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

    Oh Jesus. Bobby Reid is pixels

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

      Might just be my stream lol

  2. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Why did I bench Dias. Why.

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

      You shouldn't have but still time

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Hindsight is wonderful aint it

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

    Bruno SoT

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

    I feel sick, been top of my main ML all season and I'm going to lose it due to most horrific luck since my second WC!

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

      I'm 2nd in mine and was top for a while I'm really upset. My rival has no united defence and I'm punished for a great pick in Shaw

  5. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Fans are back and UTD are back 😉

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

    Come ooooon Raphinha!!!

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

    Nice to hear real fans in the stadiums.

    Just got 5 times more interesting.

  8. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Good to see they took my advice and awarded the assist lol

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

      You work at Opta mate? 😆

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

    Come oooonnn Dallas !!!! Come oooon. Score man score !!!

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

    Justice would be a Bruno red card here 😉

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

    Damn, Shaw is useless eh!

  12. Milkman Bruno
    4 months, 12 days ago

    If he is carrying an injury, don’t play him. Rashford has been pants since coming on

  13. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Dalland Raphina link up please

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

    The one team I need a haul from Mahrez and Cancelo has to act like a braindead donkey

  15. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    United and their tactics of going for the Fulham first team win in doubt...

    Massive implications 2 days after Wolves and travelling to Gdansk.

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

    Jinxed that Shaw CS by looking at his points after 60. Sorry all.

  17. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Come on Ole, take Bruno off - needs a rest.

  18. Jebiga
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Greeny owners lol

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

    Greenwood out. Yes !!!

  20. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    GW off

  21. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Thought Soton looked like scoring? What happened to them.?

  22. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Started:
    Shaw
    Greenwood

    Benched:
    Bamford
    Gundogan

    This is going well...

    1. Jebiga
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Bb activated ?

  23. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Whenever I get a decent chance to haul on rivals, nope........every single time. God I hate this game.

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

    Shaw has been genuinely abysmal since I bought him. So much for stats ffs

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      He is shocking

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

    Phew. Not doing Jota to Greenwood success at the end

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Same, kept Mahrez, even though he won’t give me anything more than an assist. Typical.

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

    Greenwood should've hauled. No composure today.

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

    Well this is off to an awful start. At least I captained none of them

  28. Jebiga
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Fans are back, united and pool are shete enough

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

    Great... Greenwood with 2pts and Gundo on my bench. Ffs this game.

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

    Thank god for that twitter rumour... Greenwood -> Kane (C) 2 minutes before deadline