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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. how now brown cow
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Anyone up for their 3rd century in 4 weeks?

    Reckon I'll fall well short but must be a few out there?

    1. how now brown cow
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      *5 weeks sorry.

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      It’s possible for me but the city lads will have to put on quite the show tomorrow.

      GW32 - 105
      GW35 - 105
      GW36 -75 & counting

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

      I wish!

    4. Skloppy Kops
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Hopefully will be my 3rd century of the season.. and back in top 10k.
      On 97pts with 4 to go tomorrow.

      1. how now brown cow
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        In for a great score. Well done.

    5. Jack Burton
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      2nd in 2

    6. F_Ivanovic
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Doubtful atm... already have 3 centuries in the last 6 though and also got one in 25.

  2. the german
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Will Antonio's celebration be punished?

    1. Jay_
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      🙂

    2. Rainer
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      No, just cant be shown before the watershed.

    3. kalmoffit
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      As long as it isn't copied..

  3. tafrère
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Jota on the bench. Started Doucouré instead of him. :/

    1. ‘Tis the Season
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      crazy deciding to bench Jota in his form.

      1. tafrère
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Away form was meh all season.

    2. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      You did what now?

  4. fr3d
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Anyone else with Jimenez + Jota really mad that Valery hasn't scored yet? 🙁

    1. Laurel and Vardy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      +1. Benched Doherty for that fraud Valery.....

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

        Same.. annoying

  5. La Roja
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Dortmund losing 1-3 at home and down to 9 players

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

      wow

    2. Bam Bam Bigelow
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Scenes!

    3. Skloppy Kops
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Gifting title to the elders of the league..

    4. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      They've really thrown it away this season.

  6. Bartowski
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Surprised by this stat:-

    5 - The most Premier League assists exclusively for one player:

    Diogo Jota to Raúl Jiménez - 5
    Aki Riihilahti to Andrew Johnson - 4
    Geoff Cameron to Peter Crouch - 4

    Would have thought it'd be a lot higher unless I'm reading it wrong.

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

      Surprised Fraser--> Wilson or reverse isn't higher than that

      1. Legendary!
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        It says “exclusive”. That’s the key word. Otherwise Fraser-Wilson would be there

    2. Celt Abroad
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      That doesn’t seem right - remember the Azpilicueta - Costa assist bromance? Or shearer and Sutton? Or any combination of Suárez, Sterling and Sturridge?

      1. Legendary!
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        “Exclusive”

        1. Celt Abroad
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          But Jota has 8 assists this season....

          1. Bartowski
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            I think I've figured out that there's some discrepancy between the assists given on FPL and how Optajoe records them.

            Maybe free kicks or something like that.

          2. Legendary!
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            Probably not counting FPL “assists”

    3. Celt Abroad
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Wait does it mean the assister has never assisted anybody else?

      1. Bartowski
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        No they can't be it, Jota has 8 assists this season.

  7. Jacky boy
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    One more please WilSon

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Red card please

    2. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Don't be greedy

  8. Godfrey
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Dortmund are professional chokers...

  9. DR0GBA
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Gray goal

  10. LFox
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Do my ears deceive me ... or are Southampton playing "You Can Hate Me Now" by Nas as their half-time music?

  11. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Grey G

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Deulofeu A

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Oh... FPL says none.

        BT said assist but may not be.

  12. Would Ed Woodward
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    At least the Wolves CS goes now rather than stoppage time I guess.

  13. SirStevieG
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Gray and Jimi owner DREAMLAND!!!

  14. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Bloody Gray G

  15. Jacky boy
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Hell no

  16. Bubz
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Did Deleufeu get an assist?

    1. TyroneGAA
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Hope so let’s pray

  17. Rainer
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Deulofeu assist

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      No assist given

    2. Rainer
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      NONE* according to FPL 😮

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      No A

    4. TyroneGAA
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      If he shoots and keeper saves is that not an assist? I’m pretty sure this debate happened a few weeks back lol when the assist was given

      1. Bouncebackability
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        He hadn't shot.

  18. The Dance
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Haha! Rival benched Gray, happy days

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Cool story.

      1. The Dance
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        It really is! Deserves shades it’s that cool!

    2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Did he/she start firmino/trippier though?

      1. The Dance
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        No they didn’t have those players at all

  19. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    What we want for next season is a goalie that takes penalties. Along with VAR it would make for an interesting season.

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Hopefully we get Chilavert to replace De Gea.

  20. DR0GBA
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    No deulo assist

  21. Tev
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Radio commentary just baited me so hard as a Deulofeu owner 🙁

  22. Feeling_blue
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Anyone know why Lacazette is flagged? I have Romeu first on the bench so need everyone to play!

    1. DR0GBA
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      he's not flagged?

  23. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Gray off the bench for Firmino.... funny game fpl when that happens.
    Gray is a legend two in two now.

  24. Disturbed
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Graaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay

    1. Jacky boy
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Dial up?

      1. Disturbed
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Maybe later

  25. OldBenKenobi
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Of course Gray is last on my bench over JWP and Valery 😆
    Logging off for the weekend.

    Boop!

  26. tafrère
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    I'd be fuming if I owned Deulofeu.

    1. Az
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Why?

    2. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      do and am ,stupid rules

    3. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Didn't even see the goal but I'm 100% sure it was an assist.

  27. Union_Jacks
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    GRAAAAAAAAAAAAY 😀

    1. 50 Shades of ?

    2. CloudSky
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Whats that now, his third in 5 minutes?

  28. LFox
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Come on Fraser, do the business...

  29. Union_Jacks
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    I had to bench Jota! Wish I could play them all

  30. makaveli123
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Hold Fraser!