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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
    4 months, 15 days ago

    In the past I have slagged Martial off so much.
    He would never reach his potential, more likely to get a sex scandal then a goal, you name it..

    But he has been solid for me this season.
    Legend, you're in my team from GW1 next season (as a FWD)

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Him + Bruno + Mahrez + Kevin

  2. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    How does Trossard have one save in FPL?

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Glitch in the Matrix.

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Goal line clearance?

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 15 days ago

        only a keeper can get a save lol
        bizarre glitch, even if an outfield player went in goal (like walker did in CL) he wouldnt get save points

    3. tucaoneo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Suarez wannabe

  3. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Tony needs another goal for BAPs, ideally a Palace one.

  4. Cometh The Aouar...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Ingsy creeping up the bps points ladder!

  5. Nightf0x
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Chasing 30 pts ML, leader got FH and i got TC

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Good luck, you need to get the TC pick spot on now.

      1. Nightf0x
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Dsilva or raz in final day

  6. Salarrivederci
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Come on Ings - 1 more please!

  7. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Don't fancy captaining anyone who plays in the FA cups semis. Jimenez (C) vs Palace is tempting me.

    1. Cometh The Aouar...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      I've been considering him strongly. Even if he gets one goal, 3 bps usually follows...

  8. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Ings was not a trap. DCL out Ings in = huge success.

    Class finish by Ings too.

    Juhuuuuuu

    One more Danny boy, one more 🙂

  9. Hy liverpool
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    One more Ings please

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      yeahhh

  10. GE
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Fernandes (C) not feels good 🙁

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      It is good this GW. With Sterling, in particular, being a fail

  11. bigdip
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Help please:
    DDG (Martin)
    VVD, Saiss, Holgate (Kiko, Lascelles)
    Kdb, Willian, MANE, Bruno (triple cap) (SAKA)
    Kane, GREENWOOD, Jesus

    Got 1FT and 0.1mn ITB. What should I do? Any other suggestions are welcome

    A) Lascelles & KDB to Tarkowski (or any 6.5 defender) & Mahrez/Silva/Son
    B) DDG & KDB to Pope & Martial/Mahrez/Silva/Son

  12. LIARS POKER
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    If I do Giroud to Ings I will need to bench one of the following

    Mahrez
    Foden
    Greenwood

    Still worth bringing him in and who would you bench?

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Bench Foden

  13. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Webster down...

  14. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    PVA dislocated shoulder do we think?

    1. Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      It looks like it, way he landed looked very typical of a dislocated shoulder!

    2. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Yeah or dislocated elbow.

    3. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Looks like it, painful. Done mine last year

      1. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Nasty. Is it one of those where dislocating it once drastically increases the chances you'll do it again?

  15. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Looks like PVA possibly dislocated shoulder?

  16. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    There’s a late saints goal coming. Pressure mounting

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Here's hoping

  17. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Although the Free Hit has got me 46 with only Antonio to go (if AWB keeps the cleanie that is)... it's still better than the 38 all-out not using it would have been.

    Can't be too mad. I've done far worse with Triple Captains and even bench boost before!

  18. Inspector Norse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Top striker transfer for next GW only please?

    Vardy to:

    Auba
    Kane
    Ings

    Others?
    Keep?

    (I have 3 Man Utd, so Rashford would require taking a hit)

    1. Fantasydreamer
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Same thoughts as me - I’m going Ings and will use the cash to get a city player in last game

      1. Inspector Norse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Cheers, I've got free hit for final gw, so no real strategy at play

  19. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Tempted by Martial captain instead of Bruno.

    Thoughts?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      It's at Home so yes.

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Home beast.

    3. The Senate
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      I will be

  20. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Imagine Tony assisting Bruno...

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      That is next 🙂

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 15 days ago

      That would be wonderful

    3. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Lord no!

    4. AzzaroMax99
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Yes, please.

  21. Cometh The Aouar...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Providing Brentford go up, Said Benrahma has got to be worth consideration surely. What price do you think he will be? I'd be amazed if he is less than 6.0...

    1. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Yeah I was touted him after their last game against Derby. He made a show of them could have had his third hattrick of the season.

    2. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Long way to go yet....... He’s a special player but can be invisible at times, but special times at the moment, some superb football being played.

      1. Cometh The Aouar...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Interesting. Thanks for the insight

  22. Stand By Mee
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Current score 55. Not bad if I wasn't on a BB and my bench getting 6 points.

  23. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Was Rash to Greenwood downgrade a fail?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Clearly

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Yes

    3. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Probably, I fell for it too

    4. Stand By Mee
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      a total disgrace

  24. Phaze 1
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    FH in tatters. Guess its the risk we take

    1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      I took out Martial for Salah on my FH team, but I'm doing much better overall. My regular team has triple SHU and Laporte, Mahrez and de Bruyne in it.

      Would you have done any better staying?

  25. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Rashford gaining on Greenwood owners

  26. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    One more Rash

    You got this kiddo

  27. Cometh The Aouar...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    MADRID CAMPEONS!

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      More money in the bank for Chelsea.

      1. Cometh The Aouar...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        The Hazard deal involve add-ons I presume...

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Anyone but Barcelona

  28. JONALDINHO
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Got 47 pts and I’m down from 1.9k to 3k. Surely that’s not right?

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Lucky I'd say

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      average in top 10k is currently 49 ( pre autosubs ) and don't forget the popular combo of KDB (C) Bruno (VC)

  29. Van der Faart
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Jesus predicted red with 49. Need a Palace goal

  30. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    One more Utd. AWB to Martial thank you.

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Would be nice