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Pogba fit to face Leicester but Martial only among the substitutes

Leicester City take on Manchester United in the first of two Premier League matches to be contested on Sunday afternoon. Kick-off at the King Power Stadium is at 14:05 GMT.

Paul Pogba (£8.6m) has shrugged off a groin injury and starts for the visitors today, with Anthony Martial (£7.2m) fit to return on the bench.

Pogba was the most-sold Fantasy Premier League midfielder of Gameweek 25, having been shipped out by almost 250,000 FPL managers.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made four changes to his team overall, with Eric Bailly (£5.0m), Ander Herrera (£5.0m), Jesse Lingard (£6.7m) and Alexis Sanchez (£10.0m) replacing Phil Jones (£5.1m), Andreas Pereira (£4.5m), Romelu Lukaku (£10.7m) and Juan Mata (£6.2m).

Alexis is making his first Premier League start since Gameweek 11.

Marcus Rashford (£7.7m) looks to be leading the line for United after a run-out on the left flank against Burnley in midweek.

Rashford is by some distance the most-owned forward in FPL, sitting in just over 40% of squads.

The England forward has accrued more FPL points away from home than at Old Trafford this season and has only blanked in two of his last nine league appearances on the road: those being matches at Liverpool and Manchester City.

Claude Puel has understandably kept together the bulk of the side that drew 1-1 with Liverpool on Wednesday, with his only alteration being an enforced one: Harvey Barnes (£5.5m) replacing the injured Marc Albrighton (£5.1m).

New loan signing Youri Tielemans (£6.0m) isn’t involved in the match-day squad.

The reverse fixture of this match was the opening game of the 2018/19 season, with Pogba and Luke Shaw (£5.0m) on target for the Red Devils in a 2-1 win. Jamie Vardy (£8.8m) came off the bench to grab a consolation for Puel’s side.

Leicester City XI (4-2-3-1): Schmeichel, Chilwell, Evans, Maguire, Pereira, Mendy, Ndidi, Maddison, Gray, Barnes, Vardy.

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

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  1. Hy liverpool
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    2 minutes

  2. Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Tell you what, this is the sort of situation you'd put Fellaini on from the bench.

  3. Says
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    No one is talking about Sterling not being in the team, so it would be such a Pep troll thing for him to rotate him

  4. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Spewing....

  5. DR0GBA
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    As a Sterling TC'er i'm terrified 😀

    1. RFCSPACE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Lolz

    2. DR0GBA
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Sterling starts! PHEW

  6. BigRedDog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Is Hazard to Sane about to bite us in the ass?

  7. Game Over
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    I think I'm gonna puke

  8. Top Lad Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Meltdown incoming

  9. SPorting
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Squeaky bum time

  10. La Roja
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    nail biting

  11. g40steve
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Martial coming on

  12. gaurava1216
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Sane BENCHED

    AGUERO STARTS

    1. built_this_city
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Bollox

      1. gaurava1216
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        ok... wait and see

      2. _sidney_will
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        He was correct!

      3. gaurava1216
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        CITY XI | Ederson, Walker, Laporte, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Gundogan, Silva (C), De Bruyne, Bernardo, Sterling, Aguero

        SUBS | Muric, Danilo, Stones, Delph, Sané, Mahrez, Jesus

      4. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 14 days ago

        lmao

      5. gaurava1216
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Fill in the Blanks... S_ _ _Y

  13. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Whom ever starts today in attack will miss the second fixture anyway 😉

    1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      This 🙂

  14. BigRedDog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Youre KIDDING

  15. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Martial on
    Sanchez off

  16. Fred54
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Sanchez off
    Martial on

  17. EMBOLOFAN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 14 days ago

    martial off the bench blocking doherty 🙁

  18. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Countdown

  19. SPorting
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Well that’s just great.

  20. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Bald fraud.....

  21. FPL Opinion
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Teams up on City Twitter

  22. SPorting
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Scenes!!!!!

  23. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    What a boring football United is playing. Bring back Jose!

  24. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Lol

  25. L'Aeroplanino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Sane benched
    KDB starts

  26. SirStevieG
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    PISS OFF PEP

  27. Smurf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Sane bench Aguero starts 🙁

  28. _sidney_will
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Yesss Sterling TC starts. ML Rivals have Sane (C) 🙂

    1. DR0GBA
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Same! Let's gooooooooo

      1. _sidney_will
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Need a double-digit score!

  29. Bookkeeper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Sane benched

  30. Fred54
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Sterling and Aguero start.

    Sane benched.