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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. AzzaroMax99
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    TAA again good option? As double up with Robbo I mean?

    1. gonzalocampos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      The opposite, TAA out...Mane in for triple Liverpool.

      1. Emp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        that's not very good advice

        1. The Suspended One
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Terribl advice

    2. Offside Trapattoni
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I'm bringing TAA in (for Kola) running with the Salah Robbo treble

  2. jimmyabs1987
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Digne & Rash > Rondon and Pereira for next 3 GW?

    1. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Or Rash & Sterling > Auba & Martial?

  3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Wood is going to rise tonight?

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

      Depends how well you did lol

    2. The Suspended One
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Already did

    3. ZeBestee
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Depends on the missus.

    4. Ross From Friends
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Been on the rise since the early 90s

    5. Gooner Kebab
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Solid

  4. Cruz88
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Can swap Digne for someone next week, 1.3 ITB, already own TAA, Dohertyz Luiz and Bissaka. Who would be best?

    A) Pereira
    B) Spurs defender
    C) Someone else

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Pereira

    2. Whatever100
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I am looking at Newcastle defenders but they do seem to have a lot and not sure which are nailed. Schar maybe. Then again may just swap out Ederson with their keeper instead.

  5. Touré De Force
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Holebas Wood and Bamba on my bench - in that order. Holebas coming in, maybe Dilva will be rested and I'll get Woods haul

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

      Dilva will start imo

  6. Flynny
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Any early thoughts on this?

    Hazard richarlison and kamara to auba anderson and mcneil - 4

    Ederson fab
    Robbo Doherty lindelof awb bednarek
    Salah hazard son pog richi
    Rash jiminez kamara

    Thanks

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

      Looks decent, way too early to make the transfers.

      1. Flynny
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Yup. Just like to have a rough idea..cheers

  7. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Why did the worm eater bother buying Hart? Should have just played Lindegaard until Heaton was fully fit. Burnley would have been comfortable in top 10 if they didn't persist with Hart when Heaton was back.

  8. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Is Pereira worth (-4)?

    Can start either Trent or Awb.

    1. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      No TAA could get something from it

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

      Wouldn't take the hit to bench Trent.

    3. tucaoneo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Nope

    4. BENOIT
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      No

  9. EgyptianKing
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 8 days ago

    1) Moura and Kun, +14 points

    2) Sane Hazard Son Jimenez

    In your opinion, can 2) still beat 1)?

    Cheers mates!

    1. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Over what time period?

      1. EgyptianKing
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 8 days ago

        This GW!

        1. jimmyabs1987
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Very unlikely as I think Aguero will get points, Moura unlikely but I think Son and Jimi are your only points scorers as Haz and Sane have 2 and 1 points written all over them!

          1. EgyptianKing
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Thank you for your opinion.

            I still have hope 2) (me) can beat 1) (my rival) ahah. Lets see!

            1. jimmyabs1987
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Best of luck! My rival has Aguero C so I am on Team 2 🙂

    2. Pishpott
        2 months, 8 days ago

        2 wins I think

        1. EgyptianKing
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 8 days ago

          I hope so!!

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

      Sterling Deeney to..

      A. Auba Anderson
      B Laca Mane

      1. jimmyabs1987
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 8 days ago

        A

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

        A

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

        Cheers

    4. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Why are there 2 games on friday the next gw?

      1. alastair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Wales playing England at rugby on the Saturday

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Ah. Thanks.

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

        American football game on the Saturday.

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

        Next GW is midweek.

        1. The 5% Team
            2 months, 8 days ago

            no, thats GW 28

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

              Yeah, Friday then Tuesday for Cardiff.

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

        Need a haul from triple Wolves to have a good gw.

        Whats the odds they lose 1 nil just when u need them most?

        1. jimmyabs1987
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 8 days ago

          I need this as well with ideally Jota getting most the points!

