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Henderson returns for the Blades as Wolves hand start to £4.0m FPL defender

There are four Premier League matches taking place today, with the first double-header kicking off at 14:00 GMT.

Fresh from their win over Everton, Norwich City take on an Arsenal side who are under the stewardship of Freddie Ljungberg for the first time.

Meanwhile, at Molineux, sixth hosts seventh as Wolverhampton Wanderers face Sheffield United.

The Blades welcome back Dean Henderson (£4.7m) and John Egan (£4.5m) for this encounter, with the pair returning from ineligibility and injury respectively.

Understudies Simon Moore (£4.4m) and Phil Jagielka (£4.2m) make way, while there is another run-out up front for the in-form Lys Mousset (£5.1m).

Wolves have made only one change and it is an enforced one, at that: budget Fantasy Premier League defender Max Kilman (£4.0m) gets his first start at centre-half as Romain Saiss (£4.4m) is suspended.

Raul Jimenez (£7.7m), the most-bought player of Gameweek 14, starts again in attack.

Interim Arsenal boss Ljungberg has made four changes from Unai Emery’s final Premier League line-up.

Having made his return from exile in the Europa League on Thursday night, Granit Xhaka (£5.2m) is back in a Premier League starting XI for the first time since that ill-fated draw with Crystal Palace in Gameweek 10.

Having impressed against Eintracht Frankfurt, Shkodran Mustafi (£5.2m) makes his first league start of 2019/20.

Joe Willock (£4.9m) and Sead Kolasinac (£5.3m) are also recalled as Kieran Tierney (£5.4m), Lucas Torreira (£4.7m) and Sokratis Papastathopoulos (£5.0m) are named on the bench, along with Nicolas Pepe (£9.1m).

Hector Bellerin (£5.4m) misses out through injury.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.9m) and Alexandre Lacazette (£9.3m) will again lead the line.

Norwich’s team news is far more straightforward, with Ibrahim Amadou (£4.5m) replacing Alex Tettey (£4.5m) in midfield.

Jamal Lewis (£4.5m) returns from injury but is only among the substitutes, while Todd Cantwell (£4.6m) has shaken off an ankle injury to start.


Norwich City XI: Krul, Aarons, Godfrey, Zimmermann, Byram, Amadou, Trybull, Hernandez, Cantwell, McLean, Pukki.

Arsenal XI: Leno, Chambers, Mustafi, David Luiz, Kolasinac, Xhaka, Guendouzi, Willock, Ozil, Aubameyang, Lacazette.

Wolves XI: Patricio, Dendoncker, Coady, Kilman, Doherty, Neves, Moutinho, Jonny, Adama, Jimenez, Jota.

Sheffield United XI: Henderson, Stevens, O’Connell, Egan, Basham, Baldock, Fleck, Norwood, Lundstram, Mousset, McGoldrick.

(edited)

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1,386 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Woy_is_back
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 7 hours ago

    Cant!!

    Woohoo

  2. LSP
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 7 hours ago

    Cantwell first on the bench to replace Tammy. Cheering!

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 7 hours ago

      K

  3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 7 hours ago

    I guess there’s one our two angry Cantwell and Tammy owners that didn’t play Cantwell and instead shipped Tammy for a hit.

    1. Bossworld
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 7 hours ago

      Nah, I went for benchw*nkery, started Tammy and Cantwell 1st sub.

    2. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 7 hours ago

      Shipping Tammy is probably going to be a regret for a fair few in retrospect.

  4. The Yank
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 7 hours ago

    19 pts on my bench just taunting me.

  5. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 7 hours ago

    arsenal should just call it a day on football, turn the emirates into a bingo hall or something

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 7 hours ago

      The defence is a joke. Cannot believe that hasn't been sorted for years.

      1. Tiny Rick Mitchell
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 7 hours ago

        Saliba next year 🙂

        1. Houldsworth Hatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 7 hours ago

          Good enough?

          1. Tiny Rick Mitchell
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 7 hours ago

            Should be good enough for Arsenal. Still need more though. CDM preferably. Get rid of Xhaka and Mustafi. Get some extra CB coverage with pocket change.

  6. Wild Rover
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 7 hours ago

    Why bother with rules? If there is a doubt just do a quick FPL ownership check and award in favour of highest. Whinge limitation

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 7 hours ago

      Another rule to favor casuals... wouldnt surprise me if it happened

  7. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 7 hours ago

    Great half from the boys. Traore is scary but we're coping so far. Big up the Mousse! 45 to go

  8. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 7 hours ago

    Better to have points nailed on the bench than not at all

    #King Cantwell

    1. clodhopper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 7 hours ago

      I know got mouset on bench but at least i have him

    2. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 7 hours ago

      Absolutely. Two weeks running but way better to own than to not, especially in this period

  9. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 7 hours ago

    Anyone that watched arsenal last week should not have been benching Norwich players. That's why I played Cantwell. They were rubbish.

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 7 hours ago

      You would've thought the new manager hype would've changed them but they look even worse

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 7 hours ago

        Not change, but temporarily spark them I meant lol

      2. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 7 hours ago

        They're not rubbish because of tactics, they're rubbish because he put together a rubbish squad

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 7 hours ago

          Like Emery has been doing for the year? Their defence is literally incapable no matter what team you put out there.

      3. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 7 hours ago

        New manager hype can't make good defenders out of bad ones. Luiz etc..

        1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 7 hours ago

          This. As Neville said, they are uncoachable.

        2. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 7 hours ago

          Well starting Mustafi didn't help their cause...

  10. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 7 hours ago

    Got rid of Cantwell when they started benching him... bleeeaaargh

    1. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 6 hours ago

      Same same Bobby mate

  11. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 7 hours ago

    You better still be starting come GW18, Cantwell!

