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Ronaldo and Pogba benched but Shaw fit to start for Manchester United v Everton

Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.7m) has been left out of the Manchester United starting XI by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the opening Premier League match of Gameweek 7.

The most-owned forward in Fantasy Premier League (FPL) is joined by Paul Pogba (£7.8m) on the home bench, with the United boss making three changes from the side that lost to Aston Villa last weekend.

The injured Harry Maguire (£5.4m) is the other player to make way.

“Wednesday night was a big effort, big emotional and physical output, so we needed to freshen it up when it’s an early kick-off.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on his team selection

Edinson Cavani (£8.4m), Anthony Martial (£7.6m) and Victor Lindelof (£4.8m) are the three players who didn’t start in Gameweek 6 who make the line-up today.

Luke Shaw (£5.4m) is fit to start, meanwhile, having been a doubt for this game because of illness and injury.

Shaw was the most-sold player of Gameweek 7, with just under one million Fantasy managers offloading him.

Above: The most-captained players among the top 10,000 FPL managers

The Everton team news is much more straightforward: head coach Rafael Benitez makes one change from last weekend’s 2-0 win over Norwich City, with youngster Anthony Gordon (£4.5m) starting in place of the injured Alex Iwobi (£5.9m).

GAMEWEEK 7 LINE-UPS

Man Utd XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Varane, Shaw, McTominay, Fred, Fernandes, Greenwood, Martial, Cavani.

Subs: Henderson, Bailly, Pogba, Ronaldo, Lingard, Sancho, Telles, Matic, van de Beek.

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

Subs: Begovic, Lonergan, Kenny, Holgate, Gbamin, Davies, Branthwaite, Whitaker, Dobbin.

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

    Greenwood has 45m to save his space in my team, clown

    1. GE
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      He has been quite good today IMO

    2. PartyTime
        2 months, 3 days ago

        25 minutes imo. He will get subbed off, McTominay too

      • Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I would say the pressure you are putting on him could prey on his mind in the second half

      • just a man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Clown has been the best player on the pitch so far

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Lol no he hasn’t, he’s been OK, bruno best player

          1. just a man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Lol

      • FCSB
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Best player on the pitch, just not getting returns 🙁

      • RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Get the …. out of my team together with Ronaldo

      • BeaversWithAttitude
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Michael Owen disagrees.

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Martial's 94th goal involvement in 160-something premier league appearances

      And people call him "rubbish", "dreadful", and "awful"

      1. PartyTime
          2 months, 3 days ago

          He is a baller. People talk rubbish

        • zeslinguer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          3 goals in 21 games tho isn’t it?

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            3 in his last 9 league appearances yes (5 starts 4 subs)

            Punctuated by being out for nearly 5 months with a ruptured knee ligament

            And the ridiculous 3 game ban for Lamelas disgusting dive vs Spurs didn't help either

        • Echoes
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Even from an FPL point of view, people were rushing like crazy to bring him into their teams towards the end of 2019/20 season. Quite possible he could become a valuable asset again.

        • Dr Dream
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          That’s because he is. His problem is how bad he becomes when it’s not going his way... you can’t do that sulking kak in the prem and expect to keep your place. He swings too far good and bad to be a reliable pick for his manager.

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            He is blatantly not a rubbish player

            He can have bad games, and very bad games (like any player can)

            But that's very different to being rubbish

        • TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          He’s the type of player who goes to Real Madrid and scores 30 a season while annually thrashing a premier league side.

          So much talent and just needs the attitude and form to click (which it has done in parts)

      2. DAZZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Not on the BenChilwell apprantly 😉

        1. Beatle
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Oohhhh

        2. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Alonso starts?

          1. grumpyman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            I’d be surprised.

      3. ZeBestee
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Top 10k most captained?

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          It's in the article above!
          Ronaldo ahead of Lukaku

        2. Ragabolly
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Table in the article

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

            OP is a cheapskate tho'

        3. ZeBestee
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Thanks all, didn't read the article.

      4. Taegugk Warrior
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Best GK on WC…?

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Ramsbottom

        2. Bobby Digital
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Ram or Sa

          1. George Agdgdgwngo
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Sanchez

        3. Dusty Donut
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Rambo

        4. Team Bobcat
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          I quite fancy Martinez again

      5. Carefree Crew
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Jenas & Ferdinand "Great finish" by Martial! Utter rubbish!
        Straight at Pickford, without the slight deflection, easy save.

        1. Tambling5
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          It's always a "slight deflection" when they hadn't noticed it, even if it glaringly obvious to anyone who knows anything about tv football watching! -like us!

      6. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Ronaldo capper

        Unfortunately no matter the result he probably gets a run out

        1. BigRedDog
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          He'll want to come on and score

        2. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Highest non-penalty xG in the league 0.90 vs. Lukaku 0.49
          Could still do well off the bench (a bit like Jota)

      7. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        If Raphinha does nothing in his 60 mins I could have a very good gameweek - doubt it will happen though!

