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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. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Rashford ticking over nicely, 3 goals in 4 games and very unlucky not to have had a lot more over that period ... a big haul is always possible

    1. The Senate
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      could be his turn to grab a hatty

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Hopefully he takes a pen in next half.

      1. Cloudeu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        bruno takes next pen.

  2. RED_ARMY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Maguire getting a goal tonight

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Nah. Missed his chances. Palace will have a plan to stop him in the second half.

  3. LIARS POKER
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    For a one week only before FH, which one would you go for?

    A) Jimenez (CRY)
    B) Ings (bou)
    C) Wood (nor)

    1. mgilbert86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      wood, jimi, ings in that order

    2. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      C.

    3. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Any other alternatives?

      1. LIARS POKER
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Who else is an option? Already have Rashford and Greenwood as my other strikers and not sure I fancy anyone else. Maupay perhaps

      2. Fred54
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        KANE!!!

    4. JONALDINHO
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Id fancy ings away

    5. The Senate
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      not sure I trust a Burnley player, even against Norwich... and Ings seems to have gone off the boil whilst BOU have apparently remembered how to play football. A

    6. FDMS All Starz
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Maupay? Something to play for?

  4. DarkGreen
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    The worst transfers I made this gw. rashford, son and Jiminez out for -8 hit. lesson learned, never try to be over smart

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Who for?

      1. DarkGreen
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        for greenwood, sterling and richarlison

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Moves look ok looking at the fixtures. Could have easily paid off.
          This season has just been very strange, particularly since it restarted

    2. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Why are you taking hits at this stage of the season

      1. The Dance
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Oh i dunno, maybe to catch up? Season being over? Just a guess....

      2. DarkGreen
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        my OR was near 1k. I thought maybe I should take risk haha. well didn't work

        1. The Dance
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Aww diddums

    3. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Ouch. Yea all three always likely and sterling always likely to be rested before a big game. I did fancy Richarlison this week actually unlucky there

  5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    One more G or A in second half Rash

    You got this

    1. JONALDINHO
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Haul incoming

    2. JBG
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Anyone just score more! Don't want another 95min equalizer -_-.

  6. Salarrivederci
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Cmon Ings..

  7. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Hey fam

    A. Play Nketiah

    B. Egan to Tarkowski for free & bench Nketiah

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

    5 months yesterday since Ings’ last home return.

    Well and truly on Southampton beach.

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Visiting Bournemouth next GW ...
      Another beach 😛

  9. Nightf0x
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Martinez
    Sais taa long (taylor lascels)
    Kdb mane bruno raz (puli)
    Gren rash jimi

    Which? (Dsilva gw38+ already planned) (have 2 burnley so if B, either wood or pieters/bardsley)

    A) grenwod mane -4 to ings/wood/wilson/king - martial/dsilva/son
    B) grenwod taa -4 to ings/wood/king/wilson pieters/bardsley/oconell
    C) taylor to bardsley/pieters
    D) jimi to ings/wood/wilson/king
    E) mane to martial/dsilva/son/stanislas
    F) roll ft

    1. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Don’t take Jimi out now. Maybe just c

  10. DandyDon
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Got hopeful based on the radio commentary that martial assisted that one, no just bruno again, damn it. Was up 8k now down 2k! Need the CS and probably a martial or Greenwood goal to get my green arrow back. That and no Ings goal please!

  11. JJeyy
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Rash long overdue haul, is today time?

  12. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Anyone punting on a BOU attacker? They've looked pretty dangerous recently and fighting for relegation...

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Why

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I literally just explained why...

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Last GW maybe. Too many strikers I want though. Only Wilson would sound good

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        They are playing a tired Southampton with nothing to play for next. Think there will be goals..

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Hmm
          You're right

          1. The Train Driver
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Hard to know who will start tho'

    3. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Good idea not sure I can spare the transfer though. Maybe on FH 38 if they are still in it.

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Agree, if they are still in it is a big factor...

    4. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Maybe Wilson for me.

