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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. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Tammy and Pope to DCL and Henderson for free?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Flappy doable?

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Think I'd choose a diff keeper. WHam (tho at home) are rejuvenated, then its at Arsenal and home to Man City. Lund should be enough from SHU D imo.

    3. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Yes do it

  2. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Just broke into top 50k - good Xmas.

    Still margins very thin.

    1. The Big Fella
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Very well done! Just need to stay there now mate. Keep it up!

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Well played

    3. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Thanks 🙂

    4. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I just dropped down from 50k something to 100k :/ Terrible gameweek!

      1. Keeptrying
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I am further behind lol

  3. davies
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Save ft?

    Fabianski
    TAA Söyüncü Lundstram
    Salah Mane KDB Martial Grealish
    Vardy Jimenez

    Martin Greenwood Rico Kelly

    Cheers.

    1. JJeyy
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Captain Salah

    2. ryacoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Yes

  4. JJeyy
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Alli ---> Sarr or Grealish?

    1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Grealish is by far the better player

    2. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Grealish

    3. The Big Fella
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I am holding until news about Kane and also FA Cup

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Kane 4 to 6 weeks out

        Tottenham better without kane

        1. The Big Fella
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I think they are too. Hence why I am reluctant to get rid of Alli despite Spurs being shite. This is so hard!!!!

  5. ZeBestee
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Who to replace first?

    Pope 》 Hendo/Fab

    Or

    Aurier 》 Soy/Sidibe

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Depends if you are forced to play Aurier this GW, or not.

      1. ZeBestee
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Will have to play him. Kelly and Hanley other defenders.

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Definitely Aurier to Soy/Sidibe in that case.

          Rate Sidibe's next three marginally better than Soyuncu's.

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Aurier to sid

    3. Effe
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Pope to Fab

      1. Bushwhacker
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Why .. likely 2 pts each.

    4. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Bottomed. Having a bit of a poor time rank-rise, may as well go for a risk here:

      Ryan
      TAA / Pereira / Lundstram
      Salah / KDB / Alli / Martial / Traore
      Vardy / Abraham

      Button // Rico / Aurier / Connolly

      Looking at the below:

      Pereira/Alli/Abraham > Soy/Sterling /DCL

      Two City for the Villa match, easy switch to Mané for DGW. DCL easy-ish to move to Ings from there too. Look any good, or nah? Pereira to Soy look good or a alternative? (Only 5.1m so no Sidibe...)

      1. Ragabolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Looking good

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          It's even better if I pretend it's not for a -8 😆

    5. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Kind reminder. !!

      Mane faces Aurier next gw and we know exactly whats going to happen 😉

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        What

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Aurier red card.

    6. Adzy
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Wow 4.6k rank after third green arrow in a row top 1k within reach. Trent, robbo and mane bringing it home again.

      1. Rains of Castamere
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Nice work

    7. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Which combo?

      A Salah mane dcl Evans soy taa
      B Madison mane auba robbo soy taa

      1. Adzy
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        B

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Is Auba too punty?

          1. Adzy
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Proven in my eyes second overall striker in the game with a poor arsenal side so far, arteta will make him even better.

            1. Adzy
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              If it helps I have just put him in my team.

              1. Bushwhacker
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  He’s playing left wing ..

        2. jonnybhoy
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          So basically salah dcl evans v maddison auba and robbo? I would go for A

          1. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Yeah I put the other two cause its either double pool defence with auba and mads
            or double Leicester defence with Salah mane

            1. jonnybhoy
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Purely based on dgw id go A however B normally

      2. Fozzyb34r
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        BAPS locked in now? Hasn’t changed since FT

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Something fishy going on...

          1. Bushwhacker
              1 month, 16 days ago

              The computer went home for the night ...

        2. FDMS All Starz
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          So Salah 2BP final then?

          1. Orion
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            As he’s my captain he can still loose them 🙁

          2. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Yes.

        3. More Cowbell
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Any chance Mane doesn't rise tomorrow night? Currently @ 51%

          1. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 17 days ago

            With cup games I wouldn't chase any price rises

            1. More Cowbell
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              That's good advice, forgot about the cup!

          2. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Ask me tomorrow night.

            1. More Cowbell
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              *Sets reminder*

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                An even better thing to do would be to check the percentage on http://www.fplstatistics.co.uk tomorrow night 🙂

        4. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          60, back in top 50k

        5. MafioSol
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Why TF didn't Salah get awarded an assist??!! Boo.

          1. Fozzyb34r
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Not another one.

          2. Orion
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Mane missed that shot... And get to the rebound

          3. Cilly Bonnolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Because Mané missed it?

          4. MafioSol
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            I know, I know. Still gutted.

        6. Hotstepper
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Rash and Alli to Ings and Salah -4?

          1. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Why not

          2. More Cowbell
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Hold Rash dude, Nor @ home is about as good as it gets

        7. Dele
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Aurier, Traore, Dele >>> Dunk, Richarlison, Maddison for a -4?

