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. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    Woohooo! A Kelly no show and a Mount apperance means that I will field 11 this week and get the jammy 12 points from Lundstram off the bench! Thank you FPL gods.

    1. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      So will tens of thousands of other players.

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Good on them. I just wanted to share my happiness with you guys. I have had some tough gameweeks and is now closing in on the top 100k mark. Never finished outside of top 20k before, so that is my aim once again this year.

        1. camarozz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 16 days ago

          No point been happy on here mate. Full of begrudgers and who wnat nothing more than put you down.

          Well done mate.

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      So jealous, need a TAA monster haul to make me feel better

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        I'm on that wagon too mate!

      2. Qaiss
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        What happened to man uniteds CS they were going to keep ?!?!

    3. Lukey27
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Congrats mate

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Thanks man!

    4. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Never doubt lundstram again. You should start him against liverpool 😉

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        I am actually considering it! It's between him and Dunk. Unless I don't get Son in with 2 FT

    5. MITHRRANDIRR
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Same here, finally some luck! Congrats!

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Likewise buddy!

    6. Babit1967
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Good job, feel like I'm missing out on lundstram 🙁

  2. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    No Kelly? Give me some of that yam.. Lundstram 12pts coming on.

    1. Lukey27
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Happy days mate

    2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Haha I just posted the exact same above! Gratz mate

    3. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      I played Kelly too.

      Unfortunately put Lundy 3rd on bench. 🙁

  3. Moose™
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    48 with Lundy coming in.

    Mount Salah VVD yet to play. Average gw maybe?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 16 days ago

      What is the 10K average as it stands?

      1. Trophé Mourinho
          9 months, 16 days ago

          38.7

        • Ragabolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 months, 16 days ago

          37.58 + 3.76 off the bench

    2. _nod
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      With Lundstram first on the bench I’m gutted Mount is starting: /

      1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        At least you will sleep at night

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Kelly clean sheet gone in the 95ty minute. Cruel game

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        95th

        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 10 Years
          9 months, 16 days ago

          97th

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 16 days ago

            Oh blimey even worse

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        🙂

      3. MITHRRANDIRR
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Cheeky bait 😉

        1. MITHRRANDIRR
          • 7 Years
          9 months, 16 days ago

          They're falling for it 😆

      4. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Kelly benched no?

      5. Karhumies
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Ummm...Kelly was on the bench for the whole match?

    4. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Since the start of the 2011-12 season, David de Gea has conceded more Premier League goals from direct free-kicks than any other goalkeeper (12).

      1. Berbs
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Camera GK.

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        He’ll never recover from that Ronaldo World Cup hatty.

        He’s done at the elite level.

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 16 days ago

          Got five year contract to sit on.

      3. Amey
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Not the same GK anymore.

    5. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 16 days ago

      How many of the (formerly known as) top 6 do people expect to finish in the top 6? I had 3/4 at the beginning of the season - it seemed a slight reach at the time but almost conservative now.

      1. Berbs
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        United out Leicester in.

      2. RichardNixon
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Utd are really really poor so they are most vulnerable. Spurs don't seem right, and Arsenal is Arsenal. Chelsea will be ok I reckon. It's a long season so too early to tell but if the likes of West Ham or Leicester are to get in the top 6 (or top 4 for that matter) this is the season to do it

    6. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      I sold Jota last night (before Watford!).
      That's why he scored 😉

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        You got your wish mate 🙂

    7. Trophé Mourinho
        9 months, 16 days ago

        top 10k average dropped a point with that Jota goal 😀

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 16 days ago

          Casuals

        2. MITHRRANDIRR
          • 7 Years
          9 months, 16 days ago

          Pls sell Pukki

          1. MITHRRANDIRR
            • 7 Years
            9 months, 16 days ago

            reply fail!

      • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Regret selling Jota this week for Pukki

      • dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Haller to Tammy and Digne to Otamendi good use of 2 free transfers?

