Burnley – Villa; Hopefully, we get the points

It’s the same old rhetoric, I know, but there are no easy games in the Premier league and I certainly don’t expect this one to be easy either.
But it would seem this is definitely a game where we should be looking to take all three points.
That’s by no means an automatic assumption though and I certainly don’t want it to sound like that.
But if we’re to survive this season, this is exactly the sort of game that we need to win.

Although I’m sure I don’t need to tell any of you that and it’s just stating the obvious.

Squad news is that we’re all good apart from Henri Lansbury, who can’t seem to get any luck at all and injured himself before the Brighton game. Anyone else get the feeling he’s one of those who just doesn’t look like he’ll ever feature for us?
And Jonathan Kodjia, who is training with a mask, but is still short from returning.
Which reminds me, we apparently contemplating letting him go for £7 million to some Turkish side, I think it is. Yeah right. We’ve only three strikers, one of them young and inexperienced and we’re going to let him go for that much?
I know he’s out of contract at the end of the season, but it just wouldn’t make any sense whatsoever and I call BS on the whole story.

So what do I think?
Not a clue, to be honest.
But I do think our points haul to date doesn’t really match our standard of play and performance.
If nothing else, we’re due a break and it would be really nice to gain another three points and make us look in a much better position.

A defeat today wouldn’t be the end of the world, but I suspect it would have the press speculating like crazy and very many of us quite worried.

Not that I think we won’t get anything out of the game.
I’m going for a 2-1 win, but think a 1-1 draw might be nearer the mark, to be honest.
Which would be a little underwhelming/disappointing.
But every point counts and Burnley won’t be the easiest game we get this season, even if they’re apparently transitioning to a more expansive game.
Let’s hope they get it wrong and we can take advantage.

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    Bill Pearson September 28, 2019 at 4:47 pm .

    I’ve made my mind up, Wesley is not for us. Oh we having a change Wesley off .

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    nath September 28, 2019 at 5:00 pm .

    draw i thought we shaded the game overall. but another learning curve and again i am left feeling the referees are having the final say in whether we win or what ever. Rodrigue last minute two footer on grealish was red all the way. i thought the goal what was scrubbed off was a goal i bet their was not much in the offside decision maybe a sheet of paper.

    oh well disappointing but i always thought it would be a slow start to the premiership, but no need for mass panic we will find our feet and catch our breaks soon,

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    Bill Pearson September 28, 2019 at 5:03 pm .

    Badger, I dare say you will make a write up soon and I’m convinced that we waisted money on Wesley, you watched the game like me and I don’t think he’s hard enough for what we want from a centre forward.

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    Holte66 September 28, 2019 at 5:11 pm .

    Got a stream for second half and Burnley bullied us IMO. Wesley is too lightweight for a target man. We knew beforehand that Burnley would try to get crosses in as their main strength and we couldn’t deal with it. Do you criticise our full backs for allowing the crosses or our big CB’s? Having said that we are definitely being screwed by refereeing and VAR. Rodriguez should have gone for a two footed foul on Grealish but got just a yellow. We have a few quality players in Grealish, McGinn, Heaton and Mings but all the others need to step up if we are to survive.

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    Holte66 September 28, 2019 at 5:30 pm .

    We need to get a minimum of 4 points from Norwich away and Brighton at home because our fixture list (Man City away, Liverpool home, Wolves away, Newcastle home, Man United away, and Chelsea away) won’t see us getting much. We could be rooted in bottom 3 before January window which won’t help attract quality players.

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