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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
    7 months, 27 days ago

    Wesley G

  2. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 27 days ago

    Pukki party required now

  3. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 27 days ago

    Pukki cleanie gone

  4. Jurgen Flopp
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 27 days ago

    There will be goals at Carrow Road

  5. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 27 days ago

    Regret not doing Pukki > Wesley -4

  6. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 27 days ago

    15 minutes and no goals ?? Shocking

  7. Adetro
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 27 days ago

    Wesley goal for Villa

  8. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 27 days ago

    McGinn A or C?

    1. Kno
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 27 days ago

      el ghazi (A)

    2. Adetro
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 27 days ago

      It was someone else - dont recognise him. Right wing

  9. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 27 days ago

    Can't believe I had the foresight to put Connolly in this week.

    I also can't believe I had the ignorance to not notice he was 3rd on my bench!

  10. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 27 days ago

    Ghazi A

  11. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 27 days ago

    Red card for Leeds.
    Brilliant start for my betting weekend

  12. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 27 days ago

    Soy playing very well here

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 27 days ago

      Benched him.

      1. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 27 days ago

        So did i along with Dunk 🙁

        1. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 27 days ago

          And Ryan

          1. Business Cat
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 27 days ago

            That's painful 🙁

          2. diesel001
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 27 days ago

            Damn.

          3. EmreCan Hustle
            • 7 Years
            7 months, 27 days ago

            It was the right decision and Liverpool may yet score 3.

      2. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 27 days ago

        as did we all probably

  13. HurriKane
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 27 days ago

    El Ghazi going under radar. Same goal involvement .as McGinn

    Involved in 4 goals in 7 games (2 goals 2 assists)

    1. Yoshioka
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 27 days ago

      Wasn’t he dropped for a couple of matches? He’d be a decent option if he was nailed.

  14. Yoshioka
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 27 days ago

    Soyuncu is a class act. Man City will be in for him come January.

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 27 days ago

      *Arsenal

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 27 days ago

        Why would he downgrade?

      2. EmreCan Hustle
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 27 days ago

        We don't do that at Arsenal. We scrape the bottom of the barrel.

    2. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 27 days ago

      Amazing business

      He's also so hard he rocks the same atrocious haircut as the guy from the film mask and still looks awesome

  15. KGFC
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 27 days ago

    Mane is dropping a bit deeper... not good

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 27 days ago

      The deeper the better.

      1. KGFC
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 27 days ago

        Not for Mane owners

      2. teneighty
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 27 days ago

        Are 'that what she said'-jokes dead?

  16. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 27 days ago

    Pool to stuff Leicester today and put an end to this silly top 4 talk

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 27 days ago

      Not at the moment.

    2. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 27 days ago

      Have you seen the rest of the league haha

      It's realistic. They've got the quality, team ethic and no other commitments

  17. Atimis
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 27 days ago

    Thinking about Mahrez Vardy over Son Pukki going forward - opinions ?

  18. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 27 days ago

    20 min, 1 goal scored. Where is the promised goal-fest ?

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 27 days ago

      Loading

    2. teneighty
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 27 days ago

      Party cancelled!

    3. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 27 days ago

      Haller doesn’t play until later, sorry.

  19. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 27 days ago

    Pukki done anything good yet?

  20. Marmalade Forest
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 27 days ago

    Get two starting keepers now in McGovern and Roberto for £8.4m.

    Superb if you’re not looking for clean sheets!

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 27 days ago

      Or just go Pope set and forget

      1. La Roja
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 27 days ago

        As if he gets many cs

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 27 days ago

          Gets the odd CS and gets saves. Saved rotation headaches.

    2. teneighty
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 27 days ago

      Throw Gazzaniga in the mix!

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        1. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 27 days ago

          Pathetic

        2. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 27 days ago

          Incoming ban

        3. Zico Senna
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 27 days ago

          what an idiot

        4. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 27 days ago

          What's wrong wit you?

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 27 days ago

      Add Gazzinga to the list.

  21. Ady87
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 27 days ago

    Glad I kept Wesley for this week, KDB helped.

    1. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 27 days ago

      i'd hate to own wesley

  22. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 27 days ago

    Where dem goals at

    1. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 27 days ago

      Put your phone down and go and enjoy Freshers. You'll regret when you're older.

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 27 days ago

        This

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 27 days ago

          Don’t worry, I enjoyed freshers while it lasted

      2. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 27 days ago

        Freshers is over lol. Had my first week of lectures already, and now inundated with freshers flu which I’m just about recovering from

  23. dshv
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 27 days ago

    Heaton

    Robbo, digne, walker

    Salah - sterling - son - mount - cantwell

    Pukki - wilson

    Maybe i have to start my wildcard ...

    1. Manani
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 27 days ago

      no way lol
      team looks fine

    2. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 27 days ago

      i'd defo wc

  24. SB8
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 27 days ago

    What's the point of this Liverpool front line change? Definitely it's not good for Mane and Firmino.

  25. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 27 days ago

    How many cans of coke can you drink in one sitting before it becomes dangerous?

    On my 7th and feeling pretty wired....

    1. Sid1891
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 27 days ago

      My mate from work only drinks cola, he is always weird

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 27 days ago

      3, keep going for science though 😀

    3. EmreCan Hustle
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 27 days ago

      Should have stopped three cans ago.

  26. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 27 days ago

    Villa sound like they're all over Norwich.

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 27 days ago

      That you Epic?

  27. Sid1891
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 27 days ago

    Need goals in this nowwwww

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 27 days ago

      TAA goals aye

  28. HurriKane
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 27 days ago

    Mane showing TAA how to defend

  29. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 27 days ago

    Lovren living dangerously

  30. HurriKane
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 27 days ago

    McGinn nearly