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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. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 days, 2 hours ago

    Second half wishlist:

    1. Kane G/A
    2. Haz G/A
    3. TAA HOLD
    4. Alonso HOLD
    5. Richa G/A
    6. Auba G/A
    7. A partridge in a Pear Tree

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 2 hours ago

      I would take this

    2. Big Ping
        11 days, 2 hours ago

        And a G to number 4 😉

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          11 days, 2 hours ago

          Even better 🙂

      • Niho992
          11 days, 2 hours ago

          Jimenez Goal
          Doherty A
          Kane Goal
          Rich Goal
          Alonso assist
          Auba blank
          Hazard red card

          come on

          1. lespaul
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            11 days, 2 hours ago

            These are the most inane posts

          2. Paul Psychic Octopus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            11 days, 2 hours ago

            plus Salah red card also

        • Podge
          • 7 Years
          11 days, 2 hours ago

          Minus 1-5

        • Top Lad Dakes.
          • 1 Year
          11 days, 2 hours ago

          1) no
          2) yes
          3) no
          4) yes, or goal involvement if jimenez scores
          5) no
          6) yes yes yes
          7) aye
          8) salah goals off the bench

        • StrykesToWatchOutFor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          11 days, 2 hours ago

          Brace of turtle doves.
          Hatty of French hens

      • Top Lad Dakes.
        • 1 Year
        11 days, 2 hours ago

        The amount of jam from that TAA sub timing could make you enough PB&J's to feed the whole country

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          11 days, 2 hours ago

          It would be his second of the season too, after being subbed on 89 mins before Spurs scored GW5

          mmmm..... jam

      • NestorC
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 2 hours ago

        News about Arnie since his chance to play dropped to 25%?

        1. DAZZ
          • 4 Years
          11 days, 2 hours ago

          He confirmed himself on insta that he’s out for a while

          1. NestorC
            • 2 Years
            11 days, 2 hours ago

            cheers

        2. Syd.
          • 9 Years
          11 days, 2 hours ago

          Read somewhere he could be out for 4 weeks

          1. NestorC
            • 2 Years
            11 days, 2 hours ago

            cheers lad

      • _sidney_will
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 2 hours ago

        Lol got Kamara 3rd sub and not gonna come on 🙁

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 2 hours ago

        No HT changes at Turf Moor.

        1. Samwise the Brave
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          11 days, 2 hours ago

          At this point I'll take 30 mins

      • Burger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 days, 2 hours ago

        Luiz rested or dropped?

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          11 days, 2 hours ago

          Rested.

          1. Burger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            11 days, 2 hours ago

            Nice, likely to feature this weekend then?

            1. Burger
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              11 days, 2 hours ago

              What am I talking about, city coming up this weekend!

        2. some witty pun
          • 6 Years
          11 days, 2 hours ago

          Chelsea fans will hope that hes dropped

      • BENOIT
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 2 hours ago

        I currently have Robertson, Aguero, Murray and Arnie all flagged. Plus I want rid of Salah.

        Time to WC?

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • 1 Year
          11 days, 2 hours ago

          without question

        2. InSaneMan-e
          • 4 Years
          11 days, 2 hours ago

          Kun and Arnie out for sure.

        3. Little Red Lacazette
          • 2 Years
          11 days, 2 hours ago

          yes

        4. ClassiX
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          11 days, 2 hours ago

          Robbo, Kun and Murray quite possibly all back on Saturday - only Arnie probably out for longer. What you do with Salah is your business. 🙂

        5. L&MM (Howe to Train you…
          • 2 Years
          11 days, 2 hours ago

          I hit it last night. Do it!

      • Monya Meow Meow
          11 days, 2 hours ago

          Come on get Salah on!!!!

          1. Chucky
            • 5 Years
            11 days, 2 hours ago

            Behave... I have Hazzo VC

            1. Gudjohnsen
              • 1 Year
              11 days, 2 hours ago

              He will come on.

