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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
    3 months, 26 days ago

    if Barnes was younger he'd had got his foot at the end of that Tarkowski low cross 😉

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

      If Barnes was Lowton... 🙁

      1. FantasyHero
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        They should just play lowton as striker

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

    A Cavani to Ings in 25 then Ings to Kane in 26
    B Just get Kane now

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

      B

      1. ManUtdFan977
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        I'm doing B I personally don't trust Southampton

    2. mg12
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Currently holding Cavani. I picked him up last week, figured the West Brom and Newcastle fixtures would bring points. I know Cavani's not playing against Real Sociedad in the Europa League match. I'm hoping that will mean he'll be in the starting lineup on Sunday, but will be keeping an eye out for the injury reports on Friday.

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        OGS said had muscle injury so will wait for Friday press conference - which guess will be post match tomorrow

  3. ZEZIMA
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    I was studying in Manchester and my professor told me that I couldn’t use a pencil, I had to use a pen. I checked my bag, and all my pens were gone. after looking at the security footage, I saw that Bruno Penandes had taken all my pens! I was furious. Shame on you Penandes.

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

      What the f@ck 😀

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

      I LOVE IT!

    3. Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      imagine telling that joke at a party...

    4. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      /

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

      Congrats on being a virgin

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

        Quite ironic coming from a United fan.

    6. dark91
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I am very surprised to see this poor level of jokes here tbh, let alone the fact that 7 already upvoted this
      (I am not a Man United fan btw)

      1. FantasyHero
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        You are just a hater.

        1. dark91
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          I am not wasting more time replying to you

      2. Milkman Bruno
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Terrible

        • ZEZIMA
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          emo

        • Nightcrawler
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Absolutely nowhere to hide for you

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

        Lmao . Won't get those 10s back

      4. pjomara
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Here's an upvote for bravery!

    7. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      If Lowton scores tonight, I will celebrate in a bikini

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

        Lets hope he doesnt then

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

        Noooo

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

        I'll do a Borat mankinki.

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

        That would be one noodle too many

        1. Werkself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Screen spray! 🙂

      5. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        What the heck

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

          It's a bromance thing.

          In the past they used to call it Eton.

      6. Uncle Gamst
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Better if he gets sent off after conceding a penalty, that Pope saves 😉

    8. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Tarkowski rubbing salt in my wounds with max BAPS.
      Was always gonna get him rather than Mee but everyone told me to get Mee.
      Serves me right for not following my gut feeling.

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Mee got injured, it’s wasn’t a bad choice.. Hindsight is a funny thing..

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

        Shouldn’t beat yourself up for that. I did the same. It was a sound decision. No-one can legislate for head injuries like that.

        Keep making the right decisions and luck will balance itself out eventually.

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

      Barnes is horrible to watch. Always inches away from a goal lol.

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

        Luckily you own Harvey not Ashley.

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

          -_-

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

        First sentence is enough

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

        If he were fast- then he would be an Arsenal or Leicester player

    10. unclesbasement
        3 months, 26 days ago

        how credible is Ben Crellins fixture table

        1. pjomara
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          incredible

          1. unclesbasement
              3 months, 26 days ago

              good one..but seriously

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

            0% until anything/everything is confirmed.

            It’s a decent guide for ideas but nothing is set and any game can go anywhere.

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

            1000x much better than if I tried to do it myself

        2. pjomara
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Gundogan and DCL both start
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           a game of socially distanced Snap in the player's lounger

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

            Don't touch banning territory 😉

            1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 26 days ago

              Borderline there

              1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 26 days ago

                Emoji didn't work - should have had a lol at the end!!!

          2. Qaiss
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            The kettle from home more like

            1. pjomara
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 26 days ago

              "Start the kettle" ???
              That doesn't make a lick of sense!

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

            Ban this guy!

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

          Any chance this game doesn’t end 0-0??!! Haha

          1. JJO
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            Still possible if anyone scores

            1. dark91
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 26 days ago

              And VAR allows it

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

                Haha

        4. Number 5
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Before this GW, WC25 BB26 FH29 + TCXX was the thing to do. What's the popular choice now?

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

            Not sure, random depending on the team

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

            I don't know. I have WC, TC and BB and no idea. I wish I'd gone early like I normally do!

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

            Dunno what's popular but I've been swayed by idea of fielding 9-11 DGW players with transfers in GW26 while playing TC, building for GW29 (assuming TOT vs AVL is this week), then dead ending my team in GW29/30, WC in GW30/31 and FH in GW33 and BB some time before I WC because I already have a strong bench.

