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Pogba returns for Man United as Cavani overcomes ankle issue

Paul Pogba (£7.7m) returns to the Manchester United line-up as they prepare to face Everton in Gameweek 23.

The French international was handed a rest for the midweek win over Southampton but slots in at central midfield today.

He is paired with Scott McTominay (£4.9m), allowing Marcus Rashford (£9.6m) to take up his best position in the attacking midfield: the left-hand side.

Mason Greenwood (£7.0m) starts on the other side of Bruno Fernandes (£11.5m), this week’s most-captained player among the top 10,000 Fantasy Premier League managers.

Edinson Cavani (£7.9m) has overcome the ankle problem he sustained against Southampton to keep Anthony Martial (£8.7m) on the bench and will be searching for his third goal in four starts.

With Eric Bailly (£4.9m) missing out, Victor Lindelöf (£4.8m) starts a third Premier League matches in a row for the first time since Gameweek 15 while Luke Shaw (£4.9m) and Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.5m) occupy the full-back roles either side of Harry Maguire (£5.5m).

Everton line-up in 4-3-3 formation at Old Trafford with James Rodríguez (£7.7m) and Richarlison (£7.8m) either side of Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.6m).

Gylfi Sigurdsson (£6.8m) drops to the bench as Carlo Ancelotti prefers more workman-like options such as Abdoulaye Doucouré (£5.2m), Tom Davies (£5.2m) and André Gomes (£5.3m) in his central midfield trio.

Gameweek 23 Starting Line-ups

Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Shaw, Maguire, Lindelöf, Wan-Bissaka; Pogba, McTominay; Rashford, B Fernandes, Greenwood; Cavani.

Everton XI (4-3-3): Olsen; Digne, Godfrey, Keane, Holgate; Davies, Gomes, Doucouré; Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin, Rodríguez.

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  1. FPL Pillars
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Soucek Red, wow.

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Unbelievable decision

  2. The Senate
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    yay I didn't transfer Soucek in

    1. The Senate
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      disclaimer: I've not seen it. BBC seem sursrised by the decision and it is Mike Dean

  3. moz_1983
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Anyone captain Soucek?

  4. Powers106
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Soucek red card 🙁

  5. Sco
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Sky doing their absolute best to get Soucek red overturned. Sickening.

  6. Orion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    No baps for Areola?

  7. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Soucek red? You’re joking

  8. Amey
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Mike Dean was the most entertaining part of the game. 😎

    1. JBG
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      He always tries to be.

  9. ZAMUNDA
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    So I benched Watkins for Soucek. Lol

  10. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Saw someone earlier who did Salah to Soucek!

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      😀

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      I did Soucek to Son (c)

  11. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Don't worry Soucek owners. His red will get rescinded and you can play him next week

    1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      I captained Soucek!

      1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Who's your VC?

        1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
          • 12 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          My VC was Justin seemed to be on form, so I gave VC to him

        2. KGJ United
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Doesn't matter. 2x0=0.

      2. Groot the Leveller
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Oops

    2. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      They'll go against two refs AND V.A.R.??! I highly doubt it.

  12. mattk lfc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    I thought UFC was on later

  13. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Gonna get rescinded. Completely wrong decision. Don't get the points back tho.

  14. mr messi
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Mike Dean hasn’t a clue

  15. EVILFUK
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Absolute garbage decision by Dean.

  16. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    For all of those including me who don't have soucek when he is scoring points, it's our time...

  17. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    CUP Opponent with Sou(c)ek lol. Brilliant

  18. Sco
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    The argument that he doesn't mean it doesn't hold water. If you accidentally catch someone knee high with your studs you aren't suddenly absolved of the crime ffs.

    Pathetic from Sky.

    1. Here's Tom with the We…
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Mate come on.

      1. Sco
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        True though...

        Oh he elbowed him in the face but he didn't mean it so it's fine. Why is he throwing his arm like that? It's totally reckless ffs.

        1. Here's Tom with the We…
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Throwing his arm? He’s trying to lift it over him. You know why he got sent to the screen? Clenched fist! Joke!

    2. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Agreed 100%

    3. Cheggers
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Going in knee high with studs a player can see in front of them, an elbow behind stood still seems a bit different than that.

      • SM001
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        You're a clown if you think that is a red card. Mitrovic should have been booked for play acting if anything.

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          It was a foul. And no need to get so aggressive Calling others a clown.

          1. SM001
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            "It was a foul" LOL

      • Toalie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        From my reading of the laws of the game, the only red card offence that could apply is violent conduct (as he was not challenging for the ball). From the FIFA rules:

        'Violent conduct:

        Violent conduct is when a player uses or attempts to use excessive force or brutality against an opponent when not challenging for the ball, or against a team-mate, team official, match official, spectator or any other person, regardless of whether contact is made.In addition, a player who, when not challenging for the ball, deliberately strikes an opponent or any other person on the head or face with the hand or arm, is guilty of violent conduct unless the force used was negligible.'

    4. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      I'm not sure if transferring Cresswell to Mee will end up being worth it. DGWs are over hyped

    5. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Lads,

      I am SHOCKED. I honestly am. Mike Dean needs SACKED for that. 100%
      The V.A.R. assistant, too. I have never seen worse.

      1. jammie26
          4 months, 14 days ago

          What does the rule say? Anyone know?

          1. EmreCan Hustle
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            When the opposition forward pleads to the referee not to send someone off, you know that the rule is wrong.

        • Maeki2
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Yes he has to go. I cant stand warching football anymore

      2. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        You've got to be kidding me. Finally take Soucek off the bench, and now a red. I'm surely not the only one, but C'MON!

      3. jammie26
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Was very harsh, however the VAR ref along with Dean thought it was a red.

          1. Big_Andy_GAWA
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            "Harsh"??! It is a total injustice!!!!

        • ZAMUNDA
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Missed the game! Soucek not playing means Watkins points to get in! *self-pity*

          1. Big_Andy_GAWA
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Lol

        • Sco
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Redknapp another that owns Soucek.

        • Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Hopefully a bit of luck on my side with Robertson/Soucek to Shaw/Son (c) -4

        • Paul Psychic Octopus
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Absolutely ridiculous. May well be rescinded, but...

          Soucek > Hames it is then, barring an injury in the next game.

          1. circusmonkey
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            If he misses a game or even 3, he's benchable.

        • EmreCan Hustle
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          How likely is it that the red card gets overturned?

          1. Paul Psychic Octopus
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Probable, imho

            1. EmreCan Hustle
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 14 days ago

              Should probably wait before I remove him then. Cheers.

          2. Gandalf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Not sure how it works, but if it gets overturned then it will make Mike Dean look very stupid

            1. Big_Andy_GAWA
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 14 days ago

              And Lee Mason. Hence why I think it won't be overturned.

          3. Werner Brothers
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Bednarek's was overturned

        • JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Jamie Redknapp started Soucek over Watkins

        • Al Moon Yeah
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          This is going to be a painful gamweek, isn't it? Wow captain fail, burnley cleanie gone, and two ofmy starting strikers hamstring injuries. The only consolation is west ham didn't concede and I don't own soucek.

        • Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Need Maguire haul now