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

    De Bruyne now at -56%
    He was at -98% this morning.

    Fixed

    1. SouthCoastSaint
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Martial all over again

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

      FPL towers tampering with their algorithms shock horror

    3. Prisoner B5160-8
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Injured.

    4. FDMS All Starz
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Lovely

    5. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      He's on -92

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

        I’m looking at fantasy football fix. You?

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

        FFFix vs. FPLStatistics

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

      might go up in price if anything

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

      He might make a cameo tomorrow get his flag lifted and get reset to 0%

  2. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 4 days ago

    What happened to McGinn assist

    1. SouthCoastSaint
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Never had one. Ignore live score

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Fook
        Cheers

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

      It was entered incorrectly. It was meant to be a YC.

  3. FOO FIGHTER
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Going from bad to worse. Son blank.

      Pukki and McGinn yellow.

      Red arrows incoming!

      1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        But early for that. Most people have Pukki anyway.

    • Niho992
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Cant wait to sell Salah next GW. Fraud.

      1. Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        fickle

      2. pumpkinhead
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        LOL GL

    • MattysFantasyFooty
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Make GW 8 great again never forget Tadic

      1. Tired and weary
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        An immense day!

      2. Mr Peanutbutter
          8 months, 4 days ago

          tadic with kun captain

      3. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Bottomed

        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

        Anyone give me a brief low down

        1. SouthCoastSaint
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          Replied

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

          I wouldn’t get him. Answered on previous

        3. Tamagotchi Massacre
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          Cheers. Abraham it is then

      4. FDMS All Starz
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

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

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

          Don't jinx it. 45 mins left.

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

            too late

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

          Lunds is no folder :p... but kidding aside I’m starting him barring MCity or Pool games...

      5. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Mané and double Pool defence owner here. Rank 2.5m 😆

        1. Fred54
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          Matip and Gomez?

          1. My heart goes Salalalalah
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 4 days ago

            Ha! TAA and VVD. Selling VVD next week. Bu if the tide is changing...

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

          If fancy pool to confer but score a couple more.

        1. Zico Senna
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          huh?

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

          Sticky fail 🙂

      6. Forza Papac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Is anyones flashscore app really slow today? Only just added the Liverpool goal for me.

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

          Yeah very slow took an age to put up the pool goal

        2. Simmering Marv'
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          Forza football is what you need.

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

          Desktop site says "A technical error is currently causing delays to some updates. "

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

          They’ve apologised for technical issues on the web page

        5. Marmalade Forest
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          SofaScore

      7. Pedram
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Only three goals so far, is this going to be a low scoring week?

        1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          Just one goal from Watford I'll be happy

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

            Followed by lundy goal should do

        2. SADIO SANÉ
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          not for 5 atb teams

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

          Points at the back...

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

        Owning and playing McGovern is my first FPL luck in a long time

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

          What attracted you to a 4.0m starting goalkeeper ?

          1. Fred54
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 4 days ago

            Aye, link or didn't happen.

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

          It is just so sweet. He is a Legend!

      9. in sane in de bruyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Early thoughts...
        Salah, Pukki -> Mahrez, Auba -4?

        Would give me

        Heaton
        Trent Tomori Soyuncu
        Sterling KDB Mahrez Mount
        Auba Wilson Abraham

        (4.0 Cantwell Rico Lundstram)

        1. in sane in de bruyne
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          Yay or nay, anyone?

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

        Anybody watching the Norwich game? How they playing? 45min left for Pukki to get smth or get out of my team.

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

          Not great at all.

        2. MattysFantasyFooty
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          He’s gone for me after this week barring any other injuries vardy looking tastier with those fixtures

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

          Cantwell has been involved, but their delivery to Pukki has been non existent

        4. FDMS All Starz
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          If Norwich score he will be involved, they just haven’t scored the last 2 games...when they score he will get pats don’t worry

        5. Maddamotha
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          Cheers yall

      11. Differentiator
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Lundy and Dunk nailed to my bench

        1. Differentiator
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          Pukki and Cantscore blocking

      12. FDMS All Starz
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        If Pool keep a CS today would you hold onto the double pool defence? With Mun,Tot,City in the next 4?

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

          Honestly with the states united and spurs are in they could easy keep cs those games

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

          TC potential for the Tot game, only 1 of the the top 6 in their next run of games, triple up on lpool.

        3. in sane in de bruyne
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          Only have one but wouldn't mind two.

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

        How lucky are spoon fed Mane owners?..

        1. Simmering Marv'
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          Yawny McYawnface.

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

          Here comes the hattrick aeroplane :-3

        3. MattysFantasyFooty
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          Boring

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

          Lucky? Dude they took the decision to choose him over Salah... you sound too salty

        5. ‘Tis the Season
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 4 days ago

          Stoked. One more to come

      14. Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        If Pukki blanks today will you sell?

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

          probably yeah

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

          Think I'll sell no matter what

        3. The Enlightener
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          Hardcore consideration for sure

        4. The 12th Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          Might do Pukki > Wilson.
          Can afford with 0.1m to spare.

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

          Yes

        6. mookie
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          It's him or Haller to Vardy for me if no injuries during IB.

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

          I have Ashley Barnes too, so who knows.

        8. Forza Papac
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          Vardy party > Pukki party

        9. FDMS All Starz
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          No, Norwich score Pukki will be involved it’s just a matter of time before they score one

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

          I think it's time, yeah

        11. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          Maybe. Thought it was just away form but maybe Norwich bubble might have burst.

        12. Hits from the Bong
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 4 days ago

          Sold him last night

      15. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Bayern Munich not up against Spurs this week

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

        Lloris elbow injury looks bad in the vids, arm does not bend that way 🙁

        1. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          Try harder

      17. Railwayman
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        What was that VAR situation with TAA ?

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

          Red card check

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

          Check.

        3. Yank Revolution
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          He should have gotten a yellow for it, but didnt.

      18. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Dunk 1st sub.

        Somebody please dont turn up.

      19. Kun Tozser
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        The the week to be taking hits!

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

        Please Pukki no blank please

      21. Stoic
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        PL winner coming on

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

          Albrighton 1-0 Gerrard

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

          Drinky?

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

        Come on Salah! Show No mercy buddy

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

        Salah sitter (TAA A)

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

          Sitter? Haha.. he was offside anyway

          1. pumpkinhead
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 4 days ago

            simmer

      24. Royal5
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        How old is Mark Albrighton? Feel he played with Agbonlahor and Marlon Harewood.

        1. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          Used to feed Lineker with crosses

          1. Hits from the Bong
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 4 days ago

            Crisps*

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

        Salah close from TAA cross