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

    Me
    Henderson Shaw Greenwood
    Rival
    Dallas Bruno Bamford

    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      That Bruno decision is disgusting. I have emailed FPL about it!!

  2. fedolefan
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    My ML was gone last week. Keep trying but these lost CS have finished me off.

  3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Raphina goal disallowed

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

      Get in

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

      Gad Damnit

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

      F off refs 🙂

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

    Zaha to Greenwood explodes in my face. Probably a sign the season is over.

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      hasnt you season been over for like 35 weeks?

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

        I keep reviving it but this week I simply cannot do that

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

      I kept Zaha - season started?!

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

        Very clever decision. Should haul Vs arsenal.

    3. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      calm down I have cancelo

  5. son of city
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Pathetic united with their extreme pathetic defenders........

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

    Guaranteed Fernandes penalty goal coming up.

    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Yep. It'll further ruin my evening...!

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

      after FT

      just like Brighton

    3. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Agreed
      Non owner

  7. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    DVB on

  8. Naby K8a
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Leicester signing Edouard from Celtic

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Don't know anything about him - is he any good?

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Good player, yeah. Best striker in that league - better all-round player than Morellos

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Thank you. JV is now showing his age and we'll need a very good player to replace him.

    2. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      How much? Circa 20 mill?

      1. Naby K8a
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Less. 15 . PSG have clause where they get 40 percent of fee

    3. Zilla
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Leicester stacked on forward options

    4. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Good signing, out of contract next season so will be cheap as well

      1. Naby K8a
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Like most that Celtic side he's underperformed this season but Brendan will get best out of player. Vardy not getting any younger so plenty minutes

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

    I am happy as Raphinha owner. He should do something imo

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

      He promises so much but rarely delivers on the promise. So much potential.

  10. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Took a hit for Jota to Greenwood just so I could bench Gundogan

    20/21 season summed up nicely for me

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

      Jota to Torres. That's my season in short 🙂

    2. Oggle22
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Jota to Greenwood and played Ings over Jlingz

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

    Best cheap mid for GW 38? Gundo ? I need cash to get Mane for Son and have to sell Jota. Already have Raph and Lingard

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

      Willock, ESR, Saka, ASM,

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

        ASM maybe. Thanks

  12. Oggle22
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Should have gone with my original plan Jota and Ings to Mane and Fodder -4 but did Jota to Greenwood for free sorry Greenwood owners!

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

    Freddied

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

      *Fred died

  14. justaguy9
    4 months, 12 days ago

    BREAKING NEWS:
    new category of assists in FPL:
    a 'dummy' will henceforth be counted as assists (applicable only for player who wears #18 for Manchester United)

    1. son of city
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Please stop, that's the only thing am sympathizing with right now.... 🙂

  15. Do I Not Like Orange
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Shaw leaving my team the minute this match ends.

    1. Tinkermania
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      You won't lose points if you do it before match ends, you know. 😉

  16. son of city
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Am done with this game week. Waiting the last one .........

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

    i wonder if there are still people deleting their fpl at this point in the season

  18. Echoes
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Greenwood one of my major differentials to try make up that 25 point gap(which shrinks for now due to Bamford but will fluctuate a bit, say back to 25 points) in my ML. Highly likely it's gonna be a lot of catching up to do in the last GW, assuming he ain't rested in the first place, right?

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

    Shaw YC

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

      My god he sucks.

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

      He keeps on delivering

    3. Sleepless in Settle FPL
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      wtffff

    4. Zilla
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Insult to injury

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

      Nice nice

      Br owner

    6. son of city
      4 months, 12 days ago

      God :(!!!!!

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

    Who assisted Bam?

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

      Rodrigo

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

        Thanks

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

    Shaw lol

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

    Shaw YC, of course I have him and my rival hast AWB

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

      Massive swing!!!

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

    Shaw I despise you, you useless player

  24. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Shaw yellow

  25. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Ffs shaw LOL .... you literally did nothing for me ...

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

    Eff off Shaw

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Season over

  27. Milkman Bruno
    4 months, 12 days ago

    I can’t wait for this season to end really

  28. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    3 points from shaw and Greenwood isn’t what I was looking for!!

  29. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Ings very close

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

    I hate this team.. meaningless match but it's making my blood boil. Ffs MU.