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Greenwood v Rashford, van Aanholt’s injury and why Martial missed out on bonus

Crystal Palace 0-2 Manchester United

  • Goals: Marcus Rashford (£8.9m), Anthony Martial (£8.4m)
  • Assists: Bruno Fernandes (£9.1m), Rashford
  • Bonus: Rashford x3, Victor Lindelof (£5.3m) x2, David de Gea (£5.3m) x1

Marcus Rashford (£8.9m) bagged his first double-digit Fantasy Premier League haul since January as Manchester United secured a vital three points at Selhurst Park on Thursday evening.

The Red Devils were far from their best and Crystal Palace were vastly improved but the outcome for Fantasy managers was much the same, with United’s three most-expensive assets – Rashford, Bruno Fernandes (£9.1m) and Anthony Martial (£8.4m) – sharing 26 points between them in south London.

Mason Greenwood‘s (£4.9m) owners were left empty-handed for the second successive match, however, with the value-for-money forward again on the periphery.

Greenwood, who came into this match as an injury doubt, managed just one scuffed shot and barely lasted 60 minutes against the Eagles before being withdrawn by his manager.

In all honesty, Greenwood didn’t look fully fit, and the dream scenario for his owners now will be for a breather in Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea before a return to the first-team fold in Gameweek 37+.

He wasn’t alone in looking short of his best.

United’s schedule and Solskjaer’s resistance to resting key players may be beginning to catch up with the Red Devils, with even Fernandes and Paul Pogba (£8.3m) appearing sapped of energy at times.

Rashford was in jet-heeled mood, however, and having started the post-lockdown era looking arguably the rustiest of United’s front four, he is now hitting his stride.

His deadlock-breaking goal was beautifully taken on the stroke of half-time and his lay-off for Martial’s 77th-minute strike was perfectly weighted, with only the width of the post having denied him an earlier assist for Fernandes.

Rashford’s 12-point return brought his post-lockdown points-per-match average narrowly above Greenwood’s, which illustrates just how well the teenager has been doing of late:

Points per matchDouble-digit haulsBlanksGoalsAssists
Martial9.63264
Fernandes9.63155
Rashford5.71333
Greenwood5.62441

Above: The FPL record of United’s front four from Gameweek 30+ onwards


Solskjaer said of his side’s slow-burner of a display and their fitness levels:

The goals with Marcus and Anthony were just a joy to watch. The goals were great and we know they can do that at any moment. It’s exciting to watch, it’s exciting to coach, it’s exciting to see them want to be better, want to improve – so it’s great. We’ve created chances, scored more goals.

We last the game, so you can see towards the end we’re fitter and stronger. The last 20, 25 minutes were the best ones for us – before then it took some time to get going, but I’m very happy.

Those of us who opted for a United defender as part of a triple-up may be cursing our judgement, what with Rashford and co wreaking havoc at the other end of the field.

Still, this was a fourth clean sheet in seven post-lockdown matches – only their cross-city rivals, who have played a game extra, have racked up more shut-outs than that in the last month.

Bookings for Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.5m) and Harry Maguire (£5.3m) took the shine (and a point) off their defensive returns and there was more excruciating ‘nearly’ moments in the opposition box for Maguire, with the galumphing stopper thrice getting on the end of Fernandes deliveries without success.

Maguire at least completed the game to bank five points, having earlier taken a bang to the head and undergone on-field assessment.

Elsewhere on the injury front, Luke Shaw (£5.3m) and Brandon Williams (£3.9m) missed out with ankle and head injuries respectively, leading to a first United start in three years for Timothy Fosu-Mensah (£4.5m) – a player previously so out in the cold that he wasn’t even priced by FPL ahead of kick-off.

Palace also now have problems at left-back, with Patrick van Aanholt‘s (£5.6m) season over and his availability for the start of 2020/21 in doubt.

The Dutchman landed awkwardly in the build-up to United’s second goal and his manager confirmed after the full-time whistle that he had dislocated his shoulder in the fall:

He’s dislocated his shoulder, so it’s a bad injury. It’s going to keep him out for a long period of time. I fear it’s going to require an operation and that’s really bad news for us. We might be starting next season without him.

