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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. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    MU CS X

  2. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Yeeeeeeeeees!!

    1. Boxwoods
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      YAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSS!!!

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

    Hahaha get in

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

      Var check

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

    Omgggggg what the actual foooook Shaw cleanie gone OMG season is so screwed

  5. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Gundy first on my bench and very much doubt I'm gonna get lucky. Would have been great differential in my leagues, ffs...

  6. djman102
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    And there goes Shaw CS. Hope Dallas holds out at least.

    1. Wild Guus Chase
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      This

    2. ajay_kl +42
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      shaw in for TGW has been an error

      1. The Point About It Is
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        yup

      2. MMN
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        It's just been unlucky, good move with the E(X).

        1. ajay_kl +42
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 2 days ago

          I took a -4 for it

  7. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Moooooooo

  8. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Shaw absolutely hates points

  9. Zladan
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    VAR trying to make this offside.

  10. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Clearly on

    Wtf is this. No need to take so long

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Agree

    2. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      They were checking if they could somehow give the assist to Bruno.

  11. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Greenwood winner and a second yellow for Bruno ta very diddly

  12. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    This can't be happening already this gameweek please

  13. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Whoever is on VAR in the United game needs sacking.

    1. Jebiga
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      They preparing to steal next season like pool

  14. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Where's that guy saying owning no United defenders are not serious players?

  15. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Good god I need this season to end, quite incredible

  16. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Please end the season today

  17. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    That's just ended my ML title hopes 🙁

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

      Shaw or AWB?

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        Shaw

  18. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    I’d be fuming as a united fan. Players clearly don’t care fans are back

  19. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Wuhuuu CS is gone!

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      I read this as WHU CS gone 😆

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        Yeah whatever 😆

  20. DycheDycheBaby
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Thank you Fulham. Wipe those cleanies 🙂

  21. Little Red Lacazette
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Shaw cleanie is a gonner, as usual.

  22. son of city
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Nacho benched
      Shaw cs gone
      Adams messing me up
      No one coming off my bench

      Should I continue??

    • Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Shaw last 8 games: 2, 1, 2, 8, 2, 0, 0, 2

      1. BeWater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 2 days ago

        And 428 chance created.

        1. Utopsis
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 2 days ago

          It's incredible really

    • Do I Not Like Orange
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      How the hell is that onside? I genuinely don't understand VAR.

      1. GreenAmberRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        When one line is not past the other line.

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Another VAR decision goes against me (Lindelof), don’t think I’ve had one this season go for me lol

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

      Justice for Henderson owners

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      How is Bruno on 4 points?

      1. Jebiga
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        Magic

    • Milkman Bruno
        5 months, 2 days ago

        Their own fault for dominating but not killing it off

      • Jebiga
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        Well at least united is shete team as liverpool

      • ZimZalabim
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        so they took about 18 secs for the Cavani goal and 3 mins and every line available and every angle to try to make that offside

        Var is a joke