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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. Says
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Wilson will have more overall points than Kane after this game.

    1. teneighty
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      With one more game played. 😉

      1. Says
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        a bird in the hand and all that

  2. Crucem Sanctam Subiit
      1 month, 22 days ago

      When Newcastle v Burnley makes me want to kill myself it might be time to give up gambling on FPL. I don't even support either team.

      1. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        You should go out for a drink with Fudgy. The night of joy.

        1. Bossworld
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          There was a post (possibly GW35+? last season) where his player in the early game had scored well. Lots of celebratory posts. By Sunday evening, back to usual.

    • The Chosen One...
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Wilson been in my team since GW1. One of my better picks

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        One of mine too.

        1. RyanKent14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 22 days ago

          A steal at 6.4 just now

    • Obi Wan Elokobi
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      So glad I’ve kept Wilson. Do not understand why he was sold in numbers.

      1. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        because he was looking a bit average and DCL was looking essential i expect

        1. Obi Wan Elokobi
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          I mean I’ve seen people get rid for Wood and Mitrovic

          1. RyanKent14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 22 days ago

            DCL and Wilson always been my 2 forwards, got to have faith

    • Niho992
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Thank's God it's IB.

      1. Fred54
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I'll still find a way to get a red arrow.

    • Ady87
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I can’t believe how badly my team is doing so soon after WC. Need about 4 FT this week. Hate going in to Internationals on the back of a big red!

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Every week is red arrow week for me.

        The only way is down some more.

    • Dont give a fuchs
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Sold Wilson and benched ASM. Why did they mark him as injured. Ffs

      1. Sloane426
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Listen to the presser

    • Pedersen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Dunne valid 4.0m def option ?

      1. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Richard or David?

        1. Balls of Steel
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Or Bernard...

    • ...al
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Hmm I did sell Wilson for DCL 2 weeks ago

      Meh happier with Big Dom

    • DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Really considered selling Wilson but not a chance now.

      1. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Same

      2. Obi Wan Elokobi
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Think I will still for Maupay.

    • MSTRKRFTSMN
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Transferred Wilson to Jimi for a -4. Am I unlucky? No. Was it. Bad move? No. Even if jimi blanks tomorrow I’m not gonna be cursing my luck. I saved 0.2m getting in jimi who I see as a 10 game hold who I think will outperform over the period. Time will tell. Hindsight is 20-20.

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Jimi should fill his boots against Fulham.

        1. MSTRKRFTSMN
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          That’s the hope. But it’s not guaranteed. But I’m happy there’s logic to the Trf. We’ll see how it works out

      2. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 22 days ago

        That’s a fair call, your player getting covid or a penalty after the final whistle for a dubious handball is however - Luck

    • gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Wilson gameweek saver.

      1. Bossworld
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Yep, gone from 4 to 21. A Wilson, DCL and Jimi front three could work very nicely this season, be interesting to see what Brewster does too.

        1. Says
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          that's my front three

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Needa Salah hatrick to save my gw.

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Need a Salah double hattrick to remotely save my season.

    • JoeSoap
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Wilson/ASM out on WC looking good

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        that sounds awful

    • mgilbert86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Burnley are terrible

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Anyone else not had a single penalty for any of their players yet ? I must be the only one

      1. MSTRKRFTSMN
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Try picking penalty takers

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 22 days ago

          I’ve got kdb, salah (since gw 2), jimi, wood and Zaha - just a matter of time I suppose

          1. MSTRKRFTSMN
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Zaha scores one against united. Guess you weren’t holding then. KDB isn’t nailed for pens. Salah?? Sure he’s had one

    • Danno - Emre Canada
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I had Wilson and ASM in....GW1

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Who did you keep?

    • ivantys
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Burnley going down with their Stoke play style

      • Captain Hindsight
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        5 played including captain and I’m on 14 points wtf is going on this season

        1. Balls of Steel
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Sounds very similar to my situation this week 🙁 🙁 🙁

        2. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Huge score. Congrats.

      • Sharkytect
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I had 4 of my players play before Wilson started, including my captain, and yet Wilson has just tripled my overall team score.

        Callum. Wilson.

      • Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        What happened to Burnley? They had a solid defense last season.

      • El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Burnley is going down for sure. Terrible

        1. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Too early to call. They have a lot of injuries especially in defence and a small squad.

          They should be alright once they get their defence back.

      • Niho992
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I had Wilson in my GW1 draft 999

      • TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        All bloody week Werner to Wilson and son to Sterling (c).

        All week until 10am this morning and I swap rashford to Barnes instead. I just can’t get a break.

      • barton fc
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Egan and mitro > chilwell and Bamford?

        Don't wanna sell mitro with hin having decent fixtures, but will be priced out if i don't do it tonight

        1. Zalk
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          That's one of the more obvious transfers I've seen. Do it

      • Flynny
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Evening....Need to let the dust settle after a truly appalling start to the season. Rank 4m.

        2fts and 0.2m itb. How would you start to fix this mess? I'm thinking

        Werner foden and saiss / James to son robbo and brewster - 4

        Martinez forster
        Taa saiss James lamptey Mitchell
        Salah kdb foden podence burke
        Werner jiminez dcl

        Thanks

        1. 7shadesofsmoke
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          leave it all alone until the IB is up

          COVID and injuries and potential trannies - you don't want to be on a -4 before all of that has played out

          1. Flynny
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Yeah I'm not touching till much closer to the time.

            But its nice to have an early plan....

            1. 7shadesofsmoke
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              something to tear up 😆

              At least start your planning when this gw is up

      • RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Anyways F$CK FPL!

        HOWAY the MAGS!!

        GET IN

      • Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Christ above 1 more week of Wood I guess lol

      • Niho992
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Come on Joelinton and Shelvey do something

      • Bobby
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        i need to get ASM off my bench - it seems mo or son most likely not to start - what do you think of my chances?

        1. Gudjohnsen
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Why wouldn't Mo start?