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Improving Burnley on FPL radar ahead of fixture turn

Burnley players are being widely overlooked by Fantasy Premier League managers as we approach the start of the 2019/20 season.

Not one of the Clarets’ first-choice outfielders sits in more than 2.5% of FPL squads at the time of writing, while their most-owned asset – goalkeeper Tom Heaton (£4.5m) – has been strongly linked with a move to Aston Villa.

The collective cold shoulder is warranted, with Sean Dyche’s side facing Arsenal, Wolves and Liverpool in the first four Gameweeks.

As a result, Burnley sit bottom of our Season Ticker until after the September international break.

After that, the picture looks much rosier: Dyche’s troops are catapulted to the top of our Season Ticker from Gameweeks 5-14 and meet only Chelsea of last season’s top six in those ten matches.

With the fixture turn in mind, our latest Numbers Game article delves into last season’s statistics to see if there is any incentive to invest in the Clarets’ players from mid-September onwards.

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  1. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Thoughts?

    Fab - Button
    VVD - TAA - Digne - Laporte - Zinch
    Salah - Pogba - Moura - Fraser - Donkeu
    Wilson - DCL - Greenwood

    Moura seems like a good punt for gw1. Options open to change him in gw2 or gw3. I have .5 in the bank to switch for flexibility, dont think there is any spot where its worth spending it over the option to go Siggy/Rich in gw2

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Not many going with Flappy this time. I'd just recommend spending that 0.5 upgrading DCL. Otherwise all good!

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        I think DCL is a good option at his price and hes on then bench anyway for GW1. I prefer the flexibility that .5 itb offers. Also makes me more resilient to bandwagon price changes in the first game weeks.

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      5 expensive defenders will fail and cause early WC

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Nah. Not like early WC is a disaster anyway.

  2. Tube!!
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Would you change anything?

    Ederson
    TAA. Walker. Coleman. Cathcart.
    Salah. KDB. Pérez.
    Kane. King. Giroud. (Could be Haller if 7 mill)

    Button. Jorginho. Diop. Dendoncker.

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Jorginho waste of a spot

      1. Tube!!
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Will have to watch PS...further forward and pens.

        1. Tube!!
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Jorginho > Hayden then could do....

          A - Walker > Laporte or

          B - Coleman > Digne

          1. Marmalade Forest
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            If you did your keepers to 4.5 rotators and saved a million you could do both.

  3. Shankly611
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Which team is better in your opinion?

    A)

    Pope
    TAA VVD Laporte
    Salah Sterling Moura Zaha
    King Deeney Jota

    Bench: Button ASmith Hayden 4.0

    B)
    Pope
    TAA VVD Laporte Digne
    Salah Sterling Siggy Zaha
    King Jota

    Bench: Button Hayden Nketiah 4.0

    1. Boberella
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Given the question is:
      A) Moura & Deeney
      B) Digne & Siggy

      I’d go B

      1. Tube!!
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        This ^

    2. LFC4EVER
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      B

  4. The 5% Team
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 21 days ago

    https://twitter.com/ManCity/status/1151454159314591744

    Angelino, Laporte, Rodri, David Silva in starting line-up

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Welease Wodwi

    2. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Bravo, Danilo, Angeliño, Laporte, Harwood-Bellis, Rodrigo, David Silva (C), Doyle, Bernabe, Poveda-Ocampo, Nmecha

      Crap. I'll pass.

    3. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Thanks for posting - for those who don't want to click...

      Bravo, Danilo, Angeliño, Laporte, Harwood-Bellis, Rodrigo, David Silva (C), Doyle, Bernabe, Poveda-Ocampo, Nmecha

      SUBS | Grimshaw, Walker, Stones, Sterling, Gündogan, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Sané, Bernardo, Touaizi, Pozo, Aleix Garcia, Diounkou, Knight

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Not a single interesting player on show

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Wait for second half then

  5. avfc82
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Spurs squad for International Champions Cup...

    Toby Alderweireld, Dele Alli, Jonathan De Bie, Jamie Bowden, Christian Eriksen, Juan Foyth, Paulo Gazzaniga, Anthony Georgiou, Harry Kane, Erik Lamela, Hugo Lloris, Brooklyn Lyons-Foster, George Marsh, Lucas Moura, Tanguy Ndombele, Troy Parrott, Jack Roles, Moussa Sissoko, Oliver Skipp, Heung-Min Son, Japhet Tanganga, Jan Vertonghen, Kyle Walker-Peters, Harvey White, Alfie Whiteman, Harry Winks

    From the official site...

