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

    Blew it up, ref.

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

    palace 10/1 to score next lol

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

      Place that bet now!!!!!!

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

    Mee injury means a -12 for BB26…

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

    Palace where is goal??

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

      they aint scoring

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

        That's what the commentators are saying.

        Last minute penalty anyone?

        For the 10k Pope clappers....

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

          Only 10k? My bro capt him(and has lowton) hindsight is a wonderful thing.

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

    On 3 points avg.15 points and Dias rested,season over

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

      Salah G, Burnley CS will do that to you.

    2. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      huh?

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

      Wut?

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

    Can we get a Pope pen save?

  7. Releasebreaks
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Dias on bench

    Did not see that coming, though

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

      He's been touch and go all week?

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Clearly he still has the ... runs

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

      he's marked as 75% to play due to illness

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

    Palace are shiatee

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

    LOWTON IS HOMEEE. 15 POINTERRR

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

      Juhuuuu

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

      You forgot the bps
      And the next game he has in this gw

      1. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        No

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

    Palace players must all own Mee on the fantasy - started to actually play and attack now.

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

    Burnley defending well

  12. Booked4Dissent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Didn’t follow my gut to swap Dias for Stones. I followed the advice on this comments board, “don’t sweat it”, and kept Dias. Lesson learnt.

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

      You, yourself, own decisions

      1. Booked4Dissent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 2 days ago

        This

    2. Euro Raiders
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Don't worry about it, these things even out. Spurs will likely score and Dias back in no time.

  13. Z
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    When we will know complete double fixtures for GW26?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Hopefully in time!

  14. djman102
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Palace have pretty much given up at the end of the last few games, so hopefully...

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

    Congrats Pope Tark and Lowton owners. CS in the bag and likely for Fulham too ;(

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Fulham a different kettle of fish

    2. mwa1t
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Fulham could well score

      • RECKLESS
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Hopefully and if not fulham, wba looks good bet too...Its good to be proactive and get results for the efforts 🙂

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

      Average top 10k team is getting 8.7 points from their Burnley defender(s) as things stand. Red arrow if you just have Mee or Tark.

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

        What about just Pope?

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

      PVA wasted

    5. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Hopefully something early forces a city player off to we,come Dias in

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

        Cruel

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

          Muwahahaha

      2. RECKLESS
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Laporte likelier than anyone else as he is injury prone

      3. jason_ni
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Not hoping for it.. but won't complain if it happens.. unless its for cancelo!

    6. mwa1t
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Mee off the stretcher walking to the dressing room.

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Phew

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

        I’m still at a loss as to how the bookies made this only a 30% chance of a Burnley clean sheet. They must have thought Hodgson was lying about Zaha, it’s the only explanation

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

        Burnley are having a block party

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

        Van Goooneholt

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

        I think Mitchell is in next game, and to stay.
        Could be handy for DGW26 BB at 3.9

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

          Not worth the risk

        2. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Nah, it’s Palace, no clean sheet if they paid for one

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

          Only if Hodgson does his job!

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

        Son Kane Stones Sterling and Gundogan captain in the next game. Need a goal fest.

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

          If Gundo scores this place is going 500

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

          Dias not starting helps

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

        FT.

      • Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Pope 8pt captain 😀

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

        FT

      • diesel001
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        CS banked!

        Most of FFS celebrating.

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

          Only own Mee, so not really.

      • Zladan
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        SSIIIUUU Pope and Lowton hauls!

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

        Damn you, damn me(e)