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Aubameyang misses out as Alexander-Arnold returns on the bench

Following on from Manchester United’s comfortable 3-0 victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage, five more Premier League matches kick off at 15:00 GMT.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has failed to recover from illness as Alexandre Lacazette leads the line for Arsenal, with the fit-again Henrikh Mkhitaryan returning to the Gunners’ starting XI for the first time since Gameweek 17.

Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil fail to make the match-day squad, while Ainsley Maitland-Niles returns at right-back/wing-back.

Trent Alexander-Arnold is only fit enough for a place on the bench at Anfield as Georginio Wijnaldum replaces Adam Lallana in Jurgen Klopp’s one change to his starting XI.

Xherdan Shaqiri misses out through injury.

Eddie Howe is again without Callum Wilson and David Brooks for the trip to Merseyside, though Jefferson Lerma returns from injury.

Jordon Ibe and Diego Rico are handed recalls as Junior Stanislas, Dominic Solanke and the ineligible Nathaniel Clyne make way.

Gylfi Sigurdsson, Richarlison and Cenk Tosun return the Everton XI for the trip to Vicarage Road, with Theo Walcott, Bernard and Dominic Calvert-Lewin dropping to the bench.

Abdoulaye Doucoure for Tom Cleverley is Watford’s only change.

West Ham United are unchanged for their match against Crystal Palace – meaning Marko Arnautovic has to be content with a place among the substitutes.

Wilfried Zaha returns from suspension in place of Jordan Ayew, while Martin Kelly deputises for the injured James Tomkins.

Ralph Hasenhuttl brings Ryan Bertrand, Shane Long, Yan Valery and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg into the Southampton side at the expense of Callum Slattery, Matt Targett, Stuart Armstrong and the injured Danny Ings.

Harry Arter replaces Josh Murphy in Neil Warnock’s only alteration, with Victor Camarasa among the substitutes.

Jan Siewert makes four changes to his Huddersfield side: Ben Hamer, Zanka, Jonathan Hogg and Jason Puncheon come in for Jonas Lossl, Chris Lowe, Isaac Mbenza and Philip Billing.

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita, Wan-Bissaka, Kelly, Sakho, Van Aanholt, McArthur, Milivojević, Schlupp, Townsend, Zaha, Benteke.

West Ham XI: Fabiański, Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Noble, Rice, Antonio, Anderson, Snodgrass, Hernández.

Huddersfield Town XI: Hamer, Smith, Kongolo, Jorgensen, Schindler, Bacuna, Hogg, Mooy, Diakhaby, Puncheon, Kachunga.

Arsenal XI: Leno, Maitland-Niles, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal, Kolasinac, Guendouzi, Torreira, Iwobi, Mkhitaryan, Lacazette.

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Milner, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Keita, Mane, Salah, Firmino.

Bournemouth XI: Boruc, Smith, Rico, Aké, Cook, Surman, Gosling, Lerma, Ibe, Fraser, King.

Southampton XI: McCarthy, Valery, Stephens, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Bertrand, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Hojbjerg, Redmond, Long.

Cardiff XI: Etheridge, Peltier, Ecuele Manga, Bamba, Bennett, Arter, Gunnarsson, Ralls, Paterson, Reid, Niasse.

Watford XI: Foster, Janmaat, Cathcart, Mariappa, Holebas, Hughes, Doucoure, Capoue, Sema, Deeney, Deulofeu.

Everton XI: Pickford, Kenny, Keane, Zouma, Digne, Gomes, Gueye, Davies, Sigurdsson, Richarlison, Tosun.

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    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      First?

  1. The 12th Man
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Last week Sane(TC)
    This week. Aubamayang,Rashford,Kamara front line and TAA.

    Lol

    1. Ross From Friends
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Kamara went to Turkey like 2 weeks ago so that one is on you lol

      1. The 12th Man
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        My 15 th player. Just unlucky I guess that both Rashford and Aubamayang won’t feature.

        But yes I will be doing Kamara > Jimenez next week.

  2. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Pierreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

  3. fr3ddy
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Now two weeks of yellow flags and price drops for Auba.

    The gift that keeps on giving 🙂

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Big game for Arsenal on Thursday = flag off.

