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

    Greedy asking for 1 more Pope save?

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

      No

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

      I want 4 so i think you're safe lol 😉

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

      1 more save could be worth 4 points so yeah!

  2. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    The Burnley formula:

    Start season poorly
    Everyone thinks this is the year they finally go down
    Go on a run to pull well clear of the bottom 3
    Despite there being almost no chance of relegation, continue to play the most boring defensive football the league has ever seen
    Finish bottom half
    Sign out of contract british player in the off season

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

      Repeat.

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

      To be fair, small club with no budget and manage to stay up with limited to no debt.

      One season it’ll fail, but fair play to compete in a league where you’re so out matched

      1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        I don't understand how they have no budget. Small wage bill. Been in PL for years. Where does all the PL prize money go?

    3. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      They are ahead of their time. This is the winning formula in post-Brexit football.

    4. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Stop exposing Dyche's master plan

      He's going to win the league with only British players to prove Brexit was the right move

      1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        If anyone wins the PL with only British players then he deserves the GOAT Manager Award

      2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        .... and why did you assume Dyche's gender? He might identify as a woman?

    5. Party time
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Perfectly summed up

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

      They have money now following the takeover. Will be interesting to see what happens to them in summer. Probably missing a winger.

      Pope
      Lowton Tarkowski Mee Taylor
      McNeil Westwook Cork ?????
      Barnes Wood

      Peacock-Farrell
      Bardsley Dunne Long Pieters
      Brownhill Stephens Gudmundsson Brady
      Vydra Rodriguez

      1. Says
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        GTG I think, who are you captaining?

  3. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    is anyone actually watching this game?

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

      Im watching one man and one man only. Nick Pope

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

      Watching the baps order, 3,2,1 is all the fun.

    3. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I'm 'watching' FFS if that counts

    4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I just switched on, it's now in the background

      no way I was wasting my afternoon watching this crap

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        I went for a run for the first time in about 3 months and just came back.

        I'd rather exercise than watch this game

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

    People who benched Martinez, don't worry, Leicester are scoring this week, I mean, Emi will save a Vardy pen and haul, but no cleanie.

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      🙂

  5. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Turns out Mee was the worst Burnley defender to bring in

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

    Matthew Cafu bombing forward at every opportunity.

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Cafu's got nothing on the English legend that is Matt Lowton

  7. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    So annoying with another Burnley cs for us non owners. But we’ll played, owners!

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I benched Cancelo for Lowton....

    2. Milkman Bruno
        2 months, 25 days ago

        On my bench!

      • Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Stop jinxing

    3. Finding Timo
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Sorry if already covered but any more updates on grealish please?

      • Werner Brothers
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Waiting for my due tark goal(s)

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

        3 - Tarkowski (25)
        2 - Pope, Lowton (24)

        Johnstone (22)
        Bartley (20)
        Furlong (20)
        Mee (20)

        A bit of excitement. Every save will be key.

        1. Milkman Bruno
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Benched Tarkowski of course

            1. Milkman Bruno
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Any chance of a Cavani or Gundogan no show?

            2. Mr. O'Connell
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Mee owners in the mud once again

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

                6 points is better than 2

          • Milkman Bruno
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Why no VAR check on the handball earlier?

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

              Is Kane must for DGW26?
              (Have Son)

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

                Not if you have to rip up your team

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

                  Yeah i feel it would make my other BB assets much worse.

                  I mean with Kane. Maja + Aina and without Kane. Watkins, Barnes and Konsa.

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

                    And Ings...

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

                No
                Facing two decent defences

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

                Also, Mourinho is playing mind games regarding his fitness. Probably just mind games, but you never know

            • Peter Ouch
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Not watching the game with double burney defence.

              Please tell me we won't concede

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

              Come on Lowton save my season

              1. Scholes Out Forever
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Anything on top of his legendary performance from last week is just bonus. Lets not get greedy

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

                  But I didn’t have him then

                  1. Scholes Out Forever
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    wait you got in a Burnley defender for 1 game? Hopefully not a WC...

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

                      Yes

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

                      But did have Pope last week

            • Party time
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              WBA Goal

              Would be lovely

              1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Ban

                1. Milkman Bruno
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    Ana split

              2. jammie26
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  This is a truly dreadful match. All players involved should score - 10 points imo.

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

                  Lowton on 3 bonus again.

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

                  DCL on bench

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

                    Big news.

                    Everton out to 10 to 1 to win now?

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

                    🙁 My differential.

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

                  Lowton (26)
                  Tarkowski (25)
                  Pope (25)

                • Super Saints
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Poor people getting rewarded with Lowton because they couldn't afford Mee or Tark

                  1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    Down with the elite!!!

                  2. Al Moon Yeah
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    Sometimes being poor is a blessing in disguise

                • FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  What was the FPL Rockstar controversy? Can someone enlighten me? It rings a bell but I forgot

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

                    He had correct Liverpool line ups, so people moved Salah out right before deadline in the final gameweek of the season, iirc.

                • RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  I hate this game!

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

                  Lowton off the line

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

                    off the bar actually

                  2. jammie26
                      2 months, 25 days ago

                      Nope, off the bar.

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

                    Lowton explodes back to 3 baps! Hold!

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

                    Lowton... wow, what a hero

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

                    Holyf@ck!

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

                    Wow! Was waiting for the net to bulge.

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

                    Pope touched that, i swear

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

                      At that speed 🙂

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

                    WBA should have scored.

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

                      Off the bar!