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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. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Oh bugger off, really needed that Areola CS

  2. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Rodriguez hauling

    Not the Everton one

  3. PascalCygan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Lol. That was like Jokanovic era Fulham

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

    Laporte essential again 😮

  5. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Cancelo?

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Cancelo Dias Laporte Zinchenko

  6. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Stones benched f off

  7. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Dias Cancelo Sterling START

  8. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Sterling hatrick. Official confirmation in 2 hours

    1. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      THIS..needle needle needle

  9. JBG
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Martinez and Lowton owners the real winners.

  10. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Huge Barnes haul 😆

    1. MoSalad
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Fudge what even is your team? Seem to be having a good week.

  11. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Bugger off Stones/Pep

  12. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Sterling captainers out of jail

  13. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Cancelo starts

  14. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Fudgy captainers unite!

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 28 days ago

      😆 shame about the Fulham goal lol

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        It's not

  15. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Both cleanies gone in seconds ugh

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      One was the realistic hope for this DGW
      Neither are great teams defensively

  16. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Noticed that Pep’s never played Stones vs Everton.

  17. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Everton Lineup Leak:

    Big Dunc starting up top

  18. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    1-1 perfect!

  19. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Need Cancelo or Digne to be highest scorer in this with Stones benched and Gundo(c) out...

  20. Steve McCroskey
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Sterling starts! LOOKS LIKE MEATS BACK ON THE MENU BOYS

    1. Skloppy Kops
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Hope he hauls

    2. as33
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Who said

    3. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Ha haha ... I need it to be a full hog roast ... I need to fest on those captain points!!!!!

    4. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      FPL BONERRRR

    5. Hadebayor Mum
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 28 days ago

      I suppose you’ve had nothing but bread for three stinking days?

      1. Hadebayor Mum
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Maggoty bread, that is.

  21. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Where do people get the early Man City lineup?

    1. DK_13
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Twitter

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Rockstar maybe

  22. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Time for Stones to leave the team? Not reliable anymore ...

  23. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    KDB and Aguero on the bench tonight.

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      So say the reliable sources, not the rumour mill.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        3-4-2-1 Everton v

        4-3-3 Man City with Cancelo on the left hand side and Walker on the right?

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Scene

  24. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 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

  25. wulfrunian
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Baaaaaaaarnes you legend!!!!

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Wooop

    2. Skloppy Kops
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Dial up

  26. Werkself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Cue pandemonium... Places everyone!!

    1. Werkself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Action!

  27. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Need saves and a penalty save now, Alphonse

  28. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Pep has no stones.

  29. CRO KLOPP
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Zinchenko going under the radar?

  30. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Should be a sending off for Brady.
    John Moss is a waste of space.