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Extensive rotation hits FPL teams in latest round of Gameweek 16 matches

Heavy rotation has struck Fantasy Premier League managers once again as the gap between Gameweeks 15 and 16 takes its toll.

Owners of West Ham and Brighton assets are suffering the most from Tuesday’s team selections while Southampton and Leeds have proved the more reliable squads to rely on.

David Moyes has dropped Vladimir Coufal (£4.7m), Jarrod Bowen (£6.4m), Issa Diop (£4.3m) and Ben Johnson (£3.9m) to the bench, where they are joined by the returning Michail Antonio (£6.2m).

Sebastien Haller (£6.1m) still leads the line supported by Pablo Fornals (£6.1m), Manuel Lanzini (£6.4m) and Andriy Yarmolenko (£5.5m) in attacking midfield, while Ryan Fredericks (£4.2m) occupies Coufal’s right-back berth.

By contrast, a relatively unchanged Southampton have kept key Fantasy assets such as Che Adams (£6.1m) and Kyle Walker-Peters (£4.8m) in the starting line-up, where there is also a relatively surprise return of Danny Ings (£8.3m), who missed the last match with a hamstring problem.

Marcelo Bielsa has gone for a similar approach for Leeds’ trip to West Bromwich Albion naming a completely unchanged side, which means another start for Patrick Bamford (£6.5m), Raphinha (£5.4m), Stuart Dallas (£4.8m) and Illan Meslier (£4.6m).

West Bromwich Albion line-up in a 4-4-2 formation with Callum Robinson (£5.4m) and Karlan Grant (£5.8m) leading the line.

FPL midfielder Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.4m) returns to the Arsenal line-up for the first time since sustaining an injury ahead of Gameweek 14.

The Arsenal star is set to lead the Gunners’ line ahead of attacking midfield trio Gabriel Martinelli (£4.9m), Emile Smith-Rowe (£4.4m) and Bukayo Saka (£5.2m).

Aubameyang is the sole change to Mikel Arteta’s line-up from the 3-1 win against Chelsea in GW15, as Alexandre Lacazette (£8.2m) drops to the bench.

A positive Covid test rules Gabriel (£5.0m) out of Gameweeks 16 and 17, at least.

Graham Potter has made six changes from the XI that began the 2-2 draw at West Ham on Sunday.

Alexis Mac Allister (£5.3m), Pascal Gross (£5.8m), Alireza Jahanbakhsh (£5.4m), Davy Propper (£4.8m), budget defender Bernardo (£3.9m) and Joel Veltman (£4.3m) are all drafted in for the Seagulls.

Adam Lallana (£6.2m) misses out through injury while Ben White (£4.4m), Solly March (£5.0m), Leandro Trossard (£5.8m), Neal Maupay (£6.1m) and Danny Welbeck (£5.5m) are all on the bench.

Tariq Lamptey (£4.7m) is still sidelined with a hamstring injury. On Sunday, Potter said of the right-back:

“Tariq is going to be a few days, maybe weeks. He won’t be ready for the next game [Arsenal].” – Graham Potter

Chris Wilder has made just one change to the Sheffield United XI for their clash with Burnley at Turf Moor.

Lys Mousset (£5.8m) replaces budget midfielder Oliver Burke (£4.4m), with the Scot only fit enough for the bench due to an ongoing back issue.

That means Rhian Brewster (£4.5m) earns a third consecutive start in the Sheffield United forward line.

Having announced today that they recorded a number of positive Covid-19 tests, the Blades name seven substitutes out of a maximum of nine.

The Clarets also show just one alteration to their Gameweek 15 line-up, as Robbie Brady (£5.0m) replaces Josh Benson (£4.5m) at right-midfield.

Sean Dyche had hoped to also have Dwight McNeil (£5.7m) available, though the winger is not even fit enough to make the Burnley bench.

On the two widemen, the Burnley boss said in his pre-match press conference:

“With the two games in three days, we had to make a judgement call. We think they both have a chance [of facing Sheffield United] but we just felt the fatigue element of two games and what it might do, when you are coming out of a minor injury, we just had to make a decision.” – Sean Dyche

Gameweek 16 Line-ups

Brighton and Hove Albion XI: Sanchez; Burn, Dunk, Webster; Bernardo, Propper, Bissouma, Veltman; Mac Allister, Gross; Jahanbakhsh.

Arsenal XI: Leno; Tierney, Mari, Holding, Bellerin; Xhaka, Elneny; Martinelli, Smith-Rowe, Saka; Aubameyang.

Burnley XI: Pope; Taylor, Mee, Tarkowski, Lowton; Pieters, Westwood, Brownhill, Brady; Wood, Barnes.

Sheffield United XI: Ramsdale; Robinson, Egan, Basham; Stevens, Osborn, Ampadu, Baldock; McGoldrick, Mousset, Brewster.

Southampton XI: A McCarthy; Bertrand, Bednarek, J Stephens, Walker-Peters; Walcott, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Djenepo; Adams, Ings.

West Ham United XI: Fabianski; Cresswell, Ogbonna, Dawson, Fredericks; Rice, Soucek; Fornals, Lanzini, Yarmolenko; Haller.

