Scout Notes

Burnley assets disappoint as Vardy enters FPL conversation

We round up the key Fantasy Premier League (FPL) talking points from Burnley v Leicester City in our latest Scout Notes.

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BURNLEY UNDERWHELM IN DGW27

It’s been a disappointing few days for FPL bosses who chose to back Burnley in Double Gameweek 27, as they end the round having failed to keep a clean sheet against either Crystal Palace or Leicester City, whilst only scoring one themselves: an own goal via Luke Milivojevic (£5.3m).

Across their two matches, Aaron Lennon (£4.9m) was their highest scorer on seven points, with popular picks Nick Pope (£5.4m) and Wout Weghorst (£6.6m) underwhelming.

The Dutchman, captained by just over 70% of the top 10k, had one good chance against the Foxes but failed to turn in an Ashley Westwood (£5.3m) cross at the far post, and added to his owner’s frustration with a second-half booking.

While Free Hitters will be glad to see the back of their Clarets assets, those stuck with them will surely be looking to offload with Chelsea up next in Gameweek 28.

The only reprieve may arrive if Southampton lose to West Ham United in tomorrow’s FA Cup fifth round, which in turn, would hand Sean Dyche’s side a guaranteed Gameweek 30 fixture against the Saints.

Ben Mee (£4.8m), meanwhile, had to be replaced in the first-half after he failed to run off a knock to his knee, and was eventually replaced by Nathan Collins (£4.3m).

“I think he has a bang on his knee, hopefully a bang more than a twist but I will wait to find out more.” – Sean Dyche on Ben Mee

“We weren’t as good as we have been, particularly in the first-half. Without being terrible, we just let soft things against us, didn’t play with enough tempo, didn’t get the ball forward quick enough and ask questions. Second-half we got a bit better grip of the game but never really opened them up. Maxwel Cornet has a really good chance and a really good chance from a set-piece.

I ask a lot of these players. Physically as well. I don’t want to be too critical as we have had a really strong run, performances as well as results. I need to remember that, but there were a few off it tonight.

They opened us up a few times. Popey made some great saves in the first-half. But defensively, attacking wise it just wasn’t where we have been. We didn’t get our pressing lines as clear. When we got the ball, we just played too slowly, played backwards too many times and didn’t ask enough questions.” – Sean Dyche on his team’s performance against Leicester City

VARDY RETURNS

Jamie Vardy (£10.3m) made his long-awaited return from injury at Turf Moor, and made a real impact off the bench by grabbing a goal, assist and maximum bonus in just 18 minutes.

In the two months he has been absent, Leicester have not won any of their five Premier League fixtures, but can now look ahead with renewed optimism, with some appealing fixtures on the horizon.

In fact, with Leeds United and Brentford up next at home, plus three additional fixtures to fit in somewhere during the run below, the Foxes – and specifically Vardy – will understandably receive plenty of attention in the coming weeks.

“It has been a long nine weeks resting it and then four weeks getting the muscles back up. The main thing was to get back on and put a performance in. You always want to come on but you always have to listen to the medical team as well and I’ve been back in training just the last four days. Getting 20 minutes it is good for myself there is no more issues. I don’t think you can lose that (scoring touch). It is instinct.” – Jamie Vardy

“I was so happy that he could be involved. We were thinking it was going to be Leeds, but he wanted to help the team, which says everything about his attitude. He was a real catalyst for us. You see his movement, his link-up play was really good, and then he was in the right position to score. Great introduction for him and great to have him back.” – Brendan Rodgers on Jamie Vardy

Elsewhere, James Maddison (£6.8m) failed to start his second match in a row, but like Vardy impressed from the bench, as he opened the scoring at Turf Moor with his seventh Premier League goal of the campaign.

“I just felt we needed more physicality early on in the game, with Ki (Dewsbury-Hall) pressing, giving us an extra man in midfield, knowing we could introduce him later on. Some of the problems we’ve had is we haven’t pressed the game well enough. We won at Randers but if you concede 29 shots, that’s not good. We needed to change the frontline.” – Brendan Rodgers on why James Maddison didn’t start

If he can reclaim his place in the starting XI, Maddison could become an option for our midfields, but Harvey Barnes (£6.5m) should also be in the conversation, having blanked in just one of his last seven appearances.

Defensively, tonight’s clean sheet is Leicester’s first on the road in the top flight this season, having shipped 25 goals in 11 away matches prior to Gameweek 27, although they did lose one of their backline to injury, as Ricardo Pereira (£5.2m) failed to make the second-half.

