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Taylor returns but Pieters and Mee miss out as Burnley face unchanged Fulham

The four teams with two fixtures in Gameweek 24 round off their double-headers this evening, with Burnley v Fulham first up.

Kick-off at Turf Moor is at 18:00 GMT.

The Clarets can put 11 points between themselves and 18th-place Fulham with a win this evening, while Scott Parker’s side can cut the deficit to safety to four points if they emerge victorious from Lancashire.

The Cottagers are unsurprisingly unchanged from Sunday’s win over Everton, a match in which Josh Maja (£5.5m) scored twice on his full debut for the west London side.

Burnley captain Ben Mee (£5.1m) misses out because of the Premier League’s concussion protocol, with Kevin Long (£4.3m) starting at centre-half in his absence.

Charlie Taylor (£4.4m) comes in at left-back for Erik Pieters (£4.3m) in Sean Dyche’s other alteration from the 3-0 win at Crystal Palace.

Mee was the most-bought FPL defender of Gameweek 25, with over 350,000 managers transferring him into their sides.

Dyche was again adamant that his influential defender was “fine” despite his unavailability tonight, saying:

Ben Mee is fine but the rules state that he can’t play. We have had so many injuries all season, this is not new territory for the players. They all know who they are and who is playing.

Fulham haven’t lost any of their last nine Premier League matches against clubs outside the current top four, keeping clean sheets in five of those games.

The Clarets also traditionally prosper against the also-rans: only one of their last eight matches against the bottom-half teams has ended in defeat.


Burnley XI: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Long, Taylor, Gudmundsson, Westwood, Cork, McNeil, Barnes, Rodriguez.

Fulham: Areola, Tete, Andersen, Adarabioyo, Aina, Loftus-Cheek, Reed, Lemina, Lookman, Maja, Reid.

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1,123 Comments Post a Comment
  1. McSauce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Best of luck tonight gents.... Stay Saucy.

    1. Jersey Boy
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      And to you. Dias simply starting would be a start

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Need to him play even for 1 minute only to block Dallas coming in of the bench.

      2. JabariParkersEyelid
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Prayers up, I have Dallas coming in if he doesn't...

      3. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Sounds like a Michael Owen coent

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Comment*

          1. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Its been a long day...

            1. Jersey Boy
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Ha indeed it has...

  2. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    1. WC and BB
    2. FTs and 1/2 hits towards 26, no BB, maybe TC

    Martinez/Martin
    Robo/Cancelo/Stones/Tarko/Coufal
    Salah/Bruno/Grealish/Gundo/Stephens
    DCL/Antonio/Bamford

  3. Original Pirate Material
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Lowton masterclass incoming again.

    1. Il Capitano
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Chesterfield Cafu rides again

        1. TOLV TUMS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          hahaha

      • Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Jinxed it

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Burnley's defensive EO is down 40% with Mee & Pieters absent.

      ~62% EO tonight.

      1. Daniel - When to BB?
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        It's 62% no? Down by 40%

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Even for you, this is impressive...

          1. Daniel - When to BB?
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Isn't offensive? I am Six Sigma Green Belt from the ASQ, you ?

    3. JohnnyRev7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I predict a LOWTON!

    4. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Dallas -1 off the bench for DCL no show

      1. estheblessed
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I've got Dier with ... 0!

    5. djman102
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Too much to ask for Lowton buses? Wait 8 years for one, then two come along.

    6. Pad Randa (The OG)
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Looks like no Gundo...good news for non-captainers, such as myself.

      Hoping for a good Lookman showing.

      1. doher.ty
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Sterling C here (plus Gundo owner) honestly there couldn't have been better news!

        • doher.ty
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Are you Fudgy?

        • Bob_the_builder
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Son and Antonio to Raphinha and Ings for -4? (These 2 would my only players with DGW)

          1. mg12
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 28 days ago

            I'd personally consider Bamford over Ings.

        • TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Why hasn’t Lowton scored yet?

          1. Firminoooo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Nowhere to hide for us Lowton owners.

          2. Eh, just one more thing ...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Lowton fail ....

        • Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Non-Gundo owners so relieved they're still positing about it 😆

          #RentFree

          1. Daniel - When to BB?
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Is it confirmed?

            1. Brehmeren
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Hasn't travelled

              1. Daniel - When to BB?
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                I don't trust Pep. Let's see it first

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

              Pep said he isn't travelling for the Everton match. Usually that'd be 100% confirmation but it's Pep.

              1. Daniel - When to BB?
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                It's Pep indeed

        • Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Very anxious about this game

          1. TheDragon
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            I’m rooting for you to get GW OR1.

            What do you need?

