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Richarlison fit to start but Fraser drops to the bench

Following West Ham United’s 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the early kick-off, four more Premier League matches get underway at 15:00 BST.

Crystal Palace host Everton, Fulham entertain Cardiff City, Southampton take on Bournemouth, and Watford play Wolverhampton Wanderers in a rematch of their FA Cup semi-final.

Richarlison is fit to start at Selhurst Park, despite being described as a “major doubt” by his manager on Friday.

Lucas Digne has recovered from his own minor injury as Marco Silva names the same starting XI that beat Manchester United last Sunday.

Patrick van Aanholt returns at the expense of Joel Ward in Roy Hodgson’s only change.

Despite slight concerns for owners of Wolves assets over possible rotation, Nuno Espirito Santo keeps faith with the same 11 players that beat Arsenal in midweek.

Javi Gracia has made three changes to his defence, however, with Adrian Mariappa, Kiko Femenia and Jose Holebas replacing Christian Kabasele, Daryl Janmaat and Adam Masina.

Ralph Hasenhuttl looks to have changed shape this afternoon and has reverted to a back four.

Danny Ings and Yan Valery come in for Stuart Armstrong and the ill Maya Yoshida but Shane Long and Ryan Bertrand are fit to start.

Scott Parker and Neil Warnock have made one change apiece for their meeting at Craven Cottage this afternoon.

Tom Cairney returns at the expense of Jean Michael Seri for the Cottagers, while Leandro Bacuna replaces the injured Joe Ralls for Cardiff.

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita, van Aanholt, Dann, Kelly, Wan-Bissaka, Meyer, Kouyate, McArthur, Milivojevic, Benteke, Zaha.

Subs: Ward, Townsend, Hennessey, Ayew, Batshuayi, Sako, Riedewald.

Everton XI: Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Zouma, Digne, Gueye, Schneiderlin, Bernard, Sigurdsson, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin.

Subs: Jagielka, Walcott, Tosun, McCarthy, Stekelenburg, Lookman, Baines.

Fulham XI: Rico, Odoi, Ream, Le Marchand, Bryan, Anguissa, Chambers, Babel, Cairney, Sessegnon, Mitrovic.

Subs: Kebano, Ayite, Christie, Seri, Mawson, Ramirez, Elliott.

Cardiff City XI: Etheridge, Peltier, Morrison, Manga, Bennett, Bacuna, Gunnarsson, Mendez-Laing, Camarasa, Hoilett, Niasse.

Subs: Richards, Ward, Reid, Cunningham, Harris, Brian Murphy, Healey.

Southampton XI: Gunn, Valery, Bednarek, Stephens, Bertrand, Hojbjerg, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Redmond, Ings, Long.

Subs: Austin, Armstrong, Lemina, Targett, Sims, Forster, Ramsay.

Bournemouth XI: Boruc, Aké, Cook, Simpson, Clyne, Gosling, Mepham, Lerma, Brooks, King, Wilson.

Subs: Mousset, Ibe, Hyndman, Fraser, Begovic, Solanke, Surridge.

Watford XI: Foster, Femenia, Cathcart, Mariappa, Holebas, Hughes, Doucoure, Capoue, Pereyra, Gray, Deulofeu.

Subs: Gomes, Janmaat, Success, Masina, Sema, Chalobah, Kabasele.

Wolverhampton Wanderers XI: Patricio, Bennett, Coady, Boly, Doherty, Dendoncker, Moutinho, Neves, Jonny, Jimenez, Jota.

Subs: Ruddy, Cavaleiro, Costa, Gibbs-White, Saiss, Vinagre, Traore.

1,292 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Pep bites Kun
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Thankfully Jiminez scored. Forgot there was a game last night and didn't switch my C to Mane. What a noob 🙂

    1. Fitzy.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      You had all week to do it too.

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Absolutely agree with you - no defense whatsoever!

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Didn't really want this top of page - 'bigger noob' ...

