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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. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Anyone else on a WC + BB finish last two?

    1. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Greenwood makes it possible to field a great team both weeks - if he can just keep playing.

    2. Lucy2019
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Amateurs.

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Haha. Lockdown put pay to my interest for the restart. Although I’m still sh!te at this game after 12 years.

      2. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Oh, no link. Money where your mouth is Lucy?

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

    Is it just me or is Pogba looking a bit chunkier than he used to? Hanging out with Shaw in his spare time?

    1. Miniboss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      No time to stare other guy's chunks

    2. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      He runs like he's simulating a human run

    3. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      He’s built like a proper athlete, wouldn’t say he’s fatter, just stronger

    4. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Walks like a chicken or Ostrich

  3. Isco Disco
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Hey guys, I’m watching the Madrid game as tonight could be the night we’ll be crowned the La Liga Champions.
    Please keep me posted here on how Ings is playing as I might bench him next week.
    Thanks!

  4. Vazza
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Who’s better -

    A. Kevin Long
    B. Erik Pieters

    1. Lucy2019
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I like my men long so, A.

      1. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        😀

  5. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Pick 1 for rest of season

    A Kane
    B Aubameyang
    C Vardy

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      (A)

      1. bombayblues
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        A if chasing
        B if leading

        1. Deulofail
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Who do you think will score more points?

          1. bombayblues
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Based on form and fixtures I would still bet on Auba despite the FA Cup.
            Spurs have been terrible apart from the last two games. They play Leicester and Crystal Palace while Arsenal play Aston Villa and Watford

    2. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I wouldn't go Auba until GW38 due to FA cup game on Saturday. Could play 120 mins or get injured. I'm considering Nketiah for GW37 then Auba GW38

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Yes good shout- got Nketiah so may play and can still get Kane as chasing

    3. MOZIL
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Laca

  6. JBG
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    B, chasing golden boot and decent fixtures.

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Reply fail to Dunas.

  7. Bruno BaNani
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Never really bothered with Twitter before, but created an account now.

    Anyone other than fpl rockstar and Donald Trump worth following?

    Preferably fpl related

    1. GloryManUnited
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Def not Donald Trump unless you want your IQ to drop rapidly

      1. Lucy2019
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 6 days ago

        He will surely have a bigger one than you, no doubt.

    2. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Twitters shite lad. No point making an account to follow FPL rockstar when his tweets will be uploaded to reddit straight away.

    3. JBG
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Not really.

    4. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Trump? Mate, do yourself a favour.

    5. Right In The Stanchion
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Follow Boris and destroy him

    6. Lucy2019
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Don't say you will follow Trump. You will get the brainwashed sufferers of TDS attacking you although I suspect you are not a fan anyway 🙂

      1. Lucy2019
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Plus, social media is for attention seekers and losers, really.

        1. Ciro Di Marzio
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Says the guy trolling on an fpl forum

  8. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Man U getting nada tonight

  9. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Ings hatty needed please

    1. mad_beer ✅
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      That would save my week. Let's hold hands and pray.

  10. GloryManUnited
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Maguire looking lost

  11. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Bruno due a blank?

  12. BDA Shadow
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Fosu-Mensah slowly wandering around with zero urgency.

    1. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Pogba in defence 😛

  13. Dreaming of glory
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Would u take azpilicueta (liv) out for -4 if ur 4th and 5th defenders won't play?

    Planning to bring in martial for foden but maybe also a s utd defender for az given Everton aren't arsed scoring

  14. JustPark
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Must be nice living next to the stadium.

  15. Isco Disco
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Benzemaaaaaa
    What a legend!

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Hala Madrid!

      1. Isco Disco
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Y Nada Mas...Hala Madrid!

    2. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Never understood the appeal of La Liga and Bundesliga. The football is beautiful, but in the end pointless as we all know who's going to win the league before the season even starts....

      1. Isco Disco
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        LOL
        Some amateur had to come up with this comment.
        If that’s the case let’s talk about CL...Who were the European Champions for 3 consecutive years before Pool won it last year?

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Im not saying they're not good teams, just the leagues themselves. I still love watching Champions LEague because the games mean something, as no clue who could win. But I'd bet my house on Barca or Madrid winning La Liga next year and Bayern for Bundesliga, and PSG for Ligue 1

    3. Dirty Leeds
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Haha enjoy watching the most corrupt team ever. Absolutely disgraceful ref and VAR calls since the restart... outrageous

      1. Isco Disco
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Barca Fan Spotted lmao

        1. Dirty Leeds
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Just a LUFC fan, but many will agree that real is the most hateable team ever. Haha

      2. Isco Disco
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        VAR is serving justice. Would be understandable if u said this last year when there was no VAR.
        Now there’s VAR so most decisions are reviewed and correct. Don’t act like a fool

        1. Dirty Leeds
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Hahaha this is the second season that la Liga employs VAR. You've got no clue mate. Jog on pal.
          https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018%E2%80%9319_La_Liga

  16. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    MaupayG

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Old man Murray assist.

    2. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Wipe out all those McCarthy cleanies. Nice

  17. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Greenwood looking invisible again, Bruno useless, Martial uninterested.. United honeymoon period after the break well and truly over

    1. Leaf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Both should be dropped for next game

  18. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Maupay G

  19. Strchld
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Someone planning to go without any ManU assets on FH38?

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Greenwood is best 8th attacker maybe ?

      1. Strchld
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Yeah maybe, he is so cheap but maybe its between Greendoow or Foden.

  20. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 6 days ago

    this will end 1-0 Palace, pointless watching

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Non sequitur:-)

  21. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Would not mind 1-1 with an unassisted goal from Fosu-Mensah would be ideal. Assuming I haven't jinxed it just my mentioning it.

  22. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Martial away from home and not interested again.

    They should bench him for these games and just start Ighalo.

  23. Deulofail
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Oh balls. Martinelli targeting a return to training by the end of 2020. I didn't realise it would be such long absence.

  24. wulfranian
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    In the end of every season i make the same msitake.Have Southampton players in my team.Mainly defenders.

    1. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      At least I'll never be doubling up with Bertrand and Cedric again

    2. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Yoshida!
      Bertrand!
      Cedric!
      Stephens!
      Bednarek!

      The good old days. Like when people used to have Dunk.

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Yoshida & Stephens CS in the DGW was iconic.

        Gabbiadini pen miss, not so much...

      2. wulfranian
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Do you remember that Yoshida own goal?

      3. Silecro
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        I will always fondly remember having Forster for his 15pts mega haul vs Swansea...last min pen save

    3. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I think Bednarek did decently well for me at the end of a season. Can't remember which one, though.

  25. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Surprised that’s not a pen.

  26. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Rashford red card pending. Townsend could have been killed

  27. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Roy has ordered his goons to target Greeny's ankle. Cynical from the old barn owl

    1. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Aww such a cutie

    2. POLSKA GOLA
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Isn’t winning what’s football all about?

  28. Vazza
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Ings!!!!! Has he scored yet?

  29. Mr. Chimes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 6 days ago

    My McCarthy-Egan-Holgate BB coming along nicely

  30. JBG
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Love how Palace are playing, reminiscent of Brazils 70s team... Sh*thousery at it finest and nothing to play for.