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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. 1zverGGadeM
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    Almost Robbo to Salah Goal

    1. Recklesss
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      This would have been perfect

    2. Ross From Friends
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      what a dream that would have been

  2. Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    Salah heads high from a Robbo cross!

  3. purple lamborGhini
    27 days, 7 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
      27 days, 6 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
        27 days, 6 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

  4. balint84
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    salah won't get any bp? :O

    1. Recklesss
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      on 1 right now

    2. purple lamborGhini
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      He will when he gets his second goal

      1. Prawnsandwich
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 6 hours ago

        Timing

      2. balint84
        • 3 Years
        27 days, 6 hours ago

        oracle yo are

    3. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      Oh

  5. HIT ME!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 7 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
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      simple A

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

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

    3. SkeletONv01
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      Definitely not A ^^

    4. Drop the Dendoncker
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      Keep

    5. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      Thank you all!

  6. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 6 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
      27 days, 6 hours ago

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

    2. Skalla
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      This Salah guy is not too bad

      1. Prawnsandwich
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 6 hours ago

        He had 1 blank ffs, no wonder he was sold

  7. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 6 hours ago

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

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      like that?

    2. BRUCE THE MOOSE (F.K.A RAFA…
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      Done

  8. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 6 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
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      3 pool def!

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        27 days, 6 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!

  9. FOO FIGHTER
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    Cabbelos a gohst.

  10. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    OMG Salah.

  11. Bram
    • 10 Years
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    Oooooooooooooooooooooo Mo!

  12. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    Gg Salah captainers.

  13. moment
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    Mo x2

  14. Zilla
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    SALAAAAAHH

  15. SkeletONv01
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 6 hours ago

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

  16. 1zverGGadeM
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    Salah need one more goal to punish all the sellers

    1. 1zverGGadeM
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      C(MOOOOO)NNN!!!

  17. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    OMFGGGGGGGGGGGG

  18. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 6 hours ago

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

  19. SirStevieG
    • 7 Years
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    OUR EGYPTIAN KING!!!!!

  20. The Overthinker
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 6 hours ago

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

  21. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    Oh sellers oh dear

  22. Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    SALLLLLAHHHHHHH

  23. FPL Pillars
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    saaaaallaaahh!!!

  24. FOO FIGHTER
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    Sahah ripping his doubters to shreads ha ha.

  25. Make Arrows Green Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    Nice one Mo

  26. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    Fabinho assist nearly sure.

  27. Giggs Boson.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    That was world class.

  28. moment
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    Kane captaincy had better pay off

  29. Goat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    Nearly 400,000 sales hahahahahah

    1. The Overthinker
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      Expecting 500000 transfers in now 😀

  30. LSP
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 6 hours ago

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