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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. The Chosen One...
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Lowton confirmed start now for next match

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

    Anyone who went Pieters + Mee is hoping for a goal.

    1. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      You know your maths.

  3. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Gundo TC in the house hands up

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

      Kane gw26

    2. 3 A
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      wow

    3. estheblessed
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Hope he does well for ya. Got him as captain only.

      1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Hoping Mou doesn't do what he knows best.

    4. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Well then, think I will enjoy a dirty brace alone against TOT.

    5. yakirh
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Sterling better option, by far

  4. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Pls score palace

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

      I hope so too. A lot of injury time.

  5. Gizzachance
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Hold on Burnley

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

    Goal for Palace and Mee could get BAPs here

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

      I really hope Palace score

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

        Same but they bloody won’t. And then they’ll get a CS v Fulham without Mee

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Come on palace.

  7. estheblessed
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Palace are awful!

    1. TOLV TUMS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Beware the TOWNSEND SCREAMER

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Easy clean sheet for opponents when Zaha is out

      1. estheblessed
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Yea without Zaha they look very poor

  8. VAR United
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Why would you rotate your CB’s? Makes no sense.

    Non Dias owner.

    1. mwa1t
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Dias was ill, has only trained 1 day

      • DK_13
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        He was sick. Probably because of that.

        1. VAR United
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Ahh my bad didn’t know he was out sick.

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

        They’re not being rotated, clearly has recovered from his fever yet

      • Tinkermania
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 2 days ago

        He was never going to play every game. Fever or not!

      • Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Back for a goal and clean sheet against Everton. 😎

    2. Jellyfish
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Assuming Ings is the Soton pick of choice for gw25 right?

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Nowhere else to look. Raphina/Ings will rise fastest is my guess.

      2. Ch0udini
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Vestergard also tasty if you want defender

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

        Palace are completely useless. Target them heavily for CS.

      4. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        What happened to Mee gents?

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

          What happened to you?

          1. Original Pirate Material
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Lol 🙂

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

          looks like concussion - not sure how severe

          1. Original Pirate Material
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Thanks mate.

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

        So much selfishness on here today.

        It's all Mee, Mee, Mee. 😀

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

          Good try

      6. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        JRod needs to kick someone and Pope waste time over a goal kick.

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

        Palace are woefully toothless

      8. Rash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Palace goal now please

      9. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Palace putting on the pressure in search for a consolation goal

        1. boombaba
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          You sound desperate for them to score

          1. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            I want the CS. But I can see what is happening in the game.

            1. boombaba
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Close your eyes and ears and don’t look lol that’s what I do

      10. Nikolai Volkoff
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Who will survive the Pep roulette v Everton? That City bench looks too strong

      11. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Would be interesting to see MCI defence without Dias, been a while.

      12. DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        7 minutes. Ugh

        1. denial
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Oh god. It would be absolutely typical too.

        2. panda07
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          7 minutes of pain

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

          Come on Palace please score!

        4. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          They better not score a pointless consolation!

      13. boombaba
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        I have Pope and lowton
        Yet still fuming I bottled captaining pope for gundog

        1. denial
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          How can you be fuming when games aren't even played?!

          1. boombaba
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            That’s my personality unfortunately
            Never happy

        2. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Early penalty for City and you're laughing

        3. Yozzer
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Yawn

        4. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          My VC

      14. fusen
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Woe is Mee (owners)

      15. MGD
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Was deciding between Lowton and Mee.... jezuz

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

          Same. Went with Mee obvs.

      16. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        HOLLLDDD Pope

        1. Zladan
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          This is so sweaty right now.

          Give us the cleanie.

        2. Nikolai Volkoff
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Hold for Mee

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

        Need a Palace G 🙂

      18. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        7!!!!

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

        Lowton all 3

      20. Bounce
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Anyone doing Bruno > Kane on WC?

          1. Dannyb
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            God no, will find another way.

        • Do I Not Like Orange
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Bringing Mee in instead of Lowton really sums up my season. Roll on 2021/22.

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

            Come on. It's only gonna be 24 points difference come the end of the week.

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

          Hopefully City concede 5 today so Pep learns to never bench Dias again.

          Absolute fraud

          1. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            All scored by Son

          2. Konstaapeli
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Haha. Chill man. He was ill, which we knew about. Also the first rotation for him this season.

        • AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          7 mins.

          Suspect the Pope baps watch and save watch has changed...
          To a Palace shot watch!