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Mane-less Liverpool face West Ham in final Double Gameweek 24 fixture

Double Gameweek 24 finally comes to a conclusion this evening as West Ham United and Liverpool meet at the London Stadium.

Kick-off in the capital is at 19:45 GMT.

There were over 625,000 Triple Captain chips deployed in Gameweek 24, 43.2% of which were used on Sadio Mane (£12.3m).

The Senegal international lasted all of 32 minutes against Wolverhampton Wanderers last Thursday and he is, as expected, missing from the Liverpool squad this evening, with some doubt over his involvement against Southampton in Gameweek 25.

Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) starts for Jurgen Klopp’s side tonight, however, with the Egyptian the second-most-popular option for the Gameweek 24 captaincy among the Fantasy Premier League community.

Just over a third of those who used their Triple Captain chip in this round of fixtures entrusted Salah with the responsibility.

With Mane absent, Salah and Roberto Firmino (£9.6m) are joined in a front three by Divock Origi (£5.2m) for this evening’s encounter in east London.

The Reds are otherwise unchanged from last Thursday’s win at Molineux.

Firmino, Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.6m) and Jordan Henderson (£5.4m) were the only Liverpool players not to blank in that late victory over Wolves.

West Ham assets were much less-fancied for Double Gameweek 24 and, bar Sebastien Haller (£7.0m) and Mark Noble (£5.0m), there was little joy to be had for those backing the Hammers’ players in their 4-1 defeat to Leicester City last week.

David Moyes has made two changes to his team from that punishing loss at the King Power Stadium, with teenager Jeremy Ngakia (£4.0m) making his Premier League debut at the expense of Pablo Zabaleta (£4.2m).

Lukasz Fabianski (£4.9m), who had returned to training in the last couple of days, is fit to enough to feature, with Darren Randolph (£4.5m) dropping to the bench.

Robert Snodgrass (£5.2m) was a doubt for this match with a knee injury but has recovered in time to start.

Michail Antonio (£6.9m), who made a big impact against Leicester when thrown on at half-time, is not even among the substitutes.

Fantasy managers may also have one eye on events at the Etihad this evening, with the two Manchester clubs in action in the second leg of their EFL Cup semi-final.

City, 3-1 up from the first leg, are hot favourites to progress and an aggregate win for Pep Guardiola’s side would see their Gameweek 28 clash with Arsenal rearranged.

Sergio Aguero (£12.0m), Kevin De Bruyne (£10.6m), Raheem Sterling (£11.7m) and Anthony Martial (£7.9m) are among the well-owned FPL assets who start tonight, with the full team news below.


West Ham United XI: Fabianski, Cresswell, Diop, Ogbonna, Ngakia, Rice, Noble, Masuaku, Snodgrass, Lanzini, Haller.

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Origi, Salah, Firmino.

Manchester City XI: Bravo, Walker, Rodrigo, Otamendi, Cancelo, Gundogan, Mahrez, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Sterling, Aguero.

Manchester United XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Williams, Fred, Matic, Lingard, Greenwood, Martial.

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  1. Uns95
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    69 all out - very lucky... gameweek saved by Henderson and Stephens coming off my bench (22 points) for Gazza and Tanganga.

    Mane (c) but had Salah and Trent, saved my TC as didn't fancy it this time around.

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

      unexpected bench points are brilliant

      1. Uns95
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Makes up for the lack of Salah TC or Captain somewhat!

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

    Which transfer is best?

    A) Kelly to Lascalles

    B) Lucas to Traoré

    C) Maddison to Rich (if fit)

    D) Maddy to Martial

    E) Hold all players

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

      A or B

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

      B.

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

      A

    4. GREEN IS GOOD
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      B

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

    Salah for captaincy again upcoming gw or gamble on Grealish?

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Its been on Grealish all week 4 me. Glad to see someone else actually considering him.

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

        The worry is they had the league cup game. Bournemouth longer rest.

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          1 month, 28 days ago

          True but im sticking with it 😀

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

      Salah for me if Milner is still out (?)

    3. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Nobody remembers who came 50th. Punt away

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

        True, have some time to think it over

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

      Had it on Vardy, Jimenez vc. Now on Salah, Vardy vc.

    5. Mo Salah No Mane
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Grealish

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

        Have Grealish but too punty for me. BOU had a good win vs Brighton.

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          1 month, 28 days ago

          They still cant defend tho, im expecting like 5 goals in that game. 2-3/3-2 something like that

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

      Salah still low enough ownership to gain way by capping, and hes the best captain pick

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

        I will probably end up capping him even though the Saints look quite solid atm

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

        100%.

        Second favourite player to score this week (behind Aguero) according to bookies' odds.

        No need to overthink it.

  4. DALEDOBACK
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Got Salah 5 gameweeks ago.
    Kept the captaincy on him.
    TC this week. 100 points in that time. Cheers Mo!

