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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. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Fulham back in contention.

    Goal

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Brady?

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        VAR check goal.

        No hands!

  2. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Sterling benched and Fulham goal in the space of a minute :/

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Absolute shambles as a Sterling captainer and double Burnley defence

  3. Messiah Hazard
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Ya Burnley CS gone

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

    Fulham goal

  5. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Yessss Burnley CS wiped!

  6. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    WTF Brady

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Need Taylor to do a Lowton now

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Need Lowton to do a Lowton.

  7. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    And there it is Pope vs martinez will continue into 25 with Martinez having the upper hand

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Sold Pope last night for Martinez, pick and stick til the end now.

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Someone said 20 minutes ago that Burnley were solid again. I laughed then too

  8. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Noooooooooo

  9. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Clean Sheet Burned without Mee

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

    Robbie Brady owns Ben Mee.

  11. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Areola assist?

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Andersen

  12. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    I'm loving that.

  13. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Burnley crash

  14. badgerboy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Pope cappers seething.

  15. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Martinez outscoring Pope

    Things you love to see

    1. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      It was always destined to happen.. Popey complete waste of a transfer in hindsight!

  16. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    No Mee mo problems.

  17. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Martinez the best pick...AGAIN!

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Areola could still beat him

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Jinx it

      2. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        How? Lol

  18. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Aina wtf

    1. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      I got Tosin on FH lol

  19. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Predicted City line ups? I’m going with this

    Ederson
    Walker Dias Stones Zinchenko
    Bernardo Rodri Foden
    Mahrez Jesus Sterling

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      A lot if people on here saying Sterling is benched.

      1. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Torres for Sterling then?

    2. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      1-1 Barnes

  20. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Ultimate sadness

  21. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Aina in all my WC drafts!

  22. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Areola?

  23. 3 A
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Bought Pope but not went well. Should let Martinez play.

  24. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Expected?

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

    Brady is a clown lol

  26. Neevesy
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Surely with KDB out, Gundo out, Pep can't bench Raz? Surely? Please?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Pep is the ultimate troll.

  27. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    I'm loving that. No CS for Taylor casual brigade

  28. DycheDycheBaby
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    F useless

  29. PascalCygan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    What has this game turned me into? #38252

    Fist-pumping in celebration after a Burnley CS is wiped out because I’m a bitter Mee owner!

  30. boc610
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    fulham goal. that's a shame.