From prodigious rise to shootout failure

Just seven months ago, Coach Vincent Kompany was hailed as the hero of Burnley fans, guiding the team to win the Championship title, returning to the Premier League after just one season away. He was praised as a coaching genius.

But now, the title of “genius” seems forgotten as Burnley sinks deep into crisis. After 11 Premier League rounds this season, Kompany’s team has only managed to secure 4 points and currently sits at the bottom of the table.

The primary reason for Burnley’s struggles lies in their recruitment of too many young, inexperienced players for the top-tier English league.

Most of the likes of Amdouni, Trafford, Odebert, Redmond find themselves on the bench due to their inability to adapt to the Premier League’s level. This has made Burnley’s defense porous, conceding the most goals in the league up to this point.

Moreover, injuries to key players like Lyle Foster – who scored 2 goals for Burnley this season – have weakened the team’s attack, lacking cutting edge.

Nevertheless, with a long-term contract in place, Burnley’s leadership might not rush to dismiss Kompany. However, if the situation continues to deteriorate, the pressure for his departure will only increase.

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Can Coach Kompany swiftly reclaim his image as a ‘coaching genius’ and steer Burnley to successful survival as they did last season? Or will he undergo a season filled with pain, failure, and face the verdict of relegation? The answer to that question remains ahead.


Kiara is a passionate writer studying Mass Communication. She loves everything about the entertainment industry, from movies and series to reading novels. You'll often find her with a book in hand or indulging in binge-watching sessions. Writing is her dream, and she's determined to make her mark in the world of literature.

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