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No shocks from the team news at Wembley as Pogba starts

Tottenham Hotspur take on Manchester United in the second of two Premier League matches to be contested on Sunday. Kick-off at Wembley is at 16:30 GMT.

Both sides have made two changes to their starting XIs from Gameweek 21.

Ben Davies and the fit-again Jan Vertonghen replace Danny Rose and Davinson Sanchez for the hosts, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recalls Jesse Lingard and Ashley Young in place of Juan Mata and Antonio Valencia.

Paul Pogba, as expected, is fit to start after recovering from the knock he picked up in the victory over Newcastle United.

Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial join Lingard in a front three for the Red Devils, who name the same team that lined up against Cardiff City in Solskjaer’s very first match in charge.

Romelu Lukaku is among the substitutes but Alexis Sanchez misses out through injury.

Son Heung-min starts for Spurs for the final time before he departs for the Asian Cup.

Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane also line up for the Lilywhites in what appears to be a familiar-looking 4-4-2 diamond.

Lucas Moura misses out with a knee injury.

Spurs won this reverse fixture 3-0 back in August, with Kane registering a double-digit haul.

Kane has delivered an attacking return in each of his last ten Premier League starts, while Son has done likewise over his last eight starts.

Almost half of Pogba’s FPL points in 2018/19 (49 out of 100) have come in the last four Gameweeks, meanwhile.

Spurs XI (4-4-2 diamond): Lloris, Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Winks, Sissoko, Eriksen, Dele, Son, Kane.

Manchester United XI (4-3-3): De Gea, Young, Jones, Lindelof, Shaw, Matic, Herrera, Pogba, Lingard, Martial, Rashford.

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  1. XABI 15
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Gameweek 7 i was 8K OR then had 13/14 red arrows so was 290k OR last gameweek.

    WC this week and on 77 with Sterling and Sane to go and back up to 170k!

  2. XABI 15
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    awful top post, but hey ho

    1. Flynniesta
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Better than the 2nd one haha

  3. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Thought of a very bold early wildcard after Kane news. Could be gold - could be a waste.

    Current team:

    Fabs* Hamer*
    TAA Digne Doherty Lovren* Peltier*
    Salah Hazard Pogba Martial* Rich*
    Kane* Jim Kamara*

    WC team:

    Lloris* Button*
    TAA Digne Doherty Bednarek* 3.8*
    Salah Hazard Sane* Pogba Punch*
    Aguero Rash* Jim*

    Thoughts?

    1. Nose for baps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Dunno, you have too okayish 3-5-1 already imo. And wc team team nay cause bgw27 catastrophy.

  4. irfansheikh
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Rashford for:

    1) Arnie (-4 as I dont have budget)
    2) Auba

    Is Arnie definitely out?

  5. Mo Mané Mo Problems
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    What’s the plan if Kun gets injured tomorrow?

  6. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Wonder if Spurs could refuse to let Son go to Asia if Kane is out for several weeks?

    1. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      No

  7. Niho992
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Anyone going to C Pogba next GW?