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Lundstram returns as Klopp names a full-strength team

The final match of Gameweek 21 – and the last of 39 Premier League fixtures contested over the past fortnight – takes place at Anfield.

Sheffield United are the visitors to Liverpool, with kick-off on Merseyside at 20:00 GMT.

Given the no-shows from the likes of Jamie Vardy (£10.1m) and Sergio Aguero (£11.7m) on New Year’s Day, some Fantasy managers may be counting on returns of some sort from John Lundstram (£5.2m).

The good news on that front is that Fantasy Premier League’s most-owned ‘defender’ is fit to start this evening, having made a swift recovery from the twisted ankle that forced his absence at the Etihad on Sunday.

Lundstram replaces Mo Besic (£4.4m) in the Sheffield United starting XI, while David McGoldrick (£5.4m) returns to the side at the expense of Callum Robinson (£5.0m) in Chris Wilder’s only other alteration.

Jurgen Klopp has also kept changes to a minimum, with his solitary tweak seeing James Milner (£5.3m) replace Adam Lallana (£5.8m) in midfield.

Naby Keita (£5.8m) had originally been named in the team but injured himself in the warm-up.

That means there are starts for all five Liverpool players who have a double-digit ownership in FPL: Mohamed Salah (£12.3m), Sadio Mane (£12.3m), Virgil van Dijk (£7.0m), Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.4m) and Andrew Robertson (£7.0m).

Salah and Mane are among the ten most-captained players in Gameweek 21, with only one of the other eight – Tammy Abraham (£7.8m) – scoring more than two points yesterday.

The reverse fixture of this match saw Liverpool defeat the Blades 1-0, with Wilder’s side one of just three teams who have not conceded more than one goal to Klopp’s troops in a league fixture this season.


Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Keita, Salah, Mane, Firmino.

Sheffield United XI: Henderson, Basham, Egan, O’Connell, Stevens, Baldock, Lundstram, Norwood, Fleck, Mousset, McGoldrick.

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  1. The Legend Squad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    GW10: OR 1.8m
    GW21: OR 130k

    A miracle recovery. Anyone had a similarly fortunate winter period?

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      That’s great keep it up! I’m very up and down, sitting around 350k and was at 1 mil gw7

      1. ZimZalabim
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        ive gone from 1.8m to 90k to 500k 🙁

        Christmas period has been horrendous for me dropped about 400k over 3 gws

        1. Rhodes your boat
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          That’s rough 🙁 keep going good gw’s will come!

    2. Adzy
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Nice work, happy with how my season is going so far.
      GW10 413k
      Gw21 4.6k

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        That’s great

      2. The Legend Squad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Wow. Epic. Never been inside top 10k before myself. Best finish 16k a few years back

        1. Adzy
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Thanks, My best is 10.9k so want to finally break into it this year

    3. Pap Le Cissier
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      GW10: 2.1m
      GW21: 75k - subject to tonight’s points

      1. The Legend Squad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        What’s your team?

        1. Pap Le Cissier
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          In my link bud

          1. The Legend Squad
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Like it

            1. Pap Le Cissier
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Thanks very much! Been brave in burning transfers the last 3 gws but ultimately I’ve been happy with the current setup

    4. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      No, treading water. Small greens with the odd little red.
      Well done you, though.

  2. Rhodes your boat
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Which 2 would you own? Have AB currently

    A) jimi
    B) Maupay
    C) ings
    D) dcl

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Jimi and DCL

    2. The Legend Squad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      A C

      No brained

      1. The Legend Squad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Brainer*

        1. Rhodes your boat
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Thanks, leaning towards that currently but feel like I’m late to the party

    3. Pap Le Cissier
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      CD

  3. Lord of Ings
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Use free hit this gameweek 24 or for later?
    We will have double gameweeks in the future for sure but no guarantee double pool,right?
    Feel it's essential to have Salah mane taa at any cost.

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Later

    2. The Legend Squad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Later, definitely. When more teams are fielding 2 players.

  4. ZimZalabim
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    really need some help with these moves not sure what to do

    Team is
    Hendo
    Taa, soy, Lund, Rico, Aurier
    Salah, Maddy, Kdb, Grealish, Dendo
    Kane, Vardy, Maupay

    2ft 1.1itb

    so I want mane as my third Liverpool player for 24

    but what im trying to decide is if DCL and Sidibe are better options to get in now for KAne and Aurier or if i shd just get ings and downgrade aurier to fodder

    If i go for thr everton boys I have to sell Grealish if I go ings and fodder I can keep grealish and upgrade dendo but will have to lose maupay for greenwood.

    Cant figure out which option is better, HELP please

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Kane/Maupay/Maddison, Grealish or Dendo OUT

      Ings/DCL/Mane IN

      1. ZimZalabim
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        so ignore sidibe and downgrade aurier to fodder to get DCL, Ings and Mane

        will have to lose grealish then

        1. Yank Revolution
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Whatever it takes to afford either or both of DCL/Ings + Mane

    2. More Cowbell
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Vardy > DCL or Ings.
      Aurier > Kelly or Grealish > Traore
      Maddison > Mane

      Spread them over the next 3 weeks

      1. More Cowbell
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I meant Kane above obv, not Vardy!

      2. ZimZalabim
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        have to sell kane this week as hes injured so was thinking Kane to DCL
        and aurier to sidibe
        Then i can do Grealish to mane for free and still have a spare free

        IF i want Ings that changes things which where im having trouble
        his fixtures arent great but he also had chelsea and spurs over the christmas break and did well so maybe hes fixture proof

  5. pelle9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Zaha > Traore worth a -4 ?

