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
    9 months, 16 days 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
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Lundstram

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

      "10 years"

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

        I'm a slow learner

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

      10 years....

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

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

      As long as u got a minimum of 3 mids yes

  2. No Professionals
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

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

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

      you've only got 2?

      1. No Professionals
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Eh?

  3. Lecky Legs FC
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 16 days 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
      9 months, 16 days ago

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

      1. Lecky Legs FC
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Do I get a career assist for that? Haha

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

          3 points to you sir.

  4. Super Silva Haze
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 16 days 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
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Someone who didn't play can't come in

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Yes

    3. Super Silva Haze
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 16 days 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
      9 months, 16 days ago

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

  5. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    A or B?

    A) King to Tammy
    B) Digne to TAA

    1. JohnBlack
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Do both

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

      Watch Tammy first but I’d do both

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

    Imagine not owning Jota - just lol

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

      😀

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

      Sold him for barnes this week

  7. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

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

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

      My ©
      🙂

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

    Bench order:
    1. Kelly 2. Lundstram

    Who comes on for Sterling?

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

      Pls stop

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

      Your 3rd sub

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

      Snap
      😀

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

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

    4. JohnBlack
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Lund

    5. Cookie Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

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

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

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

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

      LOL

    2. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Ya he might even get the armband from Sterling

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

        😀

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

      yes you are

    4. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Haha

    5. thepeen555
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Yeah of course

  10. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 16 days ago

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

    1. ^Freedom Fighter^
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

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

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Hendo also 🙂

  11. Carlton_Goal
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 16 days 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
    9 months, 16 days 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
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      84.19% after autosubs+vc in top10k.

      62.6% EO overall

    2. Trophé Mourinho
      9 months, 16 days 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
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      79% top 10k
      Less than 60% overall

      You want him to score a million

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

      You wouldn't have a forward on the bench

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

        1. Kelly
        2. Mid
        3. Lundstram

        ?

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

      You can't have 4 fwds

    3. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 16 days 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
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Lundstram
      You need a valid formation
      Congrats on the jam 🙂

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

      playing with 4 forwards?

    6. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Wow joke gone over so many heads

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

        XD

  14. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 16 days ago

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

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

      Thinking about Digne to Ota
      Have few good fixtures coming up

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

        Yep done it yesterday Everton are terrible (Everton supporter)

    2. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Best team in the league. Never in doubt IMO

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

      Fernandinhio is the calm presence needed. Wonderful player.

  15. MoManeTaa
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    Captain Auba!!! Let's GO

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

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

  17. No Professionals
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 16 days 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
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 16 days 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
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Could be

    2. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Ceballos goal incoming

  19. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 16 days ago

    Ox not playing is v good for TAA.

  20. Trophé Mourinho
    9 months, 16 days ago

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

  21. Lamplighters
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

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

  22. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    We're in 7th heaven

  23. Says
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 16 days 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
      9 months, 16 days ago

      No

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

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

    McGinn
    Rico
    Lund

  25. boc610
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

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