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. Grand Thibauto
    • 3 Years
    12 days, 9 hours ago

    A. Aubameyang, Richarlison, Masuaku (bench fodder), Alonso
    B. Hazard, Lacazette, Masuaku (bench fodder), Kolasinac

    Both possible for -4. B feels safer, but have to miss out on Aubameyang. Will have Kane/Sane/Sterling/Hazard to cover captaincy options.

    1. BigAsGiroud_
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      I'd say A. With Holding's injury, Arsenal will have 4 defs on the back possibly, and Monreal is back. he is more reliable than Kola on left back.

    2. kanat_karktl
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      I would not invest in Kola (Arsenal fan here). so A looks better for me.

    3. Grand Thibauto
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      Thanks both, getting Hazard out is my biggest issue with A

  2. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
    • 1 Year
    12 days, 9 hours ago

    wcers are u going for steele or button as reserve keeper?Still dunno who to choose

    1. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      i went with button, wont play them, so doesnt really matter

    2. Amey
        12 days, 9 hours ago

        WC ??

      • Do I Not Like Orange
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        12 days, 9 hours ago

        As a Sunderland fan I can say that Jason Steele is one of the worst keepers I've seen in my life, so I can't see any way he's let loose on a PL pitch even with injuries. Don't know who Button is but he must be better.

        1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
          • 1 Year
          12 days, 9 hours ago

          Saw a similar comment on twitter when i typed "steele fpl" maybe u loll.Cheers going button then

          1. Do I Not Like Orange
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            12 days, 9 hours ago

            Na, never use Twitter. He arrived with similar 'recommendations', so it could be a fan of any of the clubs he's played for.

            1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
              • 1 Year
              12 days, 8 hours ago

              no an annoyed sunderland fan

    3. YoungPretender
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      Worth doing Arnie & Salah > Auba & any mid (-4) for one week only before WC? If so, who’s the best 1 week midfield punt?

      1. Holmes
        • 5 Years
        12 days, 9 hours ago

        any other way to get aubameyang?

    4. Where has all the rum gone?
        12 days, 9 hours ago

        community which would u get rid of first
        1. arnie
        a) auba
        b) laca
        c) kane

        2. alonso
        a) cedric
        b) yoshi
        c) Luke.S

        3. Hazard
        a) pedro
        b) salah
        c) Sane

        the team
        fab/ryan
        alonso/robbo/doherty/wbs/balbuena
        hazard/son/sterling/brooks/rich
        murray/arnie/success

        1. woodboy76
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          12 days, 9 hours ago

          Why get Lava when he doesnt start? Get rid of your injury first Arnie to auba

          1. woodboy76
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            12 days, 9 hours ago

            Hazard and Alonso are fine

            1. Where has all the rum gone?
                12 days, 9 hours ago

                too much money in off-formed players.

        2. chaser123
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          12 days, 9 hours ago

          Was Arnie predicted to go down in price?

          1. Holmes
            • 5 Years
            12 days, 9 hours ago

            was looking likely

            1. chaser123
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              12 days, 9 hours ago

              Annoyed I missed that!

          2. Kopkloppers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            12 days, 9 hours ago

            I did the tfr early. 1 time I have no hesitation about early tfrs is when a player walks off with a hammie. Now for Martial.

            1. chaser123
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              12 days, 9 hours ago

              I wish I had noticed as I would have done too.

              Who did you go for?

              1. Kopkloppers
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                12 days, 8 hours ago

                Wilson. Got rid and paid the price. I have Fraser but at their prices and track record I have no problem with the call.

        3. Amey
            12 days, 9 hours ago

            Sorry for repost
            Hello guys good morning

            1. Amey
                12 days, 9 hours ago

                Did anyone read C. Ranieri's press comments about Kamara?? After scoring is he in his staring 11 ??
                Thinking of starting him ahead of awb this gw !!
                Cheer's

                1. EMERGING STAR
                  • 2 Years
                  12 days, 9 hours ago

                  He is my first sub ahead of WanB and Bennet.
                  But not sure if i should i play him over Fraser vs LIV.

