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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. Lukakuna
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    Come on Lowton do a Lowton!

    1. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      Won't happen for another 160 games.

      1. Lukakuna
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 20 days ago

        He's in the form of his life as far as volleys are concerned

    2. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      Lowton last game or Lowton any other game since 2013?

  2. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    Need a Pope penalty save and all is well.
    Nice little Lookman chip down the middle into his arms

  3. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    Aina + Andersen combined EO = 0.1%

  4. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    Aina owners laugh in the face of Lowton owners.

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      True ...

  5. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    those lovely cleanies gone. I feel sick.

  6. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    Dias and Laporte start.

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      No stones? And key ... does Sterling start?

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 20 days ago

        Sterling does start.

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 20 days ago

        Stones rotated and benched.

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      Cancelo plays.

  7. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    Thank goodness for that ...

  8. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    1 1

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      Barnes

  9. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    Brady is just a cheat...why don't you clear the ball away?

  10. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    Barnes G

  11. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    Least it went early! Fulham will stay up

  12. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    Sterling captain!!!!

    Official leak.

  13. Milkman Bruno
      9 months, 20 days ago

      Barnes g
      Rodriguez a

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      Chucky heaven

    • DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      Every time I get sterling he trolls me

    • Aster
        9 months, 20 days ago

        Sterling NOT benched.

        1. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 20 days ago

          Get the **** in

      • Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 20 days ago

        BARRRNEDSSS

      • AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 20 days ago

        Burnley goal.

      • JRD
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 20 days ago

        rockstar --> laporte dias

        1. Skloppy Kops
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 20 days ago

          That would be meltdown for Cancelo and Stones owners

      • Skloppy Kops
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 20 days ago

        Barnesy the DGW hero

      • Pukki Party
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 20 days ago

        Yes Fudgy

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 20 days ago

          Thanks

      • Nikolai Volkoff
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 20 days ago

        ML rival needs a no show from DCL to get Aina haul.

      • JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 20 days ago

        Fudgy in heaven

      • RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 20 days ago

        Sounds like Stones could be benched

      • Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 20 days ago

        Jrod A

      • Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 20 days ago

        Fudgy congrats

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 20 days ago

          Thanks

      • KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 20 days ago

        Woohoo!!

        1. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 20 days ago

          Best result you could hope for here. Lowton and Barnes owner

      • Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 20 days ago

        Areola awful there

      • The Train Driver
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 20 days ago

        Lowton

      • Nikolai Volkoff
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 20 days ago

        Newcastle fans are all Burnley fans right now