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Injury-hit Manchester United head to Tyneside in final Gameweek 8 fixture

The last Premier League fixture before the October international break takes place at St. James’ Park, as Newcastle United host Manchester United.

Kick-off on Tyneside is at 16:30 BST.

As anticipated, the Red Devils are without Paul Pogba (£8.4m), Anthony Martial (£7.5m), Luke Shaw, Jesse Lingard (£6.4m) and Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.5m) for this encounter.

Lingard, Pogba and Victor Lindelof (£5.4m) – who has picked up a back injury – make way from the team that drew 1-1 at Old Trafford, with Juan Mata (£6.3m), Fred (£5.3m) and Diogo Dalot (£4.9m) replacing them.

Ashley Young switches over to left-back to accommodate Dalot, with Axel Tuanzebe (£4.4m) partnering Harry Maguire (£5.5m) at centre-half.

There is still no league start for Mason Greenwood (£4.4m), who is only among the substitutes.

Marcus Rashford (£8.4m) again leads the line for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

Steve Bruce has rung the changes after the Magpies’ 5-0 thrashing at Leicester last Sunday.

Emil Krafth (£4.5m), Paul Dummett (£4.5m), the suspended Isaac Hayden (£4.5m), Yoshinori Muto (£5.3m) and Christian Atsu (£5.4m) all drop out, with Ciaran Clark (£4.4m), DeAndre Yedlin (£4.4m), Jetro Willems (£4.5m), Matthew Longstaff (£4.5m) and Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.4m) coming into the starting XI.

Not a single Newcastle player on show is owned by more than 5% of FPL bosses.

Rashford, Maguire, Daniel James (£6.2m) and David de Gea (£5.6m) all have double-digit ownerships, along with Greenwood.

Just over 100,000 FPL managers have captained Rashford for this fixture.

Newcastle United XI: Dubravka, Yedlin, Schar, Lascelles, Clark, Willems, M. Longstaff, S. Longstaff, Saint-Maximin, Joelinton, Almiron.

Manchester United XI: De Gea, Dalot, Tuanzebe, Maguire, Young, Fred, McTominay, Andreas, Mata, James, Rashford.

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1,328 Comments Post a Comment
  1. SheBangsTheDrums
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 12 hours ago

    Time to WC?

    DDG* Button
    TAA Otamendi AMN* Tomori Dunk*
    Salah Sterling Mahrez* Mount Cantwell*
    Abraham Pukki* Greenwood*

    1. andres
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 12 hours ago

      why not

  2. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 12 hours ago

    Will Kelly keep starting for that defence or is he still only playing because of injuries?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      12 days, 12 hours ago

      A bit of both.

  3. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    12 days, 12 hours ago

    So, ladies and gents, after that beautiful display by our esteemed assets...

    What's your GW8 age?

    I'm 42

    1. Jurgen Flopp
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 12 hours ago

      Wrong site

      1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        12 days, 12 hours ago

        Lmfao!

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 12 hours ago

      42 for me too. Likely a small green arrow. Low scoring average.

    3. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 12 hours ago

      a lot lower than my real age which is very concerning 🙁

      1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        12 days, 12 hours ago

        Nooooot the best birthday gift

        *hugs*

    4. clempro
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 12 hours ago

      44
      Happy with Abraham (C) but that's about it...

    5. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 12 hours ago

      42

  4. Would Ed Woodward
    12 days, 12 hours ago

    Kinda wish I didn't WC now as I don't have a clue what to do.

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 12 hours ago

      Most dont.
      There is no template.

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        12 days, 12 hours ago

        not true

    2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 12 hours ago

      On a WC as well

      I like this, as it's forcing me down to the basics: stats, team performance, nailedness, eye test. Recency bias is almost eliminated for GW9 wildcards 🙂

      Although I just got Mane... So, yeah, almost.

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        12 days, 12 hours ago

        Only thing I'm certain of is keeping Pope, TAA, Lund and which front 3 I want.

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          12 days, 12 hours ago

          2 from Chelsea looks like a good shout - Tammy and one of Willian\Mount\CHO.

          1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            12 days, 12 hours ago

            I actually forgot Tammy and Mount. Two players who're so nailed in my team that I didn't even remember to mention I was keeping 'em on my wildcard

          2. Would Ed Woodward
            12 days, 12 hours ago

            On Tammy and Mount atm.

        2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          12 days, 12 hours ago

          I even had doubts about Pope 😀

          But yeah, I'm on a similar boat. Keeping those as well as Sterling. Would get KDB back if announced fit. If not, Mahrez still makes the cut for me

          1. Would Ed Woodward
            12 days, 12 hours ago

            I'm struggling to fit Mane in for the price rise, I can lose Son but if I do it now that means he's definitely not coming back.

            1. Christina.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              12 days, 12 hours ago

              spurs are worse than ManU

              1. Would Ed Woodward
                12 days, 12 hours ago

                Yeah, it's just that one fixture but I'm so scared of the bench that I might get rid.

              2. Van der Faart
                • 7 Years
                12 days, 12 hours ago

                Not according to the league table

            2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              12 days, 12 hours ago

              I'll say this:

              When a player's points go from expectation to fear/hope, I sell (or don't buy)
              When fear/hope becomes expectation, I buy

              Are you expecting Son to explode? Or do you hope/fear he would?

