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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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1,610 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 29 days ago

    NO WAY, NO BLOODY WAY. LET'S GO MATT LOWTON, LET'S GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      😆

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Jealousy much? Love to see it 😆

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      8 years since he scored a volley v Villa in the Premier League and scored his last goal in 2016 apparently.

  2. HaveYassineChikhaoui
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Unbelievable, fair play to anyone who captained Lowton!

    • Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      No way! I went with Mee.

    • SB007
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Lowton is in my team.

    • The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      DREAMLAND

    • MoSalad
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      What a strike that was, incredible finish. First goal for Burnley, of course I went for Tark.

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Got him in because of Tom freeman’s article saying he had 3 shots last week lol

      Thanks, Tom!

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Just Tom Freeman

      2. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        This

    • pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Didn’t take any chances this week

      Have all three of Lowton, Mee and Tarkowski

      Was sensing a goal from a defender 😀

    • Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Is Ben mee now limping......?

      1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        His nose is limping maybe but nothing else

    • Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Matt Lowton. Sit on my face

      1. ‘Tis the Season
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Hahahaha

    • Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Lowton! 3% of managers in heaven!

    • Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      My wife brought Lowton in - she did the same with Justin a few weeks ago. She's gifted. 😀

    • Davros
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Mee back on

    • hullcityfan
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      His first goal in five years the one week people actually own him lol

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        When someone tries to tell you FPL isn't 99% luck

    • Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Trust TomFreeman

    • Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      I hate you Lowton owners

    • DropkickMurphys
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Had Lowton for long time, finally pays off!

      • JJO
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Cant faking believe this sht

      • Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Absolutely unreal.

      • moment
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Picked a hell of a time to score

      • Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Oh that is annoying!

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Some seriously lucky owners week after week on here 😆

          1. Silecro
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Cmon, Lowton was an obvious pick 😛

      • yakirh
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        What a legend.

      • Essan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Ooh! Lowton gamble paid off 🙂

      • Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        People who went for Lowton because they couldn’t afford Mee/Tark are loving this.

        1. djman102
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          o/

      • RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        My casual Rival outscoring my Pope and Tarko with his Lowton probably only goal of his career

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        That might be one of the best goals a player has got me in FPL.

      • vincentwsho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        And all that struggle choosing between Mee and Tarkowski... 1st Lowton goal since 2013..... 🙁

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          In the Premier league.

          He also scored in 2016.

      • Bavarian
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Another one Lowton, come on...

      • Chandler Bing
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Barnes come on you muppet do something

      • Mr. O'Connell
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        At least Pope is only getting 2 bonus points I guess