Player News - Burnley

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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

Michael Duff made his first appearance since November in Burnley's replay against Tottenham yesterday, giving Sean Dyche a selection dilemma this weekend.

Duff partnered Michael Keane at center back against Spurs and the Clarets would go on to concede four goals, knocking themselves out of the Cup. Club captain Jason Shackell was the odd man out but figures to be the most nailed on for league games given his armband designation. So assuming he is fit, Dyche must choose between the veteran Duff and the future in Keane. It seems more likely that Duff will be the odd man out this weekend.
Jan 15 - 2:33 PM

Burnley captain Jason Shackell will face a late fitness before Wednesdays’ FA Cup replay at White Hart Lane after suffering a recurrence of his calf problem during the closing stages of Saturdays’ win over Queens Park Rangers.

Shackell picked up the original injury at St James’ Park on New Years’ Day and Sean Dyche was keen to ensure his defender didn't suffer any setbacks and decided not to risk him for the first tie at Turf Moor. With Kevin Long [ACL] ruled out for the season and Michael Duff still not 100% the Burnley defence is looking stretched but Dyche has been able to add Michael Keane from Manchester United on a permanent basis during the January window. The Burnley boss was also able to provide a positive update on Stephen Ward and Matty Taylor who are progressing well with the latter hoping to return to action before the end of January.
Jan 13 - 6:41 PM

Burnley grabbed a vital win as they defeat QPR 2-1 at Turf Moor.

QPR's terrible away form continued with a 10th defeats in 10 away games this season - a new Premier League record - losing 2-1 to Burnley at Turf Moor. All three goals came before half-time, with Charlie Austin's penalty cancelling out Scott Arfield's fine solo goal for the hosts, before the impressive Danny Ings grabbed the winner with another smart finish. Burnley have now fought their way out of the relegation zone at the expensive of QPR, who fall back in to it.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 10 - 12:29 PM

Sean Dyche is expecting Jason Shackell to be available for selection in Burnley's match against Queens Park Rangers at Turf Moor tomorrow.

Shackell was removed after 16 minutes on New Year's Day against Newcastle when he pulled up with a calf issue. The club captain has been able to enjoy a bit more rest than is typical between league games and did not participate in the Claret's FA Cup draw against Spurs on Monday. The real question mark is who will partner him at center back. Michael Duff is back in training and is the veteran who had the job before he was hurt, but Michael Keane has just made a permanent move to Turf Moor and is the likelier starter this weekend and for the future. It would be best to look at full back options Keiran Trippier or Ben Mee instead if you are looking for a Burnley defender in a potential clean sheet matchup.
Source: Rivals Today
Jan 9 - 1:07 PM

Ben Mee is the only regular Burnley defender at full fitness other than Kieran Trippier as we near the weekend, and offers a potential alternative to the more expensive fullback.

The Clarets are at home this weekend, where they are capable of pulling off a clean sheet against the likes of QPR, and Mee is a budget option. Trippier has doubled Mee in points so far this season, but he also costs about twice as much in the Yahoo game so in essence you are getting what you pay for. The potential problem is how disorganized they might be as a unit if their captain Jason Shackell remains sidelined. It is a low risk, low reward scenario fantasy managers can consider as their final defender if pressed for cash.

Sean Dyche has confirmed Kevin Long will be out for the remainder of the season after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament during the New Years’ Day draw at St James’ Park against Newcastle.

The Irish defender was making his first appearance of the season in the heart of the Clarets defence as Jason Shackell was forced off after 17 minutes because of a calf strain, however Long only lasted 20 minutes of his debut before being stretchered off with a nasty looking knee injury. Further tests later confirmed the full extent of the problem with an estimated rehabilitation period of around 9 months for an ACL tear which will require surgery. Long can at least take solace from the fact that team mate Sam Vokes’ [himself just back following a similar injury] is progressing well having fought his way back to full fitness. Sean Dyche will be hoping to extend Michael Keane’s loan spell from Manchester United to provide some much needed defensive cover.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 7 - 9:35 AM

It was far from pretty, but Burnley were able to erase 10, 2-1, and 3-2 deficits to earn a 3-3 draw at Newcastle, with George Boyd's strike the final equalizer that earned the Clarets a coveted road point.

It was a strange 90 minutes at St. James', as Sean Dyche was forced to use all three substitutions in the first half due to injury. Jason Shackell hobbled off first, Dean Marney would be the next casualty, then Kevin Long, who made his top flight debut by coming on for the injured Shackell had to be stretchered off himself. Still, despite the injuries, a manager who was now tactically handcuffed, and trailing on three separate occasions, the Clarets found answers from Danny Ings, Boyd, and a ridiculous own goal gifted by Paul Dummett. Burnley will be happy with the point but it remains to be seen how damaged his side has come out of it, as he named an unchanged side for the sixth straight match and it appears to have cost him.

Spurs hope to tempt Burnley to sell their England Under-21 international, whose contract is up at the end of the season, for around £7m in January

The Telegraph have gone big with this story this morning, reporting that Tottenham sent scout Ian Broomfield to watch Danny Ings over the festive period after he impressed Maurico Pochettino in the Week 17 clash with Burnley at White Hart Lane. Ings' contract is due to expire in June which would mean he could leave on a Bosman deal (with compensation due to the Clarets) but Spurs may test the waters with a £7million offer in January. Pochettino will know he needs more fire-power if his side are to have a go at a top four finish, but Sean Dyche will be loathed to lose his star man with Burnley still holding a realistic chance of avoiding relegation and will look to convince Ings to see out the season at Turf Moor.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 04:07:00 AM

With a trip to the Etihad 48 hours after a home loss to Liverpool, there is nothing attractive about investing in any Burnley players for Week 19.

Even Kieran Trippier, who is leaps and bounds ahead of the next best player from a fantasy perspective has quieted down some, averaging a pedestrian six points over the past couple of matches in the Yahoo game. The only player that should even cross one's mind is Arfield, and that is purely to serve as a fifth midfielder on one's bench who can at least be counted on to start, or as counted on as one can be in a 48 hour turnaround. He goes for just 3.43m and actually outscored Trippier in the 0-1 loss to the Reds.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 08:27:00 AM

Sam Vokes was brought on as a substitute in the final stages in an effort to find a equalizer against Liverpool, but the Clarets were kept quiet in a 0-1 loss.

It is positive news on an otherwise dreary day for the Clarets, who could not take advantage of a struggling Liverpool attack and showed their own inability to finish today. Burnley actually were the better side in the first half and were at least equal to Liverpool over the course of 90 minutes, but it appears only an in-form Danny Ings can provide their attack any semblance of consistency. Hopefully, for their cause, Vokes can add another dimension that helps them out of the drop zone.
Source: NBC Sports
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 12:47:00 PM

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