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Abraham fit to start as Martial misses out for United

There are six Premier League matches taking place this evening, with all bar the Merseyside derby kicking off at 19:30 GMT.

Liverpool v Everton gets underway at 20:15 GMT, meanwhile.

Perhaps the headline team news comes from Stamford Bridge, where Chelsea take on Aston Villa.

Frank Lampard is able to call upon Tammy Abraham (£7.9m) as the England striker makes a swift return from the hip injury that forced his absence in Gameweek 14.

Mason Mount (£6.6m), Christian Pulisic (£7.5m) and the recalled Willian (£7.1m) make up the attacking trident behind Abraham but there is no place in the starting XI for Fikayo Tomori (£4.9m), who is replaced by Andreas Christensen (£4.9m).

Jorginho, Emerson (£5.5m), Olivier Giroud (£6.6m) and Pedro (£6.8m) also drop out of the team, as N’Golo Kante (£5.0m) and Cesar Azplicueta (£5.9m) return.

Dean Smith has made three changes, two of which are enforced.

Douglas Luiz (£4.5m), the suspended Frederic Guilbert (£4.4m) and the injured Anwar El Ghazi (£5.5m) make way, with Marvelous Nakamba (£4.4m), Ahmed El Mohamady (£4.2m) and Trezeguet (£5.2m) taking their places.

The swirling media reports that suggested that Anthony Martial (£7.7m) would miss out have proven to be accurate, with the Frenchman not in Manchester United’s squad.

Speaking to MUTV before the game, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said:

Anthony got a slight injury on Sunday so he’ll be out for a little while.

Brandon Williams (£4.1m), Juan Mata (£6.2m) and Andreas Pereira (£5.0m) all drop to the bench, meanwhile, as Jesse Lingard (£6.3m), Ashley Young (£5.4m), Mason Greenwood (£4.3m) and Scott McTominay (£5.1m) come into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s starting XI.

Jose Mourinho is back at Old Trafford after a 12-month absence and has made two changes to his Spurs team, with Harry Winks (£5.3m) and Lucas Moura (£7.0m) replacing Tanguy Ndombele (£5.8m) and Eric Dier (£4.9m).

There were shocks at Anfield, too, with Jurgen Klopp making five changes: two of which see Mohamed Salah (£12.2m) and Roberto Firmino (£9.4m) drop to the bench.

Xherdan Shaqiri (£6.3m) and Divock Origi (£5.2m) come in, while Adrian (£4.2m) replaces the suspended Alisson (£6.0m).

Everton are unchanged.

Brendan Rodgers has made only one change to his Leicester City XI, with Christian Fuchs (£4.3m) replacing the absent Ben Chilwell (£5.9m).

Chilwell reportedly has a minor groin injury.

Hayden Mullins, in temporary charge of Watford, also makes a sole alteration, with Troy Deeney (£6.2m) in for the injured Jose Holebas (£4.7m).

That would seem to indicate a change of shape, with the 3-5-2 abandoned for a back four.

Continuing that trend, Nuno Espirito Santo has only made one tweak to his Wolves starting XI: Romain Saiss (£4.4m), who was banned for the 1-1 draw against Sheffield United, ousts Max Kilman (£4.0m) at centre-half.

West Ham’s only change sees Sebastien Haller (£7.1m) come in for Michail Antonio (£6.9m), who failed a late fitness test.

There is just one alteration at St. Mary’s, meanwhile: Norwich City are unchanged, while Shane Long (£4.6m) starts in Michael Obafemi‘s (£4.9m) stead for the hosts.


Chelsea XI: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Christensen, James; Kante, Kovacic; Pulisic, Mount, Willian; Abraham.

Aston Villa XI: Heaton; Targett, Mings, Konsa, Elmohamady; Hourihane, Nakamba, McGinn; Grealish, Wesley, Trezeguet.

Leicester City XI: Schmeichel; Fuchs, Soyuncu, Evans, Ricardo; Ndidi; Barnes, Maddison, Tielemans, Perez; Vardy.

