Burnley Opinion: Why Sean Dyche should reignite his interest in Jayden Bogle
According to an earlier report from Sky Sports back in January, Burnley were interested in signing 18-year-old Derby County starlet Jayden Bogle. However, a move to the Premier League never really materialized for the youngster and he stayed put at Pride Park to help Frank Lampard’s side in their surge for promotion.
Bogle, who was promoted to Derby’s senior team only last summer, has caught the eye with his consistently impressive performances at right-back and has emerged as one of the breakout stars of the Championship this season.
The Englishman has played a key role in Derby’s promotion push this term, making 31 appearances in the Championship and contributing with 4 assists.
The Rams currently sit 6th in the standings in the race for a playoff spot. Bogle also showed a high level of maturity that defied his tender years in the Carabao Cup ties against Man United and Chelsea earlier in the season.
Bogle has impressed with his decision-making and composure at the back, whilst also making a name for himself with his quick feet and trickery on the ball.
He hasn’t looked like a player who played for Derby’s youth team just a season ago, not afraid to rub shoulders with the big boys and exhibiting solid temperament.
The 18-year-old has a good eye for a pass, knows how to get involved in the build-up play, likes to drive forward with pace and his tackling is better than most of the young players in the same mould, having successfully completed 76 out of his attempted 101 tackles so far.
Bogle has also earned rave reviews for his uncompromising work-rate, being able to partol up and down the pitch throughout the 90 minutes.
To put things into perspective, Burnley should reignite their interest in Bogle next summer in a bid to bolster their backline with some young blood.
The Clarets endured a poor start to their Premier League campaign this term, and although they have put their foot on the accelerator since the turn of the year, Sean Dyche’s side find themselves 17th in the standings and just two points clear of the relegation zone.
In what has been a below-par season for Burnley, the Clarets haven’t looked like the team that finished 7th in the Premier League last term.
Stability at the back was one of the key factors behind their success last season but they have been rather inconsistent defensively this term, which has in turn exposed their lack of creativity in attack.
Charlie Taylor has been a regular at left-back while Matthew Lowton and Phil Bardsley have been rotated at right-back.
Bardsley, 33, has looked vulnerable at the back and, with the former Man United man reaching the twilight of his career, Dyche should look to bring in a long-term replacement. Going by what we have seen of Bogle in the Championship, he can be an upgrade on the ageing Bardsley.
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Jayden Bogle has already shown strong signs of excellence and he certainly has the skill and the character to make his mark in the Premier League. That said, Burnley should go all out to sign him in the summer.
Burnley would bag a massive coup by hijacking Arsenal’s move for this 24-year-old English ace and here is why
Burnley Opinion: Why the Clarets should beat Arsenal to sign Solly March?
According to a report from TEAMtalk, Arsenal are interested in signing Brighton and Hove Albion winger Solly March.
The Englishman, 24, has impressed in Brighton colours this season, starting 26 games. He was instrumental off the bench as the Seagulls came from two goals down to beat Millwall in the FA Cup quarter-finals last weekend, scoring a last-gasp equaliser from a free-kick.
The report adds Arsenal scouts are impressed with Solly March and believe the skilful winger could make an immediate mark at Arsenal next season should the move materialise.
While March could be the winger the Gunners desperately lack in their ranks, Burnley should look to hijack Arsenal’s move for the Brighton attacker as Sean Dyche’s side are also in need of a versatile winger.
Burnley have endured a torrid campaign and lie just two points above the relegation zone in the 17th position.
They are on a run of four consecutive defeats at the moment that has piled a lot of pressure on Dyche of late. Dyche has a job in his hand to secure the Clarets’ top-flight status and in the summer look to reinforce his squad.
A winger has to be at the top of Dyche’s list, considering the lack of options he has in the wide department.
At the moment, the Burnley tactician has Robbie Brady, Aaron Lennon, Dwight McNeil and Johann Gudmundsson at his disposal. Brady spent three quarters of 2018 on the sidelines, while Lennon will turn 32 next month. McNeil has been a shining light in a difficult season for the Clarets, making the most of chances given by Dyche.
Adding a player like March would go a long way to solve Burnley’s problems in the wide department. The versatile attacker will add some much-needed pace, energy and unpredictability to the Clarets’ play in the final third.
Burnley have lacked real guile and creativity to unlock defences for the most part of the season.
A player in the mould of March would help to do that, whilst providing a tinge of flair when required. The former England U21 international is also highly versatile and can operate in multiple positions across the frontline.
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He primarily plays as a left winger but is also capable of playing on the right or in the hole behind the striker.
The potential acquisition of March will undoubtedly bolster Dyche’s attacking options at the Turf Moor. March has plenty of pace to burn and is a very productive dribbler with the ball at his feet. His work ethic and eagerness to help his team defensively makes him a perfect fit for Burnley.
Bournemouth’s goalkeeping crisis would be solved if Eddie Howe signs any of these 3 shot-stoppers – Agreed?
Bournemouth Opinion: 3 ideal replacements for 39-year-old Artur Boruc
Bournemouth were one the Premier League season’s first-half surprise packages as they were able to really shell-shock some of the bigger clubs with the assistance of free-scoring, in-demand striker Callum Wilson.
