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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.

2,111 Comments Post a Comment
  1. MeatPieSausageRoll
    7 months, 7 hours ago

    This Greenwood is not Utd quality

    1. _sidney_will
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 7 hours ago

      Nor is Rashford

      1. MeatPieSausageRoll
        7 months, 7 hours ago

        Absolutely useless

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 7 hours ago

      He's an academy player on his first game..

  2. SM001
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 7 hours ago

    Brighton have started well. Looking lively. uh oh

  3. Kevin 11
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 7 hours ago

    Deir 11m next season

    1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 7 hours ago

      Shelvey lol

  4. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 7 hours ago

    Shelvey wonder goal!

  5. skilldave
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 7 hours ago

    Which players are you fearing the most today? For me, Pogba and Redmond..

    1. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 7 hours ago

      Kun

    2. SM001
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 7 hours ago

      I have both so no need to worry.

    3. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 7 hours ago

      Mo

  6. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 7 hours ago

    Liverpool gonna win the league

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

      No.

  7. SB8
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 7 hours ago

    Rico choice in Scouts Squad was funny!

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 7 hours ago

      Yes I take little notice of their picks, very rarely do well

  8. L'Aeroplanino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 7 hours ago

    Duffy and Dunk to stop City today

  9. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 7 hours ago

    Origi in the mood!

    1. Daniel - KTBFFH
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 7 hours ago

      No one was talking about him

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 7 hours ago

        I saw quite a few. Most have too much poop cover to consider

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 7 hours ago

          Pool lol

  10. Bam Bam Bigelow
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 7 hours ago

    Jonjo lad!

  11. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 7 hours ago

    Shelley and dier goals

    It's going to be one of those gameweeks

    1. Licky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 7 hours ago

      There's still time... *clutches at straws*

    2. Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 7 hours ago

      And now Atsu.

      1. Smurf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 7 hours ago

        Scrap that.

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 7 hours ago

      Headaches for Southgate too.

  12. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 7 hours ago

    Let's go brighton

    1. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 7 hours ago

      If Brighton win it'll be incredible but not for my Sterling captain choice

  13. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 7 hours ago

    Perez 2-0

  14. Gobigorgohome
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 7 hours ago

    Dier and Shelvey lol

  15. _sidney_will
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 7 hours ago

    Transferred in Joe Bryan lol

    1. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 7 hours ago

      Who?

      1. _sidney_will
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 7 hours ago

        Fulham LB

        1. Super Saints
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 7 hours ago

          Why on earth would you do that?

  16. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 7 hours ago

    If I only have one Pool def do I want them to concede?

  17. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 7 hours ago

    Liverpool looking very lovely. Salah rest did him well.

    1. Licky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 7 hours ago

      He wants the golden boot too, I guess.

  18. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 7 hours ago

    Rico must have been a typo in the picks.

  19. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 7 hours ago

    OMG Perez

    1. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 7 hours ago

      Do you have him Bemba? Been unstoppable lately!

  20. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 7 hours ago

    Brighton are actually playing well and trying here. Which is a shame as I wanted them to roll over. Not like they have anything to play for.

  21. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 7 hours ago

    Perez G

  22. Smurf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 7 hours ago

    What's happened to the draft version of the game. It's been down since the update 🙁

    1. Daniel - KTBFFH
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 7 hours ago

      Was anyone playing it?

  23. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 7 hours ago

    Babel owners rejoice.

    1. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 7 hours ago

      Why?

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

        Goals conceded 0 😉

  24. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 7 hours ago

    Should have bought Perez.

  25. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 7 hours ago

    I dont like how City are set up here

  26. Adetro
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 7 hours ago

    Have you guys had any success in accessing FPL?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 7 hours ago

      Nope

    2. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 7 hours ago

      Yep. At times it hangs.

    3. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 7 hours ago

      Click "home", stop refreshing the updating page. If that doesn't work, log out and log in again.

    4. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 7 hours ago

      Yes

      Are you refreshing the updating page?

      1. Adetro
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 7 hours ago

        Oh right, thanks - yes, I'm in. cheers

  27. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 7 hours ago

    Parker being punished for fielding a weakened team. Would be well annoyed as a fulham fan showing up for this meaningless game that he's not taking it seriously.

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 7 hours ago

      Hahahaha same team as usual but Ayité for Babel

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 7 hours ago

        Good player for a crap player makes a big difference, especially for a team that is ass defensively.

  28. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 7 hours ago

    This wouldn’t be happening if Babel started I bet

  29. Bam Bam Bigelow
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 7 hours ago

    Damn! Laca > Perez (-4) was the move to make

  30. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 7 hours ago

    TOON 😎