            1. Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Honestly I need a Barnes hattrick lol

          2. TOLV TUMS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            why is that?

            1. Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 28 days ago

              I'm having my best week ever

              1. TOLV TUMS
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                oh I realize that (and congrats 🙂 ) - didn't know if there was something specific (ml, etc)

                1. Fudgy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Thanks 😀

              2. Little Red Lacazette
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                130 already?

                1. Fudgy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Yes. With some luck it could be 140+ tonight

                  1. TOLV TUMS
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    good luck!!

                  2. Little Red Lacazette
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Wish you the best.

                    1. Fudgy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Thanks

              3. My heart goes Salalalalah
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                This makes me so happy Fudgy! Happy days! Sometimes your posting here makes me want to arrange an intervention

                1. Fudgy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  I'm more positive now I'm reformed

                  1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Keep it up, even through the bad weeks. Its much better fun

          3. Rash
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Fudgy, could you shed some light on what the deal is with XRP? Been advised to get onto it but seen they are in the middle of a lawsuit.

            1. Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 28 days ago

              XRP is under legal issues with the SEC, don't touch it.

              Buy BTC or ETH if you want a safe play.

              The person advising you has probably been holding a bag of it since the all time high, just stay clear because it's a huge risk and already been delisted from the biggest exchange (coinbase).

              1. Rash
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Well am I right in saying that its Ripple that is having the legal issues and whatever the outcome XRP coins will still be in existence?

                1. Fudgy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Yes that's right. XRP will always be in circulation, no one can take the XRP away from people holding them.

                  1. Rash
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    BTC and ETH are already well established. I'm looking to have a punt on something and sit on it hoping it yields a nice profit over time.

                    Bit of a minefield though.

                    1. Fudgy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Look up DeFi then. I'm personally heavily into something called KeeperDAO (ROOK), but there's lots of opportunities in DeFi and Uniswap.

                      1. Rash
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        I tried to look at DeFi but there seemed to be a few variants and was unsure on which was correct one.

                        1. Fudgy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          Just do a bit of research mate. Try and understand uniswap, it's where the huge gains are.

                          I did a 25x ok BAO finance the other week. It's a crazy time at the moment.

                          1. Fudgy
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 28 days ago

                            *25x on BAO finance

                          2. Rash
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 28 days ago

                            Yea thanks, ill do some more research before taking the plunge.

                            Any tips on what trends to look out for?

                            1. Fudgy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              You want to be looking for coins that solve problems within cryptocurrency. I'm constantly jumping on and off different coins depending on what's trending within the community.

                              I don't really do much TA, it's mostly just using my own due diligence based on the informations of others.

                              CryptoMessiah

                            2. Fudgy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              *CryptoMessiah on twitter knows his stuff. He does a live show with lots of information.

                              Just follow the smart money. I'm already up 500% overall on my portfolio since the start of 2021.

                            3. Rash
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              Wow nice! Hopefully I can achieve a similar feat.

                              Thanks for the advice!

          4. Catastrophe
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Great score so far!

            1. Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Thanks

        • Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Score already Lowton, I didn't pay 4.5 for this.

          1. TOLV TUMS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            seriously, he's getting to be worse than Soucek

        • Daniel - When to BB?
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          If Aston Villa don't get a double i might not WC and save it

          1. Daniel - When to BB?
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Ings Kane and Bamford would be the front line. Otherwise Watkins gets the chance

            1. Daniel - When to BB?
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Who is your stirkeforce 26 onwards?

              1. Scholes Out Forever
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Kane Watkins Bamford

                Dont like Ings beyond 25, theres just better options

                1. Daniel - When to BB?
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  He might get 3 doubles in a row

                  1. Scholes Out Forever
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    meh, City Chelsea and Spurs... Thats not exactly a great lineup

                2. doher.ty
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Ings been unlucky recently has played well from what I've watched. Possibility of 6 games in the next 3gw is also intriguing.

          2. Joey Tribbiani
              1 month, 28 days ago

              How many points is succesful triple captain?

              1. Daniel - When to BB?
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                20 is my go to score so 60pts

              2. TheDragon
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                150 would be successful definitely

              3. McSauce
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                15 to 45

              4. Corgzzzz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Based on the last two seasons anything above 6

              5. Fudgy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Anything above 10 honestly. Very easy to blank on it

              6. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 28 days ago

                40+

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

                Higher than Mane Sane previously in the history

              8. Scholes Out Forever
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                KDB's 8 in GW19

                🙁

              9. Sun Jihai
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                25x3 points from Alexis is the benchmark!

                1. Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Scoring at Stoke after injuring his foot. What a hero!

                  1. Rash
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Was that not West ham? I vaguely remember him complaining about being injured.. scored was subbed off and then miraculously recovered to play the 2nd match and smashed it!

