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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
    1 month, 11 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
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Come on salah just one more wafer thin goal

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

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

    1. ManUnitedComeBack
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 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
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Sarcasm mate

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

      Would even have ended up being worth the hit

      1. Regin
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

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

  5. DandyDon
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    48 (with bonus) and 7 still to play!

    1. Liberate HK - antichinazi
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Kane?

    2. Zlatanzo
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Ban

      • DandyDon
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Kane C and VVD and Kelly clean sheets

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

      Salah keeps 2 BAPs.

      Keita 3
      Salah 2
      Henderson 1

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

        Salah robbed

        1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          He always needs a brace

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

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

      1. Regin
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        He ll get u a solid 2 maybe 3 pointer

    5. TAT
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Best sub-6.7 striker option to replace Jiménez with?

      1. Stoic
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Dings

        1. TAT
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

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

      2. 4-4-who?
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Why sell Jimmy?

        1. TAT
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 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
        1 month, 11 days ago

        ^

        1. TAT
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          ?

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

      Praying for a Vardy blank tomorrow.

      1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        This x1000

      2. Zlatanzo
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Why on earth

          1. STRANGER INGS
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Son capper

      3. Regin
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Who is everyone's mane sub? Mine is soyuncu

        1. 4-4-who?
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Kelly

        2. TERIYAKI 69
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Todd Cantwell

        3. drughi
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          dendoncker so expecting 11 points

        4. Stoic
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Dings

        5. DGW Sane TC Fail....
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Martial

        6. sunzip14
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Soy

        7. STRANGER INGS
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

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

        8. Zlatanzo
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Good old Hayden

          • Liberate HK - antichinazi
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Cantwell

          • Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

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

          • DandyDon
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 days ago

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

          1. Hybrid.power
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Wow. Kelly off the bench for Mane too

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

            51?!

            Really is a game of skill, lol.

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

              Well, more like 64.

          3. DandyDon
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 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!

        9. Niho992
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          From 1.7 milion to 700 k so far

          1. 4-4-who?
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Means nothing

        10. Ha.
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Kane VC hurts

          1. sunzip14
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Having him is already good though

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

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

        11. sunzip14
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Gazza+Aurier paid off!

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

            0.3 more expensive than Guaita Kelly

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

          Pope the one to own next GW!

          1. DandyDon
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Nah another Newcastle away masterclass!

        13. STRANGER INGS
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

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

          1. ManUnitedComeBack
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            They each get 2 points

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

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

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

              Correct me if i'm wrong

              1. DandyDon
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Really didn’t know that was a thing. Interesting

        14. FOO FIGHTER
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Liverpool, Liverpool, Liverpool

            Up the Reds!!!

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

              Yes! (Also Salah 😉 )

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

            55 and 6 to go. Great week so far.

            1. DandyDon
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 11 days ago

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

          • Jurgen Flopp
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Guiata you boss!

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

              Agreed 😎

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

            Kane 3
            Vert 2
            Son 1

            Guaita 3
            Kelly, Cahill & Jafooli 2

            1. Ask Yourself
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

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

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

                I went Hendo, sadface.

                1. Ask Yourself
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  🙁

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

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

          • Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Who are the main VCs for mane? Vardy I guess

            1. 4-4-who?
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Mane for me lol

            2. Jellyfish
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Vardy but I wish I’d put it in Sonny

          • Woy_is_back
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

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

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

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

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

              His live rank is 3.

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

              55 here. 6 to go.

          • Jellyfish
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 11 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)

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

            Anyone beat 3 points from 3 players?

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

            Pope to Guaita was a no brainer.

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

              Wait till Ryan plays 😉

            2. Eat my goal!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Hindsight revelations!

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

              Well done

          • Gudjohnsen
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Kelly on my bench. I never learn.

            1. 4-4-who?
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 11 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
                1 month, 11 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!

          • Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 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
              1 month, 11 days ago

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

              1. Eat my goal!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 11 days ago

                No for TAA to come and play 60 mins

          • Tempestic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 days ago

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

          • FOO FIGHTER
              1 month, 11 days ago

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

              1. DandyDon
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 11 days ago

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