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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. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Shaw assist?

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Yes

    2. Pad Randa (The OG)
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Hehehehehey, how about that...

    3. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Yes

    4. Zilla
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      yeah

  2. Pad Randa (The OG)
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Looks like I got the wrong wingback with Shaw. GGMU all the same 🙂

    1. Pad Randa (The OG)
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      *looks at assist* Welp...not THAT wrong 😀

    2. Milkman Bruno
        4 months, 21 days ago

        You got the assist!

        1. Pad Randa (The OG)
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          I did, indeed. Thought someone had touched it in the box, looks like no 🙂

    3. Tcheco
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      AWB!!

    4. Chilli Heatwave
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Wan B get in there

    5. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Ffs AWB and Shaw 🙁

    6. STEP rOVERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Doesn’t matter who scores GGMU!

    7. Salarrivederci
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      AWB ! LET'S GO!

      1. Cruyff Turn
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Amazing.

      2. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Shaw and AWB perchance??

        1. Milkman Bruno
            4 months, 21 days ago

            You Nomar, are a genius.

            1. Nomar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 21 days ago

              Sadly, my current OR would suggest not.

              1. lewis1290
                  4 months, 21 days ago

                  my guy fellow qpr fan , class result yesterday

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

          AaaaahWB 😎 get in !!

          1. Pompel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            .. for a brief moment I actually considered playing Holding instead

        3. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Andy (let’s talk fpl) is experiencing the kind of once in a lifetime luck I’ve never seen before - absolutely amazing - how good would it be if he finished top 100 (or even higher) this year

          1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            Not luck

            Skill

            1. TheDragon
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 21 days ago

              Obv some skill but obscene level of luck which you have to have to finish top 100 obviously)

              You can have skill and luck you know

            2. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 21 days ago

              Not skill

              Luck

          2. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 21 days ago

            Ffs Bruno looks miles off the pace

            1. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 21 days ago

              Fail post

          3. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            Brother got skills.

        4. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Disaster for FPL and Saint's

          1. TomSaints
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            =[

          2. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            You never know!

        5. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Andy to win this game

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            He’ll do well but win it? I can’t see that

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 21 days ago

              It's tough but he's got chance with his so much luck recently

              1. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 21 days ago

                For sure, luck has been off the charts!

        6. umerlfc
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Of course my cup opponent has AWB

          1. Dannyb
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            So does mine, 2nd on bench lol

        7. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          The new TAA and Robbo?

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

          wowowow
          AWB
          LOVE you. My only real differential in my ML

        9. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          AWB second on bench 🙁

          1. Hulk Smash
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            Every f*cking week

          2. Pad Randa (The OG)
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            WHY?

            1. Hulk Smash
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 21 days ago

              Started Dias, Stones and Digne!

        10. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Is Andy even lucky anymore? This is witchcraft!

          1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            He’s always been skilful

            Not luck

          2. Treadstone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            He played his wildcard in gameweek 18 when we were all free hitting and hasn't looked back.

        11. NATSTER
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Thanks AWB. Please score or assist more to make up for -1 from my GK.

        12. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Jammy United defence owners in heaven

        13. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Shaw would be great if he played every game.

        14. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Well done Let'sTalkFPL Andy. Watched his stream and very adamant with starting double Utd defence over Holding.

        15. ivantys
            4 months, 21 days ago

            Nice goal by palace

          • Ibralicious
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            So there it is then. The Alex Telles signing will be seen as a historic one for the competition transforming Luke Shaw into prime Roberto Carlos...

            1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 21 days ago

              Innit

          • Mr. O'Connell
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            AWB usually gets a nosebleed if he crosses the halfway line

          • jdp219
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            Well, should have actually done that Chilwell > Shaw move. Alas...

            1. Milkman Bruno
                4 months, 21 days ago

                Yeah I know right. Hindsight. Chillwell second on my bench

              • Lubic87
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                4 months, 21 days ago

                Yep - should have done that Dier to Shaw move instead of holding the transfer

            2. Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 21 days ago

              Andy up to #437 currently thanks to AWB

              1. JONALDINHO
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 21 days ago

                Wait until clean sheets are locked in

            3. Scholes Out Forever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 21 days ago

              Andy is going to win this season

              1. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 21 days ago

                See above

            4. Totalfootball
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 21 days ago

              Andy is having a fairytale season .

            5. PP6
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 21 days ago

              AWB one of my favourite players and in my fpl team what a great start 🙂

            6. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 21 days ago

              Mitchell hold or get rid?