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Kieran Trippier looked like a top play for the weekend in defense, but Burnley lost their clean sheet and Trippier was credited with an own goal in a instant, as the Clarets wound up losing to Swansea City, 0-1.

Trippier ended the day with seven fantasy points in the Yahoo game and much less in other formats thanks to the double whammy. The incident came in the 64th minute when Jack Cork rattled a shot off of the bar and the loose ball took a touch off of Trippier before settling into the net. Danny Ings was quiet. Burnley need to start getting some positive results soon if they want to avoid a one-year cameo in the top flight.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 28 - 12:25 PM

Scott Arfield isn't likely to be at or near the top scoring fantasy midfielders this weekend, but for his cost he is providing solid value.

Currently at 5m, Arfield will be at home against Swansea City on Saturday. That is a solid buy for a player who is all but guaranteed to start (Sean Dyche refused to tinker with his XI) , is at home, and not against one of the better defensive units in the league, though to be fair Swansea City should be feeling confident after their historic win over Manchester Untied. As clubs continue to focus more and more on containing Kieran Tripper and Danny Ings, where the majority of their scoring comes from, it should give guys like Arfield a little more space in which to do something.
Feb 25 - 2:57 PM

Burnley host Hull City this weekend, offering a chance to look at some of their defense options beyond Kieran Trippier for fantasy purposes.

Trippier is the top scoring defender in the Yahoo game by a considerable margin and of course makes for an extremely good play this weekend, but unlike earlier in the season, you will have to pay a premium for it. Their opponents, Hull, have begun to find some attacking form since the arrival of Dame N'Doye, but they still have just one goal to their credit on the road since Boxing Day. Jason Shackell is a solid alternative to Trippier if you are fishing for a clean sheet and Michael Keane is available for below 7m.
Feb 23 - 2:36 PM

The FA have confirmed no disciplinary action will be issued to Ashley Barnes for his challenge on Nemanja Matic Saturday.

Set your DVRs for Jose Mourinho's next press conference folks, it should be a doozy. In a moment that very likely cost Chelsea two points, Barnes clearly committed a foul worthy of a sending off, but instead it was Matic who was given the early shower for his reaction. At minimum, the match should have been 10 aside at that point, but Burnley's man advantage helped toward their grabbing a draw at Stamford Bridge. Instead, Manchester City move closer to the top, Matic is lost for the Capital One Cup final against Spurs, and to top it all off, Barnes gets off scot-free. Mourinho is furious, and in this case, rightfully so.
Feb 23 - 12:59 PM

Chelsea were in full control at Stamford Bridge today but a late Benjamin Mee goal shocked the Blues in what ended in a 1-1 draw.

Branislav Ivanovic opened up the scoring early on and the Blues were in control during the first half. Chelsea lost Nemanja Matic to a red card in the second half and Burnley were able to then equalize after a corner kick. Chelsea played far from their best, but they were doing enough to win before the red card. The Blues were also denied to clear penalties in the first half so it will be interesting to hear Jose Mourinho's comments after the match.
Feb 21 - 12:04 PM

Burnley's next match will take place on the road against league leaders Chelsea, making fantasy options among the Clarets virtually non-existent.

About the only positive aspect one can point to regarding Burnley investment this week is that at least Sean Dyche will not surprise you with changes to his XI. With Dean Marney out indefinitely, it gives Michael Kightly a run in the side but everyone else should keep their place. Among them is Scott Arfield, who while not a dependable source for big returns, is nailed on and costing just 4.04m in the Yahoo game. So if your current side has a player or two at risk of not playing and you don't want to sell, Arfield can be an emergency fifth midfielder who will at least give you a chance for something with minimal investment.
Feb 16 - 1:29 PM

Danny Ings got on the end of a beautiful header that leveled the match between Burnley and Manchester United in the game's opening quarter hour, but the Red Devils had too much attack to keep up with and the Clarets would lose 3-1 at Old Trafford.

