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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. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Lingardinho controlling the game

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      deserved top post

  2. Says
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Bruno STOP giving the ball the AWB going forward

    1. Says
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      It's just giving away possession with extra steps

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

    Not getting the 6th save.

  4. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Left to Kiko Femenia to save my GW. Mega haul too much to ask for? 😆

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Same here. Would love another cheeky assist.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        You’re on > 50 pts though! Your GW doesn’t need as much saving lol

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      I’ve got the incredible double up of
      Fabianski and Masina 😆

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Lol. At least it’s 2 players mate.

        What a GW!

  5. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    How much left in utd game?

    1. Xhaka Kahn't
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      FT

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

      0 mins

  6. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    What happened in La Liga tonight?!
    10 games, 10 red cards!

    1. Tinkermania
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Madrid are champions!

    2. Isco Disco
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      What matters is...Real Madrid are La Liga Champions

  7. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Anyone know where I can see big chances created for this united game? Or can anyone tell me how many big chances Bruno has created today

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Probably none, he was really wasteful

  8. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Monster fail.

  9. EWH2020
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Martial to get a BAP?

  10. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    FH 37??

    GW 37 | FH 37
    AWB Saiss | TAA Jonny
    Mahrez Dilva | Martial Salah
    Jimenez | Wood

  11. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Strange to say but Matić makes this United team more attacking sharpness with his passes

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

    VAR 2 - 0 Crystal Palace

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

      They should try being onside next time.

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

        Clear and obvious?

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

          Has never applied to offsides.

    2. The Senate
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      VAR had zero errors today I'm afraid

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

        Palace should have had a penalty I'm afraid.

        1. The Senate
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Lindeloef got the ball I'm afraid.

        2. DontPiqueTooSoon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Yes to a penalty but Their goal was offside by the rules. That was not VARs fault. It’s the rules.

  13. SomeoneKnows
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Pope (Martinez)
    TAA, Saiss, Pieters (Lascelles*, Holgate*)
    KDB, Salah, Fernandes, Martial, Pulisic
    Vardy, Rashford (Connolly)

    A) Vardy > Jesus
    B) Vardy > Ings
    C) Salah > David Silva
    D) Lascelles > Egan
    E) Other ideas?

  14. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Smiley Ighalo just told he’s starting the FAC game.

    Rest up Tony.

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Good stuff Captain Material locked in

  15. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Which transfer to do?

    a) Rashford ---> Auba

    b) Greenwood ---> Wood

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      B

    2. DontPiqueTooSoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Greenwood to a) auba b) Rashford?

  16. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    FH = 68. I know that's good for this gameweek, but feels meh. ML rival didn't FH and is level with Antonio tomorrow.

    1. ragonian
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      what would your non-FH team scored? thats the measure of if its been successful or not

    2. JJO
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Try 48

  17. Deulofail
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Roy masterclass spoilt by the officiating

  18. Danstoke82
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Which move?

    A) Willian > Martial
    B) Greenwood > Wood

    I’m tempted with A. Martial red hot right now

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

      A

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Yeah A. Keep Greenwood, went off early so nailed at weekend

      1. Danstoke82
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Thanks guys

    3. BremerHB
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      A

  19. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Greenwood on a run of attacking points, Rashford getting nothing. Switch the two, Rashford starts getting attacking points and Greenwood gets nothing. Story of this game.

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Just avoid both lol

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Or get both

    2. POLSKA GOLA
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      One of rare good decisions I made this season (a rarity!) was to hold off from swapping Rash for Greenwood a couple of weeks ago

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Did the same switch. Knew it felt wrong at the time. Cost me dearly (£500 mini leagues down the swan)

  20. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Will take the Martial bap

  21. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    If whu wins... Man Utd player captain is a no brained as the Red Devils also in hunt for goal difference

  22. Stand By Mee
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    I hope DDG holds on to that BAP

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Me too big time haha

    2. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Gks rarely lose bps but expect outfield players to

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

    Rashford (c) again for WHM I reckon

    Maybe Tony Gloves either - absolute beast mode at Old Trafford

    1. squits
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      gotta be one of the two. The form they are in!

  24. squits
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Giroud to...

    A. Auba
    B. Kane
    C. Jesus

    23 points down on my cash league first spot. He has jesus

    1. DontPiqueTooSoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Auba for the fixtures & seems more secure than Jesus minutes wise

      1. squits
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        yeah I also want that city space for dilva gw38. So auba could be the one

  25. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    ~71 points dependant on Bps. With sterling (c) that’s worked out pretty damn well

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Amazingly well, more than double my score unless Kiko breaks the all time one game scoring record

      1. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        I dropped 7k to 30k over the 2 previous gws and it was gut wrenching. Back to 16k or where I started post lockdown..

    2. POLSKA GOLA
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Shows that C choice is not everything

  26. Strchld
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    I think I have to take hits to get Martial. This just cant be true that he scores every fkin week............

  27. Forza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Crowd noise guy might sneak into the baps.

  28. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    How come people still don't own Martial?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Lazy and due an injury I heard.

    2. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Got Rashford instead to keep a midfield slot open for all the other seemingly great mid options

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

      Lots of midfield options, lots of United options. Can't have them all.

    4. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      They couldn’t find him in the list of forwards

  29. Pumpy Pro
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Would UTD be anywhere without VAR? Never seen one team get so many decisions.

  30. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Number 1 defender for GW37+?? Any money

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Tarko