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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
      11 months, 17 days ago

      Pukki and Salah. Best choices made this GW.

      1. how now brown cow
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 17 days ago

        When is your bedtime?

    • SkeletONv01
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 17 days 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
          11 months, 17 days ago

          Sour grapes.

          1. Random Name
            • 5 Years
            11 months, 17 days ago

            Read the post again

            1. Would Ed Woodward
              • 1 Year
              11 months, 17 days ago

              Or at all.

            2. FOO FIGHTER
                11 months, 17 days ago

                I did read, knew what he said.

                None of it was luck.

          2. LSK
            • 2 Years
            11 months, 17 days 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

        • Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 17 days ago

          regardless of price which chelsea mid would you go for ?

          1. FOO FIGHTER
              11 months, 17 days ago

              None.

              1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 6 Years
                11 months, 17 days ago

                abraham instead ?

            • Mr. Grv
              • 5 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              none

              1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 6 Years
                11 months, 17 days ago

                really ?

                1. Mr. Grv
                  • 5 Years
                  11 months, 17 days ago

                  Yup, mount might be injured and rest are all useless

                  1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                    • 6 Years
                    11 months, 17 days ago

                    ok thanks

            • Over Midwicket
              • 8 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              Mount

              1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 6 Years
                11 months, 17 days ago

                thanks

          2. _sidney_will
            • 3 Years
            11 months, 17 days ago

            Phew going without Liverpool DF on WC paid off this GW

          3. KGFC
            • 3 Years
            11 months, 17 days ago

            Guys, Wesley or Haller?

            1. Over Midwicket
              • 8 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              Haller

            2. Would Ed Woodward
              • 1 Year
              11 months, 17 days ago

              Haller.

            3. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              haller by a million miles

            4. KGFC
              • 3 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              Thanks!

          4. TOBY1
            • 3 Years
            11 months, 17 days ago

            Pérez to mount?

            1. Over Midwicket
              • 8 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              Yes

            2. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              mount is a doubt

            3. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              Depends on injury.

            4. how now brown cow
              • 5 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              If not injured, then yes.

            5. TOBY1
              • 3 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              Anyone see it? Did it look
              Serious?

          5. Over Midwicket
            • 8 Years
            11 months, 17 days ago

            Exact cash for:

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

            Which one looks better?

            1. Bun Rab L4D3
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              B looks better to me.

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          7. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            11 months, 17 days 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

          8. KGFC
            • 3 Years
            11 months, 17 days 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
              11 months, 17 days ago

              1 and 3

            2. TOBY1
              • 3 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

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

          9. TOBY1
            • 3 Years
            11 months, 17 days ago

            Cantwell or mount?

            1. Cletus
              • 10 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              Both.

          10. Green Jumper
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            11 months, 17 days 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.

          11. Kristobal
            • 8 Years
            11 months, 17 days ago

            Did Deulofeu play striker today or left winger?

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

            1. mookie
              • 6 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

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

              1. mookie
                • 6 Years
                11 months, 17 days ago

                *assister

              2. Kristobal
                • 8 Years
                11 months, 17 days ago

                Ok. Sounds good. Thanks!

                1. KDB4PREZ
                    11 months, 17 days ago

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

            2. KDB4PREZ
                11 months, 17 days ago

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