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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. Tinmen
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Folks what’s the best 4.5 defenders to own at the moment ?

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

      Lamptey & Justin

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

        Agree

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

          Why did Lamptey get subbed of early?

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

            off

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

              Took a knock

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

                I see

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

        Facing both Manchester clubs, and play for defences that can concede 2+

        1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Man Utd not a concern as we saw

    2. stat sifter 888888
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Have to pick out of the defences that look the strongest.

    3. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Best 4.5 rotation pairing?

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

      Should I WC this bunch?

      McCarthy Steer
      Mitchell Justin TAA Egan Lamptey
      Auba KDB Havertz Soucek Reed
      Werner Martial Adams

      1. Gazza2000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        No not much wrong with that team

      2. stat sifter 888888
          2 months, 7 days ago

          If you have a strong idea of who you want to get in then yes but no if you're just frustrated with results.

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

        Long term, would you prefer

        A Werner & Trossard
        B Wood & Son

        1. stat sifter 888888
            2 months, 7 days ago

            B but with Wilson instead of Wood.

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

          Bottomed :

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

          Yes or No?

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

          Sterling or De Bruyne peeps?

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

            KDB

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

            Sterling excellent stats w/o Aguero so he's my pick

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

            I have both- but KDB more consistent

          4. The 12th Man
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Your call.

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

            Decide after game tomorrow

          6. Gazza2000
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            With all those high lines I’m leaning towards Sterling at the moment

          7. Better off with a pin and a…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            I've gone Sterling, but both good options.

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

          Martinez
          Robbo - Saiss - 5.5 (4.5, Ferguson)
          Sterling - Rodriguez - Son - Podence
          Werner - Jimenez - Jesus

          Hmm, far from the template but I believe I'll trust my instincts on this one. Let's see.

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

            Podence is bit of a worry now with Semedo coming in. Traore can play RW now which leaves Podence/Neto for LW.

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Acceptable risk to me, 4.5 like Lamptey there to come on anyways

          2. stat sifter 888888
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Like it a lot. Some brave calls that will pay off.

              1. stat sifter 888888
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Not sure about Saiss though- looks like a CB in a back 3?

                  1. Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Has goal threat and nailed for that brilliant run of Wolves fixture, I like him a lot.

            • Klaren
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              After watching the majority of the games this weekend, I literally have no idea who to get on my WC. Every PL team seems to have completely forgotten how to defend, so there are about 20 good attackers on any GW as things stand.

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

                This is the best reason I can think of not to wild card - give it a couple more weeks

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

                Wolves can and will defend.

              3. stat sifter 888888
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  There's more value in the defence these days, makes it more interesting. Look at budget attacking defenders and 1 premium is my recommendation.

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

                Absolutely kicking myself for putting ASM in my gw1 team. I dont even rate him, just picked him for lack of alternatives which is a terrible reason.. Garbage player and pick.

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

                  Ye snap

                  Any word on his injury?

                  If Podence starts tomorrow that’s the transfer I’m making

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

                    Im looking at Trossard. Dont like Podence he seems a rotation risk.

                2. Bobby Digital
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Ditto
                  He's lazy af too.

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

                  Same. Now my saved FT is gonna be used to patch that hole

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

                    Yea hes out for sure. Auba -> KDB then spend the other transfer to get that POS out of my team

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

                  There is still the chance Fraser starting regularly will push ASM up front in place of Carroll, beside Wilson.

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

                    Good on him if that happens he wont be in my team anyway

                5. Better off with a pin and a…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Just done Auba and ASM to Sterling and Hames. Feels good!

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

                Bottomed:

                Would you rather...

                1. VVD & Castagne
                2. Trent & Taylor

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

                  2

                2. Zim0
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  1 for sure

                3. stat sifter 888888
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Not a fan of those options but probably 2.

                4. Warby84
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  My team looks decent WC with 3 (Sterling/Pod/Martinez) to play but only in 38

                  GW3
                  Martinez
                  Trent Digne Lamptey Saiss (Ayling)
                  Salah Sterling(C) Rodriguez Podence (Biss)
                  Werner Martial (Brewster)

                  Just bought Salah back in for Aubameyang, next move is either striker Jimenez dependant on next performance.. Any hit needed this week?

                5. DV8R
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  With a team like this, would using WC be a kneejerk?

                  McCarthy
                  TAA, Justin, Dallas, Vinagre, Taylor
                  Salah, Bruno, Auba, ASM, Reed
                  Werner, Mitrovic, Adams

                  I can take a hit to bring in Hamez/Havertz and DCL for a -4. Then Bruno to KDB for free in GW4. Thoughts?

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

                    I'd probably stick with that. Not getting Havertz.

                    What would you do in my shoes?

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

                      Sorry the link went missing 😀 https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/22478536

                6. Garfield1001
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Would you wildcard this team:

                  McCarthy 4m
                  TAA Justin Doherty KWP Mitchell
                  Auba JRod Son ASM Bissouma
                  Vardy Adams Werner

                  Opinions appreciated.

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

                  Thoughts on this WC draft?

