Scout Notes

How Burnley assets fared in audition for Double Gameweek 24

Burnley 1-1 Brighton

  • Goals: Johann Berg Gudmundsson (£5.4m) | Lewis Dunk (£4.8m)
  • Assists: Erik Pieters (£4.3m) | Pascal Groß (£5.8m)
  • Bonus points: Pieters x3, Gudmundsson x3, Dunk x2, Robert Sánchez x2 (£4.5m)

PREPARE FOR DOUBLE

Burnley produced a mixed audition for Double Gameweek 24 as they drew 1-1 with Brighton on Saturday.

A spirited second-half performance suggested they could provide Fantasy Premier League managers with attacking potential ahead of facing Crystal Palace (away) and Fulham (home).

However, the Clarets’ run of matches without a clean sheet extended to four in Gameweek 23, goalkeeper Nick Pope (£5.5m) recording just one over his last seven Premier League outings.

DOUBLE DEFENDERS

How Burnley assets fared in audition for Double Gameweek 24

This latest blank for Burnley’s defensive assets was not the best preparation for a favourable Double Gameweek schedule.

Despite mostly retaining control at against Brighton, Sean Dyche’s men were still stretched at points, even if those moments were rare.

Ben Mee (£5.0m) was pulled out of position in the 19th minute and earned a yellow card for chopping down Neal Maupay (£6.1m), a foul which was close to ending up in the penalty area.

And either side of half time, Aaron Connolly (£5.2m) was twice able to carve through the heart of Burnley’s midfield and, without much challenge from Mee or James Tarkowski (£5.3m) unleash efforts on goal which required Pope’s attention. 

But it was set pieces where Burnley really let themselves down on Saturday as Lewis Dunk (£4.8m) muscled his way to a free header in the 36th minute. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (£ was stationed on the far post but did not meet the effort in time to stop it finding the back of the net.

Between Gameweeks 18 and 22, the Clarets’ lack of defensive returns came with the mitigating circumstances of their opposition.

During that run, they faced Manchester United (home), West Ham (away), Liverpool (away), Aston Villa (home), Chelsea (away) and Manchester City (home) so there was certainly no shame in conceding 1.5 goals per match.

So to see Burnley fail to capitalise on the easing of their fixtures at the first attempt is a little discouraging.

THE HAND OF POPE

Meanwhile, Pope’s two-point score was his fifth match tally of three or fewer since Gameweek 19.

Unable to get that elusive eighth clean sheet of the campaign, Burnley’s goalkeeper also made just one save against Brighton, the first time he was unable to add an extra point for stops since the first match of Gameweek 19.

His last double-digit haul was against Liverpool in Double Gameweek 19 while two more were recorded Arsenal and Aston Villa earlier in the campaign.

And therein lies the trick with Pope’s Fantasy potential this season, when it has been no secret that his more explosive scores typically come in unfavourable match-ups rather than appealing fixtures.

In 12 matches against top-10 sides this season, Pope has made 61 saves. That is the highest total among all goalkeepers and, at 5.1 per game, is just shy of the threshold for a second save point.

However, in nine matches against sides inside the division’s bottom 10 at the time of writing, Pope has 25 saves. That’s a total bettered by 10 other goalkeepers and works out at just 2.5 per game, just short of the threshold for one additional save point.

Meanwhile, Charlie Taylor (£4.4m) is likely to remain out of the Double Gameweek 24 conversation considering he was unable to overcome his hamstring injury in time to face Brighton despite a positive update from Dyche.

“We will see with everything coming up and the schedule. These games keep on coming thick and fast. But there are encouraging signs from the players that they could be available for us soon.” – Sean Dyche

VYDRA KILLED THE RADIO STAR

Ahead of the Double Gameweek 24, there was a massive improvement in Burnley’s goal threat in their 1-1 draw with Brighton.

Coming into this fixture, the Clarets had suffered back-to-back defeats while not registering a shot on target in either game.

