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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. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Another dull GW

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

      Every gameweek, season already a write off

  2. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Got out of jail by playing McGovern over Heaton.

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

      Played him over Foster - both 9 I think

    2. Endhey
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Oh man me too. Play him over adrian

  3. davies
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Pukki > ?

    1. Better luck next year
        6 months, 6 days ago

        C. Wilson

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

        I’m tempted by Maupay - if only I had the cash for Vardy

      • Pep bites Kun
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Greenwood?

    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Pukki the fraud get out of my team

    3. FOO FIGHTER
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Liverpool, Liverpool, Liverpool 🙂

      • Better luck next year
          6 months, 6 days ago

          Pukki party over. Pukki -> Wilson it is!

        • SkeletONv01
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          Pope and Lundstram my only pointscorers, hilarious GW ^^ Humble brag, 21 with Sterling, Ota, Tammy and Ayew to go....

        • Tamagotchi Massacre
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          Congrats Salah non owners

          Takes a bit of nerve to go without him and pit your wits against him that you can find better value and/or points.

          Got to enjoy days like this

        • HamezMace
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          Elimate one;

          Abraham
          Wilson
          Auba
          Vardy

          Thank you

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

            Wilson

          2. Dynamic Duos
            • 6 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            Wilson , I love my att.

          3. HamezMace
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            Thanks guys

          4. F4L
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            Wilson

          5. Pep bites Kun
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            Based on fixtures, it would be Wilson, but who else ya got?

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

              Wilsons's next two are better than anyone else's next two????

              1. Pep bites Kun
                • 3 Years
                6 months, 6 days ago

                I was looking more long term. I base my strikers on >3/4 week FTs, but I take your point. I wouldn't sell any of the above.

            2. HamezMace
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 6 days ago

              Building a WC team

        • hogree
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          21 with Abraham, Mount and Sterling to go

          oh what a season

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 6 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            I hope Sterling is your (c)

            1. hogree
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 6 days ago

              fortunately

        • Manani
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          got quite a few want to transfer out, time to WC?

          Pukki, Haller, Salah, Matip, Dendocker, Greenwood

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

            Deffo

          2. Dynamic Duos
            • 6 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            Yeah don't be scared to use your WC and you got 2 weeks to build TV

        • Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          McGovern with 5 FING GOALS CONCEDED and still 2 bps. As if we needed more proof that the bonus points for penalty saves was busted...

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

            It’s one of the few things in BPS that needs fixing.

            1. Earthling
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 6 days ago

              There's got to be more, let's see:

              - DM's never getting bonus? They're on the pitch, aren't they?

              - BPS for players scoring on one shot but being absent the whole match, sometimes the worst player on the field (Wilson v. Southampton)

              Well, that's not even a few. The system is consistent though so that's something to keep in mind.

          2. F4L
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            owners McLovin' it

        • TAT
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          Turns out the transfer I should have done this GW was Heaton out to a GK with clean sheet potential…

          15 from 6. Any worse?

        • Railwayman
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          What a disaster, Heaton concedes a late goal, so does Liverpool, Pieters comes off few minutes before a clean sheet, brought in Mount instead of Maddison, it was a 50-50 decision, Norwich being awful in attack also... Maybe it is WC time.

        • Hart-ake
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          Pope to sneak a BAP?

        • Pedram
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          How you doing guys? i'm on 26pts, 4 to play.

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

            I am bad all my guys have 2 points 4 to play sterling captain..

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

            20, 7 to play

          3. SkeletONv01
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            21, 4 to play 😛

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

            17+2bps then 6 to play including (C)

          5. antis0cial
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            13 with 6 to play :/

          6. Railwayman
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            16, 4 to play 🙁

            1. Bobby Digital
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 6 days ago

              15, 4 to play with Sterling cap

          7. Dynamic Duos
            • 6 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            14, 5 to play, Auba (c)

          8. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 6 days ago

            22, 4 to play including cap

          9. Kabayan
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            20 points, 4 to play

          10. Fred54
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            29, 5 to play.

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

            33 post baps/autosubs I think.