              I dumped the idea of "Spurs bouncing back from a heavy defeat" after the Brighton mess

              1. abaalan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                12 days, 12 hours ago

                Players locked in for my wc:
                TAA, Rico, Soyuncu, Maddison, Mount, Auba, Abraham

  5. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    12 days, 12 hours ago

    De Gea visibly embarassed and frustrated in post match interview about the season as a whole. At least it looks like he cares.

  6. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
    12 days, 12 hours ago

    Ota>Maguire for a -4?

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      12 days, 12 hours ago

      Wouldn't want either.

    2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 12 hours ago

      Would be the final fantasy

  7. Freaki
    12 days, 12 hours ago

    What to do with this lot? Ideas please!
    1FT 0M ITB
    Pope Heaton
    TAA Ota Pereira Soyu Lund
    Mane KDB Sterling Mount McGinn
    Haller Abraham Greenwood

  8. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
    • 3 Years
    12 days, 12 hours ago

    United still have the lowest xGc in the league. Looks promising for defence owners

    1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 12 hours ago

      Don't own; don't cap against

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 12 hours ago

      All these xstats confuse me.
      Dont trust them, after this GW I feel like nobody can be trusted in fpl.
      Me against the world.

    3. Hakim Ziyech
      12 days, 12 hours ago

      Harry Maguire is doing his job atleast

  9. EmreCan Hustle
    • 7 Years
    12 days, 12 hours ago

    Pukki + D.Silva + Otamendi to Tammy + KDB + Soy(-4)?

    Yes or No.

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      12 days, 12 hours ago

      What if Kdb isn't fit for the palace game?

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 7 Years
        12 days, 11 hours ago

        Will wait till after IB to make the transfers. Just need to know if they're good transfers.

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          12 days, 11 hours ago

          Yes they are

  10. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    12 days, 12 hours ago

    "Rashford was working hard, kept running, running running"

    What the f is this bs? Did Ole even watch the game. Rashford was garbage and hardly tried to make himself involved.

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 12 hours ago

      Post match interviews are like a box of chocolates....

  11. Riggs
    12 days, 12 hours ago

    Does the hits worth it?
    A) Salah, Barnes and Pukki OUT -> Maddison, Auba and C.Wilson IN for -4
    B) Salah, Sterling, Barnes and Pukki OUT -> Mane, Maddison, Auba and C.Wilson IN for -8

    If that helps my team is:
    Ryan (Button)
    Otamendi VVD Matip (Lundstram) (Kelly)
    Salah Sterling KDB Mount (Cantwell)
    Barnes Pukki Abraham

  12. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    12 days, 12 hours ago

    Bet Lukaku is giggling over his pre-match expresso

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 12 hours ago

      When the writing is on the wall

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 12 hours ago

      Selling him was correct call.
      Not replacing was a mistake.

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        12 days, 12 hours ago

        This.

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          12 days, 11 hours ago

          not you Ed...the real Ed 😉

      2. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        12 days, 11 hours ago

        get your point but selling him wasn't the correct call when they had no replacement lined up...sums up that fool Ed

      3. KGFC
        • 3 Years
        12 days, 11 hours ago

        I don’t think selling him was the right call. Even in his bad season he was worth at least 15 goals a season. I don’t want to get into whether that was against top six or not. The fact is he was a proven goal scorer in the PL. The way we are going I won’t be surprised If none of Our current strikers reach double figures.

    3. redsallstars
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      Selling him was a mistake, even bigger one when noone else came in to replace him. Tried to get Dybala after selling him, he turned it down. What a plank that Ed is, should stick to rugby the idiot

  13. Amey
    • 1 Year
    12 days, 12 hours ago

    1.3m to 1.1m OR with 42 points.
    Don't know what to do.
    Going to follow gut now with bringing in players on instinct.
    Hell with it.
    Stranded near same OR for few gw's now.
    United sh.tshow adding more misery to wounds ....

    1. KGFC
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 11 hours ago

      I hear you buddy. Painful to watch United and even more when you see Pool 8 points clear on top 🙁

  14. tissae
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 12 hours ago

    Whould you pull the trigger?

    Salah + Pukki + Cantwell + Otamendi --> Mane + Vardy + Maddison + 4.7m def

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 7 Years
      12 days, 11 hours ago

      Yarmalenko over Maddison IMO. But overall, it looks good.

  15. Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 11 hours ago

    Would you keep or ditch Otamendi on WC?

    Why?

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 7 Years
      12 days, 11 hours ago

      Ditch

    2. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 11 hours ago

      Ditch, city defence a shambles

  16. ZAWAd25
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 11 hours ago

    Is Mount set to rise in price soon?

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 11 hours ago

      Yes

    2. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 11 hours ago

      Tonight

  17. Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 11 hours ago

    None of my decisions seem to go right this season.

    Could’ve done Barnes to Tammy (FT) and have Lundstram in for KDB.

    Instead went punty and did KDB Barnes to Yarmolenko Auba (-4). So nestle paid off, but instead am 14pts down!!! (If my math is right)

  18. Super Saints
    • 3 Years
    12 days, 11 hours ago

    Selling Pukki before he drops in price tonight and I lose value!

    A. Wilson
    B. Jimenez

  19. hsakrujd
    • 1 Year
    12 days, 11 hours ago

    Anyone watched Arsenal game?
    Interested in how safe is Chambers after Bellerine's return?
    I took him in, he's in very good form, but not sure will Unai value it....

  20. RED_ARMY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    12 days, 9 hours ago

    Kun, Pukki, Dilva:
    a) Auba, Vardy, Mount
    b) Auba, Wilson, Maddy