          2. Hazardous Matarial
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            11 days, 2 hours ago

            No ways

          3. HonestBlatter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            11 days, 2 hours ago

            For sure he will get 35mins and 2+1

        • La Roja
          • 6 Years
          11 days, 2 hours ago

          What a save by Hart

          1. Syd.
            • 9 Years
            11 days, 2 hours ago

            Next England keeper

            1. Paul Psychic Octopus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              11 days, 2 hours ago

              Time warp

          2. TRASH BOAT
            • 5 Years
            11 days, 2 hours ago

            in for ryan for me saturday now

        • Top Lad Dakes.
          • 1 Year
          11 days, 2 hours ago

          My grav sums up my face today looking at these results

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            11 days, 2 hours ago

            It is the look of pure raw unadulterated panic, fear, confusion and stupidity all rolled into one. All hail Phil Jones!

            1. Top Lad Dakes.
              • 1 Year
              11 days, 2 hours ago

              Precisely.

              Salah(C), with no Richarlison/Martial, got auba over kane this week

          2. StrykesToWatchOutFor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            11 days, 2 hours ago

            Vinegar strokes

          3. InTommyWeTrust
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            11 days, 2 hours ago

            Cum face? Good night then 😉

        • Unai Emery
          • 4 Years
          11 days, 2 hours ago

          Ffs, I bought Salah(c) and Lacazette this week. 🙁

          1. StrykesToWatchOutFor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            11 days, 2 hours ago

            Come on unai, you're doing well enough, no need to claim arsene's achievements

            1. YekiM
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              11 days, 2 hours ago

              Haha

        • jtreble
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          11 days, 2 hours ago

          Any game today worth watching?

        • RED_ARMY
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          11 days, 2 hours ago

          Have Kane and Sterling, who's the best mid up to 9.5:

          a) Eriksen
          b) Sane

          1. Paul Psychic Octopus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            11 days, 2 hours ago

            Depends if you have any other City assets

        • Kuyt Dirkula +42
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          11 days, 2 hours ago

          Oh boy have I messed up this week...
          Didn't check gw dates.
          Held on to Aguero (c) & Salah (v)
          Got Robbo, Duffy (-2) and 2 non-players on bench.
          Complete, numpty balls-up

          1. DaniCT
            • 5 Years
            11 days, 2 hours ago

            Look at the bright side. Some know about the deadline and made worse choices.

        • J0E
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          11 days, 2 hours ago

          Scoutcast stream live at 9:30pm

          Az, Andy and Luke join me to take in the final minutes of GWK 15 and look ahead to GWK 16

          https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKxYKQ8pgJ7V8wwh4hLsSXQ/live

          1. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            11 days, 2 hours ago

            we're all looking forward to this one!

          2. TRASH BOAT
            • 5 Years
            11 days, 2 hours ago

            last rites

          3. diesel001
            • 2 Years
            11 days, 2 hours ago

            Auba(c) vs HUD?
            Who to replace Arnie with?

          4. yakirh
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            11 days, 2 hours ago

            Nice to see Andy again
            Cheers Joe
            Lots of topics to discuss!

          5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            11 days, 2 hours ago

            Sifting through the wreckage of GW15

        • LǝgleSs e|even
          • 2 Years
          11 days, 2 hours ago

          Just logged in.. oh my, laporte + Kun + Dilva Blank + Felipe Anderson blank .. and now Salah benched. Best gw ever..

          1. LǝgleSs e|even
            • 2 Years
            11 days, 2 hours ago

            hah barkley too!

        • Top Lad Dakes.
          • 1 Year
          11 days, 2 hours ago

          I'm spewing everywhere.

          1. Chucky
            • 5 Years
            11 days, 2 hours ago

            Same

          2. Podge
            • 7 Years
            11 days, 2 hours ago

            Careful not to slip

          3. fedolefan
            • 4 Years
            11 days, 2 hours ago

            Stop spamming brah. Please.

