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Pieters at right-back as Burnley reveal Bardsley’s self-isolation

Burnley have confirmed the absence of Phil Bardsley (£4.5m) from their Gameweek 5 trip to West Bromwich is because of a positive coronavirus test.

That means a start at right-back for left-sided defender Erik Pieters (£4.4m) as the former Manchester United man self-isolates in line with the latest government advice.

The rest of Burnley’s back-four is as expected, featuring Charlie Taylor (£4.5m) on the left and James Tarkowski (£5.4m) paired with Kevin Long (£4.5m) in the middle.

Sean Dyche will be pleased to have something closer to his first-choice midfield and front-lines at the Hawthorns.

Chris Wood (£6.4m) and Ashley Barnes (£6.0m) start up-front together for the second match in a row while the flanks are staffed by Dwight McNeil (£5.9m) and Johann Berg Gudmundsson (£5.4m), allowing Josh Brownhill (£5.0m) to move back into the middle.

That tweak sees popular budget midfielder Dale Stephens (£4.4m) drop out of the starting XI, joined on the bench by Jay Rodriguez (£5.9m).

Slaven Bilic has made six changes to his West Bromwich Albion team, including handing a debut to Karlan Grant, who is yet to be priced by FPL.

Callum Robinson (£5.5m) comes through his injury flag for a lack of match fitness to be at least named on the bench. He found the net twice in the Baggies’ last home match.

Meanwhile, FPL fan favourite Branislav Ivanovic (£4.5m) finally makes his West Brom debut at centre-back, joined in a return to a back-four by Ahmed Hegazi (£4.3m) with Conor Townsend (£4.5m) and Darnell Furlong (£4.5m) on the flanks of defence.

The Baggies’ top-scoring FPL asset so far this season Matheus Pereira (£6.0m) is handed a central berth in attacking midfield on Monday night with Grady Diangana (£5.5m) and Filip Krovinovic (£5.0m) providing the width.

West Bromwich Albion XI: Johnstone; C Townsend, Hegazi, Ivanovic, Furlong; Livermore, Gallagher; Diangana, M Pereira, Krovinovic; Grant.

Burnley XI: Pope; C Taylor, K Long, Tarkowski, Pieters; McNeil, Westwood, Brownhill, Gudmundsson; Wood, A Barnes.

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492 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Could really do with a Pereira masterclass right now

    1. DIMITRIS
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      If he was 5.5 , everyone would have him

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      1-0 to WBA with a Wood own goal and non-Pereira assist.

      Ruin the Long CS. Ruin the Wood owners. Pereira blank.

      Nothing personal. Just FPL business.

      1. Nice to Finally Michu
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Pereira with his 3.2% ownership won't ruin you

    3. Nice to Finally Michu
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Thissss

  2. DIMITRIS
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    What to do with my team?
    It looks like this:

    Martinez (Forster)
    TAA - Lamptey - Saiss (James, Mitchell)
    Sterling - Son - Grealish - Hamez - Barnes
    Werner - Jimenez (Davis)
    0.4 itb, 1 FT

    I was thinking something like this : TAA and Barnes out for Tierny and Bale in or Barnes and Werner out for Aguero/Kane and Trossard in.
    What do you think?

    1. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Don't like any of these moves, maybe BArnes to Trossard, I have Barnes as well and considering options.

      1. DIMITRIS
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        cheers

  3. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Reports suggesting that Maguire and Bailey have not travelled to Paris. Phil Jones vs Mbappe it is

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      France not letting the thug in the country!

    2. Silent Friend
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Phil Jones is their best CB

  4. Silent Friend
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Martinez (Forster)
    Digne - Lamptey - Saiss (Justin, Dunne)
    Salah - Son - Bruno - Grealish (Bissouma)
    Jiminez - DCL - Maupay

    1) Save FT
    2) Jiminez --> Kane for free
    3) Maupay & Digne --> Kane & 4.5M def (-4)

    1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Wait on performance from Wolves tonight but probably 2

    2. Sean
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      2, solid team

      1. S3
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        agree

    3. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      2 assuming no other injuries this week

  5. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    nope

    1. Silent Friend
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      agree

    2. Tambling5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I didn't like P.E. either

  6. raoulduke71
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Richarlison for who?
    Force Kane in?

