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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. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Where would 109 pts overall get me in OR?

    Live rank not working for me on live fpl

    1. dshv
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      You are insane!

    2. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Don’t know, probs about 2.4 million

    3. jason_ni
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Circa 1.4 million

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Thanks Jason & the dance

        Everyone else... get a job

        1. jason_ni
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          I only know as its close to my points and live rank was showing 1.4 odd after Justin's goal!

    4. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      High up.

    5. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Depends what you got GW1

      If you mean 109 over both GW1 and GW2... beat not look

    6. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Around 2m would be my guess.

    7. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      108 is exactly 2M.

      What's livefpl showing you?

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Thanks... just N/As

        I deleted my FPL account the week before and restored it after Son's haul

        Maybe that impacted it?

        1. Bruce Lee
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          This is more helpful

          https://imgur.com/a/qocbkVG

        2. Ragabolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Yup, in that case, livefpl won't work for you this week unfortunately.

        3. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Haha you serious?

          1. Bruce Lee
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Can you blame me?

            I was minding my own business and saw Mitro, Ings, Son and M. Periera all hauled

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              Nice...I mean for deleting in the first place.

              Number 1 I didn’t know you could delete it and number 2 didn’t know it could be restored haha

              1. Bruce Lee
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

                Yeah you need to delete your actual Premier League account

                Then there is a cooling period of like 21 days before you can restore

                To restore just log back in

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

          Ha.ha.ha. Well done.

  2. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Feel like I need to do something about Soucek or Wilson, any ideas with 0ITB and FT already used? (Auba to Salah)

    Rest of team:

    Martinez
    TAA | Digne | Dallas
    Salah | Bruno | Son | Rodriguez | Soucek
    Kane | Wilson

    Steer | Mitchell | Davis | Buur

    Thanks

    1. dshv
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      I have asm too .. but in your situation will keep soucek that guy is 5 mil and have 7 shots for two marches

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Yeah I guess, looks like he will drop this week though, maybe just take it on the chin like I did with Son (which worked out well)

        1. Pipermaru
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Why this obsession with players dropping 0.1 or 0.2?

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Limits your options doesn’t it? Later on it’s fine but early on in the season it can’t make it tough to make moves.

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              *can make it tough.

              It’s actually why I think they should actually price players more specifically at the start, rather than have everyone .0 or .5

              1. Pipermaru
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

                Ok, I get it but surely you know that you have all your heavy hitters thanks to the fact that you play cheap Soucek as 5th mid? Don't expect miracles from him, he's more of enabler than a player you should be transfering in or out. It doesn't really matter if you play him for 5.0 or 4.9, that's my view.

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  True, basically what I’m contemplating is Wilson to Mitro and Soucek to a 5.5 like Podence or Klich, but with price drops that won’t be possible

                  1. Pipermaru
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    Well, you're FT is gone so just sit tight I would say, there's always cheaper alternative, maybe some other options emerges in next week or two.

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Soucek looked fantastic for FPL at 5.0. Just the horrific fixtures

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        You think keep with 0ITB?

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          There is nothing else remotely as good at his price - so I’d hold unless wildcarding

          Give Wilson 1 more week too I think

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Cheers

  3. Orion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Any chance we got double risers this week in James and/or Castagne ?

  4. Danstoke82
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Hey all

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

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      I’ve done that, too much choice & talent in attack now to justify massive priced defenders

    2. jason_ni
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      I'm thinking of getting podence in! With jota leaving, one i want..

      1. The Dance
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Isn’t there a new signing for wolves that contests podence’s place in the team? Heard something about it earlier on here

        1. Rocky FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Semedo is a right back. He will push Traore back to front 3.

    3. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Considering it aswell

      1. Danstoke82
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Feels wrong but the saving on VVD certainly helps. Plus VVD is 100% rotation proof barring injury.

  5. Lost in fantasy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Will justin play when Pereira is back?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      No.

    2. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Originally, no. But he’s proving an attacking dynamo that walks into any team in Europe

      1. ivantys
        1 month, 3 days ago

        He's actually very bad at defending

    3. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      If he keeps playing well you would assume so.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Lol hes not playing well at all. At fault for two goals and several poor involvements in addition to that

    4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      of course not

    5. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      If leicester switches to 3 at the back then he plays

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

      He was at fault for both goals Leicester conceded.

      Castagne has been even better, so Justin is out unless they play wing-backs, and even then.

    7. Jamb0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      He's terrible defensively. No chance

    8. yakirh
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      He was playing left back (more like LW)

      Maybe they can play together

  6. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    We weren't ready for this FPL...

  7. abhirup780
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    So my GW ends with 76

    1. Slouch87
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      And ?

      1. abhirup780
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        nothing

  8. HollywoodXI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Justin getting any BPS?

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      no

  9. Agger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Auba(c)10 - Barnes 13 - Salah 3

    Kane 21 - DCL 17 - Nketiah 8

    I can’t complain 😉

    1. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      New rule.
      No complaining no boasting.

      1. Agger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        🙂

  10. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    What's the record for most number of goals in a PL gameweek?

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

      43. We're on 39.

    2. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      43

    3. Chandler Bing
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      With City yet to play, it certainly will be broken whatever it is.

