Dugout Discussion

£4.0m FPL defender Dunne makes first Premier League start in Tarkowski absence


The last of four Premier League matches to take place on Sunday is the late kick-off at the King Power Stadium, with Burnley the visitors to Leicester.

Play gets underway at 19:00 BST.

Jamie Vardy (£10.1m) is the most-owned player on show in this game, with almost one in four Fantasy Premier League managers owning the Leicester City striker.

He is part of an unchanged starting XI, with James Maddison (£7.0m) again having to be content with a place on the bench.

After blanking in Gameweek 1, Burnley finally get their 2020/21 league campaign off and running.

As was the case at the end of last season, the Clarets are down to the bare bones.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson (£5.5m) picked up an injury in midweek, joining Ashley Barnes (£6.0m), Ben Mee (£5.0m) and Jack Cork (£5.0m) on the sidelines.

James Tarkowski (£5.5m) has also failed to recover from a “bruised toe”, so budget FPL defender Jimmy Dunne (£4.0m) is handed his first-ever Premier League start.

Robbie Brady (£5.0m), rather than an ‘out of position’ Erik Pieters (£4.5m), gets the nod in Gudmundsson’s absence.

Nick Pope (£5.5m), the leading FPL points-scorer among goalkeepers last season, is between the posts and is the only Burnley asset who boasts a double-digit ownership.

No goalkeeper kept more clean sheets away from home than Pope (seven) in 2019/20, although six of them came against clubs who finished in the bottom half.

Vardy registered 17 attacking returns at home last season, which no other FPL forward could top.


Leicester City XI: Schmeichel, Castagne, Ndidi, Soyuncu, Justin, Mendy, Ayoze Pérez, Tielemans, Praet, Barnes, Vardy.

Burnley XI: Pope, Bardsley, Long, Dunne, Taylor, Brady, Brownhill, Westwood, McNeil, Wood, Rodríguez.

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2,127 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Orion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Help please guys... Is this too lite on a WC ???
    Ryan steer
    Cooper,VVD, Justin, Mitchell, Taylor
    KDB, Sterling, Salah, Son, 4.5
    DCL, Bamford, Maupay(or the other one up to 6.5)
    I just want exactly that midfielders there...

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Yes it looks light, but you already know that

      It's not bad, just light, but may work out. If you want that MF then you have to forego prime players elsewhere

    2. Whiskerz
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Can see why you want it, but it hamstrings your team too much imo. Especially considering the value to be had in mid price mids and fwds

  2. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Auba, ASM, Adams -> Son, Zaha, Jimenez -8 Yay or Nay?

    1. Orion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Just not sure about Jimmy yet...

    2. Lebowski85
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Do it

    3. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      It's either that or Auba, ASM -> Sterling, Zaha for -4

      1. Orion
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        That one is way much better imo

    4. diabydoesgallas
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Nay

  3. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Which pairing would you prefer on a WC?

    1. Guaita & Robertson
    2. Martinez & Trent

    1. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      B

    2. Orion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      B

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      B

    4. Whiskerz
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      can't find .5 for a G and T?

  4. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Too risky to get Pulisic in now before Alli drops again? Or just go safe and get Rodriguez?

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

      He wasn't even on the bench, so unfortunately Pulisic isn't an option.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        FPL has both Puli and Ziyech fit for the next game

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Please please please let Puli be fit

    2. R Whites
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      J rod before the rise?

      1. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Seems to be the sensible option.

    3. QUEN
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      I made the move now I’ll have anxiety - I expect he will play 30 or 60

      1. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Puli?

        1. QUEN
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Yeah

          Got him yesterday so I could use the 0.1 on dcl

    4. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      I was scouring t’interweb earlier, as really want to get him in, but found nothing to suggest it wouldn’t be a massive risk. I’m between Rodríguez and Zaha - you not tempted by the latter?

  5. kempc23
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Havertz one last chance against WBA or get rid for Zaha or Hamez?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Good chance Puli and/or Ziyech joins him next game so I'd stay cool.

    2. Manani
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      on WC

      which 4.5m keeper?

