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

    Looks like slabhead will have to go off, concussion protocol must be taken seriously

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

    Get him off , poor fella could be concussed

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

    Chill guys, Maguire back on

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

    Come on boys, lets get a 1-0 win!

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

    Maguire head butts Ayew and now injured

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

    Maguire looks dazed and confused....well even more than he usually does.

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

    Considering he’s constantly all over the place, it’ll be hard to tell if Maguire isn’t right.

  8. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Non Bruno cappers hoping for a blank I assume? Altgough a few FH team don't own him..

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

      Yeah 112 or so EO.

    2. Mac90
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Screw blank. I want to win my ML and leader has Bruno(C). I hope he gets 2 red cards

      1. Shuko
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        I approve this message.

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

      I got him, but rival also capped. So, yes, blank would be fine.

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

      I hope he assists Martial and Greenwood

  9. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    18 points so far, with only attackers still playing. My life now depends on Antonio (C).

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

    United denied penalty again.. getting ridiculous at this point, biased refs..

    1. Mac90
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      The ref is playing fantasy too

  11. fylde2022
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Would you bring in Jesus for Vardy, in this team?
    I'm 2nd in my league.

    Patricio
    TAA Doherty Egan
    Antonio Dilva Bruno Martial Pulisic
    Vardy Rashford

    Leno Mings Basham Nketiah

    6.3m itb

  12. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Maguire is still on.

    What are you talking about?

  13. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Giroud captain looking like a master srroke

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

      Not if you sold Kane for him 🙁

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Made redundant

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

    Feel bad for Ayew, imagine getting dotted by Maguire, has a head like an Atlas Stone

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

    Greenwood doesn’t own Bruno

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

    Greenwood can’t play a 6 yard square pass

  17. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Another bad decision from Mason Greenwood wasting this counter attack

  18. BigBillyBass
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Is Digne essential?

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

      Essentially done as a FPL option this season, yes.

  19. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Greenwood having a stinker.

  20. The Senate
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    blatant Utd pen ignored by VAR

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

      I wish

    2. The Senate
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      bruno cappers (me) crying

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

    Loves a YC 🙂

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

    AWB yellow for being rubbish at attacking effffing hell!

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

    Red card pending for AWB

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

    Pogba should be booked

    United divers

  25. Bun Rab L3D2
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Aaaaaannnd that's all of my defenders booked this week!

    1. Noah’s Ark
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I seriously seem to get 4yc a week

      1. Bun Rab L3D2
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        0,0,1 as it stands. Bad week to take a hit to get players out!

  26. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    If martial outscores Fernandes again. More people will captain him next gw so let's pray this doesn't happen because I want to captain him as a differential one.

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

      You know what, I might captain someone not involved in an FA Cup game. Everyone looks dead on their feet already.

  27. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Wan Bissaka really wants a red card in this game

  28. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Thanks AWB, real treat

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

    Remember when this game was fun?

    (It was never fun...)

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

      It’s always fun 🙂

      *unless Ings scores tonight

  30. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    AWB repeatedly left unmarked by Palace and he doesn't know what to do in attacking situations. Looks scared to run into the box.

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

      AWB getting abuse from the home crowd.