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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, 8 days ago

    I actually hate FPL, I get no enjoyment from it anymore

    1. LOL LINGARD SCORED
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Stop playing then. Simple.

      1. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        I can't

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

    WP ref

  3. Milkman Bruno
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Joe Willock will score a brace. Went with Torres over him in the end

    1. Third Eye Vision
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      I was weighing up those two. Went with Torres too. Benched Bamford. Oh well.

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

    Tyler Roberts refuses to pass to Harrison for the tap in lol

  5. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Fair play bamford owners for keeping faith

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

      What about those of us who benched him for a defender at deadline?

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Oh no! Who did you play??

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

          Reggie

    2. @ocprodigy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Some of us only bought him in last gameweek...

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Would’ve been easy to switch to Antonio so well played

  6. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    How many points for Bam?

    1. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      4+2+3+3

  7. BeWater
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Roberts couldn't have finished it off from the Raphinha pass could he. Oh no, I'm going to pass it to Bamford, let him shoot then put the rebound in.

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

      he didnt pass it. He got tackled.

      Harrison wide open on his left unmarked

      1. BeWater
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 8 days ago

        My bad.

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

    Allways trusted Bam!

  9. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    FT: 1-1

  10. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Struijk injured

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

      Dallas to play at the back next match?

  11. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Of course my rival owns Bamford and I don't

  12. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Bam assist?

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

      Yes

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

    Bamford hauls for Andy. Wow

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Just for Andy?

  14. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    United really really really really really REALLY need Maguire fit for the final...

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

      Why? He's as bad as the two that played tonight.

  15. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Raphina misses a sitter

    One on one

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

      Damn it !!! Hw needs to score

    2. Milkman Bruno
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Say it ain’t so....

  16. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Bruno never touched the ball...Should be De Gea assist

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

      dial up?

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

    Bamford delivering red arrows to all of us

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Yup ...... painful .... ML rival breathing down my neck after Harrison fail tonight ... meh.

    2. CBonci
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Can be said for quite a few moves this season but Bamford out, Watkins in for DGW 35 has to be up there as one of my worst transfers of the season.

  18. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Never thought I would say glad I forgot the deadline (and left Bruno on the bench).

  19. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Raphinha big miss, Bam pass

  20. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    So, technically Fulham should have won this game right?

  21. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    My best FPL decision this season, not bringing in Shaw 😉

  22. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

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

    Raphinha missing sitter as usual

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

    Come ooon Raphinha

  25. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Raphinha is a pain to own. On the other hand yes Bammy!

  26. Nikolai Volkoff
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Why did OGS take off Pogba & Cavani in the 2nd half?

  27. Reeker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    What if Fernandes admits he didn't touch it in the post match interview. Will they reverse the reversed decision?

    1. son of city
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Ey!!!!
      Stop it.

  28. Isco Disco
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Bam bam
    Get in!!! Faith is rewarded finally

  29. son of city
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Adams over bam bam really making me look awful!!

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Antonio over Bam for me

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

    Bruno ghost assist will be removed, surely.

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

      never

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

      Was never added was it?

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

        Oh it was . . . wow, saving Stockley Park blushes.

    3. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Its an utter joke. Quite clear that he didnt touch it. Why are these officials so frikkin incompetent?! Clear that Bruno didnt touch it meaning its offside. The incompetence drives me mental!!!