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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. threeputt
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Anybody (C) Bednarek ?

  2. hullcityfan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Some of the most shocking officiating I’ve seen all season here.

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      This

  3. Totalfootball
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Come on bruno 1 more attacking return !

  4. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Bednarek with -6!!!!!!!!!!

    Is this a new record?

    1. Harper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Bertrand got -6 last season in the 0-9

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Oh I thought it was Jonathan Walters who had the record.

        1. Harper
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Everyone thinks that but actually he got -4

    2. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Bruno from nothing to 17 points

  5. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Bruno cappers lucky imo

    1. Threat Level Midnight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      This game is 90% luck so please save it.

  6. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Never a penalty, never a red.

    That’s the point of VAR?

    Obviously doesn’t matter in this game but we’ve been screwed so badly this week

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      VAR and United are a joke

    2. TOPCAT1960
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Bednarak caught Martials ankle with no attempt to play the ball. Slam Dunk im afraid.

  7. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Disaster!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Old Bull
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    If Pep doesn’t play Stones or Cancelo, that Bruno penalty will be wiped out by Bednarek. Please Pep Please!

  9. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    So everyone still selling Bruno then .... no, didn’t think so?

  10. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    13 pointer for Bruno, gotta take that as (C)

    1. fedolefan
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Probably 10 points more than Salah.

  11. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 8 days ago

    AWB assist again

  12. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    OMG martial.

  13. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Eight!

  14. Bushwhacker
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 8 days ago

    ANDY'S ON!

  15. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Armstrong YC

  16. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    One of my rivals with Bednarek, wow -6!! That’s the most minus I’ve ever seen!

  17. Muchentuchel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Martial is such a rat.
    Couldn't even admit his diving at 6:0. Rat.

  18. MoSalad
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    AWB you hero!

  19. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Bednarek -7 hahaha

    1. MoSalad
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Wow!!!!

    2. Al Moon Yeah
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Mini league leader played him

  20. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    That's a shocking decision. Pulled out of tackle and still sent off. A joke.

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

    BEDNEREK - 7?!?!

  22. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Southampton want to get done by 9 again?

  23. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    It was a RC. That is the rules.

    1. DycheDycheBaby
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      It was a dive.

  24. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    If anyone plays fan team, am I correct in saying you lose points for being on the losing side and conceding pens in addition to conceding goals?

  25. SH1M1
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Andy is winning FPL

    1. Please Answer Me
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Who is Andy and why?

  26. Pad Randa (The OG)
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Welp, AWB ain't relinquishing those BAPs...

  27. Patio Kev
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Is Bedernak on -6 points a record negative individual points score ?

    1. Harper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      -7 is now

  28. GGMU
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    United aren't even celebrating the goals

  29. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Lucky Andy assist.

  30. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Bruno stealing one of Shaws bonus points.