            2x City and 3x Chelsea to play

            😎

            1. Pedram
              • 6 Years
              6 months, 6 days ago

              Nice

          12. AzzaroMax99
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            20 (-4) & 5 to play including cap

          13. GreenPL
            • 8 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            31 with 5 to play. Sterling (c)

          14. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            34 + 3 to play

          15. Indpush
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            31 with four to play including my captain

        • dshv
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          Digne and pukki -> abraham and which defender ?????

          Please help

          1. jimmy.floyd
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            Pereira

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

            Someone from Leicester

        • SADIO SANÉ
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          in a horrible 'my team doesn't look that bad' but is bad spell at the moment I think, no doubt if I wildcard they'll all become amazing

          1. antis0cial
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            Unless you had mane, most people are in the same boat today.

            1. SADIO SANÉ
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 6 days ago

              yeah, just mean generally - same last week too

        • Dynamic Duos
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          Son to KDB or Salah to Sterling ?

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

          20 from 7. Any good?

          1. Kabayan
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            Same with me, ha

          2. Dynamic Duos
            • 6 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            Very good , 5pts per player avg , so 60points would be your gwk score , which is a solid score every week.

        • antis0cial
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          My sub keeper concedes 5 goals and only gets 4 points less than the total my 4 starters managed!

        • Trophé Mourinho
            6 months, 6 days ago

            o_O my mate ebcnhed Pereira, Cilson & Maddison lol. You would think maybe he was trying to bench boost but his back up keeper is button so i dont think so. Weird, he played rico over Wilson... and Kante playing for him also

          • FDMS All Starz
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            The important question is do we need any Liverpool assists going into the next 4 GWs? Mun,Tot,City,Villa

            1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              6 months, 6 days ago

              United spurs probably two of the easiest fixtures right now

            2. Concrete
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 6 days ago

              Yes

              Mane

              Man Utd struggling
              Tottenham imploding
              Man City no defence
              Villa arevVilla

              1. Earthling
                • 3 Years
                6 months, 6 days ago

                ^ This ^

          • Limbo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            Another shocker. W/C rage activated.

            Digne and Salah get out.

          • FOO FIGHTER
              6 months, 6 days ago

              Wolves to do one over City irrespective if I have Kun 🙂

            • Trophé Mourinho
                6 months, 6 days ago

                come on Yarmo I need big things!

                1. Earthling
                  • 3 Years
                  6 months, 6 days ago

                  Same. Took a hit last second giving up on Everton, Marco Silva and Iwobi, rightly it seems.

              • KAPTAIN KANE
                • 3 Years
                6 months, 6 days ago

                How come Salah didn't take the penalty?

                1. Railwayman
                  • 7 Years
                  6 months, 6 days ago

                  Milner was playing.

                2. FOO FIGHTER
                    6 months, 6 days ago

                    Subbed off. Could be injured.

                  • DantheManinaPan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    6 months, 6 days ago

                    1. Milner is first choice
                    2. He wasn't on the pitch

                  • Trophé Mourinho
                      6 months, 6 days ago

                      subbed off just before, is he injured? not sure maybe

                    • antis0cial
                      • 3 Years
                      6 months, 6 days ago

                      He wasnt on the pitch and Milner was on the pitch.

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

                    Must resist rage transferring barnes and pukki out!

                    1. Earthling
                      • 3 Years
                      6 months, 6 days ago

                      Barring whatever happened today, Pukki looked lackadaisical a week or two ago. It's probably time to sell.

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

                      Why resist? DO IT!

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

                      I think it's time to leave pukki out

                  • Manani
                    • 8 Years
                    6 months, 6 days ago

                    if on WC, would you keep KDB? got him in teh beginning so will be losing a fair bit of value

                    1. Earthling
                      • 3 Years
                      6 months, 6 days ago

                      Just hold until the deadline to see if he's fit in 2 weeks, what you thinkin'?

                    2. Railwayman
                      • 7 Years
                      6 months, 6 days ago

                      Keep, specially when so many people is selling him.

                  • Mikel Arteta
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    6 months, 6 days ago

                    I will make the moves after the international break but what do you think?

                    Pukki and James out >
                    Wilson and Maddison in

                    1. Mikel Arteta
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      6 months, 6 days ago

                      For a hit (-4)

                    2. FOO FIGHTER
                        6 months, 6 days ago

                        What else did Maddison do other than getting a goal?