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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. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    16 pts
    4 to play tomorrow

    Any good?

    1. dshv
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      The same ..

  2. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Bans incoming

  3. EL tridente
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Cantwell and Pukki to
    Maddison and Vardy?

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

      ...if you have like 6m in the bank, yes

  4. Nice to Finally Michu
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    I hate fpl

  5. FOO FIGHTER
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Screwed up GW ahead but my team LFC bossing the League table.

    BOOM!!!

  6. Yank Revolution
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    ROBBO VS AYOZE!!!

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

    Lol Perez ya handbag

  8. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Liverpool are a lucky bunch. Two lucky wins in a row.

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Sigh

  9. KICKandRUSH
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 3 days ago

    hahaha Perez!!!!

  10. Stats Døn't Lie
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Nice to see Liverpool benefitting from terrible refereeing even with VAR. Disgrace.

    1. KICKandRUSH
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 3 days ago

      are you for real?

    2. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Clumsy challenge but it was the right call.

  11. Royal5
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Fight!

  12. seewhyaxe
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    And wow, apart from Lunds and Pope, all my players blanked.

    Pukki, Barnes, Salah, Robbo, Cantwell.

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Same

      1. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Throw in Digne also

        1. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 3 days ago

          Throw him out more like.

  13. Forza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Liverpool's luck is absurd. Why didn't Albrighton just clear it?

  14. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Burnley CS confirmed.

    But Pieters was subbed off before 60 mins.

    1. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      All about Lowton any way

  15. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Haller time

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      No.

      WC time.

  16. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Looked like Lallana throw a punch there.

  17. Daddy Kev
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Mané = 13 points
    Salah = 2 points

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

      All luck

      1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Salty

        1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 3 days ago

          Mane by far the better player

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

            Not really, just lucky

      2. Daddy Kev
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Mané is the better player in all fairness.

      3. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Jealous 😉

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

          Lol nope

      4. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Terrible trolling. Salah has been poor for three weeks now. Mane has more goals than him in 2019.

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

          Wasn’t trolling, the game is luck

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

          3 weeks is nothing

    2. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Mane gonna have 12 I think

  18. KGFC
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Yes... Mane all 3 bonus!!!!

    1. Mr Peanutbutter
      6 months, 3 days ago

      milner*

  19. Trophé Mourinho
    6 months, 3 days ago

    20 from 6 good lol?

    1. Neves say Never
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 3 days ago

      20 from 7 here. Kun C Salah VC - desperately hope kun shows up!

    2. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Yes.
      16 from 7 here

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

    That feels like a Fergie type win 🙂

  21. QUEN
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Bad day in the office

  22. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Let me guess Salah is going to score a hatty vs Man U...all too predictable now

    1. The Senate
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Salah historically doesn’t haul against MUFC - Mane will be the one to own again

    2. The Casual One
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      no, Salah is always awful against United

  23. The Senate
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Both keepers looking like 9 points after BAPS - why oh why did Foster wait until I bench him for McGovern to turn up?

  24. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Perez raging at the number of transfers out 😀

  25. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Sold Mane for Sterling.
    . Lol at me. Again..
    Coz iv done it twice lol

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

    (c) fail anyone !??

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

      Nope

    2. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Oh yeah

    3. Trophé Mourinho
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Yea (K)ane, son a flop as well 🙁
      + on a -12 this week :/

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

        Ouch

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          6 months, 3 days ago

          think it will work out average tbh. My transfers were:
          Pukki, Cantwell, Hayden and KDB
          >
          Mount, Yarmo, Greenwood and Pepe
          (green and hayden was just to switch to 3-5-2 from 3 up front). I shoulda captained Auba or Mane. 20 from 6 so far (32 before the -12). Just need Arsenal to go mental tomorrow

    4. Pad Randa
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Pukki

  27. FOO FIGHTER
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Liverpool = Boss

  28. Bartowski
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Removed the vice from Mane last minute to give to Pukki so no doubt Aguero now won't play so I can keep up my fine form when it comes to captaincy.

  29. KGFC
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Interested to know the LMS score :-/

  30. UpAndAway
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Dire GW.

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

      Same every week then

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        This for me too.