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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. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Knew Pukki was too good to be true. Has done barely anything since I bought him. Time to get rid

    1. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Definitely, the party is truly over, music is off, and everyone is dead on the couches

      1. Sid1891
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Fyre festival?

        1. ZICO SENNA
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Haha yes!

    2. Prisoner B5160-8
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Not before Bournemouth though.

      1. ZICO SENNA
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Defo before Bou

    3. Mr Peanutbutter
      1 month, 8 days ago

      bubz needs his medicine 😉

  2. ZICO SENNA
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Why Salah, just why

  3. HurriKane
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Be honest. If Salah wasn't on Pens and corners would you chose him over Mane?

    Seen enough this season to suggest Mane can cover Salah for 1m less

    1. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Milner is on the pitch so he is not on pens.

    2. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Yes i would

    3. Pranav Santhosh
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      It’s not just the set pieces for me just seems to be further forward and get in better positions

      1. Recklesss
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        hmu at the end of the year. People sad the same thing about Salah last year and look what happened.

        1. Pranav Santhosh
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Salah outscored him?

          1. Recklesss
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Yup

        2. HurriKane
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Mane in beast mode in 2019 though.

          Dont think anyone has scored more than him? Maybe kun only

          1. mookie
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Aguero 20, Mane 19........Salah 13

            1. Recklesss
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Salah still had more FPL points for the last 2 years.

    4. PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Can't give you one valid reason why I have Mo over Mane . Not one

      1. Recklesss
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        He has more returns and points?

        1. PUMPKINHEAD
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Not even that. I'd rather have the million extra and have Wilson over pukki

          1. Recklesss
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            k

  4. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Norwich

    Not

    1. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Pukki or Barnes to go

      1. Arse Biscuit
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Both

        1. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Yeah..

  5. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Grealish G

    1. Sid1891
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Took a punt on him this week!
      But Villa party is too good

  6. Jurgen Flopp
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Villa goal

  7. Differentiator
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    ETA before Fukki goal?

    1. Sid1891
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      10mins

  8. fusen
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    will be hilarious if Mahrez doesn't start and then gets about 10 minutes

    1. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      And earns a red

      1. KDB4PREZ
        1 month, 8 days ago

        The scenes on here would be incredible

    2. KGFC
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      If he starts, then won’t it be his 3rd start in like 7-8 days??? If so I can’t see that happening when he lasted the full games in the last two.

    3. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I will have a chuckle to myself when this happens.

  9. HurriKane
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Mcginn assist?

    1. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Nah

  10. KGFC
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    El ghazi assist again?

  11. Would Ed Woodward
    1 month, 8 days ago

    (C). Wilson next GW.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      So tempted.

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Think I'm gonna, bringing in on WC.

  12. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Thanks for the memories, Pukki.

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      here's a bucket. You'll need it

  13. Jurgen Flopp
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Effin unbelievable from Norwich this.

    1. Recklesss
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      They're a promoted team that can't defend at all, it's not that surprising.

      1. Jurgen Flopp
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        But they CAN score. They put 3 past City ffs

        1. Recklesss
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Cool

        2. Colonel Shoe 肝池
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Feels like we got conned

    2. Slouch87 Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Their defence has always been questionable without the injuries. This is no surprise.

  14. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Mane could end up more expensive than Salah at some stage this season.

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Lundy also

      1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Match day humour and comment quality as good as ever.

  15. Pedram
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Pukki party is truly over now

    1. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Rip. Who will help me carry him?

  16. villa_til_i_die
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Have Pukki & couldn’t care less!!

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      This

  17. Differentiator
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Started Pantswell before Lundy. Season over

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Watford goal imminent

      1. Arse Biscuit
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Looks like a 0-0

  18. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Soyuncu YC

  19. Luka - Man Like Serbia
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Salah hauled back

  20. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Soy YC, Salah spun him, Trent range.

  21. KGFC
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Soy yc

  22. Francis Begbie
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Pukki and cantwell can suck on ma bawbags

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Whatever floats your boat.

  23. shirtless
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Hi there Grealish owners 🙂

  24. Royal5
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Soya is awful

    1. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      He really is.

  25. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Pieters subbed off with an injury before 60 mins

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Probably the earlier could on him from Coleman.

    2. Dannyb
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Brilliant....

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Taylor wagon!

  26. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Salah has to go

    1. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Not really

  27. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Wasteful Mo.

  28. Old Bull
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    -4 hit which means I’m currently on 1pt from 6 players

    1. Pedram
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Terrible top post

  29. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Mane nearly from a Salah assist

  30. SirStevieG
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    I hate Norwich