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Best Burnley players to sign on FPL in 2018/19 – Complete Members’ Analysis

The vast array of budget options at Burnley last season has seen their players receive some price hikes, which may change our perception of their performances in 2018/19.

The underlying defensive numbers and some appealing early-season fixtures mean that Nick Pope and his centre-backs are still factoring in Fantasy plans at this stage.

Going forward there was surprisingly underwhelming attacking data considering that both Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood showed they could be a decent third striker in Fantasy teams.

Fantasy Football Scout members can now read on as we delve deep into the numbers from 2017/18 to weigh up the best players to look at now that the new game has launched.

World Cup Data

We’re delighted to offer World Cup data as an early addition to our regular season offering to help those playing Fantasy games over the summer.

We’ve secured Opta data, not only for the tournament itself, but also from the Qualifying Rounds for Europe and South America and for international friendlies involving the participating nations. This includes all the matches played right up to the tournament kick-off.

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1,354 Comments Post a Comment
  1. nick8070
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 months ago

    WC question... have 19.4 to spend on 3 midfielders. Already have De Bruyne and Modric:

    A) Fellaini Henderson Kante
    B) Lingard Fellaini Bradaric
    C) Rakitic Henderson Bradaric
    D) Chadli Henderson Kante
    E) Lingard Chadli Bradaric

    Thanks!

    1. OldBenKenobi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Maybe E

    2. Flapjack
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      B I guess

  2. Peace-o
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Anyone else have any players that you think are potentially undervalued, stand out for in terms of price and have the potential of being an OOP prospects?

    OOP
    Jeffrey Schlupp £4.5 (could be on the left wing, listed has defender)
    Romain Saiss £4.5 (listed defender, plays central mid / DM)
    Diogo Jota £6.5 (listed mid, plays forward / secondary striker)
    Rui Fonte / Floyd Ayité £4.5 (both listed has a mid, forward / secondary role dependent on Mitrovic transfer)

    Fabianski £4.5
    Mkhitaryan £7
    Ramsey £7.5
    Pogba £8
    Lacazette £9.5
    Giroud £8

    1. Woeisme
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Will Hughes

      1. Blue&White85
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Agree, think he could be great at 5.0.

    2. lugs
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Laca stands out if he plays as the main striker with Auba out wide

    3. Deulofail
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Schlupp
      Fabianski
      Mkhi
      Deulofeu

  3. OldBenKenobi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Andy will be live streaming in 15 mins if anyone is interested 😉

    https://www.youtube.com/user/andy85wsm

    1. Deulofail
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I feel a distrubance in the North

      1. OldBenKenobi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Like a million subscribers cried out all at once “it’s coming home” and suddenly stopped...

        1. Business Cat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          We're singing for Alderan...AL-DER-RAN...we're playing the song!...

    2. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I can already hear the faint strains of Candyland wafting across the sea

      1. OldBenKenobi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        😉

    3. Deulofail
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      So it's been 15 minutes. How do I actually watch?

  4. ludaslol
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Best differntials for the run in of the world cup fantasy?

  5. Robbieblob
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Daniels or Tomkins?

    1. Stoichkov#8
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Daniels

      1. super zlatan
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Tomkins.

  6. Wijnaldum FC
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Which one?
    A) Ederson + Speroni + Wan Bissaka
    B) Betenilli + Fabianksi + Tomkins

    Def spot is the 5th def

    1. Stoichkov#8
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      A

  7. 1justlookin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Damn you Salah! 13 million is making the rest of my squad a little unbalanced BUT getting over 300 points last season aint gonna be a fluke is it.

    1. Deulofail
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Balance shmalance!

    2. Woeisme
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I didn't know he posted on here. Whats his user name?

      1. Deulofail
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Deulofail

  8. BrockLanders
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Why are people suggesting McCarthy starts over Forster. Have I missed something?

    1. Deulofail
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Last season

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Thought McCarthy would be first choice after replacing Forster in goal and played well

    3. Flapjack
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Surprised it’s taken him so long to get nailed.

      McCarthy for Reading in a 0-0 v Liverpool. Best 0-0 I’ve seen cos of him. That was years back.

