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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. acko
      10 days, 1 hour ago

      49 points from 5 players and Richarlison will come in for Rashford so 51 from 6... Patricio, Doherty, Son, Hazard and Jimenez still left to play... Kolasinac own goal cost me like 10k ranks.. So unlucky...

      1. TheDragon
          10 days, 1 hour ago

          That’s a well above average score

      2. FPL Flop
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 1 hour ago

        My mate needs Brighton and BTTS for £1800.
        Don’t care, come on Ashley Barnes! Hat trick please.

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

          😀

        2. Auboomerang
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 1 hour ago

          You're a terrible mate (100% serious)

          1. FPL Flop
            • 1 Year
            10 days, 1 hour ago

            Yeah I’m only kidding- a 4-3 Brighton with Barnes hatty would be nice though.

        3. Rash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 1 hour ago

          Dunk brace incoming

      3. Auboomerang
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 1 hour ago

        ß

      4. Celt Abroad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 1 hour ago

        What has been unusual about the last few weeks has not been how terrible they are - that happens.

        What is unusual is how Perfectly terrible they have been, as if it has been scripted:

        Sane playing for Exactly 59 minutes of a double game week.

        Aubameyang missing an easy game with illness while aguero hauls.

        Kola scoring an Own Goal in the 93rd minute against Huddersfield.

        If you sat down to write the worst set of things that could happen, you would struggle to come up with worse.

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

          Holebas picking up 10th yc just before the blanks

        2. FPL Flop
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 1 hour ago

          Exactly this.

        3. Mo Mané Mo Problems
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          10 days, 1 hour ago

          Aguero hauls?

        4. Ron_Swanson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          10 days, 1 hour ago

          second one hasn't happened

        5. TheDragon
            10 days, 1 hour ago

            It’s been like that all season - like Salah 1 double digit haul in first 15 weeks - everyone takes him out to get Auba. Auba blanks and Salah hat trick before Salah goes on a super hot streak.

            That was the moment my season stalled

            1. Gentle_Turks
              • 1 Year
              10 days, 1 hour ago

              I've owned him all season.

            2. Mayo For Sam
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              10 days, 1 hour ago

              Lot of good things happened too!

        6. QUEN
            10 days, 1 hour ago

            Anyone think Murray could be a shout after the blank? Good fixtures and my third striker is Llorente who’s time will soon be over

            1. Emp
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              10 days, 1 hour ago

              prefer rondon personally

              1. QUEN
                  10 days, 1 hour ago

                  He was the other I was considering as cheaper just not as many green fixtures

            2. The Baby-faced Assassin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              10 days, 1 hour ago

              Looking at a newcastle defender for the next few fixtures, who is the one to get? Was thinking Schar...

              1. QUEN
                  10 days, 1 hour ago

                  Brighton better after 27 if you’re going for cheap defenders

                • Rash
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  10 days, 1 hour ago

                  I'll likely be getting him for digne

                • RFCSPACE
                  • 3 Years
                  10 days, 1 hour ago

                  Looking at Yedlin

                • Bam Bam Bigelow
                  • 2 Years
                  10 days, 1 hour ago

                  Lejeune is also an option

              2. Team Cruel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                10 days, 1 hour ago

                No Neymar. Cavani gone off injured today. PSG might start Chopper against United 😯

                1. Pierce34
                  • 3 Years
                  10 days, 1 hour ago

                  Ah, memories from last year...Definitely bringing him in my UCL fantasy team 😀

                2. tucaoneo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  10 days, 1 hour ago

                  Got Pogba in my UCL team.

              3. Pierce34
                • 3 Years
                10 days, 1 hour ago

                Kolasinac is so great to own. Any other defender conceding 1 goal would've taken a very boring route to 2 points, but not Kolasinac 😎

                1. Oggle22
                  • 2 Years
                  10 days, 1 hour ago

                  Own him as well couldn't believe it 9points to 2 in a matter of minutes

                2. gooberman
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  10 days, 1 hour ago

                  This is the problem with him. A lot of attacking threat but clean sheets are the bread and butter which Arsenal seem incapable of keeping.

                  1. Emp
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    10 days, 1 hour ago

                    hes doing alright for his price

              4. Guru Mediation
                • 3 Years
                10 days, 1 hour ago

                Are 3pm bps final?

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

                  Look to be.

