Dugout Discussion

Mané and Robertson benched for Liverpool at Brighton

Jurgen Klopp has finally delivered on his promise to shuffle the Liverpool side, and it has big implications for Fantasy managers.

Sadio Mané (£12.4m) and Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) are the two players to suffer from that policy in Gameweek 34+ with each of them relegated to the bench for the trip to Brighton.

Neco Williams (£4.0m) gets his first Premier League start but rather than replace Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.8m) on the right-hand side, he has been selected on the left in place of Robertson.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (£6.1m) is the man to come in for Mané, offered a place in the front-three, further forward than his usual central midfield berth.

Outside of those changes, Liverpool as largely as expected, Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) and Roberto Firmino (£9.4m) in the line-up, as well as Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) and Joe Gomez (£5.3m).

There is considerably less interest in the Brighton side chosen by Graham Potter, which looks tailor-made to try and cause Liverpool some problems.

Usually a fan of three conservative midfielders, the Seagulls’ boss has decided to support Neal Maupay (£5.7m) with an attacking trio of Alexis Mac Allister (£5.5m), Pascal Groß (£6.2m) and Leandro Trossard (£5.8m).

Meanwhile, it is worth noting that Tariq Lamptey (£4.0m) is starting to make himself immune from tinker-man Potter’s rotation policy, making his fourth successive start against Liverpool.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI: Ryan; Burn, Webster, Dunk, Lamptey; D Stephens, Pröpper; Mac Allister, Groß, Trossard; Maupay.

Liverpool XI: Alisson; N Williams, van Dijk, Gomez, Alexander-Arnold; J Henderson, Keïta, Wijnaldum; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Firmino, Salah.

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1,871 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Tomas_brolin
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    Just looked at the scores. Wtf happened?

    Did Salah and Cantwell to Mahrez and Foden (-4). I’m an idiot

    1. Patio Kev
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Yes but if you read some of the comments I think you will find you are in good company.

    2. Big Hands Barry
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Amen brother. Hideous aint it

  2. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    So im now 65 points behind ML leader, probably 70 by end of the week and unfortunately have 6 players the same. Do i sell the same players (KDB, Bruno, Rash, Foden, TAA) for differentials? Getting desperate i suppose

    1. Rashers
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      I'm trying to do something similar. Looking for differentials but its really not working so far 🙁

    2. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Maybe lose Bruno (if still 3 Utd) or especially TAA to take a chance

      1. DAZZ
        • 6 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        Yeah might punt on Bruno > Mane, and hope Brunos points lower

    3. Patio Kev
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      If your priority is winning your ML then you might as well gamble and go all in.

      If he has KDB then go Sterling
      If he has Salah then go Mane.

      Personally I think Sterling and Mané will be good Captain differentials next week as both should start after being benched.

  3. BigBillyBass
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    Jim + Doherty > Vardy + Egan (-4)?

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Nah just the fwd move. Probs what I’m doing

      1. BigBillyBass
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        Have to take the hit to afford Vardy unfortunately

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      I am doing for free with Dawson instead

  4. Rashers
    • 6 Years
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    Not sure whether to get in Sterling or Salah this week.

    Burnley solid at the back. Brighton on the other hand. . . .

    1. Baganuva Hatty
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Sterling

  5. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    Midfield saved me with kdb(c) Salah Willian mahrez bruno*

    Up to 25k OR I’m firmly on team AWB/Rashford this week!

    1. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Same. Maguire/Greenwood/Martial for me, hope Luck is on my side and I sail past you!

    2. Utopsis
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        I've incredibly halved my OR rank to 66k with AWB, Bruno, Rashford and Ings to play. Sure there are lots of MUN (C)s though so a big victory would send me crashing back down!

    3. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      The only thing making this dross week with no hauls better is not having any hauls on the bench, at least.

    4. Kane Lane
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Salah owners let's have a party and enjoy this moment as last gw was hurting being owner. So many people got rid of Salah getting him back means hits so it's win win situation. 😉

      1. Utopsis
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          I hear you mate - cheers!

      2. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        Is there any point trying to get Salah in again now? Still have Mane (and Trent FWIW).

        Feel like there’s better use of transfers than Mane to Salah surely

        1. Rashers
          • 6 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          Similar boat. Think I will get in Sterling rather than Salah

        2. zotter
          • 10 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          Salah in. Most important transfer you’ll make

        3. Patio Kev
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          I’ve got both Mane and Salah and I’m definitely going Mané (C) next week for the differential.

      3. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        Taylor or Pieters?

        1. Rashers
          • 6 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          Taylor

        2. Utopsis
            27 days, 12 hours ago

            Pieters. He's playing right mid.

        3. lordkippe
          • 3 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          40 with DCL, Maguire, Bruno & Rash to go. Already on a 4 k red and probably will get even a larger red. But I am pretty happy with my score. Just so many people doing even better. Well played

          1. scubasmithy
            • 4 Years
            27 days, 12 hours ago

            Salah saved my week, foden, Jimi, taa, Doherty let me down but on 47 with Bruno, Martial, Maguire, DCL to go. Currently 10k green to top 40k... I'll take that so far.

        4. FPL Kakarot
          • 4 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          Choose one ....

          A) Jesus

          B) Mahreza

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            27 days, 12 hours ago

            None, Jesus if must lots of mid options

          2. Rashers
            • 6 Years
            27 days, 12 hours ago

            Mahrez

        5. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          Jesus or Vardy

        6. Mweene
          • 6 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          A. Jimenez and DDG to Rashford and 4.5 keeper

          B. Jimenez to Giroud

          2 free transfers

        7. FPL Kakarot
          • 4 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          Which transfer is best?

          A) Greenwood, Mahrez --> Martial, Jesus

          B) Mahrez, Jimmy --> Mane, Jesus

          C) Mahrez, Jimmy --> Sterling, Vardy

        8. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          Was all set on captain vardy ...not so sure now .

        9. Hryszko
          • 3 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          Been ignored on previous pages, any help appreciated? Thinking of Jimmy > Vardy, but then that only leaves me with 4.4m for a defender.

          2FT's banked to use this GW.

          DDG

          Trent - Doherty - Aurier

          Salah - KDB - Pulisic - Fernandes

          Ings - Jimmy - Rashford

          Subs: Hendo, Saiss, Fernandez, Hayden

        10. FPL Kakarot
          • 4 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          Who is a better option next week?

          A) Mane

          B) Vardy

          1. Costa Nostra
            • 5 Years
            27 days, 12 hours ago

            Vardy...will smash Bournemouth

        11. SuperMane Returns
          • 3 Years
          27 days, 11 hours ago

          My FH team currently paying off (even with KDB (c)...
          *Currently 57 with 3 to go tomorrow (Aurier/Martial/Bruno)

          *My actual team would only have been on 11 with 5 to go (incl Bruno (c))!

          🙂

        12. Max City
          • 3 Years
          27 days, 11 hours ago

          Problem:
          1. Want to have Vardy, not enough cash for Jimi >> Vardy
          2. GK issue: Henderson vs CHE, Pope vs LIV

          Would you:
          A. Rashford >> Vardy for free (and play Jimi and Henderson)

          B. Jimi + Henderson >> Vardy + 4.8 GK
          (Krul vs WHU or Martinez vs TOT)

          C. Jimi + Stevens >> Vardy + Egan (play Henderson vs CHE)