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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. Royal5
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Anyone know the average?

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      A bit higher than the score you got

      1. Royal5
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Sounds about right.

    2. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      All players avg = 53 approx, Top 1k = 62, Top 10k = 61

      1. Royal5
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Thanks 🙂

    3. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      9 inches

  2. Henning
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Martial and Jimenez in for Grealish and Rashford?

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Rashford has ars then NOR. Could triple return in each.

      Grealish needs to go though.

      1. Henning
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Can do Material and DCL in for Ings and Grealish, but Everton have City next.

        1. Henning
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Martial*

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Thinking this same movevfor -4

      1. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Lunacy

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          I can see that. Grealish to Traore better move for free- or would you keep and have 2 transfers going into week 21?

          1. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            * week 22

    3. tomasjj
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Keep Grealish one more game, then move him.

  3. Strchld
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    I was before this GW inside top 10k, now with 62points its looks time to leave top10k.

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Small margins, youre still in good position.

      1. Strchld
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Yeah, next week time to go back after Kane brace

  4. Cheesyzoot
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Sell mane, get Salah and slap the armband on him.....

    Watch KDB kill my rank...

    But at least chelsea beat arsenal, got to forget about fantasy sometimes and revel in your own club 🙂

    1. Dont give a fuchs
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Thumbs up. Same happened today with me

    2. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I prefer both 😉

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I'm sorry that was unnecessary, ik the feeling..

        1. Cheesyzoot
          1 month, 24 days ago

          First time for everything I guess 😉

  5. Dont give a fuchs
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Would you keep tammy for BHA or swap to Jimenez against Watford?

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Swap

    2. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Was my planned move, especially with Jimenez rest.

      Chelsea 2ndvhalf performance making me think twice.

      1. Dont give a fuchs
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Was tammy good? Or just that goal?

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          He had a couple of chances that could have done better with. Chelsea created quite a lot.

          1. Dont give a fuchs
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Would you then transfer out zaha for traore?

    3. Cheesyzoot
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Keep Tammy and KTBFFH

      1. Dont give a fuchs
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I honestly want to keep him but it is painful to see his value go down

  6. EL tridente
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Will most guys TC either Mane or Salah in GW 24?

    1. Blunder fc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      if you're a gambler TAA has highest ceiling

    2. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Not sure. Liverpool will be under no pressure to play both in both games.

      1. EL tridente
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        They Will have a week between the two games.

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          With fa cup in the middle and a game the weekend after.

  7. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Early captaincy thoughts for next gw?

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Rashford then KDB then Vardy

    2. Jurgen Flopp
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Kev

    3. Aubamazette
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Vardy

    4. Cheesyzoot
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Vardy for me

    5. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Well rested Vardy

    6. maratus
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Mane

    7. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Vardy probably the safest option

    8. Luka - Man Like Serbia
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Has to be Vardy

  8. Aubamazette
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    What to do with this trash? 2 FT

    Gazza Button
    Chilwell Lund Kelly Williams Hanley
    Salah Mane KDB Alli Maddison
    Vardy Abraham Martinelli

  9. fkmzcgp
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Abraham, Grealish and Digne —> Jiminez, Mooy and TAA (-4)?

  10. Tempestic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    How many starters have people managed to get out this week? Only 9 out of 15 here..

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      11 here
      Just though

    2. ChelseaGuy
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      8

      1. ChelseaGuy
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        3 auto subs coming in of course

        1. Tempestic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Only one of my subs even played lmao to come in for 3 missing outfield players..

          1. Tempestic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 24 days ago

            and it was rico...

    3. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      11

    4. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      10 but feels more like 8 since Aurier and Maddison netted 0 points

    5. KevsHolidayFund
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Everyone played but vardy, My worst game week in my FPL history, anyone do worse?https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/444287/event/20

    6. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I'm missing Digne, Soy, Vardy, Lund, Greenwood. (and button)

    7. KAPTAIN KUN
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Had zero mins from:

      Vardy
      Soy
      Lundstram
      Greenwood

      And also a cameo from Cantwell

      1. KAPTAIN KUN
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Martin no show too but Heaton in goal

  11. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Looks like 45 will be the LMS safety score.

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      39. Thought I'd be out, shame 🙁 nice to have played!

