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2pm kick-off team news: Guaita + Justin start, Lamptey + Lowton benched

Double Gameweek 23 of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) continues this Sunday lunchtime, with Arsenal v Burnley, Crystal Palace v Liverpool and Leicester City v Brighton and Hove Albion kicking-off at 14:00 GMT.

Mikel Arteta makes three changes from his last Premier League starting XI on New Year’s Day, with Rob Holding, Albert Sambi Lokonga and Emile Smith Rowe coming in for Takehiro Tomiyasu, who is not in the squad, plus Thomas Partey and Granit Xhaka, both of whom are suspended.

Nicolas Pepe and Mohamed Elneny are still at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), while Cedric Soares remains out.

For Burnley, Matthew Lowton drops to the bench, while Charlie Taylor misses out due to a foot injury and Maxwel Cornet is still on international duty. That means Jay Rodriguez partners Matej Vydra up front, with Aaron Lennon and Dwight McNeil on the flanks.

At Palace, Vicente Guaita is restored in goal, with the other change seeing Jean-Philippe Mateta replacing Eberechi Eze, who is a substitute, along with Jordan Ayew, who is available again after making a swifter-than-expected return from international duty with Ghana.

However, Wilfried Zaha and Cheikhou Kouyate are still involved at AFCON, while James McArthur and James Tomkins remain out.

Liverpool are unchanged from their Gameweek 22 win over Brentford, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain shaking off an ankle injury and partnering Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino in attack. Joel Matip was substituted as a precaution at half-time against Arsenal on Thursday but also features.

Elsewhere, James Justin make his first Leicester start in nearly a year, whilst Daniel Amartey returns and Harvey Barnes is recalled.

Graham Potter, meanwhile, who is missing today’s game after testing positive for Covid, makes two changes, with Leandro Trossard and Neal Maupay replacing Tariq Lamptey and Danny Welbeck, both of whom are substitutes, along with Lewis Dunk.


GAMEWEEK 23 LINE-UPS

Arsenal XI: Ramsdale, White, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney, Lokonga, Saka, Odegaard, Smith Rowe, Martinelli, Lacazette

Subs: Leno, Tavares, Chambers, Nketiah, Alebiousu, Biereth, Oulad M’hand, Hutchinson, Patino

Burnley XI: Pope, Roberts, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters, Lennon, Westwood, Brownhill, McNeil, Rodriguez, Vydra

Subs: Hennessey, Lowton, Cork, Gudmundsson, Stephens, Collins, Bardsley, Long, Thomas


Crystal Palace XI: Guaita, Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell, Hughes, Gallagher, Schlupp, Olise, Edouard, Mateta

Subs: Butland, Clyne, Ferguson, Kelly, Milivojevic, Riedewald, Ayew, Eze, Benteke

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Henderson, Jones, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jota, Firmino

Subs: Kelleher, Konate, Milner, Gomez, Minamino, Tsimikas, Gordon, Williams, Morton


Leicester City XI: Schmeichel, Justin, Amartey, Soyuncu, Thomas, Tielemans, Dewsbury-Hall, Maddison, Lookman, Barnes, Daka

Subs: Ward, Albrighton, Perez, Choudhury, Vestergaard, Daley-Campbell, Soumare, McAteer, Brunt

Brighton and Hove Albion XI: Sanchez, Veltman, Webster, Burn, Cucurella, Alzate, Gross, Mac Allister, Moder, Trossard, Maupay

Subs: Scherpen, Lamptey, Dunk, Lallana, Welbeck, March, Caicedo, Roberts, Leonard


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  1. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Pope 10 pointer!
    Fabio Borges = FPL god

    1. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      He must have some sort of deal with the devil

    2. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I think you have a bit of an obsession with him. Careful.

  2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Fabio Borges transfer in this week was Pope I think, 10
    Points with Watford at home to go!! what a guy!!!

  3. Cilly Bonnolly
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Four points ahead in my minileague’s manager of the month contest. Need Kane to blank.

    #PrayForCilly

  4. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Patrick Vieira going to tunnel him!!

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Isn't Klopp a bit too tall for him to pick on?

