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. WD27
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Is KDB going to hold the BAP does anyone know?

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Yes him and sterling get 1

    2. Forza Papac
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      He gets 1

    3. WD27
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Thanks

  2. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Would love if Salah gets rested after 60. Captain against Burnley!

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      This!

    2. Samwise the Brave
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Have you not met Nick Pope?

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Got both, Nick will get 15 saves and then let 2 goals for Salah

    3. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Another goal and I think he's getting 90x2

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Another goal would be lovely!

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

      Would love him hauled off with a knock at HT tbh

  3. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Super Neco

  4. Berbs
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Look how excited Martin Tyler got with Brighton getting half a chance compared to his reaction to Salah and Henderson scoring.

    1. Zilla
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      when is he ever excited at goals anyway

  5. SomeoneKnows
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Would you take a -4 hit for ?
    Jimenez > Vardy
    DCL > Mousset

    I'm anyways playing 3-5-2 with KDB, Salah, Fernandes, Martial, Pulisic

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      The same front 7 to me, I will do 2FT similar to that

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

    Were Wolves defensively fine despite that agonizing last min goal?

    Tempted to hold Doherty despite the lack of attacking returns

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 20 days ago

      I am getting rid od Doherty and Patricio. Wolves gone off the boil.

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

        Think Jimenez more of an issue to ditch first tho no

    2. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Hardly looked threatened

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

        That’s annoying to still concede then, dammit.

  7. mo 10+ FFS- einzkp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Go Nico

  8. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Idiot for not captaining Salah.

    Total idiot!

    1. JJO
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Count me in

      1. Eastman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        And me

    2. Ode
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      At least you didn’t sell him

      1. Eastman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Never

    3. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      KDB home vs NEW was the correct answer before the matches

      1. JabariParkersEyelid
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 20 days ago

        This, hindsight is 2020 KDB was the right call if you're not clairvoyant.

      2. Utopsis
          4 months, 20 days ago

          Yep! 5-0 and only 1 assist for KDB (90 mins) is nuts.

          You cannot anticipate these things. Coupled that with the fact that Salah has only scored 2 away goals all season before this game...

    4. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Repost for comments please

      Best option for (-4):

      1. Rashford Henderson >> Vardy Martinez
      2. Rashford Lundstram >> Vardy Lamptey
      3. Jimenez Mahrez >> Vardy Pulisic (or Willian)
      4. Connolly Salah >> Vardy Pulisic (or Willian)
      5. Save

      1. Reg83
          4 months, 20 days ago

          none of them inspiring

      2. LIARS POKER
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Top of ML is very tight and I'm the only one with FH left. Hoping I stay with the pack going into GW38 and use my FH to get a few big differentials.

        1. Keep Calm and Play On
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 20 days ago

          Same situation as you, I’m contemplating playing it this week though as I would need a -8 to get a team I’m really happy with

      3. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Salah to who for the benching prior to Arsenal Chelsea

        1. King Mo
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 20 days ago

          Foden 😉

      4. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Captain Salalalalah yes

        1. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 20 days ago

          sorry I just checked

        2. Eastman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 20 days ago

          Well done keeping faith

          1. Lindelol
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 20 days ago

            Yes everyone was on KDB and I had taken a hit so must have to make differential to stay in LMS

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

        Is Trent LB or RB? Not watching

        1. Mr. Chimes
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 20 days ago

          RB

        2. King Mo
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 20 days ago

          Rb

      6. Mr. Chimes
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Anybody else hear Van Dijk scream VIRGIL!!! to claim that header?

      7. SpagBol
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        On 72 points with Salah and TAA in play,

        Got Aurier, AWB, Fernandes, Ings and Greenwood left to play...

        1. JONALDINHO
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 20 days ago

          Nice flex

          1. SpagBol
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 20 days ago

            Bench boost paying dividends 😉

        2. JabariParkersEyelid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 20 days ago

          Holy moly nicely done.

          1. SpagBol
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 20 days ago

            21 points on bench boost (Pope, Taylor, Saiss, Greenwood) 🙂

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 20 days ago

              Brilliant BB!

              1. SpagBol
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 20 days ago

                If only Sheff Utd didn't score last second I would have Saiss CS as well...

        3. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 20 days ago

          Only 72? LOL

          I’ve 73 with the same, better luck next GW.

          1. SpagBol
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 20 days ago

            Hahahah

          2. Chucky
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 20 days ago

            lol

        4. BIG TONES
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 20 days ago

          Well played mate. Could easily pass 100

          1. SpagBol
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 20 days ago

            Thanks mate, been climbing the ranks ever since the restart from 250k down to 30k now

            1. BIG TONES
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 20 days ago

              Yeah not bad! Terrible season for me, got off to a bad start. Enjoying the game again after the break in play and will look to come in hot next season!

      8. JONALDINHO
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Neco looks like the perfect back up to both full backs. Way better than robbo atm

      9. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Disaster of a week to lose Salah over Mane. GW24 all over again...

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 20 days ago

          Why bring back that pain!

