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. Party time
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    I think wba will be spanked here

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Spurs was not fantastic before Kane was injured eighter

      1. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Yes I hope people aren’t thinking just because Kane and Son are back together that means goals. They were getting very few shots and chances for weeks before Kane was injured

        1. Fitzy.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Kane scored in the 3 games preceding his injury and got plenty of FPL points, and Son was doing OK as well...

          1. The Ilfordian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Sorry yes, I owned Son not Kane. Kane was better.

          2. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Son had 1 goal and 2 assists the 5 weeks before Kane’s injury

            1. Fitzy.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              He got those in the 3 weeks before Kane's injury

    2. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I agree. I think they have a real point to prove. Wish I had captained Son

  2. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Joe's trying every dirty trick in the book to beat the mighty West Brom.

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

      Big Sam got Jose sweating?

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Joe lol

    3. seanie3
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Jose is desperate for 3 points.. look at the outcry recently about spurs and jose should be fired.. blah blah.. he is so under pressure.. would love to see WBA turn them over or even draw

  3. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Playing mind games and starting Kane vs WBA.

    #desperation

  4. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 9 days ago

    big pressure on spurs to win this now

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Lol F off

  5. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Furlong, O'Shea, Pereira all not starting with Peltier at RB. Interesting from Allardyce

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      4 big fixtures after the Man Utd game for WBA. Drop points in those and they are in deep trouble.

  6. mwa1t
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Dier on the bench means DCL will come on for me. If he makes a 5 minute cameo i swear to god...

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Jinxed yourself now

      2. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Haha you better hope WBA are leading /drawing till the end then!

    • Thia6o
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      So Next DGW's 24 + 25I already have
      DGW 24-Dias, Cancelo, Gundogan + Pope
      DGW 25-Dallas Raphinha and Bamford
      Do I need to further add and would you use any chips? I was holding for further Villa and Man City dgw's.

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

        I'm tempted by Bamford TC in GW 25.

    • Arteta
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Come on WBA! Come on AMN!

    • Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Kane currently red flagged 😆

    • DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Kane and Son here. Big win needed.

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Who did you cap?

        1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Bruno. Also have Watkins first sub so this could still all come back to bite me.

          1. FPL Pillars
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            I hope Spurs spank them. Goodluck! I booted Kane out for Antonio a couple of weeks ago but have Son (c) 😮

            1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Cheers . You too.

      2. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Son (c) based are how c*ap the opposition are..

    • DannyDrinkVodka
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Is DCL a must-have for DGW24? If so, would you take Antonio out to free up a spot? (Feels wrong to ditch Bamford or Watkins) Cheers!

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 9 days ago

        No and no.

      2. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        I think he is a must have. Even Fulham at home he could haul.

        1. seanie3
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          everyone said the same about a so called haul from Antonio against fulham

          1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            I didn't. I decided against him even though every bone in my body wanted to get him just because every team on here seemed to have him. I kept Kane with Watkins first sub.I M getting Dcl this week for sure.

      3. FootballDog
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        already done Antonio to DCL.

    • MoSalad
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Son C 4 goal haul incoming let’s feast!!

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Son C 4 point haul *

      2. mwa1t
          2 months, 9 days ago

          0-0

      3. Neevesy
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        So I still have WC, is now the time to use for DGW's?

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

          Not necessarily... There's bigger hurdles to come.

          1. Neevesy
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            As in?

      4. Milkman Bruno
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Yuck. Much better for Son owners that Kane plays

          1. Utopsis
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Nah I'm not convinced Son hauls, no space in behind for his penetrating runs.

            Kane on the other hand is on for a haul and I sold him for Antonio 🙁

        • Studs Up
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Scenes just becos Kane starts...boggles the mind

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

          Matheus Pereira dropped.

          Maitland-Niles in amongst a 4-1-4-1

        • Herman Toothrot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Kane to Bamford -4 this week.

          I feel sick

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Bamford blanked already?

          2. FPL Pillars
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            😐

        • Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Son vs Peltier

        • diesel001
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Game is on BT Sport. My (c) never do well in BT Sport games. Got Son(c)

        • TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Which happens

          A) Spurs thrash West Brom scoring lots of goals
          B) tight affair 1 to 2 goals maximum

          1. BeWater
              2 months, 9 days ago

              I'm a Spurs fan.

              C) 1-1

          2. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Worst case scenario now is Kane gets injured again in the first 5 minutes

            1. FPL Pillars
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Surely not...

              1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                He's hardly 100 percent.

            2. seanie3
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              could you imagine.. omg.. Jose would be under serious pressure then..

          3. seanie3
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            If WBA can keep it tight first 25 mins, could be interesting for them to nick a draw, however you feel is Son or Kane score in the first 20 mins its going to be 3 or 4..

          4. Kane and Ablett
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Delighted to see Kane back today as I’ve been predicting but it does leave DCL on the bench.....the anguish !

              1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                Watkins for me.

              2. Kane and Ablett
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  I started Watkins

              3. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 9 days ago

                Kane has been my most reliable captain by far this season. Want him back in my side and the armband firmly slapped on him for DGW26.

              4. Muscout
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 9 days ago

                Kane back a positive for Son (c)?

                1. TheDragon
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  No it’s a disaster

                2. Mr Ozil
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Definitely

                3. Benjustjamin
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  ....

              5. TheBiffas
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Started kane and benched Watkins

                  1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Same

                • George Agdgdgwngo
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Who’s strong enough to hold off getting Kane next week?

                  Ideally I’d wait until after the city game

                  1. FPL.team
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Easy. Bamford, DCL, Watkins, Antonio all performing great for almost half the price.

                • Gandalf
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Son anytime goal reduced down from 1.75 to 1.91 with Kane starting

                  1. Fitzy.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    That's not a reduction!

                    1. Flair
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      What do you mean?

                    2. Gandalf
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Lol see what you mean, in my head a reduction in terms of the chances of scoring

                • Sif
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Not too bothered, Kane's price means too many sacrifices for a decent BB team in GW26. Most people got rid and will have lots to do with the remaining FTs for the upcoming doubles.

                • Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  cheeky repost help please 🙂

                  start awb or cresswell or stones (who might just start only one game) ?

                  thanks and gl.

                  1. Muscout
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Stones