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Klopp stuns FPL world by benching Mané and Alexander-Arnold

Jurgen Klopp has landed a cruel blow on Fantasy Premier League managers by benching two of the game’s most popular assets.

Sadio Mané (£12.3m), who this week became FPL’s most expensive player and formed part of the captaincy debate, finds himself among the Liverpool substitutes.

If that wasn’t bad enough for the 42.9% of Fantasy managers in possession of Mané, the 31.1% with Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.3m) in their squads will also be reeling.

The right-back has been replaced in the Liverpool team by Joe Gomez (£5.1m) for the first time all season.

Meanwhile, there was a return to the side for Mohamed Salah (£12.2m) and Roberto Firmino (£9.4m).

Harry Wilson (£6.0m) misses out for Bournemouth as he is ineligible to face his parent club but Fantasy option, Diego Rico (£4.3m) keeps his place at left-back.

His performance could be of huge significance to Fantasy managers as he could end up emerging from benches to replace Fikayo Tomori (£4.9m) and Alexander-Arnold if he doesn’t come on at Bournemouth.

Elsewhere, the key assets at Spurs have all kept their places with Son Heung-min (£9.9m) and Dele Alli (£8.6m) still in the attacking midfield trio behind Harry Kane (£10.9m).

Burnley hand a recall to Matt Lowton (£4.5m) at right-back with Phil Bardsley (£4.3m) a doubt coming into Gameweek 16.

Ashley Barnes (£6.3m) is absent from the Burnley squad through injury so Jay Rodriguez (£5.7m) comes in to replace him.

Finally, there was good news for owners of Crystal Palace defensive assets as Gary Cahill (£4.5m) returned to the starting line-up.

He has been named at centre-back alongside James Tomkins (£5.0m) while Scott Dann (£4.3m) is fit enough for the bench.

Having those assets back fit should help justify investment in Martin Kelly (£4.2m), who starts again at right-back.

Bournemouth: Ramsdale; Rico, Ake, Mepham, Francis; Fraser, Billing, Lerma, Danjuma; Solanke, Wilson.

Liverpool XI: Alisson; Robertson, Van Dijk, Lovren, Gomez; Keita, Henderson, Milner; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Firmino, Salah.

Spurs XI: Gazzaniga; Vertonghen, D Sánchez, Alderweireld, Aurier; Sissoko, Dier; Son, Alli, Moura; Kane.

Burnley XI: Pope; Pieters, Mee, Tarkowski, Lowton; McNeil, Hendrick, Cork, Brady; Rodriguez, Wood.

Watford XI: Foster; Masina, Cathcart, Kabasele, Femenía; Capoue, Doucouré; Pereyra, Deulofeu, Sarr; Deeney.

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita; Schlupp, Cahill, Tomkins, Kelly; McArthur, Kouyaté, Milivojevic; Zaha, Ayew, Townsend.

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2,358 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Jon Snow
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    No chance Alli gets passed to now with Kane and Son on hattricks

    1. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      And Son?

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Son isn't on a hattrick..

      1. Jon Snow
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        oops fail, his goal was so good I must have mentally counted it twice.

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          It really was amazing.

  2. FPL FREAK
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    My defence is killing me every game week... Want to bring in some cheap but good defs...

    My back line:

    Pope. Button.
    Tomori. Lundstram. Rico. Engels. Lescalles

    I will bring Kelly this gw but is it good to bring in soy...?? Cuz Leicester got Man city and Liverpool soon....

    Which defs do u suggest...?? I need clean sheets...........

    1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Shush.

    2. FPL FREAK
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Anyone...?

    3. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Tomori to Kelly

    4. Rust Cohle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Post this again

  3. tm245
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    30 minutes without subs for Bournemouth.

  4. JRO093
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Was that really a Dele assist on goal 4? Looked like a sliding tackle from Burnley got the ball to Kane?

  5. Greek Shamrocks
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Finally Kane(C) comes through. Selling after this.

