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Who are the best Burnley players to own for FPL Double Gameweek 24?

Fantasy Premier League managers are considering Burnley players for Double Gameweek 24.

The Clarets face two favourable fixtures against Crystal Palace (away) and Fulham (home) but are they worthy of a mass investment?

How many Burnley assets are too many and which ones should we own? That’s what we’re here to help you with.

After running a data dive on the recent 1-1 draw with Brighton, we have analysed the full capabilities of Sean Dyche’s men at both ends of the pitch in Double Gameweek 24.

THE FORM

Having started 2020/21 in uncharacteristically lethargic spirits, Burnley have embarked on a solid, if unspectacular run, to steer themselves away from the danger zone of late.

They collected 17 of their 23 points over the last 12 matches which included morale-boosting wins at Arsenal (Gameweek 12), home victories over Wolves (Gameweek 14), Sheffield United (Gameweek 16) and Aston Villa (Gameweek 20).

And, of course, their hard work at Anfield in Double Gameweek 19 helped Dyche’s men become the first visiting team to win a Premier League match there since April 2017.

Still, even though the points are flowing more freely these days, one common theme has underpinned the Clarets’ matches this season: lack of goals.

Despite sitting one place above the bottom three, only eight Premier League clubs have conceded fewer times than Burnley this season.

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Intriguingly, their total of 29 goals shipped is level with Liverpool while second-placed Manchester United (30) and tenth-placed Leeds (38) have both been breached more times than Dyche’s men this season.

The reason for Burnley’s poor performance in the league table despite these hardly relegation-form defensive numbers is, of course, their troubles in front of goal.

After 23 Gameweeks, no team has scored fewer goals than the Clarets (14). Sheffield United have 15 strikes from one extra match, meaning both clubs sit bottom of the league for 0.6 goals per game.

The formbook has not seen much improvement in this area, despite Burnley’s increased number of points.

Over the last 12 matches, their total of nine goals is the second-lowest in the division behind only Fulham (six).

But continuing with their theme, only Manchester City (three), Arsenal (nine) and Leicester (10) have a better defensive record during that time.

THE FIXTURES

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  1. 2hotty
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Pope!!!! I win

  2. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Interesting line ups at Everton v Spurs in the cup, who wins?

    1. Dthinger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      spurs

  3. Hy liverpool
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Ashley Barnes!!! I lose

  4. Syd.
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Noone

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Craig

  5. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Brian Jensen

  6. DV8R
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    For those without a FH but still have wildcard, when are you planning on using it?

    1. michaelington
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Saturday 12 noon

    2. Dthinger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      I was planning on playing it for GW 25...but now thinking I might need it for 29.

    3. mrelpea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Im not 100% decided on this yet, but depedning on how the fixtures play out for GW26, i'm tempted to use FT'sand maybe a hit to get myself sorted for GW26. Would then TC in GW 26 and use FT's to get myself ready for BGW and then WC for GW30 (bench boost after that, of course)

      1. Dasher0303
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        I think I’ll probably do this, who would you TC tho?

        1. mrelpea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 19 days ago

          Currently i'm on Kane

      2. mrelpea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        i think ill be likely to have dallas, bamford and coufal still in my team for GW29, so if i can 3 or maybe 4 more players form the slim pickings on offer to that trio for GW29, i think it makse sense to save WC for 30 to set myself for a final sprint

      3. djman102
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Same here. Planning to WC 30 for the run-in, but if there are teams who double in 26 and play 29 (possibly Villa and/or Spurs), I'm looking at WC 25 or 26 (depending on when I want to TC) since I can more easily navigate 29 in that case.

        1. mrelpea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 19 days ago

          Good shout!

    4. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Week 30

  7. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Where’s George Boyd when you need him?

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Boydinho!

  8. Dasher0303
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    What to do? Also not sure what chip plans to do for upcoming weeks I’ve got WC, BB, TC left:

    Martinez
    Stones Shaw Pieters
    Salah Bruno Grealish Gundogan Son
    DCL Bamford
    Steer Dallas Wilson Dunne

    1.5itb 1ft
    Any help?

    1. Dasher0303
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Anyone?

    2. Milkman Bruno
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Save

    3. popey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      I would have thought FH 29 is likely most sensible given the likely blanks and teams involved. BB probably 26 for the big double as not well set up for this week.