“He felt a tightness in his hamstring, we couldn’t risk it. We’re trying to keep him fit.” – Brendan Rodgers on Ricardo Pereira


Burnley XI: Pope, Roberts, Tarkowski, Mee (Collins 40), Taylor, Lennon, Westwood (Barnes 88), Brownhill, McNeil, Cornet (Rodriguez 71), Weghorst

Leicester City XI: Schmeichel, Pereira (Lookman 45), Amartey, Soyuncu, Thomas, Ndidi, Tielemans (Maddison 72), Dewsbury-Hall, Albrighton, Barnes, Daka (Vardy 72)


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451 Comments Post a Comment
  1. artvandelay316
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Best combo? I already have 1 Chelsea (Rudiger) for DGW28 and 2 Pool for 29.

    A
    MADDISON, MANE, Salah, Willock, Ramsey
    BROJA, Kane, Hwang

    B
    MADDISON, JOTA, Salah, Willock, Ramsey
    C. ADAMS, Kane, Hwang

    C
    MOUNT, MANE, Salah, Willock, Ramsey
    BROJA, Kane, Hwang

    D
    MOUNT, JOTA, Salah, Willock, Ramsey
    BROJA, Kane, Hwang

    I would have spare cash to upgrade Ramsey/Willock to Saka/Kulu in 29.

    Cheers.

    1. artvandelay316
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Sorry, meant to say for B and D I'd have the spare cash. For the others I'd be forced to upgrade Willock not Ramsey.

    2. nolard
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      c
      not sure maddison is nailed, and jota has competition

  2. chaser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Have you noticed how people make conclusions and ‘learn lessons’ based on a single result?

    Eg
    - don’t bring in DGW players for a hit
    - don’t captain a player from Burnley
    - the WC in 27, FH in 28 strategy was a bad idea

    The game has a significant element of luck. eg if Burnley had performed in GW28 as they had in GW27, the conclusions would be totally the opposite.

    1. Kodap
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Lots of captain hindsight's on here unfortunately

  3. Kodap
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Morning guys, what would be my best moves here? I have 1FT and 1.4m in the bank, maybe Bowen > Mount? Or Dalot to Chelsea Defence?

    Ramsdale
    Cancelo - Robbo - Ait Nouri - Taa
    JWP - Son - Coutinho - Salah
    Weghourst - Broja

    DDG - Bowen - Dalot - Maupay

    1. sunzip14
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Dalot> Chelsea defender

      1. nolard
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        yes, if only one move this

  4. sunzip14
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    All chips left and not sure when to use what. Should I WC out of this team or just do the following moves? 1FT, 4.9 itb.

    Foster*
    Livra*, Cancelo, Digne*, White
    Saka, Coutinho*, Luiz*, Salah
    Dennis*, Kane

    Subs: DDG, Lamptey, Bowen, Weghorst

    A) Lamptey> Rudiger
    B) Bowen>JWP
    C) Weghorst> Jimenez
    D) Take a (-4) and do any 2 of the above moves.

    1. artvandelay316
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      D (A and C) Although I'd prefer C. Adams rather than Jiminez

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        This

  5. Steiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Would like some help here guys.
    Planning to BB next GW. Not FHing in gw30.

    Was thinking Weghorst > Jiminez/ASM/Watkins

    Is it worth doing Son > Salah for a hit or wait a week for free..?

    Sa
    TAA Cancelo Saiss
    Son Raph Saka JWP
    Kane Broja Weghorst

    Dubravka KWP Digne Ramsey

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Difficult one. Son looks tired.

    2. sunzip14
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Is that your bench for GW 28? next GW here means 28 or 29?

      1. Steiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Yeah, sorry. It's for GW28.

        1. sunzip14
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          I'd only do the Weghorst move.

          1. Steiger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            Cheers.

  6. No Kane No Gain
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Why all the hate for coutinho?! I thought he was a solid captain pick!

    1. sunzip14
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Where is the hate?

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Don't necessarily think there's hate around but I think Villas lack of form and his not great stats is putting people off. I'll likely C him this week but also kind of wish I went with JWP instead of him on WC

      1. No Kane No Gain
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        JWP is practically only reliant on set pieces whereas coutinho, especially against Leeds, can do some magic out of nowhere.

        1. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          You're right about being reliant on set pieces but looking at Coutinho's touch map, last match he did play relatively deep, didn't get all that close to the box. And against Watford he had 4 touches in the box, although not infront of goal so hasn't fully impressed

    3. CONNERS
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      I think most just see Ramsey as the cheaper way into the Villa attack.

    4. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      His stats haven't been great in recent games. Not sure how the new setup will affect him though as it appears he is dropping deep to give space for the front 2

    5. WVA
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Loool he has looked awful since I brought him in, 2 2 3, one shot on target last game from a FK

  7. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Should I a) WC this team or b) just do Bruno -> Rap and next week Dennis -> Kane?

