Dugout Discussion

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. DIMITRIS
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    I hate bloody Fulham so much! Wish them a long and painfull trip to league one football. Robbed me of three cleansheets against Everton and Burnley.

    1. MoSalad
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Hahaha

    2. AMBELLINA PRISE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 9 days ago

      The thing is they did absolutely nothing against Burnley. It's like Brady came on just to ruin thw clean sheet.

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

    XI | Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, Rodrigo, Mahrez, Bernardo, Foden, Sterling (C), Jesus

    SUBS | Steffen, Stones, Aguero, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Torres, Mendy, Fernandinho, Garcia

  3. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    ⚽ Team News 📰
    EVERTON : Pickford, Godfrey, Holgate, Mina, Keane, Digne, Davies, Doucoure, Sigurdsson, Iwobi, Richarlison.
    Subs: Olsen, Delph, King, Nkounkou, Rodriguez, Bernard, Gomes, Coleman, Onyango.

    MAN CITY : Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, Rodri, Bernardo, Foden, Mahrez, Sterling, Jesus.
    Subs: Steffen, Stones, Aguero, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Torres, Mendy, Fernandinho, Garcia.

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Cheers

    2. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      3 out of 4 start

  4. Arteta
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Dias 🙂
    Stones 🙁

  5. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Knock knock, who is it?

    The rearranged fixtures 😉

    Come back Friday 😉

    1. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Cracking banter.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Maybe a surprise delivery 😉

  6. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 9 days ago

    YES BARNES!!!
    110 GW pts and still counting!!!!

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Oh my God. That is super skill

  7. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    How are City lining up? Looks extremely attacking

  8. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    KdB on the bench.

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      As expected

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

    Sad Stones owner but expected

    1. FFSbet.com
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      This is not the Fudgy i know

    2. FFSbet.com
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Stones benched,season over*

  10. MoSalad
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Sterling Cappers Unite.... can see this is the game the Hatty comes!!!

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

      Yes plz

    2. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Hear hear!

    3. FFSbet.com
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      44 points and TC,any return would be nice

  11. JammySprat
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    XI | Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, Rodrigo, Mahrez, Bernardo, Foden, Sterling (C), Jesus

    SUBS | Steffen, Stones, Aguero, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Torres, Mendy, Fernandinho, Garcia

  12. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    No Gundo No Stones No Antonio No Mee. Why me why me why me

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      No Balotelli

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Same here but same for most so not massively damaging

  13. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    EVERTON TEAM NEWS

    Team to play Man City: Pickford, Godfrey, Holgate, Mina, Keane, Digne, Davies, Doucoure, Sigurdsson, Iwobi, Richarlison.

    Subs: Olsen, Delph, King, Nkounkou, Rodriguez, Bernard, Gomes, Coleman, Onyango.

    MAN CITY TEAM NEWS

    Team to play Everton: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, Rodri, Bernardo, Foden, Mahrez, Sterling, Jesus.

    Subs: Steffen, Stones, Aguero, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Torres, Mendy, Fernandinho, Garcia.

  14. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Foden woop woop

    Should start most league games once CL is back on

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Congrats on 1-3 points.

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        I’ll take them and run!

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

    Imagine a DGW where all your players start twice...

    Hope that kills!

    1. EWH2020
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      They normally would as long as it's not city

  16. CRO KLOPP
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    KDB benched!!!

  17. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    So Stones to Gundogan would have been a genius move. Too bad I didn't follow my gut

    1. Bartowski
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Indeed, such a move would have blown the whole system apart...

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Would have been impossible too 🙂

  18. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Pope cleanie gone
    No Sterling
    Stones not playing
    No Cancelo
    Gundo (obv) not playing

    Tonight’s gone well then!

    1. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Sterling - read again

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        I meant that I have no Sterling!

    2. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Cancelo and Raz bud. Chin up...

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        I meant I don’t have either of them!

        I have Stones, Dias and Gundo (c)

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

          Aaah I see. Phrased it a bit strange. Anyway, good luck to me then! LoL. Stones sucks though...

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 9 days ago

            Watch my green arrow turn crimson!

  19. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Foden due mega haul 🙂

  20. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Digne WB?

    1. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Looks like it.

  21. MoSalad
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Gundo not even on the bench wonder if he makes Arsenal.

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Don't worry, he will definitely score vs us 🙁

  22. Towsor44
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Phew! I have Foden, Sterling and Dias!

  23. EWH2020
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Hate this game. Dias and Stones owner but now really want City to concede

  24. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    No Antonio and no DGW for Gundo(c) Stones Mee... ouch.

  25. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Relying on Cancelo to score then ... sigh 😛

  26. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    1-0 Dias goal, Cancelo assist would be nice.

  27. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Had 4 double game weekers.only sterling plays.
    Heap of shite.

  28. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Time to consider losing Stones?

    1. Hooky
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Yes. Weightwatchers is you're best bet

  29. Pépé Pig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Why TF is he benching stones, he's had his rest recently. Clearly not first choice anymore

  30. PP6
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Ouch Stones

    Come on Raz C and Cancelo