Scout Notes

Five goals in six starts for Cornet as set-piece problems continue at Palace

We continue our Fantasy Premier League (FPL) Gameweek 12 Scout Notes with analysis of Burnley v Crystal Palace.

For a briefer summary of Saturday’s action, click here, while you can read up on all of the weekend’s games in more detail via the links below.

BURNLEY 3-3 CRYSTAL PALACE

  • Goals: Ben Mee (£4.9m), Chris Wood (£6.7m), Maxwel Cornet (£6.1m) | Christian Benteke (£6.3m) x2, Marc Guehi (£4.5m)
  • Assists: Ashley Westwood (£5.3m), James Tarkowski (£4.9m) x2 | Joachim Andersen (£4.5m) x2, Conor Gallagher (£6.0m)
  • Bonus: Benteke x3, Andersen x2, Tarkowski x2

CORNET AND WOOD PARTNERSHIP THRIVING

After Saturday’s result at Turf Moor, Burnley have now avoided defeat in their past four games, a run which has included a 3-1 win over Brentford and draw at Chelsea.

Key to that improved form has been the partnership between Maxwel Cornet (£6.1m) and Chris Wood (£6.7m), with both players on the scoresheet again in Gameweek 12, as they were in their previous home fixture. As a result, the Ivorian has now scored five goals in just six starts, though it is worth noting that his +3.96 expected goals (xG) delta is higher than any other player in the division, while he has recorded that goalscoring tally from just 10 shots.

“We enjoy what he is doing, he is getting towards true Premier League fitness I think and he has played football during the international break and he looked alive, especially second half. In the first half he was sitting on the deep laying midfielder and he didn’t need to. We told him to come off that position and go and press which he did in the second half and he has brought energy but he brought quality as well and his finish was a fine strike.” – Sean Dyche on Maxwel Cornet

With Cornet and Wood paired together up front, the Clarets have now scored seven goals in their last three games, which bodes well for their attacking prospects ahead of a reasonably appealing run of fixtures:

Elsewhere, James Tarkowski (£4.9m) and Ashley Westwood (£5.3m) will both miss Burnley’s match against Tottenham Hotspur next week after picking up their fifth bookings of the season.

BENTEKE AT THE DOUBLE

A brace from Christian Benteke (£6.3m) means that he has now scored 11 Premier League goals in 2021, with all four of this season’s arriving in the last five Gameweeks. During that time, he has been benched once, though with Patrick Vieira praising his work rate off the ball, his chances of another start against Aston Villa on Saturday look promising.

“The way we are playing now, we are creating more chances. For me as a striker, it is a pleasure to be up front. The most important thing is to get points. We took one [at Burnley], and hopefully we will get three next weekend.

As the manager said, we are following a process. The last game we lost was against Liverpool, and since then we have been consistent. We can still do better, we just have to take it game by game.

As you can see, it’s going fantastically for the club in a short space of time. The way we are playing is nice to watch. We are creating more chances, and that is good for the team and the club.” – Christian Benteke

SET-PIECE ISSUES AT PALACE

Palace are now unbeaten in seven games, while only Liverpool and Chelsea have lost fewer matches this season, but there are issues at the back which Vieira will look to solve sooner rather than later.

Despite consecutive clean sheets against Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers prior to Gameweek 12, they conceded three at Burnley, with the absence of key midfielder James McArthur (£4.5m) a real blow, though we should point out that two goals came from set-pieces, which has been a problem area all season.

In fact, no team has conceded more goals from set-pieces in 2021/22, or more attempts than their 60, with Sean Dyche targeting that specific weakness at the weekend:

“We know so far they’ve got a poor record, well so far, from set pieces, so we thought we could capitalise as we know we’re strong from that. I think the quality of the ball in, Ben Mee’s header is fantastic, Maxwel’s is a brilliant strike, and Woody nicks one as well, so we’re pleased with that. We looked effective from it all game, there were chances in the second half, and obviously a brilliant finish from Maxwel, so pleased with that side of things.” – Sean Dyche

Elsewhere, Conor Gallagher (£6.0m) put in a lively display, consistently finding space between the lines, and provided his fifth assist of the season, while Cheikh Kouyate (£4.5m) filled in for the injured McArthur, with Luka Milivojevic (£5.4m) alongside him in midfield.