  2. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Targett G

  3. tm245
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Valery a Targett g

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Valery?!

      Yes!!

  4. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    VALERY ASSIST

    1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      All is forgiven for his no shows for two gameweeks so.

  5. LFox
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    There you go, you Valery-owners moaning and moaning ...

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I'm sorry, haha. Extra jam as I had Yoshida starting with Valery 1st on the bench.

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Can I still moan if he's on my bench?

      1. LFox
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        WWEWD?

      2. Pep bites Kun
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        You can as he's on mine also 🙂

  6. Tev
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Valery!

  7. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Where is my Deulofeu assist?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      With all the other lost ones.

  8. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Oh no....

  9. CloudSky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Jwp and Valery safely tucked on bench.

    1. kalmoffit
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Need some Arsenal in your team

  10. Ginkapo FPL
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Why would I be playing Valery? Why are any of you playing Valery?

    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Because he is playing at wb at home to Bou...

      1. F_Ivanovic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Bournmouth always going to score though....relying on an assist or goal from someone who's had no assists and just the 2 goals in random back to back games against Spurs and United.

    2. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Didn't fancy Doherty against Watford.

    3. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I had three choices for one spot Valery - Dunk - Boly that is why.
      Seriously I changed to Valery last minute it was said to me that Valery has the best attacking threat.

  11. Gobigorgohome
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Valery

  12. Darth_Krid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Valery with a cross right on Targett.

    1. Mysterion
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      😀 rimshot.mp3

  13. TERIYAKI 69
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Benched Valery for Lloris season ruined. lmao

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Lloris?

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Crazy they allowed you to play lloris as a defendee

  14. Zico Senna
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    People’ teams that poor at the back they HAD to play Valery?!

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I have to play him next week...

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      An assist from Valery is a cool FPL story.

      1. Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Not really

    3. LFox
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      exactly

    4. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      from wildcards I guess. Played yoshida personally for his goal threat although he's out with illness apparently

    5. F_Ivanovic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Went for Duffy instead - seemed the logical choice.

  15. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    @Drughi playing Valery over Doherty is paying off so far. Big relief!

  16. Giggs Boson.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Trippier -> Valery benchwankery 😎

  17. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    You know what, thankful that I went Bednafeck over Valery.

    Would have benched either this week. At least now not pissed about bench points! 😆 silver linings

    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Positive attitude. I love it

  18. I hate Moreno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Bench boost was better for me this week with 2 still to play

  19. Eric_the_king
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    For the remainder of the season

    A) Sane
    B) Bilva

    Is Bilva likely to play deeper with the fernandinho injury?

    1. LFox
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B - B. Silva will likelier play in KDB position, he moves Gundo deeper... which curtails his runs from wide, but also improves Sane's chances of starting ...

    2. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I'd love to bring in sane as a nice differential. Depends on this weekend and if pep makes any comments regarding sane.

      bilva is a great option regardless

    3. Eric_the_king
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Cheers, so edging toward Bilva feel like it is a guaranteed start whereas sane could be more high risk high reward. Hopefully have more answers after Burnley

  20. Sif
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Why don't you come on over (off my bench) Valery?

  21. Royal5
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Valery and Ward Prowse benched. Where were you idiots last week. Ffs

  22. Sid07
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Jwp and Valery one week late

  23. I think Valery deserves to score a goal and Doherty 2 assists

  24. Skloppy Kops
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Oups. JwP, Valery & Peltier in bench

  25. Luka - Man Like Serbia
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Townsend on for Meyer! Come on lads!

  26. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Valley assy.....get a goal now me son

  27. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Doherty close to any attacking points?

  28. Sailboats
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Matip owner, but Valery first on the bench, yeah boy!

  29. aborg
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Valery assist yeyyyy.....Thank you also JWP.
    You finally paid me back after your dismal DGW showing

  30. JONALDINHO
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    As a Wilson, Jiminez, Jota and Valery owner this afternoon hasn’t been bad. Looks like I’m getting those triple digits!