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Cantwell starts for Norwich as Lovren comes in for Liverpool

Todd Cantwell (£5.0m) has come through injury doubts to start Norwich’s Gameweek 8 meeting with Aston Villa.

The left-winger was reported to have suffered from a hamstring problem earlier in the week – but manager Daniel Farke was right to be positive about it in his latest press conference.

Still awaiting his first attacking returns since the Canaries’ last home fixture, Cantwell keeps his place on the left of an attacking midfield trio that also includes Marco Stiepermann (£5.4m) and Emi Buendía (£6.0m) in support of Teemu Pukki (£7.2m).

Elsewhere in the Norwich team, budget goalkeeper Michael McGovern (£4.0m) gets his first start of the season as Tim Krul (£4.5m) and Ralf Fährmann (£4.4m) remain ruled out with injuries.

The Northern Ireland international will face an Aston Villa side set up in similar fashion to the 2-2 draw with Burnley last week.

Dean Smith has retained the 4-3-3 formation once again but, for the second match in a row, has deployed Jack Grealish (£5.9m) on the flanks of the front-three, alongside Anwar El Ghazi (£5.5m) and Wesley (£6.0m).

Liverpool’s attacking assets are all as they should be this afternoon, leading the attack in 4-3-3 formation.

The big team news from Anfield is that Dejan Lovren (£5.3m) comes into the side for his first appearance of the season.

That might prove something of a concern for those invested in the Liverpool defence with Joel Matip (£5.5m) still out injured and Joe Gomez (£5.2m) coming in for criticism midweek.

Meanwhile, Leicester arrive on Merseyside with James Maddison (£7.1m) restored to the starting line-up after he missed the Gameweek 7 win over Newcastle.

Owners of Burnley attacking assets will be pleased to Johann Berg Gudmundsson (£5.9m) back in the side, making his first start since Gameweek 3.

The Clarets’ opponents Everton line up with Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£5.8m) leading the one-man attack once again.

Finally, Watford have bravely tried to match Sheffield United’s perplexing 3-5-2 formation with a similar system of their own.

Quique Sanchez Flores has deployed his players in a 3-4-1-2 formation while the Blades remain unchanged.

Burnley XI: Pope; Pieters, Mee, Tarkowski, Lowton; McNeil, Westwood, Hendrick, Gudmundsson; A Barnes, Wood.

Everton XI: Pickford; Digne, Mina, Keane, Coleman; Delph, Schneiderlin; Iwobi, Sigurdsson, Richarlison; Calvert-Lewin.

Liverpool XI: Adrian; Robertson, van Dijk, Lovren, Alexander-Arnold; Wijnaldum, Milner, Fabinho; Mané, Firmino, Salah.

Leicester XI: Schmeichel; Chilwell, Söyüncü, Evans, R Pereira; Ndidi; Maddison, Tielemans, Praet, H Barnes; Vardy.

Norwich XI: McGovern; Lewis, Amadou, Godfrey, Aarons; McLean, Leinter; Cantwell, Stiepermann, Buendía; Pukki

Aston Villa XI: Heaton; Targett, Mings, Engels, Guilbert; McGinn, Nakamba, Hourihane; Grealish, Wesley, El Ghazi.

Watford XI: Foster; Cathcart, Prödl, Kabasele; Holebas, Cleverley, Doucouré, Janmaat; Pereyra; Welbeck, A Gray.

Sheff Utd XI: D Henderson; O’Connell, Egan, Basham; Stevens, Fleck, Norwood, Lundstram, Baldock; Robinson, McBurnie.

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1,915 Comments Post a Comment
  1. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Sold Salah.

    Looking for some quality abuse/ridicule. Give me your best

    1. The Big Fella
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Who for?

      1. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Sterling

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Think he will do well today.

    3. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Last chance saloon for Mo

      Probably gone if he blanks again

    4. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Not for Son I hope?

      1. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Sterling. Already have Son

    5. Ross From Friends
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Sold him for Auba ( c ) .... \o/

    6. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Salah struggles against top six sides I heard.

    7. Marmalade Forest
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      #Metoo

      Swapped him for Sterling.

      Never sold Salah and not regretted it.

  2. Arse Craic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    come on PuKKI

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Let's go Pukki!

  3. The Big Fella
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Connolly the new Greenwood i.e. £4.5m enabler?

    1. mikess
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Lad will be nailed now. He's a good player, has looked great for u21s too

    2. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 3 days ago

      New Connor wickham don’t you mean! This lad will be a steal if set up that way

  4. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Vardy goal confirmed then

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Because of world's best defender?

  5. HurriKane
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Dunk 11 pointer rooted to 3rd sub 😉

    1. Ross From Friends
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 3 days ago

      10 pointer *

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        9 points?

        Clean sheet, YC, assist and 1 BAPS?

    2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Seemed sensible just a couple hours ago.

  6. Salah4Ever
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Son + Kane =1 shot off target
    Lucas moura 2 shots on target

  7. Grounderz
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Not a good day for Liverpool, me thinks.

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      No it looks very good mate. Wait and see

      1. Grounderz
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        We shall wait and see.

        1. Gudjohnsen
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 3 days ago

          Think I'll go for a high scoring 3-2 win for Pool.

          1. Grounderz
            • 8 Years
            6 months, 3 days ago

            Very possible, given the way they rolled recently. Hope BR finds the space to throw in the spanner.

    2. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      I bought Robbo in especially

      1. Grounderz
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Good luck. Hope you have a big sofa.

  8. Hy liverpool
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Manchester united excited with this brighton spurs result.

    Poch to united you think ?

