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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. Murder On Zidanesfloor
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 1 day ago

    IB injury!!! So convenient hahah you could almost see it on his face

  2. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 1 day ago

    Pen for Pool

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

      A?

  3. Ginkapo FPL
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 1 day ago

    I played Hendo over Pope. Facepalm

  4. Totally !rre!evant
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 1 day ago

    Liv PEN

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

    Mane wins pen

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

    Penalty when Salah gone

  7. adibo
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 1 day ago

    Maneeee yesss penalty

  8. Tamagotchi Massacre
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 1 day ago

    Who came on here earlier the second Son blanked and said

    'and that's why we pay for salah'

    Well...

  9. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 1 day ago

    Pool pen

  10. Trophé Mourinho
      6 months, 1 day ago

      pool pen

    • ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 1 day ago

      Pen Liverpool

    • The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 1 day ago

      Salah off and pool get a penalty. Ffs

    • Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 1 day ago

      Mane taken down in the box

    • Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 1 day ago

      Penalty!!!!!!!

    • Mr Peanutbutter
        6 months, 1 day ago

        penalty with salah off the field

        1. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 1 day ago

          Sums up most of our season.

        2. TheSteel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 1 day ago

          Milner wants a word

      • KGFC
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 1 day ago

        Mane wins penalty

      • IRBOX ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 1 day ago

        Damn.. right when Salah goes off

        1. Zico Senna
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 1 day ago

          Typical

        2. TheSteel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 1 day ago

          Milner takes

      • Daddy Kev
          6 months, 1 day ago

          This is why Origi should be starting over Salah. Klopp needs to select his team on form, not names.

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

            They've won every game.

            1. Daddy Kev
                6 months, 1 day ago

                What's your point?

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

                  You are implying that he's doing something wrong.

          2. Green Arrow
            • 8 Years
            6 months, 1 day ago

            Scenes!!

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

            Actually screw this game

            1. trikster102
              • 7 Years
              6 months, 1 day ago

              my comment every week

          4. Luka - Man Like Serbia
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 1 day ago

            What a dive by Mane

            1. Ógie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              6 months, 1 day ago

              He was caught tbf.

            2. Big Bambora
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 1 day ago

              Rubbish . Took his ankle.

            3. elchilangles
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 1 day ago

              was a clearcut penalty, not even debatable

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

            Liverpool so lucky

          6. Ógie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 1 day ago

            Let Mane take it

            1. Would Ed Woodward
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 1 day ago

              Missed 2 in the African Nations didn't he? Wouldn't expect that anytime soon.

          7. Sharkytect
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 1 day ago

            Salah hobbling off.

            Wildcard activated

          8. Hybrid.power
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            6 months, 1 day ago

            Well that's just typical

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

            The drama

          10. thunder_mike
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 1 day ago

            That is an awful dive

          11. SirStevieG
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 1 day ago

            PLEASEEEE

          12. Stoic
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 1 day ago

            Aldullton

          13. Rains of Castamere
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 1 day ago

            Milner SCORES
            2-1

            Lucky Liverpool