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Is it time to sell Barnes as Wood hits form for Burnley?

Ashley Barnes (£6.6m) has now gone four consecutive matches without an attacking return.

With so many blanks in a row, his owners are likely looking at whether they should be offloading the Burnley forward ahead Gameweek 8.

That said, the Clarets do face another favourable fixture this weekend as Everton come to Turf Moor. The Toffees have conceded at least twice in each of their last five matches.

However, the complicating factor in assessing Barnes’ potential is the recent form of Chris Wood (£6.2m).

Since the former Brighton and Plymouth Argyle striker last found the net, Wood has scored three times.

Is that a trend that will continue in Gameweek 8? We’ve assessed some of the most recent matches to find out whether Barnes is worth holding or if his colleague Wood is hogging the spoils at Burnley.

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Lessons Learned from Gameweek 7

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  1. Valar(Keith)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    @Rinseboy..the timing of this 🙂

    1. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      If you had the luxury of having 2 fts and the only other option was to burn it..would you swap Barnes to Wood? Saves cash and gets the current in form player

      1. Rinseboy
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        still tempted by Haller to be honest. Surely gotta be due something and cant suddenly have become a bad pick

        1. Valar(Keith)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 months, 7 days ago

          He looks a fantastic player. However, looks more of an enabler for yarmo and Anderson etc than an all out goalscorer himself. Also west ham just haven't been creating enough chances for him.. Especially from the wing(he gets into amazing positions and noone gives him the ball) .. So he tends to drop a bit deeper and create chances for those aforementioned players to cut in and shoot instead.

          1. Rinseboy
            • 8 Years
            9 months, 7 days ago

            tough this..After all this Barnes will proabably fire this week.and score a couple

            1. Valar(Keith)
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              Agreed. I may join you with haller. Feels weird going Barnes to wood and don't need the cash anyway. Couple of assists and a goal in the next 4 a good possibility for haller I guess.

    2. Rinseboy
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      hahaha wow!

  2. dshv
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Heaton

    Robbo - Walker - Digne

    Sterling(c) - Salah - Mount - Cantwell - Son

    Pukki - Wilson

    subs: rico, lund, green

    1. Stick
    2. Advice for transfer please ?

    1. Rashford FC
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      I’d downgrade Digne and upgrade either Pukki or Cantwell. Not this GW though.

      Stick

    2. Silent Hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Stick

  3. Rashford FC
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Pope
    TAA Ota Lundstram
    Mane KDB Sterling(C) Mount
    Haller Abraham Pukki

    McGovern, Cantwell, Eagles, Kelly.

    1.4m ITB.

    Monitoring KDB, but looking to save a FT. Thoughts?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Easy save there champ. Cantwell a great bench option.

    2. The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Save

    3. Silent Hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Save

  4. Valar(Keith)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    BTW the original tweet according to the city forums said this:

    PEP (On @DeBruyneKev's injury) It's not serious. Today he could not play. We will see for next Sunday but right now I don't know (whether he will play this weekend). After international break, he will be fit

    There was no "think" in the original quote. It looks its been added in later lol.

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      I might have a problem with KdB and Kun this week.

      Tempted to take first -4

      1. FantaCity
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        You think Kun might be benched again?

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 months, 7 days ago

          wont surprise me. Jesus got like 1 minute.

          1. FantaCity
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            9 months, 7 days ago

            Oh Jesus!

      2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        What are the moves you are planning?

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 months, 7 days ago

          KdB+Kun->Sterling+Vardy -4

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            9 months, 7 days ago

            Heaton
            TAA Lundy Lowton
            Sterling Mane Mcginn Mount
            Auba Pukki Vardy

            Cantwell Soy Kelly

            1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              Good moves imo. Sterling (c)?

              1. Christina.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                9 months, 7 days ago

                him or Auba

            2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              Well worth it for me. If you're gonna win FPL this season you gotta make these judgement calls 😀

              1. Christina.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                9 months, 7 days ago

                Massive call considering the EO of kdB(93), Kun(75), Sterling(37) and Vardy(less than 10%) in top 10k

                1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                  • 2 Years
                  9 months, 7 days ago

                  I would do it! Go on and win it this year mate you're onto something here

            3. Jam0sh
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              Nice

      3. Longlatini
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        What do you think of Aguero to Auba (c) for a hit?

      4. Krionos
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        I wouldn't. He rested Sterling once and then played him twice thereafter. Looks to me KDB, Sterling and Aguero are all his first choice, but with the wealth of attacking options Pep has to rotate somewhat to keep his squad fresh.

        With City 5 points behind Pool, My guess is he will play them if he can before the international break.

  5. the Penman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Ooooh...I am wondering what to do with Barnes...

