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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. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Saka down

  2. yakirh
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Dallas Raphinha Bamford triple up essential

    1. dshv
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Same

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

      Have 2/3

    3. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Yea baby!!!

    4. Podge
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Got the third in this week 🙂

    5. Matjes_taet
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      3 / 3

  3. Deulofail
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Bellerin looks like he's ready to become a real boy

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

      Haha

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

    Dallas (38)
    Rodrigo (37)
    Alioski (31)
    Bamford (26)
    Struijk (26)

  5. dshv
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Dallas assist to rafinha please keep cs

  6. Kaneyonero
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Need a Bamford goal since he's my VC. Kane (c) here

  7. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Another please Raph

  8. JVALDEZ
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Ayling to Dallas for a hit last week already repaid

  9. Neevesy
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Dallas is by my best purchase this year. Absolute point machine.

  10. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Raphina 3rd sub! Played him over wood!

  11. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 22 days ago

    What a terrible week

    1. Doctor Evil
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Lol

    2. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      At least you bring a smile to people’s faces

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

      At least you have wood #aheadofthecurve

  12. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Dallas on 3 baps lads

  13. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    I bought Coufail for his CS points

  14. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    FU*K OFF DALLAS

  15. GGMU
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    dumped Taylor and DCL for Dallas and Bamford 🙂

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Dumped Taylor??? Why?

  16. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Love to see some of those indirectly lolling and smirking when City game got called off now struggling for points...

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

      How do you indirectly lol, seems like a very direct form of derision.

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Lolling got bannable...

  17. Joey Tribbiani
      3 months, 22 days ago

      hate dallas

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

        Weather is nice bro.

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

        Me too. Just rage transferred him in now.

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

        Go Cowboys!

        1. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Could win the NFC East this weekend.

    • FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Bednarek and Dallas were my differentials. Now everyone will get them in

      1. dansmusen
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        My whole ML have Dallas...i went Coufal

      2. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        When were they differentials?

    • Niho992
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Come on Rapinha. We want another one for 3 BAPS

    • Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      West Ham score you fools

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

      Dallasinho

    • Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      KWP YC

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

        Nooooooo

      2. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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

      It will end 1-5 right?

      1. GOTHAM City F.C.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        0-6

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

        7-0

    • Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Awww naawwwww Saka my prince

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

      Antonio on

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

      Charlie Taylor leapfrogs DCL as my most hated FPL player.

    • fantasywizard
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Antonio is fit! Quick, someone tell Andy!

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

        He is a handsomely built man I agree

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

          Antonio that is

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Pen check

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

        Who for?

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Leeds, played on

    • Jimbo-Jones
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Started Taylor. Dallas first on bench. Ugh.

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

        They should bring in my minutes-bench idea!

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

      I’m calling Antonio goal , West Ham bogey team for us