Dugout Discussion

Salah and Robertson start but Hazard, Shaw and Lacazette drop out

The final Fantasy Premier League deadline of the season passed at 14:00 BST today and now all we can do is sit and wait.

There are ten fixtures kicking off at 15:00 BST but there are essentially only two matches with anything riding on them – Brighton and Hove Albion v Manchester City and Liverpool v Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The team news from Anfield is a positive one for owners of Mohamed Salah and Andrew Robertson, with both fit to start after recovering from head and calf injuries respectively.

Roberto Firmino misses out as expected but the other popular FPL assets – Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Sadio Mane – all make Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI.

Nuno Espirito Santo has named a full-strength side for Wolves, with Raul Jimenez, Matt Doherty and Diogo Jota all starting.

The key Fantasy assets among Manchester City’s ranks are all on the team-sheet for their trip to Brighton.

Sergio Aguero leads the line and has Raheem Sterling to the left of him, with Riyad Mahrez a surprise starter on the other flank.

Bernardo Silva and David Silva start in central midfield with Aymeric Laporte at centre-back.

Manchester City face a Brighton side that does not raise too many eyebrows.

Bruno gets a start in his final appearance for the club and will be tasked with keeping the shackles on Sterling.

Glenn Murray starts up front and has the support of Pascal Groß behind him.

Romelu Lukaku, Ander Herrera, Victor Lindelof and Luke Shaw miss out entirely for Manchester United but Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba and youngster Mason Greenwood all start.

Victor Camarasa and Harry Arter haven’t recovered in time to feature for Cardiff, meanwhile.

Chelsea’s exertions on Thursday night have indeed caused Maurizio Sarri to ring the changes for the trip to Leicester.

Eden Hazard has been named on the bench, as has goalkeeper Kepa Arrizibalaga.

That sees Pedro and Willian starting either side of Gonzalo Higuain, while Willy Caballero is between the sticks.

Leicester are unchanged from the Monday night game against Manchester City.

Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Lucas Moura all start for Spurs against Everton, with Kieran Trippier only on the bench.

The injured Seamus Coleman, Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin make way for Yerry Mina, Theo Walcott and Cenk Tosun for the visitors.

Danny Ings and Shane Long will be leading the line for Southampton, with Nathan Redmond and James Ward-Prowse supporting them from midfield.

Angus Gunn returns in goal and Yan Valery starts.

The dreaded pre-FA Cup final rotation hasn’t materialised at Watford, with Troy Deeney and Gerard Deulofeu again leading the line.

For West Ham, Declan Rice and Felipe Anderson have both recovered from a virus to start.

Like Sarri, Unai Emery has rotated with the Europa League in mind.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leads the line but his colleague Alexandre Lacazette finds himself among the substitutes.

Sead Kolasinac is also on the bench as Nacho Monreal takes up the left-back slot.

Konstantinos Mavropanos and Joe Willock are two youngsters trusted with a start at Turf Moor.

That could play into the hands of Burnley who, fresh from no midweek commitments name a full-strength side featuring Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood up front.

Owners of Bournemouth assets will be pleased to see that Crystal Palace are as short-staffed at the back as feared in the week.

Without James Tomkins and Mamadou Sakho already, Scott Dann is also missing from the starting line-up.

Martin Kelly and Joel Ward are the centre-back pairing today.

Patrick van Aanholt, a Gameweek 38 hero from last season, gets a start at left-back.

Wilfried Zaha also starts with Michy Batshuayi leading the line.

Bournemouth have included Callum Wilson, Josh King and Ryan Fraser in their starting line-up.

Fulham have dropped Ryan Babel to the bench in the only piece of noteworthy FPL news from Craven Cottage.


Brighton XI: Ryan, Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Bernardo, Knockaert, Kayal, Bissouma, Jahanbakhsh, Gross, Murray.

Man City XI: Ederson, Walker, Kompany, Laporte, Zinchenko, Gundogan, David Silva, Bernardo Silva, Mahrez, Aguero, Sterling.

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

Arsenal XI: Leno; Lichtsteiner, Mustafi, Mavropanos, Monreal; Elneny, Guendouzi; Mkhitaryan, Willock, Iwobi; Aubameyang.

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita; Wan-Bissaka, Kelly, Ward, van Aanholt; McArthur, Milivojevic; Townsend, Meyer, Zaha; Batshuayi.

