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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.

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  1. Tev
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Brighton all but safe means more chance of them being on the beach in 38, cluTChing at straws here 😆

  2. liverpool01
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Deulofeu>Jota
    Wilson>Rashford - 4

    Yes or no?

    1. elchilangles
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Wolves last couple of games not that great though

  3. STRANGER INGS
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    What do we do with Eriksen/Son??

    1. Would Ed Woodward
        5 months, 28 days ago

        I'm getting rid of Eriksen.

        1. TheDragon
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 28 days ago

          100% this - Eriksen to Jota and Gray to Rashford for me this week

          1. Would Ed Woodward
              5 months, 28 days ago

              If i get Rashford, I'd have to bench either him, Jimi or Jota so I think I'm just gonna do Eriksen > Pogba and bench Wilson, two FT for 38.

              1. TheDragon
                • 1 Year
                5 months, 28 days ago

                Ye makes sense - 1 United s enough unless they show something tomorrow.

                You can’t bench wolves this week

                1. Would Ed Woodward
                    5 months, 28 days ago

                    Assume you're capping either Kun or Sterling, right?

                    1. TheDragon
                      • 1 Year
                      5 months, 28 days ago

                      Definitely - not sure which one though

          2. Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 28 days ago

            I'm ditching Eriksen almost certainly, for Sterling. Will probably keep Son...

            1. bialk
              • 10 Years
              5 months, 28 days ago

              Ericsen to Jota

              1. STRANGER INGS
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 28 days ago

                Already got Jota and Sterling... I'm clueless

                1. bialk
                  • 10 Years
                  5 months, 28 days ago

                  Antonio?

        2. Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Hopefully Vardy, Pogba comes close-ish to Sane, Ryan, Duffy +17pts.... uh oh

        3. TheDragon
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Jota is finally showing that he is the player I thought he was at the start of the season - when he ruined me by blanking continuously

          1. Giggs Boson.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 28 days ago

            Will probably be 7.5m next season.

            1. Would Ed Woodward
                5 months, 28 days ago

                and a striker.

                1. Giggs Boson.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  5 months, 28 days ago

                  🙁

            2. HollywoodXI
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 28 days ago

              I had him in my GW1 team and transferred out after five blanks. It took him time to adjust to the premier league but now he has he’s showing the form we thought he would.

            3. Yoshioka
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 28 days ago

              I didn't realise he was only 22 either... looks older. Real prospect.

            4. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 28 days ago

              Got him back. Had him in my GW 1 team and ditched thinking he'd never return. He's done well since I've brought him back.

              1. TheDragon
                • 1 Year
                5 months, 28 days ago

                Ye I’ve missed his resurgence - I’ll have him for next week

              2. Giggs Boson.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                5 months, 28 days ago

                The switch to the 352 has been great for him. Was crap out wide!

          2. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 28 days ago

            Red arrow today with eriksen son Jota and Jimenez! Harsh

            1. Dakes.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 28 days ago

              that is, aye. had all but jota there so kinda expect mine but still annoying

          3. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 28 days ago

            To keep or lose Eriksen / son??

            1. Pat Bonner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              5 months, 28 days ago

              See how midweek goes but I’m reluctantly looking at Pogba. Still fancy spurs to do score 2+ at Bournemouth but guess rotation is likely

              1. Eat my goal!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                5 months, 28 days ago

                Have they even got the players for rotation

                But they could easily hold back to save themselves for the second leg

                1. Pat Bonner
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  5 months, 28 days ago

                  Yeah that is true, Bournemouth are bad at the back but then I did say the same about West Ham!

            2. Dakes.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 28 days ago

              As above I'll probably lose / keep

              1. Eat my goal!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                5 months, 28 days ago

                Son looked well off his game tho, tackled by the grass he was running on

            3. Van der Faart
              • 7 Years
              5 months, 28 days ago

              Keep one. Probably Son

          4. Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 28 days ago

            Spurs result so frustrating. Was really hoping Eriksen would do well today!

            1. TheDragon
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 28 days ago

              Flappy was in fine form

              1. Eat my goal!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                5 months, 28 days ago

                Shame I played foster instead

            2. Eat my goal!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 28 days ago

              Well depends which way you look at it - very frustrating as a son and Eriksen owner but hilarious in the race for the top 4

          5. Giggs Boson.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 28 days ago

            With a pre-season under his belt, and hopefully some good signings, Hasenhüttl's Saints could hold some good value attacking players next season. They've shown promise.

            1. Pat Bonner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              5 months, 28 days ago

              Spot on. Looks like he’s got a clear style and he's been impressive, could be a few bargains from saints next season

          6. KickIt
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 28 days ago

            Wilson first sub so hoping for Aguero or Sterling no show tomorrow! 🙁

            1. TheDragon
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 28 days ago

              You don’t deserve this points for benching him 😉

              1. KickIt
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                5 months, 28 days ago

                Scored more than my entire bench boost last week

            2. HugeGillsFC
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 28 days ago

              Same! Don’t fancy the chances of Aguero being benched though...

