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

    Come on Mike Dean, take centre stage just like you like it

    1. jammie26
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Cant see he did anything wrong there, was a red according to the rules.

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

      Ajayi red

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

        Do Pope CS secured then.

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

      Any updates on Grealish injury rumours?

    4. aleksaa2
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Mike Dean and VAR again

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

      Should be red.

    6. Londongeezaa
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Mike Dean checking VAR.

      Red it is 🙂

    7. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Lol, Dean could probably have done without that. He’s right though.

    8. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Harsh red card

      1. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Why?

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

          Because of harsh rules 😉

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Just that he hardly touched it just inside his own half.

          The rules the rules the rules but not the most flagrant breach.

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

        Not at all, deserved

    9. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Burnley clean sheet confirmed

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

        Congrats owners, start counting.

    10. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      This is a clear red

      but because its this goofball it will be ridiculed because he makes about 10 mistakes to his 1 correct decision.

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

        Still complaining when he makes a right decision!

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

          re read what I've written

          Im not complaining lol, Ive said its a clear red but because its Mike dean it will be scrutinized due to his track record.

    11. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Sami likes red.

      Pope keep it clean now, no excuse.

    12. Mika-eel
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Why don't VAR make the call, instead of sending it back to the onfield referee?

    13. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      This is Mike Dean's World you're living in...

      1. Sack The Glazers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Is there a way to find out in advance what matches Mike Dean is going to ref? You know someone is going to see red

    14. Bounce
        2 months, 25 days ago

        The fact that people are ripping their teams apart, taking multiple hits and burning their Wildcards to get Kane is hilarious and screams of desperation.

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

          Some would say the same about your posts in an attempt to get attention.

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

            Haha

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

            This.

        2. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Can you bounce away? Thanks

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

          At least wait until he’s scored a hatrick tomorrow

        4. jason_ni
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Cavani to kane is hardly ripping my team apart.. but thanks for the concern.

        5. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Wow, great post

        6. George Agdgdgwngo
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          The smart people got Kane on a wc last week

        7. jammie26
            2 months, 25 days ago

            I haven't got him, but just seen his fixtures in gw26. Might need to get him in.

          • Max City
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            I'll have him next GW..
            ..for free

          • Studs Up
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Nice tip...Kane in

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

          Held Dier for 10 GWs now. Worst transfer this season.
          Stick or twist?
          Any chance he starts both games?
          Mourinho seems to play him in the tougher fixtures.

          Thanks.

          1. aleksaa2
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            I'd keep him for the dgw and ship after, if I had him

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

              Cheers.

          2. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Get rid

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

              Would you remove him for a -8? I have a hit already planned.
              I could play Ings over him. Ings is currently first sub.

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

                I wouldn't

        9. Oggle22
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Brought in Dallas and Ings as part of a - 8 and benched Tarkowski and sold Cavani doh

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

          Ahahaha. I’m such an idiot. I said to my mates I’d put £50 on e red card in this game and I completely forgot.

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

            Did you check what the odds were?

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

              No I didn’t even do that. I bet they were rubbish.

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

            Your mates dont know youre not a hero

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

              If only you could see what I’ve seen with your eyes.

        11. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          How is that a clear goalscoring opportunity? Burnley only score headers from crosses or corners so wrong decision imo

          1. hullcityfan
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Yeah there’s no such thing as a clear goal scoring opportunity when it involves Vydra

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

            Not even a good one...

        12. Phaze 1
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          I think he'll be mocked for having to see so many replays before giving the Red. That's as stonewall as they come.

          1. Wild Rover
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            The was one angle where it was obvious, then they kept showing the same inconclusive view over and over. Ridiculous

        13. Milkman Bruno
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Yuck, why did I bench Tarkowski

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

              Why did you?

              1. Milkman Bruno
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  To play Strujik 😆 lol @me

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

                    Oh dear. There's still a chance of Struijk goal.

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

              Starting to think benching Lowton was a mistake (though Cancelo might be benched so it may all be a wash)

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

                I played him over DCL and Grealish. Though call.

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

              I have: Grealish, Gundogan, Dias, Cancelo

              How many autosubs do you reckon I’ll need?

              1. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 25 days ago

                3

            4. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Pereira is essential, already had 4 shots in 30 minutes...

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

                Big Sam will bench him if he is too attacking for his liking.

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

              Shouldn't have benched lowton sigh

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

                Benching lowton against the worst team in the league. Why?

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

                He hasn't even had a shot on goal yet

            6. PLerix
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Oh oh, played McCarthy over Pope. Dgw madness.

            7. Fred54
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Burnley high line is scaring me today.

            8. money face bandwagon
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Salah or bruno to keep in wc?

              1. Collie01
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Surely both

                1. Tonyawesome69
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  This

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

              What happened to Grealish?

              1. aleksaa2
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Shin injury rumours

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

                Rumoured injury.

                Scales from fine for tomorrow, missing tomorrow but back for next week, out for 4-6 weeks.

                Take your pick...

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

                His teammates removed him from their FPL teams.

            10. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Lowton top of the baps go on lad!

              1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                9 pointer would be most welcome!

            11. nerd_is_the_werd
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Who's everyone triple captaining (TC) next week?

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

                Kane maybe

              2. Bobby Digital
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Son

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

                Will be plenty using the BB chip I’m sure

              4. Fred54
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Yeah KdB TCers from earlier, who should we pick?

              5. Tonyawesome69
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Maybe Kane but fixtures are tough

              6. Rolls-Royce
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                DCL now with no Ajayi

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

                nobody probably, i prefer Everton's fixtures to Spurs, but i don't trust any of their players enough to TC

              8. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                BB here