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GW18 Differentials: Ashley Barnes

The Scout 9 Jan 2021
Ashley Barnes

The Scout backs Burnley's main goal threat against a Man Utd defence who are weak on the road

The Scout is selecting four overlooked players who could be set for a breakout Gameweek 18 in Fantasy Premier League.

Ashley Barnes (BUR) £6.0m 

The Burnley forward is owned by only 0.3 per cent of managers ahead of a home encounter with Manchester United.

Barnes has started each of Burnley's last three Premier League matches after recovering from injury.

He scored in a 2-1 home win over Wolverhampton Wanderers during that run, earning eight points.


The underlying numbers show that Barnes has boasted Burnley’s main goal threat since he returned.

His eight shots, seven shots in the box and five shots on target since Gameweek 13 are all team-leading totals. 

Man Utd, meanwhile, have struggled in defence away from home this term.

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Indeed, they have failed to keep a clean sheet in all seven of their road trips, conceding twice in three of their last four on the road.

Barnes can take advantage of those frailties and bring in more points at Turf Moor on Tuesday.

Also in this series

Part 1: llkay Gundogan (MCI)
Part 2: Emile Smith Rowe (ARS)
Part 4: Ciaran Clark (NEW)

Remember, the Gameweek 18 deadline is at 16:30 GMT on Tuesday 12 January.

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