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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. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    16 days, 20 hours ago

    score now Palace ffs !

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

    What's wrong with GKs

  3. SADIO SANÉ
    • 5 Years
    16 days, 20 hours ago

    what a head son

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

    Guaita < Speroni

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

      Rather have Woy in goal

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

    Guaita showing his inner DDG

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

    There’s one clean sheet gone 😎

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

    Ben Mee finally delivered on his attacking stats from yester-season?!

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

    How can Ward get 9, 12 or 15 points now?

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

      No one serious owns ward

      1. Vazza
          16 days, 20 hours ago

          I was going to get him in as part of my bench boost.. Luckily I didn’t

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

        Who?

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

      Arse

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

      I owned Mee 3 years ago

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 3 Years
        16 days, 20 hours ago

        Same.

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

        Knee jerker

    4. Vazza
        16 days, 20 hours ago

        Hang on... Leave it to Mee!!!

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

          Good one

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

          Lol

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

        Wtf. Palace need to score

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

        Now we just need a Palace goal

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

        Come on CP

      • The Legend Squad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        16 days, 20 hours ago

        Leicester local lockdown to impact PL?

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

          Vardy started his ages ago

          1. The Legend Squad
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            16 days, 20 hours ago

            Lol

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

          Yep. Barnes no longer essential

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

          Not unless it breaks out among players and staff i guess.

          One to monitor for sure though.

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

        Great header, awful save.

        1. Feanor
          • 11 Years
          16 days, 20 hours ago

          Not a save at all.

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

            He got a wrist on it. It just went in the wrong direction after that.

            1. Feanor
              • 11 Years
              15 days, 23 mins ago

              Attempted save.

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

        One more save Pope! Then you're in the baps!

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

          Im sure something he can throw his cap on will be along soon

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

          Imagine the ball slips straight through his fingers.

        3. ted mcsheenery
          • 9 Years
          16 days, 20 hours ago

          Vatican Bank

      • SADIO SANÉ
        • 5 Years
        16 days, 20 hours ago

        can't believe I didn't start the season with Pope and just keep him, 4.5 for a Burnley goalkeeper is just too good - was Heaton still in the mix back then or something?

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

          Nope coz I had Heaten gw1 in my team playing for Villa!

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

          Hart started the season, or was that in 2018?

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 5 Years
            16 days, 20 hours ago

            no idea, I'm sure I had a valid reason 😀 being an idiot most likely

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

          No. Had him sinnce gw1 too until the lockdown. He was 1st choice

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 5 Years
            16 days, 20 hours ago

            I've just looked at my GW1 team, I had Heaton FFS haha

        4. Chandler Bing
          • 4 Years
          16 days, 20 hours ago

          Heaton had already moved to Villa. Thing with Pope was, Burnley I think weren't having the best preseason and were facing Arsenal and Liverpool in their first 4 fixtures. I still started the season with Pope tho. Will do so next season as well if he is 4.5 again (Doubt he will tho).

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 5 Years
            16 days, 20 hours ago

            yeah he won't be, think he only was because of Hart and Heaton when the prices were released - I remember saying the Burnley starter was a no brainer in preseason and then didn't get him, standard

            1. SADIO SANÉ
              • 5 Years
              16 days, 20 hours ago

              also my fixture obsession wouldn't have helped there either

      • Chandler Bing
        • 4 Years
        16 days, 20 hours ago

        You know you need to sleep when you start thinking that the McCarthy who just got booked for Palace is the goalkeeper you have on your FPL bench.

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

          Could you *be* any more sleep deprived?

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

        why aren't palace shooting on goal??

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

          Dont want Pope save points.

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

          They won pope

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

        Hope Pope costs 5.5 next season so we dont have to deal with his stupid luck every gw

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

          Tell me about it. I sold him before their ‘tough’ run of games and he’s been killing my rank since. Had to get him back on a WC in 31+

        2. Blueberg
          • 4 Years
          16 days, 20 hours ago

          I predict he will be 8m next season.

      • Vazza
          16 days, 20 hours ago

          Am I completely unrealistic for still expecting a big haul from Jota?

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

            move on. Ings scoring for fun.

          2. Little Red Lacazette
            • 3 Years
            16 days, 20 hours ago

            Very unrealistic.

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

            He is 1st on my 'to-be-binned' list. Hopefully get something against Arsenal then move on for Jésus, probably...

        • TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          16 days, 20 hours ago

          Pope is going to get a 9 pointer isn’t he

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

            Nope

            1. supperspout
              • 7 Years
              16 days, 19 hours ago

              Maybe

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

          Now just sub Tarkowski out so he can keep the CS points...oh wait, they don't have a bench.

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

          Pope really proves the point that you dont play Man City every week

        • Dybala10
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          16 days, 20 hours ago

          Come on Palace, wipe that clean sheet!

        • Niho992
          • 1 Year
          16 days, 20 hours ago

          it's obvious that Palace wont score here

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 5 Years
            16 days, 20 hours ago

            jinxes that obvious don't work

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

            Well done, Pope owners, another cleanie coming in!

        • Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          16 days, 20 hours ago

          If pop keeps a CS here he’s a dead cert for my player of a season which says a lot about my season

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

          Townsend on his way to a Thriller music video shoot after the match

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

            Hes playing like a dead zombie alright tbf.

        • Stupendous
          • 7 Years
          16 days, 20 hours ago

          Start Foden or Ings?

          Tough one given they play each other

          Leaning Ings of course

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

            Would start Ings, sure starter and will be backed for the Golden boot

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

              Just know whoever I start blanks

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

              Ings, yeah...

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

            Foden

          3. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            16 days, 20 hours ago

            Foden

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

              2 for Phil