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Gomez absent for Liverpool as more injuries revealed after FPL deadline

Fantasy Premier League managers find themselves at the mercy of their real-life counterparts once again in Blank Gameweek 28.

That’s because Jurgen Klopp becomes the latest top-flight boss to reveal his injury news after the Gameweek deadline, rather than in his midweek press conference.

Thankfully, on this occasion, the players affected are not widely-owned Fantasy assets, although many are still reeling from surprise absences from starting line-ups for Jamie Vardy (£9.8m) and Danny Ings (£7.2m).

Joe Gomez (£5.3m) misses out for Liverpool, with the club’s official Twitter account explaining it as a “precaution due to a minor fitness concern”.

That sees Dejan Lovren (£5.3m) slot in alongside Virgil van Dijk (£6.6m) at centre-back while Naby Keïta (£5.8m), not mentioned in this week’s press conference, has a “sore hip”.

While the precedent increasingly being set by Premier League managers to omit injury updates from their pre-deadline press conferences, at least the big Liverpool assets have come through this one unscathed.

Sadio Mané (£12.4m) and Mohamed Salah (£12.8m) flank Roberto Firmino (£9.7m) in the front-three while Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.7m) hold onto their full-back berths.

Watford line-up in 4-2-3-1 formation, with Ismaïla Sarr (£6.2m) back in the side following a muscle injury.

Watford XI: Foster; Masina, Cathcart, Kabasele, Femenía; Hughes, Capoue; Deulofeu, Doucouré, Sarr; Deeney.

Liverpool XI: Alisson; Robertson, van Dijk, Lovren, Alexander-Arnold; Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Mané, Firmino, Salah.

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1,265 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Cantwell 3 points looking gold this gw

    1. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      My highest scorer so far 🙁

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Mine is Lascells.
        That's a brag !
        😀

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Worthy brag. What an awful week in FPL and now as a LIV fan

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 3 days ago

            It was bound to happen.
            You'll play more freely now imo

            1. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              Maybe. Will prob make those with Salah Mané better off

    2. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Sarr sarr sarr

    3. teneighty
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Hayden off the bench my highest scorer.

  2. Crystal Alice
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 3 days ago

    16 from 6 with 3 Wolves 2 Utd to go

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Nice

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      14 (-4) from 8 with Jimi, Fernandes and Williams plus Holgate autosub to go 🙁

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Well done

    4. Amey
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 3 days ago

      That's amazing

  3. Easy Cheesy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Panic bought H wilson. Didn’t play. Other choices of gw31 were were sarr, dacoure and fraser. Probs should have just not changed anything on the vardy news. 30 mins news not sufficient for making good decisions

    1. Avon calling
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      You would have scored handsomely, and received many accolades as an astute FPL manager, had you brought in Sarr over Wilson.

  4. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    23k green with 28pts up to now, what a week haha

  5. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    The trolls all coming good for me just as I had given up on this game. Damn you Guaita, Haller and Kiko I am hooked again xx

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

      So you’ll be back posting this GW? 😉

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Can’t promise that I’m quite a busy chap these days but I will be less nihilistic the times I am here x

  6. GreennRed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Watford 3 Pool 0 was 125/1 !

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

      Was probably worth a fiver...

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Someone somewhere must have won ££ on that.
      That is remarkable.
      Completely outta nowhere

      1. Greek Freak
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        I think whoever did win on that has probably lost a lot more on similar punts!

    3. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      should have been at least 1000/1 prematch!

  7. Syd.
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    I don’t even think I’ve got double figures this week 😆

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Good GW to have a bad one.
      Cliche 😉

  8. Mané money
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    I have 21 -4 points and still getting s green arrow from 355k to 345k

    I just hope Traore play and Raul and Bruno haul and I’ll take it 🙂

    1. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      a Traore 15 point haul would be juicy lol

      1. villa_til_i_die
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        I’ll second that

  9. Velinter
      4 months, 3 days ago

      22 points from 8 players and still small green arrow 68k to 59k. How is it possible? Even hate myself why i didn't play Boly instead of Stephens, but having Doherty hoping will be enough. One of the weirdest gameweeks for sure...

      1. JT11fc
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Sure is weird. 24 (-4) from 8 here. Jota Rich and Digne here with Lascelles first on bench 15k green arrow

    • El Fenomeno R9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Three 1s and three 2s,glad i nail (C) on 50/50

    • Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      9(-4) from 5. Anyone worse?