    1. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Personally I don't like either pick, Burnley aren't particularly high scorers so don't like the risk of goals being shared around between strikers

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      King ??

    3. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      I'd get rid

  6. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Thoughts on any moves here? 1FT 0.2 ITB

    Pope
    TAA Alonso Otamendi Lundstram
    Sterling (c) Son Mount
    Aguero Abraham Pukki

    Woodman James Dendocker Montoya

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Aguero to Auba given Kun minutes?

      1. Rashford FC
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        I think so

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Save for ib. And I would play James

  7. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Barnes no longer impossible to ignore

  8. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Let's hypothetically say kdb is out for a while , who would benefit the most in the city squad ? B Silva ?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      D.Silva

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Thanks

    2. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Bilva or Gundogen

    3. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Yeah, Bernardo I would say.

    4. Rashford FC
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      I’d love it to be Mahrez with B Silva moving centrally.

      But will probably be David Silva.

    5. Krionos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Mahrez, Bilva and Dilva will all benefit.

    6. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      David Silva has started most of the games already on the other side of the midfield, I would think De Bruyne being out would let Bernardo drop into the midfield at times whilst also being part of the wide attacker rotation with Sterling and Mahrez. There should be more games for Gündogan too.

      1. Gregor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Sounds like De Bruyne should only be missing the one game at most anyway.

  9. Wilbs810
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Barnes’ downturn coincides with when I wildcarded him in. I’ll let you know when I transfer him out - that will undoubtedly signal a return to point scoring form.☹️

  10. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Sold him this GW for CWilson

  11. Kizza_10
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Can I get a yay or nay on these transfers please.

    Out: Barnes & KDB

    In: Aubameyang & Yarmolenko

  12. Jam0sh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Hello all. Tempted to take a hit after KDB injury news.

    Pope
    TAA, Digne, Lundstram
    Salah, Sterling, McGinn, KDB
    Pukki, King, Abraham

    subs: Button --- Söyüncü, Dendoncker, Rico --- 1 FT, 1.1 ITB, WC intact

    Thoughts about King and KDB -> Aubameyang and Yarmolenko for a hit?

  13. Atimis
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Should I do Aurier to Tomori in case of KDB no show? I'd rather not play Soy this week.

    Pope
    TAA/Ota/Lund
    Mane/KDB*/Son/Cantwell
    Auba(c)/Pukki/Abraham

    Button/Soy/Aurier*/Hayden*

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Go for it

  14. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    What happens when Barnes does well and Wood blanks?

    Another sideways move to get Barnes back in?

  15. CloudSky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Serge Gnabry has scored as many goals at the new Spurs stadium as Harry Kane.

    1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Troll club forever

  16. Turns
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Thoughts on how to use 2FTs? 0itb

    Pope
    TAA - Lowton - Lund
    Sterling - KDB - Mane - Son - Cantwell*
    Pukki - Tammy
    ---
    Button - Soyuncu - Aurier* - 4.5*

  17. Johan Queef
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    I am not falling into this trap again. I'd rather own neither so I don't have to deal with the pain of always seeing the other one on the score sheet.

    1. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Or own both.

  18. Murder On Zidanesfloor
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Early captaincy thoughts! How much does KDB all but ruled out affect Sterlings points potential? is Auba at home to a leaky BOU the best option?

    a) Sterling
    b) Auba

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      B

    2. Silent Hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Auba

    3. jimbo90
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      A

  19. Rhodes your boat
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Thoughts on son and Pukki to mcginn and auba for free

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Noway

    2. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      I wouldn’t sell either Son or Pukki this week.

  20. The Man Pastore
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Save this team?

    Pope
    TAA Otamendi Lund
    Salah Sterling(c) KDB Mount
    Pukki Barnes Abraham

    Button Cantwell Lowton Kelly

    1FT / 0.5ITB

    1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Aye

    2. Silent Hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Yup save

    3. casparschwa
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Very similar teams. I'm considering KDB,Barnes -> Yarmolenko, Auba

  21. Burger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    A. Mane & Haller

    Or

    B. Son & Auba

    ?

    1. Krionos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      I know it's popular right now to go without the Liverpool big guns, but to me that's just not wise. If you don't own Salah, I would go A.

      1. Burger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Cool thanks!

  22. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Pope
    Digne TAA Otamendi
    Salah Sterling Kdb* Mount Cantwell
    Abraham Pukki
    Heaton - Lundstram Rico Gwood
    1.1itb 1ft
    Had planned to wc next week and obviously the Kdb bomb dropped...
    A. Just wc early (would include Auba, Leicester etc).
    B. Kdb to Son.
    C. Cantwell to Yarmolenko for 1 wk punt.
    D. Other.

