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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. JJeyy
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Jimenez to Kane for a hit looking good now

    1. HurriKane
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Or Vardy vs Bournemouth ??

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

        no I mean I did it for this gameweek

        1. HurriKane
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Ohh i see. Well done.

          Planning to move kane to vardy next gw then?

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

            Not paid off yet... but yeah that was the plan, as would have to hit in Vardy anyway, so took the Kane punt aswell

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

      No, but for free looking good.

  2. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Wow this game is so much luck it is incredible

    1. JJO
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      +1

    2. denial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Yeah post lockdown even more so. So much luck.

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

    Wolves double defence. That goal cost me 10 points.

    1. LE CHARO
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Same, but I also have Egan second on my bench behind DCL...

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        State of bench

        Basham 8 Egan 15..

    2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Same here mate gutting!! Last week I lost Henderson clean sheet in last minute too

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

      ML rival had double Sheffield United, one being Egan. I had Boly..

  4. JJO
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Chance to close gap on ml leader
    And Kdb get only 1 assist from 5 goals
    Doherty conceded in last second
    Wham cant score from 3 clear chances
    Why we play this game?

  5. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    I need sadio to do a sterling and get 10 points in 25 minutes

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

      Amen brother
      Amen

  6. Mr. Chimes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Thank you NBC for that wonderful bonus coverage of my 2 Wolves defenders conceding in the 93rd.

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

      One thing I think footballers forget...You have to play, HARD, till the FINAL WHISTLE...

  7. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Absolutely brutal results

  8. balint84
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    How was Bowen? Did he produce something?

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

    Guys relax
    KDB was so highly © nothing matters.
    Yes Mahrez & Foden owners can feel bad ...

    And yes, Pope non owners ...
    Group huddle !! No BPS for that man !! 😀

    1. Greek Freak
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      It matters for triple captainers....

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

        Well brother
        I am Mane TC this season
        Sane last
        Kane before that

        If that makes you feel slightly better 🙂

        Be happy with 21 .. could have been monster scroe for you. But nothing wrong. He was evidently tired so it's slightly bad luck ...

        1. Greek Freak
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Thanks, I know you've had worse luck but it's so frustrating to see a 5-0 result and next to nothing involvement for the best player in the league...

          And I feel your pain overall - the last time my triple captain scored a goal was Alexis Sanchez in 2017!

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

            He he
            That was freaking amazing though.
            Actually i TC Sanchez only !!

            1. Greek Freak
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 15 days ago

              I don't care what shape he's in, if he returns to the Premier League I'm triple captaining him next year 😆

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

                Ha ha ha ha
                I can't see any PL club getting him. United would try to cut lose too
                Let's see

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

            210 points i guess that GW

    2. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Mahrez got 8 points which isnt bad.

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

        I'm greedy

  10. Greek Freak
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Lol, of course I triple captain KDB in a 5-0 rout and I'm on a projected red arrow 😆

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

      yikes

  11. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Cant find EO% for Sterling

    1. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      6.79% in the top 10k.

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

        Thought it was at least 20

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Low

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Thanks

  12. LIARS POKER
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Going to TC Mane next week I think

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      v Pope? good luck

  13. Kno
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    thank the bald lord for that raheem sub, had nketiah waiting to pop on

  14. HurriKane
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Any chance Mane comes on ?

    Rival has Egan 1st sub.

    1. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Salah's due a rest, could be a straight swap.

    2. Deeney-is-a-god
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      There is a chance yeah. Since he is on the bench Klopp can chose to sub him on, that has been a rule in football for quite some time!

    3. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      I'd say he comes on

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

    Mahrez to Sterling too sideways or good move given limited minutes in last couple of games for Sterling?

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

      Do you think Sterling plays the Bournemouth game?

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        That’s the big question !

    2. Tinkermania
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Sideways. I think Sterling will score slightly more in remaining games.

  16. Viper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Exact funds for Jimenez - > Vardy.

    Good to go?

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

      Yep

    2. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      yeah for sure

    3. HurriKane
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      No brainier

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

      Yh

    5. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

  17. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Jimmy will score next GW

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      No chance

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

    Please everyone sell Jimenez, I will have him all for myself 🙂

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

      He hasnt done squat

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Already done last week, how’d that work out?

  19. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    So again I'll be asking this question and end up going with the wrong choice!

    Play Stevens or Egan?

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Never bench Egan 😉

  20. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    No bonus for pope

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Owning Pope is the bonus

  21. Vertigo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Ritchie (0), Fernandez (-2) and Nkeitah (-2) on the bench - in that order.

    Four outfield players to go.

    T'riffick.

    1. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      At least you got the bench order correct?

      1. Vertigo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        That's actually a good point. Hadn't thought of that.

    2. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Hope you didn't play BB

      1. Vertigo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Blimey. Can you imagine?

        -4 BB.

    3. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Just realised - the best thing I did this week was to take Fernandez out.

  22. 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 in the bank

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

      Doherty Jimmy to Justin and Vardy?

  23. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Chances created this season:
    1. KDB 115
    ...
    ..
    2. Gealish 82
    3. Buendia 80
    4. TAA 79
    5. Maddison 78

    Incredible

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

      If Buendía doesn’t get a move to a Prem team this summer I’d be amazed...

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

        He will go to Leeds or West Brom

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

      A defender being up there is the most incredible thing imo

  24. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    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

    Thanks

  25. Dele
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    KDB was looking like he could be rested next game at the end there...

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

    Gutted had my double wolves d wiped out there. Would have got me into top 1k

  27. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    My rival:
    -Gets 5 points from his GK even though he conceded
    -Brings in Willian for immediate 11 points
    -Gets a goal from donkey Jesus
    -Gets 6 points from SHU defence from 2nd on his bench (the others on his bench have a combined score of -2)

    Me:
    -Loses double Wolves clean sheet in last minute
    -KDB only 1 assist in a 5-0 home win
    -Total bench score of -4!

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      As I said to that other guy. Sometimes you got to accept you ain't lucky in FPL. You can try to change it, but might not work.

      1. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        It's sickening. He's got double Liv defence up now, I'm in two minds about whether to even watch it. He'll probably get a TAA assist right on to VVD's head the way things are going.

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      You got hulk smashed

      1. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Accurate

  28. Noah’s Ark
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    BB with triple wolves defence and Garcia...

    I still am finding that goal too hard to swallow. Think it could be called a day for me for awhile.

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Triple Wolves defence? Wow, that is painful

      1. Noah’s Ark
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Patricio, Doherty and Saiss

  29. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Pope you are a Legend!!!!!!

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

      lucky

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

      Skilled FPL player you mean 😉

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

    Sterling gets 1BAP with KdB.