Dugout Discussion

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.

Check your latest FPL rank LIVE on LiveFPL.net every Gameweek

Become a Member and get unrestricted access to our data and articles

Full-year memberships are now available for the price of £19.99. Monthly subscriptions also cost just £2.99. A FREE trial is now available during December.

Join now to get the following:

  • Plot your transfer strategies using the fully interactive Season Ticker.
  • Get projections for every Premier League player provided by the Rate My Team statistical model.
  • Use Rate My Team throughout the season to guide your selections and transfers.
  • Get access to over 150+ exclusive members articles over the season.
  • Analyse our OPTA-powered statistic tables specifically tailored for Fantasy Football Managers.
  • Use our exclusive tool to build custom stats tables from over 100 OPTA player and team stats.
  • Enjoy our brand NEW Flat-Track Bully feature which introduces an opposition filter to your tables.
  • View heatmaps and expected goals data for every player.
  • Use our powerful comparison tool to analyse players head-to-head.

ALREADY A USER? CLICK HERE TO UPGRADE YOUR FREE ACCOUNT

NEW TO SCOUT? CLICK HERE TO START A MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT

2,289 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Fero1905
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 12 days ago

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

    1. Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Didnt know he was that low owned.

  2. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Are you kidding me rashford

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      They gave him the extra points

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Despite walking off the pitch 10 seconds before 60'

        1. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

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

    2. Mario Balofail
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      ridiculous, right?

    3. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Moaning after a goal and assist. 😆

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 12 days 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
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Elite FPL mentality right there

  3. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Need a Maguire bullet header

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Could hit him I guess.

  4. Threat Level Midnight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Rash off at 61 on FPL. SCORE

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 12 days ago

      59 in reality.

  5. Milkman Bruno
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Is Zaha gone off injured?

      1. Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Yeah

      2. That Was Easy!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Yep, took a punt on him this week.

        1. PogBruno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

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

        2. Meatballs
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

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

      3. Milkman Bruno
          3 months, 12 days ago

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

          1. Milkman Bruno
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Got him in last week instead of Barnes

        • Maddamotha
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Rash cs added

        • That Was Easy!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

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

          1. Esalman
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Before.

          2. HuttonDressedasLahm
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Says 61 on Livescores

        • Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

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

          1. Threat Level Midnight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            cRY ABOUT IT

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Let's see if it sticks 😉

            2. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Oh what a shame. Suck it 😉

          2. MIGHTY JOE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Hope se

        • Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Andy up to 320 in the world as things stand

        • Parsnips
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Varchester united

            1. Milkman Bruno
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Varsnips

            2. HuttonDressedasLahm
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              When Van De Beek coming on?

              1. doher.ty
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  lol

              2. Fudgy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 12 days ago

                HOW DID RAshford get the CS point?!?

                1. Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  VAR on the clock.

              3. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

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

              4. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 12 days ago

                HERE COMES MR ENTERTAINMENT!!

              5. Jon Walter's Hatty
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

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

              6. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Bruno been rubbish, doubt he gets anything

              7. PP6
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Bruno confidence low-key down wanted that Peno for him

                1. Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  McCarthy owner?

              8. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

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

                Rashford CS could still be added.

                1. ALI_G
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  added time doesn't count

                  1. ALI_G
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    great to chat

                    Like the Oxford Union

              9. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Someone in fpl towers own rashford

                He was off before 60

                1. Sco
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

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

                2. HuttonDressedasLahm
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Same person is doing VAR it seems

              10. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Rash went off at 59.54

                1. doher.ty
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Savage - obviously Oles rival owns Rash in FPL.

                  • Firminoooo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Why did they ad CS? Are they idiots?

                2. Sco
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

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

                  1. doher.ty
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      It is what it is.

                    • ivantys
                        3 months, 12 days ago

                        Hope ppl spam those complaints so they remove it.

                    • Fudgy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 12 days ago

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

                    • Don Kloppeone
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 12 days ago

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

                      1. Steve The Spud
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 12 days ago

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

                        1. doher.ty
                            3 months, 12 days ago

                            This imo

                          • Don Kloppeone
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 12 days ago

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

                      2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                        • 11 Years
                        3 months, 12 days ago

                        Andy manipulating rashford points and shaw coming off at ht

                        Low rank = power

                        1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                          • 6 Years
                          3 months, 12 days ago

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

                      3. F_Ivanovic
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 12 days ago

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

                        1. doher.ty
                            3 months, 12 days ago

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

                        2. Egg noodle
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          3 months, 12 days ago

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

                        3. Jon Walter's Hatty
                          • 7 Years
                          3 months, 12 days ago

                          BT clocks wrong

                          1. Mr. O'Connell
                            • 8 Years
                            3 months, 12 days ago

                            Yeah must be

                        4. how now brown cow
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          3 months, 12 days ago

                          Awb crocked?

                        5. Pad Randa (The OG)
                          • 9 Years
                          3 months, 12 days ago

                          A Saints goal would be lovely for Shaw BAPs.

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

                          AWB has pulled something.

                          United all subs used. Oops Ole!

                          1. Hazz
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 12 days ago

                            Luckily would only be 10v10

                          2. Bushwhacker
                            • 1 Year
                            3 months, 12 days ago

                            Some talent?

                          3. Duke Silver ☑
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            3 months, 12 days ago

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

                          4. Hazz
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 12 days ago

                            Still on at the moment.