Dugout Discussion

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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2,111 Comments Post a Comment
  1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Sterling assist

    1. Garlana
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Thanks I needed this

    2. Flynniesta
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Worth saving my triple C for 🙂 🙂 🙂

  2. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Gundo lovely goal.

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

    OMG king

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

    Jimmy to Jota close

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

    OMG tosun

    1. Garlana
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      So many omg lol love this

    2. Ha.
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Owned him GW1 and now he does this

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

    Sterling and Gundogan get stuffed man

    1. LǝgleSs e|even
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      why?

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

    Fanny assist

  8. Differentiator
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Lol Ferking Everton

  9. Hybrid.power
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    All these players I don't own!!!

  10. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Right. That's it. Top 10k ain't happening now. FFS.

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Join the club.

    2. moment
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Similar. Need a Hazard hattrick basically

  11. MeatPieSausageRoll
    1 month, 5 days ago

    well, chuffed with how things have panned out but not going to laugh at Liverpool too much - got to respect that they came fairly close at least

    1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Especially considering MUN are getting washed by a Championship team

      1. MeatPieSausageRoll
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Weve been the better team tbh

        1. Slouch87
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          The claims of a desperate man.

    2. twoplustwo
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      They’ll be challenging again next year, united will struggle to make top 6

      1. MeatPieSausageRoll
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Lol well see

  12. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Wipe those CSs. All of them.

  13. ZICO SENNA
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Get in Sterling!

  14. Tempestic
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Every combination of players I was looking at have scored apart from the ones I brought in... Vardy (c) hype

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

    Oh well Liverpool

    Nobody ever remembers second place. Well done city. Worthy winners

    1. Differentiator
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      😆

    2. Licky
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I think this second place team will be remembered, but that isn't really a good thing.

    3. Garlana
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      They will be remembered when they win the CL

    4. Fpl Cursed
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Only if pool don't win the CL.

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

    This is horrendous.

    Lloris Robertson Salah(c) no Sterling Redmond etc

  17. Gooner Kebab
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    The only party not kicking off is at King Power

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

      🙁

    2. tucaoneo
      1 month, 5 days ago

      It's usually a late party. I'll be waiting.

  18. Brosstan
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    How does Bemba manage to report first on every single goal?

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

      Because he is a lifeless fellow.

      1. tm245
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        -1

      2. Gooner Kebab
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        OMG bemba!

    2. Team Cruel
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      10 guys controlling that account from every stadium

    3. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Time travel silly.

  19. Optimus.
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Pep celebrating like they won the league..

    Pathetic

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

    Assist for King goal?

    1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      No one relevant

  21. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Eriksen G

  22. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Eriksen g...

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

    OMG eriksen

    1. Garlana
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Yeeeeeeeh

  24. SkeletONv01
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Worst GW ever, worst season also ^^

    1. ZICO SENNA
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Lol

  25. tm245
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    City closing off the season with 14 wins in a row is amazing.

  26. Yank Revolution
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Holy heck, Live FPL has me at 4k! (8500 to start today)

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Very nice.

      1. Yank Revolution
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Thanks TM...I finished fairly strong.

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

    Wow it gets worse holy cow

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

    ERIKSEN G

  29. Hybrid.power
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Jaysus, I'm getting nothing today

  30. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Anyone seen Vardy?