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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
    8 months, 12 days ago

    predicted Luiz points this week?

    1. KukaVain
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      -1

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      1 or 2

    3. Podge
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Realistically 2

      1. Royal5
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        You think City will only manage to score one goal?

        1. Podge
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 12 days ago

          I reckon it’ll be tight

    4. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      1

    5. SMEE_HEEE
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 12 days ago

      4

      cheeky assist but 2 goals conceded (Chelsea fan)

    6. L'Aeroplanino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      0 with a YC

    7. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 12 days ago

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

  2. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Zouma red card added

    1. Mysterion
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 12 days ago

      It was his flatmate... 😛

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Fook off!

        1. Mysterion
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 12 days ago

          😉

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Was it not Flatmate who got it?

  3. Super Saints
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    AWB 1 Bednarek 1 Kolasinac 2

    Love this game!

  4. Z3US
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 12 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
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Thinking about Richarlison replacements top...

  5. money face bandwagon
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 12 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
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      But Arsenal are junk

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 12 days ago

      whats your plan for gw29?

  6. The 12th Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Come on Groß

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 12 days ago

      dont own him but smart pick imo

  7. glufs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 12 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
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 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
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 12 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
    8 months, 12 days ago

    My autosubs (so far!)

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

    Oh what could have been

  9. GloryManUnited
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 12 days ago

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

    1. Ole Trafford
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      She must be awful

    2. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      I'd get rid for a hit.

      1. Eytexi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Lmao

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Imagine what she thinks about the moany Manc 😉

    4. Fred54
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      She captained Pogba?

  10. Jurgen Flopp
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

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

    Which moves are better lads?

  11. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Who is better for long term, Mane or TAA?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 12 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
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

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

  12. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 12 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!

  13. La Roja
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    9000 people bought Kun since deadline.

    4500 Higuain

    1. Podge
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Badly programmed bots

  14. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

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

    1. GanonTEK
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Eh.. no

    2. clodhopper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      I wish

  15. Inazuma X1
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Best Defender Upto 4.5

    Declan Rice?

    1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      No whu don't do CS

  16. Nick.P
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 12 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
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      It is brutal.

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 12 days ago

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

  17. Fred54
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Great post match interview by Hojbjerg.

    1. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Who did he interview?

  18. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Exact $$ to do digne siggy to pereira fanderson.

    Should I do it?

    1. Podge
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

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

      1. clodhopper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Nice advice ill remmember that

      2. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        True that

        Considering gross instead

  19. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 12 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

  20. Kub3
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Salah should have at least got 1 BPS there

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Not really.

      1. Kub3
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 12 days ago

        I thought he played quite well

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 12 days ago

          So did Boruc.

  21. Srv210
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

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

  22. Wirbelwind
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 12 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 …
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      B keep auba

    2. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Why get Haz/Sterling before blank?

      1. Wirbelwind
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 12 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

  23. Tev
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Digne and Siggy both hit the bar, might retire

    1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Own both 🙁

      1. Tev
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 12 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
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Was digne from a freekick?

      1. Tev
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        That’s the one mate.

  24. Pukki Party
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 12 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
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      A, Deulofeu is rubbish.

      1. Pukki Party
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Cheers

  25. Steevo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    48 from 4 any good?

    1. Garlana
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      No rubbish

    2. Tev
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Poor if that includes your captain.

    3. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Good around here

    4. QUEN
        8 months, 12 days ago

        That’s good

    5. XabiAlonso
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Time to ditch richarlison finally

    6. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 12 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. Tev
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        That Kola fiasco is massively unlucky for owners. Gutting.

    7. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      3pm BPS look final.

      1. Mysterion
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Robbo robbed?

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 12 days ago

          😉

          YC cost 3 points.

    8. 328345
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 12 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
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

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

    9. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Goal clean sheet and max baps from dunk badly needed.