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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. Hy liverpool
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Fu** off ayoze

    1. liverpool01
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 17 days ago

      lol

  2. The gospel according to Mar…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Up the pool.

    1. FOO FIGHTER
        4 months, 17 days ago

        YNWA mate!!!

    2. Effe
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Just catching up on the scores here. Anyone know if Pieters went off injured?

      1. Rotation's Alter Ego
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Had his Achilles stepped on late in the 1st half, had to be subbed in the 2nd after not really recovering.

      2. Skorr
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Yes he did

      3. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Yep. After 55 mins. No CS points for him.

        1. Luka - Man Like Serbia
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Typical 🙁

    3. _sidney_will
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      16 from 4 I’ll take that, Auba (C), Abraham, Mount, Sterling, Yarmolenko, Fredericks, Otamendi to go

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Only 5 points for Lundstram? FFS he’s a waste of time.

    5. seewhyaxe
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      18 from 7.

      Goodness grief.

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        That's pretty good this week.

      2. Celt Abroad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        16 from 7

      3. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 17 days ago

        18 from 6, all the planning WTF!
        Next year set a team first week & log off 🙂

    6. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Lallana should have knocked all of Perez teeth out. Take a ban we don't need him anyway.

      1. The gospel according to Mar…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Classy.

        1. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          He can't take his beating if he wants some he should get some. Simples

      2. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        And imagine if Robbo got at him he would rip him a new one 🙂

      3. Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Your comment is nearly as stupid as the player in your username.

        1. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          I knew albrivhton would be great one day and he was genius today 🙂

    7. Stokelona
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Heaton
      Digne - TAA - Azpilicueta
      Buendia - Sterling (c) - Pépé - James - Son
      Abraham - Firmino

      Button - Rico- Kelly - Greenwood

      Would you wildcard this? Feel like I’m carrying too many players and need to change system.

      1. in sane in de bruyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Yes, I would

        1. Stokelona
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Thanks, think I would only keep 4 or 5 players so that probably answers it for me. Shame as I was hoping to keep it up my sleeve.

    8. MAGMA MONSTER
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Var is garbage and was solely introduced to stop city

      1. The gospel according to Mar…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Ha ha ha ha ha.

      2. Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        I'm a City fan and even I find that idea laughable.

        1. MAGMA MONSTER
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Not much of one by the sounds of it

          1. Forza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 17 days ago

            Sorry, I didn't know that being a fan requires the indulgence of insane conspiracy theories 🙁

            1. MAGMA MONSTER
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 17 days ago

              I accept your apology

    9. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Milner would have taken it regardless.

    10. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      I hate Liverpool

      1. FOO FIGHTER
          4 months, 17 days ago

          You should 😉

          Ha ha

        • Concrete
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Good team though

          1. MAGMA MONSTER
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 17 days ago

            Lucky team, they need var to save them from city. Can’t win without it

            1. The gospel according to Mar…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 17 days ago

              You my friend, are an idiot.

              1. MAGMA MONSTER
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 17 days ago

                You my friend only have that duck as your friend for a reason

      2. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Cmon reds!!!!!!!

      3. Concrete
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Just like last season. Last minute winners, some luck and Liverpool winning the league

        1. Bartowski
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Man City won the League last season...

      4. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ye…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Milner goal cost TAA 3 baps

        1. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Conceding probably didn't help.

      5. Pedram
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Salah > Mane is a no brainer

        1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Was 7GWs ago as well, since mane missed the first

      6. tucaoneo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Can't wait to take a f***ing break from this f***ing game.

      7. DandyDon
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Only 14pts from 6. Not good. Expected goals in villa game, we got 6 but nothing for McGinn, pukki or Cantwell! Unbelievable. Hopefully Haller gets something later.

      8. dshv
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Digne and pukki -> abraham and soyboy ?

        1. Yes
        2. No

        1. Royal5
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Not Soy.

        2. DantheManinaPan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          C

      9. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        TAA - 2 (3?)
        VVD - 2
        Cantwell - 2
        Barnes - 2
        Pukki - 1

        Only Pope & Lundstram (5) returning, who I brought in for Montoya (6).

        End me lmao.

        1. DantheManinaPan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Don't worry - practically everyone in the same boat (except those pesky Mane owners :P)

      10. Jurgen Flopp
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        28 from 5. Captain played. Pukki.

      11. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Milner 3
        Mane 2
        Trent 1

      12. liverpool01
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 17 days ago

        LIVERPOOL LIVERPOOL!!

        This year is the year!

        1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 17 days ago

          YOU MUST NOT LET THIS SLIP!

          1. liverpool01
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 17 days ago

            Look on fire this year 8 straight wins, will smash crap Man Utd next fixture

        2. Concrete
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Again....

        3. The Senate
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 17 days ago

        4. Forza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Ctrl+c this comment so you don't have to type it all out again next year.

          1. liverpool01
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 17 days ago

            Don't worry I'll be here, what team do you support?

            1. Forza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 17 days ago

              City

              1. liverpool01
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 17 days ago

                no wonder you would say that lol

      13. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 17 days ago

        So Mane is above Salah for points even though he played one game less.

        Glad I sold Salah for him in GW2, not just because I am a Mane fan but he is by far the better player.

        1. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          And he was doing good defensive work today too. Shared the golden boot without pens and has more goals than Salah in 2019.

          1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 17 days ago

            Exactly. Liverpool's best player and 2nd best player in the league behind KDB

        2. Loyal Subject
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Yeah I did the same, as a Liverpool fan. Mane is just in so much better form. Could have had a brace last GW too.

        3. DantheManinaPan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Not sure 'by far the better player' is at all accurate but I do agree you've made a strong play there. It's not lucky

      14. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Pope BAP!

        1. Zico Senna
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Noice

        2. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Yay!

      15. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ye…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Who wishes they had a wildcard right now?

        1. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          I have one and may well use it now.

          1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ye…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 17 days ago

            I can't wait to press that button

      16. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Worst gw ever

        1. SkeletONv01
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          YES

        2. Zico Senna
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Lols same every week then

        3. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Worst season ever too.

        4. Bobby Digital
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          300 to 700 OR.... 15pts out of 7. Still got my WC though.

      17. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Wow, time is nearly out for Salah. Probably give him 1 more week.

      18. Daddy Kev
          4 months, 17 days ago

          37 from 4 players, not a bad start this week.

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 17 days ago

            Piss take not many will have half that.

          2. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 17 days ago

            Nice one!

        • The Overthinker - I blame R…
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Best striker below 7?

          1. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 17 days ago

            King

        • Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Most ever sales in a GW coming up for Salah?

          1. SkeletONv01
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 17 days ago

            Simple upgrade to Mane :>