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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. dshv
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Dcl to ings for gw25
    Antonio to watkins gw26

    My thoughts is because dcl will missing today, and better to have double ings than dcl against pool ???

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I am thinking something along the lines of this. Only thing is Antonio or DCL out for GW25

      1. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Antonio has Leeds in 28th

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          thats 3 GWs away. that might as well be next season at this point

        2. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Also Antonio has SGW 26

        3. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          In 27th sorry

  2. JohnnyRev7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Very enjoyable game so far.

    1. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Better then Barcelona last night even

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Champions League started???

  3. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Long owner close to heaven there...

  4. Eldon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    I’ve got wildcard and benchboost as my only chips left... ‘best’ strategy to wildcard now, bb w26?

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I am thinking BB25 and WC26 - not interested in having a bloated bench after 26 with BGW29 so close

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Good point

    2. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Makes more sense to BB before WC no? Then you'll be left with loads of deadwood or bench point players to get rid of taking up transfers/hits.

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        But then funds are very thinly spread. And it will take hit after hit to get the funds into starting 11

    3. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I'm thinking of wildcarding in GW26 and just playing the benchboost later. Put the money into the first 11 for GW26 and not worry about the bench. Still lots of gameweeks left after that to prepare for a BB later on.

      1. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Same thinking myself too

  5. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    0-0 required here, Lowton & Areola owner

    1. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Same. Would probably be happy with 1CS, especially if it's Areola

      1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Yeah hope he can get some save points & BPS

    2. GoonerSteve
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I've got Pope but still smarting about Lowton.

      Had planned to transfer him in last week but rolled the ft in the end as wasn't sure who to bench.

      Annoyingly, I've got DCL, Antonio, Justin and Mitchell so only ended up with ten players!

      Bad decision.

  6. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 26 days ago

    RLC having a shocker so far

  7. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    It's coming

    All matches will be shown via existing broadcast partners Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime Video and BBC, who continue to work with us to deliver these additional matches while stadiums are missing the supporters who are such an integral part of the game.

    Details of broadcast selections for March and the rearrangement of previously postponed matches will be announced in due course.

    The Premier League and its clubs remain committed to an accessible solution for fans. The UK live broadcast arrangements will be reviewed in consultation with clubs and in line with any decisions made by Government regarding the return of spectators to stadiums.

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Where is this from?

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        BBC 3 hours ago.

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Whats coming? No imminent end to uk lockdown?

  8. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 26 days ago

    fantastic save by my areola

    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      He’s mine too mate!! Please share!!! Maximum bonus from that save right there!!! Haha

  9. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    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. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      What's the question?

    2. MIDIMAN2010
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Keep asking and someone will answer....

      Not sure what you are expecting ?

  10. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    New Grav and Display Name 🙂

    1. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Nice;)

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Nice one mate. Grav still the same though? Or does it take a while to update?

    3. Hadebayor Mum
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Shouldn’t that be ‘Pro Pundit Fudgy’?

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        It isn’t Fudgy - it’s Kaptain Kane pretending to be Fudgy.

        Identify theft is still a crime Jim

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 26 days ago

          That makes sense

    4. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      How very dare you

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        🙂

    5. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Love it. Is your season over yet?

  11. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Tarkowski nowhere near the threat he used to impose in the air

    1. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      He always scores around 80th minute. Be patient

  12. Fpl_elstatto
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    A quick snapshot review of whether Pereira is a good FPL option for the rest of the season or not: https://jumpersforgoalposts.info/fpl-snapshot-ricardo-pereira/

  13. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Hopefully pep has being lying about gundo!

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      find out in 45 minutes

    2. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I wish, but he was explicit Gundo hasn't traveled.

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Isnt it like 45 mins on the bus?

      2. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Maybe he didn’t travel because he was already there

    3. Maeki2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 26 days ago

      He lied earlier this season when he told kdb wasnt fit. Yet he played

    4. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      just let it go. He's not playing.

    5. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Knowing my luck Gundogan will start and Sterling benched

  14. Teomi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Do we think cavani is just rested for EL?
    Chances of him starting in the weekend?

