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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. MikeS
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Same old arsenal.. ffs

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

      Yup

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

    Man i need another wc. I. Need ronaldo, i need son, need reguilon, also dont want to sell vardy or rudiger

    1. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      do you just get players that scored the previous GW lol

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

        No. I prefer form and fixture. LOL

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

      Vardy has been poor other than his brace the other week

  3. Bartowski
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    This is literally what Man U players did after Mourinho got sacked to get Ole the job. Carrick must be well annoyed.

    1. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      play better? i dont think new manager bounce is a new thing

      1. Bartowski
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Well they are...playing better....so?

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

      Carrick undefeated.

  4. Lucky Z
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Would you switch Vardy to Ronaldo for free with 2.8ITB? Penalties can be crucial here with such fixtures.

    1. Sailboats
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      yes i would

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

      Hold your horses, he was struggling at the end, very quick turnaround for the next game on Sunday

      1. Lucky Z
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Waiting

  5. Robson-Canoe
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Is Michael Carrick statistically the greatest United manager ever with a 67% win rate and 0% defeat rate?

    1. Fergie's Hair Dryer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Carrick > Fergie

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

      Lol

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

      Give him a 7 year deal.. seal the deal, long term

  6. Norco
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Is bloody Foden back yet? He's burning a hole in my team but with those fixtures coming up surely you got to hold him?

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

      Yeah.

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

      Good point actually.. how does this look:

      Vardy and son to Ronaldo and foden?

  7. Esalman
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    I'd be on 100 points had I not done Mount > Zaha lol

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

      That's what you get for selling Mount ahead of Watford.

      1. Esalman
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I deserve it lol

    2. RedRo
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I refuse to believe you've been here 12 years and sold Mount ahead of Watford

        1. Esalman
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          In my defense my previous 3 transfers were Ronaldo, Reguilon, and Cancelo haha.

      • I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        who falls to Zaha traps... those were so 2019

        1. Esalman
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Me too. Must’ve had a brain fart.. read the fixture ticker wrong or something. There were more obvious moves too, like Jota or Bernardo.

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

        Selling Mount is one thing but for Zaha?

    3. Hryszko
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Early thoughts on what to do here? Got two FT that I dont want to burn..

      Sanchez
      Trent - Rudiger - Cancelo - James
      Salah - Son - Jota
      Antonio - Jesus - Toney

      Steele - ESR - Livra - Sissoko

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

        Play ESR ahead of Antonio for start

        1. Hryszko
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Yeah will be, but just what I started with this week!

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

            Admittedly tough to come up with a transfer! Possibly Antonio to Watkins?

            1. Hryszko
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Mhmm yeah, problem is.. I want Antonio back for the nice run of fixtures, not sure if it’s worth holding him any longer though (had him since day 1)

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

        Toney to Dennis or King

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

      Son or Ronaldo, who is a priority?

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

        Do you want Son after Norwich?

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

        Would you if asked this if Ronnie would of blanked?

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

          Son btw

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

          Can you just answer?

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

            Did do above pal 🙂

      3. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Don

    6. FantasyClub
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Please people your opinions on what to do with this flop of a striker called Kane? Before I rage transfer him out!

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

        My advice? Rage transfer him out.

        1. FantasyClub
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 15 days ago

          That’s actually what I wanted to hear.
          Thank you

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

            He's mentally checked out. Won't see much from him this season IMO

      2. DycheDycheBaby
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Do exactly that.

        1. FantasyClub
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Cheers. I don’t think I’d be annoyed even if he scores next game coz I don’t see a haul from him

      3. diesel001
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        He has forgotten his role because he has got used to dropping deep for Spurs. Conte needs to get this dropping deep habit out of him and get him to be more like Vardy - a goal hanger who is a clinical finisher.

        1. FantasyClub
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 15 days ago

          He should stop feeling sorry for himself and do what he gets paid to do

      4. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I’m in the same position.

