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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. Right In The Stanchion
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I need another 4m defender. How’s Dunne looked tonight? How longs he got?

      Wilson and Digne to Werner (c) and Dunne

      1. Right In The Stanchion
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Hello??

      2. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        I don't know how but I have made it past 50 folks.

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Congrats

        2. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Same here but worried what is left like KDB etc could still end up a pretty bad GW

          1. Rolls-Royce
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            True

        3. Homer21
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Well done

        4. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Ditto.
          Barnes and Justin saving this calamitous GW for me

      3. TheSteel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Imagine not having a 4.5 defender that returns attacking points every week.

        1. Rassi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Yeah, that Lamptey boy is pretty good.

          1. TheSteel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            *drums*

        2. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          He has mci next though, will get him for Dier or Egan next GW.

          1. TheSteel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            I wouldnt. Hes on borrowed time til Pereira is fit

      4. Here Comes The Son ★
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Good news: 85(-4) this week
        Bad news: 98 if I left my team alone
        Subtle brag: Is it though?

        1. elchilangles
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          ouch

        2. Gudjohnsen
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Son captain?

          1. Here Comes The Son ★
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Transferred out Son for a hit. (Serious)

            That god damn 0.1 fall was going to ruin my WC.

            1. ivantys
                2 months, 16 days ago

                How did you not have Son with that name!

              • Gudjohnsen
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                Bad luck. I reluctantly kept him but captained Auba.

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

            Same here , happy enough after no Salah gw1

        3. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Might end up using a transfer on ASM ➡ Soucek. Sexy innit?

          1. Concrete
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Both dropping

        4. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 16 days ago

          What do you think Saiss and Jimi will get tomorrow?

          1. super zlatan
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Wouldn’t surprise me if jimmy scores a hattie

          2. TheSteel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Saiss 1 jimmy 2

            1. Trophé Mourinho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 16 days ago

              the 1 is generous

        5. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Anyone keeping Aubameyang?

          1. Right In The Stanchion
              2 months, 16 days ago

              Yes for his GW4 hat trick

            • TheSteel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              Depends how KDB looks

            • Homer21
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              Thinking about it

            • Debauchy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              Doubt it

          2. ivantys
              2 months, 16 days ago

              All these double digits are making auba cap such a joke. I have 5 players scoring more than him damn it.

              1. Top Lad Dakes.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                I know so annoying

                1. ivantys
                    2 months, 16 days ago

                    Don't think i would have picked anyone else though, since i have no everton players. Could be worse if i picked vardy or awesome if i picked kane.

              2. Sir_Dunc
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                McCarthy Nyland
                TAA Rob Doherty Vinagre Mitchell
                Auba KDB Rodriguez Soucek Gordon
                Werner Mitro Adams

                With 0.5m ITB and Vinagre, Doherty, Soucek and Adams all worrying me, who would you sell this week?

                1. Concrete
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  Vinagre

              3. The Legend Squad
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                45 with KDB to go. Going to need a masterclass from him!

                1. super zlatan
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  45 plus any justin baps with steer to go.

                  🙁

              4. Bury94
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                Such a huge variety of scores this week, some with 30 points, some with nearly 100. Crazy

                1. Rolls-Royce
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  Indeed.

              5. Top Lad Dakes.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                A) DCL Barnes/Zaha
                B) Mitro Hamez + 1.0 ITB (current)

                Trying not to let decency bias affect it in terms of DCL mostly (Hamez is a better player than him) what would you take and why? Currently on B as money ITB could be useful eg for Jimenez to Martial in the future

                WC moves 🙂

                1. puhd
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  B

                2. Bobby Digital
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  decency bias? That's a new one 😛

                3. Bobby Digital
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  B

              6. Cynical
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                McCarthy
                Trent Egan Coady
                Salah Auba Barnes Soucek
                Ings Werner Wilson

                Steer Taylor Mitchell Bissouma

                0.5 ITB

                WC or nah?

              7. TomSaints
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                As I keep saying no one can better my mane and son to KDB and rashford.

                It’s levels of self destruction rarely seen on these hallowed pages.