        • Numb - I am Groot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 days, 2 hours ago

          Chelsea denied stonewall pen

          1. Chucky
            • 5 Years
            11 days, 2 hours ago

            Damn

          2. some witty pun
            • 6 Years
            11 days, 2 hours ago

            Its karma for Haz's jammy assist

          3. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            11 days, 2 hours ago

            Unlucky Jorginho owners.

        • Fergus1107
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          11 days, 2 hours ago

          Best midfielder up to 8.5?

          Already have Dilva, can't see anything but F Anderson for the price and fixtures.

          1. Silecro
            • 1 Year
            11 days, 2 hours ago

            Martial?

          2. Pedersen
              11 days, 2 hours ago

              Martial
              FAnderson
              Richarlison
              Siggy
              Fraser

          3. Spiderman Utd
            • 3 Years
            11 days, 2 hours ago

            That's a Haz assist? Lol. And the Sané one wasn't...

            1. JJO
              • 6 Years
              11 days, 2 hours ago

              its ridiculous

              1. FootballFanatic365- BOOM Xh…
                • 4 Years
                11 days, 2 hours ago

                absolute robbery

              2. Irbox ⚽
                • 1 Year
                11 days, 2 hours ago

                It’s the rules

                1. JJO
                  • 6 Years
                  11 days, 2 hours ago

                  no its clear robbery

            2. diesel001
              • 2 Years
              11 days, 2 hours ago

              He passed it to RLC and RLC had a shot on target that was deflected in....

              RLC G
              Haz A

            3. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              11 days, 2 hours ago

              Passed it to RLC who's on target shot took a deflection...

            4. Spiderman Utd
              • 3 Years
              11 days, 2 hours ago

              I know the rules and they are stupid af. Who decides the Sane touch wasnt a shot on goal? Btw didnt have Sane then so no salty owner...

          4. All Out of Mounie
            • 1 Year
            11 days, 2 hours ago

            Thought this would be a good week...

          5. Ógie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            11 days, 2 hours ago

            Tyson Fury in Old Trafford tonight.I wonder if he is scouting the gaff for his rematch with Wilder?

            1. TRASH BOAT
              • 5 Years
              11 days, 2 hours ago

              fighting Jose when United get late winner

              1. Ógie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                11 days, 2 hours ago

                Some of the players could badly do with some of Tyson's spirit.

          6. Daniel - jooohooo
            • 9 Years
            11 days, 2 hours ago

            It isn't possible striker to be as bad as Morata. He simply doesn't know to touch the ball. Terrible terrible player

          7. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            11 days, 2 hours ago

            Would you have VVD or Robbo on WC? Got TAA

            1. diesel001
              • 2 Years
              11 days, 2 hours ago

              VVD - more nailed

          8. Inazuma X1
            • 1 Year
            11 days, 2 hours ago

            Hart another great save 😮

            1. Inazuma X1
              • 1 Year
              11 days, 2 hours ago

              What. A. Save.

          9. Little Red Lacazette
            • 2 Years
            11 days, 2 hours ago

            LFC need a goal.

          10. Top Lad Dakes.
            • 1 Year
            11 days, 2 hours ago

            Can the games just end so I can kneejerk in peace

            1. YekiM
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              11 days, 2 hours ago

              *jerk

            2. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              11 days, 2 hours ago

              Maybe time to rage quit FPL? Give us all some peace 😉

          11. LǝgleSs e|even
            • 2 Years
            11 days, 2 hours ago

            Which is more amazing, VVDs assist or Haz assist this gw?

          12. Chucky
            • 5 Years
            11 days, 2 hours ago

            Please score ASAP pool... don’t need Salah to come on

            1. yakirh
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              11 days, 2 hours ago

              I think Salah will come on and score the winner

          13. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            11 days, 2 hours ago

            Joe Hart is on one!