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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. ALI_G
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    looks like last season's classic Ings / jimi / DCL trio may be favoured again

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

    My GW1 team scored 82 points (largely thanks to Salah captaincy). WC for GW2 and scored 45 so far with two to play. My GW1 team would’ve scored 34 all out. Relatively happy with that.

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

      you're kidding right?

      45 + x+y from a WC?

      1. HollywoodXI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        There are some pretty high scorers this week so obvs it could’ve been better but you can’t have them all. I have DCL on my WC team but no spurs for example.

  3. Only one Di Matteo
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Auba + Adams -> Rashford + Jesus
    thinking this is a good use of my 2 FTs?

  4. CelticBhoy1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Auba > Son for free?

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

      do you have KDB? If not would wait and see tomorrow's game

    2. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Might do that myself.

  5. SomeoneKnows
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Best usage of my free transfer?

    A) Aubameyang > KDB
    B) Adams > Mitrovic
    C) Adams > Bamford

  6. andres
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    do you guys think james rodriguez is a must have?

    1. CelticBhoy1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      No a must but I think hes great value for 7.5

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

      Well, I bought him for this weekend and can't see myself selling him any time soon. Could be a season keeper at his lovely price.

    3. BurnMyBread
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I think he's a bargain

      • Hansel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        No, as he won’t hurt you too much as few will captain him and he is unlikely to get a hattrick or so, but he is good value

      • I Must Break You
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        You don't want to sell him anytime soon with Everton upcoming fixtures

    4. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Bruno a keep or sell?

      Would be for a City player

      1. I Must Break You
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Why did you get Bruno if you're going to dump him after 1 blank?

        1. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Playing deeper and United not looking good.

          1. I Must Break You
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Fair enough, but you might be interested to know that Bruno has more passes received in the final third, 40, than any other midfielder in the league. And that's in only one match (!), when almost everybody else has played two. On the other hand, only 1 touch in the box wasn't a lot to write home about.
            In the end, of course you might be right, but be careful with "not looking good" statements. That's what everybody was saying about Spurs this past week...

    5. andres
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      mitrovic worth bringing in or the two goals is a one off?

      1. I Must Break You
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        His underlying stats are extremely solid so far. 5 shots on target and 31 touches in the final third in only 117 minutes of play. He's a hold for me as upcoming fixtures are good. But I'm not sure I would buy him with other great options at Forward these days: DCL, Jimenez, Werner (playing WBA next). Kane has a great run of fixtures too.
        But at his price range, underlying stats would say Mitro is a very solid option

        1. I Must Break You
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I forgot to mention Wood as another great Forward option given upcoming fixtures...

    6. DwarfKing
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Ryan
      Walker-peters, Lascelles, Doherty, Dallas, Saliba
      Aubameyang, Salah, Ward-Prowse
      Mitrović, Kane, Vardy

      Bench: McCarthy, Saliba, Bissouma, McNeil

      Thoughts? I've got 2xFT. I need to get rid of Saliba (4.4) , Bissouma (4.5).

      Should I take a hit. Transfer out Vardy for cash to upgrade them?

    7. ThisPostsOnFire
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      WC Dilemmas.....

      A) Robo & an additional 4.5 mid (benched)
      B) Zaha & an additional 4.5 def (rotating)

      Rest of the team looks like this:

      McCarthy (Steer)

      TAA, Saiss, ______ (Lamptey, Mitchell)

      Salah, KDB, Podence, ______ (Anguissa)

      Werner, Jimenez, DCL

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

      Would you get Wood or James Rodriguez for the next 3 GWs?

      Fixtures:
      Wood - SOU, new, wba
      James - cry, BRI, LIV

      1. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Wood, looking at the fixtures. Hadn't even considered him. Interesting.

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

          I was set on James Rodriguez until I looked further into the fixtures too. I prefer James long term but Wood fixtures are really appealing.

      2. I Must Break You
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Wood great call. But a factor for James R worth mentioning might be the impending, and likely continued, price rise.

    9. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Two terrible gws..

      Are we riding it out or WCing??

      Have 2fts to get rid of Alli/Davies but have 3 other probs as in two s'hampton players..

      1. Geriatric Unathletic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Just WC. The release is great, however trying to find a team i am happy with ain't so easy :(.

        1. Danstoke82
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Exactly this. I’m even considering losing TAA to help get a team I’m happy with

    10. BurnMyBread
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Worth keeping Adams if it means I won't have to take a hit? Really only concerned about the price decrease because I still think he can come good.

        1. Babelcopter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Keep him.

      • HollywoodXI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Wonder if anyone TC Son?

      • ryacoo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Who are people leaning towards for captaincy next GW? Son, Salah, Werner?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Salah, loves Arsenal

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

          Kane c, Mitrovic vc

        3. yakirh
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Sterling/KDB not sure yet.

      • KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Not seeing Bruno in many WCs, people given up on him already?

