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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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1,419 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Hy liverpool
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 22 hours ago

    Ikay g

  2. Salarrivederci
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 22 hours ago

    GÛNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNDO !

  3. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 22 hours ago

    Man City score straight away

  4. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 22 hours ago

    Gundo G
    Mahrez lovely Assist

  5. djman102
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 22 hours ago

    Gundogen goal. That was quick.

  6. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 22 hours ago

    Ok, time to admit they are just making it up as they go along...

    1. FFSbet.com
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 22 hours ago

      0 IQ in VAR rooms

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 22 hours ago

      That’s so bad 😆

  7. El Presidente
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 22 hours ago

    I'm filing a formal complaint this is a forking farce!!

    1. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 22 hours ago

      Ask them when my Chilwell assist in GW10 will be added.

  8. SH1M1
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 22 hours ago

    Bruno is now 1 assist away from equal top assist maker. Imagine he gets the award now. Farcical from Opta.

    1. NATSTER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 22 hours ago

      Just knew who's leading. A bit surprised.

  9. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 22 hours ago

    Touchgate

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 22 hours ago

      That was in Vaticane.

  10. The Ilfordian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 22 hours ago

    Gundo yes!! Doesn’t bother with dodgy assists!

  11. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 22 hours ago

    That's never a Bruno assist.

    Pathetic

  12. Salarrivederci
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 22 hours ago

    From no Fernandes assist to Fernandes assist and Gundo goal within 5 minutes!!
    Come on Dallas, Fernandes (C), Gündo and FOden!

  13. Holmes
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 22 hours ago

    Need Harrison assist as well, C'mon, you can do it...

  14. Sleepless in Settle FPL
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 22 hours ago

    no assist?

  15. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 22 hours ago

    I invoke the wrath of Tony Harrison https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaPga0rPBcg

  16. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 22 hours ago

    Cheats!

  17. Milkman Bruno
    4 months, 22 hours ago

    Went with Torres over Foden/Gundo come on Torres

  18. AMBELLINA PRISE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 22 hours ago

    This is actually worse than the disallowed goal by Kane against Leeds. Well done Bruno cappers..

  19. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 22 hours ago

    The City boys waste no time...

  20. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 22 hours ago

    That was so fradulent.

    1. AMBELLINA PRISE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 22 hours ago

      Classic stuff really. How can the best league in the world have the worst refs/var officials

  21. DycheDycheBaby
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 22 hours ago

    JWP almost top bins free kick. Hit the post

  22. OptimusBlack
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 22 hours ago

    Unfair

  23. JBG
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 22 hours ago

    Ofc Gundogan scores now when he's on my bench.

  24. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 22 hours ago

    Bruno now on 2bps!

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 22 hours ago

      Joke

  25. Clintymints
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 22 hours ago

    As a Bruno owner that’s crazy

    The doubled down on two wrongs to make a right

    Bottled it in front of fans and the top class goal

  26. FFSbet.com
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 22 hours ago

    Cmon Bruno get red now to make it even

  27. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 22 hours ago

    Neville calling VAR liars. Starting to like this guy

  28. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 22 hours ago

    City wasting no time and I have no city players....

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 22 hours ago

      Was it worth a hit for a game and a bit?

  29. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 22 hours ago

    Yesss Bruno

    And Now we FEAST!!

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 22 hours ago

      You’re such a trigger 😀

  30. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 22 hours ago

    Damn - I should’ve got GundoGOAT back rather than Raph!