      1. Manani
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        reply fail

    3. Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      WBA are dismal. CPA and EVE could easily cancel each other out

    4. Alexis Nonsense
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      I’d get rid, Lampard seem clueless om where he should play. Expect Pulisic to play CM next game, and Kanté up front

    5. Whiskerz
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      chelsea will destroy wba

  6. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Cheeky bet on Burnley to win 1-0. Pope masterclass

  7. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Games on BBC now if you want to watch 🙂

  8. Gravless are for Kinnear
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Burnley are well prepared for fielding a Brexit XI when the new rules kick in

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      The central defence will be shot at the border.

    2. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Grim

  9. pundit of punts
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Really liking the look of this GW 4 WC team -

    Ryan - Steele
    Saiss - Lamptey - Taylor - Mitchell - Dunne
    Salah - KDB - Son - Podence - Mendy
    Vardy - Jimenez - Ings

    Thoughts? 🙂

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Lack of premium defense makes it dreadful to me

      1. pundit of punts
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Who needs that when we have such a wealth of attacking options.

      2. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Premium defence is so last year.

    2. diabydoesgallas
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      DCL over ings

    3. schlupptheweek
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      There lots of ways to get points but you might miss out on lots of Liverpool CS and attacking returns from their defenders. It looks nice up top but you could easily downgrade a striker.

  10. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    LMS safety score currently 26

    https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

  11. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    How do I sort it out..? :/

    Ready to take a hit or even 2!
    Also considering a WC

    McCarthy - Button
    TAA - Digne - Tierney - C.Taylor - Mitchell
    Salah - Auba - JWP - Soucek - Bissouma
    Werner - Martial - Mitro

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Look to get City mid and Podence in

      1. LewanGOALski
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Auba & JWP to them for -4?

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Sell Soucek instead

          1. LewanGOALski
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Really? He’s been decent in GW1 and hit the bar yesterday

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Didn't see that match, keep Soucek if your happy with him then and yeah sell JWP

  12. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Up to 35k well happy with this start

    1. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Nice, well done

    2. FPL_trail_runner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 15 days ago

      I was there this time yesterday. Back down to 350k now. But least have 3 more to go.

    3. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Well done! - difficult 2 gws 🙂

  13. Neves say Neves
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    A: Adams —> DCL
    B: Pereira —> Hamez

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      A

  14. Bob_the_builder
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    How did TAA play today?

    1. QUEN
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      His up for a bps atm from what I see so must of been alright

    2. diabydoesgallas
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Decent enough. Nothing out of the ordinary

  15. Manani
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    WC, which 4.5m keeper option?

    Martinez is good keeper but not sure if I trust Aston villa defence vs something like brighton

    1. QUEN
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Well defo not mccarthy
      Defo not a new team
      Ryan maybe - but I have lamptey
      Martinez is who I would pick

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      I think I may pay .5 m for Guaita- form and fixtures

      1. Whiskerz
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        this

      2. Old Gregg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        I’m with Dunas

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

      I don't think McCarthy or the promoted keepers are options, so it's only really Martinez or Ryan. I'm gambling on Martinez I think...

  16. Jullepuu
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 15 days ago

    I can't believe it but here I am asking it; should I wildcard this lot?

    McCarthy Button
    TAA Davies KWP Taylor Lascelles
    Salah Auba Havertz ASM Bissouma
    Werner Martial Vassilev

    1. diabydoesgallas
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      100% imo.

      1. Jullepuu
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Cheers. Would otherwise be like a -8 or something..

        1. diabydoesgallas
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          No probs. Normally I’m against early wildcards but there’s quite a few changes you have to make there (as I’m sure you’re well aware of 😀 )

          1. Jullepuu
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Yeah I didn't want to WC before GW4 but what can I say lol. Last year I WC'd GW2 and it went well 😀

  17. aapoman
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Worth a WC? Have 2ft though so thinking about Auba and Havertz to KDB/Sterling and Son.

    McCarthy
    TAA Egan Saiss Ayling
    Salah Auba Havertz
    Werner Richarlison Mitrovic

    4.0; Justin, Reed, Bissouma

    1. QUEN
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Not worth a wild card. This weeks points won’t be next weeks, would use your transfers

    2. HM2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 15 days ago

      do NOT WC

  18. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Vardy party incoming ?

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

      Not many players have parties against Burnley.

  19. Red Red Robins
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Hi all, anyone have a rough guess of when Van Aanolt and Ferguson are back for Palace?

