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Cantwell and Pukki benched as both Norwich and Brighton make four changes

Todd Cantwell (£4.6m) and Teemu Pukki (£6.5m) have again been benched by Norwich head coach Daniel Farke for Saturday lunchtime’s key relegation clash with Brighton.

The Canaries haven’t scored in the three matches since Premier League football returned and, as with their recent home defeat to Everton, Farke has rotated the duo with time running out on him finding a winning line-up.

In fact, Pukki has just two goals from 13 starts and Cantwell hasn’t scored or assisted in the league since New Year’s Day. In their place comes Josip Drmic (£5.3m) and Onel Hernandez (£5.3m), alongside Ondrej Duda (£4.5m) and Timm Klose (£4.3m).

Captain Alex Tettey (£4.5m) was forced to step in at centre back for the suspended Klose during Wednesday’s 4-0 defeat at Arsenal, with Grant Hanley (£4.1m) and Christoph Zimmermann (£4.4m) injured for the season. Tettey is now back in his usual midfield spot to partner Kenny McLean (£4.8m).

Brighton are on 33 points and know that a win today will probably see them safe for another season. Graham Potter has also made four changes, with Neal Maupay (£5.7m) rested against Man United but brought back in beside Aaron Connolly (£4.2m).

Adam Webster (£4.4m) missed out on Tuesday because of a hamstring problem but is deemed fit enough to replace Shane Duffy (£4.8m), as Aaron Mooy (£4.7m) and Leandro Trossard (£5.8m) also return to the starting 11.

The Belgian is rotated too much to be a stable Fantasy option but he tends to deliver when playing, opening the scoring when these sides met in November.

Potter continues to put faith in a couple of bargain assets, handing Connolly his third consecutive start. The 20-year-old is the game’s cheapest striker and has scored twice this season.

January deadline day signing Tariq Lamptey (£4.0m) played all 90 minutes of Brighton’s clean sheet at Leicester and half of the defeat to Man Utd, offering a great differential option for those wanting to Wildcard.

Norwich XI (4-2-3-1): Krul; Aarons, Godfrey, Klose, Lewis; Tettey, McLean, Buendia, Duda, Hernandez, Drmic

Brighton and Hove Albion XI (4-4-2): Ryan; Lamptey, Dunk, Webster, Burn; Bissouma, Mooy, Propper, Trossard; Maupay, Connolly

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Marc Jobling Newcastle fan that spends far too much time thinking about FPL.”

931 Comments Post a Comment
  1. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    So what United players have you.I've
    Wan B
    Bruno
    Rashford

    1. Srv210
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Same

    2. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Bruno, Martial, Greenwood.

    3. KGFC
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Martial for Rash

    4. Ask Yourself
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      DDG (sigh) Martial and Bruno (C)

    5. The Sociologist
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Same here. Worrying about Martial...

      1. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Same

      2. DMP
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Why the worry?

    6. Sailboats
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      same

    7. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Bruno, Martial, Rashford

    8. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      DDG martial bruno

      1. Ask Yourself
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        We are so similar x

        1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          I’m going sh1t or bust until end of season to try win my mini league!

          -12 this week, help me! 😆

          1. The Sociologist
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Wow, what did that -12 look like?!

          2. DA Minnion
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Wow big move

    9. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      AWB, Marti and Razza

    10. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Bruno n Rash

    11. InSaneMan-e
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Same. Martial probably better pick than Rash but lack of good forward options in the game compared to mids

    12. BNMC
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Bruno Rash Mason

      • Babit1967
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Rashford Bruno and Greenwood

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

        Bruno
        Tony
        Dave

      • Reg83
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Ddg
          Bruno captain
          GW

        • HashAttack
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Martial, Rashford and Greenwood

        • KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Bruno, Martial, Greenwood.

          I haven’t been this excited since when I had KdB, Sterling and Aguero at one point all start

        • Pep Roulette
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          DDG Bruno Greenwood

        • waltzingmatildas
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Awb Bruno martial

        • Kung Fu Football
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Bruno (c)
          Rashford
          Greenwood (1st bench)

        • Al Moon Yeah
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Guess I'm the only one with Bruno, huh? Defiant to the bitter end!

        • NABIL - 1 season 1der
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Bruno
          Greenwood
          Rashford

        • melvinmbabazi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Same

        • Devo-McDuff
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          None, on principle. Hurting my rank.

      • Wizard of Ozil
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Brighton you made Norwich look good You’ll be relegated next year if u play like that

        1. Slitherene
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Guess you only watched the last 5 minutes of the match.

          1. Wizard of Ozil
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            I watched most of the game actually.

      • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Hope someone gets sacked at The Mirror for that farce yesterday

        Disgraceful organisation & be glad to see them fold

        1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Did you sell Bruno because of it?

          1. FALSE PROFIT
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            I could have easily. Even worked out the cash to get him back!

