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Pogba on Man United bench as Mitchell named a Palace substitute again

Paul Pogba (£7.7m) finds himself on the Manchester United bench for the first time since Gameweek 15 tonight.

The French midfielder has become a key player for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men during that time and has been handed a well-earned rest for the visit of Southampton.

That could be good news for owners of Bruno Fernandes (£11.4m) or Marcus Rashford (£9.5m) though.

Pogba has often been known to limit what the Portuguese international can contribute in his number 10 role given his own propensity to take up an advanced central role and pull strings too.

Meanwhile, Solskjaer has also used him on the left-flank of attacking midfield, where Rashford produces his best game – so it will be interesting to see what impact there is tonight.

That said, Southampton are hardly in a solid state right now, especially when it comes to injuries.

Following the loan departures of Jake Vokins and Yan Valery has left them particularly short in the full-back areas.

Ryan Bertrand (£5.0m) retains his berth as the first-choice on the left of defence while Kayne Ramsay (£4.0m) fills in on the right tonight considering Kyle Walker-Peters‘ (£4.7m) most recent stand-in Ibrahima Diallo (£4.5m) is out with a muscle problem.

The combination of Oriol Romeu (£4.5m) and Diallo missing out means a first Premier League start for Alexandre Jankewitz (£4.5m) in central midfield alongside James Ward-Prowse (£6.0m).

Ralph Hasenhüttl can call on his first-choice forwards though with Danny Ings (£8.4m) and Che Adams (£5.9m) both up-front while new loan signing Takumi Minamino (£6.0m) is not involved yet.

Newcastle are forced into just the one change for their Gameweek 22 meeting with Crystal Palace.

Jamaal Lascelles (£4.2m) sustained a muscle injury in the recent 2-0 win at Everton, which sees Ciaran Clark (£4.5m) come back into the side.

Ryan Fraser (£5.6m) and Miguel Almirón (£5.6m) provide the width in a 4-5-1 formation aimed at Callum Wilson (£6.7m) while Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.1m) lies in waiting on the bench.

For the second match in a row, Crystal Palace are in 4-2-3-1, an interesting development considering how long Roy Hodgson has favoured 4-4-2.

Patrick van Aanholt (£5.4m) earns back-to-back starts at the expense of Tyrick Mitchell (£3.9m) for the first time since Gameweek 15, suggesting the Eagles’ manager prefers the Dutch international when playing 4-2-3-1.

Wilfried Zaha (£7.2m) is back in the attacking midfield trio again, joined there by Eberechi Eze (£5.8m) and Jordan Ayew (£5.6m) in support of Michy Batshuayi (£5.7m).

And joining Mitchell on the bench is Jean-Philippe Mateta (£6.0m) still waiting for his first Premier League start.

Gameweek 22 Starting Line-ups

Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Shaw, Maguire, Lindelöf, Wan-Bissaka; McTominay, Fred; Rashford, B Fernandes, Greenwood; Cavani.

Southampton XI (4-4-2): A McCarthy; Bertrand, J Stephens, Bednarek, Ramsay; Djenepo, Jankewitz, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong; Adams, Ings.

Newcastle United XI (4-5-1): Darlow; Lewis, Clark, Schär, Manquillo; Fraser, Hendrick, Shelvey, Hayden, Almirón; Wilson.

Crystal Palace XI (4-2-3-1): Guaita; van Aanholt, Dann, Cahill, Clyne; Milivojevic, Riedewald; Zaha, Eze, Ayew; Batshuayi.

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2,289 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Right In The Stanchion
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Arsenal Robbed.

    1. Threat Level Midnight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Can't be robbed when you're utter garbage

      1. Right In The Stanchion
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Unbeaten against your team in 6 matches.

        And you’ve never even been to Manchester.

      2. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Spouts nonsense all the time man, “one of those” types lol, clueless

  2. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Mitchell train off the tracks...

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      He has lost his place again?

      I do t understand why to be honest - they are much better defensively when he plays

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Yes, the D seems better with him on it.

    2. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      In fairness it was the slowest train ever

  3. Bank$y
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Arsenal’s frailties exposed again.

    1. Jimmers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Used to be one step forwards and two steps back. Now its more like two steps forward and one step back. Progress is slow but there is progress

      1. tambourineman
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        The easy run of fixtures they've had in the last month has helped gloss over their problems. The next 4 games will be a true test of whether they're making progress.

        1. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Care to debate MU record against the the top 6 and failed to beat Arsenal in 2 ?

          1. tambourineman
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            What have United got to do with it?

            1. Debauchy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 10 days ago

              yep see below

        2. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          They will win them all!

        3. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          But ok yeah they do have probs , sorry overreacted

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      2 red cards

  4. Babit1967
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Cavani score a couple of goals will ye pal

  5. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    AFTV is lit right now lol

    1. Dannyb
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Don't ruin it for me.

  6. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    North London is Red...carded

  7. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Rashford haul incoming.

    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Hauled off

    2. MIDIMAN2010
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      No chance

    3. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Give you a tenner if he plays 5 successful passes 🙂

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

      I sold him so would be no surprise. Sold Trent and raphina 2 games back, 27 🙁

      1. Podge
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Fooking told ya

    5. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Rashford red incoming

  8. MOTHRA
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    I’m in the top 10k finally. I like this difficult to manage season.

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      nice 1

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

      Very well done

  9. teneighty
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Wow, just saw the EO of Salah... I need a Bruno(C) masterclass tonight!

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      I think you might get it.

      Bit annoyed at myself for vice captaining Cancelo instead of Fernandes

  10. Amey
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Bruno without Pogba.
    Carnage 😎

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      No Martial as well. 4 first team players injured for Southampton.

