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. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    I need an extra wildcard

    1. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Haha I just looked at the transfers I want to make and feel the same way...

    2. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      You’ll have one in 2 months for a few weeks.

    3. DF
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Back back forward x

  2. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Bloody wolves

    1. GanonTEK
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      I second this

      1. LikeItLoveIt
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Thirded

    2. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Been a long season for them. Just seem to be running out of steam.

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 15 days ago

        3 month break. Their predictable style just been worked out

    3. Babit1967
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      That was bad

  3. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Will KDB at least keep the bap?

  4. EL tridente
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    First Place in my League with a 9 point lead over me Got Mendy starting and Egan first on the bench... It’s just really disgusting this game

  5. mattk lfc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Benched Egan again 🙁

    1. AC Yew
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Same.

    2. Sgt. Schultz
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      samesies.Went with Basham on both occasions

  6. gers23
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Egan to Maguire two gameweeks ago fk right off

  7. AC Yew
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Ahhh rubbish Egan and Taylor on bench! Keep playing wrong SHU defender

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Brutal

  8. Klip Klopp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Ah there any double gameweeks coming up? I still have my TC chip

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      No

  9. Yank Revolution
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Ok, need a quiet day for Mo here and TAA to get all the pointz.

    1. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      This. But really don't care too much about Trent as everyone have him.

      1. Yank Revolution
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        82.7 pct EO. So, points are still good!

        1. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Aha Nice

    2. Better off with a pin and a…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      I want a VVD goal + cleanie. I reckon he's due!

      1. Yank Revolution
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Cant abide by any Virgil points outside of CS...

  10. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Anyone with Doherty/saiss

    With no Burnley or Shu def cover?

    Worst possible outcome

    1. OLEgend
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Triple wolves defence here 🙁

    2. GanonTEK
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Doherty/Patricio/Jiminez here

    3. Better off with a pin and a…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Doherty, yes. Pope on the bench - played Foster at home to NOR instead. I hate having 2 playing keepers!

      1. Yank Revolution
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Its the worst...

    4. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Doherty, Boly, Jimenez. And benched Henderson

    5. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Have Doherty and Saïss only crumb of comfort is I have Henderson in goal, really wanted the 0-0

  11. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    KDB > Mane anyone?

    1. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Can't imagine

    2. DROP IT LIKE IT'S HART
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      LOL. No.

  12. JustPark
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Guess who I sold for Aurier and scored double digit back to back now!

    1. Sgt. Schultz
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Where Egans Dare

    2. gers23
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Did same only with Maguire

  13. Stimps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Egan 1st sub on bench. Hopefully one of Martial, Rashford, Greenwood don't play 🙁

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Hoping for a Rashford badly stubbed toe myself

    2. yakirh
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Don't get your hopes up

  14. Maddamotha
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Pope not getting any baps?!?? Whaaat shits rigged

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Greedy boy

      1. Maddamotha
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Believe me sweety I got enough feed the needy

    2. michaelington
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Played well too, shame, probably had our share already

      1. Qaiss
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        West Ham should have been given a penalty

  15. Athletic Nasherbo
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Got Foden in for a hit. Was so so so unlucky on another day he gets atleast 1 goal. Was the right move even if DCL scores who I would have played instead of taking the hit. One of those things I guess!

  16. DantheManinaPan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Eggaaannnnn

  17. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    any changes you’d suggest?

    Allison
    TAA - Doherty - AWB
    KDB - Mahrez - Foden - Martial - Bruno
    Jimmy - Kane

    Martinez - Saiss - CTaylor - Nketiah

    2 FTs
    0 itb

  18. The Dance
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Of course rival has stevens coming on for laporte, course he does.

    1. Strchld
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      My rival has Egan. And I have double Wolves defence. Real deal.

  19. Better off with a pin and a…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    I don't normally bother posting during matches on here, but that was just SO frustrating. 18 points on the bench already this week - including Pope - I really should know better! Doherty clean sheet gone at the end. Pah!

  20. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Well, that’s ridiculously disappointing with KDB(c) Mahrez Doherty and Jiménez, gotta be honest. 🙁

    & Sterling owners can’t deny, you’ve lucked out massively there.

    1. AK_FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Seriously. I had all of them PLUS Foden. Foden should have had a hattrick, unbelievable.

    2. Better off with a pin and a…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      I've got Sterling and still don't feel that lucky.

    3. Shuko
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Probably didn't say that last week when Sterling got 1 point. 😉

    4. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      I'm not disappointed with KDB © Mahrez Ederson Doherty

      Hopefully Kane Greenwood Mane bring home the bacon

    5. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Yep. + Foden

    6. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Not that lucky, he probably wouldve scored a hat trick had he started

  21. Amey
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    I need Mane to come on or another player from my team to miss out altogether

    Nketiah first bench
    Taylor second

    Can't take -2 & leave 12 on the bench 😀

    1. sunzip14
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Taylor first on bench. Need one of AWB, Rash, Bruno or Kane to miss.

  22. Major League Shocker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Anyone beating my 27 bench points?

    1. Shuko
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      -2

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Lol
      M sorry but you have to laugh man

    3. GanonTEK
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      I have a total of -2 on my bench

  23. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    If Salah plays full game today we will probably see him benched Vs burnley

  24. AC Yew
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Is Egan looking a better option than Stevens? Have both and keep starting the the wrong player

  25. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Brutal 3GWs. 4 to go then I can quit for good 😀

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Forever ?

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Tempted to pack it in for good. Might just take a year off and see how much I miss it. Feel like I’m wasting too much of my time on it and it’s getting me down tbh

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Fine bro
          You're a good poster
          So I was concerned

          Good luck whatever you do !

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 15 days ago

            Cheers matey! Will see how the season ends and how I feel after. Very addictive game so it’ll be hard to let go haha. Perhaps I just need to take it a little less serious. Thanks anyways 🙂

    2. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      You’ll be back

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Possibly. Might just take a year off. Getting me down too much and wasting too much of my spare time. Very addictive though so might be hard to stop like you say

  26. Jönny
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Egan and Norwood on my bench, Saiss and Doherty in my starting 11.

    Cannot actually believe it.

  27. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Henderson on for a bap. Nice.

    1. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Glad he's matched Pope who is annoying as hell

      1. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Yup

  28. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Wolves not even going to get europa at this rate. Terrible

    1. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Over achieved long enough imo

  29. Rains of Castamere
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Raheem 10pts in 25 mins, you beauty

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Tired legs ...
      If Kevin 😀

  30. Strchld
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    I had double Wolves defence.
    Rival played Laporte and have Egan first on the bench.
    This is just luck. Nothing else.