Dugout Discussion

Salah benched as Mane and Robertson miss out altogether

Six Premier League matches take place this evening to bring Gameweek 15 to a swift close, with many Fantasy Premier League captains – and vice-captains, following Sergio Aguero (£11.0m) and Raheem Sterling‘s (£11.5m) no-shows at Watford – set to be in action.

Mohamed Salah (£13.0m), Harry Kane (£12.4m) and Eden Hazard (£11.0m) are the second, third and fourth-most popular captaincy options of this midweek round of matches – but just two of these in-demand players start for their respective clubs tonight.

Salah is only among the substitutes for Liverpool tonight as Jurgen Klopp rings the changes at Turf Moor, with injured pair Sadio Mane (£9.8m) and Andrew Robertson (£6.5m) not in the match-day squad and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£5.3m) and Roberto Firmino (£9.2m) also dropping to the bench.

Xherdan Shaqiri (£7.0m) lines up in a front three with Divock Origi (£5.0m) and Daniel Sturridge (£5.8m).

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.2m), who has experienced price rises in three consecutive days having been transferred in by over 525,000 FPL managers ahead of last night’s deadline, also lines up for Arsenal as the Gunners head to Old Trafford.

Alexandre Lacazette (£9.6m) is named as a substitute for the third match running as Unai Emery perseveres with a 3-4-2-1, while Jose Mourinho has dropped Romelu Lukaku (£10.7m) and Paul Pogba (£7.9m) to the bench as he matches the Gunners with a three-man backline.

Hazard is named in Chelsea’s starting XI along with Marcos Alonso (£7.1m) as the Blues head to Molineux, though there are five changes elsewhere in Maurizio Sarri’s starting XI.

Morgan Gibbs-White (£4.3m) replaces the suspended Ruben Neves (£5.0m) for Wolves, while Ryan Bennett (£4.2m) is recalled to Nuno Espirito Santo’s line-up.

Dele Alli (£8.9m) is among five players dropping out of Mauricio Pochettino’s starting XI for the visit of Southampton, with Kieran Trippier (£6.1m) fit to play at right-back.

Kane and Christian Eriksen (£9.2m) retain their starts after Sunday’s north London derby defeat.

Kelvin Davis has made four changes to the Saints side in what will be his only match in charge, with the south coast club reverting to a flat-back four.

Richarlison (£7.0m) is back on the left wing for Everton as Cenk Tosun (£6.6m) returns up front, with Rafael Benitez going ultra-defensive with a 5-4-1 at Goodison Park.

Jamie Vardy (£8.9m) is absent through injury as Leicester head to Craven Cottage, with Tom Cairney (£4.8m) dropping to the bench for the hosts.

Back to the fixture where we started this round-up, Sean Dyche has made five changes to his Burnley starting XI as James Tarkowski (£4.7m) returns in defence.

Burnley XI: Hart, Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Gudmundsson, Cork, Westwood, Brady, Barnes, Wood.

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Gomez, Van Dijk, Matip, Moreno, Henderson, Milner, Keita, Shaqiri, Sturridge, Origi.

Everton XI: Pickford, Coleman, Zouma, Mina, Digne, Gueye, Gomes, Lookman, Sigurdsson, Richarlison, Tosun.

Newcastle United XI: Dubravka, Yedlin, Fernandez, Schar, Lascelles, Manquillo, Ki, Diame, Atsu, Rondon, Murphy.

Fulham XI: Rico, Christie, Odoi, Mawson, Le Marchand, Kamara, Chambers, Seri, Sessegnon, Vietto, Mitrovic.

Leicester City XI: Schmeichel, Simpson, Morgan, Soyuncu, Chilwell, Mendy, Ndidi, Albrighton, Maddison, Diabete, Iheanacho.

Wolverhampton Wanderers XI: Rui Patricio, Bennett, Coady, Boly, Doherty, Moutinho, Saiss, Vinagre, Gibbs-White, Jota, Jimenez.

Chelsea XI: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Christensen, Alonso, Kante, Fabregas, Loftus-Cheek, Willian, Morata, Hazard.

Manchester United XI: De Gea, Dalot, Bailly, Rojo, Smalling, Darmian, Herrera, Matic, Lingard, Martial, Rashford.

Arsenal XI: Leno, Bellerin, Sokratis, Holding, Mustafi, Kolasinac, Guendouzi, Torreira, Ramsey, Iwobi, Aubameyang.

Tottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris, Trippier, Alderweireld, Foyth, Rose, Dier, Winks, Eriksen, Son, Lucas, Kane.

Southampton XI: McCarthy, Cedric, Yoshida, Stephens, Targett, Hojbjerg, Davis, Redmond, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Gabbiadini.

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  1. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Well I was sort of expecting that ffs but only after the deadline. Silly Salah (c)

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      I did trying warning people not to (c) Salah after only one double digit score and 2 bonus, but they didn't listen, but I hope he comes of the bench and gets you something

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        I’d prefer he didn’t have Sane VC. Klopp has no history of benching him this is just a freak week no one predicted it

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          I was talking about if he started let only be on the bench, but what do I know

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        So you advised not to cap due to him not scoring enough, not because he'd get benched.

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Yes this has just made it worse than it already was either way I said don't (c) Salah

          1. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            So you were right but for the wrong reason. Well done

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Well now we won't know will we , but this season history says he wouldn't of hauled, but can come of the bench and get something , I hope he does, don't wish a bad week on anyone and was trying to give good advice to them

  2. Inazuma X1
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 18 days ago

    I was expecting a better title for this topic.

    Something like

    ''Absolute FPL Madness''

    1. Lord Tachanka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      “Black Wednesday Massacre”

    2. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Woy's Wotation Wednesday

    3. Yank Revolution
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      "Kloppageddon: The Peppening"

  3. Demel
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Do you think Klopp knows that this isn't a League Cup game?

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      He would probably face stronger teams in the EFL Cup to be fair.

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      He just wanted everyone to know how he holds Burnley in such high esteem.

    3. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 18 days ago

      CL obviously more important than the prem

    4. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Obviously he knows Burnley are crappppp

  4. Fred54
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Knew I shouldn't have Bench Boosted this week. 🙁

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      yeah.

    2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      That's a joke right?

      1. Fred54
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        In this crazy, mixed up World we live in, whose to say.

        1. lespaul
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Should be who's . Who is

  5. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Hoping for a salah 1 point cameo

    1. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      🙁 now that’s just mean

  6. nobwak
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Dear fantasy gods,

    It would be most appreciated if both Hazard and Kane could go off the chain tonight.

    Kindest regards,
    Nobwak

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Only Kane please.

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Neither cheers

    3. Dynamic Duos
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      If you ask you shall receive

  7. Holy See
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    The horror......the horror.....

  8. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    If Liverpool win with their team tonight - should the FA or PL fine Burnley for putting out a weak team?

    1. XabiAlonso
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      😆

  9. XabiAlonso
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Let's have a missing/injured players count
    Laporte
    Robertson
    Salah
    Kenedy
    Arnie

    1. Auboomerang
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      TAA
      Salah
      Arnie
      Sterling

    2. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Sterling and TAA.

    3. Inazuma X1
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      TAA
      Sterling
      Aguero
      Keane
      Lacazette

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Mane
        Pogba
        Lukaku
        Firmino
        Pedro

        1. BenDavies
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          wtfffff

        2. XabiAlonso
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          2 teams?

    4. Slitherene
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Luiz

    5. wulfranian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Balbuena,Sterling,Kenedy,Salah

      1. wulfranian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        +Arnie

    6. tambourineman
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      I raise your Kenedy with Sterling, 44.3m of my budget contributing diddly squat.

    7. Tomthewise1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Robertson
      Balbuena
      Salah
      Arbie

    8. Longlatini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Robertson
      TAA
      Salah (c)
      Sterling (vc)

    9. BenDavies
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Sterling
      Arnie
      TAA

    10. Bullet Eder
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Laporte
      Robertson
      Salah (C)
      Sterling
      Arnie

    11. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Robbo and Salah.

    12. Pap Le Cissier
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      TAA
      Laporte
      Salah
      Arnie
      Aguero

      I missed the deadline yesterday...

    13. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Have all of the same minus Salah, plus Obiang and Duffy if they count.

    14. Little Red Lacazette
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Mane and Robbo

    15. Slouch87
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Robertson
      Sterling
      Kenedy
      Arnie

      I am very fortunate ( own Trippier ,& Son)
      Having 10 starters seems a luxury this week.

    16. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Robbo, Arnie, Pereira, Salah, Kayal.

