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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
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 16 days ago

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

    1. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 16 days ago

      33

    2. UnitedRthebest
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 16 days ago

      7

    3. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 16 days ago

      48 from 7 but no big players left...

    4. Niho992
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 16 days ago

      8 from two

    5. FPL DONKEY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 16 days ago

      39 from 4

    6. james 101
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 16 days ago

      40

    7. F_Ivanovic
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 16 days ago

      9 from 2, C still to play

    8. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 16 days ago

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

    9. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 16 days ago

      48 (-12) from 7.

  2. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 16 days ago

    who scores more over the next 10 GWs

    A. Hamez
    B. TAA

    1. Niho992
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 16 days ago

      B

  3. Matjes_taet
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 16 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
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 16 days ago

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

    2. james 101
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Nice

    3. Niho992
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 16 days ago

      You have 19 from 1 play

      1. Niho992
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 16 days ago

        1 player* ?

        1. Matjes_taet
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 16 days ago

          BB

  4. james 101
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 16 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
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 16 days ago

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

    2. Niho992
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 16 days ago

      B

      1. james 101
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 16 days ago

        Tempting!

  5. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 16 days ago

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

    1. james 101
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Doubts he will play?

      1. Niho992
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 16 days ago

        all that covid stuff

        1. james 101
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 16 days ago

          Ahh

        2. james 101
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 16 days ago

          Not read about it (re this)

  6. Big Ronnie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 16 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

  7. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 16 days ago

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

    1. Bobby
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 16 days ago

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

      1. Bobby
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 16 days ago

        sorry 5 (was being melodramatic!)

    2. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 16 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
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 16 days ago

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

      2. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 16 days ago

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

  8. FC Hakkebøf
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 16 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

  9. dshv
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 16 days ago

    WERNER TO WHO

    or wait another week ..

    1. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 16 days ago

      decide the night before the deadline

    2. FDMS All Starz
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 16 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
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Wait for what?

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

  10. FDMS All Starz
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 16 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

  11. UnitedRthebest
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 16 days ago

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

  12. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 16 days ago

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

  13. northstandnoise
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 16 days ago

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

    1. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 16 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 year, 16 days ago

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

  14. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 16 days ago

    Are we dismissing the Salah Covid rumours as rubbish?

  15. northstandnoise
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 16 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
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 15 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.

  16. gibson1314
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 16 days ago

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

  17. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 16 days ago

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