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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. Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 12 hours ago

    OMG Pepe inches away from the top corner! Adrian flapping like a Salmon.

    1. Recklesss
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 12 hours ago

      lol

  2. FDMS All Starz
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 12 hours ago

    Pépé playing very attacking today

  3. 1zverGGadeM
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 12 hours ago

    Someone interuppted the cable on the stadium

  4. FDMS All Starz
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 12 hours ago

    Thoughts?

    Salah/Wilson/Moura—>Mane/Kdb/PukkI (-4)

  5. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 12 hours ago

    Clear pen...

  6. Skalla
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 12 hours ago

    Var froze too lol

  7. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    26 days, 12 hours ago

    How is that not a peno ??
    WTF

    1. Skalla
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 12 hours ago

      I think the feed froze so they could not check it and to play on.

  8. balint84
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 12 hours ago

    Wilson+Perez (2ft)

    to
    A) Pukki+Mount
    B) Wesley+Trossard

    1. RealVirg
        26 days, 12 hours ago

        A

      • Shearer & Sutton
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        26 days, 12 hours ago

        A

      • The Sociologist
          26 days, 12 hours ago

          A) all the way

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 12 hours ago

        Super Adrian!

      • My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 2 Years
        26 days, 12 hours ago

        Bad from Pepe after brilliance

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        26 days, 12 hours ago

        Pépé miss...

      • Zilla
        • 1 Year
        26 days, 12 hours ago

        Pepe clowning Robertson there, bad finish though

      • Nightcrawler
          26 days, 12 hours ago

          Awful from pepe this isn't ligue 1

        • 1zverGGadeM
          • 2 Years
          26 days, 12 hours ago

          Adrian denied Pepe

        • Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          26 days, 12 hours ago

          Pepe is a baller.

        • Skalla
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          26 days, 12 hours ago

          Adrian on his knees , saves the day!

        • SirStevieG
          • 7 Years
          26 days, 12 hours ago

          That was Demba Ba anxiety all over again please stop

        • LosBlancos
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          26 days, 12 hours ago

          Pepe looking very dangerous

        • Differential (c)
          • 3 Years
          26 days, 12 hours ago

          Pepe ripped past Henderson and Robertson holy cow. Poor shot as Adrian saves!

        • Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          26 days, 12 hours ago

          Pepe finishing like an Ivorian Zaha.

          1. La Roja
            • 7 Years
            26 days, 12 hours ago

            Ironically, Zaha is Ivorian

          2. P.Aimar
            • 1 Year
            26 days, 12 hours ago

            Or a Gervinho. Haha

        • dark91
          • 3 Years
          26 days, 12 hours ago

          Pepe lacking some confidence but looks very promising

        • BRUCE THE MOOSE (F.K.A RAFA…
          • 3 Years
          26 days, 12 hours ago

          Pepe still on double Pool defence

        • Ross From Friends
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          26 days, 12 hours ago

          What on earth is going on with the cameras? everything is frozen

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            26 days, 12 hours ago

            Sky’s fine

        • ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          26 days, 12 hours ago

          A lot of FPL attention will turn to Haller after he scored 2, but really we need to start targeting teams playing Watford.

          7 straight competitive defeats, 22 goals conceded in that time. No clean sheets since February.

          Total whipping boys.

          1. stupendous
            • 7 Years
            26 days, 12 hours ago

            Newcastle next no thanks

          2. Essan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            26 days, 12 hours ago

            Or teams playing Norwich 😉

          3. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            26 days, 12 hours ago

            Joe Linton (TC)

          4. Pukki Party
            • 2 Years
            26 days, 12 hours ago

            Getting in 3 Newcastle players this week, cheers for the tip.

        • Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          26 days, 12 hours ago

          Pepe looks so scary

          1. Pratik
            • 10 Years
            26 days, 12 hours ago

            So good! Wow!

          2. Pukki Party
            • 2 Years
            26 days, 12 hours ago

            That's the other Pepe

        • BobbyDoesNotLook
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          26 days, 12 hours ago

          Is everyone gone to bar? Very quiet here

        • 1zverGGadeM
          • 2 Years
          26 days, 12 hours ago

          VAR f'd up the Director's cabine at Anfield 😀

        • Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          26 days, 12 hours ago

          One day a Trent cross will connect, one day.

          1. BobbyDoesNotLook
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            26 days, 12 hours ago

            Finally.

        • KAPTAIN KANE
          • 2 Years
          26 days, 12 hours ago

          Nervy watching as a Salah and Mane owner with no pool defense. If they blank I'm in trouble

        • pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          26 days, 12 hours ago

          Martial to Pepe could work too

          1. Point-one short
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            26 days, 12 hours ago

            Bit of a price difference..