  9. Bambi
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Hows this team looking guys?

    Fabianski - 4.0
    Bailly- Coleman - Daniels - Cedric - Wan-Bissaka
    Salah - Sane - D.Silva - Deulofeu - Stephens
    Aubameyang - Firmino - 6.0*

    Hoping Mitrovic comes in at 6.0

    1. BrockLanders
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Decent. Think Aguero may be essential 1st couple of weeks though

  10. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    World cup factor, good or bad
    Transfers to better or worse Prem clubs
    Transfer away from the Prem
    New Stars (and fodder) Transfers to the Prem
    New Managers/Sacked Managers
    New to the Prem Managers
    Pre Season high or low
    Late signings
    Late returning from WC
    Injuries
    Tiredness
    Unknown impact of new players and newly promoted teams
    Lack of nailed-on-ness due to newcomers

    Remind me, why are you posting RMT's now? 😕

    1. Sadio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Because it's fun?

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        By fun I assume you mean pointless because it will change hundreds of times before completion?

        1. Deulofail
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          You know what fun means, surely?

    2. Lord Flashheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      To minimize the question marks to a mere 300 million

    3. Flapjack
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I do agree. Although I get why people are excited for the new season.

      Personally I have World Cup fever and apart from a few thoughts here and there I’m not even logging into the app following my auto complete.

  11. ceerus
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    RMT pls
    Pickford 4.0
    Robertson Mendy(?) Tomkins Ward (Bednarek)
    Salah Sane Jota (Stephens Masuaku)
    Firmino Zaha Tosun

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Looks alright. Anything left in the bank?

      1. ceerus
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Nope

    2. Sadio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Honestly?

      2.5 out of 10. Double Palace backline, two useless mids, Jota unproven prospect in the Prem.

      Way, way too unbalanced.

      1. ceerus
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Ward Burnley

  12. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    RMT please.

    Ederson
    Cedric Robertson Alonso
    Eriksen Salah Martial Deulofeu
    Aguero Zaha Arnie

    Boruc Daniels Gunnarsson Bednarek

    Martial could become Mkhi/Ramsey depending if he stays and looks likely to play

    1. BrockLanders
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Not sure on Martial

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Yep will defo monitor

    2. Stoichkov#8
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Hot 9 samecplayers. I like it but 2x 7.0 is too unbalanced and hard to get a premium forward if someone will explode

      1. Stoichkov#8
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        *got 9 same players

        1. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          Thanks for the reply. What would u suggest? Vardy/Firmino and a cheapy?

          1. Stoichkov#8
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 5 months ago

            I will probably go Aguero, Firmino, Zaha but most probably Moless so it is easier for me.

            1. THFC4LIFE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 year, 5 months ago

              Cheers

  13. Lord Flashheart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    I have no Man U or burnley defensive cover
    I have no salah nor firmino
    My most expensive forward is 7.0
    My front 8 is a benching nightmare
    Yet I feel good about my team.

    should I see a doctor?

    Ederson, begovich
    Alonso, Robertson, Coleman, PVA, bendarek
    Sanchez, mane, dsilva, Mkhi, sessengon
    Tuson, wood, king

    1. Sadio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      You have 8 attackers who can play and only 4 are from teams who score a lot of goals. I'd look to correct that first.

    2. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Like that it’s different and your defence in particular is great but for me it needs more money spent on the forward line. I don’t see many viable captain options also.

      If getting Ederson, make your second keeper a 4.0. Would also go Deulofeu instead of Sessegnon to save 1.0.

      1. Lord Flashheart
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Good points

    3. Flapjack
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Who’s your captain options ?

      1. Lord Flashheart
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Sanchez
        Mane

  14. ludaslol
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Which would you pick

    A) Chadli Pogba
    B) Rakitic L. Hernandez

    (different game)

    1. Pilgrim62
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      a

  15. Robbieblob
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Is deulofeu essential for first 3 gws?

    1. The Nuttman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Not in the slightest.

    2. Deulofail
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Essential for a rollercoaster ride of emotions, yes

    3. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Not essential but is a good option at that price.

