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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. Grand Thibauto
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    A. Aubameyang, Richarlison, Masuaku (bench fodder), Alonso
    B. Hazard, Lacazette, Masuaku (bench fodder), Kolasinac

    Both possible for -4. B feels safer, but have to miss out on Aubameyang. Will have Kane/Sane/Sterling/Hazard to cover captaincy options.

    1. BigAsGiroud_
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      I'd say A. With Holding's injury, Arsenal will have 4 defs on the back possibly, and Monreal is back. he is more reliable than Kola on left back.

    2. kanat_karktl
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      I would not invest in Kola (Arsenal fan here). so A looks better for me.

    3. Grand Thibauto
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Thanks both, getting Hazard out is my biggest issue with A

  2. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 19 days ago

    wcers are u going for steele or button as reserve keeper?Still dunno who to choose

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      i went with button, wont play them, so doesnt really matter

    2. Amey
      5 months, 19 days ago

      WC ??

    3. Do I Not Like Orange
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      As a Sunderland fan I can say that Jason Steele is one of the worst keepers I've seen in my life, so I can't see any way he's let loose on a PL pitch even with injuries. Don't know who Button is but he must be better.

      1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Saw a similar comment on twitter when i typed "steele fpl" maybe u loll.Cheers going button then

        1. Do I Not Like Orange
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Na, never use Twitter. He arrived with similar 'recommendations', so it could be a fan of any of the clubs he's played for.

          1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 19 days ago

            no an annoyed sunderland fan

  3. YoungPretender
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Worth doing Arnie & Salah > Auba & any mid (-4) for one week only before WC? If so, who’s the best 1 week midfield punt?

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      any other way to get aubameyang?

  4. Where has all the rum gone?
    5 months, 19 days ago

    community which would u get rid of first
    1. arnie
    a) auba
    b) laca
    c) kane

    2. alonso
    a) cedric
    b) yoshi
    c) Luke.S

    3. Hazard
    a) pedro
    b) salah
    c) Sane

    the team
    fab/ryan
    alonso/robbo/doherty/wbs/balbuena
    hazard/son/sterling/brooks/rich
    murray/arnie/success

    1. woodboy76
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Why get Lava when he doesnt start? Get rid of your injury first Arnie to auba

      1. woodboy76
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Hazard and Alonso are fine

        1. Where has all the rum gone?
          5 months, 19 days ago

          too much money in off-formed players.

  5. chaser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Was Arnie predicted to go down in price?

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      was looking likely

      1. chaser123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Annoyed I missed that!

    2. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      I did the tfr early. 1 time I have no hesitation about early tfrs is when a player walks off with a hammie. Now for Martial.

      1. chaser123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 19 days ago

        I wish I had noticed as I would have done too.

        Who did you go for?

        1. Kopkloppers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Wilson. Got rid and paid the price. I have Fraser but at their prices and track record I have no problem with the call.

  6. Amey
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Sorry for repost
    Hello guys good morning

    1. Amey
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Did anyone read C. Ranieri's press comments about Kamara?? After scoring is he in his staring 11 ??
      Thinking of starting him ahead of awb this gw !!
      Cheer's

      1. EMERGING STAR
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        He is my first sub ahead of WanB and Bennet.
        But not sure if i should i play him over Fraser vs LIV.

        Problem is, if he doesn't start then it will be a 1 point cameo.

        1. Amey
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Cheer's mate !

  7. Kopkloppers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    I have Kane and Arnie gone.
    Martial for Son or Anderson?
    Both fixture friendly -4

  8. Nabs Kebabs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Sane nailed while Mendy is out is a myth.

    In the most recent CL match against Shakhtar, Zinchenko started a left back with Sterling on the left and Mahrez on the right flank.

    1. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Sterling and Mahrez to start vs Chelsea, probably

  9. FortunesAlwaysHiding
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Been offered Lingard for RLC in a draft league guys. Would you trade or reject?

