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

    Big from Lovren.

  2. Emery thing I do
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Salah and Ceballos > Mané and Mount no brainer??

    1. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Sounds good

    2. DGW Sane TC Fail....
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      i did Salah\Cantwell to Mane and Mount. I feel it will work out over the long term

  3. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Salah 1m more than Mane 😆

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

      0.9 actually

  4. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Don’t think Salah worth 1mil over Mane personally, only problem is the fact I’m more comfortable capping Salah over mane...is it time we consider mane as a regular captain now?

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

      Yes

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

      Who is 'we'? Which team game are you playing?

    3. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Why wouldn't you feel comfortable captaining a golden boot winner?

      1. MattysFantasyFooty
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        And the fact he’s a premium at 11.6 or something

    4. STEP ROVERS - BLAME IT ON R…
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Swings and Roundabouts

    5. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Isn't being able to captain him worth the 1m?

    6. DGW Sane TC Fail....
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Looks like Mane has been moved over to right wing to give TAA more protection putting Salah up top. Given those circumstances i think Salah will score more points.

  5. Murder On Zidanesfloor
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Bobby lw ,mane st

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      It's rotational mate

      1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Yeah I meant for the last 10 mins or so

  6. Mr Peanutbutter
    5 months, 27 days ago

    13 on my bench 5 on the field...

    1. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      This will teach you

      1. Mr Peanutbutter
        5 months, 27 days ago

        to start mcgovern and montoya?

  7. MattysFantasyFooty
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Who won the pen for villa?

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

      Hourihane

      1. MattysFantasyFooty
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Cheers

  8. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Wesley, Wesley... Why do I have to be tortured every week?

  9. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    If Liverpool can keep Leicester out I can see them winning this.

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

      Cheers Michael Owen

    2. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Cheers geoff

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

      Winning the game?

    4. Bob_the_builder
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      How many accounts does Owen have on here?

    5. La Roja
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Cheers Wrighty

    6. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Cheers Rio...

  10. SirStevieG
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Norwich suck.

    1. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      When they beat city I figured this team would go from the sublime to the ridiculous. Thought the collapse would come at Christmas though. Not September ffs

  11. hueycho
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Pukki party is over yo

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

      Fcking useless

  12. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    McGovern, by the way 😎 Wesley, you legend 😆

  13. La Roja
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    McGovern 7 saves, including a penalty

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

      McGovern for Prime Minister

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

        Safe pair of hands

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 27 days ago

      McGovern for President! 🙂

      1. Rust Cohle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        That didn’t end well last time.

  14. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Cue a special Delia half time rallying cry!!!!!

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

      Let's be Having it

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Haha didn’t get the desired reaction!!

  15. Dannyb
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Pukki and Son out for me now

    1. SB007
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Me too.

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

    Lundy will soon be £5.5m after todays CS

  17. Royal5
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Salah poor as usual. Not worth his pricetag.

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      None of the big premiums have been really

      1. Royal5
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Really looking to downgrade to Mane and get Auba

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

      Until he scores

  18. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Delia needs to get that Farke out!

  19. TAT
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Hello Mané, welcome to my WC team.

  20. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    7 from 7 any good?

    1. FDMS All Starz
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Auba?

    2. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Ditto

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

    Please score watford

  22. Daniel S.
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Flashscore doesn't show Mane goal

    1. Marvin de Milo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Then it ain't sh*t.

  23. jtreble
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    NOR not playing well? Not watching.

    1. Regin
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Not really. Thought Norwich will play well at home and captained pukki. Feel foolish now.

    2. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Not at all defensively (Villa not great either), and not particularly generally

    3. AVFCChris1984
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      End to end, both teams are very poor at defending, there's going to be plenty more goals I think.

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

      No but its half time. Game will change. Norwich have been in this position many a time

      1. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Thanks all for the replies.

  24. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Sheffield defence very underrated, worth starting every week bar the hard games now...Lunds no long a bench folder?

    1. Swanremainsthesame
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      4.5 now so no

  25. ZimZalabim
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    6 from 7 any good ?

  26. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Nice to see Perez has been rested for the Burnley match. Big haul incoming

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

    Is yarm a mid or a striker. Thinking about ditching Pukki for him in the telegraph game and just wondering how many chances he gets

    1. SouthCoastSaint
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Doesn’t get bucket loads of chances but look at him as a midfield version of Auba in that he’s pretty clinical when given a chance

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      RW. Comes central a lot due to Haller link up. One trick pony defences will figure him out soon. All of his goals for us have been the same

    3. Swanremainsthesame
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      One of 3 mids behind Haller, who is seems to be more someone who holds it & lays it off than the main scorer. So... mmmm worth every penny & more last few games

  28. Regin
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Now seems like pukki captain was a dumb risk.
    But then Salah, my vc also flip til now.
    Initially had it on kun.

  29. SouthCoastSaint
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Really shouldn’t use livescore ... thought I had a Mcginn assist and turns out it’s just a booking ....

    1. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 27 days ago

      This

  30. The Casual One
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    TAA currently on 3 bonus without cs points or attacking returns. wow

    1. L'Aeroplanino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      at least 2 assist wasted

    2. Rust Cohle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      How many baps for the Achilles rake?