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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
    8 months, 4 days ago

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

    1. Jersey Boy
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      And to you. Dias simply starting would be a start

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

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

      3. Pukki Party
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Sounds like a Michael Owen coent

        1. Pukki Party
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          Comment*

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

            Its been a long day...

            1. Jersey Boy
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 4 days ago

              Ha indeed it has...

  2. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 4 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. Weak Become Heros
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Lowton masterclass incoming again.

    1. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Chesterfield Cafu rides again

      1. TOLV TUMS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        hahaha

    2. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Jinxed it

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

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

    ~62% EO tonight.

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      It's 62% no? Down by 40%

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

        Even for you, this is impressive...

        1. Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

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

  5. JohnnyRev7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    I predict a LOWTON!

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

    Dallas -1 off the bench for DCL no show

    1. estheblessed
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      I've got Dier with ... 0!

  7. djman102
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

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

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

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

    Hoping for a good Lookman showing.

    1. doher.ty
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 4 days ago

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

    2. doher.ty
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Are you Fudgy?

  9. Bob_the_builder
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

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

    1. mg12
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 4 days ago

      I'd personally consider Bamford over Ings.

  10. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Why hasn’t Lowton scored yet?

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

      Nowhere to hide for us Lowton owners.

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Lowton fail ....

  11. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

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

    #RentFree

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Is it confirmed?

      1. Brehmeren
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Hasn't travelled

        1. Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

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

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

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

        1. Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          It's Pep indeed

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

    Very anxious about this game

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      I’m rooting for you to get GW OR1.

      What do you need?

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

        Honestly I need a Barnes hattrick lol

    2. TOLV TUMS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      why is that?

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

        I'm having my best week ever

        1. TOLV TUMS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

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

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

            Thanks 😀

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

          130 already?

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

            Yes. With some luck it could be 140+ tonight

            1. TOLV TUMS
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              8 months, 4 days ago

              good luck!!

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

              Wish you the best.

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

                Thanks

        3. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 4 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
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 4 days ago

            I'm more positive now I'm reformed

            1. My heart goes Salalalalah
              • 4 Years
              8 months, 4 days ago

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

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

                      *25x on BAO finance

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

                        Wow nice! Hopefully I can achieve a similar feat.

                        Thanks for the advice!

    4. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Great score so far!

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

        Thanks

  13. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 4 days ago

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

    1. TOLV TUMS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      seriously, he's getting to be worse than Soucek

  14. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

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

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

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

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Who is your stirkeforce 26 onwards?

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          Kane Watkins Bamford

          Dont like Ings beyond 25, theres just better options

          1. Daniel Jebbison
            • 12 Years
            8 months, 4 days ago

            He might get 3 doubles in a row

            1. Scholes Out Forever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              8 months, 4 days ago

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

          2. doher.ty
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 4 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.

  15. Joey Tribbiani
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 4 days ago

    How many points is succesful triple captain?

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      20 is my go to score so 60pts

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

      150 would be successful definitely

    3. McSauce
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      15 to 45

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

      Based on the last two seasons anything above 6

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

      Anything above 10 honestly. Very easy to blank on it

    6. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 4 days ago

      40+

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

      Higher than Mane Sane previously in the history

    8. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      KDB's 8 in GW19

      🙁

    9. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      25x3 points from Alexis is the benchmark!

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

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

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

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

      15+ is successful.

    11. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      45 and above I'd be happy with.

  16. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Sterling brace tonight and beers for everyone from me

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

      Pint of stella please

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Done

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

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

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        You have a deal

    3. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 4 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 Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        That's the minimum

  17. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

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

    1. Konstaapeli
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      3

    2. Threat Level Midnight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      1

  18. Salarrivederci
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Come on Fulham. Score!

  19. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Burnley dominating Fulham in the air.

  20. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Any chance we'll get a Pope penalty save?

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

      Extremely greedy lol

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

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

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

      Bench Martinez did we?

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

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

  21. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 4 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?

  22. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    not confident Cancelo starts, Walker is due a game

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

      Happy if Dias rests again

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

      That'd piss me off royally...

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

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

  23. Levi's 501
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Welcome back Taylor, blocks the Dallas -1 🙂

  24. Kitman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Taylor back is super handy for my BB 25

  25. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

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

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

      Epic

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

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

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

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

    4. Big Mac 24
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

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

  26. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 4 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
      8 months, 4 days ago

      LOL ... it’s a cruel game.

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      ... #MeeToo

    3. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Watched 5min and Fulhan on top it seems?

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

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

    4. Konstaapeli
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      1-0
      Barnes G
      Lowton A

      Fml

      1. Big Hands Barry
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Heart skipped a beat reading this in the comments pane lol

        1. Konstaapeli
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          Haha. Sorry about that.

          1. Mr. O'Connell
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 4 days ago

            Yeah jesus. Stop that.

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

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

  27. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    #MeeToo

  28. Baron Penguin (FKA Hadebayo…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 4 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
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Only two from the Prem
      No limit on overseas loans IIRC

      1. Baron Penguin (FKA Hadebayo…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Thank you

        1. Baron Penguin (FKA Hadebayo…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 4 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
            8 months, 4 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. Baron Penguin (FKA Hadebayo…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              8 months, 4 days ago

              Thanks again!

              1. Sun Jihai
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                8 months, 4 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!

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

    Areola creative there.

  30. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    One player in top50K triple captained Lowton this gw

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

      Will he outscore Gundo do?

    2. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Not bad if he gets a clean sheet tonight.