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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. 42towels
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    So do they have one PL trophy each at both stadiums right now? Asking the important questions.

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Yes

      1. 42towels
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Imagine the VIPs on each ground wondering whether they get to present.

    2. Slouch87
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      They have a man on a push bike to take it to either ground.

    3. Brosstan
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Its in a car driving between the two stadiums. Distance based on live odds from bookies.

    4. Becks
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Yes, the real one on the Amex.

    5. Pras United
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      There is a fake one at Anfield - quite common in these situations.

  2. HammersFan
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Any sign of hazard warming up?

  3. Zladan
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Jeremejeff out for Hallenius was a mistake.

    But now I don’t know what to do.

    Stick or twist again? Hallenius certainly has goals in him.

  4. Team Cruel
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Martial on for Jones

    Cardiff to win 0-3?

  5. Burger
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Come on Vardy, you need to wake the f-up

  6. mixology
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Top 10k average at 37 already!? Not that I’m anywhere near there

  7. Rainer
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Deulofeu G

  8. Bubz
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Deleeeeeee

  9. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    OMG deulofeu

  10. Giggs-Tosun Particle
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Dropping out of the top 10k for the first time since gw29 FML

    1. Collie01
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      That was me last season!

    2. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Same, on 15 points, worst gameweek of the whole season.

  11. Rainer
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Long subbed. Targett on.

    1. Would Ed Woodward
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Yes!

    2. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Ffs 🙁 should have just done bloody Son to Deulo, forget Salah

      1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Told you.

        1. Dakes.
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Yup. Yays outweighed nays for the moves I did though. Need a salah goals...

    3. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      YES DEULOFEU

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

      Foster assist?

    5. Collie01
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Went Fraser over Delu or Redmond as Son replacement

      1. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Same!

      2. Laurel and Vardy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I went Bilva......and suffering 🙁

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

        Same

      4. RamaJama
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Went Pogba

    6. Rainer
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Cheeky Trent close.

    7. Differentiator
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Derek None with another assist! (For Deu's goal)

    8. _sidney_will
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Holebas RC, out for FA Cup Final

      1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Hahaha standard

    9. Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I thought the Zaha assist was for the first 🙁

    10. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Need a raheem the dream hatty to save my season

      1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        My captain, only mid currently blanking!

    11. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Holebas Red

    12. Rainer
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      None gets his 50th assist of the season for the Deulofeu goal.

    13. Bubz
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      How the hell is Babel not on

    14. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Holebas off

      1. Flapjack ✅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Red card that is

    15. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Deulofeu my man, almost forgot him!

    16. Rainer
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      HOLEBAPS RED

      What a legend, he loves the cards 😆

    17. Team Cruel
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      No Holebaps today

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

      Ederson slips

    19. _sidney_will
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      JWP Crossbar, small margins ...

      1. Super Saints
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I have him, what a surprise, 15 bloody points