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

          High - given I have played Doherty and benched Lascelles

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

        A part from City game West Ham fixtures look really good. Any of their players options again?

        1. FPL Flop
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Felipe 100%.

        2. Pishpott
            2 months, 8 days ago

            I keep waiting for Anderson to come good but he's just not getting the points, I've held him for so long though so I daren't get rid.

            1. Ini
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              At the point you may as well keep if they have a game in the blanks

          • Flynny
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Anderson

            Season over for them tho so hard to predict form

        3. Ahmed Adam
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Sane to F. Anderson?

          Any Thoughts

          1. FPL Flop
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Yes

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

            Yes

          3. Camzy
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            It really depends on the rest of your team and your plan going forward.

            I was initially thinking that was a no-brainer transfer, but if you want City in future, it can cause problems.

          4. tucaoneo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 8 days ago

            I'm considering

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

            From one blank merchant to another:

            Sané: 6 blanks in last 9
            Felipe: 7 blanks in last 9

            You really have to time those players right or they’re a nightmare

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

          So the number one of the french leaderboard is named... Morten Bugge Gundersen...

          Pretty sure he's not french. Those norwegians are everywhere in FPL lmao.

          1. tisza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            seems like entire population of Christmas Island plays FPL according to number of people in that league 🙂

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

              Pretty disappointed that there aren't more restrictions so you can't just "elect" your country. Makes the national leaderboard less interesting. Even if I suppose there aren't that many online travelers.

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

            I'm 5k in Norway, 50k OR. Ridiculous ratio considering the fact there barely live people here.

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

              Norwegians are FPL mastermind. Too cold up there to do anything else than watching football.

        5. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          58 Points with Son, Doherty and Jimenez to play.
          How does that compare to everyone else?

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

            Pretty good but not spectacular.

          2. Pishpott
              2 months, 8 days ago

              59 with Hazard Bennett Patricio and Son

            • jimmyabs1987
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 8 days ago

              48 points with Son, Sterling, Doherty, Jota, Jimi to play

            • Kiwivillan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              43 Pat Doherty Sterling Son Aguero Jimi left

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

            Will you still select Salah if he’s a 13.0 forward next year?

            I think he’d definitely still be worth it... he would lose 31 points off his current score for CS’s & extra midfielder goal points... but he has 7 games where he’s scored and failed to register baps this season, so you’d have to think he’d recover at least half of that points deficit from extra forward baps.

            Should still be good for 250/260 points in a season easy as a forward, particularly as first choice pen taker

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

              12,5 forward next season imo

            2. Pishpott
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Probably, it's becoming so boring having to have him though.

              • Team Cruel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                I don't play fantasy La Liga so no, I won't be buying him.

              • tucaoneo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 8 days ago

                All things considered he would lose 0.5 point per goal if classified as forward according to Deulofail.

              • Camzy
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Yes. Kane is 12.5m and we all had him while he had those good fixtures.

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

                  Something tells me the current Salah, Pogba, Son, Rashford template foundation will not be quite so affordable next year.

                  I’d say we’ll Be lucky to get them for less than 42.0 compared to 36.0 this year

              • Indpush
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 8 days ago

                I will be getting Salah again. I also plan to get as many pen takers as possible.

            3. Halftime
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              70 points including subs and bonus with Doherty, Sterling and Jimenez to go. If Kola hadn't scored the OG i could of broken 100 this GW.

              1. Gooner Kebab
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                nice

              2. Vamos
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 8 days ago

                That's a very good score.

                I'm on 53 with Jimenez, Doherty, Aguero and Sterling to play. Slightly afraid of not having Son...

              3. KevsHolidayFund
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 8 days ago

                I make it 67 where are you pulling the extra 3points from?

                1. Halftime
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  70 all right, Holebas coming on for Rashford. Having a dire season, nice to get a good result.

                  1. KevsHolidayFund
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    Apologies for questioning your addition. I overlooked laca's 3 bonus. You are having a good week!

