Dugout Discussion

Zaha and Guaita return for Palace as injury-hit Burnley field Vydra as lone striker

Gameweek 32+ continues this evening with just the one match taking place.

Burnley head south to face Crystal Palace, with kick-off at Selhurst Park at 20:00 BST.

Already without the injured Chris Wood (£6.1m) and Ashley Barnes (£6.1m), Sean Dyche has lost Jay Rodriguez (£5.7m) to the hamstring issue that forced him off against Watford last Thursday.

That means that Matej Vydra (£5.3m) is set to plough a lone furrow up front, with the teamsheet suggesting that Dwight McNeil (£6.1m) will support him from the number ten role.

Erik Pieters (£4.2m) has been brought into the side for Rodriguez, with the Dutch defender set to play ‘out of position’ on the left of midfield.

There is also a straight swap at right-back with Phil Bardsley (£4.3m) in for Matthew Lowton (£4.2m), who fails to make the matchday squad.

Much like at the Etihad in Gameweek 30+, Dyche has only been able to name seven substitutes on the bench, with two of them being goalkeepers.

Roy Hodgson has had better news on the injury front, with Wilfried Zaha (£6.7m) and Vicente Guaita (£5.0m) fit to feature in the hosts’ starting XI.

Zaha had limped off in the defeat at Liverpool last Wednesday, a game that Guaita wasn’t risked for.

Luka Milivojevic (£6.7m) and Scott Dann (£4.3m) also start after their benchings at Anfield, with Wayne Hennessey (£4.2m), Mamadou Sakho (£5.0m) and James McCarthy (£4.3m) making way.

Christian Benteke (£5.7m) has failed to recover from a muscle problem, however.

Nick Pope (£5.0m) is the only player on show this evening with an ownership of greater than 10%, although Jordan Ayew (£5.2m) isn’t far off that mark.

Over 45% of the top 10,000 Fantasy Premier League managers own the Burnley shot-stopper, making him the most popular goalkeeper within this elite group.

Both the Clarets and Palace have already hit double figures for clean sheets this season, with Hodgson’s troops having racked up four straight shut-outs before last week’s defeat at Liverpool.


Crystal Palace XI: Guaita, van Aanholt, Dann, Cahill, Ward, McArthur, Milivojevic, Kouyate, Townsend, Ayew, Zaha.

Burnley XI: Pope, Taylor, Tarkowski, Mee, Bardsley, Pieters, Cork, Westwood, Brownhill, McNeil, Vydra.

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754 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    16 days, 21 hours ago

    1-1 please

    1. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      16 days, 21 hours ago

      would be nice

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      16 days, 21 hours ago

      Pope and PVA OG’s would be the icing on the cake

  2. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    16 days, 21 hours ago

    PVA haul incoming

    1. Vazza
        16 days, 21 hours ago

        Not really. Dych has brought his standard double decker bus

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          16 days, 21 hours ago

          All it takes is one free kick

      • kime67
        • 2 Years
        16 days, 21 hours ago

        cant see a haul but cs should be already locked in

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      16 days, 21 hours ago

      0-0 please! Can't possibly support a Burnley win.

      1. kime67
        • 2 Years
        16 days, 21 hours ago

        yeah i would take that as non pva owner

    3. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      16 days, 21 hours ago

      Come on PVA, don't settle for anything less than 15 points tonight my beautiful son

    4. kime67
      • 2 Years
      16 days, 21 hours ago

      if palace dont win here idk what to say that burnley atack looks awful.

    5. TomSaints
      • 2 Years
      16 days, 21 hours ago

      Anything but a Pope clean sheet. Idiotic to go Dubravka over him on wc

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        16 days, 21 hours ago

        Yeah it was

    6. JACK ARMY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      16 days, 21 hours ago

      Current team...

      Martínez
      TAA, Doherty, Saiss
      KDB, Salah, Fernandes, Martial
      DCL, Rashford, Jiminez

      Martin, Davis, Lascelles, Kiko

      Considering DCL & Jiminez out for Jesus & Nketiah - what do you reckon???

      Will be happy to rotate formation with those bench players all getting minutes currently

      All thoughts gratefully received

      1. sunnyh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        16 days, 21 hours ago

        Not sure about Jesus - monitor and see how he plays against Pool. Are you tempted by Ings?

      2. KDF
        • 3 Years
        16 days, 21 hours ago

        Jesus is a good option but wouldn't want to move Jimi for him

    7. dicky2014
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      16 days, 21 hours ago

      Terrible picture. Amazon shouldn't be allowed prem games.

      1. KDF
        • 3 Years
        16 days, 21 hours ago

        Technology needs to advance before streaming live sport is going to compete with broadcasting

      2. Mortal.Swinbat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        16 days, 21 hours ago

        Yeah it’s awful

      3. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 10 Years
        16 days, 21 hours ago

        Better than nothing though
        At least they picked a big game 🙂

        1. KDF
          • 3 Years
          16 days, 21 hours ago

          I'm sat with the good lady, even said to her if she wants the Telly she can have it. She has so far refused, I might watch some people make knives on forged in fire instead.