  10. TerryVenables
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    I want to upgrade Martial > Mane once I get the money for doing Salah > Sterling next week.
    Take a hit to move Martial to someone for 2 weeks before Mane comes in?
    Bench is Bennett, AWB, Hojbjerg

    1. chaser123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Why do you want Mane? Look at Man City miss imo

      1. TerryVenables
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        I have Sane and will be getting Sterling for Salah next week. Also have Laporte.

  11. chaser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 19 days ago

    A) Mahrez, Barkley and Arnie > B.Silva, Snodgrass and Auba (-8)
    B) Barkley and Arnie > Snodgrass and Laca (-4)
    C) Arnie > Laca (free)

    1. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      B) possibility Mahrez plays

      1. chaser123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Still worth doing the double transfer though? If C, team looks like:

        Fab
        Robertson | Alonso | Digne | Doherty
        Mahrez | Son | Sané | Richarlison
        Kane | Laca

        (Stek || AWB | Success | Barkley)

        1. Kopkloppers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          I do see why to enable Auba but with Laca playing he is more central than Laca and could be a regrettable tfr.

  12. davidmcnamara
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Auba, Hazard, Arnie -> Kane, Sané, Wilson (-4)??

    1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      lollll

    2. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      You move into the most reactionary kneejerk hall of fame. Is Auba injured? If not HELLO!!

  13. BigAsGiroud_
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Hart
    Alonso Robbo Laporte
    Hazard Sane Anderson Fraser
    Kane Wilson Mitro
    Ryan AWB Billing Bennett

    1ft, 2.6itb

    A) Sane to Sterling
    B) Hazard to Sterling
    C) Billing to Richarlison
    D) Save

  14. fedolefan
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Gomez injury means return of Lovren no?

  15. janowsc
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Do you guys think Herrera is an option at 5m? On wc...cheers

    1. King Kohli
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      No, consider Torreira

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      No thanks.

    3. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      lol no

  16. King Kohli
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Any ideas on this team?

    Ryan Button
    Alonso Robertson Doherty Fernandez Bennett
    Hazard Sterling Sane Richarlison Anderson
    Arnie Wilson Kamara

    1 Ft 3.2 itb

    A. Arnie + Hazard > Auba + Dilva
    B. Arnie + Hazard > Auba + Son
    C. Arnie + Hazard > Auba + Eriksen
    D. Arnie + Hazard > Kane + Son

    1. Amey
      5 months, 19 days ago

      B

  17. Pilgrim62
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Need midfielder up to 7.0 for GW 16 only. What you guys think about Mikhi ?

    1. Amey
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Can be a masterstroke !

      1. Pilgrim62
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Thanks mate

  18. Inshaman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    How bad is Holding’s injury?

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        😮

        Unai Emery states that Rob Holding could have a "big injury" to his knee. The Arsenal boss adds that Aaron Ramsey's picked up a "small injury" in today's draw with Mancheser United.

    2. Amey
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Looked bad.

  19. NorwichCityLad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Anyone done arnie > zaha I have is this a good move or have I lost the plot?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Could be ahead of the curve or crazy.

      1. NorwichCityLad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Mostly likely crazy

    2. Pilgrim62
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      If others two on front are Kane and Auba. Then why not?

    3. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      maybe .Zaha blanked vs burnley unforgivable

  20. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Who would get Cleanie this week ?

    1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      arsenal wolves everton then maybe utd brighton

      1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 19 days ago

        maybe west ham too

  21. kanat_karktl
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    what's the news on Arnie's recovery? should I hold on him? if not who is the best replacement? .3 ITB
    Cheers

    1. kanat_karktl
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      anyone going for Chicharito/Lukas Perez?

    2. BigAsGiroud_
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      get rid of. will be out for a while.

    3. Amey
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Sell
      Mitro/Wilson/Lopez

      1. kanat_karktl
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        have Wilson
        who is Lopez?