      Jota the Vieria type target 😉

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        I meant the ref.

        Tbf he called it right in real time.

        Why bow to slow mo and colleagues TV view?

  5. Sharkytect
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    This gameweek is going sooooo badly. And I don't even have Dennis!

    Why was Lowton dropped?

    If he is dropped from the next game then I'll get dalot off the bench, though...

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Roberts is a good RB.

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Juju

    3. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Because I got him in on WC. Every defender I got on WC has been dropped. Lowton, Keane and now reguillon

  6. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Fellow DCL owners, if there are any of you similarly tricked by that promise of a DGW and great fixtures weeks ago…

    Wtf to do with him? Fixtures still great, but he and Everton are abysmal

    1. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Keeping

    2. Eightball
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Yup. I am just keeping him though. Other more important moves to make for my team and I hope Everton get better.

    3. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Wondering this myself, felt last week that I might be best cutting my losses and getting rid but said I'd hold with possible new manager bounce but they're still team in very poor form, I may get rid next week if there's any useful candidate

    4. Hulk Smash
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I'm probably selling as part of a -4 or -8 mini-WC next week.

    5. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Keeping. He’s playing well, it’ll come and it’s not like the alternatives are smashing it up

  7. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Pope double digits get in

  8. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Close for bonus atm:

    3 - Pope (31)
    2 - Tarkowski, Ramsdale, Tierney, Mee (26)

    3 - Edouard, Robertson (31)
    1 - Fabinho (30)

    3 - Daka (28)
    2 - Welbeck (24)
    1 - Sánchez (23)

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Jota robbed!

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        ... a pen.

        FTFY

    2. Union_Jacks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      White please get 1 more BPS

    3. DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      What did Ramsdale do exactly? Lol

  9. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Rudiger goal and clean sheet would make this a good week.

  10. Thanos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Disgrace of a decision.

    It's not about FPL. It's about the game. Something which we all adore so much. Never a pen on any way. VAR saw it and then KF went to the screen and overturned it. I mean WTF guys are you blind!

  11. jimmyharte
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    How is Ramsdale getting 2 bonus points with 1 save. Them extra points may get me knocked out of overall cup. What a joke.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Must have been an awful game, two poor sides tbf.

      1. TopBinFC
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Regardless how bad it was surely 1 save shouldn't get bonus?

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            Burnley long balls means he probably got plenty of recoveries, Burnley not pressing means he probably got passing BPS too.

            1. TopBinFC
                3 months, 26 days ago

                Ok cool, thanks for explanation

        • TopBinFC
            3 months, 26 days ago

            I just posted this, ridiculous

          • Cojones of Destiny
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            FPL bosses own him - simple)

        • TopBinFC
            3 months, 26 days ago

            How does Ramsdale get 2 bonus points when he only made 1 save?

            1. DycheDycheBaby
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 26 days ago

              Rigged.

            2. jimmyharte
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 26 days ago

              I know right. Absolute joke. Maybe enough to ko me from the cup.

            3. PartyTime
                3 months, 26 days ago

                Fpl Tower

              • Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 26 days ago

                God level distribution, that's why.
                Cry more.

              • Sun Jihai
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 26 days ago

                Low scoring game
                Defenders and GKs get the same bps score for keeping a CS +12 and Ramsdale gets +2 for each save - when you add in the 6 bps for playing 60 mins and some passes you can get there

                1. TopBinFC
                    3 months, 26 days ago

                    I guess you own Ramsdale

                2. boc610
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 26 days ago

                  arsenal play out from the back , he gets a lot of completed passes, im sure this has been covered before on here

                  1. mynameisq
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 26 days ago

                    People still get confused when seeing an offside decision at an angle

              • DycheDycheBaby
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 26 days ago

                Ramsdale getting bonus points for 1 save lol.

                1. Qaiss
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 26 days ago

                  It happened against Watford, so what

                2. Duke Silver ☑
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 26 days ago

                  Shhh don't say it too loud or they'll take them away.

