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Salah benched as Mane and Robertson miss out altogether

Six Premier League matches take place this evening to bring Gameweek 15 to a swift close, with many Fantasy Premier League captains – and vice-captains, following Sergio Aguero (£11.0m) and Raheem Sterling‘s (£11.5m) no-shows at Watford – set to be in action.

Mohamed Salah (£13.0m), Harry Kane (£12.4m) and Eden Hazard (£11.0m) are the second, third and fourth-most popular captaincy options of this midweek round of matches – but just two of these in-demand players start for their respective clubs tonight.

Salah is only among the substitutes for Liverpool tonight as Jurgen Klopp rings the changes at Turf Moor, with injured pair Sadio Mane (£9.8m) and Andrew Robertson (£6.5m) not in the match-day squad and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£5.3m) and Roberto Firmino (£9.2m) also dropping to the bench.

Xherdan Shaqiri (£7.0m) lines up in a front three with Divock Origi (£5.0m) and Daniel Sturridge (£5.8m).

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.2m), who has experienced price rises in three consecutive days having been transferred in by over 525,000 FPL managers ahead of last night’s deadline, also lines up for Arsenal as the Gunners head to Old Trafford.

Alexandre Lacazette (£9.6m) is named as a substitute for the third match running as Unai Emery perseveres with a 3-4-2-1, while Jose Mourinho has dropped Romelu Lukaku (£10.7m) and Paul Pogba (£7.9m) to the bench as he matches the Gunners with a three-man backline.

Hazard is named in Chelsea’s starting XI along with Marcos Alonso (£7.1m) as the Blues head to Molineux, though there are five changes elsewhere in Maurizio Sarri’s starting XI.

Morgan Gibbs-White (£4.3m) replaces the suspended Ruben Neves (£5.0m) for Wolves, while Ryan Bennett (£4.2m) is recalled to Nuno Espirito Santo’s line-up.

Dele Alli (£8.9m) is among five players dropping out of Mauricio Pochettino’s starting XI for the visit of Southampton, with Kieran Trippier (£6.1m) fit to play at right-back.

Kane and Christian Eriksen (£9.2m) retain their starts after Sunday’s north London derby defeat.

Kelvin Davis has made four changes to the Saints side in what will be his only match in charge, with the south coast club reverting to a flat-back four.

Richarlison (£7.0m) is back on the left wing for Everton as Cenk Tosun (£6.6m) returns up front, with Rafael Benitez going ultra-defensive with a 5-4-1 at Goodison Park.

Jamie Vardy (£8.9m) is absent through injury as Leicester head to Craven Cottage, with Tom Cairney (£4.8m) dropping to the bench for the hosts.

Back to the fixture where we started this round-up, Sean Dyche has made five changes to his Burnley starting XI as James Tarkowski (£4.7m) returns in defence.

Burnley XI: Hart, Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Gudmundsson, Cork, Westwood, Brady, Barnes, Wood.

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Gomez, Van Dijk, Matip, Moreno, Henderson, Milner, Keita, Shaqiri, Sturridge, Origi.

Everton XI: Pickford, Coleman, Zouma, Mina, Digne, Gueye, Gomes, Lookman, Sigurdsson, Richarlison, Tosun.

Newcastle United XI: Dubravka, Yedlin, Fernandez, Schar, Lascelles, Manquillo, Ki, Diame, Atsu, Rondon, Murphy.

Fulham XI: Rico, Christie, Odoi, Mawson, Le Marchand, Kamara, Chambers, Seri, Sessegnon, Vietto, Mitrovic.

Leicester City XI: Schmeichel, Simpson, Morgan, Soyuncu, Chilwell, Mendy, Ndidi, Albrighton, Maddison, Diabete, Iheanacho.

Wolverhampton Wanderers XI: Rui Patricio, Bennett, Coady, Boly, Doherty, Moutinho, Saiss, Vinagre, Gibbs-White, Jota, Jimenez.

Chelsea XI: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Christensen, Alonso, Kante, Fabregas, Loftus-Cheek, Willian, Morata, Hazard.

