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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. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 13 days ago

    Bruno given the assist for Evertons 1st goal.

  2. Ibralicious
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 13 days ago

    No rule in the book justifies that as an assist. Surely should be chalked off unless FPL towers owns him in bunches...

    1. SH1M1
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      They gave Fernandes that assist vs Fulham so they will do the same here

      1. AMBELLINA PRISE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 13 days ago

        Well Bruno gets different treatment to be honest

      2. BobbyDoesNotLook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        "That was a shot" was the reason I was given for that Bruno assist. This was def not on target so different case.

        1. BobbyDoesNotLook
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 13 days ago

          "*shot going on target". Dcl should not be give according to rules, Bruno yes according to rules but that rule should be changed imo.

  3. Monya Meow Meow
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 13 days ago

    And the bench points keep piling up...

    1. AMBELLINA PRISE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 13 days ago

      I literally got more points on my bench than from.my actual team

  4. FFSbet.com
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 13 days ago

    Bruno nervous,red card incoming

  5. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 13 days ago

    Who is Bruno sleeping with to get so many Baps?

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      The question is who is DCL sleeping with to get that assist

    2. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      His wife.

  6. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 13 days ago

    Marcial to come on, dive to get a pen, Bruno scores pen to win the match.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      After full time.

  7. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 13 days ago

    no point complaining about points on the bench anymore (talking to myself), just have to accept it is now a big part of the game more than ever with so much available. still frustrating though...

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 13 days ago

      Don’t worry about it mate

  8. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 13 days ago

    The way this is going I could have more points on my bench than in my starting XI 😆

  9. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 13 days ago

    Imagine benching Martinez for De Gea

    1. The Tinkerman
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      I benched him for McCarthy 🙁

  10. Chandler Bing
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 13 days ago

    Go on DCL lad, score a goal

    1. Mile Plankton
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      This!

  11. Lindelol
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 13 days ago

    DCL got the assist or not??

    1. hullcityfan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      Yes

      1. Lindelol
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        great

  12. Mr. Chimes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 13 days ago

    Can’t believe Az sold Doucoure

  13. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 13 days ago

    JRod an option?

    1. Kellz86
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      For the double yea but I’m not so keen

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      Straight in and back out one.

  14. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 13 days ago

    Feels like 10 weeks of consistent gains getting obliterated by 1 terrible gameweek

    1. Rligudfootiemanager
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 13 days ago

      I feel the same this week!

    2. AMBELLINA PRISE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 13 days ago

      Same here mate. Don't let it get you down, keep pushing

    3. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      Snap

    4. Mile Plankton
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      Everyone is having a bad GW.
      Hopefuly. 🙂

  15. Kellz86
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 13 days ago

    Rashford woof

  16. Bonus magnet
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 13 days ago

    Can we have our Chilwell assist from weeks ago please since DCL gets one here

  17. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 13 days ago

    DCL got the assist for one of two reasons;

    If they deemed it a shot, rebound assist.

    If a cross, then Doucoure was the only possible target. Yes DDG altered the balls destination but it found its target - similar to Bruno’s to Cavani vs Fulham.

  18. Pep Roulette
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 13 days ago

    Areola DCL Targett on bench
    .
    .
    .
    .
    Antonio(C) 😀

    1. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      Same but with Martinez.

      I'm not even mad.

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      Grav pic is fitting...

    3. Athletico Underachieving
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 13 days ago

      Snap on all of those. Plus, brought Antonio in for Watkins

    4. dshv
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      I failed with antonio toi

  19. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 13 days ago

    This game week is putrid

  20. Egg noodle
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 13 days ago

    Captain Bruno healing my wounds

  21. GROBARI
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 13 days ago

    Wow,i just saw Soucek red card. Nothing new from a clown named Mike Dean. Every single week he is garbage at making decisions.

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 13 days ago

      Shocking ref a long with pork ball John moss

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      Yep. Him, Mason, Coote, and Moss are terrible.

  22. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 13 days ago

    Might sound silly but would you start Areola (dgw) over Martinez this week?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      Yes but expect to be punished.

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        I know!!

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 13 days ago

      Yea, could see a CS against Burnley

    3. PascalCygan
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      Seems sensible with Burnley one of his fixtures

    4. MMN
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      I am. I would guess that statistically his expected score is higher with two games.

  23. PascalCygan
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 13 days ago

    J-Rod a decent option for the double next GW.

    Think I’ll do Soucek to J-Rod for free, roll a FT then do DCL + J-Rod to Bamford and Raphinha for DGW25.

    Something may well go wrong before then but sound like sensible potential moves?

    2FT 4.5ITB

    Martinez
    Cancelo Stones Mee Coufal
    Salah Bruno Gundogan
    DCL Antonio Watkins

    McCarthy Son Justin Soucek*

    Thanks!

    1. Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      There's better options the JR

      1. PascalCygan
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        Thanks, who are you thinking?

    2. MoSalad
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      Not convinced he starts both tbh

      1. PascalCygan
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        OK, cheers, may reconsider. Thanks

    3. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      If red card overturned surely play vs SHU
      Fixture turn gw25 Soucek to Raphinha

  24. MoSalad
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 13 days ago

    Not sure about Eve J Rod for DGW

  25. dogtanion
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 13 days ago

    How is the ref not booking Greenwood there

  26. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 13 days ago

    Any chance of DCL scoring?

  27. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 13 days ago

    Olsen does a pickford

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      He fell over....

      Feet gone

  28. KGFC
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 13 days ago

    McTom G
    Shaw A

  29. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 13 days ago

    Olsen worse than Pickford.

  30. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 13 days ago

    3. 2

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      McTominay