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The Scout 28 Sep 2021

The Scout on why Burnley forward can deliver a double-figure haul at home to Norwich

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 7 of 2021/22 Fantasy Premier League.

Chris Wood (BUR) £6.8m

A home encounter with Norwich City can revive the Burnley forward’s prospects in Fantasy. 

The New Zealand international has started 2021/22 slowly, scoring just once in his first six outings, at home to Leeds United in Gameweek 3.

Wood's goal v Leeds

But he can take advantage of a Norwich side who have the poorest defensive record in the Premier League this term.

They have conceded 16 goals and 20 big chances, both totals more than any other side.

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Wood was a big success in his previous home encounter with Norwich in 2019/20.

The Burnley striker scored both goals in a 2-0 victory, earning 13 points. 

Notably, a number of attacking players have already produced double-figure hauls in meetings with Daniel Farke’s side this season.

Mohamed Salah (£12.6m), Gabriel Jesus (£8.6m), Jamie Vardy (£10.4m), Ismaila Sarr (£6.3m), Abdoulaye Doucoure (£5.6m) and Andros Townsend (£5.5m) have all recorded at least 10-point hauls. 

Indeed, the only time an opposing player hasn’t produced double figures against Norwich was in Gameweek 4, when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£9.9m) earned nine points in a 1-0 win for Arsenal


The underlying numbers further strengthen Wood’s appeal.

His total of eight shots in the box over the last four Gameweeks is a team-leading total.

Indeed, aside from the five of centre-back Ben Mee (£4.9m), it is at least twice the amount of any other Burnley player.

That suggests Wood can be the next player to deliver a double-figure haul against Norwich.

Also in this series

Part 2: Vladimir Coufal (WHU)
Part 3: Bruno Fernandes (MUN)
Part 4: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (ARS)
Part 5: Ismaila Sarr (WAT)

Remember, the Gameweek 7 deadline is at 11:00 BST on Saturday 2 October.

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