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Mendy absent as Liverpool host Man City in mammoth clash

Benjamin Mendy (£5.9m) was the chief victim of Pep Guardiola’s rotation policy as he was absent from the Manchester City team named to face Liverpool.

That’s now two matches in a row that the left-back has missed out on a place in the starting XI, Angeliño (£4.7m) preferred once again.

Also suffering from so-called Pep Roulette are Riyad Mahrez (£8.4m) and David Silva (£7.6m) who both find themselves on the Manchester City bench, although the latter was an injury doubt heading into Gameweek 12.

Also overcoming their injury problems is Rodri (£5.4m) who, despite being red-flagged for this weekend, starts in central midfield alongside Kevin de Bruyne (£10.2m) and Ilkay Gündogan (£5.2m).

“I didn’t want to put them both (Rodri and D Silva) in after injuries. Rodri felt okay last two training sessions so I selected him.” – Pep Guardiola

Following his goal against Southampton last time out, Sergio Aguero (£12.0m) keeps his place up-front, keeping Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m) on the substitutes’ bench.

The Argentinian is flanked by Raheem Sterling (£12.0m) and Bernardo Silva (£7.9m) in the front-three.

There are fewer surprises in the Liverpool team as Mohamed Salah (£12.3m), Sadio Mané (£12.0m) and Roberto Firmino (£9.5m) lead the attack.

The Senegalese international will be the Fantasy focus of the afternoon as the most transferred-in player of the match, earning 225,000+ new owners for Gameweek 12.

They will be particularly hopeful considering that Claudio Bravo (£4.8m) comes in for Ederson (£6.1m) to make his first Premier League start for a year and a half.

The Chilean was arguably the man of the match against Liverpool in the Community Shield in August but was the villain of the piece midweek when he was sent off against Atlanta.

“The past is the past in football so it doesn’t matter what happens (then). He has a lot of experience, I just expect him to go out there and play (as he is).” – Pep Guardiola

With Joel Matip (£5.3m) still out injured, Dejan Lovren (£5.3m) starts a fourth match from a possible five at centre-back.

Liverpool are still without a clean sheet while the Croatian has been in the team though and are still yet to keep any side out at Anfield in the Premier League this season.

Liverpool XI: Alisson; Robertson, van Dijk, Lovren, Alexander-Arnold; Fabinho, Wijnaldum, J Henderson; Mané, Firmino, Salah.

Manchester City XI: Bravo; Angeliño, Fernandinho, Stones, Walker; Rodrigo, Gündogan, De Bruyne; Sterling, Aguero, B Silva.

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1,823 Comments Post a Comment
  1. QUEN
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 4 days ago

    What’s issue with KDB?? I thought he looks great. No one capitalised on his many assist opportunities

    1. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      true

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      He was good. Set pieces vs. Chelsea? I'll chance it.

    3. BrutalLogiC
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Yeah it's coming, he's too good. Only player I've held from start.

    4. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 4 days ago

      He'll play further forward now Rodri back and he won't have to cover Gundo too. Hold for sure.

  2. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    for gw13 -- Ota, Mount, King > Kelly, Donck, Vardy (-4) = 433 w/ Raz & KDB
    for gw14 -- Sterling > Salah

    Decent plan? Or dump Sterling now?

    1. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      You'll never stick to this

    2. Regin
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      dumb moves getting kelly & dendo.
      downgrade sterling to martial or pulisic or madisson and upgrade king to vardy

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        +1

      2. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Hey, you're not wrong. Just a lack of funds--and LEI--kind of dictating more than anything. Dumping Sterling is doable.

    3. beric
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Need will hunting to decipher this

  3. Hart-ake
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Yes but leave the Mount move and save the -4. Martial away to SHU.

  4. pjanns
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Bottomed:)

    2 FTs, 2 mill ITB. Any comments appreciated.

    1. pjanns
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      A. Diop + Sterling --> Robbo + Maddison
      B. Jiminez + Cantwell --> Connolly + Maddison
      C. Something else?

      Pope
      Soy - Lund - Rico
      Sterling - KDB - Mane - Mont
      Tammy - Jummy - Vardy
      (Button - Cantwell - Montoya - Diop)

      1. Babelcopter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 4 days ago

        A

  5. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Which transfer do you prefer?

    A) Soy/Tomori/Lundstram (who!?) to Robbo
    B) Son to Sterling
    C) Mount to Martial
    D) Save and reaccess

    Team:
    TAA Soy Lundstram
    Mane KDB Son Mount
    Vardy Tammy Jimenez
    _____
    Button; Hayden Tomori Kelly

    2.5 itb 1 ft

    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Gazza in goal btw.

    2. Hart-ake
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      D

    3. Hart-ake
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Genuinely thinking of b in reverse!

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Yeah B should be crossed out for sure .. You don't fanct a Mount to Martial? Then maybe Son to Pulisic and upgrade Kelly to Robertson

        1. Hart-ake
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          Not really because of United's fixture, away to Sheffield Utd.

