Dugout Discussion

Mane fit to start with Liverpool unchanged from Gameweek 30

Fulham face Liverpool in the first of two Premier League matches to take place on Sunday afternoon.

Kick-off at Craven Cottage is at 14:15 GMT.

Having been the source of much discussion after his absence from Liverpool’s training ground photographs on Friday, Sadio Mane is fit to start for the Reds.

Jurgen Klopp has made two changes from the side that defeated Bayern Munich in midweek, with Fabinho and Adam Lallana replacing James Milner and the injured Jordan Henderson.

That means Liverpool are unchanged from Gameweek 30, when they defeated Burnley 4-2.

Of the most-captained Fantasy Premier League players who are “active” in Blank Gameweek 31, three of the top four are Liverpool assets: Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.

The Egyptian has been handed the armband by over 1.7 million FPL managers, while Mane has been captained by just under 725,000 Fantasy bosses.

Firmino has been trusted with the captaincy by almost 200,000 Fantasy Premier League managers.

Mane was the most-bought midfielder of Gameweek 31, having been transferred in by just under 250,000 FPL bosses.

Salah, perhaps surprisingly given the reduced number of top-flight fixtures this weekend, suffered a net loss of 37,072 transfers.

Firmino, Salah and Mane’s away record in the Premier League is identical in 2019: all three have scored just one goal in five appearances on the road and haven’t registered a single assist between them.

Fulham’s unwelcome record of conceding two or more goals in every Premier League match this calendar year continued last weekend, however, and they have recorded just two clean sheets all season.

Scott Parker has made four changes to his starting XI from the team that lost to Leicester City, with Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, Jean Michael Seri, Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Floyd Ayite replacing Kevin McDonald, Ryan Sessegnon, Denis Odoi and Havard Nordtveit.

Calum Chambers looks to have moved back to centre-half, with Parker sticking with a 4-2-3-1 set-up.

Brighton and Hove Albion are also in action this afternoon, meanwhile.

The Seagulls face Millwall in the FA Cup quarter-finals, with a win for Chris Hughton’s side meaning that their Gameweek 33 clash with Tottenham Hotspur will have to be rearranged.

Albion already have matches against Chelsea and Cardiff City yet to be rescheduled and would have potentially have three Double Gameweeks if they progress in the 14:00 GMT kick-off at the Den.

Fulham XI (4-2-3-1): Rico, Fosu-Mensah, Chambers, Ream, Bryan, Seri, Anguissa, Babel, Cairney, Ayite, Mitrovic.

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Matip, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Lallana, Salah, Mane, Firmino.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI (4-3-3): Ryan, Montoya, Duffy, Dunk, Bernardo, Kayal, Stephens, Propper, Jahanbakhsh, Murray, Knockaert.

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  1. Patch
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    By Order Of Brexit I Demand Salah and his Cretin are deported from the United Kingdom.

    His licence to breathe should be revoked!

    1. Chazz69
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Brexit is fake news lol

  2. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    manes been killing me....

  3. Chazz69
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Salah exit to Mané !! Sick of Mo no return in 9 weeks

  4. sully29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Of the seven people ahead of me in my main ML, only one owned Mane and he didn't captain him. The rest all opted for double Liverpool defence.

    I'm a very lucky lad really.

    1. Pooodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Can’t believe those twitter rumours of Mane not playing meant I went for TAA instead. Disaster.

      1. Marvin of the D'Urberv…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Stay clear of twitter mate. Nothing of value can be found thereon.

        1. Pooodle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          I think that’s good advice - it’s pretty much just people panicking and making things up to be honest!

      2. Freddiebell
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Twitter is fake news like the BBC and Cnn

        1. DLL18
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          U wot m8?

        2. Marvin of the D'Urberv…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Which news outlets would you recommend?

  5. fab
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Thoughts on this lot pls?

    Kepa
    Laporte, Luiz, Schlupp
    Sterling, Haz, Pogba, JWP
    Aguero, Lukaku, Zaha

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      yeah looks alright. not sure on kepa, laporte, lukaku though. or zaha for that matter

    2. Chazz69
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Pogba seems to be back to his weird form... Zaha ? Lukaku ?
      What about Rondon or Rashford or even Babel ?

    3. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 5 days ago

      That's literally my team, no joke.

  6. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    When are FH32ers activating the chip?

    1. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Last night. Got rid of Salah. Thought he was dropping.

    2. Pooodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      If Brighton lose I might WC this week and then FH in 33 to be able to get some Spurs players in considering how bad my team has done this week.

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Am looking at Sonny for GW33 myself. Loads of very enticing midfield options at the mo...

        1. Pooodle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Yeah otherwise I’m reverting to Salah, Anderson and Brooks with double Liverpool defence (no Mané) and Pereira. Not tempting.

    3. Do I Not Like Orange
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Already done. Couldn't stand to look at Salah, Robbo & TAA in my team a minute longer.

  7. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Let's go, Haz and Hig. Brace each. Many thanks...!!!

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  9. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Cheering Millwall or Brighton FPL wise?

    1. Patch
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      RC Ferguson MW

  10. threeputt
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Will I gain from risers if I wait to activate my free hit until later this week ?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Same result as activating now.

  11. Niho992
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Average in top 10 K ?

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  13. NWA
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Most here are not considering mane intheir DGW 32.
    Should he be dropped vs Spurs leaky defense? They did not keep a clean sheet since gw25 i think.....

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

      Anyone who considers dropping a form player to speculate on others during a double will be punished.

      1. NWA
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 5 days ago

        This. Especially if its for a City player you are not even sure will have a DGW and/or play both games .....
        Unless maybe doing sane and sterling for salah and mane on a FH card. But risky I guess

    2. Chazz69
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Salah to be dropped before Mané

  14. Ross From Friends
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Awful offside call in the Millwall game...seriously...

  15. Ross From Friends
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Stupid twitter rumours made me not captain Sadio. Once again social media has hurt my OR ! 🙁

    1. Son of a Gunn
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Never trust 100% of what you read, & set up your VC right

      (Although mine is wilson this week :D)

  16. Game Over
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Digne my top scorer by 200%.

    I hate this stupid game.