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Fosu-Mensah in for Shaw as Solskjaer makes changes but Greenwood is passed fit

Gameweek 36+ continues at a furious pace, with two more Premier League matches kicking off at 20:15 BST this evening.

There is a lot riding on this evening’s games from a Fantasy perspective, too, particularly at Selhurst Park.

Manchester United are the visitors to Crystal Palace, while in tonight’s other fixture, there is a clash between two south coast clubs as Brighton and Hove Albion face Southampton at the Amex.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had named an unchanged starting XI in his previous five league games but that run has come to an end this evening, with the Norwegian making two alterations to his line-up.

Mason Greenwood (£4.9m) isn’t among the changes, however, with the youngster passed fit to start after an ankle knock.

The injured Brandon Williams (£3.9m) and Luke Shaw (£5.4m) are both unable to feature, so Timothy Fosu-Mensah – not priced up by FPL at kick-off – is given the nod at left-back.

Scott McTominay (£4.8m) is in for Nemanja Matic (£4.8m) in Solskjaer’s only other alteration.

Bruno Fernandes (£9.1m), Marcus Rashford (£8.9m) and Anthony Martial (£8.4m) all start.

Fernandes was the third-most-captained player of Gameweek 36+, both overall and in the top 10,000.

A whopping 91.6% of the top 10k own the Portuguese midfielder, while Martial and Greenwood also sit in more than one in two squads among this elite group.

For the Eagles, the suspended Christian Benteke (£5.7m) is replaced by Andros Townsend in the attack.

That will likely see Jordan Ayew (£5.1m) moving centrally in the Belgian’s absence.

There are a whopping 11 changes in total at the Amex.

After naming the same team three matches in a row, Ralph Hasenhuttl has made five alterations for the trip to Brighton.

Danny Ings (£7.5m) starts but Ryan Bertrand (£4.8m), Jack Stephens (£4.4m), Kyle Walker-Peters (£4.4m), Che Adams (£5.3m) and Stuart Armstrong (£5.2m) are benched.

Jake Vokins (£4.0m), Jannik Vestergaard (£4.5m), Will Smallbone (£4.5m), Michael Obafemi (£4.9m) and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (£4.8m) are recalled.

Ever the tinkerer, Graham Potter has brought Neal Maupay (£5.7m), Tariq Lamptey (£4.1m), Dan Burn (£4.5m), Dale Stephens (£4.4m), Solly March (£4.6m) and Glenn Murray (£5.4m) back into his side after the 5-0 defeat against Manchester City.


Crystal Palace XI: Guaita; Ward, Sakho, Dann, van Aanholt; McArthur, Milivojevic, McCarthy; Townsend, Zaha, Ayew.

Manchester United XI: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Lindelöf, Fosu-Mensah; McTominay, Pogba; Greenwood, B Fernandes, Rashford; Martial.

Southampton XI: McCarthy; Ward-Prowse, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Vokins; Smallbone, Højbjerg; Romeu, Redmond; Ings, Obafemi.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI: Ryan; Lamptey, Dunk, Webster, Burn; March, Stephens, Propper, Trossard; Maupay, Murray.



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1,605 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Has Roy managed Matic? They shook hands

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Players respect Roy. Know he is an experienced manager.

  2. sunnyh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Lingard coming on - creativity about to be gone for United

    1. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Please take off Bruno!

      1. sunnyh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I think it'll be Mason

  3. DontPiqueTooSoon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Do we reckon Auba plays both GW37 & GW38? Thinking Greenwood needs to move on. He’s looked off the pace tonight.

    1. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Should do if you can afford it. I can only afford laca and not sure he’d start 37 so probably won’t go there

      1. DontPiqueTooSoon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Yeh. It would be Greenwood & TAA to Auba & Tarkowski

  4. LIARS POKER
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    DCL to Greenwood was one of the biggest no brainer transfers I've ever done last week but he's just as bad

    1. Werner Bremen
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Lol

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

    Greenwood makes 60.

    2 points is a haul this GW tbf.

    1. JONALDINHO
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      *3

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        No

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Meh, it’s not much but it’s something 😆

    3. Mac90
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      right you are bro.

  6. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    You know things are bad when your player is getting replaced by Lingard

  7. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Rashford, assisted by Martial.

    ... saved by Guaita

    1. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      He couldn’t have scored that one could he! No let’s score from the Bruno pass

  8. Bartowski
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Doesn't seem like the most opportune time to see if Lingard can remember how to play football.

