Player News - Burnley

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Lucas Jutkiewicz picked up an assist in Burnley's 1-3 loss to Everton this past weekend.

Jutkiewicz has been quiet this season and even with the assist, he disappointed fantasy managers with just five points. There are no fantasy options outside of Kieran Trippier and maybe George Boyd at Burnley right now and fantasy managers should stay away even from their every week starters. Don't be afraid to fade Burnley as long as their form continues.
Oct 29 - 11:28 PM

George Boyd looks to be an attractive budget option for Burnley as he has settled in nicely since his move from Hull City.

Boyd has averaged 11 points per game over Burnley's last two matches which included a goal against an upstart West Ham side. Despite not scoring last weekend, he showed he can still salvage some fantasy points by winning seven tackles and intercepting two passes. While not recommended in a tough fixture at The Emirates this weekend, the Clarets schedule becomes very friendly for a long stretch once they play the Gunners and Boyd will provide some solid returns in that period.
Oct 29 - 1:54 PM

Burnley are in deep trouble after dropping a 3-1 home decision to Everton that sees their winless streak move to nine matches in the Premier League.

Danny Ings tried his best but Burnley just don't appear to have enough talent to stay up this season. Each week that passes without a win makes it clearer and clearer that they aren't likely to have a second season in the top flight. Romelu Lukaku and Samuel Eto'o (twice) scored the goals that saw the Clarets go down to defeat this time around.
Oct 26 - 11:36 AM

Burnley midfielder George Boyd was impressive in the team's loss to West Ham over the weekend.

Boyd scored Burnley's only goal on the day and came out with an impressive 16 fantasy points. We still don't like him. Boyd plays on the worst attacking team in the league and has only eight shots on the season(only one on target). Considering this week he had more fantasy points than he's had the rest of the season combined, we're staying away from him in any and all formats.
Source: ESPN FC
Oct 22 - 7:46 PM

Kieran Trippier came up with another quality fantasy performance, despite the lack of a goal, assist or clean sheet in Burnley's weekend loss to West Ham.

Trippier is shaping up to be a solid buy in any week thanks to his ability to stuff categories that don't necessarily require a positive result from the Clarets. Most noticeably, he delivered six successful crosses, a testament to his forward runs and role in creating chances. The assists will eventually come, but one can view them as a pleasant bonus - he looks to be safe for healthy returns either way. With a 15 point effort in the Yahoo game against the Hammers, Trippier is now the 3rd highest scoring defender and is still priced below 10m.
Oct 21 - 11:11 AM

Sean Dyche indicated during his most recent press conference ahead of Burnley's match against West Ham United that Dean Marney's injury is still "touch and go."

Usually an injury that is labeled as nothing more than a knock does not prevent a player from missing more than one match, perhaps two, but Marney's issue is entering a full month in length, so it is a bit concerning that Dyche still cannot deem his midfielder fit. While his absence would keep Dyche's options thin at the weekend, it does not cause a ripple in fantasy terms.
Oct 17 - 12:50 PM

Kieran Trippier looks to be a solid buy this weekend when Burnley host West Ham United.

Burnley have kept clean sheets in two of their three home matches so far this season, with the one excusable exception being Chelsea on opening day, so a Burnley defender at home this weekend could be a smart and affordable buy. Trippier is the crown jewel of the Clarets back line with his set piece work and attacking ability. So even if Burnley fail to keep things clean, Trippier still provides ways to return a nice fantasy haul.
Oct 17 - 12:40 PM

Burnley manager Sean Dyche believes his strikers will blossom after a difficult start to the season.

This is a tough one for us to believe. Burnley went close to 11 hours without a goal before they scored against Leicester this weekend but Dyche believes in not putting demands on his strikers. Instead, he wants to let his strikers build up some confidence. The problem we see with that is the fact that it's hard to build up confidence when you're not scoring goals. We will continue recommending defensive players facing Burnley unless we see a big change in the coming weeks.
Source: Sky Sports
Oct 15 - 8:23 PM

Michael Kightly and Ross Wallace scored for Burnley in a comeback tie on the road at Leicester.