          7. marrog
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 28 days ago

            Aaaargh! I forgot to triple-captain Salah!

            1. Uncle Gamst
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              5 months, 28 days ago

              Forgot?

              1. marrog
                • 10 Years
                5 months, 27 days ago

                Yes, forgot. It's hardly a left-field move - surely everyone with Salah and the triple captain chip left did it.

                I'd be on 111 points with Sterling, Laporte and Ederson still to play. It would have been the saving of my season.

                You'd think I'd be a bit more on the ball after 12 years of this...

            2. TheDragon
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 28 days ago

              I forgot to get Jota and Wilson for this week too - frustrating

              1. marrog
                • 10 Years
                5 months, 27 days ago

                Not me. I just left Jota on the bench instead. Sigh.

                1. marrog
                  • 10 Years
                  5 months, 27 days ago

                  Also Vardy.

          8. Uncle Gamst
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 28 days ago

            My daughters is on a flyer 🙂

            100 DGW35
            109 GW35 with Duffy, Ryan and Agüero left to play.

            1. Uncle Gamst
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              5 months, 28 days ago

              *team

            2. TheDragon
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 28 days ago

              209 for GW 35! 😮

              1. Uncle Gamst
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                5 months, 28 days ago

                lol... should read 109 for GW36...naughty Dragon

            3. TheDragon
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 28 days ago

              Has she got any tips for us?!

              1. Yoshioka
                • 1 Year
                5 months, 28 days ago

                Typo?

              2. Uncle Gamst
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                5 months, 28 days ago

                Yeah, buy a Delorean 😉

              3. Uncle Gamst
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                5 months, 28 days ago

                Don't bring in Firmino or bench Mane

          9. MeatPieSausageRoll
              5 months, 28 days ago

              Eden brace tomorrow would take me over 100. I don’t think I’ve ever supported our opposition 2 games running. Feels bad man

              1. Would Ed Woodward
                  5 months, 28 days ago

                  lol

              2. Pat Bonner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                5 months, 28 days ago

                Guy in work league barely looks at his team, in top 1k and hasn’t even used his wildcard yet! Yes he has Wilson and is on 102 pts for this week so far

                1. Van der Faart
                  • 7 Years
                  5 months, 28 days ago

                  Bloody casual

                2. Eat my goal!
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 28 days ago

                  Thing is if you watch a lot of football you can just make a change here and there based on what you see and still do really well

                  Too much over thinking goes on on here

                  1. Yank Revolution
                    • 8 Years
                    5 months, 28 days ago

                    This

                  2. Pat Bonner
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    5 months, 28 days ago

                    There’s overthinking and there’s not even using a wc!

                    1. Eat my goal!
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      5 months, 28 days ago

                      Didn’t pan out well for most who used it

                      Sometimes you just need to stick with form players or good players that have good fixtures

                      1. elchilangles
                        • 1 Year
                        5 months, 28 days ago

                        this is a good point, I used my wildcard after hours of researching and overthinking and it turned out my pre-wildcard team would have been better!

                3. Uncle Gamst
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  5 months, 28 days ago

                  Sometimes you can ruin your squad with a wildcard. Have won my ML on 2 occasions (pre-chips) without using my wildcard

                  1. TheDragon
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 28 days ago

                    Ye I’m not sure either wildcard helped me - I used them as I felt I had to

              3. Visionaries
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 28 days ago

                I know no-one likes a bragger but currently on 130.
                With Aguero, Duffy and Ryan to play. Best GW I've ever had

                1. Pat Bonner
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  5 months, 28 days ago

                  Well played, amazing score

                2. Bucket_
                  • 5 Years
                  5 months, 28 days ago

                  That's class, nice one!

                3. Uncle Gamst
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  5 months, 28 days ago

                  Enjoy 🙂

                4. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                  • 6 Years
                  5 months, 28 days ago

                  Bulls eye, well done

                5. TheDragon
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 28 days ago

                  What’s your team?

                  1. Visionaries
                    • 3 Years
                    5 months, 28 days ago

                    Ryan
                    AWB, Robbo, Duffy
                    Jota, Son, Salah (TC), Mane
                    Aguero, Wilson, Jim

                    1. TheDragon
                      • 1 Year
                      5 months, 28 days ago

                      That’s literally the team you’d pick if you were picking after seeing the scores! (Other than Son)

                      Amazing - congrats!

                6. Visionaries
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 28 days ago

                  Cheers guys, took a -8 to stretch Jota in but proving worth it

                7. Giggs Boson.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  5 months, 28 days ago

                  I'd rather hear how happy people are with their GW than a moan 🙂

                  Congratulations! Great score.

                8. Would Ed Woodward
                    5 months, 28 days ago

                    Well done!

                  • elchilangles
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 28 days ago

                    nice work, got to be close to highest score???

