When Newcastle United signed each Matt Targett and Sven Botman throughout the summer season switch window, it was maybe anticipated that Dan Burn may lose his place in Eddie Howe’s aspect.
The enormous centre-back, who joined from Brighton in January final season, was good for the Toon as they turned their 2021/22 season round, going from relegation candidates to ending simply outdoors of the highest half.
Burn would make 16 appearances within the Premier League for Howe’s aspect, averaging an outstanding 6.98 ranking from WhoScored for his performances.
However, at 30, he seemed more likely to be displaced by Newcastle’s marquee summer season signing in Botman, with the Toon paying £35m to signal the highly-rated Dutchman from Lille.
Nonetheless, Burn has proven his high quality and flexibility to maintain his place in Howe’s aspect, regardless of the previous Bournemouth supervisor choosing a centre-back partnership of Botman and Fabian Schar on most events this season.
Can Burn cease Toney on Saturday?
“He seems a assured boy, which is nice for the boys across the coaching floor. He’s a participant who talks all over video games. He provides that bit additional in addition to a Newcastle fan. They completely love him and it’s simple to see why after that ridiculous influence he’s had.”
The six-foot-six defender has been very spectacular when that includes as a left-back, averaging a robust 6.83 ranking from WhoScored, and Howe should be sure that the skilled defender begins once more there on Saturday when Newcastle face Brentford.
Quite a lot of the Bees’ attacking play comes via their talisman Ivan Toney, with the England striker having gained the third-most aerial battles within the Premier League this season.
Like every good goal man, Toney will drift broad and problem the full-backs within the air, however Howe can get rid of the left-hand aspect by beginning Burn there once more, as solely Botman and Schar have gained extra aerial duels this season.
The previous Newcastle man has began the season in impressed kind, scoring 5 targets and helping twice within the opening eight Premier League video games, so he’ll want shackling if the Toon are going to select up a end result on Saturday.
There isn’t any doubt that Toney poses an actual risk to Newcastle’s defence so Howe can provide his aspect the most effective probability by enjoying the extra dominant Burn over Targett at left-back.