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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
    7 days, 19 hours ago

    Would you be comfortable Playing Wilson vs Liverpool?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      Yeah, why not.

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 19 hours ago

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

    3. fenixri
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      Yes, Bournemouth is fixture proof imo

    4. MH
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      Yeah

    5. HVT
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 19 hours 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
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      Cheers, getting him in surely 🙂

    7. Legomané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 18 hours ago

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

  2. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 19 hours ago

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

    1. EgyptianKing
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 days, 19 hours ago

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

      1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

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

    2. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 19 hours ago

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

      1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

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

    3. Legomané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 18 hours ago

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

  3. Runaway
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 19 hours 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
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      C imo

    2. Legomané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 18 hours ago

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

    3. TheDragon
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        See discussion on previous page

    4. altan8797
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 19 hours ago

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

      sterling sane richarlison snodgrass kenedy

      1. Numbuster
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 19 hours ago

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

      2. Holmes
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

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

        1. altan8797
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 18 hours ago

          needed the funds to have both auba and kane

      3. Runaway
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 18 hours 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
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 18 hours ago

          cheers mate

      4. Joggers Nipple
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        Yes its too waek

    5. Numbuster
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 19 hours 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
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        2
        123

    6. EgyptianKing
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      Martial out for saturday?

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

      1. Numbuster
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 19 hours ago

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

      2. Holmes
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        drop him for cheapo and upgrade one of the forward?

      3. mgilbert86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 8 hours 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
      7 days, 19 hours 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
        7 days, 18 hours 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
          7 days, 18 hours ago

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

      2. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        week in week out surely not an option.

        Success mkII

      3. GaabRop
          7 days, 18 hours ago

          Can't see Cairney or Schurrle not playing when fit

      4. New Post
      5. danishdynamite
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 days, 18 hours 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
          • 4 Years
          7 days, 18 hours 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.

      6. as33
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 18 hours 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

      7. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 18 hours 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?

      8. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 18 hours 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
          7 days, 18 hours ago

          Looks good

      9. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        Lacazette... Worth transfering in? Captain?

        1. Kopkloppers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 days, 18 hours ago

          Yes if 1FT

      10. Simply Loveleh
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

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

        Stek, Bennet, Wan, Hojberg

        g2g??

        1. Kopkloppers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 days, 18 hours ago

          Good side but vulnerable bench.

      11. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        Is Son off anywhere in Asia shortly?

      12. Garlana
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        Arnie+hazard to Kane+Fraser? -4

        1. Distinctly Average
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 17 hours ago

          Hazard out for a -4 just seems risky to me

      13. Distinctly Average
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 17 hours ago

        Schurrle an option going forwards?

      14. YoungPretender
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 17 hours 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.

      15. zon
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 17 hours ago

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

      16. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 16 hours 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

      17. french holiday
          7 days, 16 hours 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.

        • french holiday
            7 days, 16 hours ago

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

          • french holiday
              7 days, 16 hours ago

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

            • penno09
              • 3 Years
              7 days, 16 hours ago

              salah wilson -> laca sterling -4

            • FirminoIsBetterThanYou
              • 2 Years
              7 days, 13 hours ago

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

            • Bonita
                7 days, 7 hours ago

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

              • And nothing else Mata'…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                7 days, 4 hours ago

                Best combo for next GW:

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

                Thank you

              • blauriecon
                • 7 Years
                6 days, 21 hours ago

                Mane Murray > FAnderson Laca -4 ? Yes/No

              • Sol
                • 4 Years
                4 days, 13 hours ago

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

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

                Cheers