Kightly - playing his 200th league appearance - converted late in the first half, six minutes after Leicester got the opener. Burnley conceded the lead minutes later, but managed to get their equalizer in the 96th minute off a perfectly struck free kick from substitute Ross Wallace. They have four draws in their last five matches.
Source: Sky Sports
Oct 4 - 4:50 PM

Burnley defender Kieran Trippier will be assessed over the next 48 hours to determine the full extent of his ankle injury after the full-back was stretchered off towards the end of Saturdays’ draw with Leicester City.

The initial signs did not long good but post-match manager Nigel Pearson revealed that the stretcher was merely a "precaution" and the player was able to limp away from the King Power Stadium unaided. Trippier has been an ever present this season and despite sitting second from bottom in the Premier League the Clarets have been pretty solid defensively keeping three clean sheets in their first seven games. Michael Keane came on as his replacement for the remaining minutes, his first since moving from Manchester United during the summer transfer window.
Oct 4 - 3:55 PM

Sean Dyche confirmed via Burnley's official twitter that Danny Ings is "progressing well" from his hamstring injury but that Dean Marney and David Jones have knocks of their own heading into the Claret's weekend trip to West Brom.

Burnley has struggled for goals in the early going, and not having Ings available t them severely cripples their attack, so this comes as good news. With the Baggies as their opponent, there is a good chance some Burnley players will have decent fantasy returns and Ings may be one of them. However, "progressing well" does not provide enough security to consider investment. Dean Marney (knock) and David Jones (thigh) are also on the training table but their injuries are considered minor and have a better chance than not to be available this weekend.
Sep 26 - 1:35 PM

Kieran Trippier is dealing with a groin injury and is considered a doubt for Burnley's trip to West Brom this weekend, though Sean Dyche feels the right back should be ready for Sunday.

Trippier is vital to the Clarets plans week in, week out, both with his defending and attacking contributions so Dyche cannot afford to be without him if at all possible. With West Brom the opponent, Burnley has to be looking at Sunday as a fixture they must get a positive result from. Midfielders David Jones and Dean Marney are also on the treatment table and considered doubts this weekend.
Sep 26 - 1:25 PM

Matt Taylor will not be available for Burnley this weekend as they get set to host Sunderland due to an Achilles issue.

Sean Dyche has bigger worries up top after losing Danny Ings to injury in last weekend's draw with Crystal Palace, but Taylor was brought in over the summer to add some top flight experience to the promoted side. The Clarets luckily have a natural option to replace Taylor as deadline day signing George Boyd can step into the wide left midfield role.
Sep 19 - 7:03 PM

Sean Dyche has confirmed that Danny Ings will miss the visit of Sunderland on Saturday but his injury is not as bad as first feared.

The Clarets striker pulled up sharply during last weekend’s game at Selhurst Park but following a scan the news is a lot better than originally hoped although his hamstring injury could keep Danny Ings sidelined for around a month – Marvin Sordell is the man likely to be given his opportunity to shine. Question marks also remain over the availability of Matt Taylor who has been struggling with an ongoing Achilles problem - the injury has seen little improvement over the last few days – and George Boyd will continue to deputise following his recent move from Hull.
Source: Pendle Today
Sep 18 - 8:13 AM

Burnley squander an excellent opportunity to secure their first win of the season while Danny Ings departs with a thigh injury.

Sean Dyche was denied three points at Selhurst Park on Saturday as goalkeeper Julian Speroni saved superbly from Scott Arfield’s spot kick late in the game. However the loss of Danny Ings is a blow, the England (under 21s) forward returned early from international duty - illness - this week but had been passed fit to feature against Crystal Palace; only to be withdrawn on 42 minutes with a hamstring complaint. Although Ings is yet to find the back of the net this season his potential loss is massive for The Clarets having averaged a goal in every other match during their promotion campaign. Matty Taylor (Achilles) – who missed game week four - is targeting a return to action against Sunderland next weekend.
Sep 14 - 8:14 AM

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