  15. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Any rumors about the City lineup?

    1. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I feel anxiety on whether Gundo will start or no

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Of course he won't.

      2. FPL DONKEY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Just assume he won't start

      3. BigBillyBass
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        He’s 100% not playing

      4. Rash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        I've accepted he won't play. Happy with the 19 captain points

      5. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Sterling*

      6. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        He won't.

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Everybody benched, KDB returns to take on Everton on his own

  16. Threat Level Midnight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Would love to my change my name...but it doesnt seem to allow me to do so? Can anyone provide some guidance please?

    1. Ubersausage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Wouldn’t your parents be disappointed?

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Scroll down, it shows ‘Display Name’

      1. Threat Level Midnight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Got it, was missing that tab as I scrolled. Thank you

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      How did you set it up in the first place?

    4. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Good idea as current name is fraudulent......

    5. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Finally seeing sense 😉

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        This

  17. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 26 days ago

    What the heck 😆

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      You've been duplicated. Please do not resist 😀

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        😆

  18. Stormbringer22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 26 days ago

    It is better really for the PL fixture announcement to be delayed a day or two. Get as many people to spend their FTs without realising who is playing in 26 (or that there even is a DGW)

    1. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Less time for tinkering though. And we love tinkering

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Do not lie, Daniel! I know you have been tinkering plenty already 😀 As if you have not planned out a series of possible moves, ready to hit the button pending the fixture confirmation

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Spunking wildcards as well

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        See, this is exactly the terminology I wanted to use, but was a but unsure as to how appropriate it would be 😀

    3. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Get Spurs and Villa players in and you're golden. Or Leeds instead depending on your plan.

  19. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Brady on

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Who for?

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Gundmunson

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Thanks Fellow Fudge 🙂

      2. Jealous Viper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        This is quite hilarious

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

      Fudgy is forming a cult.

      1. JohnnyRev7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        The Fult of Fudge.

  20. Pad Randa (The OG)
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    This is going to end 1-1 with unassisted Lemina and Brady goals, isn't it?

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      0-0 banker

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

        Never been more sure of a 0-0 in my life.

        1. Pad Randa (The OG)
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          I'd have that, honestly. At least nine points for me, then, barring YCs.

      2. Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        0-0 but without any Pope save points....arghhh

  21. Bushwhacker
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Gundmundsssssson off.

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Gudmundsoff

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Ahh TY

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I'd love to see it.

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        OH YES U WILL!

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Go on!! Love it

    3. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      My mum has told me not to click on dodgy looking links on the internet and not to get into vans with strangers

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Again?

  22. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    KDB to start??? what do we think?

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      On the bench imo

    2. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Guessing it will be Bernardo - Rodri - Foden midfield

  23. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Sterling benched would make my week man

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      lol there will be hell on here

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        50/50 I reckon and I have him as Captain.

    2. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I'm loving that

  24. estheblessed
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Quite pleased with the Pope transfer so far. Should outscore Martinez.

    1. estheblessed
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Areola was a good shout too tbh.

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      All it takes is a moment of madness.

      1. estheblessed
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        True don't want to jinx it but Burnley look solid.

    3. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      What about next week?

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        West Brom?

      2. estheblessed
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Think I'll play Pope again over Martinez. Burnley back to their solid defence again.

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          You are declaring them solid after one game against a zaha-less palace? Ok, you do you

        2. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Same. Martinez may well play another worldie, bust Villa looked abject that match.

          Leicester are more clinical than Brighton, but they may well give him a fair few shots to save (I'm looking at you, Harvey Barnes).

  25. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    So many red panda gravs... Did I miss an announcement or something? Is that a requirement now?

  26. JJO
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Oh ffs score that from Tarko assist

  27. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Tarkowski doing incredibly well at dodging points

  28. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Carnage imminent!

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      8:15 kick off

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Early access delights.

    2. CRO KLOPP
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      What else is new?

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Something happening in the dressing room we're unaware of?

  29. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    So far so good

    Just need the Tark goal now

    1. Werkself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      *own

    2. Milkman Bruno
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Nearly had an assist