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        I fear Che the Troll Adams will get a goal today

  11. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    I’m currently still getting a green arrow with 0 players played and we are 20% through the gameweek!

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Nobody owns players from WBA, SHU and WOL

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

      My -4 has me down 37k

    3. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Same.

    4. goldensock
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      How do you tell you are currently getting a green arrow?

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        livefpl.net

      2. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        I count every one of the 7m teams points by hand 🙂

        Or I use this site (which will change your FPL life)

        https://www.livefpl.net

  12. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    1 pt from Holding
    Up 5k to 77k OR
    We move.

    1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Big lift.

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      It gets tough moving up from less than 100k OR.

  13. Rival Sons Blackberry Smoke
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Could someone kindly expqin to me how on fplstats Kane was -200 something at about 4pm today and now he is only -80 odd ???
    I was going to hold but got rid because of a 'clear and obvious' imminent price drop.

    VAR?

    1. fusen
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      don't the numbers reset once the gameweek starts?

      1. Rival Sons Blackberry Smoke
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Do they? I thought that meant in line for an overnight drop?

    2. Lazaretti
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      There's every now and then some kind of bug or something. Refresh page after 30mins andcheck if it has changed. Its not accurate anyways. Also flag color change might cause jumps. Someone else could give better explanation.

  14. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Need a Shaw assist and clean sheet tonight. Even a clean sheet will do.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Could have a good night down that wing.

  15. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    - If Johnstone hauls, it's pure luck.
    - If Martinez hauls, it's expected.

    1. JBG
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Maybe because one team has let in 21 goals until now and the other 52 goals?

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        People were genuinely asking whether to play Johnstone or Martinez.

        They'll probably just end up similar points-wise, anyway.

  16. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Just noticed Matheus Pereira got a YC at the end
    Nice 1 pointer for new owners after he had his most ever net transfers in for a GW (and now has Spurs followed by Man Utd)

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      He was / is obviously the trappiest of traps.

      - One of his hauls was 2 penalties in a game (never happening again)
      - he plays for West Brom who will never score many
      - he was outperforming his stats by a ridiculous margin

    2. Adetro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      I brought him in for last week, and sold him for this week. A rare moment of it going right for me this season.

    3. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      My cup opponent got him in for Gundogan!

  17. deathcabofdevil
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    English football has become so corrupt. Absolutely farcical decisions. No wonder England hasn't won a WC in 60 years they probably never will cuz the corruption doesn't work there.

    Can say the same about English referees no representation at any major level.

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Every decision was correct?

      1. Threat Level Midnight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        This

      2. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        You should watch Luiz carefully. He’s a crap defender but he doesn’t intend to stop the wolves player.

    2. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      So the reason england national team isn’t very good is because the officials are corrupt ....

      .... talk me through that logic

      1. deathcabofdevil
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Because generally a lot of mainstream English players are protected by the FA (referees, commentators, VAR) and they fail massively at the global level cause there's no one to protect them there.

        Sucks when you have to dumb everything down and spell it out.

        1. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          That makes no sense

          How does that impact their skill level?

          1. Threat Level Midnight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            It doesnt. He's a bitter Gunner who is voicing his frustrations before rationalizing them in his own mind, clearly.

            1. Qaiss
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 10 days ago

              How’s your 33 pts and 2 million rank going for you pal? You were a bit bitter in here the other day.

            2. deathcabofdevil
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 10 days ago

              Oh look. A United fan claiming there's no corruption in English football. Why might that be ? Hmm.

              1. Qaiss
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 10 days ago

                Man united fans mostly aren’t even proper football fans anyway.

    3. A Kun & Mateta
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      World cups are played at a lower standard than Champions league. International football is generally rubbish imo. Stopped watching ages ago (especially my team Ireland).

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        100% this - international football is so far behind elite club football it’s scary

        World cups are a lottery into the bargain - winning it is zero reflection on the domestic league of the winners...

        Is Ligue 1 the best league in the world? Is the Brazilian league?

    4. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      All they care about is $$$$

    5. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Corruption doesn’t work at the World Cup.

      Michel Platini and Sepp Blatter say hi.

  18. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Starting Holding over Dallas was the right call, right? xD

    1. Pedersen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      No

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Why not lol

        1. Pedersen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          It is easy to be clever after the deed xD. Chances are dallas scores more now.

          Other than that. Don't expect cs in any of the games, and dallas is more offensive leaving higher chance of points

    2. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Yeah. Game was in full control up until Luiz decided to give Mustafi a tribute.

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Hang in fella , we will finish strong

        1. Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Of course, part of the process, clearing out the deadwood which we have done to some extent in January. Arteta is getting it right 🙂

  19. Whazza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Who would have thought Aston Villa(!) would have more points than Arsenal with three games in hand season

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Arsenal were in a relegation fight several weeks ago, so not surprising at all really.

  20. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    COYP!

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Why is Zaha playing in mid again?

    2. Milkman Bruno
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Pu$$ies?

      • Milkman Bruno
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Come on Zaha!

        • PP6
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Lol

      • MoSalad
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Zaha Brace & AWB attacking returns needed!

      • AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Early Newcastle goal

        1. Adetro
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          NIIIICE! Assist from Wilson.

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Shelvey wagon!

      • Milkman Bruno
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Red card Southampton!!!!

        • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Red jankewitz

          1. TheDragon
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            Haha - great first start for him

        • ivantys
            4 months, 10 days ago

            Bruno haul guaranteed then

          • TheDragon
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            Shelvey owners vindicated

          • STEP rOVERS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            Cmon Bruno! Punish

          • MoSalad
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            Shelvey goal, Wilson assist & Saints down to 10!

          • My heart goes Salalalalah
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            Bruno cappers in heaven