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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. Greek Freak
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    "This guy is pretty special between the sheets" - commentator on Nick Pope

    1. NIKO.
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Lol that was ace

  2. Crouching Tiger
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Need a huge haul from Kane and Bardsley. Differentials 🙂

  3. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Norwich goal would be lovely.

    1. KAMARA-COPY
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      That would be the stuff of dreams

    2. what's my name
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      yes pls

  4. jason_ni
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Pope is something special between the sheets..

  5. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    "Nick Pope is pretty special between the sheets"

    1. jason_ni
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      classic!!

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Split my sides laughing at this

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

    Commentator: "[Nick Pope] is pretty special between the sheets.

    ... oops Freudian slip..."

    1. KAMARA-COPY
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

  7. Gentle_Turks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Anyone know EO for Fernandes?

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      135ish

      1. Gentle_Turks
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Thanks.

  8. KAMARA-COPY
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Congrats to the pope owners on the cleansheet and maximum bps

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      jinx

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

      Harder to get save points today.

    3. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      3 saves should do it for max bps

    4. jason_ni
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I've just brought him in.. so you can be sure they concede tonight..

  9. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Anyone planning to captain Dilva in 38?

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      o/

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

      Just because it’s his final game doesnt mean a haul!

      1. fr3d
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Nailed on to play, could be on both freekicks and pens

        1. Pep bites Kun
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Pep strikes me as nostalgic, but to that extent?

    3. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      They'll surely put him on the vital set pieces. Seems a safe 'punt'

    4. Lamplighters
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      He is still arguably their second best player.

  10. RedWolf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Bottomed

    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. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Team value does not mean much at this point.

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

      If a player actually rose by 200k then he is probably a player you want anyway
      Just make sure players you want aren't out of your team when they go up

  11. jason_ni
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Will bardsley or pieters keep their spot for 38?

    1. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I imagine Pieters will. Depends if Taylor returns

    2. Daniel S., FPL Veteran
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I am eyeing Bardsley. He is so attacking and have a hunch for him. We need to wait for injury news

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

      No reason Bardsley would lose his. Pieters could do, although when Taylor was fit Pieters was being deployed on the wing with Gudmundsson on the bench.

      The latter starts today, but it's his first start in a long time.

    4. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      No reason for Bardsley to lose his place

  12. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    How many of these norwich players are good enough for the PL next season? Not sure any are tbh. Cantwell’s overrated

    1. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Buendia seems pretty decent

    2. Daniel S., FPL Veteran
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Buendia

    3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Much talk of Buendia. Aarons maybe

      Although don't think any are that great

    4. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      pukki if he gets service.

      1. DAZZ
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        perhaps, don’t know who’d be willing to take a gamble on him

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Palace like a youngster

    5. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Aarons or Lewis would be good back-up full backs to have in a squad.

    6. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Amadou is handy

    7. Nabs Kebabs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Godfrey

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

      I'd like Spurs to have some backup for Kane - Pukki would be good enough

  13. Daniel S., FPL Veteran
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    So there is no win of you have both Martial and Bruno. You loose points and rank either way 🙁

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Not if you have Bruno Martial AND Rashford

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        this

    2. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      If you haven't captained either of them, then correct. You don't really care about Martial as his EO is pretty much 100%. But Bruno is 35% against you.

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

      You can own both and cap one you know...

      1. Daniel S., FPL Veteran
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        But Sterling...

        1. Fred54
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          I own him too.

  14. The Mighty Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    So that's why Nick Pope always gets the Baps

    1. NIKO.
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      😀

    2. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      All Baps, no Faps

  15. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Have Norwich conceded a header yet?

    1. Daniel S., FPL Veteran
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Pope is fancying it 😉

  16. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    first cornor goes to Norwich

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

      Your steam is about 8 minutes delayed?

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        huh

        1. Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          looks like i miss start then

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

      Having said that, they've just got another. Unintentional prediction.

  17. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Norwich will score here today. They’ve started really well

    1. Woy_is_back
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Hope so

  18. Daniel S., FPL Veteran
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Up 300 places 0 players in this game

    1. Daniel S., FPL Veteran
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      You?

      1. Van der Faart
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Up 1071 with just Tarko

      2. Fred54
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Yes you.

      3. Optimus.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        He said he's up 300 places

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          😆

    2. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      What's your rank

      1. Daniel S., FPL Veteran
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        7k

  19. Greek Freak
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Norwich third corner already.

  20. Woy_is_back
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Norwich will score

  21. yalala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Need a Norwich goal

  22. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Bit naive to think Norwich wouldn’t score in their last home game.

  23. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Hopefully Norwich score

  24. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Only thing good about Norwich taking on pope is hopefully no saves and baps for pope

    1. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      So much disrespect to Norwich haha

  25. Optimus.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Magnus Carlsen doesn't have KdB whilst I brought him in this week!

    If KdB has an Antonio esque performance(4 goals) then maybe just maybe I have a chance of getting within 250 points of him

    1. Differentiator
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Nice

  26. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    strange decision to bench pukki again, must have had a falling out?

    1. Differentiator
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      He brought in a Moomin stuffed toy to work and it didn't go down well

    2. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      He is not going ti be there next season so why play him,
      ?

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

      Don't want to trigger appearance fees.

    4. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Maybe he wants a transfer

    5. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Hes just not very good

    6. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      reckon they are selling him plus want to try out players for the Championship next year

    7. H-SF
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      he is awful

  27. Right In The Stanchion
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Where do we think Todd Cantwell will end up next season? I could see a broke team like Man Utd buying him maybe.

      1. Van der Faart
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Everton.

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Mid table club imo, maybe Arsenal.

        1. Nabs Kebabs
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          lol

          1. Daniel S., FPL Veteran
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Mid table team: Arsenal or Spurs. Agree

    • mrodgers91
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      How good is buendia? 2nd most chances created per 90mins, I think that's probably 2nd to kdb
      Could be very useful for someone like southampton or wolves who have a player very good at finishing chances

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

        Quality of the chances created are nowhere near KDBs.

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Or those the chances fall to.

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

            Yup!

          2. Daniel S., FPL Veteran
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Those the chances fail to

        2. Daniel S., FPL Veteran
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Yes they are good, but there is no one quality to finish them. He is good. I disagree about the KDB comment

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

            Buendia also loses possession like no player I've seen.

            1. mrodgers91
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Still means hes created more per 90 than TAA robbo digne even bruno. Seems logical to me that if you make enough eventually someone has to score, maybe its just how bad Norwich forwards have been since january

      2. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Remember when Tadic was at Southampton. He always seemed to create chances and have loads of shots, but it never returned into loads of assists and goals. Now he is doing better at Ajax.

        So wonder if it is just a Southampton thing (other than Ings). Redmond similar for them too, gets into good positions, but somehow never gets as many goals and assists as you expect.

        1. Daniel S., FPL Veteran
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          It's a Sout thing. Well said

          1. mrodgers91
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Maybe better at wolves then with jimenez banging them in every week. Although I dont remember soton having a decent finisher when tadic was there

    • Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      GW Fail, season over

    • Daniel S., FPL Veteran
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      My team.is full template. Anyone having more template team?

      1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Relax Daniel.

      2. Sasquatch Slayer
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Everyone copying you . It’s tough at the top