Burnley XI: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Gudmundsson, Westwood, Brownhill, McNeil, Cornet (Vydra 84), Wood (Rodriguez 79)

C Palace XI: Guaita, Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell, Milivojevic (Edouard 87), Kouyate, Gallagher (Schlupp 81), Ayew (Olise 58), Zaha, Benteke


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462 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Cojones of Destiny
    • 3 Years
    15 days, 16 hours ago

    who d you play:
    a. Antonio (MCI)
    b. A. Armstrong (LIV)

    1. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      15 days, 16 hours ago

      a

    2. CONNERS
      • 2 Years
      15 days, 16 hours ago

      Antonio I think.

    3. 1zverGGadeM
      • 4 Years
      15 days, 16 hours ago

      A

    4. masewindu
      • 6 Years
      15 days, 16 hours ago

      B. LIVERPOOL SEEM MORE CREAKY

    5. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      15 days, 16 hours ago

      I'm starting Antonio

    6. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      15 days, 14 hours ago

      none

      1. Cojones of Destiny
        • 3 Years
        15 days, 14 hours ago

        allan or williams in that case)

  2. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    15 days, 16 hours ago

    Which combo would you prefer to complete the team. not sure whether to go 352 or 442

    Ramsdale
    Taa James Cancelo --- XXX Livramento
    Salah Raph Foden Mbeumo -- brownhill
    Kane Antonio Xxx -

    A: Duffy + Jota in a 352
    B: Chilwell + King/Pukki in a 442/433 nd play one of mbeumo/pukki each week

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      15 days, 16 hours ago

      B

    2. aapoman
      • 8 Years
      15 days, 16 hours ago

      B

    3. 1zverGGadeM
      • 4 Years
      15 days, 16 hours ago

      B with King

  3. FantasyClub
      15 days, 16 hours ago

      Wouldn’t now be a bad time for the double CHE defence in this congested period?

      1. aapoman
        • 8 Years
        15 days, 16 hours ago

        It might not be the best but it's definitely not the worst thing to have.

        1. FantasyClub
            15 days, 16 hours ago

            Think I should bring Chilly in though? That’s what I’m asking…or bad time?
            Already have TAA, Cancelo & James…

        2. CONNERS
          • 2 Years
          15 days, 15 hours ago

          I'd say it depends on the rest of your team.

          i.e. how many other rotation-prone players you have and the strength of your bench.

          1. FantasyClub
              15 days, 15 hours ago

              Ramsdale-Begovic

              TAA-Cancelo-James-Livra-Duffy

              Salah-Mount-ESR-Raph-Gallagher

              Antonio-Ronaldo-Toney

        3. Little Red Lacazette
          • 5 Years
          15 days, 16 hours ago

          This is one dedicated manager:

          https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/5903499/event/12

          1. CONNERS
            • 2 Years
            15 days, 16 hours ago

            He managed a green arrow in GW1.

            It's gone downhill ever since.

          2. 1zverGGadeM
            • 4 Years
            15 days, 16 hours ago

            Hard stuff

          3. Bob Vrabkab
            • 9 Years
            15 days, 16 hours ago

            Shockingly there's over 33k with a lower score

            1. Little Red Lacazette
              • 5 Years
              15 days, 16 hours ago

              That is amazing too.

          4. GreennRed
            • 10 Years
            15 days, 16 hours ago

            That is class 🙂

          5. Monklane
            • 12 Years
            15 days, 15 hours ago

            Genius

          6. Fitzy.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            15 days, 15 hours ago

            What an idiot

          7. Big Mac 24
            • 9 Years
            15 days, 15 hours ago

            One thing we can all take from this is that the game doesn’t allow you to make more than 1000 transfers in any one game-week. Every day is a learning day.

          8. Cruyff's Eleven
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            15 days, 12 hours ago

            It's a hobby, innit

        4. aapoman
          • 8 Years
          15 days, 16 hours ago

          1ft and 0.1itb. If no injuries in the European games this week am I ok to save ft or sell Antonio?