  22. Irbox ⚽
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Hey DZ, any thoughts here much appreciated, current rank of 1,627 with a TV of 104.9

    Ryan
    Alonso Robbo Laporte Doherty
    Salah (c) Sane Richarlison
    Kane Wilson Arnie*

    Button Fraser Højbjerg Bennett

    a) Arnie > Mitro
    b) Arnie, Højbjerg > Kamara, Felipe (-4)

    Cheers

    1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Tricky.maybe b as felipe can outscore mitro by 4 this week

    2. Jules Rimet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Salah Arnie > Felipe Auba (C) ?

  23. weaver93
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Really need some advice

    0FT 4.5 m ITB

    Patricio /Hamer

    Alonso,Robbo,TAA,AWB Bennett

    Sterling,Sane,Richarlison Barkley* Billings*

    Aubameyang Arnie* Wilson,

    Any move.would have to be for a hit.. Who to go Barkley,or Arnie - or both

    many thanks

    1. Exotica
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      I will not go for barkley

  24. Lord Flashheart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    A auba
    B laca
    C chicharito

    1. Amey
      5 months, 19 days ago

      B

  25. Cruyff's Eleven
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    5 months, 19 days ago

    What's the chance of Sané playing against Chelsea?

    Deciding if I can wait till next week with bringing in Sterling or double up this week....

    1. Amey
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Wait.
      Rotation looming

      1. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Only Sané this week, double City midfield next week it is....?

        1. Amey
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Ohh. I thought iymt is other way around. M sorry mate. I thought you going for sane.
          Go for sterling. He'll score against lackluster Chelsea defense

          1. Cruyff's Eleven
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            5 months, 19 days ago

            Sounds like Sané will play, might bring in Kane first...

            Sterling next week...

            I'm avoiding taking hits, never works for me...

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      50/50
      No Mendy helps and Sterling would rather be on the right.

      1. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Thanks TM. You reckon they might play both?

    3. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      99% unless pep changes formation dunno where these sane doubts come from and y would sane not play this game especially with bendy out

  26. chaser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Most likely Arsenal defence line up going forward?

    What happens to Auba and Laca’s points when they both play? Is Auba negatively impacted?

    1. kanat_karktl
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      I think Laca is safe option. Auba might move to the left wing with Laca in the center forward position

  27. Holmes (specialist in failu…
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    any update on balubena? is he fit?

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Should be fit.

  28. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Mornign dzzz, not having a great season so just hoping to get some respectability back...plannign to WC in gw17 so best one week move?

    Patricio -- Foster
    Alonso Digne Doherty -- Awb Schindler
    Haz Rich Martial Sane Anderson
    Kane(c) Jimenez -- Arnie

    A: Patricio >> Fabianski
    B: Arnie >> Wilson and then bench jimenez?
    C: Martial >> Siggy
    D: Martial + Arnie >> Camarasa (bench) + Laca (c) (-4)
    E: Sane + Arnie >> Camarassa (bench) + Auba (c) (-4)

    Main issue is status on martial injury and who to captain?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      A seems a bit boring.
      Hard to bench Jim.
      Guess you need to see what's the story with Martial.

  29. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 19 days ago

    WC team:

    0.1 itb

    Fabianski
    Kolasinac - Doherty - Digne
    Hazard - Sane - Sigurdsson[vc] - Anderson - Richarlison
    Kane - Aubameyang[c]

    Button - Alexander-Arnold - Kamara - Schindler

    gtg??

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      so hazard is not going out? 😉

      1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 19 days ago

        yeah having sterling means 0.8 more and i couldnt get the team i want.Anyways gonna rotate kane and aubs for captaincy so not worried by sterling till gw21 as fixtures are a bit congested and is going to miss one match mostly gw20 vs southampton in that run

    2. Amey
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Great team !
      Kola +Digne are good picks.

  30. j1ves
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Thoughts on this WC team?

    Fab
    Digne - Holebas - Trippier
    Sane - Anderson - Hazard - Pereyra
    Kane - Mitrovic - Auba

    Thanks