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

    Ben Mee looks like he'd have a tuna sandwhich with a jug of milk for lunch

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 5 Years
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      elite top post

  2. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    5 days, 4 hours ago

    congratz Pope owners on another CS !

  3. Nanoelektronicar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 days, 4 hours ago

    Jump Pope, jump, we need another save!

  4. Soto Ayam
    5 days, 4 hours ago

    Pick one for the rest of the season

    A) Jimenez
    B) ings

    A seems the sensible choice, but...

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      A lol all day

      1. Soto Ayam
        5 days, 3 hours ago

        Yeah i know. Just seems so boring to wait for that obligatory 1 goal. Cheers

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

    Omg if Townsend would have scored that I’d have gotten a ward assist for him blocking his own team mate’s cross ffs. Nearly x

  6. potatoace'scott talent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 days, 4 hours ago

    And here come the desperate long shots.

  7. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 days, 4 hours ago

    Useless wasteman Milli...

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

      Proper bumba

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

    Wow mili misses massive massive chance lmao. Pope owners’ lucky day

  9. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 days, 4 hours ago

    Pope stranded

  10. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    5 days, 4 hours ago

    Who is everyone looking at for (c) 33+?

    Salah
    Rashford

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      Marcus.

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

      Rash for me

    3. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      Martial

    4. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      Salah ofc

    5. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      The egotistical egyptian

    6. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      Trent

  11. BeaversWithAttitude
    • 1 Year
    5 days, 4 hours ago

    Is it "Tarkowski and Mee" or "Tarkowski and I?" Lol.

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

      Your lol will arrive in 3-5 working days.

  12. KGFC
    • 3 Years
    5 days, 4 hours ago

    Ayew is worse than Tekkers 😮

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      Ouch

  13. Greek Freak
    • 4 Years
    5 days, 4 hours ago

    I bet Pope will get 3 bonus points just for that gather.

  14. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    5 days, 4 hours ago

    Pope will never concede another goal ever again

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      Unless he is playing Man City.

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      Unless I buy him

      1. GARY AND JAMIE
        • 6 Years
        5 days, 4 hours ago

        Sheff U next thats another one. Might sell for Foster

  15. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    5 days, 4 hours ago

    Will Palace score?

    1. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      no chance

    2. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      No. Pope in goal.

    3. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 days, 3 hours ago

      lol at attempts to jinx by non owners

  16. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 days, 4 hours ago

    will palace ever score?

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

    Ward blocking crosses at both ends. Prolific.

  18. Freshy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 days, 4 hours ago

    Look at Charlie Taylor in there for 2 BAPS

    1. JustPark
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      And on my bench.

      1. Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 days, 4 hours ago

        Im on BB so Im lovin it

        1. CRO KLOPP
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 days, 4 hours ago

          Mee too

        2. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 days, 4 hours ago

          Group hug

        3. Little Red Lacazette
          • 3 Years
          5 days, 3 hours ago

          Nick Pope and C.Taylor, cheers for the points.

    2. brianutd-why always we? 20
      • 8 Years
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      On my bench too nooo

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      Oh baby. 8 points from Taylor incoming.

  19. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 days, 4 hours ago

    Obviously a lot depends on the next few days, but if you had to choose right now:
    1) Martial
    2) Mahrez

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      Me

      1. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        5 days, 4 hours ago

        not him

    2. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      United

  20. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    5 days, 4 hours ago

    Not sure i want palace to have another shot on target. 6 points is bearable

    Another save and this could be a 9 pointer for pope

  21. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 10 Years
    5 days, 4 hours ago

    Please score Palace!!

    1. brianutd-why always we? 20
      • 8 Years
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      Naaaa

  22. GARY AND JAMIE
    • 6 Years
    5 days, 4 hours ago

    Poor old Woy looks like someones p1ssed in his Horlicks

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

      That would be a Dyche move

  23. Lucy2019
    5 days, 4 hours ago

    Burnley really need to be relegated. Absolute dross.

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      One of the teams that are ruining the Prem along with Brighton

  24. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 days, 4 hours ago

    Leicester back in lockdown.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-53229371

    Possible DGW for them and Crystal Palace on the way.

    1. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      Shame both are useless.

  25. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 days, 4 hours ago

    Palace... Can't you just scored... for one.. goddamn second 😆

  26. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    5 days, 4 hours ago

    great job by Pope owners

  27. Lukakuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 days, 4 hours ago

    Where's the third save Pope?

  28. ZeBestee
    • 5 Years
    5 days, 4 hours ago

    Score prediction?

    City vs Pool

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      2-2

      1. ZeBestee
        • 5 Years
        5 days, 3 hours ago

        Expecting Pool to win?

        1. ZeBestee
          • 5 Years
          5 days, 3 hours ago

          Sorry expecting Pool to play a strong team?

          1. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 days, 3 hours ago

            Yes I do expect strong team

  29. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 days, 4 hours ago

    Reckon Pope’s in the mood for a late pen save to keep the old ticker up

  30. Berbs
    • 9 Years
    5 days, 4 hours ago

    I'M SICK AND TIRED OF POPE.

    1. brianutd-why always we? 20
      • 8 Years
      5 days, 3 hours ago

      Purchase then