But at Turf Moor, they fired off 20 attempts on goal, 12 in the box and landed seven of them on target.

With Chris Wood (£6.2m) sidelined by a hamstring injury, Matej Vydra (£4.8m) was handed his third successive Premier League start, this time alongside the returning Ashley Barnes (£6.0m).

The Czech Republic international was by far Burnley’s greatest goal threat against Brighton, registering the most shots in the box (three) of any player and arguably unfortunate not to come away with an attacking return.

He got into space behind Joël Veltman (£4.3m) in the first half, laying off to Barnes, who blazed a decent chance over the bar.

Dwight McNeil (£5.7m) also took in a lay-off from Vydra but watched Robert Sánchez (£4.5m) bat away his effort in a fantastic performance by the Brighton shot-stopper that yielded a total of six saves and two bonus points.

“Sánchez did really well. Not just shots, but aerially as well he helped us out with a lot of the stuff that Burnley throw at you. He has got that ability to be a match-winner. The more he plays the better he will get.” – Graham Potter

Burnley XI (4-4-2): Pope; Pieters, Mee, Tarkowski, Lowton; McNeil, Cork, Westwood, Gudmundsson; Vydra, A Barnes.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI (3-4-1-2): R Sánchez; Webster (Lallana 75′), Dunk, White; Burn, Bissouma, Groß, Veltman; Mac Allister; Maupay (Trossard 62′), Connolly (Welbeck 62;).

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630 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Tinmen
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Folks, is it worth -4 to swap Bellerin and Laca to Dias and Cavani?

    Would have to do it tonight ?

    1. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I'd say yes, though Cavano could be a rotation threat.

  2. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Only negative for Son with Kane back is the loss of pens.

    1. acidicleo
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      with sam's bus parking team sours may need penalty to score!!

      1. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        'The Sours' would be a great name for a team managed by Jose.

  3. SADIO SANÉ
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    absolutely love a haul from a red flagged player, nothing better - come on Harry you can do it

  4. cruzex
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Lookman or cavaleiro?

    1. marcos11
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Lookman if any

    2. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Please say a prayer for my mate Sween who benched Kane today.

      1. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        God give Sween the strength to survive the goal carnage by Kane and Son

    3. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Will Kane’s
      Price be protected?

      1. ivantys
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Protected for one week

        • Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Yes

      2. -GK22-
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Yes held on to Kane and he starts! Fingers crossed he returns!!

      3. Kno
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        So depending on how son/spurs look today does son -> rash make sense?

        Got 3 city / 2 everton / pope for the dgw and dont think I want any more

      4. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        No point buying Kane back for Man City is there

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Naa. The week after that. If he looks good. In fact I have Son and I would be benching him next week.

        2. Sif
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Not even sure I want him for GW26, can spend the money elsewhere and make a far better bench boost team.

          1. George Agdgdgwngo
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Spurs have decent fixtures in gw26

          2. ClassiX
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            So far DCL, Watkins and Bamford are doing the business for me, so i agree with you - going to spread that 4m funds around (or save it for KDB return)

        3. Forza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          No, and West Ham have some great defensive stats as well.

      5. LT10
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Am I correct in thinking that if Spurs win their FA Cup game this week, they are likely to have a double GW in 26 of Burnley (home) followed by Saints (home)?
        If so, could call for a Kane TC.

        1. ivantys
            2 months, 11 days ago

            If they lose, they probably get Fulham in 26. Think both work.

            1. LT10
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Interesting, thanks.

          • Inazuma X1
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Yes

          • Make United Great Again
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Yes!

        2. ClassiX
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Was watching a "highlights" reel of Vinnie Jones and, in comparison to Soucek's red card yesterday, if Vinnie was playing today he'd basically be available to play every 4th game... 🙂

          1. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Football has slowly, over the decades, been progressing to favour teams who keep more possession and make fewer tackles. Means lower chance of YCs, RCs, and conceding goals.

