June 17, 2024

For quite some time, it appeared like the relegation struggle had ended for two teams in particular. Sheffield United and Burnley have looked terrible in comparison to the rest of the league, and they have been stuck in 20th and 19th place for months.

Meanwhile, Luton Town, who were promoted in a dramatic play-off final last season, have done well in the Premier League, but still remain in the relegation zone.

Despite a poor performance by the Blades and Clarets, former Arsenal defender Martin Keown believes Burnley’s hopes of avoiding relegation this season are dependent on probable points deductions for Everton and Nottingham Forest.

During his appearance on the BBC’s Final Score, the pundit emphasized Chris Sutton’s previous statement that the Clarets had “no chance” of staying up this season.

He remarked, “Chris (Sutton) said earlier today that they had no chance of staying up. He’s probably correct, but let’s see what happens with the deductions from the clubs above them; they have a chance.

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Burnley’s victory over Brentford has given them a ray of hope for survival this season, albeit their destiny is still dependent on Everton and Forest’s results.

In the larger scheme of things, Vincent Kompany will most likely reflect on this campaign and be self-critical. Some of the transfers have raised eyebrows, to say the least, but there have been a few standouts among the terrible signings. For example, in-form striker David Fofana arrived during the January transfer window.

If the team does return to the Championship, it is unlikely that they will be able to return to the Premier League due to the division’s competitive character.

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