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Jimenez, Doherty and Adama benched as Klopp keeps rotation to a minimum

The final two matches of Gameweek 20 overlap one another, with Liverpool v Wolverhampton Wanderers kicking off at 16:30 GMT and Manchester City v Sheffield getting underway at 18:00 GMT.

Despite having threatened to utilise his peripheral squad players in his pre-match press conference, Jurgen Klopp has kept the changes to a minimum for the Reds’ final match of 2019.

Klopp’s only alteration sees Adam Lallana (£5.8m) replace Naby Keita (£5.8m) in central midfield, so there are starts for popular Fantasy assets Mohamed Salah (£12.3m), Sadio Mane (£12.3m), Roberto Firmino (£9.2m), Virgil van Dijk (£6.4m), Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.4m) and Andrew Robertson (£7.0m).

There isn’t such positive news for owners of some of Wolves’ most-owned FPL players.

Having beaten Manchester City in a five-goal thriller less than 48 hours ago, Nuno Espirito Santo has understandably freshened up his side for this trip to Anfield.

Raul Jimenez (£7.5m), Adama Traore (£5.5m), Matt Doherty (£6.1m) and Romain Saiss (£4.4m) all drop to the bench, with Pedro Neto (£5.0m), Ruben Vinagre (£4.2m), Ryan Bennett (£4.9m) and Max Kilman (£4.0m) all drafted into the starting XI.

Diogo Jota (£6.1m) keeps his place up front, however.

Adama was the fourth-most-bought FPL asset of Gameweek 20.

Salah and Mane were both among the top five most-captained players this weekend, with the Egyptian second only to Jamie Vardy (£10.1m) for armband duties among the top 10k.

Wolves are unbeaten in their last seven away league games, although Liverpool have, of course, only dropped two points all season.

The big news at the Etihad is that the most-owned ‘defender’ in FPL, John Lundstram (£5.1m), has failed a late fitness test and misses out.

Mo Besic (£4.4m) replaces Lundstram in midfield, with Lys Mousset (£4.9m) and Callum Robinson (£5.0m) getting starts up front in place of David McGoldrick (£5.4m) and Oli McBurnie (£5.7m).

The Blades are, remarkably, still unbeaten on the road this season.

All three of Pep Guardiola’s changes are made at the back.

Teenage centre-half Eric Garcia (£4.5m) replaces Nicolas Otamendi (£5.0m), while Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.2m) is in for Benjamin Mendy (£5.5m) at left-back.

Claudio Bravo (£4.8m) starts in goal in place of the suspended Ederson (£6.0m).

It’s the same front six that started at Molineux on Friday, meanwhile, with Sergio Aguero (£11.7m) leading the line.

Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m) is back on the bench after recovering from illness.

City have scored in every match over the last 11 Gameweeks, averaging 2.27 goals per game in that time.

Kevin De Bruyne (£10.5m) is the second-most-popular captaincy option in Gameweek 20, having been handed the armband by 764,890 FPL managers.


Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, van Dijk, Robertson, Lallana, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mane.

Wolves XI: Patricio, Jonny, Kilman, Coady, Dendoncker, Bennett, Neves, Moutinho, Vinagre, Jota, Neto.

Manchester City XI: Bravo, Walker, Garcia, Fernandinho, Zinchenko, Rodrigo, Bernardo, De Bruyne, Sterling, Mahrez, Aguero.

Sheffield United XI: Henderson, Baldock, Stevens, O’Connell, Basham, Egan, Besic, Norwood, Fleck, Robinson, Mousset.

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3,724 Comments Post a Comment
  1. mr. inconspicuous
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Grealish and Rashford to Martial and Jiminez for -4 or just Grealish to Traore?

    1. aleksios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I would say save.

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      -8 for the first?
      No way

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      G>T

  2. cnewman7
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Slowly slid back to 140k after being at 65k before Christmas. 1 FT 1.0 ITB

    Guaita
    TAA Soy Rico
    Salah KDB Maddison Alli
    Vardy Ings Abraham

    Button Cantwell Kelly Lund

    Feel like I’m missing a few key assets such as Mane, Jiminez, Martial, Rashford.

