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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.

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  1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Brighton free kick

  2. Daniel - The Veteran
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Palace CS lost. Who says hits for defenders are not worth

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Pretty much everyone said that

  3. Gobigorgohome
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    WTF NO WILSON OR FRASER

  4. The Mighty Hippo
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    This week is needing some Eden.

  5. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Dunk free kick saved

  6. TAT
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    7k rank drop at the moment.

  7. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Ederson save

  8. Rainer
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Dunknaldo 😮

  9. Ginkapo FPL
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    How long has Dunk being doing those?

  10. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Need some Vardy Salah and Pogba goals

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      You chose the wrong guys IMO.

      Should be Aguero, Mane and Redmond

      1. Rainer
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        And Batman too, obviously.

        1. diesel001
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Batman was never popular. But Aguero, Mane and Redmond are popular picks

      2. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        🙂

        Own Aguero and Mane but captained Salah. Oops.

  11. Smurf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    There has been a hell of a lot of random scorers. Dier, Shelvey, Lerma & Noble.

    1. Ha.
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      4/4

      Dreamland

  12. Lukakuna
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    How is the leicester game looking? Quiet?

  13. tucaoneo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Didn't know Dunk had that shot in his locker.

    1. Rainer
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Either did he 😉

  14. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Assist for Lerma goal? Not Wilson I guess?

    1. Les Bleus
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Clyne

    2. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Oh and for Redmond goal, please

    3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Clyne

      1. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Thanks guys!

  15. SkeletONv01
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    JWP, Rondon, Wilson, come on do something :/

  16. Super Saints
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Ederson
    Robertson
    Salah
    Sterling
    Pogba
    Miliv
    JWP
    Wilson
    Jimi

    No involvement whatsoever FML

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Coverage don't work.

      Ederson -> Laporte
      Robertson -> TAA
      Salah -> Mane
      Sterling -> Aguero
      Wilson -> Redmond

  17. Says
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    What a weird free kick by dunk

    1. Flynniesta
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Thought it was decent tbf - Renaldo-esque

  18. Amey
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Redmond © unit !!!

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        C-unit is about right 😉

      2. Hakim Ziyech
          1 month, 12 days ago

          🙁

        • Would Ed Woodward
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Glad you went ahead with it!

        • HD7
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Why cant I make transfers??

          1. Rainer
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            2019/20 isn't open until 4am.

            1. Flynniesta
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Sets alarm clock...

        • Collie01
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Dammit Redmond...

          1. Dakes.
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            🙁

        • Zladan
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Happy with that at half time. When Brighton took the lead I was nearly sick.

          1. Hy liverpool
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            United fan?

            1. Zladan
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Football fan.

              1. Licky
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Right...

              2. MeatPieSausageRoll
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Why dont you support Utd anymore bro?

                  1. Zladan
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Haha don’t worry about me. I’m watching United too.

                • Hy liverpool
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  You should focus on cardiff game

                  1. Zladan
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    It’s the final games of the season chap. This your first year watching the PL?

          2. tucaoneo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 12 days ago

            I heard Luiz did a Gerrard but Leicester didn't score.

          3. tafrère
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Rank up from 14k to 12k at half-time thanks to Mané (C). Lloris, Valery and TAA/Robertson currently all on potential clean sheets. Need something special from Pogba, Doucouré and Long in the 2nd half to dream of top 10k.

          4. fr3ddy
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Never trust Bournemouth

          5. Smurf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Which goal is Zahas assist from?

            1. Flapjack ✅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              The first

          6. Albrightondknight
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Why did Babel not start?

            1. Nomar
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Not going to be there next season, so no point playing him?

            2. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Parker lost it

            3. GOTHAM City F.C.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              It was inevitaBable

            4. weaver93
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              washing his hair.......

            5. Albrightondknight
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Thanks took a -4 to get him while chasing 17 points in ML 🙁

          7. Manani
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            a Jota and Origi goal and my GW will be perfect

          8. The Red Devil
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Got in redmond, Laporte & salah for hits, waiting nervously for salah (C) to score

          9. Bury94
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Laporte, Redmond, Aguero and Mane (C). Good first half as for FPL and as a City fan!

            1. Manani
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              got the same 4. great half for a united fan as well (bar the united result)

          10. Flapjack ✅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Vardy should have scored or assisted on that counter. Eurgh. He’s normally so clinical.