      1. fr3ddy
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Should be enough time for a couple of drops 😮

    2. Jellyfish
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Looks like he is going to drop tonight, and a Kun price rise looking likely too

  4. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    If anyone hasn't seen the Rhodri Giggs Paddy Power advert, please watch it.
    https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/paddypower-releases-rhodri-giggs-advert-15802046

    1. TyroneGAA
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Wow

    2. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 14 days ago

      I definetly feel like im missing the joke.

      1. Skloppy Kops
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Same here. Boring

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          If that bores you, what interests you?

      2. Syd.
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Riggs Giggs had an affair with his brothers wife

      3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Ryan "Loyal" Giggs banged his brothers wife

      4. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Do you not know the history behind it?
        As in Ryan Giggs banging his brothers wife for 8 years.

        1. Eytexi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 14 days ago

          I feel like it's one of those things i knew then forgot haha, this advert is class.

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            The, "we do need milk" absolutely killed me. I was literally rolling on the floor with my flat mate.

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Wait, thats sounds a bit weird.

    3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      banter

  5. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    I’ve got Son Keane Cook Rice playing in these games....

    1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Bit racist. I have it from a trusty source that in fact Son Kante Cook Rice

    2. Mysterion
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Son can cook rice today because he's playing tomorrow...

  6. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Auba 🙁

  7. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Never doing another early transfer lol..... 🙁

    1. MINUS FOUR
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Why why why why do people do it!!!! Late transfers and extra information can be your differential.

      I've been trying to spread the gospel:
      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2019/01/23/license-to-skill-007-tips-for-hokey-cokey-success/

  8. HollywoodXI
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Well that transfer of Auba to Aguero I didn’t do last week just keeps kicking me in the nuts...

    1. The 12th Man
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      This

  9. stupendous
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Arnie and Fanderson double for Mitro and Ricky?

  10. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Anyone who just owns Pogba, how much did your live OR change? https://www.livefpl.net/rank

    1. Pierce34
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      220 places up.

    2. Professor Abel X
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Down 5,500 due to -4

    3. tutankamun
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      1736 places up

    4. Andy Ftw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      15.1k to 14.6k

    5. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      50 places up

    6. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      9580 places up

    7. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      20,000

      (I'm having a terrible year).

    8. SMEE_HEEE
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      gone up 3,600

      from 40.7k to 37.1k

      all downhill from here

  11. Whats the Mata?
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Frontline of:
    Rashford, Ings, Wilson 🙂

    1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Rashford, Auba here hha

      1. Top Mark.S
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Rashford auba success

  12. mo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    afternoon all. where are people watching the 3pm games nowadays. firstrow and reddit down for me

    1. thegame983
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      there's a discord for the old reddit threads. google and you'll find it

    2. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Don't think we're allowed to talk about that on here, but r/ soccerstreams have a discord chat for streams now. If you're not fussed about commentary try Rojadirecta, or download livenet.tv the app from the internet.

    3. Jernau M Gurgeh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      cyfo

    4. mo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      thanks all

    5. FantaCity
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      ripple.is

  13. Random Name
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Starting reading the headline and assumed it was gonna say "as Lacazette starts" or something.

    Very disappointed. Lacazette needs more love that he deserves

    1. Random Name
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      They even wrote Alexander just to troll smh

    2. Mysterion
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Auba is a big name, Laca just a random name 😉

      1. Random Name
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Lacazette is a top 5 striker in the world

        1. Mysterion
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 14 days ago

          But still a RANDOM NAME

        2. Dakes.
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Whatever you smoke, I want some fam

    3. Pierce34
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Lacazette is going to get double digits this week, I can feel it.

      1. Random Name
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        for sure

    4. Dosh
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      But he always starts

  14. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    How many -2's are you planing for GW27?

  15. stupendous
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    By the way, logging into to FFS and posting about a player whose teams starting 11 and squad was announced 55 minutes ago seems a little pointless no?

    We know.

    1. Professor Abel X
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Deep breaths bud!

    2. Brosstan
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Your post is more pointless.

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Yeah. Irony personified.

        Again.

