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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. C_Manan
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Chelsea, United to rest key players for FA Cup? Safe to keep them for GW 37?

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Yes yes

  2. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    AWB and Lingard combo on the right is useless in the final third...

  3. Strchld
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Havent had Martial since restart because useless DDG is blocking.

    Sold Rashford 2 weeks ago.

    Im sure I have got less points from ManU owners. So many bad decisions after break is killing my season.

    1. Strchld
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Thats not even fun anymore.

    2. thomashl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Yeah, feel ya mate. Going Doherty + ASM over Saiss + Martial on wc after the restart has buried me - really overestimated the output of Doc.

  4. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Average over 50, with autosubs. KDB...

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 11 days ago

      OVER 50 WTF

    2. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Mahrez takes me over 40

    3. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      For top 10k that is? Live Fpl has the overall average at 37

    4. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Can’t believe I’m now a red arrow despite vardy, martial and Maguire tonight. No Bruno or Ings always the same result, doesn’t matter how good your gameweek otherwise.

  5. Monkey Hanger
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Can't complain when your captain is your highest scoring player, even when it's only 8pts.

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      I'd pay for that now. Infact, I'd happily pay for that last 3 weeks

  6. JONALDINHO
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    11 mins of stoppage. Plenty of time for Rash brace

  7. sully29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    17 goals and 8 assists for Rashford in the PL this season, 17 goals and 7 assists for Martial. Nice double act.

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Just hitting their stride...wait till next year!

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Yep

      2. sully29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Pity about the black hole that has occupied their RW for most of the season. Greenwood continuing to step up and/or Sancho coming in would make the side a lot better.

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Unreal

      Is there a better front two in European football at the minute?

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Europeans*

  8. Tinkermania
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Correct me if I am wrong please. BRUNO has scored only 1 goal against a top 10 PL team this season. I personally won't know how good this guy is until next season.

    1. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      From an FPL pov, give me a flat track bully every time.

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      WTF - he’s a midfielder, new to the league, who has 15 attacking returns in his first 12 games

      What exactly do you want from him? Magic tricks or something?

      1. thomashl
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        A blast of fire from his nostrils would be great

  9. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    11 minutes Fergie time.

  10. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    11 mins stoppage time plus the final two of the 90 to go.

  11. Cloudeu
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    How has Trossard a save in the sou/brighton game?

    1. GanonTEK
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      I saw that too XD

  12. Yank Revolution
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Dave Saves!

  13. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    DDG turns into DDG of old tonight...

  14. fylde2022
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Vardy out

    A) Kane IN
    B) Jesus IN

    Patricio
    TAA Doherty Egan
    Antonio Dilva Bruno Martial Pulisic
    Vardy Rashford

    Leno Basham Mings Nketiah

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 11 days ago

      A

    2. DontPiqueTooSoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Auba?

  15. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    One more save de Gea, come on

  16. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Come on DDG get that 6th save

  17. Isco Disco
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    REAL MADRID ARE THE LA LIGA CHAMPIONS 2020-21
    EDEN HAZARD WINS HIS FIRST LA LIGA IN THE 1ST SEASON.
    Great job Zinedine Zidane you legend!

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Who would have expected chubby boi to win

    2. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      meh predictable

  18. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Ings fail all things considered.

    1. Boxwoods
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      I’ll take it.

    2. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      I’m happy with 8 points. We’re crap at home

    3. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Ya nobody should transfer him in

  19. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Ings one more please

  20. Boxwoods
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Reckless not to sit Martial at this point.

  21. Isco Disco
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Madrid MAdrid Madrid Madrid Y Nada Mas Y Nada MAs
    HALA MADRID!!!! CAMPEONES

    1. Critical Observer
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      You must have mistaken FFS for a site where patrons care about 2-team leagues. :/

      1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        You mean like Liverpool and City. Those sort of leagues?

        1. Critical Observer
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          5 different champions in the past 7 seasons in the PL, though.

  22. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    One more save David come on

  23. T.Henry14
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Patricio
    TAA, Doherty, Aurier? (SoyuncuX, LascellesX)
    Mane, KDB, Bruno, Martial (GuendouziX)
    Ings, Vardy, Greenwood

    Vardy & Soyuncu ----> Auba & Tarkowski for -4 ??

  24. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Sterling or KDB captain this weekend?

  25. CroatianHammer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Martial goal = 15K spaces lost... wowzers. 50K for the week. Relying now on a WHU haul.

  26. Isco Disco
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    I don't care about my FPL score today.
    Coz WE'RE THE CHAMPIONSSSSSSS

    1. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      My feelings exactly mate but we did struggle to beat barnsley. Marching on together.

  27. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Martial BPS

  28. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    One more save for 2 bps

  29. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Ayew has been very good this season

  30. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Greenwood = trap