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Salah and Robertson start but Hazard, Shaw and Lacazette drop out

The final Fantasy Premier League deadline of the season passed at 14:00 BST today and now all we can do is sit and wait.

There are ten fixtures kicking off at 15:00 BST but there are essentially only two matches with anything riding on them – Brighton and Hove Albion v Manchester City and Liverpool v Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The team news from Anfield is a positive one for owners of Mohamed Salah and Andrew Robertson, with both fit to start after recovering from head and calf injuries respectively.

Roberto Firmino misses out as expected but the other popular FPL assets – Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Sadio Mane – all make Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI.

Nuno Espirito Santo has named a full-strength side for Wolves, with Raul Jimenez, Matt Doherty and Diogo Jota all starting.

The key Fantasy assets among Manchester City’s ranks are all on the team-sheet for their trip to Brighton.

Sergio Aguero leads the line and has Raheem Sterling to the left of him, with Riyad Mahrez a surprise starter on the other flank.

Bernardo Silva and David Silva start in central midfield with Aymeric Laporte at centre-back.

Manchester City face a Brighton side that does not raise too many eyebrows.

Bruno gets a start in his final appearance for the club and will be tasked with keeping the shackles on Sterling.

Glenn Murray starts up front and has the support of Pascal Groß behind him.

Romelu Lukaku, Ander Herrera, Victor Lindelof and Luke Shaw miss out entirely for Manchester United but Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba and youngster Mason Greenwood all start.

Victor Camarasa and Harry Arter haven’t recovered in time to feature for Cardiff, meanwhile.

Chelsea’s exertions on Thursday night have indeed caused Maurizio Sarri to ring the changes for the trip to Leicester.

Eden Hazard has been named on the bench, as has goalkeeper Kepa Arrizibalaga.

That sees Pedro and Willian starting either side of Gonzalo Higuain, while Willy Caballero is between the sticks.

Leicester are unchanged from the Monday night game against Manchester City.

Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Lucas Moura all start for Spurs against Everton, with Kieran Trippier only on the bench.

The injured Seamus Coleman, Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin make way for Yerry Mina, Theo Walcott and Cenk Tosun for the visitors.

Danny Ings and Shane Long will be leading the line for Southampton, with Nathan Redmond and James Ward-Prowse supporting them from midfield.

Angus Gunn returns in goal and Yan Valery starts.

The dreaded pre-FA Cup final rotation hasn’t materialised at Watford, with Troy Deeney and Gerard Deulofeu again leading the line.

For West Ham, Declan Rice and Felipe Anderson have both recovered from a virus to start.

Like Sarri, Unai Emery has rotated with the Europa League in mind.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leads the line but his colleague Alexandre Lacazette finds himself among the substitutes.

Sead Kolasinac is also on the bench as Nacho Monreal takes up the left-back slot.

Konstantinos Mavropanos and Joe Willock are two youngsters trusted with a start at Turf Moor.

That could play into the hands of Burnley who, fresh from no midweek commitments name a full-strength side featuring Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood up front.

Owners of Bournemouth assets will be pleased to see that Crystal Palace are as short-staffed at the back as feared in the week.

Without James Tomkins and Mamadou Sakho already, Scott Dann is also missing from the starting line-up.

Martin Kelly and Joel Ward are the centre-back pairing today.

Patrick van Aanholt, a Gameweek 38 hero from last season, gets a start at left-back.

Wilfried Zaha also starts with Michy Batshuayi leading the line.

Bournemouth have included Callum Wilson, Josh King and Ryan Fraser in their starting line-up.

Fulham have dropped Ryan Babel to the bench in the only piece of noteworthy FPL news from Craven Cottage.


Brighton XI: Ryan, Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Bernardo, Knockaert, Kayal, Bissouma, Jahanbakhsh, Gross, Murray.

Man City XI: Ederson, Walker, Kompany, Laporte, Zinchenko, Gundogan, David Silva, Bernardo Silva, Mahrez, Aguero, Sterling.

Burnley XI: Heaton; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Hendrick, Westwood, Cork, McNeil; Barnes, Wood.

Arsenal XI: Leno; Lichtsteiner, Mustafi, Mavropanos, Monreal; Elneny, Guendouzi; Mkhitaryan, Willock, Iwobi; Aubameyang.

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita; Wan-Bissaka, Kelly, Ward, van Aanholt; McArthur, Milivojevic; Townsend, Meyer, Zaha; Batshuayi.

Bournemouth XI: Travers; Clyne, S Cook, Simpson, Smith; Fraser, Lerma, Aké, Ibe; Wilson, King.

Fulham XI: Rico; Christie, Mawson, Le Marchand, Bryan; Chambers, Zambo Anguissa; Ayité, Cairney, Sessegnon; Mitrovic.

Newcastle XI: Dubravka; Hayden, Schär, Lascelles, Dummett, Ritchie; Ayoze Pérez, Shelvey, Diamé, Atsu; Rondón.

Leicester XI: Schmeichel; Chilwell, Evans, Maguire, R Pereira; Ndidi; Maddison, Choudhury, Tielemans, Albrighton; Vardy.

Chelsea XI: Caballero; Alonso, D Luiz, Azpilicueta, Zappacosta; Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho, Barkley; Willian, Higuain, Pedro.

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Mane, Salah, Origi.

Wolves XI: Rui Patrício; Bennett, Coady, Boly; Doherty, Dendoncker, Rúben Neves, João Moutinho, Jonny; Jiménez, Diogo Jota.

