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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. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    That’s harsh on anyone who punted on Torres

    1. Milkman Bruno
      4 months, 12 days ago

      It hurts that one. Only 7 points between me and ML rival and that was my differential

  2. Differentiator
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Anyone disagree with a view that most Premier League players are probably on PEDs?

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      ... me? Surely not.

  3. Wild Guus Chase
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Wham BAM thank you Mam!

  4. ChippyT
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Waiting for them to give Bruno 3bps an all now

  5. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Check to see Mahrez gets an assist only for Bruno to be given one too. Joke of a game. Only given because of the amount of Bruno owners. No integrity whatsoever

  6. Muscout
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    This is actually FPL corruption at its finest
    They actually tweeted that Bruno touched it lying through their teeth hahah

  7. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Urgh noooo dammit

  8. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Bamford!!

    1. ajay_kl +42
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      I came

      1. MIGHTY JOE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        x2

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          x3

  9. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    As a Henderson, Greenwood and Bruno owner, this is severely disappointing.

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

      Group hug as Henderson owner

  10. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Raph or Dallas A?

    1. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Think Dallas

    2. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Rodrigo

    3. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Bruno

      1. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Lol you beat me to it

      2. Milkman Bruno
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Knew this was coming lol

      3. melrose
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        brilliant

    4. AMBELLINA PRISE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Rodrigo

    5. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Bruno

  11. Lethargio Alcantara
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    This is surely not an assist ?!?!?!
    I'm the only one in my ML who had the balls to captain Salah instead of Bruno despite leading my ML and now I'm gettin punished by this fkn game??? What's going on man?

    1. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      I’d be thrilled with 5 pointer for Fernandes if Salah (c)

  12. Boxwoods
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Patty fookin' Bam=Bam!!!!!

  13. DavidBadWillie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Bammmmmmforddddddxd

  14. Isco Disco
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Bamfooooooooord! Get in
    Time for Bam bam tonight

  15. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Greenwood has been woeful today.

  16. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Please not Bamford, he was playing awful, concussed and main rival has him

  17. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    BamBam!!

  18. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    It’s a Bamford miracle

  19. Nikolai Volkoff
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    VAR is broken

    1. Nikolai Volkoff
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Turns out it was designed to be farcical

  20. DandyDon
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Surprised Var didn’t rule it out. Thought you could score with your armpit. Happy with that! Hopefully Southampton now turn up the heat and wipe this Dallas CS. Worried Meslier owner!

    1. Boxwoods
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Yes! C'mon Saints!!

  21. Differentiator
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    McCarthy is an embarrassment to world football

  22. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Greenwood misses sitter 🙁

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

    Greenwood missing a Sutter

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

      *sitter

  24. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Bun Bamford

  25. JBG
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Really need a no show from Kane, Antonio, Lingard or DCL.

    1. Wild Guus Chase
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      How big is your sofa??

  26. Sack The Glazers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    knew bam would score today, moved him for antonio

  27. Hy liverpool
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Bryan g fulham

  28. ZimZalabim
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Bryan goal
    1-1

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

    Leeds leading by 1

  30. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    FML, every player my rival has has returned, Bamford Bruno Dallas so far