        1. Hog Roast Junkie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 16 days ago

          Yes

        2. Devo-McDuff
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 16 days ago

          Yes probably.

      • Lalrota
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Any chance diop gets bonus?

      • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Lundstram & Rico combined 17 pointer to come in for Raz & Kelly

        Beautiful 🙂

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 16 days ago

          In for Zinch and Sterling for me. You love to see it.

        2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 16 days ago

          Nice!

      • Zlatanzo
          9 months, 16 days ago

          Without Ota and KDB I'd have 7 points this GW. Ridiculous.

          1. Trophé Mourinho
              9 months, 16 days ago

              LOL

            • Forever In Our Shadow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              9 months, 16 days ago

              WC time me thinks.

              1. Zlatanzo
                  9 months, 16 days ago

                  Still have 5 to play, sorry for baiting 😛

                  1. Forever In Our Shadow
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    9 months, 16 days ago

                    😉

            • Random Name
              • 4 Years
              9 months, 16 days ago

              Mane (C) time

              1. Trophé Mourinho
                  9 months, 16 days ago

                  Is Mane getting anything today? Dont see it personally, its going to be Salah 🙁
                  Yes I own Mane just low expectations (and im normally right)

                  1. Whatever100
                    • 3 Years
                    9 months, 16 days ago

                    Literally impossible to say as he will get chances but no one knows whether he will take them. Entirely possible he will do well.

                    1. Trophé Mourinho
                        9 months, 16 days ago

                        he has been very lively recently so yea if the chances fall to him im sure he will put them away. If he gets something I will be very happy indeed

                • Hart-ake
                  • 3 Years
                  9 months, 16 days ago

                  For those who watched the WHam-United game, how did Haller look? Only had him 2 weeks, but really thinking about moving him on for Tammy or Wilson.

                  1. Here's Tom with the We…
                    • 8 Years
                    9 months, 16 days ago

                    Non-existent

                  2. FOO FIGHTER
                      9 months, 16 days ago

                      He was nowhere to be found.

                    • Hog Roast Junkie
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      9 months, 16 days ago

                      His quietest game yet

                    • Regin
                      • 2 Years
                      9 months, 16 days ago

                      invisible

                    • Forever In Our Shadow
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      9 months, 16 days ago

                      Abraham says hi.

                    • antis0cial
                      • 4 Years
                      9 months, 16 days ago

                      Awful, lightweight, no threat

                    • Hart-ake
                      • 3 Years
                      9 months, 16 days ago

                      Cheers guys. From watching last week's game away to Villa, I got the sense that Haller was more of a link-up man.

                  3. Mince n Tatties
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    9 months, 16 days ago

                    Ollie, Ollie, Ollie...
                    Taxi Driver is ready at the wheel...

                  4. Steve McCroskey
                    • 6 Years
                    9 months, 16 days ago

                    Ok, can anybody do worse than me this gw:

                    Sterling (c), Zinchenko starting
                    Sold Bernardo Silva for Daniel James
                    Sold Jota for Tammy Abraham
                    Dendonker coming off bench
                    9 points so far

                    1. Herman Toothrot
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      9 months, 16 days ago

                      Tammy MAY pay off.

                    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
                      • 10 Years
                      9 months, 16 days ago

                      Thanks, made me feel better 🙂

                  5. DS29
                    • 1 Year
                    9 months, 16 days ago

                    Removed jota for barnes this week after keeping him for 5 weeks.. . Fk this game

                  6. FOO FIGHTER
                      9 months, 16 days ago

                      So how many points does anyone reckon from a triple up of Trent Mane and Salah?

                      1. Forever In Our Shadow
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        9 months, 16 days ago

                        30.

                      2. La Roja
                        • 8 Years
                        9 months, 16 days ago

                        6

                    • Nightcrawler
                      • 1 Year
                      9 months, 16 days ago

                      Bad day at the office but a true indicator of mental strength is how we bounce back from this, and surely we will GGMU

                    • Hazz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      9 months, 16 days ago

                      BRB finding those "Why do you still have Jota? " posts.

