BBC Sport - The State of the Game: How Burnley buck Premier League trend
How Burnley buck Premier League trend
- From the section Football
BBC Sport's Patrick Gearey explains how Burnley buck the Premier League trend by fielding players mainly from the United Kingdom.
The BBC's State of the Game study found English players are getting more minutes in the Premier League this season but make up just over a third of time spent on the pitch.
And the rise, from 32.36% of total playing time in 2013-14 to 36.08% until 1 October, can be solely attributed to newly-promoted Burnley, who used just one non-UK player.