United took the early lead in the 6th minute but it did not take long for Burnley to make a statement that they were not about to get pushed around. Angel Di Maria turned the ball over a few minutes later in midfield, Kieran Trippier sprinted with it down the right flank and crossed to the far edge of the box to Ings who left the ground and converted a flying header for his ninth league goal of the season. There was a scare later on when it appeared Ings may have had a hamstring issue, but he played through it and finished no worse for the wear. As if expecting a positive result at Old Trafford wasn't asking enough, Burnley's next contest takes place at Stamford Bridge. Yikes.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 11 - 5:00 PM

Dean Marney has been lost for the season due to a severe injury to a cruciate ligament injury

The injury is quite similar to that which teammate Sam Vokes suffered and missed virtually an entire calendar year so it is a major blow to the Clarets and their survival hopes this season. Sean Dyche has stuck with the same XI forever, but will now need to make a certain change. Dyche will likely push George Boyd to a more central role in midfield and hand starts to Michael Kightly out wide, who from a wages perspective is probably due for a run of starts.
Source: Daily Mail
Feb 10 - 12:13 PM

Burnley rode a Danny Ings goal and assist in the first half but again couldn't hold a 2-0 lead and settled for a 2-2 draw.

Danny Ings did his best to keep pace with Harry Kane in the rising young English forward race. He was the best player on the field and registered a goal and an assist. Unfortunately for the Clarets they Failed to hold a third consecutive 2-0 lead (2 Premier League and 1 FA Cup). At least they got a draw this time around.
Feb 8 - 9:00 AM

Sam Vokes has been back in action for over a month since a major injury kept him out from Opening Day to Boxing Day, but he cannot seem to unseat Ashley Barnes to have a place in Sean Dyche's starting XI.

Vokes has been on the pitch just sixty-two minutes since his return from injury, a total that comes from four appearances over the Clarets last six league games. He was the main man alongside Danny Ings up top for them last season and was thought to stake a claim there when fit this season, but that has not happened. Enough time has passed where it cannot be merely chalked up to gradually getting him in, rather, Ashley Barnes has impressed enough to stay put and Dyche has shown his tendency to keep his side unchanged.
Feb 4 - 3:37 PM

Danny Ings was replaced in the second half in the team's 2-0 loss to Sunderland on Saturday.

Ings came off at the 61-minute mark without shaking hands with manager Sean Dyche. He wasn't having a poor game and the Clarets needed goals so the move is somewhat shocking, especially since Ings leads the team in goals. Multiple teams, including Liverpool, have reportedly been trying to lure Ings away from his current club with six months left on his contract, but Burnley insist he's not going anywhere. It's a situation worth monitoring over the next few days based on today's events.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 31 - 12:24 PM

Chelsea's highly rated midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah has joined Championship strugglers Reading on loan until the end of the season.

Reading are 18th in the league and but manager Steve Clarke knows more about Chalobah's potential than most, as he was an assistant to Jose Mourinho during the Portuguese's first tenure at Stamford Bridge. The England under-21 international's versatility means he also offers cover in defence and Clarke believes Chalobah can help guide The Royals further away from the drop zone.
Source: Daily Mail
Jan 30 - 6:37 PM

The changing of the Michaels appears to be official as Michael Keane continues to start instead of the now-fit veteran Michael Duff.

With Keane's loan spell at Turf Moor having become a permanent deal, it is clear Sean Dyche sees the youngster as the future for the Clarets at center back. The veteran Duff had a nice run starting twelve straight in the top flight, but will need to adjust to spending time on the bench and waiting for another chance. Keane is a budget option in fantasy relative to his defensive teammates, Kieran Trippier, Ben Mee and Jason Shackell.

Kieran Trippier is a relatively obscure name given that he's new to the Premier League and plays for Burnley but he is leading PL defenders in fantasy points through Week 22.

Leighton Baines, John Terry, Branislav Ivanovic, and various members of the Southampton defense are names that many expected to be among the top of the fantasy scoring charts for defenders. Those names are all present in the top ten but the man leading the way is a surprise named Kieran Trippier. The 24-year-old Burnley right back wasn't good enough to break through at Manchester City where he played as a youngster but he's been good enough for fantasy managers this season for sure. Regardless of Burnley's fate at the end of the season, Trippier seems likely to be in the Premier League next season because there's always a need for solid two-way outside backs. Maybe West Ham sniffs around assuming Carl Jenkinson heads back to Arsenal.
Source: Yahoo.com
Jan 23 - 12:43 PM

Ben Mee scored in Week 22 as Burnley built up a two goal lead before surrendering that lead to Crystal Palace and losing 3-2.

Before fantasy managers jump on the Ben Mee bandwagon, it's probably a good idea to look at the rest of the season he's had so far. In the Yahoo format, Mee has totaled 126 points in 17 appearances inclusive of Week 22. He scored 23 of those points in Week 22 so that means the other 16 appearances yielded a total of 103 points which isn't much of a return at his old price and it certainly isn't worth his newly elevated price. Consider Mee to be no better than a spot starter unique ownership formats.
Source: Yahoo.com
Jan 23 - 12:22 PM


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