fantasy premier league tips – Each clubs disappointments and can they rebound? – part 3


Here’s the second in a series of fantasy premier league tips articles where we look at each clubs most disappointing FPL player so far this season and see whether they can rebound this or next season. Hopefully it will identify some value players for this or next season.  In this article we’ve looked at Burnley and Chelsea.

fantasy premier league tips – Each clubs disappointments and can they rebound? – part 3

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Burnley  – Ashley Barnes £6.1m

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After scoring 8 goals in the last 15 Premier League games of 18/19 and then scoring 4 goals in his first 3 games of the 19/20 season it was all set up for a stellar year for the Bath born Austrian Striker.  Unfortunately after that start it was then a further 8 starts and 9 gameweeks before his next goal.  Injuries and then sub appearances meant that after  an initial 2 goal rally,  he didn’t return again in 8 gameweeks and then didn’t play again after GW21 due to injury.

It was a disappointing season after a good end to 18/19 and then his start in 19/20.

His numbers are down on his 18/19 season in every way but the underlying stats aren’t tragically down and you could still maintain a case that he is pulling his weight value wise when he’s on the pitch.

Jay Rodriguez deputised for him and wasn’t a disaster by any means with a PP90 of 4.3.  However he is now injured himself with no return date and depending on this season’s resumption it gives the possibility that Barnes himself can take his place again as Woods partner.

So to me he’s not a write off but with Wood in fantastic form at the same price it’s hard to see any attraction there




Chelsea – Kepa £5.4m

When you sign a GK for £71m  (and apparently were close to signing Alisson as well) then you don’t expect him to be bottom of the save % charts for the Premier League and then have to drop him for a 38 year old journeyman.  That unfortunately is the sad story of Kepa Arrizabalaga in 19/20.

The bare facts are that Chelsea are 4th in xG conceded behind Man City, Liverpool and Man Utd.  They are 2nd in shots conceded per game behind Man City.  However they are 9th in goals conceded and Chelsea have the ignominy of the largest gap between expected goals and actual goals conceded.  Now you can’t put all that down to Kepa but come on it’s pretty damning to say the least.

So if this is an aberration and Kepa at least goes par on his goals and xG then maybe Chelsea could be a defence seriously worth considering next season.  However it seems that Lampard has lost faith and it will just be a case of whether the Chelsea can take the inevitable hit that will come with a sale.

I outline my  FPL strategy along with 10 other FFGeek contributors in our new EBook.

Other posts

Disappointments – part 2

Disappointments – part 1

10 top FPL managers catch up

FFGeek team catch up

Andrew Whitfield gradual wildcard

Best fixtures until the end of the season attackers

Best fixtures to the end of the season defenders

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