                  Problem is, if he doesn't start then it will be a 1 point cameo.

                  1. Amey
                      12 days, 8 hours ago

                      Cheer's mate !

              • Kopkloppers
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                12 days, 9 hours ago

                I have Kane and Arnie gone.
                Martial for Son or Anderson?
                Both fixture friendly -4

              • Nabs Kebabs
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                12 days, 9 hours ago

                Sane nailed while Mendy is out is a myth.

                In the most recent CL match against Shakhtar, Zinchenko started a left back with Sterling on the left and Mahrez on the right flank.

                1. Pieterke30
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  12 days, 9 hours ago

                  Sterling and Mahrez to start vs Chelsea, probably

              • FortunesAlwaysHiding
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                12 days, 9 hours ago

                Been offered Lingard for RLC in a draft league guys. Would you trade or reject?

              • TerryVenables
                • 2 Years
                12 days, 9 hours ago

                I want to upgrade Martial > Mane once I get the money for doing Salah > Sterling next week.
                Take a hit to move Martial to someone for 2 weeks before Mane comes in?
                Bench is Bennett, AWB, Hojbjerg

                1. chaser123
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  12 days, 9 hours ago

                  Why do you want Mane? Look at Man City miss imo

                  1. TerryVenables
                    • 2 Years
                    12 days, 9 hours ago

                    I have Sane and will be getting Sterling for Salah next week. Also have Laporte.

              • chaser123
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                12 days, 9 hours ago

                A) Mahrez, Barkley and Arnie > B.Silva, Snodgrass and Auba (-8)
                B) Barkley and Arnie > Snodgrass and Laca (-4)
                C) Arnie > Laca (free)

                1. Kopkloppers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  12 days, 9 hours ago

                  B) possibility Mahrez plays

                  1. chaser123
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    12 days, 9 hours ago

                    Still worth doing the double transfer though? If C, team looks like:

                    Fab
                    Robertson | Alonso | Digne | Doherty
                    Mahrez | Son | Sané | Richarlison
                    Kane | Laca

                    (Stek || AWB | Success | Barkley)

                    1. Kopkloppers
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      12 days, 8 hours ago

                      I do see why to enable Auba but with Laca playing he is more central than Laca and could be a regrettable tfr.

              • davidmcnamara
                • 2 Years
                12 days, 9 hours ago

                Auba, Hazard, Arnie -> Kane, Sané, Wilson (-4)??

                1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
                  • 1 Year
                  12 days, 9 hours ago

                  lollll

                2. Kopkloppers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  12 days, 9 hours ago

                  You move into the most reactionary kneejerk hall of fame. Is Auba injured? If not HELLO!!

              • BigAsGiroud_
                • 2 Years
                12 days, 9 hours ago

                Hart
                Alonso Robbo Laporte
                Hazard Sane Anderson Fraser
                Kane Wilson Mitro
                Ryan AWB Billing Bennett

                1ft, 2.6itb

                A) Sane to Sterling
                B) Hazard to Sterling
                C) Billing to Richarlison
                D) Save

              • fedolefan
                • 4 Years
                12 days, 9 hours ago

                Gomez injury means return of Lovren no?

              • janowsc
                • 4 Years
                12 days, 9 hours ago

                Do you guys think Herrera is an option at 5m? On wc...cheers

                1. Red.Devil
                  • 6 Years
                  12 days, 9 hours ago

                  No, consider Torreira

                2. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 9 Years
                  12 days, 9 hours ago

                  No thanks.

                3. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
                  • 1 Year
                  12 days, 8 hours ago

                  lol no

              • Red.Devil
                • 6 Years
                12 days, 9 hours ago

                Any ideas on this team?

                Ryan Button
                Alonso Robertson Doherty Fernandez Bennett
                Hazard Sterling Sane Richarlison Anderson
                Arnie Wilson Kamara

                1 Ft 3.2 itb

                A. Arnie + Hazard > Auba + Dilva
                B. Arnie + Hazard > Auba + Son
                C. Arnie + Hazard > Auba + Eriksen
                D. Arnie + Hazard > Kane + Son

                1. Amey
                    12 days, 8 hours ago

                    B

                2. Pilgrim62
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  12 days, 9 hours ago

                  Need midfielder up to 7.0 for GW 16 only. What you guys think about Mikhi ?

