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Saint-Maximin and Barnes return as Newcastle host Burnley

St James’ Park will play host to a number of returning mid-priced assets on Saturday evening.

After missing the trip to Spurs with an ankle problem, Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.4m) is back in the Newcastle side for Gameweek 4.

He sits on the flanks of midfield as Steve Bruce looks to match Burnley’s formation with a 4-4-2 of his own.

The only Newcastle asset coming into this weekend with more Fantasy support is Callum Wilson (£6.4m), who still has the backing of 10% of managers.

The former Bournemouth man is Newcastle’s top scorer thus far, having netted twice, once from the penalty spot.

Sean Dyche is probably the more relieved of the two managers at Newcastle tonight as he welcomes back both James Tarkowski (£5.4m) and Ashley Barnes (£6.0m) to his starting line-up.

The centre-back pushes Jimmy Dunne (£4.0m) to the bench, as he features alongside Kevin Long (£4.5m), while Chris Wood (£6.5m) and Barnes are paired up-front for the first time this season.

Newcastle United XI (4-4-2): Darlow; Lewis, Schär, Fernández, Krafth; Hendrick, Shelvey, Hayden, Saint-Maximin; C Wilson, Joelinton.

Burnley XI (4-4-2): Pope; C Taylor, Tarkowski, K Long, Bardsley; McNeil, Westwood, D Stephens, Brownhill; A Barnes, Wood.

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1,159 Comments Post a Comment
  1. adstomko
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    How many points have we got tonight?
    I'll start with 40.

    1. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      33

    2. UnitedRthebest
        1 month, 29 days ago

        7

      • TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        48 from 7 but no big players left...

      • Niho992
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        8 from two

      • FPL DONKEY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        39 from 4

      • james 101
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        40

      • F_Ivanovic
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        9 from 2, C still to play

      • slavkob
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        41 with Salah, TAA, Justin, Semedo and Jimenez(c) to go

      • nerd_is_the_werd
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        48 (-12) from 7.

    3. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      who scores more over the next 10 GWs

      A. Hamez
      B. TAA

      1. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        B

    4. Matjes_taet
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Exactly on average (19 points) right now.

      10 incl. Cpt. to play on Sunday. Could be worse.

      1. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Very well set up. 48 with 5 to play for me =[

      2. james 101
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Nice

      3. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        You have 19 from 1 play

        1. Niho992
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          1 player* ?

          1. Matjes_taet
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            BB

    5. james 101
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Would appreciate some ideas

      Current squad

      Martinez Steer
      Digne Saiss James Justin Mitchell
      KDB Rodriguez Zaha Sterling Hendrick
      Jimmy Bamford DCL

      Have £3.1m and 1FT. A single hit is ok if justified.

      A. James to Robbo
      B. James to TAA
      C. James to another
      D. Something else.

      Thanks!!

      1. james 101
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I know chillwell is current flavour. Not sure if I need to see more...

      2. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        B

        1. james 101
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Tempting!

    6. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Need huge points from Jimenez, Adams, Barnes and Salah (C) tomorrow if he plays

      1. james 101
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Doubts he will play?

        1. Niho992
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          all that covid stuff

          1. james 101
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Ahh

          2. james 101
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Not read about it (re this)

    7. Big Ronnie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      McCarthy, Steer
      TAA, Dier, Justin, Ayling, Vinagre
      Salah, KDB, Rodriguez, Podence, Soucek
      Werner, Jimenez, Brewster

      £1.5m ITB and 1FT. Werner to?
      A) DCL (allows Vinagre to Robbo next gw or other upgrade)
      B) Kane
      C) Vardy
      D) Ings

    8. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Just one more drink before I man up to check my live rank. 15 points.....

      1. Bobby
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I have 4 (3 players including captain) with ASM first on bench so...

        1. Bobby
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          sorry 5 (was being melodramatic!)

      2. Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        18/19: 549th OR
        19/20: 204th OR
        20/21: 3 164 098 OR

        What a nightmare start to this season.

        1. FPL DONKEY
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Just get some more penalty takers and you'll be fine 🙂

        2. 7shadesofsmoke
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          i was near 5m rank going into this one. Ive taken to the crack pipe

    9. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Potential WC team. Thoughts?

      McCarthy
      TAA Robbo Justin
      Salah KdB Son Foden*
      Jimenez DCL Brewster
      ___
      Steer Lamptey Ferguson Bissouma

      0.2 itb

      *could become Maddisson, Barnes and even Zaha with a few changes

    10. dshv
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      WERNER TO WHO

      or wait another week ..

      1. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        decide the night before the deadline

      2. FDMS All Starz
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Thinking get rid as 9.4 is a large price tag when the goals seem to be flowing in most games

      3. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Wait for what?

        New player to the league being played negative oop. 1 assist from 9 goals, soon to be 9.3m

    11. FDMS All Starz
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      (2FT &0itb) Team:

      McCarthy
      TAA - Davies - Justin
      Salah - Bruno - Kdb - Podence
      Werner - Adams - Wilson

      Would you do Werner—>DCL now and wait on the other transfer as DCL is expected to rise imminently

    12. UnitedRthebest
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Time to wildcard?
        Ryan Walton
        TAA Digne Shaw KWP Ferguson
        Salah KDB Podence ASM Burke
        Werner Ings Mitrovic
        Cheers!

      • Bielsa's Blue Bucket
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Need to be braver with the captain picks this season. So called big hitters being matched and bettered by the 6m lads

      • northstandnoise
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        KDB n foden no points again. Seriously considering switching to bruno n chelsea

        1. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          KDB isn't just for Christmas mate. He looked ill or something this evening though. Wasn't involved at all in the attacks

          1. northstandnoise
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            That's what I thought. Scratching my head of what to do now. Strange season and only had 4 GW

      • FPL Kaka
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Are we dismissing the Salah Covid rumours as rubbish?

      • northstandnoise
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        KDB,Foden,Mitchell>>Bruno, ASM,Robbo
        Never known city to not bounce back. Something feels wrong there.

        1. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Not having a striker is quite a big problem. KDB could have easily returned though, Sterling wasted one on one assist, he hit the bar from FK and could/should have had a couple of penalties. Foden had a terrible game though, I'm looking to move him on as think Pep will drop him. I'm sure Foden will be on it at some point in the season but not sure if all the England stuff has got to him lately, just guessing though.

      • gibson1314
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Werner captain, Bissouma and Saint maximan on the bench great day!

      • The Mandalorian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Salah and Firmino have been training away from Mane. Surely they'd have all been tested by now.