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Mee absent from Burnley squad as Clarets seek third consecutive clean sheet

Ben Mee (£5.0m) is the most notable absentee from Sunday’s early kick-off at Turf Moor between Burnley and Sheffield United.

The centre-back, previously an ever-present for the Clarets, misses out with a thigh injury.

Over 5,000 FPL managers had plumped for Mee’s services ahead of the Gameweek 33 deadline. The defender hauled 15 points in Gameweek 32 as his goal secured a 1-0 win at Crystal Palace.

Kevin Long (£4.3m) deputises for the Burnley captain. Nick Pope (£5.0m) owners will be hoping that Mee’s absence doesn’t make Sean Dyche’s team easier to breach.

Jack Cork (£4.9m) is also sidelined, so Josh Brownhill (£4.8m) continues in central midfield while defender Erik Pieters (£4.2m) keeps his place on the left side of midfield.

Returning to the Burnley line-up is Jay Rodriguez (£5.7m), who missed out in GW32 through injury. That pushes Dwight McNeil back into midfield, with the £6.1m man operating from the right-hand side of Dyche’s 4-4-2.

Chris Wood (£6.1m) and Johann Berg Gudmundsson (£5.9m) are part of the Clarets’ 20-man matchday squad. Neither player has featured for the club since the Premier League restarted.

Sheffield United are unchanged from their 3-1 victory at home to Spurs on Thursday.

The big news from Chris Wilder’s point-of-view is that Jack O’Connell (£4.6m) returns from injury to take a place on the substitutes’ bench.

The Blades boss ruled out John Lundstram (£4.7m), John Fleck (£4.7m) and Luke Freeman (£5.0m) for ‘a couple of weeks’ in his pre-match press conference.

Burnley XI: Pope; Taylor, Tarkowski, Long, Bardsley; Pieters, Westwood, Brownhill, McNeil; Rodriguez, Vydra.

Sheffield United XI: Henderson; Robinson, Egan, Basham; Stevens, Osborn, Norwood, Berge, Baldock; McBurnie, McGoldrick.


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1,085 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Glad He Ate Her
      1 month, 21 hours ago

      Salah captainers,

      Who is your VC?

      1. km79
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 hours ago

        Fernandes
        Barnes first sub

      2. Dannyb
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 hours ago

        Bruno

      3. bialk
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 hours ago

        Bruno

      4. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 hours ago

        😀

      5. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 hours ago

        Bruno

      6. Isaac.m94
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 hours ago

        triple captained. bruno VC, egan 1st sub

        1. Glad He Ate Her
            1 month, 21 hours ago

            Clench

            1. Isaac.m94
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 21 hours ago

              it's basically going to determine whether i finish top 10k or not

              1. Glad He Ate Her
                  1 month, 21 hours ago

                  What's your current rank?

            2. Firminoooo
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 21 hours ago

              You could pay a hitman to take him out.

        2. Pep Roulette
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 hours ago

          After seeing Sheffield's performance, Jiminez & Saiss look good for next week.

          1. Isaac.m94
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 21 hours ago

            then they'll pull out another performance like they did against spurs. prem is so unpredictable these days.

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 21 hours ago

              This

        3. SweepaKeepa
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 hours ago

          Dear Mr Egan, thanks for the goal and putting me (temporarily) at OR 13.

          1. Glad He Ate Her
              1 month, 21 hours ago

              Amazing, well done. Deflect all the salty comments coming

            • Firminoooo
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 21 hours ago

              Fantastic. Good luck.

            • Reddonkeyham 42
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 21 hours ago

              Liverpool game will be interesting for you. Good luck.

              1. SweepaKeepa
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 21 hours ago

                I am living in the present.

            • Pep bites Kun
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 21 hours ago

              Well done!

            • SweepaKeepa
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 21 hours ago

              Thanks, all, for the comments. You won’t hear from me after the Liverpool game.

          2. Glad He Ate Her
              1 month, 21 hours ago

              Egan to get 2 BAPS. Get in

            • Bossworld
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 19 hours ago

              Nice to see Salah and Mane are still at Sting and Stuart Copeland levels of friendship on the pitch.