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Burnley have been in astounding form under manager Sean Dyche this term. They caused a mighty upset against Premier League defending champions Chelsea on the opening day of the new season and they have continued their impressive displays to firmly establish themselves as contenders for the top 6. Currently sitting at 6th place, Burnley are just one point behind Liverpool and they could bridge the gap by winning their next game against Bournemouth.
While their current achievement itself is remarkable enough, there is no reason why the Clarets cannot aim higher. Even after their win against Chelsea on the opening day, a lot of people dismissed them as a one-hit wonder. Yet, they put up consistent displays day in and day out to prove every single one of the naysayers wrong.
In fact, consistency has been a key part of Dyche’s squad this time. Not many teams can boast of putting in stable displays at all times and yet Burnley have done something that even the top-level teams have failed to do. Dyche has done a brilliant job in putting together a team that works so well with each other and that’s so filled with passion. The Clarets can go far with their current set of players but bringing in new faces can truly boost their chances further.
The January window will be a good opportunity for Dyche to scan the market for new faces and bring in reinforcements. After all, the challenges will only get tougher here on and to cope with that, Dyche could use some fresh players. Hence, here are 2 players Burnley could sign in January to solidify their chances of a top 6 finish.
The young winger is the latest to make waves in the Premier League ahead of the January window. His pace and skill remain unparalleled at the Scottish club and he has already been linked with a move to join Burnley. He is also being tracked by Norwich City but given a choice, Jones might just choose to make the switch to the top-flight club instead.
A firm fan favourite at Kilmarnock, Jones has been a mainstay for the club can provide a similar effect at Burnley to bring in some extra creativity and speed to boost their attack force.
The 23-year-old midfielder joined the Championship outfit in 2015 and has established himself as one of their key men in the middle of the park. Once again, the Clarets have already been linked with him and they could make a move for him in January to bring in some competition in the midfield area.
Woods’ ability to control the game has made him stand out for Brentford so far, which truly makes him an option worth considering for Dyche. Moreover, Burnley have engaged in business with Brentford before, for James Tarkowski, which could give them an edge in landing the youngster.