Dugout Discussion

James fit to start as Greenwood and Lanzini miss out

There are two Premier League matches kicking off at 14:00 BST today, with West Ham United facing Manchester United and Crystal Palace hosting Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The Red Devils are unchanged from the team that beat Leicester City, meaning that Daniel James has recovered from the knock that forced him to miss Thursday’s win over Astana.

There is no place for Mason Greenwood in the matchday squad, however, with the teenage striker ruled out with tonsillitis.

Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial miss out as expected, with Solskjaer providing an update on Pogba ahead of kick-off:

Hopefully, we can get him back next week. He started training yesterday. Probably get some minutes against Rochdale, but definitely we think he’s ready for Arsenal.

Manuel Lanzini hasn’t recovered from the injury that Manuel Pellegrini disclosed in Friday’s press conference, so Pablo Fornals takes his place in central midfield.

Aaron Cresswell is in for the suspended Arthur Masuaku at left-back.

Roy Hodgson makes just one change to the Palace team that lost 4-0 at Tottenham Hotspur.

Andros Townsend drops to the bench as the fit-again James McArthur comes into the starting line-up.

Budget FPL defender Martin Kelly is among the substitutes.

Nuno Espirito Santo continues to ring the changes as Wolves juggle participation in the UEFA Europa League and Premier League.

There are four alterations to the side that started against Sporting Braga on Thursday, with Ruben Neves, Patrick Cutrone and Morgan Gibbs-White all benched.

Ryan Bennett doesn’t make the squad, meanwhile, for the second Premier League game in a row.

Diogo Jota, Joao Moutinho, Adama Traore and Romain Saiss are all promoted to the starting line-up.

The teamsheets show Traore as lining up in a front three with Jota and Raul Jimenez, with Matt Doherty in his usual right wing-back role.

West Ham United XI: Fabianski, Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Rice, Noble, Fornals, Yarmolenko, Anderson, Haller.

Manchester United XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Young, Matic, Pereira, McTominay, James, Mata, Rashford.

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita, Ward, Cahill, Sakho, Van Aanholt, McArthur, Milivojevic, Kouyate, Zaha, Ayew, Schlupp.

Wolves XI: Patrício, Boly, Coady, Saïss, Doherty, Dendoncker, Moutinho, Jonny, Traoré, Jiménez, Jota.

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1,880 Comments Post a Comment
  1. jezstatham
    • 10 Years
    26 days, 14 hours ago

    I've got lundstram 2nd sub behind Kelly.As Sterling didn't play does Kelly come in for 0 points or lundstram for 12?

    1. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Lundstram

    2. Random Name
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      "10 years"

      1. jezstatham
        • 10 Years
        26 days, 14 hours ago

        I'm a slow learner

    3. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      10 years....

      But if a serious question - you get Lundstram 12 points. Congrats 🙂

    4. Mr. Captain Blanc
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      As long as u got a minimum of 3 mids yes

  2. No Professionals
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 14 hours ago

    Thank god kelly stayed off, in comes lundstram. Don't remember one of those ever going my way.

    1. Random Name
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      you've only got 2?

      1. No Professionals
        • 2 Years
        26 days, 14 hours ago

        Eh?

  3. Pete Price The Lizard
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 14 hours ago

    Absolutely mad seeing Cresser score and get a CS he was in my year in school for christ sake I nutmegged him once in a full match 😉

    1. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 13 hours ago

      Maybe that was the turning point in his life ... never again he said.

      1. Pete Price The Lizard
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 13 hours ago

        Do I get a career assist for that? Haha

        1. Devo-McDuff
          • 1 Year
          26 days, 13 hours ago

          3 points to you sir.

  4. Super Silva Haze
    • 6 Years
    26 days, 14 hours ago

    Guys am pretty sure i know the answer to this but can you please confirm to put my mind at ease. I played have Kelly 1st sub and Lundstram 2nd. Its lundstram who comes in for Sterling and not Kelly right ?

    1. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Someone who didn't play can't come in

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Yes

    3. Super Silva Haze
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      yaaas, best news i have had all day. trent assist and salah goal would top of my best week so far. Thank you captain Kdb.

    4. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Seriously how many times will this be asked, you've been on here for 6 years!?

  5. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    26 days, 14 hours ago

    A or B?

    A) King to Tammy
    B) Digne to TAA

    1. JohnBlack
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Do both

    2. caldracula
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Watch Tammy first but I’d do both

  6. TheDragon
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 14 hours ago

    Imagine not owning Jota - just lol

    1. Konstaapeli
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      😀

    2. rohaansunil
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Sold him for barnes this week

  7. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 14 hours ago

    Looking forward to cheer on Salah. EO only ~65% even after vice captains factored in.

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      My ©
      🙂

  8. Random Name
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 14 hours ago

    Bench order:
    1. Kelly 2. Lundstram

    Who comes on for Sterling?

