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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. teriyaki 69
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Hate Trent

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Agree. Killed me these last couple weeks what with ML rival owning him and me owning Robbo

      1. Celt Abroad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Same boat - held on to Robertson on wildcard because he was supposedly more nailed - about 30 points worse off, plus what the money could have done elsewhere.

      2. Super Saints
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Had to be both for about 5 weeks now

      3. Daniel - The Veteran
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Agree

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      If you think he’s rampant now, wait till he smacks in a couple of DFK’s - future FPL stalwart, will probably be 8.0 at some point in his career

  2. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Mo wants goals!

  3. Lukakuna
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Looked like a considerable change of direction on Trents cross

    1. Les Bleus
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Lol

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Didn't really.

    3. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Had lots of spin on it

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Clearly headed for near post.. Shouldn't be an assist.

    5. Ross From Friends
        2 months, 6 days ago

        You should have brought him in! That way you'd be cheering right now instead of writing irrelevant comments

        1. Lukakuna
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Have had him for weeks thank you 🙂

    6. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      TAA was the obvious captain choice

    7. Chucky
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Cmon Kun cappooo... hattie needed to saveeeme...

      1. diesel001
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Brighton aren't playing ball. They are trying. Should be letting City win.

      2. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        THIs

    8. unitednations
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Why did i stop myself from doing doherty >> TAA (-4) 🙁

    9. Differentiator
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Looking like it's going to be a miserable end to the FPL season

    10. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Brighton time wasting

    11. Merlin the Wraith
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      If getting probs with FPL site log out then in again. Sorted

    12. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Cardiff pen

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Lol!

    13. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Moved Captain from Mane to Bilva in the last 5 min 🙁

      1. Super Saints
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Wtfffff

        1. circusmonkey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Daft, even disregarding Harry Hindsight.

    14. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Cardiff Pen

    15. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Changed to Captain Mane to Sterling on the basis of Brighton drunkenness rumours.
      More fool me!

    16. Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Cardiff beating Man Utd. LOL!

    17. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Brighton playing well. No clear-cut chances for City yet

    18. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Lol united

    19. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      OLES AT THE WHEEL

    20. Skloppy Kops
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Good.. no Shaw.. no CS.

      1. Brooksy86
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        This

    21. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Utd are pure junk

    22. Chucky
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Matip looking lively?

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        😛

      2. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Mine is after that TAA + Mane linkup

    23. _sidney_will
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Ole’s At The Wheel

    24. TheGman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Anyone got a spare time machine? I only need it to go back a couple hours...

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Why you make 4 transfers Mark?

    25. HMC
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Sitting on my couch (in Australia). City game on sbs / Liverpool on Optus. Let’s go reds!! Cmon Matty Ryan!

    26. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Kamara taking that?

    27. Would Ed Woodward
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Utd lol, excellent

      • Daniel - The Veteran
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Anyone then Trent damn it!!!! Red arrow only not owning him!!!!!!

        1. yakirh
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Chill down

          1. Daniel - The Veteran
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Ok

      • REQUIEM FOR A GOAL
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Hold brighton

          1. ZICO SENNA
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            no

        • LJ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          not a penalty, VAR would change that

        • just a man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Wasn't a pen.

        • Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          BATMAN G