Burnley, Leeds United, Manchester United and the impact of Euro 2020 on the 2021-22 Premier League season
Burnley has only one representative at this summer’s European Championships, a lower in the Premier League.
The Clarets are the only top team not to send multiple players to the tournament with Matej Vydra the only representative from Burnley.
However, that could play the game of the Clarets in the new season.
The European Championships end on July 11, just 34 days before the start of the Premier League campaign.
This means that the players involved in the centerpiece might have a short time to recover before the new high-flying campaign.
Vydra is part of the Czech Republic squad with the team regrouped with England, Scotland and Croatia.
He will likely benefit from an extended break after the tournament by the Clarets, but otherwise Sean Dyche’s side won’t be too affected by the Euro, with players able to reunite for pre-season training after a period of rest. well-deserved. the congested nature of the 2020-21 campaign.
That cannot be said for some of Burnley’s Premier League rivals like Man City and Chelsea having 15 players away from the tournament, although they have bigger teams to compensate.
Nonetheless, the impact of such a large number of players absent and requiring a period of rest before the new season will be felt by the top teams.
Here’s how many players each Premier League club sends to the European Championships
Manchester City 15
Manchester United 11
Leeds United 7
West Ham United 4
Newcastle United 4
Crystal Palace 3
Aston Villa 3
Norwich City 2