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FPL Watchlist: Get points from all-rounder Mee

The Scout 13 Jul 2018
Ben Mee, Burnley

Set-piece threat and Burnley's strong defence make the centre-back one of The Scout's early Fantasy targets

As Fantasy Premier League managers can now select their 15-man squads, The Scout analyses standout budget and premium players in each position.

Ben Mee (£5.0m) BUR

If you want an all-round FPL defender, Mee is your man.

The Burnley centre-back has been given a good run of opening fixtures.

Six of the Clarets' first eight matches score only two in the Fixture Difficulty Ranking (FDR).

Burnley’s first eight Gameweeks
GW Opponent Venue FDR
1 Southampton A 2
2 Watford H 2
3 Fulham A 2
4 Man Utd H 4
5 Wolves A 2
6 AFC Bournemouth H 3
7 Cardiff A 2
8 Huddersfield 2
Goal promise

Mee did not score last season but the statistics suggest goals will come in 2018/19.

The centre-back carries a major threat from set-pieces.

He had 18 shots inside the box last term which ranked second only to the 22 of Brighton & Hove Albion's Shane Duffy (£4.5m) among all FPL defenders.

Defensive points

Mee also has strong clean-sheet prospects.

Burnley are one of the most resilient teams in the Premier League.

Their 12 clean sheets last season were bettered only by the top-six teams. 

And their 39 goals conceded were only one more than Liverpool and Chelsea, giving them the sixth-best record in the competition. 

Bonus buy

Mee's contributions played a significant part in Burnley's defence.

He ranked 13th among defenders for clearances, blocks and interceptions (CBI).

CBI is a big factor in the Bonus Points System (BPS), which decides how bonus points are awarded.

It means when Burnley keep a clean sheet in 2018/19, Mee is likely to be in the mix for extra points.

The defender is available for the same £5.0m price tag as goalkeepers Tom Heaton and Nick Pope.

But as it remains unclear who will be the first-choice No 1, Mee looks to be the most secure option in the Burnley defence.

See: The Scout's 2018/19 FPL Watchlist

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