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. The One True Marvin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 15 hours ago

    Check out the Hawaiian shirt guy in this picture.

    1. Trossard or not Trossard
        26 days, 15 hours ago

        Fantasy style points

      • Rust Cohle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        26 days, 14 hours ago

        Top top-of-the-page stuff. This is the content that I came here for. You’ve won the day, mate.

      • Gnu Scott talent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        26 days, 14 hours ago

        Ok.
        Now what?

    2. TokyoRisingSun
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 15 hours ago

      A Haller goal or two today would be pretty sweet.

      1. Regin
        • 2 Years
        26 days, 15 hours ago

        yes

    3. I know nothing
        26 days, 15 hours ago

        Predict..
        Salah
        Auba(c)
        Rashford
        Ayew
        Taa

        1. Mr Peanutbutter
            26 days, 15 hours ago

            8
            12
            2
            2
            5

          • Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            26 days, 15 hours ago

            5
            2
            5
            4
            8

          • I know nothing
              26 days, 15 hours ago

              Gyz predict higher

            • J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              26 days, 15 hours ago

              1
              2
              1
              1
              12

              😆

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

              2
              12
              2
              2
              5

            • ^Freedom Fighter^
              • 7 Years
              26 days, 15 hours ago

              5
              22
              2
              4
              8

          • Hybrid.power
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            26 days, 15 hours ago

            Let's go.....Dendocker....ugh

            1. The Senate
              • 1 Year
              26 days, 15 hours ago

              Sold him for Cantwell this week so no doubt he’ll score

          • AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
            • 3 Years
            26 days, 15 hours ago

            Anyone else down to 10 if Mount doesn't show up? (Greenwood owner)

            1. Hybrid.power
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              26 days, 15 hours ago

              Yep

            2. I know nothing
                26 days, 15 hours ago

                No one

              • Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                26 days, 15 hours ago

                Out of 6m odd players it's just you.

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

                Me too

              • seewhyaxe
                • 2 Years
                26 days, 15 hours ago

                me.

                I've got Zinc and Sterling out.

                If Mount doesn't play, I'm down to 10

              • BobbyDoesNotLook
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                26 days, 14 hours ago

                Here

              • VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                26 days, 14 hours ago

                Yes

            3. Gudjohnsen
              • 2 Years
              26 days, 15 hours ago

              Which team wins

              A. Auba (c), Mané, Maguire, De Gea
              B. Haller, Zaha, TAA + 18 points

              1. Mr Peanutbutter
                  26 days, 15 hours ago

                  b

                • I know nothing
                    26 days, 15 hours ago

                    Draw

                • splitzz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  26 days, 15 hours ago

                  What a miracle! Mason not showing up so i can take my lundstram points.

                  1. The Senate
                    • 1 Year
                    26 days, 15 hours ago

                    Mason really absent? If so same

                  2. I know nothing
                      26 days, 15 hours ago

                      Who buys mason

                      1. splitzz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        26 days, 15 hours ago

                        second on bench and lundstram third

                    • J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      26 days, 15 hours ago

                      Mounts travelled. He will likely get minutes

                  3. The Senate
                    • 1 Year
                    26 days, 15 hours ago

                    DJ brace inbound

                    1. I know nothing
                        26 days, 15 hours ago

                        Ok

                        1. The Senate
                          • 1 Year
                          26 days, 15 hours ago

                          Let me dream

                    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      26 days, 15 hours ago

                      Wouldn’t be suprised to see Pelligrini outfox Ole today

                      Hope Lindelof doesn’t do another Lindelof

                      1. Berbinho's Forehead
                        • 9 Years
                        26 days, 15 hours ago

                        Or Maguire doing another Maguire. Matic another Matic etc

                      2. Amey
                        • 1 Year
                        26 days, 15 hours ago

                        We're winning 🙂

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

                          Yeah the possession and no of passes 🙁

                          1. Amey
                            • 1 Year
                            26 days, 15 hours ago

                            😀

                    3. Hig1990
                      • 1 Year
                      26 days, 15 hours ago

                      Hello all,

                      Having a nightmare at the moment so I've triggered the WC. Please have a look:

                      Pope/Heaton
                      Ota, Soyuncu, Maitland-Niles, Lund, Kelly
                      Salah, KDB, Son, Mount, Cantwell
                      Auba, Abraham, Pukki

                      Had to get rid of Sterling to fit KDB & Son in. Thoughts?

                      1. Kip
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        26 days, 15 hours ago

                        i like it a lot. Ticks all the boxes

                        Mait Niles is a bit meh though

                        1. Hig1990
                          • 1 Year
                          26 days, 15 hours ago

                          Yeah, I agree with you mate. I am still tinkering, I just like Arsenals upcoming fixtures and he has been pretty productive going forward. Do you have any suggestions in place of him?

