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

    Duffy goal. Burnley cleanie wiped.

  2. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Will have five players out for gw27.

    Thinking of this: Hazard, Kamara > Auba, Moutinho (-4)

    Would give me:
    Fab
    Robbo, AWB, Doherty
    Salah, Son, Pogba, Moutinho
    Jim, Rash, Auba

    Decent?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 10 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      yeah

      1. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        thanks!

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

    What's the average number of pool + utd players owned ?must be 5 and a bit.
    Low scoring GW incoming?

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

      4ish + TAA

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

      Robbo, Salah, Pogba & Rash are owned by 50% of the Top10k as a start.

      Everyone in the same boat for that game.

      1. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        H2H opponent captained Pogba over Salah, so not quite same boat. Unfortunately for me.

    3. tambourineman
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      According to the FPL Discovery spreadsheet, top 10k ownership of Liverpool and United is an average of 4.322 players, while the average ownership of the four blanking GW27 clubs is 3.005 players.

    4. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Just got in Pogba so 4 now

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

    Last thing I expected from Bri/Bur 😀

  5. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Who else is getting Wood tonight ?

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

      I'm busy trying to fit Matip in.

      1. panda07
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        lol

      2. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Get Zohore

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

      Ooh err missus

    3. Exeter Gently
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Saw what you did there

      1. Exeter Gently
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        I’m grabban tettys personally

        1. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 12 days ago

          That's a vicious circle will make you get wood.

    4. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Me I can feel a stirring already 😉

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        And my FPL. Name is
        GotWoodForThisTeam so I have to I suppose

  6. Jarvish Scott Talent
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Repeat of Villa game incoming

  7. Messiah Hazard
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Digne to TAA worth it for next GW

    1. Costa in Wengerland
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Yea

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

      Not the best fixture to bring Trent back for.

  8. Hi I'm Jose
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Brighton Burnley is the most entertaining one so far this GW. Who could have predicted that!

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

    Sold Barnes for a -4 for Aubameyang.

    1. fr3d
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Ouch 🙁

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

      Ouch

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

      Unbearable

    4. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      You must be a grizzly bear atm

    5. Emp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      looks like you got what you deserved then

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

        I don’t listen to people outside top 100k.

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 12 days ago

          Ooooooh

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

    Selecting Ryan instead of Patricio this week has gone well.

    1. mojoindojo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Patricio over Foster here...

  11. Gudjohnsen
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Have you ever witnesed a more drastic transformation in one player than Paul Pogba?
    He just looks like a completley different player.

    1. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Mourinho is a limited manager, unless he can buy the players that suit his system he doesn't know what to do. He should be looking for the best system that suits his players. Pogba was not allowed to perform to his strengths under Mourinho

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      He actually isnt, hes just being encouraged by ogs to do the same stuff mou dropped him for.

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      He was in this form at the start of last season before the hamstring injury that put him out for 10 games derailed him.

      He was a bit quieter after returning from the injury after Christmas 2017, but still managed 19 returns in 27 games (!) from central mid last season...

      Starting at 8.0 this year looked too good to be true but his supposed late return from WC putting question marks over his starts in the early games put a lot of people off.

      All the signs were there that he was set for FPL greatness - he’s going to get an absolutely massive price hike next year - would still be a bargain at 9.5, id say he’ll be 10.0 or more.

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

    Burnley unbeaten in 7 games. Do we captain Son next GW?

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

      Yep

    2. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

  13. Vamos
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 12 days ago

    McNeill of Burnley is a handy little 4.4 enabler. Wouldn't wildcard to get him in or anything but he's been handy to come on a few times and is a decent attacking mid.

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

    Might captain Llorente considering the goal Burnley conceded.

    1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Kane might be back.

  15. Gudjohnsen
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Sigurdsson to Anderson for a hit?

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

      For a -2, yes.

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

        not a -2 if you hace bench options imo.

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

          Dont have em

  16. fylde2022
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Not too bad, this week.
    62 pts (-8) after bonus points, with Doherty, Son, Jiminez and Aguero to go.

