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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. Zladan
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Does Dias benching ruin it for Cancelo and Stones owners?

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

      Means more pts for us!

      1. Zladan
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Possibly. I have Cancelo and Stones but I fear for that Clean Sheet.

        As a Son starter I’m kind of excited.

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

        Not really

    2. ivantys
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Yeah unexpected benching for him might punish me for benching Son now.

    3. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Gundo Stones Cancelo. Happy days

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

        Jesus playing isn't good for Gundo though.

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

          Nope it's actually better - Gundo excels as a late arriving midfielder with plenty ahead of him to distract the defenders

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

      Son going to run rings around City now, Son rotting away on my bench 🙁

      1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Ngl I’d take a Son goal or 2 despite having double City def

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

      87th minute Townsend screamer to wipe it all out?

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

        Always possible.

      2. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Can't wipe out the Lowton goal...

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

          thank goodness

      3. DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Someone will unfortunately...particularly now Bentele is off!

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

      Spurs will probably score today anyway. Everton the easier game for Dias hopefully.

      1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Cancelo and Stones goal loading...

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

      Foden(C), Gundogan & Son

      Let’s have some goals! (Dias owner)

      1. Gizzachance
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Cancelo ster (c) gundo

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

        Cancelo, Foden, Gundo (C), Son

        Big game for me!

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

      I want to enjoy the double Burnley clean sheet but was so close to getting Lowton. Kills the satisfaction

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

        I put him in a few drafts but chose Tark in the end, fine margins.

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

      Son definitely gonna score now

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

      I’d like a Burnley corner thanks

    11. PP6
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      No Dias siuuu

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

        Siuuu?

    12. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Really torn on the outcome of my decision this week. Was on the fence of playing WC and going double City mids from double defenders. Didnt and got in Lowton and kept Barnes instead....

      Hope Sterling doesnt punish too badly

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

        I have Sterling (C) - EVERY time I bring him in, which I sort of hate doing, he trolls me. So I think you're probably safe.

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

      Anyone have the lineups?

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

        See bottom, previous page

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

          Six years? Really?

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

      Glad I shipped stones for sterling now they will probably concede

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

        I did this as well

    15. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Cmon Ben

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

      Tekkers off. Chance they might score now.

    17. OneDennisBergkamp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Quite gutted. Had Lowton in plan all week and changed last min to Robinson as he doesn’t blank in GW29. Both of them in the differential article earlier this week. Hoping it still pays off but hurts still.

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

      2nd start in a row for Laporte is a good sign for Stones vs Everton.

    19. HaveYassineChikhaoui
        4 months, 8 days ago

        0-0 in the City game too much to ask for?

        1. Ejaaz11
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Much higher chance of both teams losing the clean sheets

          1. HaveYassineChikhaoui
              4 months, 8 days ago

              One can dream! Just hoping Gundo/Raheem don't go on a rampage.

        2. Zladan
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Son haul on the cards?

          Looking at the RMTs here I don’t recall seeing anyone starting him!

          Let’s go Sonny the differential.

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

            Always a chance of Kane or Son getting something, I started Son

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

            I kept saying start Son over Bamford.

            Let's see

        3. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Dias benching is a bit annoying but I guess could easily be stones benched next game .

        4. hullcityfan
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Nightmare.

          Was ready to do Dias, Son -> Sterling, Lowton for -4

          Held off as thought Dias would be ok plus Lowton obviously has no attacking threat...

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

            Season needs to end asap

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

            Or history of really doing anything apart from being along for the clean sheet.

          3. fusen
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            I keep quoting the WhatsApp message I sent to friends this morning of

            Dias -> Lowton, Son -> Sterling

            which was for 2 FTs. I decided not to and went Son -> Rashford instead.

        5. mwa1t
            4 months, 8 days ago

            No Dias means I want a Spurs goal to take out City CS, but not from Kane or Son. 1% chance of that happening?

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

              Probably less than 1% to be honest

          • MoSalad
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            That didn’t look good for Mee

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

            No Dias. Punish them Son

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

            Nasty one for Mee.

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

            Ben Mee single game week

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

            Dias benched. Mee injured. Oh bugger.

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

            Mee has been in the wars today.

          • Jindaljain
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            4.5 m def beating 4.9m def welldone Gameweeks are never same before

          • Niho992
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Ben Mee out for Fulham game.