                          1. Kip
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            26 days, 15 hours ago

                            Aurier if you dont mind the odd benching

                            If you do i’d be looking at boly/diop

                      2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        26 days, 15 hours ago

                        Not bad.

                      3. Pep Roulette
                        • 2 Years
                        26 days, 15 hours ago

                        Get Rico for Kelly! AMN not nailed, Bellerin lurking! Downgrade Heaton to Button and get Matip instead of AMN!

                        1. Kip
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          26 days, 15 hours ago

                          Dowgrade heaton and amn=> 5.5 looks good indeed

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

                        Aguero and Mane for Auba and Salah

                        1. Hig1990
                          • 1 Year
                          26 days, 14 hours ago

                          I like it. Is going without Arsenal acceptable given the fixtures?

                          1. Hig1990
                            • 1 Year
                            26 days, 13 hours ago

                            Ok, i've done some tinkering. Thoughts? I can always downgrade Salah to Mane and upgrade def if need be?

                            Pope/Button
                            Ota, Soyuncu, Rico, Lund, Kelly
                            Salah, KDB, Son, Mount, Guendouzi
                            Aguero, Abraham, Pukki

                    4. Daniel - The Veteran
                      • 10 Years
                      26 days, 15 hours ago

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

                      Unlucky guys

                      1. Nightcrawler
                          26 days, 15 hours ago

                          Just one guy

                        • _sidney_will
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          26 days, 15 hours ago

                          Lundstram coming in 🙂

                      2. Daniel - The Veteran
                        • 10 Years
                        26 days, 15 hours ago

                        Come oooooonnnn Donker and Wan the Man !!!

                        1. I know nothing
                            26 days, 15 hours ago

                            No they wont

                        2. 1zverGGadeM
                          • 2 Years
                          26 days, 15 hours ago

                          Where is my Rubinho Neves

                        3. The Gobstopper
                          • 5 Years
                          26 days, 15 hours ago

                          Wow. The bad news just keeps getting worse. With no Greenwood, Sterling, Masuaku, Martial, or Hanley playing, I will only end up playing nine players this week. Brutal GW...

                          1. 1zverGGadeM
                            • 2 Years
                            26 days, 15 hours ago

                            Neves, Greenwood, Sterling, Kelly, Hanley..

                          2. bigwig
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            26 days, 15 hours ago

                            Do you have your WC? Now's the time to pull the trigger

                          3. I know nothing
                              26 days, 15 hours ago

                              Wildcardddd

                            • Hig1990
                              • 1 Year
                              26 days, 15 hours ago

                              Me too mate. Disaster

                            • The Gobstopper
                              • 5 Years
                              26 days, 15 hours ago

                              Been holding on to the wildcard, but it seems like it might be time to use it. That said, Sterling will play next GW, Masuaku will be back, and Martial will have a shot as well, so really just a bad combo for the week...

                              1. The Gobstopper
                                • 5 Years
                                26 days, 15 hours ago

                                And Greenwood will be back. Just a weird random confluence of a bunch of different factors all in the same week (i.e., rested, suspended, tonsillitis, dropped, long-term injury).

                            • Better off with a pin and a…
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              26 days, 15 hours ago

                              The only silver lining is that many of those are short-term problems and you could end up with some good differentials.

                          4. Kung Fu Football
                            • 4 Years
                            26 days, 15 hours ago

                            Anyone else? donotwantmounttoplay.com...#lundstramoffthebench

                            1. I know nothing
                                26 days, 15 hours ago

                                No one

                                1. Kung Fu Football
                                  • 4 Years
                                  26 days, 15 hours ago

                                  Good, thanks for the insight Manuel.

                              • Danno - Emre Canada
                                • 4 Years
                                26 days, 14 hours ago

                                Yep

                            2. vandebeek
                              • 2 Years
                              26 days, 15 hours ago

                              I have 2 FT. Should I play wildcard?
                              Pope/ non playing 4.0
                              Zinchenko, Robbo, Colemam, Lowton, Rico
                              KDB, Sterling, Salah, Mount, Iwobi
                              King, Pukki, Greenwood

                              1. bigwig
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                26 days, 15 hours ago

                                Na, solid team. Zinc and Greenwood need to go. Sterling has had his rest

                              2. The Train Driver
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                26 days, 15 hours ago

                                No way, zinch and coleman out for ota and aurier.

                                1. vandebeek
                                  • 2 Years
                                  26 days, 12 hours ago

                                  Thanks! What about Iwobi should i keep?

                            3. bigwig
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              26 days, 15 hours ago

                              Anyone else go Aurier over Ota on a WC? Kinda cheesed off at how that went yestreday

                              1. Rasping Drive
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 10 Years
                                26 days, 15 hours ago

                                Went for both, fortunately.

