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

    Mane on 3 bonus?

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      3 way tie at the top

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 4 days ago

        A three way, you say?

        1. Yank Revolution
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 4 days ago

          Hey now!

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

          Love that

      2. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 4 days ago

        Is Vertonghen involved?

    2. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      2 max as it stands

  2. Trophé Mourinho
    6 months, 4 days ago

    well cantwell and pukki out this week wasnt such a bad move after all :p

  3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    Five Villa goals but no McGinn involvement. Story of my season.

  4. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    Villa definitely now title contenders....

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      Only now?

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 4 days ago

        David Villa...

    2. villa_til_i_die
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      Yeeeessss!!!

  5. Adetro
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    Stunning goal by Douglas Luiz for Villa

  6. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    5-0 and nothing for mcginn. Sake!!

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

    More Trent BPS

  8. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    Tammy better play tomorrow, Pukki is my VC!

  9. Double Treble
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    Why Pieters getting sub early? Trent concede, Pieters out cost many points.

    1. Adetro
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      Apparently he was injured.

      I'm in the same boat. Have Pope though, at least.

  10. SkeletONv01
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    Surely that screams 6 quick goals from Pukki right? :> Will take some Cantwell assissts too ^^

  11. fusen
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    Wesley is scoring quite well recently...

    1. Skloppy Kops
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      Will be until people starts buying him

  12. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    Players I want to ship:
    - Pukki
    - Barnes
    - VVD
    - Dendoncker
    - Salah (?)

    Wildcard soon?

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      Yasssss

    2. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      Yes

  13. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 4 days ago

    Them points is disappearing!

  14. Manani
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    should I WC?

    Pope Button
    TAA Matip Ota Lund TOmori
    Salah Sterling KDB Dendocker Mount
    Pukki Haller Greenwood

    feels like a 8pts. hit can solve most problem, but there's a few switch I want to make as well

    1. Adetro
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      I think this season you're better off investing in big hitters in Midfield and Forwards. One pricey defender and four cheap rotating defenders. imo

  15. LOLarov
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    Bring in McGinn

    5-0

    2 points

    1. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      I benched Mings and Heaton. Was convinced they would concede as normal

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 4 days ago

        Well done!

  16. KGFC
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    Cmon Lei hold onto 1 point and make the league super exciting!

  17. GE
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    TAA and VVD CS gone, but love to that as a United-fan

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      Losing the CS (I have VVD, but no TAA) jumped my rank up 30k...thats how highly owned TAA is....Gotta get him in.

    2. Pad Randa
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      And, once again, that makes absolutely no sense. What you are describing is not a United fan, but a Liverpool hater. Those are two distinctly different concepts.

  18. The Overthinker - I blame R…
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    Bye bye pukki

  19. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    There was so much happiness on here when Cantwell was in the starting lineup today...

  20. Fred54
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    Brendan Rogers still delivering crap results for Liverpool after all these years...

  21. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    I should be ashamed of myself..
    Villa fan..
    14 clean sheet points on my bench...

    1. STRANGER INGS
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      i have an additional 8 from dunk smh

  22. MoManeTaa
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    Zero involvement from Mcginn in villas 5 goals

  23. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    Virgil......miss

  24. Old Bull
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    5 goals & McGinn not involvedin any of them

    1. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      Correct

  25. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    Fear not Pukki owners. I fully expect Norwich to win 6-5.

    1. Sid1891
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      If there was only 2nd leg

  26. Double Treble
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    Fellani 2.0?

  27. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    Brendan in, Klopp out?

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      Shake it all about.

      1. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 4 days ago

  28. Pad Randa
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    Pukki off. Ffs

  29. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    Just need Watford to score now to guarantee my 6 red arrow in a row.

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

    Pukki quick sell