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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. fr3ddy
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Hope I lose my ML because of that mess from Gunn. Great game

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

    auba will win golden boot as it is?

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

      Dunno. Tied w Salah on 22

    2. Waynoo
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      yes babe

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

    barnes G

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

    Wow, nothing from my team of 11 starters, worst gameweek of the season, may drop 10k in rank!

    Ederson Luiz Robertson Doherty Salah Sterling Pogba Miliv Jwp Wilson Jimi

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

      Robbo 6, at least

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

    Gray on
    Deulofeu off

  6. Daniel - The Veteran
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    I am so frustrated. I was saying over and over again Auba is going for the golden globe get him. Everyone was stating that he is bad decision and the arsenal are shambles.

    Wasted triple on salah instead going for my boy Auba 🙁 Cruel season.

    As FPL General says, too much noise out there. The mastery is to make your own calls. Can't recoup from this. Any words of comfort lads? Please

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

      Theres always next week

    2. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      only if there was a time machine and getting TAA as third Liv asset and going for Jimmy to Auba. Painful painful end

    3. Srv210
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Same , due to this I got Vardy and now feel awful

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

      I feel like you've posted this before

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

      I wouldn't listen to the general or anyone

      Make your own decisions and then you got nobody to blame but yourself

    6. Yank Revolution
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Rest up for next season -- we'll need you at full strength for your juuuuhuuuuuuus!!!

    7. Gooner Kebab
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Have you seen Arsenal away form?

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

    An Everton goal to break the Spurs clean sheet would be very much appreciated

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

      Digne please

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

        This

  8. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Well I think that's that for me. Wasn't a good season at all 🙂

    1. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      gree

  9. Gooner Kebab
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Of all those on my watchlist for this GW, only Schar has managed to exceed expectations!

  10. Fpl Cursed
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Amazing how Sterling hasn't scored a single attacking return since I got him in.

    1. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      tell me about that

  11. Srv210
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    I feel so bad that I let my fear dictate my move for getting aubameyang and got Vardy instead

  12. HurriKane
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Pva last game wonder

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

    Time for last 20 min wishlists?

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

      Kun hattrick.

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

      Glenn Murray and Mo Salah hat-tricks please.

    3. ZICO SENNA
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Sterling 2 goals

    4. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      2 Brighton goals.

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

      Salah brace, Robbo assists, Jimenez G Vardy goal Pogba goal

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

    Auba tied with Mo for the golden boot

    1. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I was bithciiing about it. it was clear in his statement that he is going for the golden boot

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

    Second assist for Zaha?

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

      Yes

  16. bialk
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Leno CS gone 🙁

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

    Wolves are playing well

    1. Ted Bovis
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Warrington Wolves!

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

    Jota close

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

    Score Rashy yah tool......and Valery

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

    Spurs cleanie gone.

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

      POO

  21. fr3ddy
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Worst season ever

  22. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Come on Vardy.....

  23. DR0GBA
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Here comes Eden

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

    Etihad completely silent... City fans are a disgrace

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

      Looks like you are watching a different game!!

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

    Everton goal

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

    OMG walcott

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

      Troll

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

    need a wolves goal pls

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

    Walcott g lol

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

    Useless spuds

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

    THEO!!!

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

      Assist?

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

        Siggy. Unless live score trolling again