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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. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    I have Coufal coming in for Dias 🙁

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Coufal not playing

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

        Hence the sad face...
        Dale Stephens my only other playing bench lol

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

    Salah (C) looks even more of a disaster after this

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

      How did you work that out?

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

        A 2 pointer vs a team conceding 5 the next week

    2. Kane and Ablett
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Huh? Go on...

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

      Dallas Buyers Club appreciation post!

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

        Owners welcome?

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

        Had him since GW5 WC

        1. Party time
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Had since gw 1. Bamford, Klich & Dallas

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

          I got Ayling on my gw5 wildcard lol

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

        Best buy of the season for me.

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

          One of my best too.

          I bought him 1 week too early but since then... 1, 7, 5, 6, 12?

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

        Had him since GW2 🙂

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

        Great club

      6. Kane and Ablett
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Had him since GW1, all are welcome

        • Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          He’s not blanked for me yet!

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

          Feel bad for anyone that went Ayling over him

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

            Ayling was an early season pick, surely people rectified that by now

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

            I’m one of those but made the switch 3 games ago.
            Live and learn

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

        Dallas absolutely everywhere

      8. moment
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Was gonna drop the Free Hit instantly on the next deadline, but I'm getting the sense it might be better to wait and see what happens...

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

          Covid probably not finished with this season yet.

      9. mattk lfc
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Who's going to fall into the Antonio trap then?

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

          o/

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

          Andy

      10. mgilbert86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        4 players game cancelled and 8 minutes injury on my new defender , i must have angered the fpl gods

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

          I think I've mortally offended them the way my season is going.

      11. Klip Klopp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Taylor to Dier for free?

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

          Yes

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

        Lucky for WBA that they have big Sam to steady the ship. Losing 0-10 with Bilic would have been embarrassing

      13. denial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Maybe bringing in Johnstone wasn't such a great idea.

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

        You could have done worse than just capping bamford every gw

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

          Remember people were laughing and joking about getting him in after his fluke goal in GW1 at Anfield...

          How things can change!

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

        Unreal save Mccarthy

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

          Save point?

      16. Lazaretti
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Klich and Taylor injured today, KdB Cancelo in team also. Some hits needed for sure to get 11 players for next gw

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Klich injured ?

          1. Sid07
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            What happened with Taylor?

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

              Hamstring Sid.

              1. Sid07
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                Thanks got him this week

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

            Looked like he got a knock earlier in the game and was struggling a bit.

            1. Sid07
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Thanks got him this week

          3. Lazaretti
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            BBC live text Klich forced off 58mins or something like that

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

        Huge 3rd save by McCarthy

      18. Daniel - When to BB?
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        3 - Stephens (29)
        2 - Fabianski (26)
        1 - Bednarek, McCarthy (24)

        3 - Dallas (38)
        2 - Rodrigo (37)
        1 - Alioski (31)

        3 - Mee (41)
        2 - Tarkowski (30)
        1 - Pieters (26)

        3 - Lacazette (30)
        2 - Holding (29)
        1 - Saka, Marí, Leno (28)

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

          Out of date. Please update

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

          McCarthy will end up on 3.

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

          Holding holding onto to them bonus would be great

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

          Final?

      19. Chucky
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        MCARTHY SAVE POINT

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

        McCarthy wonder save, saved CS for Southampton

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

        How on earth did Liverpool draw 1-1 with WBA at Anfield?!

        1. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          This. 😆

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

          Klopp exposed by big sam

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

          I believe the bus is still parked at Anfield. Big Sam forgot to move it

      22. Daniel - When to BB?
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Stop saving Mccarthy and start conceding !!!

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

          Oi

      23. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Come on Sanchez, at least get me a save point!

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

        18k OR. Lol, lets keep it going.

        1. Milkman Bruno
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Well done, I can’t even move up 18k

          • Slouch87
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Lovely brag . Bet you've been waiting to get that one in.

            1. Pumpy Pro
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Amazing that he thinks people care

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

          How did Pool get a draw with this lot?

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

          Raphinha or Harrison for DGW?

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

            Raph owner but I would go Harrison, more involved generally

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

          McCarthy single-handedly keeping me in contention for FPL CU...

        5. Fergymac
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Is Coufal just rested do people think or do I need to get rid?

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

            Just rested

          2. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Rest. Has a new born.

          3. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            He's just become a daddy so he's probably a bit knackered.

          4. Gashead9
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Well deserved rest, almost makes him a better option going forward if anything

        6. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Che Adams injured or knackered?

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

          Robinson close

          1. Duke Silver ☑
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Nearly a conversion. Put too much fade on it.

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

          Can anyone report what the injury to Taylor was tonight?
          Would probably swap to Bednarek if he’s out for some games

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

            Hamstring

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

              Cheers. Sounds like a swap is coming then

        9. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          The one week I needed something from my bench

          Coufal 0 Lamptey 0 Brewster 2

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

            Look at the bright side, Brewster has double the points he usually gets

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

          Uh oh McCarthy outscoring Martinez.

          Rival having McCarthy + KWP + Creswell

          1. G-Whizz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            McCarthy is currently on 9 points IF he keeps his current bonus points. Martinez scored 10...

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

              Mixing up your gameweeks

              1. G-Whizz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                Will tend to do that with them coming so fast! 😆

          2. G-Whizz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Either way 0-0 I think is gonna hurt you...