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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. Pointless
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    I bet someone triple captained Bednarek?!

    1. Mike2795647
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Would love that, he’s 3rd on my bench tonight thank god. Will take the AWB and Bruno points and run

  2. Milkman Bruno
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I got rid of Bruno on my wildcard last week. Along with Bamford. Got in Zaha though.

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Quids in

    • Parsnips
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Var is messed up and this penalty rule which screwed up Southampton and Arsenal is stupid

      • JBG
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        So happy I took out Martial for -4 to DCL last GW.

      • Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        IT IS NINE

      • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        OMG James

      • tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        9-0 again Southampton

      • MoSalad
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        WTF 9-0

      • Milkman Bruno
          2 months, 7 days ago

          James goal
          Fernandes assist

        • how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Nine. James.

        • Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          NINE

        • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Bruno assist

        • Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Poor SOU, please just stop this game

        • KEVIN DE CLAUS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 7 days ago

          How crazy is Mike Dean? Red card? Haha WOOOOW

          1. DycheDycheBaby
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            He is such a ..

        • Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Brunooooooo

        • threeputt
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          3 mins injury time ? are u having a laugh ?

        • Slitherene
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Fuddy not whining anymore. Better to run away with the Fruno points.

        • Esalman
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Bruno+Martial owner, 1 point at half time, 25 and potential green arrow after 7 weeks at full time.

          1. Keeptrying
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            nice!

            1. Esalman
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Make that 28!

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

          9-0 Ansolutely Beautiful !!!!!

        • brianutd-why always we? 20
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Nine that’s enough

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

            10 for the record would be even better though !!!!!

        • SH1M1
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          NINE

        • STEP rOVERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          9 ggmu

        • how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Hassenhutl has brought saints on a lot in a year. 😉

        • GunsnRoses
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Is -7 the record in FPL?

        • GGMU
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          NINE and Bruno!!

        • Adetro
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          What a game.

        • Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          This is sad

        • Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Bruno haul. Nice

          1. TOLV TUMS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            given his EO of like 103 percent it's actually not terribly helpful

        • g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          9

        • Chrisitis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Bruno max baps