersfield sweeping aside Crystal Palace 3-0 at Selhurst Park.
Chelsea’s title defence got off to a stuttering start as they lost 3-2 to Burnley at Stamford Bridge. For the first 14 minutes Chelsea were looking strong, comfortable in possession and the team most likely to score. However, a straight red card shown to Gary Cahill flipped the game on its head.
Chelsea will be looking to retain their Premier League title this season, avoiding the title collapse witnessed in the 2015/2016 season. First though they face a Burnley side who will be experiencing their first consecutive Premier League season, having suffered relegation after a single top division season in recent years.
How will Stoke City, Crystal Palace, Swansea City and Burnley fare in the 2017/18 Premier League season? These teams are often considered to be relatively mid-table, though will the return of Premier League football spark an ascendency up the Premier League table?
The story of Burnley Football Club is a popular romance among fans. Like Bournemouth just a year before them, they rose from the sleeping giants in the Championship to take their place as minnows in the Premier League.