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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.

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1,354 Comments Post a Comment
  1. PepSala
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Leading mini league by 20 points. Should I use Max captain chip now with 3 players not playing or wait until finals where I can field 15 players? Scared I'll have even less with rotations in the 3rd place game

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

      I’m waiting until the final. Third place play off should have some goals and hopefully a differential highest Gameweek scorer

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

    Has anyone come across an Excel version of the new seasons fixtures (that can be copied and pasted)?

    It would help the quality of my pre-season tinkering a lot!

    Ta in advance.

  3. ROLLING THE DICE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Thoughts?

    Fabianski (4.0)
    Tarkowski Cedric Daniels 4.5 Everton (4.0)
    Salah Sane Eriksen (4.5) (4.5)
    Aguero Aubameyang Barnes

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

      Nah.

      Ugly looking milfs.

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

      Mostly pretty solid, but ...

      Prefer Barnes to Woods?
      Two 4.5 mids limit your options. They'll only get you 2 points when your first-choice are dropped.
      With no Wc semi-finalists, you should be okay for GW1.

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Fwiw I’m avoiding Burnley altogether for GW1, I think Europa league could really hurt them this year

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

        the converse argument is they'll still be fresh yet battle-hardened for the first few GWs.

  4. Roys Peak
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    RMT (starting) /10?
    Pickford
    TAA Alonso Stones
    Mkhi Eriksen Sane Lingard Wjinaldum
    Auba Kun
    cheers

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

      2/10

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

      Four England players might not start the season. You'll need good bench cover esp in defence.

    3. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      4/10

  5. Fantasy Gold
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Anybody else getting automatically logged out overnight each day?

    Is that something that’s been implemented by FFS?

    A few weeks ago you could just stay logged in as long as you wanted

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

      Every day, really irritating

    2. rainy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      It's been flagged up, being looked at 🙂

      1. Fantasy Gold
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Oh cool, thanks Rainy 🙂

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Every.Single. Day.

      Grrrr.....

    4. Kuqi Monster
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      #firstworldproblems

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

        Hey, I'm stuck here in the third world and it's a problem for me!! 😉

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

      I thought its just me 😆

    6. Gravless are for Kinnear
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Yes. I had to log in to reply to this. FFS pretending not to know us now that FPL is back and the gravless come marching in

  6. Catsandhats
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Thoughts on Kompany and Chadli for final 4 games? It wouldn’t be safer to just pick either Vert or Ald?

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

      Championship fantasy?

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

      Wait for lineups and yes if you look for diferentials like me

  7. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Is anyone leaving a 7.5 slot free in midfield in anticipation of the Man Utd teamsheet before the GW1 deadline? Utd KO is 20:00, so any chance we’ll know the lineups??

    If Martial is starting v Leicester he should be a GW1 punt, if he goes on to a few blanks and/or gets dropped, it’s a nice price point for potentially good replacements (Lingard if sticking with Utd, Siggy/Theo from Everton, Ramsey/Mkhi, Groß, Willian, Lamela etc)

    1. QuintonFortune25
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Good thinking. I already have Mkhitaryan but may have Martial for first 2 weeks then get Mkhitaryan for week 3.

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

      No

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

        Over-thinking at this stage, before pre-season friendlies have even begun. I usually bang in a final transfer 5 mins before GW1 deadline, but it's mostly my 5th mid or something like that.

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      On Mkhi right now but Martial or Mata could be a decent punt for the first 2-3 gameweeks.

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Not sure Mata has done anything in the last 5 or 6 years to warrant consideration! Martial however is class, usually if he gets any minutes at all he scores, 7.5 is way too cheap for a player of his quality, he just needs to get on he pitch.

        The OOP boosts his appeal even more.

        If he’s not starting Lingard should be, although with the WC I’d expect Lingard gets a rest.

        Mkhi is the other one in that price range who looks ridiculously underpriced, I think a 7.5-7.0 midfield slot will pay dividend fends this year, maybe even having two - Antonio at West Ham is another 7.0 who could do very well.

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

          Mourinho seems not to trust Martial and I think would be happy to get rid. Have to monitor that pre-season and see if he brings anyone in to that position.

          How new manager will use Antonio also needs monitoring - he's been played all over the park.

  8. Atimis
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Do you think that my current front of Hazard, Mbappe and Kane will be good enough for semis or would you use 1FT to bring someone else?

    1. Dāzzy
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Obviously that's good enough

    2. Better off with a pin and a…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I’ve got the same front 3. I’d prefer Griezemann to Mbappe, having got lucky with Mbappes points in the last 16, but think I’m going to use a transfer to get an active bench player instead.

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

    Austin or Gabbiadini first choice at Soton? or they in market for other forwards?

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Hopefully Austin

  10. QuintonFortune25
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Like the look of Chelsea's first 6 fixtures. Exept from Hazard, who do you think is the best FPL option from Chelsea?

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

      Alonso/Azpi

      Depends on their position/new manager

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Apart from him there aren’t really any nailed option tbh and the one who are seen a tad expensive compared to the other Top 4 contenders.