  20. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Thoughts on this premium 4-4-2 wc

    guaita
    taa saiss sakho taylor
    salah kdb sterling soucek
    jesus dcl

    4.0 Ferguson 4.5mid 4.5 fwd

    1. diabydoesgallas
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      You’ll want squad depth for this congested start to the season imo, would redo it..

  21. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    I'm going to save my ft transfer I think. Do you think that's madness with this team and my lack of bandwagons? Looking at Wilson and Shaw...

    McCarthy
    TAA Robbo Justin Shaw
    Salah Rashford Havertz
    Werner Ings Wilson

    Steer/Bissouma/Reed/Mitchell

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Havertz to literally anyone?

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Who? There is no one I want who has better potential next gw

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Form over fixtures mate

          1. Von Lipwig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            He looked dangerous today. Red card changed everything and West Brom arent liverpoool so fixtures do mean something

            1. Daniel - Go Granville
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              He looked dangerous?

              1. Von Lipwig
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                I don't know what game everyone else was watching but he basically played in behind werner and the pair look threatening as hell I reckon

    2. diabydoesgallas
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      If you aren’t planning to wildcard anytime soon then yeah I’d be tempted to save.

      1. Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Thanks. Any wildcard I look at seems to be an attempt to win this or last week's points... there are hauls all over the place atm

        1. diabydoesgallas
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Yeah I think it’s still a good time to wait and see the lay of the land.

    3. Alexis Nonsense
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      No need for bandwagons, climbing the rank is mostly about being ahead (e.g. getting Son now won’t get you the points you missed) Son is good, but they did play thai years worst defence. Keep or try to think ahead

      1. Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Cheers for the advice.

  22. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Best 7m mid?

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Actually I can stretch to 7.5

      1. AC Yew
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Rodriguez or Zaha

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          I own Rod. Thanks

    2. Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Barnes or Grealish

      1. Ser Davos
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        or Zaha

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Cheers Ser Dav

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Zaha or Grealish

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Keeping Ings worked mate 😉

    4. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Zaha

    5. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Yeah, Zaha and Grealish are the two I’ve got my eye on. Thanks all

      1. diabydoesgallas
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Zaha has looked terrific lately (watched most of both palace games)

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Think I’ll go there then. Shame the next two look a little tricky?

  23. Ser Davos
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    The other JRod is in trouble here

  24. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Didn't watch the game until the 70th. How was Haverts looking in the first 45? Keep for WBA?

    1. JJO
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Awfull as in the first game

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Better than the 1st game.

    3. diabydoesgallas
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Still below par. Would keep for another game though. Tough to judge on today’s game

    4. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Still rubbish. He needs some time to adapt

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        I think I have to give him one more chance since ASM is injured... hoping for "a Son". Thanks lads

    5. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Slow and awful

  25. Lebowski85
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Bottomed elsewhere

    Here's my wild card team....fill in the gaps for me.

    ___
    TAA Digne ___ Mitchell 4.0
    Sterling Salah JRod ____ Anguissa
    Werner DCL Mitrovic

    A) Zaha Taylor McCarthey
    Or
    B) Trossard Saiss Guaita

    1. FPL_trail_runner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Robertson
      Podence
      Maybe Werner to Jimi and upgrade Mitro, Risky though before WBA.

  26. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    I almost sold Mitro and Son for a hit for Richarlison and Barnes/Klich

  27. Gazpilicueta
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Which GK price bracket do you think has the best value this year?

    A) 4.5 Mislier
    b) 5.0 Pickford
    c) 5.5 Schmiechel
    d) 6 Allison

    points per cost etc. where do you think the value lies? I cant see pope getting a similar score to what he did last year

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      A) Ryan

    2. Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Martinez Ryan
      Guaita Leno
      Patricio

  28. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    13 pts up on my hit nice, Werner and Alli to DCL and Bruno

    1. diabydoesgallas
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Always satisfying that.

  29. Old Gregg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    McCarthy
    Taa-Dier-Egan-(Taylor)-(Mitchell)
    Auba-Harvetz-Bruno-Soucek-(Bissouma)
    Martial-Werner -Adams

    I need drastic changes.

    A) Auba+harvetz+Adams > KDB+Zaha+Jimi (-8)
    B) wildcard

  30. Champ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Giving people here the option of using WCs is like telling a meth head that there's some crystal in the kitchen drawer and that you're going out for milk and not to touch it.