    Ben Davies, Eric Dier and Cameron Carter-Vickers will continue their rehabilitation at Hotspur Way.

    Vincent Janssen, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou and Danny Rose have been granted additional time off in order to explore prospective opportunities with other clubs.

    Serge Aurier, Davinson Sanchez and Victor Wanyama will return to Enfield to start pre-season training next week following commitments with their national teams at summer tournaments.

    The squad fly to Singapore today for the start of our 2019 Tour where we will take on Juventus (Singapore, Sunday 21 July) and Manchester United (Shanghai, Thursday 25 July).

  6. Bocaginge
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    RMT guys, I think I've finally cracked it....for today. Will change again tomorrow nae doot

    Eastwood/Ryan
    VVD/Digne/Holebas/Kelly/Zapacosta (filler til I see who will be playing at the back for Chelsea, might potentially swap out for Trips replacement at Spurs
    Salah/De Bruyne/Sigs/Perez/Dendoncker
    Aguero/King/Greenwood

    I'm banking on save points from the keepers, potential to swap Ryan out for Button and that would give me an extra 0.5m (already got 1m in the bank for the potential Zapa swap out)

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Relax and watch pre season. Villa tomo free on YouTube 11pm via Minnesota United channel

  7. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Yarmolenko in the bench again. Will be on for second half when city put their team on

  8. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Rash G, McT A

  9. Giggs Boson.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Wow, what a goal by Rashford.

    21-years-old and playing like that.

  10. Little fekirs
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 21 days ago

    A. Eriksen and Pope/Ryan
    or
    B. Bilva and Lloris

  11. The Naga Khan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Views please.......Begovic (or alternative 4.5), Cathcart, Dunk, TAA, VVD, Salah, Sterling, Sigurdsson, Doucoure, Kane, Jota?

  12. Shankly611
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    I see a lot of teams without Spurs, Arsenal, United or Chelsea cover upfront. Isn't that risky?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Arsenal, Chelsea and United have all been in poor shape. With Spurs it's more awkward price points.

      1. Tube!!
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Have you seen Chelsea’s fixtures?

        1. Shankly611
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          After United, they face Leicester at home, then Norwich away and Sheffield at home. Pretty good imo, could see some points there from Willian who is currently my favourite attacking player from their side.

          1. The 5% Team
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 21 days ago

            at their prices, there must be good value in that Chelsea team...might take a few GWs to figure out which players though

    2. The 5% Team
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 21 days ago

      can't have everyone...you only have 8 spots and limited funds as well

    3. Tube!!
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Giroud & Jorginho at the moment.

    4. Jimbo74
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Forwards from those teams are either unreliable, such as Rashford and Giroud, while those who are more reliable are quite expensive, eg. Kane, Auba and Aguero when compared to the likes of Salah and Sterling who are expected to score at least as many from midfield while certain defenders get more assists than those same forwards to go with their clean sheets. There's simply no room for them, in my opinion, when there's much better value to be found elsewhere. Even after investing in these top defenders and midfielders and the healthy returns they bring, there's enough left for comparatively decent forwards like Wilson or Vardy.

  13. OLDHERMAN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Hello everybody, and a pat on the shoulder to all Newcastle fans.
    A little poll here. How many matches will in your opinion these guys have played at the end of the season? Just to have an idea of what you think. I know it's hard to say, but it's a.
    Joe Gomez
    John Stones
    Benjamin Mendy
    Ben Davies
    Alexis Sanchez
    Anthony Martial
    Callum Robinson
    Tammy Abraham.

    Thanks in advance!

  14. Black Panther
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Just done a draft with Kane/Sterling/Salah and it's not as bad as I thought.

    There are only 4 changes from my previous draft: Deeney/Siggy/Fraser/VVD to Kane/Perez/Brooks/Dunk.

    Pope
    TAA Digne Zinchenko Dunk
    Salah Sterling Perez Brooks
    Kane King
    (Button Dendoncker Diop Wickham)

    Any feedback is appreciated.

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Have looked at something similar - now very much on backburner.

      My version had 4.5 mid and extra premium in defence

      Robbo Coleman Dendo to outperform Digne Dunk Brooks.

      That Bournemouth double up looks very suboptimal to me.

