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Wood starts for Burnley as Long owners subjected to team sheet ordeal

Following a week of interest from the Fantasy Premier League community, Chris Wood (£6.1m) keeps his place in the starting line-up as Burnley travel to Norwich.

The New Zealand international is paired up-front with Jay Rodriguez (£5.7m), who has four attacking returns in his last five appearances since the Premier League restart.

The Clarets may be short in defence, with Charlie Taylor (£4.4m) and Ben Mee (£4.9m) still missing, but a return for Johann Berg Gudmundsson (£5.9m) in midfield means Erik Pieters (£4.2m) can slot in at left-back after several outings on the right wing.

Kevin Long (£4.3m) is the man who continues to deputise for Mee, but his owners were given an arduous few minutes when the team-sheets were announced this afternoon.

Burnley’s official Twitter account posted a line-up which featured an injured Mee at centre-back and Long nowhere to be seen.

However, this was deleted within a few minutes and owners of the budget centre-back were given a reprieve upon discovering that he had, in actual fact, made the starting line-up.

Meanwhile, as interest in Norwich’s squad continues to diminish, Teemu Pukki (£6.4m) is on the bench once again, with Josip Drmic (£5.3m) leading the line supported in attack by Onel Hernández (£5.3m), Todd Cantwell (£4.5m) and Emi Buendía (£6.0m).

Norwich City XI (4-2-3-1): Krul; Lewis, Klose, Godfrey, Aarons; Tettey, McLean; O Hernández, Buendía, Cantwell; Drmic.

Burnley XI (4-4-2): Pope; Pieters, K Long, Tarkowski, Bardsley; McNeil, Westwood, Brownhill, Gudmundsson; Wood, Rodriguez.

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1,691 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Pope and Pieters. Excellent start

    1. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Amazing

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Completely unexpected haha

        You’re doing well this season mate!

        1. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Thanks man. Good luck

  2. Karhumies
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Taking a hit for Soyuncu->Pieters for the BB seems to pay off much better than last week's hit for Jimenez->Jesus.

  3. ZeBestee
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    If Norwich hadnt been shown the 2 reds, we would probably had more points for the likes of Wood.

    Who agrees with this reasoning?

    1. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      With how Burnley play thats true they have no idea what to do with so much possession. Didnt help that they over hit most crosses as well.

    2. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Possiblé. Hypotheticals though

  4. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Saiss to Bardsley went well unless Saiss scores

  5. Martial Matas
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Brought in Peters, Bardsley, Long for a -8

    1. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Don’t get brining in defenders for a hit, you just make up the 4pts again if your lucky. In this case very lucky with the OG on top of CS. Long for example won’t get you a gain as he’s not in the bps!

      1. Yank Revolution
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Silly "rule". Sometimes you need to and it works.

      2. sunzip14
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        What if he had players like Lascelles and Taylor who weren't going to play?

        1. Yank Revolution
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Bingo. My exact situation

        2. Martial Matas
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Oi, get out of my transfer history!

      3. Martial Matas
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Well yes clearly a gamble, but felt good chance of clean sheets, and hedging my bets for goal involvement at set pieces.

  6. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Wood gets 1 bap.

  7. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Pope’s 2nd save deserves a BAP.

    1. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      This

      1. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Definitely

  8. SB007
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    My Pieters transfer inspirational!
    I captained DSilva

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Better have a decent vice

    2. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      In my case forced with Taylor injury.

  9. The Red Devil
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Fullbacks looked so much better tark & long
    Might get pieters or bardsley on FH

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      9 men though. 9 Norwich men at that.

  10. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Free hitters are we making transfers tonight? A lot of potential risers and fallers on fplstatistics.

    1. tucaoneo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Yes

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Antonio definitely

    3. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Thanks, will take a look. We can keep making transfers, can we?

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Yep

  11. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    I'll take those 15 from Wood & Bardsley!

    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      18 will do here

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Pieters & Pope?

