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. FOO FIGHTER
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      Can anyone repeat the following

      Salah?

      1. The Neville Wears Prada
        • 3 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        s

        sa

        sal

        sala...

        i can't

      2. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        Salah ×10

      3. Dannyb
        • 2 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        Boring you are

    • Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      Could have been a pen there

    • Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      Yes 3-1

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      Shocking defending

    • ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      YEsssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      Pool cleanie gone

    • moment
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      CS busted. Probably baps for Mo now at least.

    • Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      DoUbLe PoOl DeFence

    • pundit of punts
      • 6 Years
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

      no Pool CS

    • Freaki
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        Clean sheet gone boyss so happy

      • TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        Oh well, Arsenal score.

        1. Daniel - The Veteran
          • 10 Years
          21 days, 22 hours ago

          Lucky for u TM with 0 Liv defense

      • Daniel - The Veteran
        • 10 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        Noooooooo

      • GOTHAM City F.C.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        S*%T!

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        Salah 3 BAPs locked.

        1. Bartowski
          • 9 Years
          21 days, 22 hours ago

          He was on for two and a clean sheet bonus...

      • Dannyb
        • 2 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        Get in

      • moment
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        Better give Auba that assist.

      • DV8R
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        RIP clean sheet.

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        Should be no assist.

      • LewanGOALski
        • 8 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        why this not Ceballos? 🙁

      • DAZZ
        • 5 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        Trent dont need clean sheets when he’s getting assists

      • Pad Randa
        • 7 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        Let me guess, no assist for Auba?

        1. Meinhoff
          • 7 Years
          21 days, 22 hours ago

          You guessed right

      • VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        Aaaaaaaaaaaargh

      • Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        I knew it.

      • Skalla
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        Well that was coming, should have expected no less having double Liv defence the way this GW was going 🙂

      • HonestBlatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        Triple pool def

        1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          21 days, 22 hours ago

          Same here. Ffs

      • Jam0sh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        Rip cs points

      • Freaki
          21 days, 22 hours ago

          Imagine the scenes 92th minute arsenal bomb the wing but van dijk wins the ball and passes it to Adrian only for Adrian to mis control and make it 3-3

          1. Make Arrows Green Again
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            21 days, 22 hours ago

            You're doing it for the rest of us

        • gooberman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          21 days, 22 hours ago

          And there we have another pointless consolation goal wiping away clean sheets. Eff this game!!

          1. Bossworld
              21 days, 22 hours ago

              Ederson will inevitably do the same tomorrow unfortunately

          2. Bram
            • 10 Years
            21 days, 22 hours ago

            Suddenly I feel much better about selling Robbo lol (Kept TAA though).

            1. The Sociologist
                21 days, 22 hours ago

                Good move whilst Adrian is in goal I think. I did the same.

              • MyBall MyRules
                • 1 Year
                21 days, 22 hours ago

                Exactly the same here.
                I got mings in. 7 points instead of 2.
                Time to make myself a chufty badge