          The other one possibly although would be tempted to leave it a week.

        2. pumpkinhead
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          I don't fanct* anything

          1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 4 days ago

            wow.. dude.. what is your problem? Clearly a typo

            *fancy

            1. pumpkinhead
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 4 days ago

              Thanks

    4. Babelcopter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Easy D

    5. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Nice post - love your comments

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        You need a hug mate

        1. pumpkinhead
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          It's assault if you touch me without my consent. Stay away creep.

          1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 4 days ago

            I just said you need a hug in general. Never said I was going to hug you. Don't worry.

            1. pumpkinhead
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 4 days ago

              Strange comment

              1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                • 3 Years
                8 months, 4 days ago

                What's strange about it? More strange to call people you don't know creeps based on the fact they try to encourage you to be positive rather than negative,

                1. pumpkinhead
                  • 5 Years
                  7 months, 25 days ago

                  Strange, strange comment.

    6. Hart-ake
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Nice team though!

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Thanks mate!

  6. oyho
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Sterling to Martial locked in!

    1. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Martial Injury incoming

      1. oyho
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Lol. Indeed it is.

      2. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 4 days ago

        because you are his bones & muscles, yeah?

    2. Babelcopter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Martial will blank against Blades. Martial train is a scam

      1. Regin
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        doesnt matter. after that villa & spurs at home.

  7. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    For Trents ‘handball’ does Bernardo ‘handball’ it?

    1. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      salty?

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

      First one was close mate
      And you know it.

    3. BrutalLogiC
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Yes

    4. Corant
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Is that how VAR works? Find a refereeing error and keep rewinding and see if the total against each team cancel out? If so, then pretend they didn't happen? Or is it the first error in the passage of play that counts (in which case a free kick against Bernardo?)

  8. Ribus
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Who to sell for Mane?
    A) KdB
    B) Sterling

    1. MSTRKRFTSMN
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      B

    2. BrutalLogiC
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Easy B

    3. pjanns
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      B

    4. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      B

    5. beric
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Well im gunna hold sterling for chelsea. Will likely say goodbye after that though

      1. beric
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Meant to be a new post not a reply!

        Id sell sterling if i were you

    6. Babelcopter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 4 days ago

      B

  9. balint84
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    next week Sterling+McTorm to Son+Maddsion?

    A) good
    B) save raheem

    1. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 4 days ago

      A, though Surely McTom doesn't start for you now?

  10. Jässi
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    2 FT, only Pool player is TAA

    A) Haller to Mousset, Mount to Mane
    B) Haller to Connolly, Mount to Mane and Sterling to Salah (-4)

    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Prolly B but without doing Sterling to Salah for a hit

    2. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Can you do Haller to Jimi and Sterling to Mane?

  11. MoManeTaa
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Is Adam Smith more nailed than Rico? looking to get him over rico at 4.3

    1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Neither until GW20

      1. MoManeTaa
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        which other 4.3 wud u recommend ?

        Clark, C taylor or any other?

        1. GARY AND JAMIE
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          Janmat

          1. MoManeTaa
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 4 days ago

            I am looking at the fixture in GW18 where liverpool blank and 3 from the bench wud have to fill in....watford has man utd (home) where as newcastle and bournemouth have palace and burnely at home respectively...

            Until GW18 my def 3 is going be Robbo, soy, lund every single GW baring any injuries

  12. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    LiveFPL broken?

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Works for me

    2. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Got his python out again?

      1. GARY AND JAMIE
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Origi?

      2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Giggity

  13. BrutalLogiC
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Is Robbo ready for the step up in class to the Scotland squad?

  14. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    A cheeky bap for Mo?

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Oh yes

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Nice 🙂

  15. jez_wright
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Martial likely to rise tonight?

    Mount likely to fall tonight?

    1. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Unlikely but keep an eye on it here.

      http://www.fplstatistics.co.uk/

      1. jez_wright
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Cheers

  16. Regin
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    so pukki out for:
    a. rashford (have martial)
    b. jimenez
    c, lacazette- a real punt

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      B

  17. villa_til_i_die
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    How much longer to persevere with Sterling?.

    1. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      1 yellow from suspension and spending more time on the white lines than a coke addict. I was quietly hoping he would get booked to ship him guilt free before the next GW.

  18. Whattheheck!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Would you WC this?
    Pope (Button)
    TAA, Robbo, Timori, Lund, (Rico)
    Razz, KDB, Mount, (Cantwell, Dendo)
    Auba, Tammy, Rash

    1FT 0itb

  19. pundit of punts
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    How does this look for next gw? 🙂

    Pope
    TAA - Janmaat - Lundstram
    Sterling - Mane - Richarlison - Martial
    Vardy - Lacazette - Ings

    Woodman - Hayden - Tomori - Hanley

  20. DS29
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 3 days ago

    Auba keep or sell? I can upgrade cho yarma to decent players by removing him to jiminez

    1. schwing
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 3 days ago

      Keep, next 4 fixtures are pretty decent