Other than this, youngster’s have Ryan Fraser, Adam Smith and David Brooks have stepped up to the plate for Eddie Howe’s dynamic side this season. While everything looks in order at the Vitality, closer inspection provided various flaws.
While there are still additions required in both defence and midfield, the most alarming situation is that of the goalkeeper at this club.
The Cherries currently boast two Premier League veterans in Artur Boruc and Asmir Begovic. Reports from The Sun are now linking them with a move for Jack Butland of Stoke City.
While Boruc is 39, Begovic is still only 31. However, neither of them
Here are the three keepers Bournemouth should target who could easily take over as number one at the Vitality:
The Stoke City goalkeeper has ample experience playing Premier League football and is still only 26-years-old. He has the potential to return to the top-flight and perform at the highest level for many years to come.
Having played regular football in the Championship even this season, the Englishman has notched up 14 clean sheets from his 36 league appearances and also boasts a clean slate in terms of bookings. His composure makes him the ideal candidate to replace Artur Boruc.
The former English international keeper had a largely unsuccessful spell in Italy when he made the switch to Torino on loan from Manchester City. As it became clear that his time at the Etihad was over, he moved on to Sean Dyche’s Burnley last summer.
The 31-year-old has kept 4 clean sheets from his 19 league appearances this season but his regularity in the squad has been limited due to the stiff competition that he faces from Tom Heaton. He still has many good years ahead of him and Bournemouth could result in Hart’s return to former glory.
This Montpellier goalkeeper has been in fine form in Ligue in this season and has really come to the fore over the last few years. A product of the same club as Arsenal star Matteo Guendouzi, the former Lorient man is still only 27-years-old.
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He joined Montpellier in the summer of 2017 and has conceded only 34 goals from his 28 league games this season. Having kept 9 clean sheets along the way as well, Eddie Howe needn’t think twice about making a move for this talented French star.
“Captain Morgan to the forefront”, “Loved the captain and madders today”: Some Leicester fans share joy after 2-1 win vs Burnley + Match Report
Leicester City Match Report: Burnley 1-2 Leicester City
Leicester City claimed all three points with a thrilling 2-1 victory over Burnley at the King Power Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday.
With Burnley in desperate need of a positive result to steer themselves to safety in the top-flight, Sean Dyche’s side showed more intent right from the very beginning. The Foxes had the worst possible start to the game, with Harry Maguire sent off in the 4th minute for a professional foul on Johann Berg Gudmundsson just outside the box. The Icelandic international hit the post from his resultant free-kick and the Foxes managed to survive an early scare.
Brendan Rodgers sacrificed Demarai Gray to bring on Wes Morgan to fill in the gap at the heart of the defence but Burnley continued their dominance on the proceedings. Chris Wood ran clear through on goal, only to be denied by a last-ditch challenge from Wilfred Ndidi. Wood was once again in the thick of things, with the New Zealander firing his header just wide of the post from Gudmundsson’s cross.
Leicester needed a piece of inspiration to get back into the game and James Maddison produced a bit of magic to put the Foxes in front, curling a fantastic free-kick over the wall and into the top right-hand corner of Tom Heaton’s goal. The visitors had the game well under control despite having a man down and Burnley were forced to sit back and absorb the pressure for a while.
Burnley, though, found the equaliser before half time. Jonny Evans gave the ball away inside his own half and Charlie Taylor, left with acres of space down the left, teed it up for Dwight McNeil who swept it past Kasper Schmeichel to draw the Clarets level.
Jamie Vardy created lots of problems for the Burnley defence with his enthusiasm to get in behind the backline but it was Maddison who tested Heaton with a routine effort from range early in the second half.
Burnley managed to have more of the ball in the second half and dictated the tempo but they lacked the final pass to create clear-cut chances. The home fans might have felt that they should have had a penalty when Charlie Taylor was brought down inside the box by Ndidi, with replays showing that the Nigerian had probably clipped left-back.
Leicester, though, defied their numerical disadvantage and found the winner in injury-time. Substitute Wes Morgan headed it home from close range in the 91st minute to hand the Foxes all three points.
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While Brendan Rodgers should be a pleased man after bagging those three points, Burnley still have plenty of work to do if they are to avoid relegation.
@LCFC take all three points at Turf Moor. Early red card for @HarryMaguire93 but his centre back partner took all three points on the road #BURLEI pic.twitter.com/h4ZQ5ti3Ur
— JG Football Stats (@JGFootballStats) March 16, 2019
FT. Burnley 1. Leicester 2. Foxes won despite playing with 10 for almost whole game #BURLEI
— Doug Bailey (@DougB325) March 16, 2019
Captain Morgan to the forefront. Get in there #BURLEI
— Marc Capel (@Chippie67) March 16, 2019
I bloody loved the captain and madders today!😍@Madders10 @vardy7 #lcfc #BurLei pic.twitter.com/yR1yEQszSV
— Jacqueline (@Abundance247) March 16, 2019
Pundits saying “Leicester need to get rid of the old guard”. Vardy scored in his last 5 before today, Kasper making last minute saves, and Wes scoring last minute goals. 🤷♂️🦊 #BurLei
— Callum Bradsworth (@CallumBradswort) March 16, 2019
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