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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. Forgetmeknot
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Any bps for Bednarek?

    1. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      -3

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      -9

  2. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Upto 30k yes - I used to be a millionaire not long ago. GW 18 WC did the trick

    1. mrodgers91
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Salah mega haul tomorrow please? Was between him and bruno for cap

      1. mrodgers91
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Oops reply fail haha sorry

      2. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Have salah cap too

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

    And now to start worrying about Salah benching and 1 point cameo to kill Bruno VC .... ooft.

  4. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    As if by Magic Bruno is top scorer

  5. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Bruno baps as well

    Huge haul

  6. Milkman Bruno
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Why the hell did I wildcard last week when I didn’t need to. I literally am at least 60 points worse off after last gameweek and so far this gameweek already.

    • Zilla
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Well that was great match 😀

    • Alisson WondHaaland
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Any poor soul own Bednarek?

      1. Here's Tom with the We…
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Guy in my mini league. Had him and Shaw from that game!

    • wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Bruno 3 bonus.Jeez

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        At 6-0 we were worried and he ends up on 17 points 😆

    • Threat Level Midnight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      AWB out for Cancelo last week does hurt. But 46 from 3 nonetheless

    • Crouching Tiger
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Not captaining Bruno, red arrow.

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Fudgy has taken down the FPL site...

    • MoSalad
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Penandes stealing AWB baps!!!

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Disgusting 🙁

    • McSauce
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Bruno 3 baps !!

    • Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Can’t thank you enough Mr AWB and DDG.

    • 1zverGGadeM
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Cr@p my Cup oppo has Bruno(c) but at least Bednarek is on for him as Mitchell didnt play

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        That hurts

    • Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Bednarek's BPS is only -5. Salah's does that on a weekly basis 😆

    • Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      FFS most horrifying game ever, and in FPL terms week over

      1. Patio Kev
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Most horrifying game since your last 9-0 ?

    • Salarrivederci
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Sterling can take a day off tomorrow! Would very much like my 17 VC points 🙂

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Me as well, two 17's in my team including my VC.

    • Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Mike Dean now on 3 BPS

    • El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I have to say... unlucky Shaw, Rashford and Cavani owners...

    • SM001
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I wonder if anyone has all 4 red cards in their team?

      1. richarlison2348
          3 months, 9 days ago

          somebody find it

        • Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Doubt it, Jankewitz 0.0% owned

      2. Tim Canterbury
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Bednerek own goal, red card and 9 goals conceded. -7 points...

        1. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Surprised McCarthy is not on minus points as well.

          1. Traction Engine Foot
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            6 saves

      3. HollywoodXI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        I benched AWB

        1. Bruce Lee
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          i benched bednarek

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

          Bro

        3. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          I started him in the last five minutes

      4. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        FFS was so close to captaining Bruno if I knew Pogba would be benched and Southampton would have 2 red cards?!?!

      5. SH1M1
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Bruno Vs Salah for highest season point scorer will be interesting

      6. Parsnips
          3 months, 9 days ago

          9-0 crazy! But I feels flat cause of these stupid var decisions

          1. Parsnips
              3 months, 9 days ago

              It*

            • Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 9 days ago

              To be fair at least the sending off wasn't wrong.

          2. Slitherene
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Fudgy captained the wrong player!

          3. Dexter Bracey
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Bednarek 2nd on my bench... nervous as my defence is Targett, Chillwell and Cancello in my 1st 11....

            1. mwa1t
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Not looking good...

            2. hullcityfan
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              I never considered Bruno for captaincy so not disappointed.

              DDG clean sheet is nice. 23 from 2.