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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. Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Both my City players on the bemch, Jesus and Sane.
    Ah hell.

  2. TheDragon
      1 month, 13 days ago

      FPL Gold permaban please

      1. Annie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I agree, it's a joke

      2. Samwise the Brave
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Agreed

      3. diesel001
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Agreed.

      4. Syd.
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        He should get some kind of ban

    • Salarrivederci
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Did not TC Sterling, but the regular C on Sterling feels very very very good with Sané on the bench 😀

      1. Cilly Bonnolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Sané can easily appear and get points still. Also, has another game which he's likely to start. I wouldn't get excited just yet.

    • Sim Simma
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Team News: MCI vs ARS
      Referee: Martin Atkinson

      MCI: Ederson, Laporte, Walker, Otamendi, David Silva, Fernandinho, Gündogan, De Bruyne, Agüero, Sterling, Bernardo Silva
      Subs: Muric, Stones, Danilo, Delph, Sané, Jesus, Mahrez

      ARS: Leno, Koscielny, Monreal, Mustafi, Lichtsteiner, Torreira, Guendouzi, Kolasinac, Aubameyang, Iwobi, Lacazette
      Subs: Cech, Mavropanos, Ramsey, Elneny, Özil, Suárez, Nketiah

    • Samwise the Brave
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      AGUEROOOOOOO starts bring it on

      Ban incoming for a certain someone

    • Meinhoff
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Yes triple Raheem starts!

    • DA Minnion
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      We all knew the risks.

    • drughi
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      did hazard>sane but at least I went sterling (C)

    • FlyingWithoutIngs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Sane to come on for 3 mins get a red and miss the next game please

    • Jurgen Flopp
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Best possible outcome this. Sterling (c) and Aguero owner. ML leader only has Sane (c).

    • FPL Opinion
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Sane benched indeed. Ouch my captain. Sorry Eden - plan was you until DGW!

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        1. Sim Simma
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          BAN

        2. Paddington Bear
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Says the guy afraid to link his team.

      • Auboomerang
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Now perma-ban that fantasy gold dude.

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          It literally affected nothing.

      • BigRedDog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Sterling (c) and Sane to score off the bench lez go

      • Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Sané you frickin' turd.

      • Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Decided against Hazard -> Sane, just stuck with the Belgian 😀 😀 😀

        1. BigRedDog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Bugger you 😀

        2. Sim Simma
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Lucky you. I didn't and captained Sane

      • QUEN
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Unusual formation

        • g40steve
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Sane benched BBC

        • Rash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Sané on against tired legs #clutching

        • Pariße
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Fernandinho left back

        • noahzark22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 days ago

          oh christ. No sane

          1. SPorting
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            He’s there. On the bench.

        • fedolefan
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Feck. No Danilo.

          1. Alan The Llama
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Deserves it, that pass to Fernandinho was stupid.

        • SPorting
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Oh, you have to laugh really.

          1. FPL Flop
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Yep. Never mind

        • Royal5
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Fexake Pep

        • TRASH BOAT
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          i will take 20 today and 90 at Everton

        • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Hazard to Sane went well

        • AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Looks like Hazard to Sane is on to be one of the worst transfers of the season then.

        • Prisoner B5160-8
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Scenes...

        • It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          As a Sané non-owner and Sterling capper: Lovely! 😎

        • Syd.
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Aguero and Sterling start

          Sane benched

          1. Bookkeeper
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            dial up

          2. rrcmc
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            So Sane gets 20-30 mins against ARS and hopefully 80 mins against EVE....