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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. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Saint maximum fella wants to make a name for himself today. Very unpredictable but causing a few problems

    1. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Maximum threat minimum end product

      Rooting for him

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Far too lively for this game.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Brucey will take him off at HT

  2. Sharkytect
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    I have plummeted over about 5 weeks from 3,000 to about 500,000. Just looking at my tired team and wondering if I need to use my wildcard. No major injuries, but could take advantage of fixture swings:

    Pope (McGovern)
    TAA, otamendi, Tomori (Montoya, Kelly)
    Salah, Sterling, Son, Mount (Cantwell)
    Pukki, Barnes, Abraham

    Time for a refresh?

    Players like Vardy, Aubameyang (Ahead of fixtures) Mané, KDB back etc

  3. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    A classic ABC(+D)

    A) Aguero, Jimenez (7.1 > forward), Son
    B) Aguero, Vardy, Maddisson
    C) Auba, Vardy, Mahrez
    D) Auba, Wilson, Son

    1. rohaansunil
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Auba Vardy Maddison

    3. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Could you do Auba Vardy Maddison?

      I like C, but Mahrez risk - would hate to have him today.

      I also like D, but would want some Leicester boys in there

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Yes ofc. But if B. Silva is banned for numerous games, then I prefer Mahrez over Maddisson as I have excellent TV

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          That’s fair tbh

    4. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      The one with maddison

      Auba wilson maddison may work too

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Not in need of cash. So rather go for the better player. Leaning towards C

    5. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      C if Bilva is banned

  4. Slitherene
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Heaton
    Soyuncu Tomori Digne VvD
    Mount Son Salah KdB
    C.Wilson Pukki
    Pope Diop Ayew Stephens

    2 FT, 2.2 ITB

    A) Pukki -> Vardy
    B) VvD +Ayew -> Lascelles + Vardy
    C) Digne + Ayew + Pukki -> Rico + Vardy + Jimenez (-4)

    How to bounce back?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Don't want Abraham?

      1. Slitherene
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        No

    2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B or C

      Wouldn't pick Lascelles my self though

  5. Freddiebell
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Been a Man Utd fan for over 50 years and I've never been so unexcited watching a Man Utd team play. God they are awful.

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Been a number of years since Sir A left, has it not?

    2. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      As a Yank, Man U was the gold standard here. More fans and discussion by far than any other team. Sad to see what has happened.

  6. rohaansunil
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Benched lund and Kelly... Captained kun..... Another horrible gameweek...

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Are you wildcarding?

      1. rohaansunil
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I don't know mate... This is my current team
        Pope button
        Taa lund kelly tomori digne
        Salah dilva cantwell mount dendo
        Kun vardy tammy...
        I wanna remove dilva digne Salah kun and get kdb madisson mane auba....

    2. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      To make you a little happier..

      I benched Kelly, played Coleman.. And sold KDB for Mahrez

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

    A NC win and surely Utd do what is necessary

    1. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Start Greenwood??

  8. Stef rocks
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    All big hitters blanked and almost none of expected CS happened! Is this probably the lowest ever average GW?

    1. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      no there have been much worse

      1. MTPockets
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        e.g. 19pts gw28 16/17

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Not even close.

    3. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Nah thereve been worse.

      I think my worst ever GW was 25 though, and I got 32(-4) = 28 this week

    4. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      For long time at least imo

  9. FPLGeezer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    How did Mount perform goal aside today? Who's a better option Mount or Maddison going forward?

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

      Mount

    2. mynameisq
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Got good goal threat, could have had another but skewed it wide. Madison will always get around the same amount of points he got last season i'd rather have mount frees up funds

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Not much, missed a big chance, play a few half chances to Tammy.

      Wouldn’t be selling Mount!

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Neck to neck for the next few weeks I am getting both

    5. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Mount might be the best pick in the game.

    6. FPLGeezer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Think I'll move for Mount then look to get Maddison in too possibly. Mount ownership is worrying too as a non owner.

  10. Tamagotchi Massacre
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    United miss Fellaini

    Not even joking

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      When nothing works long ball ...

      1. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Actually a better footballer than almost every player on the field

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          That bad United heh

    2. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Glorious

  11. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Some guy with a ponytail seen warming up

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Someone collect their donkey.

    2. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
      1 month, 11 days ago

      hilarious if he scores, thats the kinda thing that will happen lol. 1-0 newcastle (Caroll)

    3. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Steven Seagal ?

  12. SALVA
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Like the looks?

    Pope
    TAA/Ota/Söyu
    KdB/Sterling/Maddison/CHO
    Auba/Vardy/Tammy

    [Lund,Rico,Dend]

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Yep I like it as a WC this week

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Looks good, prefer Mane + Mount than Sterling + CHO

      1. The Pesci challenge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        This

    3. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I have never been in love with both Ota and Sterling..

