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FPL managers eye Burnley clean sheet in first Double Gameweek match

Burnley’s key defenders are all in place for their first Double Gameweek fixture.

Nick Pope (£5.5m) comes into the round as the most popular Claret, owned by 16% of Fantasy Premier League managers while 1.9% of the top 10,000 have captained the goalkeeper.

However, the rest of Burnley’s defence can be considered differential figures for the visit to Crystal Palace.

7.1% possess Ben Mee (£5.0m) worldwide while 3.2% are invested by James Tarkowski (£5.3m).

Charlie Taylor (£4.4m) is absent from the matchday squad once again, allowing for Erik Pieters (£4.3m) to continue his run at left-back.

Matthew Lowton (£4.5m) could do well against Palace’s (and Fulham’s) weak left flank but is only owned by 3.0% of Fantasy managers.

Chris Wood (£6.2m) joins Taylor on the sidelines with his hamstring injury, while Matej Vydra (£4.8m) has picked up a similar problem, so misses out as well.

That means Jay Rodriguez (£5.8m) partners with Ashley Barnes (£6.0m) up-front today.

Crystal Palace are without Wilfried Zaha (£7.1m) for the second Premier League match in a row.

Eberechi Eze (£5.8m) is on the left flank of midfield while Jordan Ayew (£5.6m) is in the other winger role in support of Christian Benteke (£5.5m) and Michy Batshuayi (£5.7m).

Meanwhile, Patrick van Aanholt (£5.4m) occupies the left-back role and keeps Tyrick Mitchell (£3.9m) on the bench.

Double Gameweek 24 Line-ups

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita; van Aanholt, Dann, Kouyaté, Clyne; Eze, Riedewald, Milivojevic, Ayew; Benteke, Batshuayi.

Burnley XI: Pope; Pieters, Mee, Tarkowski, Lowton; McNeil, Cork, Westwood, Gudmundsson; Rodriguez, Barnes.

Double Gameweek 24 so far…

James Maddison (£7.4m), Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) and Harvey Barnes (£6.9m) got the goals for Leicester as they executed an impressive second-half comeback to beat Liverpool 3-1 on Saturday lunch-time.

The latter looks set to emerge from the King Power Stadium with the most impressive tally as he recorded a goal and an assist, putting him in the running for two bonus points.

It was bad news for owners of Liverpool defenders as Ozan Kabak‘s (£5.0m) debut ended in disaster. Goalkeeper Alisson (£5.9m) collided with him in the 81st minute, allowing Vardy to convert into an open net.

With goals for Maddison (15.2%-owned) and Vardy (14.8%), the fact that Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) also found the net means the Fantasy masses are likely to be content with the way Double Gameweek 24 has begun.

The Egyptian is owned by 42.7% of managers worldwide, although was not considered a big part of the captaincy by the highest-performing managers.

Just 0.5% of the top 10k handed him the armband this week, a total of nine players receiving more attention in that department, including Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.7m)

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  1. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Alisson Blunderland

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Pool being found out

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Lmao, got a laugh out of me 🙂

    3. Warblers Fear Satan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Finally, a clever comment, nice! (So tired of the witless and childish "ROFL" and "LOL at Pool" nonsense).

      1. Captain_Shirokov
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        you know he just took that from Sky Sports right?

    4. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Patent that.

      1. Honourvolley
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Skysports used it last week to be fair!

    5. ‘Tis the Season
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Kelleher is a great young keeper. Bench Allison for next 2!

    6. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 2 days ago

      It's not just Alisson. Look at TAA on LEI 1st goal, look at Wijnadum no cover whatsoever and Herderson is just not able to be a CB.. the way LIV defends right now is league 2 level.

  2. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Mentality monsters.

  3. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Pope & Mee, blow up big.

  4. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Prediction for when Burnley lose their CS?

    (Pope owner here)

    1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Min 3

    2. 20LEGEND
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Never! free hitter with Pope, Mee, Tarkowski here

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        you used your FH on THIS week?

        1. Pipermaru
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Why not? Doubles with higher pts potential than blanks.

    3. Vamos Los Celeste
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      They ll lose this one and get the Cs vs Fulham.
      Pope (C) Tarko owner here.

  5. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Don't worry. Thiago will sideways pass his way out of this

    1. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 2 days ago

      After Cryuff-turning absolutely nobody

  6. wantsharptv
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Kept salah in my WC but with so many options getting 7 points isn't good enough imo

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Yeah has to go down as a fail tbh

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Yeah, I sold on mine. 7pts is one of those where owners not happy and sellers not happy.

    3. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Gee
      You're a tough man to please 😀

      He scored 2 goals vs 2 top teams mate !

  7. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Let's go Pieters. Grab a couple of assists.

  8. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Are Palace going 424 😯

  9. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Kelleher 4.5m
    Adrian 4.2m

    Just saying

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      With those defence, no thx

    2. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Each 2 goals conceded by keepers =-1

      Just saying

  10. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Time to target Pool with the shocking defence, especially if Thiago is playing.

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      DCL TC !!!

  11. Amey
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    If Palace scores whole FPL world will abuse !! 😆

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Benteke mate, Benteke is a threat 😛

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        LoL
        Zaha not starting means Palace shouldn't score generally

    2. Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Palace are expected to score.. a clean sheet would be a bonus for burnley

  12. Eedee
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Did Liverpool make Lei attackers look good or should I really start considering one of them for DGW?

    Who should I drop to get Barnes/Maddison out of Grealish, Raphinha, Fernandes, Rashford (was thinking to get Son after gw25) and Gundo?

