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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. fusen
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    who knew that the real secret to this week was Burnley attackers?! 😛

    1. Boly Would
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Not Mee

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

      Scout Team. Just picked the wrong one.

      1. fusen
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        good point

    3. Vamos Los Celeste
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Yeah my friend captained Gudmundsson.

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

    Will be difficult to target CP, Pool and other whipping boys...

  3. Daniel Jebbison
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Pope amazing caught save

  4. ivantys
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Benteke passing to Pope

    • TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Why did none suggest Burnley attack?

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

        I have the wrong Gund 🙁

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Because you've got your own mind

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

        What did you think Dragon fly?

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

      Stop it, Benteke!

      1. MessiGOAT
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        We need saves keep shooting (Pope owner)

    • Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Pope save

    • Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Pope save! Good lad Benteke - keep em weak and straight at Pope!

    • EmreCan Hustle
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      These early goals make me nervous. It means Palace will try harder to score. Pope CS essential.

      1. Bram
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Agreed - Pope(c) + Mee here

        1. EmreCan Hustle
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          Oh. Nice. GL.

      2. Bram
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        maybe more saves though

        1. EmreCan Hustle
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          Saves or not, Pope will get full bps if they get a CS.

    • Van der Faart
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Any assist for first goal?

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

        Nope, mistake by Dann

      2. fusen
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        I heard that Pope, Mee, Lowton and Tark all touched it at exactly the same moment before the goal, so everyone gets points.

        1. Van der Faart
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          Give it to Barnes in that case

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

        No, double Palace touch.

      4. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Not yet, not intended target?

        1. ivantys
            4 months, 4 days ago

            Useless ownership, towers won't give

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          It was crossed by Pieters but the defence got it stuck under their feet.

          So doubt it.

      5. fedolefan
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Just imagining a Benteke goal to wipe them cleans.

        1. GROBARI
            4 months, 4 days ago

            Imagine not having any Burnley defender

          • Fred54
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            Imagine? I'm praying for it.

          • Scots Gooner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            Imagine a Pope OG

        2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          8 more saves Popey

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            7 more saves Super Nick

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              6 more saves The Big Pope Machine

        3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          Need a few more Pope saves

          1. Bram
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            Whilst as a Pope(c) owner I agree I'm not sure my heart would take it - I'd take a boring 6pt'er!

        4. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          For a second I thought Tarkowski scored that header!

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

            Same!

          2. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            Told ya McNeil to steal the show

            1. Debauchy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              Could'nt afford so got the Gud

              1. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                Nice one

                1. Debauchy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  cheers MZ

            2. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              Yeah and you were incorrect. Steal the shite with an assist?

              1. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                Who cares

        5. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          Great. Double Burnley defence “as they always pick up the baps”
          I’ve broken the system

        6. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          Sold Barnes for Gudmundsson , just tuned in and wtf lol

          1. The Ilfordian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            That’s what you might describe as mixed fortunes!

            1. Debauchy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              Nah Im happy another game to go

              1. The Ilfordian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                Yes, good shout by the way. Shrewd buy

                1. Debauchy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  Not really, could'nt afford McNiel

        7. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          Anyone know Burnley defense EO in top 10k?

          1. Ragabolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            101.7%

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

              Thanks

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

              Cheers mate, slight drop then with just Pope!

          2. Van der Faart
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            Posted by LiveFPL twitter;

            In the top10k, BUR defense has combined EO of about 101.9%

          3. WE GO FOR IT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            101%

          4. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            Pope 26% Mee 25% the others 15-20% maybe

        8. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          This DGW BUR attackers, next DGW SOU defenders guys ...

        9. HollywoodXI
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          Will Pieters get an assist for the first goal?

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

            No.

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

            No

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

            Bruno more likely to get it.

        10. Daniel Jebbison
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          Pope save

        11. Coys96
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          2 saves 🙂

        12. Says
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          It's a shame this guy doesn't play for Burnley https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Yoo

        13. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          Burnley remembering there's two goals to the game.

        14. Egg noodle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          How many of you willing to join me dancing naked on the streets if Sterling is benched today?

          1. Bram
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            that's one way to ensure social distancing!

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

          Pope haul is on!

        16. Daniel Jebbison
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          Shouldn't be 3 saves ? That caught ball from the corner?

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

            A shot from a corner?

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

              You can score from corner you know

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

            Maybe if it was a JWP corner

        17. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          Burnley teasing us with all these set pieces!

        18. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 4 days ago

          What was I thinking buying Ashley Barnes

          1. STEP rOVERS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            It doesn’t mattttter what you think!

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

            It begins

        19. Daniel Jebbison
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          We should've captained the Pope

          1. JVALDEZ
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            I did

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

              Brave . Bravo

        20. Revival
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          Who else getting excited every-time Burnley win a corner?

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

            I now know what it feels like to be a Burnley supporter