      It seems I always have them at a wrong time

  13. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Almiron will never score.

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      It would raise an eyebrow or two if he did.

    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Remember when he made his debut and people were thinking of getting him in

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Were you "people"?

        1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Yes

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Says a lot 😛

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Was that the game he ran through, scooped it and hit bar?

        All fart, no poo.

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Lol’d at that last bit, thank you.

    3. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
      1 month, 11 days ago

      nah he will he has some decent shots at times

  14. Foozeball
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Had a bad gw and will lose my first place ranking in h2h league by losing to the last place dead player unless De Gea somehow only gets 1 point

  15. TheDragon
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Will ManU ever have a shot on target again?

  16. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Should KDB be declared definitely fit for after IB, would you go for just KDB over Sterling on a WC?

    Allows Vardy in instead of Maddison

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      KDB locked in.

      Sterling/Kun/none the only debate.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Yes, but you know when KDB is there Sterling and Kun will start scoring ... so ...

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        +1

    3. Dr. Agabuse
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Lol ofc
      KDB best pick in the game bar non.
      Maddison over Vardy on WC

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Really? Interesting... why Maddison over Vardy?

        1. Jurgen Flopp
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I went Maddison over Vardy purely because I wanted Auba too

  17. fusen
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    6 points separates 320,000 overall rank with 520,000 overall rank

    Very very tight still in the overall league

    1. fusen
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Shows how important captains are

      1. Free Hat
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Or not taking too many hits

    2. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Unfortunately I’m down around 1.3/1.4 million right now 🙂

  18. acesingh
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Got to have Chelsea attack. Help me find funds for Tammy (or Mount)

    Pope, 4.0
    TAA, Otamendi, Söyüncü, Tomori, lundstram
    Salah, Sterling, KDB, Cantwell, 4.6
    Auba, Pukki, 4.4

    Pukki sell value is 6.9 and I have 0.2itb.

    Tomori+pukki -> Tammy + Rico/Kelly (-4)?

    1. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I personally like Tomori more than Soyuncu

  19. SHUTUPHEATHER
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Don’t feel bad now. Just saw someone did free hit to get Citeh and Auba and Wilson to get 27 points all in

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Yiiikes. I outscored that with a hit.

  20. BDA Shadow
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Damn these blocks are annoying. Need the De Gea clean sheet (1 week punt don't judge me) but at this rate he isn't going to make a single save.

  21. Dr. Agabuse
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    United playing very well here. Controlling the game inzelligently. Rashford looking fit and making runs. Probably not top 10 stuff but wont go down surely.
    Also good Goal Keeper and solid defense.
    Predict 12th

    1. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      And Newcastle?

      1. Dr. Agabuse
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Newcastle are the better team but they have no striker and are giving free headers to Maguire.
        18th

  22. rmt this, rmt that so i sai…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    thoughts on this move :
    son + pukki -> mount + vardy for free Y or N

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Yep

  23. Mr_Barbs
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Would you wildcard or is it salvageable with a couple of hits?
    Only 1FT after the IB

    Pope, Button
    TAA, VVD, Otamendi, Aurier, Lundstram
    Salah, Sterling, KDB, Cantwell, Saka
    Pukki, Abraham, Greenwood

    1. SHUTUPHEATHER
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Good team

  24. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Wolves have great fixtures. Pukki to Jimenez tempting

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Traore? 🙂

  25. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    I understand the City frustration, but going with less than 2 City players is just kneejerking. They are City. They will bounce back.

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Got no intention of selling my 3 Manc players

    2. Free Hat
      1 month, 11 days ago

      0-8 at Selhurst park incoming

    3. Gudjohnsen
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      This

  26. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Schar giving dubravka some diving practice

  27. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Anyone else here had decent gw?

    1. some witty pun
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      48 pts green arrow for me

    2. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      44?

    3. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Decent GW?

      What is that?

      1. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        +45 points

    4. Cruz88
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Yes and no. 51 points, but Sterling was captain, and had blanks from Trent, Robertson, Otamendi, Yarma and Pukki

      1. Max City
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Got it all wrong..

        Sold KdB for mahrez and also sold Montoya (vs spurs) instead of Coleman (vs burnley)

        It cost me 9 points and 1 free transfer

    5. Shuko
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      48, Mane instead of Salah the only real difference maker.

    6. Wally banter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      52, all out
      It was one odd week though

  28. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Slabhead forgot his head.

  29. BDA Shadow
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    And that Maguire miss will sum up this game...

  30. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Maddison a decent enough alternative if I can’t (just now) fund Vardy on WC?

    Should get some good points with their fixtures surely

    1. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Decent pick.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I am trying to fit in both on WC, but maybe end up with just one