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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
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

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

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

    The Pope save counters have gone very quiet.

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

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

    2. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Useless**!

    3. AMBELLINA PRISE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 1 day 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.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Need Cancelo / Digne hauls and a blank for Raheem.

    0-0!

    1. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Everyone own Cancelo.

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        And?

        (& obv not everyone, many with Stones Dias)

        1. Royal5
          • 10 Years
          8 months, 1 day ago

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

      2. rubberdignerapids
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        But not everyone captained him this week like me

      3. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        Even in Fifa 21

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 1 day ago

          Yep! He’s not bad with a shadow

          1. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            8 months, 1 day ago

            Meh, anchor is enough after his upgrade 🙂

      4. AMBELLINA PRISE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 1 day ago

        No

      5. Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

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

        1. Royal5
          • 10 Years
          8 months, 1 day ago

          Very suprising.

      6. Jordan.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        6 million dont own cancelo

  4. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Tark edging to 1 bonus

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      He will score and get 3 BP imo

      1. Bookkeeper
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        i trust you 🙂

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

    Pope 2nd.

    Or was it off target?

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

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

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

        😛

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Yes on 2 saves now

  6. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Sterling(c) gather around for prayer

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Praying

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

      Yes please, I’ll do anything for a haul

    3. FPL Pillars
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Red card would be delicious

    4. Saka_me_sideways
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Amen! \o/

  7. Dosh
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Need 14 points from Cancelo Digne Foden to hit 100!

  8. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

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

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

      By 2, surely.

    2. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      8?

      1. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        Must be counting the week before too

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      2?

    4. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      8 points?

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        I swear Daniel you are Benjamin Button.

    5. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      math?

    6. rubberdignerapids
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      you mean 2 points...

    7. teneighty
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Hits included? :p

    8. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Penalty save changes everything.

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        Last week including

  9. ADucksBehind
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 1 day 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
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Brave move. I wish you luck.

    2. Mario Balofail
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

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

    3. Van der Faart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Right with you. Returns tonight would be delightful

  10. Original - Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 1 day 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
      8 months, 1 day ago

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

  11. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      This

      So much this

  12. teneighty
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Erm... obviously not the case

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      🙁

    3. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Stones played a game already

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

      uh thats not how this works

    5. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

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

    6. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 1 day 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
      8 months, 1 day ago

      6 years playing history

      1. Dthinger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

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

    8. teneighty
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Damn, that was easy. 😀

  13. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Foden(C) could really do with some returns!

  14. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 1 day 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
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Cannot say but same dilemma here

    2. MIDIMAN2010
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Zzzz

  15. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Two goals from Sterling and my week is a nightmare haha

      1. rubberdignerapids
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

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

        1. potatoace
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          8 months, 1 day ago

          Is that good sterling or bad sterling?

          1. rubberdignerapids
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 1 day 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
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Needs something like that to outscore SGW Gundo

  16. Nikolai Volkoff
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Hope so

  17. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Would love a Digne haul

    1. rubberdignerapids
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

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

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

      I would not.

  18. rubberdignerapids
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

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

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

      Yep.

  19. EWH2020
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Still time to bag the 3 bonus

    2. AMBELLINA PRISE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 1 day ago

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

  20. Old Bull
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 1 day 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
      8 months, 1 day 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
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

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

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

    Please at least get a 3rd save areola you pleb

  22. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Closer to Burnley goal

  23. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    3rd save needed from Areola

  24. themaindanger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 1 day 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
      8 months, 1 day ago

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

  25. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 1 day 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
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 1 day 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
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Fixtures may be released tomorrow - a few hints

    3. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

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

    4. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Thanks all

  26. Jellyfish
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. Jellyfish
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      And Stones benched... that caps it off

  27. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Huge haul for the Bench-Boosters.

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

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

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 1 day 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
      8 months, 1 day 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
      8 months, 1 day 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Pope could still make 4 more saves and grab some bonus

  28. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 1 day 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
      8 months, 1 day ago

      I wish I pray I fail

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        🙂

  29. wantsharptv
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Cancelo needs a big haul to thank his loyal owners

  30. Van der Faart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Come on Barnes please get another goal