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Sánchez earns start for Man United as Rashford shakes off yellow flag

Alexis Sánchez (£10.0m) has come into the Manchester United side for his first start since Gameweek 29.

The Chilean international has been in a front-three, but his position within that is yet to be confirmed with Marcus Rashford (£7.3m) also in the side.

The Englishman had been a fitness doubt ahead of Gameweek 37 but has overcome it, much to the delight of his 21.2% ownership.

Paul Pogba (£8.5m) is the only Manchester United player in more squads for Gameweek 37, so there will be plenty of interest in both of those two.

Meanwhile, his attacking partner Sánchez is one for those chasing extreme deficits in their mini-leagues and overall rankings.

He sits in just 1.2% of teams for the trip to Huddersfield and still remains a risk despite his start. The last time he featured from the beginning, Sánchez lasted just 51 minutes.

Elsewhere in the Manchester United team, there were welcome starts for those invested in their defence.

Luke Shaw (£5.1m) is the most popular, owned by 7.1%, while Victor Lindelöf (£5.2m) features alongside Phil Jones (£5.1m), who overcame a fitness doubt to start.

Meanwhile, Chelsea are also in action at the same time, with Eden Hazard (£10.9m) the most captained player of Sunday’s games.

410,000+ managers have trusted him with the armband after three double-figure hauls in his last four home matches.

He has been stationed on the left of an attacking front-three for Chelsea, with Gonzalo Higuaín (£9.0m) and Pedro (£6.2m) alongside him.

Owners of Chelsea defenders may be a little cautious given that Troy Deeney (£5.8m) is back in the Watford side.

He returns from a three-match suspension to play alongside Gerard Deulofeu (£5.7m) in a front-two, who has six goals and an assist in his last five away matches.

Chelsea XI: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Christensen, Alonso, Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic, Hazard, Higuain, Pedro.

Watford XI: Foster, Femenia, Mariappa, Cathcart, Holebas, Doucoure, Hughes, Chalobah, Pereyra, Deulofeu, Deeney.

Huddersfield XI: Lössl; Bacuna, Schindler, Kongolo, Durm; Mbenza, Mooy, Hogg, Löwe; Pritchard; Grant.

Man United XI: De Gea; Shaw, Jones, Lindelöf, Young; Pogba, McTominay, Matic; Rashford, A Sánchez, Mata.

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  1. SPorting
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Watford robbed

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Officials love a top 4 incumbent

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Not. Success header hit Gray who was in front of him.

  2. gooberman
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Rashford doing his best to de-rail my season. Lost count of all his blanks now. Useless effer!

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      At least he plays. Got 10 this week and one of them is about to be duffy

    2. money face bandwagon
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      U got him in despite poor form. No one else to blame

      1. gooberman
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        So form is the single factor one should consider when making transfers? Price, double weeks, fixtures irrelevant?

  3. Dr Van Nostrand
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    First Chong is Cheech next?

    How far the mighty have fallen

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      They are resigning Chicharito for the memes

  4. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Lindeloff

  5. La Roja
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Oh dear Gru

  6. Paul Psychic Octopus
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    A shame that Zaha is classed as a Forward in FPL (Bizarre when Salah, Mane, Son, Hazard, Sterling are midfielders).

    Otherwise would be a good Son replacement next week. Few stand-out Mids at home next week (already maxed out on LIV, MCY).

    1. SPorting
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Son to which LIV mid in that price range?

    2. Ruinenlust
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Hazard is clearly a midfielder, how is that bizarre

      1. Paul Psychic Octopus
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Chelsea play 4-3-3 with Hazard in the front three. Mids today of Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic. Plays same position as Salah effectively, who is also part of front three.

        Maybe you don't watch much football?

