Player News - Burnley

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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, maybe 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

Burnley have acquired the services of midfielder/defender Nathaniel Chalobah from Chelsea on a loan deal that will expire in January.

Chalobah continues to be farmed out as the 19 year old develops. This follows loan spells with Watford, Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough but now Chalobah will get a chance to experience life in the top flight. It should be a positive addition to Burnley's survival hopes. With the pedigree of being Chelsea property, Chalobah should have a chance to see plenty of pitch time at Turf Moor.
Source: Eurosport
Sep 1 - 11:04 AM

Burnley have signed George Boyd from Premier League rivals Hull City.

A fee in the region of £3million is thought to have been agreed between Burnley and Hull, with Boyd signing a three-year contract at Turf Moor. The 28-year-old attacking midfielder will add some depth and Premier League experience to the Burnley squad, having featured in 28 games for Hull last season, scoring two goals.
Source: BBC Sport
Sep 1 - 6:44 AM

Burnley turned in a positive defensive display and went toe to toe with Manchester United to earn their first point of the season in a 0-0 final.

Burnley are the latest to take advantage of Manchester United's "transitional period" by keeping their mistakes at a minimum and getting their share of attacking chances. Jones came the closest, when he smashed the bar by way of a free kick. He would again challenge De Gea about a half hour in, but a lack of quality from the supporting attack kept Burnley from breaking through. Jones did show enough threat to creep onto the fantasy radar as he currently costs just over 5m.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 30 - 9:46 AM

Burnley go goalless on their trip to Swansea city and find themselves at the bottom of the table in the early going having yet to earn a point.

Crystal Palace are level at the bottom with Burnley as both have played twice, lost both and are matched with a -3 goal difference. At least Burnley can take solace in that at leas they are not having a crisis in management like Place are. Regardless, Burnley are looking the weakest of the promoted sides and they should be battling relegation all season. Players like Lucas Jutkiewicz, who tore it up in preseason, simply cannot produce when it matters.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 23 - 1:08 PM

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