        2. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 20 days ago

          I had salah(TC) last week - was disappointed but now captain salah finally rewarding me

        3. Long ago I drew a walrus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 20 days ago

          Salah always hauls when Mane isn't playing. If only we knew

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 20 days ago

            We didn't know that's the thing. I thought Mane plays this game. Salah at home to Burnley. Oh well.

      10. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Hoping Mane comes on 2nd half. Have Nketiah 1st bench lol...

      11. ZeBestee
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Salah owners were all threatening to take him out, I bet you are now a happy lot. Patience is key in this game.

        1. Brehmeren
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 20 days ago

          Wish I just stuck with the threats.

          1. ZeBestee
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 20 days ago

            There was one guy who took him off before his assist. I mean, he is still one of the best, if not the best FPL asset in tha last 3 seasons.

        2. mo 10+ FFS- einzkp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 20 days ago

          Its all about timing. I dont regret it taking Salah out 2 gw ago. It was a punt but a 6 gw punt. We'll see how it pans out having salah/ fleck over son/ martial come 38

        3. elchilangles
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 20 days ago

          transferred him out for Martial!

      12. pablo discobar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Probably selling Kane +Holgate

        A Vardy +Azpi
        B Jesus + Laporte
        C Jesus + Azpi

        Unfortunately .1 short of Vardy + Laporte.

        Could go for A and sell donkey Doherty for Laporte next week.

        Doherty such a wasteman

      13. Strchld
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Everyone in my ML have Salah, I have Mane. Another red arrow coming...

      14. MOZIL
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Giroud or Abraham will start the next one?

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 20 days ago

          Always share minutes ... prob still Giroud starting

        2. ZeBestee
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 20 days ago

          Dont go there..

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

        What is Klopp’s reasoning for resting Mane? Did he give any?

        There’s literally nothing important to rest him for

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 20 days ago

          He's tired? Players aren't machines...

        2. COK3Y5MURF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 20 days ago

          You think they can keep playing once every 3 days without a rest? Salah's turn next week unless his minutes are managed today.

          1. King Mo
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 20 days ago

            Salah was already rested v Everton tbf

            1. COK3Y5MURF
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 20 days ago

              That was due to a knock, not a rest. And that benching is irrelevant. Starting 4 games in 12 days risks injury.

            2. Eat my goal!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 20 days ago

              Injured

        3. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 20 days ago

          He likes pissing FF people off

        4. JONALDINHO
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 20 days ago

          Maybe the fact there playing 3 games in 6 days and there’s other players in the squad too?

        5. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 20 days ago

          Finally figured out the reason they were playing so bad was because of Mané, clearly.

        6. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 20 days ago

          there is nothing important to play him for either

        7. Revival
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 20 days ago

          Firmino and Henderson rested weekend,
          Mane and Robbo tonight.
          Next gameweek ????

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

        Still can’t believe KDB (NEW) only got one assist. So unlucky. Wasteful teammates man...

        1. BIG TONES
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 20 days ago

          Second whinge about KDB captain. Wrap it up mate.

          1. Gentle_Turks
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 20 days ago

            Don't be an ass. Sharing our FPL disappointments and letting off steam is an important part of this forum. If you don't get that then maybe you should wrap it up.

            1. BIG TONES
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 20 days ago

              Might be time to log off if you're getting wound up by strangers on FFS mate. Cheer up mate 🙂

      17. LIARS POKER
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Jimenez, DCL, DDG > Vardy, Greenwood, any other GK for a -4 worth it?

        1. ZeBestee
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 20 days ago

          See how many min Greenwood gets

      18. Hryszko
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Glad I kept Salah, annoyed I captained KDB over him.

        I also have Jiminez, does anyone have any ideas on how I can use my 2 FT’s for next GW?

        DDG (Hendo)

        Trent - Doherty - Aurier (Fernandez & Saiss)

        Salah - KDB - Pulisic - Bruno (Hayden)

        Rashford - Ings - Jimmy

        1. Dannyb
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 20 days ago

          Doherty and Jiminez to Vardy and someone else

      19. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Salah on for 3rd consecutive 250+ season

        1st player to cross 250 three times. Greatest fpl pick

        1. King Mo
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 20 days ago

          Like Suarez on steroids

      20. Reg83
          4 months, 20 days ago

          now feel foolish having mane over salah

          1. ZeBestee
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 20 days ago

            Lol, can I ask why?

            1. Reg83
                4 months, 20 days ago

                we last week mane outscored salah. Prefer Mane over salah. mane clinical, salah wasteful

                1. ZeBestee
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 20 days ago

                  Yes, Mane will again outscore him soon. U have to accept they are both great assets and u cant have them all.

            2. Vertigo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 20 days ago

              You won't next GW. Salah to Mané looks a decent shout.

          2. JJO
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 20 days ago

            Transfer lost
            4 points hit
            Willians 11 points lost
            Already lost in 8mins every point i got from Kdb captain
            And have Greenwood instead of Rashford
            ...
            Thats 20+ points lost for trying to be aggressive
            And when I go passive then i again lose points
            This game is so frustrating

          3. yer old da
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 20 days ago

            KDB captainer with Salah also. Not a jot bothered about the captaincy call - it was clearly the right decision. All you lot with the benefit of hindsight getting annoyed, I mean really.

            1. Guru Mediation
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 20 days ago

              Word