  16. Wild Rover
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Let’s go Firmino

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Noway he scores... Switched the captaincy to him from pogba 5 minutes before deadline

      1. Syd.
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Ouch

      2. Wild Rover
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Really? You don’t own Salah? GL

        1. Hy liverpool
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Nope.. I'm egyptian so it's a win win situation for me

          1. JJO
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            more like lose-lose situation 🙂

  17. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Top of my workload has Rash C Auba VC along with Lindlehof and Stephens.

    What a time to be alive. Serves him right for Aguero TC last week

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      workleague...

    2. The Enlightener
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Oh man. Drink it up! Bask in it!

  18. elchilangles
    2 months, 14 days ago

    the soccer streams sub-reddit has been deleted! Any ideas where else to find the matches online????

    1. Mysterion
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      r/redditsoccer

      1. FDMS All Starz
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        This

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Yes 😛

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Link?

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          😮

          1. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            😉

    3. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Consider paying...

      1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Paying for the full package at a reasonable price and on demand, maybe.

        1. Rostah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Pay for IPTV. I used to love Acestreams etc until I took the plunge and bought an IPTV package. The one I have can be used over 3 IPs so you can split the cost with 2 friends. We each pay €40 per year for every channel on Earth pretty much. Not sure if we're allowed to mention specific service names or not on here but just search for IPTV on reddit and do some reading and you'll find loads of services. Most offer a 3-day trial for €5 so you can get a feel for it and see if it suits you.

          1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Will look into it, cheers.

      2. Random Name
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        How to watch some of the games that aren't televised in the UK?

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          By buying a ticket. I go to non league games...

          1. Random Name
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            true but that's not a convenient solution - more people will pay once all matches are televised under one package as they are in other countries

            1. Ginkapo FPL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              ... And then no one will go to lower league football. Part of the wonder of english football is the depth of leagues.

              1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Lower League football in England will continue to thrive I think, as more and more working class people get shafted out of the PL.

              2. Random Name
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                not sure that noone will, lower leagues will continue to be very popular. If anything, getting tv deals for them as well will only help to increase popularity

            2. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              15 aussie bucks for all PL and CL games per month in Australia. Now that's a deal I could get behind.

              1. stupendous
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                You also have to wake up at the most absurd time of day on a Monday morning to watch football when its 50c outside.

                No thanks

                Keep it

                1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Aren't most games on demand as well?

    4. Brosstan
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      reddit is owned by the same company that owns sky. Big surprise.

    5. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Yeah, watching now but not allowed to share on here.

  19. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    That -4 for Kun & Ings to Auba and Solanke is looking a bit silly now ... along side Rashford

    ... but it’s only a game 🙂

  20. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Pierre and Marcus, letting us down here guys...

    Mo, I need big big things from ye today

    1. Skloppy Kops
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Yeah.. just outscore Pogba plz

      1. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Yep

  21. maratus
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    I changed captain to poobag just before deadline :S

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Noice

  22. DV8R
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    AWB rooted to my bench again, Digne comes in for Rashford. Red card incoming

  23. KUN+10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    No rashford, Auba or Lindelof, and I played my bench boost for, apparently, no reason

    1. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      whoops

    2. Where has all the rum gone?
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Wait for salah blank.

    3. Liber
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Thats why you play it in dgw to at least have more chances of one game from two.

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      If one of your keepers don't play I think it refunds.

    5. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      And you’re on -20 hit

      Get the bottle out lad

    6. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Rubbish chip anyway.

  24. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Fraser close.

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      He's destined to score today. He's my second sub, I'm getting Paterson off the bench for Rashford

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Same here, except Bennett coming on....

  25. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Is it going to be Leakypool today too?

  26. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Arbroath Aguero looking lively....

    1. Forza Papac
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Ah, nice. I'll be getting the Dundee De Bruyne off the bench.

  27. Steevo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Who would you want to own from Leicester? Pissed away my free hit so need to be getting some Foxes in..

    1. Pishpott
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Pereira, that's about it.

    2. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Doing same - said it earlier. I need to replace 2 of Digne/Richarlison/Ederson

      Tempted with Schmeichel and Periera and bench Rich. They have ludicrously good fixtures until GW35.

  28. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Arsenal hanging on against Huddersfield....

    Should be a close match.

    1. Pishpott
      2 months, 14 days ago

      As long as Lacazette scores I hope they lose. (United fan)

  29. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Come on Digne and Hojberg!

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Big load....