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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
    1 month, 25 days ago

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

    😮

    Liverpool defensive sellers the real winners.

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

      Eff off.

    2. PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Salah keepers the real winners. Jeez..

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

      Are they actually 😉

  2. Salt'N'Pepe
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

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

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

      decent.

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

      you know it is good, why asking?

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

        so irritating isnt it

    3. SkeletONv01
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days 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
      1 month, 25 days ago

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

    5. MeatPieSausageRoll
      1 month, 25 days ago

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

  3. Hits from the Bong
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days 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
      1 month, 25 days ago

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

      1. Hits from the Bong
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Not this season obviously

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

      Vice versa

    3. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Never been to Salah's home.

    4. LFC466
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days 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.

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

    Top 10k average?

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

      Sites down....

    2. Bun Rab
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      25 for arguments sake

      https://www.livefpl.net/top10k

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

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

  6. Random Name
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

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

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      lol.....

  7. @fpl_phenom
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days 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
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Seems sound, has more chances for returns.

    2. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

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

    3. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      They switched off for one minute and conceded.

      Also , torreira was lucky

    4. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Trent and VVD.

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

        you'd still go with the double up ?

    5. The Sociologist
      1 month, 25 days ago

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

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

    Will Auba keep that assist?

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

      100%

  9. ElBuffalo20
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Grealish + Kean for McGinn + Haller

    Surely worth a -4?

    Kean was a silly punt, really not liking Everton

  10. The Overthinker - I blame R…
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Has anyone seen a green arrow yet?

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

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

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      I should get one this week

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

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

  11. arkom
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days 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 - I blame R…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Points and not pounds

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

        Pounds important at this stage of season

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

            No it isn't.

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

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

              1. GreennRed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 25 days 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
              1 month, 25 days ago

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

              1. GreennRed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

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

                1. Random Name
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

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

                  1. GreennRed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 25 days 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
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days 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.

  12. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
    1 month, 25 days ago

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

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

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

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Home game though.

    2. @fpl_phenom
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

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

    3. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days 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
      1 month, 25 days ago

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

  13. Whats the Huth
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Anyone know top 10k adverse?

  14. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

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

  15. balint84
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    F.Anderson or Lanzini?

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

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

      Lanzini a decent option though.

  16. PUP02
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

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

  17. FOO FIGHTER
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Salah punished his doubters. End of.

  18. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    LMS safety score around 16.

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      easy peasy

    2. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Wow, low scoring week.

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/567304/event/3 with a WC shows some in trouble.

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

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

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            No Pukki is the bigger surprise.

          2. Kun Tozser
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Got more in his defence than me

    3. Bun Rab
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      City players to change that.

  19. PepSala
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days 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
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Mount

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

      Same here. Going to go B personally.

    3. PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      b

    4. balint84
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      why no west ham player?

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

    Jimenez +7 vs Jota + Zinch, who wins?

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

      J7

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

        Glad to hear that 🙂

  21. Garfield1001
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Anybody considering Wesley at Villa?

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      A bit. Give him until GW 7 or 8.

  22. PUP02
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days 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.

  23. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 25 days 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
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Sterling will smash it tomorrow. Relax.

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

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

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

        Haha! 😀

  24. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

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

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

    Best striker for 6.7? Barnes?

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

      Yeah Barnes.

    2. Gregg Wallace
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Yes

    3. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Hopefully;-)

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

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

  26. The Overthinker - I blame R…
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Gg to anyone who captained Salah

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

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

  27. LFC466
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

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

    1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Well done 🙂

  28. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Will KDB rise tonight?

  29. @fpl_phenom
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    did andy captain salah ?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Which Andy?

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

      Sterling

  30. Tombory
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Cantwell or mount??

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