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

              Or you could WC now, BB26, TC27, FH29. Might aswell attack the DGW’s while they’re here

          4. Ode
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            Save all chips for GW38 and use them at the same time

          5. CasaBanter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            That’s still a good choice now.

        5. Milkman Bruno
            3 months, 26 days ago

            What’s wrong with Cavani?

            1. ManUtdFan977
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 26 days ago

              injured

              1. Milkman Bruno
                  3 months, 26 days ago

                  No sh1t Sherlock, any idea what the injury is?

                  1. ManUtdFan977
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 26 days ago

                    Muscle injury

                • Uncle Gamst
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 26 days ago

                  WTF! When?!

                  1. ManUtdFan977
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 26 days ago

                    been confirmed today ole said he and van de beek won't be travelling with the squad in the Europa League game

                    1. Uncle Gamst
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 26 days ago

                      Ah...an Europa injury, was worried for a moment there 😉

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

                He doesn't realize others can read your social posts.

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

              Sterling benched!

              That's it!

              He's gone from my team!

              Me after 19 minutes.

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

                Who says?

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

                  Gudjohnsen

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

                FFS!

              3. Sloane426
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 26 days ago

                Ban

            3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 26 days ago

              Aguero spotted

              Seen with the squad

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

                Pep said so though didn't he? He said he has travelled and will be on the bench

              2. Won't sleep till after…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 26 days ago

                Think Guardiola said earlier that Aguero would be on the bench.

              3. AC/DC AFC
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 26 days ago

                He was on the bench on Saturday.

              4. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 26 days ago

                If he gets a few minutes and looks sharp he goes straight into my WC team. Aguero, Gundo, Cancelo would be perfect.

                1. Lazaretti
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 26 days ago

                  Same here OR 500k so need to do something.

            4. wantsharptv
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 26 days ago

              Need a sterling brace to save my season

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

                Amen

              2. FPL Pillars
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 26 days ago

                Oh the drama!

            5. Jon Walter's Hatty
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 26 days ago

              Pieters and Mee were a great 70s singing duo

            6. wantsharptv
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 26 days ago

              Is the team link with sterling benched credible?

              1. Bookkeeper
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 26 days ago

                link?

                  1. AC/DC AFC
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 26 days ago

                    Not official Twitter.

            7. AC/DC AFC
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 26 days ago

              Will Sterling, Jesus and Mahrez be the front 3?

              KDB place on the bench or even straight back in with Gundogan resting his grion?

            8. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 26 days ago

              If the DGW fixtures go through as predicted by Crellin, I plan to activate my WC with 5 DGW25 players and 10 DGW26 players which will finally become 11 after using my FT. TC in 26 on Kane probably. FH and BB for later use. Right strategy?

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

              Sergio Aguero has arrived with the #mcfc squad. Riyad Mahrez on pre-match media duties so looks like he is starting #EVEMCI

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

                Sterling owners crapping it

                1. Sun Jihai
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 26 days ago

                  Doesn't matter if he starts anyway with greedy Mahrez playing!

            10. Atimis
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 26 days 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

            11. AC/DC AFC
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 26 days ago

              Guardiola said City could have risked Ilkay Gundogan at Everton amid a groin complaint if they wanted to, but are thinking of the big picture and will leave him in Manchester for the fixture. That would imply he's nearly fit.

            12. as33
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 26 days ago

              Sterling on the bench

              1. Neevesy
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 26 days ago

                Really?

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

                Says who?

              3. Gudjohnsen
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 26 days ago

                Ouch

                Season over

                I quit

              4. Sun Jihai
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 26 days ago

                Oooof!

              5. as33
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 26 days ago

                Hope not, just guessing 🙂

            13. Bubz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 26 days ago

              Don’t do me dirty Pep

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

              Burnley busted

            15. Neevesy
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 26 days ago

              If Sterling is benched, its the final nail in a truly awful season.

              I have a WC, TC and BB up for sale if anyone is interested?

            16. Mr. O'Connell
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 26 days ago

              Ah that sweet spot between fake lineups and the confirmed ones. At least I know all my players aren't playing already.

            17. Yank Revolution
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 26 days ago

              YASSS FULHAM!!!

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

              Was that a tarko OG?

            19. TomSaints
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 26 days ago

              Don’t bench sterling. Don’t do it pep

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

                Oh great, clean sheet gone

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

              Brady howler.

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

                Dreadful.