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Pope returns for Burnley after two-game absence

Having been sidelined for the past two gameweeks with a shoulder injury, Nick Pope (£5.5m) takes up his rightful position between the Burnley posts in Blank Gameweek 33.

Matej Vydra (£4.8m) is also back in the Clarets XI, having been sacrificed for the trip to Manchester United last weekend as Sean Dyche opted for an extra body in midfield.

The budget forward does have extra competition for that spot partnering Chris Wood (£6.3m), however, with Ashley Barnes (£6.0m) fit enough to take a place on the bench alongside Jay Rodriguez (£5.7m).

Josh Brownhill (£4.9m), who played in a more advanced role against Man Utd, moves to right midfield as Johann Berg Gudmundsson (£5.4m) drops to the bench.

For Wolves, Ruben Neves (£5.1m) makes a slightly surprising return to action after Nuno revealed that the midfielder was still isolating on Friday.

Neves replaces his compatriot Joao Moutinho (£5.1m), who is absent from the Wolves squad.

“Ruben [Neves] was in isolation, he tested on Friday and had the clearance on the afternoon. Unfortunately, Joao [Moutinho] had a small injury and he cannot be in the game.” – Nuno Espirito Santo

Conor Coady (£5.0m) plays alongside Romain Saiss (£5.0m) and Willy Boly (£5.4m) in a familiar back-three system for Wolves.

Tipped in FFScout’s weekly ‘Spot the Differential’ article ahead of Blank Gameweek 33, Daniel Podence (£5.3m) will operate as part of Nuno’s front three alongside Willian José (£6.8m) and Adama Traoré (£6.1m).

Wolves XI: Patricio; Saiss, Coady, Boly; Ait-Nouri, Dendoncker, Neves, Semedo; Podence, Willian Jose, A Traore.

Burnley XI: Pope; Taylor, Mee, Tarkowski, Lowton; McNeil, Westwood, Cork, Brownhill; Wood, Vydra.

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  1. JBG
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Wood assist for Westwood.. Lotta wood. I was celebrating cause I thought it was Lowton.

  2. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    4 - 0

  3. bialk
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    20 points for Wood.

  4. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Of course my brother has Wood coming on for Kane.

  5. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Wood 20 pointer

  6. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Any others with only Coady and Vydra in this?

    Wicked stuff

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Those with double & triple Wolves have suddenly gone silent

      1. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Wasn't very loud before either though....

    2. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Here I am for your support..

  7. Ruinenlust
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    HA

  8. FourLokoLeipzig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    I only just realised how unlucky I was with my wildcard - 6 of my starters got injured or ill within 3 weeks of playing it! And that probably still hasn’t cost me as many points as my foolish decision not bring Lingard in. Treading water in my mini leagues and OR as a result. Roll on next season, this one’s been a bit too chaotic for my liking!..

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Should have got Wood in.

      1. FourLokoLeipzig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Ha, yeah. Can’t say that one crossed my mind though!

  9. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    WOL crumble, Wood immense

  10. The Units
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Wood everywhere!

  11. Al Moon Yeah
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    So the smart play was to triple captain wood this week instead of Harry last week, hindsight lol

    1. DropkickMurphys
        1 month, 21 days ago

        How the hell did I nobody think about that! Nuts.

    2. JBG
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Paul Ince saying Mark Hughes or Steve Bruce would do better/as good as OGS after Mourinho.
      And he wonders why nobody takes him seriously or why he can't get a decent job managing again.

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Thick as Ince.

    3. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      How / why do any of you own Wood?!?!

      Congrats but please explain it to me

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Tbf real lack of striker options. Actually been on good form since returning from injury.

      2. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        They predicted the 20 point haul

      3. fusen
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        He is recently in form and the options for strikers is awful currently.

        I don't have Wood, I brought in Watkins as the safe dull pick who has a double game. But Wood was up there in the list of like 3 possible targets when you already own Kane and Iheanacho buy can't afford Vardy

        1. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          But doesn’t almost everyone prioritise Son, Salah, Fernandes, Jota ie 5 in midfield?

