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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. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    atrocious Bamford

  2. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Is Havertz injured? I am worried as a Chelsea fan

  3. DycheDycheBaby
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Nacho benched ffs

  4. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Greenwood absolutely pathetic. Wish I had zaha back

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

      Season over because you didn’t captain

  5. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Where are the goals galore promised in front of the fans ?

    1. Tinkermania
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Who promised you? 🙂

  6. ivantys
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Leeds such a troll team, can't even score against a team who kept 1 CS in last 19 games

    • Milkman Bruno
        2 months, 14 days ago

        United are not winning anything with Fred and McTominay in midfield. Sad to say. Definitely squad players but that’s about it.

        1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          You forgot to mention Lindelof

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

            He might be poor but his clean sheet 6 pointer is sitting idly on my bench at the moment.

      • Differentiator
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        @OfficialFPL

        After review, the assist for Man Utd's first goal is awarded to Bruno Fernandes. He provided the final touch before Cavani's effort on goal.

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

          Dial up?

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

        Gundog on 2nd bench is not a nice sight

      • djman102
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Welbeck down

        1. djman102
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          And off. Trossard on.

      • Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Rashford dives and they laugh and joke because he's a national treasure ...

      • Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Alioski on target. Would have been Raphinha assist

      • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Greenwood inches from scoring

        1. Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          He needs a rest then. Ole, do your thing

      • Jebiga
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        No Nacho

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Bamford injured?

      • Echoes
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Watch FPL towers down on their knees to tie Bruno's shoe laces || 4k HD || HQ

        1. Herman Toothrot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          You should see what FPL post on their OnlyFans

          1. Rassi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Lol

      • Jebiga
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Torres owner 🙂

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

          The hatty last week was a unexpected but nice surprise though? Surely bumped you up the ranks.

          1. Milkman Bruno
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Bought him this week sure!

        2. justaguy9
            2 months, 14 days ago

            so in other news bruno gifted another return. this time a ghost assist.

            last game a ghost goal which was clearly offside

            if u take away penalties and gifts by fpl, bruno has like 0 goals and 1 assist in last 10 matches.

            1. Daniel Jebbison
              • 12 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              He scores after the final whistle too

            2. justaguy9
                2 months, 14 days ago

                correction the ghost goal was a clear own goal. so should have been an assist

              • JustSomeGuy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Grab a tissue

                1. Tinkermania
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Are you 2 related? 😉

            3. Daniel Jebbison
              • 12 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Harrison not looking impressive

            4. It’s gonna Ben Mee
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              The Bruno treatment is destroying FPL

            5. Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              I think the ref in the United game has gone for a cuppa

            6. Forza Papac
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Dallas blazes his chance of baps over the bar

            7. Differentiator
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Sleight of hand/dishonesty in the Premier League isn't just at the FIFA or top 6 clubs level. It's at the player level (PEDs), the FA, and the rest.

            8. Daniel Jebbison
              • 12 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Watching the Southampton Leeds game it is a terrible game. Nothing happening. Leeds lads looking tired.

              1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Watch another game mate!

            9. Lethargio Alcantara
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              How the hell does Bruno have 5 points?

              1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Seems like a dummy flick is now classed as an assist

              2. Tinkermania
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Assist + 60 minutes - Yellow

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

                Have they factored in the clean sheet point?

                1. Tinkermania
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  of course.

            10. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              The officials clearly don't want egg on their faces by saying it was DDG assist as Cavani would have been offside - it's to save their amazing VAR model. Complete joke

              1. Twisted Saltergater
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Humans are fallible. They’re also capable of deceit.

                1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Indeed they are

            11. Milkman Bruno
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Fernandes and Shaw have almost assisted each other a few times

                1. Fudgy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  I own both so it won't happen

                  1. Milkman Bruno
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Likewise

                  2. Twisted Saltergater
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 12 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Only after the 9pm, please, there’s children watching.

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

                  Where are the goals the fans deserve?!

                  1. Twisted Saltergater
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 12 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!

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

                  Damn it, not that goal!

                4. MIGHTY JOE
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  BAM!!!