        1. Shuko
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          ManU looked really bad, and Bruno was basically playing CDM.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            After one game though?

        2. Greenbackbøøg…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          After seeing United play theres no reason to have a United player in your team right now

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Fair, will be happy to have him as a differential

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

          I'm not interested in him anymore as long as we don't see any evidence of him moving back to his previous position when VDB is in the team. 10.5 is too much for someone who plays as one of the 2 mids in 4-2-3-1.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Will VDB start most games, is there a chance VDB plays in the pivot instead?

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

              He was playing attacking mid at Ajax and that's where he played when he came in with Bruno moving to Pogba's position.

              I'm not sure if he'll start most games but Pogba didn't look very good so VDB might get a lot of minutes. Re. positioning, I don't know, it could change of course but I'd rather wait and see. MUN fixtures aren't very good anyway for a while.

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Ok, only reason I’m suggesting this is it would be quite moronic and bizarre to change where Bruno predominantly plays given how effective he was there last season.
                Just food for thought

      • andres
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        best 5.5 mid?

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

          Podence, Klich or Helder Costa.

          Podence has the best fixtures so him in my opinion.

        2. Babelcopter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          If Podence starts tomorrow him.

      • Traction Engine Foot
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Auba, Vinagre to KDB, Lamptey worth a hit? Otherwise I have to play Justin away to City.

      • Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Can anyone remember a worse fpl game when u didnt own any attacker than Spurs soton?

        Every goal felt worse than the previous one

        1. Firminoooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I had Adams.

          1. Firminoooo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            And sold Ings to Martial. Sick.

      • DwarfKing
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Vardy, Sailba, Bissouma out for Calvert-lewin, Zaha, Justin for -4. (x2 FT)

        1. Traction Engine Foot
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I like it.

          1. DwarfKing
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Thanks, or:
            Bamford, Rodríguez, Justin ?

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

            Your -4 will probably make 2 points (DCL),and 2 points (Zaha) and 0 (Justin) in gameweek 3.

            I have 2 of them and will bench one and dont expect a return from the other.

      • The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        American Football.
        S.Barkley carted off the field with suspected torn ACL.
        Could be out for the rest of the season.

        Lots of injuries this week.

      • Iceball
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Werner looked allright but will he destroy WBA? Son or other better captain?

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

          Assuming Ziyech and Pulisic isn't back by then, I think Chelsea is lacking creativity so I'm not so sure about captaining anymore. Going with KDB or Sterling might be a better option.

        2. Danstoke82
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I’m not sure. I don’t think we can really gauge Werner until Pulisic and Ziyech are back which will hopefully stop Werner from drifting out wide and stop Lampard playing him there. I’m really not sure what to do with Werner as I want DCL- Jimenez plus a strong midfield.

      • Sir_Dunc
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I own Doherty, Vinagre, Adams and Soucek, but I want to do Auba > Son. Madness?

        1. Babelcopter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Auba -> KDB/Sterling

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

            Should have said, I have KDB.

            1. Babelcopter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Ok then Auba -> Son sounds very good.

        2. I Must Break You
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I think the link from your profile might be wrong? Doesn't look like the team you're referencing here...

      • Tosa86
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Draft for my WC:

        Guaita-Ryan
        mitchell - digne - lamprey - VVD - castagne
        Son - Zaha - Rodriguez - KDB - Costa
        Werner - Mitrovic - DCL

        ItB: 0.9

        my doubts:
        1) werner vs WBA or Jimenez for long plan?
        2) GW4 --> Werner out - Jimmy in?
        3) guaita-ryan for rotation or ryan-martinez/McCarthy for rotation?
        4) son or fernandes?
        5) castagne or james?

        any other suggestions?

        thanks!

      • I AM THE FPL MONSTER
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Everton penalty taker? (Siggy off the pitch)

        1. Tony Martial
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          It’s either James or Richarlison

      • bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        McCarthy
        TAA, Taylor, Mitchell
        Auba, Salah, Son, ASM, Soucek
        Werner, Martial

        Steer, Holding (liv), Justin (mci), Davis

        A) Auba and Davis to James Rodriguez and Jimenez for a hit
        B) WC

      • I Must Break You
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Just watched Spurs-SOU highlights and learned two things in addition to the internet's recency bias rearing it's ugly head again (against Son, in this case):
        1. Kyle Walker-Peters is a shockingly bad defender. Needs to be shipped immediately. He just let Son run completely free all game. (Were they roommates at Spurs or something?)
        2. Che Adams is amazingly good at blasting wide open shots directly at the goal keeper

      • DwarfKing
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Vardy, Sailba, Bissouma out for:
        A) Calvert-lewin, Zaha, Justin for -4. (x2 FT)
        B) Bamford, Rodríguez, Justin for -4 (x2 FT)

      • Bottleandahalf
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Transfer:
          TAA + C Wilson > VVD + DCL.

          Thoughts please

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

          Think you'd regret selling TAA but you never know