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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. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    9 points off my safety score with Sterling (C) and Dias to go. Come on Raheem!

  2. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    The Pope save counters have gone very quiet.

    1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Yeah thought Areola would at least get some saves the usual fraud

    2. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Useless**!

    3. AMBELLINA PRISE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Having watched Burnley against Brighton and Fulham, it's absolutely mind boggling that Burnley didn't get 2 clean sheets.

  3. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Need Cancelo / Digne hauls and a blank for Raheem.

    0-0!

    1. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Everyone own Cancelo.

      1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        And?

        (& obv not everyone, many with Stones Dias)

        1. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Captainers and non owners evans out. Hope I'm wrong though.

      2. rubberdignerapids
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 28 days ago

        But not everyone captained him this week like me

      3. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Even in Fifa 21

        1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Yep! He’s not bad with a shadow

          1. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Meh, anchor is enough after his upgrade 🙂

      4. AMBELLINA PRISE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 28 days ago

        No

      5. Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        His top 10K EO is 57.46%, even after captaincies.

        1. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Very suprising.

      6. Jordan.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        6 million dont own cancelo

  4. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Tark edging to 1 bonus

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      He will score and get 3 BP imo

      1. Bookkeeper
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        i trust you 🙂

  5. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Pope 2nd.

    Or was it off target?

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Pope gets saves for crosses so he'll definitely get one for that 😉

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

        😛

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Yes on 2 saves now

  6. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Sterling(c) gather around for prayer

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Praying

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Yes please, I’ll do anything for a haul

    3. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Red card would be delicious

    4. Saka_me_sideways
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Amen! \o/

    5. Dosh
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Need 14 points from Cancelo Digne Foden to hit 100!

    6. Daniel Jebbison
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      So Martinez outscored Pope by 8 pts with a fixture less. Wow

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

        By 2, surely.

      2. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        8?

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Must be counting the week before too

      3. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        2?

      4. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        8 points?

        1. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          I swear Daniel you are Benjamin Button.

      5. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        math?

      6. rubberdignerapids
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 28 days ago

        you mean 2 points...

      7. teneighty
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Hits included? :p

      8. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Penalty save changes everything.

        1. Daniel Jebbison
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Last week including

    7. ADucksBehind
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Felt sick bringing in Foden(C) instead of Gundogan (C). After tonight though, I'll probably still feel sick.

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Brave move. I wish you luck.

      2. Mario Balofail
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Got both and decided to (C) Foden, not very wise but punty. So good luck 🙂

      3. Van der Faart
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Right with you. Returns tonight would be delightful

    8. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Can we have a bit of civility on here? So Sterling is playing and Gundogan isn't, doesn't mean you have to rub it in.

      Thank you. Remember Sterling could blank.

      :

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Haven’t seen anyone doing that, I’ve capped sterling but would sooner have the points in the bank with gundo

    9. Daniel Jebbison
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Come on Sterling!! Double-digit haul needed!!!!

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        This

        So much this

    10. teneighty
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Dallas -1pt autosub for Stones no show...the dgw that keeps on giving...

      1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Erm... obviously not the case

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

        🙁

      3. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Stones played a game already

      4. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        uh thats not how this works

      5. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Nope, Stones played so you won't get Dallas -1.

      6. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Those jammy Gundo captainers who are getting Sterling as their VC for this match! 😎

      7. Buck The Trent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        6 years playing history

        1. Dthinger
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          6 years on the site, could have been playing even longer...

      8. teneighty
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Damn, that was easy. 😀

    11. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Foden(C) could really do with some returns!

    12. Atimis
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Best option for the team below ??

      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

      1. HonestBlatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Cannot say but same dilemma here

      2. MIDIMAN2010
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Zzzz

    13. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Two goals from sterling and this dgw24 nightmare will be all forgotten.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Two goals from Sterling and my week is a nightmare haha

        1. rubberdignerapids
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 28 days ago

          praying he goes back to the old Sterling...although don't quite see that happening

          1. potatoace
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Is that good sterling or bad sterling?

            1. rubberdignerapids
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 28 days ago

              bad sterling since I don't own him, but I think average 1 goal Sterling will come out tonight

      2. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Needs something like that to outscore SGW Gundo

    14. Nikolai Volkoff
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Gundog cappers' only hope is that City won't play as well without him.

      1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Hope so

    15. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Would love a Digne haul

      1. rubberdignerapids
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 28 days ago

        I don't own him, but I am him...conflicted

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

        I would not.

    16. rubberdignerapids
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 28 days ago

      (C)ancelo captainers...where are you at?

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

        Yep.

    17. EWH2020
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Every week Pope gets about 6 save points and max bonus. Until I own him

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Still time to bag the 3 bonus

      2. AMBELLINA PRISE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Fulham were extremely lucky to score, they did absolutely nothing. They had zero chances, big or small

    18. Old Bull
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      I have two leagues each with a dozen players, a classic and a head to head. Before Christmas, one of my rivals had built up such a commanding lead in the classic lead, that I decided to concentrate all my efforts on the head to head league. It requires a different way of playing the game and I always find it more fun. Anyone else enjoy playing the head to head game?

      1. Jordan.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        yep far superior game,everybody soon miles behind in the overall points game and then give up,week to week banter is great,missing taking the piss in the pub though...

      2. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        I've always enjoyed the H2H better. The shifts and swings are so much more exhilarating.

    19. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Please at least get a 3rd save areola you pleb

    20. Daniel Jebbison
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Anybody watching the game, how close is Tark towards a goal ?

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Closer to Burnley goal

    21. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      3rd save needed from Areola

    22. themaindanger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 28 days ago

      I was supposed to have 6 DGW players for tonight, but only 2 playing, Pope (blank) and Cancello.

      Missing
      Mee - injured
      Stones - benched
      Gundogan - injured
      DCL - injured

      Hoping Cancello hauls

      1. Sid1891
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Don’t need to remind me
        But yes, thank you 🙂

    23. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      If you planned Wc this week and BB next week. Are you going to guess at the fixtures and go ahead with BB?
      Probably can’t go wrong with 3 city Villa and Spurs anyone else I should include?

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Well when I say who else who are cheap and will have a double for the BB as I will keep Salah and Bruno

      2. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Fixtures may be released tomorrow - a few hints

      3. Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Everton or Southampton could have nice fixtures, probably a choice between Ings or DCL

      4. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Thanks all

    24. Jellyfish
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Oh dear, Burnley conceded (Lowton owner) and Sterling playing....not a good start for moi

      1. Jellyfish
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        And Stones benched... that caps it off

    25. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      So flippin Martinez still beats Pope's score only playing one game!

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

        Huge haul for the Bench-Boosters.

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        3rd save and a cheeky BAP and it’s level

      3. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Pope was a complete waste of time. If I had just not bought him I'd have not benched Martinez for his 9 point haul last week or this week's 12. One more week of pain. Gotta go with Pope vs WBA...

      4. Hect.OR 98th
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Not overly bothered. Got Pope without a hit so overall cost is just 2 points, a small price to pay for the fun of having a player with a second game.

      5. AMBELLINA PRISE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Judging from the chances, the (not) funny thing is that Martinez should have conceded 3 goals this week and the previous one whereas Pope should have gotten 3 clean sheets

      6. Dthinger
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Pope could still make 4 more saves and grab some bonus

    26. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      I am living in dreamland if I think Sterling C claws be back the 20 to 40 points I am down on the Gund captainers

      1. HonestBlatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        I wish I pray I fail

        1. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          🙂

    27. wantsharptv
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Cancelo needs a big haul to thank his loyal owners

    28. Van der Faart
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Come on Barnes please get another goal