                  Martinez Steer
                  TAA Saiss James Lamptey 4.0
                  Salah KdB Son Podence Alzate
                  Werner DCL Mitro

                  0.4itb

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

                    Decent

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

                  where do people get their likely price rise/fall info from?

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

                    Fplstats

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

                  Do we think Liverpool will start to regain their solidity at the back from now on?

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

                    Hard to say, I can't see them getting back to how they were the season before last. So I'm expecting a similar amount of cs as last season

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

                      Looking at the double up on their defence (TAA & Robbo). Dropping Salah and having double City mids (KDB & Sterling) - im on WC of course!

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

                        Ballsy, wouldn't myself while everything is hectic

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

                    Not necessarily

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

                    They wont play Zouma and Christensen every week

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

                    I think the Leeds game was a freak against an extreme system. Their quality will shine through. Fabinho also looked a natural at CB today.

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

                      Im going to watch the game back but im glad to see this. I caught the last 30 mins and they seemed composed. They were of course 2-0 up at this point.

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

                  To the guys who asked why I wildcarded after two good weeks

                  Because I understand I'm not a magical wizard that nailed all my decisions, my team has many weaknesses, being carried first week by a Salah hattrick and Justin points and this week DCL hattrick and Justin points.

                  I have too many non scoring players, so I'm trying to be proactive while the going is good. We'll see how it goes

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

                    Whats ur overall score?

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

                      150ish/ just above pending potential couple of bonus today

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

                        Awesome. Yeah its best to not get fooled by good scores and remain a step ahead. My best fpl season was when i wildcarded in week 3 despite being top 50k and that brought green arrows

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

                    What’s your plan?

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

                      Now I've got two weeks of data to base decisions off and plans will be more sturdy than guesswork when the season starts, making sure I avoid price drops too and am targeting the fixtures for wolves for example. Temptation would be to stick after two good weeks but trying to be proactive and accept my team has holes in it

                11. Babelcopter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  2FT Adams -> Mitrovic no brainer or should I keep Che? Auba -> KDB/Sterling after City - Wolves.

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

                    Get off of Che.

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

                  Better captain next GW:

                  A) Son (NEW)
                  B) Sterling (LEI)

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

                    A

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

                    B

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

                    Both good options, I'd go A simply because haven't seen City at all yet until tomorrow so will judge then

                  4. Gazza2000
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    B

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

                    B

                    Spurs will find it difficult to break down the 5ATB

                13. Isco Disco
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  David Silva makes his debut for Real Sociedad against Madrid

                14. pundit of punts
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Want a replacement for Havertz.

                  Zaha/ James Rodriguez / Podence?

                  Barbe Richarlison

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

                    Roddy.

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

                    James easily of those

                  3. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Zaha easily of those.

                15. BurnMyBread
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Worth taking a hit to protect my team value with Che Adams?

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

                    McCarthy steer
                    TAA Davies KWP Justin
                    Salah KDB Bruno (ASM)
                    Werner mitro Watkins

                    This ok for next week? Assume a WC would be a knee jerk but oh the temptation

                  • Nightcrawler
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Horrific start to the season. 117 overall score with martinez and podence to go.

                    Feels like most seripis players have more than that particularly those with son and salah(c) first week

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

                      Average of almost 60 per game week is punt too shabby

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

                        Isn’t

                  • Werner Bros
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    With this likely team for next week. Would you WC?

                    McCarthy
                    TAA Davies Taylor Mitchell
                    Salah KDB Son ASM
                    Werner Martial

                    Nyland Justin Davis Bissouma

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

                      Looks great save

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

                      Looks good

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

                      Identical to me except KWP over Taylor

                      Might -4 out ASM if he is out

                      We are going to take a lot of price falls though

                    4. Gazza2000
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      Just get rid of ASM and your fine

                      1. Werner Bros
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        Worth the -4 though. Who can I replace him with at that price that will make it worth it?

                  • RamboRN
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    On WC

                    Martinez
                    ** saiss Taylor
                    Salah ** KDB ** podence
                    Werner ** brewster

                    Subs steer, Mitchell, Bernardo

                    A. TAA, Zaha, Son, DCL
                    B. TAA, JRod, Son, DCL
                    C. TAA, Zaha, JRod, Jimenez
                    D. Vvd, son, JRod, Jimenez

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

                      B

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

                    50 points. delete account.

                    1. JustSomeGuy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      See you next year.

                    2. Liberate HK - antichinazi
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      how to delete account?

                  • jimmyabs1987
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    73 with Egan to play

                    Hope City and wolves have a quiet night tomorrow

                  • Babit1967
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Feel free to Pick apart this wildcard team lads

                    Martinez

                    VVD Taylor Saiss

                    Salah KDB Zaha Rodríguez Klich

                    Kane Jiménez

                    Steer Lamptey Mitchell Davis

                  • Tonyawesome69
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Who to prioritise for a hit?

                    A. Havertz to JRod
                    B. ASM to Costa or Podence

                    0.4itb 0ft
                    McCarthy*
                    TAA Robbo Justin Ayling
                    KDB Salah ASM* Havertz*
                    Werner DCL

                    (Peacock Taylor Bissouma Vassilev)