    4. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      43 I think

  11. Chandler Bing
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Castagne better value than Barnes, right?

    1. acesingh
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Looks like it so far ..

  12. Srv210
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Is going without a pool defence with so many attacking options too crazy??

    Saiss,castagne,Reece James can offer good value next few weeks

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Camzy is going without TAA on WC. Not sure whether he will get Robbo maybe

    2. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      I’m abandoning pricey defenders on wc now, too much attacking talent

  13. acesingh
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    All the big points coming from players with 10-20% ownership

    Not the random names nor the template ones...

    Very interesting start to fpl this year

  14. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    My team GW1 got 33 pts

    0 changes (even to captain) and it got 76... how does that work?

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Patience is key

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        At what point does patience become delusion?

    2. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      The players you had played better this week.

    3. Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      That's patience for you in this game.

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Same question to you... At what point does patience become delusion?

  15. Jamb0
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Best mid for 6.0?

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      I was looking that since I can sell ASM for up to 6m and it is a difficult one. Probably Pereira

    2. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Klich maybe with him being on pens and this season looking like PenCity

    3. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Justin

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Pereira Podence Klich?

      1. Red Red Robins
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 3 days ago

        You think Podence is nailed? Semedo chance of coming in moves Traore to his/Netos position

  16. dshv
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Mccarthy
    Taa mitchell davies justin taylor
    Asm salah kdb bruno soucek
    Werner wilson davis

    Asm to podence (-4)
    Wilson to dcl (-4)

    Both (-8) .. please opinion

    1. Karhumies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      If you absolutely want to take a hit, I would prefer Bruno to Zaha/JRod this week to get the funds to upgrade Davis to Bamford/Mitrovic/Wood/DCL next week. So many goals this season that triple cheapish forward seems worth it.

  17. Jullepuu
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 3 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

    Help me out guys!

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

      Think a hit or two will do it.

  18. Kakashi Of The Leaf
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Bottomed

    Enough reason to WC?

    McCarthy
    TAA Digne Saiss Ayling
    Auba Havertz Alli
    Werner Jimenez DCL

    Tierney Reed Bissouma

    FT Already used. Attack and defence look fine. Take a -8 in midfield OR WC??

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Well that midfield needs changing.
      probably one of the cases for a strong yes

    2. Groot the Leveller
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      -12 or WC??

  19. slavkob
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    How does this look like for gw3?

    Ryan
    TAA, Dallas, Struijk (Justin)
    Salah, Sterling(c), Son, JRod, Zaha
    Mitro, Werner

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Like it except for Mitro

  20. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Bottomed:

    Is Dunne a good option on a WC if it enables you to upgrade a 4.5 to Justin?

  21. Cajunfit
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Tempted to bring in Lamptey for Shaw, since MU looked pathetic. But Lamptey knock now means big doubt.

  22. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Thanks Mitro and Justin. Everyone else disappointed.

  23. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    FPL team is doing poorly and I'm on WC but what do I do with this FanTeam draft?

    Lloris Meslier
    TAA Boly Zouma Mina White
    Salah Fernandes Soucek Rodriguez Zaha
    Werner Ings 4.0

    Roll FT? Fernandes > Sterling? I took a hit to bring in Bruno and Rodriguez.

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      I still dont get how the game is played from strategical point of view..

      I would be tempted by Sterling captain though, however Bruno delivers away from home as well. Probably a save for me

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Scoring is almost exactly the same as FPL. Player prices are different though and some new categories.

        Yeah save looks good I suppose...

  24. BremerHB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Despite all the goals this weekend, I still managed to avoid having one goalscorer in my entire team. Only returns being an Auba assist, Trent cleanie and KWP assist.

    Can anyone do worse than that?!

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

      It was a nightmare. Everyone you don’t have scoring for fun.

  25. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    ASM >> Zaha? Or wait?

    McCarthy
    TAA, Justin, Egan, Davies
    Salah, Auba, Rodríguez, ASM
    Werner, Ings
    (Nyland, Mitchell, Bissouma, Davis)

    Martial+Bruno >> DCL+Rodriguez (-4)?

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Ignore the part part haha

  26. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 3 days ago

    All the ‘serious’ players in ML are doing horribly and the ‘casuals’ are absolutely clearing up

    1. Vertigo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Same here. And they'll probably end up taking multiple hits anyway to spice their Friday up.

  27. teneighty
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Bring back the AOA chip!

  28. Rohirrims
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    A) Jimenez + Richarlison
    B) Werner + DCL

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      A

  29. lilmessipran
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    How accurate is fplstats at this point of the year with lots of Wildcards flying around? Will Adams drop in price tonight for sure?

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      looks pretty decent after a couple days. there could be plenty WCs tho

  30. kennethrhcp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Never usually RMT... but any help greatly appreciated!!! i gambled 523 as thought it'd be a slow start... bite the bullet & WC or just a couple of hits?

    BOLD = would keep on WC

    RYAN (4mil)
    TAA, Tierney, Robertson, Egan, Doherty
    Aubameyang, Fernandes, (Bissouma, Burke, Lemina)
    INGS, Werner, Wilson

    to
    RYAN
    TAA, Saiss, Kwp (Justin, Mitchell)
    Salah Sterling Hames Zaha (McCarthy)
    INGS, Jiménez Mitrovic

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Definitely WC.