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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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  1. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    last question for me today lol.

    which would you prefer in your team & is possibly more nailed under pep roulette?

    a. Dias

    b. Cancelo

    Cheers

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      B all day for me but I take risks

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Best thing with Cancelo is he can play either fullback or even midfield, so his chance of starting in one of them increases overall imo

    2. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Dias

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Dias will be more nailed but Cancelo much better when he starts.

      Steady Dias or strong bench with Cancelo...

    4. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      A

    5. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      A

    6. Alberto Tomba
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      That you have to ask suggests either is risky. How about Mr assist - Ederson

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        i would but i have my 2 GK's already 😉

        Risky for sure

        1. Alberto Tomba
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Fpl should let us play 2 gk's in normal weeks too 🙂

    7. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      On WC so i will go with Dias for now 🙂

    8. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Only Pep knows the answer

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

    Pope’s haul begins.

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Will do now I sold him on WC

      1. Boxwoods
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Cheers!

  3. iL PiStOlErO
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Still have TC, BB and WC chips but after seeing the games thinking of doing -8 and just get rid of that BB chip finally. And then in one of next gameweeks use my WC.

    So if all fit would you do something like Sterling+Antonio+Cavani+Justin to Grealish+Kane+DCL+Konsa for -8?

    It gives me 10dgw* players+BB:

    Pope*
    Cancelo* Lowton* Konsa*
    Salah* Bruno* Grealish* Gundo*
    Kane(C)* Bamford DCL*

    McCharty Raphinha Dallas Coufal (BB)

    1. boogle
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      I'm thinking of doing the same, think it's a valid strategy if you already have a number of DGWers.

      I'm lookong at Ings + Steer > Kane + Areola to give 11 DGW:

      Pope* Areola*
      Dias* Stones* Digne* James* Dallas
      Salah* Bruno* Gundo* Raphinha Soucek
      Kane* DCL* Bamford

      Could even do a - 8 Soucek > Doucoure / Neto to add another, what you think?

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Think your plan with 11dgw is very good and should give a lot of pts on paper. If you ask me no need for that Soucek move cause you are covered more then enough. My biggest dilemma is if I should do that -8 with Cavani to DCL or maybe with McCarthy to Areola?

        1. boogle
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Yeh maybe I don't need the Soucek move but always tempting to add another DGW! I think DCL more important than Areola for you so I'd go with Cavani to DCL!

  4. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Reckon Stones will play both games in the double?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Nah.

    2. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      i dont think so 🙁

    3. RoysCallerAnne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Well, one day this guy called Pep took over Man City.
      And FPL was broken forever.

      1. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Right lol. I feel like selling him for a nailed player.

        1. Daniel Jebbison
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Ederson is the only one who can play both of them. Maybe KDB one starting and the second one coming from the bench.

  5. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Who scores more over the next 5 to 6 GWs. Please don't consider GW29 as I will be FHing then:

    A) Bamford
    B) Raphinha
    C) Maddison

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      C

    2. Davros
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      C

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      C

    4. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Thanks a lot!

  6. money face bandwagon
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Haha mccarthy owner

    1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Who is the unlucky - ONE - owner?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Me of course

  7. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Thoughts on this WC?

    Areola/Sanchez
    Dias/Stones/Targett/Aina/Dallas
    Salah/Bruno/Son/Gundog/Raph
    Kane/DCL/Maja

    1. Lukakuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Good luck going without Lowton!

      1. Lukakuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Jokes aside, I'd try to get Martinez and Forster in

  8. Oggle22
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Anyone know why Bayern are so trash at the min?

  9. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    just tuned into the Southampton score. McCarthy with his standard 1pt. Pathetic

    1. money face bandwagon
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Its getting funny nowadays.

  10. Milkman Bruno
      4 months, 1 day ago

      I’m already scratching my head wondering why I played Strujik over Tarkowski

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        The magic of doubles. Taylor bencher here.

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Lowton big chance created.

      Cafu reborn.

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        The new Dani Alves

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Music to my ears

    • Daniel Jebbison
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      DCL or Watkins on a WC? I have a FH too

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        I want to get Vardy so it has to be only one of them.

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

        Grealish news key there.

        1. Daniel Jebbison
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          The latest news is that he is injured but not that bad and is back for GW 26.

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Can you provide a link to that news?

            1. Daniel Jebbison
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Some source on Twitter. Will send the link now, let me find it.

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                So gone from 4-6 weeks down to less than a week lol.
                Hate these rumours

                1. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Cheers. Followed by Rockstar & AZ.

                  Luckily I neither have him on was planning to get him yet, so can chill.

      3. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Dom

        1. Daniel Jebbison
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          FPL Thomas
          @FPL_Thomas8
          ·
          5h
          Yes, I have a source. The quote I have is ‘just sore shin, hoping to play on Sunday’

          1. Daniel Jebbison
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            FPL Thomas
            @FPL_Thomas8
            Replying to
            @SilentBats
            It’s just a sore shin. If he isn’t fit for Sunday there’s no reason he shouldn’t play the next game.