    Any thoughts on how to improve things?

    1. Gazza2000
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Find a way to upgrade Alli to Mane

  3. dopellganger
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Top 100k
    Is it Kdb needed? How would you bring him in?

    Schmeichel Button
    Pereira Trent Aurier Lundy Rico
    Mane Alli Cantwell Zaha Martial
    Vardy Rashford Ings

    1ft,0.2 itb

    1. aleksios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Downgrade Pereira.KDB essential.

      1. dopellganger
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Yup, but for who?
        Pereira/Alli - Kdb/?

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Alli zaha out
      Kdb Traore in

      1. GloryManUnited
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        This

  4. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Grealish to punish sellers harshly and firmly.

    1. GloryManUnited
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Best of luck with this

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Nahhh

    3. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      If Villa won't change he won't do anything.
      Owner here

    4. osceola31909
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Maybe a goal or assist here and there with a nice mixture of blanks and yellow cards.

  5. UnitedFan
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Is there a consensus on Liverpool players for the DGW?

    A) Double attack

    B) Double defence

    A is so expensive 🙁

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A but not yet, I would WC gw24

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Defence rocking atm.

      A Salah or two vs Spurs/United and it all changes.

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Salah goal* or two.

    3. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I'm not ruining my team so B TAA Robbo Mane

    4. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Ive gone Mo+Ma+TAA. Didn't work out this GW, but got to stick with it now. Remains to be seen whether downgrades in rest of team is worth it next four GW's.

  6. Rashford FC
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    62 points all out. Mane(vc) in for Vardy & KDB to the rescue

    1. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Watch out. Brosstan is online and will be furious with you

      1. Rashford FC
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Not happy with people posting their high scores? Lol

        1. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          The Mane (vc) for Vardy bit

  7. Pad Randa
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Chilwell + Mousset to:

    1. Kiko + Deu
    2. Kiko + Pukki

    Short term solution ahead of the January WC.

    1. aleksios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      2.

  8. aleksios
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Mahrez and Kane to KDB and Rash for a hit?

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      No

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Sideways

    2. MikeRyko
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Yes from me

    3. Gazza2000
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Do it

    4. osceola31909
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Yes.

  9. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Mane to Salah was one of the dumbest moves I ever made. Salah out last season before his hat trick was one of the others. Do I just bring him back in and pretend it never happened? Because watching Salah today did not fill me with confidence!

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Same and I lost 0.5 too

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Just stick with heavy the hitters you have.
      Those sideways moves are always painful

    3. Andy Ftw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      If you keep switching between the two you'll potentially do worse than doing nothing.

      Salah had a big chance today. On another day he scores it and Mane's goal is ruled out. I'd stick.

      1. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Yeah I probably need to sleep on it!

        1. Andy Ftw
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          He's on pens too which is always a bonus (apart from when Milner is on).

          By all means make the switch if you think it's worth it in the long run. But the last two weeks Salah was the one. Don't make your decision on the back of one goal is my advice!

    4. GloryManUnited
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Today? You mean 85% of the time?

    5. osceola31909
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I own Mane. If I had Salah, I would keep him. He is going to have a hat trick in the near future and non-owners like me will be cringing.

  10. anish10
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Mane or salah benched on weds ?

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Who knows

    2. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Definitely. Since they play on Thursday

  11. potatoace'scott talent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Anyone know more info on Ogbonna. Why was he out. Was it injury or reprocussions from the noble bust up.
    I'm hearing so many versions.

  12. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    A) Foster
    B) Fabianski
    C) Keep Pope
    D) other

    Leaning B for the FPL legend that is Flappy. Saves, bonus, odd pen save and DGW albeit with tough fixtures

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      B and then swap to Hendo after GW25

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Moyes effect
      Negative of positive?

    3. Gazza2000
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Ryan

    4. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      C for now

    5. Boberella
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I’m thinking B next GW. Swapping for Guaita who has Norwich.

  13. Super Saints
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    When will all my points be added?

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Next year

  14. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Ok week at 55 points

    Transfers?
    Targett,Rico,soyuncu,Richarlison.?

