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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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  1. gellinmagellan
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Pope Button
    Soy Dunk Rico Lundstram Kelly
    Salah KDB Alli Zaha Dendoncker
    Ings Vardy Kane

    2 FTs 0.9 ITB. Not sure of what I should do. Falling .2 short of Zaha > Traore and Soy > TAA. Was considering Zaha > Mane and Kane > DCL but not sure. Any better ideas?

  2. in sane in de bruyne
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    On WC, any idea how to improve?

    Ryan 4.0
    TAA Digne Lord Kiko Rico
    Salah Mane KDB Martial Mooy
    Vardy Ings DCL
    0.1ITB

    1. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Maupay over DCL ?

      1. in sane in de bruyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I think DCL is a better option than Maupay, no?

        1. fantasyfog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          yes

  3. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    How come not many considering Maddison anymore? their next 4 games look good and he has been pretty consistent?

    1. Strchld
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Maddison going nowhere from my team

      1. Rinseboy
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        am looking at Richarlison replacements and might get him back. Its him or Martial. Utd or Lei double up!

        1. sminkypinky
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Double up on both imo. 😉

    2. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Blanks, Martial and others performing well

    3. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I ”downgraded” Salah to Mane in order to get Maddison in for this week instead of Grealish. I trust him to deliver.

  4. HurriKane
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Mane --> Son.in gw18 and Son ---> Salah gw19 has been a complete disaster

    If i played Cantwell in gw18 and benched Mane id been 23 points better by now

    Anyone else similar?

    1. Ratatouille
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Paracetamol will help

      1. Midlands Saint73
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Only if you grind it up, snort it and wash it down with alcohol

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      That’s not much, cheer up

    3. leo_messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      yep sold KDB and TAA 3 weeks ago 🙂

  5. JHolmes
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Krul - Button
    TAA - Soyuncu - Lundstram - Kelly - Rico
    Mane - KDB - Alli - Grealish - Cantwell
    Vardy - Rashford - Abraham

    2 FT, 0.1 ITB. Mostly looking to get rid of grealish and krul...
    Earlier I thought i was going to do grealish + abraham -> maddison + calvert-lewin
    Now im thinking just grealish to traore and bank 1 ft.

  6. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Scenes. Didn't add my VC points to my total score. Still in the LMS

    1. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Rookie .

  7. asdf_1
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Abraham and zaha to jiminez and maddison?

    1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Yeh

  8. Daniel Son
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    I could have Mane, Salah and kdb on my bench for this gameweek. That's 23.5 mil on my bench.

    1. Daniel Son
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      * benched for this gameweek, not my on bench

    2. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Is your calculator broken?

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        3 for 2

      2. Daniel Son
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I was multi tasking, and also trying to work out the answers on The Chase, which I also got wrong

        1. Syd.
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I got the Latin one correct

  9. Ady87
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Would appreciate some WC team inspo. Need to make 3/4 changes to get the right team so feeling like pulling the trigger. Still got other 3 chips.

  10. The Big Fella
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Outside of the first 6-7 GWs I have struggled to put back to back big greens together but got a second one this week and jumped 100k again. Pleased things are finally going well.

    1. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      pleased for ya bud, just hope my luck changes now i pushed the button 😉

  11. Slitherene
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Select one to bench?

    A) Rico (whu)
    B) Aurier (sou)
    C) Kabasele (WOL)
    D) Soyuncu (new)

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Rico

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I wouldn’t worry, they’ll all come on anyway

    3. Bruno BaNani
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      A)
      Guess West ham will strike back after the departure of pellegrini.

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

    Guys please select one:

    A. VVD Martial
    B. Robbo Willian

    1. Bruno BaNani
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      A

    2. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      A

    3. gellinmagellan
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      A

    4. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      A

      1. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Do ye think Martial will continue to get points with upcoming fixtures??

        Have mitb to get him for Grealish... For ft..

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

          Same transfer in my mind mate.
          Tbh, don't trust Tony at all.
          He's like a teenager. Can get upset because of anything and wouldn't give sh.t 😀

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

      Bloody hell.
      Thanks all
      Was on B ....

      1. Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        tis making me think between VVD and robbo more now lol!

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

          Ha ha ha

  13. El_Gigante
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    A. Greenwood > DCL
    B. Greenwood > Maupay
    C. Greenwood, Graelish > Jiminez, Cantwell (-4)

    Guaita | Button
    TAA | Soy | Lund | Mings | Kelly
    Salah | KDB | Alli | Graelish | Traore
    Vardy | Ings | Greenwood

  14. ZeBestee
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Would you do this huge transfer?

    Salah > Mane

    1. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      It was all Mane Salah last nite on here no?

    2. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Yes, don't think i'll be getting Salah again this season, no matter how much he turns my head.

      1. ZeBestee
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Yeah, he is the one of the worst options this season, given his price tag.

        1. Zico Senna
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          For sure, just behind Sterling, so annoying to own as well.

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      No- stick with one you have

      1. ZeBestee
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Did you watch the Pool game? What did you take away from it from Salah's/Mane's point of view?

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Yes- Salah got more chances - - but he does need to stop giving the ball away

    4. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      No I wouldn’t Hokey Cokey pool attackers

    5. gellinmagellan
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Have been tempted to do this for weeks now but just can't get myself to, and it is definitely costing me ponts

    6. Bruno BaNani
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Mane more clinical, but Salah is getting so many chances to score goals. He will be their top scorer at the end of the season.

