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. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Guess who bought Egan this week 🙂

    And benched him over Doherty:(

    1. Dthinger
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      I feel you. See below

    2. Athletic Nasherbo
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Why would you buy a player and bench him? Surely it’s a waste

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Holgate, lascelles and hayden on bench and 2ft.

        A benching away from a 0.

        1. Athletic Nasherbo
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          So you had no other moves to make? Fairs if your team is that good!

    3. AC Yew
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Benched him twice in a row!

  2. Dthinger
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Ugh. Last minute sold Pope for Fabianski. And played Foden over Saka.

  3. Cruz88
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    How bailed is Greenwood? Considering Rashford and Jimi to Vardy and Greenwood

    1. Cruz88
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Nailed*

    2. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      I mean, he's playing very well and is the best in his position. Sooo

    3. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 13 days ago

      He's nailed.

    4. Dthinger
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      He’s probably nailed. Been playing really well and I would think OGS would want to keep he lineup the same to stay on their winning path

    5. G Banger
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      I'm considering the exact same

  4. EL tridente
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Nummer one 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. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    31 with 5 to play.

    Another great week incoming.

    Will Kdb get 1 bps?

    1. Athletic Nasherbo
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Yes 1

    2. Walcoff life
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      looks likely

  6. Walcoff life
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Have a guess at City's next frontline lineup.
    My guess is Sterling - Jesus - Mahrez.

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      I guess B Silva starts instead of Mahrez. He is due a rest!

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        He looked tired

    2. Dthinger
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Bilva Jesus Foden

    3. MOZIL
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Bsilva Jesus Sterling

  7. BNMC
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Any chance Arsenal appeal Vardy and he misses out?

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 13 days ago

      No, it doesn't work like that anyway.

    2. TAT
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      They've appeal the Nketiah red card, not Vardy's kick on Mustafi.

  8. james 101
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    I reckon my double wolves cleanie would have put me more or less top of the charity league - at least before pool play.

    Life goes on though...

    1. Walcoff life
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      ya man.. fpl takes, fpl gives

      1. james 101
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        True

  9. KneejerkJoe
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Foden misses 2 sitters and 4 good chances total, plus gets robbed of the assist on the og, all in 60 min. Hes been on my bench when hes scored big. Great fpl player for his price, but that luck sums my season up....

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Same

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 13 days ago

      He was my captain, fuming.

      1. KneejerkJoe
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Omg mate, ul.... I still cant believe Foden blanking today ....

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Highest expected goal involvement of all City players today - on another day it would have easily been a double digit haul for him and KDB

    4. Dybala10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Not sure whether to play or bench this weekend... patience wearing thin

  10. Sickboy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Help please.

    Jiménez + Alonso to Vardy + Egan (-4)

    Thanks in advance.

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      I'd say yes.

    2. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 13 days ago

      LOL you are so late to the E-party

      1. Sickboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Story of my life

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Good if you have a time machine

  11. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    2fts A or B

    A) AwB + Nketiah to Gomez + Greenwood

    B) Rash + Jimi to Greenwood + Vardy

    Thanks.

    1. Sickboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      B

    2. Dthinger
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      B

  12. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 13 days ago

    KDB.............probably benched.........worth bringing in Mane for FT? Exact funds

    1. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      ...............no......

      1. Dthinger
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Why not. Mane will surely play next week.And are Bruyne looked like he picked up a knock.

        1. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Have you seen Citys fixtures?

          1. Dthinger
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Doesn’t matter how many goals city scores if de Bruyne is on the bench

  13. elchilangles
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    how much is luck vs how much is skill in this game?

    Looking through the previous monthly winners I see August's winner is 233k rank, September's 670k and October's 2.7 million rank and of all the monthly winners all season only one is ranked in the top 10k.

    1. JONALDINHO
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Luck balances out over the course of a season

    2. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      The trick to a high OR is valuing consistency over short-term myopia, which doesn't bode well in the monthly rankings. We can all argue over extents, but short term is mostly luck whereas long term is mostly skill IMO.

      1. Dthinger
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        This is probably mostly true, but there is some luck involved in finding the super cheap nailed player at the beginning of the season.

        1. Dthinger
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Not that I’ve ever had a high OR

        2. Forza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Yeah, Lundstram owners were a bit lucky that the Besic signing on deadline day turned out to be pointless.

  14. JONALDINHO
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    A) Salah to Sterling
    B) Doherty and Jimmy to Saiss and Vardy(-4)

  15. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Hey fam! Anyone watched the West Ham game? How did Antonio look?

  16. dshv
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    That stupid wolves defence

    Foden to willian now ?

    Jimenez to ings next week ?

    1. JONALDINHO
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      On any other day Foden would be sitting on a haul right now and there’d be no way you’d consider selling him

  17. The Dance
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Game is an absolute waste

  18. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Doherty and Jimenez on the chopping block this week, 14.5m for 2 pointers isn’t good value!

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      wolves seems done for tbh

  19. Henning
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Prio on this team ?
    1 ft and 2 m in the bank.

    Pope Leno
    TAA Boly Azpilicueta Stevens Fernsndez
    KDB Fernandes Son Martial Mount
    Jimenez Vardy Greenwood

    1. Henning
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Thinking of William of Pulisic in for Mount?

  20. Bookkeeper
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Foden owners have to wait now before he starts again!

    1. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      He scores more when he comes on as sub ha

    2. Dthinger
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Why? Only played 60 minutes.

  21. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 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

  22. what's my name
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    out:
    a. Salah
    b. Mahrez

    in
    1. Willian
    2. Antonio

  23. BNMC
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Pulisic to Dilva? Sheff def looking tighter.

    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Before NOR game...?! =o/

  24. Van der Faart
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Need Salah to do something here.

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Hope he gets injured

      1. elchilangles
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        that's not a very nice thing to say

      2. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        ban

  25. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    At least it was 'only' 8 points lost for having Doherty and Saiss...Doherty would have come out of the bonus after deductions...

  26. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Jesus jesus is a troll. Had him since Kun got injured. Sold him before deadline. Exact same with Auba trolling me the minute I sold him after having him for months of 1s and 2s.

    1. yer old da
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Serves you right for selling him before Newcastle at home. Only yourself to blame kid.

  27. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Good thread on luck vs skill in FPL:

    https://twitter.com/MarcRuby/status/1064214512205815809?s=20

    1. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Read this last year.

    2. JONALDINHO
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      2/3 skill he said

    3. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      it's opportunity meets preparation for me

    4. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Should be luck vs skill with a spoon-feeding coefficient applied

    5. teddypicker
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Good stats, good read.

      ...Until the end when he says 'the game is broadly two-thirds skill and one-third luck'. Where does his research say that??

    6. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      All luck, pure and simple

    7. Yank Revolution
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      This tweet and post should be PERMA HULKED and added to the banner of this site!

  28. El Fenomeno R9
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Firmino,now Mane so i guess Salah is next.
    Better to move armband

  29. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Van Dijk is 29, older than expected.

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Spent years at Celtic and Southampton.

  30. SackWenger
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Strange night for so many marriage proposals