    2. Bocaginge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      I’d change out wickham for Greenwood. He’s got far more attacking potential (and game time)

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        And goals in the last couple of hours

  15. Shankly611
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Thoughts on Willian/Pedro? A lot more space in the squad now with Hazard gone and reasonable prices at 7.0.

    1. Boberella
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Willian could be gold

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Agree

      2. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Firmly on my radar. Especially bc I think he could well b on pens

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Im looking at the Chelsea midfield for sure. Hard to have them from the start of the season though. A good reason for starting with Moura as a placeholder 🙂

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Sounds like you need a GW3 WC

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Sounds like you are trying to convince others to follow your strategy

          1. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            It just makes too much sense I don’t understand why no one listens to me x

      2. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        BOU midfielder to CHE midfielder before GW3, more like.

        No Moura for me

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Fraser is the perfect placeholder

        2. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Fraser should be kept the entire season. He isnt leaving my team because of one bad gw in gw3

  16. Giggs Boson.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    United's defence is looking dodgy when counter-attacked. Huge gap in front of the the CBs that's getting exploited by Leeds. That's the lack of a DM there.

    1. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      But my word, M United looks even more dangerous on their counter. Rashford the centre piece every time. He just slotted Dan James through for a one-on-one with the keeper, but his placed shot just hits the post. Should have scored.

      1. The 5% Team
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Pogba in free role or playing deep?

        1. Giggs Boson.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          In the double pivot in a 4231, but with licence to get forward.

          1. OLDHERMAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            Who the three behind Rashford? Thanks.

            1. Giggs Boson.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 21 days ago

              .........Rashford
              James Mata Greenw
              ...McSauce Pogba
              Rojo Lind Bailly AWB
              ..........Romero

      2. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Tell no one but I've got a cheeky little double up with Rashford and Greenwood flanking Vardy

        1. Giggs Boson.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Rashford's been in and out of mine. But I think he just nailed a spot.

    2. AuFeld
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Would you rather have Pogba or Rashford?

      1. Giggs Boson.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Pogba is a lot harder to fit in, so probably Rashford.

        I think Pogba would get more points over a season, but in comparison to other players in their position, Rashford has better VORP imo.

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Given how many are going Siggy Pogba should be relatively simple - just 0.5 from the back.

          No Siggy for me I’ve been pondering this

          KdB Wilson - have Fraser
          Pogba Vardy -,have Perez
          Rashford Anderson - lose Fraser Wilson

        2. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          How exactly is Pogba harder to fit in? They are the exact same price.

  17. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Mctominay was Yaya-esque there. World class from Rashford

  18. OFord
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Thoughts on Sterling and Rashford vs Kane & KDB?

      1. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Rashford was crrrapppp end of last season. He needs to be on fire during preseason for me to even consider starting with him.

        Prefer Wilson and Vardy around his price, tbh

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Yeah too many good alternatives in his position. Pogba and James ones to watch for me

          1. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            Even mata if he lets me nail him in the hole

            1. Pieterke30
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 21 days ago

              Hmmmmm.

        2. OFord
            4 months, 21 days ago

            Agreed, but if Lukaku does go I'm not sure United would have time to sign another first choice striker, so he could play the whole season as #9.

            Trying to find another .5 for Vardy

      2. MeatPieSausageRoll
          4 months, 21 days ago

          We are absolutely dismantling and destroying the opposition and we’re not even out of 2nd gear. This is an obliteration

        • Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Haller officially a Hammer

        • Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          https://www.claretandhugh.info

          Haller is a Hammer, official!!! 🙂

          1. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            What !!!!!! Irons !!!!

          2. OLDHERMAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            Yes. Absolutely a coup. Great player.

        • OLDHERMAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          I'll go with those in the well-grounded hope Max Aarons joins Spurs.

          Alisson
          Aarons TAA Laporte Zinchenko
          Sterling Maddison Sigurdsson Fraser
          Vardy Rashford

          (Button Kelly Dendoncker Adams)

        • maurorodi00
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 21 days ago

          zaha and king with extra 0.5 m
          or fraser and king no more extra money?

        • Bad Kompany
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Fab 4.0
          TAA VVD Laporte Holebas A. Smith
          Salah KDB Moura Fraser Donkey
          Wilson Haller Greenwood

          Still ways away with lots of uncertainty so things will likely change but interested in your thoughts on it.