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Meslier, Rashford, Ings benched as fans return to Premier League grounds

End-of-season rotation continues to ramp up as fans return to Premier League grounds.

Leeds, Manchester United and Southampton each boast at least one important Fantasy asset on the bench while Fulham come to Old Trafford with a very shuffled pack.

Illan Meslier (£4.8m) is among the substitutes at St. Mary’s Stadium tonight with Kiko Casilla (£4.1m) handed a first start since the Gameweek 19 defeat to Brighton.

He is joined there by Pascal Struijk (£4.0m) who ends a run of five successive starts to allow Liam Cooper (£4.3m) to return to the team for the first time since his Gameweek 31 sending off at Manchester City.

The club captain appears to be set for a night in a back-three alongside Diego Llorente (£4.4m) and Luke Ayling (£4.4m) with Stuart Dallas (£5.4m) and Ezgjan Alioski (£4.3m) either side of Kalvin Phillips (£4.9m) in a 3-3-3-1 formation.

Rodrigo (£5.7m) comes in for Mateusz Klich (£5.2m) play at number 10 with Jack Harrison (£5.5m) and Raphinha (£5.5m) either side of him and Patrick Bamford (£6.5m) leading the line.

As ever, Southampton are in their 4-2-2-2 formation with Che Adams (£5.7m) and Nathan Tella (£4.3m) leading the attack in Danny Ings‘ (£8.4m) absence.

Theo Walcott (£5.8m) celebrates his permanent switch to Saints by starting on the flanks with Moussa Djenepo (£5.4m) while Oriol Romeu (£4.5m) failing his late fitness test means another central-midfield outing for Stuart Armstrong (£5.5m) next to James Ward-Prowse (£5.9m).

Marcus Rashford (£9.6m) is Manchester United’s big-name benching as they host Fulham.

Paul Pogba (£7.6m) and Mason Greenwood (£7.3m) are on the left and right flanks of attacking midfield respectively tonight while Edinson Cavani (£8.0m) leads the line in front of Bruno Fernandes (£11.4m).

Axel Tuanzebe (£4.1m) makes a second league start from a possible three alongside Victor Lindelöf (£4.8m) while Luke Shaw (£5.5m) and Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.7m) are in their usual full-back roles.

Fulham come to Old Trafford with a rather second-string appearance as Joachim Andersen (£4.5m), Ola Aina (£4.4m) and Kenny Tete (£4.3m) on the bench.

Tim Ream (£4.2m) is handed the captaincy in his first start since Gameweek 6 and looks like one of just three recognised defenders alongside Joe Bryan (£4.5m) and Tosin Adarabioyo (£4.5m).

Gameweek 37 Line-ups

Manchester United XI: De Gea; Shaw, Tuanzebe, Lindelof, Wan-Bissaka; Fred, McTominay; Pogba, B Fernandes, Greenwood; Cavani.

Fulham XI: Areola; J Bryan, Adarabioyo, Ream; Lookman, Reed, Anguissa, Lemina, De Cordova-Reid; Cavaleiro, Carvalho.

Southampton XI: McCarthy; Salisu, Vestergaard, J Stephens, Walker-Peters; Djenepo, Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Walcott; Tella, Adams.

Leeds United XI: Casilla; Llorente, Cooper, Ayling; Alioski, K Phillips, Dallas; Harrison, Rodrigo, Raphinha; Bamford.

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  1. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Let's go!

  2. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Nervous times!

  3. HD7
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    1 G2G?
    2 Captain?
    3 Siggy to Raphina on free?

    Mendy
    Keane, Rudiger, Dallas
    Salah, Son, Siggy*, Greenwood
    Kane, Antonio, Bamford

    Pickford, Holding, Philips, Jota

    1. MightyGar
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Is this really late or really early?

    2. Toughie
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      No penalties for United please for once

      1. son of city
          2 months, 14 days ago

          This

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

        BB played

        Meslier benched

        Great start!

      3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Kane one of my differentials this week as per livefpl.

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

          So, captain.

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Yes. Just saw the captain stats! Scary.

      4. Surfeit of Lampteys
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Brought in meslier and rashford as part of -8 🙂

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

          couldnt make this s(*& up

        2. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Oops

      5. Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Fans gonna back gonna make a huge difference innit, an extra motivation for the home teams.

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          *being back lol

        2. Scots Gooner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Hope you're right, got 8 home playing players in my team this week

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

        Foden on the bench

        Another wasted transfer

        1. Weeb Kakashi
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Starts

      7. REDMOND IN SANDALS
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Feels weird that despite being a united fan this would be the first game week where I have tripled up on Man Utd assets

          1. Biggsy
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            I tend to prefer not holding United assets as a fan. If they haul, then I am still happy.