Manchester United XI: De Gea, Dalot, Bailly, Rojo, Smalling, Darmian, Herrera, Matic, Lingard, Martial, Rashford.

Arsenal XI: Leno, Bellerin, Sokratis, Holding, Mustafi, Kolasinac, Guendouzi, Torreira, Ramsey, Iwobi, Aubameyang.

Tottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris, Trippier, Alderweireld, Foyth, Rose, Dier, Winks, Eriksen, Son, Lucas, Kane.

Southampton XI: McCarthy, Cedric, Yoshida, Stephens, Targett, Hojbjerg, Davis, Redmond, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Gabbiadini.

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  1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Would you be comfortable Playing Wilson vs Liverpool?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Yeah, why not.

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Totally - he scored away to Man City, he can score home to anyone

    3. fenixri
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Yes, Bournemouth is fixture proof imo

    4. BIELSA
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Yeah

    5. HVT
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      He just scored @ Ethiad and Liverpool could have an eye on Napoli, Bou are sting team at home and will have a go.

    6. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Cheers, getting him in surely 🙂

    7. Legomané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Yup, though less comfortable in the context of a Robbie TAA double up 😆

  2. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Son anyone ? 🙂
    I think hes more important than Auba with current form 🙂

    1. EgyptianKing
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Happy to keep him. But rotation risk is high... Think he’ll play saturday?

      1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Hes the best player from Spurs side, no doubt for me

    2. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Rotation risk is very high for Saturday, I would wait another week to bring in.

      1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Hes the best player from Spurs side, no doubt for me

    3. Legomané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 21 days ago

      I want him in my WC team, but it means sacrificing Kane or Auba I think...

  3. Runaway
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    I used my 2 FTs already and trying to decide between Laca/Auba for a hit. Which move would you prefer?

    A) Jimenez > Laca
    B) Wilson > Auba
    C) Wilson > Laca (gives me funds to do Kenedy > Fraser next week)

    (My 3rd striker is Kane btw)

    1. altan8797
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      C imo

    2. Legomané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Think I’d want Auba, but all options are legit.

    3. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 21 days ago

      See discussion on previous page

  4. altan8797
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    does this midfield looks weak bcs it depends much on man. city?

    sterling sane richarlison snodgrass kenedy

    1. Numbuster
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      i think good to go.. kenedy as 5th mid

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      it looks weak because it has snodgrass and kenedy in it 😮

      1. altan8797
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        needed the funds to have both auba and kane

    3. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      It is my midfield at the moment after bringing in Snodgrass for Salah last night but I am not sure about him either. I brought him because he was the only one that allows me to bring Kane-Laca/Auba. I will watch him for a couple of GWs then think again. If you are not playing Kenedy week in week out, he is ok. Other than that City mids are way to go even with high rotation risk as there are no players without a rotation risk at this time of the year .

      1. altan8797
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        cheers mate

    4. Joggers Nipple
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Yes its too waek

  5. Numbuster
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Play 1 mid
    1. Gunnarson
    2. Fraser

    Play 3 def
    1. Alonso
    2. Robbo
    3. Doherty
    4. AWB
    5. Bennett

    1. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      2
      123

  6. EgyptianKing
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Martial out for saturday?

    What is your opinion on best replacements? Max 9.7 (Have Son and Sane)

    1. Numbuster
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      prefer Sane, but high chance he will be rest.. same case to Son.

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      drop him for cheapo and upgrade one of the forward?

    3. mgilbert86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      What are you talking about, mourinho said he is not injured but was taken off cause he was tightand didnt want to get injured

  7. HVT
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Posted last page but wondering if anyone has any opinions on Kamara (4.3)?
    Is he an option or is it a case of Cairney/Schurle replace him?

    1. Numbuster
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      i think he is good.. as 3rd striker..
      i would do that if i could let go one of my current forward

      1. Numbuster
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        but i would bring Mitrovic.. if i could.. look more decent

    2. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      week in week out surely not an option.