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Pls stop

    2. JJO
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Your 3rd sub

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Snap
      😀

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        26 days, 14 hours ago

        Celebrating a rubbish side or rubbish selection? Can’t tell

    4. JohnBlack
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Lund

    5. Cookie Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      3rd time we’ve had this scenario on this young page...

  9. Amey
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 14 hours ago

    Guys I have Lundstram 3rd bench
    Rico second
    Mount first
    Raz no show.
    I'm getting Lundstram's points right ??
    😀

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      LOL

    2. Mr. Captain Blanc
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Ya he might even get the armband from Sterling

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        26 days, 14 hours ago

        😀

    3. Random Name
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      yes you are

    4. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Haha

    5. thepeen555
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      Yeah of course

  10. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 14 hours ago

    Just a casual Diop and Montoya appreciation post. Day ones and doing their jobs

    1. ^Freedom Fighter^
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Yes .. wanna thank Henderson Rico. Dunk. Lowton for doing their jobs too

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        26 days, 14 hours ago

        Hendo also 🙂

  11. Carlton_Goal
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 14 hours ago

    West Ham equal with City for most clean sheets so far. Would not have predicted that at the start of the season

  12. Cookie Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 14 hours ago

    Bottomed - anyone no salah EO?

    Just want to work out whether I should be wanting him to score, not that it makes a blind bit of difference. I didn’t want Dendoncker to score an own goal, but he managed it

    1. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      84.19% after autosubs+vc in top10k.

      62.6% EO overall

    2. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      You always want your players to score regardless of their captaincy, not every player in the game will own that player. You will always make gains on someone

    3. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      79% top 10k
      Less than 60% overall

      You want him to score a million

  13. Random Name
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 14 hours ago

    for future reference, If i was playing 3-4-3 and my defender doesn't play

    Who comes on from this bench order?
    1. Fwd
    2. Mid
    3. Lundstram

    1. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      You wouldn't have a forward on the bench

      1. Random Name
        • 4 Years
        26 days, 14 hours ago

        1. Kelly
        2. Mid
        3. Lundstram

        ?

    2. mookie
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      You can't have 4 fwds

    3. Mr. Captain Blanc
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      U need to have atleast 3 defs playing - so the first def from the bench comes in

      U wud have 2 defs on the bench when playing 343

    4. Mee Pukki-Pukki Long Teemu:…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Lundstram
      You need a valid formation
      Congrats on the jam 🙂

    5. HashAttack
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      playing with 4 forwards?

    6. Nightcrawler
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Wow joke gone over so many heads

      1. Random Name
        • 4 Years
        26 days, 14 hours ago

        XD

  14. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 14 hours ago

    So city defence still with being invested in? Coz last week they were in crisis!

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Thinking about Digne to Ota
      Have few good fixtures coming up

      1. TyroneGAA
        • 2 Years
        26 days, 14 hours ago

        Yep done it yesterday Everton are terrible (Everton supporter)

    2. RFCSPACE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Best team in the league. Never in doubt IMO

    3. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 13 hours ago

      Fernandinhio is the calm presence needed. Wonderful player.

  15. Mr. Captain Blanc
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 14 hours ago

    Captain Auba!!! Let's GO

  16. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    26 days, 14 hours ago

    Looking forward to the Mount, Tammy,Salah,TAA goal show

  17. No Professionals
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 14 hours ago

    2ft 1.1itb

    Pope
    VVD Digne Otamendi
    Salah Sterling Mount Cantwell McGinn
    Aguero Pukki

    Button Lundstram Kelly Greenwood

    I know taking sterling out is a risk, but which do you like best

    A) sterling and Greenwood to KDB and Abraham
    B) sterling and mount to KDB and Son
    C) aguero and McGinn to abraham and KDB

    B feels the riskiest as it's taking out 2 players with good fixtures. Leaning towards A

  18. Babit1967
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 14 hours ago

    32 with Salah captain , Matip, TAA, Tammy and Ceballos to play, someone tell me it will all be okay

    1. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Could be

    2. Mr. Captain Blanc
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Ceballos goal incoming

  19. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 14 hours ago

    Ox not playing is v good for TAA.

  20. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
    26 days, 14 hours ago

    looks like someone going hard on all the streaming sites today...

  21. Lamplighters
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    26 days, 14 hours ago

    I’ve learned that it pays off to actually watch the games!

  22. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    26 days, 14 hours ago

    We're in 7th heaven

  23. Says
    • 9 Years
    26 days, 14 hours ago

    Guys I started Lundstram in my starting 11 and I have Kelly on my bench that means I get 12 points for Lundstram right?

    1. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      No

  24. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    26 days, 13 hours ago

    26 on the bench right now. Shame only one comes in

    McGinn
    Rico
    Lund

  25. boc610
    • 7 Years
    26 days, 13 hours ago

    And me thinking Sky don't show la liga ...