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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. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    SIIIIIIIUUUUUUUU
    GGMU!

  2. Gandalf
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Ronaldo > Kane a few weeks back backfiring.. Very tempting to just reverse the transfer

    1. Threat Level Midnight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      1 more week

    2. Brehmeren
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Did Kane to Ronaldo this week. Gutted.

  3. KirkhamWesham
      1 month, 15 days ago

      A) Livramento out, Reguilon in
      B) Alonso out, Reguilon in
      C) Davis out, King in
      D) Other

      Ramsey
      Cancelo TAA James Alonso
      ESR Raphinha Salah Son Jota
      Wilson

      Foster Livramento Toney Davis

      1ft

      1. JariL
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        D save

        1. KirkhamWesham
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Using to my ears. Thanks.

            1. KirkhamWesham
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Music to my*

        2. Van der Faart
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Kane to Ronaldo imminent

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            After Norwich

            1. Van der Faart
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Yeah need to give Kane one more week. Could have had at least one assist today.

            2. Eh, just one more thing ...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Rude. Like Norwich fear little Harry and his pouted lip.

          2. Randaxus
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Ronaldo will get benched at some point, the punt is on how many times he will be rested over the winter period.

            • HonestBlatter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Have to be done today....

          3. thegaffer82
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            What ya doing Arteta. Take bloody Odegaard off, not ESR!

          4. Lord of Ings
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Kane to Ronaldo looks easy and probably a must unless Kane scored a hattrick next week or something

          5. TomSaints
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            This is going to fuel crazy Ronaldo ownership

          6. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Rest up, ESR you gem!

          7. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 15 days ago

            45 -4 all out

            Wow

            Truly a week from hell

            1. TomSaints
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Bad luck, that was me last week

          8. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Telles & Dalot shouldn't be dropped!

            1. DMP
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              True.

            2. Randaxus
                1 month, 15 days ago

                I still think they need higher quality players in those positions if they want to be challenging the top 3

              • Randaxus
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  But the first thing they need to worry about is finishing in the top 4 lol

              • Danno - Emre Canada
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Ronald and Son scoring much better for FPL

              • g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Youngster sighted

                1. JariL
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Promising lad I hear

              • RedRo
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  This Utd side really doesn't look like a side that's had over a billion pounds spent on it since Sir Fergie left

                  1. Randaxus
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      They need better defenders.

                  2. FPLMACKEM
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Ramsdale
                    TAA, Cancelo, James
                    Salah (c), Foden, Son, Raphinha
                    Antonio, Wilson, Toney

                    Foster, Livramento, Duffy, Brownhill

                    2ft 0.3 itb

                    Would you make any changes here? Im actually tempted to burn a transfer!

                    1. JariL
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Duffy to White or Ben Johnson?

                      1. FPLMACKEM
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Ben Johnson is a great shout. Do you think he keeps his place in the team?

                        1. JariL
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Hard to know for sure but he has been playing even with Coufal back from injury.

                          1. FPLMACKEM
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            I might just do that move. Will save me 0.2. after this game week I plan on moving on son and Wilson for Ronaldo and a 5.8 midfielder.

                    2. Spearmint
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      How are you tempted to burn a transfer with Duffy (no longer playing) on your bench? Weird flex attempt.

                      Livra awful fixtures, Foden injury doubt, Raphinha in a poor attack and soon to have dreadful fixtures.

                      1. FPLMACKEM
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        I have to keep Raphinha for Brentford though. Livra is still a good enabler. Foden will probably come back in. But yeah Duffy is on the chopping block as someone has already suggested.

                  3. TomSaints
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Oooo Antonio and son to Ronaldo and Bernardo…. Exact money

                    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Superb moves.

                    2. Sun Jihai
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Nice, though does feel a shame to sell Son ahead of Norwich

                      1. TomSaints
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Yep that’s bad but City have Watford..

                        It can probably wait a week and get West Ham midfielder for fixture turn

                    3. Duke Silver ☑
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Selling Son before Norwich seems like madness tbh

                    4. Salah’s Sonnet
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      You do realise Son has NOR next and Ronnie ain't worth even 8m don't you?

                      1. TomSaints
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        It’s not that serious a thought but Ronaldo scores at least 5 goals over Christmas. Probably 7-8 and Antonio is really stinking my team up…

                  4. Valar(Keith)
                    • 12 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    I have enjoyed every one of Ronaldo's points. Was tempted to switch him out for kane but just stuck to my guns through the price drops and single digits. This feeling today is absolutely fantastic 🙂

                    1. The Units
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      agreed, did the same

                    2. Feanor
                      • 12 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      I took Vardy out for Kane, then financed getting in TAA by swapping Ronaldo for Saint-Maxim.

                      1. Valar(Keith)
                        • 12 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        I've somehow worked taa, cancelo, rudiger, Alonso, salah, kane and a splattering of mid priced players including Antonio so I've not really sacrificed to hold him so it was an easy decision to hold for me. still have my WC intact too so I never had to make a major overhaul. If I did he may have gone.

                    3. Yome
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Me too, keep faith in this monster of a player. Such a greaT feeling to see him score a brace. His fixtures are tasty

                    4. Free Hat
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Enjoy it!

                    5. Zilla
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      I think because people were holding for so long they were tempted. I did the switcheroo and didn't regret it.

                  5. Eh, just one more thing ...
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Abu … terrible player … he’s having a laugh.

                    1. Rainer
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Knew he was off? 😆

                  6. fricky_
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      How tf Auba omg

                    • Ze_Austin
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      If a new coach hypothetically comes in this week, I'm not sure Auba starts

                    • fricky_
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Nice Dive there Ronaldo

                      • Flynny
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        So kane to Ronaldo seems like the move after the weekend then....

                        1. Duke Silver ☑
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Yep, just in time for United vs Norwich too

                      • ExpressoMySonny
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        I cannot believe EMERSON ROYAL got the bonus ahead of Son. He was the worst player on the pitch.

                      • TheSteel
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Sold Ronaldo for Kane this week. Can i get some F’s under my comment.

                        1. Randaxus
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            F

                          • Buck The Trent
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            Fail

                          • MikeS
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            Poor sod

                          • Sailboats
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            F

                          • Sun Jihai
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            Az did the same last GW

                          • clodhopper
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            F

                        2. Rainer
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Auba & Ode off
                          Eddie & Lack of talent on

                        3. 824545201
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          What a beautiful evening to be a Reguillon, Son and Ronaldo owner.

                        4. Nightf0x
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Sanchez (foster)
                          White taa cancelo rudi alonso
                          Raph salah jota moura (sisoko)
                          Vardy antonio (denis)

                          Time to WC isnt it ? On -4 already now

                        5. MikeS
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Vardy to Ronaldo?

                        6. Zim0
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Is Ramsdale still the best keeper to get?

                        7. Dr. Rog
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 12 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          A landmark for Ronaldo - he has now scored more premier league goals than Kevin Davies.

                          GOAT

                        8. Mahjongking
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Will alonso start vs westham?