                  1. Amey
                      12 days, 8 hours ago

                      Can be a masterstroke !

                      1. Pilgrim62
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        12 days, 8 hours ago

                        Thanks mate

                  2. Inshaman
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    12 days, 9 hours ago

                    How bad is Holding’s injury?

                    1. Holmes
                      • 5 Years
                      12 days, 8 hours ago

                      1. Holmes
                        • 5 Years
                        12 days, 8 hours ago

                        😮

                        Unai Emery states that Rob Holding could have a "big injury" to his knee. The Arsenal boss adds that Aaron Ramsey's picked up a "small injury" in today's draw with Mancheser United.

                    2. Amey
                        12 days, 8 hours ago

                        Looked bad.

                    3. NorwichCityLad
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      12 days, 9 hours ago

                      Anyone done arnie > zaha I have is this a good move or have I lost the plot?

                      1. TorresMagic™
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 9 Years
                        12 days, 8 hours ago

                        Could be ahead of the curve or crazy.

                        1. NorwichCityLad
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          12 days, 8 hours ago

                          Mostly likely crazy

                      2. Pilgrim62
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        12 days, 8 hours ago

                        If others two on front are Kane and Auba. Then why not?

                      3. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
                        • 1 Year
                        12 days, 8 hours ago

                        maybe .Zaha blanked vs burnley unforgivable

                    4. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      12 days, 8 hours ago

                      Who would get Cleanie this week ?

                      1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
                        • 1 Year
                        12 days, 8 hours ago

                        arsenal wolves everton then maybe utd brighton

                        1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
                          • 1 Year
                          12 days, 8 hours ago

                          maybe west ham too

                    5. kanat_karktl
                      • 1 Year
                      12 days, 8 hours ago

                      what's the news on Arnie's recovery? should I hold on him? if not who is the best replacement? .3 ITB
                      Cheers

                      1. kanat_karktl
                        • 1 Year
                        12 days, 8 hours ago

                        anyone going for Chicharito/Lukas Perez?

                      2. BigAsGiroud_
                        • 2 Years
                        12 days, 8 hours ago

                        get rid of. will be out for a while.

                      3. Amey
                          12 days, 8 hours ago

                          Sell
                          Mitro/Wilson/Lopez

                          1. kanat_karktl
                            • 1 Year
                            12 days, 8 hours ago

                            have Wilson
                            who is Lopez?

                      4. Irbox ⚽
                        • 1 Year
                        12 days, 8 hours ago

                        Hey DZ, any thoughts here much appreciated, current rank of 1,627 with a TV of 104.9

                        Ryan
                        Alonso Robbo Laporte Doherty
                        Salah (c) Sane Richarlison
                        Kane Wilson Arnie*

                        Button Fraser Højbjerg Bennett

                        a) Arnie > Mitro
                        b) Arnie, Højbjerg > Kamara, Felipe (-4)

                        Cheers

                        1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
                          • 1 Year
                          12 days, 8 hours ago

                          Tricky.maybe b as felipe can outscore mitro by 4 this week

                        2. Jules Rimet
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          12 days, 8 hours ago

                          Salah Arnie > Felipe Auba (C) ?

                      5. weaver93
                        • 7 Years
                        12 days, 8 hours ago

                        Really need some advice

                        0FT 4.5 m ITB

                        Patricio /Hamer

                        Alonso,Robbo,TAA,AWB Bennett

                        Sterling,Sane,Richarlison Barkley* Billings*

                        Aubameyang Arnie* Wilson,

                        Any move.would have to be for a hit.. Who to go Barkley,or Arnie - or both

                        many thanks

                        1. Exotica
                          • 3 Years
                          12 days, 8 hours ago

                          I will not go for barkley

                      6. Lord Flashheart
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        12 days, 8 hours ago

                        A auba
                        B laca
                        C chicharito

                        1. Amey
                            12 days, 8 hours ago

                            B

                        2. Cruyff's Eleven
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          12 days, 8 hours ago

                          What's the chance of Sané playing against Chelsea?

