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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. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Saka to Raphinha worth it?

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

      I don't think so. Play Saka

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

    Oi! Shaw got a yellow?

    1. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Yup

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

    What is Bam top 10K EO?

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

      Like 33%

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

        Noice

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

    Phytons still out

  5. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Raphinha useless. Dallas relatively useless. Bruno jammy and disappointing. Greenwood useless. Shaw useless.

    No Gundogan, Bamford or any other City, Leicester or Chelsea players.

    Not the best start!

    1. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Dallas should have scored today tbf was unlucky

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

    Imagine not seeing this coming from Bamford.

    All the signs were there given he was rested last week

  7. fr3d
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Should we bench Bamford in 38? Could be rested

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

      LOL

    2. ajay_kl +42
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Rested for what?

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

      Rested for the offseason?

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

    Just seen the replays of the cavani goal

    Don’t think that’s a Bruno assist

    1. ‘Tis the Season
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      He didn’t. Game is fixed

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

      They can fix it afterward and give the win to Fulham I guess.

  9. Drumandbaines123
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 8 days ago

    What an incredibly infuriating start to the gameweek.

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

    Premier League hat-tricks since 2014/15:

    Harry Kane - 8
    Arsenal - 6

    I think another one is coming tomorrow.

    It's a sign

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

    Salah(c) let's go!

  12. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Hahahaha. Played Greenwood, Raphinha, Lindgard and DCL over Bamford.

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

      Lingard and DCL yet to play though

  13. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 8 days ago

    So Zaha to Greenwood was an epic fail but I'd do it again to be honest. Greenwood usually scores that 1v1 but tbh it was time he began to once again to regress to the mean. Good player but will always just be good, nothing special.

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

      could you also tell me tomorrow's lotto numbers too? Thanks

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

    it might happen that I lose a 100 point lead over my rival in the last 3 games despite having very similar teams. The Bruno assist could finish me off on this one. I'm just unable to guess his (C) choice. What can I do?

    The game is so messed up.

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

      he got 4 points... relax

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

        It doesn't matter, that's what makes the difference at the moment.

        He's on 46 atm. I'm on 12 having the same numbers of players left.

  15. ajay_kl +42
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    DCL to Antonio for final week and triple WHU vs Soton with Coufal and Lingz?

    Also if you had to sell Shaw or Greenwood who would go?

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

    So when’s the assist getting taken back off Bruno?

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

      SOON

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

      When they figure out how to give the win to Fulham. Which would affect nothing so why not?

  17. Royal5
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    So Fernandes didn't get a touch but they give him an assist because it would be offside if he didn't touch it. What a farce 😆

    1. JayLegend
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Exactly, it’s not getting removed reviewed by VAR as he got a touch

    2. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Two wrongs don't make a right.

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

      Give the assist to De Gea and Cavani goal stays. It's not the first nor last referee error. FPL cannot FAKE it right

      1. Royal5
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Would be the only sensible thing to do.

  18. ‘Tis the Season
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    COMMMMME ON LEISTER! Please do your magic and beat Chelsea!

  19. Free Hat
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Shaw. So much potential, but only gave my so much dissappointment for all those weeks.
    Just like Creswell. Best defenders suddenly turn to crap in my team 😀

  20. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Played Shaw instead of Godfrey & Thomas, just know they will haul!

  21. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    How many benched Bamford?

    1. Art Vandelay
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      About 660,000

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

    That non existent Bruno assist probably cost people money in their mini-league. FPL playing with peoples lives!!

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

      THIS

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

      here

    3. Art Vandelay
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      They surely must remove it. They can’t keep it just to cover the VAR’s blushes.

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

        So you think. This is like propaganda state

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

      maybe dont bet that much money on FPL if it's going to affect your life...

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

    The worst possible results and scorers compounding the worst ever season for me

  24. Yank Revolution
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    FOOOOO DEEENNNNNNN!!!

  25. Shark
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Got Meslier in to use my bench boost. I just want this season to end. I am expecting a bucket load of luck next season to compensate.

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

    YES PHIL

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

    I love how my player gets booked in the 90th minutes while my rivals gets an assist

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

    Foden and Mahrez delivering to screw with the FH squad last week

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

    City cleanie gone

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

    FODEN OH YOU BEAUTIFUL BOY