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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. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Soucek you legend!!!! Thanks mate

  2. JBG
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    I just watched Fenerbahce - Galatasaray before switching over to Ful-WH. In that match a Fenerbahce player actually, intentionally elbowed, proper hard elbow, a Galatasaray player in the back of his neck and he only got a YC. And then I see this with Soucek, hilarious.

  3. MariaBernadette
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    HOW MANY VIEWS OF AN INCIDENT DO VAR AND THEN THE REFEREE NEED?

    If they cannot decide on the first view, after the on pitch decision, then they should not be in control of the game after all, that's all the referee in a non Var game gets.

    Dean is a joke and should be dismissed immediately.

    Decision will be Red Card rescinded on appeal - else that panel need sacking too!!!

    1. Mweene
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      100%

      the incorrect decision was made because Dean was wrongly told to go and view it again in the first place.

      Then he watched the contact zoomed in, in slow-mo 20 times and completely out of context where it looks much, much worse than it actually was.

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        And who was the VAR? Lee Mason. The same ref that Wolves and Southampton don't want refereeing their games.

        https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/55922560
        https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/55566020

  4. Babit1967
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Cmon Bruno(C) Rash and Cavani

  5. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    9pt swing benching Watkins for Soucek (had to, was him or Antonio or Bamford)

    Wtf man

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

      If you don’t have points on the bench is it even an FPL GW?...

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      F--- this stupid game.

      I quit

      1. Granville
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        See you next gameweek

      2. FPL Pillars
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Can’t quit, it’s a fix

    3. Craicer
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      I made the exact same decision right before the game updated.

    4. Kebab pig
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Stop posting the same thing 10 times

    5. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Worth dropping any of Antonio, Watkins or Bamford for DCL? All have juicy fixtures next week

      1. Sterling Malory
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        I have DCL over Watkins, but not sure if id transfer him put in your position.

        Rodriguez could be a good alternative if you can fit him in?

        1. Ha.
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Don’t really want to drop any, but worried about not having DCL

          1. Sterling Malory
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Fair enough, just go for it then!

            Fortune favours the brave... Occasionally.

      2. Nanoelektronicar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Antonio possibly injured.

        1. Ha.
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Oh?

          1. Nanoelektronicar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Yep. Begging of the 71. minute, he asked to be subbed.

    6. Sterling Malory
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      First time for what feels like forever that not owning Grealish or Soucek isn't too painful.

      1. Salarrivederci
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Love it!

    7. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Coufal to Mee bc of 2FT a fail as well, awesome

    8. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Did Chilwell to Mee, so Chilwell to start and get a CS, assist and brace. Yep, all of it. Because that's how this weekend is going so far.

      1. Sean
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Still 3 great clean sheet opportunities for Mee in the next 2 GWS relax

    9. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Man united win with Bruno blank would be lovely

    10. Legohair
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Whats best chip stradegy if i have WC,BB and TC left?

      1. Here's Tom with the We…
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Play them all before gw38

        1. FPL Pillars
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Good advice mate

      2. alsybach
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Make up your own mind, it’s part of the fun.

    11. Sean
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Antonio to Watkins looks straight forward enough if he’s out so, other option is going bench fodder which could work too

    12. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Everybody seems in a good mood this evening

      1. Rains of Castamere
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Wise guy eh?

      2. Joey Tribbiani
          4 months, 8 days ago

          can just laugh at this point

        • Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Lmao

      3. Rains of Castamere
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Soucek been hurting me recently. So I play him and he hurts me again.

        I hope his potato salad has a hair in it.

      4. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        People looking to bring in Digne? o/

        1. Sco
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Sold him after Newcastle last week. Not paying upwards of 6m for a defender with one clean sheet all season.

      5. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        It all makes sense now, Mike Dean has benched Soucek most of the season in his fpl team

        1. Sco
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Why do you always play Steer over Martinez?

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Makes me feel better when I check my points

        2. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Mike Dean is rubbish, absolute rubbish!

        3. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          He’s a joke of a ref mate. Should be banned once the Soucek decision is over turned. 100% will be

      6. jimmy.floyd
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

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

        1. Mighty Wings
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Why on earth would you sell Cresswell?

        2. Bury94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Don't sell Creswell!

      7. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Anyone got a link to Mike Dean's FPL team? Bet his cup opponent has Soucek.

      8. Reeker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

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

      9. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Did Antonio come off injured??

        Thanks

        1. Sco
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          No.

        2. DIMITRIS
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          No, he was just fatigued.

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

            Watch the match?

            1. Flynny
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Was watching a different match

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

                Not you, his answer was wrong; he was feeling the hammy and walking the last 5 min, didn’t even run when a through ball came his way

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

          Yes, slight left hamstring

        4. Nanoelektronicar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          He asked himself to be subbed. I make he's got a niggle at least.

        5. DAZZ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          We’ll just have to wait and see. Hopefully no show v United, nice rest for Sheffield United

      10. DIMITRIS
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        I need at least goal and assist from Rashford. Come on!

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Thisss

      11. jammie26
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Didnt watch the west ham game, did antonio go off injured?

          1. jammie26
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Oops just seen the answers above.

          2. Sterling Malory
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Shaw to outscore Digne, incoming.

          3. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Anyone go with Mike Dean captain? Had a blinder even for his standers

          4. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Unsure who to captain next week. 6DGW at the moment but all but one (Gundo) are defenders (Areola Stones Cancelo Digne Mee)

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              i m probably going bruno

              1. Here's Tom with the We…
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 8 days ago

                Going Gundo.

            2. Alisson WondHaaland
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              One of the City lot probably

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

            Coufal and lacazette > Antonio and mee?

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Antonio injured

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

                Really? Just looked like he was tired

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

                  Left hamstring tweaked trying to keep a ball in play

          6. Alisson WondHaaland
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            So if Wilson and Antonio are out, is:
            Watkins, Bamford, DCL the new template?
            Perhaps the DCL spot could go to Vardy or Kane but will require a few transfers considering how spread out cash is in most teams

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Kane back

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

            Can I get a virtual ironic high five from my fellow Antonio cappers who chose him as a differential over Bruno and Son!

            🙁

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Hey ho yay!

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

              I'm a Bruno ©
              I know you'll wish me luck bro 😉

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

                This is the last week I try to be clever.

                Well done for making a sensible choice!

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

                  Ha
                  Watch him blank now

                2. Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 8 days ago

                  Antonio’s form and fixture was actually better ... but nine man Everton will kill us!

            3. jdp219
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Very reluctantly

          8. GE
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Finally I played Soucek, oh wait...

            1. FPL Pillars
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              That’s what you get when you play Soucek

            2. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Only a 0 isn’t bad really. And it’ll be rescinded so no ban.

          9. Pompel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Ben Crellin reporting Kane ready for WBA tomorrow. With no Son, I need a big couch! Hopefully not too many captained him

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              How would he know? He just does the spreadsheets and fixtures doesn’t he?