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Mee starts for Burnley as Barnes misses out with thigh injury

Backers of Burnley clean sheets will be pleased to see Ben Mee (£5.1m) return to the starting line-up for Double Gameweek 25.

The centre-back sustained a head injury in the first of two Double Gameweek 24 matches against Crystal Palace and ended up missing the second.

Having conceded to low-scoring Fulham in Mee’s absence, the Clarets will welcome back their captain with open arms.

With Erik Pieters (£4.3m) still on the sidelines, Charlie Taylor (£4.4m) earns his second successive Premier League start since returning from his own fitness problems.

At 15.7% ownership, Nick Pope (£5.6m) is the most popular Fantasy asset at Turf Moor today, boosted by Mee coming in for Kevin Long (£4.3m).

Ashley Barnes (£6.0m) is the latest Burnley striker to suffer from injury problems, missing out with a thigh problem today which means Matej Vydra (£4.8m) and Jay Rodriguez (£5.8m) lead the line.

Mbaye Diagne (£6.0m) fronts West Bromwich Albion’s attack at Turf Moor having registered two assists and a goal in his first four Premier League outings.

Still, only 0.4% of Fantasy managers have shown any interest in him thus far, Matheus Pereira (£5.4m) the most-popular starting Baggies asset in just 1.5% of teams worldwide.

Double Gameweek 25 Line-ups

Burnley XI (4-4-2): Pope; C Taylor, Mee, Tarkowski, Lowton; McNeil, Westwood, Cork, Brownhill; Rodriguez, Vydra.

West Bromwich Albion XI (4-2-3-1): Johnstone; C Townsend, Bartley, Ajayi, Furlong; Yokuslu, Gallagher; M Phillips, M Pereira, Maitland-Niles; Diagne.

Double Gameweek 25 so far…

After Leeds assets produced a disappointing start to Double Gameweek 25 in their Friday-night defeat to Wolves, Southampton continued in similar style.

While Chelsea did not tear their defence apart in quite the same way as many anticipated, Alex McCarthy (£4.5m), Jannik Vestergaard (£4.7m) and company could not get a clean sheet, the former earning a late yellow card for time-wasting too.

Danny Ings (£8.5m) was the reason Southampton conceded, giving away a second-half penalty for a foul on Mason Mount (£6.8m).

Ings disappointed at the other end of the pitch too, blanking for the fifth time in his last six matches. His Gameweek 24 strike against Wolves is still his only attacking return since Gameweek 17.

Scoutcast differential Takumi Minamino (£6.0m) was the man that came through for the Saints, having produced a superior figure for minutes per shot than Ings over the two players’ last four Premier League matches.

Nathan Redmond (£6.4m) played the Liverpool loanee through in the first-half, who stabbed home with a cool finish.

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976 Comments Post a Comment
  1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    DGW24 Hero Lowton to continue his heroics

    1. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Pope’s turn. Penalty save and a clean sheet.

  2. EmreCan Hustle
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    On paper my DGW 26 team looks great. But when I look more closely I see Cancelo, Stones and Dier.

    Those are effectively SGW players right?

    1. Netters2018
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Why dier?

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Don't worry about Cancelo & Stones. If they play both great. If not, they still have more doubles where they could instead. You're not captaining them.

      Dier... Eh... Don't love it, but could surprise.

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Held Dier since GW 16, worst transfer of the season. Mourinho benches him for the easier fixtures.

    3. Wılly
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Turn Stones into Ederson

      1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Like soil to man as in God?

    4. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Not sure you get 6 starters.

  3. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    4 blanks to start the GW baby

  4. Milkman Bruno
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Tarkowski to haul second on my bench

    • fedolefan
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Thank God for a fresh new article.

    • Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      For those saying McCarthy & Ings fail, how many points did you get during those 90mins, eh?

      #3pointsinthebank 😎

      1. F_Ivanovic
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        And with a game and DGW still to go. Only a fail if they do nothing in any of those games.

    • Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Anyone else having second thoughts on shifting Raphina? Ridiculously cheap and always possible to pop up with a double digit score. Perfect enabler to free up funds over the rest of the season. Problem is being smart enough to know where to spend it...

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Surely nobody is shifting since he has a GW29 fixture.

        Had him for 10 GWs, not going anywhere.

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Why would you shift Raphinha? If you got him, you keep at least until 29.

