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Heaton display sets bonus points record

By The Scout 1 Feb 2017
Tom Heaton, Burnley

Burnley goalkeeper's shutout against Leicester means he overtakes Vito Mannone's 2013/14 mark

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The Bonus Points

Michael Keane (£4.9m) marshalled the Burnley defence to a fifth clean sheet of the season, collecting his first maximum Fantasy Premier League bonus points in the 1-0 win over Leicester City.

The centre-back provided the knock-down for Sam Vokes' (£5.8m) winner, while also making 11 clearances, blocks and interceptions (CBI) to tally 37 in the Bonus Points System (BPS).

Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton (£5.0m) got two bonus points, for a total of 35 BPS from an impressive 18 recoveries and five saves, in addition to a key pass.

Vokes got one bonus point for his strike, earning 29 BPS for his 12-minute cameo from the bench.

MIchael Keane, Burnley
Michael Keane, right, earned a first assist and maximum FPL bonus points in Tuesday's victory

The Scout Notes

Heaton's two bonus points took him to 18 for the season, 11 more than any other goalkeeper.

It also surpassed the record of 16 bonus points for a goalkeeper held by Sunderland's Vito Mannone (£4.3m) from 2013/14.

Those two points were enough to topple Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois (£5.9m) at the summit of the overall FPL goalkeeper standings.

Heaton has conceded only nine goals in 12 starts at Turf Moor this season.

His 99 saves is 15 more than his nearest rival, West Bromwich Albion's Ben Foster (£4.7m), despite playing two fewer matches.

Vokes' winner was his fifth goal of the season, but that is unlikely to make an impression on FPL managers since he has not earned a start since Gameweek 16.

Leicester City remain bereft of FPL interest, with a defence having registered only two clean sheets over the last 15 Gameweeks.

Riyad Mahrez (£8.9m) remains their top points scorer on 67, but has only one assist in eight Gameweek appearances.

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