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

      Put it this way, guess who turned up for training this morning? Conte! Few decisions to be made by the club before I can consider any for FPL.

      1. QuintonFortune25
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Fair enough. If Conte stays are you staying clear?

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

          Yeh, I think chaos will reign and morale crash. Cd lose Haz to Real, for example. I'm sure Chelsea are gonna have to pay him in full and get Serri in asap.

          But assuming Serri arrives, will he give Giroud more game time? Let Willian go to United? Use RLC? Too many ponderables at this stage for me to pencil in Chelsea assets.

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Giroud currently in my team, not sure if that’s a good thing or not... if he’s dropped, Morata is only 1.0 more. Both of those look very cheap for a Chelsea striker

      1. QuintonFortune25
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Yeah was considering Giroud. I've heard that Higuain might be going to Chelsea, he could be a great option depending on price.

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

      I own Alonso and think he will give some points

      1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        You think Conte will stay?

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

          Obv will monitor this and pre season but if things stay as they were (Alonso OOP and some SP) he is in my team

          1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 5 months ago

            Fair enough

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

            It conte stays alsono is 100 per cent in my team . He’s Such a bargain at that price and I just consider him a goal scoring 6.5 midfielder who gets goals and takes free kicks. I also have De Gea nailed in for 38 games with a 4 million keeper. Apart from that I think tomkins and Daniels offer great value and fixtures at 4.5. I’m playing a 433 and my current team is

            De Gea

            Alsono daniels tomkins Jagielka

            Sane salah deleafou

            Zaha bobby kane

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

              Not bad

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

                I may downgrade kane to kun for the first few games will have to wait and see. Spurs have massive involvement in the World Cup kane alli tripper Dier vertongon Alderweireld demeblle . They can’t all be rested

          3. Eden Wizard
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 5 months ago

            Great point! Completely overlooked due to uncertainty but nicely put!

  11. Budweiser
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Is Haha definitely playing up front this season?

    1. Budweiser
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Zaha*

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

        You'd have to assume he will and not Benteke, unless Tekkers has a blinding pre-season.

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

    When will fpl price rise and fall take place ?
    MAC fantasy:
    Choose 2 options

    A) 11 man , 1 usable sub
    B) 11 man , 2 usable sub

    1) double eng def
    2) double France def
    3) double Belgium def

    Has Belgium keeper

  13. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Surprised no one has Jesus. Brazil out of WC and he is Pep's blue eyed boy.

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

      Yeh but had a rubbish WC, and with Aguero as competition you can't trust him to get enough minutes to justify the outlay.

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

      Wc does not justify him a spot , unfortunately

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

        Messi also had a poor WC.

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

          Messi is carrying a team, very different ?

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

            I'm not talking WC. Messi is great when he doesn't play for Argies.

            Jesus aint half bad when he plays PL.

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

            Ya Messi carried the team by scoring less then kun and players like rojo getting them to the group stages. Messi carried no 1

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

          I'm sure Pep won't be influenced by his WC form, but with Aguero and Pep's rotation habits, he just won't play enough. For that money you want a striker to start every game, like a Kane, Lukaku, Firmino or Aubyemang.

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

            I have Firmino. Prefer Ramsey over Auba with those fixtures and the luke/kane is a no go for week 1.

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

      Think that Aguero is much better pick

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

        one of the two yes.

        City will be the highest scorers in PL once again.

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

          Somehow Jesus doesnt look good in last few months imo.

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

          Sure. When you tote up the aggregate scores of all the teams at the end of the season, City will be ahead by a country mile. BUT, which individuals will top their table?
          This time last season we would have tipped KdB, which turned out right enough, but no one would have said Sterling. We probably would have expected more points from Dilva and Aguero.
          City are a nightmare for FPL. We know they'll score high, but which actual players will score enough to justify their prices? For now i'm playing relatively safe with Ederson and Mendy, and starting with Aguero with a view to dropping him when it's evident his minutes will be shared.

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

            Safe and Mendy? Dont think so. Im on Ederson too plus Aguero and DSilva

  14. LewanGOALski
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    as I am chasing 33 pts in my work-ML, I need to take some punts and going with this after 5 transfers:

    Courtois
    Maguire – Trippier – A.Young – Meunier – Lovren
    Pogba – Lingard – Modric – Carrasco/Tolisso (depends who’s in Starting XI)
    Kane – Sterling – E.Hazard

    thoughts?

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

      Im looking for diferentials too: Pogba, Felaini, Chadli, Giroud? Who else?

      1. LewanGOALski
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Limited selection unfortunately – I like mostly:
        - Young as CS potential + some set-pieces
        - Pogba could fire up eventually
        - LWB of Belgium (Carrasco / Chadli) as facing Pavard who’s better offensively rather than defensively

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

          Yeah, will wait for lineups as Meunier is out too. Young is goood idea.
          I see that you think that Cro players not worth it but what about Mandziukic? England kept CS just once.