    8. King Kohli
      • 7 Years
      16 days, 21 hours ago

      Best move here?
      Need to cover up 40pts on ML rival.

      2 Ft,0.4 ITB. BB left. Plan to use it this week

      Pope Hendo
      TAA Doherty Gomez Taylor Basham
      Salah KDB Bruno Son Cantwell
      Dcl Jimenez Jota

      1. JACK ARMY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        16 days, 21 hours ago

        Jota & Bruno out Nketiah & Mahrez in

        1. Vazza
            16 days, 21 hours ago

            Not for me

        2. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 10 Years
          16 days, 21 hours ago

          Jota and Basham
          To
          Nketiah/Greenwood and Ritchie (if fit) or Aurier

        3. Ian & Zen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          16 days, 20 hours ago

          How is your current team different / same to your ML rival?
          maybe you already have the differentials

      2. sunnyh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        16 days, 21 hours ago

        Kind of at an loss to what to do here:

        Pope - Hendo
        TAA - AWB - Doherty - Lascelles - Stephens
        Salah - KDB - Bruno - Doucoure* - Mooy
        Auba* - DCL - Jimi

        with 2FTs, im thinking Auba + Doucoure --> Rash + Pulisic or Ings + Martial?

        Ole's comments scaring me off Martial as he talks about rotation and getting Rashford goals. Any other options people see?

        1. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          16 days, 21 hours ago

          Both moves you suggested look good. I own Rashford, Pulisic and Martial, and strongly considered Ings too on my WC but I just couldn't fit him in.

          1. Hulk Smash
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            16 days, 21 hours ago

            And I wouldn't worry too much about Martial as Rashford isn't as effective centrally. Even if he is rotated a bit he's cheap and in good enough form to get something off the bench.

          2. sunnyh
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            16 days, 21 hours ago

            I love AWB and he got me a big score last GW, just sad that it blocks a United spot. Im debating to swap him for Aurier and go triple ManU attack, just takes a lot of FTs to pull off.

            Auba and Doucoure must be the first to go I reckon

            1. Hulk Smash
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              16 days, 20 hours ago

              I completely agree. I WC'd this week and although I think United are good defensively, there are plenty of other good value defensive picks, whereas United's attack is excellent value.

      3. sovietrockettes
        • 1 Year
        16 days, 21 hours ago

        Anything I can do to improve this team? 1 FT, 0.1 ITB

        Pope Martinez
        TAA Aurier Boly Lascelles Taylor
        Salah KDB Bruno Martial Sarr
        Rashford Jimenez DCL

        1. JACK ARMY
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          16 days, 21 hours ago

          Bank transfer

        2. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          16 days, 21 hours ago

          Save this week. Next week I'd consider downgrading Sarr and upgrading Boly to Doherty

          1. I Must Break You
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            16 days, 20 hours ago

            Although interestingly Boly averaging 4.9 pts/game this season vs Doherty 4.7.

      4. Bruce Lee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        16 days, 21 hours ago

        My thoughts are with you if you are watching this game

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          16 days, 21 hours ago

          Be water

        2. Union_Jacks
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          16 days, 21 hours ago

          I honestly have no idea why

      5. Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        16 days, 21 hours ago

        Come on Pope, Another step towards that golden glove tonight!

      6. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        16 days, 21 hours ago

        McNeil is top quality. England needs to look after him, our only left footed top prospect

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          16 days, 21 hours ago

          Wilf says Hello..

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            16 days, 21 hours ago

            In line behind Josh King

          2. SADIO SANÉ
            • 5 Years
            16 days, 21 hours ago

            who?

          3. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            16 days, 20 hours ago

            Irish blood, English heart. I’ll allow it

        2. sunnyh
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          16 days, 21 hours ago

          Foden is left footed isnt he

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 5 Years
            16 days, 21 hours ago

            yep

        3. Zim0
          • 1 Year
          16 days, 21 hours ago

          Greenwood?

      7. The Senate
        • 1 Year
        16 days, 21 hours ago

        1FT, 0.4ITB: Best move?
        (A) Bank FT, play Ings (MCI)
        (B) Bank FT, play Egan (bur)
        (C) Bank FT, play Dendoncker (ARS)
        (D) Transfer and play: Dendoncker to Cantwell

        rest of team:
        Ederson
        Doh AWB Aurier
        Sterling KDB Bruno Mount
        Rashford Jimenez
        (Stephens)

        1. JohnRoss
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          16 days, 21 hours ago

          Play Ings imo

        2. sunnyh
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          16 days, 21 hours ago

          Bank and play Ings for sure

          Good luck with TAA though! Could pay off

          1. The Senate
            • 1 Year
            16 days, 21 hours ago

            yeah I took him out at the restart, no regrets yet

        3. BobbyDoesNotLook
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          16 days, 20 hours ago

          A easy

      8. Little Red Lacazette
        • 3 Years
        16 days, 21 hours ago

        Pope double digit score please.

