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

    Please let Mili keep taking FKs

  2. lilmessipran
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    16 days, 20 hours ago

    No chance anyone scores a goal in this one..cleanies for both

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      16 days, 20 hours ago

      98% probability

  3. Bruce Lee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    16 days, 20 hours ago

    Have you noticed any player or team playing better with no crowd?

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

      Martial

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      16 days, 20 hours ago

      No but there is plenty playing worse

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

      Sterling hasn’t noticed the restart it seems

    4. Tomerick
      • 6 Years
      16 days, 20 hours ago

      Pépé?

    5. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      16 days, 20 hours ago

      Danny ings was short of form before lockdown.

    6. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      16 days, 20 hours ago

      Correlation is not causation

  4. Bruce Lee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    16 days, 20 hours ago

    High chance of both teams scoring here 3-3 2nd half imo

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      16 days, 20 hours ago

      If it finishes 3-3 I’ll moonwalk to work as my commute

    2. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      16 days, 20 hours ago

      Is it the same profit who said I will win the lottery at the weekend?

  5. kime67
    • 2 Years
    16 days, 20 hours ago

    How is pva still not booked...

  6. GARY AND JAMIE
    • 6 Years
    16 days, 20 hours ago

    A nil nil at 11-2 practically was printing money. Hoping for 55 notes in around 55 mins time

    1. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      16 days, 20 hours ago

      Don't do that! Don't tip!

    2. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      16 days, 20 hours ago

      Who was that with? Great odds for a game that had 0-0 written all over it from the start

      1. GARY AND JAMIE
        • 6 Years
        16 days, 20 hours ago

        The bookie starting with C ending L. Probably sixes available if id shopped around

        1. FALSE PROFIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          16 days, 20 hours ago

          No, he did a double with Burnley and Palace.

      2. Scott Talent
        • 4 Years
        16 days, 20 hours ago

        Its actually shorter than most 0-0 prices . Usually you're looking at between 6/1 and 7/1.

        1. GARY AND JAMIE
          • 6 Years
          16 days, 20 hours ago

          I think low scoring odds have shortened of late due to the nature of the games post lockdown

          1. Scott Talent
            • 4 Years
            16 days, 20 hours ago

            Agreed . GL with the bet.

    3. Bruce Lee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      16 days, 20 hours ago

      I don't know about betting - what does 11-2 mean?

      1. GARY AND JAMIE
        • 6 Years
        16 days, 20 hours ago

        Basically put 2 pounds on to get 11 back

          1. Scott Talent
            • 4 Years
            16 days, 20 hours ago

            That's so patronising.

          2. Scott Talent
            • 4 Years
            16 days, 20 hours ago

            £50 is the value of your life ?

            1. Bruce Lee
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              16 days, 20 hours ago

              Yes

        1. The_Fish
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          16 days, 20 hours ago

          13, including your initial bet.

  7. Ginkapo FPL
    • 8 Years
    16 days, 20 hours ago

    How has Pope only got one save so far? Should I sell?

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      16 days, 20 hours ago

      Perma (C)

  8. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    16 days, 20 hours ago

    Honestly i would take a pope 6 pointer as a non owner now

  9. supperspout
    • 7 Years
    16 days, 20 hours ago

    Pope will lose the CS

  10. Nanoelektronicar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    16 days, 20 hours ago

    Lamptey or Connolly first sub vs Norwich? Asking for a friend...

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      16 days, 20 hours ago

      The attacker.

    2. kime67
      • 2 Years
      16 days, 20 hours ago

      who

    3. Bam Bam Bigelow
      • 4 Years
      16 days, 20 hours ago

      the one whose name comes first in the alphabet

  11. FALSE PROFIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    16 days, 20 hours ago

    Looking like we are all desperate to post something interesting.(smile)

  12. FPL Pillars
    • 3 Years
    16 days, 20 hours ago

    When I stayed in a hotel I ask the maid for a ‘Nick Pope special’ to cover my mattress.

    She bought nick from reception holding a picture of the Pope.

  13. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    16 days, 20 hours ago

    You know the drill. Pick a keeper and stick. Even on a wc. Keepers always seem to punish, especially Pope.

