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Mané outscores Salah as Liverpool duo continue FPL battle

Liverpool 2-1 Leicester City

Goals: Sadio Mané (£11.6m) James Milner (£5.3m) | James Maddison (£7.1m)

Assists: Mané, Milner | Ayoze Perez (£6.0m)

Bonus Points: Milner x3, Mané x2, Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.2m) x 1

Liverpool grabbed a dramatic injury-time winner against Leicester City to maintain their 100% winning start to the 2019/20 Premier League campaign.

Sadio Mané (£11.6m) opened the scoring for Jurgen Klopp’s side with a well-taken goal to continue the debate over whether he or Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) is the best Anfield-based attacker to own.

Frustratingly for the Egyptian’s backers, he was substituted just minutes before Liverpool were awarded a stoppage-time penalty.

It was Mané who was fouled and James Milner (£5.3m) who dispatched the resulting spot-kick. However, whether Salah’s absence made much of a difference is hard to tell, given that the former England international has often taken penalties ahead of him when he has been on the pitch.

Mané opened the scoring for Liverpool on Saturday afternoon

Mané’s first-half strike combined with his assist for the late penalty means the £11.6m forward registered a 12-point score, against the backdrop of Salah’s first blank at home this season.

For the near 41% of owners of the highly-priced Egyptian, he now has just one goal in his last five Premier League outings and the attractive form of Mané may prove to be enough for some managers to make the switch and save £0.9m of their budget. 

Some might even want to go further still and look elsewhere for premium options as Liverpool face Manchester United (away), Spurs (home) and Manchester City (home) in the next four Gameweeks. Some top 10,000 managers have been shipping out their Liverpool attackers this week, for example.

Salah was forced off with an injury against Leicester

While owners of Salah debate his long-term place in their squads, a potential injury to the forward after he was taken off late in the game will have to be closely monitored over the international break.

When asked about it post-match Klopp fumed in response to Hamza Choudhury‘s (£4.5m) the tackle that forced his player to leave the field of play limping.

“How can he be okay? He was limping from the pitch and you ask me if he’s okay! How can he be okay?! Did you watch it back? Watch me, what do you think?” – Jurgen Klopp

Klopp also singled out Choudhury, whose tackle on Matt Ritchie (£5.4m) had drawn criticism last week. 

“He should know better. He maybe was unlucky with [Matt] Ritchie [who is out for two months after a tackle from Choudhury], but it was him and he has to calm down. ‘You cannot only go for the man, and then he gets only a yellow card – I don’t know how that works. You see Mo lying in the dressing room and you think, okay…”

While Leicester were unquestionably good value for their goal, yet another failure to keep a clean sheet for Liverpool is likely to raise further questions regarding the viability of their defensive assets as duos or even trios.

Alexander-Arnold was the only Liverpool defender to get any additional points against Leicester

Neither Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.2m) or Andrew Robertson (£6.9m) were able to register attacking returns that have so often made up for the loss of their clean sheets points in the 2019/20 campaign, although the former did manage to cling onto one bonus.

The absence of Joel Matip (£5.5m) through injury, who has enjoyed an impressive season so far, did not help the Reds. Joe Gomez (£5.2m) was poor against Salzburg midweek so Dejan Lovren (£5.3m) earned a surprise recall to the side and arguably had a better game than Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) was caught out for Leicester’s equalising goal.

The return of Alisson (£5.8m) after the international break, of course, could be significant.

On his return to Anfield, former manager Brendan Rodgers can be proud of his side’s performance despite defeat, with James Maddison’s (£7.1m) goal in the 80th minute giving hope to an upset on Merseyside.

Maddison was the latest player to bust the Liverpool clean sheet – the Reds still have none at home this season

The Foxes’ performance against Liverpool marked a continuation of their excellent recent form that had seen them register just one defeat so far in the 2019/20 campaign.

For owners of Maddison, whose strike ten minutes from time looked to have sealed a point for Rodgers’ men, a goal from the £7.1m man was welcome news.

