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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. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    I never ever considered bringing in Lowton. FFS how unlucky am I?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Cause you’re rich with silver.

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      I considered and didnt. I think I have worse luck

    3. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Hahaha. That's how i feel. I completely dismissed the scout differential suggestion but now i feel peeved that I didn't even consider him worthy.

    4. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      I’d imagine a lot did after the differential article. Wish Tom Freeman had kept quiet about him!

    5. Says
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Lowton was one of the 157 players I briefly considered captaining this week, can't believe my bad luck.

    6. ivantys
        4 months, 8 days ago

        I guess I always go with FB when it's FB vs CB

      • St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        I considered and did. After some of the shocking decisions I've made this season, I'll take it.

    7. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Had Lowton in 24 BB team - DCL and Antonio, I'm looking at you as to why I didn't play it!

      1. jason_ni
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Who have you started ahead of him?

        I benched son and Bamford to start him!

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          The moves depended on the chip, plan was Mitchell, Soucek & Steer to Lowton, Gundogan & Areola for -4 and BB.

          But because of the DCL and Antonio doubts I got Gundogan and Pope (for Martinez) for free

          1. jason_ni
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Ah ok I see, fair enough! Unfortunate

      2. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Well if DCL and Antonio don't play still wouldn't have been worth playing it really

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Yeah, see above - the move to get him was chip dependant

          1. St Pauli Walnuts
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            I was leaning towards playing this week and would have done Brewster to probably Bam. Would have given me bench of Martinez / Bam / Soucek / Coufal. But with DCL, Digne and Antonio all risks, couldn't justify it.

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Yeah exactly, not worth the risk

    8. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Just watched to pool highlights, kabak looks slower than peak Tom Huddleston

      1. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Don't know why Phillips isn't getting a run in the team, has looked solid whenever I've seen him.

    9. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Lowton (C) clearly the better option over Gundo (C), smh. Should have used my time travelling machine

    10. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      BPS(after 60 mins)
      3- Lowton
      2- Rodriguez
      1- Mee
      1- Pope

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Thanks Tark.

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Hold Lowton!

      3. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Couple more saves from the Pope for all 3

        1. Shark Team
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          No way. Lowton 1st by far. He needs 4 more saves to get the 2 bps by Jrod

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            FPL Towers will figure a way, they love him

    11. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Good call on Allston article

    12. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Brought in Dallas last GW and Lowton his GW. Finally some good transfers.

    13. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Tark is a better CB than Mee.

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Lowton is better than both combined

        1. Utopsis
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Lowton is not a better CB than either

    14. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Only casuals who couldnt afford Mee/Tarkowski own Lowton

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 8 days ago

        FPL General confirmed casual?

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 8 days ago

        You’re damn right and I’m proud

      3. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Happy casual 🙂

      4. jason_ni
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Casual here.. sold chillwell and had money itb before that.

        Lowton was the pick!

        1. Firminoooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Same. 6.6 itb and went Lowton.

      5. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Casual all day lowton

      6. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Ah the old bitter casual comment, nothing lamer. I could afford either and went Lowton btw.

      7. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 8 days ago

        There was zero upside to spending more. Casuals wouldn’t understand that I guess.

      8. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Love being a casual

    15. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      nobody here told me to bring in lowton :angry:

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Problem was we all had money so being the cheapest we walked right on by.

    16. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Lowton probably never scores again his career.

      1. Dannyb
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        After next game.

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Funny how we were discussing his xG earlier!

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          He must have logged on at HT to have a read.

      3. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Probably he will do once again v FUL and then stop

      4. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        I mean, he wasn't that far off scoring again in this game.

      5. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Brace next game

    17. Sco
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      I don't watch a lot of Palace but whenever I have I think they're better with Mitchell than PVA.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        100% this

      2. ivantys
          4 months, 8 days ago

          PVA offers nothing to this team, Roy is ignorant.

        1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          it is a pretty crazy decision

        2. TOLV TUMS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          wow - that's brave and more than a little fortunate (I brought him in this week but never ever thought about capping him)

      3. Cancelo Culture
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Brought in Lowton instead of Mee or Tark to save the 0.5m for future planning. I guess if you stick to the plan the luck will come!

        1. jason_ni
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Same happened when ppl went stones over dias to save cash on dias/cancelo and he got his 21 point mega haul

        2. Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Yeah - purely to get KDB and Kane in. (and needed Justin replacement)

        3. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Exactly what I did too for same reason, sometimes it pans and out and plenty more times it doesn't eh.

        4. Brehmeren
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Unless your plan was Mee or Tarkowski.

      4. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Rest Mee for Fulham Dyche now !

      5. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Just unbelievable how Lowton has scored lol, of all people, want this season for end asap

      6. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Barnes trying for Chucky.

      7. Mweene
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        I was at 6k this morning and own Barnes, Salah and Lowton.

        Am I winning FPL this year?

        1. Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          No

          1. Original - Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            It's all downhill after today. 😀

        2. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          You may.

        3. ivantys
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Not owning Sterling could haunt you.

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              That never haunts anyone

        4. Chenku╰☆╮
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          So I bought in Barnes and he blanks in a goal fest for a Burnley side..

          1. PogChamp
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Same. I hate this season.

        5. Isco Disco
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Justin -> Lowton was my only transfer made this GW. Oh boy looks like it’s working out great so far.
          Hooooooooooooold Double Burnley Defense

        6. Mr. O'Connell
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          So who's had the Stones and Lowton 25+ point dgw scores because they were too cheap to afford the more popular options

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Reporting for duty.

          2. Utopsis
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Those who have Salah and Kane are struggling for funds so can only afford the free-scoring cheapies 😀

        7. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Imagine picking a centre back when you could have an attacking wing back for 0.5 less

        8. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Omg Barnes so close

        9. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Lowton's ownership is 3%.

          Differential.

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Epic. Picked him with loads itb too

          2. Fred54
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            His ownership will shoot up by Wednesday. 😉

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Always appreciate price rises.

          3. MoSalad
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Why’s his EO say 20% on live FPL?

            1. Esalman
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Effective ownership based on teams around your rank.

              1. MoSalad
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 8 days ago

                Ahhh thanks

              2. Esalman
                • 11 Years
                4 months, 8 days ago

                Cheers!

          4. Mouldmaster
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Awesome to have him, though his ownership is around 20% in top 10k. Still, great stuff!

          5. Isco Disco
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Wow! Good to know
            Hopefully green arrows incoming

        10. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Tarkowski do something.

          1. Whatever100
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Lol he is a CB. Not sure what you expect.

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Hat-tricks.

            2. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Headed goals. What's lowton's goalscoring record historically?

              1. Whatever100
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 8 days ago

                I have Tarks as well and will settle for CS.

          2. MoSalad
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            With you on this need a corner

        11. MoSalad
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Burnley looking more like Barca! Best I’ve seen them play all season.

        12. MIGHTY JOE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Lowton you beauty

        13. Niho992
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          REst mEEE !!!

        14. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Pope doesn’t appear to be on 3bps? Strange

        15. Daniel Jebbison
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Nervous wait for the lineups