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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. Bobby
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    predicted Luiz points this week?

    1. KukaVain
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      -1

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      1 or 2

    3. Podge
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Realistically 2

      1. Royal5
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        You think City will only manage to score one goal?

        1. Podge
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          I reckon it’ll be tight

    4. Royal5
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      1

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

      4

      cheeky assist but 2 goals conceded (Chelsea fan)

    6. L'Aeroplanino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      0 with a YC

    7. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 8 days ago

      clean sheet prob 10-15% of time, attacking return similar

  2. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Zouma red card added

    1. Mysterion
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      It was his flatmate... 😛

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

        Fook off!

        1. Mysterion
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 8 days ago

          😉

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

      Was it not Flatmate who got it?

  3. Super Saints
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    AWB 1 Bednarek 1 Kolasinac 2

    Love this game!

  4. Z3US
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 8 days ago

    1FT

    Richa —> Felipe or Antonio (thoughts)

    Or Ryan —> a playing goalie - otherwise no goalkeeper next week (Button sub)

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

      Thinking about Richarlison replacements top...

  5. money face bandwagon
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Already have laca. Anyone doing laca+auba double up? Gd chance as most will be stuck with 4-5 pool&utd players

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      But Arsenal are junk

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 8 days ago

      whats your plan for gw29?

  6. The 12th Man
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Come on Groß

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 8 days ago

      dont own him but smart pick imo

  7. glufs
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    9 red Arrows last 11 weeks. Was finally looking like a great week. That Kola own goal bothered me more than it should.

    1. Hands Guber
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      It’s the biggest swing I’ve encountered in quite a long time,especially at the death like that. Unlucky.

      I was foolish enough to check my score just before it with Pogba (C)! Down 10 points in seconds.

    2. Takin the Schmeichel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      He was on for 12 points with the 3 bonus. Then suddenly 2 points. I've never seen anything like it.

  8. Ole Trafford
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    My autosubs (so far!)

    Lindleof, Auba and Rashford out
    WB, Bednarek and Puncheon in

    Oh what could have been

  9. GloryManUnited
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Only thing worse than this forum on matchday is my mother-in-law

      1. Ole Trafford
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        She must be awful

      2. Team Cruel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        I'd get rid for a hit.

        1. Eytexi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Lmao

      3. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Imagine what she thinks about the moany Manc 😉

      4. Fred54
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        She captained Pogba?

    • Jurgen Flopp
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      A) Richa and Kamara to Camarasa and Rondon/Arnie -4
      B) Richa to Anderson

      Which moves are better lads?

    • 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Who is better for long term, Mane or TAA?

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 8 days ago

        both are nailed so it depends if you fancy other defenders or mids in that price bracket

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

        Depends who the other players are in each position and what do you with the spare change.

    • Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      That is classic future fpl nostalgia. Kolasinac on for a haul and losing it all at the very end. You can never predict those moments!

    • La Roja
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      9000 people bought Kun since deadline.

      4500 Higuain

      1. Podge
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Badly programmed bots

    • jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Is Kola on for 3 baps with a goal and an assist despite losing CS?

      1. GanonTEK
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Eh.. no

      2. clodhopper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        I wish

    • Inazuma X1
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Best Defender Upto 4.5

      Declan Rice?

      1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        No whu don't do CS

    • Nick.P
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Sane captain last week, auba in for a hit this week. Now kola own goal, aresenal conceded in the 93rd min vs Cardiff as well. Ahh this game

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 8 days ago

        It is brutal.

      2. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 8 days ago

        is why i wait for pressers rather than try to catch price rises!

    • Fred54
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Great post match interview by Hojbjerg.

      1. Becks
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Who did he interview?

    • NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Exact $$ to do digne siggy to pereira fanderson.

      Should I do it?

      1. Podge
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Exact money transfers are bad luck. It has a way of forcing your hand.

        1. clodhopper
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Nice advice ill remmember that

        2. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          True that

          Considering gross instead

    • fc_skrald
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I only have one free transfer but have most of my players are playing next gw. If no important news until next gw should I:

      a. Hazard -> Anderson
      b. save the transfer

      Foster
      Robertson, Peltier, Doherty, Pereira
      Pogba, Salah, Son, Mane
      Rashford, Jimenez

      Speroni, Bednarek, Hazard, Kamara
      0.7 million in the bank

    • Kub3
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Salah should have at least got 1 BPS there

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

          Not really.

          1. Kub3
              2 months, 8 days ago

              I thought he played quite well

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

                So did Boruc.

        2. Srv210
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 8 days ago

          So I guess Luiz ,AWB will be coming in anyway...rash,auba benched ruined the week

        3. Wirbelwind
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Would you rather

          A) Sane/Auba -> Hazard/Laca
          B) Sane/Digne/Fabianski -> Hazard/Bednarek/Ryan
          C) Sane/Auba -> Sterling/Laca

          1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            B keep auba

          2. Firminoooo
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Why get Haz/Sterling before blank?

            1. Wirbelwind
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Looking ahead, don't want to keep Sane long term. Sane isn't playing anyways and I have bench cover, so the replacement doesn't need to

        4. FPL Flop
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Digne and Siggy both hit the bar, might retire

          1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Own both 🙁

            1. FPL Flop
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Benched Holebas for them... he is now suspended vs Cardiff for the BGW. I’m really not getting the breaks.
              8k last week 44k as it stands.

          2. Rash
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Was digne from a freekick?

            1. FPL Flop
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 8 days ago

              That’s the one mate.

        5. Becks
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Better transfer for next week

          A) Danilo to TAA
          B) Gunnarson to Deulofeu

          A means i play TaA and Gunnarson, B means only 2 defs for next week.

          1. shiregeriatric
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            A, Deulofeu is rubbish.

            1. Becks
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Cheers

        6. Steevo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          48 from 4 any good?

          1. Garlana
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            No rubbish

          2. FPL Flop
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Poor if that includes your captain.

          3. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Good around here

          4. QUEN
              2 months, 8 days ago

              That’s good

          5. XabiAlonso
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Time to ditch richarlison finally

          6. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Am definitely not destined for the top 10k. As soon as I get in I go straight out. Kola has me in it, took dog for a walk I get back and he loses 10 points...

            1. FPL Flop
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 8 days ago

              That Kola fiasco is massively unlucky for owners. Gutting.

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

            3pm BPS look final.

            1. Mysterion
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Robbo robbed?

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

                😉

                YC cost 3 points.

          8. 328345
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Need early help for next week.
            Currently have 4 blanking and 5 players in the man u v pool game.
            2FT.
            Allison Hamer
            Robbo digne* luiz* Doherty tark
            Salah sterling* siggy* Redmond pogba
            Jimmy llorente rashford

            So. I may start Hamer and see if he plays again.
            Worried about llorente if Kane back.
            Need to make 2 or 3 transfers.
            Digne siggy sterling maybe?
            But to who?

            1. MTPockets
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Wait to see how the FA cup games and future fixtures pan out

          9. Rash
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Goal clean sheet and max baps from dunk badly needed.