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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. RubeRx
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Can't wait for Palace to ruin the party

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Party plays for Leicester

      1. Captain_Shirokov
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 8 days ago

        epic joke!

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

        I thought it was Arsenal?

    2. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Royal family to gate crash and urinate on the carpet...

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

    Benteke, Batshuayi, Ayew and Eze. Three strikers and a tricky playmaker, won't be surprised to see these Burnley cleans wiped out.

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

      It's deffo going.

    2. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      I brought in Pope and benched Martinez. That should be enough confirmation

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

      Yep - there's got to be a goal from one of those

  3. EmreCan Hustle
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Why have so many Championship and League 2 matches been postponed? Weather or Covid?

    1. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Frozen pitches

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 8 days ago

        Ok, thanks.

  4. MIDIMAN2010
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    World OR 1 captaining Mee.

    1. Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Goal incoming.

    2. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Need the CS wiped

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 8 days ago

        Are you around him?

        1. ivantys
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 8 days ago

          No one is, love the scenes here when it happens.

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

      You mean the soon-to-be former World Number 1 😀

    4. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Brave

    5. hullcityfan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Made sense given his team.

  5. Stand By Mee
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Gw started well with Salah and Maddison un my team 🙂

    But now things get though with Pope (c) and no Sterling.

    Just hoping for no goals today

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

      I LOVE Pope (C) - very ballsy!

  6. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Liverpool fans shell-shocked, like snails sitting on an electric fence.

  7. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Tarkowski 15 pointer needed in this game

    1. JJO
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      +15

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

      Yes, please!

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

      McNeill to steal the show

    4. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      He will score for sure
      .

      Next SoT is a goal

  8. JJO
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    How can they draw the line sometimes from armpit and sometimes from end of sleeve

    1. Captain_Shirokov
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      depends on who's in charge of the MS Paint

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Teams dependent.

    3. Steve Chance
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      The hand (attacker) seems to be in play in some decisions too.

  9. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Anyone with triple/double Burnley and Pope captain?

    1. Vamos Los Celeste
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Pope cap Tarko here.

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

        Good luck!

        1. Vamos Los Celeste
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 8 days ago

          U 2.

    2. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Pope captain and Mee.

    3. yakirh
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Pope and Lowton, Pope VC, couldn't bring myself to go for it

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

    Need an Emerson Boyce-esque brace from Tarkowski this match.

  11. chaser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Best Robertson replacement? Target Villa/Spurs ahead of 26/29?

    1. Werner Brothers
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      You already said it...

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

    Anyone else with only lowton lol?

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

      Yep, can see cleanies wiped in both games so didn't go all out.

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

      Yes sir, one assist would be lovely.

    3. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Yeah. haha. Gulp.

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

      Here - expections are extremely low

  13. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Squawka Football

    @Squawka

    ·

    20m

    Liverpool when Thiago has played 60+ mins in the Premier League this season:
    9 games
    5 defeats
    2 draws
    2 wins

    A 22% win-rate with him in the team.

    ---
    Case closed

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Worse than Kepa? 😀

    2. JJO
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      He is awfull
      In the end i was right that he will be key player for Liv as title contenders

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

    I need an ashley Barnes brace now

    1. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Let's go Burnley

  15. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Squeeky-bum-time for Burnley cappers

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

    How come Palace are not in the relegation battle?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Because Woy is a genius

    2. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Give it time. They've been awful.

  17. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    A Burnley defender scoring in this gameweek would be just epic!

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

      Will be Lowton

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Charlie Taylor on Wednesday 😉

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

        This

  18. El Presidente
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Klopp lost the dressing room. We have seen this before at Borrusia Dortmund, after great success he cannot manage downward spiral out of control... he's finished. Will stay in charge obviously but he's done.

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      He is finished?

    2. Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Ridiculous comment.

      His mum died the other day btw. Everyone's human.

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

    Ben mee bullet header please

  20. JVALDEZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Pope captainers unite!

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Unite .... in sorrow ....

      Sorry ... mini league rival has gone triple Burnley defence and Pope (c) ....

  21. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Palace players xGloves 8.

    Vs.

    Burnley toughing it out from Turf Moor with 0 gloves on show!

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Burnley with 9 English players

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

    Will Burnley be Duffy and Dunk or Dias and Stones?

    1. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Dunk (c). Still sobbing.

  23. DandyDon
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Typical Palace finally try somthing different with their attack today as I’ve rolled out triple Burnley defence. Hopefully the Belgian duo aren’t my undoing!

  24. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Saturday Night Football is live!
    Ok then Sky Sports!

  25. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Batshui working his feet like Pelé

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

      Graziano?

  26. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Hold tight lads

  27. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Let's go Pope!

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

    It's my birthday. So far all good. Salah goal. Pope in nets. Sterling(TC) to come... 🙂

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Happy birthday, sterling might ruin it though

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

    Every pope save cheered like a 90th minute winner

  30. fr3d
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Ryan, Dunk, Duffy(C) get in