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

    King - 43
    Fabinho - 32
    Matip - 30
    ------
    Trent - 29

    😮

    Liverpool defensive sellers the real winners.

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      25 days, 5 hours ago

      Eff off.

    2. PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 5 hours ago

      Salah keepers the real winners. Jeez..

    3. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 5 hours ago

      Are they actually 😉

  2. Salt'N'Pepe
    • 4 Years
    25 days, 5 hours ago

    How is 36 from 8 with Sterling (C) KDB and Kane left

    1. moment
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 5 hours ago

      decent.

    2. The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 5 hours ago

      you know it is good, why asking?

      1. @fpl_phenom
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        25 days, 5 hours ago

        so irritating isnt it

    3. SkeletONv01
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 5 hours ago

      39 with Sterling (C) and KDB to go here, feels pathethic if you think about GW1, and getting 98, but oh well, surely its around averages or a bit more ;]

    4. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 5 hours ago

      36 is not a good score, it can become one tomorrow though 😛

    5. MeatPieSausageRoll
        25 days, 5 hours ago

        Depends on your standards. I would be disappointed personally but imagine you might be pleased.

    6. Hits from the Bong
        25 days, 5 hours ago

        Did someone say Mane is better away and Salah is better at home? Is this true?

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          25 days, 5 hours ago

          After a small sample of 3 GWs? It is a scientific fact!

          1. Hits from the Bong
              25 days, 5 hours ago

              Not this season obviously

          2. baps sniffer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            25 days, 5 hours ago

            Vice versa

          3. GreennRed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            25 days, 5 hours ago

            Never been to Salah's home.

          4. LFC466
            • 4 Years
            25 days, 5 hours ago

            Salah is the better pick, when you consider penalties and assists mane is going to have to score something like 5 more goals from open play to compete for value. Ceteris paribus it's better to have players perform at home anyway.

        2. Whats the Huth
          • 4 Years
          25 days, 5 hours ago

          Top 10k average?

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            25 days, 5 hours ago

            Sites down....

          2. Bun Rab
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            25 days, 5 hours ago

            25 for arguments sake

            https://www.livefpl.net/top10k

        3. The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          25 days, 5 hours ago

          Mane owners, he got a CS at least...

        4. Random Name
          • 4 Years
          25 days, 5 hours ago

          You could tell after Van Dijk was dribbled by Pepe he started playing serious lol

          1. GreennRed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            25 days, 5 hours ago

            lol.....

        5. @fpl_phenom
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          25 days, 5 hours ago

          so thoughts on this Liv defense if you were wildcarding?

          Do what I should have from the start and go Trent ?

          1. Bun Rab
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            25 days, 5 hours ago

            Seems sound, has more chances for returns.

          2. GreennRed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            25 days, 5 hours ago

            Yes. And his CS points to improve once Alison is fit.

          3. The Overthinker
            • 2 Years
            25 days, 5 hours ago

            They switched off for one minute and conceded.

            Also , torreira was lucky

          4. FOO FIGHTER
              25 days, 5 hours ago

              Trent and VVD.

              1. @fpl_phenom
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                25 days, 5 hours ago

                you'd still go with the double up ?

            • The Sociologist
                25 days, 5 hours ago

                Yep, seems like the only one worth owning at the moment.

            • The Train Driver
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              25 days, 5 hours ago

              Will Auba keep that assist?

              1. moment
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                25 days, 5 hours ago

                100%

            • ElBuffalo20
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              25 days, 5 hours ago

              Grealish + Kean for McGinn + Haller

              Surely worth a -4?

              Kean was a silly punt, really not liking Everton

            • The Overthinker
              • 2 Years
              25 days, 5 hours ago

              Has anyone seen a green arrow yet?

              1. GreennRed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                25 days, 5 hours ago

                Yes, pointing to PUB for the first time in a while thankfully:-)

              2. FPL Pillars
                • 3 Years
                25 days, 5 hours ago

                I should get one this week

                1. FPL Pillars
                  • 3 Years
                  25 days, 5 hours ago

                  I mean I got one last week.. and not sure about this week 😀 took a hit...