    Martinez
    Chillwell Saiss. Mings
    Havertz Salah Bruno Son Grealish
    Calvert Richarlison

    Subs - McCarthy, Lamptey, Brewster, Mitchell

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Yep has to be

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

      Yeah, some form of Chelsea downgrade should do the trick

  7. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Which move looks best here?
    Mccarthy button
    TAA James ayling Taylor mitchell
    Sterling Bruno son soucek bissouma
    DCL jimmy antonio

    A) sterling to Mané
    B) Bruno to Mané
    C) Jimmy to Kane
    D) Jimmy to kun
    D) A and C/D for - 4

    1. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 10 days ago

      C

  8. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Sky Box Office must be on the verge of crashing with everyone clambering to get this highly anticipated game and part with their £15.

    If anything Sky should pay people £15 for the ordeal of having to watch this fixtures.

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I don't want to defend it but no one cared when these matches were not broadcast (in the UK) as they were never part of your £120 per month subscription and now suddenly you are asked to pay £15 per game to line the pockets of these impoverished clubs and you think that's not worth it. SHAME ON YOU.

      1. grumpyman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        This. We've just been spoilt with free access to all the games - we have no right to it.

      2. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Shame on me is right for paying through the nose to follow the PL and not even getting all the matches like people in many other countries do for a fraction of the cost.

        It’s like they want people to give em the boot and buy dodgy boxes.

        1. Fred54
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I'm sure I don't need to tell you I was being sarcastic.

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

      I've just donated £15 to local pizza and another £15 to the RCPCA. Not that I was planning on watching the monday night Thriller in the Hawthorns, but screw them anyway.

    3. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I just don't understand why they don't price the PPV matches at a cost more likely to tempt the casual punter. As a fan with no dog in the PL fight, I could easily see myself parting with a fiver to watch a 3:00 game on a Saturday for something to do, but no chance am I paying 15. It's turning away a lot of impulse buys I reckon.

      1. Do I Not Like Orange
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Should add that I wouldn't spend 50p to watch West Brom/Burnley...

  9. Nice to Finally Michu
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Pereira assists a shot on a designed set play

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      You got me so excited then

  10. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Box office is a bloody joke!

  11. Silent Friend
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Whatever happen in this game wont affect FPL, right? All casual picks in this game

    1. Tambling5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Some of us have Taylor coming off the bench!

  12. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Cmon Baggies, wipe that CS

    1. Apwilkin
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      This! I had to watch Castagne lose his clean sheet in the 91st. Only seems fair if it happens here too.

  13. S3
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Martinez
    Robbo / Saiss / Lamptey / James / Mitchell
    Mo / Raz / Son / Grealish / Podence
    Jimenez / DCL / Brewster
    0.8M ITB

    A) Podence to Trossard
    B) Podence + Jimenez -> Maupay + Hames (-4)
    C) Jimenez + Robbo -> Kane + Chilwell/Regullion/Semedo (-4)
    D) Jimenez + Grealish + James -> Kane + Barkley + Cresswell (-8)
    E) Save FT

    Appreciate your help folks!

  14. Fero1905
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Would you do Mitrovic & Jimenez to brewster & Kane for a hit after gw6.

    Or still do mitro to brewster first an than jimmy to kane

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

      I've already upgraded Jimi to Kane. Hes on fire. Wolves look a bit toothless compared to last season (famous last words).

  15. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    No Dale Stephen's!

  16. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Grant masterclass needed

  17. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    KdB out for me & willing to take a hit.

    McCarthy ¦
    TAA - Coady - Ward
    KdB* - Salah - Jorginho* - Son
    Kane - Maupay - Wilson*
    ¦ Bissouma - Justin* - Taylor

    A) Jorginho -> Mahrez + JRod
    B) Justin -> Fernandes + Reguilon
    C) Wilson -> Grealish + Aguero

    Which option seems best?

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

      I think I'd go with A but not Mahrez. Grealish and upgrade Maupay to DCL?

