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This page shows the ELO score history of the selected club - mapping their best and worst sides of all time, and their most unlikely victories and defeats based on their ELO score.

Inspired by ClubELO.com, the ELO rating system is a method of calculating and comparing the relative strengths of teams in competition. For every match played, the ELO scores of the two teams are considered, and adjusted for other factors (such as home advantage), to calculate the likelihood of the match result. When the actual result of the game is known, the ELO score is adjusted accordingly, comparing the expected outcome of the game with the actual outcome - so a victory over Manchester United will be worth more points than one over Supermarine. The resulting ELO score can be used to compare the strengths of teams over time, and to project future results based on the current form of all teams.

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A historical overview of Burnley's ELO scores.

 

A list of the top 15 Burnley sides in history, based on their ELO score.

  Year Date Recorded ELO Score  
  1962 Saturday, March 24, 1962 4160.62  
  1961 Tuesday, January 10, 1961 4157.82  
  1960 Saturday, December 31, 1960 4155.10  
  1921 Saturday, February 12, 1921 4153.97  
  1963 Wednesday, January 16, 1963 4122.37  
  1966 Saturday, August 27, 1966 4113.41  
  1922 Saturday, January 7, 1922 4108.16  
  1920 Saturday, December 25, 1920 4105.52  
  1959 Saturday, December 12, 1959 4100.20  
  1965 Saturday, November 13, 1965 4099.08  
  1919 Saturday, November 15, 1919 4097.00  
  1947 Thursday, December 25, 1947 4084.07  
  1953 Friday, December 25, 1953 4079.74  
  1954 Saturday, January 23, 1954 4077.49  
  1893 Tuesday, December 26, 1893 4066.50  
 
 

A list of the worst 15 Burnley sides in history, based on their ELO score.

  Year Date Recorded ELO Score  
  1987 Saturday, February 14, 1987 3344.52  
  1986 Friday, December 19, 1986 3380.69  
  1989 Tuesday, August 29, 1989 3397.81  
  1990 Tuesday, May 1, 1990 3406.60  
  1988 Saturday, January 16, 1988 3418.21  
  1985 Saturday, November 2, 1985 3469.33  
  1991 Saturday, March 30, 1991 3503.10  
  1999 Sunday, March 14, 1999 3537.78  
  1981 Saturday, October 3, 1981 3562.46  
  1998 Monday, December 28, 1998 3571.50  
  1992 Saturday, September 12, 1992 3575.82  
  1996 Tuesday, April 9, 1996 3579.86  
  1984 Saturday, December 29, 1984 3584.09  
  1997 Friday, December 19, 1997 3589.99  
  1993 Saturday, January 23, 1993 3600.08  
 
 

A listing of the 20 most significant victories in Burnley's history, based on the ELO points difference between the two teams.

  Match Diff. Win/Draw
Exp %
Score ELO Score Change
  Burnley (3780) vs. Liverpool (4264)
  Tuesday, February 15, 1983
-392.5 9.5% 1-0 +18.1 
  Burnley (3911) vs. Manchester United (4302)
  Wednesday, August 19, 2009
-342.3 12.2% 1-0 +17.6 
  Burnley (3911) vs. Manchester City (4280)
  Saturday, March 14, 2015
-323.0 13.5% 1-0 +17.3 
  Burnley (3846) vs. Arsenal (4186)
  Tuesday, December 2, 2008
-289.0 15.9% 2-0 +25.2 
  Burnley (3806) vs. Liverpool (4123)
  Tuesday, January 18, 2005
-257.1 18.5% 1-0 +8.1 
  Burnley (3838) vs. Tottenham Hotspur (4146)
  Sunday, May 9, 2010
-259.0 18.4% 4-2 +24.5 
  Burnley (3757) vs. Aston Villa (4059)
  Tuesday, October 26, 2004
-241.7 19.9% 3-1 +12.0 
  Tottenham Hotspur (4022) vs. Burnley (3727)
  Wednesday, January 19, 1983
-386.7 9.7% 1-4 +31.6 
  Aston Villa (4232) vs. Burnley (3937)
  Saturday, January 2, 1897
-431.4 7.7% 0-3 +32.3 
  Burnley (3713) vs. Manchester United (3996)
  Saturday, March 11, 1905
-149.6 29.7% 2-0 +21.1 
  Burnley (3368) vs. Northampton Town (3643)
  Tuesday, March 17, 1987
-187.1 25.4% 2-1 +14.9 
  Burnley (3647) vs. Grimsby Town (3918)
  Saturday, October 3, 1903
-135.7 31.4% 2-0 +20.6 
  Burnley (3733) vs. Birmingham City (3993)
  Saturday, September 20, 1902
-122.1 33.1% 2-1 +13.4 
  Burnley (3764) vs. Stoke City (4022)
  Monday, January 7, 1946
-131.4 31.9% 2-1 +13.6 
  Burnley (3906) vs. Preston North End (4162)
  Saturday, March 7, 1891
-148.1 29.9% 6-2 +26.3 
  Burnley (3693) vs. Arsenal (3945)
  Saturday, April 2, 1904
-116.5 33.8% 1-0 +13.2 
  Burnley (3730) vs. Sheffield United (3982)
  Saturday, January 28, 1933
-121.4 33.2% 3-1 +20.0 
  Burnley (3681) vs. Preston North End (3924)
  Saturday, January 23, 1904
-107.6 35.0% 2-1 +13.0 
  Burnley (3943) vs. Manchester United (4179)
  Saturday, February 17, 1968
-131.8 31.9% 2-1 +13.6 
  Burnley (3731) vs. Fulham (3965)
  Tuesday, February 20, 2001
-168.1 27.5% 2-1 +14.5 
 
 

A listing of the 20 most significant defeats in Burnley's history, based on the ELO points difference between the two teams.

