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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
    4 months, 8 days ago

    atrocious Bamford

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

    Is Havertz injured? I am worried as a Chelsea fan

  3. DycheDycheBaby
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Nacho benched ffs

  4. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Greenwood absolutely pathetic. Wish I had zaha back

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

      Season over because you didn’t captain

  5. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

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

    1. Tinkermania
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Who promised you? 🙂

  6. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 8 days ago

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

  7. Milkman Bruno
    4 months, 8 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
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      You forgot to mention Lindelof

      1. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

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

  8. Differentiator
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 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
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Dial up?

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

    Gundog on 2nd bench is not a nice sight

  10. djman102
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Welbeck down

    1. djman102
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      And off. Trossard on.

  11. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 8 days ago

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

  12. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Alioski on target. Would have been Raphinha assist

  13. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Greenwood inches from scoring

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

      He needs a rest then. Ole, do your thing

  14. Jebiga
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    No Nacho

  15. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Bamford injured?

  16. Echoes
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 8 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
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      You should see what FPL post on their OnlyFans

      1. Rassi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Lol

  17. Jebiga
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Torres owner 🙂

    1. Zladan
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

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

      1. Milkman Bruno
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Bought him this week sure!

  18. justaguy9
    4 months, 8 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
      4 months, 8 days ago

      He scores after the final whistle too

    2. justaguy9
      4 months, 8 days ago

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

    3. GreenAmberRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Grab a tissue

      1. Tinkermania
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Are you 2 related? 😉

  19. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Harrison not looking impressive

  20. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    The Bruno treatment is destroying FPL

  21. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

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

  22. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Dallas blazes his chance of baps over the bar

  23. Differentiator
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 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.

  24. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 8 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
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Watch another game mate!

  25. Lethargio Alcantara
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    How the hell does Bruno have 5 points?

    1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Seems like a dummy flick is now classed as an assist

    2. Tinkermania
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Assist + 60 minutes - Yellow

    3. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Have they factored in the clean sheet point?

      1. Tinkermania
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        of course.

  26. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 8 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
      4 months, 8 days ago

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

      1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Indeed they are

  27. Milkman Bruno
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Fernandes and Shaw have almost assisted each other a few times

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      I own both so it won't happen

      1. Milkman Bruno
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Likewise

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

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

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

    Where are the goals the fans deserve?!

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!

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

    Damn it, not that goal!

  30. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    BAM!!!