Bournemouth XI: Travers; Clyne, S Cook, Simpson, Smith; Fraser, Lerma, Aké, Ibe; Wilson, King.

Fulham XI: Rico; Christie, Mawson, Le Marchand, Bryan; Chambers, Zambo Anguissa; Ayité, Cairney, Sessegnon; Mitrovic.

Newcastle XI: Dubravka; Hayden, Schär, Lascelles, Dummett, Ritchie; Ayoze Pérez, Shelvey, Diamé, Atsu; Rondón.

Leicester XI: Schmeichel; Chilwell, Evans, Maguire, R Pereira; Ndidi; Maddison, Choudhury, Tielemans, Albrighton; Vardy.

Chelsea XI: Caballero; Alonso, D Luiz, Azpilicueta, Zappacosta; Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho, Barkley; Willian, Higuain, Pedro.

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

Wolves XI: Rui Patrício; Bennett, Coady, Boly; Doherty, Dendoncker, Rúben Neves, João Moutinho, Jonny; Jiménez, Diogo Jota.

Man Utd XI: de Gea; Young, Jones, Smalling, Diogo Dalot; Andreas Pereira, McTominay, Pogba; Greenwood, Rashford, Lingard.

Cardiff XI: Etheridge; Peltier, Morrison, Ecuele Manga, Bennett; Mendez-Laing, Gunnarsson, Bacuna, Murphy; De Cordova-Reid; Zohore.

Southampton XI: Gunn; Valery, Bednarek, Stephens, Bertrand; Ward-Prowse, Oriol Romeu, Højbjerg, Redmond; Long, Ings.

Huddersfield XI: Coleman; Smith, Schindler, Stankovic, Kongolo; Mooy, Bacuna, Hogg; Mbenza, Grant, Pritchard.

Spurs XI: Lloris, Walker-Peters, Alderweireld, Dier, Davies, Sissoko, Eriksen, Dele, Lamela, Lucas, Llorente.

Everton XI: Pickford; Zouma, Keane, Mina; Walcott, Schneiderlin, Gueye, Digne; Sigurdsson, Bernard; Tosun.

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

West Ham XI: Fabianski; Fredericks, Balbuena, Diop, Masuaku; Noble, Rice; Antonio, Lanzini, Felipe Anderson; Arnautovic.

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  1. Adriano
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Looks like another top 10k rank for me

    1. ZICO SENNA
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      K

    2. Adriano
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      And another top post

    3. MeatPieSausageRoll
      1 month, 6 days ago

      10k is respectable!

      1. ZICO SENNA
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Lol just respectable? Jeez

    4. Manani
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      which is the score for top 10k?

  2. donlobatto
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Anyone worse than 42 after baps?

    1. Amey
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Hard luck bro

      1. donlobatto
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Well done bro on your awesome score!

        Obv not my season for a strong finish!

        What’s your final rank looking like?

        1. Amey
          1 month, 6 days ago

          122k
          Redmond should have scored one. 100k would have been possible

    2. El Fenomeno R9
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      43 here sorry 🙂

  3. aborg
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    I just managed to stay on top by around 12 points in my ML, thanks to Mane whichbIndid not even captain. It was a Vardy captain fail.

  4. Keep Calm and Play On
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Cheers all!

    Been a season full of ups and downs, but my best finish ever! Thanks for all the advice over the season!

    Congrats to City and Liverpool, what a battle that was. Nothing for Liverpool to be ashamed of, 97pts doesn’t win the league...best league in the world!

    Wish Joe all the best in his recovery and looking forward to hopefully seeing him back next season!

    1. aborg
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Well said dude....well said

  5. Rains of Castamere
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Terrible day. Pogba captain as a punt to win my ML, and instead I think I've dropped out of the money places altogether. It's true FPL can affect your mood and mental health. Off for a walk!

  6. Fire Chief Moe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Livefpl telling me new rank after autosubs 1001, up from 1700, be gutted if ive missed out.

    1. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Oh man that is some bad luck 😆

    2. "DC"
      1 month, 6 days ago

      That would be determined by total transfers, if you had 1 less transfer you would be in :O

    3. Punty
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Whats your total score then? I'm at 2436 and wondering how far from top 1k I endedup..

