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BURNLEY.

Honours

First Division/Premier League champions: 1920-21, 1959-60.

Division Two/Championship champions: 1897-98, 1972-73.

Championship runners-up: 2013-14.

Championship Play-Off winners: 2008-09.

Division Three/League One champions: 1981-82

Division 2 Play-Off winners: 1993-94.

Division Four/ League Two champions: 1991-92.

FA Cup winners: 1914.

FA Charity Shield winners: 1973, 1960 (shared).

Anglo-Scottish Cup winners: 1978-79.

Sean Dyche worked wonders getting the Clarets promoted on a shoe-string budget and the Lancashire club will be red-hot favourites to go straight back down.

Much will depend on Burnley's ability to turn their compact Turf Moor stadium into a fortress.

Their home campaign kicks off with glamour games against Chelsea and Manchester United.

In their last top-flight season five years ago, Burnley beat both United and Everton in their first two home games, but were still relegated.

If strike pair Danny Ings and Sam Vokes can score goals at the same rate as last season, then the Clarets' survival chances will increase considerably, while full-back Keiran Trippier will get the opportunity to add to his growing reputation.

AUGUST 18 Chelsea H 23 Swansea A 30 ManUtd H SEPTEMBER 13 C Palace A 20 Sunderland H 28 West Brom A OCTOBER 04 Leicester City A 18 West Ham H 26 Everton H NOVEMBER 01 Arsenal A 08 Hull H 22 Stoke A 29 Aston Villa H DECEMBER 02 Newcastle H 06 QPR A 13 Southampton H 20 Tottenham A 26 Liverpool H 28 Man City A JANUARY 01 Newcastle A 10 QPR H (kick-off 8pm) (kick-off 4pm) (kick-off 1.30pm) (kick-off 12.45pm) 17 C Palace H 31 Sunderland A FEBRUARY 07 West Brom H 10 ManUtd A 21 Chelsea A 28 Swansea H MARCH 01 League Cup Final N 03 Liverpool A 14 Man City H 21 Southampton APRIL 04 Tottenham H 11 Arsenal H 18 Everton A 25 Leicester City H MAY 02 West Ham A 09 Hull A 16 Stoke H 24 Aston Villa A 30 FA Cup Final N The Clarets lost their only previous opening-weekend fixture in the Premier League - 0-2 to Stoke in August 2009 Sean Dyche's Championship win percentage in 125 games 42.4

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Aug 3, 2014
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