Man Utd XI: de Gea; Young, Jones, Smalling, Diogo Dalot; Andreas Pereira, McTominay, Pogba; Greenwood, Rashford, Lingard.

Cardiff XI: Etheridge; Peltier, Morrison, Ecuele Manga, Bennett; Mendez-Laing, Gunnarsson, Bacuna, Murphy; De Cordova-Reid; Zohore.

Southampton XI: Gunn; Valery, Bednarek, Stephens, Bertrand; Ward-Prowse, Oriol Romeu, Højbjerg, Redmond; Long, Ings.

Huddersfield XI: Coleman; Smith, Schindler, Stankovic, Kongolo; Mooy, Bacuna, Hogg; Mbenza, Grant, Pritchard.

Spurs XI: Lloris, Walker-Peters, Alderweireld, Dier, Davies, Sissoko, Eriksen, Dele, Lamela, Lucas, Llorente.

Everton XI: Pickford; Zouma, Keane, Mina; Walcott, Schneiderlin, Gueye, Digne; Sigurdsson, Bernard; Tosun.

Watford XI: Foster; Kiko Femenía, Kabasele, Cathcart, Holebas; Doucouré, Capoue; Hughes, Pereyra; Deulofeu, Deeney.

West Ham XI: Fabianski; Fredericks, Balbuena, Diop, Masuaku; Noble, Rice; Antonio, Lanzini, Felipe Anderson; Arnautovic.

2,111 Comments Post a Comment
  1. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    #pukkiparty

    1. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Not yet mate. Hopefully next season.

  2. fr3d
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    'Calm down, it'll update soon'

    -Ghandi

  3. Reedy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Let's go Rico triple captain!

  4. fr3d
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Duffy looking sober during warm up?

  5. pjomara
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Last in game discussion til Aug 10th

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      at least it means FPL reopen on July 10th then

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 28 days ago

        4am?

        1. Revival
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 28 days ago

          nah, but at whatever time you are working do.

      2. tisza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 28 days ago

        lucky omen my birthday 🙂 Winning it next year!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    This update is getting ridiculous now.

    Everyone better get unlimited transfers ahead of the next GW.

  7. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    For the final time...

    Updated!

    1. pjomara
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Shhhh! You'll crash it

  8. Surgical Attack
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Go Sterling!

  9. Ruinenlust
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 28 days ago

    When update

  10. jbenny1107
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    How many times have you hit refresh on your phone. Anyone triple digits?

    1. pjomara
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      People from Norfolk

  11. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Crashed 404

  12. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Final 2 hours of football without VAR. FPL will never be the same after this

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Last ever GW with Mili under 100% EO.

    2. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      VPL next season 😉

    3. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Mentioned below about finding an 'edge'.

      I think an analysis of how VAR is expected to impact each team (actually may depend on players e.g. if Zaha leaves Palace that could have a significant impact) is one thing that could give you an edge next season.

    4. Dannyb
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Welcome to my team every penalty taker in the premier league.

  13. Daniel - VAR is joke
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Updated for me

  14. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    FPL has become harder because there are more professionals IMO.

    Only have to look at Munday. Didn't take FPL seriously before this season. Now he treats it professionally and will end up Top 10k. But you shouldn't confuse 'more time spent / experience' with being 'professional'.

    Need to find a new edge to get ahead.

  15. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Ronka captained Diop

    1. niloh1
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      What’s his team?

    2. Daniel - VAR is joke
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Naaaah

  16. BENOIT
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Which game to watch?

    1. Daniel - VAR is joke
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Mark's game 😉

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      The relegation battle at Old Trafford.

    3. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Fulham vs Newcastle

  17. Daniel - VAR is joke
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Mark brought Walker Mitrovic Vardy and Fanderson

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

      Good moves I think

      1. Daniel - VAR is joke
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 28 days ago

        Not sure on Vardy Mitro and Fanderson

        1. Daniel - VAR is joke
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 28 days ago

          Vardy captain even

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

            Captain lol wow, what a shout that’d be. I fancy Fanderson to do well today

    2. Daniel - VAR is joke
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Walker to score anytime bet placed

    3. Yozzer
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Proper obsessed with him aint you ? I fear for you a little

  18. Make Arrows Green Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    GW38 dream team a bit of a horror show.

  19. Ruinenlust
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Agueeeerooooooo soon

  20. Make Arrows Green Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Good luck everyone!

    X

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Wish you nothing but green arrows

      1. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 28 days ago

        You too buddy

    2. Kevin 11
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      im going to need it

  21. Wolverine (Unbelievable Jef…
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Who wins?

    A) 8 points with lloris, Robertson, Doherty, valery, redmond, long, aubameyang

    Vs

    B) Ederson, TAA, kolasinac (benched), periera, delofeu, Lucas Moura and jiminez

    have both capt aguero

  22. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Jiménez second on bench with two pool defenders. For once can I have the last laugh

  23. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Let's go

  24. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Oh boy

  25. Pras Scott Talent
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Must be a glitch in the FPL website. Can’t find the My Team tab.

  26. pjomara
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Last team to beat Man City in gw38: Norwich.
    Their manager then: Chris Hughton.
    Omen/clutching at straws

  27. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    This game has now finished. Thanks for your interest and come back in July for next season's game.

    Sad moments

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      🙁

  28. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Nervous

  29. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Would be fully okay with Jimenez wiping 'Pool CS, so long as Robbo gets an attacking return or so too.

    Annual PL goal incoming? It was GW38 he scored last season!

  30. Would Ed Woodward
      6 months, 28 days ago

      My rival captained Long, never been scared of him before.