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Shoulder injury rules Pope out for Burnley as Wilson returns to Newcastle squad

Nick Pope (£5.5m) is a surprise absentee for Burnley in Gameweek 31 as the Clarets take on Newcastle in a big clash at the bottom end of the Premier League table.

A shoulder injury, not mentioned by Sean Dyche in his pre-match press conference on Friday afternoon, means the England goalkeeper is not part of the matchday squad.

Sean Dyche’s 15th-placed side sit just four points above the Magpies, who are languishing in 17th.

Otherwise, it is as you were for Burnley with Erik Pieters (£4.3m) passed fit to play after being forced off early in Gameweek 30.

Matej Vydra (£4.8m), who snuck into some Gameweek 31 wildcards, once again partners Chris Wood (£6.3m) in attack. Jay Rodriguez (£5.8m) is missing due to family reasons.

For Newcastle, Callum Wilson (£6.5m) is part of the matchday squad for the first time since Gameweek 23.

He is joined on the bench by fellow injury returnee Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.1m), who made a 19-minute cameo in Gameweek 30 as the Magpies drew 2-2 against Spurs.

Jamal Lewis (£4.1m) remains rooted to the bench as Matt Ritchie (£4.9m) continues at left-wing back.

The ex-Norwich defender last appeared for Newcastle back in Gameweek 26.

Burnley XI (4-4-2): Peacock-Farrell; Pieters, Mee, Tarkowski, Lowton; McNeil, Westwood, Brownhill, Gudmundsson; Wood, Vydra.

Newcastle XI (3-4-3/5-4-1): Dubravka; Dummett, Clark, Fernandez; Ritchie, Shelvey, S Longstaff, Murphy; Joelinton, Gayle, Almiron.

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  1. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Fellow Burnley player owners, this is it I'm afraid

  2. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Is there a chance the gameweek next week is cancelled with Prince Phillip’s funeral?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      cant see it

    2. Surfeit of Lampteys
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      More chance of him coming back to life I would think.

    3. Traction Engine Foot
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Surely cancelling the entire TV schedule was enough already.

      1. Nomar
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        This

        1. Nomar
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          And radio too.

  3. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Off the line by tarkowski!

  4. Surfeit of Lampteys
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Paying for my lack of a bench on wildcard. Have a good three mil in the bank too but with the news Maddison is out of today's game, I'm down to ten players. No benching headache yes but also ~2 points down.

  5. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Really want to hear the commentator scream Mumbungo!!!

  6. Nomar
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    IMO, the last two weekends are the reason why Fulham will go down and Newcastle will stay up.

  7. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    So Newcastle haven’t won a game this season without Wilson. Of course they score within mins of him making his return off the bench.
    Also 7 straight home matches without a win for Burnley

  8. Bank$y
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    They spelt Banksy wrong but BBC just posted my tweet on their live report. It’s a glorious day. https://www.bbc.com/sport/live/football/56409375

  9. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Fulham as good as gone

    1. Nomar
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Stick a fork in them, mate.

      1. KAALI_DAAL
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Cause theyre done!!

  10. Roy Hudd
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Vydra and Wood fails. Happy... as thought they could get big scores today. No damage inflicted.

    1. KAALI_DAAL
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Umm what?

    2. Nomar
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Wood got an assist, didn’t he?

    3. Roy Hudd
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I'd want more than 7 and/or 5 points against an awful Newcastle defence

      1. KAALI_DAAL
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Well, you get what you pay mate!!!

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          My whole team has 8 from 5 players, 7 would be a mega haul right now

    4. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Lol they both returned

  11. KAALI_DAAL
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Nacho goals plssssss

  12. KAALI_DAAL
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Who has the most money itb?

    5.9M here.

    1. Nomar
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I only have £0.1m ITB.

      1. KAALI_DAAL
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Poor soul

  13. Traction Engine Foot
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Maddison not in the squad? I wanted to see how he looked today..

  14. I'M VARANE GRATEFUL
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Ads in the middle of the screen? Very unclassy, when did this start.

    1. Bank$y
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Hear hear. Add this to all the gambling adverts and you can count me out as a paid subscriber.

      1. The Orienteer - find me in …
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Yes, me too - gave up a while ago for that reason.

    2. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      FFS will respond shortly. Just after they respond around the Football Index fiasco and when they comment around how they get a percentage of FFS users losses from Bet365.

  15. ClassiX
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    LEICESTER CITY TEAM NEWS
    Team to play West Ham: Schmeichel, Pereira, Fofana, Evans, Castagne, Amartey, Tielemans, Ndidi, Praet, Vardy, Iheanacho
    Subs: Ward, Albrighton, Mendy, Fuchs, Thomas, Leshabela, Daley-Campbell, Tavares, Suengchitth

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    1. KAALI_DAAL
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Dial up?

  16. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    8 from 5, season and mini league on the brink

    Vardy (c)..... anything please !

  17. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    J Lingz!

  18. JJeyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Was having a decent season but Lingard has officially ended it, see you next year

  19. Ha.
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Jota > Lingard?

    1. AK_FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      No. Find another way to get Lingard in.