Tyrick Mitchell (£4.0m) could be about to enter the budget FPL defender radar for the last two Gameweeks, then, although the return to fitness of Jeffrey Schlupp (£5.4m) gives Hodgson a more senior alternative in that position.

Palace’s improved display was probably not what owners of Wolverhampton Wanderers’ assets wanted to see, with those two clubs meeting at Molineux on Monday.

The Eagles saw a penalty shout waved away before a Jordan Ayew (£5.1m) strike was chalked off for a marginal offside, and the fact that David de Gea (£5.3m) registered five saves – the most he had made in 23 league games – and walked away with a bonus point was a testament to the hosts’ efforts.

Hodgson said of his side’s performance:

Certainly, we are not fortunate at the moment. The gods of fortune are not smiling on us with certain decisions.

We have won games and got good results against top teams like Manchester United playing a lot worse than we did tonight.

Palace remain towards the bottom of our Season Ticker and far from our thoughts but they’ll nevertheless have a bit of a say in the FPL run-in, with Wolves and Spurs’ attackers hoping for the Gameweek 35+ incarnation to turn up rather than the plucky losers of Thursday.


Crystal Palace XI (4-3-3): Guaita; Ward, Dann, Sakho, Van Aanholt (Mitchell 84′); McCarthy (Riedewald 83′), Milivojevic, McArthur (Schlupp 72′); Townsend, Ayew, Zaha .

Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Fosu-Mensah; McTominay (Matic 62′), Pogba; Greenwood (Lingard 62′), Fernandes, Rashford; Martial.

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958 Comments Post a Comment
  1. super zlatan
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Start Saiss or Digne ?

    1. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Saïss

    2. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Saiss

    3. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Saiss

  2. Strchld
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    A) Vardy > Auba
    B) Vardy + Greenwood > Rashford and Ings -4

    Probably going to captain Rashford as I dont have Martial and cant get him because DDG.

    1. Strchld
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Or If A, Bruno captain.

    2. ZakyJ
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Neither

    3. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      A

  3. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Thoughts on Ederson and Pulisic to one from Ryan/McCarthy/Martinez and Mahrez for free??

    FH GW38.

    Ederson
    TAA/Doherty/Kiko
    Salah/Sterling/KDB/Bruno/Puli
    Rash/Green

    Martin/Lasc/Holgate/Connolly

    1. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Could do Pulisic to Foden if you think he's going to start

  4. I AM THE FPL MONSTER
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    FH in GW38 so just a 1 week punt. Who to go for?

    A) Jiminez - CPalace (Home)

    B) Rashford - Wham (Home)

    🙂

    1. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      B of those. If you're chasing, consider a bigger differential like Wood?

  5. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Which transfer looks best on paper

    A. VVD > Doherty
    B. Vardy>Jimenez
    C. Both for -4

    1. I AM THE FPL MONSTER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      B

    2. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      A

    3. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      A of those.
      Team must be looking good if that's all you're thinking of though!

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Looks decent enough, FH in gw 38 and midfield 4 of Mane. KDB, Martial and Bruno. Saiss and TAA in defence and Ings, vardy and greenwood in attack

  6. The Mighty Whites
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Who to TC?

    A - KDB
    B - Rashford
    C - Bruno.

    1. ZakyJ
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I like Bruno

    2. I AM THE FPL MONSTER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Bruno

  7. ZakyJ
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Ok so best Def pair for 10.8m or less? (Not wolves, ManU or Liv)

    Is it Tark and Stephens?

    There's also Aurier, Egan, Digne (but not with Tark)

  8. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Greenwood or Wood for the final 2 GW's?

    Need to free up some cash for GW38+

    1. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Wood. My only concerned is Burneley playing for nothing..

  9. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Which transfer to make before I FH?

    A) VvD + Martial
    B) AWB + Jimenez/Wood

    Not gonna (c) Martial, if I get him.

    1. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      FH37 or 38?