  12. Sif
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 7 hours ago

    What a troll is Cantwell, got rid for a hit GW12 just before two returns.

    1. Vlad Tepes
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 7 hours ago

      Same

    2. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 7 hours ago

      You sold their best player. You only trolled yourself

  13. Leo10
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 7 hours ago

    Having Cantwell as your 5th mid is really annoying. He's too good to be bench fodder but not good enough to realistically displace any of the premium mids benching him.

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 7 hours ago

      The modern day George Boyd. Play him as a 5th in a 3-5-2.

      1. Sif
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 7 hours ago

        Cantwell can't compete with Boyd's hair though

    2. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 7 hours ago

      Just enjoy him as first sub or have the nerve to rotate him in. Find a way to enjoy it

    3. Wirbelwind
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 7 hours ago

      Yeah, but price wise he's bench fodder-worthy. I'm keeping, also because of Liverpool's blank.

      1. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 7 hours ago

        And Lundy's impending ban

  14. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 7 hours ago

    Should have played Cantwell instead of Mane

  15. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 7 hours ago

    Jiminez looking like getting any goals or another to add to the 2pt pile this gw?

    1. Sailboats
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 7 hours ago

      He had a very good header in the first half. He might score in the 2nd half, but I doubt it will be more than 1 goal.

  16. BigBillyBass
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 7 hours ago

    Loving this chant from the Norwich fans “Amadou, doo, doo, push pineapple shake the tree”

  17. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 7 hours ago

    Looking like Laca in and Laca straight back out. Mousset frees up funds for Son!

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 7 hours ago

      Same here! Cantwell first on bench for second week makes it worse ( so far!)

    2. 6ix9ine #1 on billboard
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 7 hours ago

      schoolboy error.

  18. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 7 hours ago

    Keepers?

    Pope to Hendo or keep Pope & swap Button for the West Ham 4m keeper?

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 7 hours ago

      Keeping Pope unless I have no other fires to put out, the latter isn't even an option imo

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 7 hours ago

        Ta

  19. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 7 hours ago

    Fraudie Ljungberg

  20. Railwayman
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 7 hours ago

    Cantwell, truly one nice fpl troll. Scores against the stronger teams, when you expect him not to and when he is usually on your bench. I don't have him in my team, just saying. A nice young fpl troll he is 😀

    1. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 7 hours ago

      In what world are arsenal a strong team that you don't expect to concede away from home

      1. Railwayman
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 7 hours ago

        I agree with you, of course, 😀 But if he is someone's fifth midfielder, then he usually ends on the bench as a substitute.

  21. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 7 hours ago

    What a GW haha. I bring Kane and Salah instead Auba and Kdb lol.
    Then i rid of Abraham for Jimenez for -8 even i wanted Ings more than Jimenez but i tought Jimi is safer option. Then, Lundy on the bench.
    Main rival has Alli, Van Dijk, Cantwell...

    1. clodhopper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 7 hours ago

      Still 45 mins for jimmenez

    2. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 7 hours ago

      Sorry but salah was strictly a don’t sell don’t buy thing this GW, glad to of booted him out last night, absolute waste.

      1. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 7 hours ago

        Meh, i know but i wanted differential in my ML

    3. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 7 hours ago

      If you wanted ings that much you would've got him 🙂

      1. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 7 hours ago

        Yep, mistake. Now i have to bring Vardy for next GW and there is no space for Ings now unfortunately

    4. Podge
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 7 hours ago

      Did you kick a beggar or something?

      1. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 7 hours ago

        Lol... who knows

  22. Tiny Rick Mitchell
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 7 hours ago

    Arrange to make best team for next season pls

    Leno
    Bellerin Saliba Holding Tierney
    Torreira Chambers Willock
    Pepe Lacazette Aubameyang

    Martinez, Mavropanos, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Smith Rowe, Saka, Nelson, Martinelli, Nketiah

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 7 hours ago

      None of the above

      1. Tiny Rick Mitchell
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 7 hours ago

        Very clever joke make sense

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 7 hours ago

      I think Auba should be played trough the middle.. Laca should be replaced with a decent winger.

    3. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 7 hours ago

      Laca and Auba are average players tbf. The rest are awful

  23. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 7 hours ago

    This Norwich team is something special

    1. Bartowski
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 7 hours ago

      No Arsenal are just really bad.

      1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 7 hours ago

        What about when they won against Man City? They are a small club, no transfer budget, owned by Delia Smith, and they keep on grinding out results

        1. Podge
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 7 hours ago

          She makes a cracking pie in fairness

        2. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 7 hours ago

          Grinding out relegation

      2. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 7 hours ago

        This, very poor.

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 7 hours ago

      Could say the same about Arsenal's defence

  24. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 7 hours ago

    Wouldn't mind seeing Claude as Arsenal manager

  25. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 7 hours ago

    If Hendo gets a cleansheet then that is the happiest ill be this season to have a 7 pointer minimum on my bench.

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 7 hours ago

      Rival has triple Sheffield and owns Baldock

  26. Crouching Tiger
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 7 hours ago

    Cantwell & Kelly sitting tightly on my bench 2nd and 3rd positions...

    1. clodhopper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 7 hours ago

      Mousset on mine

    1. Tiny Rick Mitchell
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 7 hours ago

      It's Dec 1.

  27. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 7 hours ago

    Kroenke running to the panic room in HT

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 7 hours ago

      I don't think Kroenke will give a single stuff

  28. Stoic
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 7 hours ago

    Jimi and no Sheff United def. Huge red arrow inc

  29. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 7 hours ago

    Cantwell > Pulisic and playing Aurier over Lundstram looking a treat right now!

    1. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 7 hours ago

      Lundy will concede. Question is will they score again. All bets on 1-1