Player News - Burnley

Date: Team: Pos:

Sean Dyche confirmed in his press conference leading up to Burnley's match against Bournemouth this weekend that Tom Heaton should be in contention.

Heaton has missed the past two league games with a calf injury but it sounds as though, barring a setback, the first choice keeper will be back between the sticks versus the Cherries on Saturday. Veteran Paul Robinson has been starting in Heaton's place and, while showing himself well against the Citizens two weekends ago, he looked a bit shaky against Stoke this past weekend, so Heaton's return would be a welcome one both for Burnley and for many fantasy managers.
Dec 9 - 1:09 AM

Burnley remain winless away from home after a 2-0 loss at Stoke City on Saturday.

With Tom Heaton unavailable through injury, veteran Paul Robinson made his second start of the season. However, it made no difference as Stoke City defeated Burnley thanks to a pair of unstoppable strikes. Burnley started the match on the attack but fell behind after 20 minutes when Jonathan Walters produced a stellar finish that looped over Robinson and into the net. Robinson was again unable to do much in the 35th-minute, as the Potters doubled their lead through Marc Muniesa's first Premier League goal. The 2-0 defeat marked Burnley's fifth defeat in six matches on the road and leaves the Clarets just three points above the drop zone. Manager Sean Dyche and his side will look to end a three-match losing streak when they face Bournemouth at home next Saturday.
Source: NBC Sports
Dec 3 - 1:43 PM

Burnley will assess Dean Marney and Johann Gudmundsson [both hamstring] and Tom Heaton [calf] ahead of this weekend’s trip to Stoke City.

The Clarets were rocked after an injury ruled ever-present goalkeeper Heaton out of the early kick off with Manchester City. But in his absence, 37-year-old stopper Paul Robinson came in for his first league start, having signed 10 months earlier from Blackburn, and the veteran rewarded Sean Dyche’s faith with a "first class" performance. The Burnley boss said it was too early to determine how long Heaton would be side-lined. Similarly, Marney and Gudmundsson remain doubtful for game week 14 with the pair due to have an MRI scan after limping off within minutes of each during a frantic first half at Turf Moor. Scott Arfield is almost certain to earn a recall if either fails to recover, while Ashley Barnes or Andre Gray are options in attack alongside Sam Vokes should both players miss out.
Nov 28 - 6:31 AM

Dean Marney scored the opening goal of the day with a screaming volley but would then leave the match early with an injury and the Clarets would concede twice to lose 1-2.

The first goal of Week 13 went to the unlikeliest of sources as Marney opened his account in the 14th minute, his first goal in seven years. It came on the volley from outside the box as Manchester City failed to correctly defend a set piece. The Clarets put in their usual hard-working shift on their home ground, but some ineffective clearance attempts inside their own box would lead to two unanswered goals by the Citizens, sending Burnley to an eventual loss. To make matters worse, Marney, along with Johann Berg Gudmundsson, had to be removed just before halftime with injuries.
Source: NBC Sports
Nov 26 - 9:45 AM

Tom Heaton was a surprise omission from Burnley's team news this morning, as the keeper misses out with a calf injury.

Heaton was signed by Burnley back in 2013 and this is the first time in his three-year stint with the club that he will miss a league game. He had been dealing with a calf problem since last weekend and was not able to shake it off in time. He should return next weekend. Paul Robinson, who hasn't made an appearance in the top flight since May of 2012, gets the rare start for the Clarets.
Source: The Sun
Nov 26 - 7:54 AM

Joey Barton, who left Burnley over the summer to join Glasow Rangers, is now back with the Clarets and participating in training after having his contract terminated two months ago with the Scottish Premier League club.

Barton, who is no stranger to making enemies wherever he goes and making headlines for his antics both on and off the pitch, had a short stint with Rangers and was sent packing after a training ground altercation back in September. Burnley may be the only haven left for the 34-year-old to continue plying his trade at the highest level, as he was the Player of the Season for the Clarets during their title-winning campaign in the Championship last season. Sean Dyche refused to say that Barton's participation in training for Burnley means he will be joining the club, only to help the veteran work on his fitness while he remains without a job. Should Barton officially join the Clarets in the winter window, he will need to serve a one-match ban for breaking a gambling rule while playing under the Scottish Football association. This will be an entertaining situation to monitor in the coming weeks.
Source: BBC Sport
Nov 24 - 7:25 AM

Tom Heaton saw four goals fly past him as the usually-tight Clarets defense was overwhelmed by the usually-tepid Albion attack.

It was a reversal of type for both Burnley (in a bad way) and West Brom (in a good way). The Clarets, while not very good on the road, are usually at least difficult to score on. Not so on Monday as Tony Pulis' side rode a revitalized James Morrison to a massive 4-0 win. Tom Heaton did make one fantastic fingertip save on Salomon Rondon but he couldn't do enough as Phillips, Morrison, Rondon, and Fletcher all scored for the Baggies.
Source: espnfc.com
Nov 21 - 5:12 PM

After letting a 2-0 lead slip away, Burnley found a match-winner four minutes into stoppage time to grab three points against Crystal Palace in a thrilling 3-2 win.

The match was a tale of two halves and a minute. Burnley were sharp in the first half, scoring in quick fashion when Ashley Barnes tapped home a loose ball that arrived from a Matt Lowton shot. Barnes would then lay the ball off to Johann Berg Gudmundsson, and the the Icelandic international opened his Burnley account, helped by poor goalkeeping from Steve Mandanda. As much as it was all Burnley in the opening frame, Palace began to dominate in the second, and would score twice to level the match. However, in the 94th minute, the Clarets saved the day on yet another counter-attack, this time with Gudmundsson assisting Ashley Barnes for the winner. Sean Dyche's side certainly looks stronger than the previous top flight version we saw two seasons ago.
Source: NBC Sports
Nov 5 - 1:03 PM

Stephen Ward had to exit just before halftime of Burnley's draw with Manchester United after picking up a hamstring injury, giving Jon Flanagan some significant pitch time.