      8. Taegugk Warrior
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Keep or hold Ronaldo..? On WC

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          I am not keeping irrespective of not having my WC.

        2. tiger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          What's the difference bettween keeping him and holding him?

          1. grumpyman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Keeping is not transferring out. Holding is gently cradling him in your arms.

            1. tiger
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              sounds nice...probably needs it having been benched

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

          Nope, Lukaku + Antonio and another playing forward. Maybe Jimenez or Toney.

        4. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Have two weeks to decide anyway
          I still want him next week - Leicester have conceded the same number of shots in the box as Norwich (11 per game)

        5. Harry the Hack
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          keep and/or hold. im confused..

      9. JabbaWookiee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Ronaldo and Pogba owner here. And kept Trent to have 2 FTs going into the international break. This is the week I drop a million places.

        1. thegaffer82
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          That’s very harsh indeed.
          You’ll recover from it though mate.
          I captained Ron & kept TAA too, so you definitely not the only one who’s gonna suffer this week

        2. Carefree Crew
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Ronaldo highly captained, many in the same boat. Many will have kept TAA with other firs to put out.
          (I've done the same as you without Pogba.)

          Subs will be the likes of Duffy H) Arsenal, Livramento A) Chels.

          It's early days mate, the rest of your team could perform & you could even still get a green arrow.

          Having TAA for Watford next GW without having to use a transfer to get him back in isn't a bad position to be in, especially with 2 free transfers.

          Don't give up all hope mate. 🙂

          1. JabbaWookiee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Love you guys

      10. Weeb Kakashi
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Don't need Ronaldo here. Give some game time to VDB Lingard and Sancho

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          He will play the mascot before he plays VDB

        2. thegaffer82
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Nothings secure at 1-0. That’s something you say at 3 or 4 nil

      11. FPL Brains
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        - United 3-0, followed by a 10 min Ronaldo cameo
        - Gray consolidation goal
        - Wolves/Arsenal clean sheet
        - Lukaku haul
        - Tuchel-routlette

        Will be a great week.

        1. FPL Brains
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Oh and;
          - Southampton goal

          Yeah. Asking for a bit much.

        2. MITHRRANDIRR
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          How will Gray score in United 3-0?

      12. Forza Papac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Ronaldo has returned to the bench without his earring on...

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Those bloody plugholes!

      13. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I am ready to cash in on my 0.2 profit from Ronaldo.

        1. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          *0.1

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Yes, sorry, miscalculation.

      14. Dammit_182
          2 months, 3 days ago

          If Ronnie stays off and Antonio is vice for everyone I’ll suddenly want Antonio to not go crazy. Give him a run out olli!

          1. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Antonio moves to 123% EO if no Ronaldo show

          2. thegaffer82
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            He’s my vice. I’d probably prefer CR7 to stay benched and get 90 mins of Antonio for my money

        • Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Lol get cavani off, missed one sitter and looks at off the pace

        • thegaffer82
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          I’m very tempted to do something out of character and do an early -8.

          I feel I’m 3 transfers from a team I love... and if I wait, I’ll be probably end up 0.3 or so away from it after IB...

          Omba > Cancelo (rising tonight)
          Sarr > Odegaard
          Ron > Lukaku (rising tonight)

          Decent or not?

          1. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            You just can’t do a -8 on the first day of the IB with GW7 fixtures still to play IMO
            Could just do Dias over Cancelo if priced out who is not rising for a while

            1. grumpyman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Agreed. Madness.

            2. thegaffer82
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              I usually think that.
              But I’m on the exact money, and I’ll have 14 outfield players who all play and are decent options to cover potential injuries

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

            The only thing helping my itchy fingers is that I don't yet know the third players I'm buying and selling. Might buy Jim if Bam isn't fit (for Ronaldo); might sell Marcal instead of Tierney if I buy Jim (for Cancelo). Gilmour to Grealish locked in, but no funds until the Ronaldo sale

            Gotta sit on my hands until Bielsa's presser two weeks from now

        • KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          United are actually looking really good without Ronnie....

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

            And Harry?

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Agreed

        • dark91
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Rondon is really awful. No idea why Everton went for him

          1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            He’s their third pick. With Richa or DCL not injured he’d be benched.

        • Nightcrawler
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          GreenWould u please get the hell out of my team

        • It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Get Ronaldo on for a 1 point cameo!

        • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Sancho coming on

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Where’s Donaldo’s hat trick?

        • Adetro
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Sancho coming on

          1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Martial off

          2. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            JadON

        • Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          “Bruno Fernandes' assist was his 50th goal involvement in 58 @premierleague appearances (30 goals, 20 assists); only Andy Cole (43), Alan Shearer (54) and Eric Cantona (54) reached 50 combined goals and assists in fewer games in the competition. Nifty.”

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Amazing

        • Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Martial struggling, sancho to replace

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

          Sancho sighting

        • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Ronaldo coming on too

          1. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            He'll score

        • Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Siuuuuuu

        • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Here comes CR7

        • KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          5 more mins please Shaw then you can go off!