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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. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Mee no looking good

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      You look great hun 😉

  2. DandyDon
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    On 5 bps from my 3 Burnley stars currently if CS remains. Just J Rod spoiling the fun. Also Foden(c) Gundo and Stones all start for me. Feeling good.

    1. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Ah Mee’s dropped now. Get a few tackles in son.

  3. El Fenomeno R9
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    No Dias no CS,Mou with more attacking formation

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Laporte isnt the worst replacement like

  4. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Aw man no way

  5. Kellz86
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Lowton you legend

  6. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Mee gusta

  7. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    People only bought Lowton because they couldn't afford Tarkowski or Mee.

    Jammy casuals 😉

    1. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Got 7m in the bank. Still bought Lowton. Like a boss.

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Cheapskate

      2. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Exactly - needed the funds for Harry in the near future

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      I'll take it 🙂

  8. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Triple Burnley DF on FH. Lowton not one of them 😀

  9. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Why always Mee!

  10. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Laporte back is annoying. It feels like its going to be consistent rotation between him, Stones and Dias for the two CB spots.

    1. JIMMY764
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Dias still recovering from his illness. Obvs just not 100% gtg.

  11. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Well if he has to be stretchered off I hope Palace at least score afterwards

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      This

    2. Effe
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      That would be perfect. Plus him also being fine to play in the second game of the DGW.

  12. Here's Tom with the We…
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Dias not starting, Son first on bench!

    We know what happens...Son explodes, then Dias plays vs Everton

  13. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    The Pope is on a BAP

  14. dshv
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Offf mee ... is it going to miss next match ?

    1. FPL.team
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      How can anyone know that?

  15. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    No way he will play vs Fulham.

  16. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Burnley gonna concede now 🙁

    1. El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Fudgy with mind games

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Nahh

  17. MessiGOAT
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    OR 1 captained Mee they said .. LOL@him

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Don't jinx it - Palace could score after he comes off!

      1. MessiGOAT
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        But at least he won't play next game even tho 😀

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Depends I guess - not seen what has happened

  18. Athletico Underachieving
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Even with Lowton, Maddison and Salah returns, plus gundo (c), stones and cancelo all starting, I’ll be gutted if first sub Son scores

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      If Kevin Long starts vs Fulham forget any CS points.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Fond memories of that DGW he scored in a couple of years ago!

    • TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      There was literally an article by one of the best FPL players in the world telling us Lowton had good stats and attacking potential recently and was best pick

      Yet people still went Mee / Tarkowski just because obviously more expensive = better

      1. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        These stats were based on one game in 8 years.

      2. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Noone reads the articles

      3. DK_13
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Just because palace and Fulham rate very low on set piece defence. Get your facts right before gloating atleast

      4. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Not really. The reason I went with Mee is Palace's defensive set piece stats and Fulham's general awfulness.

      5. Says
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        are you saying it was predictable he would score his first goal in 8 years?

        1. DK_13
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Obviously. He is insanely attacking. Didn't you read the article?

      6. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Variance. There really wasn't much to choose between any of the defenders stats wise.

    • DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Mee injury not good for many reasons!

      1. dshv
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Yea..

    • Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      What happened to him?

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Ayew

    • Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Mee out for Fulham, reduces Burnley chances of clean sheet on Wednesday

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Don’t care I’ll take Lowton 15 pointer

      2. Sif
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Concussion not confirmed, just precautions being taken.

    • DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Mee 6 points locked, Cmon Palace score no !

    • SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      This week is yet another shambles. Barnes first bench. Mee probably out for the next game. Dias not playing this game. Gundo red card coming up?

    • Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Bugger. Did Stones out over Dias and poor ole Mee has been badly injured.

    • ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      early rough with the smooth

      smooth: Lowton
      rough: Dias

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Smooth: Lowton
        Rough: Not capt Lowton

        1. ALI_G
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          🙂

    • Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      What's the record of BUR CS without Mee?

      1. Jindaljain
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        No records found

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Good, perfect picking up bench fodder and not spending more

    • Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      I’m confused what’s happening

    • Sir Alex Telles.
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      I hope Mee goes off Burnley concedes and then he is miraculously fit for next game.

      1. Effe
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Mee too

      2. Jindaljain
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        I hope

      3. dshv
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Same