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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. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 3 hours ago

    Another goal feast with my only player Justin getting 0 points coming up.

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

      Anyway, thoughts on this WC draft?

      Martinez
      TAA James Siass
      Salah KdB Hamez Podence
      Werner Jiminez DCL

      4.0 4.5 4.0 4.0

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

        OOps

      2. diabydoesgallas
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 3 hours ago

        Maybe Werner to mitrovic and beef up your bench

      3. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        29 days, 3 hours ago

        James may be an issue with 2 @ 4.0

      4. Manani
        • 8 Years
        29 days, 3 hours ago

        bench seems a bit too weak with Podence, James not sure if 100% nailed?

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

          Thanks folks lots to ponder about.

      5. jimmyabs1987
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 3 hours ago

        2 spurs players just scored nearly 50 points and you don’t want one of them with best fixtures?

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

          I am not still convinced yet. Will look again after the United fixture.

  2. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    29 days, 3 hours ago

    Auba & JWP or Soucek

    Sterling & Podence
    for (-4)..?

    Yay? Nay?

    1. diabydoesgallas
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 3 hours ago

      Podence not nailed apparently

  3. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 3 hours ago

    Need Egan niggle in warm up tomorrow...

  4. fr3d
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 3 hours ago

    Taylor saving my season

  5. BenDavies
    • 7 Years
    29 days, 3 hours ago

    Charlie Taylor great differential pick this week among generally poor defender points. Worth the bench last week.

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 3 hours ago

      Got Bissouma, null point, coming on for Alli, with Taylor & Mitchell seated on 2nd & 3rd bench spots 🙂

  6. ClassiX
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 3 hours ago

    Looking at Praet - is he in any way a viable 5.5m alternative to ASM now that Podence minutes are at risk?

    1. Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 3 hours ago

      Waste of funds, slot, transfers

      1. ClassiX
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 3 hours ago

        So, "no", then... 🙂

  7. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 3 hours ago

    Bardsley and Taylor whipping in crosses against Leicester

    Not something I'm used to. A change from Dyche?

  8. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 3 hours ago

    Would you WC this team?

    McCarthy Button
    TAA Robbo Mitchell Ferguson Johnson
    Salah Auba Havertz Barnes Podence
    DCL Adams Davis

    1. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 3 hours ago

      Yes

    2. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 3 hours ago

      Yeah

    3. Free Hat
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 3 hours ago

      No. Auba to someone. Havertz one more chance.

    4. Free Hat
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 3 hours ago

      And upgrade defence as well. But nothing a min 4,8 wont cure.

    5. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 3 hours ago

      Cheers everyone! Thanks for your input!

  9. King Mo
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 3 hours ago

    Taylor and Mitchell on my bench 😀

    I'll take it though as seems everyone has Justin.

  10. Cookie Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 3 hours ago

    33 goals in the first 7 games and I've picked up 1 cheeky assist 🙂

    1. Cookie Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 3 hours ago

      And a Bissouma red card off the bench, mustn't grumble

  11. Strchld
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 3 hours ago

    Would you take -12 points hit or play a WC?

    1. diabydoesgallas
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 3 hours ago

      Wc

    2. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 3 hours ago

      Wc

    3. Maddamotha
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 3 hours ago

      Neither

    4. JJO
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 3 hours ago

      You have that fancy Japanese toilet that you can play?

  12. davies
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 3 hours ago

    Terrible week - any suggestions?

    Happy to wildcard or take a hit or two...

    McCarthy Steer
    TAA Dier Saiss Mitchell Ferguson
    Salah Auba Rodriguez ASM Bissouma
    Werner Martial Adams

    Cheers.

    1. diabydoesgallas
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 3 hours ago

      ASM to Hélder Costa. (Or wildcard).

  13. Infected by ebolasie
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 3 hours ago

    This is one of the strangest gameweeks in a long while

    1. Greasy Grealish Gang
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 3 hours ago

      One of my favourite ones tbh.

