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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...

Like many players of FM, I would not sign Juan Castillo if he were called, say, John Castle. His name oozes flair, and the former Chelsea man offers just that for Burnley.

5. LB: Juan Castillo

Like many players of FM, I would not sign Juan Castillo if he were called, say, John Castle. His name oozes flair, and the former Chelsea man offers just that for Burnley.
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A fine piece of business, this is. The former Liverpool man has a 16/20 acceleration rating, and has been a reliable assist-provider since his 9.5m move from Norwich in 2023.

6. RW: Jordan Ibe

A fine piece of business, this is. The former Liverpool man has a 16/20 acceleration rating, and has been a reliable assist-provider since his 9.5m move from Norwich in 2023.
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He's the club's top earner on a rather tasty 80k per week. Leaving Newcastle after a big money takeover (yep, really), he eventually turned up at Turf Moor, and became a star player.

7. CM: Isaac Hayden

He's the club's top earner on a rather tasty 80k per week. Leaving Newcastle after a big money takeover (yep, really), he eventually turned up at Turf Moor, and became a star player.
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Ooft, now we're talking. The Manchester United flop has reignited his career with the Clarets, racking up 14 assists in his first season since being signed for 14m.

8. CM: Fred

Ooft, now we're talking. The Manchester United flop has reignited his career with the Clarets, racking up 14 assists in his first season since being signed for 14m.
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