      1. Flynny
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Him or neves 5m in my squad....

        1. Blue&White85
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          I’m not convinced about Neves as an FPL option. Is a class player and scores spectacular goals but is not a regular scorer.

          1. Flynny
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 5 months ago

            I'll be honest with you mate.

            Don't know much about neves. But expect wolves to do well and he seems decent option...

    4. Stoichkov#8
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Could be great or awful but for sure not essential 🙂

    5. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      If he turns out to be this season's Etienne Capoue, and everyone owns him except me...I might kill myself 🙂

  16. Stoichkov#8
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Better combo

    a) Robertson + Deulofeu
    b) TAA/Ward + Walcott

    1. Deulofail
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      A, but really Deu + TAA/Clyne

  17. Flapjack
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    So there’s two McDonald’s strategies now really. As no teams are eliminated.. although yeah third place game will have rotuationn, but also we will see the teams pre deadline.

    Leading substantially / no chance of the Kia. Spread the risk a bit more. Maybe 5 England. 3 France. 2 Belgian and some Croat fodder to rotate in.

    Going for the Kia/chasing your league. Go heavy on one team max them out.

    1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Don't forget the big tasty strategy.

    2. Louis_Sans_Balls
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      only 5 England? 😉
      Say you had an extra man, would you invest it in GK, Def or Mid ?
      In my case the Kia drove away months ago but I'm leading my mini-league by 16 pts at the moment

    3. AC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      5.5k or and 4 pts clear in mini league. Playing conservative until the final. 3players from each of the 4 teams then max out on Belgium and France for final and third place play off (Kane apart) and hit the max captain. Hopefully enough to secure top 5k finish and win mini league.

  18. Flynny
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Anyone know if this wan bissaka at Palace 4m has a chance of starting?

    Thanks

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      May as well see how pre season goes.

    2. Jsadler95
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Yeah he has a chance. If he has a very positive pre season it wouldn't surprise me to see him displace Ward. He was excellent in the games he played towards the back end of last season.

    3. Woeisme
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I can tell you categorically that he has a chance

    4. Sadio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Joel Ward signed a new 3 year contract.

  19. BrockLanders
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    1st draft chaps. Thoughts appreciated.

    Fab/ Forster
    TAA, PVA, Liech, Evans, Peltier
    Salah, Eriksen, Keita, Neves, Sess
    Aguero, Zaha, Tosun

  20. Cooper123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Hey all. Back after a bit of a hiaitus, throwing an early RMT into the mix. Pretty happy with it but would welcome any thoughts.

    Fabianski // Bettinelli

    Mendy // Lovren // Cedric // Tompkins // Schelotto

    Salah // Sane // Jota // Deulofeu // Cairney

    Aguero // Firmino // Tosun

    Main issue is between Kun and Auba.

    Any observations?

    1. Deulofail
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Looks like Lovren is in you team.

      😐

  21. Optic1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    How's the balance on this one?

    Fabianski - 4.0
    Mendy - Robertson - Cedric / Williams 4.0
    Salah - Sane - Pogba - Mhki / Masuaku
    Aubameyang - Arny - Wood

    1. barton fc
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      need another 4.5 goalie

  22. Goonermeister
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    First draft thought?

    Ederson
    Moses Trippier Robertson Williams
    Salah Eriksen Silva Deulofeu
    Lukaku Tosun

    Cheap subs

    1. @fpl_phenom
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I like it but surely lukaku wont play GW1 .... I could be wrong

    2. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Trippier will continue to rotate with Aurier so don’t spend 6.0 on him. Also with Trippier and Lukaku in the semi-finals I’d be doubtful about whether they start the season. Williams & Moses also look risky to me.

  23. Pariße
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Weird guy. Why is Paulinho going back to China?

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      1 guess

      1. Pariße
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        I'd imagine Guangzhou's wages can't be that much higher than Barcelona's especially when he just left.

    2. Siggy in the Middle
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Same reason any player does.

      And it's not for the good football...

  24. barton fc
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 months ago

    finished tinkering for the day.

    Bettinelli (fabianski)
    mendy bailly tark cedric (tomkins)
    salah D.silva mhiki (neves) (Stephens)
    aguero firmins zaha/tossin

    starting to like the look of this.
    thoughts?

