Player News - Burnley

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Ashley Barnes delivered a wonder-strike that brought Burnley level with Tottenham in a fast-paced first half, but Spurs would go on to score once more and take all the points in a 2-1 final.

It was Barnes' goal last month that gave Burnley their first victory of the season and today it looked as if there was more magic in store as the Clarets were looking to get their first win on a London ground in league history. After Spurs went up first, Burnley didn't take long to level the score. George Boyd pounced on a miscue by Spurs and was able to dribble toward the box and fed the ball into Barnes who took a quick touch a drilled a torpedo into the top corner. The second half offered little in attack for either side and though Burnley had a bit of a flurry late in added time, they came up short finding the equalizer. The Clarets host Liverpool next.
Source: NBC Sports
Dec 20 - 12:07 PM

Kieran Trippier continued his hot streak this weekend with 13 fantasy points against Southampton.

Trippier helped Burnley keep a clean sheet against a hurt Southampton squad and that lead him to a 13 fantasy point outing. Trippier is tied with Ryan Bertrand for first amongst fantasy defenders with 156 points on the season. Both players have shown an ability to provide fantasy points even without clean sheets and both players remain top options going forward.
Dec 18 - 2:14 PM

With the busy festive schedule ramping up, fantasy managers will be looking for cheap bench players that can offer something should a fantasy starter be rested and Scott Arfield can provide that in midfield.

Arfield raised some eyebrows by scoring against Chelsea on opening day but has failed to find the net since. After the acquisition of George Boyd from Hull at the transfer deadline, Boyd has been the more dangerous of the Clarets' regular starting wide midfielders but Arfield at the very least has his position nailed down, and at a price of just 2.9m in Yahoo, he can provide some depth, and you never know, a possible nice score in place of one of your regulars should they miss a match.
Dec 18 - 10:21 AM

Tom Heaton came up huge with a clean sheet and a penalty save, giving him a whopping 27 points in the Yahoo game for Week 16, but remains a risky play going forward in most matchups.

If you had Heaton in your XI this weekend, you have probably been dancing a jig for the past 48 hours, and if you own him in a non-Yahoo game, he is a one worth keeping, assuming his cost is at a fraction of the upper echelon keepers, as he can rack up saves an not burn you with a Burnley loss. While scoring 27 points is great, the fact that he only sits on 73 for the season means over a third of his production came in one of sixteen games, making is average score for the period of Weeks 1-15 about three points. With his week giving his price a 50% markup and with the Clarets on the road for three of the next four, there is no reason to start a bandwagon now.
Dec 15 - 11:31 AM

Tom Heaton made a critical penalty save in what was a goalless match in the 68th minute and the Clarets would capitalize on a later opportunity with a goal from Ashley Barnes to seal three big points for Burnley.

With a few chances traded between sides it was still goalless after the hour mark in cold, wet conditions at Turf Moor. Then, Ryan Bertrand was brought down by George Boyd as the fullback entered the area and the Saints were awarded a penalty that would have broken the stalemate but Heaton guessed right and dove left to deny Dusan Tadic. Not long after, a poor clearance by the Saints due to pressure by Danny Ings lead to the ball landing in the path of Barnes who charged toward goal and squirted it home for the game-winner. It is a huge win for Burnley that for now lifts them out of the relegation zone.
Source: NBC Sports
Dec 13 - 12:02 PM

George Boyd was one of the more active players for Burnley in their 2-0 loss to QPR and it showed on the stat sheet.

Boyd finished the day with 13 fantasy points from a combination of shots on target, corners won, and crosses completed among other phantom stats. In his last three weeks, Boyd has averaged 13.7 points, making him a possible fantasy option to consider next week. Burnley face Southampton at home next weekend and Boyd will be a solid differential play.
Dec 6 - 1:55 PM

Burnley continued their recent upturn in results – unbeaten in 4 games - by securing another point against Newcastle at Turf Moor on Tuesday with the draw being enough to take the Clarets out of the relegation zone for the first time since mid-September.

After a bright opening 45 minutes Sean Dyche would’ve been delighted going into the break with a slender one goal lead – George Boyd scoring his 2nd of the season – having dominated a poor Newcastle side who were decimated by injury and suspension. The half time interval allowed Alan Pardew to change things and his gamble on introducing Papiss Cisse and Remy Cabella was rewarded within 3 minutes of the restart. In the end a draw was a fair reflection of the match although the result was marred by the news that full-back Stephen Ward was on his way to hospital for a precautionary X-ray on an ankle injury.
Dec 3 - 8:47 AM

George Boyd tallied his second goal of the season to give Burnley the advantage but Newcastle United would eventually level the score and the two sides played to a gritty 1-1 draw.