            That said, Bruno(c) tonight...

        • HD7
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Oh boy... I thought the game is later and missed the deadline.

          Oh well hope Siggy does sth this GW. Was going to switch him in for Raphinha probably.
          At least I will have 2FT.

          Just out of curiousity did a lot of you captain Kane or Greenwood?
          Or most of us just played it safe with Salah?

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

            Unlucky. Early deadline today. I captained Salah, although was tempted by Kane.

            Any inclination I may have had to captain Greenwood was ceases due to the dodgy team leaks just before the deadline.

        • Gun gun
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Fk ingssssss

          1. Hy liverpool
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            This.. At least we are keeping him for westham game.

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

              Are we keeping him for West ham tho?

              Will he start?

        • RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          DDG on pens in his last match in front of the old trafford audience?

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            I am doubtful if Bruno will even let Ronaldo take them in Euros. His whole report card is based on pens.

            1. LB9
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Bruno scores like 90% of them so probably. He's a bit more than just a good penalty taker IMHO.

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

            Can’t see him leaving to be honest. Who would buy him, none of the big teams need a new keeper and his wages are crazy. Back as no 1 next season I reckon, Henderson on loan again and Tom Heston in as deputy

        • Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          What team would you like to see Kane in?

          Mancity for me.

          1. Weeb Kakashi
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            As a Chelsea fan yes why not?

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

            He would be a 30 goals striker every season with them.

            1. Rolls-Royce
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Have you heard of Pep roulette?

          3. Hy liverpool
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Not liverpool obviously.
            United and chelsea can get him too.

          4. Monklane
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Why even bother with having a premier league if this happens?

          5. Would Ed Woodward
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Watford.

          6. TomSaints
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            West Ham

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

            PSG , city won’t buy him and he won’t go to Chelsea and no one else can afford him

        • REDMOND IN SANDALS
            2 months, 14 days ago

            dodged a bullet. was seriously considering meslier for a hit

          • Biggsy
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            So smug about my Mendy to Meslier hit paying off last week...

          • Party time
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Fulham starting xi walked onto the pitch before the officials. Wow!

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

                They want to get this season over and done with as quick as possible.

                1. Party time
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    😆 hahaha

              2. Il Capitano
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  ML rival going without keepers two weeks in a row, it's a bold strategy.

                  1. Little Red Lacazette
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    He needs an extra challenge to beat you.

                • ZAMUNDA
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Testing crowd factor in the games

                • Cali
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Hiding behind the couch. No United attack in my team.

                    1. Super Saints
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Whatever happens I need a United cleanie

                  • Hy liverpool
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    XI | Ederson, Cancelo, Dias, Stones, Zinchenko, Rodrigo, Gundogan (C), Bernardo, Mahrez, Torres, Foden

                    1. Hy liverpool
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      SUBS | Steffen, Ake, Jesus, Laporte, De Bruyne, Mendy, Fernandinho, Garcia, Palmer

                      No kun 🙁

                      1. TomSaints
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Tell me about it. Was so simple to get Kane last week but went differential in augero...

                    2. Super Saints
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Bloody hell!

                    3. Hazz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Torres punters could be very happy. That looks very close to the UCL XI aside from KDB in for Torres(?) and Walker(?) in for Zinchenko.

                      1. Super Saints
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        He may start Fernandinho over Rodri, I think he favours Zinchenko over Walker though

                  • Hazz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Why aren't United winning 5-0 yet?

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

                    Bruno Greenwood Shaw Dallas Raphinha - all my boys start, but I’ve captained none of them!

                    Hope Bruno doesn’t make me regret that

                  • Super Saints
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Cavani can't handle the crowd

                  • Little Red Lacazette
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Mahrez & Dias owners happy.

                  • Super Saints
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Absolutely no chance of a cleanie with that centre back pairing

                  • Ajax Hamsterdam
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Reckon auba will start v Brighton? Fancy him as a replacement for bruno

                  • Bookkeeper
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    goodbye to Dallas CS

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

                      Ffs. Good thing he’s a goal threat ig

                    2. Super Saints
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Apologies, brought him in lol

                    3. _Ninja_
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Still 0-0 but yeah not looking good the way saints have started.

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

                      Ban

                      1. La Roja
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        ter

                    5. Super Saints
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Don't do this

                  • Lindelol
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    No Bruno Greenwood and Raphina - Time to go behind big sofa

                    1. FFSbet.com
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      No Man.Utd,City and Bamford...

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

                    Is Sterling injured? Or just been that bad that he’s not even making the squad?

                    He’s screwed for the Euros

                    1. FFSbet.com
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Foden better atm