A heavy defeat at Bramall Lane a fortnight ago, a comprehensive victory at London Stadium in Gameweek 12: Sean Dyche’s Burnley side are a Jekyll-and-Hyde prospect at present.
Such inconsistency is not good for us Fantasy gamers given how valued a commodity consistency is in this rollercoaster season, although the relative cut-price availability of the likes of Chris Wood (6.2m) does perhaps allow for a stinker or two along the way.
He makes this current Clarets squad a better side when he is available.
The injury-proneness issue is obvious deterrents to Wood from a Fantasy perspective but the New Zealand ace who averages 4.1 points per start in 2019/20 and who is still available for less than his original price 6.5m does merit interest.
It is possible to drive his price up by 0.2m after his return from injuries. He is not the only cut-price attacker our _connect scouts have turned to.
The emergence of Dwight McNeil (6.0m) and Ashley Barnes (6.3m) as first-team regulars at Burnley has also been a big influence.
Bringing in such budget-friendly options as your substitutes has allowed our scouts to retain one or two premium players in elsewhere.
The in-form Burnley frontman, who has scored five times in his last five Premier League appearances wrapped around a two-match injury absence, could be involved in the away game in Watford on Saturday.
Wood is the focal point of the Claret attack and he certainly looks more of a threat now (5 goals before Gameweek 13) than he did in each 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 seasons. (10 goals respectively.)
Clarets players (value), position and FPL’s team selected by
1. Chris Wood (6.2m) Forward – 0.9%
2. Dwight McNeil (6.0m) Midfielder – 0.9%
3. Ashley Barnes (6.3m) Forward – 3.9%
Here are key details:
Burnley travel to Watford and play on Saturday, 23 November at 15:00 GMT. Their next home game’s opponent is Crystal Palace.
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