                1. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  Wow

                2. Top Lad Dakes.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  Oh god.

                  You need a monster haul from Kev to even make that swallowable

                  1. TomSaints
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 16 days ago

                    Mane to KDB was always happening (though picking mane over Salah was a huge **** up too).

                    Spurs are awful, I just didn’t appreciate how poor saints are.

                3. TheSteel
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  KDB could get 6 goals to match. It aint over

              8. jonnybhoy
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                Rod or DCL?

              9. Pompel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                I sold Barnes for next GW - for a hit.
                Need to strap those knees firmly to chair

              10. Royal5
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                Not watching. Has Vardy played the whole game?

                1. g40steve
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  Yes

                  1. Royal5
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 16 days ago

                    4 goals and 0 points? Wow

              11. Daniel - Go Granville
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                I almost did Havertz to Barnes. Now I have to give Havertz one more game since Barnes has City next . Oh well

              12. Hansel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                Which is the better use of my cash?

                A) ASM -> Zaha
                B) Adams -> DCL (play Mitchell over ASM)
                C) Mitchell -> Saiss (play Saiss over ASM)

                1. Daniel - Go Granville
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  I needed many years to consider the value of the free transfer when making transfers

                2. Bartowski
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  B

              13. Daniel - Go Granville
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                Lovely seeing all those WC flying out and we keeping it into our pocket

                1. Bobby Digital
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 16 days ago

              14. Greenbackbøøg…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                Did Lampteys injury look bad?

                1. Pukki Party
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  Tactical i think

                  1. Whats the Huth
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 16 days ago

                    He’s flagged

                    1. Whats the Huth
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 16 days ago

                      Will stop or slow price prides at least

              15. Chucky
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                Anyone beat 34 with only stevens to go? 😎

                1. Liberate HK - antichinazi
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  18 with KDB, Foden, Watkins and Jimmy to go

                  1. Liberate HK - antichinazi
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 16 days ago

                    Sold Son, Ings, Mane, Pereira on WC; put Justin on bench; have Lamptey but subbed off at 58 mins

                    1. Chucky
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 16 days ago

                      ouch... next week we feast and the casuals starve.....

                  2. Chucky
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 16 days ago

                    Jimmy to blank please 😛

                2. Greasy Grealish Gang
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  Damn!

              16. manu4life99
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                A) Aub
                B) KDB/Sterling(-4)

                1) ASM (Mitchell sub)
                2) Zaha (-4)

              17. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                Please Steer play tomorrow. I need something, on 49 lousy points

                1. The Legend Squad
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  45+ Nyland and KDB!

              18. Top Lad Dakes.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                May as well get Justin on WC I guess. Short term but is doing well, can ditch when Pereira back

              19. Bartowski
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                Why is that every single member of the Burnley Squad and coaching team could have easily passed for a member of the Night's Watch in Game of Thrones?!

                1. TheSteel
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  And they got rid of Hedricks too

              20. FC Hakkebøf
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                McCarthy
                TAA Davies Saiss
                Salah Auba Son ASM
                Werner DCL Mitro
                ___
                4.0 Justin Ferguson Bissou

                A) Auba + ASM -> KDB + Prodence
                B) Auba + ASM + Davies -> KDB + Zaha + 4.0 defender

                1. FC Hakkebøf
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  2 FT*

              21. mynameisq
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                Two stellar weeks and WC incoming to maintain the momentum, have to accept sometimes luck and jam is in your favour 😉

                1. FC Hakkebøf
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  Why WC if your team is doing great?

                  1. Whats the Huth
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 16 days ago

                    This.

                  2. mynameisq
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 16 days ago

                    Maintain momentum, fixture change etc

              22. aapoman
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                Havertz and Auba to Son and Sterling/KDB? Would propably have to do it tonight because of price rises. Also which one is better Sterling or KDB

                1. Danstoke82
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  Auba to Sterling/KDB for me but it’s flip a coin on which one if you need to do it tonight imo.

              23. Danstoke82
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                Is TAA > VVD a crazy move on a WC? It frees up funds to upgrade Podence > Foden or Justin > Castagne. I’m torn.

                1. BenDavies
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  I wouldnt do that. TAA looked very good tonight. Foden isnt that big of an upgrade on Podence, if at all, and Castagne instead of Justin is a luxury transfer. Keep.