          2. FALSE PROFIT
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Thanks to Maximus I did not sell Bruno. Cheers bud.

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Fair play FP - hope he smashes it

        2. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Surely all papers fold

          1. Uncle Gamst
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Boom, boom 🙂

          2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Haha take my upvote you rapscallion 🙂

        3. Uncle Gamst
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Bit harsh, being glad to see them fold 😉

          1. FALSE PROFIT
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            They have a responsibility. No place for fake news, especially in these times. They always hide behind Journalistic Bull. earn you money by reporting truth not gossip MIRROR BOZOS

          2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            They literally led over 10 media outlets to run a blatantly false story last night & this morning

            Have a read of the (3 day old) parody article that they took in hook, line & sinker (yesterday) & tell me they don’t have serious Internal controls issues

            The quotes from Solskjaer alone were ridiculous

            1. Devo-McDuff
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              They knew what they were doing, take the clicks and run.

        4. FALSE PROFIT
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Fully Fully agree!!!!!!!!!

        5. InSaneMan-e
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Yeah what a farce. Glad i didn't fall for it

      • J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Norwich are shocking.

        Absolutely toothless today by their attackers.

        They deserve to go down to be honest.....

        1. The Sociologist
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Looks like they’ll really struggle in the championship after some of their prized assets are cherry picked.

        2. Ask Yourself
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          They’re a possession team that can’t keep possession. That is a slight flaw on their part.

          1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Questions have to be asked of the manager there as wel though.

            He should of rung the changes a lot earlier because they were much better once they brought the troops on....

        3. FALSE PROFIT
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Maybe so. To be fair, the money is not there.

          1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Fair!

        4. KGFC
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Should have a Fulham vs Norwich to decide who was worse and more disgraceful towards their fans

        5. baps sniffer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Brighton wasn't much better tbh

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Think we can be pretty certain they deserve to go down

      • FALSE PROFIT
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Brighton points tally now same as last season with 5 games to spare.

      • Sailboats
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        6 points from 1 played. Any good?

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          105 from 2 here. Better luck next time.

        2. FPL Pillars
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Ugh

        3. FALSE PROFIT
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          You have a 99% chance of being #1 this week.(smile)

        4. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          What you don’t have Trossard?!

      • Rainer
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Maupay punt dodged, time to consider Mr Cojones now...

      • james 101
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Just logged on

        Presume all the Man U stuff was rubbish?

        1. FPL Pillars
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Look at the team sheet, you have your answer.

          1. james 101
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Cheers

        2. InSaneMan-e
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          yes

          1. james 101
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Thanks

      • KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        I’ve just realised something that may have been overlooked. Much of the rotation and feared rotation has been down to the Summer heat and return to action.

        Now we are experiencing much cooler weather across the country and it’s been back underway for a couple weeks players are returning back to full match fitness. Therefore we might naturally not see anywhere near as much rotation.

        I could be completely wrong of course.

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          The matches are still tightly packed together.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Isn’t it usually like that anyway with European games?

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Not every week, and not for the bottom clubs.

        2. InSaneMan-e
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Buts games come quickly. Also it's a short break before the presumed start of next season. Injuries could be devastating.

          1. baps sniffer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Players will have their summer holiday?

        3. 7shadesofsmoke
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          you should change your name to CapKane

        4. BNMC
            1 month, 1 day ago

            The drinks breaks must be helping keep players relatively fresh.

          • Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Teams with lots to play for won’t be ‘resting’ anyone - only 6 games to go

          • diesel001
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            The rotation will set in now. Look at the schedule from here on in. Taking account of the FA cup, it is a game every 3 days pretty much.

            It is not the same as the CL games. In the CL you play every two weeks and put the reserves in for the EFL Cup in the weeks where there is no CL game. You also enter the EFL Cup later if you are in Europe.

            The schedule is basically the same as Christmas, but it extends for a longer period of time.

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              So what to do with bench boost?

        5. Vazza
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Which combo is better -

            A. Saiss, Greenwood (3-4-3)

            B. Maguire, (Taylor/Lascelles rotation) (4-4-2)

          • Bruce Lee
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 1 day ago

            As a Cantwell and Maupay owner that could not have gona any smoother

            1. Ask Yourself
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              This has to be the dumbest thing I have seen a manager do

              1. Bruce Lee
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 1 day ago

                You don't eat meat... you need to focus on other things other than FPL

                1. Ask Yourself
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Feel better now you big strong boy x

          • Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Usually love the sun, mirror, daily mail, metro ect but they've let me down big time. Utter scum!!! >:(

            1. Bruce Lee
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 1 day ago

              ?

              1. InSaneMan-e
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                they reported that bruno may be injured. Poor source from them.

            2. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              You've still got Bruno and your transfers this week have nothing to do with Bruno/Pogba.

              1. Fudgy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 1 day ago

                You aren't funny mate

                1. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  If you were casual and a little more. chill, this sort of stuff might fly better than it does.

                  However, truth be told, you've got a very good rank this year and yet you're still moaning and acting like a pillock every week.

                  It's tiresome.

                  1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    This

            3. Reg83
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Who did u sell? I c bruno

                1. InSaneMan-e
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Yea me too. Maybe would have captained?

            4. Vazza
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Which combo is better -

                A. Saiss, Greenwood in a 3-4-3 set up

                B. Maguire, Taylor/Lascelles (rotation) in a 4-4-2 set up

              • Samwise the Brave
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Any chance of a sneaky Ryan bap?