      1. ZeBestee
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        He missed a sitter today.

  15. Zico Senna
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Ryan or Foster a better shout as a set and forget keeper?

    Has to be Ryan?

    1. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      R

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Ryan- but Fabianski worth considering

    3. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Ryan. Gets save points, but because Brighton are a passing team also gets extra bps for the passes he makes. He makes a lot of passes because Brighton are under defensive pressure a lot.

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

      Ryan
      Because of Button

  16. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Anyone worth bringing in frm Bournemouth with their sea of blue??

    Sell or keep Grealish??

    1. Blunder fc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      no and keep unless you can move to martial, maddison or alli without a hit

      1. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Can do Grealish ➡️ Martial for free...

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Considered a Fraser punt, then gave myself a slap.

    3. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      No
      Yes

  17. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Adam Lallana’s 1st PL assist in 2 years, 363 days.

    #JLingz #Due

  18. Jellyfish
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Current team for gw21.

    Pope
    Soy TAA Kelly
    Mané KDB Grealish Alli
    Vardy Ings Rashford

    (Cantwell Rico Lundstram)

    1ft

    Anything need changing or g2g?

    1. Here's Tom with the We…
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Same team as me. I just did Grealish to Martial

      1. Jellyfish
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Decent move, personally happy to stick with Rashford for my united cover

  19. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Ok week at 55 points

    Transfers?
    Targett,Rico,soyuncu,Richarlison.?

    Guaita

    Targett Soyuncu Rico Hanley Lundstram

    Mane Salah KDB Ali Richarlison

    Vardy Greenwood Ings

    Any suggestions majorly appreciated!..

  20. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Anyone else refuse to bring these jammy Man united players in?

    Not having Martial or Rash has been a rank killer but surely their luck won't continue.

    1. Nightf0x
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I will transfer out martial soon

    2. Bruno BaNani
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Still believe it’s a trap waiting to happen.

    3. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      You're underestimating Rashford IMO. Guy is a goalscorer. Ole the first manager to show faith in him and reaping the rewards.

      1. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        He is not a bad option but still unsure if he is worth 9.0

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Martial is getting lucky the same say way Liverpool are...

      People around are doing the right things and he’s in the right positions.

      It’s not lucky anymore.

      1. Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        agreed, united like having a good go 2nd half of the season as well.

      2. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I agree. Tonys finishing and positioning looks way better now. Rash has been class for the entire season. He’ll finish this season with a lot of points imho.

  21. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Slipped pretty much back to where I started after another KdB masterclass despite getting 64 points. Went Ings instead of KdB with the armband. Oh well...

    1. ViperStripes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I went Grealish for the armband instead of Mane, KDB or Ings

      1. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Maupay her and I have them all. Trying to be smart didn't work lol

  22. Nightf0x
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Which in each?

    A) start rams or ryan
    B) bench 1 maupay or traore
    C) deulofeu to jimy or ings or DCL

  23. ViperStripes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Return of the big hitters?

    Trying to squeeze Mané, salah, TAA & KDB, Sterling into my team but it means dropping Vardy > Greenwood & Grealish > Cantwell for the funds.

    1. Ohh1454
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Wouldn’t drop vardy

      1. ViperStripes
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Could be genius move, could be a disaster.

        He has a new baby so might be tired.

    2. dmkp
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      No way, sterling isn't worth that sort of compromise

    3. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      huh? Sterling and Salah are nowhere near squeezing all of them into

      1. ViperStripes
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        5 expensive players I’ve listed.

    4. michaelington
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      What are you doing?
      Stupid moves.

      1. ViperStripes
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Playing with options. At the moment Sterling is already in my team as a Salah placeholder for the DGW

  24. JJeyy
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    A) Mane, Traore, Calv-Lewin
    B) Martial, Alli, Ings

    A or B?

    1. Ohh1454
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      B

    2. Bruno BaNani
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      B. Suppose you have Salah.

  25. Ohh1454
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    1ft 0.0itb thinking about holding but any suggestions ?
    Ryan (button)
    Taa Pereria Kelly (Saiss Lord)
    Mane Kdb Alli Maddison (el Ghazi)
    Vardy(C) Tammy Ings

  26. FOO FIGHTER
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Did Abraham to Jimenez FT.

    Guiata
    Dunk VVD TAA
    Salah KDB Maddison Grealish
    Vardy Rashford Jimenez

    Button Cantwell Lundstram Rico

    Would anyone sacrafice Rashford to get in Alli?

    1. Totti
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      noway mate

    2. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Only a fool like me. Stick with Rash. Arsenal defence will gift him a goal for sure

  27. Totti
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    guys i've a feeling that aguero isn't fit enough, and might not start next gameweek

    what do you think about this?
    A) aguero and mousset -> rashford and jimenez
    B) aguero and mousset -> jimenez and ings
    C) aguero and mousset -> jimenez and maupay
    D) other suggestion

    1. Blunder fc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      a

      1. Totti
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        you don't like aguero tonight?

    2. wulfranian
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Keep him mate.

  28. The Legend Squad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Have I got the bench order right?

    Gazza
    TAA Chilwell Kelly
    Mane KDB Martial Maddison
    Vardy Jimenez Ings

    Button Grealish Rico Lundstram

    1. Totti
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      yes
      goodluck mate

  29. anish10
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    grealish > Adam -4 worth it?

    1. anish10
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Adama*

    2. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Probably not for a hit

    3. Totti
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      yes for me

  30. faux_C
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    75 points, up to around 19k.

    Loving this season.

    1. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      complete opposite and hate it.