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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

    Norwich players ending their seasons early. I mean, what's the point anyway?

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

    Always more fun when it’s a second half hattie

  3. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Boo!

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

    Well done Wood and Tarkowski owners.

  5. Wild Card this...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Yeeesssss

  6. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Pieters injured?

  7. HurriKane
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Wooooddddd yesssssss

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

    Is Pieters ded?

  9. mattk lfc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Wood!

  10. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 12 days ago

    How on earth are Norwich gonna score now! Nonsense!

  11. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    How many red cards before the game is called off?

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

      4

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

        It’s 5. Obviously never played against someone who gets easily wound up on FIFA then :p

  12. Mr Arsenal
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    2 RCs is suspicious...

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

    These reds are kind of message to the City players. They will be afraid from an injury in a non relevant game and risk CL.

    Salah captain in GW 38?

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Most impressive overthinking that I've seen in ages.

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

        I disagree. Think from KDB perspective

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

    #Wood4Wood

    1. The Overthinker
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Wood salutes wood

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

      I'd better change my user name after my campaign to not sell Greenwood for Wood.

  15. JJO
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Tarko AA

  16. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Pieters assist???

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

      Yes

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Oh Gundmonson

  17. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    This game is a bit crazy!

  18. Bossworld
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Still going through the motions of the red card on Sky Go

    1. Bossworld
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Wood should stop these overhead kick attempts, they're rotten aesthetically

  19. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Don't captain wood they said!!!!?!!!!

    So. I didn't.

    Jesus

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      In what world were Norwich going down to 9 men

      1. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Uh this one

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

    Gudmundsson A
    Tark AA

  21. UnitedRthebest
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Here we go. Went ings over wood. Scared af now

    • HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      The good news is all those people who signed up / create a team for this week are screwed

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        What's that about?

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

          Loads of people create a new team, their first gw of the season and load it up with early starters, one of them being TC

          1. Pep bites Kun
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            For the prize for the most points for a gameweek? It would be pretty easy to block

          2. Pep bites Kun
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            I think it's a coffee cup or some other piece of worthless paraphernalia

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

      WOOOOOOODDDD

    • TAT
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Stupid me saving a transfer, playing Aurier with Stephens first sub, instead of getting Bardsley in for Fernández…

    • It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      This will end in carnage

    • MAXIMIN EFFORT
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Wood captainers unite!!

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

      wouldn't say this was a red.
      just unlucky

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

        While I agree it shouldn't be a red, those tackles are always given a red in PL for being reckless. So it had to be a red.

    • Lev Yashin
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Krul with some serious poppadom hands there.

    • Monkey Hanger
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Disagreed with first red. Second one was GBH.

      1. Arctic monkeys
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Both clear reds, you can see buendia's intention to elbow

    • Railwayman
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      NZ's Messi : D