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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. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    What the hell am I going to do with kane?

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Upgrade to Connolly

      1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Ha
        It is an upgrade too

    2. Kno
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      easy jump to auba surely?

      1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Poss.... Cheers

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

      Auba?

    4. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Keep. Watford at home next. Asses afterwards

    5. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Make Cachaca and get pizzed....

    6. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Switch him to Auba yesterday.

      1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Yeh good fixtures too

    7. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      100% keep

      1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Not sure about your impartiality

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

    Pukki & Cantwell almost in the points then D:

  3. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    McGovern already on 5 saves. Norwich must be really under pressure

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Lol

  4. Jurgen Flopp
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Pukki goal incoming

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Hopefully...

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

    Tom Heaton CS has just been locked in.

  6. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Wesley brace

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

      OMG

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

    Norwich suck

  8. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Christ Norwich

  9. Jurgen Flopp
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Hourahane goal

    1. Jurgen Flopp
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Wesley*

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

        Easy to mix the pair up.

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

      Assist*

  10. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Wes 2G

  11. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Pukki poorty

  12. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Pukki to Wesley done

  13. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Pukey to Wes

  14. L'Aeroplanino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    wesley weagon

  15. hueycho
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Pool game is dry as a peanut

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Not really. Pretty good game.

  16. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Pukki > Wilson (C) is such a no brainer

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

      Wesley*

    2. Jellyfish
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Pukki > Vardy is my plan

  17. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 4 days ago

    McGovern in for 20 saves today it seems

  18. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Gonna be a quiet weekend with Matip injured....

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      1 more can of coke fella

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        That’ll be the 9th......still safe?

  19. Yoshioka
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Sadio Mane might just be the best RB in the league.

    1. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      TAA should learn

    2. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      ...appears to be doing TAA's job for him 🙁

    3. luke
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Most expensive anyway

  20. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Are the days of Norwich double attack over?

    1. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Looks like

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Quite possibly.

  21. Jurgen Flopp
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Pukki (c)

    I really don't want a blank.

  22. La Roja
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Pukki yc

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

      LOL

    2. Jurgen Flopp
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Captain here

  23. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Firmino sitter (TAA A)

    1. Yoshioka
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Sitter is a bit much, but good chance and incredible pass.

  24. Greenbackbøøg…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    YESS BIG BOI WESLEY

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

    Firmino fluffs Trent cross.

  26. KGFC
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Lovely ball TAA! Booby should have done better

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Sucks when Booby disappoints

  27. Laurel and Vardy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    WTF, why did I bench Ryan for McGovern.......Norwich really suck lately 🙁

  28. Typo
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Question: all these podcasters always referre to their «buss team» or something like that. What is a Buss team?

    1. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Bus team.

      After the deadline passes, set up your team for the next gameweek (captaincy, bench...).

      Then if you get hit by a bus, at least your FPL team will survive another week 😆

      1. SomeoneKnows
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        LOL 🙂

  29. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Pukki Party over.. time to Wesley WInning

    Never understood why people actually captained a guy with two consecutive blanks playing for a Norwich team

    1. Typo
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Well, look at his previous scores at home.

  30. Tomerick
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Kane/Aguero > Wesley/Connelly -4?

    1. Sid1891
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Save