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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. Milkman Bruno
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Uh oh. JWP loves a feee against us

    1. Milkman Bruno
      7 months, 18 days ago

      *free

    2. Ibralicious
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Came so close as well

  2. Cruyff Turn
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Bruno wtf... join the party

    1. keefyefc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      I hate to say it but if United score a couple more without reply he could be subbed before 60 mins

      1. Cruyff Turn
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 18 days ago

        Ah well... it won't hurt much considering his ownership

  3. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    JWP range.

    Only chance to bust the CS.

  4. Nomar
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    May need to Sell Mccarthy.

  5. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Of course I took out Rashford for Salah ...

  6. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    This is the Newcastle we know and love

    1. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Need to get rid of Bruce.

  7. Stoic
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Cavani wth haha

  8. Ibralicious
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Only casuals shipped out Rashford. Was due a haul, will finally be rewarded for all his hard work 😀

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

    That was close to being a pen

  10. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Man Utd starting XI EO: 144%

  11. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Remember the SOU vs LEICS game ?

    1. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Painfully

  12. Jimmy Boy
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Can't make it up this season. One assist and five blanks for Rashford in the time I owned him and this happens as soon as I get rid. Straight out the FPL textbook

  13. bench boost for every gamew…
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Cap Bruno and zaha, 2 goals each team No points. Just sums up my season. Bruno gets talen off 55 minute.

    1. Zilla
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Ah the famous double captain chip

  14. The Frenchie
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    2 goals Bruno not involved, frustrating as a captain Bruno owner

  15. mad_beer ✅
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    The minute I sell Bruno he will go on a tear. If I keep him, he will stink it up. My FPL.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      No tearing tonight. Once again missing . . even against 10 men.

    2. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Story of many of our season, that. Me included.

    3. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Sell him. Let everyone else enjoy his points : )

  16. Ben White saved my life
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Rashers is streaky. Good away record mind.

  17. Leaf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    How can you all get Shaw & Greenwood mixed up ?

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

      😆 they're watching the match on a toaster

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Left hand side so assuming at first sight ...

    3. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Echo chamber

  18. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Bruno nowhere to be seen

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Doesn't need to show up, Ole slaughtered another goat this morning.

    2. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Just need to be on the pitch for the inevitable penalty

  19. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    As soon as I sell Rashford he scores. 5 weeks of blanks for me ofcourse. So frustrating. I sold him for Son btw

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      With no Kane that's brave . . . but Rashford against 11 men isn't doing anything.

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        7 months, 18 days ago

        Son had Brighton and he is captain candidate next week

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 18 days ago

          Without Kane? No.

  20. Stoic
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    That was struck hard

  21. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Bruno a clear out candidate

  22. Begbie.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    What does Che Adams actually do other than make up the numbers?

    1. fedolefan
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      He actually does a lot as far as assisting and winning the ball is concerned but is hopeless at finishing. There were a few smart FPL managers who were rating him when he was trickling in some FPL points but everyone's gone quiet now.

  23. EmreCan Hustle
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Did AWB to Digne for a hit in GW 21.

    AWB CS and goal+CS, so far.

  24. AzzaroMax99
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    I need to change my GK :/
    Martinez or Pope...can't decide

    1. Begbie.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Martinez. Good fixtures and two DGW's still to come.

      1. AzzaroMax99
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 18 days ago

        thx

  25. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Loving this

  26. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Bruno anonymous. Early bath coming

  27. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Bruno shot saves

  28. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Bruno hungry

  29. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Assist for Rashford?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      GW

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        7 months, 18 days ago

        Thanks

  30. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Weak shot by Bruno