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GW12 Ones to watch: Ashley Barnes

By The Scout 6 Nov 2019
Ashley Barnes, Burnley

The Scout says visit from West Ham can help Burnley forward get back on scoresheet

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Ashley Barnes (BUR) £6.3m

A home encounter with West Ham United hands the Burnley forward a chance to rediscover his early-season form.

Barnes was a big success at the start of the season, scoring four goals in the opening three Gameweeks.

But his failure to find the net since then has sparked a major exodus.

He is the 10th most-sold forward in FPL this term, moved on by over 947,000 managers.

Growing threat

After missing out in Gameweek 9 through injury, Barnes has boasted a significant goal threat in the Clarets' last two matches.

His total of seven shots inside the penalty area was bettered by only two other FPL forwards over Gameweeks 10 and 11.

Meanwhile, his four big chances ranked joint-top with Anthony Martial (£7.6m) among all players.

That fares well when compared with his displays across the first matches of the campaign.

Indeed, Barnes only recorded four big chances over the opening nine Gameweeks.

Hammers hiccup

West Ham visit Turf Moor on a run of poor form.

They have picked up only two points in the last five Gameweeks, conceding at least twice on four of those occasions.

In particular, the Hammers have lacked resilience on their travels.

Away from home, they have conceded 17 big chances, a league-leading figure.

Barnes's eye for goal can punish those frailties, reviving his appeal for managers on the lookout for a cut-price forward in Gameweek 12.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW12 Ones to watch: Raul Jimenez
Part 2: GW12 Ones to watch: Jetro Willems
Part 4: GW12 Ones to watch: Christian Pulisic
Part 5: GW12 Ones to watch: Youri Tielemans

Remember to select your Gameweek 12 team before the earlier deadline of 19:00 GMT on Friday 8 November.

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