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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. Budweiser
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    This is the last of Southamptons clean sheets for a while

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Kind of agree

    2. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Certainly is

    3. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Conveniently looks nice after the DGW, if it happens

    4. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Probably the last time they will play for a while.

  2. Party time
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Wow so Bamford got 2 assists. Lovely!

  3. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Soucek cs

  4. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    As a McCarthy, cresswell and Soucek owner that 0-0 is lovely.

    As a saints fan, why can’t we score?!

  5. gryffsonofarthur
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Dallas absolute Legend.

    1. Daniel - When to BB?
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      this

    2. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Alioski mate

  6. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    KWP and Creswell owner, 0-0 is perfect!

  7. Svidde
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Bottomed, do you guys reckon taylor will be out for a long time with the hamstring?

  8. ivantys
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Burke booked nice

    • Daniel - When to BB?
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Dallas getttinnn, an absolute legend. One of the best transfers of mine

    • Pedram
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Bruno captain let's go

      1. Party time
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        We Feast!!!

    • Chucky
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      McCarthy 9 /10 Pointer in this GW from Hell. 😀

      1. Daniel - When to BB?
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Chucky in heaven

        1. Chucky
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          lol no... Zouma,Dias,Taylor,Vardy,Adams,Son,Stephens roasting me in hell....

    • gryffsonofarthur
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Taylor and Coufal clean sheets. Nice.

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        And Balbuena

      2. Kane and Ablett
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Always looked inevitable

      3. Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I think I will just get McCarthy in for doubles to stop him from scoring 20 points in a GW.

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          the hero we all need

      4. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Taylor injury so annoying, especially when basically every defender has a CS

        1. dshv
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Yes ... same
          Here

        2. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          THIS FML I am the unluckiest FPL player in history, this week of all weeks

          1. Miniboss
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            cheer up little one, there's a new day tomorrow

      5. ZLNR
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Antonio back just in time for the doubles

      6. Reeker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Man Coufal and Taylor really could of hauled big for me

      7. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Congrats Burnley defence owners
        Good call by Mark with Pope

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Guaranteed clean sheets, why I picked Taylor

      8. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Alongside Cancelo & KDB - Coufal & Taylor.

        Oh how it could have been 🙁

        Somehow still on a green till Rashford scores tonight.

      9. Salan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Dallas halfly saves my gameweek.

      10. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Sick of Southampton keeping clean sheets. Avoided when Vestergaard was injured.

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          They’re so unbelievably irritating

      11. Mac90
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Shame Taylor injured. Could have gotten 5-7 pts there. And if CS next week, 11-13pts

        1. Milkman Bruno
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Yeah and I only brought him in

        2. Milkman Bruno
            3 months, 14 days ago

            23 from 7 any good. Fml....

            1. Duke Silver ☑
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Not great, not terrible.

          • moment
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Remember when we all though Ramsdale would rip it up in the SHU nets?

            1. mynameisq
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Can't have been a man alive that thought that

            2. diesel001
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              We didn't think that. We saw him at Bournemouth.

            3. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Not many people thought that.

            4. Slouch87
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              We never did.

          • Londongeezaa
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Struijk delivering from the bench 2 weeks running.

            Bamford and Dallas thank you yet again.

            Triple up Leeds the way to go 🙂

          • Hryszko
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Lol, Burke gets a yellow meaning a 0 pointer... so I’m now technically fielding 10 players, but 9 if you count the 0 from Burke!

            1. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Coufal Lamptey DCL KDB missing for me already so far....

            2. Lubic87
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              I was desperate for that Burke 1 pointer!

          • Daniel - When to BB?
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Holding on 3BP. I am considering getting him in for Lamptey

            1. Milkman Bruno
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Course he is another sub for my ml rival

            2. bitm2007
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Dier, Son, Kane, Dias and DCL owner, if Spurs game is called off I'm down to 8 players this GW.

            3. Salarrivederci
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Those Dallas & McCarthy/KWP/Bednarek points hurts extra this GW.

              Bamford + 4 blanks (Martínez, Grealish, Mitchell & Brewster).
              At least the premiums are left to save me (I hope): TAA, Robertson, Rashford, Son, Bruno, Salah (C)

            4. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              LMS safety score around 18 with autosubs.

            5. badgerboy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Dallas has been a shining light in a season of gloom these last few weeks.