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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. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    57 all out.. FH fail 🙁

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Same score

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

      62 for me. Would've had 56 had I only transferred in and captained Jesus... as I would've done.

    3. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      10 points above top 10k average. Awful...

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

    I must be having someone else's luck over the last few weeks. Since the restart my OR has gone from 80k to 4k. This is not a brag just an admittance that things have gone my way. I do feel for those who have had the opposite luck. Just take it and learn for next season.

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Sounds like we’ve swapped and some haha

    2. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Very good

      200k to 11k after restart here

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

        Teach me

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Very good, the restart does seem to have made or break people’s seasons

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

        That's impressive. Good luck for the remaining 2 gameweeks.

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

      Nice one, really exciting end to season and good luck on chasing top 1k

  3. Feed tha Sheep
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    So who’s the players to get in for this week only? (FH 38)

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

      Tarko Wood, City triple up, Utd triple up, VVD and Mane against Kepa. They will "kill" him. He has only 3 saves from the last 11 SoT.

      1. Feed tha Sheep
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        As a united fan I hope your right but Liverpool havnt exactly been amazing lately either

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

        Would prefer Salah over Mané on that basis. Salah shoots for fun.

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

      Maybe laca! see if it looks like he’ll be rested. Should probably do the safe move I never do and go Ings.

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

    TTA>Tark & Jesus > (K)ane? for a -4

    1. squits
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      kane or auba. Depends who you fancy more. Kane on pens and central but spurs don't create much.

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

    I expected more BP for my scoring boys Martial and Ings

    1. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      same...

  6. mr messi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Greenwood to Ings?

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

      Get Ings. But surely there’s someone else you can drop besides Greenie.

  7. acesingh
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Imagine Sergio Ramos in fpl .. 10 goals & 17cs is 33 games

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Everyone would own him.

  8. MiLK2018
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Who is the best one week punt for GW37+? Thinking Tarkowski (nor)

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

    Jesus or Wood? Which to bring in for Vardy? Wood great fixture V Norwich. City to score more but will Jesus play? Or should I keep Vardy?! 1FT. Will FH in GW38.

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

      Keep Vardy

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

    Lol I'm on 69 points

  11. Mweene
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Jimenez or Ings for the last two? A bit concerned Ings get rested and I can bench Jimenez v Chelsea if needs be.

    1. mr messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      I think Ings.

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

      Jimi for 37 but Ings for both games.

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

      Ings

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

    61 points all out and Foden (C)

    Everyone else in ML have Martial is killing me. Every week.

  13. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Is this worth -4 Plz help!!

    DCL & Taylor OUT

    Pieters & Wood IN

    1. Vazza
        4 months, 11 days ago

        I don’t think it’s worth a hit. How much money have you got in the bank?

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

      Ended up in 40's which feels like a win after being 9 from 6!

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

      Is Greenwood fit?

      1. arndff_
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        He's fit. He was overperforming. Now everything is back to normal.

      2. The Senate
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        seems jaded. James may well play instead at the weekend, Greenwood could go big v West Ham

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

          Scripted !
          People will sell him & he'll haul 😀

      3. kraftwerker
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Clearly hampered. Ole risked him because the drop off to James/Lingard/Mata is huge

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

          Do you trust ole his ankle was actually swollen ?
          😀

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

          All of those would play better than how he played today and on Monday.

    4. RamboRN
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Pope

      Taa Egan Sais
      Kdb sterling mahrez Bruno martial
      Vardy greenwood

      Subs martinez iheanacho kiko killman
      1ft 1.7m itb. Any changes you would do? I'm thinking vardy for someone... possibly aubam?

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

      Win for non FH-ers.

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Yea the utd game swung it

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

      That AWB "yc" cost 2p. Yep the gw was so bad that would have taken those. Especially since I am still bitter going AWB over Martial.

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

        United was quite lucky to get a CS today so I’d be happy for 5 points.

    7. arndff_
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Is Top 10K doable? Currently trailing by 31pts.

      Pope (Button)
      TAA Doherty Alonso (Lascelles* Robinson)
      Sterling KDB Fernandes Martial Pulisic
      Vardy Greenwood (Nketiah)

      1FT, 1.6M ITB (FH still intact)

      1. InSaneMan-e
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Whats top 10 score?

        1. InSaneMan-e
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          I mean top 10k cut off

          1. arndff_
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            I said I'm trailing by 31pts.

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

        2 perfect captain picks and you are in the game

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

          Particularly with free hit (and hopefully) early team news in 38

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

        I would say no as I’ve been hanging around there for weeks and it’s easier to drop than climb but you do have Pope though so anything is possible!

        1. arndff_
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          I did it! 9554, phew

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

        do Vardy>Kane and cap both weeks. Hello 10k

        1. arndff_
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Didn’t make this move.
          Bought Kane in 38 but he wasn’t my captain.

      5. Klaren
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        You need to go with mostly differentials on your FH to have a chance.

        1. arndff_
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          That wasn’t the case, actually.

          1. Goonsquad245
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            Give yourself a pat on the back

      6. Ragabolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        31 is way too much to be frank..

        1. arndff_
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          I managed to achieve it, mate. It was the toughest season amongst the last 4.

          Props to you for running livefpl. 🙂

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

      Damn Ings dropped to 1bps =[

    9. Rinseboy
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Keep Vardy agasint spurs? how did he look?
      Or switch on a free to Auba or Kane?

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

        I'm thinking Auba. Easier fixtures and will be looking to steal the golden boot.

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

        He looked great, very unlucky to get only 5 points. Created a lot of big chances but they kept missing. He also hit the post once. But he had loads of space today, Spurs game is likely to be quite different.

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

      Having a wonderful day today after so many bad days of FPL.
      DDG+AWB double up, Ings and Tony on the scoresheet. Finally a green arrow after 3 weeks of red.
      But the best thing that happened today is Real Madrid are La Liga Champions! Hala Madrid!
      Bring it on Man City....Can't wait to see the Spanish champions beat the Bald Fraud and his team in the CL.

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

        Kick them !!

      2. InSaneMan-e
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Good for real Madrid mainly because I don't particularly like Barcelona. But I'm sorry a full strength city will beat you at home, even without fans

    11. Crouching Tiger
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Those FA Cup fixtures are tricky now.. you must decide on your team before e.g. ManU & Chelsea play. Hoping for no injuries!

      1. InSaneMan-e
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        whoa. Your right. Uuurgh this is bad. Also for man City assets

    12. 20LEGEND
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Looking at selling Pulisic for DSilva. Would have triple City mids for the run in. De Bruyne, Sterling & DSilva.

      1. 20LEGEND
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Pep will probably sicken me with his lineups tho

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

          Do it. If Dilva sits at the weekend, no reason he can’t play next two. And he will play and haul 38 even if he sits 37.

    13. Jòse
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      JRod or Wood?

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

        Jrod not injured?

    14. Gunner Boy
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Best Arsenal defender to get?

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Cedric

      2. Zen_Master
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Tierney

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

      Was Armstrong just given his rest tonight?

    16. KP - FPL
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Is Chris Wood a good punt against Norwich?

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        He could be, he looked good last game

    17. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 11 days ago

      For thiss week only

      A) Pulisic + 4

      B) Wood

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Chris Wood

    18. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Is TAA + Giroud - Bardsley + Auba for final 2 games? Cheers