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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
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Uh oh. JWP loves a feee against us

      1. Milkman Bruno
          4 months, 12 days ago

          *free

        • Ibralicious
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Came so close as well

      2. Cruyff Turn
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Bruno wtf... join the party

        1. keefyefc
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 12 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
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

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

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

        JWP range.

        Only chance to bust the CS.

      4. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        May need to Sell Mccarthy.

      5. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Of course I took out Rashford for Salah ...

      6. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        This is the Newcastle we know and love

        1. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Need to get rid of Bruce.

      7. Stoic
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Cavani wth haha

      8. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 12 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
        4 months, 12 days ago

        That was close to being a pen

      10. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Man Utd starting XI EO: 144%

      11. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Remember the SOU vs LEICS game ?

        1. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Painfully

      12. Jimmy Boy
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 12 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
        4 months, 12 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
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Ah the famous double captain chip

      14. The Frenchie
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

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

      15. mad_beer ✅
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 12 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
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 12 days ago

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

        2. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

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

        3. Scots Gooner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Sell him. Let everyone else enjoy his points : )

      16. A Kun & Mateta
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Rashers is streaky. Good away record mind.

      17. Leaf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        How can you all get Shaw & Greenwood mixed up ?

        1. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          😆 they're watching the match on a toaster

        2. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Left hand side so assuming at first sight ...

        3. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Echo chamber

      18. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Bruno nowhere to be seen

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 12 days ago

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

        2. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Just need to be on the pitch for the inevitable penalty

      19. Daniel Jebbison
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 12 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
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 12 days ago

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

          1. Daniel Jebbison
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Son had Brighton and he is captain candidate next week

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Without Kane? No.

      20. Stoic
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        That was struck hard

      21. Daniel Jebbison
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Bruno a clear out candidate

      22. Sco
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

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

        1. fedolefan
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 12 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
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Did AWB to Digne for a hit in GW 21.

        AWB CS and goal+CS, so far.

      24. AzzaroMax99
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

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

        1. Sco
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

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

          1. AzzaroMax99
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            thx

      25. PP6
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Loving this

      26. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Bruno anonymous. Early bath coming

      27. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Bruno shot saves

      28. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Bruno hungry

      29. Daniel Jebbison
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Assist for Rashford?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          GW

          1. Daniel Jebbison
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Thanks

      30. ivantys
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Weak shot by Bruno