  Match Diff. Win/Draw
Exp %
Score ELO Score Change
  Burnley (4016) vs. Wimbledon (3186)
  Saturday, January 4, 1975
+930.8 99.5% 0-1 -19.9 
  Sheffield United (3175) vs. Burnley (3839)
  Saturday, January 18, 1890
+558.0 96.1% 2-1 -19.2 
  Burnley (4024) vs. Lincoln City (3507)
  Saturday, February 18, 2017
+554.3 96.0% 0-1 -14.4 
  Accrington Stanley (3577) vs. Burnley (4027)
  Wednesday, August 24, 2016
+413.2 91.5% 1-0 -9.2 
  Hull City (3717) vs. Burnley (4154)
  Saturday, February 19, 1921
+320.1 86.3% 3-0 -30.2 
  Crewe Alexandra (3327) vs. Burnley (3757)
  Tuesday, August 30, 1983
+337.1 87.4% 1-0 -17.5 
  Burnley (4062) vs. Swindon Town (3651)
  Saturday, January 10, 1948
+523.2 95.3% 0-2 -28.6 
  Burnley (3757) vs. Crewe Alexandra (3369)
  Tuesday, September 13, 1983
+480.6 94.1% 3-4 -18.8 
  Peterborough United (3745) vs. Burnley (4099)
  Wednesday, November 17, 1965
+250.0 80.8% 4-0 -30.3 
  Torquay United (3534) vs. Burnley (3870)
  Wednesday, September 1, 1976
+232.6 79.2% 1-0 -15.8 
  Port Vale (3594) vs. Burnley (3926)
  Tuesday, August 11, 2015
+291.7 84.3% 1-0 -8.4 
  Burton Swifts (3606) vs. Burnley (3931)
  Saturday, March 23, 1901
+194.4 75.4% 1-0 -15.1 
  Carlisle United (3320) vs. Burnley (3628)
  Tuesday, August 18, 1992
+234.4 79.4% 4-1 -13.9 
  Burnley (4019) vs. Plymouth Argyle (3714)
  Tuesday, October 30, 1973
+407.5 91.3% 1-2 -18.3 
  Cheltenham Town (3556) vs. Burnley (3857)
  Sunday, January 27, 2002
+235.6 79.5% 2-1 -8.0 
  Hartlepool United (3479) vs. Burnley (3754)
  Tuesday, September 5, 2000
+209.1 76.9% 3-2 -7.7 
  Burnley (4147) vs. Blackpool (3874)
  Saturday, October 29, 1960
+377.3 89.8% 1-2 -18.0 
  Tranmere Rovers (3362) vs. Burnley (3633)
  Tuesday, September 1, 1981
+172.3 72.9% 4-2 -21.9 
  Port Vale (3433) vs. Burnley (3702)
  Tuesday, December 16, 1980
+169.4 72.6% 2-0 -21.8 
  Gainsborough Trinity (3699) vs. Burnley (3963)
  Saturday, March 9, 1901
+133.8 68.4% 3-0 -23.9 
 
   

The twenty teams that Burnley are most successful against, based on the average ELO points won in games against them (minimum ten games played).

  Team Games Avg. Score
+/-
  Wrexham 35 +4.49 
  Mansfield Town 14 +4.22 
  Northampton Town 14 +4.02 
  Newport County 13 +3.52 
  FC Halifax Town 15 +3.52 
  Colchester United 20 +2.97 
  Coventry City 49 +2.83 
  Burton United 12 +2.41 
  AFC Wimbledon 14 +2.34 
  Crystal Palace 43 +2.33 
  Leeds City 17 +2.15 
  Exeter City 21 +1.98 
  Norwich City 38 +1.63 
  Queens Park Rangers 40 +1.43 
  Barnsley 68 +1.38 
  Leicester City 108 +1.38 
  Watford 37 +1.30 
  Blackpool 121 +1.29 
  Tottenham Hotspur 110 +1.29 
  Hull City 64 +1.29 

The twenty teams that Burnley are least successful against, based on the average ELO points won in games against them (minimum ten games played).

  Team Games Avg. Score
+/-
  Shrewsbury Town 13 -4.80 
  Wigan Athletic 22 -3.44 
  Swindon Town 26 -3.14 
  Peterborough United 21 -2.94 
  Hereford 17 -2.47 
  Reading 43 -2.37 
  Chesterfield 56 -2.08 
  Ipswich Town 43 -2.05 
  Scarborough Athletic 12 -2.05 
  Brighton and Hove Albion 29 -2.02 
  Wolverhampton Wanderers 127 -1.95 
  Gillingham 33 -1.80 
  Scunthorpe United 28 -1.77 
  Rochdale 19 -1.71 
  Notts County 56 -1.58 
  Rotherham United 40 -1.46 
  Cardiff City 83 -1.44 
  Arsenal 103 -1.44 
  Crewe Alexandra 29 -1.44 
  Oxford United 17 -1.19