            1. ClassiX
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              I would also suggest that part of this is that given the hikes in wages and money paid for transfers, that the owners want their investments....er......players... protected...

        3. Ha.
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Removed Kane for a hit to go Salah (c) last week, and otherwise would’ve captained Bruno. Now he’s gonna haul. RIP.

        4. A Kun & Mateta
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Can see Kdb (Kane de 1/4 back) assisting a Son hattie on super bowl Sunday.

          1. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            @TB12 I hope you're watching big man

            1. A Kun & Mateta
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Harry loves the American Footie, mates with TB.

        5. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Can't wait for KDB surprise return next GW

          1. The Ilfordian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Or Aguero for the DGW

        6. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Soucek's red basically was Mike Dean trying to provide some story to an otherwise uneventful/ boring game. Typical Mike Dean.

          1. The Ilfordian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Wanted some coverage on MOTD. I liked Scott Parker’s response: soon players won’t need shinpads

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              I still don't understand how and why he is still allowed to officiate games.

          2. BeWater
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Nothing good will ever come from Mike Dean walking to the pitch side monitor.

              1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Nothing good will ever come out from him even existing near a football pitch!

            • diesel001
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Lee Mason was VAR. Mike Dean was onfield referee.

              Same combo that Southampton don't want refereeing their games:
              https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/55922560

              Lee Mason is also the ref that Wolves don't want refereeing their games:
              https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/55566020

              1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                I seriously do not understand who takes a call on this. Or who decides who stays on the panel or not. I am sure there are much more informed people up there than us mere mortals. Or maybe not. Absolutely spoiling the joy of watching this beautiful sport.

                1. diesel001
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Agree. I would like to see Moss, Dean, Mason, and Coote kicked of the PL referee panel tbh.

                  Some others such as Oliver, Taylor, Pawson make mistakes, but they are not as bad as the four named above.

                  1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Absolutely agree. Disgrace.

              2. Old Man
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Lee Mason is the worst referee in the Premier League. He ought to retire.

            • KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              The thing is, Soucek was about to head in the winner from the free kick!

              1. The Ilfordian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Don’t! Losing the three points is bad enough

                1. St Pauli Walnuts
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  I had a tenner treble for 180 quid, that was the 3rd and last result needed. Soucek owner and Antonio captainer, quite the hat trick.

              2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                And Mike Dean with his cash ML H2H rival having Soucek in his team. Shrewd move.

              3. AC/DC AFC
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                I thought that at the time too.

                You do never know. Bonus points etc!

          3. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Not Long before Son Cappers FEAST while non owners have Absolutely Nowhere to hide

            You will love to see it

            Oh yes YOU WILL!

          4. iL PiStOlErO
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 11 days ago

            What would you do here? Have 6 dgw players and don't want more, maybe some sgw player transfer?

            McCarthy Pope
            Cancelo Dallas Justin Coufal Lowton
            Sterling Salah Bruno Gundo Romeu
            Antonio Bamford DCL

            2ft, 2m itb

            1. Mike2795647
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Romeu to Raphina for double with week after

            2. ivantys
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Nothing to change here, could just prepare for the GW25 fixtures by doing Romeu to Raphinha

            3. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              SCENES

            4. Collie01
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Does anyone know when the decision about Soucek suspension will be made? Thanks.

              1. ClassiX
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Thursday, I think (that's when Bednarek's appeal result was made public last week)

                1. The Ilfordian
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  That would mean he misses FA cup vs Utd. Do you think they’ll try and rush it through?

                  1. ClassiX
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Moyes will definitely push for an accelerated process. Not sure if the FA will appreciated being bum-rushed, though.

                2. tisza
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  For a Tuesday game

              2. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                It won't be overturned. They'll cobble together some nonsense to justify the decision.

                1. ‘Tis the Season
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  rubbish. There is no doubt it will be rescinded

                  1. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    I wouldn't hold your breath.

