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It was a clean sheet for the Clarets in a 0-0 draw last time out at Arsenal and it comes as no surprise that all but one of the points awarded from the man of the match vote and the player ratings went to defenders.

Connor Roberts came in for his full debut in the Premier League for Burnley and won the man of the match with 32% of the vote. He was followed by the two central defenders and the goalkeeper. James Tarkowski, who was back to his imperious best, came second with a 22% share with Nick Pope and Ben Mee taking third and fourth places with 16% and 13% of the vote respectively.

Those two central defenders were rightly at the top of the player ratings. Tarkowski scored 8.73 out of 10, ahead of Mee with 8.55. Roberts came next with a rating of 8.25 while fourth place was secured by Dwight McNeil whose rating was 8.05 out of 10.

It’s given Tarkowski eight points towards the Up the Clarets Player of the Year with Roberts winning seven points. There are four points for Mee, two for Pope and one point for McNeil.

Charlie Taylor still leads the table with Tarkowski now having moved clear into second place with 55 points, eleven less than Taylor’s 66. There are then four players in the forties – Nathan Collins, Maxwel Cornet, McNeil and Pope.

After a break last week, the voting will return tomorrow after the home game against Watford.

The Arsenal result and the current player of the year table can be found below.


32% – Connor Roberts
22% – James Tarkowski
16% – Nick Pope
13% – Ben Mee
8% – Dwight McNeil
4% – Erik Pieters
1% – Josh Brownhill & Matěj Vydra
1% – Aaron Lennon & Ashley Westwood
1% – Jay Rodriguez


8.73 – James Tarkowski
8.55 – Ben Mee
8.25 – Connor Roberts
8.05 – Dwight McNeil
7.95 – Nick Pope
7.55 – Erik Pieters
7.40 – Josh Brownhill
7.20 – Ashley Westwood
7.15 – Aaron Lennon
7.05 – Matěj Vydra
6.95 – Jay Rodriguez


66: Charlie Taylor
55: James Tarkowski
47: Nathan Collins
46: Maxwel Cornet
44: Dwight McNeil
41: Nick Pope
36: Ben Mee
26: Matt Lowton
20: Wayne Hennessey
19: Aaron Lennon
16: Jay Rodriguez
13: Josh Brownhill & Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson
12: Matěj Vydra
11: Chris Wood
10: Phil Bardsley & Connor Roberts
5: Jack Cork & Dale Stephens
1: Ashley Westwood

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