This week’s team of the week is Burnley! Burnley is from the city of Burnley in the Northwestern part of England, just 40 km North of Manchester. The Clarets (Burnley’s nickname) play their home matches at Turf Moor.
Actually, when Burnley was created in 1881, the players mainly played rugby. However, in 1882, they decided to play football and their name shifted from Burnley Rovers to Burnley Football Club.
Burnley entered the Premier League this season. The last time they were in the English top division was in 1976! How do you think the team will do this year? Burnley has had a great start of the season, with an already legendary home win against Manchester United!
The Nordics are well represented here in Burnley, as is the case in many Premier League teams. Norwegian player Christian Kalvenes from Bergen came to play for Burnley in 2008, and he was an important player last season. This season, he has struggled to keep a regular place in the line-up.
Danish goal keeper Brian Jensen is a very popular player at Turf Moor at moment. Although injured now, he has played a key role in Burnley’s start of the season. ‘The Beast’ from Denmark shut down Michael Carrick’s penalty attempt in their win against Man United. Other important players at Burnley are Robbie Blake, Chris Eagles and Clarke Carlisle.
Burnley is playing Aston Villa at Turf Moor this Saturday, what do you think the score will be?
Check out our previous ‘Team of the week’: Portsmouth, Birmingham, Hull City, Fulham, Bolton, Manchester United, Chelsea, Wigan, Blackburn, Manchester City, Everton, Wolverhampton, Aston Villa and Liverpool.