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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. SouthCoastSaint
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    We’ve got wood

    1. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      How many?

  2. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Getting Wood pays off for the punters, fair play.

    Just hope my Pieters Pope points remain

  3. H-SF
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    morning wood lets go

  4. Wilshere Knowledge
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    9 men, shinned it, should have been saved.

    On top of Sterling’s goal, Magnus has sacrificed livestock.

  5. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Rival has gone Wood. Think he’s going to nick the league from me. Post lockdown I’ve had a shocker!!!

    1. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      And me, haven’t been able to pick a captain to save my life!

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        I’ve totally crumbed, half trying to predict him and half just making terrible picks and captains. I deserve to lose tbh

  6. DandyDon
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Wow thought he was looking useless but well done wood. Great finish. More second half please

  7. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Final score prediction?

    1. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      3-0

    2. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      0-1 I hope

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

      0-8, wood double hattrick 😆

    4. Balls of Steel
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      5-0

    5. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      0:4

    6. Krafty Werks
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      0-4...Wood, Wood, Wood, Wood.

    7. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      100 nil. Wood 99 goals

  8. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Looking forward to the postmatch conference

  9. Zilla
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Gund still alive 😮

  10. Sif
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Didn't get Wood but VVD > Tarkowski for the double up looking good.

  11. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 8 days ago

    2 red cards. Give me a break!

  12. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Well, that was quick...

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

    I love this, took a hit to bring in 2 Burnley players! 😆 (the hit was to free up fund for next week and I didnt have 3 playing defeders with Aurier maybe out)

    WOOOOD 🙂

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

      Me 2 Temp!

  14. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Wood love!

  15. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    First one wasn't a red.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Strike out?

      Just cause it’s not in the face doesn’t mean it’s fair game.

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 8 days ago

        That was a strike? Embarrassing

      2. HellasLEAF
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        My Nan hits harder. No red.

    2. HellasLEAF
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      In the old days yes on reaction.

      Now with VAR to review it??? Shocking they still gave it. Another instance where VAR has failed us.

  16. teddypicker
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Going to be a more red cards this gwk.. early holiday > playing pointless games

  17. Woy_is_back
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    No Wood but Pope and Tark. Should surely be a cs against 9 men?

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

      Surely

    2. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Cue Norwich goal

    3. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Do you think?

    4. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Famous last words!

  18. FPL Pillars
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    NINE men?

    Wow Burnley owners luck out so bad!

  19. Greek Freak
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    I wonder if there are any FPL teams starting both Buendia and Drmic.

  20. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Jammy Wood owners going to get a haul from a 1 goal team

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

      Jammy? I took a damned hit to bring him in...the OPPOSITE of jammy

  21. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    I think we’d all have Wood if we knew Norwich were going to get 2 reds!

  22. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Pope wont haul because he wont do anything

    1. Balls of Steel
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Safe 6 points though

  23. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    None Wood owners, are you deleting your team before second half?

    1. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Season in tatters.

    2. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Ive got Mcneil and Pieters, im hoping some magic happens down that left wing

    3. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Such a joke, down to nine men who would have written that

  24. HellasLEAF
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Damn. Damn damn.

    Could not bring myself to bring in Wood and did Vardy to Ings.

    Wood brace guaranteed now Norwich 9 men LOL.

    Wood with a Ronaldo scissor to boot. This FPL season has been one to forget for sure.

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Yeah. Can’t wait for it to end. Seriously contemplating not playing next season

  25. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    This is getting me excited for the 2nd half. Glad I have Wood. 😀

  26. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 8 days ago

    We’ve capped big Chris wood and he’s going to score 5 in the 2nd half!

    1. Team17
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Same!

  27. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Season over

    Decided to not get wood for a hit. Would probably have worked out if it was 11 v 11

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

    Got on Burnley to win at better than evens odds 😀

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

    How come the ref blew the whistle with 2 mins left of added time?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Sympathy towards Norwich

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

    What happens to FPL when Norwich take a couple of more reds and looses on WO ?

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

      gotta give everyone on the Burnley team 5 points at least I reckon