    Guaita

    Targett Soyuncu Rico Hanley Lundstram

    Mane Salah KDB Ali Richarlison

    Vardy Greenwood Ings

    Any suggestions majorly appreciated!..
    ..
    .

  15. Trophé Mourinho
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Felaini & Schneiderlin rumoured for January, apparently part of Moye's stipulation.

    1. Regin
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Wherecis Fellaini now? Playing in China?

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        1 month, 19 days ago

        yes but WHam willing to break the bank to make it happen

      2. Royal5
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Also wondering this. Turkey?

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          1 month, 19 days ago

          China

    2. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Already lol!

  16. Regin
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Play guaita or pope next gw? On pope now at home vs Aston villa

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Pope

  17. Totti
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    guys why are you selling alli?

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Dont get this either

  18. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Few questions I have, if you answer I will answer as many questions you want regarding FPL, just leave as a reply 🙂

    1. Is Henderson worth taking out for a hit (also have Lundstram)?
    2. Who is the best captain pick in the upcoming GW?
    3. Who is the best City attacker excluding KdB? (looking for one GW22)

    1. Regin
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      1. Maybe
      2. Vardy probably or mane
      3. No one really. If u have funds, maybe kun

    2. JelliedSpark968
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 19 days ago

      1.Probably not worth for a hit, unless you have no other issues with squad

      2. Vardy

      3. Aguero 100%

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        1.Yes!

        2.Vardy/Salah/Mane

        3.Kun

    3. Boberella
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      1) No
      2) KDB or Mane
      3) Anyone’s guess.

    4. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Could you help me out - see below..

  19. JelliedSpark968
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Should i do:

    Trossard, Pukki, Guendouzi > Traore, Aguero, Cantwell

    I have 2FT, 5.4ITB

    1. Boberella
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Looks good to me

      1. JelliedSpark968
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I'm a little nervous not having Martial, Jimenez, Rashford, TAA, the list goes on...

  20. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Ok week at 55 points

    Transfers?
    Targett,Rico,soyuncu,Richarlison.?

    Guaita

    Targett Soyuncu Rico Hanley Lundstram

    Mane Salah KDB Ali Richarlison

    Vardy Greenwood Ings

    Any suggestions majorly appreciated!..
    ..
    ..

  21. The Big Fella
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Does anybody know what the average goals scored for a striker per season is in the Premier League? Or know where I can find out. Can't be bothered calculating it myself

  22. JelliedSpark968
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Are any of these "Must-own" in your opinion?

    1. TAA
    2. Rashford
    3. Martial
    4. Jimenez
    5. Mane

    1. The Big Fella
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      1 + 5

  23. The Big Fella
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    1) Ings and Maupay
    or
    2) Jiminez and Mousset +1 FT to carry over

  24. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Why the f do I own a 12.5 penalty merchant fraud...

  25. baps sniffer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    I did the same. Two Salah blanks after getting him in has been annoying. Yet, form is temporary and class is permanent. He's been dangerous, but my eye test told me to get him before Mane. Now I doubt I will captain either. Better to stick with C KdB or C Vardy before dgw.

    1. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Reply fail, sorry.

  26. southcoastbeast
    1 month, 19 days ago

    77 point this gw, thanks to captain kdb.
    Who to next ?
    Grealish? Targett? Tammy ?

    Ryan
    Taa soy targett
    Grealish mane kdb ali
    Vardy rash tammy
    (Button kelly lundy traore)

    2fts 0.4 itb

  27. dopellganger
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    -12 worth it? ( did grealish - martial ) Zaha Alli Aurier - KDB Traora +1

    Schmeichel Button
    Taa Pereira Aurier Rico Lund
    Mane Alli Zaha Martial Cantwell
    Vardy Rashford Ings

  28. villa_til_i_die
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Any of you guys using the tc chip go 24?. Not sure about the Salah AND Mane thing, the league is pretty much done, will they rest players?. Plus, both those fixtures are away, one of which is Wolves!, then gw 25 you may have to change one back!, thoughts? & good luck!!