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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. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Bednarek already in gw38 dream team.

    Keep it that way lad!

  2. Smurf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    I'm on 12 points already. Nice 😉

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      11 here Pogba not updating lol

    2. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Yeah that freaked me out, thought I'd had an early goal lol

  3. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    No need to apologise for all the stick I’ve had this week for suggesting Hazard might be benched 😉

  4. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Kick offs! Good luck folks and enjoy ...

  5. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Lets go spurrssssssssssss

  6. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    OMG dier

    1. SM001
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Now whats he done?!

  7. SM001
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Anyone with less than 12 points right now?

    1. mir
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      yep 11... Hazard

    2. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I'm on 13

  8. Team Cruel
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Dier

  9. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    DIER G

    1. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Is it 2016 again?

  10. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    I love the final day of the season

  11. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Haha bloody Spuds

  12. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    TBC assist.

    He'll run None close.

    1. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Craig ?

  13. Bubz
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Assist?

  14. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    What happens if you go to make a transfer on the 'Transfers' page on the FPL site now?

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      You will break the internet

  15. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    TBC is so unlucky. Always loses assists

    1. Would Ed Woodward
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Did you Vardy??

        1. Flapjack ✅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Indeed I did !
          Redmond and Vardy in. Jimi benched, jota starts.

          Let’s party !

          1. Would Ed Woodward
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Nice! Thanks for all the advice and chats since I've joined btw, much appreciated.

              1. Flapjack ✅
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                We’ve swapped some good advice I feel, so thanks to you too!

                Vardy to wrap our seasons up nicely mate

                1. Would Ed Woodward
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    My rival played BB and has the same amount of starters as me, thank you Emery!

            • Dakes.
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              he did

          2. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            TbC was a trash pick anyway. None miles better.

        2. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Spurs Twitter saying a Lamela corner...

          Think a few deflections. Prob NONE a.

        3. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Damn, almost chose Dier!!!!!

          1. Flapjack ✅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Same. Bloody FFS casuals talking me out of it

        4. Daniel - The Veteran
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          As revealed pre deadline Ronka brought Moura for Son

          Captained Pogba.

          2 best of all time went with punty captains Vardy and Pogba

          1. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            You need help mate

            1. Daniel - The Veteran
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Last time I checked this is fantasy forum

        5. BENOIT
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          *waits for the gobshite who will claim to have Triple Captained Dier*

          1. 7shadesofsmoke
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            😆

        6. Team Cruel
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Yesss triple captained Dier

          1. BENOIT
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Beautiful

        7. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Only Kun over 100% EO.

          https://www.livefpl.net/top10k

          1. Daniel - The Veteran
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Surprised

        8. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Phew, benched Llorente. Andy's stream said he got the assist - but it's Lamela?

        9. creetle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          My transfers didn't go through in time. I have Trippier, Son, Martial, Lacazette, Firmino and Kolasinac. Pogba C.

          1. 7shadesofsmoke
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            when did you leave them til?

            1. creetle
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              1.59. I got stuck in traffic

              1. 7shadesofsmoke
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                ouch - did all of mine last night because i didn't want to give myself the risk of site crashing etc

                benefit of hindsight!

                Hope that Pogba © comes good for you at least!

                1. creetle
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Thanks 7

        10. Bubz
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Where are the goals

        11. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          People on here convinced me to go Babel over Dier...

          1. GOTHAM City F.C.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Familiar comment.

            1. On the Shoulders of Giants
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              It's not his team though, it's ours 😉

          2. Slouch87
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Hindsight blame culture nonsense.

        12. aborg
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Can’t keep my heart from pumping fast !! This is too much.....

        13. SkeletONv01
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Bednarek in for Shaw, also playing Valery, HOLDDDDD!

        14. Licky
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Origi with the silky smooth skills.

        15. Smurf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Newcastle goal.

          1. *sigh*
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

          2. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Scout Picks 😆

        16. Bubz
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Liverpool looking better than City