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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. bangers and M*A*S*H
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Top 2 forwards 6.5 or under?

    1. The Neville Wears Prada
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      pukki gw1

  2. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Bit of pressure on Sterling to deliver tomorrow now after handing him the armband!

    1. Tomerick
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      He’ll deliver with KDB at the helm but I can see KDB outscoring him again.

      1. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Have KDB also so hopefully they assist each other!

    2. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      I think Sterling was the right call. Strong form, strong fixture. Fingers crossed.

  3. Differentiator
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Salah still not worth 12.5 on current haul given what Pukki achieves for sub 7

    1. Bossworld
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Are you just trying to tempt fate for his hat trick?

    2. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Interesting rationalization!

    3. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Both. The pair. All. Points over value.

    4. Tomerick
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      I still know which one of those Id feel comfortable captaining weekly.

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Pukki has to be considered captaincy material.

    5. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Please do not buy, lets see who wins out 😉

      1. Tomerick
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        I jumped on that party already but you buy Salah for the set and forget captain and he delivers.

  4. banskt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    holding tight to have the first returns for the double Pool defence.

  5. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Called the rampant Liverpool display 🙂

    No Mo policy this season got me on Mane captain 🙁 Can't win them all I guess

    1. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Why in the world would you hav that policy?

      1. Tomerick
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Obviously doesn’t like winning.

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Fun - that's why I play the game. I like challenges.

        Had a ball in TC week last season getting a green arrow when he hit a hattie. I didn't have him.

        And well you name the Liverpool player who has still scored 6 more goals than any other this calendar year. They are very close on value - it's about how you spend the mill.

  6. SkeletONv01
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    1 more Mo.

  7. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    I need those CS so bad

  8. CloudSky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Amazing that there's a possibility Salah gets 0 baps after scoring two. He really hates them.

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Hes on 2

      1. CloudSky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        "possibility"

        Everyone else would be 20 baps in the clear.

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      He's on for 2 - 1 behind TAA for 3

      1. CloudSky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        See above.

        1. Yank Revolution
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          But as of now, it isnt "really" possible he will get 0.

          1. CloudSky
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            What? Do we have the same thinking what possibility means?

            1. Gnu Scott talent
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Don't go there Cloudsky, it's a dark place with no end in sight. 🙂

  9. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Think Arsenal are still odds on to score unfortunately. They look quite dangerous at times

    1. Recklesss
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      With Adrian anything is possible

  10. sandman58
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Best def for 5.5??

    1. ChelseaGuy
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Matip!!!!!

    2. SkeletONv01
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Meh, just go cheap 4.5 rotate :]

    3. sandman58
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Views on Zinchenko

    4. sandman58
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Already hsve VVD

  11. Pad Randa
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Any news on Martial?

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Not sure panda

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 29 days ago

      OGS sounding reasonably positive - hopes to have him back in training this week.

      1. Pad Randa
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Cheers. Just got him in on a -4 for Perez before this match, hoping for some good news...

      2. Giggs Boson.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Time to upgrade Donks to Cantwell as bench support then...

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Thinking about that too

    3. moment
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      didn't watch second half, what happened?

      1. Pad Randa
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Pulled up five minutes from time, barely walking around.

    4. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Picked up an injury (obvious I know but worthy of confirmation) and OGS said something along the lines of 'hopefully not too bad'.

  12. Yank Revolution
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Live FPL down?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Pythons out for Mo!

  13. The Casual One
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Adrian better not ruin this cs

  14. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    At least AWB & Ceballos rose by 0.1m 🙂

  15. FOO FIGHTER
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Ceballos owners. Too much hype 🙂

      1. Nightcrawler
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Judging him vs liverpool?

          1. FOO FIGHTER
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Hype hype hype. Arsenal are not Newcastle.

        • KGFC
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Did anyone watch Haller today? I know he got a brace but overall how was his play? Thinking of getting him on WC.

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Very good. Get him in with Pukki. They're the best two forwards right now imo.

            1. Recklesss
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Kane hatty tomorrow will prove this wrong

            2. KGFC
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Thinking that given his fixtures and price. Thanks Camzy!

          2. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Holla if you hear me !

            1. KGFC
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Thanks!

        • Sharkytect
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          That'll do. No more goals, please. My opponents wildcarded and removed TAA and Salah, but brought in Mane. This will be so painful for them if the score stays as it is

          1. Recklesss
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Your opponent is trash no salt

        • Make Arrows Green Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          So.

          Anyone sell Salah?

          1. FOO FIGHTER
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Boom!

            • Royal5
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              TM I think

              1. Make Arrows Green Again
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                Oof, hope it pays off.

                1. Recklesss
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 29 days ago

                  It won't

            • Daniel - The Veteran
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              He was my captain till 3 hours before deadline

            • SkeletONv01
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Played WC, kept him, he is great against Arsenal.

            • Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Surely not?

          2. Skalla
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Salah no longer on pens or do you give him one for the hattrick?

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              He'll take it I'm guessing since he's on a hatty.

            2. In and Out
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              First goal was a pen

              1. Recklesss
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                someone isn't watching the game 😉

          3. Royal5
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            You just know Adrian will mess this CS up somehow.

            1. Van der Faart
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Arsenal have to attack and have an actual shot for that to happen

          4. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
              2 months, 29 days ago

              man every stream is total trash, total trash. yes tell me to pay 45k a year for sky and bt yes I will remortage my hosue for it

              1. Nightcrawler
                  2 months, 29 days ago

                  Is sky that expensive? Not from England so curious

                  1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
                      2 months, 29 days ago

                      not sure probably around £45 a month and they dont have all the matches so you have to get a bt subscription as well, so if you want both then you're probably talking £80+ a month.
                      Its pathetic

                  2. Yank Revolution
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 29 days ago

                    Why does it cost so much to watch the matches?

                  3. CARROW ROAD
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 29 days ago

                    It’s about 65 quid for sky sports and by sport, what annoys me is I’ll have to get amazon prime now as well!

                • Van der Faart
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 29 days ago

                  Imagine thinking David Luiz was the answer to the defensive issues

                • backstreets
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 29 days ago

                  Mane to Fabinho for - 4.....?!!

                  1. FPL Pillars
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 29 days ago

                    I have no words

                  2. Pep Roulette
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 29 days ago

                    Hahahaha

                • EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 29 days ago

                  ceballos fixture proof

                  1. Recklesss
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 29 days ago

                    haha

                • GARY AND JAMIE
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 29 days ago

                  U ain’t getting any pens Milner

                • The Neville Wears Prada
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 29 days ago

                  People backpedaling and saying salah still isn't worth 12.5

                  this site treats my depression

                  1. Recklesss
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 29 days ago

                    He has been the best player the last 2 season. He is worth it.

                • OldBenKenobi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 29 days ago

                  I imagine a lot of ppl on WC dropped Salah for Mane....that’s really going to sting 😯

                • VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 29 days ago

                  Take off trent!

                • RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 29 days ago

                  Mane plus 1m they said 😆

                  1. Recklesss
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 29 days ago

                    fools - said it

                • Pep Roulette
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 29 days ago

                  Will Deulofeu start next week?

                  1. Limbo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 29 days ago

                    Yeah, with Deeney out.