    2. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Good combo. Needed a defender myself this week to make any decent gain. Oh well

  12. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Foden should be good for 37 at least

    1. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      First on my bench, hope for a full rest for some of my lads

  13. Freshy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    I demand a recount on Number of Pope saves

    1. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Where do I sign?

  14. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Guys what's the final bps would be?

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Pieters - 3
      Bardsley - 2
      Wood - 1

  15. Wirbelwind
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Made the wrong call with Bradsley vs Pieters, but still happy if Bardsley can keep 2 bps

    1. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      No you didnt. Absolutely no chance to predict that.

      1. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Enjoy you've made an amazing call. 8pts for a 4.3m defender

        1. Wirbelwind
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          I was just lucky I didn't have enough for Tarkowski left. Now it's FH time!

    2. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I made the same call! But it was right, Bardsley was the safest pick among him Long & Pieters!

      1. Wirbelwind
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        yeah I suppose! Even with 12 for Pieters, I would definitely have signed for 8 with Brad

    3. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      same totally happy still

    4. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Went Pieters to save the 0.1 so I can get Auba next week!

  16. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Burnley's take on a field day: 2-0 vs 9 men, one OG.

  17. pundit of punts
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Who’s your captain?

    Ings captain here

    1. Werner Bremen
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Great. Mine is Martial, and Ings is vice.

    2. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Fernandes

    3. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      salah

  18. Werner Bremen
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Dilva is only gonna get a cameo against Watford, is he?

    1. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Looks like he is questionable for GW 38 even.. CL and FA cup final.
      .

  19. Mr. Sitter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Decided to bring in Pieters 2 mins before deadline. Finally some luck. 🙂

  20. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Got Dilva one week too early 🙁

    No chance he starts vs watford now is there?

    Hopefully doesnt come on either

    1. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      presumption gets you nowhere with Pep

    2. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Every chance

      ... He's one of Man City elite and there won't be 11 changes for Tuesday.

      Expect him to be in if he subs on 65 mins

  21. FALSE PROFIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Over a season what would you consider a good average points per game from a goalkeeper?

    1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Whatever Pope is getting. New article posted btw.

      1. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Seems right. I got 5 points more.

      2. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I would be interested what Andy got.

  22. Bookkeeper
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Foden to start against watford?

    1. Gunner Boy
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Seems so

  23. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    So triple up on Burnley defs for FHTeam?

    1. sandman58
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I've got Pope and Pieters
      Gonna get Bardsley too

  24. Gentle_Turks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Any news / links / photos on whether Aurier returned from France and trained today?

  25. FALSE PROFIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Sorry Andy but as much as I respect your skill in this game and I watch all your pods. It is inexcusable to waste so many points in your goalkeeper position.
    I wonder how many points it cost you and your rank if you just kept Pope all year rather than listening to Burnley politics?

  26. OLEgend
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Gutted as I messed up the transfers,could have done Holgate Pulisic to Pieters Dilva and bench TAA, instead I panicked last min and did TAA Pulisic to Tark Dilva...

  27. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Next gw free hit team:
    Martinez
    Bardsley Long Pieters
    Salah KDB Mahrez Dilva Bruno
    Auba Kane

  28. bigdip
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Chasing to close ML gap so need to go hard or go home:
    DDG (Martin)
    Bardsley VVD Saiss (Kiko, Lascelles)
    Mane KDB (TC) WILLIAN Bruno
    Jesus Greenwood KANE

    (ML competitors dont have Mane or Kane)
    (1FT, 0.1TB)
    A) Saiss & Willian -> Pieters & Dilva (-4 hit)
    B) Saiss, Willian & Kane -> Pieters, Dilva & Auba (-8hit)
    C) Saiss, Willian & Kane -> Pieters, Sterling & Wood (-8 hit)

  29. sandman58
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Anyone else up for Triple Burnley defence GW38 home to Brighton?

    1. Goodbye Horses
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      If you think Brighton are as bad as a nine man Norwich.

      1. sandman58
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        I absolutely do mate...one clean sheet guarantees the golden glove