Gary Neville admits he fears for Burnley’s chances of survival in the Premier League, but still believes the Clarets could pull off an act of survival.
Sean Dyche’s side are in the last three ahead of Thursday’s game at Manchester United, but after seeing their last three games canceled due to Covid outbreaks in opposition camps, the Clarets have games in hand on all sides.
Burnley managed only one win in his first 15 games, but produced a decent performance and Neville says he “trusts” Dyche’s men in the fight to beat gout.
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But his concern for the Clarets comes from the division’s high level overall and the improvements made by teams around Burnley in the table.
“He’s the most worried I’ve ever been about Burnley,” said Neville, speaking on Monday Night Football.
“Not because Burnley has regressed, it’s just that I think the quality of the league is so good.
“If Newcastle and Leeds play to the level that I think they can do, I think Burnley could be in serious trouble.
“The reason I said I think Burnley will survive is because I trust them more in terms of consistency than others.
“Leeds and Newcastle both worry me. Leeds are flaky, they’re fluffy and I know they have injuries but they’re a little flaky. If they get (Patrick) Bamford, Kalvin Phillips and the rest of them, they should be fine.
“Newcastle continue to point to the January transfer window as if this is going to be a magical moment – they are still going to have a lot to do.
“Burnley, I said (I’ll stay standing) just because I trust them and they already have. But I’m more worried about Burnley than I ever have been because the quality of the league is the best I have ever seen. “
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