      1. Slitherene
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        38

    2. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I'd get Martial anyway. Not too sure about VVD though the way Liverpool have been defending lately

  10. Oooo Matron
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Any thoughts here? One free transfer & 1.4 itb.

    Maybe Greenwood to Wood or Vardy to Aubameyang?

    Current team:
    Pope
    Doherty TAA Wan-Bissaka
    Mane Mahrez KDB Fernandes
    Greenwood Vardy Jiminez

    Subs: Foden, Aurier, Lascelles

    1. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Mane to Sterling

      1. ZakyJ
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        He can't, has 3 Man City

  11. panda07
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    I will be FH'ing in GW38 and I have 1 free transfer and 2.8m ITB. Any suggestions for a one week punt or should I just do Mane > Salah?

    Pope
    TAA Doherty Boly
    Mane KDB Bruno (M)artial
    Jimenez Ings Greenwood

    Button Ward Holgate Guendouzi

  12. gelisiguzel
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    GTG?
    Anything worth a hit?

    Martinez
    TAA, Tarkowski, Saiss
    Mane, KDB, Fernandes(c), Martial
    Jesus, Rash, Jimmy

    Subs: Lloris, Foden, Egan, Lascelles

  13. Dr. Agabuse
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Is there no love for KDB?
    Fit and rested KDB

    1. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Fa cup game tomorrow and after 3 days watford...

      1. bigbudgie
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        depends...they could be 3-0 after 60 mins and he comes off
        Or he could play for 120 minutes

      2. Dr. Agabuse
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Yea but its not like hes never played a schedule like that with CL.
        Also just rested completely vs BOU

  14. Riedle Me This, Riedle Me T…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Presuming they both start in the FAC, % of playing v Watford for:

    KDB
    Mahrez

    1. Dr. Agabuse
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      90KDB
      50Mahrez

    2. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I'd say almost 100% they'll get minutes if not start

    3. Riedle Me This, Riedle Me T…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Thanks

  15. HUATSHOOTER
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    pope
    vvd awb doherty
    pulisic dsilva(C) sterling bruno
    maupay rash ings

    subs: button,saka,aurier,lascelles

    gtg?

    1. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      better than mine below

      1. HUATSHOOTER
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        nono i dont think so. urs is way better. u have martial and jimenez..

        1. FALSE PROFIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          I like Maupay

  16. FALSE PROFIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    1ft only. my side is bot balanced
    Pope
    Laporte TAA Sais Doherty Egan
    KDB Sterling Bruno Martial Pulisic
    Ings Jimmi Greenwood

    3 Citeh ManU and Wolves. Should I change?

    1. HUATSHOOTER
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      wow u dont even need to change anything. btw is laporte starting gw37?

      1. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Yep could move him but reasonable choices in his place I think. I was going to move Pulisic out but no clue who TBH. .8nITB

  17. Dr. Agabuse
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Best Defender up to 4,3
    Only last week

    1. Dr. Agabuse
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Gw38

    2. ZakyJ
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Lampty?

      1. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        this

      2. Dr. Agabuse
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        He was subbed off.
        Long is nailed and more likely to keep a CS in that game

        1. FALSE PROFIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Lampty style of play is fun to watch. Not great advice for FPL though I must admit

    3. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Bardsley, Pieters, Thomas

      1. Dr. Agabuse
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Thomas is vs United

        1. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Fits 2 only them 😉

          1. the dom 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            first*

    4. Machine_Gunnerz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Pieters

  18. Smokey_Lowkey
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Thoughts on this FH38 draft?

    Pope (Martin)
    Tierney Digne Cresswell (Pieters Williams)
    Mahrez D Silva (c) Mane Antonio (Saka)
    Jesus Auba Ings

    0.6 ITB

    Any obvious improvements?

    Thanks!

  19. Bobby_Baggio
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    G2G? Would prefer not to do any transfers so i have 2FT for final GW but defense is a struggle as you can see

    Patricio
    Doherty - TAA - Kiko
    Mane - KDB - Mahrez - Bruno
    Vardy - Jimi - Greenwood

    (3.9m) - Saka - Holgate - Lascelles

    1. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Mane I like.