      1. Fire Chief Moe
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        2464

    4. Kevin 11
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I mean your probs joint with 10's of people so you could say 1020th if that makes the narrow miss feel any better, unlucky I guess

  7. Yank Revolution
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Smooth: Jimenez out, Zaha in...

  8. AzzaroMax99
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Mane can get 3 bps??

  9. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Went from 6k pre WC to just inside top 50k post WC wooooo

  10. Pat Bonner
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Top 1k....I’m back!! Should be around 91pts this gw

    1. donlobatto
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Incredible score!

      Over double my absolute failure!!

      1. Pat Bonner
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Cheers

    2. Pras United
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Well done!

      1. Pat Bonner
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Thx pras

    3. FPL Pillars
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      lovely

      1. Pat Bonner
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Thanks

    4. Amey
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Awesome

  11. drughi
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Liverpool lost 1 game this season, Manchester City lost 4 games. Best team didn't win this season, justice wasn't served.

    1. Rainer
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Best team wins, who won the most games?

    2. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Interesting theory..

    3. MTPockets
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      righto

    4. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      1. That’s not how it works
      2. Liverpool played city twice in the league: 1 draw and. 1 loss. They are clearly the second best team in the league

      1. drughi
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        so who plays CL final again ?

        1. TheDragon
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Cup games are not league games.

          So Spurs are better than City too despite losing a third of their games in the league??

          GoOd LoGiC

    5. Vinyl78LP
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Think they win under the ancient 2 pts for a win.

    6. threeputt
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Man City 98 pts
      Liverpool 97 pts

    7. Pras United
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Had Mahrez scored the pen - I reckon it would have been over weeks ago

    8. Athletic Nasherbo
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Be quiet. Honestly so bitter and deluded. City won the title over 38 games!

    9. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Liverpool won 30 games this season, Manchester City won 32 games. Best team did win this season, justice was served.

  12. Rainer
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Mane only 2 BAPs, wont catch Trent.

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

      Dammit

    2. AzzaroMax99
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      winning goal?

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

    1 lesson learnt - TAA alongisde Robertson both staples in my team from GW1 onwards. Has hurt massively not owning the scouser.

    Another one is not to be swayed so much by opinions/feedback given on here - was persuaded and went for Salah for a hit, meaning no Mane(c).

    Fine margins.

    1. ZICO SENNA
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I always did much better before even discovering this site years ago, better to not even visit here imo. Always best to play your own game, it’s what Mark did and we don’t see him positing here do we. He knows hehe

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

        Yup. Hard not to get influenced at times and a bit of a kick in the nuts when it doesn't work.

    2. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Next season =/= this season

    3. Ross From Friends
      1 month, 6 days ago

      David Munday took a -8 to take out Salah last week and took a -4 to bring him back this week...:lol: some great "experts" around here 😆

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

        That's pretty bizarre tbh

    4. Legendary!
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Ridiculous to come on here and slag the advice being given. YOU are manager of your own team. YOU are responsible for the choices that YOU make. The community is great and there is the tendency to group think and want to follow the crowd - sometimes they are right, sometimes they are working. That's how the cookie crumbles.

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

        If you read it I wasn’t slagging all advice. Some of it is very helpful.

  14. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    OR 251

    My history starting to look serious 🙂

    1. Pat Bonner
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Well done! My second top 1k finish

      1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Well done, great last week

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Not mediocre!

    3. Brosstan
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Well played, great run.

    4. Pras United
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Excellent well done!

  15. fr3ddy
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    I lost two MLs because of what Gunn did there lmao must be karma

  16. Amey
    1 month, 6 days ago

    One more Redmond goal would have been great.
    91(-4) this gw 😮

    1. drughi
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      wow

    2. Rainer
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Only 87 😉

      Great finish, Amey 😀

    3. Pat Bonner
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Well done

    4. Would Ed Woodward
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Congrats mate, great score.

    5. FPL Pillars
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      great finish Amey 🙂

    6. Amey
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Thank you all !!
      Appreciate the advice 🙂

  17. LIARS POKER
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    First ever top 100 finish. Happy days!!!!

    1. drughi
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      congratz, that is amazing

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

      Wow that's incredible congrats

    3. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Amazing

    4. Yank Revolution
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Crazy!

    5. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Nice, well done 🙂

    6. Pat Bonner
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Well played

    7. bialk
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Cheers!

