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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. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Wish I'd played double Burnley defence now

  2. HellasLEAF
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Shocking that was a red card. Even with VAR to see it they still got that wrong. Yellow and a warning that. When did this stop being a man's game?

    1. Wirbelwind
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      There definitely was violent conduct intent there, I understand why they make that a red.

      1. HellasLEAF
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        He help up. Watch the replay. Was a poor reaction to being held.

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Violent and intentional. Has no place in the game.

    3. Isco Disco
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Clear Red card. Intentional Elbow on the head. No place for violent misconduct now that VAR is here

    4. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Agree. Everyone saying intentional but there has to be a certain amount of force to make it a sending off! If I flick someone’s ear then that’s obviously intentional

  3. Woy_is_back
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Big woody

    1. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Congratulations (also, it's probably not as big as you think it is).

  4. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    I hate Pope so much - just concede

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Yeah I'm changing my username soon.

  5. ZimZalabim
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    I think he got sent off coz he made a fist which is what you would do if you wanted to elbow some one so shows intent

    1. Wirbelwind
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      The fist, his gaze was upon the target, the motivation (appears annoyed before) ...

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

    Benched TAA. Ml leader has TAA and vvd....could be great, or probably terrible

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      🙂 I've got double Liv def (1 benched - hasn't worked out). Think you're good v CHE

  7. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Pope go ahead and score now

  8. Bun Rab L3D2
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    I think the little look before he brought down the elbow sold it for the ref.

  9. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Triple up in heaven.

  10. Forza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Big chance for Wood to get going again. Is there a viagra shop that does same day delivery?

  11. denial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Will be even tougher to take if Norwich score now!

  12. Legohair
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    So if i activate my FH, i have free transfers before deadline?

    1. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Yep

      1. Legohair
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Thanks, so now start to build my FH team then

    2. Skloppy Kops
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Yep

    3. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      until*

      1. Legohair
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Sorry english

  13. Bossworld
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Incoming defensive 0-0 masterclass

  14. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Krul in the mood.

    1. The Overthinker
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Hate it

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

      He'll be taking hard shots from Wood into his hands, and in his face if he has to.

  15. DandyDon
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    I’m torn I own wood but probably more important for Norwich to score for me not owning Burnley defence.

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Same hereb

    2. The Overthinker
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Come on you Norwich

  16. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Thought Pope + Bardsley was risky. Wishing I’d had the guts to put Pieters on too. Could be a mauling. They’ve no spine.

  17. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Lol it' s never red. Another disgrace by english refferes as usual.

    1. Skloppy Kops
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      wrong intention. Clear red.

    2. HellasLEAF
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Agreed 100% NIHO992. Player was being grabbed and held. It was a reaction to that. A poor one, but the player held up. VAR shows this. This is why we have VAR to determine these things. In the past you had to assume in the split second. Now we can slow down and see and it's still red.

  18. Wilshere Knowledge
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Burnley defenders might even get pass completion bonus.

  19. Woy_is_back
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Imagine if Norwich Score with 10 men O_O

    1. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      noooooo

    2. The Overthinker
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Wish this happens

  20. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Wood shot blocked.

  21. Andy_Social
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Mmm, brought in Pope this GW. 6 pointer banked but prolly no save points now. Mustn't be greedy.

  22. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    No Burnley ffs

  23. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    I'd be really annoyed if my double Burnley defense doesn't return

  24. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Wood is going to poke one.

  25. jason_ni
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Tinkering with fh.. How's initial look going big in mf and up top..
    Martinez (fodder)
    Azpi - Diop -Bardsley
    Kdb - dilva -sterling -mane - martial
    Auba - ings (greenwood)

    1. Wirbelwind
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Krul is such a legend. Really wish another PL team would snatch him.

    2. Wirbelwind
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Wrong comment earlier.
      Martinez and azpi is brave

  26. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Pieters attacking points would be nice.

  27. Skloppy Kops
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Comon Tarks. You are my only soldier today

  28. Arctic monkeys
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Come on tark, score from this freekick

  29. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Your clean sheets are guaranteed.. please stop panacking

  30. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Pope better not score more than 6 points

    1. Woy_is_back
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Highly unlikely