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

    Pope third save, LFG!

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

      Does it count?

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

    It's coming for the Baggies!!

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

    .....

  4. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Hope they count that as a Pope save.....

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

    Surely that's a Pope save as Tarkowski wouldn't have been able to clear it if he hadn't got a touch????

    1. Dannyb
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      That's some serious clutching at straws lol

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

      Tark wouldnt have had to clear it if Pope had made a save

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

    Doesn’t count as a Pope save.

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

      Clearly.

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

      Why? He made a save

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

        Where does it end up without Tark?

      2. Dthinger
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        It was offside

        1. Dthinger
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Oh! I’m behind! Yeah that one should count as a save

  7. GreennRed
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Burnley on the beach with 11 men

  8. Silent Friend
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Digne left forward???

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Aren't they just playing 5 at the back

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

      4-1-4-1?

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

    which team is playing with 10?

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Hard to tell alright.

  10. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Definitely a save

  11. Trane84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Burnley really are just Stoke without the thuggery.

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Nor Rory

      1. Trane84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        I'm surprised they haven't bought a long throw expert.

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          I’d love that tbh

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

      0 flair or creativity in that team

  12. Neevesy
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    I'm not the watchig the game but seeing people here celerbrating or debating Pope saves is a new level of desperation

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

      This!

      Started last week.

      I've been on him for a while.

  13. RECKLESS
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    a redcarded westbrom.apoling my double Burnley Cleanie...wont even feel bad as that is juat worthless from Bilurnley

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 25 days ago

      WBA should play with 10 every week. Best they’ve played under Alladyce

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

    Tarkowski and Pope saving Burnley's lives yet Lowton getting 3 bonus

    Make it make sense...

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

      Lowton cleared off line too I think

      1. Here's Tom with the We…
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Nope, Takowski

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

          Lowton told him to

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

      They're just giving Lowton the BAPS to annoy everyone

  15. Werner Brothers
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Burnley nearly conceding goals with 1 man up. What the heck are their attackers do??

  16. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Digne left wing is double OOOP. Madness

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

      Isn't it 4-5-1?

  17. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Lowton 3 clear in the BAPs

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

      Wait for save to be given

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

        Too late, they took a Pope save away last week so they better not do the opposite this week as I’ll be on the wrong side of both decisions 🙁

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 25 days ago

        No save

  18. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Pope on my bench
    Sanchez conceding confirmed

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      He'll also keep a clean sheet

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

        Due to concede like Martinez

  19. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    As a Burnley defence owner, wba deserve to win this. Horrible. Just a horrible performance by Burnley.

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

      I agree

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

      The real winners are people who didn't watch it

      1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        The excitement in a highly owned 0-0 prospect should never be underestimated. Improved my quality of life significantly today.

  20. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    West Brom coming through like the red arrows

    1. Hooky
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Good job there's no crowd for them to crash into

  21. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    WBA keep shooting over the bar instead of getting it on target for my third Pope save.
    Annoying!

  22. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Lowton red card
    Please

    1. Silent Friend
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      own goal before that too

  23. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Hold Lowton. Hold.

  24. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Has there been a team worse than this WBA team in terms of finishing?

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

    looooooooowtonnnnnnn

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Noooooooooo

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

      For christsake Loooowton, nooooo.

  26. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    This is just awful after playing Mccarthy over Pope and rival with Pope+Tark.

  27. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Started Pope but benched Mee.

    Not sure how I should feel.

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

    Blew it up, ref.

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

      ?

  29. AzzaroMax99
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Where is Pope’s 3rd save???

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

      Mia

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

      He needs to register a third save for that.

      Same reason he got one less than people expected last time.

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

      Fpl towers for whatever reason not counting it when he saved the shot that tarkowsky cleared off the line.

  30. Pumpy Pro
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    If pope keeps this bap you will never see a more undeserving point in fpl . The system is broken

    1. The Gambler.
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Salty