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FPL Draft: Plan ahead with Burnley

By The Scout 31 Mar 2022

The Scout on why Draft managers should target several Clarets stars for final eight Gameweeks

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A run of five matches in the next three Gameweeks lifts the prospects of Burnley’s key players in Fantasy Premier League Draft.

The Clarets are the only side scheduled to play two Double Gameweeks in that period as they look to profit from their busy schedule and climb out of the relegation zone.

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There are plenty of options at both ends of the pitch for Draft managers to consider, with centre-backs Ben Mee and James Tarkowski boasting the greatest goal threat from defence.

Listed as a midfielder in Fantasy, Maxwel Cornet has benefited from a role up front. The Ivorian has scored six goals in 17 appearances, and his average of 184.7 minutes per strike is quicker than any team-mate.

Meanwhile, forward Wout Weghorst has produced a team-leading 10 shots in the box since making his debut in Gameweek 23. 

As usual, the players discussed in this article were in around half the teams in eight-team Draft leagues in the last Gameweek.


The Blues could reward managers who are willing to take a risk on their line-up at home to Brentford this weekend.

Centre-back Trevoh Chalobah has started each of their last three matches, totalling 26 points thanks to a goal, an assist and two clean sheets.

In attack, Hakim Ziyech has scored in three of his last four appearances, amassing 33 points.

Leeds United

The Elland Road side have a kind short-term schedule, with each of their next two matches against Southampton and Watford scoring just two in the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR).

Jack Harrison and Rodrigo were both on the scoresheet against Wolverhampton Wanderers in Gameweek 30, as Jesse March’s side claimed a second straight win.

Indeed, Rodrigo has scored in back-to-back matches, totalling 13 points.

Leicester City

The Foxes have one of the most appealing schedules of any side for the run-in. 

Seven of their 11 fixtures score a mere two in the FDR.

In defence, Timothy Castagne returned to action with a goal and 14 points against Brentford in the last Gameweek.

Midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall has started each of Leicester’s last 13 matches and created 19 chances, more than any other Foxes player.

Newcastle United

Draft managers should target Fabian Schar and Ryan Fraser for Newcastle United’s upcoming run of opponents.

From Gameweek 32 onwards, they have three home matches and a visit to Norwich City in the space of three Gameweeks.

Schar is expected to recover from a minor injury for this weekend. His eight shots and four shots on target in the last four Gameweeks both rank top for defenders in Fantasy.

Fraser, meanwhile, has returned double-figures in two of his last three outings at St James’ Park.

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Remember, the Gameweek 31 deadline is at 11:00 BST on Saturday 2 April.

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