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£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. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 hours ago

    Still no a Vardy goal. Oof

    1. Lovren an elevator
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 hours ago

      Maybe his age is finally catching up with him. He didn't look great during the re-start. His main threat might just be pens this season now

  2. Lovren an elevator
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 hours ago

    Is Ricardo Pereira even going to get back in this Leicester team?

    1. lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 hours ago

      Lol top 3 Rbs in the league

      1. Lovren an elevator
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 hours ago

        Along with TAA and who else in your opinion?

        1. lilmessipran
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 14 hours ago

          Better than Walker imo, probably behind Semedo though

  3. Joey Tribbiani
      1 month, 14 hours ago

      I cant believe it, Justin saving me again! 😀

    • Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 hours ago

      I think Burnley could be in for a long season.

      1. LAMELA_AND_CONSUELA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 hours ago

        If they sell Tark they will be one of the relegation "contenders"

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 hours ago

      That is filthy Justin Jam...

      GW saviour two GWs in a row!

    • Niho992
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 hours ago

      Give that assist to Barnes !

      1. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 hours ago

        He didn't touch it (I'm an owner)

    • Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 hours ago

      Who's the best 4.5 keeper now donwe reckon? Ryan?

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 hours ago

        Martinez

        1. Bury94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 hours ago

          Ahh good shout

    • Shultan
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 hours ago

      Justin my only GW1 pick to score in both GWs!

      1. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 hours ago

        He got an assist last week

    • Silecro
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 hours ago

      I've started both Taylor and Justin. Quitely hoped for a 0-0 slugfest but this turned out even better than that

    • Sterling Archer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 hours ago

      Justin you legend, as my only player in the game pretty much presumed his returns were done after about 5 mins!

    • fr3d
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 hours ago

      Justin and Taylor my only two players this game 😆

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 hours ago

        Same

    • Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 hours ago

      This really has been a horrendous week

    • luk46
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 hours ago

      Justin saviour!

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 hours ago

      Vardy wastes Justin assist.

    • TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 hours ago

      A moment of silence please.

      I did mane and son to rashford and kdb.

      It may be the worse transfer of all timr

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 hours ago

        I'm sorry mate, that's rough.

        1. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 hours ago

          I was always doing one and KDB May score well still but rashford was a late night horror shout on Friday

      2. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 hours ago

        Ouch.

      3. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 hours ago

        Unlucky mate. Better luck with next week's transfers.

    • Shaw Manc Redemption
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 hours ago

      R James still worth getting in

      A. Yes
      B. No

      1. BarryManilows
          1 month, 14 hours ago

          No Chelsea are bad

        • Collie01
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 hours ago

          Yes. Couldn't expect anything from him today esp with 10 men

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 hours ago

        Only fairness in this world is if Justin gets a RC

      3. Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 hours ago

        One more Justin. Save me.

      4. Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 hours ago

        Just waiting for Vardy's inevitable annoying penalty

      5. KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 hours ago

        Till when is Justin secured to start??

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 hours ago

          October end

          1. KGFC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 hours ago

            Thanks

      6. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 14 hours ago

        Almost Justin assist again

      7. Apwilkin
          1 month, 14 hours ago

          Burnley looking pretty shaky at the back. Might consider hanging on to Adams for that one next week...

        • Jamb0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 hours ago

          Considering a -4:

          Auba, Werner, ASM -> Sterling, Jiminez, Zaha...

          Yay or Nay?

          1. fantasyfog
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 14 hours ago

            You just know they will haul if you do

            And I mean Auba and Werner

            1. Jamb0
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 14 hours ago

              Yeah tough it's a tough one... just need a bit more out of that 4th midfield slot

        • BarryManilows
            1 month, 14 hours ago

            Just looking at some of the worst teams in the PL & I have to say Burnley team on paper is a championship club with Fulham,West Brom, & sheff Utd, gonna be interesting

          • Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 hours ago

            KWP Taylor or Justin on WC?

            Taking Lamptey as well cos am assuming he’s fine

            1. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 14 hours ago

              Between Justin & Taylor for me.

            2. Jullepuu
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 14 hours ago

              Taylor if you are sticking with McCarthy. Justin is doing great but I can't see him starting after Pereira returns from injury

          • Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 hours ago

            Rank got worst by a minute

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 14 hours ago

              *worse

          • Hryszko
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 hours ago

            Who’s the best 4.0m defender to own? Mitchell is 4.1 now...

            1. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 14 hours ago

              Maybe the burnley defender that's playing because tark and mee are out

          • Jullepuu
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 14 hours 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

            Quite many issues with the team at the moment

            1. Pukki Party
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 hours ago

              WC

            2. luk46
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 14 hours ago

              I just see about 5 "issues" atm, might as well do something like Auba + ASM out first, then Havertz, Davies, Lascelles step by step?

          • _sidney_will
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 hours ago

            Justin is ridiculously attacking

          • Danstoke82
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 14 hours ago

            Just want this GW to end now. Horrific isn’t the word for it.

            1. BremerHB
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 hours ago

              Of all the goals scored this weekend, I have exactly 0 goal scorers in my team...!