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Raphinha and Digne passed fit to start as Antonio returns from ban

Following the lunchtime double-header at Stamford Bridge and Old Trafford, four more Premier League matches kick off at 15:00 BST: Everton v Norwich City, Leeds United v West Ham United, Leicester City v Burnley and Watford v Newcastle United.

There were injury worries aplenty for Leeds going into this afternoon’s game but Raphinha makes a swift recovery from a hip problem and starts at Elland Road.

Luke Ayling isn’t involved, however, and Jack Harrison is only among the substitutes.

Patrick Bamford was ruled out of this fixture with an ankle problem.

West Ham bring back Michail Antonio after the striker served a one-match ban last weekend, with Nikola Vlasic the man to make way.

Watford are unchanged from the team that beat Norwich, while Newcastle make just one alteration from their draw with Leeds as Federico Fernandez replaces the injured Jamaal Lascelles. Joe Willock had been ruled out this match by Steve Bruce but is fit to feature from kick-off.

There is just a single change to the Everton side that lost 3-0 to Aston Villa in their last league outing, with Jordan Pickford back to replace Asmir Begovic between the posts. Lucas Digne has shaken off a midweek calf problem and starts.

Daniel Farke makes two changes to the Norwich City side that lost 3-1 to Watford, with Pierre Lees-Melou and Ben Gibson replacing Billy Gilmour and Milot Rashica. The Canaries appear to have stuck with the wing-back system they employed in the EFL Cup in midweek.

Ademola Lookman makes his first Premier League start for Leicester. He replaces the benched James Maddison in Brendan Rodgers’ only change from Gameweek 5.

Sean Dyche has made two tweaks, with summer signing Maxwel Cornet and Matej Vydra coming in for Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Ashley Barnes.

GAMEWEEK 6 LINE-UPS

Everton XI: Pickford, Godfrey, Keane, Mina, Digne, Allan, Doucoure, Gray, Townsend, Iwobi, Rondon.

Subs: Begovic, Lonergan, Kenny, Holgate, Gordon, Davies, Branthwaite, Simms, Dobbin.

Norwich City XI: Krul, Aarons, Gibson, Hanley, Kabak, Williams, Normann, Lees-Melou, McLean, Pukki, Sargent.

Subs: Gunn, Rupp, Gilmour, Dowell, Rashica, Tzolis, Giannoulis, Idah, Omobamidele.

Leeds United XI: Meslier, Shackleton, Cooper, Cresswell, Firpo, Phillips, Raphinha, Klich, Dallas, James, Rodrigo.

Subs: Hjelde, Drameh, Harrison, McCarron, Greenwood, Klaesson, Roberts, Gelhardt, Summerville.

West Ham United XI: Fabianski, Coufal, Zouma, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Soucek, Rice, Fornals, Bowen, Benrahma, Antonio.

Subs: Areola, Diop, Dawson, Johnson, Kral, Noble, Vlasic, Lanzini, Yarmolenko

Leicester City XI: Schmeichel, Pereira, Soyuncu, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Tielemans, Ndidi, Soumare, Lookman, Vardy, Barnes.

Subs: Ward, Castagne, Evans, Dewsbury-Hall, Albrighton, Maddison, Pérez, Iheanacho, Daka.

Burnley XI: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Cornet, Westwood, Brownhill, McNeil, Vydra, Wood.

Subs: Barnes, Lennon, Collins, Cork, Hennessey, Bardsley, Thomas, Pieters, Gudmundsson.

Watford XI: Foster, Femenia, Cathcart, Troost-Ekong, Rose, Sissoko, Kucka, Sarr, Cleverley, Dennis, King.

Subs: Elliot, Sema, Tufan, Masina, Etebo, Kabasele, Ngakia, Hernandez, Pedro.

Newcastle United XI: Darlow, Manquillo, Clark, Fernandez, Hayden, Ritchie, Joelinton, Longstaff, Willock, Almiron, Saint-Maximin.

Subs: Gillespie, Lewis, Fraser, Gayle, Hendrick, Murphy, Anderson, Krafth, Schar

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

    Jota. Your owners need you. Deliver for us today. Deliver and we forgive your past transgressions.

    1. Gunneryank
        2 months, 12 days ago

        So say we all!

      • Bertonian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Asking for trouble

      • Make United Great Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Need a big one

      • ZeBestee
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Its that day he scores a brace. Mark this.

