Premier League Striker Club Review – Burnley

The Clarets managed quite a remarkable feat by surviving relegation this summer. On the past two occasions the Clarets gained promotion to the top tier of English football, they were sent straight back to the Championship.

Same was expected of them this season; however, Sean Dyche’s men, against the odds, managed to elongate their stay in the Premier League on the back of a solid home form. A solid defence was the key to Burnley’s success at Turf Moor this season, but the likes of Sam Vokes and Andre Gray played their parts too.

Overall, the Clarets scored 39 goals throughout the season – third lowest in the league. Let’s take a look at how Burnley’s strikers performed over the course of the season.

Sam Vokes was the most successful striker for the Clarets in the recently concluded season. The Wales international was the only Burnley player to reach the double figures in terms of goals. The 27-year-old scored ten goals for the Clarets in a total of 37 appearances, including 16 appearances from the bench. He also provided three assists to manage a point total of 46. Vokes, who was available for just 5.5m in the market, managed a decent P/P score of 9.1.

Andre Gray was the most expensive Burnley striker in the market at 7m. However, Gray’s season was plagued with the controversy regarding his old homophobic tweets. The 25-year-old was handed a four-match ban for the same, and he could manage only 32 league appearances during the season. In total, he scored nine goals and provided three assists to put together 42 points. Gray’s P/P score was a bit lower than Vokes’ at 6.3.

Ashley Barnes played his part too and made 28 league appearances for Burnley during the season. He managed to put away six goals and also provided a couple of assists. His point-total of 20 means that he finished the season with a P/P score of 3.8.

George Boyd predominantly played as a winger for Burnley and was one of the regular starters in Sean Dyche’s side. He accumulated 33 league starts and three substitute appearances for the Clarets over the course of the season. He was available for just 3.5m in the market, and even though he was a key player for Dyche, his point total of seven suggests that he might not have been an ideal fantasy football player. He finished the season with two goals and an assist on the board. Boyd’s P/P score was the lowest in the group at 2.6.

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