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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. jorgenoj
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Auba to Rashford or Tammy?

    Must do the transfer tonight.

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Tammy.

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Injured?

    2. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Rashford

    3. Am sorry to say again it�…
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Tammy is flagged again btw and came off limping. Rashford terrorised Spurs, he looked like so threatening all game, should have had more than 2 goals.

  2. Zladan
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Mount to Alli done.

    Regardless of Mounts goal tonight (on my bench), he was on his way out for weeks.

    Welcome, captain Bamidele.

  3. Paul 'The Party Animal…
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Luunstraam will start tomorrow night won't be?

    1. Zladan
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Of course!

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Would be upset if not but tbf he is one off a booking so he might save him for Norwich away... Hmmm

        1. Manani
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          hope he doesn't as I got Rico jammy points coming in lol

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Not bothered, get Kelly’s 6 pts if he don’t.

    3. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Got Dendonckers points waiting if should miss out ")

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Yes. Rico coming on if he doesnt..

  4. dshv
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Pope
    Robbo soy lund .. rico kelly
    Sterling perez mount mane
    Tammy vardy kane

    2 ft

    And really want to remove perez but for who ?

    1. IrishRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      What's your budget?

      1. dshv
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        All in 0 itb..

    2. ZAMUNDA
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Kane and Perez to alli and rashford/Ings?

      1. dshv
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Could do that but remove kane before burnley or give him las chance ?

        1. ZAMUNDA
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Seeing Alli's for tonight, I wouldn't give Kane the chance especially with Son there.. Spurs cover for me would be 1) Alli, 2) Son, 3) Kane

  5. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Robertson & Mount ——> Willems & Alli (free)

    Yay or nay

    1. Doolittle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      No

  6. QUEN
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Repost (I’m stuck)

    Martial and tomori to who?

    Gaz
    TAA lund tomori
    KDB mane son martial mount
    Laca vardy
    Rico Reid greenwood

    1. wolvesmad
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Maddison and Kelly

  7. GARY AND JAMIE
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Not swapping either of Mo or Raz for Sadio has been a season defining mistake

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Same

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

      I moved raz out only 4 weeks ago for mane.. almost 20 points better off so far.. as well as at least 0.6 swing in price..
      Should have moved sooner!

  8. AD2110
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Got 2 FT and 0.7 ITB

    Getting fed up with double pool defence and constantly having points on the bench. What are the best options?

    A) Robbo, Pulisic/Maddison -> Aurier, Son
    B) Other (Any suggestions?)

    Ryan,
    TAA, Robbo, Soy (Lund, Rico)
    Mane, Maddison, Pulisic, KDB (Dend)
    Abraham, Jimi, Vardy

  9. Tamagotchi Massacre
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Just transferred Robbo and Martial for Dele Alli, Matt Target and £1.8m. Feels such an utterly weird move to make when you see it written down but there is method in this madness. Let the Christmas preparations begin!

  10. Railwayman
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    It will be filthy watching all of jammy points coming in from Rico, Dedoncker and Kelly for Martial and Salah 😀

    1. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      And Lunds mark my words

      1. Railwayman
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        I wouldn't mind Lundy not to play, Rico is my sub 😀

  11. RubberDucky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    RAK
    RAK
    RAK
    27pts on the bench!

    FFS!!!!!

  12. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Take out Pulisic or Mount for Alli?

  13. DA Minnion
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Okay Bench scores lads.
    27 here. Best of the season.

    1. RubberDucky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      The RAK Effect!

  14. Manani
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    thoughts on Tomori > Aurier?

  15. The Yorkshire Pirlo
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Best striker for 10m? Already own Vardy and Ings.

    Looking at Kane and Mount out for ???? and Dele.

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Rashford?

    2. ZAMUNDA
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Rashford no brainer

  16. danlynch13
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Any advice appreciated

    ------------Pope
    ------TAA/Soy/Lund
    Mane/Pulisic/KDB/Maddison
    ----Jiminez/Vardy/Kane

    Button/Tomori/Kelly/Dendonk

    What do I do with this team? 2ft

    A) Kane + Dendonk > Alli/Son + Greenwood

    B) Kane + Maddison > Tammy + son/alli

  17. FPL FREAK
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Which duo to bring in...??

    Alli + Ings

    (or)

    Maddison/Pulisic + Rashford

    ??

  18. HurriKane
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    FPL down? Page not loading at all

  19. Henning
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Who to get in for Ramsdale?

    Pope
    Rico Dunk Lundstram Soyuncu TAA

  20. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Lampard on Abraham limping off this evening: "It doesn’t seem too bad."

    https://twitter.com/BenDinnery/status/1202347898542919682?s=19

    1. Connor's Calling
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Think he’s worth keeping if you have $$ tied up I guess

  21. JJeyy
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Targett or Clark as enabler defender? (or suggest below 4.7 def)

    1. JustPark
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Yes(assuming you only need them during promising fixtures).

    2. ZAMUNDA
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Any Newcastle defender

  22. Connor's Calling
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Any reason not to make transfers tonight? What were the big injuries today?

  23. sweglet
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    ryan
    robbo soy lunstram
    maddison mane kdb alli
    mousset vardy jimenez
    2 ft
    bench - ryan, cantwell, tomori, kelly

    jiminez to abraham if hes confirmed for the next gw?

  24. Abaddon
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Jimenez and Tielemans to

    A) Ings and Alli
    B) mousset and Alli
    C) no

    Have 2ft

  25. JustPark
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Which of Pool fullbacks to keep?

    1. Doolittle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      TAA

    2. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Trent for set pieces

    3. JustPark
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Cheers.

    4. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Moreno

  26. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Will Alli rise tonight?

    1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Probably

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Looks like it

  27. markloe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Tomori + Mount -> Kelly + Zaha? Too much Palace?

    1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Zaha is shite

    2. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Don't understand this Zaha hype

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        This

      2. Whatever100
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Watford away next and palace are better away from home. He may do well.

    3. ZAMUNDA
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Zaha always disappoints.. Crystal assets in general: Townsend before and Lord Benteke and Zaha does not differ that much

  28. Sturridge Wars
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Which one?

    A) Alli
    B) Son

    Alli allows me to go greenwood up to Rashford

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      A

    2. ZAMUNDA
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Alli

  29. Jay Arell
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Anyone see the Chelsea game? How was Pulisic looking?

  30. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 14 days ago

    LMS safety score anyone? TM been on yet?