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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. pundit of punts
    • 6 Years
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    All away wins today 😯

    1. Tiki-Taka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      would be interesting to know the last time that happened

        1. Tiki-Taka
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          22 days, 4 hours ago

          prior to that, surprisingly

  2. Godfrey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    Haller 🙂

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Holla at him !!!

  3. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    Imagine blowing your WC to get United assets...

    1. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Glad I don't own any of them. Knew it would turn out like this

    2. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      🙂

    3. EMERGING STAR
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      I have 3 of them in WC. Total of 5 points

  4. balint84
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    Is Mount injuried?

    1. Wirbelwind
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      "It was more of a kick on his calf, which is better news than a strain of any sort. Hopefully, he'll recover."

    2. St. Joseph
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Kicked in the calf

  5. Bruce Lee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    no clean sheets for anyone

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Heaton yesterday 🙂

    2. Tiki-Taka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      what about those of us who tripled up on southampton def???

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        22 days, 4 hours ago

        Hey, not funny. My triple Everton defence wiped out my gameweek last night, before it had even begun 🙁

        1. Tiki-Taka
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          22 days, 4 hours ago

          I had double man, Coleman & Digne. 0 from Coleman lol, who came close to an assist in the 1st half

    3. BoomXhakaLaca1
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Heaton in goal to the rescue 😉

  6. Firmino
    • 4 Years
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    So Martial, Wickham -> Cantwell, Haller -4?

  7. seewhyaxe
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    Weird livescore app had Pogba as the assister for the United goal?

    1. RFCSPACE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Just watched the goal. It's clearly Martial.

    2. markloe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      run by Andre Marriner

  8. ignis88
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    Wasn't de gea meant to be a good keeper? It's hard to remember now..

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Never been the same since the Ronaldo hatty vs him in the WC.

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Needs to go, not the player he was.

  9. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    So my plans for Perez out the door with Mount coming up as injured now?

    How serious did it look as I didn't watch the match?

    1. Brooksy86
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      He'll be fine. Planning to do the same...

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        22 days, 4 hours ago

        so not so serious then???

        1. Brooksy86
          • 3 Years
          22 days, 4 hours ago

          Kick to the calf. Dead leg. 1-2 days.

          1. the dom 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            22 days, 4 hours ago

            Cheers mate

            1. Brooksy86
              • 3 Years
              22 days, 4 hours ago

              Ney qualms

  10. Messiah Hazard
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    Haller, Abraham and Pukki Strike force on WC. Too knee jerky or inspired brilliance?

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Brilliant if you WCed last week

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Utterly KJ

    3. RFCSPACE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Haller and Pukki yes. Abraham don't trust him.

  11. The Casual One
    • 6 Years
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    Emerson got 31 bps with no goal or assist and conceding 2 goals. Must have had some crazy stats

    1. markloe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      looked dangerous

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        22 days, 4 hours ago

        Looked invisible.. all Chelsea attacks came down the other side.

        1. markloe
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          22 days, 4 hours ago

          4 chances created and 2 shots

  12. JustPark
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    Liverpool 1-0 Arsenal with VVD header from TAA nicely curled set piece.

    1. Rude Reviewer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      pool 3-4 arsenal
      Salah hattrick + TAA hattrick assist
      and
      4 goals from random arsenal players except auba and cebalos

  13. balint84
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    Mount or lanzini or trossard next week?

    1. Brooksy86
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Mount... Trossard long term.

    2. liverpool01
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      lanzini good form, nice fixtures

  14. Salt'N'Pepe
    • 4 Years
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    19 from 6, what a shocking start to the GW

    1. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Snap 🙁

    2. thomashl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Think the average has to be a lot lower, just to be fair. 21 from 5 here

    3. Brooksy86
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      27 from 7... Looks a bad'un!

    4. conorbon
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      26 from 6, however got Sterling captain, Mane, Kane, Walker and Pope to go.