                  2. St Pauli Walnuts
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    I mean, there's obviously doubt.

              3. tisza
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Would guess around Tuesday. Ref report goes in then appeals committee looks at it.
                Bednarek & luiz decisions were announced Thursday

                1. Collie01
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Thanks all

            5. Inazuma X1
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Kane is a very very big differential right now.

              Just 1% EO - if he gets a hattrick, owners will be in heaven

              1. Bobby
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Not if they don't have son! Double edged sword this

              2. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Scary, all because Jose can’t be honest about things

                1. AC/DC AFC
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Jose isn't playing fantasy football.

                  1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Or he is. Transferred in and captained Kane.

                    1. AC/DC AFC
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      He he he

                  2. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    No but how often do players return a week from expected return date. Usually they return after, he lies about the extent of injuries clearly

                    1. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      *return a week early

                      1. AC/DC AFC
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 11 days ago

                        He isn't contracted to reveal everything in real time.

                        Did you get caught out?

                        1. KAPTAIN KANE
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 11 days ago

                          Yes, for the second time this season, after the Son saga.
                          Never happens with injuries for other players I have.

              3. Old Man
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Not if he's on the bench

            6. Jet5605
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              So do we expect Soucek's ban to be overturned?

              1. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                I'll be amazed if it is.

              2. AC/DC AFC
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Yes

              3. ‘Tis the Season
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                before the next gameweek

              4. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                No

            7. Totti
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              hope for a brace to my son captain

            8. Feed tha Sheep
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              People with WC and TC left when is the best time to use WC?

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                GW25

              2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                I have all the chips left. Will WC in 25, BB or TC in 26 based on fixtures and FH in 29.

            9. AC/DC AFC
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              If Kane looks good today and comes through the FA Cup match against Everton.

              Do you recommend a transfer in and ditch Antonio?

              Or hold for West Ham v Sheffield United at home?

              Kane and Co. away at Man City next Saturday.

              Also have DCL and Bamford who both have the double ups coming in gw24 and 25.

              1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Hold. Antonio plays SHU. Kane City.

              2. George Agdgdgwngo
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Hold Kane price protected

            10. Robman
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              hoping for 0-1 West Brom away win - to serve Mourinho right for his downright lies and bluffing about Kane's readiness to play. probably score a hattie now lol.

            11. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Almiron(C) Kane(vc) sickening!
              The slight doubt over him starting put me off and I changed to Almiron punt last minute... he's going to get 20+ in this game easy! Season over 🙁

              1. FPL_Motty
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 11 days ago

                But almiron got 15pts what?

                1. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  It's a joke

                  1. jia you jia you
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    🙂

                2. jia you jia you
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  yeah but Kane will score more... very frustrating

              2. A girl has no name
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Need a downvote button on this website.

              3. diesel001
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Didn't Almiron do okay? Better than Bruno?

              4. The Train Driver
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                You know you've linked your team right?

                1. jia you jia you
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  hence easy (or should be I felt) to figure I was taking the piss

            12. George Agdgdgwngo
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              I see most people planning to wc before gw26, but Probably down to bb chip.

              I haven’t got my bb chip, when is the best time to wc?

              1. diesel001
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Still got my WC, but don't give a fig about the BB chip. Will use my WC for long term gain rather than a one-week BB that has a low probability of success. I am looking at a GW30 WC personally. Some nice fixture swings for teams who will hopefully be coming into form.

                1. George Agdgdgwngo
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Who are the fixture swings for?

                  1. diesel001
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Arsenal, Chelsea, Southampton, Wolves, West Ham

                    1. George Agdgdgwngo
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      Thanks

            13. Rik Waller
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Noob question maybe...
              Got DCL first on bench, but noticed Soucek scored a 0. When do those DCL sub points get added to my score?

              1. Starskyb
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 11 days ago

                I did the same and we won't see those bench points I'm afraid buddy. Soucek played so sub doesn't come in.