      Second WC maybe after the League cup final when City and Spurs blank, could dead end your team for that and then start the following week with all city and spurs back in, may also be a couple of fictures outstanding to target (spurs/Villa?)

      1. Rasping Drive
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        GW34 is too late for a WC, I reckon

    4. Carefree Crew
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Popular chip strategy is WC25, BB DGW26.
      It's likely to be the biggest DGW of the season, so logically BB makes sense.
      Plan for BGW29 with free transfers.

      Alternatively use transfers for BB DGW26 if the fixtures fall nicely for your squad with doubles & save wildcard for GW30.

      Likely lower half teams will play BGW29, you may not want players in for the final 9 games of the season from Sheff, Brighton, etc.

      Steer to Pope if you plan to wildcard GW25 would give you another DGW player. Although if wildcarding you may want s more exciting 1 week punt.

      Hope that helps mate. 🙂

  9. Qaiss
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Son with another start. Will he even play on Saturday? Played four 90 minutes in a row recently.

    1. Klip Klopp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Mourinho doesn't give players rests. Look how he rushed Kane back

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Aye but then Europa League next Thursday which is a route into CL

      2. Dthinger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        even if he did...he can't afford to rest Son

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Son is a machine, always has been.

  10. Hy liverpool
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Dean Marney ? The legend himself

  11. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Joe Root?

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Oh that's Sheffield.

  12. Milkman Bruno
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Salah to Fernandes for free?

    1. CroatianHammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Oh yes... if it wasn't for the DGW he would be the standout captain choice.

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        I would consider Aubameyang tbh if there was no DGW.

        1. Milkman Bruno
          8 months, 19 days ago

          Not a bad option up against Leeds but City the following gw.

          1. Qaiss
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 19 days ago

            Yeah, if I was wildcarding in 25 (which I may do) and there was no DGW, I would almost certainly bring him in for 1 week and captain him.

      2. Milkman Bruno
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Have had bad luck every time I’ve sold Salah in the last, especially this season but Liverpool are way out of sorts at the moment and Leicester/Everton in the next 2 won’t be easy.

  13. VaVaVoom14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Who to bench:

    A) Soucek
    B) Cresswell
    C) Raphinha
    D) Bamford

    1. Dasher0303
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Raphinha or soucek, never bench bam and West Ham really good chance for clean sheet

    2. Carefree Crew
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Rumours W.Ham could have 3 CHs out.
      Ogbonna went off injured. Balbuena felt a tight hamstring in the warm up & why he didn't come on. Concussion for 3rd CH so protocol 10 days possibly?
      Antonio & Yarmelenko could both be out too.

      Nothing official but I'm guessing those injuries may influence your decision.

  14. Flynny
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Gundog is my captain this week. Is he likely to play deeper if rodri and fernandinho out?

    My only other decent option is brino at wba

    Thanks

    1. Dasher0303
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      I would captain bruno

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Good possibility.

      All eyes and ears on Peps presser on Friday!

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Indeed. I may end up slapping the armband on bruno

        1. Flynny
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 19 days ago

          Or dcl actually

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 19 days ago

            Not sure the form is with Man Utd or Liverpool but by all means bypass Man City in the DGW.

  15. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    City Xtra
    @City_Xtra
    · 3h
    Official: Ruben Dias and Fernandinho are 'not fully fit' and are not included in today’s #ManCity squad.

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Yes we know, that was 3 hours ago.

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Give him 15 mins.

      2. Syd.
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        3 hours ago is good for me.

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Living on an Island pigeon delivery 🙂

  16. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    One of the biggest games in the FPL season about to kick off!

    1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      References to City vs TOT and eve?

  17. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Very on-topic for this article. Talksport interview with Sean Dyche:

    https://youtu.be/Hc7ls5GS7kU

    At 03:09, Dyche is talking about injuries:

    "Last night we were missing Pope & Cork who will hopefully be alright but had to miss that game."

    Then goes on to list who is still out (Taylor is included in that list of players.)

    Not quite panic stations, but an FYI.

    1. Union_Jacks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Bloody better be alright

  18. Milkman Bruno
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Sanchez goal
    Son assist

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Would have happens if Sanchez was in goal...