            • arkom
              • 2 Years
              25 days, 5 hours ago

              Annoying people's distress. Now the price two of my players is falling (Jota & Robertson). Just King & Perez fall 0,1£.

              Pool have Burnley next so I don't wanna rush and sell Robbo but price falls annoys me.

              1. The Overthinker
                • 2 Years
                25 days, 5 hours ago

                Points and not pounds

                1. Whats the Huth
                  • 4 Years
                  25 days, 5 hours ago

                  Pounds important at this stage of season

                  1. moment
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    25 days, 5 hours ago

                    0.1M is basically worth abot 4pts this far out, so a hit to avoid a drop is OK

                    1. GreennRed
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      25 days, 5 hours ago

                      No it isn't.

                      1. g40steve
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        25 days, 5 hours ago

                        .1 rise or fall can mess up transfers..........

                        1. GreennRed
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          25 days, 5 hours ago

                          It can. But gooder bad transfers can help you gain or lose points. That's your skill. Value does not equate to points.

                      2. Random Name
                        • 4 Years
                        25 days, 5 hours ago

                        You need to learn how transfers work at the start of the season

                        1. GreennRed
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          25 days, 5 hours ago

                          Someone talked about values equating to points. Show me the points category relating to value. Good lad.

                          1. Random Name
                            • 4 Years
                            25 days, 5 hours ago

                            that's go nothing to do with what this guy said

                            1. GreennRed
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              25 days, 5 hours ago

                              I just replied to moment's comment, not the original one.Don't agree that 0.1m is basically worth 4 points

              2. GreennRed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                25 days, 5 hours ago

                Never sell just because price falls nor buy because they rise. Market is fickle, can turn in a good or bad gameweek, no barometer for the season.

            • purple lamborGhini
                25 days, 5 hours ago

                really hoping for a low score in that spurs game please, Kane sit down

                1. Giggs Boson.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  25 days, 5 hours ago

                  Newcastle frustrated Arsenal and kept them to 1 goal. Who knows...

                  1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 10 Years
                    25 days, 5 hours ago

                    Home game though.

                2. @fpl_phenom
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  25 days, 5 hours ago

                  really need son & KDB to do something or iv made a collection of stupid transfers...

                3. GreennRed
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  25 days, 5 hours ago

                  Toon need to dig out a point for Bruce to have a decent chance of keeping his job. Won't be pretty.

                4. Bossworld
                    25 days, 5 hours ago

                    2-1 to Spurs with no Kane involvement would be superb for me. And also, about as likely as Newcastle winning the title

                5. Whats the Huth
                  • 4 Years
                  25 days, 5 hours ago

                  Anyone know top 10k adverse?

                6. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  25 days, 5 hours ago

                  29 with (s)terling, kdb, Wilson, moura to come about average?

                7. balint84
                  • 3 Years
                  25 days, 5 hours ago

                  F.Anderson or Lanzini?

                  1. Giggs Boson.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    25 days, 5 hours ago

                    Anderson got in the box a lot more, and had more shots. Probably him.

                    Lanzini a decent option though.

                8. PUP02
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  25 days, 5 hours ago

                  45 (-4) with (c)Sterling kdb zinc + barnes to go.

                9. FOO FIGHTER
                    25 days, 5 hours ago

                    Salah punished his doubters. End of.

                  • TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 10 Years
                    25 days, 5 hours ago

                    LMS safety score around 16.

                    1. FPL Pillars
                      • 3 Years
                      25 days, 5 hours ago

                      easy peasy

                    2. Giggs Boson.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      25 days, 5 hours ago

                      Wow, low scoring week.

                        1. Giggs Boson.
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          25 days, 5 hours ago

                          Jesus christ that defence. Some people can't resist piling up on big hitters...

                          1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • Has Moderation Rights
                            • 10 Years
                            25 days, 5 hours ago

                            No Pukki is the bigger surprise.

