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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. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    KDB haul in a 3-1 win would make it all ok

  2. acesingh
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Pope to guita would’ve been amazing.... why did I do Henderson 2 weeks ago 🙁

  3. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    OMG what a week

    1. acesingh
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Good or bad?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Bloody good! For once lol

    2. Isco Disco
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Right?!
      Needed this GW so bad. Kane is FPL legend!

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Amen

  4. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Parrott is brilliant at playing off the shoulder

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      You can repeat that

  5. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Really hope Watford nick a goal 😉

  6. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    No way any of those clean sheets get wiped now. 😈

    1. tisza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      behave yourself 🙂

  7. Wilshere Knowledge
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    I feel like Zaha was a mistake...

    And an obvious one. 🙁

    1. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Indeed

  8. Mull
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Corbyn has promised to give clean sheets for all defenders regardless of minutes played.

    Vote Labour.

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      LOL.

    2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      This is a real stinker.

    3. Chenku╰☆╮
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I vote bojo then . Playing all out attack.

    4. Zladan
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Nah he isn’t big on spending in defence.

  9. in sane in de bruyne
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Predictions for City - United?

    1. 4-4-who?
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      City 4-2

    2. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      4-1

    3. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      0-0

    4. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      2-2

    5. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I say 3-0

    6. Podge
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      1-0 united

  10. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Lucky assists off
    PARROTT ON

  11. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Shaqiri 3rd sub

    Mane owners getting bench jam

    1. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      yup

    2. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      No jam - Soy sauce.

    3. Mario Balofail
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Thank God. I have got mane C and son VC...phew

  12. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    I like that the FFS Twitter account is now more "social" on social media

  13. When a Mané loves a …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    The hindsight wagon is an easy one to board, but I have to agree that Joe taking Kane out before Burnley at home is an odd decision... He's not going to hear the end of this any time soon

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      The hindsight wagon also says drop Abraham for Ings. But noone could forsee that either.

    2. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Burnley have been SO bad recently. Spurs were always gonna have a chance to get a big win.

  14. james 101
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Jose loving this

  15. Steirish
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    What minute did TAA come on?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      37th or so. No CS points.

    2. Bakra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      After 30

    3. Steirish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Thanks

  16. Al Moon Yeah
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Magnus Carlsen playing his way to number one. He's a legendary chess player but looks like he's a great fpl manager as well. The Salah Mane double up and now Alli Son double up. Not afraid to go without Debryune either.

    1. Am sorry to say again it�…
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Very interesting that he is so high in FPL. He's also taken no hits this season.

  17. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Come on Watford. Please score

  18. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Maureen playing the youngsters

  19. Podge
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    8 points for captain Alli
    Not impressed

    1. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      9*

      1. Podge
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Unmoved by this 🙂

  20. ...al - Fireteam Zulu
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Kane and Alli look pretty much interchangeable for
    that cf role. Kane comes so deep at times and Alli is furthest forward. Son instantly makes runs when either of them get possession

    Double spurs mids look so good

    1. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      So glad I did something right

  21. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    NO MANE

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      !!!!!!!!

    2. Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Gutted. Be so many Vardy (VC) now. His EO will be huge.

  22. Giggs Boson.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Palace defence is going to be superb value going forwards. That run of 5 tough fixtures disguised how good their defence is.

  23. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Alli fail.

    1. Liberate HK - antichinazi
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      9 marks i will take it...

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      ?? Rested

    3. ...al - Fireteam Zulu
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      2 assists is a good day out

  24. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    TAA situation today is almost unbelievable. Obviously not the only one getting 1pointer from him, but, c'mon! Can't tell if it's one of those FPL things I should just laugh at... or rage uncontrollably.

  25. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    MANE confirmed dropped?

    1. ...al - Fireteam Zulu
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yep

      Time to sell

  26. KINGS
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Await Mane to make grand entrance

  27. Sif
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Parrott on for Alli !

    Parrott on for Alli !

  28. The Mandalorian
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Kanes movement much better today

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Of course it was after I sold him.

      ****.

    2. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Bowel

  29. KGFC
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    TY Klopp!!! Alli vc for Mane c

  30. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Kiko YC

    Big for Palace BAPs.