FPL observations: United’s lackluster performance, Burnley’s Gameweek 7 debut

Saturday’s instinctive analysis of Gameweek 6 begins with the selection of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) talking points of Brentford v Everton and Burnley v Manchester United.

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UNITED win, but anything but impressive Manchester United returned to winning ways on Saturday night, with Bruno Fernandes (£8.4m) and Andre Onana (£4.9m) combining for 17 points.

Satis factory results for FPL managers, who continued to believe in the duo, but few team performances suggesting a turnaround were achieved.

Burnley dominated possession, with Zeki Amdouni (£5.4m) wasting two excellent early chances – one saved by Onana, one hitting the post – and Sander Berge (£4.9m) heading late at point blank range.

United struggled to create anything of note, before or after Fernandes brilliantly gave the visitors the lead just before half-time.

The Portuguese midfielder, starting on the right wing of the 4-2-3-1, managed all three of United’s attempts on target from inside the penalty area.

Rasmus Hojlund (£7.1m) and Marcus Rashford (£8.9m) drew blanks but the former’s movement suggests the goals will come as he was inches away from a Diogo Dalot (4.9m of pounds) and from a knock down by Rashford. – something that isn’t clear if you just look at the base number of shots in the game.

REGULATION UPDATE Sergio Reguilon (£4.4m) hasn’t been as progressive as he was in Gameweek 5 or midway through the UEFA Champions League.

But overall he has impressed in his first three games in a United shirt and was a new player on our watch list this week, with a favorable price and favorable fixtures in the medium term.

The left-back appeared to leave the field injured in the second half, but Erik ten Hag suggested he was simply ill.“Reguilon was ill.

This reveals something about the character and spirit they want to show.

He was sick, but he wanted to play, support the team and contribute. » – Erik ten Hag Meanwhile, Jonny Evans (£4.0m) was forced into central defense, while Lisandro Martinez (£4.8m) was missing and Raphael Varane (£5.0m) was only suitable as a replacement for a fine that set back the show of the year.

It was the 35-year-old central defender who assisted Fernandes’ goal after VAR had denied him a goal.

BURNLEY IMPROVES This wasn’t Burnley’s worst Double Gameweek 7 audition, who are slowly improving with each match.

In any case, Vincent Kompany appears to have stopped the flow of goal concessions, with the Clarets keeping him relatively tight in Gameweeks 5 and 6.“We had good pressure throughout the match, we were never exposed.

If you look at our first two or three games, I don’t think there was that atmosphere because we were solid when we had to defend and we were good when we had the ball.” –Vincent Compagnia Their players are still a hard sell for Gameweek 7, with a trip to Newcastle United representing half of their ‘double’.

Amdouniposes a threat and has played more advanced here in the absence of the suspended Lyle Foster (£5.0m), while crafty winger Luca Koleosho (£5.0m) has been the Clarets’ main chance creator so far in 2023/24.

But it’s the economic options in the background that will largely interest FPL’s modest interests, including Charlie Taylor (£3.9m), Ameen Al-Dakhil (£4.0m) and Jordan Beyer (£4.0 million). a much improved defense over the last two game weeks.

EVERTON finally converts their shots into goals Surprisingly, Everton are ranked second for ‘big chances’ this season – and on Saturday they finally turned the underlying numbers into goals.

Sean Dyche was at pains to point out that despite the early results, the Toffees have actually performed well for much of the 2023/24 season.

Mainly missing goals: the blue half of Mersey side had the worst shot conversion rate in the league (3%) before Gameweek 6.Sometimes, like in the 5-1 win over Brighton and Hove Albion last season and here at Brentford, it works. “It’s good to get a result that does justice to our performance.

We’ve lost twice [this season] – once against a very good Arsenal team in the second half, and we weren’t close at Villa – but in the other games I think we played well.“It’s difficult because we have to continue to tell this story.

I think the Evertonians realized that we played well in most of the games, but you have to win, you have to score goals to do that today on a difficult pitch and to be so effective in our game – we had 18 tries on goal – it was very enjoyable.

Sean DycheOne swallow doesn’t make a summer, and it’s worth remembering that Everton under Dyche have scored just 0.82 goals per game in the 2022/23 season, barring that uncharacteristic goal rush at the Amex.

But a strong Toffees team is not what the owners of the Luton assets would have wanted ahead of the seventh Double Gameweek, with a trip to Good is on Park first for the Hatters.

With Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£5.8m) and Beto (£6.0m), Everton also have two fit and competent strikers to take charge in place of Neal Maupay (£4.9m pounds) or an external position Demarai Gray.

Calvert-Lewin came off the bench to complete the scoring after James Tarkowski (£4.4m) assisted and scored in straight sets.

A DAY OUT FOR BRENTFORD Bad days at the office have been few and far between for Brentford, but this was one of them.The Bees were beaten and outplayed by Everton and deservedly lost.

Apart from Mathias Jensen’s equalizer (£5.4m) and a service from Keane Lewis-Potter (£4.8m), the hosts’ goal threat was minimal.

Bryan Mbeumo (£6.9m) was too wide to cause any damage and even switched to right-back after an hour to further reduce his chances of scoring.

It’s a tactic we might not see much of, even with Thomas Frank playing a 3-5-2, but it’s something to monitor closely as full-back Rico Henry’s season-ending injury (£4.6m) has reduced. swimming pool with a.“I think Everton deserved to win.

We played very well in the first five games we played this season – it was a disappointing performance.

We must learn from this, move forward and recover.” –Thomas Frank Injuries probably didn’t help, with Henry and Ben Mee (£4.9m) absent in defense and Kevin Schade (£5.4m) withdrawn from the starting line-up shortly before kick-off.

“I’m pretty sure Kevin (Schade) won’t be training on Monday, but we’ll evaluate him then and go from there.”

Ben has a muscle injury sustained a few days ago, we’re not sure how he’ll recover.” –Thomas FrankSkonto Rigga Neale is editor of Fantasy Football Scout. Follow them on Twitter

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