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. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Mendez Laing bandwagon...oh wait

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

    Olè letting his ex team win.

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

    Utd are typical of teams these day who want to play a certain style without having the players to do it. Don't know what happened to 'management' in the sense of getting the best out of the players you have.

  4. 7shadesofsmoke
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    anyone else thinking this will go to injury time and then...

    AGUEROOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

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

      no

      1. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        🙁

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

    Robbo close

  6. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Batman g

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

    Robbo 😮

  8. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    TAA is just relentless

    Any chance he’s not 6.5 or more next year??

    1. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      6.5. Vvd and Robbo may be 7.0

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

      Both him and Robbo 7.5

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

    TAA + Robbo + one of Mane/Salah foundation for next seasons team, and build around it 🙂

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

      that's gonna be like 25m

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

        Could well be actually 😀

  10. La Roja
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Robbo close

  11. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Ole behind the wheel 😎

  12. just a man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Greenwood nearly scored. Good save

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

    Assist?

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

    where is hazzo ffs...

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

      Saved for EL final. Sarri's job depends on winning EL.

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

        final is ages away

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

      Vs tired legs 😉

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

    Gahhhh Robbo getting there

  16. Tomthewise1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Big Robbo chance with TAA assist, but good save Patricio

  17. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    From OptaJoe

    2 - Manchester United have only kept two home clean sheets in the Premier League this season, their fewest at Old Trafford in a top-flight campaign since 1962-63. Leaky.

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

    Anfield think Brighton scored 😆

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

      They have.....haven’t they?

      Flashscore showing they have

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

    Brighton G

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

      Murray G

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

    Robbo almost

  21. Smurf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    BRIGHTON!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Forza Papac
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    SCENES

  23. Ginkapo FPL
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    MURRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYY

  24. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Feck off Murray

  25. Jacky boy
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Brighton goal

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

    Brighton have scored!

    F***!

  27. circusmonkey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Lol goal

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

    Geez!! Come on Pool!!

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

    MURRAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

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

    OH MY GOD Could it be?