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Thursday’s FPL team news: Ronaldo returns, Saka benched

The final two fixtures of Gameweek 14 take place this evening – Tottenham Hotspur v Brentford at 19.30 GMT, followed by Manchester United v Arsenal 45 minutes later.

Antonio Conte make two changes from the 2-1 win over Leeds United in Gameweek 12, with Davinson Sanchez (£4.5m) and Oliver Skipp (£4.5m) coming in for Japhet Tanganga (£4.3m) and Harry Winks (£4.4m), both of whom drop to the bench.

That means Harry Kane (£12.3m) – who has scored just one goal in 11 league appearances this season – leads the line, with Son Heung-min (£10.4m) and Lucas Moura (£6.4m) flanking him either side.

As for Brentford, they are unchanged from their 1-0 win over Everton on Sunday, with Sergi Canos (£5.5m), Christian Norgaard (£5.0m) and Rico Henry (£4.5m) all recovering from knocks to keep their place in the starting XI.

Thomas Frank’s side have lost just one of their six away matches this season, and will move into the top half of the table with a win tonight.

Elsewhere, Man Utd make three changes from their Gameweek 13 draw at Stamford Bridge, with Harry Maguire (£5.4m), Diogo Dalot (£4.4m) and Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.3m) replacing Eric Bailly (£4.9m), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.2m) and Nemanja Matic (£4.5m).

At Arsenal, Gabriel Martinelli (£5.2m) starts in place of Bukayo Saka (£6.3m), who is a substitute, while Mohamed Elneny (£4.4m) comes in for Albert Sambi Lokonga (£4.8m).

GAMEWEEK 14 LINE-UPS

Spurs XI: Lloris, Sanchez, Dier, Davies, Royal, Hojbjerg, Skipp, Reguilon, Moura, Son, Kane

Subs: Gollini, Doherty, Winks, Gil, Sessegnon, Alli, Bergwijn, Tanganga, Ndombele

Brentford XI: Fernandez, Goode, Jansson, Pinnock, Canos, Onyeka, Norgaard, Janelt, Henry, Mbeumo, Toney

Subs: Cox, Jansen, Forss, Wissa, Ghoddos, Baptiste, Roersley, Maghoma, Stevens


Man Utd XI: de Gea, Dalot, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles, McTominay, Fred, Sancho, Fernandes, Rashford, Ronaldo

Subs: Henderson, Bailly, Jones, Lingard, Mata, Van de Beek, Diallo, Greenwood, Martial

Arsenal XI: Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tavares, Partey, Elneny, Odegaard, Smith Rowe, Martinelli, Aubameyang

Subs: Okonkwo, Tierney, Holding, Maitland-Niles, Lokonga, Pepe, Saka, Lacazette, Nketiah


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  1. 1314
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    who to play & as first bencher out of these : Toney (lee) , ESR (eve) , Dennis (MCI)

    1. 1314
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      have James starting now, but first sub might be coming in for him

    2. Vjm6891
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Probably play ESR, first bench Toney

  2. OptimusBlack
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Son & Wilson > Højbjerg & Ronaldo
    For free
    Yaaay
    Nope.

    1. Bertonian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Madness

    2. 1314
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      prefer to see how R7 do under Ralf..and the next game is close too not sure if he will get his rest

    3. OptimusBlack
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Cheers

  3. FantasyClub
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

    So is Ronaldo injured?

    1. Bleh
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Not sure but wouldn’t be bringing him in.

      1. FantasyClub
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Why? Because of the injury doubt or form?

    2. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Don't think so, was just knackered.

  4. Vjm6891
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Man Utd seem to have some decent fixtures coming up. I don't trust their defence but all their main attacking players are a load of money!

    Is Fernandes and better bet (and 0.7 cheaper than Ronaldo) or do I just need to scarifice people for Ronaldo (i.e Son).

    Definitely not going to rush this week as CP seems to be fairly decent this year

    1. 1314
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      yup just keep monitoring, though I think Fernandes has regressed while Ronaldo is still returning

  5. andymck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Ramsdale (Foster)
    James TAA Cancelo (White Livramento)
    Salah Jota Raphinha ESR (Brownhill)
    Vardy Antonio Jimenez

    Vardy and Jimenez > Ronaldo and King for free?

