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Here's how Burnley's side will look in five years time - according to Football Manager 2020

The wait is (almost) over: Football Manager - the staggeringly popular management game, notorious for its highly-addictive nature and ability to single-handedly destroy blossoming relationships - has returned, with the Beta edition of FM 2020 being released last Friday evening.

For a bit of fun, we've simulated the game five seasons into the future, and had a look at how Burnley are predicted to line up in the 2024/25 season. Click and scroll through the gallery to see the future starting XI, substitutes, and manager...

Burnley's penchant for England internationals between the sticks is now over, with the ex-Arsenal stopper into his second season with the club following a 2.3m move from Wolves in 2023.

1. GK: David Ospina

Burnley's penchant for England internationals between the sticks is now over, with the ex-Arsenal stopper into his second season with the club following a 2.3m move from Wolves in 2023.
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Snapped up for 11m, the former Derby County man is a recent addition to the side. His fitness statistics look to be exceptional.

2. RB: Jayden Bogle

Snapped up for 11m, the former Derby County man is a recent addition to the side. His fitness statistics look to be exceptional.
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He's still at the club, despite their brief dip into the Championship in the 2023/24 campaign.

3. CB: James Tarkowski

He's still at the club, despite their brief dip into the Championship in the 2023/24 campaign.
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He's struggling to get a game for the Clarets in real life, but FM predicts he'll eventually get there, and also earn himself the captain's armband.

4. CB: Ben Gibson

He's struggling to get a game for the Clarets in real life, but FM predicts he'll eventually get there, and also earn himself the captain's armband.
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