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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. Stand By Mee
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Now I just need a Pope penalty save

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I've heard he'll take one if you pray nicely

  2. Pad Randa (The OG)
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Lookman, you mutt.

  3. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Only got Cancelo left. Wonder if I can get 150 😀

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      GTFO 😆

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      DGW from hell!

    3. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      How many points do you have so far this double?

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        141

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          No rage quitting this week.

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 27 days ago

            I'm reformed now

            1. how now brown cow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Positive Fudgy!

              Great score.

              1. Fudgy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Thanks

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Well played.

          And a top 700 game week rank up to 127 points.

          Maybe now everyone will chill including you!

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Thanks

    4. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Please leave.

  4. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    No 3rd Areola today it seems.

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Unlucky for the kinks

  5. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Want some final minutes buzz like the Martinez had the other night, come on Fulham, keep firing at Pope

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      *the Martinez owners

  6. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Lucas Digne masterclass needed. I'm screwed tonight haha.

    1. Pépé Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Expecting a 0 pointer myself 🙁

    2. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      You got 40 from Gundo right?

    3. djman102
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      TFW Digne is your mini league differential but you're a Man City fan.

  7. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Aina outscoring Gundogan yet again.

    Where was he in the Scout XI? Amateurs.

    1. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      :)))))

  8. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    No Everton teamsheet tweet from FFS?

    1. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      They don't own them

  9. FC Hakkebøf
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Son + Antonio -> Raphina + Ings (one week punt)?

    1. Hart-ake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      In a heartbeat.

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      yep, I bringing both in

  10. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Areola is terrible under crosses.

  11. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Shame Barnes didn’t score that to be ruled out 😉

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      My pants were almost off

  12. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Lowton DGW fail!

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      If you saw this point total straight after the goal then yes it is probably a fail

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Massive fail. They have to sell him now too, since he's no longer due.

  13. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Burnley really didn’t deserve to concede vs. either Brighton or Fulham

    Very unlucky

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      They're reliable and a unit.

    2. AMBELLINA PRISE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 27 days ago

      This. And Martinez got two totally undeserved clean sheets

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Yep them’s the breaks

  14. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Barnes 3 baps!

  15. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Barnes with the max baps. Get in!

  16. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Ashley Barnes yay

    1. Groot the Leveller
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Barnes? That was brave.

  17. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Come on Tarkowski, a set piece goal needed

    1. Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      it's over

    2. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      No one spoil the ending for him. 😀

      1. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        🙁 well at least I tried

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Lol pal...

      1. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Just saw it 🙁

  18. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Bonus Points
    3 - Barnes (22)
    2 - Andersen (19)
    1 - Aina (18)

    Adarabioyo (16)
    Westwood (15)
    Tarkowski (14)
    Pope (14)

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Pope needs 3 more saves to be in the BAPS

      1. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Yep

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Pope 8 BPS off his standard 3 bonus - sounds so close...

      1. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        After the readjustments

        Bonus Points
        3 - Barnes (22)
        2 - Andersen (19)
        1 - Aina (18)

        Adarabioyo (16)
        Westwood (16)
        Tarkowski (14)
        McNeil (13)
        Areola (13)
        Taylor (13)
        Pope (12)

  19. Athletico Underachieving
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Areola is so frustrating. Always gets 2 or 5 saves whenever I play him. Plus stones rested, plus gundo injured. Gaaah

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        You should be grateful Areola scored 8 in 2 away games. He’s a goalkeeper for Fulham...

        1. Athletico Underachieving
            2 months, 27 days ago

            True, but my other keeper is Martinez...that being said, 17 from Lowton is better than I could ever have expected!

        2. Al Moon Yeah
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          I know, I have a penchant of owning goalkeepers who concede more goals than saves. You'd have thought he'd make at least 3. Dumbass! He'll probably concede against Sheffield now just to smite me.

        3. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Try Mee injured, Stones benched. Antonio injured, Gundo injured, DCL injured. Be grateful for Areola!

          1. Athletico Underachieving
              2 months, 27 days ago

              I should mention I’ve also got Antonio (2 pointer from Son incoming), left DCL on the bench...Mee is very unlucky though!

            • Al Moon Yeah
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Try captaining Sterling for a measly assist, no Gundogan, Richarlison, Stones as well.

        4. Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          So Burnley conceded 2 goals in the last 3, both because Gudmundsson and Brady didn’t do their job on the back post. Just unlucky really..

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            This is essentially true actually.

        5. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Max BAPs is 22 BPS, wow!

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Only way Barnes could ever get max bps

          2. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Too low

          3. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Awful!

        6. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Ffs areola, always gets 2 saves meanwhile Martinez orders a pizza and gets 3 saves for it

        7. EWH2020
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          If I was Stones I'd be pretty salty. Form of his life and replaced by Laporte. Players should earn their place

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 27 days ago

            He's rested for UCL

          2. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Pep last press conference: "I try to involve all the players - I rotate all the players. That's the only chance we have to win all the competitions. We need everyone. In these two games I will try and play as many players as possible"

            Plenty more rotation to come

          3. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            you expect a player to play like 6 games in 2 weeks?

        8. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Only a Dias goal could ruin my mood

          1. how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            One? I'm fully expecting a stones-like brace.

          2. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Then there's an awful lot of people willing a Dias goal.

        9. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Why did they remove the save point from Pope?

        10. Goonerly
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Did they just remove Pope's save point?

          1. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Yes

        11. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          93 with sterling to go. Need a goal to break the tonne.

          1. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Isn't a century?

        12. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Anyone knows why Pope lost bps ?

          1. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Lost a save point as well

        13. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          KdB flag removed 🙂

        14. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Where the heck is pope save point wtf is this ???

          1. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Painful

          2. how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            He's back

          3. ‘Tis the Season
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Why the F@*#% are you commenting so much..easy!

            1. how now brown cow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              There's 2 of him to be fair.

              1. ‘Tis the Season
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                It’s freaken painful! The guy is seriously hard work