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. teneighty
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    At least you're never alone in your misery on this site during match days!

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

      Haha, indeed!! 😀

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

      Horrible day

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

    45 with 5 to play good?

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

      Above average.

    2. KneejerkJoe
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Shhh

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

      The top 10k average is 31 with 6 to go

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

      Obviously

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

    Salah always hauls when Mane isn't playing. May as well give up on this gameweek

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

      Incredible...!!!

  4. james 101
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    KDB and Foden cappers I don’t feel you made a mistake

    Could have been huge. Should have been. Just didn’t work out this time.

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

      Never seems to work out.....

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

        I didn't do it, but remember Mane(TC) this season? What about Sane(TC) the season before. Or Kane(TC)?

        Those were good players playing in good goalscoring teams and they flopped.

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Sums up my season with captaincy though, I captain someone obvious and he doesn't return, I captain someone differential or maverick and he doesn't return too, I can't believe how badly it's gone this season, I must have the lowest captain points on here.

      1. james 101
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        On the plus side your actual team Man U are kicking ass

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

    I think Foden starts again at weekend...

    Bilva Gundogan KdB
    Sterling Jesus Foden

    Am I missing someone obvious?

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

      Fernandinho?

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

      Yes. Pep don't do the obvious.

    3. Dthinger
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Mahrez

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

        Reckon he’s benched

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

      should be this

  6. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Who do you think starts for City next game now?

    Should I do Mahrez to Sterling or is that a waste?

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

    KDB(c) very disappointing today. Did anyone watch the match? Was he unlucky not to get more?

    DSilva doing exactly what I expected from Kev

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

      Could have had 3 or 4 assists

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

        And a goal but Dilva shot instead

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

          Damn, annoying that

    2. SuperMane Returns
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      To be fair, Foden missed a hattrick of assist chances from him.

    3. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Was pulling the strings, team mates wasted assists.

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

        Man that’s so annoying. Seems to often be the case. Just super unlucky then I guess, thanks lads. Was Mahrez good other than his one goal as well?

    4. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 15 days ago

      I've yet to register a haul from captaining KDB this season - true story

      1. Traction Engine Foot
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        My only haul from him was when he was my vice captain.

    5. Manani
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      teammates didn't finish his chances. Could have had 3 assists easily.

      6 points is not great, but hardly 'very disappointing'.

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

        Pretty disappointing or at least massively unlucky in a 5-0

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

      He was tired !
      Dilva was on fire. Running around like a kid 😀

  8. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Worth taking a 4 point hit to bring in Vardy? If so who goes?

    0.5m itb
    Martinez, button
    Doherty, Taa, Aurier, lascelles, 4.0
    Kdb, Sterling, foden, mane, Bruno
    Rashford, Greenwood, jimi

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

      Jimi

  9. Cilly Bonnolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    As well as the clean sheet points, how many Doherty bonus points did that goal cost me?

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

    Incoming 1-0 Brighton win to really pour salt on the wound

    1. dark91
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      That would be interesting

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

        You’re welcome

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

    It's been a frustrating gameweek so far. Should I save for next GW?

    1 FT 0.0 ITB

    Pope
    TAA AWB Saiss
    Salah KDB Bruno Mahrez Pulisic
    Jimenez Greenwood

    Fodder Aurier DCL Lascelles

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

    Wolves off it. Losing that Doherty CS is a massive blow but he can probably stay.

    Jimenez gotta go though surely, with Vardy (BOU) calling before swapping to Ings (probably)

    1. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      I’m going to do a minus four I think and do Salah and Jimenez to Willian and Vardy.

      1. Planet Head
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Good timing with that comment 😀

        1. Cilly Bonnolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Yeah maybe I won’t. 😀

  13. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Cmon Salah grab a Hattie to save my trainwreck of a season...

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

      He's about 33.33% done

  14. Traction Engine Foot
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    So relieved Sterling came on and even looks to have sneaked a bap. Sold Salah for him so could still go wrong...

  15. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Time to ship Wolves. They are tumbling.

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

      defence is good. attack yes

  16. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    >50% chance KDB and Salah benched next GW now?

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

    Help needed 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

  18. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Salah double digits tonight would be a nice burn to Mane owners

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Mane owners already did Mane-> Sterling(c)

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

        By definition, they are not Mane owners then.

  19. UnitedRthebest
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Have Egan on the First bench ugh

  20. spamking
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Is KDB okay? Looked tired and took a kick from that sterling bad pass. Could he be benched again?

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      I think he'll be rested but I don't know anything.

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

    Sorry for asking again! But did anyone watch the West Ham game? How did Antonio & Soucek looked?

  22. Planet Head
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    35 bench points, get in

    :,(

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

      Egan + Taylor?

  23. Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Jimenez + Doherty >> Vardy + Garcia

    Sound move?

  24. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    DCL bound to score 1st on my bench. Thank you very much double Wolves defence & Jimenez.

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

    SALAH!

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

    Saallllaaahhhhh

  27. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Salah G

  28. Fred54
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Salah G

  29. Zilla
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    oh dear

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

    Salah G