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False-nine role for Hazard as Liverpool chase the title

Eden Hazard (£11.0m) has the power to act as a differential option in Double Gameweek 34.

Sold by 242,643 managers in the last few days, more than any other player, he has been lined up as a false-nine for Chelsea this afternoon.

Any attacking returns from the Belgian would dent those invested in the Liverpool defence and reward those who showed faith in him.

Hazard’s ownership is still at 30.7% overall, but he is in just 25% of teams inside the top 10,000.

His deployment in the central forward’s position means that Gonzalo Higuaín (£9.2m) drops to the Chelsea bench.

Meanwhile, Callum Hudson-Odoi (£4.2m)earns his third Premier League start in a row as he flanks Hazard with Willian (£7.1m).

Meanwhile, Liverpool line up with few surprises.

Mohamed Salah (£13.2m), sold by 130,000+ managers for Double Gameweek 34, looks to be lining up on the right of a three-man attack, Sadio Mané (£10.1m) on the left and Roberto Firmino (£9.3m) through the middle.

Liverpool XI: Alisson; Robertson, van Dijk, Matip, Alexander-Arnold; Henderson, Keita, Fabinho; Mané, Firmino, Salah.

Chelsea XI: Kepa; Emerson, D Luiz, Rüdiger, Azpilicueta; Loftus-Cheek, Kanté, Jorginho; Hudson-Odoi, Hazard, Willian.

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  1. Tsparkes10
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Rudiger off for Christensen. Good for Pool attack

    1. F_Ivanovic
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Barely. Rudiger been poor recently and Christensen is a great defender.

  2. L'Aeroplanino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    mane chance

    1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Minutes ago.

  3. the german
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Rudiger coming off

  4. Fred54
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Will Christensen make 60 mins?

    1. the german
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      No. 45

    2. the german
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      50

      1. Fred54
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        This ain't no auction, pal.

  5. Stoic
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    GOAT of trolling on

  6. Sif
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Need a Liverpool goal as there's quite a lot of Chelsea defense knocking around non WC teams.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      1 Salah goal.
      1 Loftus-Cheek goal.

  7. Balls of Steel
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    This has 1-0 written all over it...

  8. Hakim Ziyech
    3 months, 6 days ago

    If Salah, Mané and Hazard return blanks. Then I will finish the gw with 18 points

    1. Balls of Steel
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Ouch

    2. Fred54
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Return blanks?

      That's one for the philosophy majors.

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        3 months, 6 days ago

        returns blank* right? (Sorry I speak so many languages. I try my best with English)

        1. Fred54
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Don't worry, being my picky self.

          I was just amusing myself. 😉

    3. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      You are on 9 points?

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        3 months, 6 days ago

        I have not bothered looking at the points so far. I know it should be within that range (9-15 points thereabout)

      2. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        He must have 2 teams with 9 points in that case. 😉

    4. Amey
      3 months, 6 days ago

      😕
      Tough gw bro

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Yeah, especially when Wilson is smiling on my bench 🙁

  9. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Azpil yc

    1. Fred54
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      🙁

  10. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Azpi yc

    1. Fred54
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Okay, no need to rub it in.

  11. Sheeno
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    1 - 1, with TAA to get sent off - that would be my dream both in terms of FPL and Chelsea and Liverpool dropping points!

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I even forgot I've Taa, hopefully he gets subbed off just before Hazard scores

  12. Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Kepa qith a great save from Firmino! TAA, what a delivery!

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Offside anyway

    2. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      No save, offside.

      1. Differential (c)
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Oh, right right. Thought there was a shove after the save which was why the ref stopped play or something.

  13. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Robertson on for a 9-pointer, first on my bench. I never learn.

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I’ve got TAA benched and Mili

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Ouch

      2. Mo Mané Mo Problems
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        I’ve got Fraser, TAA, and Bednarek.

        Week prior to BB...

    2. F_Ivanovic
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I'm playing both Robbo and TAA. They had higher exp points than Laporte, Doherty and most other defenders. Madness to bench but still 45 minutes to go.

    3. Skloppy Kops
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Benched Laporte for Robbo. Hopefully a CS

  14. Samwise
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Cant believe West ham beat Reading!!!

    1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Huh? West Ham?

  15. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    After the doubles, is it sensible to...
    A. Get an extra pool defender in one move? (probably VVD)
    B. Double up in attack and get Salah (probably for Erik) across two transfers.

    TC chip in pocket still.

  16. Original Pirate Material
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Whats the deal with Aguero then? Some reports on twitter saying injured, straight down the tunnel?

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Don't think he was injured, plenty of time to know more anyway with CL game.