It took until Week 8 for Flanagan to make his first league appearance for the Clarets while on loan from Liverpool and this Ward injury, minor as it may be, could allow the young Flanagan a prolonged run in Sean Dyche's side. Perhaps it is too early to risk investment, but the Clarets look a sound defensive unit at home and are only improving with a clean sheet at Old Trafford, so Flanagan's current 4.3m price could soon emerge as a fantasy option.
Nov 1 - 6:16 AM

The Clarets weren’t affected by the loss of George Boyd on Saturday after his replacement Scott Arfield scored a last-minute winner to take Burnley up to 14th in the Premier League table.

Burnley are quickly turning Turf Moor into a fortress winning all of their points on home soil which includes a Merseyside double [Liverpool, 2-0]. However, many could’ve forgiven Sean Dyche’s men if they had fallen to Everton who arrived on the back of a good performance at the Etihad and were pushing for a top four place. But Arfield filled the role left by Boyd admirably. His first half scuffed effort could only be parred by goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg before Sam Vokes stabbed the ball home and as the full-time whistle approached he was quickest to react when Johann Berg Gudmundsson struck his shot against the bar to slide the rebound home. Boyd [ankle] will be assessed ahead of Week 10 along with influential midfielder Steven Defour [hamstring] while Andre Gray is available after serving his ban.
Oct 24 - 9:22 AM

Burnley winger Scott Arfield brought the Turf Moor to life in the 90th minute with his last-ditch match-winner in a 2-1 win against Everton.

Arfield brought the home supporters from tragedy to ecstasy after following up on Johann Berg Gudmundsson's shot from outside the box, which rattled off the post and back across the box to Arfield. The winger collected himself and hit a bouncing volley past Everton goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg into the back of the net for the 2-1 win. Sam Vokes got the match going in the 18th minute with his second goal in as many matches after following up on a saved shot and cleaning up the mess in front of goal for a 1-0 lead. Yannick Bolasie's strike in the 58th minute tied the match at 1-1 before Arfield's heroics brought the Clarets out of the Premier League cellar.
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 22 - 12:20 PM

Burnley will have to make do without a critical piece of its midfield in midfielder Steven Defour against Everton this weekend.

Manager Sean Dyche confirmed the summer arrival, who was the club-record signing for all of two weeks, will not recover from a hamstring injury in time for the weekend and could need more time to recovery after being taken off in the 41st minute against Southampton. Said Dyche: "It’s straight-forward as regards the scan.We are pleased with that. When players come off that quickly you are also a bit wary that it could be worse than it is. In this case we think it is slightly better. He won’t be fit for the weekend but we will see how it goes after the weekend and how it settles down. That was slightly better news."
Oct 21 - 2:34 AM

Steven Defour will have his hamstring injury assessed over the next few days after the Belgian international limped off in the first half of Burnley's loss to Southampton.

Defour left Sunday's match with five minutes in the first half and Sean Dyche stated in his post-match press conference that it was too soon to say if the midfielder would be ready in time for next weekend's match against Everton. With Andre Gray out for one more game on suspension, the possible absence of Defour would be a great loss to Burnley's attacking plans against the Toffees. At least they will have the benefit of playing at home. They have yet to earn a point on the road, scoring just once while yielding nine in three contests. Aiden O'Neill came on to replace Defour in yesterday's contest but offers little fantasy appeal should Defour miss Week 9.
Oct 17 - 4:54 AM

Burnley looked completely overmatched in nearly every facet of the game in a 3-1 loss to Southampton on Sunday.

If it weren't for a series of spectacular saves from goalkeeper Tom Heaton, who overcame a knock during the international break to start, the Clarets would've faced a considerable deficit at the half. But Burnley failed to learn from their shortcomings in the first half, conceding three straight goals, two off corner kicks and one off a penalty. Sean Dyche's men could only manage one shot on goal and 35 percent possession at the St Mary's, where their only highlight was a Sam Vokes goal from the penalty spot in the 72nd minute after Ben Mee was taken down in the box by Dusan Tadic.
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 16 - 1:09 PM

Jordan Pickford has been called up to the England senior squad after Burnley stopper Tom Heaton was withdrawn due to a ‘minor injury’.

The Football Association announced on Sunday that the 22-year-old Sunderland goalkeeper would join the group after he was initially ruled out of under-21 duty because of an ongoing thigh problem. For Burnley, Sean Dyche will need to consider other options if Heaton is struggling to make the trip to Southampton in GW8. Veteran keeper Paul Robinson or summer signing Nick Pope, who arrived from Charlton in the summer, are available to deputize. However, the Clarets remain hopeful that the 30-year-old will be ready having made 137 consecutive league starts since signing for the club back in 2013.
Oct 10 - 5:41 AM


Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    Silva: Wk 14 Matchups

    Silva: Wk 14 Matchups
  •  
    RotoPat: Wk 14 Rankings

    RotoPat: Wk 14 Rankings
  •  
    Dose: Hill Shines for Chiefs

    Dose: Hill Shines for Chiefs
  •  
    Mesnio: Wk 14 Best Values

    Mesnio: Wk 14 Best Values
  •  
    Dose: Big Day for Elliott?

    Dose: Big Day for Elliott?
  •  
    Stroup: Stash Simmons?

    Stroup: Stash Simmons?
  •  
    Dose: Kap Still Starting

    Dose: Kap Still Starting
  •  
    Summerlin: Wk 14 Waivers

    Summerlin: Wk 14 Waivers