      1. Monya Meow Meow
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Yup, 8 from 7 here

      2. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        16(-8) from 9 with Bruno(c) and Jimenez to play!

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 3 days ago

          That can be huge if Bruno scores.

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Yup, it's all about Bruno for me this GW! Oh have Williams to come in for Vardy if he plays so brace from Bruno and two Williams assists would be dreamy lol

      3. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        The fact you have 6 to play means you’re in an excellent position. I have 14 (-4) but only 3 to play

      4. The 12th Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        15 -8 with only Fernandes,Jimenez and DCL left.

    • Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      One of my ML rivals played his free hit and has 40 points before bonus, largely due to Alonso and Antonio.

      1. Hktrader88
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 3 days ago

        You got unlucky... 3 players in my ML played FH
        23 from 9
        9 from 6
        8 from 6

        I was planning to FH31, but after this week, I'm thinking the DGW maybe a better choice

      2. Devo-McDuff
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 2 days ago

        That’s a big score this week but a small score for FH. Presumably you still have yours and have the potential to do a lot more damage with it.

    • Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      So Bruno mega haul to save my GW. Come on FPL powers that be, make it so!

      Oh and Williams CS and assist pls 😉

      14 (-4) with 3 plus Holgate autosub to go. 😆

      1. Jullepuu
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Rich, not Bruno

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            No thanks!!

        • jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Yup, I captained him... need a haul big time now!

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Wow! Ballsy! Let’s hope mate!

      2. Jordan.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        179 points total last 5 gwks ,utterly brutal,down 350k places,2nd to 9th mini league ,*need to find a small bloke*

        1. Devo-McDuff
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 2 days ago

          What happens to the small bloke when you find him?

      3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Maddison to Sarr or Firmino to Jimenez?

        1. Jullepuu
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Get Jimenez

        2. Van der Faart
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          As a Spurs fan I need a Boly goal from a Traore assist after Spurs are at least 2 goals up tomorrow. Too much to ask?

        3. Berbs
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Respect to anyone who got double digit points this GW

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Very depressing performance Berbs!!

            1. Berbs
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              Yes but doesn't mean much, we'll still be champions

              Our biggest game since that atleti loss is atleti at home

              1. Don Kloppeone
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 3 days ago

                No I know but never nice to see such a damp squib of a game when we’re riding so high!

                As mentioned in previous page I’ve got a woman at work who’s a mad Hornets fan who’ll be a nightmare on Monday!

                1. Berbs
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Starting Lovren has that sort of impact, very poor decision

                  Unlucky on the watford fan!

                  1. Don Kloppeone
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    Yep my heart sank when I saw his name. Awful, awful player.

          2. Amey
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Yep
            This has a good potential of being the lowest ever scoring GW i guess

            1. Jullepuu
                4 months, 3 days ago

                Surely a bigger blank is the lowest scoring since all the dead teams who don't free hit or prepare

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Hmm
                  Good point

          3. Pompel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Being honest, if I would of taken a hit for a dender instead of Ings, it would probably have been Chilwell or Pereira...

            1. Jullepuu
                4 months, 3 days ago

                I took a hit for Doherty so fingers crossed

                1. Pompel
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  The thought struck me, but too high likelyhood of a 1-2 pointer this GW. Might still consider a hit for him next GW.

                  1. Jullepuu
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      In hindsight it could have been better to get Boly so I could afford Vardy to Auba but we will see

              • Tony Martial
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 3 days ago

                24 points -8

                Check my rank,5k green arrow!

              • Citizenkane91
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 3 days ago

                Posted this 10 hours ago:

                https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2020/02/29/perez-and-barnes-lack-clinical-edge-as-vardy-less-leicester-lose-at-norwich/?hc_sort_by=comment_date&hc_page=2&notify=no#hc_comment_21748069

                "Sarr likely to be my next transfer in. Then, very nicely set until GW 32.

                Depends on how attacking my fluid they look with Sarr back in the side."

                Fast forward, Sarr 19 points. Seems I won't be alone owning him, now.

              • The 12th Man
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 3 days ago

                I guess this was a good week to take hits. Lows scores not punishing them.

                1. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Or a terrible one

                2. Skalla
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Yeah some ppl still on minus after today!

              • Don Kloppeone
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 3 days ago

                I was offline from c. 5pm yesterday. Did the Vardy news break pre-deadline and people on here actually move him out? Any success stories?

              • Skalla
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 3 days ago

                38 all out with my free hit about 20pts better than original team, prob worth it even with 9 blanks 🙂