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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
      10 days, 4 hours ago

      First?

  1. The 12th Man
    • 5 Years
    10 days, 4 hours ago

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

    Lol

    1. Ross From Friends
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 4 hours ago

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

      1. The 12th Man
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 4 hours 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
    10 days, 4 hours ago

    Pierreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

  3. fr3ddy
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 4 hours 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
      10 days, 4 hours ago

      Big game for Arsenal on Thursday = flag off.

      1. fr3ddy
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 4 hours ago

        Should be enough time for a couple of drops 😮

    2. Jellyfish
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 4 hours 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
    10 days, 4 hours 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
      10 days, 4 hours ago

      Wow

    2. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 4 hours ago

      I definetly feel like im missing the joke.

      1. Skloppy Kops
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 4 hours ago

        Same here. Boring

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          10 days, 4 hours ago

          If that bores you, what interests you?

      2. Syd.
        • 9 Years
        10 days, 4 hours ago

        Riggs Giggs had an affair with his brothers wife

      3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 days, 4 hours ago

        Ryan "Loyal" Giggs banged his brothers wife

      4. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 4 hours 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
          10 days, 4 hours 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
            10 days, 4 hours 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
              10 days, 4 hours ago

              Wait, thats sounds a bit weird.

    3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 4 hours ago

      banter

  5. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 days, 4 hours ago

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

    1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 4 hours ago

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

    2. Mysterion
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 4 hours ago

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

  6. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 4 hours ago

    Auba 🙁

  7. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 4 hours ago

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

    1. MINUS FOUR
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 4 hours 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
    10 days, 4 hours 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
      10 days, 4 hours ago

      This

  9. stupendous
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 4 hours ago

    Arnie and Fanderson double for Mitro and Ricky?

  10. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 days, 4 hours ago

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

    1. Pierce34
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 4 hours ago

      220 places up.

    2. Professor Abel X
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 4 hours ago

      Down 5,500 due to -4

    3. tutankamun
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 4 hours ago

      1736 places up

    4. Andy Ftw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 4 hours ago

      15.1k to 14.6k

    5. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 4 hours ago

      50 places up

    6. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 4 hours ago

      9580 places up

    7. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 4 hours ago

      20,000

      (I'm having a terrible year).

    8. SMEE_HEEE
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 4 hours ago

      gone up 3,600

      from 40.7k to 37.1k

      all downhill from here

  11. Whats the Mata? (RobboKlopp…
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 4 hours ago

    Frontline of:
    Rashford, Ings, Wilson 🙂

    1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 4 hours ago

      Rashford, Auba here hha

      1. Top Mark.S
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 4 hours ago

        Rashford auba success

  12. mo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 days, 4 hours ago

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

    1. thegame983
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 4 hours ago

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

    2. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 4 hours 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
      10 days, 4 hours ago

      cyfo

    4. mo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 4 hours ago

      thanks all

    5. FantaCity
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 4 hours ago

      ripple.is

  13. Random Name
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 4 hours 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
      10 days, 4 hours ago

      They even wrote Alexander just to troll smh

    2. Mysterion
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 4 hours ago

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

      1. Random Name
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 4 hours ago

        Lacazette is a top 5 striker in the world

        1. Mysterion
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 4 hours ago

          But still a RANDOM NAME

        2. Top Lad Dakes.
          • 2 Years
          10 days, 4 hours ago

          Whatever you smoke, I want some fam

    3. Pierce34
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 4 hours ago

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

      1. Random Name
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 4 hours ago

        for sure

    4. Dosh
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 4 hours ago

      But he always starts

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

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

  15. stupendous
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 4 hours 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
      10 days, 4 hours ago

      Deep breaths bud!

    2. Brosstan
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 4 hours ago

      Your post is more pointless.

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 days, 4 hours ago

        Yeah. Irony personified.

        Again.

  16. Wild Rover
    • 8 Years
    10 days, 4 hours ago

    Let’s go Firmino

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 4 hours ago

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

      1. Syd.
        • 9 Years
        10 days, 4 hours ago

        Ouch

      2. Wild Rover
        • 8 Years
        10 days, 4 hours ago

        Really? You don’t own Salah? GL

        1. Hy liverpool
          • 5 Years
          10 days, 4 hours ago

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

          1. JJO
            • 6 Years
            10 days, 4 hours ago

            more like lose-lose situation 🙂

  17. Ginkapo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 days, 4 hours 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 4 hours ago

      workleague...

    2. The Enlightener
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 4 hours ago

      Oh man. Drink it up! Bask in it!

  18. elchilangles
      10 days, 4 hours ago

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

      1. Mysterion
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 4 hours ago

        r/redditsoccer

        1. FDMS All Starz
          • 3 Years
          10 days, 4 hours ago

          This

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 4 hours ago

        Yes 😛

        1. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          10 days, 4 hours ago

          Link?

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            10 days, 4 hours ago

            😮

            1. Jafooli
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              10 days, 4 hours ago

              😉

      3. Ginkapo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 days, 4 hours ago

        Consider paying...

        1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 4 hours ago

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

          1. Rostah
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            10 days, 4 hours 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…
              • 1 Year
              10 days, 4 hours ago

              Will look into it, cheers.

        2. Random Name
          • 3 Years
          10 days, 4 hours ago

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

          1. Ginkapo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            10 days, 4 hours ago

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

            1. Random Name
              • 3 Years
              10 days, 4 hours 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
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                10 days, 4 hours 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…
                  • 1 Year
                  10 days, 4 hours 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
                  10 days, 4 hours 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…
                • 1 Year
                10 days, 4 hours 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
                  10 days, 4 hours 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…
                    • 1 Year
                    10 days, 4 hours ago

                    Aren't most games on demand as well?

      4. Brosstan
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 4 hours ago

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

      5. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 4 hours ago

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

    • Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 4 hours 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 🙂

    • Top Lad Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 4 hours ago

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

      Mo, I need big big things from ye today

      1. Skloppy Kops
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 4 hours ago

        Yeah.. just outscore Pogba plz

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • 2 Years
          10 days, 4 hours ago

          Yep

    • maratus
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 4 hours ago

      I changed captain to poobag just before deadline :S

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 4 hours ago

        Noice

    • DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 4 hours ago

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

    • KUN+10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 4 hours ago

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

      1. MTPockets
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 days, 4 hours ago

        whoops

      2. Where has all the rum gone?
          10 days, 4 hours ago

          Wait for salah blank.

        • Liber
          • 3 Years
          10 days, 4 hours ago

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

        • Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 days, 4 hours ago

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

        • La Roja
          • 6 Years
          10 days, 4 hours ago

          And you’re on -20 hit

          Get the bottle out lad

        • Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          10 days, 4 hours ago

          Rubbish chip anyway.

      3. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 4 hours ago

        Fraser close.

        1. Hybrid.power
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          10 days, 4 hours 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
            10 days, 4 hours ago

            Same here, except Bennett coming on....

      4. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 4 hours ago

        Is it going to be Leakypool today too?

      5. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 days, 4 hours ago

        Arbroath Aguero looking lively....

        1. Forza Papac
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 days, 4 hours ago

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

      6. Steevo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 4 hours ago

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

        1. Pishpott
            10 days, 4 hours ago

            Pereira, that's about it.

          • Limbo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            10 days, 4 hours 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.

        2. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          10 days, 4 hours ago

          Arsenal hanging on against Huddersfield....

          Should be a close match.

          1. Pishpott
              10 days, 4 hours ago

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

          2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
            • 2 Years
            10 days, 4 hours ago

            Come on Digne and Hojberg!

            1. Jafooli
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              10 days, 4 hours ago

              Big load....