    2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Well that would ruin plans

    3. Balls of Steel
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Got straight into his bench coat and off down the tunnel, quiet strange way to react after a normal subbing init

    4. Irbox ⚽
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Went down the tunnel with some ice but don’t think it’s very serious

  17. Niho992
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Dont see how we(Liverpool) can win here...

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Lol

    2. Skloppy Kops
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Ok

  18. United10
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Next weeks captain?

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Was just thinking this. Got to be Raz which means Kun will explode and he’ll blank 🙂

      1. United10
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Im thinking Jimenez or Lacazette

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Maybe Duffy 😆

    3. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Sonny, surely.

      1. ChelseaBlues223
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Jimenez for me

    4. Amey
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Raul Jimenez

    5. GanonTEK
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I'm risking Deeney at the moment

  19. Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    HT, 0-0 so far.
    Pool perhaps the more threatening, with Kepa having been tested once or twice, but overall chelsea have had a decent game. Salah needs to be marked better. Robbo and TAA with quality deliveries, as always.
    Hazard continually fouled all over the pitch. Robbo and VvD pocketing CHO so far. No target man in the box hurting Chelsea attacks. Willian selfish, needs to make better decisions in the final third. Alisson yet to be tested.

    1. Amey
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Yeah
      I was happy for one moment when Bobby got under the Taa set piece
      Off side flag + kepa ruined it 😀
      Taa/Robbo assisted Bobby goal (1-0) is the order of the day 😉

      1. Differential (c)
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Haha, good luck. Mane and Robbo here.

  20. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Guardiola says Aguero isn't injured.

    https://twitter.com/Sammy_Goal/status/1117447036775882753?s=19

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Meant to be a reply to ORIGINAL PIRATE MATERIAL

      1. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Cheers bro.

    2. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Like

    3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Damn

    4. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Mod must have seen my post 😆

      https://twitter.com/FFScout/status/1117464629859557377?s=19

  21. Holmes (specialist in failu…
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    What a poor half this has been as a Salah-Mane owner, sigh...

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Really? They've had some decent chances. Come close a couple of times.

      1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        They probably wont get many chances though. Its Chelsea, so have to take any chance they are getting...

  22. Sun Jihai
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Hazard hat-trick please in the second half

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      It’s not working with him up front. Need Giroud on to give VVD something else to occupy him

      1. Amey
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Sarri don't want a win anyway.
        Nice setup for 0-0 by him.

  23. DantheManinaPan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Not too unhappy as a Trent + Luiz + Hazard owner

    1. ChelseaBlues223
      3 months, 6 days ago

      How can you not be happy with a double clean sheet?

  24. No Salah
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 6 days ago

    I have Loris, TAA and Robertson on my bench.

    I played Ryan, Dunk and Duffy (C).

    And I thought I planned it well, LOL!

  25. XabiAlonso
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    9k>15k so far on this WC. Not sure it's possible to have done worse. Ditched Wilson fraser pogba and Anderson

    1. JONALDINHO
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      9k>16k? Could’ve ditched Sterling too

    2. Sheeno
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Ouch!

    3. ZICO SENNA
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      You’re moaning at slipping 6k places, at 15k.
      Jeez

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

    What is the story in the Masters golf if there is a tie for 1st and that bad weather stops play?

    1. XabiAlonso
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Come back when the weather is better to have a play off

    2. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Play off tomorrow I guess

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Or today if weather improves in time

      2. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Will they go off at the first opportunity or wait until the evening?

        1. ZICO SENNA
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Depends how bad the weather gets

    3. ZICO SENNA
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Molinari for the win anyway 🙂

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

        Looks like you just jinxed him.

        1. ZICO SENNA
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Hehe, Woods will likely hit another wayward tee shot anyhow hopefully 🙂

          1. ZICO SENNA
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Oh no!!! I now see what ya mean lol!

  27. JONALDINHO
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 6 days ago

    So Ashley who’s looked more threatening? ‘Chelsea’. Liverpool have them smothered. Is he taking the...

  28. gooberman
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Sky, please get rid of Ashley Cole. Clueless muppet!

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Slow brain.

  29. Skloppy Kops
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    A Salah goal would be great here. Looks like he'd become a differential nowadays.

    1. ZICO SENNA
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Mane

  30. Live Lad
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    TC in 35
    (1) Aguero
    (2) Sterling
    (3) Son
    (4) Eriksen
    (5) Jimmy
    (6) Mane
    Please help.

    1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Given 5 play midweek, Jimmy right now.

    2. GanonTEK
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Looks like the perfect time to roll a 6 sided die