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Very decent

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Im 1 pt up, with exact same players

    3. V-2 Schneiderlin
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      I'm only on 31 with same players (+ Silva) to go 🙁

      1. fylde2022
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Taking the punt on Pogba as captain, was a punt well paid.

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 12 days ago

          I changed it last moment for fears of cl rest

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

      Only 45 (-8) with Kun, Jimi, Jota, Doherty and Son to go plus Rashford auto sub (which will be JWP’s 1 pointer)

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

    No pogba, but Barnes saves the week 😉

    Any reason not to do Hazard -> Pogba tonight before price changes?

    1. fylde2022
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      I would. Pogba is on fire.

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

      FA Cup and CL

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

      Possible Pogba injury vs Chelsea next Monday.

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        He looked like he almost got hurt again today. Hope he gets a rest soon

    4. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Next GW is 2 weeks away

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

      Thanks for your replies, guys. Will hold for now, as I can afford a Hazard drop without losing $

  18. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Not seeing much chat about if Silva is getting sacked.....

    1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      They should get rid of him, he is a Fraud.

  19. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Jiminez will blank on Monday cos i dumped Barnes for him.

  20. Giggs Boson.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Does anyone here have Wood?

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

      0,4% ownership

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

      Not many have Chris Wood.

    3. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Now I've seen your grav I do.

    4. Cpt Crunch Team Nirvana
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Would need a pill

    5. Make America Greta Again
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Own Barnes so have Wood!

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

    Barnes on 2 baps?

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Yup

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

    Which pair

    A) Lacazette & Mane

    B) Aubameyang & FAnderson

    1. Pishpott
        8 months, 12 days ago

        A

      • fylde2022
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        A. I'm thinking along those options, but that's having not looked at the upcoming blank and double GWs.
        Need to do some studying.

    2. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Was looking forward to my team value increasing by 0.6m tonight until Aubageddon happened

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

      Never owned Pogba was .1 short about 8 weeks ago and got Martial instead 🙁
      Shipping Siggy this week
      Too late to go Pogba now and just get a non blanker like Anderson?

      1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        It's never too late

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

        It's not too late. Get him.

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

        K even this week with the Pool game?

        1. Giggs Boson.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 12 days ago

          Yeah, I think so. Would wait for UCL games though.

    4. Foozeball
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Silva basically a worse AVB? 😆

      1. Giggs Boson.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Moyes in!

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

      I got close to 0 support before the season when I claimed Marco Silva was a trash manager. Tune is changing.

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Tactics arent evertons issue

        1. Cpt Crunch Team Nirvana
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 12 days ago

          Go on.....

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 12 days ago

            For one; Walcott, Rich and Tuson are the worst front three in the league outside of the relegation zone. Keane has been a trainwreck, def mf is trash.

            They need to stop buying has beens and flashes in the pan

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 12 days ago

              Who spent 50m on Rich?

              1. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                8 months, 12 days ago

                Moshari

    6. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Kane will have a field day v the Burnley defence

      1. Giggs Boson.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Is he fully fit?

        If he is I may captain Son over Lacazette...

        1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 12 days ago

          Got 2 weeks to get ready

          Poch suggested he could be back. Will wait to see when he's back in training

          1. Giggs Boson.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 12 days ago

            Oh ok, forgot there was a gap.

          2. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 12 days ago

            Dont forget the kane curve, hell be shite until he plays for a month

            1. Old Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              8 months, 12 days ago

              Yes indeed!

    7. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Brought in Barnes wk 20, 4 goals 2 assists later happy days

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

        Well played

      2. ZeBestee
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Nice move. Deserve every point.

    8. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Burnley can't knit few passes before hoofing it forward. Grit and hardwork with little talent can take you places in life.

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

      Average players remaining? I’ve stacked it but 5 left... how much room have I got to salvage something?

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

        5 as well, if i get to 60 points I will be contented.

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

          Me too, mate.