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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. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    You just know Sterling and Foden owners are going to be smiling later

  2. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    I have an awful feeling that s Sterling haul is immenent!

    1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I hope your awful feeling comes through.

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Me too.

    2. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Can see the post: nowhere to hide for Gungogan captainers.

  3. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    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)

  4. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Why do they add a save that wasn't save?

    1. Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      popular FPL players get favouritism

  5. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    I need 23 points from Cancelo and Dias to go through in the cup. Unlikely 2 CS a goal and some BPs and it could get close.

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      would be lucky to get half that tbh

  6. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Pep positive about Gundo starting next match, says he's much better and after the next 3 days of rest he should be ready

  7. Obi Wan Elokobi
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Why did they take a save off Pope ffs

  8. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Antonio misses out
    Gundo(c) no DGW
    Mee no DGW
    Stones no DGW
    Areola DGW outscored by Martinez on my bench.

    Momentum from Saturday wasn’t exactly carried on very well :/

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Not as jammy as fudgey

      1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Nowhere close, sadly!

      2. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

        What's jammy about my week?

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Feel like there's so many DGW disappointments

  9. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Pope save point has a mighty 0.7% swing on my rank!

  10. denial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Martinez out scoring Pope is, in a way, beautiful.

    1. AMBELLINA PRISE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 17 days ago

      And very lucky

    2. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Total traversty

  11. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Where’s popes save point? 5 on target should so seems a slam dunk?

  12. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Excuse me what the heck is going on?? Why did they remove Pope's save point? This is ridiculous he clearly made 3 good saves?

    1. AMBELLINA PRISE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Wondering this as well

    2. mr messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Yes he did!

    3. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Pope fallible?

    4. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Will get added back once Mark has a word

    5. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      its 1 point.... quite literally less than 1% of your score this week

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

        And if every week everyone of my players lost a point I'd be like 300 points down

    6. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Agreed

  13. themaindanger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Pope saves point withdrawn

  14. mr messi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Where is Pope’s save point? It was added now it’s gone

  15. DandyDon
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    100 pts with Digne, Richarlison and Captain Foden left (Gundo being injured saves that captain decision getting worse!). Hoping these differentials cheer me up tonight after my team (Aberdeen) became confirmed as the worst scoring team in all of Europe’s top flights currently. 6 games without a goal for first time in our history apparently!

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Oh dear

    2. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Scrap that back to 99pts...Pope save removed!?

  16. Utopsis
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Come on now Foden, channel your inner Gundogan

    1. Van der Faart
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Yessss come on Phil the thrill

      1. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

        GET IN PHIL MY SAAANN!

  17. mgilbert86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Joke of a dgw , total let down

    1. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I think it’s just a lesson not to load up on players with a DGW that are near the relegation zone. It never works.

    2. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      wtf are you moaning about? You've scored a ton and you've got Barnes coming on for Antonio.

  18. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Goal for Porto already!!!!

  19. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Wonder was it the 2nd or 3rd ‘save’ removed Pope.

    One looked off target, the other just deflected off Lookman.

    1. Jimmers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      on the second one, if he hadn't caught it, it would have been a goal. so a save?

    2. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Deflected off lookman but needed saving

  20. FC Hakkebøf
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Bench one:

    A) TAA (EVE)
    B) Cancelo (ars)
    C) Mee (WBA)

    :/

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Pep might save you the headache.

      Mee probably.

    2. LT10
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Very tough choice...C....but who knows? Flip a three-sided coin.

  21. Jamb0
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    How do you unsave a shot?

    1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Watch pickford. He'll show you.

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Added in error

  22. LIH0U
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Anyone else hear Pep mentioning their fixtures against Southampton & Wolves coming up? Their 2 postponed fixtures, by the sounds of it coming up soon, sounds like those DGW’s will be coming thick and fast

  23. soup natsi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    That removed Pope save will cost me the cup tie. FML.

    1. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Ouch. At time I didn’t think it was a strong enough shot to count but poor form by FPL to take it off.

  24. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Where’s my Pope save point gone

  25. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    just realised the city game is on prime. annoying

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Why annoying?

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        I don't have prime

        1. soup natsi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          annoying

        2. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Makes sense

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        It doesn’t kick off on there till half 8.

    2. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Yeah no good to me.

    3. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      At least you didn’t have to listen to Owen and Dixon comparing Foden to Messi and Zidane ..... sigh.

  26. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Haway the lads!!

  27. mgilbert86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Seems like laporte is a problem for man city defender nailedness

    Might just go one defender

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Any position with city. Dias is the main man

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      They'll get a CS and you'll miss out.

      Get two with a decent bench option and most of the time you'll be gaining from the CSs.

      1. mgilbert86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Would rather have sterling and gundo

  28. Reeker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    As long as James and Siggurdsson aren't playing together Everton won't be as crap as Sunday

  29. Harper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    I find it hilarious how this gameweek looked like a nailed on certainty for 100 points with 7 players remaining. Then FPL happened...

  30. Ruinenlust
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    So none of my City players played twice

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Stones, Dias and Gundogan?