  14. Fero1905
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 3 hours ago

    Just 54 this gw 🙁 i guess Steer is on the bench tomorrow. If Hes playing it could be 2 -6 points more

    1. Cookie Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 3 hours ago

      Enough with the bragging

  15. john25
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    29 days, 3 hours ago

    Repost.

    Hey guys, is Davies expected to be dropped next week from Spurs signing a new LB?

    Cheers

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      29 days, 3 hours ago

      Yes

    2. The Overthinker
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 3 hours ago

      As an owner, I am gonna switch the lb

    3. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 3 hours ago

      No he will play 3 CB and Davis left CB

  16. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 3 hours ago

    Lot of talk of people bringing in Son now haha, before the game everyone was dumping him. FPL can change so quickly

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

      Hope Havertz becomes the same situation after WBA

  17. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    29 days, 3 hours ago

    Play Mitchel or ASM out for a hit for up to 6m mid?

  18. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    29 days, 3 hours ago

    Justin owners not happy

    1. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 3 hours ago

      Damn right

  19. Wakanda
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 3 hours ago

    My lineup
    Lloris
    KWP, Tiernery, TAA, Robertson
    Salah/Zaha,Xhaka, Sterling
    Wilson,Adams, Richarlision

    Keen to get "Son"aldo in... only 0.8 itb
    Looks like i need -8 to get him in... or do i WC ?
    Any suggestions ?

  20. Joey Tribbiani
    29 days, 3 hours ago

    Started Justin, benched Taylor...

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 3 hours ago

      Same here

  21. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    29 days, 3 hours ago

    Would you wc this team?

    McCarthy*
    Taa Egan Bavies*
    ASM* Mane Son Zaha
    DCL Ings Werner

    Steer Bissouma* Mitchell Justin

    1. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 3 hours ago

      Sold Auba and Brewster for DCL and Zaha last night for 2 FT’s

    2. Manani
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 3 hours ago

      no

    3. FPL_DON
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 3 hours ago

      Not a popular choice but yes

    4. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 3 hours ago

      No, just get kdb

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        29 days, 3 hours ago

        Can’t unfortunately

  22. Babit1967
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 3 hours ago

    Cheers Charlie boy, make up for selling Son pls

  23. Gaffa914
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 3 hours ago

    Can you still make hits before clicking wildcard without losing points ?

    1. diabydoesgallas
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 3 hours ago

      Yes

    2. Eric Banternaaa
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 3 hours ago

      Yes

  24. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 3 hours ago

    Barnes G

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 3 hours ago

      Cast A
      Vardy AA

  25. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    29 days, 3 hours ago

    A) Zaha (3-4-3)
    B) Saiss (4-3-3)

    1. Eric Banternaaa
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 3 hours ago

      B

  26. Eric Banternaaa
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 3 hours ago

    McCarthy Nyland
    TAA Davies Vinagre WalkerP Mitchell
    Salah Auba Son ASM Greenwood
    Werner Brewster Mitrovic

    2FT. Tempted by WC. Vinagre dropping last week is blocking a lot of transfers.

    Any suggestions?

  27. BenDavies
    • 7 Years
    29 days, 3 hours ago

    BARNES GOAL

  28. Lalrota
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 3 hours ago

    McCarthy (!)
    TAA Digne Saiss Tierney (!) Ayling (!)
    Auba(!) Havertz Alli(!) Bissouma Reed
    Werner Jimenez DCL

    FT used. Would you WC?

    Thoughts??

    1. Flynny
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 3 hours ago

      wildcard

  29. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 3 hours ago

    Hi....please can I have a view on this wildcard?

    Martinez steer
    Taa james saiss lamptey 4m
    Salah Sterling jrod klich Reed
    Jesus jiminez mitro

    The 5.5m mid and 6m attacker places are up for grabs......diangana and watkins could be in the picture. Thanks

  30. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 3 hours ago

    Castagne the first player from GW1 dream team to get a return