Dugout Discussion

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. The Chosen One...
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Have ASM on the bench. Please don't make a miracle return Son

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      If Son is fine, I will be annoyed

    2. Garlana
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Got a feeling a he might

    3. Bobby
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      isnt he travelling with the squad? I think hes playing

    4. wattalowz
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Played CTaylor over ASM here :O

    5. villa_til_i_die
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Same here, Giorgino on bench. Sons gonna play, you know it!

  2. Crucem Sanctam Subiit
      1 month, 27 days ago

      ASM > Podence has cost me 24 points so far.

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Sigh. Yes. Me too.

    • Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Taylor still on 1 point.

      *Rocks madly on rocking chair*

      1. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        4.5 def, hardly one to pin our hopes on

      2. Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Still a haul compared to my Lamptey, Mitchell and James pick.

        1. Firminoooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Saiss will save me.

    • Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      How does it work that everyone I sell scores but if I keep them they don't?!

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Exactly this.

      2. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        same

      3. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        decide the players you hate and instead of transferring them out, cap them and things. Do the opposite of whatever is your initial thought

      4. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        This is the way

    • BENOIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I don’t own any Everton, STILL.

      Fixtures aren’t great, LIV next. Is DCL or JRod essential???

      1. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        tough decision mate, i was lucky enough to catch Jrod this week but would've loved DCL - i think im going to see how he fares against pool before i decide on him -lots of other good options at that sort of price

    • Davros
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      67 from 5. After a rubbish start to the season patience is paying off!

      1. Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Most are on 6 or 7 if DCL get 1 bonus.

      2. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Newcastle have done well against this horrible lot to be fair

      3. Davros
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        71 from 5 now

    • ivantys
        1 month, 27 days ago

        None of newcastle's upcoming fixtures look good anyway, and ASM is back injured

        1. Mr. Chimes
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 27 days ago

          More of this to ease the pain

      • Niho992
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        KdB and Salah to Bissouma and ASM done

      • Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        ASM injured

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          He is always injured

      • JohnnyRev7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Assuming FFS players are all sitting around 3-4m OR, where have the 3m FPL players above us come from?

        Other than they're picking the right players and we're all sh!te.

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          An auto select team would be doing well this year

          Wildly knee jerking in all the GW1 scorers would have done well this season

        2. mixology
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Pretty sure Fabio Borges (HOF #1) wrote that he’s around 100k somehow

      • Danstoke82
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Has to be my worst start to a season ever. Getting everything wrong. Anyway how about this move? Double up on Trent and Robbo by doing Saiss > Robbo?

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Why do that? LFC play Everton next, away. No other fires on your team to put out?

          1. Danstoke82
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            I have a lot of fires to sort in fairness. Each move I make seems to be the wrong choice right now

        2. Firminoooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          I really don’t know what to do anymore. Maybe 3 Liverpool defenders. It’s time for maverick moves to get my dead team moving.

      • Hryszko
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Having yet another sticker, blanks from KDB, Foden & Taylor.. praying for captain Salah to redeem my week!

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Same mate I'm almost 4m now need Salah to save my season.

      • Paulybaby123
          1 month, 27 days ago

          In the Fantasy 5 game if no player achieves there point target in the first game.. Do the other 4 selected games count still??

          1. Gobigorgohome
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            nah

        • Shark Team
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Burnley should be in the same phrase with Fulham and West Brom from now on about "Teams to focus for your captain"

          1. ivantys
              1 month, 27 days ago

              They are inside my list of whipping boys

          2. ivantys
              1 month, 27 days ago

              omg Wilson gets a free penalty

            • Niho992
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Wilson haul

              Pope is fraud

            • Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Penalty, Wilson brace coming

            • Trophé Mourinho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 27 days ago

              If a captained player scores early but only once, an owner is content but disappointed he didnt get more. If a captained player scores really late but only once, he is a hero

              Am I wrong?

              1. TheDragon
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Is it a trick question as my captain never scores?

              2. 7shadesofsmoke
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                salvaging something from nothing always feels better than having something and spurning the chance to add to it.

            • Pep fraudiola
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Do I need WC
              14 points from 6

              McCarthy/Ryan
              Lamptey/Justin/castagne/James/Coleman
              Foden/KDB/pulisic/Salah/Fernandez
              DCL/Bamford/Brewster

              Going do James to chilwell, anything else

            • OrmskirkFC
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              That Barnes kick out was a red card for Son. When are you allowed to donkey kick your opponent without punishment?

            • FPL Virgin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Jamal Lewis is a little yellow card scumbag magnet 😡

            • pjomara
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Thanks to the scout forum fraternity, I kept Wilson instead of getting Jimenez for a hit

              Thanks!

            • Niho992
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Choosed Mitro ahead of Wilson from GW 1.

              1. 7shadesofsmoke
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                and stuck with it since 😆

            • adstomko
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Sold Wilson for Wood before the Spurs game. Lost about 20 points

            • Nomar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Pope owners this season.

              The Werner of keepers.

            • Little Red Lacazette
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Yes, Wilson!!!

            • Gobigorgohome
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              wilson owned by 700,000 players

            • Pedersen
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              What happened with ASM? Long term injury or something small ? (What did it look like)

            • mgilbert86
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Nick Pope has been shocking

              1. Trophé Mourinho
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 27 days ago

                This is the phase where Pope sheds owners by the thousands, then he haunts them all in the next few weeks