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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. The Tinkerman
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    3 points off my bench for Auba and Rashford. 🙁

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      5 here. AWB 1 and Camarasa's 4 making up for Bednarek conceding - slightly

      1. The Tinkerman
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        AWB and Keane for me.

        Still keeping Everton duo in my squad for the Cardiff game after the blank. No idea why though.

        1. Homer21
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          No idea either

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

    What, did Kola’s assist disappear with his CS??

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

      Own goal omgggg

      1. Burger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Sorry for your loss 🙁

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

          From 12 to 2 points. Now that’s the difference between a green and a red arrow. Cheers mate

  3. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    WTF Camarasa got an assist.

    Digne first on bench.

    NOOO

    1. LǝgleSs e|even
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Digne was the obvious pick. Lol

  4. EL tridente
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    A) Salah and Redmond
    Or
    B) Mane and Hazard

    1. Merlinsnose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

  5. Niho992
      1 month, 9 days ago

      This own goal of Kola earn bonus for Laca. Yeah.

    • Brosstan
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Made the right move with bench order!
      1. Long
      2. Bednarek

    • LǝgleSs e|even
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Chances of Sane playing this gw?

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

        Doubt he starts. Probably plays if needed.

      2. grumpyman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I'm pretty sure he'll start.

    • Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Matip will enjoy 2 juicy baps tonight.

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

        Bold 😉

    • Celt Abroad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Wow between Kola and Peltier lost 16 points in injury time. This season doesn’t know when to stop kicking you when you’re down!

    • Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I have never had FPL go this badly for me, thoroughly enjoyable, Sane last week, Kola this week!

      1. Celt Abroad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Same boat. Rank absolutely tanking.

      2. Hect.OR 98th
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Good, isn't it. A predictable game wouldn't be worth playing.

    • Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Kola goes from possible 12 points to probable 2 in less than 60 secs!

    • Auboomerang
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      That was the most cancerous last 10 minutes I've ever had on this game. I have Holebas, Robertson & Kolasinac.

      1. Homer21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        What happened to Robbo?

        1. Auboomerang
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Yellow carded.

    • El Fenomeno R9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Defense too good today...Bednarek 1,AWB 1,TAA 1

    • niallbonner
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Kolasinac you muppet

    • ...al - Leave your comments…
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      This is the stuff of rage quitting delete team nonsense

      Kolasanic. Why 🙁

    • STRANGER INGS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Kolasinac has just cost me a 20k drop

      1. ...al - Leave your comments…
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        10k here

    • Pooodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Kolasinac how on earth is that even possible you terrible human being

    • Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Do blank players have their prices locked?

      1. MTPockets
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        no

        1. Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Didn't think so. Read it yesterday and thought it was false.

          1. MTPockets
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            That would hypothetically if were red flagged for no game (after flag removed) but pretty sure that doesn't happen for blankers.

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        no

        1. Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Ta

    • xtina
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      thanks camsara! feeling better about rash/aub not playing with your cameo

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        very much agreed. would have preferred my starters obviously though

    • Granville
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Consolation goals count for far too much in FPL. Kolasinac loses 10 points and it didn't affect the result of the game.

      1. The 5% Team
          1 month, 9 days ago

          haha

        • Pooodle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Us owners have to laugh (or throw your phone at the wall)

        • ...al - Leave your comments…
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Baps system flawed for sure

        • LosBlancos
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Haahaha

        • Royal5
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          😆

        • jason_ni
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Say a team is beat 4 - 3 and ur player gets a hattie, should his 3.goals be worth less as they are only consolation?

      2. fr3ddy
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Never trust Arsenal 😛

      3. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Pair of BAPs for Matip.

        1. Royal5
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          No one has Matip.

        1. LǝgleSs e|even
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          No CS but..

      4. Differentiator
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        20 from 6 including captain

      5. glufs
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        That is a brutal own goal in stoppage time. How many Points did I lose on that?

      6. Rains of Castamere
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Kolasinac, Robertson, Redmond owner.

        Just lost 14 points in the 90th minute. Was on for a super green, now just average. This game is cruel at times.

        1. Rains of Castamere
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          All got booked and Trollasinac whacks it in his own net ffs.

      7. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Any bonus points for vvd?

        1. Les Bleus
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Check the Fpl site

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

          Unlikely.

          1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Thanks for the replies

      8. Holmes
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        There can only be one Kola in PL and its Kolarov!!!

      9. moment
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Eventful close to the 3pm kickoffs then. Red arrow turned green as everyone else lost points...

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          my red arrow just got a little bit smaller is all lol.

          underwhelming salah(c)

      10. Homer21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Scouts weren't wrong when they suggested Kola could get points from both ends of the pitch!!