Dugout Discussion

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. 1zverGGadeM
    • 2 Years
    23 days, 20 hours ago

    Almost Robbo to Salah Goal

    1. Recklesss
      • 4 Years
      23 days, 20 hours ago

      This would have been perfect

    2. Ross From Friends
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      23 days, 20 hours ago

      what a dream that would have been

  2. Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    23 days, 20 hours ago

    Salah heads high from a Robbo cross!

  3. purple lamborGhini
      23 days, 20 hours ago

      wc teams getting anhiliated this week, and they said you will get left behind. Oh how I laughed, Vardy and Salah say hi. Crystal Palace and Villa say hi also 😀

      1. money face bandwagon
        • 5 Years
        23 days, 20 hours ago

        Wc with only 2gw into the season feels like inexperienced fpl play. Aft so many seasons I und the virtue of keeping calm instead of kneejerking

        1. Legendary!
          • 7 Years
          23 days, 20 hours ago

          Inexperienced FPL play? LOL! Calm down and don’t get your knickers in a bunch. There’s more than one way to play the game and everyone has the right to play their WC when they want to

    • balint84
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 20 hours ago

      salah won't get any bp? :O

      1. Recklesss
        • 4 Years
        23 days, 20 hours ago

        on 1 right now

      2. purple lamborGhini
          23 days, 20 hours ago

          He will when he gets his second goal

          1. Prawnsandwich
            • 1 Year
            23 days, 20 hours ago

            Timing

          2. balint84
            • 3 Years
            23 days, 20 hours ago

            oracle yo are

        • Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          23 days, 20 hours ago

          Oh

      3. HIT ME!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        23 days, 20 hours ago

        Feel an urgent need to get rid of Jota.
        Which option looks better to you?

        A) Jota -> Wesley
        B) Jota + Dendoncker(bench) -> Mount + Wickham(bench) -4
        C) Jota + Digne -> Abraham + Emerson
        D) Something else

        Heaton
        Trent Digne Zinchenko
        Sterling KDB Son Cantwell
        Kane Pukki Jota

        4.0 Soyuncu Dendoncker Montoya

        This may seem pretty stupid and intolerant but I hate to have players dropping in price. Thanks!

        1. balint84
          • 3 Years
          23 days, 20 hours ago

          simple A

        2. FPL Pillars
          • 3 Years
          23 days, 20 hours ago

          I wouldn't describe that transfer as urgent mate, chill.

        3. SkeletONv01
          • 1 Year
          23 days, 20 hours ago

          Definitely not A ^^

        4. Drop the Dendoncker
          • 5 Years
          23 days, 20 hours ago

          Keep

        5. HIT ME!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          23 days, 20 hours ago

          Thank you all!

      4. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        23 days, 20 hours ago

        Liverpool need to chill. Just see out my clean sheet! Look like they're chasing the game!

        1. Licky
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          23 days, 20 hours ago

          Well, there's blood in the water, understandable they're going for the kill.

        2. Skalla
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          23 days, 20 hours ago

          This Salah guy is not too bad

          1. Prawnsandwich
            • 1 Year
            23 days, 20 hours ago

            He had 1 blank ffs, no wonder he was sold

      5. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        23 days, 20 hours ago

        Salah will need another goal involvement or Arsenal goal for BAPs.

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          23 days, 20 hours ago

          like that?

        2. BRUCE THE MOOSE (F.K.A RAFA…
          • 3 Years
          23 days, 20 hours ago

          Done

      6. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        23 days, 20 hours ago

        Time

        In

        Out

        Active

        It's the most wonderful time of the year....

        25 Aug 01:43 Haller Firmino GW4
        25 Aug 01:43 Dendoncker McGinn GW4
        25 Aug 01:43 Robertson Hanley GW4
        25 Aug 01:31 Alexander-Arnold van Dijk GW4
        25 Aug 01:15 van Dijk Robertson GW4
        25 Aug 01:08 Maddison Dendoncker GW4
        25 Aug 01:08 McGinn Pérez GW4
        25 Aug 01:08 Cantwell Fraser GW4
        25 Aug 01:08 Laporte Wan-Bissaka GW4
        25 Aug 01:08 Lundstram Rico GW4
        25 Aug 01:08 Woodman McGovern GW4

        🙂

        1. GOTHAM City F.C.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          23 days, 20 hours ago

          3 pool def!

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            23 days, 20 hours ago

            Nope, just the two but might change my mind and get in Salah yet as I haven't owned him in two seasons!

      7. FOO FIGHTER
          23 days, 20 hours ago

          Cabbelos a gohst.

        • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          23 days, 20 hours ago

          OMG Salah.

        • Bram
          • 10 Years
          23 days, 20 hours ago

          Oooooooooooooooooooooo Mo!

        • Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          23 days, 20 hours ago

          Gg Salah captainers.

        • moment
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          23 days, 20 hours ago

          Mo x2

        • Zilla
          • 1 Year
          23 days, 20 hours ago

          SALAAAAAHH

        • SkeletONv01
          • 1 Year
          23 days, 20 hours ago

          Does getting rid of TAA justify for getting Pukki in? 😉

        • 1zverGGadeM
          • 2 Years
          23 days, 20 hours ago

          Salah need one more goal to punish all the sellers

          1. 1zverGGadeM
            • 2 Years
            23 days, 20 hours ago

            C(MOOOOO)NNN!!!

        • Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          23 days, 20 hours ago

          OMFGGGGGGGGGGGG

        • g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          23 days, 20 hours ago

          Salah destroys WC template........

        • SirStevieG
          • 7 Years
          23 days, 20 hours ago

          OUR EGYPTIAN KING!!!!!

        • The Overthinker
          • 2 Years
          23 days, 20 hours ago

          Chambers to
          A) ward ( any other palace defender)
          B) anyone else. Please mention

        • Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          23 days, 20 hours ago

          Oh sellers oh dear

        • Differential (c)
          • 3 Years
          23 days, 20 hours ago

          SALLLLLAHHHHHHH

        • FPL Pillars
          • 3 Years
          23 days, 20 hours ago

          saaaaallaaahh!!!

        • FOO FIGHTER
            23 days, 20 hours ago

            Sahah ripping his doubters to shreads ha ha.

          • Make Arrows Green Again
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            23 days, 20 hours ago

            Nice one Mo

          • Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            23 days, 20 hours ago

            Fabinho assist nearly sure.

          • Giggs Boson.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            23 days, 20 hours ago

            That was world class.

          • moment
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            23 days, 20 hours ago

            Kane captaincy had better pay off

          • Goat
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            23 days, 20 hours ago

            Nearly 400,000 sales hahahahahah

            1. The Overthinker
              • 2 Years
              23 days, 20 hours ago

              Expecting 500000 transfers in now 😀

          • LSP
            • 1 Year
            23 days, 20 hours ago

            Imagine activating your WC, getting in united assets and getting rid of Salah for Mane.