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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. sunzip14
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    My Tammy>Wilson FT was such a waste! What was I thinking?

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Oof. That was a gamble and a half

    2. Bushwhacker
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Good question that. Bournemouth are headed for the drop the way they’re playing.

  2. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Can football players wear whatever boots they want or do they have to wear a sponsors brand?

    1. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      If they are sponsored they wear the sponsors boots

      1. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Sorry I meant a team sponsors brand

        1. fusen
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          no, it's normally an individual sponsorship

          1. Hybrid.power
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Cool thanks, just curious as they always have different colour boots

    2. fusen
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      the former until the latter

  3. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Gomez going under the radar here

    1. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Wasted spot

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      3 Pool spots too valuable for Gomez.

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Not really, great value

    3. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Matip

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Injured and won't get back in this team

    4. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Hardly. Who would I drop from TAA Mane or Salah for him exactly?

  4. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    come on salah lad score please

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Won't score because I captained him.

  5. FPL ElasticO
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Which LIV double up is worth having??

    A. Salah & Mane with TAA
    B. TAA & Robbo with Salah

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      The eternal question

    2. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      For dgw A imo, in the long run B has monetary benefits. But atm I went straight for A to have optimal team for dgw.

  6. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Tired legs.

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Salah doesnt look tired

    2. Jindaljain
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Something else is tired

  7. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Salah hates Mane lol

  8. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    My Sky is 7secs behind my betting account time

  9. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Looks like 0-0 1st half Liverpool game ....

  10. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Guys would you do Tammy to Maupay .....need funds for Richarlison to Salah ??

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I did that this week

      1. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Thank you

    2. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Prefer Tammy and Richarlison

    3. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I did that, with hindsight DCL would have better option for this gw at least.

  11. Super Saints
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Tammy goal, Jimenez benched, horrible day

  12. SB007
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    TAA on 3 baps as things stand.

    1. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      bit early mate!

  13. Trophé Mourinho
    1 month, 29 days ago

    0-0 written all over it, going to go do laundry. Neville it sounds like you have a pie in your mouth, whats even wrong with you?

  14. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Wish I Salah didn't play so KDB was my captain ffs

  15. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Salah massive captain fail.. can't believe I've captained this curly haired fraud again...

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I hate it so much when you know after 5 mins you wasted the captain, ruins the full game with false hope

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Come back in an hour.

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

        Fingers crossed!

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          for us?

    3. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Tosun

    4. Jurgen Flopp
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      What a noob

    5. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      lol

  16. Hands Guber
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Hearing Lundstram out this evening, might be just as well, I don't need a -1/-2 coming off my bench!

    Aguero (C) please please please please start my dude.

    1. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      If that's the case I won't have 11 players

    2. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Lund will dominate City!

    3. dark91
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Oh no come on. He is my Soyuncu sub in

    4. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I'll be down to 9 players then lol

  17. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Salah sot

  18. Super Jack Grealish
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    What to do with this mess then?
    Thinking Rich + Zaha > Martial + Maddison or Alli + Traore

    Gaz, Button
    TAA, Soycu, Lundy, Rico, Kelly
    Mane, KDB, Rich, Zaha, Grealish
    Kane, Vardy, Connolly.

    2 FT 0.8 ITB

  19. SkeletONv01
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Brought in Jimenez yesterday, good to see him rested today 🙂

  20. dark91
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Salah should watch more videos of Zidane's volley shots

    1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Random question, purely out of curiosity:

      Do footballers learn skills from videos? Maybe defenders with how to time tackles or shots in slow motion? Just never heard it mentioned

      1. dark91
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I think so. If I remember well, heard a couple of players mentioning they watch videos of other players to learn how to take/improve free kicks

        1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Oh cool. Thanks. Learnt something today 🙂

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Surely that’s what the coaches are paid for?

  21. Giggs Boson.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Liverpool moving the ball up the pitch with ease, but are then greeted by brick wall of 5 deep players.

    Nuno be trying to draw Pool up the pitch and hit them on the counter, maybe?

    When he beat Real Madrid with Valencia he pushed his wingbacks high, so surprised he's doing this
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Cg0csYBHFw

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

      Pushing wing backs high is asking for trouble against pool who have the best wing backs in the world

      1. Giggs Boson.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Marcelo and Carvajal not bad.

        1. Giggs Boson.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Similar matchup: 532 v 433
          https://www.coachesvoice.com/nuno-espirito-santo/

  22. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Goal is coming

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Winter is coming

      1. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I wish, it's fierce mild

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

    Any city lineup rumours about??

    Rival had Sterling capt.. Want him benched with a bit if luck.

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      There's no such thing as luck

      1. Bushwhacker
        1 month, 29 days ago

        It’s all luck.

    2. Jurgen Flopp
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Can you wait just 5 mins?

      1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Rival would have changed captain by then

  24. Super Saints
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Leno is awful

  25. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    My score app isn't working, still says 0-0?

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 29 days ago

      It's one of those weeks. Man city owners getting last laugh.

      1. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Got KdB

    2. Sid1891
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Looks like it is working then 🙂

  26. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 29 days ago

    At 5.1 Joe Gomez has now nailed his place in that 11 with Mario not coming back in after he's fit and guarantees clean sheets every week in Liverpool's descent on an unbeaten season . He's coming in.

    1. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Who the heck is Mario?

      1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Balotelli

      2. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Matip, typo presumably

    2. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      the problem with that is it blocks a slot for one of Mane, Salah or TAA

      1. La Roja
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        This

      2. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Owning mane and Salah is a waste of funddls

        1. ALI_G
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          you need a big sofa then!

    3. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Matip not mario

    4. Bushwhacker
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Clean sheets?!?!

  27. Jindaljain
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Mane brace incoming

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Leg ?

      1. Sid1891
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Jaw

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Again?

  28. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    lundy confirmed out?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      3 mins

  29. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    4-5 Leeds!

  30. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Any ideas to strengthen?

    Heaton
    TAA | Soyuncu | Lundstram | Rico | Kelly
    Salah | Mane | KdB
    Kane | Vardy

    Martin | Cantwell | Greenwood | Romeu*

    1FT, 0ITB

    *Romeu is the non starter I need to find 0.1 to upgrade!

    Thanks

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Lose Kane and sort mids.

      1. Karhumies
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        This.

      2. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Thanks. Which mids would you be looking to get?

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

          Martial or Alli

    2. CMJC
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Can lose Martin for a 4mil gk

      1. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Bought at 4.0.
        If I keep Kane, I'm thinking Heaton to McCarthy and Romeu to a 4.4