Dugout Discussion

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. Infected by ebolasie
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    How did Arsenal look defensively compared to pre-Arteta? Wondering if I should keep United assets for the next game

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

      Better but Mustafi doing Mustafi things, doesnt help

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

      Manutd play better against big teams

      1. Infected by ebolasie
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Can you really call Arsenal a big team?

    3. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Our defence is awful bud. No Bellerin, Saliba or Tierney who will all be in our back 4 next season. Need another centre back and a defensive midfielder who actually protects the defence. Torreira could be that man, but who knows.

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

        Groundhog day with Arsenal. Surely Arteta is the man to address those problems.

        1. Qaiss
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Yeah he definitely will. Next season I think we will be much much better. I do however think Chelsea were quite lucky today, Luiz had a really good game also. Maybe there was a slight improvement for the players we have and I’m just gutted we lost, lol.

    4. potatoace'scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      They weren't too bad. But more injury and mustafi's introduction makes them untouchable again.

      1. Here's Tom with the We…
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Depends who you’re transferring them out for, I guess? I’m gonna captain Rashford.

  2. Aftermath
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Had a decent week and couple of fts so brought in wood for Tammy as a one week punt. Won't work out usually but hey,it's the hope that kills you.

    How's this looking?

    Guaita
    TAA Chilwell Aurier
    KDB Mane Maddison Traore
    Aguero Vardy(C) Wood

    Button Kelly Lundstram Cantwell

    0.5 itb

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

    Any rotation from LFC against Sheffield?

    Salah or Mané benched?

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

      Nope

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Probably.

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

      4-day break is good enough, but Mane looked knackered to me. Possible.

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

      likely

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

    current team:(2Fts to burn)
    Ramsdale
    TAA Rico Kelly Lund Soy*
    KDB Salah Alli Grealish* Dendo
    Vardy Rashford* Abraham*
    0.2mn bank
    Currently looking at doing one of * with ft. If I should get Jim/Ings/Martial/Sidibe who to remove? I had initially thought
    Rash+Grealish to Jiminez + Martial. Worth it?

  5. pelle9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Best transfer:

    A) Zaha > Traore

    B) Tomori > Soyuncu

    Thanks guys.

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      A

  6. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Pick 2 of the following:

    A - grealish to adama
    B - alli to martial
    C - abraham to Jimenez
    D - aurier to anyone

    1. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      A and B as will give you loads of cash to make moves

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

      A D

    3. Nightf0x
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      A & c or d

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

      Aurier to Gomez

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

    Play:-
    1) Montoya
    2) lundstram
    3)take a hit and bring in a Burnley defender

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Not 3. Tough fixtures after that.

      2.

  8. jimmyabs1987
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Pereira & Grealish to TAA & Traore done
    Traore to run riot at Watford

  9. Oooo Matron
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    A mixed bag this week with rotation, any thoughts on what to do with this team? Only 0.3 itb

    Guaita
    TAA Soyuncu Kelly
    Mane KDB Maddison Alli
    Rashford Vardy Abraham

    Subs: Traore, Lundstrom, Rico

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

      Good team. Save.

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

      stick

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

    Kdb success keeping me in the cup. Wahey! 72 point wc. Massive!

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

    Would you save transfer with this team? Or look at Grealish to Willian or Traoré?

    Ryan
    TAA Söyüncü Kelly
    Salah KDB Alli Richarlison Grealish
    Vardy (c) Rashford (vc)

    Button Greenwood Rico Lundstram

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

      Save.

    2. Rinseboy
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      save. Happy with Rich for now?

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

        Not really - Martial obvious replacement but have Rashford/Greenwood and not sure about trebling up

    3. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Don’t really need to make the move, maybe give Grealish one more week?

  12. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Have 5.3 to spend on Aurier replacement. Who shoud I get?

    Taa-Lund-Soy-Kelly rest of my defence

    1. adr3nalin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Sidibe

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

      Sidibe was the rave this week.

    3. Bob_the_builder
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Zinchenko or Gomez

    4. Here's Tom with the We…
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Sidibé?

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

      Sidibé or Dunk

    6. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Cheers. Probably better wait week before getting him

      1. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Sidibe I mean. Great fixtures after ManC

    7. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Actually, while I have you. Doubling up on Utd attack payed off (for now, well two weeks for me now). They might just keep at it. What do you think, did you change tour mind yet?

      1. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Still think they have been extremely lucky (bitter non owner). Its not sustainable.

        I'll avoid them for now 🙂

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

          Fair enough. 🙂

        2. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Just look at those goals last night. One defensive error and jammy extra time goal.

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

      Dunk

  13. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Do we think KDB starts v EVE ?

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

      Not sure they can go without

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Could do with a rest.

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

        Absolutely agree.

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

      Not sure Dilva could come in for him.

