Dugout Discussion

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.

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  1. El Fenomeno R9
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Damn Laporte destroyed me last 2 GWs

    1. Jacky boy
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I bought walker instead of laporte this gw for differential

  2. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Matip 1% ownership in the top 10k

    Come on. One goal and 3 BAPS plz

  3. Bubz
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    This is great

  4. Daniel - The Veteran
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Next season 38 gw note. Just the players you want. No reason in being afraid not owning TAA and Laporte

    1. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Meaning hits hits hits

  5. Bubz
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Doherty bar

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      What’s he drinking?

    2. Arctic monkeys
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      What kind of beer are they serving ?

  6. niloh1
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Assist?

  7. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Doherty close!

  8. Rainer
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Doherty bar

  9. The Mighty Hippo
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Why are the Brighton fans booing Walker?

  10. Gobigorgohome
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Doherty hit the bar

  11. YEAH PITCH!
      1 month, 4 days ago

      5 players scored for me so far. It's all waited for the last week. Lol.

      1. Super Saints
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        0 goals for me

    • CRO KLOPP
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Doherty hits bar

    • Brosstan
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Wheres that guy who kept spamming Redmond's goals last 2 years?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Somewhere in the top 200.

    • Differentiator
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Doherty off target

    • Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Boherty dar

    • Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Doc bar thank god

    • La Roja
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Doherty post

    • BigBillyBass
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Batshuayi essential?

      • Regin
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Redmond u beauty. Last week punt paid off.

      • Daniel - The Veteran
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Doherty post. Jimmy assist. Would have been in heaven

        1. Bubz
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Both on my bench

          1. Flapjack ✅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Same. Wow

      • Would Ed Woodward
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Well, we were right about there being goals in Palace vs Bournemouth...

        • Smurf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Bournemouth score. No AWB cleanie 🙂

          1. Skloppy Kops
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Good timing

          2. _sidney_will
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Phew makes me a little more relieved I didn’t bring him in

        • Rainer
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          BOU GOAL

          Lerma

          1. Jafooli
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Who?

            1. GOTHAM City F.C.
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              OG

        • Jafooli
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Fraser?

          1. Dakes.
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            🙁

        • Bubz
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Get babel on ffs

        • tm245
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Did anyone see the first Palace goal? Was that a Zaha assist as well as for the OG?

        • Rainer
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Clyne assist.

          No celebration even for Wilson or Fraser...

        • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          OMG lerma

          1. Rainer
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            BRACE?

          2. Jafooli
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Brace?

        • Grounderz
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Lerma G
          Clyne A

        • Flapjack ✅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Oh come on Vardy !