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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. KGFC
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Soy was offside

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

      Sauce?

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

        Yes

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

    McGovern saves it!

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

    Big Adrian!

    Soyboy goal threat.

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

    Wesley still a donkey.

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

    Soyboy in this week

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

    Salah taking an unusual while to score...

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

      He doesn’t look great to be honesty.

    2. Bob_the_builder
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      As a Salah capper for some reason, I am thinking the same.

    3. Unliklinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Leicester have had the league's second tightest defence over the last four. After Pool.

  7. Zladan
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    McGovern on the bench. Pope in my XI ........

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

    McGovern for President please!!! Ultimate differential!!! Yesssss

  9. Ady87
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Ffs Wesley. Every one I’ve needed this season has been missed it’s actually laughable!

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

    Fabinho yellow

    Pool players losing their heads

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

    McGovern owners rejoicing?

  12. The Senate
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Where’s my pen save points attttttt

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

      Found them

  13. Danstoke82
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Soyuncu close. Don’t you dare son your on my bench.

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

    How have Norwich run out of puff this early on..... There's 30 weeks left ffs

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

    Who won Wesley’s pen?

  16. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Mane goal

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

    Mané goal

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

      Milner assist

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

    Mane G

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

    SADIOOOOO

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

    Mane G

  21. Hy liverpool
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Yeeeeaaaaaah

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

    Maneeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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

    DAMMIT

  24. Luka - Man Like Serbia
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Mane

  25. Ady87
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Reminds me of Abraham’s haul with an OG and yellow a few weeks ago. Sickener.

  26. fr3d
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    McGovern points stuck on the bench I'm so unlucky 🙁

  27. adibo
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Maaaneee (c)

  28. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Millner assist

  29. Danstoke82
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Mane goal. Going Salah over him is starting to test my patience a bit

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

    Milner de Bruyne