                          2. Kun Tozser
                            • 4 Years
                            25 days, 5 hours ago

                            Got more in his defence than me

                    3. Bun Rab
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      25 days, 5 hours ago

                      City players to change that.

                  • PepSala
                    • 3 Years
                    25 days, 5 hours ago

                    Tried to stay patient but today he really annoyed me

                    Perez to

                    A) Cantwell
                    B) Mount
                    C) Ceballos
                    D) Maddison

                    1. ZeBestee
                      • 5 Years
                      25 days, 5 hours ago

                      Mount

                    2. ritzyd
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      25 days, 5 hours ago

                      Same here. Going to go B personally.

                    3. PLerix
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      25 days, 5 hours ago

                      b

                    4. balint84
                      • 3 Years
                      25 days, 5 hours ago

                      why no west ham player?

                  • The Train Driver
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    25 days, 5 hours ago

                    Jimenez +7 vs Jota + Zinch, who wins?

                    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      25 days, 5 hours ago

                      J7

                      1. The Train Driver
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        25 days, 5 hours ago

                        Glad to hear that 🙂

                  • Garfield1001
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    25 days, 5 hours ago

                    Anybody considering Wesley at Villa?

                    1. GreennRed
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      25 days, 5 hours ago

                      A bit. Give him until GW 7 or 8.

                  • PUP02
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    25 days, 5 hours ago

                    Robbo owners, any plans to replace him? Think I'm happy to hold for the next two along with VVD. I'd turn him into Trent if I as on WC.

                  • tiger
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    25 days, 5 hours ago

                    Following a pattern of captaining Sterling when Salah does well and Salah when Sterling does well so far this season...

                    1. ZeBestee
                      • 5 Years
                      25 days, 5 hours ago

                      Sterling will smash it tomorrow. Relax.

                    2. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      25 days, 5 hours ago

                      Keep us updated on who you're going for. Thanks.

                      1. tiger
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        25 days, 5 hours ago

                        Haha! 😀

                  • VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    25 days, 5 hours ago

                    Can't remember who suggested it but I'm definitely in favour of the price freeze whilst games still to play.

                  • Rolls-Royce
                    • 5 Years
                    25 days, 5 hours ago

                    Best striker for 6.7? Barnes?

                    1. ZeBestee
                      • 5 Years
                      25 days, 5 hours ago

                      Yeah Barnes.

                    2. Gregg Wallace
                      • 4 Years
                      25 days, 5 hours ago

                      Yes

                    3. GreennRed
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      25 days, 5 hours ago

                      Hopefully;-)

                      1. Rolls-Royce
                        • 5 Years
                        25 days, 5 hours ago

                        Getting him this week, pool not looking entirely solid at the back followed by a brilliant run of fixtures.

                        1. GreennRed
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          25 days, 5 hours ago

                          Got him in with Pieters and De Bruyne for Vardy, Zouma and Perez.

                  • The Overthinker
                    • 2 Years
                    25 days, 5 hours ago

                    Gg to anyone who captained Salah

                    1. Giggs Boson.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      25 days, 5 hours ago

                      Captain poll says 6.37% of this site. Fair play to them.

                  • LFC466
                    • 4 Years
                    25 days, 5 hours ago

                    56 (-4) W/ (K)ane, Sterling and Zinchenko to play ^_^

                    1. The Overthinker
                      • 2 Years
                      25 days, 5 hours ago

                      Well done 🙂

                  • Over Midwicket
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    25 days, 5 hours ago

                    Will KDB rise tonight?

                  • @fpl_phenom
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    25 days, 5 hours ago

                    did andy captain salah ?

                    1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 10 Years
                      25 days, 5 hours ago

                      Which Andy?

                    2. Goodish
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      25 days, 5 hours ago

                      Sterling

                  • Tombory
                    • 1 Year
                    25 days, 5 hours ago

                    Cantwell or mount??

                    Already have pukki, cantwell would let me get haller for jota also...