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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. Crouching Tiger
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    ML opponent has 45 from 3 (Fernandes (c) baps included, DDG, Wilson) and has AWB with 17 points on bench, to come if either Cancelo or Stones is benched. Woaah.

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

    At 6-0 Bruno had just 1 assist

    Thankfully for 1 G and 1 A after

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

      It was the same for Vardy in the 9-0 last season. nothing at half-time then all of a sudden 20 points.

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

    How come AWB only has one assist?

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

      Right???

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

      think the second one was deflected too much

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

    Fred owner here - happy with the CS point

  5. Finding Timo
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Is it time to sell mcarthy ?!

      1. moz_1983
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Had him all season, yep.

        1. Finding Timo
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Pope ?

      2. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        17 from 1 no hits and a 25% rank fall

        Oh FPL.....

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Almost identical!

          Just Bruno, not cap, and a 24% rank drop from 75k > 93k

          🙁

          Who did you cap? Salah like me?

          1. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Yep but stupidly vice captained Cancelo

            1. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Could still work wonders .... but I can’t see Salah being rested unfort

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

          17 points from a player and a rank fall is the definition of why owning a player like Bruno is not very fun

      3. Pards Against Humanity
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        I wonder how many points Jonathan Walters got with his two OGs and missed pen?

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

          He got -4

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

          Wasn't it something like -10?

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

          -4.

          2 appearance points 2
          Missed Penalty (-2) x2
          4 goals conceded (-1) x2

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

            Walters wasn't a defender, was he?

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

        So, did anyone have Bednarek?
        Rival had Saiss who didn't play, with Bednarek first sub - whoops!

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

          Rival has got him, and capped Bruno haha

      5. Sir Alex Telles.
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Bruno owner and I feel shortchanged.

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

        Not a Soton fan but Mike Dean is a joke

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

          Biggest joke of a ref the PL has ever seen.

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

          He should literally be asked to retire.

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

            forced*

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

        Salah (c) last GW
        Bruno (c) this GW

        have to brag as this doesn't happen often

        What did I change?

        I didn't even look at this forum or the captains poll

        Just guessed lol

        1. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          I had that but the other way around!

        2. Camino Aleatorio
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          good job

          get yourself a treat.

          Drink a Cold sprite with a splash of Gray Goose Vodka

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

        Only one Bruno capper in my ML, rest (including me) went Salah. Problem is, I don't have Bruno at all. The Zaha gamble has clearly worked wonders.

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

          That’s harsh luck man

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

            High risk, zero rewards. Ah well. Looks like two straight red weeks after a green streak for me. Although who knows. 10 from 3 isn't awful and Salah (c) still to come.

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

              Indeed, gotta go for these things haven’t ya. It’s not terrible, and Salah could go crazy ya never know, captain for me also

      9. Werner Brothers
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Any chance bamford not playing tomorrow? Bruno VC

      10. ZoumasBloomers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        17 from 1 and fallen 50%, what a night!

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

          Haha similar here, madness

        2. Slitherene
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          60% up tonight, but it's a long GW

      11. Londongeezaa
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Cup rival has Bruno captain.

        That’s my run ended, oh well.

      12. nerd_is_the_werd
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Best 4.9 defender?
        Obviously have to ship bednarek after the result and suspension.

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

          Shaw?

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

          Dawson

        3. nerd_is_the_werd
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Both great picks, Shaw is pretty much nailed and Dawson can score goals.

        4. nerd_is_the_werd
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Might just go with Shaw as I already have Coufal and Fabianski.
          No need to triple up

      13. wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Anyone with a green arrow?

        1. Slitherene
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Gets me into the top 100k, for the time being.

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

            Cap Bruno?

            1. Slitherene
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Also had Rashford, Maguire & Wilson

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

                Oh wow! Kudos!

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

        Very happy that Rashford and Shaw's bps gone

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

          Feels like a win in itself doesn’t it

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

        Salah (c) is going to blank tomorrow, isn't he...

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

          I reckon he starts and nabs a goal and assist

        2. Crouching Tiger
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Of course, as I captained him as well.

        3. Slitherene
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          The pressure is on him

        4. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Hopefully a no show...

        5. Camino Aleatorio
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Yes

          You should announce your team 1 hour before cutoff.

          Then folks can use you as a warning

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

            My team has been an example of what not to do these past two GWs...

      16. Bun Rab L3D2
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Seriously impressed that McCarthy managed to get out of that with a 0.

      17. Robman
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Can anyone please remind me of the website that you can use that has a "what-if" function and also tells you how many points you are from each of the main ranking groups?

        1. The Road to Turfdom
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          livefpl

        2. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Livefpl.net

      18. Gun gun
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Was thinking shaw or awb, end up i go shaw):
        45 mins sub off without the clean sheet pts damn it

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

        Salah (C) Bruno (VC) owner may pray Salah to be fully rested tomorrow!

      20. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Good games tonight?

        Someone even said the Man United score was 9.0 with everyone getting in on the act eventually!!

        LOL

        !

      21. MGD
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        When will they add AWB second assist?

      22. REDMOND IN SANDALS
          2 months, 8 days ago

          martial starts scoring after i bin him after Sheffield imagine my shock

          1. Tcheco
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            The decision to own him in the first place is worse tbh

            1. REDMOND IN SANDALS
                2 months, 8 days ago

                it was also stupid to own Wilson and Bamford last week but got me 28 points. it's easy to say these things in hindsight

          2. Camino Aleatorio
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Did Hassenhuttle cry after the game?

          3. Tcheco
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Did AWB have 2 assists?

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

              1 A 1 G

          4. The Ilfordian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Feel stupid putting Martial second on my bench now. He’s done nothing for weeks. Any chance two of Dias, Cancelo or Gundo get rotated? I’m reaching out for any possibilities!!!

            1. Milkman Bruno
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Dias and Gundi could

                1. The Ilfordian
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  Thanks for giving me hope!

              • Salarrivederci
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Don't think Cancelo will get 0 minutes, but Gundo and/or Dias possible

                1. The Ilfordian
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  Thanks

            2. Milkman Bruno
                2 months, 8 days ago

                1 from 1 here. Uh oh