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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. gedda
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Team,

    Tielemans out for:

    A. Sarr
    B. Mount
    C. Traore
    D. Other?

    6.4m, 2 FTs.

    Thanks!

    /g

    1. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      C

    2. Dont give a fuchs
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Traore

      1. gedda
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Cheers.

  2. threeputt
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    As a KdB owner I guess with 90 mins tonight there is a risk he will start on the bench on Wednesday ?

    1. Mc3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Deffo. Looked a bit tired.

    2. KGFC
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Honestly, will be very surprised if he starts.

  3. The Mighty Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Salah didn't pass the eye test at all today and unfortunately I made the mistake of bringing him in for Mane two weeks ago.

    So, the big question is, do I reverse the move and get Mane back in for Salah, or do I persevere with Salah? I won't be getting both.

    1. bialk
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Get both.

    2. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      The worst thing you can do with these 2, is hokey cokey. They will both haul, they will both score, but they cant both haul every single game.

    3. Mc3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      He's heavily outscored mane over last few. Just stick with him but accept it'll be the wrong midfielder to have half the time.

    4. Joey Barton and Friends
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I did the same and will stick with him

    5. The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Thanka, it's useful to get some perspective.

    6. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      For me Salah hasn't passed the eye test the past few weeks, its just how he is. He still scores somehow but I've personally stuck with Sadio. I think it will vary from week to week.

    7. SHUTUPHEATHER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      You answered own question in first sentence.

  4. Rhodes your boat
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    How have you all scored so highly? 50 for me

    1. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      9 points for Ings, and Rashford
      Returns for KdB, Mane, Abraham, Martial...all popular picks.
      Liverpool clean sheet.

    2. antis0cial
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      About 50 here too, wrong cpt again, went Salah

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Yeah same here

    3. bialk
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      No Mane, Salah captain - 53 points for me.

    4. Root
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      KDB (C)

    5. maratus
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      72 pts

    6. the snazzy viking
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      people only post when they score highly

      this is why I don't really post here anymore because it's exhaustive of manchildren shouting and screaming for their goalscorers and then gloating at the end of the day when it turns out well for them , and during the week it's ABCD posts with one word responses

      not saying it's everyone but it's at the very least a deafening minority

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Very true! Guilty myself of abcd though

    7. Mc3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Was all done to getting the cap right. Mane, rash last min, KDB... 50+ is a decent score with captain blank, just unlucky.

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        True

    8. Lindelol
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Kev(C), Mane, Rash, TAA. Honestly after watching the first half I believe I got lucky with captaincy

    9. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Will make u feel better, I got 35!

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Ouch 🙁

    10. Blunder fc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      liverpool dbl defence has helped recently along with danny ings and kdb

  5. gomez123
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    78 all out...happy

  6. Lord of Ings
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    1) play Montoya or lundstram
    2)take a hit and bring in Burnley defender for a hit?

  7. Bossworld
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Gone from a season high of top 9k GW 19, to 17k, 50 points from 10. Still, looking better than it did last night with 8 from 5. Scraped a pass in LMS too I think?

  8. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    YES AGURO 2 BONUS.

    1. Lecky Legs FC
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

  9. Nailed Jesus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Why is everyone getting rid of Grealish? Didn’t watch the game

    1. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      He isnt the issue, its the team he plays for. They are woeful

      1. Do I Not Like Orange
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        This. Villa conceded 2 after Watford went down to 10 men and didn't seem to carry much threat (going by the Sky updates) even with a man advantage.

    2. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Good question. Even if they're not going great he'll clean up most attacking points going.

    3. Luka - Man Like Serbia
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Relegation fodder

    4. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I'm selling for willian.
      Punt for 3 GW's

  10. FreddyP3
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Which player would you least want to have for round 21 out of Abraham, Rash and Jimmy? Price not a factor

  11. Pulp Minion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    A rested Vardy looks like the likely Captain for New Year's Day

    1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      He’ll be on paternity leave.

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        No chance

        1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Stop spoiling my spoiler.

      2. Uncle Gamst
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        He will want to celebrate with a party against Newcastle

      3. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        He didn't have the baby.

        Keano 😉

    2. Blue Bombers CFC
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Might of had a few sleepless nights though!

  12. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 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)

    D. Tammy to Jiminez & Save 1 FT

  13. gribude
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Good WC despite only player w/o any contribution is C (Mo) and this game is all about that 😉

  14. @ocprodigy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Has Aguero winning goal BAPS been added?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Yeah.