                          Deciding if I can wait till next week with bringing in Sterling or double up this week....

                          1. Amey
                              12 days, 8 hours ago

                              Wait.
                              Rotation looming

                              1. Cruyff's Eleven
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                12 days, 8 hours ago

                                Only Sané this week, double City midfield next week it is....?

                                1. Amey
                                    12 days, 8 hours ago

                                    Ohh. I thought iymt is other way around. M sorry mate. I thought you going for sane.
                                    Go for sterling. He'll score against lackluster Chelsea defense

                                    1. Cruyff's Eleven
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      12 days, 8 hours ago

                                      Sounds like Sané will play, might bring in Kane first...

                                      Sterling next week...

                                      I'm avoiding taking hits, never works for me...

                              2. TorresMagic™
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                • 9 Years
                                12 days, 8 hours ago

                                50/50
                                No Mendy helps and Sterling would rather be on the right.

                                1. Cruyff's Eleven
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  12 days, 8 hours ago

                                  Thanks TM. You reckon they might play both?

                              3. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
                                • 1 Year
                                12 days, 8 hours ago

                                99% unless pep changes formation dunno where these sane doubts come from and y would sane not play this game especially with bendy out

                            • chaser123
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              12 days, 8 hours ago

                              Most likely Arsenal defence line up going forward?

                              What happens to Auba and Laca’s points when they both play? Is Auba negatively impacted?

                              1. kanat_karktl
                                • 1 Year
                                12 days, 8 hours ago

                                I think Laca is safe option. Auba might move to the left wing with Laca in the center forward position

                            • Holmes
                              • 5 Years
                              12 days, 8 hours ago

                              any update on balubena? is he fit?

                              1. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                12 days, 8 hours ago

                                Should be fit.

                            • unitednations
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              12 days, 8 hours ago

                              Mornign dzzz, not having a great season so just hoping to get some respectability back...plannign to WC in gw17 so best one week move?

                              Patricio -- Foster
                              Alonso Digne Doherty -- Awb Schindler
                              Haz Rich Martial Sane Anderson
                              Kane(c) Jimenez -- Arnie

                              A: Patricio >> Fabianski
                              B: Arnie >> Wilson and then bench jimenez?
                              C: Martial >> Siggy
                              D: Martial + Arnie >> Camarasa (bench) + Laca (c) (-4)
                              E: Sane + Arnie >> Camarassa (bench) + Auba (c) (-4)

                              Main issue is status on martial injury and who to captain?

                              1. TorresMagic™
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                • 9 Years
                                12 days, 8 hours ago

                                A seems a bit boring.
                                Hard to bench Jim.
                                Guess you need to see what's the story with Martial.

                            • HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
                              • 1 Year
                              12 days, 8 hours ago

                              WC team:

                              0.1 itb

                              Fabianski
                              Kolasinac - Doherty - Digne
                              Hazard - Sane - Sigurdsson[vc] - Anderson - Richarlison
                              Kane - Aubameyang[c]

                              Button - Alexander-Arnold - Kamara - Schindler

                              gtg??

                              1. Holmes
                                • 5 Years
                                12 days, 8 hours ago

                                so hazard is not going out? 😉

                                1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
                                  • 1 Year
                                  12 days, 8 hours ago

                                  yeah having sterling means 0.8 more and i couldnt get the team i want.Anyways gonna rotate kane and aubs for captaincy so not worried by sterling till gw21 as fixtures are a bit congested and is going to miss one match mostly gw20 vs southampton in that run

                              2. Amey
                                  12 days, 8 hours ago

                                  Great team !
                                  Kola +Digne are good picks.

                              3. j1ves
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                12 days, 8 hours ago

                                Thoughts on this WC team?

                                Fab
                                Digne - Holebas - Trippier
                                Sane - Anderson - Hazard - Pereyra
                                Kane - Mitrovic - Auba

                                Thanks