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The Clarets, who travel to Everton in the Carabao Cup fourth round, have picked up just four points from their opening 10 matches, Saturday's 2-1 reverse at Bournemouth an eighth defeat of their return to the Premier League.
They only had fewer points (three) in 1970-71, when they were relegated from the top flight. It leaves them just above rock-bottom Sheffield United, also promoted from the Championship last year, with an uphill battle to stave off relegation straight back to the second tier.
While Blades boss Paul Heckingbottom's future remains precarious, with Chris Wilder keen to take back the reins at Bramall Lane, Burnley sources have told Mail Sport that Kompany is safe.
Chairman Alan Pace, the head of owners ALK Capital, afforded Kompany more than £100million reshaping a