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Fabinho at centre-back for Liverpool in Brighton clash

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has selected something of a make-shift defence ahead of Saturday’s trip to Brighton.

With Dejan Lovren (£4.9m) ruled out, midfielder Fabinho (£5.5m) has been named at centre-back alongside Virgil van Dijk (£6.4m), having played there against Wolves in the FA Cup on Monday night.

While that may not instil confidence in a Liverpool clean sheet at the Amex Stadium today, there is encouragement on the bench as Joel Matip (£4.9m), missing since Gameweek 16, is named among the substitutes.

Brighton look to have gone for a slight change of shape, switching to a 4-2-3-1, with Glenn Murray (£6.3m) leading the line and still in search of his first home goal since Gameweek 15.

Recently discovered budget midfielder Dwight McNeil (£4.4m) continues to hold down a place on the left flank of Burnley’s attack, while Ashley Barnes (£5.6m) strings together eighth consecutive start for the Clarets.

Callum Paterson (£5.1m) returns to the centre-forward position for Cardiff, while Victor Camarasa (£4.6m) is used in a traditional central midfield role for the Bluebirds.

Huddersfield hand a Premier League debut to Jason Puncheon (£4.2m), who has recently arrived from Crystal Palace, in a right attacking midfield position.

Vicente Guaita (£4.2m) holds down his place in Crystal Palace’s goal for the sixth match in a row, as Roy Hodgson goes for a 4-3-3 formation against Watford.

The Hornets continue with their 4-4-2 system, Gerard Deulofeu (£5.5m) and Troy Deeney (£5.9m) leading the line for Javi Gracia’s men.

Meanwhile, James Maddison (£6.8m) returns to the Leicester City line-up after an unused substitutes role against Everton.

Today’s visitors to the King Power Stadium Southampton have selected Shane Long (£4.7m) as the lone striker with Danny Ings (£5.6m) and Charlie Austin (£5.5m) both out.

Brighton XI: Button; Bong, Duffy, Dunk, Montoya; Pröpper, Stephens; Locadia, Groß, March; Murray.

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Fabinho, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Shaqiri, Firmino, Mane, Salah.

Burnley XI: Heaton; Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Hendrick, Cork, Westwood, McNeil; Wood, Barnes.

Fulham XI: Rico; Odoi, Ream, Le Marchand; Christie, Chambers, Seri, Bryan; Schürrle, Mitrovic, Sessegnon.

Cardiff XI: Etheridge; Ecuele Manga, Morrison, Bamba, Bennett; Gunnarsson; Mendez-Laing, Arter, Camarasa, Hoilett; Paterson.

Huddersfield XI: Lössl; Hadergjonaj, Schindler, Zanka, Durm; Billing, Hogg; Kachunga, Pritchard, Puncheon; Mounie.

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita; Wan-Bissaka, Tomkins, Sakho, van Aanholt; Kouyaté, Milivojevic, McArthur; Townsend, Ayew, Zaha.

Watford XI: Foster; Kiko Femenía, Mariappa, Cathcart, Holebas; Doucouré, Capoue; Hughes, Pereyra; Deulofeu, Deeney.

Leicester XI: Schmeichel; Ricardo Pereira, Morgan, Maguire, Chilwell; Choudhury, Mendy, Ndidi; Albrighton, Vardy, Maddison.

Southampton XI: McCarthy; Bednarek, Stephens, Vestergaard; Valery, Oriol Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Targett; Redmond, Armstrong; Long.

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1,929 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Etheridge, you beauty!
    You can keep those 9 points in the bench with you, Fabs!
    36 points and 2K rise. Hazard, Alonso, Son, Rich and Doherty left.
    A lot to play for still. Come on!

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Well done!

    2. Midlands Saint73
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      And FPL aside a cracking result for Saints to boot!

  2. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Double Liverpool D looking a must

    1. ZeBestee
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      It was nervy today though 😛

    2. AzzaroMax99
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Deffo..doubled them for the first time and it is great 😀

    3. 1zverGGadeM
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Alonso > TAA for free this week?