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Never mind. Didn't add VC I don't think. Think I'm good

    2. gedda
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Oh wow, close call.

      1. gedda
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Sitting at 45...

        1. gedda
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Nevermind. I am out.

    3. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Ah just about bum squeezed through then

    4. Joey Barton and Friends
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Boom, was sure I was out

  12. Super Saints
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Start Rico or Dunk? 0.5 ITB.

    Pope
    TAA Soy Rico
    Mane(c) KDB(vc) Alli Willian
    Vardy Rashford Jimenez
    Button Cantwell Dunk Lundstram*

  13. GreennRed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Still getting reacquainted with FPL statistics so quick question:

    Any chance of Zaha or Aurier dropping in price tonight and Traore and Digne rising?

    1. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      None should change in price tonight, aurier in danger of dropping soon tho. 🙂

    2. Blunder fc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      http://www.fplstatistics.co.uk/
      use that, but no to all of those

    3. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Cheers lads. Will hold off until tomorrow.

  14. Hands Guber
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Vardy (C) KDB (VC) is going to destroy all of us in the most miserable of final FPL weeks my dudes.

  15. Luka - Man Like Serbia
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    KBD (VC) coming in for Vardy (C) not turned out that bad.

    1. Uncle Gamst
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Sensible choice tbh 😉

  16. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    58 points and red arrows again. WC fail. Only good decision was Alli and Jimenez to Martial and Aguero.

  17. HD7
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Salah(C) Mane TAA owners...
    mixed feelings?

    From the bright side - at least I didnt switch Mane to Salah. However If I didnt get Salav I would have probably given KDB the captaincy...

    Who do we C next GW then?

    1. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Thinking a fresh rested Vardy.

    2. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Bad feelings.

    3. Bossworld
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Going to try again with Salah

  18. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Kev 3
    Kun 2
    Ole 1

    1. ChelseaGuy
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Ole getting baps for city's matches

  19. KUN+10
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    I guess is time to bring in KDB

    1. Luka - Man Like Serbia
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Think most of us have KDB already, but yeah if you not got him would recommend.

    2. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      It was time about 15 weeks ago

    3. KUN+10
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      He has been in and out of my team. Should have never sold him

  20. luk46
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    63 and a red arrow as it seems... Salah captain hit me hard

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Same

    2. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      60 here, Maupay capt ruined me...

  21. SuperDan
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    How to get KDB in this team? Inhave 2 FT and .3 ITB

    Henderson (Button)
    TAA, Soy, Lund (Rico, Reid)
    Salah, Mane, Alli, Maddison (Dendo)
    Vardy, Ings, Abraham

    1. Jeremy Corbyn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Alli and Maddison I would think

  22. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Schmeichel Button
    TAA Aurier Lundy Kelly Rico
    Mane KDB Martial D.Luiz Dendo
    Kane Vardy Tammy

    A. Aurier & D.Luiz to Williams & Traore

    B. Tammy & D. Luiz to DCL & Traore

    C. Aurier, D.Luiz & Tammy to Williams, Traore & Jiminez (-4)

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      D. Tammy to Jimmy & save 1 FT

  23. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Abraham to Jimenez
    Or
    Salah to Mané

    Have the exact cash for those moves.

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Jimmy

  24. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    What are Grealish owners doing? 0ITB and no idea where to look. Sarr?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Tony!

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        No money I’d probably stick.

        Stand alone in stats down there.

    2. AzzaroMax99
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Keep.

    3. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Traore

    4. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Check trossard

  25. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Taken a hit this gw has cost me in the cup.. Beating by 1pt I think. Damn it.

    Kdb (c) last wk - Maupay this wk.

    God this game would drive u nuts.

  26. mattk lfc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Over 50 points and a red arrow, no Liv defence or City assets really hurting me

    Kelly, Grealish and Kane > TAA, KDB and Calvert-Lewin for a -4?
    Kelly and Grealish would be starting next GW if that makes a difference

  27. niko mate
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Captain De Bruyne saved my gw. Happy days.

  28. Mané money
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    47 points, dropped from 390k to 590k 🙁

    Bad gw guys

  29. FreddyP3
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Which one would you least want to play for round 21 out of Abra, Rash and Jimmy?

    1. Sap
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Rash

  30. AzzaroMax99
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    KDb locked on 3 bps or Kun winning goal ? :/