  19. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Sanchez G
    Son A

    Kane DGW is alive!

    1. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Lol, Spurs are 100% to have a DGW irregardless of todays result.

  20. Tshelby
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Could use some feedback, Good idea?

    GW24: Stones, Soucek, Alioski -> Mee, Gundogan, Dallas (-4)
    GW25: Sterling -> Son

    The current team:

    Martinez
    Shaw, Dias, Stones, Coufal, Alioski
    Grealish, Salah, Bruno, sterling, Soucek
    Watkins, Antonio, Bamford
    2ft's

    Want to do it tonight..

    1. Dasher0303
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      No días might be injured so get rid of him not stones. Keep alioski if nailed no? Soucek to gundogan is good although could hurt you it’s a bit of a sideways move.

      1. Tshelby
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Thanks dash!

      2. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Not injured- upset stomach so should be fine

    2. mrelpea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      I like the GW24 ones, but just not 100% sure about Sterling to Son. I can def see the appeal of Son and I know Pep roulette will probably kick for next few weeks given how many games, but for me Sterling is probably just worth the risk

  21. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Sanchez G, Son A

  22. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    People want Digne 🙂

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Might as well ask for Dignitas.

  23. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    There's nothing worse than an early Spurs goal.

    Cue 86 minutes of classic Mou bus parking.

    1. fedolefan
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Works for Everton that. Having owned Dier, I know how useless they have been at protecting 1-0 leads.

    2. Jimmers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      If Spurs are 1-0 up or 1-0 down, Mou parks the bus - Chelsea game last week a point in case

  24. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Son has gotten a bunch of assists from corners this season. An underrated part of his game. I know I always think of him as an open-play only sort of attacker since he has no pens but his corners have been put in quite often this season.

    1. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      First time in as long as I can remember we have been making chances direct from corners. Spent years watching erikssen hit the first defender time after time...can't even remember who took them before him! Modric possibly...and I think it was more of the same!

  25. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Watching closely at Hojberg's performance as he will be my third TOT player in DWG 26.

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Werido.

      1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Why, he has had a decent perfomance in last 5 GWKS

    2. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Ha

  26. Mr.K
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Am I good to go or do I want to take a hit and bring in a dgw asset still?

    de Gea
    Dias - Cancelo - Coufal - Lowton
    Bruno - Soucek - Gundo - James
    DCL - Antonio

    Is captaining James crazy? Bruno safer..?

    1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      James playing City is effectively a SGW player +2 points for playing.

      1. Mr.K
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        That's what I'm thinking too. Cheers!

  27. Rotation's Alter Ego
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Evening everyone. New community article up for those interested

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2021/02/10/learning-from-the-great-and-the-good-20-21-gameweek-23/

    Latest from Greyhead on the Great and Good and how they fared in the last week.

  28. rnrd
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Salah to sterling becoming sensible.
    Particularly when considering Jota could possibly cover pool attack on dgw26 if he’s fit

  29. Sharkytect
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Chilwell must be a gonner under tuchel, right? Dropped for the first two games where they had cleansheets. Returned "because 3 games in 10 days for alonso might be too much" against Sheffield utd. Conceded AND replaced by alonso after about 60mins.

    That all seems obvious that he is second choice from now on.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Now that we've seen a few games, yes it does feel like he's currently fallen behind Alonso in the pecking order.

      The Sheffield United match has not quite solidified, but tipped me over the scale a little. Chilwell has now been subbed for Alonso twice.

      It feel clearer that Tuchel prefers Alonso in that wing-back role. Not overly surprising as Alonso is a good wing-back, and Chilwell is not (wasn't great in this position at Leicester either). Not to day Chilwell is a bad player - the position just suits him less. Alonso gets in the box a lot more.

      Another aspect that favours Alonso is his aerial ability. Again Chilwell is not bad at this - Alonso just has more presence.

      On top of this, Alonso has genuinely played pretty decently.

      Wouldn't say anything is written in stone, and they'll be rotation - but agree he's looking more of a first choice option currently.

    2. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      6m for a rotation risk defender in a slightly dodgy defence, in a team that don't score many goals is madness

      I think Justin and Creswell are better and cheaper options

      City defs if you want premiums

  30. The Orienteer - find me in …
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Yes, my feeling also fwiw.