                  1. Guru Mediation
                    • 3 Years
                    10 days, 1 hour ago

                    Cheers, shame

              5. gooberman
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                10 days, 1 hour ago

                Robertson booking turning out to be a -2 as he is now down to 1bp. Effing hate it when this happens.

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

                  -3 points.

                  -3 BPS for the YC, -1 BPS for the foul.

                  1. gooberman
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    10 days, 1 hour ago

                    He would have got 11pts instead of 9pts if it hadn't have been for the booking. So the booking has cost 2pts.

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

                      He would have got 12.

                      1. Gentle_Turks
                        • 1 Year
                        10 days, 1 hour ago

                        Wrong. He was on 11 total points including bonus when he got the yellow.

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

                          He was on 11 before the YC. If he didn't get a YC, he'd be on 12 now.

                          He's 4 BPS behind Wijnaldum.

                          Foul = -1 BPS, YC = -3 BPS.

                        2. Andy Ftw
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          10 days, 1 hour ago

                          Don’t argue with Rainer about bonus. You’ll lose

                2. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  10 days, 1 hour ago

                  At least you are not a Kolasinac owner?

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

                    Both 😎

                    13 points gone in a minute 😀

                    1. Hazz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      10 days, 1 hour ago

                      Ooooof

                3. Ron_Swanson
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  10 days, 1 hour ago

                  Its -2. He was due to get 2 bps and got one, plus the YC -1 itself

              6. Kevin 11
                • 1 Year
                10 days, 1 hour ago

                So none of my forwards have played, will 5-5-0 formation be allowed by autosub or do I just get 1 from the bench

                1. gooberman
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  10 days, 1 hour ago

                  Nope, not allowed

                  1. Kevin 11
                    • 1 Year
                    10 days, 1 hour ago

                    damn that sucks

                    1. Kevin 11
                      • 1 Year
                      10 days, 1 hour ago

                      suppose people could get 3 non starters and use invalid formations all the time otherwise

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

                  1 forward scores 0.

                3. GanonTEK
                  • 5 Years
                  10 days, 1 hour ago

                  Must have minimum 1 striker

              7. Oggle22
                • 2 Years
                10 days, 1 hour ago

                Richarlison and Kamara out
                Jiminez and 4.4m mid bench fodder?

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

                  Not today, plenty of matches to go.

                2. The 5% Team
                    10 days, 1 hour ago

                    why so early

                    1. Oggle22
                      • 2 Years
                      10 days, 1 hour ago

                      Dont know tbh haha I've got Pogba, Mane, Salah and Rashford all against each other Richarlison no game and Aguero no game

                      1. Emp
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        10 days, 1 hour ago

                        so what if they all against each other?

                  • Lucky Z
                    • 1 Year
                    10 days, 1 hour ago

                    No. Rich => Anderson. Dont waste -4

                3. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  10 days, 1 hour ago

                  Anyone else thinking about skipping Aubameyang altogether?

                  1. ZICO SENNA
                    • 7 Years
                    10 days, 1 hour ago

                    Already got him so stucking, and if i didn’t have him i’d still bring him in for upcoming fixtures

                  2. Zebras
                    • 3 Years
                    10 days, 1 hour ago

                    Yeah. So glad I wasn't quick to swap for Kun. Also had Kola transfer lined up all week before deciding I can't trust a team with just 3cs all season.
                    Avoiding Arsenal altogether.

                  3. Zombanksy
                      10 days, 1 hour ago

                      Yep. Aguero far more explosive and proven.

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

                    Early thought on this for gw 27
                    A. Digne -> Pereira
                    B. Sane, TAA -> Mane, Pereira
                    C. Sane, Digne -> Haz, Bednarek

                    Guaita
                    Robbo, TAA, Doherty
                    Salah, Sane, Son, Pogba
                    Auba, Rash, Jimenez
                    (Button, Digne, Bennett, Hojberg)

                    1. Kabayan
                      • 2 Years
                      10 days, 1 hour ago

                      Haz blanks for GW27
                      A.

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

                        Then if C Digne -> Bednarek and do Sane -> Haz in hw 28.

                  5. Paul
                    • 8 Years
                    10 days, 1 hour ago

                    Went from 26 points in defence to 7 points in defence over a span of a couple of minutes!!! 😡

                  6. ZICO SENNA
                    • 7 Years
                    10 days, 1 hour ago

                    Cannot beleive i was in top 7k like 8 GW’s ago, how the hell do you stay there?! Around 70k now, this game is just impossible.