    1. Siggy in the Middle
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Bailly not nailed.

      Neves plays very deep and is a yellow card magnet.

      Good otherwise

      1. barton fc
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 5 months ago

        i might be wrong but is neves on set pieces? coz a 5mill set peice taker could be this years milli, and with bailly i will see in pre season witch 5.5 manchester united defender (or even one of the arsenal 5.5) i go for and if none are nailed i can downgrade tark/neves and go robbo/moses (or both and go alonso)

  25. arndff_
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Who would you pick out of those?

    a) Zaha
    b) Arnie
    c) Tosun

    I love Arnie but his fixtures put me off a bit. Thoughts?

    1. @fpl_phenom
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Zaha

    2. Stoichkov#8
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      A

    3. Reuser
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I'm currently on both Tosun and Zaha - but would probably favour Tosun as he is an out-and-out goalscorer under an attacking manager.

    4. Siggy in the Middle
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      C

    5. arndff_
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Thanks, all! Current draft looks like this:

      DDG
      Robertson Mendy Coleman
      Salah Eriksen Mkhi Sessegnon Neves
      Aguero Zaha

      Speroni | Kamara Cedric Bednarek

      .5 ITB

      Still a lot of work to do!

      1. Stoichkov#8
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Im on premi GK too (Ederson) plus Robertson and Alonso.
        Will probably go Moless but with Agueto, Zaha and Eriksen like you.

    6. barton fc
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      A, but i expect tossin will get 10+ this season, im tempted to go him for the differential.

  26. @fpl_phenom
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Im thinking Sanchez will play upfront for the forst 2 weeks while Lukaku is recuperating ... is he a good option at £10.5M ... place holder for KDB in GW3...

    1. barton fc
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      sounds like a good plan, i think jose could do that to now. you've put me off kaku lol.

    2. AllanM
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Or Martial if he stays

      1. @fpl_phenom
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        would expect him to play on the left if sanchez is throught the middle...

  27. Here Comes The Son ★
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Recon Walcott is nailed under Silva?

    1. Siggy in the Middle
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      There's rumours he's in the market for a new winger. However, that's more likely to be bad news for Bolasie than Walcott.

      So probably but unknown for certain

  28. Siggy in the Middle
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Done tinkering for the day. This any good?

    De Gea

    Robertson Bellerin Daniels

    Salah Mkhi Sessegnon Silva

    Lukaku Firmino Jiminez

    Hamer, Cedric, Schelotto, Masuaku

    1. Reuser
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Doubt Lukaku will start the season - Aguero or Auba probably better bets at the same price.

      Weak bench might bite you at some point. This year, I'm trying to put a bit more on the bench to cover for inevitable rotation.

      But otherwise, looks strong.

      1. Siggy in the Middle
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Cheers. I would go with Aubameyang but those opening 2 fixtures put me off a bit.

        Bench is a bit weak but Hamer is fodder as De Gea is set and forget. Cedric is a decent fourth defender. Schelotto is bench fodder and Masuaku is mostly bench fodder but could rotate with Sessegnon.

    2. barton fc
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Looks great, i agree with other about kaku and im not sure about jiminez and sessegon in the prem i would look a rachalison or walcott over sessegon but i could be wrong.

  29. Printing Mane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    WC Fantasy

    Olsen*, Schmeichel *
    Trippier Maguire Lovren Pavard Meunier
    KDB Modric Lingard Bentacour* sanchez*
    Hazard Griezman Kane

    I cant find any decent mid priced midfielders.

    Would you use the remaining 2FT for 2 goalkeepers ?

    1. Deulofail
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Fellaini!

      1. Taegugk Warrior
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Fellaini will be starting...?

    2. Pilgrim62
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Fellani or Chadli
      Check line up before game

  30. Robbieblob
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    If you have 3 players from 1 team and another player you have transfers to the team you’ve already got max players from, what happens? Ie if I have 3 city players and Mahrez and then Mahrez moves, what happens?

    1. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      You’ll be forced to sell 1 next time you make a transfer