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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. aapoman
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    What do we think Mendy (the new Chelsea goalkeeper) will cost? At 5 I think he could be a viable option

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

      4.5 would be a steal

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

        Never

    2. Lebowski85
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I can't seem to access the set pieces page. Are Trossard or Pereria on pens and freekicks?

    3. Lebowski85
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Post fail

  2. Jönny
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Thinking about a -4 this week...

    Aubameyang, Greenwood, Vardy OUT
    KDB, Sterling, Wood IN

    Thoughts?

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

    Double Liverpool defense was the right pick all along! Mark knows...

    1. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I don't think there's been a bigger advocate of it than me

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

        I dont know if you've done a Camzy though, I cant see your team.

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

      Is it really though? I have both Taa and Robbo, and I am struggling to upgrade my team without having to get rid of one.. The cheaper defenders offering decent enough value to upgrade mids and fwds

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        That why I Wildcarded

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

        Cheaper defenders are traps when they arent in teams that keeps CS. unsustainable attacking returns

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

    Repost. ASM >> Zaha? Or wait?

    McCarthy
    TAA, Justin, Egan, Davies
    Salah, Auba, Rodríguez, ASM
    Werner, Ings

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

      I dont think Zaha will raise tonight

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

    How does this look like for gw3

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

    Thanks

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

      tidy. great attack

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

      Struijk to play? I didnt think he played against Fulham now cooper is back

  6. F4L
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Think its time to double up on Leicester defence.

    1. Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Yeah with City up next surely it is time now.

      1. F4L
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Fine for me I rotate all my defence 😛
        Will want Castagne long term.

  7. Champ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    So, is castagne the real deal guys? Never seen him play...

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

      Yep, those Belgians are talented as hell

    2. aapoman
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Yeah he is really attacking. Would love to have him in but cant at the moment without a wildcard

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

      Cheers guys

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

      Kevin De Castagne

  8. kennethrhcp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    ever 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

    *bottomed

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

      You have to redistribute a lot of money so WC for me

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

        ya that's what i'm thinking... would prob be a -16 or more over 2 or 3 weeks

        Thanks Daniel!!!

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

    Early thoughts on this lot

    McCarthy Steer
    TAA Justin Saiss Dier Mitchell
    Son Havertz Bruno ASM Auba
    Brewster Werner Mitro

    Thinking of Auba to a City mid and dont have a clue about the second.

    0m ITB. 2FT.

    Thanks

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

      ASM to Podence?

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

        That is one option however would want to save the second and see what to do with Bruno and Havertz next week. More potential with those more expensive options no?

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

      Hav or ASM out?

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

        Hav plays WBA. I want Barnes (too bad didn't sell this week ) . Probably giving him one last chance and hoping for a Son essque. I want to sell ASM but dont know anyone up to 6m worth to spend a transfer. I might just play Mitchel instead

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          ASM to Soucek and invest the 0.5m somewhere.

  10. Danny_100
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Thoughts on this wildcard draft.

    Martinez Steer
    TAA Saiss Lamptey Justin Mitchell
    Salah KDB Son Hamez Anguissa
    Jimenez DCL Bamford/Mitrovic

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

      Love it

    2. Chilli Heatwave
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Looks good.

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

      Justin and Mitchell not nailed long term. looks good otherwise

    4. Danny_100
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Previous team

      McCarthy Nyland
      TAA Davies Egan Justin Mitchell
      Auba Salah Son ASM Soucek
      Martial Mitrovic Wilson

      1. Chilli Heatwave
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Very similar to mine, I’m likely to stick for now

    5. John Nerdelbaum
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      No Chelsea for WBA?

      1. Danny_100
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Maybe James instead of Saiss is an option.

    6. John Nerdelbaum
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I like it - looks solid

    7. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Chelsea’s fixtures have turned now

    8. Rohirrims
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Who do u captain this week?

  11. Chilli Heatwave
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    McCarthy steer
    Taa Justin Davies KWP 4.0
    ASM Salah Auba Bruno 4.5
    Werner mitro Watkins

    Any advice on this? Tempted to wc, or better to hold a few more weeks? Maybe Auba to KDB?

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

      Auba to KDB and wait

  12. 9I6
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Need KdB and Jimi to score about 60 between them to save my GW

    1. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      The way this is going... possible

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

      Could be 30

  13. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    No BAPS for Justin right?

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

      Still not final imo

    2. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Doesn't look like it.

  14. Burger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    TAA & Foden -> Saïss & Son

    Yay or nay?

    1. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Absolute nay

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

      Give Foden a chance

    3. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Nine

      1. Burger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Thanks chaps.

    4. RichRover
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Nope

  15. Cajunfit
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Any Auba holders or most of you selling? Liverpool, Sheffield, Man City, Leicester next 4.

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

      Binned, bagged up, taken outside for the dustmen.

    2. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Sold already. Not in the same league as Salah, KDB, Sterling.

      1. Chilli Heatwave
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Did you do it to salah or KDB?

    3. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Disappointment

  16. jonnybhoy
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Top 3 most essential mids?

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

      KDB Salah and Bruno. You have to guess the timing toi

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

        I have those 3 and 2 have already failed me 😛 hopefully the third smashes it

    2. F4L
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      None are essential, just look for the ones that are under-priced.