    8. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Congrats mate that's incredible

    9. LIARS POKER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Thanks everyone, can't quite believe it.

      My lowest rank was in GW1 (50k) and have been in the top 1k for pretty much the whole season, guess as everyone near the top has similar teams it's a to easier to stay there than it is to chase. Hopefully I can get a good start again next season

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

    Might sneak top 5k. After a pretty bad start to the season (up around 800k by GW3 I think), managed to turn it around massively and remain stagnant for the most part around that OR.

    Disappointing final GW but thanks to all who provided helpful feedback throughout the season. I hope I gave some folks some decent team feedback etc at times too.

    1. Pras United
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Well done!

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

        Thanks mate. Only 53pts this week which pales compared to some on here. Hope you've done well too

        1. Pras United
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          71 this week - i’ll be around 4.1k so very happy with that.

  19. tricpic
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    61 post baps. Started at 7k. Hoping to go up a bit. What’s the tank predictor website? Livefpl looks like it’s down.

    1. tricpic
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      *rank

    2. Pras United
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      That should be avg actually or just below

    3. bialk
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      It works now.

      1. Yank Revolution
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Not for me

    4. Rainer
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Red, not a big though.

      1. tricpic
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Yeah working now - seems to come and go, lot of traffic. 8888 overall. Happy with a top 10k.

        1. Rainer
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Good stuff!

        2. El Fenomeno R9
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          How many points total?

  20. bialk
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Change captain from Mane to Aguero in Last seconds. 66 points and small green arrow - from 560 to 512 overall.

  21. Bielsa's Binoculars
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Has Livefpl.net already done autosubs?

    1. gooberman
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Livefpl is all over the place. It's showing my rank as 1000 places higher after auto subs when I don't have any.

      1. Pras United
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        But others do - who give them points. Hence your rank drops.

        1. gooberman
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          It's showing my rank as 1000 places higher after auto-subs when I don't have any - If I don't have any auto-subs then how can my rank be projected as 1000 places higher after subs than it is before subs? It's not possible. It's not working properly.

    2. Numb
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Not sure its even working, doesn't seem right for me

    3. Ragabolly
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Autosubs will keep coming and going till the site loads all 1M teams. If your post autosubs rank looks fine, then that's it. If it doesn't, please check again in a bit.

  22. Football Rambler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Will have lost my mini league by about 3 points after being top for most of the season. Absolutely gutted. Took Jimi out for Vardy for a hit as well, would have been the difference.

  23. gooberman
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Yet again the last day of the season is shocking for me. Seems to happen every year. Rashford has been an utter joke since I got him 6 weeks ago. Pogba 1pt, wrong captain and Wilson continues to be the ultimate troll. 8 goals in the game and not even an assist. Incredible. Not one thing has gone right today.

    1. Brosstan
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Rashford on WC. Kolasinac instead of TAA (terrible choice but did it mostly as a differential pick, realize in hindsight it was way too early to think about differentials), Sterling those last weeks where hes been terrible. Captain blanks galore. Some seasons will be like this, so many 50/50s and someone is bound to be the person who gets a streak of wrong call.

  24. Fire Chief Moe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Finished 1001, gutted.

    1. bialk
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Haha, I had that rank once. It's not top 1k.

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

      See below. Haha! 🙂

  25. ⚒Jay⚒ American Dycho
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    3 Africans share the Golden Boot.

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Pele was right after all

    2. Pras United
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Awesome yeah

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

    Liverank has me 101k. Woe is me 🙁

    Any chance it is still failing and I snuck in?

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

    Craziest thing is, when I saw Hazard benched I was overjoyed having done Hazard Son to Salah(c) Fraser.

    Turns out I'd have been miles better off had I kept Hazard and avoided a hit lol. Who'd have thought...

    1. clodhopper
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Was going too do the same for minus 4 glad i didnt won local league

  28. #FPLBhuna
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    97 pts

    7.3k > 2.9k on the final day of the season

    Can't believe it! 🙂

    1. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Brilliant rise, well done!

    2. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Congrats!

  29. tabishaikh
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Thanks a lot everyone on this site for great tips and advice.
    Achieved my target,1st in my mini league and in top 10k OR

  30. Vamos
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Managed to blow my first ever top 5k rank (which I'd had more or less since Christmas) on the final day. Ah well... Bit of a damp squib all round today.

    See y'all again to do this utter waste of time hobby in a couple of months when I start trawling Norwich preseason performances...