    5. Says
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      no

    6. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Stan?

  13. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Jimenez,KDB, and Rashy out for Mason,Sterling (c) and Ings for -8

    Just f!ck off loool

  14. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Im so depressed with my free hit its totally back fired

    1. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Could easily get 20 points in second half =]

    2. Bossworld
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Well you've changed your tune since Chelsea

    3. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Oh dear

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

      Free hits are dangerous sometimes. Should come with a public health warning.

    5. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Didn’t retain Bruno? I almost went fh just to get Bruno in my team for a week. Another red arrow likely for me.

  15. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Rashford is on next penalty as well right?

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

      Yeah

      1. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Cheers (inevitable united penalty due 65th min)

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Doesn't work like that

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        It does

        1. GloryManUnited
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Wrong

    3. Mr. Chimes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      If him and Bruno are going every other, yes

      1. PLerix
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Bruno took last time? Thought it was Rashford

        1. Mr. Chimes
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Yeah Bruno took it against Villa, Rashford the previous game against Bournemouth

    4. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Pogba!

    5. GloryManUnited
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I’m sure we’ll find out this half

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

    Rio calling himself an honest guy 😆

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      😆

  17. Says
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Who has worse chemistry Jake and Rio or Greenwood and Bruno?

  18. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Utd fan here was a clear penalty but will take it

  19. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Ings trolling me again. Don't think I've had a single return from him whenever Ive had him.

    1. JONALDINHO
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Doesn’t score at home. Needs space in behind

  20. JONALDINHO
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Clear as day penalty. Lindelöf literally goes through Zaha. Even Rio admits it’s a penalty. And United fans say var is somehow against them...

    1. Valar(Keith)
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Tbf I don't know many Manutd fans who say VAR is against them.. most of them I know actually acknowledge that they've been very lucky with pens. VAR just confirms what everyone thought was luck all these years lol

    2. GloryManUnited
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      If you post about it one more time, maybe they will give it. Love your tears

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Manchester United has had the most help by VAR second only to LiVARpool

  21. RoysCallerAnne
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Who is this Lucy2019 guy? New? I like him.

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Must be a Pumpkinhead alt...

    2. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      He's a troll

      1. RoysCallerAnne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I like trolls. Better than all the eejits getting their knickers in a twist.

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Agree

    3. GloryManUnited
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      He’s an absolute atrocity. Should be banned

    4. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Guy?

  22. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 14 days ago

    feck, why didnt I captain Rash 🙁 (K)ane captain for the next 2 will make up for it I guess with his 9 goals

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Kane will fail, Greenwood better option than Rash

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        nah Kane will go mental, trust me

        1. The Dance
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Can’t see it happening

        2. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          I will

  23. JUNITED
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Apart from United midfield. Who are the 2 midfield must get for GW37?

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      City

    2. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Salah and Mane against Kepa

    3. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Sterling, Salah

      1. JUNITED
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Bold move for Sterling. What makes you think he'll start anyway after FA Cup?

  24. Mr. Chimes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 14 days ago

    40 points all out? Green arrows incoming

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      40 is the new 100

  25. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Was Ings a trap?

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Yep

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Why didn't you tell me before? 🙁 Feels like a trap

  26. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Play Doherty (CRY) or Egan (EVE)?

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I have the same dilemma. Currently Doh

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Hope he either starts or stays benched then..

    2. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Doherty easily

  27. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 14 days ago

    14 points so far.

    Lol

  28. Van der Faart
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Just need a Greenwood goal now and this week is not THAT bad

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Greenwood has to score fast before he gets rested

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Assisted by Tony

      1. Fred54
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        GW Gold that would be.

  29. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Ings goal, rashford second and a clean sheet and top 10k is back on the horizon

  30. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Feel so defeated. I dunno what to do anymore 🙁

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Chin up, even if you did supposedly report me earlier :p

    2. GloryManUnited
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      It’s a made up game? Hence the word “fantasy”. Sheesh