Soaring Clarets no need to fear
KATERINA LEE’S CLARETS VIEW
WELL aren’t we just off to a flying, rocketing start to a season in the Premier League?
Fine, the game was flat but a win is a win and come next April we’ll be thankful we started so well.
Two wins, a draw and a loss sees Burnley 7th in the table, just three points below City and United, and just above Liverpool, West Brom, Arsenal, Stoke etc.
Yes I’d say we’re off to a soaring start.
I think we could really have a chance against Liverpool on Saturday. It may be at Anfield, but they’ve just lost arguably their best player for booting someone in the head and we were in a much worse position this time last season when they played us at home, so why not? There is absolutely nothing stopping us from ruffling a few feathers over in Merseyside, and some feat that would be for us too.
So it wasn’t the dramatic display of our last meeting at home with Palace, but it was certainly the best result we could have hoped for.
A horrible mistake from them led to a lovely finish from Chris Wood, who has definitely shut everyone up complaining about his price. Two in two for him now and he only look ready to score more. He’ll probably face a fair bit of stick from travelling Leeds fans next week in our cup tie with them, but if he’s been playing like he has for us (and we win), does anyone really care?
Our problem still is just lacking that little bit of quality in the final third.
Palace were truly awful unfortunately, however they still had a very scrappy, nervy chance at the end that had us panicked. From what was apparent before that though, it’s understandable how they haven’t scored any goals this season.
True Burnley style leaving us to panic until that final whistle, but all that matters is that we got three points. We can go to Anfield this weekend with a sense of ‘we can win this’, rather than pure fear - also something that’s important in the growth of this club, looking forward to playing ‘giants’, not running scared from them.
Andros Townsend of Palace looks dejected as Burnley players celebrate their victory at Turf Moor