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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, 23 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, 23 days ago

    Deulofeu>Jota
    Wilson>Rashford - 4

    Yes or no?

    1. elchilangles
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Wolves last couple of games not that great though

  3. STRANGER INGS
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    What do we do with Eriksen/Son??

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      5 months, 23 days ago

      I'm getting rid of Eriksen.

      1. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 23 days ago

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

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          5 months, 23 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, 23 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, 23 days ago

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

              1. TheDragon
                • 1 Year
                5 months, 23 days ago

                Definitely - not sure which one though

    2. Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

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

      1. bialk
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Ericsen to Jota

        1. STRANGER INGS
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

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

          1. bialk
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 23 days ago

            Antonio?

  4. Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

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

  5. TheDragon
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 23 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, 23 days ago

      Will probably be 7.5m next season.

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        5 months, 23 days ago

        and a striker.

        1. Giggs Boson.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          🙁

    2. HollywoodXI
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 23 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, 23 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, 23 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, 23 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, 23 days ago

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

  6. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Red arrow today with eriksen son Jota and Jimenez! Harsh

    1. Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

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

  7. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 23 days ago

    To keep or lose Eriksen / son??

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 23 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, 23 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, 23 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, 23 days ago

      As above I'll probably lose / keep

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 23 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, 23 days ago

      Keep one. Probably Son

  8. Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

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

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Flappy was in fine form

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Shame I played foster instead

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 23 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

  9. Giggs Boson.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 23 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, 23 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

  10. KickIt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

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

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 23 days ago

      You don’t deserve this points for benching him 😉

      1. KickIt
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Scored more than my entire bench boost last week

    2. HugeGillsFC
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

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

  11. marrog
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Aaaargh! I forgot to triple-captain Salah!

    1. Uncle Gamst
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Forgot?

      1. marrog
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 22 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, 23 days ago

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

      1. marrog
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 22 days ago

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

        1. marrog
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 22 days ago

          Also Vardy.

  12. Uncle Gamst
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 23 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, 23 days ago

      *team

    2. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 23 days ago

      209 for GW 35! 😮

      1. Uncle Gamst
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

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

    3. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Has she got any tips for us?!

      1. Yoshioka
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Typo?

      2. Uncle Gamst
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Yeah, buy a Delorean 😉

      3. Uncle Gamst
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Don't bring in Firmino or bench Mane

  13. MeatPieSausageRoll
    5 months, 23 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, 23 days ago

      lol

  14. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 23 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, 23 days ago

      Bloody casual

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 23 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, 23 days ago

        This

      2. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 23 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, 23 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, 23 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, 23 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, 23 days ago

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

  15. Visionaries
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 23 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, 23 days ago

      Well played, amazing score

    2. Bucket_
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      That's class, nice one!

    3. Uncle Gamst
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Enjoy 🙂

    4. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Bulls eye, well done

    5. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 23 days ago

      What’s your team?

      1. Visionaries
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

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

        1. TheDragon
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 23 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, 23 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, 23 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, 23 days ago

      Well done!

    9. elchilangles
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 23 days ago

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

  16. Holmes (specialist in failu…
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

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

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 23 days ago

      That must be a Green solely looking at today

      1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 23 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, 23 days ago

      Brutal...what was your OR?

      1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Around 95k

        1. Uncle Gamst
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          This is disturbing news 🙁

          1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 23 days ago

            Not that disturbing, its alright 😛

            Maybe my expectations were too high

            1. Uncle Gamst
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              5 months, 23 days ago

              Because in normal week that would be a green

  17. JustPark
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

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

    1. liverpool01
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 23 days ago

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

  18. balint84
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    recommended defender under 5.0 but not from Palace?
    Shaw?

    1. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 23 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, 23 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, 23 days ago

      Valery

  19. TheDragon
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 23 days ago

    What time will Duffy score his second goal today?

    1. Uncle Gamst
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Just before his 3rd 😉

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      5 months, 23 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, 23 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, 23 days ago

          Hopefully we get a Kun haul tomorrow.

  20. balint84
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

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

    1. Uncle Gamst
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Boom

  21. Yank Revolution
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 23 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, 23 days ago

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

      1. Yank Revolution
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        I think I would Uncle Pedersen!

  22. I love Spurs
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Warnock looks like the Penguin in the old batman movie.

  23. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 23 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, 23 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, 23 days ago

        He seems to love the away fixtures

    2. balint84
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 23 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, 23 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

  24. F_Ivanovic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 23 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, 23 days ago

      Jota and Wilson doing the damage

  25. Van der Faart
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

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

  26. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Please go down Brighton

  27. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Fk this season. Hello next!

  28. Zim0
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Wilson on my bench

    1. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Fml