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Premier League Specials: Burnley, Sheffield United and Luton 5/4 to be relegated

It’s been a far-from-ideal start to the season for the Premier League’s newly promoted sides, and we’ve cut all three to be relegated from 5/1 to 5/4.

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Make no mistake about it, it was always going to be a tall order for last season's Championship promotion winning sides to make a mark in the Premier League.

Luton Town were for many the big favourites to drop straight back down to the second-tier, but, in fairness to them, they are the only side of the three to currently reside outside of the bottom three.

Yes, they may be sat 17th and only four points above Sheffield United, but they will take comfort from the fact that they maybe haven't been the cannon-fodder that many had expected them to be.

It is currently Vincent Kompany's Burnley who are propping up the table having romped to the Championship title last year, with the Clarets having collected just four points from their opening 13 matches in the top flight.

This expansive Burnley side under Kompany have proven far too vulnerable at the back, with their goals against tally of 32 to date the second highest in the division.

Only fellow newly promoted team Sheffield United have conceded more, with 34 goals against, with the Blades also languishing in the relegation zone in 18th win just one win in the Premier League so far this season.

Indeed, the only reason all three of promoted sides are not currently in the danger zone is due to the 10-point deduction handed to Everton by the Premier League for breaching profit and sustainability rules, with the Toffees sat in 19th place on four points.
 

Number of promoted sides to be relegated odds:

066/1
17/2
21/1
35/4

Burnley, Sheffield United and Luton's unprofitable starts to the campaign means they are now 5/4 to be plying their trade back in the Championship in 2023/24.

It will take a marked turnaround for any of these sides to escape the drop, but all three boards have as of yet remained loyal to Kompany, Paul Heckingbottom and Rob Edwards.

The January transfer window may yet be a pivotal factor at play, with each of these sides in danger given the chance to address the frailties in their respective squads and perhaps make inspired signings to help keep themselves afloat in the Premier League.

Everton's 10-point deduction has offered each of the newly promoted trio some hope, whilst the likes of Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest have also found the going tough in the top flight so far this term.
 

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