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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. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    So strange to have so much investment in CPL - BUR. Basically everyone has at least one Burnley defender.

    1. ivantys
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Makes me wanting them to concede owning just one.

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

        Gudmundson goal for Burnley.

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

          Assist king Pieters!

          1. HaveYassineChikhaoui
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Ugh, it was between Pieters and Mee and I had to go with the safer option didn't I.

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

              Probably no assist

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

          3 + captain here 🙂

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Imagine your arse hole now if you tc Pope

        1. Fred54
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Its where the idea originated from most likely, so probably very happy.

        2. Cilly Bonnolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Would have if I hadn’t bench boosted.

      • fedolefan
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        That feeling when you debate all week about how many players to bring in and then a minute before the game, clarity hits you and you realize it is not going to work out. Play this game for that.

        1. Fred54
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          I brought Lowton in for a hit and but would prefer Burnley not to keep any cleanies.

      • fr3d
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Ben Mee already on 2 successful passes

      • Rash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        HOLD BURNLEY

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Gund G

      • Daniel Jebbison
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        I did consider Gudmuson. True story

      • ivantys
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Should be no Pieters assist right?

          1. Eh, just one more thing ...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            I don’t think so ... but god knows these days ...

            1. ivantys
                4 months, 1 day ago

                If towers deem it as the ball did reach its intended target maybe, but with his ownership they won't care.

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

              no assist

          2. Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            With triple Burnley defence, there's no way I'm watching this game...

            1. JONALDINHO
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              I heard there was a goal and my heart dropped

              1. Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                90 minutes of this...

                Urgh, 180...

          3. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Pope assist?

          4. Daniel Jebbison
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Pieters assist?

          5. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            No assist, unlucky Pieters owners.

            1. La Roja
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              🙁

          6. JVALDEZ
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Pope assist?

          7. La Roja
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Does that count as Pieters assist?

          8. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            4 months, 1 day ago

            That's not Lowton.

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

              I want my money back

          9. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Oh no burnley will get complacent now

          10. JONALDINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Sad to see all the hate for Klopp recently. His Mother just passed away. Must be tough on him

          11. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Pieters is going to be the double gameweek legend for 4.3 in both 24 and 26! 😎

            1. Eh, just one more thing ...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Would surprised if he gets an assist for that?

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                Yeah probably not, such a good cross on him though

          12. Marcin the Pole
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            One of my ML rivals has Pope, Lowton and Mee (C). I think that's what you'd describe as going all in.

            1. Herman Toothrot
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Foot,balls deep

          13. tiger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Defend with your lives now Burnley

          14. Fred54
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Lowton assist?

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Yes, if it had come from the other side

          15. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            ... we all saw that coming.

          16. hullcityfan
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Time for Burnley to sit back and let Pope rack up the saves

          17. The Tinkerman
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Park the bus!

            1. Revival
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Mourinho has a masterplan for Spurs game later

          18. PP6
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Palace will score

          19. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Double and triple defence owners preying burnley don’t go 2-0 up

          20. LewanGOALski
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            HOOOOLD!

          21. Daniel Jebbison
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Time for outside of the box shots and easy saves for Pope the almighty

          22. Daniel Jebbison
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Caught save by Pope. Here is the first one 🙂

          23. Big_Andy_GAWA
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Surely that Pieters assy will be given.