                              2. Rasping Drive
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 10 Years
                                26 days, 15 hours ago

                                Still cheesed off, mind that Aurier’s goal was disallowed.

                              3. ChelseaBlues223
                                • 1 Year
                                26 days, 14 hours ago

                                Thinking the same

                            4. Pep Roulette
                              • 2 Years
                              26 days, 15 hours ago

                              DSilva & Haller to KDB & Tammy for -4?

                              1. Hulk Smash
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                26 days, 14 hours ago

                                Yes

                            5. Dribbles
                                26 days, 15 hours ago

                                Is anyone having any issues?

                                1. Brosstan
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  26 days, 15 hours ago

                                  lol

                                2. teneighty
                                  • 4 Years
                                  26 days, 15 hours ago

                                  FPL related or just in general?

                                3. Jarvish Scott Talent
                                  • 4 Years
                                  26 days, 15 hours ago

                                  Get some cough medicine

                                4. Skonto Rigga
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • Has Moderation Rights
                                  • 2 Years
                                  26 days, 14 hours ago

                                  All good here :+1:

                              • De Gea Van Dijk. 10
                                • 1 Year
                                26 days, 15 hours ago

                                FPL hack needs investigating.

                              • Brosstan
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                26 days, 15 hours ago

                                If James get a haul today I will be in a pickle about how to bring in Tammy for Barnes. Plan was to downgrade James.

                                1. Amey
                                  • 1 Year
                                  26 days, 15 hours ago

                                  Downgrade a Defender maybe

                                  1. Brosstan
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    26 days, 15 hours ago

                                    Cant remove Trent or Ota, other defenders are bare bones already

                              • trinzoo
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                26 days, 15 hours ago

                                Digne > Otamendi for free or save?

                                Would need to play one of Digne (MCI), Lundstram (LIC) or Montoya (che) if I save.

                                1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 9 Years
                                  26 days, 15 hours ago

                                  Do it.

                              • The One True Marvin
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                26 days, 15 hours ago

                                Allez Haller!

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

                                Go AWB

                              • Revival
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 7 Years
                                26 days, 15 hours ago

                                Wildcard activated. Parting gifts from Rashford, AWB, Ceballos, Robbo and VVD would be most welcome today.

                              • luk46
                                • 1 Year
                                26 days, 15 hours ago

                                Digne or Zinchenko out for Otamendi or Soyüncü first? Could also do both for -4, gonna wait though!

                                1. Dakes.
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  26 days, 15 hours ago

                                  Contemplating exact same moves.

                                  Leaning towards Zinch to Soyuncu if Z plays midweek. Possibly Digne to Ota next week then...

                                2. seewhyaxe
                                  • 2 Years
                                  26 days, 15 hours ago

                                  Digne out first as he faces City next

                                3. luk46
                                  • 1 Year
                                  26 days, 14 hours ago

                                  Soyüncü in first makes more sense to give him the nice home fixture, I guess. I'll wait for midweek games. Cheers!

                              • Roll The Dyche
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 7 Years
                                26 days, 15 hours ago

                                What % chances would you give Mount playing some part today v Liverpool? Liverpool are a physical team so the risk of playing him seems senseless? Give him a week's rest (no participation in the midweek cup game) so that he's ready to go next week.

                                1. Rinseboy
                                  • 7 Years
                                  26 days, 15 hours ago

                                  I wish this was true but can see him coming off the bench and getting 1 point arrghhhh

                                2. Brosstan
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  26 days, 15 hours ago

                                  75%

                                3. Roll The Dyche
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 7 Years
                                  26 days, 15 hours ago

                                  Grrr! Thanks for the comments guys.

                                4. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  26 days, 15 hours ago

                                  Rumour is he starts

                                  I want him away from this game for Lund points, but it's just that kinda GW for me (again) so I'll take it on the chin

                                  1. Roll The Dyche
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 7 Years
                                    26 days, 14 hours ago

                                    Same position pal. If he plays he needs to outscore Lundstram!

                              • Dakes.
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                26 days, 15 hours ago

                                Big tings needed from Salah Trent and hopefully Mount today...

                              • Pranav Santhosh
                                • 3 Years
                                26 days, 15 hours ago

                                Ole sits really weird on the bench I don’t like it 🙂

                                1. Dakes.
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  26 days, 15 hours ago

                                  Which is weird, you’d think he’d be used to it by now

                              • Joel_J
                                  26 days, 15 hours ago

                                  Anyone know where to watch the United game ?

                                  1. Danno - Emre Canada
                                    • 4 Years
                                    26 days, 15 hours ago

                                    Olympic stadium...