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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. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    First time KDB captain going decent so far

    1. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      I've captained him so many times, amount of chances he creates is ridiculous

  2. Super Saints
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Best player in league

    1. Nightcrawler
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Is kane

        1. tomasjj
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          lmao

          No...

      • BellyKlopp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Joe Gomez?

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Sadio Mané

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Hahahhaa you are joking, how has that been given

      1. Bushwhacker
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Because perfectly good goal?

          1. Tsparkes10
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Lool you can't believe that

          2. Cookie Kid
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Cretin

            1. Cookie Kid
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              (bushwhacker that is)

      2. Nightcrawler
          1 month, 25 days ago

          No mane

          No taa

          No kdb

          No rashford

          No abraham

          Season over. See u next season

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            You know the aim is to get points?

          2. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Get a grav by then.

          3. Sailboats
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            See you next gameweek

          4. Jurgen Flopp
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Ok goodbye

          5. Super Saints
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Mane
            TAA
            KDB
            Rashford
            Sold Tammy

          6. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Can forgive not having last 2 but wyd without the first 3? Or at least 2 of them?

            1. Here's Tom with the We…
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              No point

            2. Nightcrawler
                1 month, 25 days ago

                I have all the wrong players. Sterling salah robertson etc

                1. Nightcrawler
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Ings and kane my only scorers

              • TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                No Ings, Martial, Abraham, DCL, Deeney

              • Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                I have all of them 😀

              • Railwayman
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Take care.

            3. dunas_dog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              A Rashford Grealish ( carry transfer)
              B Rashford Traoré ( use free transfer)
              C Martial Jiménez (-4)

              Ryan
              TAA Soyünücü Kelly
              Salah KDB Alli Richarlison Grealish*
              Vardy Rashford *

              Button Greenwood Rico Lundstram

            4. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Haven’t seen it, but that was offside.

              Varchester Vity.

              1. Top Lad Dakes.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Ves.

                But Kev (c) so not complaining too loudly

              2. Amey
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Disgraceful by VAR
                (Haven't seen Myself too. Was busy posting here 😛 )

            5. istanbul05
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Play 1:

              A) Cantwell (CRY)
              B) Grealish (bur)

              Pope,
              TAA, VVD, Soyuncu, Lundstram, Kelly,
              Mane, KDB, Alli, Geralish, Cantwell,
              Vardy, Abraham, Jimenez.

              1. Sailboats
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                B

            6. Hands Guber
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Thank god you guys, WC'd before last deadline and brought in Aguero (C) for a punt. Phew.

              1. Al Moon Yeah
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Good call. Was on my watchlist and had an eye to transfer Rash out for him. But recent pts have put off that transfer.

            7. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              That run from Basham was awesome.

              1. mynameisq
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                If you can't beatem basham

            8. UKG
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              KDB (c) assist. GW somewhat saved.

            9. Trophé Mourinho
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Doubled my rank this week, stick with the team for another week or make a change? 1FT

                Foster(WOL/H)
                TAA(she/a) - Lund?(liv/a) - Aurier(sai/A)
                KDB(EVE/H) - (S)alah(SHE/H) - Alli(sai/a) - Zaha(nor/a)
                Ings(TOT/H) - Vardy(new/a) - Pukki(CRY/H)

                Hend, Mout, Kelly, Rico

              • mynameisq
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                That was genuinely the worst decision I've seen in a long time, insane to allow it

              • Daniel S.
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                I am furiooooouuussss as Salah captain. If I didn't do the hit than Vardy would have been the captain and KdB vice. My vice outscoring the captain over and over again.\\feckkkkkk it

                1. Ginkapo FPL
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Furious at whom?

                2. Gudjohnsen
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  I was convinced that Salah would return in this game. The blame is mine 100 percent.

                3. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Did you sell Mane?

                4. HonestBlatter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  You have read to many tips from here that Salah is back to his best. I'll tell you that he is tired like all of us playing in every game.

              • KGFC
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Why has KDB started to play deeper all of a sudden!!

              • Gudjohnsen
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                So what's a ok gw score this week? 50?

                1. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Small green with 50.

                2. Zico Senna
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  50?!

              • Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                4.7 points coming off the Top 10k benches.

                FFS!

