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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. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Based on recent starts and minutes, the next "main attackers" (sorry Bilva) to be benched are Jesus and Foden, one before the other. Predicting who's benched first between them is a coin toss. Predicting who's benched after both of them is also up in the air

    Dilva gets FA Cup and GW38 (farewell game). Benched in GW37 as he's been a regular in FA Cup and this rests him for GW38
    KDB and Sterling have no reason to be benched again until UCL
    Mahrez should miss only one of the next three games. Maybe GW38, since that lets Foden start a home game
    Jesus is due a rest. More likely FA Cup (Sterling false 9). If not, GW37. Starts GW38
    Foden should only play two more games (or one) out of the three. GW38 should happen for him. GW37 could be a miss, letting him keep the trend of starting home games

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      We'll see when the FA cup lineups come out.

      1. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Yup

        There's also a chance of Pep tossing Bilva out there to replace KDB or Sterling for one of the three

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Right now I think:

          Silva - 37 38
          KDB - FA 37 38
          Sterling - FA 37 38
          Mahrez - FA 38
          Foden - 37
          Jesus - FA 38

          Something like this.

          1. Tempestic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Agreed

          2. Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 12 days ago

            That's Bernado RW 37, Sterling False 9?

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Yep.

              1. Ze_Austin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Goes against Pep's current trend with Mahrez (1 sub : 3 starts), but matches Foden (1 sub : 1 start)

                Actually, Sterling being benched in GW36 drifted from the trend and made it quite tricky for me. Problem is Bilva

                1. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Agreed the problem is Bilva

                  Think he'll get a start and 37 seems most probable to me.

                2. Ze_Austin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Wait. No. This doesn't match Foden's trend

                  Sub in GW36, starts FA Cup, sub in GW37, starts GW38. According to how he's been played since GW31, that is

          3. MGD
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Would love this

          4. TomSaints
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Not that I can change it but having had a lot of rest recently I see Mahrez nailed for 37 and sub 38

          5. jamiejoe
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            I agree

            1. jamiejoe
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Except KdB and Sterling rested gw37

    2. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Not sure about this one

    3. VAR United
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Trying to predict a pep team 2 games in advance is a fools game

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        So Sterling and KDB start twice? Juhuuuuu

    4. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      This isn't based on tactics though, priorities change through a season.

      The early round cup team is now the league team. That is, squad players are playing out the penultimate league game and the top picks are in the Cup side.

      This may well change next Sunday at home to Norwich but has been clear in gw36 and gw37.

  2. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Buendia looks to have picked up an injury in the warm up. May have to be replaced in the starting line up.

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Buendia running around freely now.

  3. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Buendia injured in warm up, doubtful to start

  4. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Buendia looks like he may have just got injured in the lineup.

    1. fr3d
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      There goes Pope's 3 saves and bonus points...

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Nah, he's running about now. Might be an early sub though...

  5. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Rival (c) Bruno and got RID of Salah while I got him in!

    That was a mistake 🙁

  6. Fred54
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Buendia still starting at this moment in time.

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      How about now?

  7. Fred54
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    No one:

    Norwich: Black and Decker Matters

  8. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    What moves did the professionals make? The likes of Mark, Ronke, Virg, Daniel, Eggdork etc

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      I benched Foden.

      1. Fred54
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Maybe that's why I'm not a professional...

    2. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 12 days ago

      I outscore all of them, so you should really be asking me.

      1. Woy_is_back
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Same

        1. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 12 days ago

          🙂

    3. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      We all know that game 🙂

  9. KP - FPL
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Does anyone know when Jiminez wife is due? Is it any day now or could it be a while now?

    1. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      2 days according to my calculations, same day as the palace game! Still in my team tho, hoping the babys a couple days late

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Any day now afaik.

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

      Can see that cradling celebration already

  10. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    One of my rivals is absolutely going for it.

    Willian > Stanislas as his transfer :O

    I'm also on Sterling (c) the only person in contention. If he hauls big I can be back in it.

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Sterling will haul. I went him too, however made an amateur move not saving it apparently so he still VC and Bruno is C. Time will tell

  11. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Martial over 100% EO 😮

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Could you explain what that exactly means?

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        means a Martial owner and non captainer is getting a red arrow if he scores

    2. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Oops. This is strange. If i knew that would have give him the armbansld

      1. Yank Revolution
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        I capped him

  12. Woy_is_back
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Norwich 5-0

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 12 days ago

      5-1 and a wood goal

  13. MGD
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Who wins this GW:

    Team 1 / Team 2

    Pope / Saiss
    Mahrez / Foden
    Wood / Jimenez

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 12 days ago

      1.

  14. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Getting Salah in was a major mistake oh well

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      You can't say that before he's played.