  9. Stoic
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Ole giving 19 year olds a chance

    1. sunnyh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Lingardinho one for the future

  10. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Lingard and Matic on
    Greenwood and McTominay off

    1. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      McTominay off is stupid. Pogba should be subbed, he looks a liability in that deeper midfield role

  11. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Just shoot Tone jfc.. dont give it to trashy

  12. JJO
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Of course DeGea will get 10+ points just in this GW

    1. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      No chance we're keeping a cleanie here

  13. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    He is not fit for the FAC, Ole!

  14. Right In The Stanchion
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Penchester United due to get another

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        True that

    • The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Lingard, seriously...

    • Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      One huge talent off and another coming on. Future is bright for United!

    • gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Horrific gameweek. Be glad when this season is over.

    • Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      FFS...

      Mason off

    • potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      The thing about these millimeters off side calls made by VAR, is that its all relative to the definitave and exact instance the ball was kicked.

      In cases such as this , one millisecond out and that probably was on side.

      Where is the exact science applied as to when exactly contact was made with the ball to put the man through.

      1. JJO
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Exactly,thats what im talking from the moment var is introduced

      2. Yank Revolution
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Its called frame by frame analysis...they have the ability to jog it forward and backward, frame by frame and there's 24 frames per second.

      3. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        You are letting perfection get in the way of progress.

        Reality is that with VAR, on offside, we get more decisions right than we do with just the human eye (linesperson) i.e. the accuracy in increased.

        The hypocrisy over VAR and offsides is outstanding.

        The people moaning about VAR and offside are the same people who were moaning when the linesperson missed an offside that was 30 cm offside and highlighted on MotD with the lines they were drawing.

        1. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Yep. Offside calls have been the strong point of VAR if anything. It's the subjective calls where VAR has struggled and was always going to struggle.

        2. potatoace
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          I dont mind either way, but the way VAR is being applied thus far as absolute definitive proof, end of argument is not progressive either. Until they can nail down the other aspect (ie kicking the ball) with absolute definitive proof then you need to apply a margin of error to the decision...Say a millisecond or so each way.
          If it is offside through that whole time gap then yes call it.

    • COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Greenwood owners punished for falling into a trap

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        He can sulk on the bench as he’s cheap as chips

    • JONALDINHO
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Nice to see some younger legs coming on for Greenwood

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        #foreveryounglingard

    • Royal5
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Very poor game from Greenwood

    • Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Tony please save my season

    • mo 10+ FFS- einzkp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Using the same static calculation like we do with goal-line tech is incorrect. When you consider that the time that the foot and ball in contact can be up to 24ms, the frame rates of the cameras that VAR use are 50 per second and the max speed recorded thus far by a player at 9.7 meters per second, there is a possible margin of error of 19 cm between 2 frames!

      we try to encourage attacking play and strikers are supposed to get the benefit of doubt. A 20 cm margin in favour of the attacker in these situations seems to make sense

      1. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Agree. See above

        1. mo 10+ FFS- einzkp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          ill dig it out mate

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

        spot on

      3. DandyDon
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Should change rule so there has to be clear air/gap between players for it to be offside. Would result in more goals and easier decisions.

      4. Deulofail
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I agree with the sentiment, but I don't think this solves the bigger issue of incorrect decisions. I think you need to look at more than 1 frame to find your margin for error instead of choosing an absolute figure such as 20 cm.

        1. mo 10+ FFS- einzkp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Exactly. They make a decision on the result of one frame. 2 allows for the margin of error to be on the side of the attacker. Incorrect decisions in them instances wouldn't exist

          1. Deulofail
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Yeah! (Actually I believe it would need to be 3 frames, as the attacker and defender could be moving in either directing, becoming more on or more offside)

            1. Deulofail
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Well, I suppose you could look at the 2 extremes of the 3 frames, and ignore the middle one. Idk, but the idea stands 😀

      5. Cloudeu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        where did you see that the camaras that var use are 50 frames per second when i'm siting at home with my 144ms monitor?!

        1. Cloudeu
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          *144htz/ 1ms monitor

    • Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      good that Matic is on

    • Syd.
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Ding Ding

    • Right In The Stanchion
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Ins goal

      • ClassiX
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Ings you beauty!

      • Chucky
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        INGSSSSSSS

      • GOTHAM City F.C.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Ingsssssssss

        1. Yank Revolution
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Oh hell YES!