In a match that probably saw more injury treatments than goal chances, each side were able to create enough to generate a goal apiece. Not surprisingly, the Clarets goal was crafted initially by Keiran Trippier, who sent a deep cross to Danny Ings at the top of the box. Ings headed it into the path of Boyd, who sent a left-footed laser past Magpie backup Rob Elliot. Boyd looks to be the best source of production from a fantasy standpoint among the Claret midfield options, but unless he can be had at a budget price to fill out your squad, he doesn't project to offer consistent enough returns to warrant investment.
Source: NBC Sports
Dec 2 - 5:19 PM

Sean Dyche has heaped praise on the Manchester United loanee Michael Keane following his second half introduction for the injured Michael Duff during Saturdays’ win at the Britannia Stadium.

Keane has been restricted to just two substitute appearances since his summer loan move from United but with ever-present Michael Duff facing a race against time to make the Aston Villa match in game week thirteen the youngster will be hoping his impressive performance will be enough to earn his first start. The England under-21 international is tipped for an exciting future along with twin brother – William – but the defender needs to secure regular playing time if he hopes to establish himself in the United first team next season after loan spells at Blackburn, Leicester and Derby in recent years.
Nov 25 - 10:54 AM

Danny Ings scored in the 11th and 12th minutes at the Britannia to give Burnley their second win on the trot.

Just when we all thought that the season was a lost cause, Burnley have strung together two wins in a row against teams that weren't considered terrible going into the match-up. This time it was a supposedly solid-if-not-great Stoke side playing at home that fell victim to two Danny Ings goals in the space of about a minute. Burnley are by no means safe but they are at least looking like they'll make it a relegation battle instead of being guaranteed a spot in the bottom three.
Nov 22 - 12:26 PM

Scott Arfield and Nathaniel Chalobah each picked up minor knocks over the international break but both are expected to be available for Burnley in Week 12.

Sean Dyche has less to fret about versus the average Premier League manager, coming out of the break with virtually no injury concerns. He will hope to help guide the Clarets out of the league's basement tomorrow when they travel to face Stoke.
Nov 21 - 2:21 PM

On the heels of their first win of the season, Burnley present some intriguing budget options as they play a favorable schedule over the next few gameweeks.

With Stoke City, Newcastle, Aston Villa and QPR over the next month, Sean Dyche must find a way to build off the momentum of the Clarets first win and grab as many points as they can. Kieran Trippier remains an every week play in Yahoo, but budget options like Heaton, George Boyd and Michael Duff also offer alternatives. Heaton's price nearly doubled in the Yahoo game after the win over over Hull City and is probably best left for the home ties during this stretch but in games where keepers are not so harshly penalized for losses, he is a sound investment right now.

Burnley shocked Hull City today by winning 1-0, their first win of the season.

Burnley had gone their first 10 games without a win and this one was huge as they try to climb a hole out of the relegation zone. Burnley manager Sean Dyche brought Barnes into his starting lineup this week and the striker rewarded him with a goal early in the second half. Despite Burnley's encouraging improvement, much of their success can also be credited to Hull City's poor play. Overall, we can expect both teams to be near the bottom of the table at the end of the season, with Burnley likely dropping out of the Premier League. Despite Barnes' goal, he doesn't figure to be a fantasy option going forward.
Source: Sky Sports
Nov 8 - 12:24 PM

Veteran center back Michael Duff looks to be a potential bargain over the next several weeks along with the more appealing Kieran Trippier.

In any format, Trippier is likely to be more expensive to own but those who cannot quite afford him should give Duff a look. Despite getting ripped apart by Alexis Sanchez and company in a 3-0 loss to Arsenal, Duff mustered a double digit haul in the Yahoo format and is the second highest scoring Claret behind Trippier. Burnley have three of their next four at home, facing some of the weakest attacks in the league right now - Hull City, Aston Villa and Newcastle. Duff should return plenty of value for his price in the next month.
Nov 4 - 5:27 PM

Tom Heaton made strong save after strong save to keep Burnley close but couldn't keep them out forever as three late goals doomed the Clarets at the Emirates.

Arsenal had 68% of the possession and eleven shots on target over the course of this match and Tom Heaton was heroic in keeping Burnley as close as he did. He didn't have much of a chance on any of the three goals and he made multiple saves that could easily have gone in had the goalkeeper not been as sharp. Credit to the Burnley defense for a strong 70 minutes of effort but once Alexis Sanchez's first goal went in they were always going to concede more.
Nov 1 - 1:12 PM

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