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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. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Has to be my worst Saturday in fpl history

    12 - 4

    The hit to sell Kane to afford Alli..

    Rival had Aurier/Son /Alli.

    Hands up, I'm been outplayed this season.

  2. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Come on salah just one more wafer thin goal

  3. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    People only own Guaita because they cant afford Allison...

    1. ManUnitedComeBack
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      People probably one TAA or Robbo. Why would they want to double up on this out-of-form Liverpool defence?

      1. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Sarcasm mate

  4. Regin
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Bloody hell. Really wanted to do pope/ krul to guaita last week, but did useless transfer of mount to pulisic.

    1. ManUnitedComeBack
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Would even have ended up being worth the hit

      1. Regin
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Yeah seriously. Atleast did martial to alli this week. But no other spurs cover

  5. DandyDon
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 15 days ago

    48 (with bonus) and 7 still to play!

    1. Liberate HK - antichinazi
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Kane?

    2. Zlatanzo
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Ban

    3. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Kane C and VVD and Kelly clean sheets

  6. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Salah keeps 2 BAPs.

    Keita 3
    Salah 2
    Henderson 1

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Salah robbed

      1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        He always needs a brace

  7. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    My Mane sub is Hayden...he needs to have his best game ever please! 😀

    1. Regin
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      He ll get u a solid 2 maybe 3 pointer

  8. TAT
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Best sub-6.7 striker option to replace Jiménez with?

    1. Stoic
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Dings

      1. TAT
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        He will get some tricky fixtures eventually though. Mousset also an option, perhaps?

    2. 4-4-who?
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Why sell Jimmy?

      1. TAT
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Need 0.6 (0.7 if I don't make the move tonight) to bring in Alli for Zaha. Only way of doing so is selling one of TAA, Abraham or Jiménez, and he looks to be the one who has to be transferred out.

    3. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      ^

      1. TAT
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        ?

  9. Smurf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Praying for a Vardy blank tomorrow.

    1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      This x1000

    2. Zlatanzo
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Why on earth

      1. STRANGER INGS
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Son capper

  10. Regin
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Who is everyone's mane sub? Mine is soyuncu

    1. 4-4-who?
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Kelly

    2. TERIYAKI 69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Todd Cantwell

    3. drughi
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      dendoncker so expecting 11 points

    4. Stoic
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Dings

    5. DGW Sane TC Fail....
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Martial

    6. sunzip14
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Soy

    7. STRANGER INGS
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Cantwell.... Watch him blank tomorrow after being on my bench 2 scoring weeks in a row

    8. Zlatanzo
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Good old Hayden

    9. Liberate HK - antichinazi
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Cantwell

    10. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Connolly. I rate him. I think he can score for sure.

    11. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Lundstram. Sheffield Defensive double up again. Better go better than mid week!

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Wow. Kelly off the bench for Mane too

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      51?!

      Really is a game of skill, lol.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Well, more like 64.

    3. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Wow this guys having some season. So lucky last week captaining salah who was benched getting manes points and starting dendonker! who starts Dendonker!

  11. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 15 days ago

    From 1.7 milion to 700 k so far

    1. 4-4-who?
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Means nothing

  12. Ha.
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Kane VC hurts

    1. sunzip14
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Having him is already good though

      1. Ha.
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Captained him the last few weeks and worse of for it...

  13. sunzip14
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Gazza+Aurier paid off!

    1. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      0.3 more expensive than Guaita Kelly

  14. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Pope the one to own next GW!

    1. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Nah another Newcastle away masterclass!

  15. STRANGER INGS
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    What happens when 3 players are tied for second in the baps rating??

    1. ManUnitedComeBack
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      They each get 2 points

    2. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      They can only give 10 bonus points max, so they will all get two

      1. Pukki Party
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Correct me if i'm wrong

        1. DandyDon
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Really didn’t know that was a thing. Interesting

  16. FOO FIGHTER
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Liverpool, Liverpool, Liverpool

    Up the Reds!!!

    1. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Yes! (Also Salah 😉 )

  17. DMP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    55 and 6 to go. Great week so far.

    1. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Nice 48 with 7 to go. Needed it after midweek. Haha

  18. Jurgen Flopp
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Guiata you boss!

    1. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Agreed 😎

  19. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Kane 3
    Vert 2
    Son 1

    Guaita 3
    Kelly, Cahill & Jafooli 2

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Getting Guaita for Pope last week my most astute FPL move yet

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 days ago

        I went Hendo, sadface.

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          🙁

          1. Would Ed Woodward
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Salah(C), Son and Alli though so not all bad.

  20. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Who are the main VCs for mane? Vardy I guess

    1. 4-4-who?
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Mane for me lol

    2. Jellyfish
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Vardy but I wish I’d put it in Sonny

  21. Woy_is_back
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Atleast did Pope to Guaita this gw, should have done it last gw.

  22. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Magnus Carlsen on over 60 points, he's top 10 in the world.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      His live rank is 3.

    2. DMP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      55 here. 6 to go.

  23. Jellyfish
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    That’s it. Liverpool double defence strategy an epic fail. Now the dilemma of who to ditch out of TAA and Ribbo ( thinking TAA better long term)

  24. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Anyone beat 3 points from 3 players?

  25. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Pope to Guaita was a no brainer.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Wait till Ryan plays 😉

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Hindsight revelations!

    3. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Well done

  26. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Kelly on my bench. I never learn.

    1. 4-4-who?
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      It was the right call. Look at the game stats - Watford all over Palace. Lucky clean sheet in my opinion

      1. DandyDon
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Disagree. Brought Kelly in with my free transfer this week to start. Palace solid at back and Watford often unlucky to score in games - point is they don’t!

  27. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 15 days ago

    1 more GW and then I can finally ship the disappointment that is double pool defence - lovren couldn’t even get injured at the right time!

    1. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Surely not Lovren and Trent? That's honestly so unlucky...

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 days ago

        No for TAA to come and play 60 mins

  28. Tempestic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Bottled the Son captaincy... need Vardy to pull through now

  29. FOO FIGHTER
    2 months, 15 days ago

    My new rank so far after autosubs 68k. Yeah baby!!!

    1. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      65k from 195k. Was 100k before that awful midweek. Up and down week!