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

    Got McGinn in for KdB, predicting Villa goals. How’s he blanked??!!

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

      Just u lucky he was far back in the midfield thought, almost as if he is instructed not to get forward much

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

        Bizarre

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

          Seems to have worked.

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

        It'll be to fit Hourihane in.

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

    Which transfer makes the most sense?

    A) Pukki > Vardy
    B) Cantwell > Maddison
    C) McGinn > Maddison

    *Cantwell/McGinn will take the 5th mid spot usually on the bench

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

      A or B

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

    Maddy off

  4. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    Choudhury looks like an adult star from the 70s

    1. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      You like the vintage stuff? 🙂

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

      Boom shicka wow wow

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

      He would suit the Shaft theme tune playing as he comes on

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

    Maupay looks a good choice for next 3.

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

    Score watford I beg

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

      No Dakes, just...no.

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

    Pukki reminds me of Capoue from a few seasons ago. Started the season with an insane amount of goals and then just stopped

  8. Zico Senna
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    Well, au revouir monsieur Pukki

  9. Marmalade Forest
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    Heaton, Lundstram and Dug Luiz OTB scoring more than my six playing ATM.

    😐

    1. Marmalade Forest
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      ...Then Heaton concedes.

      You’re having a bad week when you’re happy that a Villa clean sheet is gone.

  10. Trophé Mourinho
      6 months, 4 days ago

      ugh villa cs gone

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

        Unreal

    • Daddy Kev
        6 months, 4 days ago

        Liverpool starting to get exposed for not spending in the summer.

        1. Marvin de Milo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 4 days ago

          They've won every game.

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

        The Norwich comeback has started.

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

        Goal Norwich

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

        Drumich G Villa CS gone

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

          Ffff autocorrects

      • dshv
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 4 days ago

        Heaton

        Robbo - Walker - Digne

        Son - Cantwell - Sterling - Salah - Mount

        Pukki - Wilson

        Subs: lund , green, rico

        1. Digne and pukki For abraham and soyboy
        2. Son and pukki for vardy and some midfield
        3. Give me and advise to do it now..

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

        Of course it wasn’t pukki or cantwell

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

          Both have been subbed

        2. tambourineman
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 4 days ago

          Both being subbed didn't help their chances

      • RealVirg
          6 months, 4 days ago

          Just need Watford to score..how on earth did they regress to being toothless???

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

          Norwich goal.

          Pukki already off the pitch.

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

            And Cantwell

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

          Lovely Norwich!

        • Zico Senna
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 4 days ago

          Oh thank feck for that! Rival in third place with double villa defence! Lmao!

        • The Casual One
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 4 days ago

          Pukki was the problem all along

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

          That RED fellaini

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

          Salah down injured

          1. Zico Senna
            • 8 Years
            6 months, 4 days ago

            Back up

        • Differentiator
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 4 days ago

          Norwich free flowing goals now Pukki off

        • diesel001
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 4 days ago

          At least that Heaton CS is gone now

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

          And there goes Heaton's CS, this GW is a disaster

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

            Yup. Sterling (C) and Haller/Tammy haul are only things that can save me.

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

          Pukki to king / maupay looks great

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

          Salah limping

          1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 4 days ago

            Calm down lol. It's a contact sport

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

            Choudhury dirty tackle

          3. Zico Senna
            • 8 Years
            6 months, 4 days ago

            And fine

        • Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 4 days ago

          Pukki > Maupay easy switch

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

            Don't you mean Connelly?

        • Mr Peanutbutter
            6 months, 4 days ago

            congrats to that guy with double villa defense on his bench