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Hazard on the left flank as Higuain leads the line at Old Trafford

The final match of Gameweek 36 sees Manchester United take on Chelsea at Old Trafford.

Kick-off is at 16:30 BST.

A win for Chelsea would take them four points clear of Arsenal in fifth place and all but eliminate Manchester United from the race for a Champions League qualification spot.

United would move level on points with the Blues with a win this afternoon, however.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made five changes to his Manchester United side from the midweek derby defeat.

Eric Bailly makes his first Premier League start in almost three months in central defence, with Chris Smalling the man to make way.

Juan Mata and Romelu Lukaku rejoin the United attack, with Jesse Lingard dropping out.

Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera return in central midfield, with Fred, Andreas Pereira and Scott McTominay making way.

Smalling, Fred and Lingard are not even among the substitutes.

Gonzalo Higuain leads the line for Chelsea and will be flanked by Willian and Eden Hazard in the Blues’ attack.

Marcos Alonso, Antonio Rudiger and N’Golo Kante have all recovered from injury to start.

Willian, Alonso, Rudiger and Mateo Kovacic are the four changes that Maurizio Sarri has made from the 2-2 draw with Burnley.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Andreas Christensen, Emerson and the injured
Callum Hudson-Odoi drop out.

Manchester United XI: De Gea, Young, Bailly, Lindelof, Shaw, Herrera, Pogba, Mata, Matic, Lukaku, Rashford.

Subs: Romero, Darmian, Rojo, McTominay, Pereira, Sanchez, Martial.

Chelsea XI: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso, Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic, Willian, Hazard, Higuain.

Subs: Caballero, Christensen, Zappacosta, Barkley, Loftus-Cheek, Pedro, Giroud.

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  1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Which scored more in the last two game weeks chaps!??
    A- Son And Eriksen
    Or
    B- Hazard And Milli

  2. Simple Man
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Should I still go with my plan to transfer Salah to Sterling (Have Kun and Mane) or is it wiser to remove one of Eriksen/Son to Bilva/Pogba/Someone else ?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 21 days ago

      former is incredibly sideways. eriksen/son play brighton no? just get laporte in or something

      1. Simple Man
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Eriksen/Son play Bou away, but CL is worrying, and rotation is probable. Have Laporte.

  3. DR0GBA
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    is 42 points a safe lead going into the last 2 gws of the season?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 21 days ago

      depends on chips and how similar your teams are

      1. DR0GBA
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        no chips left for either of us, it's basically Hazard, Son, Jimenez vs Aguero, Laca, Jota and whatever transfers we make this week

    2. Simple Man
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Probably, but you never know in fpl

    3. Uncle Gamst
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Yup, specially if your teams are similar and no chips left

    4. fedolefan
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      42 is nothing. Someone in my ML scored 130 this week. There are so many on 80, 85. That's the lead made up in one go.

  4. aleksios
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Rp.
    Which moves for free? 0itb 2ft.

    --Lloris
    --VVD---TAA--Doherty
    --Mane--Son--Sterling--JWP
    ---Kun--Jimenez--Gray

    --Foster--Dunk--Eriksen--Valery.

    Dunk+Eriksen to :
    a) Laporte+Mili
    b) Shaw+Pogba

    Thanks.

  5. Daniel - The Veteran
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Is Salah a must next week?

    1. Simple Man
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 21 days ago

      No imo, sandwiched between Barca and Newcastle away isnt that easy

  6. Indpush
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Edison/ Boruc
    Doherty, Bennett, Bednarek, Duffy, Yedlin
    Salah, Mane, Sterling, Son, Moura
    Aguero, Jimenez, Quaner

    0 ITB, 1 FT

    Got an idea what to do here or just hold to utilize two for the last week?

    1. liverpool01
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Moura to Jota?

      1. Indpush
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Have 3 Wolves currently

  7. Kopkloppers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    DDG (Speroni)
    Help needed after that.
    Ist time ever I Feel I should have a core of players and I honestly don't feel love for anyone.
    My worst ranking in a very long time (100k) but that is not an issue. Something has gone missing big time.
    ANY WORD ON JOE?

  8. The Mighty Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    I need to try to close a 40 point gap in my cash ML. I can't see it happening, since the leader has played well all season, but I want to at least have a go at it. Which of the options below are the best punts?

    a) Eriksen + Son + Duffy ---> Hazard + Milivojevic + Shaw
    b) Eriksen + Son + Duffy ---> Hazard + Milivojevic + PVA
    c) Eriksen + Son + Duffy ---> Hazard + B. Silva + Kelly
    d) Eriksen + Son + Duffy ---> Pogba + B. Silva + VVD

    1. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      A lot of typing and wasting ink on ManU IMO

    2. liverpool01
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Would keep Son get rid of Eriksen. Why Shaw? man utd have gone 10 games without a clean sheet, De Gea has been terrible this season

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        I’m looking at the top two but with Digne

  9. liverpool01
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Captain

    A) Aguero
    B) Rashford
    C) Jimenez
    D) Jota

    I reckon Aguero can score big against Leicester at home, but the others have great fixtures against weak opposition. What do you guys think?

    1. Ivor Mac
        4 months, 21 days ago

        \i think Aguero can score as he has a great record v Leicester BUT there is a lot of pressure on this game and Leicester are on form. I simply dont see a 3 or 4 nil unless Liverpool draw or lose to Newcastle. Then it could be open season

        1. liverpool01
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Yeh Man City didn't play that great against Burnley. Had quite a few misplaced passes, felt like the pressure was getting to them until Aguero scored.

        2. liverpool01
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Who will you captain?

      • Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        A or B for me.
        Fulham have decided to play football which had put me off C and D

    2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Vardy owners what are your plans ???

      1. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Trying to decide this myself...

        Lloris Speroni
        Robbo Laporte Doherty Duffy Bednarek
        Mane Son Eriksen Pogba Hojbjerg
        Aguero Vardy Jimenez

        2FT, 0.9 ITB. Trying to decide on whether to ditch eriksen vardy to sterling 7.4, or something else

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Siggy a good shout

          1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            Ooops misread .... Wilson or Zaha maybe

            1. Dakes.
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 21 days ago

              Could go Zaha I suppose... Wilson better form but he always finds ways to troll me.

              Not worth keeping Vardy? He does do well against the big teams

              1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 21 days ago

                Wilson does exactly the same to me too haha, Vardy like you say he’s a habit of scoring against the big teams and last game of the season is at home too, I’m exploring keeping him... could do Son/Eriksen to Hazard and Milli or Babel

    3. Sif
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Sonto play more minutes than Eriksen in Bournemouth game due to not being involved in UCL first leg?