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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
    6 months, 10 days 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
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 9 days ago

      That’s a well above average score

  2. Tev
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 10 days 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
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      😀

    2. Guilty Sigurðsson ♛
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      You're a terrible mate (100% serious)

      1. Tev
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 10 days ago

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

    3. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Dunk brace incoming

  3. Guilty Sigurðsson ♛
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    ß

  4. Celt Abroad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 10 days 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
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Holebas picking up 10th yc just before the blanks

    2. Tev
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Exactly this.

    3. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Aguero hauls?

    4. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      second one hasn't happened

    5. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 9 days 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
        6 months, 9 days ago

        I've owned him all season.

      2. Mayo for Sam
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Lot of good things happened too!

  5. QUEN
    6 months, 10 days 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
      6 months, 9 days ago

      prefer rondon personally

      1. QUEN
        6 months, 9 days ago

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

  6. The Baby-faced Assassin
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

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

    1. QUEN
      6 months, 10 days ago

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

    2. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      I'll likely be getting him for digne

    3. RFCSPACE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Looking at Yedlin

    4. Bam Bam Bigelow
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Lejeune is also an option

  7. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

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

    1. Pierce34
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

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

    2. tucaoneo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Got Pogba in my UCL team.

  8. Pierce34
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 10 days 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
      6 months, 10 days ago

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

    2. gooberman
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 9 days 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
        6 months, 9 days ago

        hes doing alright for his price

  9. Guru Mediation
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    Are 3pm bps final?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Look to be.

      1. Guru Mediation
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 10 days ago

        Cheers, shame

  10. gooberman
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 10 days 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
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      -3 points.

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

      1. gooberman
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 9 days 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
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 9 days ago

          He would have got 12.

          1. Gentle_Turks
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 9 days ago

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

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 9 days 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
              6 months, 9 days ago

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

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      At least you are not a Kolasinac owner?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Both 😎

        13 points gone in a minute 😀

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 9 days ago

          Ooooof

    3. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

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

  11. Kevin 11
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 10 days 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
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Nope, not allowed

      1. Kevin 11
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 9 days ago

        damn that sucks

        1. Kevin 11
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 9 days 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
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      1 forward scores 0.

    3. GanonTEK
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Must have minimum 1 striker

  12. Oggle22
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

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

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

      Not today, plenty of matches to go.

    2. The 5% Team
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 9 days ago

      why so early

      1. Oggle22
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 9 days 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
          6 months, 9 days ago

          so what if they all against each other?

    3. Lucky Z
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      No. Rich => Anderson. Dont waste -4

  13. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Anyone else thinking about skipping Aubameyang altogether?

    1. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 9 days 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
      6 months, 9 days 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. YEAH PITCH!
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Yep. Aguero far more explosive and proven.

  14. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 9 days 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
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Haz blanks for GW27
      A.

      1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

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

  15. Paul
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

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

  16. ZICO SENNA
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 9 days 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
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      "Salah isn't worth 12.8m"

      1. ZICO SENNA
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Oh dear......how sad?

    2. Tev
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

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

      1. ZICO SENNA
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

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

    3. HollywoodXI
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

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

      1. ZICO SENNA
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        It’s farcical

    4. Srv210
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

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

  17. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Do you think arnie will start next gw?

    1. fachada
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      6 months, 9 days ago

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

  18. Giggs-Tosun Particle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Was having a great day until Kola bottled it

  19. Pep Pig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Zouma captainers reveal yourself 😉

    1. The 5% Team
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 9 days ago

      when did he receive a red?

      1. Pep Pig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        After the full time whistle for decent the silly sod

  20. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

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

  21. Lucky Z
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Kun and Rich => Auba and FAnderson -4?

    Gives me

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

  22. SADIO SANÉ
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

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

  23. Giggs-Tosun Particle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

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

  24. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Really hope I can do Rich > Lanzini this week

    1. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      6 months, 9 days ago

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

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

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

  25. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 9 days 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.

  26. barton fc
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 9 days 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.

  27. Eytexi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    6 months, 9 days ago

    How is 47 from 6? About average?

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 9 days 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
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Unfortunately yes.

      2. SADIO SANÉ
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        it's above average

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 9 days ago

          actually pretty much bang on

  28. jimmyabs1987
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Laca 3 BAPS! Nice

  29. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Burnley unlucky.

  30. SkeletONv01
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 9 days ago

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