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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. Utopsis
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Lowton single handedly matching 2.5 Burnley defence

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Good in' it

  2. Grounderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    What happened to Erik Pieters?

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

      Tactical.

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Groin injury. Not given his assist either, yet..!!

    2. boombaba
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      His head fell off

      1. Grounderz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Must be entertainment for you.

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Groin.

      1. Grounderz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Dang...

  3. Jonny HOW SON?
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Eagles? More like E-girls

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Hotel California is a lockdown track.

      You can check whenever you want but you can never leave!

  4. Silecro
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Pope and Lowton owner, this game could NOT have gone better

    1. boombaba
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Yup enjoy it

  5. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Lol @ that PVA defending for the Lowton goal. What a crappy defender he is...

    1. boombaba
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Needed Mitchel

  6. boombaba
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    People buzzing over martinez are quiet

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Martinez could outscore pope in one game tbh, wouldn't start showing off yet

      1. boombaba
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Clutching

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Clutching what? I played Pope, if he concedes Vs Fulham and that's 8+2, Martinez has got 10 and 11 before

          1. boombaba
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            At straws

            1. mynameisq
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Yeah I got that part, doesn't really make sense when I said I played pope but you do you pal

              1. boombaba
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Bite

    2. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Eh? Very happy with Martinez and Lowton, thanks

      1. boombaba
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        I’m very happy with Pope and lowton
        Another two games to come as well !

        1. Utopsis
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Happy days for you!

  7. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Probably would have taken 15 points from Lowton today if offered it beforehand.

    1. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Lol

  8. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Just watched that first goal again. Not sure how that can't be given as a Pieters assist!!

  9. El Fenomeno R9
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Fudgy killing it

    Get Raphinha or Gundo? $5

  10. Tcheco
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    What happened to Ben Mee? Precaution or serious?

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Likely to be out with concussion protocol.

      1. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Bad luck for the OR1. Guessing the best Burnley defender today was a lottery

    2. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Apparently he's up and walking around now so should be fine for midweek

      1. Cilly Bonnolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        I’m guessing you’re not a doctor.

        1. Utopsis
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Nope. Your point?

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Caught by Ayew stretchered off seen walking about & fine in changing room

  11. TOLV TUMS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Pep's making strange comments about Agüero maybe or maybe not getting minutes today. Very weirdly non-committal and looking away from the camera and etc

    1. boombaba
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      What he say ?

  12. fedolefan
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Triple Burnley D and all the jinxing kinda worked, though no Lowton sucks. Mee best show up against Fulham.

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Snap. Can’t see Mee being allowed to play vs Fulham though.

    2. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      He's never playing against Fulham. He was unconscious for a time, ffs.

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Nicely done 🙂

    4. pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Same here

  13. RED_ARMY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Anybody hit the WC already?

  14. Londongeezaa
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Happy enough with the Mee 6 points.

    Brought him in for Robbo so 5 point gain regardless.

  15. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Lowton Lamborghini in full flow.

  16. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Gw17 rank just over 1mill.

    Pope, Lowton, salah have got me to the cusp of top 100k (102)

    Been a tough slog this season!

  17. Captain_Shirokov
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    at least I went Tarkowski over Mee

    1. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Ben mee will play next game

      1. jason_ni
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        If he was unconscious, he won't.

  18. FPL Pillars
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Damn Lowton, well done Burnley owners. I didn’t bother myself but nearly went Lowton, whoops!

  19. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Need a Spuds G by Son to get the day going 🙂

  20. Cilly Bonnolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Well at least captaining Pope wasn’t a COMPLETELY mental idea.

    1. Stand By Mee
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      same boat

      1. Cilly Bonnolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Those were seven loooooooong injury time minutes.

  21. Stand By Mee
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    As a Pope captainer I feel relieved! 🙂 Not sure if it was a good decision yet but certainly it was not bad.

    1. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      I’d say 8 points with one to play will match most other captain picks. I bottled out for Sterling and worried about a blank and a benching

    2. AMBELLINA PRISE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 28 days ago

      It's already a good decision mate, no matter what happens with Fulham

  22. PP6
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Tarkowski fail

    1. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      6 points will do me

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Given Pieters & Mee got injured, feeling alright about it now.

  23. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    turned full casual,very busy these days so forgot to even make a transfer for this DGW lol... Pope(C),Barnes off the bench. 35 from 3 😎 Casual for life 😀

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Well done but was Pope your captain last week?

      1. Chucky
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        put the armband on him after game updated last week,that's it..

        it's the first time in 10 years that I forgot to make a transfer or missed a deadline... 🙁 🙂

  24. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Mark Sutherns did a big article on Pope cap. Looks good

  25. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Come on Sterling Captain!

  26. AMBELLINA PRISE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Pope captainers unite!

  27. Ramboros
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Once again the interpretation of the assist rule is a joke. The ball would've easily ended at Gudmundsson's feet if Pieter's was not intercepted by the defender. Since it's only a deflection, it should be an assist.

    Was the ball aimed at Gudmundsson? Probably not. Barnes slowed down since the defenders were there, but ultimately Gudmundsson was in line to receive the cross.

    I don't care how the rules are, but it's a clear issue that the rules are only used to justify whatever decision they feel is right.

  28. Captain_Shirokov
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    no Dias means I NEED a Son hatrick

  29. Sif
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    No one here knows if Mee was unconscious, could be suspected neck injury, equally serious. Lots of guessing going on

  30. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Rivals defence in tatters..
    Awb - Dias -Mitchell ( Justin and Tierney on bench)

    1. boombaba
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Ooooouf

    2. STEP rOVERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Rival... you sure?