        1. F_Ivanovic
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Well some people (like me) are likely to FH in 29. So no reason to keep him for that. But yeh, I'm probably going to keep him until I need the money.

      3. Effe
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Nobody is getting rid are they?

    • DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      If you own a player under 100 EO and they perform well you’ll move up the ranks? The lower the EO the more you move and if their EO is 100 you’ll stay put? Is this how it works?

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Correct. Remember if you (c) someone your EO for that player is 200%.

      2. Ragabolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Yes exactly

        1. fish&chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Ragabolly is the man on EO. He gave a great explanation on the wire Pod which I shamelessly copied in a less eloquent fashion on your previous thread!

      3. Third Eye Vision
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Yes. The key is to see the EO roughly around your own rank. Overall EO or top 10k EO will have less relevance.

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Exactly what I said in the last thread.

      4. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Alternative view: the more points you score the higher you will move regardless of who scored them.

    • fr3d
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Off to a flying start with 12 points from 5

    • Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Lowton goal needed

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        OG to balance the scales.

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        This would have the potential to save my season

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Not even a hat-trick could do that

    • diesel001
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      It's Burnley again. You know what that means!

      What time will Burnley lose their CS?

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 25 days ago

        30 minutes in to Auba next GW.

      2. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        The god Mee is back

      3. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        41mins

    • Kun Tozser
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Forgetting BGW29, choose one to have:

      Son Bruno Mane

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Bruno

      2. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        1

      3. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Bruno, always.

      4. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        I will get rid of Fernandes for Kane, I’d rather have Salah.. Can get back by GW30

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Why are people moaning about "10/12 from 4/5".

      Surely they must realise they have 10/11 more fixtures still to play?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        We always want more

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Dallas 2
          Bamford 2
          McCarthy 1
          Ings 4 (C)
          Raphinha 4

          That’s awful

          1. PogChamp
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Was that a WC?

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Yes

            2. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Already had the first 2 though

              1. PogChamp
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Ouch. Still another game tho. Was so close to doing the same.

          2. iL PiStOlErO
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            My condolences.

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Need them all to haul 2nd game to make it worthwhile

    • marcos11
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Better combo?

        a) Watkins and Raphinha
        b) Bamford and El Ghazi

        Basing this off the Grealish injury rumours being true

        1. popey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          not El Ghazi - traore or Barkley will get more minutes if Jack is out

          1. marcos11
              2 months, 25 days ago

              El Ghazi should start if Grealish is out and will most likely have penalties

        2. Von Lipwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          for GW26:
          A) Rash (save FT) - che + cry
          B) Son (have Kane) - BUR + ful
          C) Barnes - ARS + bur
          D) Maddisson - ARS + bur

        3. PogBruno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Any latest info on Grealish other than his teammates transferring him out from their fpl teams?

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Nothing concrete till team news.

            1. PogBruno
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              thnx

        4. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Flying start from Bamford(c) Raph Dallas and Ings....

          1. the dom 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            i feel ya pain lad

          2. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Add McCarthy to that for me

          3. popey
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            everyone has the same players and no highly owned players have returned at all so its kinda irrelevant so far

        5. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Thoughts, Comments on this WC Team?

          Pope, Martinez
          Dunk, Dallas, Stones, Shaw, Struijk
          Barnes, Mo, Bruno, Son, Gundo
          Kane, Watkins, Bamford.

          0ITB

          Thanks.

          1. Coys96
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Get DCL
            Drop Barnes to ESR
            Stones to Dias if you can
            Just get Martinez and fodder
            Dallas to Villa defender

            1. the dom 1
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              DCL was an option but need funds for Son / Kane combo.

              Barnes - i need a LEI attacker

              Cant afford Dias or Cancelo.

              Still have BB so need a playing keeper

              Dallas > Konsa/Targett?

              Cheers

              1. weaver93
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                get elmohamady instead, cheap at 4.3... nailed as Cash replacement

                1. the dom 1
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  went with Konsa lad

          2. Crunchie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Cant unless you know your chips otherwise two heavy keepers is just silly

            1. the dom 1
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              I have WC, TC, BB left

        6. Coys96
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Current WC draft... thoughts? 🙂

          Martinez
          Dias Pereira Konsa
          Salah Son Gundogan B.Traore
          Kane Vardy DCL

          Forster Stones Webster ESR

          No Bruno, as want Son and Vardy.
          Stones on bench for now as think he'll be benched one of two DGW fixtures but want treble City for GW27...

