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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. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Shame it's not possible to get 4 or 5 Leeds players

  2. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    This is unbelievable, DCL out and the bench line up is Coufal Burke Mitchell. Coufal did not turn up for a CS, Burke yellow card 0 pt and Mitchell for once to get 2 pts will not come in. My FPL skills is zero!

    1. Podge
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Ah that’s not skill, you were right to bench them

  3. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Lamptey to Taylor over Dallas 🙁

    1. Balls of Steel
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I did Lamptey to Cancelo over Dallas...sickened!

  4. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    actually having a decent week, 41 post baps. (B)runo, Son, Salah, Kane, TAA left

  5. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    55 points with Salah(c), Robbo, Bruno to come. Phwoarrr

    1. Salarrivederci
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Sigh!

    2. MidTableFantasy
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Wow nice one

    3. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Jeez! Noice

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Nice!!

    4. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Big win.

    5. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Dude you're having some season! Keep up the magic

    6. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Bloody hell!!

  6. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    DCL and Bowen
    To
    Son and Adams -4
    Looking pretty poor right now
    Could have just done KDB for free

  7. Hect.OR 98th
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Two clean sheets gone begging there.

  8. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    40 after baps! First good game week of the season

  9. lordkippe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    16 with Bruno, Dier and Salah cap looking bad

  10. CrouchDown
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Dallas on the bench is sickening.

    Hope Spurs game gets postponed

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      You benched Dallas v West brom?

    2. Kane and Ablett
        1 month, 28 days ago

        You don’t deserve Dallas if you bench him against the Baggies... when would you play him?

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          This so much, undeserved

      • Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        you made a rookie mistake, and then you wish a whole game to be postponed due to a pandemic. Shame

        1. Slouch87
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Well said.

    3. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Big, big mistake of mine to go for Meslier/KWP instead of Mccarthy/Dallas on the wildcard. So, so stupid in hindsight and zero reason to do so.

      1. Kane and Ablett
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Not stupid at all mate, they’ll do well enough over the next few weeks

      2. Wizardh
          1 month, 28 days ago

          How the F did Dallas end up on max baps? Alioski scored but Dallas is owned by most people that count that ....

          1. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            he was more involved

          2. _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Alioski yc
            Dallas assist.

          3. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Dallas does other things, goal isn't worth much in BPS for defender.

          4. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Chances created is more baps than goals scored for defenders

            1. Wizardh
                1 month, 28 days ago

                He did not create anything except for that assist for Raphinha

                1. Salan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Not too biased. He created few chances.

                2. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  And that's more bonus than a jammy goal

            2. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Because he’s an Adonis!

          5. MSTRKRFTSMN
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Anybidy know what happened to Balbuena tonight? Not even on the plus sized bench.

            1. G-Whizz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              It's that time of the year where rotation happens...

          6. Hryszko
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Smith Rowe worth a punt to transfer in for Burke?

            1. Balls of Steel
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Anyone is better to have than Burke, saying that as an owner btw

            2. Deulofail
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Might be a little early, but if you can afford the risk, then go for it. Good player with no proven/real competition in this formation unless new players come in

          7. The Red Devil
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Dallas with max baps with one assist in a 5-0 win is amazing! Thankfully my alioski just outscored him

            1. Scholes Out Forever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Dallas on 12, Alioski on 11

              1. The Red Devil
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Alioski on for one bonus?

          8. Niho992
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Main rival got 8 times 6+ points from the bench this season. How to play vs that

          9. The Red Devil
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            How bad is saka injury

            1. Deulofail
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              He played on for a bit. But I suppose that doesn't mean it'll be fine. Perhaps suggests it's nothing too bad though. Perhaps just got trod on

          10. Deulofail
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Looks like 30 from 6, including bonus, with 6 to go. Not too shabby, considering I've failed to reach a full XI quite a lot recently. Need Martial off the bench

          11. Pedram
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Taylor > Dallas straight swap, yes or no?

            1. Milkman Bruno
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Big yes

            2. Hect.OR 98th
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              16 from 5. Hmm. Need all other games to go ahead.

              1. bitm2007
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Spurs looks extremely doubtful.

                https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/55420342

                1. moment
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  SHU played today despite the positive tests though...

            3. Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Huge red arrow

            4. rdamjan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Saka injured or precaution?

              1. Bubz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Injured

            5. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Is Brewsters mum a mod on here? I don't see comments like 'trashford' and 'pulishit' getting removed...

              1. Wild Rover
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                They were protecting you from abuse

            6. Mweene
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              41 with Fernandes, Son, Kane, Salah (c) to play.

              Into the top 10k I think. Feels a bit fortunate though.

              1. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Nice brag

              2. Chucky
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                blank for son and kane

              3. FALSE PROFIT
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                31 points with 5 non starters. Fairly happy.

            7. Tsparkes10
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              46 points with Salah C, Robertson, Bruno and Son left 🙂 nice one... relegation though sadly

              1. Crunchie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                🙁

            8. moment
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              So far my last night mid game week transfers of Saka and Taylor in have proved disastrous. But forced into it by price rises.

              1. Deulofail
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Saka returned...
                No confirmation that he's out for even one game yet?

            9. Tango74
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Don’t we want more games cancelled so we more DGW later ?

              • Hryszko
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Best Burke replacement for max 4.6m?

              • Daniel - WC Active
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Bloody Pope jumps to 2 BP

                1. Daniel - WC Active
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  he is the jammiest goalkeeper for bonus of all time

                  3 - Mee (41)
                  2 - Pieters, Tarkowski, Pope (26)

                  1. Rolls-Royce
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Ffs

                2. Podge
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Mark has him

              • Niho992
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Bruno owners but not cappers we want blank right ?

                1. Wild Rover
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Of course not

                2. yalala
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Depends if you vc with Salah c

                3. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  If Salah explodes, sure.

                4. moment
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  EO 97% so a haul is still fractionally worthwhile

                5. diesel001
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Nope. Top 10k EO is still less than 100%.

                  1. kempc23
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Surely that is EO before autosubs isnt it? Must be a few KDb cappers with Bruno vice, and maybe Son/Kane cappers too, if that gets called off