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  I'm getting 2 from 2

                  1. Rainer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Show-off!

                    1. Hazz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      1 from 2!

                    2. Amey
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Couldn't resist. 😀

                2. Top Lad Dakes.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  3 here thanks to no Vardy or soyboy

                3. Sreeraj (The Keane F15Teen)
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  it also accounts for Vardy captains being converted to VCs

              • SuperDan
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Help please. Ive got 2FT and dont know what to do

                Henderson (Button)
                TAA, Soyboy, Lundstrom (Rico, Reid)
                Salah, Mane, Alli, Maddison (Dendo)
                Vardy, Ings, Abraham
                .3ITB

              • Amey
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Points from KDB, Mane are of no use 😀
                EO over 100%

                1. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Mane 80%

                  1. Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Cheers

                2. Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Mane ‘only’ 80% 😀

                  1. Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Yesssssssss
                    I didn't celebrate those 11 points
                    Thanks for telling me 😉

                3. Hotdogs for Tea
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  would you rather not own them and get no points off them ? 😉

                  1. Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Not at all
                    Checking the live rank so Happy realization

                4. KGFC
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  For Kev cappers, it is. About 10% in the top 10K don't own him and of those who own him, only about 17% have capped him.

                  1. Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Hmm
                    Agreed.

                5. Top Lad Dakes.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Top 10k stats?

                  I’m just outside 100k. Will take what I can get!

                  1. Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Ha.
                    Makes us feel better about gw

                6. Lindelol
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  He is the captain. I think its different for us right??

                  1. Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Definitely
                    200 EO for you

              • MoManeTaa
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Perma Cap Salah Fail 2

                1. Zico Senna
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Captained for last two after transferring him out and bringing him back in for his two hauls, can’t write it this season

                  1. MoManeTaa
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    I have also got him after the BGW and captained him

                2. Gudjohnsen
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Yeah, he's not the Salah of 2017-2018 that's for sure.

              • Mata of opinion
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Need a Sheffield utd goal or I'm out of the cup! Or a bravo red card. Either are possible

                • No Professionals
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  My team is in absolute reverse. Even though I'm happy with it, after clawing my way up to 77k I'm now projected to be down to 250k after 4 red arrows.

                  Pope
                  VVD Soyuncu Kelly
                  Salah(c) KDB Alli Grealish
                  Vardy Rashford Jimenez

                  Button Cantwell Lundstram Rico
                  1ft 0.6itb

                  Any ideas?

                  1. Yank Revolution
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    VVD to TAA

                • RedWolf
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Subbed in Salah.

                  Have subbed him out again. FFS

                • Over Midwicket
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Thoughts on Gomez until Jan WC?! Nailed on with the injuries and bap monster. Cheap as chips too, 5.1.

                  1. Rainer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Waste of a Pool spot, IMO(!)!

                    Trent, Robbo, Salah & Mane.

                    Bobby & VVD maybe.

                    Gomez is doing great but things change quickly in football. Matip not far away.

                  2. MoManeTaa
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    I have just bought in TAA so I can guarantee that there won't be many clean sheets in the near future from liverpool

                  3. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Allows a great deal of value elsewhere and looks nailed. If Salah doesn't look essential I'm getting Vvd, but have the cash for mo.

                • Lindelol
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Love you KDB

                  1. Top Lad Dakes.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Goal would be peachy

                • Tsparkes10
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Hahaha as if that goal was allowed. So much bs, didn't know ref was wearing blue

                  1. MaticMVP
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    It's such bs... It's supposed to be a drop ball as soon as the ball hits the ref. So much horsesh** from the refs this season.

                    1. Forza
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      The ball didn't touch the ref.

                  2. Rainer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    FA are in on something with City!

                  3. Regin
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    The original rule is referee is air or schiri is luft in German. This should have stood as the rule.

                • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Kdb way off baps

                  1. Over Midwicket
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    He used to get baps with a single return, not anymore. Past it, FPL-wise.

                • Strchld
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Anyone else who won't get 11 players out?

                  1. Rainer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    9’ers were about earlier.

                  2. Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Lots of them

                  3. GARY AND JAMIE
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    I covered my bench by getting Webster in. Im a 9er

                  4. Danno - Emre Canada
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    9 here

                  5. HamezMace
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Me, only 10.
                    Söyüncü, Vardy, Greenwood and Lundstram all missing out.

                  6. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    10 but more like 8 considering Aurier and Maddison netted 0 points.

                • Trophé Mourinho
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    KDB points is positive apparently, get more KDB. 2 Goals

                  • Erdogan
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    What’s up with Mendy? I thought if he’s fit - he would play. Or is it due to Zinchenko back, so Mendy will be dropped?

                    1. Hazz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Mendy has played lots of consecutive games.

                  • dshv
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Pope
                    Soy lund baldock rico kelly
                    Sterling grealish mane alli dendo
                    Ings kane vardy

                    1.4 itb 2 ft

                    Opinions ??

                    1. Super Saints
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Wildcard

                    2. Sid1891
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Fund TAA without WC