      • Scholes Out For Summer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        hat trick needed. Maybe two of them

      • Scholes Out For Summer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        If Jota bangs tonight this will be stuff of FPL legends

        1. mynameisq
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Will be chuffed if he even gets to 60 minutes

        2. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          It would make my midfield after Raph and Sarr.

          But more seriously, I'm on the verge of selling Jota, but mindful he'll prob be needed GW8 if Bobby goes Bazillion.

    2. Tripleh123
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Which of these transfers is advised? 1FT

      a) Greenwood> Raphinha
      b) Greenwood>Sarr
      c) Jota> Raphinha
      d) Jota> Sarr

      1. Bertonian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 12 days ago

        A for longer term over B

      2. Inazuma X1
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        B

    3. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Shaw > Alonso will be an easy transfer this week.

      1. F4L
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        if Alonso starts midweek it's probably a 50/50 him starting vs Southampton

        1. Make United Great Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Taking the risk anyway. Good enough bench

          1. F4L
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            fair enough, he rarely gets subbed on at least

      2. Flaming Flamingo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Good chance Alonso doesn't play this weekend though (if he starts against Juve)

        1. Make United Great Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Can see Chilwell starting in the CL personally

      3. Bertonian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 12 days ago

        See chilly coming in from the cold

        1. Make United Great Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          They’ve been saying this since GW1

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

      That was a rough ride for Antonio Capt, how many were aboard, 2% 🙂

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        o/

      2. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        So happy with the late goal, but it was still only 8 points and he could have got so much more!

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Shots everywhere

      3. F4L
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Had given up all hope and then BOOM! What a goal, took it so well.

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          14 point goal after the yellow

          1. F4L
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            yep massive, saved my GW at least

      4. lilmessipran
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        o/

      5. Delhidynamo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Got him in and cd for Jesus this week , what a sweet ending

      6. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Been out all afternoon but loving not hearing or seeing Siiiii. 🙂

      7. Thanos
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Oh yeah, Ant capper here.

        One goal, three bonus. Boom! But was so close to being a one pointer.... phew!

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Very close to another red card.

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

      Salah only 120 EO which isn’t too bad.

    6. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Just saw the Bruno penalty, ball landed in my backyard

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Lol

      2. Gunneryank
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Nice souvenir from a wretched GW!

        • Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Bounced off my roof first. I'm in Cambodia.

      3. Viprin
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Livefpl not working?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Working.

          1. Viprin
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Must be because on mobile then

            1. TKC07
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Not working for me too.. on both mobile or laptop (I think it may be due to peak usage).. Will be up in a while..

              Alternatively I use https://www.fplgameweek.com/ too, as I'm not patient enough.. lol

      4. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        LMS safety score pumped up to 14

        https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

      5. lilmessipran
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Current defense is- Taa Shaw Ayling Tsim Livra ..surely wildcard territory based on defense alone?

        1. A-L
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Yeah, and not a bad week to wildcard either

      6. Slitherene
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Exact money for Bruno, Toney -> Raphinha, Lukaku for free. Also have CR7.

        Pull the trigger tonight??

        1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          No brainier but if you can wait a few days I would

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

          I think they are prime moves. If you are going to be priced out, I think I would take the risk and pull the trigger.

          1. Slitherene
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Is Raphinha injured again?

      7. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Any fellow Dacoure owners?Loves a home game

      8. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        People still on the Chelsea triple up from GW 7? Keen to get rid of Ronaldo for every possible reason.

        1. Make United Great Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Yep. Lukaku is a flat track bully. He’ll do well in the easier games

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

          At least double.

        3. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Totally. I'm a Non-Ronner though.

          1. Gunneryank
              2 months, 12 days ago

              I knew you were a conspiracy theorist...

          2. F4L
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            you have to imagine, they'll bounce back, too good not to. Tuchel just messed up his tactics for today's game

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Not even a case of 'bouncing back'. These are 1st and 2nd in the PL this season. By definition, every other match will be easier (although I'm holding off until after Liverpool next GW).

            1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Think it could be a mess if United don't win vs Everton.

        4. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          42 with Ronaldo(c) and no Raphinha/Antonio/Sarr, strange GW this!

          1. Original - Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            The words lucky s*d come to mind. 😀

        5. Moose™
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Early thoughts?

          Sanchez

          TAA Shaw Coufal Livramento

          Salah Bruno Gray Benny

          CR7 Antonio

          Steele Gilmour Williams Scarlett

          2FT & 0.3ITB

          Shaw Bruno Scarlett > Manquillo Raph Lukaku (442 to 343)

          Good moves?

