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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. Bushwhacker
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Logical Lowton ; why would you own anyone else?!

  2. Camino Aleatorio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Palace and Newcastle might not escape relegation by much

  3. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Burnley unhold.

  4. pundit of punts
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Buzzing

    😀

  5. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Lowton was due...

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      First goal in the Premier League in eight years for Lowton - one to savour!

      I love DGWs!

  6. Krafty Werks
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Couldn't afford Mee due to future plans so had to make do with Lowton...gutted!!

  7. UNDERWORLD7
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    This season lmao! I mean it would have to be a Lowton goal wouldn’t it, at the precise time of a DGW, unbelievable

  8. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Pope save get in !!!

  9. Nanoelektronicar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    I can't believe the jam, get in Lowton.

  10. Powell
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    I know everyone is quite rightly Burnley crazy right now, but can someone help me with something? Just went to apply for FFS Cup and it said Powell was on Roll Of Honour? Is that me? I had no idea.

  11. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Why is there a 3 player limit ffs. I wanted the entire Burnley back line this week 😀

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Dyche as well, bonus pts are with him

  12. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    I just picked Lowton to easier be able to afford Kane in gw 26...

    1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      yep same haha. Was very close to choosing Mee

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Did TAA to Lowton for same reason. Needed some luck for a change!

  13. Sif
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Of course team just below me in ML has Maddison & Lowton...

  14. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    At least that should keep Pope to a max of 1 bap.

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      He'll share 3 with Lowton, just you watch.

  15. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Pope have to go some to get baps off lowton

  16. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    What a save

  17. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Burnley have just increased their goals for the season by 20% today!

  18. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 18 days ago

    No assist in this PL career for Holding, no goal since forever for Matt Lowton. Magic of my transfers.

  19. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Pope save

  20. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Cmon Barnes make me climax

  21. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Imagine...

    Lowton feeling it

  22. Dannyb
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Now concede Burnley, love you long time Lowton.

  23. Sco
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Lowton the new TAA.

  24. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Mee needs a goal

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      +1

  25. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Wow why did I pay 0.8 extra for you Tarko?

  26. Granville
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    LOWTONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN

    wish I had him.

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      You lost your season the minute when you captained Jota who was an injury doubt. Such a shame after an amazing start .

      You could have won against Mark twice in 10 years this season

  27. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Lowton shot off target

  28. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Lowton -bps

  29. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Lowton is taking the pish here 😆