  15. SHOW_ME_DA_MANE
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Fabianski
    Tomkins Coleman Mendy
    Salah Cairney Deulofeu De Bruyne Ramsey
    Auba Firm

    Speroni Schelotto Chambers Jimenez

    Thinking Ramsey will have a good season under Unai, Auba golden boot? 🙂

    Rate and thoughts?

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

      Too many arsenal players. They have 2 difficult fixtures and we wouldn’t know how will arsenal lineup/play under emery. Perhaps just keep one of Auba or Ramsey? And get the other back in from gw3 onwards?

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

    For World Cup fantasy, if you could choose 1, who would you choose?
    A. Kdb
    B. Alli

    1. QuintonFortune25
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      A

  17. Coaly
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Walcott or Jota?

    1. QuintonFortune25
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Jota. But pre season will probably tell you

  18. ChadW98
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Anyone else considering Lamela for the first few weeks of the season?

    1. QuintonFortune25
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Yeah maybe, poch seems to like him.

    2. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Mgiiht go for him instead Walcott tbh.

  19. QuintonFortune25
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    World Cup fantasy.

    Got these transfers lined up. Will of course wait til line ups, but what do you reckon?

    Coutinho > Lingard
    Cherychev > Fellaini
    Granqvist > Hernandez
    Miranda > Pavard
    3.9GK > Courtois

    Leaves 0.6 ITB for next round also.

  20. True Deadzoner
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Dont you think KDB will miss the early games due to WC?

  21. Top Mark.S
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    As a Liverpool fan this is my fpl analysis of our team.

    Goalkeeper: Karius. Good fpl option in an underrated defence since we signed van dijk. Cheap and nailed.

    Defence: robertson. Attacking. Consistent. Nailed. Solid pick. A bit expensive.

    Vvd: great defender. Ok fpl option. Nailed. Expensive. Better options out there.

    Lovren/matip/gomez: not nailed. No go for me

    TAA: best value in defence. Will start enough games to justify inclusion. Attacking. On set pieces. Only setback is i expect him to be eased in after world cup. Klopp values conditioning and pre season very highly. Clyne will be ready in gw 1. Trent could be on the bench. This will only be for 1 or 2 gw max.

    Midfield: fabinho. Good player but not for fpl

    Keita: superb player. Ok pick considering price but will be box to box and i expect a lot of assisting the assister frustration here.

    Henderson: i expect him to play box to box in front of fabinho and alongside keita at least until ox comes back in november. Better option than last season if that is the case but better options out there.

    Forwards: with our opening fixtures i expect our front three to pick up where they left off. Lots of goals and assists spread around. You cant go wrong by picking any of them. Salah will be the main main again but mane and bobby price make all three viable. With keita tearing it up behind they could be even more devastating than last season.

    Triple liverpool is a must for me in the first 4 fixtures. I think the front three are the best options followed closely by taa, robertson and karius.

    1. True Deadzoner
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Karius will share the games with Mignolet I am afraid

      1. Top Mark.S
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        No chance of mignolet returning i am happy to say

        1. True Deadzoner
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          why ? It happened last season

          1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            Karius was injured at the beginning

  22. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    McC
    Jones-Daniels-Robertson
    Ramsey-Silva-Mili-Salah
    Kun-Wilson-Firmino

    Fab-Tomkins-Masuaku-4m

    It's never been easier. No need to bother with promoted sides.

    1. Jacky boy
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Ramsey and mili to sane/mahrez/eriksen and carney

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

        mili will tear it up with those opening fixtures.

        Only player I would want from Fulham is Mitro.

    2. Jacky boy
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      You will not keep kun you know right?

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

        For the start of the season I 100% will.

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

      Jones probably isn't first choice.

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

        I listened to that for most of 38 weeks last year.

        Then Bailly(5.5m) should be. Or Lindelof(5m).

        Or I just get Smalling or DDG.

        ManU def cover I will never go without again under Mourinho.

  23. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    There's high chance Monreal leaves arsenal to real sociedad

    1. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      If that's true, Kola can go straight into my team.

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

        Same.

  24. dansmusen
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Mane/Lukaku or Salah/Arnautovic ?

    1. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      B

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

        B

  25. Eden Wizard
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Are we convinced Kun is first choice?

  26. Lord Tachanka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    BB GW1

    Ederson Fab
    Azpi Robbo Tony V Coleman Sakho
    Eriksen DSilva Siggy Mili Neves
    Firmino Tosun Zaha

    How does it look?

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

      Love the idea of BB GW1 to gain a huge rank boost.

      Obviously if Kun or Salah explode you're screwed, but you probably are already aware of that.

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

      I like the fact you didn't base it solely on a good fixture GW1 which could reduce chance of early wildcard. However, I've gone no heavy hitters upfront (including Salah) early on and regretted.

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

      I'm a big advocate of chips only in double game weeks

  27. Atimis
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    For WC game: Dele Chadli or KDB Lingard?

  28. Aaaatsu
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Most nailed Burnley defender?