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GW24 Kings to watch: Nick Pope

9 Feb 2021
FPL GW24 Kings to watch: Nick Pope

The Scout on why Burnley goalkeeper is a viable captaincy option for their Double Gameweek

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The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 24 of Fantasy Premier League.

Nick Pope (BUR) £5.5m

A pair of Gameweek 24 matches against Crystal Palace and Fulham raises the potential of the Burnley No 1 in Fantasy.

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Pope is Burnley's top-scoring player in the game, with his total of 102 points at least 33 more than any team-mate.

He has averaged 4.9 points per match (ppm) this term, more than his 4.5ppm from the previous campaign, where he finished as the leading goalkeeper in Fantasy.

Pope’s potential for save points and bonus has significantly lifted his output whenever Burnley have kept a clean sheet this season.

Double-digit appeal

He has produced a double-figure haul on five of the seven occasions the Clarets have stopped their opponents from scoring.

Indeed, he has averaged 9.9 ppm when Burnley have kept a clean sheet, compared with a mere 2.4 ppm in his other 14 appearances. 

Encouragingly, one of those double-figure returns came against Palace in Gameweek 9.

Pope produced one save point and three bonus in a 1-0 win to record 10 points.

He will hope to repeat that feat on Saturday, with Palace again expected to be without talisman Wilfried Zaha (£7.1m) due to injury.

Goal-shy Fulham

Fulham’s poor attacking form also suggests Pope can bring in a shutout in midweek.

The Cottagers have blanked in four of their last six matches, scoring just three goals over that run.

Pope's ability to deliver explosive hauls whenever Burnley keep a clean sheet makes him an intriguing armband option for Double Gameweek 24.

Also in this series

Part 1: Ruben Dias (MCI)
Part 3: Jamie Vardy (LEI)
Part 4: Bobby De Cordova-Reid (FUL)

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