  5. GNev2
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Which 2 to play out of these 4...
    a) Lundstram
    b) Holgate
    c) Dunk
    d) Rico

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

      a&c

  6. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    48 point looks great next to my TC, but is a goal and an assist really that great from two games ? I'd be surprised if there aren't popular TC choices later in the season that do better than that.

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

      Dont be greedy

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

      It's a decent return for a TC, can't grumble at that. The hope is returns in both games but can't be the expectation.

    3. Pu-li-sick (sic)
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      No it's really bad actually. I can't imagine many worse triple captain scores than 48. Are there even numbers lower than 48?

    4. Uncle Gamst
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Title all but wrapped up and teams still in Champions League rotating key players or cameos from bench.

      Won't TC options be more risky?

      TC Sane for 3 points still stings 😉

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        TC K ane 3 pts (x3)
        TC S ane 1 pt x3
        TC M ane 1 pt x3

        Is here strange ane pattern?!?

    5. Trophé Mourinho
      1 month, 28 days ago

      lol? 48 is massive win for TC, get real. Its like an additional gameweek score altogether

    6. GREEN IS GOOD
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Ask Mane TCs what they think

    7. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      48 points is two points less than I scored this whole week. I'd snap your hand off for it.

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

      Wait till that Aguero double hattrick in a DGW for a 102 pointer TC

      1. Big Hands Barry
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        They probs said that about mane this week

    9. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Think people are forgetting the TC chip didnt get 48, it got 16 (captain salah would have got 32 anyway). 16 is a still a solid haul for a triple captain and I woudnt change it for another role of the dice

      1. GREEN IS GOOD
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        ummm no, it really is 48 points.

        I think you're forgetting all the people who put TC on Mane, or C on Mane or anyone else other than Salah.

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

    Best midfielder choice for under £8.8 mil? I’m really struggling. Have Grealish.

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

      Alli, Richarlison, Martial, Traore

    2. GREEN IS GOOD
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      + Mahrez

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Rich? Also wondering about Sarr if he’s fit.

      Traoré is really popular hereabouts but Wolves are back to back Europa in 27/8 and have tricky ones in 25/6.

  8. Mo Salah No Mane
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Rank was
    1.4 million in gw 21

    Rank now
    Top 200k in gw 24
    Climbed 1.2 million places in 4 gws

    If only this can continue...

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

      Noice

      1. Mo Salah No Mane
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Ta

      2. ted mcsheenery
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Get in

        1. Mo Salah No Mane
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Finally a few good weeks

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      giving me hope... having a terrible season

      well done

      1. Mo Salah No Mane
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Felt exactly the same a few weeks ago
        Nothing was going right all season.
        Then along came Aguero

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

      Lovely jubbly. Keep her lit 🙂

      1. Mo Salah No Mane
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Going to be hard but will do my best.
        Still wc, bb and fh in the bank so hoping for my best finish yet

  9. HashAttack
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    I have not resorted to TC yes, but I'll tell you, you can tell him now if you're watching it, I'm still fighting for this title, and he's not got a TC anymore and… and… I'll tell you, honestly, I will love it if we beat the Salah TCers. Love it

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

      😀

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

    when are we expecting updates on blanks/doubles?

  11. Mr. Wizard
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Is Kelly still a starter for Palace?

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

      Ward replaced him on 60 last GW.

      Shocked if Kelly starts this weekend.

      1. Mr. Wizard
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        has Ward just returned from injury then?

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

          Yeah.

    2. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Doubt it

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

    Ryan Button
    TAA Soy Kelly Rico Lundstram
    Salah KDB Maddison Mane Cantwell
    Vardy Ings DCL

    2 FT.
    A) Rico and Mane OUT - Robertson and Son IN
    B) Mane and DCL OUT - Fleck and Auba IN (That will give me funds for bringing Robbo next GW)
    C) Other transfer/s

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

    Third LFC player on WC?

    A. VVD
    B. Robbo
    C. Firmino

    1. Mini Mahouse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      B

      Just own both TAA and Robbo and enjoy the rest of the season, keeping clean sheets and assisting

    2. Mo Salah No Mane
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      VVD

    3. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      B

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

      Robbo.

    5. milanista10
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Robbo for me

    6. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      A or B.

      I need the money saving, so A for me.

    7. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Robbo, bound to get attacking returns eventually

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

        1 goal in 14 games. 1 assist in 11 games. Not liking them odds for 7m.

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

      Gomez if the extra cash improves your team.

    9. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      A

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

      A

  14. fabregasismagic
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Aguero & Gomez or Auba & VVD for a WC team?

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

      B

  15. Mr. Wizard
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    1FT: Cantwell -> Traore as 5th midfielder to cover for Mane?

    1. ted mcsheenery
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      yup

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

    Sorry for Re-post
    Wildcard

    Auba over Kun?
    Or what else should I do as I have 6 players blanking in GW 28!