                1. Uncle Gamst
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Anybody calculated where the baps are going once deductions etc. have been made?

                2. Skloppy Kops
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  1

                3. ClassiX
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Trossard (3), Dunk (2), Ryan (1)

              • baps sniffer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Someone still has Cantwell?!?

                1. FPL Pillars
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Out of 7.5mil, a few would

                2. BNMC
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    2nd sub here

                  • InSaneMan-e
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    yes but benched nicely

                3. DA Minnion
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  So pogba to steal all the points today. Going by above no one has him.

                  1. FPL Pillars
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Shaw Pog and Lindelöf goals

                  2. InSaneMan-e
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Bullied Bou last year at home.

                4. Sun Jihai
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Trossard 3
                  Dunk 2
                  Ryan 1

                  1. Uncle Gamst
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Any chance these might change after deductions etc?

                  2. Samwise the Brave
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Yes Yes oh oh yes. One whole point extra in the bank 🙂

                5. Glad He Ate Her
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    I took a -8 and took out Bruno X Pogba

                    End me

                    1. Sailboats
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      imagine believing rumours

                      1. Glad He Ate Her
                          1 month, 1 day ago

                          Help

                      2. FPL Pillars
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 1 day ago

                        Consider yourself ended.

                        1. Glad He Ate Her
                            1 month, 1 day ago

                            RIP

                          • baps sniffer
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 1 day ago

                            At least you weren't eaten by her.

                        2. baps sniffer
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 1 day ago

                          You did it yourself?

                          1. Glad He Ate Her
                              1 month, 1 day ago

                              Why?

                          2. Steve The Spud
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            1 month, 1 day ago

                            Can’t be glad about that

                            1. Glad He Ate Her
                                1 month, 1 day ago

                                Gladn't

                            2. Slitherene
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 1 day ago

                              Your picture sums it up

                              1. Glad He Ate Her
                                  1 month, 1 day ago

                                  I'm this pale from how ended I am

                                1. Glad He Ate Her
                                    1 month, 1 day ago

                                    At least I can die listening to memes

                                2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                  • 10 Years
                                  1 month, 1 day ago

                                  On a separate note

                                  Is your name a reference to Pilkington’s Rockbuster of the same name?

                                  If so - it’s a goodun 🙂

                                  1. Glad He Ate Her
                                      1 month, 1 day ago

                                      There is no separate note, this is the end note.

                                      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                        • 10 Years
                                        1 month, 1 day ago

                                        A fell down in Texas in a puddle and hurt me leg?

                                        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                          • 10 Years
                                          1 month, 1 day ago

                                          Wet Knee Houston

                                          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                            • 10 Years
                                            1 month, 1 day ago

                                            Whitney Houston

                                            1. 7shadesofsmoke
                                              • 7 Years
                                              1 month, 1 day ago

                                              I like the 'Jamaican who has everything'

                                              1. 7shadesofsmoke
                                                • 7 Years
                                                1 month, 1 day ago

                                                Nill Demand

                                                1. 7shadesofsmoke
                                                  • 7 Years
                                                  1 month, 1 day ago

                                                  Neil Diamond

                                                  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                                    • 10 Years
                                                    1 month, 1 day ago

                                                    The Scottish fellas can't get into their emails

                                                    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                                      • 10 Years
                                                      1 month, 1 day ago

                                                      They Cannae login

                                                    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                                      • 10 Years
                                                      1 month, 1 day ago

                                                      Kenny Loggins!

                                                    3. 7shadesofsmoke
                                                      • 7 Years
                                                      1 month, 1 day ago

                                                      😀 😀

                                3. g40steve
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 1 day ago

                                  FFS Forest

                                4. Skloppy Kops
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 1 day ago

                                  Olé addressing the media rumour with all his teeth out.
                                  He's delighted with the fake news.

                                  1. Glad He Ate Her
                                      1 month, 1 day ago

                                      I'm ruined

                                        1. Glad He Ate Her
                                            1 month, 1 day ago

                                            What's the fastest way to delete your team?

                                    • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                      • 10 Years
                                      1 month, 1 day ago

                                      Ole laughing at the Pogba Bruno “news” lol

                                    • Skloppy Kops
                                      • 5 Years
                                      1 month, 1 day ago

                                      All being said and all the hype.. i can see a Bruno blank incoming.

                                      1. 7shadesofsmoke
                                        • 7 Years
                                        1 month, 1 day ago

                                        Bmth to win 1-0

                                      2. Holmes
                                        • 6 Years
                                        1 month, 1 day ago

                                        Would be nice

                                    • KAPTAIN KANE
                                      • 3 Years
                                      1 month, 1 day ago

                                      So excited, surely 100 points minimum?

                                      McCarthy
                                      TAA | Saiss | Lascelles
                                      Salah (C) | KdB | Son | Bruno | Martial
                                      Kane (VC) | Greenwood