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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. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Scoutpicks having a stinker

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      They usually do. Less picks you have in first half of the season is usually better

  2. Muscout
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    How much longer is James Justin nailed on for?

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      end of oct i read here

    2. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Que? Chilwell is gone.

      1. ryacoo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Ricardo Pereira

        1. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Doesn't he play on the other flank?

          1. Tony Moon
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Chilwell (was)/Castagne LB
            Pereira/Justin RB

            1. Royal5
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              I see :/

      2. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Isn't he stand-in for Pereira, though?

        1. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          No idea tbh. Rearly watch Leicester.

          1. Royal5
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            *Rarely

    3. lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Till gw 6 or 7 perhaps

      1. Belli2007
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Depends if Rodgers keeps his 4-1-4-1

        He has been looking at 5 at the back as Justin can play in a back 3 with Castagne switching to left when Ricardo comes back

  3. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Is Davies going to start next GW or is the new Real Madrid LB going straight to XI?

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Wait for the press

  4. elchilangles
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    50 points with captain still to play!

    1. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Ouch.

      1. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        But seen worse on here.

    2. Burger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Our sympathies 🙁

    3. Crabwalk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      47 all out here! Another Son seller...

    4. Bank$y
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      50 is actually ok this week.

      1. Belli2007
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        I would be delighted with 50......with all the goals that have gone in this weekend I managed to have missed all bar 1!!!!

        a shocking 35 pts.....

  5. Lebowski85
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

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

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Trossard is decent pick. Putting him on watch list

  6. rnrd
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Kdb over sterling do we agree?
    This Leeds fixtures screams sterling so much though.,

    1. Lebowski85
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I'm going Sterling, but KdB is the safer pick I'd say

    2. F4L
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      You can make a decision after tomorrow night.

    3. rnrd
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      The penalty galore edges it for Kdb imo.
      So many penalties and looks like Kevin is the taker

  7. ryacoo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    2 FTs - planning Auba to KDB. Anything else you'd do here with the other FT (0.5 ITB)?

    McCarthy
    TAA KWP Ayling
    Salah Son KDB Soucek
    Ings Werner Mitro

    4.0 Mitchell Justin Bissouma

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Save the second imo. In a similar boat myself

      1. ryacoo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Worried about Everton assets but no easy way to fit them in without hits/dropping other in-form players.

    2. Neves say Neves
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Strong team, could maybe switch McCarthy to Martinez?

      1. ryacoo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Possibly yeah, not normally one to use a transfer on a GK but genuine chance McCarthy gets dropped imo

    3. Karhumies
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Bissouma has a red card but you already have Soucek, so I don't know of there's any other 5.0 or below options worth actually considering.

      Soucek to Klich if you think Leeds keeps getting penalties?

      1. ryacoo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Might just stick with Soucek for a couple more weeks and then WC I guess.

        Podence intrigues me at 5.5 but seems they've signed a new RWB who will allow Traore to play further forward now, so might not be as nailed.

        1. Karhumies
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          If you are not happy with Soucek/West Ham and their fixtures, you could have him 1st on bench and gamble on extra defender CS using 433. This GW was a goalfest but on a normal GW it might work out.

          1. ryacoo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            I like the look of Soucek - think he's got a random goal in him, so not too worried about the fixtures actually. But yeah, a shift in formation might be worth considering if his goal doesn't come soon.

    4. Karhumies
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      McCarthy + KWP double up could use a long term upgrade. Saiss? Ryan? Not sure.

      1. ryacoo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Hopefully something I can sort out when I WC I guess - unless McCarthy looks like getting dropped

        1. Karhumies
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          If MCity starts with a BANG, that WC might come earlier than you think. Better have a template ready. I guess with Aguero out, if Jesus suddenly becomes a clinical finisher we might all be in trouble.

          1. ryacoo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Yeah, I normally go early with WC too - will be surprised if I hang onto it beyond GW6

  8. Neves say Neves
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Anyone got Mark Sutherns’ team ID?

    1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      2

    2. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Mods and cons http://www.livefpl.net/leagues/581

      1. Neves say Neves
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Cheers fella

  9. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Justin or Castagne?

    1. Chilli Heatwave
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Castagne if have the funds

      1. Belli2007
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Castagne wis safer pick long term when perreira back but is 1m more

  10. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Willian -> Sterling/KdB

    For a hit?

    1. Neves say Neves
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Will sterling/KDB score 4 more points than Willian next week?

      1. Slitherene
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        You tell me?

        1. Neves say Neves
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Actually now that I think about it, that’s a good move. Don’t want 3 and a half mil sitting in the bank

  11. HurriKane
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Ive had enough. Yes or No?

    Martial.Werner Adams Salah Auba Havertz ASM Doherty KWP McCarthy---> Kane DCL Bamford Mane Son James Zaha Castagne Lamptey Alisson

    (Wild card)

    1. Arn De Gothia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Yes

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Nope nope nope

      That’s just pure knee jerking

      1. Belli2007
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        I have 7 of these and not a great score this week.....but it is week 2.....WCs are valuable chips and not sure its worth pressing the button on this yet.....a hit can easily pay off as it did for my ML rival who put in hamez and DCL this week!

  12. Chilli Heatwave
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    De Bruyne or sterling likely to rise if I wait till after tomorrow? Or do Auba to KDB now?

  13. liverpool01
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Mccarthy
    Taa, Lascelles, Saiss, Taylor
    Salah, Auba, Son(C), Asm
    Jimenez, Werner

    Button, Davis. Justin, Bissouma

    1FT

    A)Auba>Kdb
    B)Werner>Mitrovic

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      A 1000000%

      B would be absolute madness

      1. liverpool01
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Werner has looked poor lol, Mitrovic has some juicy fixtures.

