Adrian Clarke looks at some of the standout partnerships of the 2019/20 season so far.
McNeil, still in his first full Premier League season, currently ranks third for the highest number of successful open-play crosses.
That is a terrific achievement for the 20-year-old.
|2019/20||Total||Club rank||PL rank|
|Successful open-play crosses||26||1||3|
|Successful crosses (inc. set-pieces)||53||1||6|
The wide man has laid on three assists for powerful forward Wood, who is excellent at attacking crosses whipped across the face of goal.
Over the course of the campaign Burnley’s blossoming talent has created nine opportunities for the New Zealand international, who has scored 11 times in 2019/20.
That is a season-high combination between two players at Turf Moor.
Although McNeil takes the majority of corners and wide free-kicks, eight of those nine chances have encouragingly been fashioned in general play.
|Player||Open-play chances created|
Under manager Sean Dyche, Burnley are perennially strong in the air and this season is no different.
McNeil’s pace, trickery, potency on the counter-attack and ability to deliver pinpoint crosses have been a real boost for the side.
His natural affinity with Wood - one of the best at heading in the competition - means Burnley are a serious threat to every opponent they face.
Delivering top-class service and with scope for plenty more development, the best could still be to come at Turf Moor.