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Raphinha absent as Armstrong, Jimenez, Dias and Grealish are benched

Raphinha is absent for Leeds United’s clash with Southampton, one of five Premier League matches getting underway at the traditional Saturday kick-off time of 3pm.

The Brazilian was in action for his country in the early hours of Friday morning and a start always looked like being a tall order against the Saints given the swift turnaround but he has failed to even make the matchday squad today.

The injured Kalvin Phillips and Junior Firpo also make way, with Tyler Roberts, Jack Harrison and Pascal Struijk coming in.

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl makes five changes to his starting XI, with Adam Armstrong a surprise omission.

Captain James Ward-Prowse begins a three-match ban and Che Adams is injured, with Kyle Walker-Peters, Theo Walcott, Nathan Tella and Armstrong all benched.

Romain Perraud, Armando Broja, Moussa Djenepo, Mohamed Elyounoussi and Ibrahima Diallo are promoted to Hasenhuttl’s line-up.

Manchester City v Burnley, Leicester City v Manchester United, Norwich City v Brighton and Hove Albion and Aston Villa v Wolverhampton Wanderers are the other top-flight games taking place this afternoon.

Pep Guardiola has sprung a few surprises with his teamsheet, with Ruben Dias and Jack Grealish benched.

Raheem Sterling gets the nod in the City attack, with Zack Steffen, Nathan Ake and Riyad Mahrez the other players who come in.

Burnley make three changes from the side that drew with Norwich last time out. Jack Cork, Erik Pieters and Maxwell Cornet replace Charlie Taylor, Aaron Lennon and Matej Vydra.

Aston Villa include Emiliano Martínez and midfielder Douglas Luiz despite their recent international commitments, while Emiliano Buendía and Axel Tuanzebe return in place of Kortney Hause and Jacob Ramsey.

Wolves make two changes from the side that beat Newcastle, with Adama Traore and Leander Dendoncker starting in place of the ill Francisco Trincao and the benched Raul Jimenez; the Mexican striker was in action for his country in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Man Utd captain Harry Maguire makes a swift return from injury to replace the sidelined Raphael Varane, while Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba, Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho also start for the Red Devils.

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers makes five changes to the team that started the 2-2 Premier League draw at Crystal Palace before the international break.

Defender Jonny Evans comes in for his first league start since April, while Daniel Amartey, Ricardo Pereira, Boubakary Soumare and James Maddison also make the cut.

Ryan Bertrand, Harvey Barnes, Hamza Choudhury, Jannik Vestergaard and Ademola Lookman drop to the bench.

Brighton and Norwich are both unchanged.

GAMEWEEK 8 LINE-UPS

Aston Villa XI: Martinez, Konsa, Tuanzebe, Mings, Cash, McGinn, Douglas Luiz, Buendia, Targett, Watkins, Ings.

Subs: Sanson, Steer, Young, Nakamba, El Ghazi, Hause, Philogene-Bidace, Archer, Jacob Ramsey.

Wolves XI: Jose Sa, Kilman, Coady, Saiss, Nelson Semedo, Neves, Dendoncker, Joao Moutinho, Marcal, Traore, Hwang.

Subs: Hoever, Ait Nouri, Jimenez, Daniel Podence, Moulden, Boly, Silva, Ruddy, Cundle.


Leicester City XI: Schmeichel, Castagne, Soyuncu, Evans, Pereira, Maddison, Tielemans, Amartey, Vardy, Iheanacho, Soumare

Subs: Ward, Bertrand, Barnes, Albrighton, Perez, Choudhury, Vestergaard, Daka, Lookman

Man Utd XI: De Gea, Wan Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Matic, Fernandes, Pogba, Greenwood, Ronaldo, Sancho

Subs: Henderson, Bailly, Mata, Rashford, Lingard, Dalot, Telles, Van de Beek, McTominay


Man City XI: Steffen, Stones, Ake, Laporte, Cancelo, Rodri, De Bruyne, Silva, Sterling, Foden, Mahrez

Subs: Carson, Walker, Dias, Gundogan, Grealish, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Palmer, Slicker

Burnley XI: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Collins, Pieters, Cork, Brownhill, Westwood, Cornet, McNeil, Wood

Subs: Hennessey, Norris, Gudmundsson, Barnes, Roberts, Lennon, Rodriguez, Bardsley, Long


Norwich XI: Krul, Aaron, Gibson, Hanley, Normann, Lees-Melou, Pukki, McLean, Sargent, Giannoulis.

