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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. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 14 days ago

    In the god damn mud

    1. Lev Yashin
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      Tiger Feet?

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

    Hoping DCL is not the 3rd of my bench players to hurt me tonight

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      I see him grabbing a goal tbf

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

      On mine too. Kane is in my XI, so I'm not sure what I want. DCL hauls then Kane def plays, if DCL blanks then Kane won't be in the squad. Maybe an assist, tops.

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      Nearly captained him ; after Antonio fail I should have!

  3. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 14 days ago

    9 from 1 followed by 5 from 4 including captain. Now time to get destroyed by Bruno too. FPL is fun

  4. Athletico Underachieving
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 14 days ago

    Swapping Watkins for Antonio (C) will be even more of a classic if his hammy’s gone too

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      Guilty.

    2. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      Is Antonio injured?

      1. Athletico Underachieving
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 14 days ago

        Not confirmed, but some rumours. I didn’t see him go off as I was making a cuppa...

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 14 days ago

          Yeah he pulled up.

  5. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 14 days ago

    This is gonna be the first time in my life im captaining a goalkeeper... the GOAT Nick Pope
    *only if zaha is out

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      dont do it 🙂

      1. Shark Team
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 14 days ago

        He can score from 8 to 22 pts so why not?

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 14 days ago

          Could so easily be 4 though. i suppose if it pays off you ll be even more pleased gl 🙂

  6. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 14 days ago

    how many will soucek miss, was it a straight red ?

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

      Yeah but very very likely to be rescinded completely

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 14 days ago

        cheers

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      3 for endangering his opponent.

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

      He’s crap so well anyways

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

      Will be rescinded.

  7. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 14 days ago

    Now that I don’t have Bruno cap, I need him to blank don’t I?!

    1. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      Even Son cappers.wont.mind.that

    2. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      We need him to get negative points, its doubled for cappers so they lose more.

      Big brain thinking.

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

      Yes

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

      Yes

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

    Bruno EO in top 10k?

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

      c150%

    2. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      143 %

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

      144

      Too high

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

      Crikey

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

    Anyone else sell Watkins and Grealish when Villa Covid postponements happened?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      had watkins since gw2

  10. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 14 days ago

    Lookman looking good for the double.

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

      No

  11. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 14 days ago

    So Soucek to Raphinha straight swap or we expecting the red to be overturned?
    Perhaps it’s the right move to make anyway...

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

      Do it!

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      It’ll be overturned

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

    Genuine question...

    Why the F&£LKKKKKK did I play Soucek over DCL?

    Please try to explain this someone??

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      fixture

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 14 days ago

        United’s home form is terrible. Fixture is no excuse.

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      Did the same, and made the change at 10:59.
      My other change was switching Captain from Son to Bruno

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

        That’s why I asked you mate. You are always a Spurs captain. Was surprised with your answer

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

          The Bruno EO persuaded me

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

            And had a rough couple of weeks so trying to limit the potential damage

    3. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      No

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

      Hopefully our DCL benching will only amount to a 2 point difference

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

        I think DCL scores

    5. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      So did I, never considered it the other way.

    6. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      Some people played Soucek over Salah.

  13. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 14 days ago

    lmfao Jon Moss in this game, another red incoming!

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

      Another terrible ref.

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 14 days ago

        Totally shocking!!!!

  14. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 14 days ago

    Think I'll do Gundo -> Sterling and captain him next gw

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      could pay off gl.

  15. dee_top
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 14 days ago

    Better value from Burnley Def:
    A) Mee
    B) Tarkowski
    C) Pieters
    D) Lowton

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      Pieters if Taylor isn't fit.

    2. Alisson WondHaaland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      D. Absurd to expect attacking returns from a Burnley defender, maybe a few bonus points for the centre-halves IF they keep clean sheets but money should be better spent

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      A or D

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 14 days ago

        Likely to go lowton simply cos he is cheapest

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

          Yeah I think sensible. Pieters interesting if Taylor is definitely out. Mee technically has the best PPG, but I don't think you can rely on him scoring goals.

