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

    Milner G

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

    Salah, couldn't you have just played 3 more minutes.

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

      Milner was on anyway tbf

    2. The Casual One
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 1 day ago

      Milner would have taken it anyway

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

      Milner takes pks

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

      Wouldn't it have been Milner anyway?

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

      Wouldn’t of taken the pen anyway

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

      Yep, you're all right.

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

    Mane assist

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

    Westwood YC

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

    Milner goal
    Mane assist

  6. ZeBestee
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 1 day ago

    Milner goal

  7. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 1 day ago

    Bye bye trent baps

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

      Trent owner and took out Mane for Sterling. Hate this game.

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

    SUPER JIMMYYYYY

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

    FK YESSSSSSS GET IN!!!!!!!

  10. Mr Peanutbutter
      6 months, 1 day ago

      lucky lucky liverpool

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

      Salah to mane massive sales incoming

    • Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 1 day ago

      Lundstram CS confirmed

    • Bartowski
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 1 day ago

      Liverpool's year no doubt

    • diesel001
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 1 day ago

      Lundy CS confirmed

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

      Salah owners thought he would have taken it, LOL

    • HD7
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 1 day ago

      Salah TAA VVD... all haul 😀

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

      TAA 2bps as it stands

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

      Mane owners lucky again

      1. twoplustwo
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 1 day ago

        Couldn’t give a toss!

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

          Lucky lucky

    • The Senate
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 1 day ago

      Liverpool’s luck so far this season has been mad - when will it run out?

    • Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 1 day ago

      Captained Salah with Mané in my team. ffs

      1. Royal5
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 1 day ago

        Cry me a river.

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 1 day ago

          Hahaha

      2. Prisoner B5160-8
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 1 day ago

        Same. Rejoice anyway.

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 1 day ago

          Yeah, Could have been worse but my team is doing good all round. Just need Wolves to frustrate pep

    • Royal5
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 1 day ago

      Hate Liverpool.

    • Vlad Tepes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 1 day ago

      That is not a Pen haha, are they high in the Var room?

    • Woy_is_back
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 1 day ago

      Fckkin salah get out of my squad u wnker

    • teneighty
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 1 day ago

      How has Maddison been looking today?

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

      Anyone But Liverpool

    • dshv
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 1 day ago

      Digne and pukki for Abraham and soyboy ????

      Also have cantwell and mount ???

    • It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 1 day ago

      Mo > Milner. Yay or nay?

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 1 day ago

      Brought in Lundatram for Montoya.

      Even that didn't pay off.

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

      MASSIVE WIN 🙂

    • twoplustwo
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 1 day ago

      Mane haul, Trent and Mo blank

      Not bad