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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. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    This game will end 0-1 to Everton.

    Digne cross for a DCL header.

    I know because I benched Martinez, DCL, Digne and Stones.

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

      Benched DCL for Soucek.

    2. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      I’ll take that even though their on my bench.

  2. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Richarlison show about to start
    On my bench with Coufal and Konsa

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

      And mine...!

  3. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Antonio crap again today then?

    Who’d have thought benching Watkins(ARS) for him v Fulham was the dumb decision

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      So was he benched for Antonio or Soucek then? Make up your mind lad and get over it

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Wham was terrible bar about 10 min in each half

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

    Bruno, Son, Gundogan, Maguire Cancelo + 1

    Vs

    Abraham, DCL, Sterling, Rudiger, Dallas

    Who wins?

    YOU DECIDE!

  5. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Guaranteed Digne will haul this game as I benched him for Mee. Ffs

    1. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      I benched him for Martial. Nervous 90 mins now

      1. Chrisitis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Martial doesnt start

        1. The Ilfordian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Yes, and if Digne hauls I hope stays there (or repeats last weeks 13 points that ended up on my bench)

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Same

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      I swapped him in at 11:30 this morning, Digne that is. Just couldn't bench a player like him for Stones this week.

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

        He won’t be in your team for this gw then.

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          I'm not in the UK 😉

  6. Alisson WondHaaland
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    DCL hattie and Bruno blank please

    Prediction: 3-1 Everton

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

      Hopefully

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

      1-0 Cavani

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

      2-0

      Maguire brace

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

    Not buying Creswell in GW19 feels worse every gameweek.

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

      I bought him GW19

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Yeah one of th few Times people are punished for going the cheaper route i.e. Coufal

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

      Bought him around then, too.

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

    Antonio injured?

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

      Seems to be

    2. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Classic

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

      Hammy

    4. Balls of Steel
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Ouch!

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

      Salt in the wound.

  9. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Saw this on Facebook now...

    Craziest stat of the day:

    With Robert Lewandowski missing a penalty for Bayern Munich last night, Mark Noble now has the highest penalty conversion rate in Europe's Top 5 leagues for the last 11 years.

  10. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Grealish + mee + soucek. 3 from 3.

    My boys in trouble with the ref today.

    1. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Yep, not nice

  11. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Trashford basically the only chance of this still being an ok game week seeing as all the rest of my players are owned by Everyone

  12. Naby K8a
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    If you want to know why arguably West Ham’s most influential player has just been sent off for absolutely nothing, their next game game is against Man United.

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      This

    2. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 14 days ago

      It's disgraceful really

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

      Lol Liverpool fan surely

    4. GinjaWhinja
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      This.

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

      😎

    6. Neevesy
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      What are you trying to say?

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

        FA cup

    7. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Put the lambrini down

  13. jimmy.floyd
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    DDG Cresswell Wilson to Pope Lowton DCL(-4)? Have AWB and Coufal

  14. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Fernandes and Son mega hauls confirmed sadly

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Fernandes No

      Son YES

  15. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Genuinely might sell Soucek. Sick of the benching headaches with him giving me 8 viable attackers. That or Watkins/Antonio out. Anyone else?

    1. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Benching next week then he goes for Raphinia.

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      I’m getting rid! Hate him so much

    3. Bagheri Arce
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Nice to have point on the bench that some sh*t 4.4m fodder. Just suck it up.

      Budget surely not as issue just now anyway with so many viable cheap players?

      1. Bagheri Arce
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        But he is probably going for Raphinha in two weeks

        My point is, why not have 8 good attackers?

  16. PP6
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    It was really fun Soucek.. played you for every one of your hauls and probably only blanked 3 times since I got him so I don’t mind that he got sent off esp with his fixture midweek 😉

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

    Who broke soucek?

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

      I know one of you guys captained him and broke him !

    2. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      I brought him in this week, so probably me?

  18. suddenorgan
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    I like Soucek even more now

  19. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Mike Dean, Lee Mason, Jonathan Moss, and David Coote. Four worst refs in the PL, but keep getting games. Which is why an independent body is needed to oversee the refs. No retribution for poor performance.

  20. BobB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Soucek appeal will surely succeed

    1. GinjaWhinja
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      It’ll be reduced to 1 match, so he still misses Utd in the cup

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Can’t serve PL suspensions in cup anymore

        1. Skonto Rigga
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          You can with red cards.

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

            Awesome.
            Agent Dean working on the mission 😎

          2. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Thx didn’t realize

            Terrible rule change in that case...

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

      Probably, shame you don't get the FPL points back.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        What if it was rescinded before the gameweek finishes though?

  21. Bagheri Arce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    I agree that Soucek elbow was accidental and defo not a red for me......but, what is he doing anyway. Why does he need to raise his arm so high to manoeuvre himself. It is just odd, not dirry

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 14 days ago

      To get on the other side (back post) of his man

      1. Bagheri Arce
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        I get that if you are being pinned down but don't think he needed too though.

  22. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Watkins and Salah > Antonio (C) and Raphina.

    De Gea over Martinez.
    Soucek RC
    Don't own Son.
    DCL benched, but never wanted to play him.

    So far, so bad

  23. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Come on Bruno, mega haul to make up for the Soucek drama

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      That's coming from Kane tomorrow

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Even better 🙂

  24. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Mike Dean's last two Premier League games:

    39 fouls awarded
    8 yellow cards shown
    3 red cards shown
    1 penalty awarded

    In sensational form.

    Mike Dean (C) next GW anyone?

  25. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Unintentional or not, very dangerous from Soucek with his elbow that high and straight into Mitro's face. If he takes out the latters' eye or nose I doubt anyone is complaining.

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Should give a RC for every accidental collision then.

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Simplifying it to an "accidental collision" is extremely stupid.

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

      Exactly.
      Do people need to take blood out in order to male others feel it was dangerous ?
      It was accidental but foul. Simple as that

      1. Mweene
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        You think an accidental collision off the ball warrants a red card?

        Jesus wept.

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

          It was a foul. RC was harsh.

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

          If that's what you've taken from the post then there's no helping you, not every accidental collision is a red. An elbow to the face however, is

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            But it wasn't red.

            And neither was the Bednarek one you were claiming was too.

      2. GinjaWhinja
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        I wonder if you think Bruno would have got a red card for something dangerous?

        Oh wait he stood on someone’s calf last week and didn’t even get booked. Way more dangerous!

      3. Bagheri Arce
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        This.

        Foul and a yellow card

    3. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Do not agree

    4. GinjaWhinja
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      It was about as dangerous as those words you just typed

  26. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Soucek+Robbo >> Salah+Digne (-4)...

    Job DONE

  27. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Fellow Antonio Captainers and Soucek starters arise!

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

      Me unfortunately.
      Never get any points with Soucek and always miss Antonio hauls

      1. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        It is what it is. Have to remind ourselves it's just a game.

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Started both but captained Bruno

  28. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Who to sell to be rid of bench headaches?
    A) Soucek
    B) Antonio
    C) Watkins

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Wait on Antonio injury news and Soucek appeal news

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

      Ben Godfrey and Michael Keane audition for Englands CB partnership for the euros

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

        Whoops

  29. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Seems to me that the lows playing this game far outweigh the highs.

    Maybe it's time for a new hobby because this is no fun at all.

  30. acidicleo
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Coufal to Mee fail..
    Antonio transferred in and DCL benched..
    Wont be surprised to see DCL haul..