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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. Fero1905
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Shaw first sub on my bench with 3.3 % onwership. Horrible, please pep dont let gündo play

    1. Free Hat
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Didnt know he was that low owned.

  2. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Are you kidding me rashford

    1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      They gave him the extra points

      1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Despite walking off the pitch 10 seconds before 60'

        1. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Strange. I'd imagine they'll take them away. Was clearly off pre 60.

    2. Mario Balofail
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      ridiculous, right?

    3. Pumpkinhead -
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Moaning after a goal and assist. 😆

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Of course. Every point matters and had he stayed on the pitch 10 seconds longer he would have 2 more of them

        1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Elite FPL mentality right there

  3. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Need a Maguire bullet header

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Could hit him I guess.

  4. Threat Level Midnight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Rash off at 61 on FPL. SCORE

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      59 in reality.

  5. Milkman Bruno
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Is Zaha gone off injured?

    1. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Yeah

    2. That Was Easy!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Yep, took a punt on him this week.

      1. CR7 is Home
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Me too, looks like he could be ok for next game

      2. Meatballs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Sold Rashford for him. Should have listened to Mark Sutherns!

    3. Milkman Bruno
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      He is ffs, my only player today. What a terrible punt he has been.

      1. Milkman Bruno
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Got him in last week instead of Barnes

  6. Maddamotha
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Rash cs added

  7. That Was Easy!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Was Rashford off before 60 or not? Seems pretty clear cut.

    1. Esalman
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Before.

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Says 61 on Livescores

  8. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    So, FPL is going to take away those points they just added to Rashford right?

    1. Threat Level Midnight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      cRY ABOUT IT

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

        Let's see if it sticks 😉

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

        Oh what a shame. Suck it 😉

    2. MIGHTY JOE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Hope se

  9. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Andy up to 320 in the world as things stand

  10. Parsnips
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Varchester united

    1. Milkman Bruno
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Varsnips

  11. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    When Van De Beek coming on?

    1. ilikewud
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      lol

  12. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    HOW DID RAshford get the CS point?!?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      VAR on the clock.

  13. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Why is Bruno still on the pitch, he is the one who looks tired ... Ole??

  14. Bushwhacker
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    HERE COMES MR ENTERTAINMENT!!

  15. No Need
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Knew Raahy would find some way to annoy even on a good day

  16. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Bruno been rubbish, doubt he gets anything

  17. Champions League Varane
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Bruno confidence low-key down wanted that Peno for him

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      McCarthy owner?

  18. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    How much added time was there in the 1st half?

    Rashford CS could still be added.

    1. ALI_G
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      added time doesn't count

      1. ALI_G
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        great to chat

        Like the Oxford Union

  19. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Someone in fpl towers own rashford

    He was off before 60

    1. Begbie.
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Yeah it was clear. They take the piss when it's a highly owned/popular player.

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Same person is doing VAR it seems

  20. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Rash went off at 59.54

    1. ilikewud
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Savage - obviously Oles rival owns Rash in FPL.

    2. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Why did they ad CS? Are they idiots?

  21. Begbie.
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Hold up, they gave Rashford the extra points even though he was clearly subbed before 60?

    1. ilikewud
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      It is what it is.

    2. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Hope ppl spam those complaints so they remove it.

  22. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    This is honestly disgusting Rashy went off before the 60th ffs

  23. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Bruno to be fully rested next match? Looks totally out of sorts

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Don’t think he’s tired just playing poorly, giving the ball away, needs a goal

      1. ilikewud
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 3 months ago

        This imo

      2. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        He won’t score mate. He looks so far away from form atm

  24. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Andy manipulating rashford points and shaw coming off at ht

    Low rank = power

    1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I'm not sure Andy has the power to decide what he has for dinner in his own house

  25. F_Ivanovic
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    KDB, Kane, Vardy, Zaha. Am I ever going to make a transfer that isn't forced through injuries?

    1. ilikewud
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Honestly, I'd rather be forced. Every time I take it into my hand I make the wrong decision.

  26. Egg noodle
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    That's it. I am sending my first ever email to FPL. Rashford was off at 59.51

  27. No Need
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    BT clocks wrong

    1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Yeah must be

  28. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Awb crocked?

  29. Pad Randa (The OG)
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    A Saints goal would be lovely for Shaw BAPs.

  30. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    AWB has pulled something.

    United all subs used. Oops Ole!

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

      Luckily would only be 10v10

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Some talent?

    3. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      United down to 9 then. Saints can have a go at this.

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

      Still on at the moment.