    2. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Defenders are always a gamble. Keep FT

      1. Bobby_Baggio
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        I know - just nice to have a backup incase one doesnt play. Would of done lascelles > Bardsley and would of helped me with last gameweek too

  20. Boywiththesoupdragontattoo
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Vardy keeping pace with Mane for the season. Such a consistent asset this season. I’ve been burned a couple of times by Vardy (C) but as a general keeper / points accumulator he’s been epic.

  21. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Should I do this move for a hit?
    OUT -> Taa + Connolly
    IN -> Bardsley + Ings(C)
    Bench VVD or Pulisic then?

  22. BENOIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    DCL -----> _______ ?

    A) Ings (safe option)
    B) Wood

    1. BENOIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Or Maupay?

    2. Bobby_Baggio
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Ings

      1. ZakyJ
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Ings

    3. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Wood

    4. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      B

    5. B.D.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      A

  23. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Am 30 points off my target of 100k. So need to take a couple of risks.

    Thinking of getting wood in for Greenwood, where would you save 0.6 million in this team to get him in?

    Hendo Leno*
    Trent Doc Egan Holgate*, Lascelles*
    Salah KDB Mahrez fernandes
    Rashford Jimenez Wood

    Am considering Leno to 3.9m keeper
    Mahrez to Dilva or maybe trent to Tarkowski.

    Any ideas welcome

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      TAA to Tark

  24. grennans2
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Martinez
    TAA - Doherty - Saiss - Lascelles
    Salah - KDB - Mahrez - Fernandes - Pulisic
    Ings - Greenwood - Jesus

    A, B or C?

    A) Lascelles > Burnley defender (and bench Saiss)
    B) KDB > Martial
    C) Mahrez > Martial

    Unsure if it's better to have a BUR defender or Martial and also who would be the better MCI player to remove if I'm getting in Martial. I'll be FH'ing the last GW so for this week only.

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I would rather use the ft on a player with a high points ceiling, probably KDB since D Silva will most likely play the last 2 games and it seems he affects the FPL points KDBs gets.

  25. Johan Queef
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Who to bench?

    A) Foden (wat)
    B) Pulisic (liv)

    Thanks!

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Foden but I expect both to start

      1. Johan Queef
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        It's a tricky one. I may be helped out with my benching dilemma in the end with rested players (this week Jimenez on for KDB).

  26. Tonyawesome69
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Morning all, need some opinions on this. I'm 28 points behind in the cash ML in 2nd and 15 points ahead of 3rd (he still has Antonio to play).

    Is it worth the gamble to drop Ings or Jimenez to Auba or Vardy?

    My team
    1ft 4itb
    Pope Martinez
    TAA Doherty Saiss Aurier Taylor
    Martial KDB Bruno Sterling Foden
    Ings Jimenez Greenwood

    ML Leader
    Hendo Martinez
    Boly TAA AWB Egan Targett
    KDB Sterling Martial Fernandes Hayden
    Kane Jimenez Nketiah

  27. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Front line for next week is Vardy/Jimi/Greenwood, 1 FT, 0.2 ITB

    Thinking of keeping and playing Greenie cause I can't swap him really without a -4.

    Who would you switch Vardy for?

    A) Wood
    B) Ings
    C) Other

    1. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      A

  28. LIARS POKER
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    For one week only

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

    Currently leaning towards A as Bournemouth will have to really go for it

    1. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      B

  29. Andrew
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Play Willian or Greenwood GW37, I also have Bruno and Martial.

  30. YoungPretender
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Unsure what to do here, 1FT for a 1 week punt. Will FH GW38.

    DDG
    TAA Doherty Aurier
    Foden KDB Mane Fernandes
    Nketiah Rashford Ings

    Martin Pulisic Lascelles James

    Any ideas? Cheers

    1. Cricket_Badger
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I don't think Nketiah will start - you'd imagine Laca and Auba both start given their recent form and Auba rest?

      1. Cricket_Badger
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        So I would start Pulisic over him. Also Aurier has flown back home to France so don't think he will play so I'd look at perhaps Tarkowski or a Burnley defendeR?