          Yay or nay

          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Yeah

        8. A message to you Rudi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          How many points did u all get over the xmas period (last 4 game weeks)?

          1. Fozzyb34r
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            260

            1. A message to you Rudi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              #Winning

              1. Fozzyb34r
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                How many did you get?

                1. A message to you Rudi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  I took a few hits so 271 -12 = 259 in total.

                  Mainly thanks to having TAA & Robbo double up.

                  1. Fozzyb34r
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Nice! Keep up the good work

          2. TOPCAT1960
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            213

          3. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 17 days ago

            219

          4. Cilly Bonnolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            199

          5. Trophé Mourinho
              1 month, 17 days ago

              226

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

              189.
              It's been shambolic.

              1. A message to you Rudi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Ouch! Hang in there, this game is full of twists and turns.

            • Niho992
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 17 days ago

              230

            • Rains of Castamere
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              253

            • Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              A lot less than I had hoped for, but a lot more than it had looked like it would be at times.

            • Yank Revolution
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              205...badly.

          6. grooveymatt65
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            anyone considering Son if Kane is out for a few weeks? just don't captain him hahah also would Alli to Son be too much of a sideways move?

            1. A message to you Rudi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              I think the money could be used better elsewhere given Spurs face Liverpool next game. Watford away will also be a tough match I would have thought.

            2. jonnybhoy
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Reckon I will do this if I don't use my FT on anything else

          7. Hansel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Martial -> Mané this week or save FT for Martial at home vs Norwich?

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Gotta keep Martial for Norwich. Norwich generally don't travel well.

            2. Bobby Digital
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Save, Martial a solid cap pick this week.

            3. 007 [RoboKlopp]
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Save

          8. 007 [RoboKlopp]
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Who is better?
            A. ROBBO, Grealish, Rashford
            B. Kelly, SALAH, Dcl

            Have TAA & Mane.
            Cheers 🙂

            1. Effe
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              A

            2. Niho992
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 17 days ago

              A definitely.

            3. Keeptrying
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              A

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

            Trailing by 140 now in my minileague! Currently ranked about 750k and this season just keeps getting worse...what's the most you've caught up with in your minileagues,guys? 140 possible to track down?

            1. jonnybhoy
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              140 can be caught in a matter of weeks with a few differentials n good captain choices. Target that DGW

            2. Cilly Bonnolly
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Absolutely it is. I’ve seen a fifty point lead overturned on the last day.

            3. Pap Le Cissier
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Still easily catchable. I’ve overturned a lot of deficits and OR improved 2m in the last 11 gws

          10. Kay317
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Hendo, Button
            TAA, Pereira, Sidibe, Lund, Rico
            Salah, Maddison, Martial, KDB, Traore
            Vardy, Tammy, Ings

            Want to get a 3rd Liverpool player, what you think is the best way?
            Easiest and quickest is to do Tammy to a 5.2 or less and Rico to Robbo. Any advice appreciated.

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Seems like a plan. 442 perfectly OK looking.

          11. Niho992
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Liverpool has more points now then United will have at the end of the season

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Prolly

          12. Keeptrying
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            A) Maddison or
            B) Mane

            Already have Vardy&Soy and Salah &TAA

            When I post it like this it has to be Mane, right?
            FOMO on Maddison points.

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Answered own question

          13. onceuponatyne
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Who's got the BPS this evening guys?

            1. Bobby Digital
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              As they stand hopefully... 2bps Salah and VVD would make my day

          14. teddypicker
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Greed for DCL before he rises 0.1 or wait until after the FA cup?

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Wait if you can still afford

          15. TeddiPonza
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            I need a set and forget gk option for Gazza. Which option is best?

            A. Ryan (Great fixtures)
            B. Fabianski (not as good fixtures but dgw 24 and save points)
            C. Someone else

            Thanks

            1. Bobby Digital
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              I went with Schmeich, but then again I don't have Soy.

            2. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Fab is a monster. DGW and Moyes magic.

          16. Wigflex
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            I own Trent and Mane. Tempted to go without salah but double pool defence instead:

            A - Salah - Jiminez - Greenwood
            Or
            B - Robinson - DCL - Jiminez/Ings

            1. Hansel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              If Greenwood is a starter - B!

              1. Wigflex
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Thanks

            2. Bushwhacker
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Robertson on the B. Greenwood is bench.

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

              Next gameweek captain mo salah?
              He's a big game player barely blanks and vs that spurs defence,I sense a brace.

              1. Keeptrying
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Mane seems to be better than Salah in away games

                1. Bushwhacker
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Abraham, Vardy or any United player.

                2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  I would never captain a player playing against Mourinho. I think he knows that he has to park the bus in order to be able to get something out of the game. And I firmly believe he will

                  1. Keeptrying
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Good point as well

                3. Kay317
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Yea tempting me massively. Some good options again though, vardy or KDB could be good picks too

              2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                GTG?

                Gazza
                TAA Soy Lundstram
                Salah Sterling KDB Martial
                Vardy Abraham DCL
                ___
                Button; Aurier Hayden Reid

                Will get in Mane for gw24