      1. @ocprodigy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Crap. I needed one more bonus for him to win £50, gutted!

  15. Bobby
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Well that week sucked. What's the likely average?

    1. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      62ish

      1. Bookkeeper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        really??

    2. Mc3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      59ish

    3. Life is a Fantasy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      62

    4. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      30 something

  16. Pranked
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    3mil in the bank 2 free transfers
    Pope button
    Aurier taa soy rico Lund
    Grealish moura alli Kdb mane
    Jimmy vardy greenwood.

    Might do a -4 and bump up my def with a new gk, Robertson and sidibe. What do you guys think?

  17. Lord of Ings
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Play
    1)Montoya
    2) lundstram
    3)bring in a Burnley defender for a hit

  18. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Why has Ricardo Pereira not been flagged?

    Surely he should be.

    1. walkman666
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Is he hurt? If so, what is his injury? Thanks.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/leicester-city-team-news-rodgers-3686450.amp?0=&__twitter_impression=true

        "The Foxes boss has revealed some were enforced, with Ricardo Pereira feeling his hamstring and Jamie Vardy’s wife, Rebekah, giving birth today. "

        1. walkman666
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Thank you!

  19. RyanMK
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Looking to bring an Everton defender in. Who should I sell?

    A. Soyuncu
    B. Kelly
    C. Rico
    D. Save FT

    1. RyanMK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      After the Man City game of course

  20. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Ok week at 54 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. Better luck next year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Lagging 50-70 points behind in mini leagues. Use WC to switch from A to B? Otherwise feel it will be to late when it comes to the DGW period.

    A)
    Pope Button
    TAA Soy Lund Kelly Tomori
    Salah KDB Alli Grealish Cantwell
    Rash Vardy Tammy

    B)
    Ryan Button
    TAA Soy Lund Sidibe Kiko
    Salah KDB Mane Martial Mooy
    Vardy Deeney Greenwood

    1. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      That B team is just basically this weeks dream team. Outrageous knee jerk

    2. Dont give a fuchs
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I would not. Current team is more balanced. Maybe transfer out only tomori and grealish

      1. Better luck next year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Cheers. Been some unlucky GWs. Coin toss decision this week between Salah and KDB for captaincy for example. Guess that’s fantasy. Ill stay patient..

    3. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      No WC

  22. Dont give a fuchs
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    One short of 4 digit total points

    1. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      ooo still good hough mate, better than mine anyway.
      Just putting finishing touches to WC

      1. Dont give a fuchs
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        You used your WC? I am tempted to do mine but more inclined to do -8.

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Brave of you to say that here this late in the game

      1. Dont give a fuchs
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Not scared anymore. I am already relegated so going all out attack

    3. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Really? That’s terrible. I thought I was doing badly but nearly at 1100

      1. Dont give a fuchs
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Hahaha. No. There are ppl with lower points than me too.

      2. Dont give a fuchs
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        But you are good. Cheers

  23. Hart-ake
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    63 points- small green?

    1. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Think so

  24. Royal5
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    People keeping Abraham? Considering Raul or downgrade to afford Martial.

  25. Daniel Son
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    So based on the last two Liverpool games, the best triple up is probably Robbo, TAA, and Mane

    1. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      TAA and Mane are obvious locks. Will take my time to decide on the third and bring him in as late as possible.

  26. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    2FT 1.1 ITB - what to do here? 🙂 Rashford Jimenez or Pope out first, for who?

    Pope (Martin)
    TAA Soyuncu Kelly (Rico Lundstram)
    Mane KDB Maddison Martial (Dendoncker)
    Vardy(c) Rashford Jimenez

    Thanks!!

    1. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Why u selling Rash??

    2. Aubamazette
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Why sell Jim also?

  27. ludaslol
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    What do I do here? completelty lost. 2FT and 0.6 itb

    Pope
    Rico Soy Lundestram Kelly Aurier
    Salah KDB Zaha Grealish Saka
    Vardy Rash Kane

    kinda want Mané in but not sure he plays again against Sheffield?

    what you think?

  28. Bam Bam Bigelow
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Best downgrade to free up funds to get TAA?
    A - Sterling > Martial / Maddison
    B - Tammy > Greenwood

  29. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    My 13yr old son missed the deadline. Still got more points than me.
    Ya gotta laugh..

  30. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Play Kelly or Rico?

    1. Bookkeeper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      both?