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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
    5 months, 26 days 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
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      You had all week to do it too.

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Absolutely agree with you - no defense whatsoever!

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

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

  2. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    Targett G

  3. tm245
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    Valery a Targett g

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Valery?!

      Yes!!

  4. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    VALERY ASSIST

    1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

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

  5. LFox
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

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

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

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

    2. Would Ed Woodward
        5 months, 26 days ago

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

        1. LFox
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          WWEWD?

        2. Pep bites Kun
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          You can as he's on mine also 🙂

    3. Tev
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Valery!

    4. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Where is my Deulofeu assist?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        With all the other lost ones.

    5. Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Oh no....

    6. CloudSky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Jwp and Valery safely tucked on bench.

      1. kalmoffit
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Need some Arsenal in your team

    7. Ginkapo FPL
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

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

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

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

        1. F_Ivanovic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 26 days 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
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Didn't fancy Doherty against Watford.

      3. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 26 days 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.

    8. Gobigorgohome
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Valery

    9. Darth_Krid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Valery with a cross right on Targett.

      1. Mysterion
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 26 days ago

        😀 rimshot.mp3

    10. teriyaki 69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Benched Valery for Lloris season ruined. lmao

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Lloris?

        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Crazy they allowed you to play lloris as a defendee

    11. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

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

      1. Would Ed Woodward
          5 months, 26 days ago

          I have to play him next week...

        • Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          An assist from Valery is a cool FPL story.

          1. ZICO SENNA
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            Not really

        • LFox
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          exactly

        • mixology
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

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

        • F_Ivanovic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Went for Duffy instead - seemed the logical choice.

      2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

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

      3. Giggs Boson.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Trippier -> Valery benchwankery 😎

      4. Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 26 days 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…
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Positive attitude. I love it

      5. I hate Moreno
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

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

      6. Eric_the_king
          5 months, 26 days ago

          For the remainder of the season

          A) Sane
          B) Bilva

          Is Bilva likely to play deeper with the fernandinho injury?

          1. LFox
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 26 days 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
            5 months, 26 days 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
              5 months, 26 days 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

          4. Sif
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

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

          5. Royal5
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

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

          6. Sid07
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            Jwp and Valery one week late

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

          8. Skloppy Kops
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            Oups. JwP, Valery & Peltier in bench

          9. Luka - Man Like Serbia
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            Townsend on for Meyer! Come on lads!

          10. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

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

          11. Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            Doherty close to any attacking points?

          12. Sailboats
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

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

          13. aborg
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

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

          14. JONALDINHO
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

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