For those who had backed Jamie Vardy (£8.9m) to repeat his goalscoring heroics from last weekend against Newcastle, however, a blank against a side who the 31-year-old has typically excelled against in the past will have been disappointing given his recent form. 

Interest has also been high in Leicester’s defensive assets such as Çaglar Söyüncü (£4.6m) though a clean sheet would not have been expected upon travelling to the champions of Europe and those managers in ownership of Leicester’s backline are likely to be satisfied at the performance of the increasingly popular Söyüncü (owned by 6.6%) as well as Jonny Evans (£5.0m).

The Foxes’ assets look set to be popular over the coming months as they sit top of our Season Ticker in the next nine Gameweeks.

Leicester succeeded in keeping this match a tight one – good news for those invested in their defensive assets

While this was a game that will provide fuel to the debate regarding Liverpool’s defensive assets as well as the Mané vs Salah dilemma, managers would be unwise to discount Leicester’s battling performance, and arguably against nearly any other side in the division their showing on Saturday would have constituted at least a point. 

Vardy and Maddison will continue to prove attractive as attacking assets at competitive prices, yet with another double-digit score in a crucial game, Mané continues to reward those in ownership of the £11.6m forward with another sensational performance and a match-defining contribution.

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Adrian; Robertson, van Dijk, Lovren, Alexander-Arnold; Wijnaldum (Henderson 78’) Milner, Fabinho; Mané, Firmino, (Origi 78’) Salah, (Lallana 90+2’).

Leicester XI (4-1-4-1): Schmeichel; Chilwell, Söyüncü, Evans, R Pereira; Ndidi; Maddison (Choudhury 86’) Tielemans, Praet (Perez 73’), H Barnes (Albrighton 45’); Vardy.

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 8

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  1. Woy_is_back
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    If Hudson odoi impresses might go him over Mount in wid card

    1. Woy_is_back
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      *wild

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Both tempting

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

      I have both 🙂

      1. Woy_is_back
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Overkill

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

          Couldn't find any better 6m midfielders with those fixtures 🙂

  2. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 9 days ago

    A great Bournemouth defensive performance is all I ask!

    1. beric
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      1-1 I reckon

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Wilson hatrick

    3. TAT
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Hell no!

    4. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      If that happens, I will eat my shorts.

    5. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Auba hatty required

    6. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      This one made me smile. :).

    7. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      The mighty Guendouzi is going to score his first PL goal today

    8. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Yes
      I'd take Rico haul even if he's benched for my team
      (He's starting right ?? 😀 )

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

      They are due one tbf 🙂

  3. baps sniffer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    They say points over pounds. Had I had Lunstram from start or taken hit earlier elsewhere, I could have ditched Son for Sterling. Now I did Mane to Sterling 🙁 Ouch.

  4. TyroneGAA
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Predicted score for aguero(c) mahrez otamendi mount?

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Hopefully like 30, with 24 of it coming from the latter two

      1. TyroneGAA
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Hope so.

    2. TheTinman
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      7

      1. TyroneGAA
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Anticlimax

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

      18.

  5. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Salah & Cantwell to Mane & CHO for a hit! Good plan or Bad plan?

  6. TAT
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Need Saka to save my GW.

    1. TheTinman
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Early adopter. When is laca back

      1. TAT
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 9 days ago

        After the internationals, I think. Only quote I've read about Lacazette recently is "October".

  7. Named
    2 months, 9 days ago

    WC time
    pope/ryan
    ota taa tomori kelly rico
    kdb sterling yarmo mcginn mount
    vardy wilson abraham

    0.5 remains

    gazzaninga/henderson or pope/ryan? or some other?
    other big question- how do i get auba?-via cantwell?

    1. Named
      2 months, 9 days ago

      that was the team wcded to btw

    2. DontPiqueTooSoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Auba. Downgrading TTA or another 7m+ value mid. Can’t have them all.

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

      That is not wildcard worthy! Front 3 is ideal with upcoming fixtures and your mid is good as well.

      1. Ganso
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Sorry I misread *that as *what. It's very similar WC as me, more or less

  8. Maddamotha
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    I rarely check the expected line ups on this site, this week I checked, and they are well off. They’re just as clueless as us.