      9. Union_Jacks
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        16 days, 21 hours ago

        How awful is this amazon crowd noise?

        Sounds like a load of people constantly making noise in a tunnel.

        Bloody awful

      10. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        16 days, 21 hours ago

        Milli time!

        1. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          16 days, 21 hours ago

          Vinilli

      11. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        16 days, 21 hours ago

        The Palace v Burnley match is free to watch on the Amazon Prime website just in case you didn't know.

        1. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          16 days, 21 hours ago

          Unless you are in Ireland where you have to pay through the nose for Premier Sports.

          I bet they duped a lot of people here into signing up for Prime before they realized that.

      12. Luka does it again
        • 8 Years
        16 days, 21 hours ago

        Not this time 🙁

      13. thepuntmaster
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        16 days, 21 hours ago

        Any thoughts on this side?

        1FT and 0.8 itb

        DDG (BOU)
        TAA (AVL) - Lascelles (WHU) - Doherty (ARS)
        Salah (AVL) - KDB (sou) - Martial (BOU) - Cantwell (BHA)
        Jimi (ARS) - Rashy (BOU) - DCL (tot)

        Nyland - Grealish - Egan - Saiss

        Grealish > someone seems like the obvious move (would have 7.0 to do so), but not fully set on any. Might just play Cantwell this week following FA Cup goal.

        A) Save FT
        B) Grealish > 7.0

        1. sunnyh
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          16 days, 21 hours ago

          Pulisic is the obvious choice if you do decide to pull the trigger

        2. Scott Talent
          • 4 Years
          16 days, 21 hours ago

          Not in the slightest bit punty

      14. rhysmd
        • 5 Years
        16 days, 21 hours ago

        Current midfield:

        KDB Mane Bruno Sarr Dendoncker

        0.2itb Sarr -> ??

        1. Team Cruel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          16 days, 21 hours ago

          PF

      15. JohnRoss
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        16 days, 21 hours ago

        What do you reckon guys?

        (a) Foden & Connolly
        or
        (b) Saka & Nketiah

        The upside with Foden has to be too good to resist right?

        The risk I suppose is on a given week neither may play...

      16. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        16 days, 21 hours ago

        These past couple of weeks have defined my season.

        Prior to lockdown I had Ings, then:

        - Ings to Aguero TC
        - Aguero to Jimenez

        If only I’d have kept Ings!

        1. The Dance
          • 8 Years
          16 days, 21 hours ago

          It’s certainly a season to write off and forget anyway 🙂

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            16 days, 21 hours ago

            I usually do rubbish but at least finish strongly, complete opposite this season

          2. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            16 days, 21 hours ago

            And the saddening thing is if weren’t for the unlimited transfers first week back I’d have kept Ings avoided the hits for Aguero.
            And I’d still have a TC chip in my backpocket

        2. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          16 days, 20 hours ago

          You aren’t the only one who did that; Ings had 3 fixtures in a week and 4 of 6 upcoming bad matchups. Fair play to those who kept faith, kcco

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            16 days, 20 hours ago

            True

      17. Bruce Lee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        16 days, 21 hours ago

        Cry Me a River - the theme song for the FPL season

        1. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          16 days, 21 hours ago

          You don't have to say, what you did.......

          1. Bruce Lee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            16 days, 21 hours ago

            I already know...

        2. beric
          • 8 Years
          16 days, 21 hours ago

          Crimea River - the theme song to the Russian occupation of Ukraine

          1. Ógie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            16 days, 21 hours ago

            Just gave that one a blast there. 🙂

            Headbanging stuff,i like it.

      18. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        16 days, 21 hours ago

        Palace wobbling

        1. Bruce Lee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          16 days, 21 hours ago

          r/expected

      19. KGFC
        • 3 Years
        16 days, 21 hours ago

        Thoughts on this FH team for next week?

        Hendo
        TAA Robbo Alonso AWB
        Mane KDB Mahrez Martial Puli
        Rash

        Subs: Egan, Nketiah, Connolly

        1. Chenku╰☆╮
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          16 days, 21 hours ago

          omg that bench. good team..

          1. KGFC
            • 3 Years
            16 days, 21 hours ago

            Thanks!

      20. Chenku╰☆╮
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        16 days, 21 hours ago

        Burnley will win this 0-0..

      21. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        16 days, 21 hours ago

        It's actually not a completely terrible game. Certainly have seen worse.

        1. Bruce Lee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          16 days, 21 hours ago

          I'm going to tune in now... I bet I will see a long-ball within 15 seconds

        2. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          16 days, 21 hours ago

          It will be 0-0 because I have no defenders playing

      22. Bruce Lee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        16 days, 21 hours ago

        Are Palace wearing a new kit?