                9. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                  • 6 Years
                  5 months, 28 days ago

                  Very small green even after getting 27pts today, tough time! 😮

                  1. TheDragon
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 28 days ago

                    That must be a Green solely looking at today

                    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                      • 6 Years
                      5 months, 28 days ago

                      Arrow was green yesterday. Current live rank shows just 5k rise even though my rank isnt any good... I guess those around me have scored well

                  2. Uncle Gamst
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    5 months, 28 days ago

                    Brutal...what was your OR?

                    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                      • 6 Years
                      5 months, 28 days ago

                      Around 95k

                      1. Uncle Gamst
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        5 months, 28 days ago

                        This is disturbing news 🙁

                        1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                          • 6 Years
                          5 months, 28 days ago

                          Not that disturbing, its alright 😛

                          Maybe my expectations were too high

                          1. Uncle Gamst
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            5 months, 28 days ago

                            Because in normal week that would be a green

                10. JustPark
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 28 days ago

                  How did Palace look? Should I ditch Zaha for Rashford?

                  1. liverpool01
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 28 days ago

                    Looked terrible could not keep the ball, Zaha played selfish didn't pass the final ball on numerous occasions

                11. balint84
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 28 days ago

                  recommended defender under 5.0 but not from Palace?
                  Shaw?

                  1. Giggs Boson.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    5 months, 28 days ago

                    Shaw sounds good, was just looking at him.

                    There's surely a CS or two against Cardiff and Huddersfield.

                    1. liverpool01
                      • 1 Year
                      5 months, 28 days ago

                      When's the last time they kept a clean sheet? lol been 9 games without a clean sheet

                  2. liverpool01
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 28 days ago

                    Valery

                12. TheDragon
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 28 days ago

                  What time will Duffy score his second goal today?

                  1. Uncle Gamst
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    5 months, 28 days ago

                    Just before his 3rd 😉

                  2. Would Ed Woodward
                      5 months, 28 days ago

                      You can have it, all I want is a Dunk CS, I'm not greedy.

                      Maybe 3 BAPS too...

                      1. TheDragon
                        • 1 Year
                        5 months, 28 days ago

                        Knowing my luck this week it’ll be Dunk who scores not Duffy (I’ve benched Dunk :o)

                        1. Would Ed Woodward
                            5 months, 28 days ago

                            Hopefully we get a Kun haul tomorrow.

                    • balint84
                      • 3 Years
                      5 months, 28 days ago

                      Fraser-JWP-Valery-AWB - nice Saturday (after Salah TC)

                      1. Uncle Gamst
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        5 months, 28 days ago

                        Boom

                    • Yank Revolution
                      • 8 Years
                      5 months, 28 days ago

                      I'm looking at a nice 2200 place jump into the Top 10 k (7909)....Cmon Duffy and need City (Kun/Sterling) to smash and grab tomorrow....would love to get near my all time best finish of 2364!

                      1. Uncle Gamst
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        5 months, 28 days ago

                        Would you accept a Sterling no show and Jota off the bench?

                        1. Yank Revolution
                          • 8 Years
                          5 months, 28 days ago

                          I think I would Uncle Pedersen!

                    • I love Spurs
                      • 7 Years
                      5 months, 28 days ago

                      Warnock looks like the Penguin in the old batman movie.

                    • Eat my goal!
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      5 months, 28 days ago

                      To drop Wilson or not

                      A spurs side with one eye on the CL and then another away game to palace

                      1. Would Ed Woodward
                          5 months, 28 days ago

                          I'm keeping and benching next week even though I think he could do well against Spurs, it's always a worry whether Bournemouth will bother turning up.

                          1. Eat my goal!
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            5 months, 28 days ago

                            He seems to love the away fixtures

                        • balint84
                          • 3 Years
                          5 months, 28 days ago

                          i'm thinking of selling Fraser. He did a great job in my team from gw1.

                          1. Eat my goal!
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            5 months, 28 days ago

                            Yeah first half of the season the pair were awesome - dropped them before Christmas and then brought both back in when the fixtures changed - unfortunately made a rash decision to ship Fraser the week he hauled

                      2. F_Ivanovic
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        5 months, 28 days ago

                        3 players today... Eriksen, Son and Jimenez. And a drop of nearly 2.5k in the top 10!

                        1. Pat Bonner
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          5 months, 28 days ago

                          Jota and Wilson doing the damage

                      3. Van der Faart
                        • 7 Years
                        5 months, 28 days ago

                        Just another 80 minutes plus injury time to hold out Ryan. Come on you can do it

                      4. Brosstan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        5 months, 28 days ago

                        Please go down Brighton

                      5. The Train Driver
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        5 months, 28 days ago

                        Fk this season. Hello next!

                      6. Zim0
                        • 1 Year
                        5 months, 28 days ago

                        Wilson on my bench

                        1. Zim0
                          • 1 Year
                          5 months, 28 days ago

                          Fml