Dugout Discussion

Jimenez starts but Traore benched as Santo reverts to a 3-5-2 for Norwich clash

There are two matches kicking off simultaneously at 14:00 GMT this afternoon.

Both of the host teams were in UEFA Europa League action on Thursday night, with Manchester United facing Watford at Old Trafford and Wolverhampton Wanderers entertaining Norwich City at Molineux.

The headline team news comes from the West Midlands, with Adama Traore (£5.9m) suffering his second successive benching in the Premier League.

Nuno Espirito Santo has reverted to a 3-5-2 for this clash with the bottom-of-the-table Canaries, making only one change from Gameweek 26: surplus winger Pedro Neto (£5.0m) replaced by Joao Moutinho (£5.4m), who is part of a three-man central midfield.

There are starts for Raul Jimenez (£7.8m), the most-bought FPL asset of Gameweek 27, and Diogo Jota (£6.1m), who scored a hat-trick against Espanyol on Thursday evening.

Norwich’s two alterations are both enforced, with the injured Christoph Zimmermann and Sam Byram replaced by Ben Godfrey and Jamal Lewis (all £4.4m) at centre-half and left-back respectively.

Todd Cantwell (£4.8m) keeps up his ever-present record in 2020, while Emiliano Buendia (£6.0m) is again only a substitute.

Over at Old Trafford, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made two changes to the Manchester United side that beat Chelsea 2-0 on Monday.

Victor Lindelof (£5.3m) comes in for Eric Bailly (£4.9m) in a straight swap, while Brandon Williams (£4.1m) is replaced by Mason Greenwood (£4.4m) in a move that signals a change in formation from 3-4-1-2 to 4-2-3-1.

Odion Ighalo (£6.5m) is on the bench, as is Scott McTominay (£4.9m), who returns following a two-month lay-off.

Nigel Pearson’s only change from the 1-1 draw with Brighton a fortnight ago comes at right-back, with Adrian Mariappa (£4.2m replaced by Craig Dawson (£4.8m).

Ismaila Sarr (£6.2m) is only fit enough for a place among the substitutes.


Manchester United XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Matic, Fernandes, Fred, James, Martial, Greenwood.

Watford XI: Foster, Masina, Cathcart, Dawson, Kabasele, Capoue, Doucoure, Hughes, Deulofeu, Pereyra, Deeney.

Wolverhampton Wanderers XI: Patricio, Doherty, Boly, Coady, Saiss, Jonny, Dendoncker, Moutinho, Neves, Jota, Jimenez.

Norwich City XI: Krul, Aarons, Hanley, Godfrey, Lewis, McLean, Tettey, Cantwell, Duda, Rupp, Pukki.

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1,419 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Akshatjazz
      1 month, 12 days ago

      With 2ft & 1.1m itb
      Fleck > Hayden
      Perez > martial

      Rest of the midfield are
      Salah, kbd, traore
      (After doing the transfer I will not have any money left itb)

    • KUN+10
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I know this is the nature of the game and Im just here venting, but really regret bringing Barnes in instead of Jota. Just had a feeling after that CL game. Would you still bring him in as a differential?

      1. Royal5
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        No

        1. Royal5
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Could be Barnes next week

      2. ceejay106
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        It all depends on our formation. If Nuno is going to play 3-5-2 regularly you want Jota and Doc. But they are both less of a threat in a 3-4-3 - Jota plays too wide and Adama stifles Doc. Tough one!

        1. Lazaretti
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Could it be now 3-5-2 when fixtures are easier?

          1. Lazaretti
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Vinagre if Jonny injured could be cheap differential?

            1. ceejay106
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              I think it will be fluid which doesn’t really help! Yes Vinagre is dangerous and pretty nailed if Jonny is injured.

      3. KUN+10
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Thanks for the replies

    • The Red Devil
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Kun Fleck Grealish
      To
      Jota Fernandes Martial (-4)
      Yay or nay?

      1. tom2224
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        yay

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

        don't double up on united attack.. this goes without saying. look at the upcoming fixtures.

        i say this as a united fan myself.

    • FantasyHero
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Great so now Traore is out of the starting XI ?

      1. Lazaretti
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Easy decision to swap him out

    • Bookkeeper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Please give me another goal DCL x

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        still on 3 BPS

    • RealVirg
        1 month, 12 days ago

        DCL = Superior to the fading stars (i.e. Ings, Deeney etc)

      • tibollom
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        grealish to bruno for -4pt?

        McCarthy
        Lascelles TAA Dunk
        Salah Cantwell Doucou Grealish*
        im Ings Bobby

        Hendo Rico KDB Cathcart

        1. tibollom
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Jimenez*

      • Halftime
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I could go Grealish to Bruno F or DCL to Vardy to get better fixtures. I already have 11 for next GW. Since I have Martial, maybe Maddison would be a good option too?