Burnley

The Key To Premiership Survival

Danny Ings and Sam Vokes Will Be Crucial For Bradford In Their Quest For Premiership Survival

Danny Ings and Sam Vokes Will Be Crucial For Burnley In Their Quest For Premiership Survival

What makes football that ‘beautiful’ sport that it is in my opinion is that there is always that ‘unpredictability’ factor. In life itself more times than not you’re the master of your own fate- but in sport and more particularly football that isn’t the case necessarily.

For example there have been several occasions over the years where there has been the case that the ‘better team has lost’ . One side would have more possession and chances than the opposition – take the Stoke vs Burnley game for example.

This game proves my exact point that I want to make. Burnley despite having 27% possession in this match still came out on top. Crucial to that win, despite his modesty in the post match interview was Danny Ings.

Ings has now scored 3 goals in his last 4 games for the Clarets and will be crucial for the Lancashire club’s survival attempts. That’s stating the obvious you might think – but the virtues of having a ‘goal scorer’ are priceless.

Take QPR for example who many will be in a relegation dog fight just like Burnley, in their ranks they have Charlie Austin, who is ironically a former Burnley striker. Austin has been crucial for QPR this year and his goals have effected QPR’S points tally the win against Aston Villa for example was an example of the QPR front man’s goal scoring prowess.

In Burnley’s case they got to the premier league with Danny Ings’ goals and the goals of his strike partner Sam Vokes. Both of these players are crucial for the Clarets and with these two in their side Burnley just, just might avoid the drop.

Many saw a lack of ‘firepower’ as the reason why Chelsea’s title bid was unsuccessful, now they have rectified that with the world class acquisition of Diego Costa. In Burnley’s case the fact that they have two excellent forwards may give them the edge over sides like Leicester and Aston Villa.

You can’t put a price on a good quality centre forward, the fact that Burnley have one if not two, should only leave them in good stead in the longer run. It’s usually the same story, usually when a side doesn’t have a ‘goal scorer’ they struggle.

The fact that QPR and Burnley have at least one ‘goal scorer’ in their side gives them the edge over any potential relegation rivals. It’s goals that win you football matches first and foremost.

Austin’s Powers

Charlie Austin is proving to be a vital Part of the QPR squad.

Charlie Austin is proving to be a vital member of the QPR squad.

They say football is a team game- but sometimes you need special players ‘to make the team’.Take Louis Suarez for example last season for Liverpool,as good as the Reds were last term- they might not have got so far in the league if it wasn’t for the Uruguayan’s goals. Now that the Uruguayan has left Anfield for Barcelona, everyone can quite clearly see how much the Anfield side are struggling with out Suarez – the Reds are quite clearly lacking that ‘bite’ from last season (pun intended).

Queens Park Rangers will be hoping that charlie Austin will be their ‘special player’ for this season. The former Burnley striker has scored 4 goals in his last 3 games for the Hoops, with 6 goals altogether for the season so far – and the 25 year old could be crucial to the West London’s side battle to avoid the drop.

The sale of Loic Remy must have been a big blow to Harry Redknapp’s QPR – but the sale of the Frenchman to West London rivals Chelsea has only helped Austin ‘raise his game’. A double in a crucial win against Aston Villa and the opening goal in the 2-2 with Manchester City – has only emphasised how vital Charlie Austin is to this QPR side. Bobby Zamora is hard working – but it’s been ‘quite a few seasons’ let’s just say since the 32 year old scored 20 goals a season for example.

Eduardo Vargas had a good world cup for Chile and did grab a brace in the ‘gutsy’ performance against Liverpool. The Chilean has only them 2 goals to date, which at this level isn’t enough. Heaven for bid but if Charlie Austin does get injured, Rangers could struggle.

The 25 year old former Burnley striker did raise eyebrows when he left turf moor and signed for the QPR in a £5 million deal. How Austin has proved his critics wrong, Charlie Austin played a crucial part in the West Londoners promotion to the premier league by scoring 20 goals in the 2013-2014 season.

If Rangers do stay up they will be hoping former Burnley striker Austin manages a similar goal return to that of last season if they are to stand any chance of premier league survival. The main difference from the last QPR team and this current QPR team is that they have a goal scorer in Charlie Austin.