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

    Arsenal must be sweating buckets seeing KDB is back.

    He plays like a man possessed against them.

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

      Thought exactly this when I saw him on the bench tonight. I don't need reminding.

  2. wantsharptv
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Went smart and signed areola for the double and benched martinez. Plan was to BB Areola in GW25. Felt like a good idea at the time

  3. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Dam my wc move this week of Dias to stones looks foolish now. I needed the coins!

    1. Yes Ndidi
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 1 day ago

      How did the move it enabled work out?

      1. George Agdgdgwngo
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        My wc is still active. Allows me to get Kane Ings bamford with the power 5 mid

        1. Releasebreaks
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          What is you defence look like ?

          1. George Agdgdgwngo
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Stones cancelo targett struijk Webster

    2. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Stones is just as nailed as Dias imo

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

    A goal for Cancelo tonight and all's forgiven.

    1. rubberdignerapids
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 1 day ago

      That would be lovely for us captainers

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Goal - STERLING
      Assist - CANCELO

      Everton 0 - 1 Man City (5 mins)

      Would be the dream!

      1. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Mmmm. I think you mean goal sterling assist DIAS.

  5. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Just my luck parker putting on robinson for 10 mins when i could of had maddisons 8 points from the bench

  6. tbos83
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Do we think Gundo will be back at the weekend?

      1. doher.ty
          4 months, 1 day ago

          What role will he play given KDB is back?

          1. tbos83
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Good q. Wondering if his race is run now.

            • rubberdignerapids
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Probably the same marauding, floating kind of CM, but not striker- it might reduce his attacking output a little, but with City's possession and free roam style, he'll still be on the scoresheet I reckon

          2. rubberdignerapids
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Yes. Pep said he was OK, but just didn't want to risk him V Everton as he didn't think the game was an important one to warrant doing so.

        • EWH2020
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          I just want these DGW 26 doubles now. It's last chance saloon. Just going to go big on the BB and hope for the best

        • Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          This guy has 20 point Aina last on his bench but gets so close to an autosub! https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/828513/event/24/

          1. The Train Driver
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Ouch...

          2. Homer21
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Yeah but if you're going to leave a DGW player last on your bench I'm afraid its deserved

        • Daniel Jebbison
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Pope desperately needs 1 extra save

          1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            *Areola

          2. Stand By Mee
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            +1

        • Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 1 day ago

          FPL gods, please a Raz brace is all I ask. I have not asked you for anything this season so far. Hear my prayers!

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

            Not specific enough. Brace of points granted.

            1. Stormbringer22
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Nooooo! Well played, sir

          2. Daniel Jebbison
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Yeah fpl gods listen to our prayers

        • AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Have you seen gw rank 1 as it stands?

          Played 1 transfer to go from a game week rank in gw23 of 6.9 million to a BB #1 rank gw24... now on 152 points!

        • MIDIMAN2010
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          I would happily take a single Sterling assist tonight

          1. popey
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            absolutely! this is the second gw i've owned him, still hurting from the punty captain fail in GW18

        • Dthinger
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Whew...my differential captain still has a chance to come good. Lets go Jesusssss!

        • The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          If you had both Pope and Martinez and you say you would have played Martinez, you are lying...

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

            Only a 1 point difference.

        • Original Pirate Material
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Save point for Pope.

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

            That’s what I like to hear

          2. Stand By Mee
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            thank you

        • Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Pope haul!

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

          Well, at least Lookman got me a Pope save point...

          1. themaindanger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Not anymore!

        • Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          I actually thought Pope would get more saves tonight.
          Fulham looked sharp against Everton.

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

            Fulham is very lucky to get one point from this game

        • AlCapwnUK
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          94 + Cancelo.

          I can almost taste it.

          Guaranteed 2 pointer

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

            Need 5 from him!

        • PLerix
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          I’m considering it a fail. What could’ve been. Gundo out, Jrod and Stones benched. Soucek coming in for an injured Antonio. On 84 points with Richarlison and Cancelo in this game. Whats the average on here?

        • Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Pope save?

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

            Yes

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

            Needs 4 BAPs in 4 minutes. What's his baseline?

            1. Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 1 day ago

              I dunno where to check that lol

        • Aftermath
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Come on Foden(C), Cancelo, Dias and Richarlison. Get me some points tonight!

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

            Oooh nice prospect

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

          Pope could get a BAP here

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

            Nah

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

              Post adjs

        • Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Tarky Tekkers.

          1. Daniel Jebbison
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Did he score ? He has to

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

          Any chance either Dallas or Raphinna rise tonight? No missus jokes pls.

          1. MIDIMAN2010
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Both on high 90s on price predictor.

        • Daniel Jebbison
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Well Pope has an easy home fixture and then a double. Easy transfer let's do it.

          Martinez bam bam scores 21 pts on our benches.

          Nightmare

        • EWH2020
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          It almost feels worth just having Ederson as you know he will always play

        • HollywoodXI
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Sorry but how is that a save for Pope?!

          1. Daniel Jebbison
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            He made a save ? Juhuuuu

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

            It's a goal if he doesn't catch it?

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

              Well there it is

            2. My heart goes Salalalalah
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Well, that explains it

          3. DandyDon
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Onto 100pts with his save point!

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

            No need to be sorry

        • Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Penalty taker for Man City tonight?

          1. Daniel Jebbison
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Ederson

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

              Seems possible!

          2. Lazaretti
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            3 poor options, Sterling, Jesus and Mahrez.

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

            ederson

          4. George Agdgdgwngo
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Would be awesome

        • Daniel Jebbison
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Pope needs 3 more saves for 3 BP