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Manchester United bring out big guns as Wolves switch to 3-4-3

Manchester United line up with a wealth of attacking pace and talent for their Gameweek 31+ meeting with Sheffield United.

Paul Pogba (£8.3m) returns to the starting XI for the first time since Gameweek 7 after impressing as a substitute against Spurs.

The Frenchman sits alongside Nemanja Matić (£4.8m) in midfield, supporting a powerful front-four.

Anthony Martial (£8.0m) retains his centre-forward berth, supported by an attacking midfield trio of Marcus Rashford (£8.9m), Bruno Fernandes (£8.7m) and Mason Greenwood (£4.3m).

Simon Moore (£4.3m) comes in for Dean Henderson (£5.3m) in the Sheffield United goal, with rotation taking place elsewhere in the Blades’ side.

Phil Jagielka (£4.1m) comes in for the suspended John Egan (£4.6m), with Jack Robinson (£4.0m) retaining his place in light of Jack O’Connell‘s (£4.6m) recent injury.

Meanwhile, David McGoldrick (£5.4m) and Lys Mousset (£4.5m) are handed rare starts up-front and John Lundstram (£4.9m) is back in midfield.

Wolves look equally dangerous ahead of their meeting with Bournemouth as they go with the 3-4-3 shape that helped them get the 2-0 win over West Ham.

That means a first start since the Premier League resumes for Adama Traoré (£5.7m), supported by Matt Doherty (£6.4m) in a wing-back role.

Diogo Jota (£6.4m) starts once more, supporting Raúl Jiménez (£8.2m) who garnered some captaincy attention for Gameweek 31+.

Owners of Everton assets will be encouraged by the Norwich line-up named by Daniel Farke.

In a big statement of intent, he has dropped Teemu Pukki (£6.5m), Todd Cantwell (£4.7m) and Emi Buendía (£6.0m) to the bench, opting for largely second-string attackers at Carrow Road.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£6.5m) and Richarlison (£8.3m) are the main Fantasy draws among Carlo Ancelotti’s men, both starting up-front together in the favoured 4-4-2 formation.

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has shuffled his attacking pack once more, desperate to make a breakthrough at Newcastle.

He has named the same back-four but lines up an attacking midfield trio of Trézéguet (£5.2m) and Anwar El Ghazi (£5.5m) either side of Jack Grealish (£6.4m) in support of Mbwana Samatta (£5.7m).

Despite the recent upturn in Fantasy interest, out-of-position midfielder Keinan Davis (£4.3m) finds himself on the bench.

Villa face a Newcastle side with the joint-most number of clean sheets in home matches this season, featuring the in-form Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.4m) in attacking midfield with out-of-position FPL defender Matt Ritchie (£5.3m) on the other flank.

There are also starts for budget options Jamaal Lascelles (£4.3m) and Federico Fernandez (£4.6m).

Manchester United XI: De Gea; Shaw, Maguire, Lindelof, Wan-Bissaka; Matic, Pogba; Rashford, B Fernandes, Greenwood; Martial.

Sheffield United XI: Moore; Robinson, Jagielka, Basham; Stevens, Fleck, Norwood, Lundstram, Baldock; McGoldrick, Mousset.

Newcastle United XI: Dubravka; Rose, Lascelles, Fernandez, Manquillo; Hayden, Shelvey; Saint-Maximin, Almirón, Ritchie; Joelinton.

Aston Villa XI: Nyland; Targett, Mings, Hause, Konsa; Luiz, McGinn; Trezeguet, Grealish, El Ghazi; Samatta.

Norwich City XI: Krul; Lewis, Klose, Godfrey, Aarons; Tettey, McLean; O Hernandez, Duda, Rupp; Drmic.

Everton XI: Pickford; Digne, Holgate, Keane, Coleman; Bernard, T Davies, Gomes, Iwobi; Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin.

Wolves XI: Patricio; Saiss, Coady, Boly; Jonny, Neves, Moutinho, Doherty; D Jota, Jiménez, Traoré.

Bournemouth XI: Ramsdale; A Smith, Aké, S Cook, Stacey; Stanislas, Lerma, L Cook, Billing, Brooks; C Wilson.

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1,751 Comments Post a Comment
  1. JJO
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    What a peace of s this football is

  2. Jag-z
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Why is there so much hype around this bruno guy.. Looks pretty ordinary to me.. Not much of an upgrade on lingard.

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Stfu please

      2. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        LOL

      3. La Roja
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Nice grav

      4. LOLarov
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Squid alert

      5. Chenku╰☆╮
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Yeah he just scores and assists, but otherwise agree

      6. Sun Jihai
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Especially when Lingard is still young

      7. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        He spends more time on the floor crying than playing football

        1. Jag-z
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Alli, neves, doucoure, maddison etc all are better than him. Far more classy, talented and more rounded players, this guy just shoots from far like Redmond

            1. Garlana
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Alli hasn't shown jack sh*t for ages.

              1. Jag-z
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Talk to me once bruno scores a goal like alli vs palace

              2. Jag-z
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Even Phil foden is better

          • Dele
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Mouse up

          • Greek Freak
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Everton are being outplayed here - on this evidence, can't believe I thought DCL was a good option.

          • Garlana
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Imagine having triple Everton ... :/

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Double here

              1. Garlana
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Holgate, DCL, Richarlison...

              2. moment
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Ditto but at least the expiry of my free hit will get rid of them automatically

          • Tony Martial
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Come f!cking on DCL

          • diesel001
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Pogba vs Lundstram

            Lundy wins

            1. Rainer
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              The Swedes are hard bet!

          • Jet5605
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Hey guys, thoughts on my GW32 WC squad? Yes I know no Liverpool but I am happy to take the chance as I think there will be rotation galore after they clinch the league. 

            Edersen / Button
            Maguire / Doherty / Alonso / Lascelles / Masina
            KDB / Bruno / Son / Mount / Sarr
            Rashford / Jimi / DCL  

            1. Jimmers
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Not when there are games on

          • Teahupo'o
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            For all the talk about difficulty in replicating quality defence after the break, goals sure seem quite scarce.

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Think we should start moving to playing more of our defenders? I'm thinking of moving back to 4 or 5 even at the back

            2. Bossworld
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 9 days ago

              5-4-1 for the win

          • Noah’s Ark
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            St Maxim looking an option now?

          • denial
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Pogba loves to showboat doesn't he

          • JJO
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            They should simulate some chances too

          • Sun Jihai
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            The value is in defenders in this game
            7 clean sheets
            5-3-2!

          • Frucke
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Is salah and robertsson starting tonight?

            1. Sun Jihai
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              30 mins

          • _Ninja_
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Martial g awb a

          • Greek Freak
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Martial G

          • diesel001
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Wolves totally outplaying Bournemouth, but lacking cutting edge. Traore playing well.

          • Ógie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Martail goal

          • Hect.OR 98th
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Martial again

          • g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Martial G

          • Kellz86
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            MARTIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLL

          • Noah’s Ark
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Martial needs to go in my team with these players behind him

          • Rainer
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Tonnnnnyyyyyyyyy

            AWB assist

          • Kellz86
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            AWB Assist

          • Garlana
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Martial g, AWB assist

          • Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Oh absolutely bog off

          • Ógie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            I love you Tony. 🙂

          • Danstoke82
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Looked like Martial was the one to get

          • Berbs
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Pogba over Martial has been punishing so far.

          • The Train Driver
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Don't have Martial but 2 assists, pretty happy. Just need Bruno C points!