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. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    My DGW def. of Dias, Stones & Mee became a SGW just like that.

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Ouch . Unlucky. You picked good players . Dias was a risk though because of his illness

  2. jammie26
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Laporte nailed now?

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Naaah. Just a cover for Dias and Stones

    • Arteta
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      3 City assets and not even a single DGW. I've been Peped again.

      1. Jordan.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        always fraudulence

      2. Old Bull
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Probably not many have. Only one of mine made it tonight.

        1. Jordan.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          2/3 here

    • yakirh
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Will DCL be back for Liverpool?

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

        At least for DGW26...HOLDING

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

        See if he trains in the next few days.

    • camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      There goes my 100 pt gw.

      Cancelo and Digne to get 14 between them I think now.

      Pope cleanie gone, Stones benched.

    • MoSalad
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      -12 & my ranks now the same, is that a positive with Sterling C, Richarl & Cancelo to go?

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

      Stones on before 30'

      1. Totalfootball
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        This

      2. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Laporte is injury prone, just saying

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

        Let’s do better.

    • Genji3lade
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Raheeeeeeem (c)

    • jammie26
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Could do with a Digne hattie here.

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

          Very much same

      • KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Where’s my Pope 3 BAPs at?

      • Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        In what minute will Sterling miss a penalty?

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

        1m OR now. But great fun this fantasy football stuff

        1. 7shadesofsmoke
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          high 5 🙂

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

          It's only a stupid game.

          Don't take it too seriously

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

            No no, I meant it positive. Although I can see it may seem depressing. I'm a preacher of enjoying it on here

        3. Yes Ndidi
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 28 days ago

          From which direction?

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

            800k

      • DGW Sane TC Fail....
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        didn't expect Cancelo to start

      • Totalfootball
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Stones to come on and get cleanie ?

      • Forgetmeknot
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Needed 17 points from Pope, Tark, Cancelo, Stones and Gundo(c) to get a 100. Thought it’d be easy, obvs not!

        1. jammie26
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Well we all knew Gundo wasn't playing

        2. Daniel Jebbison
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Tarkowski is due a goal

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

          Can’t bloody believe Martinez in one game is out scoring Areola with 2 decent DGW games, by 4 points 🙁

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

          Robbie Brady, 24 mins, yc, and busted my double Burnley defence.

          Well played sir.. well played.

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

            DGW hero for Mee owners.

          2. AMBELLINA PRISE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Not sure why but I always hated his face...

        5. M00N
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Sold Aina this week, I feel sick.

          1. Royal5
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Aina the feeling

            1. M00N
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Ola myself to blame really.... oh and Scott Parker for changing formation and dropping him the week before.

        6. AMBELLINA PRISE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Brady came on just to ruin our clean sheet

        7. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Green arrow turning red tonight

          Traffic lights going the wrong way!

        8. Neevesy
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Need 17 goals from Raz and maybe 8 assists from Digne and I might get a green arrow

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

          'Even if Burnley concede, at least Pope gets lots of save points'

        10. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Keep hold of Gundo

          "Already feeling much better right now after some groin problems from last weekend, but unfortunately not ready yet for tonight. I'm confident to be back in team training soon Best of luck to my teammates at Goodison Park!"

          https://twitter.com/IlkayGuendogan/status/1362119866468212748?s=19

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

            Thanks for sharing. Have to keep with his incredible value anyway, I wouldn't mind if he doesn't start next GW as probably will have a benching headache anyway.

          2. potatoace
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            The fact he doesn't know when he'll be back training yet is telling

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

          Brady subbed on, booked, subbed off?

          Ouch

          1. Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            And should have cleared that goal

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

          If football was a movie.

          “It’s good this bit! We’re coming up to the point where Tarkowski scores from a corner.”

        13. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Pickford in goal, +1 before game for Sterling cappers.

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

            Probably going to have his once a season blinder to lock in his England spot

          2. bench boost for every gamew…
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            As a digne owner im glad. He is better than Olsen

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

          Get Laporte / Dias non-seriously crocked pre30 and Stones on for the CS

        15. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Need a Digne Hatty to save the GW.

        16. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Almost 120% combined EO of Cancelo and Sterling.

          This is going to be brutal!!

          Dias hattie needed!