The Bonus Points
Leroy Fer (£5.0m) collected the maximum bonus points at Turf Moor, registering a score of 39 in the BPS.
The Dutch midfielder grabbed the only goal of the match and supplemented this with eight recoveries and three successful tackles.
Stephen Kingsley (£4.0m) received two bonus points and a BPS total of 32. The full-back turned in a solid defensive display, mirroring Fer’s eight recoveries, and also registered 12 CBI (Clearances, Blocks, Interceptions).
Swans goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski (£5.0m) picked up a single bonus point. The Poland international produced three saves to help his side register a clean sheet, earning 30 in the BPS.
The ICT Index
Summer signing Fernando Llorente (£6.5m) topped the ICT Index on his debut for the Welsh outfit.
Handed the lone striker role the Spaniard produced five of his six efforts from inside the box and was unlucky not to find the net, firing four shots on target. He also provided the assist for Fer’s later winner.
Fer came top for ICT Influence with a score of 54, though the hosts’ Tom Heaton (£4.5m) took second with 47. The Burnley goalkeeper made seven saves, returning four Fantasy Premier League points.
Notably, Swansea’s Wayne Routledge (£5.0m) was ranked first for ICT Creativity, earning a tally of 56. The wide man created four goal scoring opportunities for his team-mates and supplied two successful crosses from open play.
The Scout Notes
Fer’s 11-point haul will have alerted Fantasy Premier League managers to his potential as a budget option for our five-man midfields.
He sat in just 0.4% of squads ahead of Gameweek 1, but while a home encounter with Hull City on Saturday looks promising, a tough upcoming schedule could limit his points potential.
With a number of UEFA Euro 2016 stars still to return to the first XI, neither Kingsley or Llorente look assured starters for now. Kingsley has been drafted into 41,000 FPL squads so far but the imminent return of Neil Taylor (£4.5m) is expected to see him drop to the bench.
Jordi Amat (£4.0m) is one to monitor, though. He slotted in alongside Federico Fernandez (£4.5m) at centre-back and will be hoping to cement a starting role following the departure of Ashley Williams.
Heaton’s performance looks very encouraging for his 4.7% owners. The Clarets stopper was kept busy throughout and it’s clear that, even if his side concede, an ability to deliver save points makes him excellent value.