West Bromwich Albion XI: Johnstone; Gibbs, Ajayi, O’Shea, Furlong; Diangana, Gallagher, Sawyers, M Phillips; C Robinson, Grant.

Leeds United XI: Meslier; Alioski, Ayling, Struijk, Dallas; K Phillips; Harrison, Klich, Rodrigo, Raphinha; Bamford.

Article written by David Munday and Colm Hayes.

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2,330 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Adams played 90 last time out, makes sense that he's removed early

    1. aborg
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      But not at 58 mins ffs. Lost a point in an already crappy gw. Every point counts at this stage.

  2. fridge
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    It has got to the point where I feel like I have won won due to my decision to get Wood (2pts) over Adams (1pt). Depressing times indeed...

  3. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Klich off 🙁

  4. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Does Brewster look like scoring??

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      *ever

    2. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Never.

  5. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Was hoping for a 2 pointer. Will take half of that from Adams.

  6. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Taylor
    Adams
    Klich

    Success!!

    1. Milkman Bruno
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Taylor and Adams here but few city also

        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Oh yeah
          KDB and Stones too

      • Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Klich got an assist FFS

        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Was on for baps and 2 more points if he’d been on another minute ffs!

      • Matjes_taet
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Ouch,

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Owning Klich is just painful! Lost penalties last week and now subbed off 58 mins so loses 2 points.

    3. NejiHyuuga01
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Between Wood and Adams , I chose Wood so this is a big win

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        It was between Rodrigo, Wood and Adams for me.

    4. Milkman Bruno
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Adams ha wow my transfers this week were embarrassing 😆

      • TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Adams off, okay then, the game week that keeps on giving

      • Henning
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Just noticed that Adams was taking off?
        Was he that bad?

        1. Waynoo
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Yes

      • Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Just need this Leeds CS to stay intact

        1. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          This

        2. Africa United
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          This

        3. Africa United
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Pleaaase

      • KAALI_DAAL
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Adams gone!

        • Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Not many goals this half ...........

        • Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Adams.... what a mistake

        • Hryszko
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Can someone give me an update on Charlie Taylor? Not watching the match.

          1. Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Hammy

          2. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            I cursed him, hamstring, will probably miss the DGW

          3. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Hammy twang

          4. ‘Tis the Season
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Hulled Pammy

        • camarozz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          So 3 clean sheets and I only get 1. Feck

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Same here and no guarantee for the last one

        • Milkman Bruno
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Score West Brom

          • Niho992
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Rival has Ogbonna coming from the bench. Come on Soton

          • Miniboss
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            moan moan moan moan gloat moan moan moan

            1. Hybrid.power
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Pretty accurate

            2. Ode
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Every. Single. Gameweek

            3. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Nothing to gloat about this week

            4. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Wouldn’t be the same if we had nothing to moan at would it

            5. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              😆

            6. JabbaWookiee
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              What do you expect during the live games?

            7. Yank Revolution
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              A lot of losers on here these days

            8. Slouch87
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Plenty who think that they know more than real life mangers too. Lol.

          • KEVIN DE CLAUS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Unreal. Che off. This gameweek ruined my life.

            1. Miniboss
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              sounds a bit of dramatic but who am I to judge

            2. JabbaWookiee
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Irritating yes. Also got Coufal and Taylor. Trying not to let it upset me. It is what it is.

            3. Slouch87
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              You need to seek professional help in that case.

          • FULLSERVICECOVER
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Taylor injury a bad one?remove or keep?

            1. Pukki Party
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Problem with Dyche is sometimes the player replacing the injured one just keeps the spot until injured

            2. Jack Burton
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Didn't see it but word on here hamstring prob a transfer

          • Bookkeeper
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Adams being saved for his monster haul in the doubles!

            1. JabbaWookiee
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              That’s the spirit bookie lad!

          • moment
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Any sign of Welbeck coming on for Brighton? Every single-pointer counts...

            1. ivantys
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Conolly, Trossard, Maupay all on bench...

            2. Svidde
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              BB plans for DGW19 ruined, might have to go for TC instead. Anyone else?

              1. Salan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Too risky to go BB in DGW19. Hard to field 11 players now, how to get 15 players...

              2. Super Saints
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Not a good time to use any chips with all this going on

              3. moment
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Plans have taken a knock but nothing a - 4 can't fix.

                1. Svidde
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Currently on -8 if the plan should move forward, not viable anymore for me

            3. Salan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Saint pls score

            4. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 1 day ago

              3 points from West Brom and Southampton is pretty gutting for Adams owners

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 1 day ago

                *Fulham, I'm all over the place smh

              2. Super Saints
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                I know it's no concelation but he was a good pick and was very unlucky not to get some returns

            5. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Ok just a Raphinha return and then Leeds to lose their CS pls. 🙂

            6. Sean
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Do we reckon Adams rested or is his spot in starting XI in danger?

              1. TomSaints
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Rested. No way his spot at risk.

                Have you watched Shane long???!

              2. Lanley Staurel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Neither. Just a tactical change to Slong

            7. TomSaints
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              3 clean sheets standing, who will fall first....