Burnley have started this season on a low and are winless after nine games in the English Premier League. The Clarets have drawn four matches and are in the relegation zone with just four points in the bag. Sean Dyche has preferred a 4-4-2 formation in the Premier League since their promotion. Chris Wood has been a regular starter for Burnley in the attack. The New Zealander has partnered with four other strikers but only one of them has shown some productivity this season and his name is Maxwel Cornet. The striker was signed from the French club Lyon in the summer.
The forward player has started three matches and was subbed on in his first match in the English Premier League. Cornet is the highest goalscorer in the league for Burnley with three goals in four appearances. His debut goal came against Leicester City and it was enough to earn his side a 2-2 draw. He scored two goals against Southampton in the previous round. This season he has attempted seven shots and four have been on target.
Cornet prefers to play from the left side. The above viz shows his pass receiving locations. He has operated from his favourite side and has received five passes in the opposition box. He has dropped into his own half to help his side to defend against opposition attacks. The player has scored two goals from inside the opposition box and one goal from outside the opposition box.
Ashley Barnes is the most preferred secondary striker for Sean Dyche in recent seasons. He has started four matches and was subbed on in four matches. The forward is yet to open his account or provide an assist this season. The above viz shows his performance in comparison to the other forward players in the league. The middle line represents the average percentile in the league. Barnes has attempted seven shots with two shots on target. His xG rate is 0.95 this season and only 0.05 more than Cornet who has made four appearances less than him.
Matej Vydra and Jay Rodriguez are the other two attacking options for the manager. Vydra has made seven appearances and five of them are after coming off the bench. The striker has one goal contribution and that was an assist against Leicester City. Jay Rodriguez is another option and he also brings Premier League experience with him. He started the opening game of the season for Burnley and since then has been used as a substitute in six matches. He has attempted ten shots with an accuracy rate of 20%. The Englishman is yet to score a goal or provide an assist.
Maxwel Cornet has been the most productive player for Burnley. He has scored more goals than Chris Wood who plays in every game. The stats show that he is starting to settle in the Premier League even though his side is struggling to find form. In the recent games, Sean Dyche has preferred a 4-2-4 formation in which the wide players play a lot closer to the two forward players. The manager will hope that the new partnership in attack will help Burnley survive relegation this season.