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. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    16 days, 20 hours ago

    really dont see how Palace can score...

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

      kick ball into net

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

        nah

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

      Westwood vs Milivojevic set-piece duel

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

    Zaha makes decline has been immense. What a boring, boring player to watch he is these days

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

      Zaha’s* ignore the makes x

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

      they should sell him last summer, overrated player anyway

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

      The United move ruined him

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

    Ayew, out there in the cold
    Getting lonely, getting old
    Can you feel me?

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

      Ayew,Don't give in without a fight..... 😛

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

      Ayew, don't tell me there's no Pope in goal.

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

        Lol, very good.

  4. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    16 days, 20 hours ago

    Early thoughts? 2FT 0.1m ITB

    Pope (3.9)
    TAA Doherty Lascelles (Holgate 3.9)
    Mane KDB Bruno Son (Guendouzi)
    Rashford(c) Jimenez DCL

    FH is the only chip still intact. What move(s) to make?

    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 8 Years
      16 days, 20 hours ago

      Is a tough one, that, TBH! =o/

  5. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    16 days, 20 hours ago

    Pope not on 3bps yet?!

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

      Need burnley to score to get those baps

  6. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 8 Years
    16 days, 20 hours ago

    Hi All,

    Rich to Mount or Willian? I guess watch their match versus West Ham and decide from there?? 😀

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

    Bloody useless Fraudhill just score there you turd

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

    Cahill misses big chance by passing it along the ground to Pope. Another sick Pope owner spotted

    1. milanista10
      • 7 Years
      16 days, 20 hours ago

      Frustrating!

  9. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    16 days, 20 hours ago

    Come on Palace pleaseee

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

      all your hard work begging palace will pay off im sure

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

    stop passing the ball to Pope

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

      Thats just Pope making it look easier

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

      Nothing worse than when your rivals keeper gets tame shots rained in and your guy gets beat by one effort and gets nothing else to do

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

        What about when you have no Liverpool and Salah slots to Mane for a tap in 4th

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

    If PVA beats Pope to 3 bonus...grrrr

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

    Cahill is really good value. Cleanie and set piece threat for 4.4

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

      Hasnt scored a goal since 16/17

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

      No goals, one assist this season 😛

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

    Why does Pope get save points for backpasses?... Pope owners at Opta

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

    Mili with a huge FK opportunity here. Wouldn’t want to be a pope owner right now

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

      Too close surely

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

        Foul looked further out when I typed it

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

          Understandable. A lot of players like to roll a few yards these days.

    2. milanista10
      • 7 Years
      16 days, 20 hours ago

      Very bad FK - maybe he is a Pope owner too

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

        I think mili is one of the good guys? He wouldn’t do that to us

        1. milanista10
          • 7 Years
          16 days, 20 hours ago

          Now they concede, let’s hope to see proper attacks on that Pope goal!!

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

    Tarkowski showing the all lives matter spirit with zaha there

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

    pope 3rd save incomming

  17. fplking14
    • 5 Years
    16 days, 20 hours ago

    Leicester have just been placed into a stricter lockdown so it could affect their homes games, just letting people know.

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

      Yeah was thinking the same thing

      1. fplking14
        • 5 Years
        16 days, 20 hours ago

        Their games will probably be moved to a neutral venue.

  18. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    16 days, 20 hours ago

    Pen save would be nice cherry on top Nick

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

      100%

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

    McNeil streetwise, Brownhill could learn a thing or two

  20. Evasivo
    • 10 Years
    16 days, 20 hours ago

    Is this a WWE match?

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

    Mee goal

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

      Westwood assist

  22. 6ix9ine #1 on billboard
    • 3 Years
    16 days, 20 hours ago

    need another Pope save

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

    Ben Mee to steal to bonus

  24. KGFC
    • 3 Years
    16 days, 20 hours ago

    PVA cs busted... boom!

  25. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    16 days, 20 hours ago

    Ben Mee goalb

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

    Ward assist?

  27. Zilla
    • 2 Years
    16 days, 20 hours ago

    nice now destroy pope cleanie

  28. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    16 days, 20 hours ago

    It’s gonna Ben Mee

  29. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    16 days, 20 hours ago

    Pope assist? 😆

  30. Berbs
    • 9 Years
    16 days, 20 hours ago

    Now for Pope to lose his clean sheet please.