              • g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 26 days ago

                Sanchez & Rudi on the bench watch this be 0-0

                1. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 26 days ago

                  Would boil my piss as an Alonso & Regulion owner 😆

                  1. g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 26 days ago

                    Only got King to play now after Dennis red ☹️

                  2. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 26 days ago

                    Hopefully Reguilon can have a few siestas over the IB

              • Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 26 days ago

                Mark owns Ramsdale.

              • Wolfman180
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 26 days ago

                It's a good job Moura and Reguilon were on my bench anyway.

              • yousunkmybattleship
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                3 months, 26 days ago

                Ugh. Need a hat trick from Dennis against Burnley to save my GW

                1. Bruno Commando
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 26 days ago

                  Is he suspended for the Burnley game?

                2. Thanos
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  3 months, 26 days ago

                  😆

                3. boc610
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 26 days ago

                  suspended just hasnt been flagged yet

                  1. FourLokoLeipzig
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 26 days ago

                    Won’t be flagged, it’s the same gameweek

              • matiakez
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 26 days ago

                Holding off ditching Reguillon for Digne or Laporte has not gone well at all. Even with potential doubles he has to go doesn't he?

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 26 days ago

                  I had Alonso and Royal but wildcarded them out and brought in Laporte and Digne (and (K)DB.

                  1. matiakez
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 26 days ago

                    Good proactive stuff, well done!

              • Firminoooo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 26 days ago

                Any chance Alonso stay on the bench? Coufal waiting on my bench.

                1. El Presidente
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 26 days ago

                  Good chance, unless Tuchel decides to change it to 5 atb during the match

                  1. Firminoooo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 26 days ago

                    Would be fantastic.

              • CAVEAT KING
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 26 days ago

                Since VAR began, the penalty given to Pool must be the very worst decision ever!

              • Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 26 days ago

                With 55 points and 2 half-dead Hornets to come, I'm secure in my weekly cash league even without Jota's dirty assist points. I'd hand them back if I could.

              • Little Red Lacazette
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 26 days ago

                Ramsdale and White saved my GW.

              • Gentle_Turks
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 26 days ago

                Anyone know why Dennis is not flagged?

                1. Hooky
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 26 days ago

                  He won't be suspended next GW.

                2. Sun Jihai
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 26 days ago

                  Only suspended for the Burnley game which is in the current GW as it's a double
                  Back for GW24

                3. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 26 days ago

                  Because he's free to play next gameweek.

                4. matiakez
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 26 days ago

                  Back for 24 I guess??

                5. Gentle_Turks
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 26 days ago

                  Ok got it. Thanks all.

                6. TwiggsJameson
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 26 days ago

                  Because he isn't suspended fot the next gameweek

              • Hooky
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 26 days ago

                That Ramsdale haul has taken me up to a massive 25 points! Just Alonso left to play. Big red is coming to visit again.

                1. Gentle_Turks
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 26 days ago

                  Alonso on bench.

                2. Podge
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 26 days ago

                  Emmm

              • Lord of Ings
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 26 days ago

                Score check?

                1. King Carlos
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 26 days ago

                  No

                2. Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 26 days ago

                  Worst in decade!

                3. Podge
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 26 days ago

                  Not great 40-4 just king left

                  1. Nomar
                    • 12 Years
                    3 months, 26 days ago

                    Humble brag.

                4. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 26 days ago

                  8 players blanked - including captain... 48% green arrow 🙂
                  Says it all about this week

                  1. AC/DC AFC
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 26 days ago

                    This

              • Gazwaz80
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 26 days ago

                Baaaaddd week, 16 points with Forster, Lowton (assuming they play) and Mount 🙁

              • big_fat_ARSEnal
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 26 days ago

                Ryan Sessegnon at Left Winger is a DELICIOUS prospect. Definitely could be one to watch

              • Nomar
                • 12 Years
                3 months, 26 days ago

                Played Bachmann because I thought Foster would play and I'd get Ramsdale's points off the bench.

                Lol at me.

              • gooberman
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 26 days ago

                This must be the most uneventful gameweek in history. Anybody who owns Robertson, Laporte or Digne has had a great week just from that one differential player hauling.

              • NorCal Villan
                  3 months, 26 days ago

                  Kevin Friend of the devil is a friend of, er, Jota’s