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

    A night of FPL to be remembered in years to come

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

    29 from two - I'll take that 😎

  3. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Just 9 points for us Rashford owners. Meh.

    1. Lets Talk About 19 Baby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Rashford was robbed 1 point for less than 60 mins, 1 point clean sheet, was on for 1 bonus point. Hes well and truly played his last game in my team.

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

    GGMU!!!!!!

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      GGMU!!!!!

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

      GGMU

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

      Oh my world

  5. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Capped Bruno last week
    Capped Salah this week
    This is why I'm not good at FPL!

  6. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Red arrow with just Bruno from that game?

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

      Definitely

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        🙁

    2. wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I have Bruno+Johnstone and having 15k fall.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Season slowly slipping away for me

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

      Red arrows here with Bruno + Wilson

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Who was so highly owned?

  7. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Andy has Fernandes vice captain

    100% Salah is benched tomorrow

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

      Me too, but no chance mate

    2. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Won't be, but that's the same cap and VC set up I have.

  8. greggles
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Bednarek third sub

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

      The sweating begins now.

    2. Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      At least he’s 3rd! My ML rival has him first sub praying he comes on!

    3. threeputt
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      you should be ok cancelo and stones both to play imo, justin too. I guess TAA could be rested

  9. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Was that last goal a bruno assist?

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

      Yes

    2. Im New Here
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Yep

    3. GunsnRoses
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      FPL meltdown. Sorry bllah blah

    4. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Wan Biss still only on one assist?

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

        Site has crashed. Will update soon.

      2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        I'm talking shite - ignore me

    5. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Stupid real world loyalties. Felt I had to cap Salah over Bruno

      Only hope is Salah fully rested!!

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        This

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

      FPL 500 errors

    7. Sean
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Is -7 a record for points?

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

        I believe so!

      2. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        I can't remember any worse...

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

        Yes. Previous -4

        Will this ever be broken again?

      4. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        IDK what did J. Walters get?

      5. HashAttack
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Not sure how you get any worse - OG, RC and 9 goals conceded ... anyone captain him

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

      FPL servers on fire.

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

      Where's that dude who told me Salah is a better option this week?

      Bruno (C) was the best option against this depleted side

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Come off it ; could you honestly see 10 men against 13 for 88 minutes on the cards?

      2. Tinkermania
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Okay captain hindsight.

    10. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      FPL broken

    11. MoSalad
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      FPL is broken scenes

    12. ZoumasBloomers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Second in my ML has AWB, Bruno (c) and Rashford.

      He’s not second anymore. 🙁

      1. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Wow!

    13. Sir Alex Telles.
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Bruno only is red arrows.

    14. MidTableFantasy
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Please rest Salah please rest Salah

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

      FPL broken

    16. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      This is a disaster result for those of us who only own Fernandes - so annoying

    17. Threat Level Midnight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      BRUNOOOOO

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

      Bruno 3 baps

    19. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Well that was awful.
      - early red
      - half the team injured
      - incompetent ref and VAR

      But despite all that, still a shocking capitulation

    20. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      -8 from 2 players is such a harsh score to get

    21. Pedersen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      This game...

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

      Bruno 3 baps

    23. F_Ivanovic
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Top of my ML decided to BB and has bednarek lol