Our FM22 save has seen a familiar face return to Turf Moor to help them regain their place in the Premier League

Burnley's unrecognisable £98 million starting XI for opening game of 2024/25 - according to Football Manager 22

Burnley have won just one of their opening 12 Premier League fixtures and currently sit in the relegation zone of the league table.

Tuesday, 23rd November 2021, 12:04 pm

The Clarets have their work cut out to once again fight against the drop from England’s top flight, and that’s something they are predicted to do according to the latest edition of Football Manager… at least this season anyway!

The football management simulation game has been wildly popular since it’s initial release in 1992 and is now played by football fans and professional players alike.

‘FM’ is also used as a player database by football clubs due to their worldwide scouting network of around 1,300 scouts which developers use to ensure full accuracy across the game.

The full version of Football Manager 22 was released on November 9th.

Just for fun, we simulated three seasons into the future to see how Burnley could line up for the opening day of the 2024/25 season – and the results were very interesting.

Although they did manage to avoid relegation in the 2021/22 and 2022/23 seasons, where they finished 12th and 14th respectively, they finished bottom of the league in the 2023/24 season and are looking to bounce back to the top flight at the first time of asking with an impressive looking squad.

Here is how our simulation had Burnley lining up for the opening game of the 2024/25 season:

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