Watford XI: Foster; Masina, Mariappa, Cathcart, Femenia; Capoue, Doucoure; Hughes, Deulofeu, Sarr; Deeney.

Liverpool XI: Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Milner, Lallana; Shaqiri, Mane, Origi.

Everton XI: Pickford; Digne, Keane, Mina, Holgate, Sidibe; Sigurdsson, Davies; Richarlison, Iwobi, Calvert-Lewin.

Manchester United XI: De Gea; Young, Maguire, Lindelof, Wan-Bissaka; Fred, McTominay; Rashford, Lingard, James; Greenwood.

Tottenham Hotspur XI: Gazzaniga; Vertonghen, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Aurier; Winks, Sissoko; Son, Dele Alli, Lucas Moura; Kane.

Southampton XI: McCarthy; Bertrand, Bednarek, Stephens, Cedric; Redmond, Ward-Prowse, Hojbjerg, Djenepo; Ings, Long.

Norwich XI: Krul; Byram, Zimmermann, Godfrey, Aarons; Trybull, Amadou; Hernandez, McClean, Cantwell; Pukki.

Wolves XI: Patricio; Saiss, Coady, Dendoncker; Jonny, Neves, Moutinho, Doherty; Jota, Jimenez, Traore.

West Ham XI: Martin; Cresswell, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Fredericks; Rice, Noble; F. Anderson; Fornals, Snodgrass; Haller.

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3,820 Comments Post a Comment
  1. zdrojo187
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    74 + Lundstram + 2FT
    I'm happy enough ...
    Good Night

    1. Double Treble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Congrats. 6.09 a.m here.

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

        No work tomorrow?

      2. The Man Pastore
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        China?

      3. zdrojo187
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Malaysia?

  2. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Best 2 midfielders for 15m to get tonight?!

    Rest of the line; salah, cantwell, kdb
    Fwds: abraham, jimenez, vardy

    1. SH
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Alli + Grealish

  3. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    The GW of Auto-subs...

    Who's got the highest auto-sub score, so far?

    1. President Giggs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Magnus Carlsen got 34 points for Salah (C) and Martial to Dendonker, Kelly and Mane (VC)

    2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      0 with Rico and Dendy smiling at me like proper mutha's

  4. Dare Do The Punt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Chances of Lundy getting a no show tomorrow fairly slim right?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Wilder did speak about rotation...

    2. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Not sure. Wilder keeps hinting at rotation. Don't get it myself given they aren't playing that often.

  5. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    54 with only Lord Lunstram left. About average?

    1. Doolittle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Exactly the same as me!

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Same as me...avg is 53

    3. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      36 with lunn to play here.

      I'd say spectacular

    4. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Yep.

  6. tempest
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    How does

    Kane + Martial —> Tammy + Son

    Sound?

    1. Babelcopter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      juicy

  7. rkpower1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    1FT and 0.3ITB

    a) Tomori, Martial to Kelly, Alli (-4)
    b) Martial to Pulisic
    c) KDB to Alli
    d) Tomori to Aurier

  8. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    That Magnus guy is pretty good
    Salah and Martial not playing =
    +15 Mane VC points
    +11 Dendoncker bench points
    + 6 Kelly bench points
    =32 point gain

    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/1908330/event/15

    1. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      To win the whole thing you need a huge amount of skill, as well as luck. Perfect storm for him.

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Salah and Martial probably would have scored 32+ anyway

    3. Nabs Kebabs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      🙄

    4. Maddamotha
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Pretty lucky id say

    5. Rojo's Modern Life
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      That's just lucky. But yeah overall I'm totally copying his moves

  9. T.Henry14
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    2 FT 0.6 ITB

    Pope (McGovern)
    Arnold, Soy, Lund (Rico, Kelly)
    Mane, Sterling, KDB, Mount (Cantwell)
    Vardy, Abraham, Ings

    A) Sterling & Mount ---> Son & Alli
    B) Sterling & Mount & Ings ----> Son & Maddison & Rashford for -4

    I'm on A) for now

    botto

  10. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 21 days ago

    3rd red arrow in a row.
    Down to 95k.
    What is going on

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      How many points?

