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Price rise unlikely to stem Heaton demand

17 Jun 2017
Burnley v Everton

Burnley goalkeeper's form at home and at top-six teams promises similar spectacular returns to 2016/17

With Fantasy Premier League managers so reluctant to change goalkeepers during a season, The Scout looks at who should be considered for the vital start-of-season selections. 

Tom Heaton (Burnley)

The Burnley captain not only topped the FPL goalkeeper standings in 2016/17 but also provided the most value, with 29.2 points per million.

Initially priced at £4.5m in 2016/17, Heaton is likely to be more expensive this season.

He also has been handed a mixed bag of early fixtures.

But Burnley’s home form is key to Heaton’s appeal and they begin the season with six very attractive matches at Turf Moor, including visits from both Huddersfield Town and Newcastle United.

Burnley's first six home matches
GW Opponent
2 West Brom
4 Crystal Palace
6 Huddersfield Town
8 West Ham
10 Newcastle United
12 Swansea City

The early away matches for Burnley are, on the other hand, far more testing, starting with the season opener at Chelsea.

But, with a save every 22.1 minutes, second only to Jordan Pickford's 19.3 for Sunderland, Heaton has proved he can offer points against the toughest opposition.

See: The Scout's key players to monitor

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