            1. Daniel Jebbison
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              the same guy shared Mendy benched last time for Kepa before time

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                Gonna be fuming if Grealish starts after all and hauls

    • Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      repost, sorry. Any advice?

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

    • Sahin
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 1 day ago

      What to do with this team??

      Pope steer
      Dallas cancelo stones alonso cresswell
      Bruno son soucek barnes sterling
      Ings Bamford Brewster

      I have BB, TC and wildcard

    • Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Who to tripleC next week?

      A. Son
      B. Fernandes
      C. Sterling
      D. Another?

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Kane

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Would have to take a 4pt hit to get in Kane...

          1. Make United Great Again
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            That’s fine

      2. gonzalocampos
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        KANE

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Is he worth a hit?

    • Luca2910
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Hi All,
      Contemplating using my WC for the huge DGW coming up, what’s everyone’s thoughts about this in terms of will this be the only one this size?
      Appreciate your views

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        It will be the only one this size. It is also possibly the biggest DGW ever.

      2. Lukakuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        If you for some reason have a team with only 7-8 doublers I think it's worth it

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 12 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Down to 8 and thinking about it.

      3. Luca2910
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Thanks guys, I have 8 playing double but they aren’t the right 8, would need to make 4 subs at least...thinking of using wildcard whilst also setting me up for GW29. Just testing my thinking...

    • TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      How many autosubs do you think are needed for these 3?

      Gundo, Stones and Cancelo

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        1

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        This week? Probably just 1

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          For DGW, 0 as all will partake some part

        2. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 12 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Which one though? Soucek or Mee.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Mee more likely I think

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 12 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              I guess. Maybe I should have played him.

      3. aleksaa2
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        2

      4. Daniel Jebbison
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        2, or 1.5

        1. Alberto Tomba
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Is the 0.5 Smith Rowe's top, or bottom half?

      5. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        non cos they will play at least 1 game

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 12 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Talking about tomorrow.

          1. Gobigorgohome
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            ah ok i reckon 2 of them will play so 1

    • GoonerSteve
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Thinking of playing the wildcard. My current team is:

      Pope, McCarthy
      Cancelo, Stones, Coufal, Dallas, Mitchell
      Gundogan, Raphina, Son, Salah, Bruno
      Ings, Bamford, DCL

      Could go to:

      Martinez, (fodder)
      Cancelo, Stones, Targett, (Coufal, Mitchell)
      Barnes, Gundo, Son, Salah, Bruno
      DCL, Kane (Brewster)

      Thoughts?

      1. Lukakuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        If you've got FH for 29 it looks good imo

        1. GoonerSteve
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          I haven't, but it feels like an opportunity to attack this week and I'm not sure how I'll handle.the blank either way.

          1. GoonerSteve
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Difficult to get Kane without dropping Bamford or taking an 8pt hit.

          2. Lukakuna
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            In that case I'd at least turn Mitchell and Barnes into players not blanking in 29

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

        Similar to my current setup and I also plan to WC. Seems like a good opportunity to attack

      3. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Nah, just switch your strikers.

        Essentially that's one different defender and midfielder so not a WC play.

        1. GoonerSteve
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Its a valid point.

    • fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Pope save already. 11 pointer incoming

    • dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Trying to see how to Kane/Son in - which option do you prefer

      A Kane Foden for -4
      B DCL Son for -4
      C Kane Son for -8

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        B - I don't know think spurs double is great on paper against Burnley and Fulham. I like DCL/Everton double

      2. aleksaa2
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        B

    • TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      3 - Lowton (8)
      2 - Pope (7)
      1 - Tarkowski, Ajayi, Cork (5)

      1. Lukakuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Lowton essential!

    • T0H2
        4 months, 1 day ago

        antonio + bamford —> kane + DCL

        good move for a -4?

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          I would be reluctant to get rid of Bamford as he has a game in 29 but Kane and DCL with doubles in 26 is good moves

          1. T0H2
              4 months, 1 day ago

              don’t want to take watkins out, i would have 7 for 29 if i take out bamford ?

              1. Tonyawesome69
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                I survived BGW18 with 7 (-4) players and 50k red arrow. Make sure you have the main players for 29. Bamford probably is one of them with high ownership

              2. Tonyawesome69
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                Also keep an eye on this Grealish injury rumour. If out for a while, I think it affects Watkins as an fpl pick

          2. the dom 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            could pay off nicely

        2. Firminoooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Why hasn’t Lowton scored? Is he out of form?

          1. Lukakuna
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Might have lost confidence after no attacking returns midweek

            1. Firminoooo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              No goal today and he is out of my team.

        3. Vazza
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 1 day ago

          What’s the latest news on Grealish? Is he playing after all?

          1. Fred54
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            He is injured, but no one seems to want to say anything.

            1. Vazza
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Sauce?

              1. the dom 1
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                HP

          2. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Barcelona should be in for him according to Merson.

        4. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Pope 10!

        5. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Pope on my bench to outscore my other 6 players including captain

        6. Muscout
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 1 day ago

          I think I’ve owned McCarthy since beginning of the season and he must be one of my most annoying players to own!

        7. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Need another WC to sort out my WC team

        8. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Is Mee even involved in the team talks?

        9. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Ajayi red?