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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, 13 days ago

    So Aurier injured?

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Looks like that

  2. 4-4-who?
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    COME ON JESUS (c) - 20 point haul requested

  3. Liberate HK - antichinazi
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 13 days ago

    45 with 5 to play...

    1. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      48 with 7

  4. drughi
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 13 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, 13 days ago

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

      1. Zlatanzo
        2 months, 13 days ago

        post fail lol

    2. james 101
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Yep

    3. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 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, 13 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, 13 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!

  5. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Magnus Carlsen is the Mbappe of FPL

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      2 months, 13 days ago

      in a different league?

    2. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Just lucky midweek

  6. nerd_is_the_werd
    2 months, 13 days ago

    De Bruyne --> Ali?

    1. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Expect de Buyne to outscore Alli next GW

  7. Tempestic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Any other Guaita owners around? 😎

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Here 😀

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      If only I had someone like Pope to drop 😮

    3. Karhumies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      here

  8. drughi
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

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

  9. Bam Bam Bigelow
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Aurier or Soyuncu?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Apparently Aurier was subbed due to injury.

    2. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Aurier is injured

    3. james 101
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Mr Sauce I reckon

  10. james 101
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 13 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, 13 days ago

      (On Jimmy now. No hit involved)

  11. FOO FIGHTER
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Salah captain here. That is why I kept him 😀

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      How many pts is he getting?

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

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

    3. james 101
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Grats mate.

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Nice one

    5. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 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, 13 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, 13 days ago

          a one point cameo would have been fantastic

    6. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

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

  12. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Only Grealish can save my week now, great!

    1. james 101
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      That sounds bad mate

  13. Zlatanzo
    2 months, 13 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, 13 days ago

      I think Frank will see they have been poor without him

    2. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

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

  14. Avo24
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 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, 13 days ago

      8 weeks in a row is impressive!

  15. drughi
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    KDB>Son ?

    1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Both

      1. drughi
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        cant its gotta be one of them

    2. james 101
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      I did

      1. james 101
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Weeks ago

  16. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 13 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 🙂

  17. james 101
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 13 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, 13 days ago

      C.

      It was a one shot for Kane imho.

    2. Greek Shamrocks
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      B Utd have good fixtures after derby.

    3. bso
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

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

  18. Lev Yashin
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 13 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, 13 days ago

      I love this post

  19. JC9
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Son deserves more than 1 BP !

    1. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      just for that goal alone

    2. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Not in a 5nill will multiple scorers

  20. drughi
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

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

  21. Greek Shamrocks
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

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

    1. schwing
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

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

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Lol

  22. DandyDon
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 13 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!

  23. bso
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Kane or Rashford?

  24. Trophé Mourinho
    2 months, 13 days ago

    pull your socks up you mug