  6. steven8991
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Ramsdale (Foster)
    Cancelo TAA James Reguilon Livramento
    Salah Jota Raphinha (Gallagher Browwnhill)
    Kane Antonio (Maupay*)

    2FT 0.1ITB

    A. Burn the FT
    B. Maupay > Dennis
    C. Maupay > Dennis and Raphinha > B.Silva
    D. Elsewhere

    1. Bleh
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      C but remove Gallagher this week instead of Raph. Raph can go next week.

    2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      No way would I burn the transfer.
      I would go King in for Maupay. On pens and no ACON.
      Takes a lot of shots and is accurate in general play.

  7. Bleh
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    G2G? 2.1 ITB, planning Sanchez > Ederson next week.

    Sanchez
    James, TAA, Cancelo
    Salah, B.Silva, Son, Jota
    Watkins, Dennis, Antonio

    (Steele, Livramento, Duffy, Allan)

  8. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    I was having a nose in the mods and cons.
    LTFPL andy is in freefall. Gone from top 10k in gw7 after a wildcard to 6 major red arrows out of 7 gameweeks
    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/2/history

    It just shows how fpl can change so quickly nowadays. Years ago that type of thing would not have happened. Ironically it is because of people like LTFPL andy that there is so much info out there for others to digest. Which has meant he has fallen behind.

    1. Norco
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Has his upbeatness reduced?

      It's interesting to see when any person in the socials of FPL either go from highs to lows or lows to highs and watch how their attitude, demeanor, wording, appearance can shift whether things go positively or negatively throughout the season

      1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        In fairness to the fella you would not notice much of a difference. But he does not seem to be highlighting his overall rank as much as he was!

  9. Gabbiadini
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    I'd have preferred to keep Duffy and trade to B Johnson next week rather than this week due to fixtures, however, price rises/drops are likely going to force my hand.
    Anyone else facing a similar issue?

  10. 824545201
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    How on earth do i squeeze in a City midfielder in this team? Any ideas?

    Ramsdale - Foster
    TAA - Cancelo - James - Reguillon - Livra
    Salah - Son - Jota - Gallagher - David Luiz
    Ronaldo - Dennis - Davis

    1FT, 0.5m ITB

    1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      I don’t think you need one. But you could get Williams in for Livramento and get Silva in for Gallagher -4. Alternatively you can get Watkins in for Ronaldo and got that route.

  11. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    How likely is Zinchenko to start the next game?

    Debating whether to do Christensen ---> Zinchenko, or just keep the FT.

    1. 824545201
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Christensen needs to go but Zinch is not a good pick. Reguillon maybe?

      1. nerd_is_the_werd
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Already own Reguilon.

        Would love to get Bernardo Silva (7.3) but may need to take a hit...
        How do I fit him in with Hwang (5.6), Gallagher (6.0) and 0.8 ITB?

        If not, I'd probably just make a small improvement with Christensen ---> Zinch for free.

        1. 824545201
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          I'm also struggling to fit in Bilva in my team. I'm not sure about Zinchenko, could be a good punt.

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Raph to Bilva on the cards next week

  12. steven8991
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Play Antonio or J.King?

  13. Norco
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Anyone considering Jesus?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      o/

  14. Winners900
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Hmm

    A) Get Bilva now before pricerise
    B) Wait until the press, you have enough money for the transfer anyway, its not worth it etc

    Thoughts? 🙂

    1. beric
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Wait

  15. Trovsmash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Hi all, thoughts on the options below?
    A. Antonio & Brownhill to Dennis & Bernardo
    B. Vardy & Brownhill to Son & Dennis
    C. Vardy & Brownhill to Watkins and Bernardi

    Guaita
    TAA, Cancelo, James, Dias
    Raph, Salah, Jota, ESR
    Vardy,Toney

    Antonio, Livra, Brownhill, foster

  16. beric
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Replacing mbuemo, ESR or Odegaard?

  17. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Thinking of just rolling the FT - Thoughts? Planning on shifting Jimenez but likely to downgrade to free up funds if anything... Appreciate any suggestions. 0.0 ITB

    Sanchez,

    TAA, James, Cancelo, Dier

    Salah, Jota, Foden, Mbeuno

    Kane, Jimenez

    Subs: McGovern, Guehi, Dennis, Mendy