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

                      "Salah isn't worth 12.8m"

                      1. ZICO SENNA
                        • 7 Years
                        10 days, 1 hour ago

                        Oh dear......how sad?

                    2. FPL Flop
                      • 1 Year
                      10 days, 1 hour ago

                      Stayed at 8k for three weeks in a row, two weeks later and I’m 40k 🙂

                      1. ZICO SENNA
                        • 7 Years
                        10 days, 1 hour ago

                        Absolute joke isn’t it, relaly no idea why we play it

                    3. HollywoodXI
                      • 4 Years
                      10 days, 1 hour ago

                      Feel your pain. I was 3k 8 GW’s ago and now I’m 110k!

                      1. ZICO SENNA
                        • 7 Years
                        10 days, 1 hour ago

                        It’s farcical

                    4. Srv210
                      • 1 Year
                      10 days, 1 hour ago

                      It's a pain bro...was at 12k ..and now in a few weeks...1m + ,looking likely to fall further this week

                  7. Jacky boy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    10 days, 1 hour ago

                    Do you think arnie will start next gw?

                    1. fachada
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      10 days, 1 hour ago

                      Hope so. I'm taking a captain punt on him and try to climb the ranks

                  8. Giggs-Tosun Particle
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    10 days, 1 hour ago

                    Was having a great day until Kola bottled it

                  9. Pep Pig
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    10 days, 1 hour ago

                    Zouma captainers reveal yourself 😉

                    1. The 5% Team
                        10 days, 1 hour ago

                        when did he receive a red?

                        1. Pep Pig
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          10 days, 1 hour ago

                          After the full time whistle for decent the silly sod

                    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
                      • 9 Years
                      10 days, 1 hour ago

                      No Rashford
                      Digne 1st sub, Bamba 2nd sub
                      Arse

                    3. Lucky Z
                      • 1 Year
                      10 days, 1 hour ago

                      Kun and Rich => Auba and FAnderson -4?

                      Gives me

                      Fab (Hamer)
                      TAA Shaw AWB (Bennett)
                      Pogba Salah Mane Son FAnderson
                      Auba Rash

                    4. SADIO SANÉ
                      • 3 Years
                      10 days, 1 hour ago

                      think I might be more annoyed by Holebas than Kola...BGW plans never go well

                    5. Giggs-Tosun Particle
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      10 days, 1 hour ago

                      Lost 18 points in the last 25 minutes of the 3pms fml

                    6. Ask Yourself
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      10 days, 1 hour ago

                      Really hope I can do Rich > Lanzini this week

                      1. Eytexi
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        10 days, 1 hour ago

                        I hope you're serious because that's an insane differential if he plays.

                        1. Ask Yourself
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          10 days, 1 hour ago

                          Yeah pelle says he could be back for it. West Ham are begging for him

                    7. StrykesToWatchOutFor
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      10 days, 1 hour ago

                      When you put down the fpl to watch some rugby and kola is on max bonus, cs and come back and he's scored an own goal and got booked.

                    8. barton fc
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      10 days, 1 hour ago

                      hamer (patricio)
                      robbo kola doherty AWB (bednerek)
                      salah son pogba (Richarlison brooks)
                      aguero rashford jimenez 1FT 2.3ITB

                      after doing aguero to aubba, i could sell reichalison for a hit having 9.2 to play with. anyone in this range worth taking a hit for?

                      (i'm thinking the likes of fraser, martial, lingard, mikhi) not many great ones tbh. liking the looks of gross for GW28.

                    9. Eytexi
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      10 days, 1 hour ago

                      How is 47 from 6? About average?

                      1. TheDragon
                          10 days, 1 hour ago

                          Does that include you captain? So effectively 7 players out of 12? If so fairly average. If not then above average

                          1. Eytexi
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            10 days, 1 hour ago

                            Unfortunately yes.

                          2. SADIO SANÉ
                            • 3 Years
                            10 days, 1 hour ago

                            it's above average

                            1. SADIO SANÉ
                              • 3 Years
                              10 days, 1 hour ago

                              actually pretty much bang on

                      2. jimmyabs1987
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        10 days, 1 hour ago

                        Laca 3 BAPS! Nice

                      3. TorresMagic™
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 9 Years
                        10 days, 1 hour ago

                        Burnley unlucky.

                      4. SkeletONv01
                        • 1 Year
                        10 days, 1 hour ago

                        Auba(C), Pogba(VC), this is how big bois roll.