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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. mwa1t
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Sterling (C). This guy is the most nerve-racking FPL pick out there

      1. Greek Shamrocks
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Agreed!

      2. DGW Sane TC Fail....
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        he certainly is

      3. HonestBlatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Good luck.

      4. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 29 days ago

        He found easily get 15+ points though - good luck!

      5. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 29 days ago

        could*

      6. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        I triple C'd him. I'm nervous.

    • Zilla
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      F to those who picked Dias for safety.

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 29 days ago

        He got ill. Can’t predict that shite

    • Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Feel well Ben. Hope it is nothing serious

      1. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Admit it, you don;t really care about Mee's health, you just want his points. 😀

    • Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Burnley will concede for sure.

      (Just some reverse jinxing practice)

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Yes, they'll concede in extra time without Mee.
        (nervous Lowton owner here)

    • DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Over exaggeration by Mee and should be fine next game or no?

      1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Over exaggerating? Cmon now

      2. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Commentators made out like he was unconscious

      3. Cancelo Culture
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        He’s gone straight to hospital...

      4. Says
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        might be

        on the other hand look at Jiminez

    • Im New Here
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Hope Mee is alright, he was hit very hard.

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Conscious, thankfully.

        May forget midweek and probably next GW too.

      • Jindaljain
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Palace score pls

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Don’t worry they won’t

      • Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Gotta score now Palace begging ya

        1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          So much this.

      • Messiah Hazard
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        First time owning Gundo (c) all season... Hopefully he continues his form...

        1. DRIZ ✅
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Great now his form is ovef

      • Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Another injury for Burnley.

        1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Suddenly CS odds against Fulham not looking that good

          1. Says
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Pope to keep a cleanie with 27 saves.

        2. Jindaljain
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Now pope?

      • Bookkeeper
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        going to be a nervous next 15 mins for us Burnley defenders

        1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Townsend is the only danger imo

      • Zladan
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Pieters now down injured.

        Burnley running out of defenders!

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Peiters done for groin

      • Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 29 days ago

        I got abused for calling the world number 1 casual a noob for capping mee

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

          Oh Fudgy when will you learn...

        2. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Harsh from you to the World No.1 given Mee got a CS and Mee has a serious head injury.

        3. Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Don't need an excuse to abuse you Fudgy. 😀

      • Effe
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Palace score please

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Sean Dyche might get a game vs Fulham.

      • diesel001
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Dias owners need a Spurs goal now. Unless you own another two City defenders / GK who are playing.

        1. Cancelo Culture
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Yes. I have Stones still but i’d love a Son goal!

      • djman102
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Pieters possible groin

      • Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Comebon Lowton learn from your mates and lock that cleanie in ffs

      • Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Burnley get an extra sub with Mee's head injury?

        1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Yes

      • PascalCygan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Hope Mee is OK first and foremost.

        I was dreading a Burnley clean sheet with Mee the only Burnley player in my team. And now he's off.

        Lowton scoring his first goal in five years FFS!

      • Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Taylor groin

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

          TMI

        2. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Pieters, sorry

      • Says
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        You're all casuals, all the advanced stats were pointing to Lowton's first goal in 8 years and Mee to go off with an injury.

        1. Konstaapeli
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Guilty.

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

          Hello my name is Duke Silver and I am a casual. Whew feels good to finally say it.

        3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          That you Irbox?

      • Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Aguero on pens if he comes on do we think?

        1. DAZZ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Of course.

        2. PP6
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Defo

      • dansmusen
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Lowton, Dias and Barnes on bench owner. Got to say mixed feelings so far.

      • Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Bonus Points
        3 - Rodriguez, Lowton (41)
        1 - Mee (27)

        Pope (26)
        Gudmundsson (26

      • La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Pieters cs banked

      • Party time
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Feck off Palace

      • jason_ni
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Why are the 6 nations Rugby players 2m apart for the national anthem, when they are going to be rucks/mauls and lineouts in 5 mins.

        1. Says
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          because the less time you spend in proximity the less chance there is of transmission.

          1. jason_ni
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Really.. I mean I understand when you are out and about as Joe blogg the need for it, but it just seems like doing it for sake of doing it during the anthems.
            Next 80 mins they spend close contact, and probably same in the dressing room..