    17. rambo.
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Pereira
      Robbo
      Sterling
      Keane
      Zabaleta
      Arnie

    18. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Balbuena
      Salah
      Laporte
      Ings
      Neves
      Arnie

    19. Kevin 11
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Salah (c)
      Sterling (vc)
      Alli
      Arnie
      Robertson

  10. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Come on Harold, punish every single non-believer tonight my son. Especially the Salah owners/cappers.

    1. Auboomerang
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Come on Salah, punish every single non-believer tonight my son. Espeically the Hazard owners/cappers

    2. Chucky
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Lol

      1. dannyboy25
        2 months, 18 days ago

        yes come on my Heung-Min Son

  11. Gudjohnsen
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    That team Klopp has put together tonight is utter madness. They ate not City!

    1. acidicleo
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Deserves to lose for such dis respect..

    2. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Exactly. Poor show Vs Everton. They should have sent out a message tonight. Chickened out

  12. Irbox ⚽
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Kane cappers feeling very chuffed

    1. Tomthewise1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Nope, he hasn't stepped on the pitch yet.

    2. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Hi Kane capper here. Where do I cash in my monster haul?

    3. BrutalLogiC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Optimistic, too early to be chuffed. Disaster elsewhere anyway.

  13. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Klopp has a puzzle of his own!

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Klopp just out pepped Pep

  14. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Sir Bobby Charton is in stadium boys !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Alan The Llama
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      That needs some punctuation

  15. JRO093
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Best Arnie replacement? Have Brooks and not sure on double up with Wilson with those fix. Have Jiménez.... Mitrovic? Auba? (means I won’t get sterling in gw17 like I had planned)

    1. Tomthewise1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Still Wilson

  16. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Keep losing yer minds ppl this makes for great reading I got hit bad too btw so it's not a gloat just fact.

  17. BenDavies
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Some very cruel benchings tonight. Pereira and Keane are just completely unnecessary.

    1. altan8797
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      add kenedy up there

      1. KAPTAIN KUN
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Not even on the bench, fuming

    2. rambo.
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Agree was heavily relying on both tonight

  18. altan8797
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    son is more nailed than eriksen and alli?

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Nah don't think so.

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        But I might be biased as I got Erik and Alli 🙂

        1. altan8797
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          that was assuring 😀

  19. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Oh well at least i’m At work now so don’t have to sit through the pain of begging my players to do something

  20. Slitherene
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Duffy + Arnautovic to Bellerin + Zaha (-4)?

  21. Chucky
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Praying for Kane blank this week... he can score next week when he’s in my team...

  22. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Going chippy, anyone want anything?

    1. Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Spring Roll Supper - salt n Sauce and a Single Fish

    2. The 12th Man
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Some starters would be nice

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      An eight inch saveloy.

    4. BenDavies
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      2 battered sausages and a large chips please

    5. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Battered burger and a garlic cheese chip
      Might as well get some onion rings too.

    6. Gravless are for Kinnear
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Tuna salah

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        From the chippy? You'll be lucky.
        I think the default substitute is a deep fried mars bar.

    7. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      A few chips please. Preferably a new WC or retroactive ftee hit

    8. Robe Wan
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      I’ll get a pickled egg please geez

  23. Gravless are for Kinnear
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    It's not like the bench fodder (AWB) did much anyway

    1. Fred54
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Did anyone read this to the tune of 'Its not like the cold bothered me anyway...'?

  24. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Apparently, May 2017 was the last time that none of Firmino, Salah, Mane started a league match for Liverpool.

  25. JohnRoss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    It's murder on the dancefloor etc...

  26. Heenneesseey
    2 months, 18 days ago

    seems like I only have to dodge one bullet(Kane) now as Salah is benched.

  27. Lemongrab
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    I mean...that's Salah done right? Meagre returns and then benched for a plum fixture. Been holding for weeks out of FOMO and to wait for the haul we were all hoping was coming but this is the final straw.

    1. Gravless are for Kinnear
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      He'll come on and bag a brace

    2. Zebrahimović
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Well people will tell you to hold for his next fixture but y'know what sod it, probably get like 2 points.

    3. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Should come on. He needs 30 mins to save the week

  28. acidicleo
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Is it only me surprised with the Hazard start??

  29. KAPTAIN KUN
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    I'm guessing it's going to be quite common to have less than 11 players this week?

    1. Numb
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Not seen many that bad

      1. KAPTAIN KUN
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Going to have 10 myself if TAA doesn't come on

  30. Numb
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    How many minutes for Salah?

    1. fr3ddy
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      17