      1. Bubz
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Do it

    4. Rainer
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Trent joining Robbo this week, I think 🙂

  3. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    How have we bottled that again. Vestergaard can fucc off

  4. 1zverGGadeM
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Etheridge, Robbo, AWB, (S)alah!!! B-)

    1. Zilla
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Same mate! 🙂

  5. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Waiting til the GW is done is probably smarter than doing Alonso Auba Billing to TAA Salah fodder tonight, right?

    eg if Kane got injured or somethin' tmr... my knee is itching to do it tonight to catch Salah inevitable (?) rise...

  6. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Thanks Etheridge, almost as good as the goal I was wishing for him after Fabs game.

  7. Here Comes The Son ★
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Robertson is maybe the only essential player in the game. (Non owner)

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Doherty ?

      1. Tempestic
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Don't have either...

    2. 1zverGGadeM
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      And the best left-back in the league, so what you waiting for?

      1. Here Comes The Son ★
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Getting him next week 100%

  8. Rainer
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    AWB getting the most controversial 3 BAPs of the season 😎

    1. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      He is a beast. If there isn't diving penalty next week, Salah won't deliver!!

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Was not a dive tbf

  9. Bam Bam Bigelow
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    That Newcastle team hurts my eyes

    1. AzzaroMax99
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      And I went with Auba(C) instead of Haz :((((

  10. CostaCoffee
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    30 from 4 as it stands (all defenders/No Salah). Now let’s go Hazard

    1. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Comeeeee oooonnn Hazard

  11. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Marc is Warren Buffet of FPL. Getting Bamba for 9 pter and double Cardiff defence. Oh my god. How he is doing that?

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      They were playing Huddersfield, not rocket science

  12. Nunoooooooooo
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Full bps for Etheridge then?! Happy days and easily makes the switch from flappy much easier to take.... 🙂

  13. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Hazard gets a brace tonight.

    1. AzzaroMax99
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      This

  14. WE ARE RANGERS
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    free hit next week anyone? Load up on Spuds, City, Pool, Man U and (Wolves).

  15. Wizard of Ozil
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    who gets the 2 Baps after Robbo? Salah or VVD who are on 28 each. surely the goal scorer. too impatient to wait til later.
    AWB losing and getting 3 BAPS???????

    1. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Parkey

    2. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Probably have to wait but Salah might.

      1. Wizard of Ozil
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        If Kane had scored in a 1-0 win he would 9 times out of 10 get 3 BAPS.
        Salah has to score a hatrick to get any bonus points. he should get at least 2 as he won the damn game for Pool.
        Cant complain as have ROBBO and TAA...

  16. New post
  17. Zilla
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    First GK double digit score since last season

  18. Nunoooooooooo
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    33 from 5 (pre-bps) and got - Haz - Sané - Kane - Rash and Pogba still to come! Crossing everything for a good week.....

  19. Alli 3',17',64�…
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Is this a good wc team please?

    Etheridge
    Trippier - Taa - Robertson - Dinge
    Hazard - Salah - Alli
    Kane - Rash - Barnes

    Speroni, Bednarek, Hudson, Puncheon

    1. Nunoooooooooo
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Wouldn’t get Alli personally and pretty atrocious bench tbf...need to downgrade defence somewhere and balance out a bit more I reckon....

  20. LOLarov
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Salah down to 1 BAP 🙁

  21. Garlana
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Guiata, kolasinac and Aubameyang, thank you!!

    1. Nunoooooooooo
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Haha!! Oops

  22. TOPCAT1960
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Has been for quite some time .......keep up

  23. Monkey Hanger
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    The Super Wan got to be about the best value for money player in the eight years I have played this game.

    1. The Big Fella
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Kane in his first season

    2. aborg
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Everyone owns him though !

  24. IfYouTinkerYou'llHaveA…
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    All the lol@salty casual non-salah caps earlier was classic hive brain muppetry. Really good opportunity this week to risk a differential captain with Salah away to Brighton.

    Im at 16k, went Aguero Cap to try and hit the top 10k by gambling on a salah blank. Didn’t work – now I need an Aguero brace to hit the average so its looking like Im heading south. That’s how the game should be played though right? Play the %’s until an opportunity to make grounds presents itself and reap the rewards?

    (insert salty lols@me below)

    1. Gooner Kebab
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      at 16k you alright mate

    2. Swanremainsthesame
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Who was your vc???

  25. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Will TAA get any bps?