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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. Rainer
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Doherty very dangerous!

  2. Sulk
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Did anyone else TC Mendez-Laing?

  3. Skloppy Kops
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Olè Olè Olè!

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

    Auba G

  5. LJ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    united are crap....and I'm a united fan. they are horrible

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

      Shocking XI

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

    AUBA G

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

    Man United losing to the big clubs.

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

    Doherty dangerous...
    And my first sub! Yikes

  9. Kevin 11
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Time to bring Babel on surely

  10. Scratch
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Oleeeeee is at the wheeeeeel!

  11. dark91
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Auba scores.
    Now that is one interesting golden boot race

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

    Auba getting the golden boot

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

    Auba, but of course...

  14. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Come on Kun.

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

    Zaha's cross gets deflected by the defender up in the air but still goes to the same place it was intended. Should be an assist.

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

      Although it's not an assist.

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

      Meanwhile TAA gets an assist despite ball never intended for Manes position

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

        FFS shut up about this now , it's getting very boring.

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

    Sterling has been anonymous these last few weeks

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

    Ole what a joke. I have been supportive for a long while but this is just too pathetic. He will be sacked within 2 months of the next season

    1. *sigh*
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Lol

  18. tm245
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Is Golden Boot
    Salah 22
    Mane Aguero Auba 21?

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

      Salah has most assists tho.

      1. Skloppy Kops
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Does it goes to assist or min. Played?

        1. Kevin 11
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 7 days ago

          yes I think so, Auba clear advatage there

  19. Would Ed Woodward
    1 month, 7 days ago

    I remember someone suggested Mendez-Laing for this game, we should've listened.

  20. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    I hope this is Ole's plan to get sacked ASAP

    1. The Duffy Dunk Shaw
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Neil Warnock is available then

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

    None with another assist for Auba.

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

    Fraser??

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

      Aye maybe

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

        Hope so

  23. Skloppy Kops
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Auba, Manè and Kun.. 1 goal behind Salah..

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

    Wheels fell off Oles bus?

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      It was never a bus.

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

    Ibe don’t believe it!

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

    Ole has crashed the car

  27. Gobigorgohome
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Fraser or wilson??????

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

    OMg ibe

  29. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Please Salah!

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

      Ikr

  30. pingissimus
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Told you it’d be a snore fest at Selhurst