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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. tomasjj
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    I neeeed a Palace goal.

  2. Boss Hogg
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Which teams are likely to have a dgw in 26?

    1. Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Google ben crellin double gameweek

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

      Spurs bus has arrived

  3. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Lowton amassing BPS.

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

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Normally the Burnley def Bap watch on a 1-0 win is one of the most thrilling things about FPL, but its a sad, sad day today with far too many attacking returns.

  4. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    FPL Managers with Burnley defence bricking it every time Palace take a shot

  5. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    OR 1 captained Mee. Maybe he scores.

    1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Just panting so as to move further ahead. If others captain Gundo then he is in trouble.

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        He is already about 50 points ahead. He seems no to be comfortable and looking to widen the gap.

  6. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    That Burnley cleanie should have gone by yesterday.

  7. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Lowton is the superior Burnley defence asset. Don’t @ me

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      @

    2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      That's why I bought him

    3. Boss Hogg
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Maybe.
      I went for Pope as it allows me to play 4 strong defender too.

  8. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Happy I got rid of Robbo for a hit. Good riddance

  9. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Fact: #1 in the world nearly always has a good GW

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

      What's the secret?

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      His luck runs out today

    3. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Isn't it the reason he becomes no. 1?

      1. DickFranDyke
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        This

      2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        I never thought about that

    4. BoleynWin
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Watched an interview with him yesterday, came across well. Plays his own game & doesn’t concentrate on those around him. Good luck, 50 point lead is a lot at this stage of the season to be fair.

  10. Coaly
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Better to use BB or TC in 26?

    Bench could have 2 cheap DGWers and Bamford
    TC would be Kane, Son or Gundo

  11. Boss Hogg
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Final score prediction for Palace v Burnley?

    I’m going 0-3.

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

      1-3

    2. MessiGOAT
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      2-2

    3. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      2-3

    4. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      1-3

    5. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      0-2

  12. Says
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    If a goalie has a DGW do the save points accumulate across both games? i.e. 2 saves in one game and 1 in the other = 3 = a point?

    I think not, but I can't remember for sure.

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      No

      1. Says
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        thnx

    2. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      No

    3. Boss Hogg
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      No.

    4. Van der Faart
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Games are treated separately as far as I remember

    5. Vazza
        2 months, 8 days ago

        With all due respect, you have ten years of FPL experience and you ask this question....

        1. Vazza
            2 months, 8 days ago

            The only statistic that is aggregated over two games is if a player scores two offside goals in two games in a double gameweek in which case he is awarded a goal for that gameweek

      • Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Pukki goal.

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Thank you

        2. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Yes

        3. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Tap in.

        4. HonestBlatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          NICEEEEEEE TEEMU

      • AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Pukki party for Norwich.

        It will be rocking in East Anglia today!

        1. Coys96
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          It's not

      • Vamos Los Celeste
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        I can't handle another 45 minutes.

        1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Burnley defender?

          1. Vamos Los Celeste
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Pope C Tarko.

        2. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Same 🙂 Pope(c) + Mee + Tarkowski

          1. hullcityfan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Wow good luck.

            Just Pope(c) hear and I’m afraid to watch the 2nd half.

            1. hullcityfan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              here*

            2. Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              I’m trying to distract myself haha. My FPL team never does well when I’m watching a game I’m invested in.

          2. Amey
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Bloody hell you have some balls 😆
            GL mate

            1. Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Easier to find yer balls when your 100 pts behind!

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        1/4 of the way to FPL legendary status.

        1. Londongeezaa
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Double or triple Burnley?

      • Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Number 1 in the world is an unbelievably lucky casual noob

        1. DickFranDyke
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          What does that make you then?

          1. Chandler Bing
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            An unbelievably unlucky casual noob

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

          Well done on your hit for Barnes. G&A on bench boost is massive.