        6. Echoes
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Congrats Antonio owners. Ultimately vindicated. I switched from Antonio to Ronaldo last minute, but it is what it is.
          Need a Jota haul now.

          1. Echoes
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Antonio cappers

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

            This year I am playing by two rules
            1, pick a Capt on Wed/Thur & don’t change it
            2, if in doubt do nothing re transfers

        7. Hits from the Bong
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Ronaldo and Williams to Vardy and Alonso?

          Sanchez
          TAA Rudiger Duffy
          Salah Raphina Benrahma Gray
          Ronaldo Lukaku Antonio

          Steele Livramento McArthur Williams

        8. Billybigspuds
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Think my sarr captaincy just about came off, depending on what Salah does!

        9. Eightball
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Thinking of wildcarding, two spots to fill. Current WC draft is looking like this:

          Ramsdale/Sanchez? - Foster
          Cancelo - Rudiger - TAA - Alonso - Livra
          Raphina - Salah - Sarr - 4.6 - x
          Antonio - Lukaku - x

          Thoughts on Saka + Jimenez to fill the two x's?

          If not then I need another Striker + Mid with 13.6m to spend.

          1. FC Hakkebøf
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Lmao we basically have the same team. Look below for ideas

          2. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Ouch, is Vardy unaffordoble 🙁

            1. Eightball
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Ye, I dont think I can get to Vardy without really downgrading a couple of other players. I'm pretty set on going 4 big hitters at the back.

              I would have to drop Alonso to a 4.5 and also drop the extra midfield spot to a 4.5 as well.

              1. Eightball
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Essentially it's Vardy - D.Luiz - Marcal. vs Alonso + 13.6m to spend on 1 attacker 1 mid. (potentially something Like doucoure + bamford)

                there are a few options.

        10. squ1rrel
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          LOL my Bowen transaction in draft this week paid off

        11. FC Hakkebøf
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Thoughts on this wc?

          Ramsdale
          TAA Alonso James Tomiyasu
          Salah Raphina Sarr
          Lukaku (C) Jesus Antonio
          ____
          Steele Cancelo 4.5 4.5

          Cancelo benched for Liverpool and then set and forget

          1. squ1rrel
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Don't bench Cancelo against any team

            1. FC Hakkebøf
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Tomiyasu more likely to get a CS imo

          2. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Bottomed from last page:

            Looks like WC template is going to be strong:

            Sanchez(?) / Foster
            TAA, Cancelo, Rudiger, ?, Livramento
            Salah, Raphinha, ?, ?, D Luiz
            Lukaku, Vardy, Antonio

            1. Baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              But if Vardy is unaffordoble, something has to give in 🙁

              1. FC Hakkebøf
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Ruins the balance of the team. Too expensive

            2. FC Hakkebøf
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              I prefer Ramsdale over Sanchez tbh

          3. Bushwhacker
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            James obviously a no go

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              How is it obvious?

            2. FC Hakkebøf
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              And why is that?

        12. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          We've all got Trent, we've all got Mo (not all captained him though), so that leaves Jota as our differential tonight.

          1. Esalman
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Mini league leaders above me all captained Ronaldo. This is Salah's chance to carry me.

        13. Esalman
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Bissouma off the bench, gonna be an eventful Monday.

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Yellow-flagged. I'm looking for Sanchez and Duffy to get me a late winner in my weekly cash league.

            1. Esalman
              • 12 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Yep it's between him and White- to make it even more interesting.

        14. 3 Girls 1 Schlupp
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Would really appreciate some thought here. Current team:
          Sanchez (Steel)
          TAA Rudi Marcal Duff Livra
          Salah Green Benny Sarr (Gil)
          Kaku Antonio Eduard
          1FT, 3.6 ITB

          I want to do 1.Marcal>Cancelo/Alonso
          2. Green+Gil>Raph+Gallagher
          3. Eduard>ASM/Jesus

          Which one is more priority? I was thinking of doing number 3 this GW but not quite sure who to get between ASM and Jesus. Both options will allow me to do 1 and 2 in the coming weeks.

        15. Maeki2
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Jota doubters?

        16. Claudio555
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Since Firmino might be back for the next gw I’m thinking of Jota+Jimenez > Lukaku+Mbuemo (-4). Yes or no?

          Are there by the way better options than Mbuemo maximum 5,5m? Already got Gray

        17. daftvaper
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Starting to think owning Ronaldo maybe isn't all as important as it's been hyped up to be? (yes I captained him)