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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
    7 months, 10 days ago

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

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Cause you’re rich with silver.

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      I considered and didnt. I think I have worse luck

    3. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 10 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
      7 months, 10 days ago

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

    5. Says
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

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

    6. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 10 days ago

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

    7. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

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

  2. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 10 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
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Who have you started ahead of him?

      I benched son and Bamford to start him!

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 10 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
          7 months, 10 days ago

          Ah ok I see, fair enough! Unfortunate

    2. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

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

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 10 days ago

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

        1. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 10 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
            7 months, 10 days ago

            Yeah exactly, not worth the risk

  3. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 10 days ago

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

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

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

  4. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 10 days ago

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

  5. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

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

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Thanks Tark.

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Hold Lowton!

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Couple more saves from the Pope for all 3

      1. Shark Team
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 10 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
          7 months, 10 days ago

          FPL Towers will figure a way, they love him

  6. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    Good call on Allston article

  7. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

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

  8. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    Tark is a better CB than Mee.

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Lowton is better than both combined

      1. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 10 days ago

        Lowton is not a better CB than either

  9. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    Only casuals who couldnt afford Mee/Tarkowski own Lowton

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 10 days ago

      FPL General confirmed casual?

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      You’re damn right and I’m proud

    3. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Happy casual 🙂

    4. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

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

      Lowton was the pick!

      1. Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 10 days ago

        Same. 6.6 itb and went Lowton.

    5. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Casual all day lowton

    6. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

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

    7. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

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

    8. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Love being a casual

  10. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    nobody here told me to bring in lowton :angry:

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

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

  11. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    Lowton probably never scores again his career.

    1. Dannyb
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      After next game.

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Funny how we were discussing his xG earlier!

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 10 days ago

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

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Probably he will do once again v FUL and then stop

    4. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

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

    5. 4Rsenal_1886
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Brace next game

  12. Begbie.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 10 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
      7 months, 10 days ago

      100% this

    2. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 10 days ago

      PVA offers nothing to this team, Roy is ignorant.

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      it is a pretty crazy decision

    2. TOLV TUMS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 10 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)

  13. Mr Bird
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 10 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
      7 months, 10 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
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

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

    3. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 10 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
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Unless your plan was Mee or Tarkowski.

  14. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    Rest Mee for Fulham Dyche now !

  15. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

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

  16. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    Barnes trying for Chucky.

  17. Mweene
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 10 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
      7 months, 10 days ago

      No

      1. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 10 days ago

        It's all downhill after today. 😀

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      You may.

    3. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Not owning Sterling could haunt you.

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 10 days ago

        That never haunts anyone

  18. Chenku╰☆╮
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

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

    1. PogChamp
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Same. I hate this season.

  19. Isco Disco
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 10 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

  20. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 10 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
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Reporting for duty.

    2. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 10 days ago

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

  21. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 10 days ago

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

  22. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 10 days ago

    Omg Barnes so close

  23. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 10 days ago

    Lowton's ownership is 3%.

    Differential.

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Epic. Picked him with loads itb too

    2. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      His ownership will shoot up by Wednesday. 😉

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 10 days ago

        Always appreciate price rises.

    3. MoSalad
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

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

      1. Esalman
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 10 days ago

        Effective ownership based on teams around your rank.

        1. MoSalad
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 10 days ago

          Ahhh thanks

        2. Esalman
          • 11 Years
          7 months, 10 days ago

          Cheers!

    4. Mouldmaster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

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

    5. Isco Disco
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Wow! Good to know
      Hopefully green arrows incoming

  24. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    Tarkowski do something.

    1. Whatever100
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

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

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 10 days ago

        Hat-tricks.

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 10 days ago

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

        1. Whatever100
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 10 days ago

          I have Tarks as well and will settle for CS.

    2. MoSalad
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      With you on this need a corner

  25. MoSalad
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

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

  26. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    Lowton you beauty

  27. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    REst mEEE !!!

  28. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

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

  29. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    Nervous wait for the lineups