          It’s just Wood want even close to being on my radar. So keen to learn as I obv missed something

          1. Inazuma X1
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Clearly this performance is an outlier

      4. Al Moon Yeah
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Brought him on wildcard gw 31 hasn't really been good this season, but thought he would burst to life in the last few fixtures of the season. Had decent fixtures too. By gw 31 there were slim pickings for strikers as well, was either him Maupay Ings who blanked in 33, laca who was risk rotation and way more expensive or watkins, who I guess was okay but tough fixtures. My gut instincts picks always tend to do better than my stat-backed picks.

    4. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Mini league leader has Wood. This is the most sickening match of the season. How on earth has frikkin Chris Wood ruined my day!! Eff off.

    5. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Rudiger 8 pointer coming off from my bench for coady..wowwww

    6. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      How wood you rate the solidity of these defences?

      WH
      Leeds
      Fulham
      Liverpool
      SHU

      I suppose GW38 might be an avoid 🙂

    7. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Wolves defence breaks even at least. Back 6 combining for an impressive 0 points.

    8. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Too much Wood.

    9. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Coady... please score

      1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        He didn't even come in the burnley half today..could have got saiss instead on wc.

    10. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      One of the big chances I’m going to try and follow next season is look at GWs in sets of 2-3.

      Balances out some of the luck (both good and bad) of single GW scores and encourages better decision making

    11. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      MATTHEW LOWTON MY HERO

      1. JBG
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        This, can't believe he almost got the same amount of points as Salah did.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Coming in off the bench for Raphinha for me, overjoyed and will never moan again

    12. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Awful result for most I take it then

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Good for me as a Coady seller. Veltmans 2 points feels like a haul now lol

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        -0.12 from Wolves
        -1.07 from Burnley

        Doesn't really matter 😀

    13. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Shaw & Bruno mega haul to rescue my gw.

      1. JBG
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I'll take that, with Greenwood in the mix as well.

    14. JBG
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      4 FPL managers TCd Wood.

    15. fusen
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Look at this kings of the week lineup

      https://fantasy.premierleague.com/dream-team/33

      Rudiger and Salah the only template players doing well

    16. Ruinenlust
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Is Wood the best player in NZ history?

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Wynton Rufer, top scorer in the champions league 93/94.

    17. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      The plain nastiness and selfish, personal attacks on fellow members by a small minority on the forumthe last few days (in relation to the Newcastle goal and today's master-class) has me seriously questioning my membership next year.

      Mods are either asleep or perhaps don't care enough, but it's been disgraceful.

      I know it's my choice to visit the site, but that doesn't take away from the fact that there should be a certain standard expected from a site behind a (semi) pay wall.

      It's a real shame.

      #rant over

      1. Ruinenlust
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        What you taking about?

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I reckon some of my comments could be taken that way, but I typically only do it to the people being asses in the first place.

        Do agree though. The mods are about at times and I do see comments being deleted when reported - but (and I've commented about this before), it feels like the team aren't aware of their community standards. I'm partly unsurprised as it's not even obvious where to find them.

      3. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Basically why I drastically decreased my level of involvement here. Level of trolling and modding here is absolutely abysmal, little enjoyment in using this site. Just see it during match days.

    18. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Lowton 8 pointer!

      We LOVE to see it oh yes we do!

    19. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      No raphina No alonso means im down to 10

      On 10(-4) now. Unbelievable

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        We LOVE to see it oh yes we do!

        1. Cruyff's Eleven
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I rest my case..... (see above post)....

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            In fairness Nightcrawler does the exact same thing fairly often, not that Inazuma is much better.

            1. Nightcrawler
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Who do i target specifically? Just talk about my choices and my team 🙄

            1. Cruyff's Eleven
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              There's a distinct difference between banter and personal attacks which seem to take delight in the misfortune one of your fellow forum users.

              1. Cruyff's Eleven
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Imma let it go know....

                Enough said.

                1. Cruyff's Eleven
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Now* 🙂

    20. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Need a Greenwood haul now to save this car crash of a Free Hit