    Henderson
    TAA VVD Lascelles
    KDB Salah Grealish Fleck
    Sergio (C) Jiminez Ings

    Bench:Pope,Lund,A.Traore,Stephens

    Thank you.

  17. fridge
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Ryan
    Robbo. TAA. Lundstram
    Salah. KDB. Martial. Maddy. Traore
    Vardy. Ings
    Button. Greenwood. Kelly. Soyuncu

    2FT, 0.7 ITB

    Vardy & Soyuncu > Auba & 4.4 def?

  18. Daghe Munegu
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Are the Salah (c) the real winners over Salah (TC)?

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

      Lol how? 14 isnt a bad TC score.

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      nah, 16 is decent - half-decent chance most of those TCers will C the other 'obvious' TC anyway

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

      Who did you TC instead?

      14 in the bag is a success.

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

        16*.

      2. Daghe Munegu
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Nobody yet. Had Salah (c)

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

          I’d rather the 16 and no future headache.

          You’ll do well to beat 16, getting two starts will be tough in itself.

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

            Perhaps true of the starts but Klopp has rarely rested rotated Mo. Not sure he’ll start now. Race to Golden Boot etc

            In any event my idea in holding TC was to aim for a juicy home fixture with the second one a bonus.

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

      Depends on how the DGWs are set up. Bench boost/free hit might get in the way of the good TCs.

    5. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Yes IMO

    6. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Yes.

      I have a terrible record with TC, so a goal, assist and 3 bonus I am grateful for. But I suspect that can be bettered down the line, but I will gladly bank this.

  19. Oggle22
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Mccarthy
    TAA Holgate Lundstarm Kelly
    Salah(c) KDB Martial Moura
    Vardy Greenwood

    Button Long Stephens Mane

    -4 Greenwood/Mane to Aubameyang/
    Harry Wilson or Fleck

  20. FPL Kakarot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Is Lucas to Traoré worth a -4 or better to hold?

    1. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Lol that on it's own isnt worth a free this week. Surely its funding something else though?

  21. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Newcastle have agreed a deal to sign Tottenham left-back Danny Rose on loan until the end of the season.

    https://twitter.com/SkySportsNews/status/1222644466915381249

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

      Wow, just checked - he's still 5.3m and has 17 points this season!
      The FPL price system doesn't work for overpriced, underowned players

    2. ted mcsheenery
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Interesting. Cheers.

    3. Athletic Nasherbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Destroys Ritchie as an option

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Rose is rubbish, Ritchie wont lose his place

    4. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Interesting. Wonder what role he will get with richie there

    5. El Presidente
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Nice move. Newcastle is doing good business this window

    6. Teahupo'o
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Maybe my bench fodder Tanganga will now get more playing time.

  22. Mr. Wizard
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Stevens or Lascelles?

    1. Old Bull
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Stevens

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      S

    3. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      If you can cover Stevens blank in 28 ok then him

  23. Old Bull
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Ryan
    VVD TAA Soyuncu
    Cantwell. Mane. KDB Mahrez. Fleck
    Vardy. Ings

    McCarthy. Otamendi. Lundstram. Rashford

    Two free transfers. You decide. Advise appreciated.

  24. Mini Mahouse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Have literally no idea what to do - Quite happy with my team but few players that I want to ship (Marked with *). I have 1 FT
    Any suggestions?

    Pope (Button)
    TAA - Robbo - Lundstram* (Rico, Soyuncu*)
    Maddi* - Martial - Salah - KDB - Cantwell
    Aguero (Ings, Greenwood)

    0 ITB

    Was thinking Maddison to Graelish

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

    Start 1

    A Söyüncü (CHE)
    B Lundstram (cpa)

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      A

    2. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      B.. Just in case he starts.

  26. Feanor
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    I'll be dropping from 628th to 1,300th largely thanks to TCing Mane and not Salah.

    [DGW FEVER!] POINTS FROM LIVERPOOL (YOU VS TOP10K)
    31.0 VS. 35.82

  27. LE CHARO
    1 month, 28 days ago

    In the end, I only went down from 400k to 460k with Mané TC, I guess things could have been worse. It's a big missed opportunity to get my season back on track, but with the remaining blanks and double gameweeks coming up, there will be plenty more to come. Hopefully, the next big swings will go my way for a change.

  28. Athletic Nasherbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Gutted to be honest considering I had Salah(TC) all week before last game and then bottled.

    Down from 115k to 160K isn’t the end of the world I guess at all.

  29. Jdpz
    1 month, 28 days ago

    The best option? (-4p)
    1.Saiss > Lascelles
    2.Douglas L. > Fleck
    3.Douglas L. > Hayden
    4.Maddison/Traore > Grealish

  30. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Ole on if Bruno Fernandes will play on Saturday: "Lets get the contract signed and transfer done. The boy is fit and ready to play."

    https://twitter.com/sistoney67/status/1222646728303763457

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

      Wolves watch out!

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

      Think Martial may be my Mane replacement