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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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1,658 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Eddie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Gameweek not looking so hot right now. Brought in Pope and played him over Martinez. Captained Antonio and played Soucek benching DCL.

    Can't beat to watch this game.

    1. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Was literally about to type this!!

      Sickening stuff. Was bring too clever picking Antonio over Bruno for cap

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 23 days ago

        I thought I was picking him over Son myself, shocked that Bruno EO was so high...

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 23 days ago

          Yeh I picked him over Son too.

          Already dumped outside top 100k before this match. Not going to be pretty!!

      2. Eddie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 23 days ago

        Yep yep, I had intended to Cap Son but lack of Kane and recent stats warned me off him and steered me towards Antonio. Fulham really dug in though and he didnt get anywhere near as much space or service as he has in recent match.

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 23 days ago

          And now prob injured! Glorious!

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 23 days ago

            Didn’t look too bad.. I needed a slot and was planning on selling but I think you could hold for a gw if you wanted

        2. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 23 days ago

          I thought their MF was far worse that normal; Fulham had the run of the park until Noble came on and that only worked for a few minutes

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      You'll feel better after the Bruno blank

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      The Az special. Poor man can't catch a break this season.

      I did 2 of the 3 so I ain't much better haha

  2. Begbie.
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Who takes the pens when Sigurdsson isn't playing? Not that they'll get one at OT anyway of course 😆

    1. Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Rich

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Richarlison took one earlier in the season

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Rich the last time.

  3. Egg noodle
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    My imaginary friend told me that Rashford will be subbed at half time.

  4. tbos83
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Game is looking very tight so far

    1. Eddie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      May it remain that way for the 90

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Often the case with two mid table teams.

      1. Dannyb
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 23 days ago

        Pfft, mid table my backside.

  5. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Come on Lucas Digne! Biggest differential I have this week. A 15 pointer would be much cherished!

    1. Rligudfootiemanager
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Amen

  6. CABAYE4
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Now we’ve taken the pain I hope Soucek’s ban is upheld so that I can sell him for Gündogan without fear!

    1. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      *Raphina

    2. popey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      agreed

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Dangerous precedent to set if it’s overturned.

  7. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Where are the good young referees? I’m talking ~30 who have a number of seasons as linemen (women) and working their way up through the leagues.

    I get experience matters, but with the tech backing you up. Surely the league can train better than this.

  8. Here's Tom with the We…
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    DCL looking lively.

    Quite pleased he’ll be coming on for Soucek.

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      That’s not how subs work

      1. Here's Tom with the We…
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 23 days ago

        Yeah course not. Pull the other one

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Same

  9. Finding Timo
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Hi rage transfer Advice please ; Bowen to a) Rodriguez b) siggy c) Lookman/carv d) McNeil e) another or F) keep?

    1. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Raphina

      1. Finding Timo
        8 months, 23 days ago

        I like that but isn’t it worth waiting until DGW25 to get him?

    2. popey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      West Ham fitures after SHU and Lingard adds more competition for a spot that Boweb wasn't nailed for to start with so an easy ship.

      Depends on how you are set up for the doubles but Raphinha or Gundo (if not on 3 city) look good picks

      1. Finding Timo
        8 months, 23 days ago

        Cheers I have gundo already snd was thinking going to wait until DGW25 to get Raphinha so I guess I could just bench Bowen and then do that transfer DGW25?

        1. popey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 23 days ago

          yes defo works - also West Ham have SHU next week and other issues could present themselves

          1. Finding Timo
            8 months, 23 days ago

            Ok cheers will hold off for now my rage transfer then

  10. Ibralicious
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Anyone else bench Martinez and start Pope? Probably the third time I've been punished for benching Martinez this season...

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      I did. Feel sick to my stomach.

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 23 days ago

        same here 🙁

      2. Ibralicious
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 23 days ago

        Pain. :/

    2. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Me

    3. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Yep. Brought him in this week ahead of the double and played him.

      The first time I’ve felt like a Martinez non-owner. Didn’t enjoy it

    4. Dannyb
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      No, I'm never benching him.

    5. BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Yes I did. And I finally started Soucek.

    6. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Never rotate keepers

    7. FantasyTony
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      I did. Also sold watkins for Antonio and played Soucek over DCL.

      1. Ibralicious
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 23 days ago

        Ouch. Been that kind of season though, I benchboosted 7 points and then left 20 or so on the bench the week after 😀

  11. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Ancelotti vs Ole. Goals not expected

    1. Lord.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      A couple of dodgy red cards should liven things up.

  12. Bob_the_builder
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Despite owning both Son and Bruno, blanks from both of them and a hatrick from Alonso(c) would be gold.

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Would be surprising if Alonso started

      1. Bob_the_builder
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 23 days ago

        Why so? I don't see Chilwell starting until Chelsea get a bad result. With Sheffield and Newcastle next, they need Alonso's attacking prowess.

  13. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    who else had Soucek pts on his bench all the time and got this red card when started him?

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      I sold him before last week. Brought him back in this week. Feeling a bit silly.

    2. Bob_the_builder
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      That's what people get when they try to upset the natural balance of things.

    3. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Nope. Played him every week. He's still a god among men.

    4. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Most people I guess. as usual.

      https://m.imgur.com/d3e4wdJ

    5. BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Yes. I'm absolutely sick of him. Even if his ban isn't upheld I'm probably going to get Raphinha in. At least it's enjoyable watching him even when he doesn't return points.

  14. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Stop saying nonsense like 'Why didn't I play DCL over Soucek?' no one hardly considered that.

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Agree. I've stuck a Brewster sticker over DCL on my team. Never crossed my mind to play him and bench Soucek.

    2. Bank$y
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Hear hear

    3. F_Ivanovic
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      DCL owner and Soucek non-owner.. I'd have still played DCL.

  15. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Why is Soucek not red flagged yet.

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Because it will be rescinded and hopefully the points too 😎

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 23 days ago

        Is there any precedent for following points to be reviewed too?

        Some how I don’t think that’s likely.

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 23 days ago

          FPl

          Autocorrect on different devices

        2. Kellz86
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 23 days ago

          Pts will stand

  16. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Greenwood another blind player

  17. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Just tuned into the scores. Cresswell 9pts, Antonio blank and Soucek sent off is a beautiful thing. Soucek tucked away 3rd on my bench.

  18. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Greenwood really selfish there

  19. EWH2020
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    If the RC is rescinded will we get the points back?

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      No

    2. HellasLEAF
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Should yes

    3. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      You need to just breathe in & breathe out

    4. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      7 years playing and you asking this?

  20. HellasLEAF
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Thinking of doing:

    TAA out Mee in
    Wilson out Watkins in

    For next week or so and then WC.

    For a hit. Yay or nay.

    1. F_Ivanovic
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      not worth a hit

  21. Tomas_brolin
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Another who went pope and Soucek over Martinez and DCL here...

    Need to sort out my team. If good teams have a double in 26, WC 25 and BB 26 is still on right?

  22. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Cavani goal

  23. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Cavani G

  24. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Cavani G Rashford A

  25. Kellz86
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Cavani G
    Rash A

  26. Taff
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Captained Antonio. Played Soucek. Benched Coufal. Now being forced by my kids to watch The Masked Singer.

    Not a classic day.

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Everything that's happened is manageable except for the last thing

  27. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Rash assist

    1. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Msg for Bruno cappers

  28. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Captain blank 25% complete

  29. Babit1967
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Yassss Cavani / Rash doubler

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Well played

      1. Babit1967
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 23 days ago

        Cheers matey

  30. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Man Utd goal