Burnley duo prove outstanding value for money

Sean Dyche is renowned for getting value for money from the players he signs.

Erik Pieters
Erik Pieters

And analysis conducted by Football Index into last summer’s transfer market has shown his two outfield recruits weren among the most prudent signings in the Premier League.

The research analysed over 150 permanent transfers of outfield players across Europe’s top five leagues, using a combination of transfer fee and weekly salaries, to highlight how each club performed in the transfer market, and if the Premier League gets worse value than the remaining elite leagues on the continent.

Jay Rodriguez returned to his hometown club from West Brom, in a deal which cost Burnley two installments of £5m, and was the second best value for money striker in the Premier League behind Jordan Ayew – his eight goals cost Burnley just £955,000 each

And left back Erik Pieters was the best value for money clean sheets in the Premier League – each of his six clean sheets cost just £381,666.67

Pieters was behind only Sam Bryam for best value for money defender – each of his 103 tackles and clearances cost just £22,233

Indeed, Pieters offered the best value in Europe for attacking returns from a full back – his four assists cost just £572,500 each.

AC Milan’s Theo Hernandez was in second costing £2,219,555.56 per goal contribution

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Best cost per goal (minimum 4 goals)

Jordan Ayew - £597,777.78

Jay Rodriguez - £950,000

Danny Ings - £1,085,454.55

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Lys Mouset - £1,881,667.67

Trezeguet - £1,933,333.33

Neal Maupay - £2,146,400

Raul Jimenez - £2,241,176.47

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Oliver McBurnie - £3,038,333.33

Leonardo Trossard - £4,016,000

Ayoze Perez - £4,227,500

Worst cost per goal (only looking at attacking players)

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Ryan Sessegnon - no goals

Albian Ajeti - no goals

Alex Iwobi - £32,560,000

Joelinton - £21,880,000

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Dennis Praet - £21,180,000

Jarrod Bowen - £20,730,000

Daniel Podence - £20,240,000

Nicolas Pepe - £15,856,000

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Pablo Fornals - £14,680,000

Moise Kean - £14,195,000

Best cost per assist (minimum 4 assists)

Andy Carroll - £260,000

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Erik Pieters - £572,500

Anwar El Ghazi - £2,480,000

Lys Mousset - £2,822,500

Daniel James - £2,983,333.33

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Allan Saint Maximim - £4,830,000

Jarrad Bowen - £5,182,500

Pablo Fornals - £5,872,000

Raul Jimenez - £6,350,000

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Bruno Fernandes - £7,442,857.14

Best goal and assist (minimum 8 goals and assists)

Jordan Ayew - £489,090.91

Jay Rodriguez - £844,444.44

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Danny Ings - £995,000

Lys Mousset - £1,129,000

Anwar El Ghazi - £1,240,000

Neal Maupay - £1,651,076.92

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Raul Jimenez - £1,656,521.74

Daniel James - £1,988,888.89

Leonardo Trossard - £2,510,000

Ayoze Perez - £2,851,666.67

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Worst cost per goal and assist (only attacking players)

Ryan Sessegnon - no goals or assists

Albian Ajeti - no goals or assists

Alex Iwobi - £32,560,000

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Daniel Podence - £20,240,000

Joelinton - £10,940,000

Patrick Cutrone - £10,550,000

Nicolas Pepe - £7,207,272.73

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Moise Kean - £7,097,500

Dennis Praet - £7,060,000

Jota - £6,130,000

Sebastian Haller - £6,080,000

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Best cost per tackle/clearance (minimum of 75)

Byram, Sam, £18,722.77

Pieters, Erik, £22,233.01

Cahill, Gary, £22,698.41

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Hause, Kortney, £37,913.04

Dawson, Craig, £53,428.57

McCarthy, James, £63,934.78

Stacey, Jack, £73,289.47

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Engels, Björn, £92,989.69

David Luiz, £101,493.51

Philip Billing, £101,987.95

Worst cost per tackle and clearance (only defenders)

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Joao Cancelo - £1,174,642.86

Lloyd Kelly - £676,363.64

Kieran Tierney - £564,000

Harry Maguire - £454,536.08

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Wan-Bissaka - £286,951.87

Best cost per clean sheet (minimum of 4)

Pieters, Erik, £381,666.67

Cahill, Gary, £408,571.43

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Dendoncker, Leander, £1,554,000.00

Dawson, Craig, £1,870,000.00

Justin, James, £1,897,500.00

David Luiz, £1,953,750.00

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Konsa Ngoyo, Ezri, £3,382,500.00

Tyrone Mings - £3,778,333.33

Matt Targett - £3,942,500

Adam Webster - £4,298,000

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Worst cost per clean sheet (only defenders)

Kieran Tierney - £28,200,000

Lloyd Kelly - £14,880,000

Joao Cancelo - £13,156,000

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Harry Maguire - £6,783,076.92

Jack Stacey - £5,570,000

Wan-Bissaka - £4,878,181.82