    Ramsdale Gunnarsson
    TAA Cancelo Digne Cucurella Williams
    Salah Bruno Bowen Saka Martinelli
    Jimi, Dennis, Watkins

    4x DGW 28
    6x DGW 29

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Don't see a need to WC here

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Agreed, don't think you need to WC. Not keen on Raph but those proposed moves appear pretty sound

  8. FPL ZB
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    2 FHs, WC and BB available. Can’t really BB this week due to Manquillo - WC 28, BB 29, FH 30 and 36 sound good?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Team dependant but chip plan in general looks fine

    2. WVA
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      FH 30 and 33, WC 35, BB 36?

  9. EL tridente
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Mee and Weghorts to Rüdiger and ASM (if fit) for a hit?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Yes

    2. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Yeah if ASM fit

    3. CONNERS
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Yes provided you have a plan for gw30.

      1. EL tridente
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Yeah, already have 7 players who are guaranteed to play in GW30.

        1. OptimusBlack
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Who are them I want to know which surely team would play GW 30

          1. EL tridente
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            Burnley, Brentford, Leicester, Wolves, Aston Villa and Leeds are guaranteed to play. And either Spurs vs West Ham or Burnley vs Southampton will also go ahead.

            1. EL tridente
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 19 days ago

              The first Burnley should have been Arsenal*

              1. OptimusBlack
                • 9 Years
                5 months, 19 days ago

                Thxxcx

    4. OptimusBlack
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Yes sure

    5. WVA
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Yeah, who will you get if ASM not fit?

      1. EL tridente
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Not sure.. Planning to BB in GW28 and I already have Jimenez and Broja..

  10. Offs!de
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Who may score more points only in GW 28?
    1. Salah
    2. Raphinha
    3. Willock

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Raphinha

    2. WVA
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      1

  11. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Who to buy for Mee/Weghorst?

    A. Rudiger and Hwang /6m
    B. White and Jiménez
    C. Tierney and ASM/Dennis / 7m

    looking to BB, rest of team is...

    Sa
    TAA Siass KWP
    Salah Son JWP Raphinha
    Kane Broja

    Dubravka Ramsey Digne

    1. WVA
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Thats tough, dont like any of those options.

      Hwang no
      Jimi no
      ASM injured
      Dennis no

      Hmmmm, guess A

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Cheers I could do Tiago Silva and Dennis?

        1. WVA
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          If ASM is fit the ideal would be Rudiger and him but if not I'd just go cheap as possible up top so you can happily bench them as forwards as woeful this season

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Not a fan of wolves attackers.

      I'm not against Dennis as a pick. ASM looks fine based on latest social media Post.

      Option c

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Cheers mate

  12. WVA
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    King captain in DGW23 - 2, 1
    Weghorst captain in DGW27 - 2, 1
    Coutinho captain in DGW28 - insanity?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      DGW fever

      1. WVA
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Really crazy thing is I did the same thing last season haha

        Back to the boring Salah perma captain zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Yes - please don't do it 😉

    3. Josh.E
        5 months, 19 days ago

        no more captaining DGW players for me too, unless they are clutch

      • CONNERS
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        I think I'm captaining Rudiger if Chelsea get a double.

        1. WVA
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Will it be Burnley and Arsenal?

    4. WVA
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Anything worth a hit? Did DDG + Bruno to Sa + Salah.

      Sa
      TAA Cancelo Tierney Digne Livramento
      Salah Son Coutinho Saka
      Broja
      Steele Bowen Weghorst Antonio

    5. OptimusBlack
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Those would be my transfers for this DGW
      Mee KDB Bruno Weghosrt >
      Rüdiger Salah Willock ASM
      it Cost -12 pts but I am sure am gonna gain it .
      Yasaaay
      Nope

      1. KEN YA DIG IT
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        It will pay off

      2. McSlu
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Not sure TBH. Rudi and Salah - yes. The other two - meh. For -12 I would demand more than this

    6. Sterling Archer
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      On a wildcard but it feels premature to do any planning yet until we get all GW30 fixtures confirmed!

      1. WVA
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Not an ideal week to WC in my opinion but team dependent obviously

    7. WVA
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Will they improve our forward options next season?

      Salah, Sterling, Mane, Jota, Zaha for example clearly only play as forwards.

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

      IS Thiago Silva a good option to replace Dalot? Can't quite afford Dalot > Rudiger without taking a -4 hit and moving elsewhere.

    9. Gooner97
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      DDG
      Robbo TAA Cancelo Livra Amartey
      Foden Bowen Maddi Salah Saka
      Weghorst King Dennis

      1FT, £2.6ITB

      Would you WC this team or carry on with free transfers/hits?

    10. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Took a -12 to get Ramsdale in for bench boost but now changed my mind on BB, oh well