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

      Sterling Salah Rodriguez

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        My current mdf

    4. yakirh
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Nobody really, choose your Poison

  17. Jullepuu
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Would u wildcard this?

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

    1. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Yup

      1. Jullepuu
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Cheers

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

      It’s very similar to mine but I have Son over Havertz.

      I’m not going to. The players people will say are an issue:

      - McCarthy - great fixtures
      - KWP - great fixtures and attacking
      - Davies - great fixtures
      - Auba transfer out this week for KDB
      - Hacertz - an issue but has West Brom this week
      - ASM - if injured -> Podence/ Leeds mid (-4)
      - Werner - West Brom next and will be involved in every Chelsea goal
      - Martial - United will come good

      1. Jullepuu
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Good points there and thank you for a long reply. Davies won't get dropped by Reguillon just yet?

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

          That’s another concern - have to wait for press

          If Davies dropped, ASM is confirmed out injured it gets tricky

          1. Jullepuu
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Wildcarding today would be good for team value but I wouldn't want to wildcard this early on

    3. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Absolutely not. Just swap Auba + Havertz for City mid & one of Son or Rodriguez

      1. Jullepuu
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 days ago

        What about ASM? He is injured right?

  18. Babelcopter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 days ago

    OMG so many price drops and risers! Adams to Mitro before he drops? So annoying that there are so much panic all over the place..

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

      So many WC too so it might be wrong

  19. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Looks ok?

    Martinez (Steer)
    Robbo Castagne Lamptey Mitchell (Dunne)
    Salah KDB Rodriguez Zaha (Anguissa)
    Werner Kane (Brewster)

    Thanks

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

      Lovely Kane in there

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Yes. Got a nice 21 from him.

    2. 9I6
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Seen a few people with Steer as their backup, any reason behind it?

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        A backup to Martinez?

        1. 9I6
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Yeah, just wondering if there was a reason people are going for him over a different 4.0

      2. Chilli Heatwave
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        He is backup to Martinez 🙂 covers if he gets injured

  20. CroatianHammer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Assuming Vinagre not playing, 59 w/ Martinez and Sterling twice... let's gooooo

  21. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    How to fix this mess? Horrible GW and 2m+ OR

    McCarthy
    Digne TAA Davies Stevens Taylor
    Salah Auba
    Werner(C) Martial Mitrovic

    ASM*

    A) Activate WC
    B) Davies to Saiss
    C) Davies and Auba to Saiss and KDB for -4

    1. Chilli Heatwave
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      C

      1. Chucky
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        thanks chilli

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

      C

  22. Jet5605
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Should I WC this lot or should I just do Auba > Son?

    McCarthy
    Digne - Saiss - Taylor
    Bruno - Auba - Soucek - Havertz
    Werner - DCL - Martial

    Steer - Egan - Mitchell - ASM

  23. rnrd
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    39 goals end counting. The record for a single PL GW is 43 right?

  24. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Came here to wallow. All out with 43 (-4). Currently plunged to 2.2M OR. Hard to stay motivated when my 11yr old son is on 104pts with KDB and McBurnie still to play!

    I can’t see how I can avoid playing my WC with this lot without taking multiple hits (no MCI, no WOL and Davies, ASM, McCarthy stinking things up. Do you agree?

    1FT 0itb
    McCarthy, Steer
    TAA, Davies*, KWP, Taylor, Mitchell
    Salah, Auba*, Rodriguez, ASM*, Soucek
    Werner, Martial, Brewster

    Well done to all who have prospered this week!

    1. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      could be fixed with a 4 point... KDB and Saiss in for davies and Auba... looking at something similar myself...

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

        Cheers mate. Just depressing isn’t it!

  25. Jet5605
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Is there any merit in keeping the WC in case of more COVID related postponements? Seems like the cases are rising and it will invariably result in players testing positive.

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

    Alli and Wilson -> Zaha and DCL?
    Or other better options? Wc?

    McCarthy
    TAA, Robbo, Dier Justin, Taylor
    Auba, Son, Alli, Bissouma, Anguissa
    Werner, Ings, Wilson

  27. Noah’s Ark
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Auba and Havertz to Kdb and James +1.5
    Or
    Auba and Wilson to James and Jiminez +2.5

    Both for free

    1. Noah’s Ark
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Meslier
      Shaw, James, Bertrand, Dier
      Auba, Rashford, Havertz, Soucek
      Werner, Martial

      McCarthy, Wilson, Pereira, Egan 2ft 0itb

  28. Wılly
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    1. Keep (-4)
    2. WC

    McCarthy (Steer)
    Robertson Digne Justin (Mitchell Ferguson)
    Salah KDB Fernandes Klich (Bissouma)
    Werner Wilson Mitrovic

    1. Jet5605
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      No way do you need to WC. I would actually do McCarthy > Guaita/Particio next week

  29. Jet5605
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Are Bruno and Martial going to bounce back against Brighton in the same way Son did today?

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

      Not the same way but I am expecting double digit score from Bruno

      1. Jet5605
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Brighton are no mugs as we saw today. Potter knows how to set them up

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

      I'm hoping Rashford is.

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

      The'yd should bl**dy well do, Tony owes me 2 Ings goals that I lost on the transfer

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

    How many goals will City score against this Leicester defense?

    I wouldn't rule out 7 even

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

      Need to see how they play first tomorrow