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

    TAA assist

  2. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Oh man, I discovered today there is a chat in the Fantasy Football Manager app and I wrote to one guy who was asking: triple captain Jonjo Shelvey, trust me. I wonder if he listened.

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

    Mane!

  4. Differentiator
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Anyone but Mane....

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      This

  5. Gobigorgohome
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    TAAA ASSISTTTT MANEE GOALL OMGHG

  6. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Trent A?

  7. Daniel - The Veteran
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    I absolutely hate TTAA . Ruining my end of the season

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I chose kola over him

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I am with you

    3. sminkypinky
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Very gutted I didn’t swallow my pride and bring him in. So attacking.

  8. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Nightmare goal that it’s only fitting

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

    Was his Trents intended target? 😮

    1. Mikeharbrw
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I wouldn't say so, he was aiming for salah near post... owner by the way...

  10. Gobigorgohome
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    MANEE CAPTAINNOOOOO

  11. SkeletONv01
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Get in Mane and TAA!

  12. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    FERK OFF TRENT

    1. grumpyman
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Seconded.

  13. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Mane TAA, my boys and captain!

  14. Bubz
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Fekkkk knew I shoulda got Mane not Sterling

  15. Jafooli
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Mane & TAA double 😎

    Liverpool wins the league, well done....

    1. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Go aeay

    2. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Champions*

  16. Daniel - The Veteran
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    To be fair Salah became my triple after I bought him
    Mane was previously. Looks like frustrating end of the season coming

  17. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Salah(c) Mane Robbo. Bleh

    1. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Same

    2. sminkypinky
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Snap

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

    Yes my captain

  19. Licky
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    I love you Mané.

  20. Team Cruel
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Own TAA but don't think Mane was intended target 🙁

  21. L'Aeroplanino
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    maneeeeeeeeeeeeee

  22. Gobigorgohome
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Liverpool winning the league 😉

    1. Skloppy Kops
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Trying to jinx it?

  23. Tsparkes10
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Rival has TAA and Mane captain... Dream over 🙁 ahh well

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

    Mane back in for golden boot....

  25. ZICO SENNA
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    yep would be a mane goal wouldn't it who my rival captains, whilst i went with Sterling.

  26. Hybrid.power
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Hope that guy I said to triple captain mane did it

  27. Skloppy Kops
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Ouch.. switch armband from Manè to Salah last min.

  28. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Brighton being poor here. Should be letting City win.

  29. Licky
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Blow it up at the Amex and Anfield refs!!!

  30. Brosstan
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Shouldn't be Trent assist.