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Leicester are a top team. Barnes is underpiced IMO. I'm definitely getting him.

    2. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      You can’t have everyone. Barnes and Maddison will keep getting points and some nice fixtures coming up. But lots of good options including Raphina / Soucek at a cheaper price

      1. Eedee
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        I actually am thinking about 3rd coty defender and replacing gundo lol

        Vardy is a no brainer if I had the money tho

  13. Daniel Jebbison
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Come oooon Pope!!!!

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      o/

  14. Naby K8a
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Klopp isn't even the best German manager in the league anymore

  15. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 2 days ago

    DCL surely unbenchable now. One of Gundo, Watkins, Grealish to be benched, there's no way this ends well.

  16. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    After a beautiful start with Barnes, I’m looking forward to a Pope 10 pointer

  17. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Got in Mee but now want him to concede.
    I'm leading my mini league, second has Pope triple captained , third has him captained.

  18. RomeluStormzy
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Klopp blaming VAR... hmm...

    1. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Ridiculous really - to capitulate after concedong 1 goal is pathetic

  19. Daniel Jebbison
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    LiveFPL
    @LiveFPLnet
    ·
    56m
    In the top10k, BUR defense has combined EO of about 101.9%

    This means if you've got one defender, his cleansheet is basically a grey arrow and it's all about who gets bonus.

    This combined EO decreases as your rank gets lower than top10k teams. So most probably need the CS.

    1. Captain_Shirokov
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      good thing I'm not in top 10k

    2. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 2 days ago

      So if BUR misses the 2 clean sheets it's a massive opportunity for non owners.

  20. Releasebreaks
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Im playing WC and definitely will ditch Salah.
    Even if i keep him in my team, he would not be my captain in none of the next weeks:

    Captains picks:
    gw25 - Bamford / Bruno or Ings
    gw26 - Kane
    gw27 - DGW players, maybe man city player
    gw28 - Bruno
    gw29 - blank week
    gw30 - Bruno

    After this point, check his form and fixtures to consider to bring him in

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Are you sure? He has great fixtures

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        He has Sheffield and Fulham. He can brace against them both

        1. Releasebreaks
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          At the week he plays Sheffield, is the big double, so plenty of choices, Salah EO will not be too high

          The week he plays Fulham, there is high chance of Man City and others teams to have double

          So, this is why im ditching him

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      I’m targeting getting him back for GW31 personally, gives Liverpool some time to sort themselves out

      7 of his final 8 fixtures look nice

      1. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 2 days ago

        He's scoring when Liverpool aren't playing well... by the time they kick into gear you'd have missed out on a hatful

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          I’m ok with him scoring 7’s & 8’s at nearly 13 million when he’s not captained

          It’s the 17’s & 18’s when he IS captained that kill

          Hopefully not too many of those until GW31

          1. Releasebreaks
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Correct, at this stage, even if he haul, will not be high damage

            So plenty of choices at the moment for 7 or 8 points weekly

            1. Utopsis
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Like who?

          2. Utopsis
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Thing is he's the most explosive FPL player so you are almost certain to miss out on a couple of double digit hauls until then.

            The question to answer is, do you really need the funds and that slot elsewhere this season to run that risk?

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Na, he’s not justifying the price for 2 months now - can’t be trusted with the captaincy - too many other captaincy competitors until GW31

              1. Utopsis
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 2 days ago

                Fair enough - good luck!

  21. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    This potential DGW26 WC Team good enough?
    I will keep BB for later on as I don’t want to use WC prior DGW25.
    No TC, nor FH

    Martinez - Forster
    Dias - Digne - Dier - Targett - Dallas
    Son - Bruno - Sterling - Gundo - Lookman
    Kane - DCL - Watkins

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Its nice

  22. Captain_Shirokov
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Made these moves this week:

    Salah to Sterling(c)
    DCL to Cavani
    Dier to Tarkowski

    Despite Salah scoring, I'm actually not really disappointed. 7 points is mangeable.

    1. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Not sure what midfielders people are looking at who's returning more than 7pts/week

  23. Chandler Bing
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Maddison + Grealish or Salah + Lookman on WC?

  24. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    What’s Burnley defence EO then?

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      See above. Just above 100%

      1. ivantys
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Should we hope they concede if we own just one?

    2. JBG
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      What is wrong with Alisson recently?

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Liverpool are all over the place after VVD injury

        1. JBG
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Didn't help against Villa either.

        2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          They conceded 13 goals & a penalty in their first 4 league games WITH him this year

          1. JBG
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            This

      2. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Confidence is completely shot - probably the most important attribute in professional sport

    3. Daniel Jebbison
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Tark will score a goal

    4. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      We expect a Palace v Burnley snore-fest...watch it turn into a goal-fest instead 😀

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Mee own goal in the 2nd minute

      2. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Lowton hattrick

    5. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      I guess we play DCL GW25 now!

    6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Klopp out then?

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        There is a chance for sure. Not giving the armband to Salah in the CL game (I think) was a wrong call and all went downhill

      2. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Roy Hodgson Palace contract up at the end of the season - coincidence?

    7. Daniel Jebbison
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Is Raphinha Dallas Ings and Bamford enough for next week or Adams and especially JWP are a must too?

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Raphinha, Dallas, Bamford, Ings is ideal. But it also hurts you for GW26.

        1. Daniel Jebbison
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          I will WC in GW 26

        2. Captain_Shirokov
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          if soton get a dgw it's manageable

      2. Kellz86
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        A SOT defender and it’s enough