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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
      24 days, 18 hours ago

      Pukki and Salah. Best choices made this GW.

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        24 days, 18 hours ago

        When is your bedtime?

    • SkeletONv01
      • 2 Years
      24 days, 18 hours 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
          24 days, 18 hours ago

          Sour grapes.

          1. Random Name
            • 4 Years
            24 days, 18 hours ago

            Read the post again

            1. Would Ed Woodward
                24 days, 18 hours ago

                Or at all.

              • FOO FIGHTER
                  24 days, 18 hours ago

                  I did read, knew what he said.

                  None of it was luck.

            2. Goodish
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              24 days, 18 hours 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

          2. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 5 Years
            24 days, 18 hours ago

            regardless of price which chelsea mid would you go for ?

            1. FOO FIGHTER
                24 days, 18 hours ago

                None.

                1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 5 Years
                  24 days, 18 hours ago

                  abraham instead ?

              • Mr. Grv
                • 4 Years
                24 days, 18 hours ago

                none

                1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 5 Years
                  24 days, 18 hours ago

                  really ?

                  1. Mr. Grv
                    • 4 Years
                    24 days, 18 hours ago

                    Yup, mount might be injured and rest are all useless

                    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                      • 5 Years
                      24 days, 18 hours ago

                      ok thanks

              • Over Midwicket
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                24 days, 18 hours ago

                Mount

                1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 5 Years
                  24 days, 18 hours ago

                  thanks

            2. _sidney_will
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              24 days, 18 hours ago

              Phew going without Liverpool DF on WC paid off this GW

            3. KGFC
              • 3 Years
              24 days, 18 hours ago

              Guys, Wesley or Haller?

              1. Over Midwicket
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                24 days, 18 hours ago

                Haller

              2. Would Ed Woodward
                  24 days, 18 hours ago

                  Haller.

                • Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 5 Years
                  24 days, 18 hours ago

                  haller by a million miles

                • KGFC
                  • 3 Years
                  24 days, 18 hours ago

                  Thanks!

              3. TOBY1
                • 2 Years
                24 days, 18 hours ago

                Pérez to mount?

                1. Over Midwicket
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  24 days, 18 hours ago

                  Yes

                2. Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 5 Years
                  24 days, 18 hours ago

                  mount is a doubt

                3. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 10 Years
                  24 days, 18 hours ago

                  Depends on injury.

                4. how now brown cow
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  24 days, 18 hours ago

                  If not injured, then yes.

                5. TOBY1
                  • 2 Years
                  24 days, 18 hours ago

                  Anyone see it? Did it look
                  Serious?

              4. Over Midwicket
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                24 days, 18 hours ago

                Exact cash for:

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

                Which one looks better?

                1. Bun Rab
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  24 days, 18 hours ago

                  B looks better to me.

              5. New Post
              6. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 5 Years
                24 days, 18 hours 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

              7. KGFC
                • 3 Years
                24 days, 18 hours 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
                  • 5 Years
                  24 days, 18 hours ago

                  1 and 3

                2. TOBY1
                  • 2 Years
                  24 days, 18 hours ago

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

              8. TOBY1
                • 2 Years
                24 days, 18 hours ago

                Cantwell or mount?

                1. Cletus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  24 days, 18 hours ago

                  Both.

              9. Green Jumper
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                24 days, 17 hours 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.

              10. Kristobal
                • 8 Years
                24 days, 16 hours ago

                Did Deulofeu play striker today or left winger?

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

                1. mookie
                  • 6 Years
                  24 days, 16 hours ago

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

                  1. mookie
                    • 6 Years
                    24 days, 16 hours ago

                    *assister

                  2. Kristobal
                    • 8 Years
                    24 days, 16 hours ago

                    Ok. Sounds good. Thanks!

                    1. KDB4PREZ
                        24 days, 15 hours ago

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

                2. KDB4PREZ
                    24 days, 15 hours ago

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