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          One look at heatmaps will show you its ridiculous to claim Hazard has the same position as Salah

    3. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Agree on Zaha comment

    4. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Saha finished last half the season playing ST, he has play 80% of games ST this year. A hard one to categorise. The only way this gets solved is if we have a winger spot in FPL separate form midfielder. Same with CB and Full backs

      1. Paul Psychic Octopus
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I agree, although not sure would want 5 position categories.

        Like with refereeing, what we want is consistency. Zaha is no more forward than Salah or Hazard.

  7. Hakim Ziyech
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Ole Gunnar the most overrated bloke in history of football management

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Well he has only managed Cardiff and molde I don’t know who really rated him

        1. Hakim Ziyech
            1 month, 21 days ago

            United fans and some little bellends

        2. Forza Papac
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Not his fault the players dont give a monkies

          1. EMBOLOFAN
              1 month, 21 days ago

              what is his job

          2. EMBOLOFAN
              1 month, 21 days ago

              dont think he was ever "rated" outside of the club

            • MTPockets
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Still hilarious he was picked

          3. Nuno had a dream
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Which of these 3 legends should I chop for final week and to who?? (it won’t be for any Utd players that’s for sure!)

            Doherty - Jota - Jiminez???

            1. Daniel - The Veteran
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Keep Doherty

              1. Nuno had a dream
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 21 days ago

                You think he will get CS or attacking returns against pool then Dan?

            2. pingissimus
                1 month, 21 days ago

                I’m in a bind

                It’s Redmond or Jota and if I play Jim then I roll a transfer.

                Could get Pickford I guess

                1. Nuno had a dream
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Can’t roll a transfer I’m pretty sure mate! 😉

              • kalmoffit
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Doherty. Schar?

                1. Nuno had a dream
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Tempted to get Perez actually....?

              • EMBOLOFAN
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  of those would keep jimi

                  1. Nuno had a dream
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Hmmmm can’t decide if I fancy an easier fixture for final striker....cheers though mate!

              • Ask Yourself
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                This weekend is all set up for a cheeky 90th min haz penalty cheers thanks

              • Chucky
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Cmon Hazzo grab one please

              • La Roja
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Hazard almost another assist

                Gru misses 🙁

              • Ruinenlust
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Giroud wastes Hazard assist

              • Pariße
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Tbf look at United’s team, a few of them could easily be playing in Huddersfield rn.

                1. Ask Yourself
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  They are playing in Huddersfield now. Finish your chances I need points

              • diesel001
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Utd not beating Huddersfield is poor. OGS in big trouble. Hopefully Utd have a cooling off period on his contract.

              • EMBOLOFAN
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Tell Me How Good Does It Feel

                • Daniel - The Veteran
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Come ooonnn Hazard!!!

                • Chucky
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Luiz CS banked

                • g40steve
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  How many TVs has Sir Alex smashed up this season watching this dross?

                • diesel001
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Pogba hits the bar

                • My heart goes Salalalalah
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Pogbar again

                • g40steve
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Pogbar again!

                • Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Gary Cahill is alive.

                • tm245
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Pogbar again

                • SPorting
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Pogba hit the bar twice today.

                  Just unlucky?

                  1. Peter Ouch
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    The bar is unlucky

                  2. EMBOLOFAN
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      two good efforts but not been great otherwise

                  3. Peter Ouch
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Hud please keep

                  4. Revival
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Easy to know I transferred in Pogba this week.

                    1. Peter Ouch
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Post here more often mate

                  5. EMBOLOFAN
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      you: bring in pogba, watch him hit bar twice
                      me: bring in mctominay, watch him hit pathetic shot straight at keeper and score

                    • Chucky
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Doucore yellow... casuals raging

                    • Super Saints
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Kolasinac better bloody come on or my ML rival gets Doherty off the bench!

                      1. Ask Yourself
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        Unfortunately it is quite unlikely

                        1. Super Saints
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 21 days ago

                          He got Periera from second on bench last week to FFS

                    • El Fenomeno R9
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Well f*** it,3 differentials over leader Lloris,Jota,Pogba...insane