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The Scout 31 Oct 2016
Man Utd 0-0 Burnley

Burnley goalkeeper's 11-point haul v Man Utd means he boasts highest points-per-million average in FPL

The Bonus Points

Burnley's Tom Heaton (£4.7m) produced 11 saves against Manchester United to help win the Clarets a precious point and move him to the top of the Fantasy Premier League Bonus Point System (BPS) in the hard-fought draw.

Resisting waves of attacks at Old Trafford, the Clarets goalkeeper earned 43 in the BPS to grab his second maximum three bonus points of the season.

Heaton has now returned 15 points from saves alone this campaign, having amassed 58 stops in total - in both cases, more than any other FPL goalkeeper.

Manchester United defenders Daley Blind (£5.7m) and Matteo Darmian (£5.0m) collected the remaining bonus points.

The two additional points for Blind took him to nine for the season, more bonus points than any other FPL defender. 

Manchester United v Burnley
Daley Blind, left, moved to nine bonus points for the season following Saturday's match - more than any other FPL defender

The Dutchman completed 93% of his 83 attempted passes, creating three goalscoring opportunities. Defensively, Blind contributed nine clearances, blocks and interceptions (CBI) along with six recoveries to earn 33 in the BPS overall.

Darmian earned a single bonus point on his first Premier League start of the season via a score of 30 in the BPS.

The Italian recorded nine CBI and 10 recoveries and also completed two dribbles pushing forward from right-back. 

The ICT Index

Having struck 37 attempts at goal - the biggest total of the season - it is no surprise to see a pair of Manchester United's attacking players dominate the ICT Index.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (£11.2m) generated a huge score of 28.0 in the Index - the highest of any player in Gameweek 10, despite not scoring. 

His 199 Threat tally was unrivalled. He mustered 12 goal attempts, four of which hit the target. 

The Swede has now failed to score in his last six Gameweeks, despite producing a total of 35 goal attempts, including 13 on target, over that spell. 

Manchester United v Burnley
Having not scored in six Gameweeks, Zlatan Ibrahimovic continues to be shown the exit door by FPL managers

Juan Mata (£7.4m) was United's chief architect, recording a Creativity score of 104 and 24.4 overall - second to Ibrahimovic in the Gameweek.

The Spaniard supplied nine crosses and 22 passes in the final third, helping him create eight chances for team-mates.

The Scout Notes

Having recorded 11 points at Old Trafford, with 29 in his last five Gameweeks, Heaton remains on top of the FPL goalkeeper standings with 50 points overall.

In addition, he now ranks top for value over the season across all four positions, recording 10.9 points per million. 

Manchester United v Burnley
With 50 points at a cost of £4.7m, Tom Heaton averages the highest points-per-million score (10.9) of all FPL players this season

Elsewhere in the Burnley camp, manager Sean Dyche immediately reintroduced forward Andre Gray (£6.2m) to the fold following his return from a four-match suspension.

Gray was a popular FPL target having been prolific in pre-season but mustered only a single goal in the opening five Gameweeks before his ban.

As for United, their frustrating afternoon triggered yet more sales for Ibrahimovic in the light of his continued drought.

With more than 91,000 transfers out since the passing of the Gameweek 10 deadline, he has again suffered more sales than any other FPL asset ahead of the Gameweek 11 visit to Swansea City.

Jose Mouinho's men make that trip without the services of Antonio Valencia (£5.5m).

The right-back missed the Burnley stalemate with a fractured arm and now faces a spell on the sidelines, opening the way for Darmian to deputise until his return.

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