    1. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Nice

  6. fr3d
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Every clock is broken twice a day

    1. Lev Yashin
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Deep.

      Wrong but deep.

    2. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Made me laugh

      1. in sane in de bruyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Still laughing. Stunned. 😀

  7. RECKLESS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Patience finally paid off. Now please get out after Watford thank you 🙂

    1. RECKLESS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Salah C

    2. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      k

  8. EL tridente
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    How is the second one an Alli assist? It was tackled from a Burnley player to Kane

    1. Differentiator
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Tackled back onto Alli, then onto Kane

  9. au hasard Marvin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Has Solanke really not scored for Bournemouth yet?

    1. Dr Van Nostrand
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Not in the league anyways

      1. Free Hat
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Dont think he even scored at training...

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Guaita currently on 2 baps, wish I'd brought him in instead of Hendo!

      1. pumpkinhead
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        hehe

      2. La Roja
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Don’t jinx it

      3. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Same

    3. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Magnus Carlsen has Salah captain, owns Son + Alli, and has Kelly 6 pointer coming on for Mane

      This guy is going to win FPL easily at this rate right? . Dude is so jammy and siillfull at the same time

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 11 days ago

        He is winning and also the best to ever do it.

        1. pumpkinhead
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          wrong

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Nope!

            1. pumpkinhead
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              He's not the best to ever do it.

              1. Fudgy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 11 days ago

                I know

      2. IRBOX ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Tends to fade in the back end of the season. Incredible run he is having

      3. in sane in de bruyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Yes I think he will win

      4. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Up to 2nd OR as things stand
        63 points

    4. Gudjohnsen
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Knew I should have started Kelly.

      1. pumpkinhead
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Stop! every gw you're on here 'I should have played x'

    5. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Pool and Spurs hooooold!

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I'm hoping for both to concede

    6. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Jafooli loves BAPs

      1. au hasard Marvin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        So do I. Brown ones especially.

    7. TheTinman
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Goal please Dele. And something from Zaha too.

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Greedy

        1. TheTinman
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I just asked for something from Wilf... but now you mention it may as well be a brace

    8. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Decided to go KDB instead of Alli previous GW. Might have to reverse that, and get KDB back in after Xmas.

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        KDB usually good against better opposition...

        1. Mull
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Shame they are playing United today then.

        2. La Roja
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          He’ll have a poor game today then

        3. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Might try to find a way to have both + Son...

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Have that

            1. Pompel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Awesome!

    9. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Bou goal dissalowed wrongly imo

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        OffsIde

      2. mynameisq
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Wtf

      3. au hasard Marvin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        This guy!

      4. Here Comes The Son ★
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        In your opinion means literally nothing. It was offside, deal with it.

    10. Citizen Kane
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Captained Son

      • Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        TAA and double Chelsea taking some of the shine off my others this week.

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Same

      • Smurf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Gosling on for Wilson. Bournemouth going for damage limitation. Liverpool cleansheet locked 🙁

      • Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Score, dammit Bournemouth

      • DMP
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Moooooooo Salaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh unfairhfuls!!

        1. Zico Senna
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Huh?

          1. DMP
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            True happiness. Mo(c). 55 and counting.

            *Unfaithfulls

      • Trophé Mourinho
          1 month, 11 days ago

          no one look at the robbo cs, its like indian ones and the arc of the convenant, dont look!

          1. Trophé Mourinho
              1 month, 11 days ago

              indiana jones* ffs

          2. The Mandalorian
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            BOU goal incoming

          3. Smurf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Would be criminal if Son walks away with only one bonus today after That goal.

          4. DAZZ
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Mane cappers about to jam some Son (Vc) points

            1. james 101
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              More likely vardy vc no?

          5. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Don’t think I’ve ever been on 2 points from 4 players before. God.

          6. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Ridiculous how Aurier wasn’t booked there

          7. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Come on. Bust that cleanie, Deeney.

          8. Team Cruel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Salah close 🙁