Burnley player ratings vs Aston Villa as one man scores 8/10 but a few 5/10s - gallery

Burnley fell to a 3-1 defeat to Aston Villa to make it back-to-back losses in their opening two games of the Premier League season.

Just like their opening game against Manchester City, Vincent Kompany’s men gave themselves a mountain to climb, trailing 2-0 at the half-time break.

While Villa, like City, were in ruthless form in front of goal, the Clarets also posed their own problems and were cut open far too easily.

To their credit, the hosts improved ten-fold at the start of the second period and quickly pulled a goal back through Lyle Foster, who netted the club’s first goal of the season.

But Villa produced another devastating counter to restore their two-goal lead and make it 3-1 when Mo Diaby drilled home.

Here’s how Burnley’s players rated: