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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. Sif
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Burnley will defend the lead eventually so Pope should get plenty of saves. Worried Mee owner, not often they have a 2 goal cushion!

  2. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    A Tark OG would be just beautiful.

  3. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Plenty of corners for Burnley

  4. Free Hat
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Never thought Id find burnley corners and free kicks worth watching.

    1. Sif
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Set pieces team, used to love WBA corners when Dawson played for them.

  5. Davros
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Anyone know the EO for Burnley defence as a whole? So if you only have one Burnley defender will you rise or fall if there is a CS?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Previous page 101%-ish

      1. Davros
        • 12 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Cool thanks

      2. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 21 days ago

        That was top 10k

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 21 days ago

          Yes top 10K

      3. Pukki Party
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Is Taylor included here

    2. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      big rise - ownerships are in the artical above and pretty low.

  6. Chandler Bing
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Come on Barnes lad get one

  7. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Almost (not even close) Lowton goal Mee assist

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Imagine.

  8. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Owning just one defender and not Pope means you probably want Burnley to concede now.

    Bonus and missing out on opportunity of double CS’...

    1. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      I still want the cleanie

    2. Champions League Varane
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Tarkowksi goal and Palace goal

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Yes need Pope saves!

  9. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Defo chance of more set piece goals in this game.. just hoping its ben mee

  10. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Lowton sitter

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Ahhh

    2. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Sitter! Not really was it.

  11. pundit of punts
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Link to professional watch anyone?

      1. pundit of punts
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Cheers

    1. pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Cheers all

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Did he buy Pope ?

    2. pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Forster would be terrific for WC

  12. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Come ooooon Tark!!!

  13. Sif
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Lowton wastes Mee assist :p

  14. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Lowton’s xG reaches a decade high after that shot.

    1. djman102
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Radio announcers said he hasn't scored since 2013.

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Due 😮

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Memories of the volley for Villa away at Stoke

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Cafu still rewatches that goal, daily.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 21 days ago

          Haha

  15. Dannyb
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Everyone getting excited about Pope saves is about to be brought down to earth with a busted cleanie I think.

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Go home

      1. Dannyb
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Ummm, I am at home.

        1. Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          5 months, 21 days ago

          Good

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        We're mostly all locked down at home!

      3. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        😆

    2. Sif
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      The saves are the insurance against the busted cleanie surely?

    3. MessiGOAT
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Afraid of that too Crystal Palace can score anytime

    4. Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      More nervous of my Burnley double def while they are 2 up!

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Did he get Richarlison or Cavani?

    2. Hazz
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Apparently he did it as early as last week, so before more recent news. Also apparently brought in Vydra?

      Haven't got a link, but that's what I've read on it.

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Unfair advantage

    4. noone
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      I hope Antonio doesn't play, have Barnes as the first sub lol

  16. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 21 days ago

    I took a hit to get Ashley Barnes lol

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      150 mins left Fudgy

    2. Sif
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      World case faeces abode

    3. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Should have bought Wood...

    4. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      There's a reason you're included in this weeks professional watch. Second half brace coming up.

    5. FFSbet.com
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Palace goal season over?

    6. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Delete team

  17. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Lineups anyone ? Is Gundo hopefully rested ?

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Rested against Spurs?

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Well he played a lot. Spurs are terrible

  18. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    My heart stopped for a second by that Ezze shot

  19. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Lowton chance, that was it lads.

  20. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Pope sees a shot wide. +5bps

  21. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Will Bamford alone be enough DGWers next GW?

    1. MessiGOAT
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      No

    2. Van der Faart
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Maybe one more Leeds player. I've gone for Meslier

    3. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Nah I would want Raphinha as well.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Yep.

        Saka to Raphinha for me.

    4. ivantys
        5 months, 21 days ago

        I hope so

      • Gizzachance
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        I have bamford an Dallas, going to bring in raphina

      • Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        I've got McCarthy too, but apparently he's getting benched...

      • Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Nope, most on here will be heavily invested in Leeds. Get in Dallas or Rapinha

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 21 days ago

          Planning to save a transfer so I can get Kane for free ik GW26.

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 21 days ago

            *in

          2. Revival
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 21 days ago

            Lots of players yellow flagged this week so could be worth taking a hit if you have any players who are doubts in your team

      • Boss Hogg
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        I’ve got Bamford, Dallas and Ings. Might get Raphina in for Soucek too.

      • Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 21 days ago

        No.

    5. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Hold Mee, hold...

      1. LarryDuff
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Hold Mee now, wooooohhhh hold my heart

      2. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Get someone to hold you.

      3. Sterling Malory
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Feeling lonely?

    6. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Lowton xA to add to his xG 😮

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Just volleyed wide as well

    7. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Pope looks like Aardman character. +5 bps.

    8. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Ffs lowton do something you turd

      1. FFSbet.com
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        He will concede

    9. Boss Hogg
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Any news on Antonio?

      Little chance of him being named in the bench. Surely he’ll either start or not be in the squad?

      1. Pukki Party
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        As it's fatigue there is also a chance he starts from the bench and gets 20-30mins

    10. Hazz
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Lowton amassing BPS.

      Tarkowski premium offering little more than a case of mistaken identity 🙁

      1. Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Brought him in this GW. Just need a goal and 3 baps to be happy.