                      JK sold him last night. Watford next. GG.

                      1. TheDragon
                        • 2 Years
                        9 months, 16 days ago

                        Jota repaying the (blind faith!)

                        Means I can maybe now give him the Watford game before moving him to Tammy

                        And then I can get AWB out this week which will bring me unlimited pleasure

                        1. Hazz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          9 months, 16 days ago

                          Decent position to be in.

                          I was doing Digne/Jota > Otamendi/Abramah for exact money.

                          Tammy rose last night, so fine with it.

                          Could have lost Barnes instead but I'll keep the faith for now. Good luck!

                          1. TheDragon
                            • 2 Years
                            9 months, 16 days ago

                            Those are my exact planned moves (maybe AWB instead of Digne) but I’ve got a bit of cash and only 1FT so may leave 1 until next week

                      2. Random Name
                        • 4 Years
                        9 months, 16 days ago

                        you could find those posts and id still ask why

                        1. Hazz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          9 months, 16 days ago

                          Don't worry, I asked myself the same question.

                    • Ode
                      • 2 Years
                      9 months, 16 days ago

                      Jota 3 bonus? Can’t believe I still have him but I’ll take it

                      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                        • 3 Years
                        9 months, 16 days ago

                        You deserve it for being that patient!

                      2. Konstaapeli
                        • 3 Years
                        9 months, 16 days ago

                        LOL! Get in!

                    • Sid1891
                      • 2 Years
                      9 months, 16 days ago

                      Guendozi brace

                      Too much to ask for?

                    • shearer9
                      • 3 Years
                      9 months, 16 days ago

                      Is Ben Mendy first choice now? Or should I play it safe and get Ota in.

                      1. Herman Toothrot
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        9 months, 16 days ago

                        Just get Ota

                      2. AzzaroMax99
                        • 3 Years
                        9 months, 16 days ago

                        Is Ota safe? I bought him yesterday. I hope that he is.
                        Mendy would be great if can find his last year’s form and avoid injuries. Monitoring..

                        1. shearer9
                          • 3 Years
                          9 months, 16 days ago

                          Only fit centre back

                        2. Hart-ake
                          • 3 Years
                          9 months, 16 days ago

                          I don't think Ota could be safer could he?

                    • EL tridente
                      • 2 Years
                      9 months, 16 days ago

                      West ham really does have one of the Best defences in the League

                      1. diesel001
                        • 3 Years
                        9 months, 16 days ago

                        Getting rid of Zabaleta out of the first team has helped.

                      2. tisza
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        9 months, 16 days ago

                        Noble being back a big help for them

                    • Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
                      • 2 Years
                      9 months, 16 days ago

                      Get in my team Cresswell.

                      1. Hart-ake
                        • 3 Years
                        9 months, 16 days ago

                        Masuaku first choice probs.

                    • Zlatanzo
                        9 months, 16 days ago

                        Early plans.... Haller, Salah --> Auba, Son for a -4 worth it?

                        1. Ole Trafford
                          • 7 Years
                          9 months, 16 days ago

                          Salah playing Sheffield United next though. I wouldn’t.

                          1. Zlatanzo
                              9 months, 16 days ago

                              Son against SOU at home though?

                          2. Hog Roast Junkie
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            9 months, 16 days ago

                            Not for me. Any move involving losing Salah for a hit questionable.
                            I’d wait a week and if you still want to do it do so for free

                        2. HuttonDressedasLahm
                          • 10 Years
                          9 months, 16 days ago

                          I hate benches....

                          I don’t think I’ve ever got more than 1 CS off the bench
                          Pretty sure I’ve never had a penalty save in my team either

                          1. Bobby Digital
                            • 2 Years
                            9 months, 16 days ago

                            First time here... did get an Ederson assist last season 🙂

                        3. Ole Trafford
                          • 7 Years
                          9 months, 16 days ago

                          Digne and Mina. Mount first sub and Lundstram 2nd sub. Having a tough run of it at the moment.