      Success mkII

    3. The 5% Team
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Can't see Cairney or Schurrle not playing when fit

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  9. danishdynamite
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    So, after weeks of planning otherwise I’m gonna keep Fraser and will need him to rotate with doherty over the coming weeks

    Fabs / Button
    TAA / Kolasinac / Digne / Doherty / Kiko
    Sterling / Sane / Son / Fandersen / Fraser
    Kane / Auba / Success

    OR

    Auba > Laca
    Success > Jiminez
    Doherty > Luiz

    1. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Being that Fraser and Wilson score from counters and set pieces; they are best value players in the FPL; They can score as can Bournemouth against anyone; I would play both every week.

  10. as33
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Should i use my WC, currently first in my ML: Fabiansky/Hart
    Robbo, TAA, Boly, WB, Tomkins
    Salah, Martial, Hazard, Fraser, Camarasa
    Kane, Wilson, Arnie?
    Need to transfer Arnie and Martial, and to decide to keep Kane or swap over Auba

  11. Tamagotchi Massacre
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Early transfers seem to be the order of the day with such dynamic pricing atm

    I did

    Kun to Auber
    Haz to Sterling
    Arn to Mitro

    Someone reassure me those were good early transfers please!

    having a great time if it atm but selling Richarlison a couple of weeks back and Fraser (keeping Wilson) when their fixtures turned is haunting me a touch

    Will Auber be benched v HUD?

  12. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Early G2G?
    Fabianski (Button)
    TAA Trippier Digne Bellerin (AWB)
    Sterling Son Fanderson Sane (Brooks)
    Kane Wilson (Success)

    1. Legomané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Looks good

  13. Whazza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Lacazette... Worth transfering in? Captain?

    1. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Yes if 1FT

  14. Simply Loveleh
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Fabianski
    Trent, Alonso, Robbo
    Hazard, Sterling, Sane, Richarlison
    Jiminez, Kane, Wilson

    Stek, Bennet, Wan, Hojberg

    g2g??

    1. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Good side but vulnerable bench.

  15. Kopkloppers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Is Son off anywhere in Asia shortly?

  16. Garlana
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Arnie+hazard to Kane+Fraser? -4

    1. Distinctly Average
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Hazard out for a -4 just seems risky to me

  17. Distinctly Average
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Schurrle an option going forwards?

  18. YoungPretender
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Which way to get Auba in for Arnie? (Would be a -4)

    A) Salah > any mid
    B) Robbo > 4.7m
    C) Alonso > 5.4m
    D) Maddison > 5.3m

    All moves would be temporary as will be playing WC the week after.

  19. zon
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Couldn't resist Wilson any longer... Anyone else with double Bou attack?

  20. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Best option here? Any other suggestions for this team? 1ft, 1.3m itb. Thanks

    a. jesus arnie > laca jiminez -4
    b. jesus > laca ft
    c. jesus hazard > laca dsilva -4

    Patricio
    Alonso LaPorte vvd
    hazard sane Eriksen richarlison
    jesus Wilson arnie

    McCarthy awb bennett ward

  21. french holiday
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Not interested in any Spurs premium picks this week with the must win vs Barca mid week.
    Wont be surprised if Kane Alle Eriksen and Son are all benched.
    Already seen that type of rotation with Liverpool this GW.

  22. french holiday
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Sanè rest coming soon?
    Played the full 90 in the last 2 games.

  23. french holiday
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Dont get in any Liverpool or Sours assets this week. Rotation a expected possibility with tough Champions league qualification games in midweek.

  24. penno09
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    salah wilson -> laca sterling -4

  25. FirminoIsBetterThanYou
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Vardy & Fraser (only due to fixtures) -> Auba(C) & Camarasa for a -4?

  26. Bonita
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Given fixtures. Dou le up on Laca and Aubameyang? Yay or Nay.

  27. And nothing else Mata'…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 20 days ago

    Best combo for next GW:

    A) Gunnarson + Auba
    B) Herrera + Laca
    C) Son + Jimenez

    Thank you

  28. blauriecon
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 20 days ago

    Mane Murray > FAnderson Laca -4 ? Yes/No

  29. Sol
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    1FT
    Ederson
    Wan Bissaka Rob Alonso
    Rich Anderson Sterling Fraser
    Kun Jiménez Aubameyang

    A) Alonso Rich > Luiz Son -4
    B) Save

    Cheers