Subs: Gunn, Rupp, Gilmour, Dowell, Rashica, Tzolis, Williams, Idah, Omobamidele

Brighton XI: Sanchez, Dunk, Duffy, Burn, Veltman, Gross, Lallana, Moder, Cucurella, Trossard Maupay

Subs: Lamptey, Connolly, MacAllister, March, Steele, Locadia, Roberts, Richards, Sarmiento


Southampton XI: McCarthy, Livramento, Bednarek, Salisu, Perraud, Romeu, Diallo, Djenepo, Elyounoussi, Broja, Redmond.

Subs: Forster, Walker-Peters, Lyanco, Valery, Tella, S. Armstrong, A. Armstrong, Long, Walcott.

Leeds XI: Meslier, Shackleton, Cooper, Llorente, Dallas, Klich, James, Roberts, Struijk, Harrison, Rodrigo.

Subs: Klaesson, Drameh, Hjelde, Cresswell, Summerville, McKinstry, Forshaw, Greenwood, Gelhardt.

1,289 Comments Post a Comment
  1. PartyTime
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Shaw owners punished yet again

    • Milkman Bruno
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Rushing Maguire back from injury, we’d have been better off without him today

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Ole’s management what could be expected?

    • Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Armstrong stays on the bench, some welcome livramento points 🙂

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

        Yep =)

    • La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Ffs Ronnie

      1. Jafooli
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Yep, gotta go I think…

    • Ady87
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Sanchez our for Schmeichel several weeks ago was a terrible idea.

    • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Sheer class from Daka

      The way he gazelles through the air, feigns to shoot with his right, let’s the ball come off the inside of his knee, dropping it onto his other side, before sweeping it home with his left

      Kid is better than Haaland

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

      Livramento CS banked 🙂

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

        and Sanchez! (Lost his bonus though...)

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

          ... and Cancelo!

    • Cilly Bonnolly
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Just seen Coady got the goal. Now I’m back to wanting Jimenez to stay parked on his arse. 😆

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        You'll be disappointed

        1. Cilly Bonnolly
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Just saw that. Bet365 weren’t showing a third sub having been made. Need Alonso to stay parked on his arse now. 😆

    • Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Veltman's 0 points so annoying

    • AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Southampton win.

      Leeds United in the mud still.

    • Milkman Bruno
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 days ago

      One more save Sanchez please ha

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

        Game is over

    • The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Salah (c) and bring in Bobby for the United game.

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Title challengers 😆

    • AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Norwich 0
      Brighton 0

      FT result

    • No Need
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Grealish punt went well

    • Milkman Bruno
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Olé out!! Now please!!

    • stuck in a dream 🙂
        3 months, 8 days ago

        someone please tell OGS and CR7 to start parking.....

      • Dthinger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Oh no! Jimenez cameo leaves Livra on my bench!

      • ZeBestee
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Mahrez has become a sh*tty pick. Last time in my team

      • AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        No 5.0 for Man City today.

      • Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Nice run of fixtures coming up for Vardy
        Is he my Ronnie replacement

      • fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Complete Jam for city and Brighton defenders

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

          What is jammy about a clean sheet against Norwich?

          1. fish&chips
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            They were lucky today

      • Iceball
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Score check
        50 from 5 here

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          The same I think

      • Milkman Bruno
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Keep Jota in the hope he gets some minutes next week? Could still score 2-3 with a cameo?

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          am considering keeping. United are so open

        2. fish&chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          You've forgotten the new manager bounce

      • Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        A Sanchez save now is worth 3 pts

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

          Game is over mate

        2. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          😆

        3. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          😆

      • BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Jimmy off bench 88 ffs

      • Bartowski
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Anyone play fanteam? Do players lose points for goals conceded after they've been subbed?

      • Jafooli
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Sanchez - Duffy - Libramento 😎

        White still to go for a Def full house…

      • Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Duffy YC ruined the entire week

      • Purse83
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Coady first on bench with a Jimi no show…

        Jimi: “Hold my beer!”

        Telling myself at least I have strength in depth…