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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. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Nothing from Coufal and Taylor this week of all weeks is a killer

    KWP booked

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

      I know right dude.

  2. Daniel - WC Active
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    I am impressed by the Southampton defense this year. It's immense.

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

      Thanks Vestergaard out too at the moment

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

      Ever since I sold McCarthy

    3. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      if they and Burnley don't concede is going to be a huge red arrow for me. they are heavily owned.

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

      Bednarek and Vestergaard twin towers. (When healthy)

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

    Kwp and Dallas hold

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

    Ayling spotted

  5. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Soucek goal and life will be wonderful

  6. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Just don't know how Mark does it. He brought in Rodrigo and Raphina with his wildcard. 2 players that have hardly scored any points all season.

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

      It's not Rocket science. Raphinia has been creative and dangerous for a few GWs now

    2. Podge
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      He watches footie a lot. I think I’ve seen 3 games this season

    3. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Dallas over Rodrigo would be better.

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

      Raphinha's stats look great and Rodrigo is probably the best of a bad bunch (apart from Bamford). I think Mark was very close to going with Adams over Rodrigo though.

  7. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    On my knees for a Chris Wood goal. Shin, knee, bum, I don't care. Just hit it in the goal Chris.

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

      Amen!

  8. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Dallas out scoring Alioski lol

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

      Love to see it!!

  9. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Dallas is the new Bamford - Rank Killer.

  10. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    WBA-LEE is some sons vs fathers bs...

    Leeds making an absolute mockery out of West Brom.

  11. gryffsonofarthur
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    What happened to Taylor? Only 8 mins played.

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Suspected hammy

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

      Hamstring

    3. sandman58
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Easy switch to Erik Pieters

  12. moment
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Did someone say Saka was injured?

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

      Yeah subbed off injured

  13. the_duke
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Raphi & dallas saving this disaster gameweek!

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

      Dallas gets some good returns for a 4.5 defender. Great value.

      1. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Great player to own.

      2. Kane and Ablett
          2 months, 3 days ago

          One of the Essential 6

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

        Number 58 OR smashing it!

        https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/2178328/event/16

        1. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          If Spurs match gets postponed though... 😆

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

            KWP in bad?

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

          Kinda needs Spurs to play though...

        3. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Dream land

        4. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          I mean come on FFS lol

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

          He should hope for the Spurs game to be postponed

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

        Anyone watching the Leeds game tell me what Leeds midfielder I should go for?

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

          Rapha baby!!!

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

        Saka to Martinelli or Smith Rowe?

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

        How could Liverpool draw against this team. Robbo - you owe me a 20 pointer tomorrow

      7. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        That pass from Hernandez has got me rock hard.

      8. CrouchDown
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Chances of Spurs game going ahead?

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

          80%

      9. Random Name
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Dallas with a last minute BAPS smash and grab I love this game

      10. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Triple Leeds essential?

        1. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Are they any good, this Leeds? Heard they are a newly promoted team

      11. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        WBrom should never be allowed back in the PL, just a total waste of space and time

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

          This, I so wanted Brentford

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

        Here we come again - Raphinha or Harrison?

      13. Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Might still do Alioski-> Dallas

      14. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Come ooooon Dallas and Bamford

      15. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        im doing so bad. if southampton score im on 10 points or something 🙁

      16. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Didn’t know Bamford had 2 assists

        Get in

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

        Bamford almost scored

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

          Bemba?

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

        Love how Rapha was getting slated before lmao