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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. Bishopool
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Leeds = last season Norwich

    1. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Nah, they're better

    2. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      It pains me to say it but they are far, far better than Norwich. They are probably an upper mid-table Prem side.

    3. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      No, Leeds are a good side

    4. FPL_trail_runner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Leeds = last seasons Wolves*

    5. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Lol remind me to never listen to anything you say

    6. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Far better than Norwich.

    7. Joey Tribbiani
        1 month, 20 days ago

        ??

      • Bishopool
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I am actually referring to last seasons game (14 sept 2019)

        Norwich 3-2 ManC

        😉

        https://www.premierleague.com/match/46650

        1. FPL_trail_runner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 20 days ago

          That was random one off and un deserved

          Leeds are totally different today

    8. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      DCL(c) next GW. #baldfraud

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        #Fixturesfraud

    9. yalala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Need Salah to smash it

    10. Noah’s Ark
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Kdb captain fail again. Damn.

      1. TFP
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        same, took a hit to get him in. gotta have patience with him, he was pretty deep today and city generally didn't play all that well. there'll be plenty of better days.

    11. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Leeds had double the xG of Man City and created 5 big chances to City's 0.

      Something definitely wrong with Pep's team this season.

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        No main striker

      2. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Dilva is a huge miss imo

      3. FPL_trail_runner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 20 days ago

        People are still wildly underestimating Leeds - all their stats for 1.5 years has been showing exactly this.

        But yes City arent what they were also.

      4. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        They don’t have a striker & they don’t have defenders + their coach is bald

    12. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Who scores more pts? Kdb or Sterling for the rest of the season

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Bissouma

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Joelington.

      2. Bank$y
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        KDB once Aguero returns.

      3. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Raheem with KDB playing the Westwood role at the momentnt

    13. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      McCarthy - Steer
      TAA - Davies - Justin - C. Taylor - Mitchell
      Salah - KDB - Hamez - Podence - Bissouma
      Werner - Jiminez - Adams

      In a bit of a slump atm. Time for a WC?

      1. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Other option was:

        Werner-> DCL /
        Werner -> Vardy /
        Adams -> Maupay

        on a FT. :/

      2. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Why WC? Just dump Werner.

        1. Ibralicious
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Cheers, looking to do that

      3. Jonny HOW SON?
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I think I would

      4. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Werner > Vardy

        1. Shineonme
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Thats what I'm thinking of doing or if not even kane

          1. Ibralicious
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Over DCL though?

    14. mgilbert86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Seriously considering KDB to Mane if Klopp says he's ok for Everton game

      One city midfielder looks plenty, especially with how poor they look compared to Pool

    15. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Where are my fellow wood owners let’s go!

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        here \o/

      2. mgilbert86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Brace incoming to save our season

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 20 days ago

          A brace is the minimum I’m expecting from the big man

    16. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Would normally cap KDB against Arsenal but without a striker, City aren’t killer.

    17. Crouchy
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Feared not having a City player after wildcarding this week....after that not so much..

    18. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Foden
      James
      Vinagre

      Three problems to sort out. Vinagre number one priority?

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Nope, he can sit on bench. James and Foden should leave first

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          No chance of James playing at all?

      2. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        James can stay? Will get rotated but probably won't come on for cameo.

    19. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Why are KdB owners complaining? Sell for Bruno/Mane/Pulisic/Son/Bale.
      Easy

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Mane?

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          When he beats the virus

      2. puhd
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Sounds about right

      3. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Hmmm, can do Kevin and Ward Prowse to Son and Pulisic.

      4. FPL_trail_runner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Its nice when the eye test comes to real fpl points

        Have been saying since Wolves that KDB in this role is actually negative for him (too advanced and less creative,) and backed Sterling instead.

        Id still rather him as a no 8

      5. Qaiss
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Well he’s not leaving my team all season so idk who you’ve been talking to. They’re without a striker for 1 or 2 more games..

    20. Vertigo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Zaha: Wins penalties.

      Sterling: Diving cheat.

      Standard banter.

    21. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      The only positive I can find out of this awful season so far is that with scores being so low some weeks it makes your cheaper differential players a lot more influential because if they chip in with a 6 pointer it can be a quarter of your score!