        Have had him since before Conte came in and I’m now officially done with him, even before Norwich.

        Getting rid of him frees up so much money in my team.

        Thoughts on;

        Kane/Mbeumo/Gallagher > Watkins/Jota/BSilva for -4?

        1. FantasyClub
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Looks good to me bro

          1. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Cheers bro

        2. FantasyClub
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 15 days ago

          I’m a bit hesitant on getting rid of Gallagher though

    7. Randaxus
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I can't believe that a player as bad as fred is playing for a club as big as United, unbelievable.

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

          MOTM

          1. Randaxus
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Fred playing for United is like a person with 70 IQ going to Harvard.

              1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 15 days ago

                A US institution that generally gets by on its name but at which standards have been slipping over the past decade? Good analogy.

                1. Randaxus
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    The analogy is a person with extremely low merit going to an extremely prestigious organization, maybe Oxford would be a better analogy for you?

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

              Big?

              With players like Fred they are no longer 'big'

              1. Randaxus
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  If a team has the most league wins in English football history, they are a big club.

              2. Fergie's Hair Dryer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Fred starts for Brazil

                1. Randaxus
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Well let's put it this way, he is not getting in the 1970 Brazil team

                2. Jonflamingo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Better than Kante

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

                  people say this, but for me he's much better than that McTominay. surprised Utd persist with playing them both, they don't dominate midfield in possession or shield their back 4 at all.

                4. Don Van Vliet
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Fred +1Bps

                5. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Can't tell if this is sarcasm.
                  Best player at UTD over last 3 and MOTM tonight.

                  1. Randaxus
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Fouling the goalkeeper so that you concede a goal, great play from Fred obviously.

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

                  Race for 4th could get tasty this season unless United get consistent.

                7. Scots Gooner
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Guaita
                  TAA / James / Alonso / Cancelo / Livra
                  Salah (c) / Jota / Son / B Silva
                  Wilson

                  Steele / Toney / Hwang / Allan

                  Hold here? GTG?

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

                    Looks a hold for me! Yep GTG

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

                      Cheers bud

                8. Pompel
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Anyone not getting Ronnie ahead of Norwich ?

                  1. F4L
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    tbh I'm not paying 12.3mil for a player who can't play 3 times a week

                    1. Pompel
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Surely he plays most of the matches ?

                9. Casual Player
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  So Ronaldo out was bad then?

                10. Jonflamingo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  G2G folks?

                  Ramsdale
                  Reguilon - TAA - Rudiger - Dias
                  ESR - Jota - Salah - Bernado
                  Toney - Rondaldo(c)

                  Mccarthey - Livra - Dennis - Brownhill
                  2.2m ITB

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

                    Wait for injury news on 'Rondaldo'

                11. Mr. O'Connell
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Ronaldo not involved in celebrations

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

                    Still on the pot.

                    1. Mr. O'Connell
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Must be it

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

                  Ralf looks pleased

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

                  Ralf to bench Ronaldo on Sunday? 😀

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

                    Not unless he really is inj

                14. GoonerGirl
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Is it too much to ask for some consistency? Check the Penalty for United but no check for Arsenal.

                  1. Milkman Bruno
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Haha stop it. United pull started outside the box anyway so irrelevant

                  2. RedRo
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      utd fan and agree.

                      1. GoonerGirl
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Like I said all I want is consistency. You've got to be checking that.

                  3. Milkman Bruno
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    1 transfer cost me 16 points 😆

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

                    So I am currently thinking of the following transfers:

                    Toney, Kane and Raphinha for King, Ronaldo and Bernardo in Gameweek 16 for -4
                    Antonio to Watkins in Gameweek 17
                    Gallagher to Bowen in Gameweek 18

                    Would you do Antonio to Watkins in Gameweek 15 and Delay getting Ronaldo to Gameweek 17?

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

                    Is this worth a hit?

