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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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1,587 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Naughty from Cresswell

  2. eish
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    ffs schmeical

  3. Jafooli
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Why has FPL stopped adding points to my team during games?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Wondering where my points are too...

    2. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Conspiracy against you

    3. CRO KLOPP
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      There is a gmwk today?

    4. Bennerman
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Something seems to be up with my team page too

    5. Gunneryank
        2 months, 9 days ago

        I thought this too but it turns out my players aren't scoring any! Go figure.

      • Gandalf
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Temporary bug, sure will be fixed soon

    6. Nanoelektronicar
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Can't miss to notice that Leeds playing much better without Bamford.

    7. Sif
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Bit of a player Cornet, McNeil MkII

    8. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Vardy(c) own goal?? What are the chances?

      1. Zilla
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Redeemed at least

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        I challenge you with Bruno (C)

        1. Deulofail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Nice work!

    9. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      WHU looking leggy and they still have to play midweek before the next game week

    10. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      ASM misses 1v1

      1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        🙁

      2. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        🙁

    11. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Can Meslier do one?

    12. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      watford are rubbish

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

        And tougher fixtures soon

    13. Steinburg FC
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Antonio almost gets on the end of Benny cross

      1. G B
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Both could have hauled by now. Fine margins...

    14. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Raphinha down

    15. Reeker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      WC Time or can I wait a week?

      Sanchez
      TAA - Shaw - Veltman - Ayling - Tsimikas
      Salah - Raphinha - Benrahma - Torres - Brownhill
      Ronaldo - Jimenez - Antonio

      ?

    16. Thanos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Raph down

    17. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Need something from Benny & Antonio here..

    18. Fabreghastly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Leeds have been rubbish and WH electric. There was only one way this game would go

    19. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Raph down, bit of a headache.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Antonio repulsion field.

      2. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        For owners ? or head injury ?

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          His head. Ran into someone out of sight...

          1. Steinburg FC
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            bounced of Antonio

      3. Lingard’s Shin Guards
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        wants half time to come

    20. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Horror shows from both Foster & Longstaff

    21. Gandalf
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Need Jota to score later to soften the blow of choosing him over Raph..

      1. Gunneryank
          2 months, 9 days ago

          This.

      2. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Just woke from an afternoon nap, excited to check my Antonio haul. Whats going on?

        1. diesel001
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          You woke up to early. Give it another 30 minutes.

        2. CRO KLOPP
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Go back to bed

      3. Hotdogs for Tea
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        last minute change to start Coufal instead of Allan was a painful mistake

        1. Pork Pie Sausage Roll
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Only in hindsight. Very unfortunate Allan gets any attacking returns

      4. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Please be ok Raph, team can’t take anymore injuries

      5. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Raph head injury

        1. La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Seems ok and back up

        2. Hy liverpool
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Back now looks fine

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

            Head like a Brazil nut

      6. Gazza2000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Raph looks ok

      7. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Can I have my second wildcard early FPL?

      8. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Raphinha is The Terminator

        1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          He'll be Back after HT ?

        2. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          The Raphinator

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Love it

        3. Royal5
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Self terminating?

      9. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Need a Salah blank and a Jota haul later.

        What are my chances? Surely this bad luck changes at some point.

        1. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Same here, a Jota Hat trick would be immense

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Did you sell Salah then?

            1. Salah’s Sonnet
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Oh hell no! Have both

        2. DycheDycheBaby
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          That would be gold

        3. Gunneryank
            2 months, 9 days ago

            I mean the law of averages says it has to right? That good old gaming variance.

        4. Fabreghastly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          I don’t think Foster is getting any save points against Newcastle

        5. Kay317
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Really glad I ditched Raph for Gray.

        6. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Watford goal needed for some ASM bps