  16. Alisson WondHaaland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 14 days ago

    If Vardy and Kane are both fit, who would you prefer from GW 26 onwards?

    Im thinking Vardy

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      depends on the fixtures really do they both have doubles ?

  17. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 14 days ago

    Bruno (c) fail

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

      Nah. He'll get one attacking return.

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

    Captain fail after captain fail. Seriously considering set-and-forget on Emi Martinez. I mean, that would be better than my last 8 gws.

    1. Alisson WondHaaland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      Ive had one non blank since GW 12. Its absolutely horrendous. Casuals in my ML that forget to change their team every week get better captain picks than me. Its ridiculous

  19. brianutd-why always we? 20
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 14 days ago

    Silence impeccably observed did the reporter but no one is there

  20. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 14 days ago

    Cresswell still showing as 3 bonus, I’m sure I read earlier he dropped to 1.

    If the BPS is now live surely the website will be showing the final?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      He did, but then both Flappy & Anderson got booked.

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

        I saw this after the final whistle, possibly @Sun Jihai

    2. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      Who said he had dropped to one?

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

        TM and Sun Jihai I believe

    3. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      Maybe like the ticker there's issues and they aren't monetising content and freely held opinions as much as envisaged...

      We can alway talk on Twitter if the message board goes behind a pay wall??!

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

      Members area still has him on 25bps with a few deductions (tackled, shot off target etc.). Will have to see - they seem to revise the bps at random times on the FPL website.

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

        Cheers, very annoying for the delay on the main site

  21. Granville
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 14 days ago

    I only just brought Soucek back this gameweek.

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

      You've been Mike Dean'd

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      Curious why. Raphinha is the better buy to me. Good fixture this week and then DGW in 25.

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 14 days ago

        He bought before DGW announcement

      2. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 14 days ago

        Easy to say that now, Camzy...:)

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

          Pretty sure Camzy would have said that before the Fulham match, considering Leeds play Fulham this week and have a DGW in 25.

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

            Leeds play Palace

        2. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          7 months, 14 days ago

          I was saying it before the week started but yeah it makes sense if he made the changes before the DGW announcement.

    3. Bobby
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      Ah I feel better to see Granville doesn't have son either

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

      It was you.

  22. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 14 days ago

    Is anyone else getting the commentary distortion on skysports MUvEVE

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      No that's how Gary Neville always talks.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 14 days ago

        🙂

      2. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 14 days ago

        🙂

    2. Third Eye Vision
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      I can hear it fine. Throw your telly out the window.

      1. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 14 days ago

        Done

  23. Sgt. Schultz
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 14 days ago

    Bamford Capt, anyone?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      A GW early.

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      It was between him and Antonio for me...

      Went for the crooked one.

    3. Londongeezaa
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      Vice. Bottled it and went Bruno

  24. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 14 days ago

    Getting Pope and playing over Martinez and benching Watkins going well .........

  25. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 14 days ago

    Can see my rank plummeting this week. Nothings gone right so far.

    (Martinez bencher. Antonio (c) )

  26. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 14 days ago

    Antonio injured when he went off?

    1. Lord.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      Knackered.

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

        I can’t understand how anyone could have watched that match and missed 10 minutes of him walking around holding and rubbing the back of his leg

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

      Slight left hamstring

    3. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      Don't think so, looked ok and a bit miffed to be brought off. Think precautionary only.

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

        He gestured for a sub 3 minutes before he went off and was holding his leg. It doesn't look good.

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

          3? Felt like 10...

          I think it happened when he tried to scissor kick it to prevent it from going out for a throw, stupid to attempt...

  27. mikey
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 14 days ago

    On a stretcher didnt look good

  28. The 12th Man
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 14 days ago

    Bruno can give it out but he can’t take it.

  29. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 14 days ago

    I missed the incident. Is Soucek getting just 1 or more match ban?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      3 game ban.

      One will be in the FAC.

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      Straight red card for violent conduct = 3 match ban?

    3. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      Ta, guys

    4. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      By the rules should by 3 match ban right? As straight red for supposedly violent conduct, but it was so soft.

  30. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 14 days ago

    Dignessential.

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

      Wish I hadn’t benched.