    1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Very possibly.

    2. The Casual One
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      too good to be true

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 3 days ago

      He's doing it on purpose 😀

    4. teneighty
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Don't think so. That would be what we in FPL call a 'sideways move' at best.

    5. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 3 days ago

      No, United will appoint Rooney

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Noway

    6. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Daniel Levy v Ed Woodward- out of frying pan into the fire- better move unfortunately for him is Real Madrid

    7. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Sounds like a possibility

  9. Lindelol
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Spuds spuds spuds

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Spudsy Spudsy Spudsy

    2. Lindelol
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 3 days ago

      ML rival had Ryan and dunk and I sold KDB for son. Shite spuds

  10. Sharkytect
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Sold KDB for Son because of Cantwell injury doubts. Mega backfired so far. Now for Cantwell haul

    1. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      And i’m A spurs fan

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        That's is the worst..

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Ouch

      3. Fast Eddie Felson
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        same here Sharky 🙁 also Dunk 1st on bench

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Hard luck mate

    3. Balls of Steel
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      was so very tempted right up to last minute...sat on my hands!

  11. Balls of Steel
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    A lot of happy Cantwell owners seeing him start today!

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 3 days ago

      \o/

    2. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Very. Had Rico coming in at arsenal otherwise!

  12. Amey
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Slaps myself for thinking about selling Mo for Son*

    1. teneighty
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Joins in*

  13. FOO FIGHTER
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Bit worried about Klopp starting Lovren.

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Probably ends up with bonus points ha

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Tactical masterclass, no?

    • diesel001
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Liverpool vs Leicester the 15.00 kick-off to watch IMO

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Here here

      2. L'Aeroplanino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Open game I reckon

    • adibo
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Mane (c)

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Good luck

    • diesel001
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Two Championship games in the PL today:

      Norwich vs Aston Villa
      Watford vs Sheffield United

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        2-1
        1-1

        1. Warby84
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 3 days ago

          I agree but Nor 3-2

      2. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Good games, good games.

      3. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        I see a goal fest at Norwich

      4. Gunner Boy
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        3-3
        1-1

      5. in sane in de bruyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        3-1
        1-2

    • De Gea Van Dijk. 10
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 3 days ago

      We can well.

    • PrettyDick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      What I expect from the rest of todays games:

      Pukki, Cantwell and Mané to blank, Watford and Crystal Palace to score. And tomorrow Aguero will outscore Auba.

      I don't know if FPLcoaches, as well as players, are affected by form but it seems like I've been completely off it last couple of GWs. I hate IBs but maybe, just maybe, that's what I need to 'find form' again.

      Please dear FPL gods, make it rain again.

      1. Warby84
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        I think Bournemouth could really stifle arsenal

    • KNOW IT ALL
        6 months, 3 days ago

        rico

        1. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 3 days ago

          Baby.

      • Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        7 players in this kickoff.. let's goo!

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 3 days ago

          +1

      • Hy liverpool
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        There's a party today guys. But the question is if it's Vardy or Pukki one ?

        Hope it's pukki party

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 3 days ago

          Vardy vs Lovren 🙁

          Today could be the day.

          1. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            6 months, 3 days ago

            Lovren 3bps coming....

        2. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 3 days ago

          Me too

        3. in sane in de bruyne
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 3 days ago

          Pukki party ofc

      • Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Hopes:
        0-1, Digne goal but Pope pen save
        2-1, TAA G+A, Salah G+A, Praet consolation
        3-0, Pukki hattrick assisted by Cantwell
        1-1, non scorers
        2-0, Yarmolenko brace

        Too much to ask for?

        1. Klein
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 3 days ago

          You missed lundstram hattrick.

      • Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        2 FT's and ready to buy Vardy after the IB.

        😎

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

          Good luck to ya. What’s your OR just now?

          I took the riskier of my two options and went for Auba last night so I’m with you there now

        2. Amey
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 3 days ago

          +1

        3. Tired and weary
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 3 days ago

          Same - audition v Pool

      • Bavarian
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Kane to Vardy or Auba?

        1. Hy liverpool
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 3 days ago

          Jamieeeeeeeeeeee

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

          Can’t sell before WAT, surely.

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 3 days ago

            Watford won't find better opportunity to kick start the season

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 3 days ago

              😆

        3. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 3 days ago

          See how they get on this week.

          And depends how you’d use the extra cash

        4. MTPockets
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 3 days ago

          Deulofeu?

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 3 days ago

            Or Doucoure ??
            😉

      • Iceball
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        My favorit movie at least after that game...Saving private Ryan!

        1. KGFC
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 3 days ago

          Unless it’s your draft team, I’m pretty sure it’s not “private” Ryan 😉

        2. teneighty
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 3 days ago

          I prefer 'Shaving Ryans privates'.

      • StayoutheSpiceZone
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Poch must be crazy. How can Lamela and Dier last that game?

      • Old and Slow
          6 months, 3 days ago

          And there is Dunk... Sitting on my bench with 8pts... Sigh.

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 3 days ago

            10 soon.

          2. Granville
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            6 months, 3 days ago

            Incoming bonus points

          3. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 3 days ago

            Unfortunate.

          4. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            6 months, 3 days ago

            Stinks hey. I just sold him for Tomori

        • Bury94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 3 days ago

          Go on everybody, keep selling KDB

        • KNOW IT ALL
            6 months, 3 days ago

            rico the assist king!

          • CroatianHammer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 3 days ago

            Right so... TAA, Robertson, Vardy, Pukki (C), and Diop later today to try and set me on my way to Top 100K... This could be epic.