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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. umerlfc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Pope + Lowton owners in heaven

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Lets gooooo

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Go where?

    2. Big Mac 24
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      That I am, and I put my balls on the line and captained Pope

      1. jason_ni
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Nice.. my brother has same duo and capt..
        I'll make do with the 2 of them and gundo capt!

        1. Big Mac 24
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

    3. LC1
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Yup! Absolutely buzzing

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

    Game over.

    3 nil.

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

    Yeasssssss.. triple Burnley CS!!

    1. PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Nice.

    2. Big Mac 24
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Tidy, me too

  4. Miro
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    So Dias to Lowton for a hit already paying off.

  5. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    You know your fpl weekend is on to a loser when you find yourself willing CPA to score.

    1. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      CRY

      1. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        MEE A RIVER.

        1. MYTWOCENTS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Very nice

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

    Triple Burnley defence and somehow already feel a sense of injustice this week. It’s never enough!

  7. Vamos Los Celeste
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    I am so happy , more than u believe.

    Thank you Burnley

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Congrats mate!

  8. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Yay

    Triple defence strikes.

    Palace could be in a spot of bother though - absolutely nightmare run in

  9. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Thank you Pope & Tark. Goal next time Tark?!

  10. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Pope and Lowton i dont give a rats re Dias

  11. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Ben Mee up & walking about @ sky sport

    1. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      GREAT

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

      Still think it is unlikely he plays the next game

    3. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Yeah like Basil Fawlty in the Germans episode

  12. hullcityfan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Pope(c) off to a good start.

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Well done

    2. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Me too 🙂

    3. ...al
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Ballsy

      I like it

  13. MoSalad
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Can we must celebrate I’m now on 13-12 with 2 players played and 19 to go. It could actually work out, I hope! Haha.

  14. pundit of punts
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Lowton + Mee + Tarkowski

    Happy days 😀

    Also, Mee back up and walking

    GET INNNNNNNN

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Madman!

    2. MoSalad
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Wowsers were you on WC?

      1. pundit of punts
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Nope

    3. hueycho
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Gangsta!! Nice one

  15. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Hope Fulham win 2-0 with Areola saving a penalty

    1. MoSalad
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      BobbyDR brace assisted by Lookman and I’d take it, Burnley defence has taken a lot of injuries.

    2. Steve Chance
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Two Mee OG's and a red card too.

  16. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    First sucessful play on BB done, cheers Pope!

  17. boombaba
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Lowton first goal in premier league in 8 years lmao
    I put him in my team 8 hours ago

  18. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Pope/Mee success so far...

  19. ...al
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Ben Mee is up and appears to be fine

    Hope?

    1. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Would be a hell of a recovery but you never know!

  20. Ha.
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Tark fail

  21. djman102
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    And Pope (c) ers can breathe. The ghosts of Mark Schwarzer have been exorcised.

  22. Isco Disco
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Double Burnley defense points...Woohoo

  23. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    DCL and Dias ruled out of DGW?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      One of the games yes

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Well Dias on bench

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

      DCL likely to play in City game. "Small problem" but will miss Fulham most likely.

      1. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Will definitely miss Fulham

    3. Chucky
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      thanks

  24. Lukakuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Lowton over Mee to save funds went well

    1. boombaba
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      This

    2. ...al
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Yea classic case of the cheaper player performing

      Sometimes not being able to afford the premium pick works out

  25. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Yes Pope!!!

  26. Sif
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    "Good news on Ben Mee as he is seen off the stretcher and walking towards the dressing room."

  27. DandyDon
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Salah goal - tick
    Triple Burnley Defence - tick (bonus lowton goal)
    Foden captain - ?
    Villa blank - ?

    1. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Wow that lowton goal! Legend

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

      I had C on Foden until today, GL 🙂

  28. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    22 points. 14 tp. Lowton you beauty.

    1. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      15

  29. PLerix
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Only Pope here, feels like I’m missing out.

    1. boombaba
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      No you did well.

  30. Avo24
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    HAHAHA just log in into fpl and see 15 point from lowton. Dont expect it tbh