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

    I was warned not to bring Aguero & Trossard on here this GW didn't listen and brought them in anyway and it paid off yes this is a subtle brag why not eh? 🙂

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

      Refreshing change to the why did I listen to you lot- posts. Well done!

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

        Cheers mate

    2. JustPark
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Hardly subtle.

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

        Ok then it's a full on brag is that better?

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

      using your own mind? how dare you

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

        I know the cheek of me having my own brain and abit of guts haha

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

    Is richarlison > Martial wise?

    1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Yes

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

      Yes

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

      Wise until the tide turns

  16. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    A. Aurier & bench fodder to bench fodder & Traore (for free)
    B. Tammy to Jiminez (for free)
    C. A & B (for -4)

    1. adr3nalin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      B

  17. 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!..
    .

  18. TONY123
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Do you guys think TAA might be rested next game?

    1. adr3nalin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Anything is possible

  19. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    It only took a Lovren injury - greatest defender in the world!

  20. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Boo. Switched my captain from Kdb to Mane 1 min before deadline. Greedy I know but... every point matters this week!

    1. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      3 points that will cost you dearly and ruin your season

      1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Six (c) 🙂
        Sadly my wife doesn't want to hear about it. Ridiculous

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

          Nope. 3 points

          1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            My bad

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

      That's a glas half empty point of view.

    3. Legendary!
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Yeah greedy but I'd rather take a captain return over none so no regrets for me #thankful LOL!

  21. adr3nalin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Mane or Salah?

    1. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Both are equally as good. If u want points every week, both.

      1. adr3nalin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Can only afford one for now.. which would be in first?

        1. Qaiss
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          For the same price, I prefer Salah. Penalties and feels safer to captain, dunno why.

          1. adr3nalin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Tnx!

        2. Here's Tom with the We…
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Either. I don’t see the point in getting both, you can only captain one.

          1. adr3nalin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Planning to try get both for gw 24

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

            take it from me, owning both destroys your team, and a deep deep regret of my season so far, stick to one, Mane imo.

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

      logic says salah but mane is a hell of a pick too, my personal fav

  22. Garlana
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Traore only does well against the good teams that push forward alot right? Noticed a string of 2's against the lesser teams on his point history.

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

      I was just looking at the same am not convinced to be honest

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

        Yeh man city are perfect for him, crap defence and loads of space at the back.

      2. jimmyabs1987
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Agreed but he looking more dangerous each game and growing in confidence

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

      Yup. Could've done well today. Unfortunatly Pool parked the bus all game.

  23. AlleRed
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Pope (Button)
    TAA Soy Lund Rico Kelly
    Mane KDB Alli Grealish Cantwell
    Vardy Rash Ings

    2 FT, 2.6 ITB

    Grealish —> A. Martial or B. Traore

    Traore’s passing the eye test but Martial gets goals. Worth the extra outlay? Thanks all

    1. adr3nalin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Martial

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

      Martial for me

      1. Here's Tom with the We…
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I just did Martial.

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

      I have a and b and would expect more from martial

  24. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Best replacement for Aurier around 4.5-5m?

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

      Saiss?

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

      Dunk

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

      Tomkins

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

      Holgate

  25. Le Tigre
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Are people using triple captain in gameweek 24? Two away games isn’t ideal and wolves are good

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

      It’s two for one bro

  26. fkmzcgp
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    For a -4 hit should I do Abraham, Grealish and Digne to...

    A) Jiminez, Mooy and TAA

    B) Jiminez, Martial and Holgate

    1. adr3nalin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Would hold Digne and maybe even Grealish for now

  27. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Who to start:

    1. Greenwood (ars)
    2. Rico (whu)

    Thanks

    1. Bob_the_builder
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Start Greenwood with Rico to come in incase of a Greenwood no show.

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

      Greenwood- you will only get 1 point probably if start Rico!

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Do you think Greenwood will get a start after missing out last match?

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

          Don’t know but think good chance as Ollie will want strong side for cup game v City.

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

    One's looking for Robbo IN wait ....
    We may get some discount 😉

    1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Dropping?

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

      lol. Im 0.1m shorts for doing Aurier -> Robertson. Everything was working fine for me before Aurier own goal.
      Now Aurier dropping crazy fast and i cant make the move ..

  29. Syd.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    The state of refereeing has been shocking over the festive period

  30. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    WC, 62 points and a red arrow! 1st red arrow after several greens..the irony of using a WC. Salah (c) was the real difference...almost every other captain choice delivered returns. Thoughts on what to do with 1ft and 1m

    Ryan
    Taa Aurier Otamendi -- Rico Lundy
    Salah Kdb Martial Grealish -- Stephens
    Vardy Rash Ings

    A: Otamendi >> Chilwell
    B: Something else
    C: Save

    1. adr3nalin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      C