    2. rdpx
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I'm not sure why you're so keen to get rid of Jorghino when you probably got him for only £5m and he's averaging 8 ppg

  18. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Would you WC this team or just do a -4

    McCarthy Nyland**

    TAA** Dallas James** Justin** Lamptey

    Son Salah Barnes** Zaha Bissouma**

    Werner DCL Wilson**

    ** Players that are going

    1FT 2.1 ITB

    Any ideas would be welcomed

    1. MOZIL
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      i think -4 would be enough

  19. KUNingas
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    In order to do Maupay -> Kane for a hit
    A) Pulisic -> Trossard
    B) PVA -> Ferguson
    C) Robbo -> 4.7 def
    D) Forget Kane

    1. Latetotheparty
        1 month, 10 days ago

        C

    2. ivantys
        1 month, 10 days ago

        This game has 0-0 written all over

        1. Fred54
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Mainly in the top left hand corner.

      • MOZIL
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Werner worth the 2.3mil over Wilson?
        Thinking if i should spend the 2.3m on defense instead

        1. King Mo
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I think so.

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

        I see Hegazi's playing #throwback.

        1. Wılly
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Ivanovic is even more of a throwback

      • Fred54
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Has Soucek scored yet?

        (I know he's not involved in this game, but here on FFS his name must be mentioned on every page.)

        1. ivantys
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Not sure why picking Jorginho is considered casual but picking Soucek is considered smart.

            1. rdpx
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Yeah I mean like 5mill and 8ppg I'd have thought he was a no brainer

              1. ivantys
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  He's almost as highly rated as Lamptey and none of them has really returned anything lol.

            2. Wılly
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              He scored but due to a technicality it was given as an own goal, so he only got the assist

          • Klaren
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            A. Wood to Watkins
            B. Wood, Sterling to Kane, Foden (-4)

            Leaning towards A, anyone think I should go with B instead?

            1. ivantys
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Won't want foden I'm struggling to get rid of him myself.

                1. Klaren
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  I know his returns haven’t been good but he’s been very involved in City attacks and playing advanced. Obviously not as good as Sterling but only option for a City mid if I want Kane (not sure if I do).

                  Rotation is likely to become a concern with him though once KDB is back.

                  1. ivantys
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Yeah add pep roulette in and it becomes a problem. I have no spare transfers to get in Trossard for him and not taking a hit so I'm forced to keep him for now.

              • Tony Martial
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                are these good moves?

                This week= Wood and VVD ➡️ Cahill (4.5) and Kun -4.
                Following week Maupay ➡️ DCL.

                1. King Mo
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  How much do you have ITB that you can afford that first one? 😆

                  1. Tony Martial
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    3.2 and also downgrading VVD!

                    Only worry for me is not having DCL vs Southampton?

              • Gudjohnsen
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                WBA will score, Burnley won't

              • Leonard hatred
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Can't decide on Kane, because literally everybody has him and i don't want to miss points, or Aguero, because nobody has him and he's a huge differential and i flogged KDB.

                1. ivantys
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    I think Sterling is enough city cover, I'm still not convinced with kun yet, he has done nothing in the previous game to convince me to take him.

                  • Silent Friend
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    pick who you think is better

                2. Bobby Digital
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  VVD replacement? (don't have another Pool def)
                  A. Mings
                  B. Robbo
                  C. Saiss
                  D. TAA
                  E. Another? Who?

                  1. rdpx
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    I'm looking at Mings or Keane

                3. bobbyg
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  McCarthy, Button
                  Vinagre, TAA, Justin, Taylor, Mitchell
                  Son, Podence, Soucek, Salah, Sterling
                  DCL, Watkins, Brewster

                  1 Ft and 5.3 inb

                  Watkins to Kane?

                  Or save transfer guys? TIA

                  1. Gudjohnsen
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    I would do it

                    1. bobbyg
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Thanks mate

                4. Jinswick
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  VVD & Antonio-> Saiss & DCL worth a -4 here?

                  McCarthy
                  Trent, VVD, Bellerin
                  Salah, Son, Barkley, Foden
                  Kane, Jimenez, Antonio

                  Steer, Bissouma, Holding, Mitchell
                  Bank 0.3m, 1FT, WC available

                  1. KUNingas
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Soon many wants Antonio