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Save play lundy if kdb is out

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      If you are going to WC over the IB then KDB >> Son or any other option is probably worth it. I wouldn’t WC now as I’m unsure on Salah still

    3. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      I have very similar team and thinking KDB to Son

  23. FOO FIGHTER
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Thinking of KDB out, get him back as soon as he start full 90 minutes again (whenever that may be) or keep him and ride the storm with Cantwell starting every match till KDB is fit 🙁

      So two options here

      Keep KDB, play Cantwell till KDB is fit again and do Kun to Auba FT for GW8

      Or

      KDB to Sterling, Kun to Auba and Firmino to King for -8 before GW8 deadline.

      I actually think King has turned the corner and IMO more value at his price compared to Wilson. I expect him to get points vs Arsenal defence.

      Following week I will do Aurier to Robbo for free leaving me with

      Pope Button
      TAA Robbo Lund Dunk Rico
      Salah Sterling McGinn Mount Cantwell
      King Auba Pukki

      My finger is twitching...

      1. MTPockets
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        In your case would probably just hold and play Cantwell
        I have Rico/Soyuncu/Guendouzi to sub on though, so may sell

      2. Gregor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Great fixture for Cantwell this week so I’d Keep De Bruyne for now, sounds like he should be back after the international break anyway.

        1. FOO FIGHTER
            9 months, 7 days ago

            Waiting for KDB to play full 90 minutes and playing Cantwell every week could see my rank taking a hammering.

            1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              Yeah take the -8, that won't affect your rank at all

              1. FOO FIGHTER
                  9 months, 7 days ago

                  Lol, risk in taking the -8 with those 3 moves will either se me nose dive into the 2 millions or climb to the 200's.

                  1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                    • 2 Years
                    9 months, 7 days ago

                    Nah you are not getting into the 200's after a -8

                    1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                      • 2 Years
                      9 months, 7 days ago

                      Many in the top 10K already would own Auba and Sterling.

                      I am at 80K and I already own Auba and Sterling

                    2. FOO FIGHTER
                        9 months, 7 days ago

                        My previous -8 saw me with green arrows, not one red.

                        1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                          • 2 Years
                          9 months, 7 days ago

                          Not 200's in OR though are you?

          • Michelle Davin
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 7 days ago

            Aurier to who?

            Tomori?

            1. Gregor
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              Yeah.

            2. Hy liverpool
              • 6 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              Soyuncu from next week onwards

          • KDB4PREZ
              9 months, 7 days ago

              Teams in turmoil is it time to WC?
              Any help much appreciated.
              Pope/McGovern
              Taa/AWB*/Aurier*/Lundy/Rico
              Salah/Maddison*/KDB*/Mount/Hayden*
              Kun/Tammy/Pukki

              Asterics are all inured/Carded and have concerns at being able to field 11 players this week. Should I just WC even tho I like the team for upcoming fixtures? Cheers

            • OptimusBlack
              • 7 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              Who is better for long -Term ?
              A- Salah + Abraham
              B- Mount + Auba

              1. MTPockets
                • 11 Years
                9 months, 7 days ago

                Long term - probably A, but next 5 fixtures or so - B

                1. OptimusBlack
                  • 7 Years
                  9 months, 7 days ago

                  That's what am talking about

              2. Silent Hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                9 months, 7 days ago

                A

            • Christina.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              Leic going to make a game of it vs livp.

              Buggumark it.

              1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                • 2 Years
                9 months, 7 days ago

                They can get a result you reckon?

                1. Christina.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  9 months, 7 days ago

                  I think so. Maybe a draw or close win for Livp. Leic will score I reckon.

              2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                • 5 Years
                9 months, 7 days ago

                Possibly, if you consider their performance over 10 man Newcastle more than their performance against a dross Man U.

            • Stimps
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              Are we ignoring Pukki (c)?

              He has hauled every home game so far

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                9 months, 7 days ago

                It's not a terrible shout you know

              2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                • 2 Years
                9 months, 7 days ago

                If I didn't have Auba and Sterling I would be considering it

            • bitm2007
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              Pope, (Button)
              TAA, Otamendi, Digne, (Lundstram, Soyuncu)
              KDB, Salah, Sterling, James, Cantwell
              Abraham, Pukki, (Greenwood)

              0.8m ITB, 1 FT

              If KDB is confirmed out ?

              A) Save and play Lundstram
              B) James to Mount or Yarmolenko (play Lundstram)
              C) KDB and Abraham to Mount and Auba (for a hit)

              1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                • 2 Years
                9 months, 7 days ago

                Lundstram entering the NBNC category. Would start him in every game except Manc and Pool.

            • Kizza_10
              • 5 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              Can I get a yes or a no on these transfers please.

              Out: KDB & Barnes
              In: Yarmolenko & Aubameyang

              1. Silent Hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                9 months, 7 days ago

                Yes if KDB conform not play this weekend