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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. tucaoneo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Need Brighton to park a proper bus.

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      This

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

    114 points after baps and three to go.

    Feels good after medicore dgw

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

      Well played.

      1. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Got lucky not having wildcard to mess my team few gws ago

    2. bialk
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Cheers! You are now above me in overall. That should be your top 1k season.
      Only 37 points for me. Have dropped from 640 to 2450 overall.

  3. Yank Revolution
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Boom, just passed 100 pts, pre baps - Thx Callum

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

    Jimi walking around the pitch after the final whistle, he's fine.

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

    Full time, Southampton safe

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

    How did Spurs lose 1-0 to WH 😮 - anyone see the game?

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      They were knackered and west ham played well.

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

        Thanks for the update

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

      They looked tired ...
      West Ham were up for it ...
      Spurs rested players ... no Vert
      Son, Moura, Alli were not on best form ...

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

        Appreciate the update - cheers

    3. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Spurs were awful. West Hams cup final and all that.

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

        Thank you

    4. Berge20
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Spurs are tired. Injuries to key players, lack of any signings, and fixture congestion have caught up with them. Arguably played ok the first 45, but fell off a cliff the 2nd half.

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

        Thanks for the update boys ... I have a decision to make between Son & Pogba. Don't really want to take hits at this point in the season, so it'll be interesting to see what Pog does v CHE ...

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

    Jimmy walking fine but probably still gets a flag.

    Hopefully plenty of sellers!

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

      Was always on the plan to ship for Rashy against Hudd

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

        Can't sell before FUL.

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

      Fulham = clean sheet machines

  8. LIARS POKER
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    109 with 3 to go and I benched Jota. Dreamland

  9. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Brighton 1 - 0 Newcastle

    Ryan Penalty Save
    Duffy Goal
    Ryan Assist

    Sound about right?

    1. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yep. I'll have some of that

    2. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      That would be sex

      1. DV8R
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Better than that

    3. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Ditch the penalty. Ryan won't save it.

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Has a keeper ever saved 3 pens in one game in the league? I think today is the day for Ryan...

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

      Murray goal assisted by Dunk

    5. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      1 - 0 perez

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

      Not sure it could be any worse for me lol. So good luck to you but I hope with all my heart that Newcastle win 1-0, Duffy OG

    7. drughi
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      1-1 duffy goal no assist and own goal Newcastle rondon

    8. Kung Fu Football
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Duffy goal, an assist and a cleanie is what is needed now...nothing else will suffice to turn this mediocre week around!! Basically 3 hopes...none, Bob and envel...

  10. United 99 4Ever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    so glad I brought Siggy in this week

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

    81 pts, current rank 9,800, Aguero and Vardy left.
    Jota trolling me on the bench.

    Need a Newcastle goal and a Sterling blank and should stay inside the top 10k. This season finally is epic.

  12. Yank Revolution
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Cardiff peppering the goal w shots...

  13. drughi
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Jota captain next week

  14. HollywoodXI
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    87 points with Aguero, Sterling and Duffy to play. I’ll take it 🙂

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

    Bournmouth have had 117 goals in their games this season. Wonder what the record is?

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

      City have scored more on their own

  16. gonzalocampos
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    TC Mane, out Erikseen and Duffy for Babel and Van Dijk was a nice change. 88 points with Sterling, Laporte and Aguero to go.

  17. Whats the Huth
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Where’s the managers comment that Yoshida is ill
    I pray he’s back next week for my BB

    1. drughi
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      plays west ham away, 1 or 2 points

  18. Rains of Castamere
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    94 with Duffy and Sterling to go. Chuffed to bits. Never thought this would be such a high scoring week...wasn't expecting much from JWP / Wilson / Jimenez

    1. liverpool01
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Nice one

      1. Rains of Castamere
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Ta

    2. Steiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      123 with Duffy and Aguero still to go, happy days!

      1. Rains of Castamere
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Crazy score!

        1. Steiger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Gambled with TC Salah and it's payed off, obviously with others totting up the rest.

  19. Burger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    105pts so far with 3 players left, probably fairly average around these parts?

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      live FPL is your friend for these queries

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

      below average, should be ashamed at your score.

  20. liverpool01
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Wow Crystal Palace vs Everton terrible game don't think I'll be getting Zaha anymore, way too greedy...

  21. XabiAlonso
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Babel has scored more league goals in half a season with Fulham than in any season with Liverpool in the prem

  22. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    100 points with Wilson and Jota on the bench. Very strange feelings!!

    1. Jacky boy
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      link ?

    2. 4-4-who?
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Strange decision to play Doherty over Jota imo...

  23. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    1 bps point for jim
    3 jota
    2 gray

  24. TomSaints
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    I give up.

    Wilson -> Firmino after deciding not to take a hit on Salah.

    Realise he’s injured and take a hit to get Lacazette. At the same time decide to switch TC to Son.

    40+ point swing so far that’s kills me in mini leagues and solid top 100k finish

    1. 4-4-who?
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      It's all about the decisions we make. We all have stories... Hope you have better luck next week

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

    Wow, Morrison needs to score there.

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

    Wat/Wol BAPs as they are 🙂

  27. Bartowski
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    I don't think the BBC understand what 'as it stands' means when it comes to their league tables.

  28. Rains of Castamere
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    2FT... Salah and King to Jota and Aguero looks a no brainer. Take my Salah points and switch to two big threats that my ML rivals have.

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

    Argh! Boly in on WC/BB boost now means I can't get Jota in without a hit with Jimi and Doherty

  30. AzzaroMax99
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    82 pts with bonus with Kun(C), Sterling & Duffy to play. Hopefully 100 pts is reachable 😀