      *Looks expectantly at Soucek*

      1. curious_zombie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        After another miserable week, this made me lol

    22. puhd
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      How many bonus points for Sterling?

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        2

        1. puhd
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Thanks

    23. Jonny HOW SON?
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      McCarthy, Nyland
      TAA, Saiss, Justin, Mitchell, Douglas
      Salah, KDB, Son, Podence, Reed
      Werner, Richarlison, Mitrovic

      Time to wildcard right? 😐

      1. puhd
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        You can take a hit and fix your team
        Nicely. Werner to DCL and Podence or Reed to a better mid

        1. Jonny HOW SON?
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          DCL with Richarlison up front? nah man

      2. FPL_trail_runner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 20 days ago

        You have a team which is similar to most here, and its not doing great

        I wouldnt be so inclined to follow the majority of advice as you will end up with a slightly different team but the same issues.

        1. Jonny HOW SON?
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          so WC is it right?

          1. Jonny HOW SON?
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            *so WC it is, right?

    24. Kebab pig
        1 month, 20 days ago

        How did Werner look today?Any chances for him?

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          I just gave him a chance to leave my team already.

        2. puhd
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Mate... Chelsea scored 4 and he was involved in NONE

        3. Brehmeren
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Invisible

      • Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        And to finish me off....my 3 wolves-players will be benched or blank. Probably 5m OR after this 4 GW constant nightmare.

      • The Red Devil
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Salah & vardy braces tomorrow to save the GW

      • Whiskerz
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Werner and James to Kane and Ayling are my moves over the break I think.

      • Do I Not Like Orange
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Foden > Jorginho next GW? I know he's only good for pens but it's one more thing than Foden is good for, and frees up funds for KDB > Salah in GW6.

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Jimi and wood brace and a green arrow just might be possible

      • Flynny
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        A truly disastrous start to the season.

        Scored 30 odd in gw 2 and 3 - and may not even hit that this week.

        Know its only gw4 - but feel any chance of a decent season disappointed already.

        1. Flynny
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Disappeared already.....

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Yea, I’m ranked 5.3m and have spent a wildcard

            Season in tatters

          2. zatara
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Everyone stumbles, it's how you recover that counts. I've been dead and buried at Christmas and still turned it around to win work leagues and a HTH league.

            Just go bet on lots of differential picks and go form over fixture. What have you got to lose.

        2. FPL Virgin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Look at lateriser. No need to panic. 34 gameweeks to go.

        3. Firminoooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          I don’t know whats happening. Looks like 5m OR for me. My goal was to make it inside top 1k three years in a row. Hahahaha

      • Bobby
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        At what point in season do you have to start to worry about your rank? I take it after the first wildcard...I think the first six gameweeks or so aren't going to define your season

        1. All about the galacticos
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          around now, going into the IB

          1. Flynny
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            I'm worried now

            4m. Kdb captain.

            James no show. Maybe saiss and podence too.

            My 2 playing subs lamptey and Mitchell scored 0.

            Feels like season over

            1. All about the galacticos
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              This is a freak season. I've been taking hits all over fighting to stay afloat. There's no dead cert captaincy.
              As soon as GW is over, it starts again. Seasons is not over but it's been far too stressful.

      • FPL_trail_runner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Finally at a place where i like my team going forward, took a gamble and hit pre this week to get there.

        Meslier
        Saiss TAA Robbo Justin
        Barnes Sterling (c) Salah Hamez
        DCL Jimi
        Ayling Brewster Bissouma

        Up to 20K currently.

      • Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Best defender to get for 4.5?

        1. Bam Bam Bigelow
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Ayling, C.Taylor,

        2. Shineonme
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          AYLING

        3. FPL_trail_runner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Ayling , Dallas,

      • RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        And right back now is when ASM hauls!

        1. PompeyUpNorth!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Well done..ha ha!

      • Neves say Neves
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Not feeling great with this, time for a WC?

        Nyland McCarthy
        TAA Doherty Justin Vinagre Ferguson
        Salah KDB Son Pereira Soucek
        Jiminez DCL Brewster

        1. PompeyUpNorth!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          No, don't waste WC with that lot imo

      • Yome
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        At least Lewis is back