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A start for £4.0m defender Branthwaite as Everton take on unchanged Blades

There are two Premier League matches kicking off at 18:00 BST this evening, with interest from a Fantasy perspective mostly focused on the game at Bramall Lane.

Everton make the trip to South Yorkshire to take on Sheffield United, while on the south coast, Brighton and Hove Albion face Newcastle United.

The Blades are unchanged despite falling to a 2-0 defeat to Leicester City last week, which means another benching for John Lundstram (£4.6m) and John Fleck (£4.7m).

The team news is not quite as straightforward for the Toffees, however.

Carlo Ancelotti will be without Yerry Mina (£5.3m) and Mason Holgate (£4.3m) for the rest of the campaign, so budget Fantasy Premier League defender Jarrad Branthwaite (£4.0m) makes his first Premier League start at centre-half.

Branthwaite for Holgate is one of four changes that the Everton boss has made.

Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.3m), Djibril Sidibe (£5.0m) and Theo Walcott (£6.2m) are recalled, with Alex Iwobi (£5.6m), Seamus Coleman (£5.3m) and Bernard (£6.4m) dropping to the bench.

At the Amex Stadium, Graham Potter has made his now-customary handful of changes for the visit of Newcastle.

Yves Bissouma (£5.0m), Pascal Gross (£6.2m) and Aaron Mooy (£4.7m) are all brought back into the starting XI, with Davy Propper (£4.8m), Solly March (£4.6m) and Glenn Murray (£5.4m) making way.

For all of the Magpies’ injury woes, Steve Bruce has changed just two of his side from the defeat to Tottenham Hotspur – and only one of those alterations is enforced.

Javier Manquillo (£4.3m) and Danny Rose (£5.3m) replace DeAndre Yedlin (£4.4m) and the injured Fabian Schar (£5.0m) in defence, which will presumably see Emil Krafth (£4.3m) move over to centre-half.

Despite being classed as a ‘big doubt’ with a calf problem, Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.3m) is passed fit to start.

Mathew Ryan (£4.7m) and Lewis Dunk (£4.8m) are the only two players in the starting XIs in Sussex who have a double-digit FPL ownership, although there is only modest interest within the top 10k.

John Egan (£4.7m) is the most popular pick from the top 10,000 on show at Bramall Lane, meanwhile, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin‘s (£6.1m) fall from grace continuing: his ‘effective ownership’ in the top 10k is just 1.71% for tonight’s game.


Sheffield United XI: Henderson, Basham, Egan, O’Connell, Baldock, Berge, Norwood, Osborn, Stevens, McBurnie, McGoldrick.

Everton XI: Pickford, Sidibe, Branthwaite, Keane, Digne, Walcott, Gomes, Davies, Sigurdsson, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI: Ryan, Lamptey, Webster, Dunk, Burn, Bissouma, Stephens, Groß, Trossard, Mooy, Maupay.

Newcastle United XI: Dubravka, Manquillo, Krafth, Fernandez, Rose, Shelvey, Bentaleb, Ritchie, Almiron, Saint-Maximin, Gayle.


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885 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Mr. Chimes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Saiss benching is a real bummer when my ML rival hasn’t changed his team in 5 weeks, all of a sudden has Boly plus BB hauling 19 points for him...

    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Proper annoying mate second in my mini league has Patrício and Doherty and I have Doherty and Saiss, hopefully Saiss doesn’t come on tho, Fernandez clean sheet to come in!!

      1. Mr. Chimes
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Yeah I’ve got Patricio but Greenwood ahead of Azpi on the bench so a 1 pointer from Saiss is the best I can ask for lol. Good luck!

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Azpilicueta could feasible get an attacking return this week!! Best of luck to you too mate!!

  2. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Not so humble brag, but my FH team have 37 points already, from 5 players. I get very depressed looking at the shambles it goes back to next week.

  3. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Watching this with no Wolves not good. Eating my tea likes its a last meal before I walk the green mile

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      *Gold mile.

  4. Long ago I drew a walrus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Back in an hour to watch the Wolves game. They don't usually turn up until the second half

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

      😀
      Savage

    2. Jealous Viper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Shame you'll miss Dohertys first half brace then

  5. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    What do you think will be the starting prices of the following next season?
    A. Pope
    B. Ings
    C. KDB
    D. Bruno

    1. Jag-z
        3 months, 4 days ago

        5.5
        8.5
        12
        10.5

      • Jealous Viper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        A. 5.5
        B. 9
        C. 11
        D. 10

      • Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Yeah, guess Pope will be 5.5.

      • Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        5.0-5.5
        8.5-9.0
        11.5-12.0
        10.0-11.0

      • Mac90
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        1. 5.5
        2. 8.5
        3. 12.5
        4. 11.5

    2. Jealous Viper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Doherty goal will do very nicely

    3. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Doherty RC would be a decent rank rise...

    4. Babit1967
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Doherty Patrício can you keep a cleanie pls ?

    5. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Jimi brace.

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Would be nice

    6. Will J 256
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Would you have Aurier or tierney on your free hit?

      1. Jealous Viper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Aurier. Watford may still have something to play for

      2. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Aurier

    7. gers23
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Could Auba be benched tomorrow. Would tip off a horrible end to season

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

        Doubt it tbh.

    8. Jealous Viper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I find myself day dreaming about having Messi in FPL. What a joy that would be. Priced at 15m maybe?

      1. JJO
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Would ruin this game

        1. JJO
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          But would be great for us that cant choose right captain

          1. Jealous Viper
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Perma cap definitely

      2. Mac90
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Probably. My god if he goes to Mancity. Pls dont

    9. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Prediction: Wolves to win 1-0. Jiminez goal. Saiss subbed on for Jiminez somewhere between 78th and 84th minute.

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

      Vardy to Jesus easy transfer for last gw?

      1. Bookkeeper
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        no

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

        Yep

      3. The Dance
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Yep

      4. Mac90
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Check the line up first. Wait til last min if possible

    11. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Tyrick Mitchell being thrown in I see, didn't do AWB too bad. Good luck to the youngster.

    12. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Traore about to eat Mitchell

    13. Bruno Commando
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Quite fixed on 8 players for my FH 38. Which of these 3 will you pick?

      1) Gomez, Mahrez, Auba
      2) TAA, KDB, Antonio

      Martinez
      Pieters // Bardsley
      Martial // Dilva // Salah
      Kane // Jesus

      1. baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Aurier and Sterling?

      2. Mac90
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        2

    14. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Doherty brace and Saiss to stay on the bench(Fernandez clean sheet to come in) please!!

    15. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Time for a Boly header goal?

    16. Stand By Mee
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      A) Foden to Antonio (352)

      Salah(c) Sterling Dilva Bruno Antonio
      Jimenez Ings

      B) Sterling to Mané (343)

      Salah(c) Mané Dilva Bruno
      Jimenez Ings Wood

      Plan B is the fear of Sterling getting benched. And will \allow me to play Wood, who is giving me a benching headache against Jimi atm.

      1. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        A

    17. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      8 points from my punt Dunk. Now for him to score GW38!

      Come on Pat and Doc, do your thing bro's!!!

    18. Says
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Richarleson scored the only goal in the game, but isn't even in the top 5 Everton players for bonus. How bad was he??