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. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Salah EO%?

    1. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Around 50%

      1. BIG TONES
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        thanks mate

        1. Tempestic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Np

    2. BIG TONES
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      keen to know this also

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      50% ish

    4. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      50.25%

    5. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      50.25%

    6. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      What’s his EO in top 450k? Asking for a friend

  2. linkafu
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 17 days ago

    So happy I captained Sterling over KDB!

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      K

    2. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      This

      1. linkafu
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 17 days ago

        People on Twitter were laughing at me yesterday. It really feel good!

    3. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      2 pt difference..

      1. linkafu
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 17 days ago

        3 pts

        1. linkafu
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 17 days ago

          So 6 for me

          1. _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            ok 3, if you have both its a 3 pt difference.

  3. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Why the hell would Mane be benched ffs

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      becuase Salah scores better without Mane and the fpl gods owe my some points?

    2. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Game is a joke

      1. TheSteel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Lol cmon man

  4. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Can BHA pls score one goal 😐

  5. yer old da
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    700 points these past three seasons (so far), including top points scorer in each of the last two, and people sell before Brighton away. The mind boggles.

    1. BIG TONES
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Pool hadn't scored an away goal in a hot minute though.

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      There's a lot of good midfield options out there atm. He's effectively just been gifted 11 points there by Brighton. Can't account for that esp as Brighton been extremely solid of late. One of those things.

  6. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Top 10k target back on track 😀 Cmon You sweet Mo,grab some more

  7. The Mighty Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Note to self: stop making changes and taking hits.

  8. Berbs
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Neco Williams looks really good.

  9. UnitedRthebest
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Need Rashford captaincy haul. Disaster of a Gameweek so far. 27 pts, 5 left and Egan first bench. Anyone worse?

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Salah hattie just arriving 1 GW late.

    • Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Did anyone watch the West Ham game? How did Antonio & Soucek looked?

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Look**

      2. BoleynWin
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Antonio missed a one v one, hit the post when should have scored. Looked lovely but the service was so poor, would keep for Norwich at least. Souceks points have been a freak the last fortnight, he wasn’t any threat today whatsoever.

        1. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Cheers mate! I heard Soucek took 6 shots with 2 on target?

    • Right In The Stanchion
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Handing over payment to my smug man utd mate this year after winning last 3 seasons is going to be very painful.

        £20 in 50p instalments is ok though isn't it?

        1. Berbs
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          lol brilliant

      • Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Salah played 90 minutes against Villa 3 days ago and was rubbish, swings and roundabouts innit.

        1. King Mo
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          And still returned in that game. FPL God! 🙂

        2. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Ridiculous. And Mane earlier rest but benched, makes zero sense

          1. beric
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Working out pretty well for liverpool though ey

            1. Top Lad Dakes.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Probably more BHA are crap. Wish Mane was in on this ...

        3. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 17 days ago

          He is only rubbish because you obviously do not have him.

          His FPL record speaks for itself.

          FPLKING

          1. Forza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            I said that he *was* rubbish, not that he *is* rubbish. I think he only had 1 shot in the box vs Villa, which was off target.

      • IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Salah saving my GW

      • Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        No more for Salah please man.

        Trent goal and even Mane off the bench would be welcomed

        1. Sgt. Schultz
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          totally concur

      • Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        End of my season tonight, was dreadful all along and no fun.

        1. yer old da
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          But apart from that?

        2. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          When the fun stops, Stop.

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        ‘Only’ 50% EO 🙂

        1. beric
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Lovely

        2. Chucky
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          should have captained him instead of following the herd...

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Mad that Liverpool have the two best young RBs in the Prem.

        1. Berbs
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Pity Neco isn't a LB. Would've sorted that issue. I'm not content with just Robbo and tbh VVD hides a lot of Robbo flaws.

        2. TheSteel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Nope

      • Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Salah saving the GW for those losing the season

        1. Keep Calm and Play On
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Are you saying no one doing well has salah in their team?

      • FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 17 days ago

        I cannot see Klop benching Salah when golden boot is within his reach 🙂

      • Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        One blank and everyone forgets who you really are.

      • Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        I did Salah + DCL --> Kane + Foden. For a hit...

        Help

      • JJO
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        I just knew whats gonna happen after that Chelsea

      • Releasebreaks
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Sold Salah for Foden, of course Salah goes crazy after being in my team since gw1 and Foden blanks, im getting tired of this stupid game

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          The game isn’t the stupid one if you sold mo for foden

      • Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Jimenez assessment? Time to sell?

        Vardy beckons

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Defo

        2. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Jimmy can go anytime now his job is done

        3. King Mo
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Giving him one more GW then switching to Ings

        4. JabariParkersEyelid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Agreed. Will be most common transfer of the week but doesn't mean it's bad.

      • Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        If Salah not playing 90 min today, he surely will start BUR next? Golden boots dream still on ...

      • JONALDINHO
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Did Lamptey not get a yellow?

      • yer old da
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        What is effective ownership anyway?

        1. Daniel - Go Granville
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          50

        2. Forza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          % of ownership + % of captaincies, to account for the fact that you get 200% of your captain's points.

      • Differentiator
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Desperately hoping for 2 Salah penalty misses and then a red card

      • Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Mo Salah. Salah Salah salah.

        Juhuuuuuu

        But we sold Coutinho.

        Juhuuu

        1. Chucky
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Juhuuu Danny,we are back 😀