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 8 days ago

            I got Ashley Barnes not Harvey barnes

            1. Fred54
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              That's why its funnier.

        3. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Says the one that brought in Ashley Barnes for a hit

        4. PogChamp
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Lucky, casual, noob?? He's ranked 1.

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

            That does automatically make him lucky to be fair

        5. A Kun & Mateta
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          He'll be a legend if Mee delivers.

        6. Coys96
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          No I'm not

      • smix
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Lowton goal followed by loss of Burnley CS pls

      • Sabina_S
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Mumbling "Mark Hodgson" has a huge half time team talk to deliver. Looking forward to the next Palace Box.

        1. Vazza
            2 months, 8 days ago

            You mean Roy Hodgson?

            1. Sabina_S
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              The one with a speech impediment, who streams with Az Tompkins.

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

          I’d sooner have areola

          1. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Prone to going tits up

        3. Daniel - When to BB?
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Any rumors about the City lineup?

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

            Make a Gundo one up there.

            1. Daniel - When to BB?
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Naaah. Not my style.

        4. Fred54
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Single Burnley defence suddenly feels very inadequate.

          1. Mr. O'Connell
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Yeah I'm just sat here with Ben Mee and wondering what all the excitement is about. Haven't worked it out, but probably want them to concede.

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

          As a triple City defence owner, Gundo at 108% EO is terrifying

          1. Daniel - When to BB?
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            He is at 140% no?

            1. Tempestic
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              oh yh, even better

            2. Ragabolly
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Probably 108% at their rank tier, 140% top10k

              1. Tempestic
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                U are correct sir

          2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            That's not that much tbf

            1. Tempestic
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              As an owner, no.
              As a non-owner that could single handedly kill my rank

          3. Vazza
              2 months, 8 days ago

              I removed my third city defender (cancelo) this week to bring in Gundogan. Already regretting it

            • Little Red Lacazette
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Double Burnley defence is terrifying.

          4. Pad Randa (The OG)
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Barnes owners - you’re welcome. Sold him for Lookman last night. Could still work out, of course, but yeah...

            1. fr3d
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Shut up fudgy

              1. Pad Randa (The OG)
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                GFY.

                1. DickFranDyke
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  No need for that Dr. Fudge

                  1. Pad Randa (The OG)
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    I’m just jealous of that 212K rank. All the hate and none of the benefit.

          5. Nikolai Volkoff
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Pope 1 save, 3 Baps

            1. Vazza
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Only if Mark and Andy have him

                1. Daniel - When to BB?
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  Only Mark. Andy is not that influential. Check his history besides this year

              • Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Disgusting to see the corruption in this game

              • Ejaaz11
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Actually 2 baps

            2. Daniel - When to BB?
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Feeling scared after not doing Stones to Gundo. Hope Stones scores a set piece goal

              1. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Better hope he starts both games first

                1. Daniel - When to BB?
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  With Dias a doubt I think it will. But seeing Kane i think it was a mistake. Should have just protect the rank and let Sterling captain " do the green"

              2. Pad Randa (The OG)
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Best not. First on my bench, so of course he will.

                1. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  Not sure why you’ve benched Stones when City have a DGW Fudgy...

                  1. Pad Randa (The OG)
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    Oh, another clever one.

                2. Daniel - When to BB?
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  Stones is on your bench ? Wow

                  1. Pad Randa (The OG)
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    Banking on Son to score. No longer have a choice with 800K ranking, need to take chances. Have Cancelo (c), as well.

            3. Nikolai Volkoff
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Firmino assist was sexy

            4. FourLokoLeipzig
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Triple Burnley defence after a hit. The next 45 mins are gonna be nerve racking!

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

              Think we'll get the Pieters assist??

              1. Daniel - When to BB?
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                He is not highly owned so probably not.

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

                Nah, unlucky one.

            6. Daniel - When to BB?
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Who is sponsor for Burnley. What's that language on their shirt ? Japanese, Chinese???

              1. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Whatever they could get. Desperate