                    Not had a successful TC since

              10. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Mane last season thought me even getting to 10+ is decent.

                15+ is successful.

              11. Weasel Boy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                45 and above I'd be happy with.

            • Daniel - When to BB?
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Sterling brace tonight and beers for everyone from me

              1. Fudgy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Pint of stella please

                1. Daniel - When to BB?
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Done

              2. Pad Randa (The OG)
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                If both come from Cancelo assists, I'm good with that.

                1. Daniel - When to BB?
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  You have a deal

              3. Salan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Hope so. Good luck to you and me.

                A goal and an assist from Sterling is already good enough. Can't ask for more.

                1. Daniel - When to BB?
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  That's the minimum

            • jdp219
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              2FTs, 4.2itb
              1) DCL, Soucek > Kane, Raphinha
              2) DCL, Coufal > Kane, Dallas
              3) Antonio, Soucek > Ings, Raphinha

              1. Konstaapeli
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                3

              2. Threat Level Midnight
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                1

            • Salarrivederci
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Come on Fulham. Score!

            • Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Burnley dominating Fulham in the air.

            • Gudjohnsen
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Any chance we'll get a Pope penalty save?

              1. Fudgy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Extremely greedy lol

                1. Pad Randa (The OG)
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Likely from Lookman if so. As an owner of both, I'm conflicted.

              2. Kitman
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Bench Martinez did we?

              3. Revival
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Given Fulham's record of taking them, one would be extremely confident of a Pope save if Fulham get awarded one

            • Eh, just one more thing ...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              So this is a 0-0 and I can should accept the pain of all those Burnley clean sheets And get it out of the way now?

            • Bookkeeper
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              not confident Cancelo starts, Walker is due a game

              1. Big Mac 24
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Happy if Dias rests again

              2. Pad Randa (The OG)
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                That'd piss me off royally...

                1. Big Mac 24
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  I’d get Shaw’s 8 and my opposition will all get Dallas or DCL

            • Kannbury
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Welcome back Taylor, blocks the Dallas -1 🙂

              • Kitman
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Taylor back is super handy for my BB 25

              • KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                9 points needed from Pope, Cancelo and Stones for the tonne. Come on!

                1. Fudgy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Epic

                2. Mr. O'Connell
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  7 needed from Cancelo and Foden. I don't think I'll get them.

                3. Pad Randa (The OG)
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  19 needed from Pope, Lookman, Cancelo (c) and Stones. Could yet happen.

                4. Big Mac 24
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Reached 101 with Pope C and Lowton starting. Have cancelo dias left, gues Gundo is out?

              • Mr. O'Connell
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                @BenMeeOwners has there ever been a more nailed on clean sheet in the history of football?

                1. Eh, just one more thing ...
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  LOL ... it’s a cruel game.

                2. Eh, just one more thing ...
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  ... #MeeToo

                3. My heart goes Salalalalah
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Watched 5min and Fulhan on top it seems?

                  1. Mr. O'Connell
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    I'm watching a proper match. Papa John's Trophy Semi Final

                4. Konstaapeli
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  1-0
                  Barnes G
                  Lowton A

                  Fml

                  1. Big Hands Barry
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Heart skipped a beat reading this in the comments pane lol

                    1. Konstaapeli
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Haha. Sorry about that.

                      1. Mr. O'Connell
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Yeah jesus. Stop that.

                5. Corgzzzz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Dont Jinx it.......I know what you're doing.......I know where you live.........

              • Eh, just one more thing ...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                #MeeToo

              • Hadebayor Mum
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Can anyone answer a question - if Premier League clubs can only have two players registered on loan at any one time (hence why West Ham bought Benrahma in order to loan Lingard), with a maximum of four per season, how come Fulham have seven in their starting XI?

                1. Sun Jihai
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Only two from the Prem
                  No limit on overseas loans IIRC

                  1. Hadebayor Mum
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Thank you

                    1. Hadebayor Mum
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Although Benrahma was on loan from Brentford - two loans from English clubs in any division maybe?

                      1. Sun Jihai
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Believe the rules are 4 maximum per season from other English clubs, but only 2 at any time in a transfer window, and only one from any single club (and as many as you want from overseas clubs).

                        1. Hadebayor Mum
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          Thanks again!

                          1. Sun Jihai
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 28 days ago

                            Or maybe it's two rather than four, the rules are a bit unclear! But basically they hit their limit of domestic loans!

              • Pad Randa (The OG)
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Areola creative there.

              • Pukki Party
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                One player in top50K triple captained Lowton this gw

                1. Revival
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Will he outscore Gundo do?

                2. Weasel Boy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Not bad if he gets a clean sheet tonight.