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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. MGD
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Another save from DDG and +1 point and maybe 2 Baps

  2. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Ighalo to score hattrick agaisnt chelsea? XD

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

      Anything McGoldrick can do...

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

    Rashford is awesome

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Agree, fitness much better than a couple of weeks ago

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

    20 points off the top 50K, Doable?

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

      Antonio captain?

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

        Nah, Kiko first sub for KDB 🙂

    2. Tinkermania
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Subtle brag. You know it's doable!

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

      Very. Nailing captaincy should do it.

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

    Nearly a second for Rash

    He’s on fire

    (Not literally)

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

      Who lost assist?

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

      Somebody out on the left

      Rash cut in on his right from deep

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

    Frankly I hope we play our 2nd string on Sunday. I'd love to win the FA Cup but we can't afford to flog our key players now.

    Imagine if Chelsea put out their best XI against us in the cup then end up losing out on Champions League football.

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

      Couldn’t care less about the FA Cup

      Would take 4th any day - get the reserves out on Saturday

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

        *Sunday

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

      Frank and OGS should both state in their press conferences that they will make lots of changes

    3. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      A lot of that United team have played like players in need of a rest over the last two games.

      Plus they're still in the UEFA cup if they're knocked out of the FA cup.

      They should really play a complete second string team.

      1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        That was the reason I did the Rash > Greenwood move. Rash looked spent a couple of weeks ago so I fully expected a rest coming up when he was given 90 mins in a poor game for him.

    4. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      "We" 😆

    5. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Honestly with the 3-4-1-2 ole played against them before we could win. James and Ighalo upfront. Mata in middle. Mctominay, Fred, Matic in midfield. And then defence

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Sorry no matic

  7. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    1FT, 0itb, TC remaining
    1) Vardy > Rashford
    2) Salah > Martial
    3) Salah > Sterling
    4) Vardy, Pulisic > Ings, Martial (-4)

    Pope
    Trent, Doherty, Saiss
    Salah, Pulisic, Bruno, KDB
    Vardy, Jimenez, Greenwood
    (Martin; Douglas Luiz, Aurier, Holgate)

    1. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Open to whatever you got, though. FH (not this team) going decently well, but feeling nervous for 37/38.

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

    Rashford or Mbappe?

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

      Lol

    2. Critical Observer
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Lol

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

        Mbappwho?

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

      Mbappe all day, every day

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

    Cmon palace grab a goal so I can get martial Baps

  10. sully29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    i see people complaining about Greenwood but the huge amount of money saved was one of the big selling points there.

    Selling Rashford for him is a fail in itself but it also depends on what you di with the money. That could be an awful lot of improvements elsewhere.

    1. Greek Freak
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      I sold DCL for him so it's a win!

  11. balint84
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Son or Ings next week?

  12. Isco Disco
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    OMG!!! DDG+AWB double up has worked great....So many points.
    And Real win the La Liga title....Today is a great day!

  13. Kane Lane
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Took Rashford out for hit for Giroud and last week kept Salah didn't do Antonio move my rival year or just me doing bad moves

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

    Score Palace

    1. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      They won't allow that. Not in the VAR rules

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

    Grab that BAP, Danny.

  16. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    I was going to do Rashford to Auba....

    Not so sure now

  17. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Was chuffed to see Connolly no show so El Mohamady points from the bench.....only to notice they conceded in the 87th minute to forgotten man Theo Walcott.

    This game

  18. Naby K8a
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    2019/20 Premier League goals excluding penalties:

    20 | INGS
    19 | Aubameyang, Vardy
    17 | Sterling, Mané
    16 | Salah, Martial
    14 | Agüero, Abraham
    13 | Calvert-Lewin

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Where am I? I’m on 15 bro

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Sorry read it again...

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

    Both Ings and Bruno hitting post tonight 🙁 What could have been

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

    Zaha seems baffled as to mounting an opponent being a foul

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

      I think he actually got a bit of a kick first actually.

      He does love to moan though.

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

      Rashford held him.

  21. nico05
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Could anyone please advise me I'm 20 points behind with 2 free transfer and 1.4 available.
    Pickford
    Boly TAA Aurier (Justin) Lascelles)
    Salah KDB Martial Fernandes (Oriol Romeu)
    Greenwodd Jesus Giroud

    Thank you in advance 🙂

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

      Giroud to Ings or Jesus to aubamayang and roll the transfer to the last game week, having two then will help

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Thank you for that good shout to get Ings

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

      As much as GK transfers are not fashionable I think Pickford to Pope could be a good move. If you downgrade TAA to a dirt cheap defender can you afford Romeu to David Silva for GW 38?

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Agree with Pickford. Another great shout there, my worry with city is selection but a great shout if he starts. Thank you

  22. DontPiqueTooSoon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Greenwood to Auba or Rashford for last two?
    Van Dyk to Tarkowski funds it.

  23. jonnybhoy
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Sarr to David Silva for -4pts?

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

    Martial’s feet are amazing

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 15 days ago

      He is a beast. Haters will disagree

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

        Surely one of the most improved players in the world over the last 6-9 months

        He’s a fully fledged football demon now

        1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          At times. He still disappears from games when it’s not going his way though...get that right and drop the sulk and he’ll give Salah a run for his money.

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

      I'm edging

  25. Says
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    I forgot Lingard was on the pitch

    1. Whiskerz
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      So dis he

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

    time for one more Rash goal?

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

    Ings tackled 7 times.

    Only 1 BAP...

    What a waste of money.

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

      Ffs

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

      Ok

  28. Checko
      4 months, 15 days ago

      KDB & Greenwood >>> Ings & Martial?

      I havent dropped KDB all season, but think he might be rested for champs league and I have Dilva & Foden.......

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

        Surely KDB being rested all of the last game means he'll get game time next GW?

    • Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Clear penalty denied for United again...

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

      What exactly did PvA injure?

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

        Arm/shoulder