    Have Jimenez.

    Thanks.

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I wouldn’t

    2. Orion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      No

    3. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      No

    4. More Cowbell
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Negativce

    5. Bushwhacker
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Absolutely not.

    6. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Third Liverpool spot
      A. Salah
      B. Robbo

      Thanks.

      1. ZimZalabim
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        salah mane taa has to be the optimal trio

        but i guess if u have to take a lot of hits the robbo is fine hell get points

      2. JT11fc
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        A

      3. More Cowbell
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Salah if possible, Robbo a great alternative if funds don't allow

    7. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Why am I playing with fire, considering dropping Tammy before a hopeless Burnley & a hapless Newcastle(?!)

      1. More Cowbell
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Who are you considering getting in? If you've come this far I think I'd stick

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          DCL.

          But part of three moves.

    8. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Keep Aguero or will he benched again?

      1. Bushwhacker
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Should start, assuming nothing bad during FA Cup. Might even be rested for that.

      2. AYLD28
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Decision, like everyone, is which third pool do I go with. Current team:

        Fabianski
        Sidibe Chilwell TAA Lundstram Rico
        Traore KDB Ali Salah Nakamba
        Ings Vardy Rashford

        Mane:
        Traore > Mane
        Ali > Maddison
        Rashford > DCL

        Robertson/VVD
        Chilwell > Robertson
        Ali > Maddison/Richarlison
        Nkamba > Felipe Anderson

        I feel like I’m edging towards Mane as I have quite high TV. Thoughts and what are you doing?

        1. JT11fc
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Undecided still, after today leaning toward attack as i have spare cash

      3. BigBillyBass
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Son back now. Anyone getting him?

        1. JT11fc
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Tempted only cus i have money to burn if i dont go Salah Mane

        2. Bushwhacker
            1 month, 15 days ago

            After Liverpool.

        3. HD7
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Is DCL price going up tonight?
          Prefer to wait as much as I can

          1. Rhodes your boat
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Going to be tight

        4. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Ironic. Salah is on the Assist Imminent table 😉

        5. BDA Shadow
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Have Salah as a differential over my ML rival, just saw the highlights from today. Infuriating.

          1. BigBillyBass
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 15 days ago

            10 points. How is that infuriating??

            1. BDA Shadow
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Henderson save of his life, then Salah fluffed an easy one, then he hit the inside of the post, then Mane/Henderson ruined his assist. Should have been a massive haul.

            2. BDA Shadow
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Don't get me wrong, pre-highlights I was quite happy. But rival is on the back on both the KDB and TAA hauls that I missed.

              1. Bushwhacker
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  He could’ve had a massive haul. Been that way for several games.

          2. JT11fc
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Best going foward? Have Mane Trent

            A. Greenwood Salah Holgate

            B. Maupay 10m mid Gomez

            1. Bushwhacker
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Greenwood is a sub so little value.

            2. HD7
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              1 FT, 1.9 ITB

              Kasper
              TAA Lundstram Kelly Rico
              KDB Maddy Salah Mane
              Ings Vardy

              Subs: Button, Dunk, Greenwood, Hayden,

              A) Greenwood to DCL (mostly 3-4-3)
              B) Rico to Sidibe/Digne (mostly 4-4-2)

            3. 007 [RoboKlopp]
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              A or B?
              A. Kelly, Alli -> ROBBO, Grealish
              B. Rashford, Alli -> Dcl, SALAH

              Ta.

            4. Nightf0x
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Rams (ryan)
              Taa soy lund (sidibe aurier)
              Madds martial traore mane kdb
              Vardy DCL (maupay)

              Which way?

              A) gw23 martial to son
              Gw24 rams sidibe -4 to robo buton

              B) gw23 aurier to 4-4.3 def.
              Gw24 rams martial -4 to salah buton

            5. jdp219
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Likely to dump Spurs assets with my 2FTs, but for whom?

              Alli, Aurier > ...
              1) Madds, Sidibe
              2) Richarlison, Dunk

              1. Bushwhacker
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Son back, Kane out .. a better Spurs team is about to play.

              2. jdp219
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Thoughts here?
                1) Is Mahrez (avl, CP, she) worth bringing in? Have KDB already.
                2) Is Martial (NOR) worth a one-week punt if I save the other FT?

                1. Bushwhacker
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    No. Yes.

                2. bennyp
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Thoughts? On WC:

                  Henderson - (McCarthy)

                  TAA - Robbo - Soy - (Lund - Kelly)

                  Mane - KDB - Sterling(c) - Mooy - (Cantwell)

                  Vardy - DCL - Maupay

                  1. Trilly
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Decent but if on Wildcard why not go for Salah instead of double defence?

                    Also Sterling isn't ready to be captained yet. Needs to show a lot more imo.

                3. tjostolv
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Glitch with the app again or did Salah not get any bonus overnight?

                  1. Any Laporte in a Storm
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Looks like no updates so far regarding points etc.