    1. Bruce Lee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      16 days, 20 hours ago

      How about Ramsdale?

    2. beric
      • 8 Years
      16 days, 20 hours ago

      So tempted to switch foster back to pope this week, fixtures say i shouldnt though

    3. Karhumies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      16 days, 20 hours ago

      Foster had to go.

    4. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      16 days, 20 hours ago

      I think the opening City 5-0 dicking affected some owners re Pope

  14. Bruce Lee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    16 days, 20 hours ago

    It was acceptable in the 80'sssss

  15. Jason M
    • 5 Years
    16 days, 20 hours ago

    Any ideas how I can improve this team. 2ft and £0.8m in the bank. Still have TC and WC too.

    Pope, McCarthy
    TAA, Saiss, AWB, Lascelles, Egan
    Mane, Salah, KDB, Bruno, Cantwell
    Jimi, Ings, Jota

    Obvious option is to remove Jota but limited options at similar price range. A lot will depend on Liverpool line up on Thurs to determine whether I should think about moving their assets out.

    Cheers

    1. Pedersen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      16 days, 20 hours ago

      Jota to cheap, Egan to Doherty next week?

      1. Jason M
        • 5 Years
        16 days, 20 hours ago

        Egan to Azpi was also on my mind, conscious of a Wolves double up in defence, clean sheets can't last forever surely.

        Jota out for Greenwood perhaps would give me £1.4m in bank to do Cantwell out for Traore the following GW.

        Or could do Jota and Mane/Salah out for either Jesus/Rashford and one of Son/Martial/Mahrez?

        Quite a few options...

    2. sunnyh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      16 days, 20 hours ago

      Jota to DCL? Or Jota Nketiah and Cantwell to Pulisic if you can afford that?

      1. Jason M
        • 5 Years
        16 days, 20 hours ago

        Yes I can afford this but Arsenal fixtures put me off and Pulisic currently a doubt.

        Been reading some negative comments about DCL so not keen on him.

        I'm just going to have to see out the current GW out and see what the pressers say ahead of weekend

  16. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    16 days, 20 hours ago

    Smallbone -> Brownhill?

    1. Bruce Lee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      16 days, 20 hours ago

      Smallhill or Brownbone?

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      16 days, 20 hours ago

      Westwood > Brownhill?

  17. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    16 days, 20 hours ago

    Deliberate

  18. potatoace'scott talent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    16 days, 20 hours ago

    How the hell do you turn off the fake crowd on amzn prime video

  19. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    16 days, 20 hours ago

    RC incoming

  20. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    16 days, 20 hours ago

    Red card Ayew surely

    1. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      16 days, 20 hours ago

      😯

  21. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    16 days, 20 hours ago

    Chokers. Clear retaliation

  22. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    16 days, 20 hours ago

    Ayew naughty boy.

    1. Bruce Lee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      16 days, 20 hours ago

      Yes I am naughty boy x

      1. Bruce Lee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        16 days, 20 hours ago

        Sorry thought this was another site

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

          You can turn your webcam off

  23. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    16 days, 20 hours ago

    Rival with ayew ffs

  24. La Roja
    • 8 Years
    16 days, 20 hours ago

    Ayew serious?

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

    Pope owners spotted. Never a red

  26. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    16 days, 20 hours ago

    Nothing in it. Brownhill trying to be streetwise but hasnt got the chops of the likes of James yet

  27. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    16 days, 20 hours ago

    Ayew lucky. If he kills Pope clean sheet I won't be happy.

  28. GARY AND JAMIE
    • 6 Years
    16 days, 20 hours ago

    Its reckless at best

    1. CloudSky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      16 days, 20 hours ago

      Reckless challenge means red though.

    2. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      16 days, 20 hours ago

      Clearly deliberate, had a good look first. Probably saved because there wasn’t that much contact

    3. POLSKA GOLA
      • 6 Years
      16 days, 20 hours ago

      It would have been a straight red if he were an Arsenal player

  29. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    16 days, 20 hours ago

    Some of these VAR calls really ate mind boggling

    Cahill handball the other day and now this

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

    Correct decision