  11. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    As it stands autosubs are going to knock me down by 20k in OR. Jaysus!?
    The amount of jam!!

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      49 k at my level

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Rough old b&stard of a season!!

  12. Dannyb
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Sterling and Jiminez to Jesus and Alli?

    1. tempest
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I thinking of bringing those two in too...

  13. Five Season Wonder
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Thoughts on this naughty team?
    Is Sonny and Dele spurs overkill?

    Pope • Butters
    TAA • Soy • Lundy • Aurier • Kelly
    Mane • KDB • Son • Dele • Cantwell
    Vards • Tammy • Ings

  14. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    With Alli rising tonight...

    1. Zaha to Alli (free)
    2. Ings and Dendoncker to Alli and Greenwood (-4)
    3. Jimenez and Dendoncker to Alli and Mousset (-4)

    Quiet like 3 as Wolves fixtures turn, but could cause benching headache! Need as may replies as possible pls!

    Rest of attack is

    Mane Son KdB
    Vardy

    1. FISSH
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      You're considering selling ings? Hahaha

  15. FPL FREAK
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    2 questions::

    (1). Is it worth bringing in Ings now...?? Cuz he has only 3 good fixtures left before a flood of red ones.....

    (2). Alli + Ings (or) Maddison/Pulisic + Rashford.....?????

  16. The Albatross
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    VAR worked well tonight.

    Vardy, Abraham, Rashford

  17. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Magnus carlsen is so lucky

  18. Tamagotchi Massacre
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Who do people think is the best villa defender to get in

    1. The Albatross
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Targett

  19. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Why do Leicester get so many pens?

  20. Trophé Mourinho
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Hendo, Lunds and Trossard left. Trossard could b exciting, who u got left?

    1. JustPark
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Lunds and Henderson.

  21. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    I have still wc - which max 5m keeper for the remaining games of 2019?

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Guaita

  22. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    A) Pulisic + Aurier -> Alli + 4.4 def
    B) KDB + Gazza -> Alli + Henderson (+ 1.8itb)
    C) Son -> Alli
    D) Something else (what?)

    Current team:

    Gazza Button
    TAA Lundstram Aurier
    Mane KDB Son Pulisic
    Vardy Abraham Jimenez
    _____
    Button: Soy Tomori Hayden

    2 FT 0.7 ITB

    1. rkpower1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Good cover all over, I'd hold

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Need to spend a FT... Not sure what to do :/

        1. rkpower1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Hmm maybe son to Alli then look to bring in Rash?

          1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Tough decision

  23. Bees4Lyf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Is Ings on 3 bonus?!

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Yep

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Yes

    3. Bees4Lyf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Cheers lads

  24. Pat Butcher
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Alli or kdb? Got son already

  25. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Origi 55
    Mane 40
    Wijnaldum 35

    Mane non-owners very lucky it was only 15 points tonight.

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Could have been 26

  26. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    So Tammy sounds OK... What's the deal with Jimenez?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Did Jimmy go off injured too?

      1. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Nope

        1. Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Rested last 10 minutes for Cutrone to score

  27. TeddiPonza
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Any injury woes after tonight’s games apart from Tammy limping?

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Frank reported Tammy fine.

  28. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Everton have never been relegated from the top tier of English football.

    That could be about to change if they don't get rid of that impostor Silva before it is too late.

  29. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Who you got left to play?

    Lundy a& Mousett

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Lundy

      With a huge 36 pts already in the bank.

    2. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Lund,Soy,Aubameyang(C) and Bellerin who is flagged so maybe Dendoncker off the bench.

      1. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Sorry Soy has played obliviously.

      2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Soy played

        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Too slow lol

  30. mdm
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Gazza to Henderson or save FT?