    5. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      38 from 6, City and Pool assets left only with Sterling C

  15. Little Red Lacazette
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    Best GK under 5.5 and under?

  16. bench boost for every gamew…
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    Rash miss pen and martial gets assist to add salt on the wound

  17. Tshelby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    12 from 4 doesn't sound good

    1. Dthinger
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      better than my 12 from 6

      1. RFCSPACE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        22 days, 4 hours ago

        Also better than my 9 from 4

    2. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Better than 7 from 4

    3. Lazaretti
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      8 from 4 here

    4. Garlana
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Got 11 -4 from 4...could be worse

  18. COK3Y5MURF
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    Another reality check for Arsenal fans incoming like every season.

  19. Rude Reviewer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    Luke Shaw in my team...
    Injured??

    1. Dthinger
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      yep

      1. Dthinger
        • 2 Years
        22 days, 4 hours ago

        per usual

    2. Dthinger
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      also...why the hell do you have Luke shaw in your team?

  20. thomashl
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    How to fund Martial -> KdB?

    Pope
    AWB Kwp Digne VvD Lundstram
    Salah Sterling McGinn Martial Dendo
    Kane Pukki Wickham

    0.2itb

    1. thomashl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      (Provided he’s injured ofc)

      Thinking KWP -> 4.0 and take a hit the following week

    2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Downgrade Salah to Mane

  21. Yome
    • 7 Years
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    Christ, can’t trust United. AWB and Martial get out of my team!

    1. pundit of punts
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Martial got an assist. Calm down.

      AWB will get CS.

      1. Dthinger
        • 2 Years
        22 days, 4 hours ago

        will get CS when?

    2. conorbon
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      One game, one game

  22. Ruinenlust
    • 1 Year
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    Kelly nailed on now?

  23. lordkippe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    Only Salah in this one. Pretty affraid thinking about pool defense

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Pool CS confirmed by FPL gods today

      1. Ross From Friends
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        22 days, 4 hours ago

        I hope so

  24. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    Perez owners are keeping for BOU after holding him, surely.

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Already gone

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      I am. Looking back it’s the only game I got him for in seriousness but I only had as I was scared of the ownership. If he is set to fall twice or get dropped he is gone

    3. Cynical
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Not sure. Tempted to move to Mount or Lanzini.

    4. RFCSPACE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Nah. -4 to get rid.

    5. GXNG
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Yes

    6. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Going and gone now lol

    7. Little Red Lacazette
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Moved to Mount 5 days ago.

    8. St. Joseph
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Nope farewell

  25. balint84
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    After wc today night, will count the players rise in this week?

    1. Skalla
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Yes but only if you put them all in tonight!

  26. Dthinger
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    three of my defenders wound up with zero points. I don't think I've ever had that happen before.

  27. DA Minnion
    • 7 Years
    22 days, 4 hours ago

    1 from 3 today.
    Any good?

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Average

    2. Brooksy86
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Bout right by the sounds of it...

    3. Skalla
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Same as me , 1pt better than some others on here!

  28. The Poor One
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Martial seem like injured. Should I sub him out?

      1. The Poor One
          22 days, 4 hours ago

          I mean transfer*

        • Ross From Friends
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          22 days, 4 hours ago

          Yes do it today before his price falls

          1. Skalla
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            22 days, 4 hours ago

            You can wait for news , will only drop back to 7.5 this weekend

        • thomashl
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          22 days, 4 hours ago

          Didn’t look good. Should wait and see, but yeah, probably

        • Dthinger
          • 2 Years
          22 days, 4 hours ago

          nah

      2. Ross From Friends
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        22 days, 4 hours ago

        New whipping boys: ***Watford***

        7 straight competitive defeats, 22 goals conceded in that time. No clean sheets since February.

        It's a shame they are only playing Newcastle next

        1. Skalla
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          22 days, 4 hours ago

          Yeah Watford looking favorite to go down atm

      3. balint84
        • 3 Years
        22 days, 4 hours ago

        Worth to do a wildcard right now or wait till thursday? Just because of moneymaking

        1. Skalla
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          22 days, 4 hours ago

          Only wait if you are not sure yet about pulling the trigger!