            4. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Hazard & Higuain could be great options from GW29 if United beat Chelsea in the FA Cup.

              No blanks plus a DGW.

              From GW29-33 their fixtures:
              ful, WOL, eve, car, WHU and BHA possibly in DGW32.

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

                This - and exact opposite if Chelsea go through, as thye’d Have blanks in 31 and probably/possibly 33

                If Utd knock them out a chelsea triple up is on the cards

                1. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  Yup totally agree. Luiz, Hazard & Higuain could be gold from GW29.

                  Already own Haz and was planning to sell for Auba this week but I might be put off that move if they get locked out. Still think Auba is a great option for next 2 though.

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

                    Auba > Higuain for GW29 is on my radar for sure if cup results go the right way and Higuain still looks good

            5. AD2110
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Hi guys, is there anything that would be good changing in this team? Have 1 FT and 0.2m ITB. Or best to roll the free? Ideally want to get rid of Sane for someone but not sure who for....

              Fab
              TAA, Robbo, WB
              Salah, Son, Sané, Pogba
              Auba, Rashford, Jimenez

              Boruc, Bennett, Yedlin, Hojbjerg

              1. jimmyabs1987
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Double Liverpool away at Man U? Maybe get a spurs player in for GW27?

            6. Depldax
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Finally some points from Chris Wood! I'm still in shock

              1. Syd.
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Enough to give you some wood

              2. Depldax
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Haha I like that

                1. Depldax
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  Benched him at utd!!

              3. Kiwivillan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Uh 9pts against United 2 games ago?

                1. Depldax
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  Benched him at utd!!

            7. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Fabianski
              Robertson / TAA / Doherty / AWB
              Salah / Pogba / Son / Camarasa
              Rashford / Jimenez

              Ederson // Sterling / Digne / Ings

              Any moves I should be looking at this weekend? Uncomfortable playing double Liverpool defense.

              I'm not sure about Aubameyang for a hit as I'll want Aguero from the following GW onwards.

              Sterling > Jota (or an alternative), as an enabler for Aguero (the following week)?

              Very open to alternatives.

            8. slove
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Who to move Richarlison on for?

              Will already have Hazard and Aguero on the bench so my XI would be

              Fab
              Robertson TAA Doherty AWB
              Salah Son Camarasa (Richarlison replacement)
              Jiménez Rashford

              Have a 7.5m budget for replacement

            9. HD7
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Hi Managers,

              Good plan?

              GW27: Digne to Pereira

              GW29: Llorente VVD Jota Auba to Crouch Bednarek Hazard Kun and go 4-4-2 with AWB and Bednarek rotation (-8)

              Fab
              Doherty VVD Robbo
              Salah Pogba Son Jota
              Rashford Auba Llorente

              Subs: Button, AWB, Digne, Camarasa

            10. Chucky
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              37 points with just 5 remaining... 🙁 back to earth after getting 101 points last week.. 🙁

              1. Swedish Maldini
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                20 with Kola as Captain, 6 left

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

                Swingers at roundabouts.

                ...or something like that.

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

              I can field an XI if I switch Hamer > Etheridge. Does this look ok for next week?

              Etheridge
              Shaw / TAA / AWB / Doherty
              Salah / Pogba / Son
              Jimenez / Barnes / Rashford

              Subs: Ederson / B Silva / Richarlison / Digne

            12. Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Which move to make for next GW?

              A) Sane-->Anderson
              B) Richarlison--> Anderson

            13. Lucky Z
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Whay TAA is in -130% to drop? Bug?

              1. Brosstan
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                tons sold him before the deadline.

            14. Borisalandoris
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 8 days ago

              70 after bonus with Son Jota and BSilva to play feels respectable

              1. The Suspended One
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                More respectable than your comment

            15. THFC4LIFE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Sterling and Firmino > Anderson and Auba for free, good moves?