          Ramsdale
          TAA Cancelo Chilwell James
          Salah Raphinha Gallagher
          Kane Antonio Jimenez

          Foster; Mbeumo, Livra, Brownhill

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 5 Years
            15 days, 16 hours ago

            I am contemplating selling Antonio. But best to probably roll FT. GWs 13 & 14 are almost continuous and would be good to have 2 FTs.

          2. ‘Tis the Season
            • 3 Years
            15 days, 16 hours ago

            Save imo

          3. CONNERS
            • 2 Years
            15 days, 16 hours ago

            Save FT. It's not like we're spoilt for choice with forwards and he's still the top scorer out of those.

          4. masewindu
            • 6 Years
            15 days, 16 hours ago

            Lovely defence

        5. ‘Tis the Season
          • 3 Years
          15 days, 16 hours ago

          Hi all

          Who to get in for Kia Havertz this week?

          Sanchez
          TAA Chilly Dias (white, Liv)
          Salah Foden Havertz Jota (ESR)
          Antonio Wilson Toney

          A) Kia and Ant for Son and Hwang -4 (change to a 442)
          B) Kia to Ralph (if fit) for free
          C) roll

          1. aapoman
            • 8 Years
            15 days, 16 hours ago

            B

            1. ‘Tis the Season
              • 3 Years
              15 days, 16 hours ago

              Thanks Mate.

          2. GreennRed
            • 10 Years
            15 days, 16 hours ago

            B

        6. Jet5605
          • 7 Years
          15 days, 16 hours ago

          1 FT and 1.7 ITB.

          A - Antonio > King
          B - Duffy > Dier
          C - Other suggestion?

          Sanchez
          TAA - Chilwell - Cancelo - Livra
          Salah (c) - Son - Foden - Raph
          Antonio - Wilson

          Foster - Duffy - Gilmour - Perica

          1. masewindu
            • 6 Years
            15 days, 16 hours ago

            Duffy for Lampety (+0.1 or 0.2 i think)

            1. masewindu
              • 6 Years
              15 days, 16 hours ago

              just seen u have Sanchez..so maybe go for one of the full backs at Spurs or Cash at Villa maybe

        7. Hansel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          15 days, 16 hours ago

          A) Mbeumo -> Gallagher, next week White -> Reguillon
          B) Rudiger -> James, next week Mbuemo -> Gallagher
          C) Save

          1. CONNERS
            • 2 Years
            15 days, 16 hours ago

            I wouldn't get Reguilon. The other two options in either order look good.

          2. masewindu
            • 6 Years
            15 days, 16 hours ago

            B

        8. masewindu
          • 6 Years
          15 days, 16 hours ago

          Im lost. I need TAA but love have Mendy as my rock at the back and not sure i wanna go to Ramsdale as he is so heavily owned. Any ideas how to get there next week when i hve 2 transfers plus a hit as an option. Or maybe get Rudiger out for Chillwell?? Got Vardy doing nothing...another issue is i got Antonio, EsR at the off so i will lose on them
          1FT 0 money

          Mendy 4.0 GK
          James Rudiger Duffy Livra Cancelo
          ESR Salah Gallagher Jota Foden
          Antonio Vardy Toney

          Any ideas?

          1. The Mentaculus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            15 days, 16 hours ago

            Vardy & Duffy -> Trent & Benteke?

          2. CONNERS
            • 2 Years
            15 days, 16 hours ago

            How about Foden to Cornet and Rudiger to Trent?

          3. GreennRed
            • 10 Years
            15 days, 16 hours ago

            Can you do Foden and Livra/Duffy to Brownhill and Trent?

          4. masewindu
            • 6 Years
            15 days, 10 hours ago

            Thanks everyone

        9. More Cowbell
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          15 days, 16 hours ago

          Calling Foden owners. What’s the plan guys? Are we holding or moving on, if so who for? Jota? Cornet?

        10. Michelle Davin
          • 4 Years
          15 days, 12 hours ago

          Best Gray replacemnt at max 5.8?

          Already got ESr.

          Thanks

          1. 1zverGGadeM
            • 4 Years
            15 days, 12 hours ago

            Gallagher

            1. 1zverGGadeM
              • 4 Years
              15 days, 12 hours ago

              Oh, he is 6m already..
              Jorginho then?