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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. barton fc
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 11 days ago

    after doing aguero to aubba, i could sell richarlison for a hit having 9.2 to play with. anyone in this range worth taking a hit for?
    current midfield salah, son, pogba, richarlison, brooks

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 11 days ago

      depends on your squad and injury news leading up to next week. if you can field a decent team probably not

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 11 days ago

      I'm thinking of getting Anderson.

    3. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 11 days ago

      Anderson is a good pick for the blanks.

  2. Viper
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 11 days ago

    There has to be quiet a few managers out there who tripled captained Sané last week and owned Kolasinac this week.

    We're all thinking of ye. That is an awful turn of luck!

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 11 days ago

      tbh getting 2 points from a 5m defender isnt anything out of the ordinary

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 11 days ago

        The manner of it is

      2. Viper
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 11 days ago

        The manner of going from 12 points to 2 in the closing seconds of a game is!

    2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 11 days ago

      Pheck em. Everyone is my rival.

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 11 days ago

        🙂

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 11 days ago

      You could say Kola is bad luck, although they did deserve to concede.

      Not sure if TC Sane was bad luck after his Newcastle performance, lack of minutes vs the Top 6 and Pep's rotation.

    4. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 11 days ago

      Yep that’s me.

      On top of kolasinac I also own auba, Zouma, TAA, Rashford.

      Feel like quitting.

      50k to 164K in one and a half weeks.

    5. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 11 days ago

      Me

  3. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 11 days ago

    70 pts achievable?

    55 with sterling ederson doherty jimmy to go

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 11 days ago

      No. Impossible.

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 11 days ago

      definitely

    3. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 11 days ago

      Easy.

    4. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 11 days ago

      Easily

    5. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 11 days ago

      Jeez

    6. Viper
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 11 days ago

      4 points from each? Obviously it's achievable

    7. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 11 days ago

      No

    8. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 11 days ago

      Yes, if they can get 15 points

  4. Danstoke82
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 11 days ago

    1FT £3.4ITB

    Best richarlison replacement? Got to get rid.

    Alisson
    Robertson Doherty Jonny
    Salah Pogba Richarlison Son
    Aguero Rashford Jimenez

    Subs; Speroni Bednarek Wan Bissaka Puncheon

    1. mojoindojo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 11 days ago

      Mane.

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 11 days ago

      Anderson

    3. Skloppy Kops
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 11 days ago

      Manè

      1. Danstoke82
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 11 days ago

        Already have 3 Liverpool in salah, Robbo and Alisson though...I’d have to drop Alisson but for who??

  5. mojoindojo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 11 days ago

    Rich, Holebas, kun to Son, Jimi, Trippier for -4 sounds good?

    Already have Auba.

  6. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 11 days ago

    Everyone has the same team in all my leagues, so boring.. Bring back Kane

    1. fylde2022
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 11 days ago

      Same.
      That's why I took a punt with giving Pogba the armband and bringing in Suarez.

      Pogba worked out, but Suarez didn't.

  7. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 11 days ago

    Is Auba the only real captaincy option next GW? My 7 attackers are all from the current top 4 and I don't really trust any of them.

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 11 days ago

      Son

      1. Team Cruel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 11 days ago

        Burnley are solid these days.

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 11 days ago

          I'll be very surprised if Spurs don't score at least 1.

    2. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 11 days ago

      Son for me.

    3. Pishpott
        8 months, 11 days ago

        Son for me

      • Pras Scott Talent
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 11 days ago

        Utd are far from solid to not trust Salah again (if one doesn’t have Auba/Laca)

      • Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 11 days ago

        Arnie

    4. fylde2022
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 11 days ago

      How do you check incoming bonus points?
      I notice people see them before they're even added on to the points total.

        1. fylde2022
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 11 days ago

          Cheers, pal!

    5. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 11 days ago

      Penalty Burnley

    6. tm245
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 11 days ago

      Madness

    7. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 11 days ago

      People with Sane still, what are your plans? Keep? Sane > Mane? That 4th mid spot is really hard to pick. Everyone has Salah, Son, Pogba. Who to get as your 4th?

      1. Silecro
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 11 days ago

        im gonna keep and hide behind sofa for entire next gameweek

      2. CliveTilds
          8 months, 11 days ago

          Sane > Anderson after the Chelsea game

      3. Patch
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 11 days ago

        2FT and 2M ITB to last me for 2 WKs...gotta keep that trigger finger away!

      4. Hi I'm Jose
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 11 days ago

        Should have been red card for Ryan

        1. PlumaPiedra
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 11 days ago

          Not under new rules.

        2. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 11 days ago

          Nope. Valid effort to get the ball.

      5. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 11 days ago

        Brighton are terrible

      6. tm245
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 11 days ago

        3 mistakes: handball, offsides, red card?

      7. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 11 days ago

        Barnes goal

      8. Team Cruel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 11 days ago

        Ryan owners about to get jammy points

        1. Team Cruel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 11 days ago

          Maybe next time.

      9. diesel001
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 11 days ago

        Brighton 0-3 Burnley

        Barnes pen G

      10. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 11 days ago

        Barnes I want you in my team 🙁

        1. Jarvish Scott Talent
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 11 days ago

          You have to hold and give but do it at the right time.

      11. Cpt Crunch
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 11 days ago

        Somewhere out there, there is a fool with Kola as Captain And Robertson as vice.

        I pitty the fool.
        I pitty myself.

      12. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 11 days ago

        Brighton unlucky, not their day.

        1. Tev
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 11 days ago

          Mightily impressive from Burnley to come away with 3 poitns here

      13. diesel001
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 11 days ago

        Duffy G

      14. Team Cruel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 11 days ago

        Who is this rotten ref? Never seen him before.

      15. Hi I'm Jose
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 11 days ago

        Duffy goal

      16. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 11 days ago

        Duffy goal

      17. Costa in Wengerland
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 11 days ago

        Brighton goal

      18. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 11 days ago

        Duffy Delivers

      19. Silecro
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 11 days ago

        Brighton CB strikes again!

      20. tm245
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 11 days ago

        Duffy!

      21. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 11 days ago

        Duffy bandwagon