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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. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    So Aurier injured?

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Looks like that

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

    COME ON JESUS (c) - 20 point haul requested

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

    45 with 5 to play...

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

      48 with 7

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

    28 points in 8 games from TAA in my team is not enough, time to get rid after watford me thinks. The likes of kelly, rico and other cheap defenders offer more value

    1. Zlatanzo
        2 months, 15 days ago

        What's going on with Tomori, do we think he's lost his place?

        1. Zlatanzo
            2 months, 15 days ago

            post fail lol

        2. james 101
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Yep

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

          Might give him a Christmas break yeah, but then probably difficult to squeeze back in

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

          I'm selling after Watford on WC. Will save a FT then maybe bring him back in with my 2 FTs. Depends.

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

            Think Tomori will be back in team after today’s performance. Never rated Christensen. Think Tomori first to start from some good defensive options next week. Bournemouth look useless up front lately and king and now Wilson injured!

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

        Magnus Carlsen is the Mbappe of FPL

        1. Trophé Mourinho
            2 months, 15 days ago

            in a different league?

          • DandyDon
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Just lucky midweek

        2. nerd_is_the_werd
            2 months, 15 days ago

            De Bruyne --> Ali?

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

              Expect de Buyne to outscore Alli next GW

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

            Any other Guaita owners around? 😎

            1. FOO FIGHTER
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Here 😀

              • Holmes (specialist in failu…
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                If only I had someone like Pope to drop 😮

              • Karhumies
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                here

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

              10 from 2 players, big day tomorrow. Hopefully a super sunday

            3. Bam Bam Bigelow
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Aurier or Soyuncu?

              1. Bobby Digital
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Apparently Aurier was subbed due to injury.

              2. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Aurier is injured

              3. james 101
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Mr Sauce I reckon

            4. james 101
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Who would you rather have for the next few?

              A Kane
              B. Rash
              C. Jimmy

              Other forwards are Vardy and Tammy

              1. james 101
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                (On Jimmy now. No hit involved)

            5. FOO FIGHTER
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Salah captain here. That is why I kept him 😀

                1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  How many pts is he getting?

                2. Bobby Digital
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Well done, I didn't have the balls, went with Vardy.

                3. james 101
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Grats mate.

                4. Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Nice one

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

                  Hello old friend same here! Shame about the jammy mane cappers getting spurs and vardy points

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

                    Acc this is very true. Annoying coz there's going to be a lot of them...

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

                      a one point cameo would have been fantastic

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

                  But also had mane for his haul midweek? Swings and roundabouts with those two

              • Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Only Grealish can save my week now, great!

                1. james 101
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  That sounds bad mate

              • Zlatanzo
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  What's going on with Tomori, do we think he's lost his place? Time to ship him out??

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

                    I think Frank will see they have been poor without him

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

                    Got to start next week now. See reply to drughi above

                • Avo24
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Wohoo 58, Kdb, vardy, pukki, lund, soy left. 8 straight green arrow after wildcard after disaster start

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

                    8 weeks in a row is impressive!

                • drughi
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  KDB>Son ?

                  1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Both

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

                      cant its gotta be one of them

                  2. james 101
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    I did

                    1. james 101
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Weeks ago

                • Tsparkes10
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  44 from 5 and a nice green arrow. 230k to 130k, wonder if I'll slide into top 100k this week. Son captain played so doubt it if KDB or Vardy do well. GL lads 🙂

                • james 101
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Who would you rather have for the next few?

                  A Kane
                  B. Rash
                  C. Jimmy

                  (Other forwards are Vardy and Tammy)

                  1. Pieterke30
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    C.

                    It was a one shot for Kane imho.

                  2. Greek Shamrocks
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    B Utd have good fixtures after derby.

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

                    Going with Rash as I have Son and brining in Alli for KDB

                • Lev Yashin
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  I have scored some points this week. More or less than you.

                  I also scored some points last week too. Again, more or less than you.

                  That's how it works, people.

                  1. Hakim Ziyech
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    I love this post

                • JC9
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Son deserves more than 1 BP !

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

                    just for that goal alone

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

                    Not in a 5nill will multiple scorers

                • drughi
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Yikes from 200k>300k, not a good day. Need some magic tomorrow

                • Greek Shamrocks
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Kelly in for Mane... I'll take it.

                  1. schwing
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Kane (VC) in for Mané (C)... I'll take it too!

                  1. Hakim Ziyech
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Lol

                • DandyDon
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Was chuffed with my Kane Captain gamble but then saw 0.03% of top 10k went for the TC! Wow. who are these people!

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

                  Kane or Rashford?

                • Trophé Mourinho
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    pull your socks up you mug