                    Vardy + Antonio > Ronaldo + Dennis + 1.7m

                    Will use the 1.7 to upgrade Gallagher

                  6. RAFA THE GAFFA
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Ronaldo to Kane in GW9 resulted in 2,2,2,2,0,2 !

                    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Do I reverse it now?

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

                        After GW 15.

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

                        Wait until 16 now- did Ronaldo not go off with a knock ( commentary suggested not moving freely) so gives chance to see if OK.

                  7. Babit1967
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Season over, Kane captain and 42 points, time to unleash the wildcard or wait a week?

                    Sanchez Steele
                    Taa Cancelo James Alonso Livra
                    Salah Gallagher Raphinha Brownhill Moura
                    Kane Jiminez Toney

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

                      Delete account

                    2. F4L
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      when does the WC run out? I'd wait a week for Raph/Kane/Moura fixtures then go for it

                      1. Babit1967
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Aye good point mate

                    3. Norco
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      "Season over" and still has WC.

                      Biaatch please

                      1. Babit1967
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Bit dramatic was I ? Haha

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

                      Wait one week- may as well keep Kane for Norwich- that’s my plan and Ronaldo may have picked up knock ( or just exhausted) at end of game. Jiménez to a one week punt perhaps?

                      1. Babit1967
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Sounds good mate or maybe Alonso to Reg, imagine Spurs will keep a cleanie

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

                    Bruno --> Jota for Jimenez ---> CR7

                    Yay or Nay?

                  9. FantasyClub
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Okay well next question guys…rage transfer Kane out to who?

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

                      Dennis

                      1. FantasyClub
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        I have him

                        Ramsdale-Begovic
                        TAA-James-Cancelo-Livra-Alonso
                        Salah-Raph-ESR-Gallagher-Jota
                        Kane-Antonio-Dennis

                    2. diesel001
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Ronaldo

                    3. F4L
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Jesus

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

                        No need for blasphemy

                        1. FantasyClub
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Not the best suggestion. You don’t win when you play with Pep

                      2. FantasyClub
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Not sure I want to play that game with Pep, did consider him though…don’t like him out on the wing however

                        1. F4L
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          As long as you're getting minutes in Cities' front 3 you get points, Jesus has got the most minutes in the front 3 this season, just be patient if you own and the points will come

                          1. FantasyClub
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            You suggesting bringing Jesus in?

                            1. F4L
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 15 days ago

                              bro just pick who you want 😀 I'm getting Jesus because I think he's a good pick, if you have someone better in mind that's cool

                  10. EffPeeEll
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    plenty of frailties in this man utd team in my opinion.

                    long, long way off from being a top team.

                    wouldn't entertain selecting any of them for the short team at least

                    1. RedRo
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Our fixture run is hard to ignore but agree far from convincing.

                      • diesel001
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        One top DM and a good manager away from being a good team.

                        De Gea
                        AWB Varane Maguire Shaw
                        ????? McTominay
                        Sancho Bruno Rashford
                        Cavani

                        Henderson
                        Dalot Lindelof Bailly Telles
                        Matic Fred
                        Diallo VDB Martial
                        Greenwood

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

                          Ronaldo in the stands?

                          1. diesel001
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            Yep. Him, Pogba and Lingard out the club. Once a DM is signed then a long term replacement for Cavani is required.

                    2. RedRo
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        We've spent over a billion pounds since Sir Fergie left and we're celebrating scraping a win against Arsenal at Old Trafford like we've won the Champion's League. Make it stop.

                        1. Cheeto__Bandito
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          whats the point of football if you cant celebrate

                        2. Milkman Bruno
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          So should we just not support them? Or should the players walk off not feeling good about the win?

                          1. RedRo
                              1 month, 15 days ago

                              We should just tone it down a bit and more importantly raise our standards

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

                                Be like Spurs audience ?

                                1. RedRo
                                    1 month, 15 days ago

                                    Spurs would need to win anything before they can think about celebrating.