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

    Wood for the golden boot

  2. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    If the game abandom

    will i get Cs points or not?

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

      Lmao

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        it can happen only need 2 more red cards

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

      no

  3. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    *Orders 8 feet sofa for second half*

    1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Who are you? Farke?

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

      😆

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

    Only 6 points for Pope then. Lucky non owners

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Bore off

  5. El Fenomeno R9
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Love hits but didnt do Foster > Pope...will need penalty save from Foster

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

    City Norwich on Sunday will be fun......

    1. Kabayan
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Pick the "right" players will be fun

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

        Free hit ahead of City at home to Norwich? Can I have 6 City please...

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

    have a big bet on Wood over 2 shots on target. How many has he had so far just the 1?

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

      as far as i remember yh but for sure he'll get another SOT

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

        thanks need 2 more second half

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

      What odds did you get?

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

      Tenner?

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

      Good luck!

      I've got a bet on a Wood Hatty. Would be about 70 bucks which is ok

  8. Oggle22
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Surely in gunna get some points of Rodriguez can't be that unlucky surely

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

      seems very likely

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

      Just recovered from a knock, might be taken off early.

      1. Oggle22
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        That's my worry maybe should have gone wood ha need to make up 18 points had Salah Henderson and captain Bruno last week didmt go to plan let's hope it does today

  9. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    I got Wood

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

      same, a lot did tbf. But still only 12% EO!

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

    Probably going to regret not switching greenwood out for wood

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      100%

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

      Ditto, went for Tarko instead

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

    Kevin friend is a fraud imo

    1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      If by Kevin Friend, you mean Farke, then i'd agree

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

    I guess this is a game where Wood can break Salah's points record? Who TC'd wood?

  13. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    To fittingly end this season Norwich will beat Man City 1-0 next week

    1. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      They already know how to do it

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

      2-1 City win. Everyone expecting 5-0+ (like against Bournemouth).

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

    If the likes of KdB, Mahrez and Sterling are clearly in the starting 11 tonight, regardless of potential for extra time....

    Who really thinks they are first picks for Pep in a game that doesn't mean anything for Man City?

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

      The ones on the bench.

    2. Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      See who is in lineup midweek
      Anyone who misses or comes off at 60 is good
      I'll have Jesus Sterling C and Silva prob

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

      Pep plays fantasy football too you know

  15. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Funny game where Sheffield got a game abandoned for 5 reds
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcqnnrEeI8w

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

      That tackle at 0:38! 😀

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

        lol

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

      How does that work - Ref gets to call it for player safety or is it regulation?

  16. E25
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Absute jam for Wood owners. I'm not salty about it at all. Going to be a looonnnggggg 2nd half.

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

      What was jam about that goal?
      Bicycle kick wonder goal.

      1. E25
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        How many shots on target before 9 men? 😉

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

          Takes a lot of skill to score off your shin like that.

          1. E25
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            He's obvi a world class striker

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

      Even though it was a good goal it had such a Burnley quality about it. Went down in Slo motion, hit his shin and trickled in.

      1. E25
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        He knew exactly what he was doing 😉

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

    Everyone will be getting Wood now it seems.

  18. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    12 mins before meltdown

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

      4 of the 6 are obvious.

  19. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Antonio got 4 against Norwich...Wood needs to get more against less Norwich

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

      High scoring Burnley....

      That was just part of the madness into Burnley attack this morning.

      The biggest fail was Man City premium again.

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

    45 mins of Wood against 9 man Norwich.

    What could possibly go wrong?

    1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Doubt i'l last that long

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

      Wood owners deserve a red card to return his points to what they would have been if Norwich hadn’t had 2 players sent off

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

        Stop provoking.

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

          Oh yes because my comment is much worse than the response....

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

    Cynics corner!!

  22. Totalfootball
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Magnus Carlsen in 5th place owns wood !

    1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Who actually cares

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

      All the top cats have him, no brainer really to chase players vs Norwich.

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

        Surprising decision for me, Burnley attackers never go big. Dyche is a nick one and defend manager, hence their clean sheet prowess

  23. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Burnley defence EO anyone?

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

      Around 80.

    2. Costa Nostra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      I own 3 so probably skewing the totals. Lol

  24. huwwilliams_
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Anyone got any early FH advice for final GW??

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

    Norwich need 5 red cards to forfeit the game, not 4. Number of players has to fall below 7.

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

      Pretty sure it's 7 or less mate

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

    Hope Wood hauls but happy for the return regardless!

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

    Anyone play the 'target the worst team in the league' game pick the wrong team?

    1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Nope
      Wood and Tarkowski in for -4

  28. Captain Hindsight
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Bringing in Wood this gameweek is looking like a good choice now with the 2 Norwich sending offs

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

      Username checks out

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

        whoosh

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

        Page not found

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

        Haha

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

      Rocking

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

      It's our year.

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

      😆

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

    What do we reckon this’ll finish? 5-0?

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

      4-0 with a second half Pope hattrick based on this season

  30. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    I wonder what wood be Farke's half time team talk...

    1. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Is that a pun? (just in case people missed it.

    2. El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Who to collect their money from Burnley win bet