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            KdB & Mount over Salah and Traore for me

            1. Coys96
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              I do like KdB! But not Mount much

              Could get KdB for Salah and upgrade Stones to Cancelo?

              Cheers fudgy

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Ooh yes I like that shout!

                1. Coys96
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Oh wait I can't... too many City.

                  So have to ditch Gundo/Cancelo.

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    Cancelo over Dias (higher ceiling)
                    KdB over Salah, Stones to Alonso?

                    1. Coys96
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 25 days ago

                      Dias will play every game though.

                      1. KAPTAIN KANE
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 25 days ago

                        I know just thinking of the potentially explosive options to chase rank

                        1. Coys96
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 25 days ago

                          Good point, cheers

                          You reckon KDB is more explosive than Salah?

          2. iL PiStOlErO
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Nice

          3. Crunchie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Nice, can you upgrade B Traore and downgrade Pereira? Or is based on Grealish news 🙂

            1. Coys96
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              BTraore is just a rogue pick tbh, based on Grealish out (think it benefits him, bigger role, more mins). I want Pereira too I think. Some great fixtures for clean sheets.

              I am basing this off Grealish being out.

              Cheers!

          4. El Fenomeno R9
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Keep Salah,he will outscore KDB imo

            Expect lots of rotation for City in next GWs

            1. Coys96
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              So GTG? 🙂

        7. The Red Devil
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Had planned on shifting raphinha & Dallas for stones & Barnes
          But raphinha was so good last night, having second thoughts, but do want to fit in a Leicester attacker, other option is selling Neto.
          Thoughts?

          1. the dom 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            sell Neto imo

          2. Coys96
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Keep Raphinha & neto. just do the defensive move and get someone better than stones e.g Cancelo/Dias

            1. The Red Devil
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              I've got cancelo already, could do Dallas to Dias & not take any hits

        8. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          12 from 4
          75k->65k
          We move.

          1. iL PiStOlErO
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Top

          2. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Worse than Fudgy. Poor.

        9. GoonerSteve
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          12 pts (-4) with 11 to play.

          Not the most exciting double gameweek ever then!

        10. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          LMS Update (660 teams)

          Current safety score = 6
          Top score = 15
          LMS average = 10.12 (-1.44) = 8.68

          https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

        11. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Hmm... Kane or DCL?

          A) DCL, Ings, Barnes
          B) Kane, Watkins, Lookman -4

          1. iL PiStOlErO
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            B

          2. JohnBlack
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            A

          3. GoonerSteve
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            I want both.

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              I can't get both. It's gotta be one or the other I think.

            2. Salan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Same

          4. Dannyb
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Everyman and his dog will have Kane, risky going without.

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              I actually don't think so. I think most will not have him.

          5. Coys96
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Shame u can't get both.

            A

          6. El Fenomeno R9
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            B if no FH BGW29

          7. the dom 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            B

        12. Rash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Only fair that ben mee scores today

          1. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            I benched him for City defenders and Dallas.
            Major punishment incoming. Can see a 15pointer from him today.

        13. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          which keeper to have along with Martinez?

          a. Johnstone

          b. Sanchez

          c. ???

          Cheers

          1. iL PiStOlErO
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            B

          2. jimmy.floyd
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            B

          3. the dom 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            cheers for the replies

        14. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Major boredoom creeping in now.
          Dont think I have the stamina to finish this season with any sort of grace.

          1. Inazuma X1
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Same lol

            1. Inazuma X1
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              FPL cup only keeping me going right now

          2. Dannyb
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            I've got all chips remaining, this season feels like a chore more than anything else.

        15. jimmy.floyd
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Play Johnstone or Areola??

          1. Coys96
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            2

          2. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Let them get through this GW.

            1. Jam0sh
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Or assume they get through and this guy has his decision ready for that? 😀

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Nearly a week away, one injury changes everything. Areola atm, might change before deadline.

                1. Jam0sh
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  You're definitely right and I also think like that 😀 I just sometimes like to skip that process when answering questions here hah

        16. Wag the Drog
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          There’s another late season dgw most likely right? Do we know anything about the potential teams involved?

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Not a big one.

          2. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Yes

        17. Bookkeeper
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Hate repeatedly hearing how Sam Johnstone has the most saves for GK this season. Did nothing for me when i owned him for several gameweeks

          1. _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Mad that he and Martinez were the same price and Martinez has double the points.

            Johnstone has played more minutes.