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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. KAALI_DAAL
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Dallasssssssssss

    • Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      LOVEE YOU DALLASSSSSSS

    • Do I Not Like Orange
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Taylor > Dallas done, 2 GWs too late.

    • Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      raph Raph Raph

    • Coffee Prince
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Dallas get in

    • Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Let’s goooooo

    • Niho992
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Raphinha, Dallas, Bamford on WC. Come on

    • Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Super Rafinha!

    • Milkman Bruno
        3 months, 22 days ago

        I brought in Taylor this week. So many option and I choose Taylor.

        1. Pad Randa (The OG)
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Yup.

        2. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          This. So depressing.

          Last season for me

        3. Blzbobuk
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          But who to swap him to...

      • Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        I love Dallas.

        1. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          I love Debbie does Dallas

        2. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          What do you like about Texas?

      • Pad Randa (The OG)
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Raphinha, get in you beaut!!!

        Never before have I pounded a kitchen surface in such delight for a team I don’t support.

        1. Burger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Dirty bugger

          1. Here's Tom with the We…
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Lol

      • Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 22 days ago

        What a goal that was

      • JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Was so close to KDB and Douglas to Raphinha and Robertson but decided to wait one more week. That goal is salt to the wounds

      • Jimmy Boy
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Enjoy the assist, Dallas owners. I hope it makes you very happy. Dear lord.

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Nice

        2. STEP rOVERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          It does

      • Hect.OR 98th
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Got Dier this week instead of Dallas. Gonna backfire, isnt it

      • BobbyDoesNotLook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Boom Rap from Dallas!

      • All Hail K
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Raphin YA !

      • yalala
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Come on one more Raf

      • Buck The Trent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Dallas on 3 bonus

      • Hryszko
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        We’re absolutely class.

      • My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        On fpl it says Raphinha scored a goal?

        1. Pad Randa (The OG)
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Indeed.

      • Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Dallas and Raphinha owner 😎

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Nice

        2. Milkman Bruno
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Huge he for you because it is extremely low scoring. Especially if spurs is off

        3. Mr-Inbetween
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Went into the GW with just a injured lamptey, coming out with:

          KDB & DCL blanks
          James, Coufal & Semedo benched

          If TAA is benched tomorrow I'll have literally no defenders playing

        4. mazkills
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Can't tell if Elneny or Dan Burn is the worst actual player that plays every game

        5. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Dallas looks essential

        6. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 22 days ago

          36 any good ?

          1. Pad Randa (The OG)
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Yeah.

        7. Pommie22
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Raphinha wow!!

          • KGFC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Johnstone has been amazingly consistent for me. Played him twice only - once against CRY and now at LEE. Both times he has conceded 5 goals! 😆

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

            Dallas and Alisoki the new TAA/Robbo, James/Chil

          • NejiHyuuga01
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Dallas stealing the Baps from Rodrigo yeeeey