        1. liverpool01
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Chelsea don't look the same without Pulisic will take some time for Werner to adapt.

          1. Chilli Heatwave
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Keep Werner for wba

            1. liverpool01
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              I will see how Werner does against Wba but will most likely transfer him out if he blanks.

              1. TheDragon
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                If Chelsea score a goal Werner will be involved

                They have West Brom next - can’t sell this week

                1. liverpool01
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Cool

                  1. Cajunfit
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    I thought Werner looked pretty good, definitely has pace for a big guy. He was hamstrung as soon as they went to 10 men. I would fear dropping him prior to his upcoming fixtures.

  14. Lukakwho
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Is Hamez looking good for FPL? I know he’s playing well but do you think he can sustain returns ?

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

      Gut says he will stay in the points

    2. Jet5605
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Depends if you have DCL. I do and am likely to get Son or Zaha instead of Hames

    3. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Yep.

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

    Any suggestions? WC team

    Ryan 4.0
    TAA Justin Saiss Mitchell Dunne
    Zaha James Salah KDB 4.5
    Ings DCL Jimi

    Could do James to Podence and keep Werner I guess

    1. lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      not a fan of that backline or spending too many transfers on defenders ..you will probably have 2 starting defenders in 3-4 gws..

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

        Cheers, TAA and Saiss are completely nailed and Justin is on borrowed time as a plan, can switch to a different 4.5 or downgrade elsewhere and upgrade Def. Really trying to attack the fixture switch

    2. Karhumies
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Downgrade Ings (Wood? Antonio? Mitrovic?) and inject the cash into your defense. Justin->Castagne +1M and Dunne to 5.0 (Egan, Coleman?) or at least 4.5 (Taylor, Lewis, KWP?) would go a long way.

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

        Very true, it's a short term plan. Long term yes I would divert more funds there

  16. Noah’s Ark
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Bertrand and Wilson our for:

    A) Lamptey(if fit) & Jiminez
    Or
    B) Castagne & DCL

  17. Jet5605
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Son rising tonight?

    1. Chilli Heatwave
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      The son is rising

      1. liverpool01
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Lol fast rise after so many transferred him out.

  18. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Thoughts on this wildcard? Can't squeeze son in.....

    Martinez steer
    Taa saiss lamptey taylor 4m
    Salah sterling zaha klich reed
    Werner jiminez dcl

    Thanks

    1. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Really like this

      1. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        thanks mate

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

      You can if you play 3-5-2

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Werner can be Son that's what I'm pondering.

    4. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Great. It’s either Werner or son

      1. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Plan would be to play werner at wba

        And then go double City with jesus following that....they have Leeds away gw4

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

    Who are the best budget Fwds?

    1. Groot the Leveller
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      No one likes Bamford except for me....
      Ok Even I did not like him enough so went for a 4.5 benched striker..... but for 5.5 hes now in my team.
      Have you seen Leeds play?

      1. Groot the Leveller
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        ok- 5.6... +++

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

      Upto 6 ish

      Bamford
      Mitro
      Watkins?

  20. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    How’s this on a WC?

    Martinez (Steer)
    Trent - Saiss - Taylor (Mitchell & Ayling)
    Salah - KDB - Jrod - Son (Reed)
    DCL - Jimmy - Bamford

    1. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Good. Not convinced on bamford

    2. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Template, so good I assume

  21. Vertigo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    I can't believe Maximus Bonimus hasn't been on, waxing lyrical with his Salah away theory.

  22. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Completely missed Bissouma got sent off and won’t be available for three GWs

    1. HurriKane
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      RIP my bench alongside Vinagre

    2. John Nerdelbaum
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Think it will only be one in the league

  23. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    To make you all feel better.
    Pre GW team with planned transfer 93pts. Actual GW score with Mahrez still to play 39pts - 57pt swing. Decent. Why oh why did I WC. I can’t control myself

    1. Groot the Leveller
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      WC team 54+ 2 more to play
      old team 62ish all in....

      I'm with you - I have no control.
      Now, how many -4s to repair the situation?

    2. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Another example how "powerfull" chip it is.

  24. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Downgrading Taa -> Vvd could work.

    Could get Castagne instead Justin or Foden instead of Podence etc.

    1. Danstoke82
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      My thinking as well. It just feels wrong losing TAA though??

      1. Belli2007
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Huge risk to ship. Scored the same amount of points as golden boot winner last season so then looks good value at 7.5m when compared to cost of high end forward

  25. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Once Ricardo returns for Leicester, Justin is going to Real Madrid

  26. Hantakun
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Wildcard this - yay or nay?

    McCarthy (Steer)

    TAA Digne Lamptey (Ayling Mitchell)

    KDB Aubameyang Alli ASM (Bissouma)

    Vardy DCL Adams

    1. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Yes

    2. stat sifter 888888
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Probably yes considering the amount of injury/rotation issues with Alli, ASM, Lamptey and the like.

      • Hantakun
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Thanks for chipping in. WC activated

    3. lordkippe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Would you WC this lot ? Just 1 FT. Affraid Mccarthy will be dropped. Want to remove Auba and ASM. Shaw & Davies not delivering. Will probably keep Werner for now.

      Mccarthy ( Button )

      TAA - Shaw - Davies ( Justin, Mitchell )

      Salah - Auba - Son - ASM ( Bissouma )

      Werner - DCL - Mitro

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

        I mean it's not a needed wildcard, but if you nail who you get in of course you can outscore this team

    4. Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Would you rather...

      1. VVD & Castagne
      2. Trent & Taylor

    5. KingZZ
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Aubameyang + ASM - - - > Son + Zaha (-4)

      Yes or No?

    6. elchilangles
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      anyone getting maupay????

      1. liverpool01
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Looks very tempting I'm suprised only 1.7% own him.