    1. TheTinman
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Correct

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

      What do you expect. Nobody has an insight into the managers thoughts. Take expected lineups for what they are - educated guesses and useful info for injuries.

      1. Maddamotha
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Id expect them to know more than me. We can all guess. I dont use it, I think more about others who do and get burnt.

    3. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Reading the supporting blurb is more useful than just looking at the predicted teams

  9. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Mousset on a WC, tempting at a nice 4.9m. Will get a run of games soon

    1. TheTinman
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Nope. Not tempting at all.

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Just you wait 😉

    2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Connolly says hi

    3. Would Ed Woodward
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Good luck with that mate.

  10. twoplustwo
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    3 Chelsea, Auba, C. Wilson and Mahrez (C) on a Sunday; not bad!

    United clown show to follow.

  11. Chelsea91
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Pope
    Lund,Matip,Ota,Rico
    Mount,Son(C),Mane,Maddison,Sterling,
    Auba(vc)

    Good to go for GW 9? Any changes needed?

    1. twoplustwo
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Son C looks a bit much

      1. Chelsea91
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Either Son,Sterling or Auba

      2. liverpool01
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Have to agree with this I like Son but Spurs have been terrible, will get rid of him after Watford game

        1. DontPiqueTooSoon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Same. Son gets his chance vs the equally terrible Watford at home. Then he’s off.

        2. Chelsea91
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Pope
          Lund,TAA,Kelly,Rico
          Mount,Kdb(C),Mane,Maddison,Sterling,
          Auba(vc)

          This better i think

          1. liverpool01
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Would captain Auba

  12. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    The dream is over, Connolly stays on the bench unless for some miracle 🙁

    1. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Why

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Sterling and Tomori start

    2. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Who do you need not to start in order to get his points?

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

      Need a warmup injury?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Yup x2

  13. MoManeTaa
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Come on Auba

    Don't u dare donating your penalties

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

      Take them and miss instead!

  14. FOO FIGHTER
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Aguero seems to be more or less nailed now with IB coming up 🙂

  15. Wally banter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Captain Showdown incoming
    Aguero vs Sterling vs Auba

    Which side are you on today?

    1. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Aubaàaaaaaa

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

      Sterling. Don't own the other 2!

      1. Wally banter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Kun here and dont own the other two 😀

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

          Haven't got a C pick right yet this season so hoping today will be the day that changes! Big rank swing incoming for many managers depending on which big hitter strikes today.

    3. twoplustwo
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Mahrez

    4. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Raz

    5. Gunner Boy
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Kun

    6. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Capped Tammy.

      Help!

    7. Longlatini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Sergioooooooohhhh

  16. Londongeezaa
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 9 days ago

    With Kun (c) and PVA as first sub, I’m more worried about Zinco coming on for a cameo then Aguero scoring.

  17. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    At Etihad, Foden warming up with starting XI. He’s bound to come on

  18. Freddiebell
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Prediction time.
    Man city 4-0 wolves
    Arsenal 2-1 Bournemouth
    Southampton 0-2 Chelsea
    Newcastle 1-2 Man utd

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      5-1
      3-1
      2-2
      0-1

    2. liverpool01
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      3-0
      2-1
      1-2
      1-1

  19. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Mahrez scoring all of his shots in shooting practice. Aguero scoring none lol. Is this a sign? Lol

  20. GE
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Wildcard worth it here? 🙂

    Current team: (1FT, 0.0 itb)

    Pope
    TAA/VVD/Digne/Ota
    Salah/Sterling/KDB*Cantwell
    Tammy/Pukki

    Bench: Button, Lundstram, Dendoncker, Wickham

    WC-team: 0.0 itb

    Pope
    TAA/Tomori/Soy
    Sterling/Mane/Mount/Yarmolenko
    Auba/Tammy/Wilson

    Bench: Button, Lunstram, Kelly, Dendoncker,

  21. LM00091
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Smart move or impulsive?

    Salah & McGinn >> Mane & Maddison?