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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. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Vardy and Jota my only players blanking.

    Annoying as Vardy cost a hit.

    First world problems. What a week

  2. fedolefan
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    3 Bournemouth goals and blanks for Wilson and Fraser. What's going on.

    1. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Reminds me of when I owned them before FH!!

    2. ZICO SENNA
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Warned people that Wilson wouldn’t be getting anything

      1. fedolefan
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        What kind of rubbish warning is that?

      2. Slouch87
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Thanks so much.

      3. Would Ed Woodward
          1 month, 8 days ago

          lol

      4. Özil
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        This season in a nutshell.

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

      Nothing for Salah Fraser Pogba Vardy man, really?

      1. Super Saints
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Try nothing from Ederson Salah Pogba Miliv Jwp Wilson Jimi

    4. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Remember when everyone was like “no goals at Selhurst Park...”

    5. Collie01
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Yes Eriksen!

    6. Rainer
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Smith, Mepham & Clyne assists.

      What a game 😆

    7. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Arnie brace

      1. Collie01
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Was a great pick this week

      2. yakirh
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        ?

      3. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Sorry, Noble

    8. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      SALAH SCORE A BLOOMIN' GOAL

      1. The Duffy Dunk Shaw
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Own goal?

    9. Rainer
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Llorente off

    10. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Kun & Duffy down

      1. GOTHAM City F.C.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Pen?

      2. Hybrid.power
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        They're grand

    11. Hybrid.power
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      De Bruyne on

    12. LǝgleSs e|even
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      He's back!@
      Lets get the magic on KDB!

    13. Rainer
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Antonio wins pen

    14. Brosstan
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Why is Salah so bloody useless? Thinks he's a big deal because of the Time magazine bollox.

      1. Les Bleus
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Or the fact that he’s the top scorer for the league?

    15. Rainer
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Noble brace
      Antonio 3rd assist

    16. Hybrid.power
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Anyone else missing out on all th we goals?

      1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Yup.

        Shame. Wanted my final ever GW to be fun. Ah well!

    17. Rainer
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Lamela two assists 😮

    18. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Doosra on a hatty

    19. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Eriksen > Pogba in 37 bites me back

    20. Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Palace 5 - 3 Bournemouth

      1. GOTHAM City F.C.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Mili?

    21. Rainer
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Townsend 5-3

    22. camarozz
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      78 pts. Fpl live has me at 786 OR.

      PLEASE BE CORRECT

      1. Tshelby
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Congrats!

      2. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        It did break for a second, said everyone was way higher

      3. Slouch87
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Maybe just calm down a bit with the constant updates.

    23. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Palace again lol

      Townsend

    24. Jafooli
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Screw you Foster & Palace

    25. Rainer
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Doherty off

      Legendary season, thank you!

    26. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      OMG noble

    27. Licky
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      TOWNSEND Let's go!

      1. Licky
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Kinda need a Salah goal though...

    28. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Zaha lol

      Woww

    29. The Duffy Dunk Shaw
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Gw 38... The day the fringes show what they worth

    30. Collie01
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      C'mon Kun!