Burnley substitutes. (Photo by MICHAEL STEELE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Burnley's most expensive benchwarmer in 20/21 - and how they compare to Man United and West Ham

Having a deep squad is generally seen as a necessary evil in the hectic world of modern football.

Saturday, 17th July 2021, 2:53 pm

With packed fixture schedules and little in the way of recovery time, top tier competition is about so much more than a starting XI these days.

For the most part, Burnley tend to buck that trend a little, and having used just 25 senior players over the course of last season's Premier League campaign, it’s clear that Sean Dyche tends to prefer a tight-knit squad.

Even taking that into account, however, there were some players who – whether it be through injury or other reasons – were on the club’s books without making much of an on-field impact.

But which benchwarmer cost the Clarets the most money for the least output last term?

New research from OLBG has discovered the Premier League players who were paid the most but played the least in 2020/21.

Click and scroll through their findings for each club below…

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