      1. Optimus.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Is he actually eligible to play vs his parent club?

    2. fr3d
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Weird comment

    3. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Well now that I've learnt you brought him in too?

      Yep disaster.

    4. Duffy Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      ?

    5. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      He’s my captain lol. Blank and yellow card in bound

  15. Tempestic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Ooooh rival's gone Rashford captain after I called out in being a one trick pony with Fernandes captain 😆 Got a bad feeling he might smash it
    Gone Martial here!

    Also got Wood to his Ings... slighly scared

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Martial (c) here too hope he absolutely smashes it I own him basically all year and only the 2nd time captaining him!

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        same here I think, owned him a lot this season, superb value OOP but haven't handed him the captaincy much. Hopefully he wont let us down

  16. Greek Freak
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    My team structure didn't allow it, but one midfielder I really wanted, who I rarely see mentioned here, is Stanislas. Bournemouth have looked good going forward since he returned.

    1. Greek Freak
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Not sure why I felt like commenting this, I guess just in case Stanislas hauls 😀

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        ahah I was actually thinking about him the other day, he often does well

    2. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Waste of transfer

      1. Greek Freak
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        No such thing as a waste of transfer if free hitting for GW38.

        1. Daniel - Go Granville
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Waste of a transfer. I prefer doing them for a big hitters in GW37

  17. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Chris Wood loves a game against Norwich. He's scored four in his last three against them.

    https://twitter.com/BBCMOTD/status/1284524263094001664

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Nearly as good as Sterling’s stats vs Bournemouth.

      Irrelevant statistic.

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Nah coz Wood actually is starting

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Wood will probably score but not because of these past events.

          1. Tempestic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            ik I'm just playing mate.

            Although saying that I think it can give a player confidence if he knows he smashed this lot last time he played them, and potentially vice versa for the defenders up against him

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Fingers friggin x'd for a return

  18. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Is Bardsley nailed on ?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Once Lowton is out.

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        GW 38?

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Worth finding out if you want Bardsley.

          1. Daniel - Go Granville
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Thanks Raindog 🙂

  19. sunzip14
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Who wins?

    A) Basham, Sterling, Son, Ings (Captain Rashford, both have)
    B) Pieters, Foden, Pulisic, Kane (Captain Kane, only one has)

    1. Optimus.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Gimme a sec..

      https://i.imgur.com/FRc0M.gif

    2. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      A

  20. El Presidente
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Holy cow, just went up 100 places and the matches havent even started....

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Because of hits

      1. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Yeah, but its a bit surprising if you ask me. Im just outside top 1k you should expect people to play the cautious game but apparently everyone´s going for it!!

  21. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Early thoughts on this bus team:

    Pope (Hendo)
    TAA VVD Digne
    Sterling (c) KDB (vv) Bruno Foden Martial
    Greenwood Ings
    Bench: Jimmy, Doherty, Eagan.

    0.3m itb, 2 FT

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Jimmy will punish

  22. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Chelsea should go for Pope... And done with it

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      *be done

  23. Fred54
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Been playing this game for years, avoid double defence.

    Pope and Pieters though.

    ╏ ” ⊚ ͟ʖ ⊚ ” ╏

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      (⚆_⚆)

    2. MGD
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Double Wolves...

  24. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Bringing in Vardy for Bournemouth will be the point I lost my ML. Went 343 and backed myself into too many hits to get back to 352. Hindsight is not my friend right now.

  25. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Magnus has wood, hat-trick incoming

    1. Make America Greta Again
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Folks ahead of him soiling their pants! Be great if he did an article on FFS.

    2. Sasquatch Slayer
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Who did he captain ?

  26. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 12 days ago

    No players today or tomorrow for me.

  27. RedWolf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    I'm using my FH for the last week.

    My first time doing this, but does anyone else 'play the market' when it comes to this?

    I've hit the button already, but rather than picking the players I actually want, I'm transferring in players that look like they might rise in value, and therefore protecting as much of my team value as I can.

    Obviously if they rise and they're a player I want, happy days, I've made a saving. If they're a player I don't want, but happen to rise 0.2m, then that adds 0.1m into my transfer pot when I sell.

    Is this a strategy that has actually worked for people, or am I wasting time here?

    1. Fantabulous KdB
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Wasting time in last GW, just get the players you want and make changes as you go

  28. Fred54
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Norwich corner in record time.

  29. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    You just know it will be Westwood who comes out on top in the battle of the Wood's now

    1. Greek Freak
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      *Greenwood.

      1. Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Brownhill

    2. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      What about Kevin De Branch?

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 12 days ago

      ELM ohamedy

  30. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Goal-shy Norwich already ruined a Kiko clean sheet on me, better not do the same for Pope now.

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      They look so up for this, already done more in 4 mins than all of Chelsea game.