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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. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    What have I done to Ronaldo? He is actually a bit of a differential for me in my mini leagues!

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 12 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Me me me.

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

        This!!

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

    I hope there’s an actual full on brawl in the Utd dressing room after this

    An absolute disgrace

    Could you imagine if they transplanted a young Roy Keane (or even an old Roy Keane) in - there’d be blood on the walls after this, and rightly so

    1. Thanos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 8 days ago

      They need to be ashamed of such a performance. From OGS to every player on the pitch today.

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

      Think Ole has lost the dressing room according to some rumours or probably speculation

  3. Dammit_182
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Jimenez on….I might just field 11!

    • Ady87
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Mother in law, Arsenal fan, only ever txts me to ask if I’ve seen the score when we are losing.

      So every weekend.

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

      4 clean sheets, 0 bonus for me

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

      An incredible away run from United, pick the heads up and go again!

      Ole's at the wheel!

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

        Very happy man aren’t ya?

    • FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Ronaldo blank.

      Blankaku next.

    • Messiah Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Livaramento scoring more than Shaw and Marcal and maybe James as well but staying on my bench. Who would have thought that?

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

      TRAORE ASSIST..... WE FEAST!!!!!

    • DannyDrinkVodka
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Great, Jimenez is going to block my Livramento points

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

      Livramento fills in nicely for Raphinha 🙂

      1. Konstaapeli
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Walker for me

    • TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 12 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Wolves win

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

      Villa LOL

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

      Please be Jimenez. Please be Jimenez. Please be Jimenez.

      1. Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        🙁

      2. El Matador
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Sorry mate

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

      Wolves winner

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Neves

    • Dušan Citizen
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Coady 1st sub.

      First Pep gets in Dias, then after Coady's goal Lage gets in Jimenez. 🙂

      That's my luck. Next is Mount getting on with 1 pts to block Coady's 7.

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

      Well, then. Salah C vs Man U, Lukaku VC

    • TheBiffas
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Vardy over son on WC7 paying off

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

      Target on Target ...Wolves winner

    • Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Hands up who said Wolves are bad? 😀

      1. Lanley Staurel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        What’s happened to you?

      2. Hairy Potter
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        They're firmly in the 7th to 17th group in the Prem. Well done on the last minute winner!

    • FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Brentford win written on the wall.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        I don't see goals for Chelsea, to be fair.

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

      My keeper and back 4 are from Liverpool, City, Brighton and Southampton - clean sheets all. Magnificent (and inexpensive) rearguard action.

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

        Same but mildly dissapointed with getting 0 bonus out of it. Cant really complain 😆

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

      FFS survived all game with Traore (just sold) getting nothing.

      Last minute...

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

        Unless it's an OG...?

        1. mynameisq
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Looked on targett

    • TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 12 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Might be a Targett og

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

        please no

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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          • 12 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          likely

    • thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      There is a spot in my MF, which I’m pretty sure is cursed. It’s provided me with a laughably low total of points so far…

      Started with Barnes 2, 2, 2
      Moved to Torres 3, 0, 0
      Switched to Grealish 2, 0

      Horror show 🙁

    • DandyDon
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Crazy everyone calling for Ole to go after this game when they've just had a record 29 games without defeat away record ended! Yes he's not Klopp or Guardiola but still credit where its due that was a good run of results!

      1. BIGREDDOG
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Lol

      2. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        With the money spent he needs to be Klopp or Guardiola - or Conte.

    • mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Wolves relegation candidates 😛

    • DandyDon
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Villa fans must feel sick!

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

        As for United 😛

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

      Ronaldo,Dennis > Vardy,Toney looks a decent move.

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

        well played

    • Isco Disco
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Was that a Traore assist?
      Please say yes

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

        It's been awarded!

      2. Isco Disco
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Woohoo
        Finally some points from Traore before I kick him out of my team