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Key Liverpool defenders start as Lacazette benched for Arsenal

All eyes will be on Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) and Sadio Mané (£11.5m) as Liverpool take on Arsenal this evening.

The Egyptian has been largely ditched by those playing their Wildcards for Gameweek 3, Mané seeming to be the most popular replacement for him.

With the Gunners defence somewhat questionable away from home since Unai Emery took over, both players are likely to have plenty of chances.

The success of those who Wildcarded Salah out could very well come down to fine margins at Anfield this evening.

Roberto Firmino (£9.5m) may also be on the fringes of the Fantasy radar with more shots in the box than any Liverpool attacking player so far this season and an impressive record against Arsenal.

Despite some poor performances at the back for Jurgen Klopp’s men so far this season, all the key defenders have kept their places.

Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.0m) are deployed at full-back while Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) is paired with Joel Matip (£5.4m).

Meanwhile, Arsenal manager Emery looks to have matched Liverpool’s 4-3-3 with an identical formation of his own.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) leads the line for the Gunners while Alexandre Lacazette (£9.5m) drops to the bench.

On the flanks of the front-three are Dani Ceballos (£5.6m), who performed well against Burnley, and Nicolas Pépé (£9.4m) who comes in for his first start in an Arsenal shirt.

Sead Kolasinac (£5.4m) still awaits his first start of the season, named on the bench as Nacho Monreal (£5.0m) is selected at left-back.

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Adrian; Robertson, van Dijk, Matip, Alexander-Arnold; Henderson, Wijnaldum, Fabinho; Mané, Firmino, Salah.

Arsenal XI (4-3-3): Leno; Monreal, D Luiz, Sokratis, Maitland-Niles; Xhaka, Guendouzi, Willock; Pépé, Aubameyang, Ceballos.

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  1. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Pukki and Salah. Best choices made this GW.

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      When is your bedtime?

  2. SkeletONv01
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    As Salah owner, we got lucky tonight, Salah has good record vs Arsenal, thats why i kept him for the Arsenal game and not switch to Mane, but im sick of people calling out "how does it feel to have Mane over Salah", what if next GW Mane scores a hattrick? Theyll both end similar scores at the end of season, dont worry Mane owners, if i would WC tonight, i would get him instead of Salah, i feel the points coming next GW :] I would only worry if Mo kept producing points every GW and Mane not for 3 GWs.

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Sour grapes.

      1. Random Name
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Read the post again

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Or at all.

        2. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 4 months ago

          I did read, knew what he said.

          None of it was luck.

    2. LSK
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Salah or Sterling will finish as the highest points scorer. Just have both and get value out of your non-premiums. Your premium players are where you should forget about value because captaining them makes them worthwhile

  3. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    regardless of price which chelsea mid would you go for ?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      None.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        abraham instead ?

    2. Mr. Grv
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      none

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        really ?

        1. Mr. Grv
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Yup, mount might be injured and rest are all useless

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            ok thanks

    3. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Mount

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        thanks

  4. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Phew going without Liverpool DF on WC paid off this GW

  5. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Guys, Wesley or Haller?

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Haller

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Haller.

    3. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      haller by a million miles

    4. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Thanks!

  6. TOBY1
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Pérez to mount?

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Yes

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      mount is a doubt

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Depends on injury.

    4. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      If not injured, then yes.

    5. TOBY1
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Anyone see it? Did it look
      Serious?

  7. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Exact cash for:

    A) Wood + Robinson -> Haller + Cantwell (-4)
    B) Moura + Perez -> KDB + Cantwell (-4)

    Which one looks better?

    1. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      B looks better to me.

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  9. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    just to have a rough idea, quick poll

    do you own sterling ?

    a yes
    b no

    if no do you intend to get for game against brighton ?

    a yes
    b no

    thanks

  10. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    On WC, would you go with two (if so, which ones) or all three of the below?

    1. Pukki
    2. Barnes
    3. Haller

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      1 and 3

    2. TOBY1
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Pukki at moment.
      I’m considering Haller though as well as Pukki / fixtures looking good.

  11. TOBY1
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Cantwell or mount?

    1. Cletus
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Both.

  12. Green Jumper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    I knew I should have got Salah for this round at the cost of losing Kane.

    I'm doing it in my Wildcard tonight.

  13. Kristobal
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Did Deulofeu play striker today or left winger?

    Anyone think he will play as a striker with Pereyra back?

    1. mookie
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Played as striker. Assisted the as sister for the goal and hit the crossbar at 0-1.

      1. mookie
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        *assister

      2. Kristobal
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Ok. Sounds good. Thanks!

        1. KDB4PREZ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Also got taken of which was a ridiculous decision alcthings considerd!

  14. KDB4PREZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Perez/Deulofeu- Cantwell/Pukki for -4 and bank excess funds to help next week?