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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. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Pope far away from 2 BPS

  2. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Aguero is BACK

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      You In the Etihad?

  3. Little Red Lacazette
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Mee needs a rest

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Looks like it to Mee too.

  4. Original - Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    What's with the Lowton mania? It's still only 6 extra points. 😀

    1. TKC07
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      6 + Bonus

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      6 pts closer to winning fpl

    3. TOLV TUMS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      He's never had so many mentions on social media in his entire career as he has the last 20 minutes on here

    4. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      9

    5. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      9*

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

      4.5m defender who could get 20+ points this GW.

    7. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Lowton HAUL!!!

  5. Phlajo
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Lowton (C) feels great right now!

    1. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Incredible.

    2. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Until he gets red-carded in the mid-week game. 😉

      1. Phlajo
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Yeah, should happen with my C picks this season..

        Just enjoying it as long as it lasts 🙂

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Quit lying to yourself

      1. Phlajo
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Team should be linked. Go have a look

        1. DRIZ ✅
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          Its not

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

      Fair play!

    5. HurriKane
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Congrats you won the lottery

      1st goal in n 8 years

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

      Love it!

    7. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Link your team

    8. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Season of the casual

    9. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Well done mate!

  6. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Bonus Points
    3 - Rodriguez (43)
    2 - Lowton (39)
    1 - Gudmundsson (27)

    Pope (26)
    Mee (26)
    McNeil (23)

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Lowton 🙁

  7. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Palace play Brighton, Fulham, United, Spurs, West Brom then Everton up until GW30. Lock those dates in.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      When’s Zaha back?

    2. TOLV TUMS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      It's too bad you can't short players as a way of scoring in the game, you couldn't have enough Palace players if you did

  8. Little Red Lacazette
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    OR1 has Lowton.

    Guess this game is more about skill and crunching numbers than luck.

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      and he has Mee(C

    2. MIGHTY JOE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      I have Lowton, but I think it’s like ten years since his last PL goal

    3. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Has Mee captain too. He has big balls and luck of an Irishman.

  9. Says
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Pope 3 saves is kinda funny when Burnley have been all over Palace here

  10. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    C'mon Burnley get more corner kicks.

  11. HurriKane
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Season of the Casuals?

    Current Overall #1 in world who's leading 2nd place by 52 points haa never finished below 1.5m rank in last 5 seasons

    2013/14- 2,582,055
    2016/17- 2,609,556
    2017/18- 3,912,938
    2018/19- 2,726,178
    2019/20- 1,635,618

    How does a casual like Ola is at the top? Freak Season

    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/4865323/event/23

    1. Says
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Sometimes people take things more seriously (possible during lockdown with more time on your hands).

      Sometimes people get better at things with practice.

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Dirty causal doesn’t deserve it

      1. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        How dare you, I heard he takes a bath every day. 😀

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          So no showers? Pretty dirty it sounds like

    3. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Did you see his interview, they were asking you about is tactics and he was like just ‘erm wtf I just pick whoever’ - nice guy tho hope he wins

    4. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      I bet he spends 2 minutes on his team every week

      1. Herman Toothrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        More than Ole spends

    5. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Yeah 100%, you can consistently have high rank finishes indicating a good fpl manager.
      But for anyone to actually win it, you need to be extremely lucky - 75%-80% of all the gameweeks I'd say

    6. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Same way some great players are finding it difficult to get into the top 1 million. It's a funny season.

    7. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Think he took this season seriously.

      Maybe working from home (covid), uses (gained) commute time to plan FPL.

    8. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Huge number of luck factors need to go your way to win FPL

    9. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      It's the same every year, I've checked OR last 3 seasons or so and top ten were always guys with OR around 3m-1,5m in their career, nothing new, trust me.

  12. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Imagine a lowton brace

    1. TOLV TUMS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      scenes on here

  13. More Cowbell
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Come on now Dychey boy, Lowton’s had quite enough fun for one day. Time to bring him off and rest those legs!

  14. Isco Disco
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Woke up at 7:30 AM here in California just to tune into the Burnley Palace game and what do I see...Matt Lowton on the scoresheet! Woohoo
    Today is gonna be a great day

    1. Jack Burton
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Enjoy mate

  15. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Lowton haul making me feel better about shipping Maddison, hoping Foden(c) delivers!

  16. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    7 mins away from Foden buyers remorse

  17. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Time of Palace goal?

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      2 weeks time maybe.

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      When Zaha plays again

  18. Van der Faart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Barnes of Tarko do something for crying out loud

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

    Aguero essential for midweek.

  20. DandyDon
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Missed the 3rd goal...LOWTON! Really. Last minute -8 to play BB working out so far then. Wanted to go as cheap as possible alongside Mee and Pope for the triple up. Please keep the CS Burnley...currently looking at 34/35 (26/27)pts already after two games! Tense end in store.

  21. FFSbet.com
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Kill that CS,Fudgy on too many points

  22. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Mee was down more times this game, than Mia Khalifa her all life ffs

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

    If Sterling is benched...

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

    JRod ruins Cafu’s assist.

  25. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Game has lost it's fun element - Fudgy is having a blinder

  26. Crouching Tiger
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Almost Lowton assist

  27. MMN
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Is it just me or do things like Lowton getting his first goal in 8 years always happen in a double gameweek? I remember loads of things like this happening in doubles

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      You mean like John Stones scoring twice!

  28. TOLV TUMS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Lowton assist! Nearly 😉

    1. DandyDon
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      He’s looked good for assists, haven’t seen the goal yet.

  29. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    JRod has Lowton captained.

  30. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Cmon Ben, get me(e) a goal