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Key Liverpool assets in place as Aubameyang sits on Arsenal bench

Liverpool’s key assets are all set to face a much-rotated Arsenal side at the Emirates Stadium.

Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) and Sadio Mané (£12.2m) both retain their places from the draw with Burnley, each one boasting a vested interest in the Golden Boot race.

Their exploits on Wednesday evening could be pivotal to the outcome of Gameweek 36+ considering that their backing inside the top 10,000 FPL managers took a dip for the midweek round of action.

We know that many Free Hit managers overlooked the pair in favour of Chelsea and Manchester City counterparts, although those two clubs have largely struggled to completely fulfil their promise against Norwich and Bournemouth respectively.

Meanwhile, Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.7m) and Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) start a match together for the first time since Gameweek 33+ with Neco Williams (£4.0m) back on the Liverpool bench.

Those invested in the Liverpool full-backs, or either of the centre-halves, will be pleased to see who is sitting on the Arsenal one.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.9m) has lost his place this evening, named among the substitutes for the first time since the Premier League restarted.

In the striker’s place, Mikel Arteta has named Reiss Nelson (£ and Nicolas Pépé (£8.9m) either side of Alexandre Lacazette (£9.2m) in the front-three.

Arsenal XI: Martínez; Tierney, Holding, D Luiz, Cédric; Xhaka, Torreira, Saka; Nelson, Lacazette, Pépé.

Liverpool XI: Alisson; Robertson, van Dijk, Gomez, Alexander-Arnold; Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Mané, Firmino, Salah.

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1,652 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Guys sorry for silly question

    I’m playing 3-5-2 with kdb in mid and jimi first on bench

    Do I get jimi points? Still never fully wrapped my head around subs

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Yes you do but you don’t deserve them

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      As long as Jimi is first on bench yes

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

      Yes, Jimi will get from bench.

    4. Goodbye Horses
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Yep.

    5. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Yes because you would autosub to a 3-4-3 which is a valid formation

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Ok got it, that’s what I thought, bit jammy!

    6. SAY MY NAME
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      bench order is always the order you get them unless you don't meet the criteria for allowable formation, ie min 3 defenders in which case any defender on your bench would become 1st sub

  2. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    RP:

    Asking for a friend, did Kane and Spurs look much better in that game for anyone that saw it?

    Newcastle usually quite good at the back at home.

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

      Starved for service

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Again? Scored 3 though

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

          Undefended set piece and a lucky deflection for Kane, Son looked dangerous but barely touched it after the goal

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Hmm thanks

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

    1) Willian, Vardy -> Mane, Ings (-4)
    2) Willan, Vardy -> Salah, Rodriguez or Wood

    0,2 short to get Ings and Salah 🙁

  4. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Sterling to Salah, Vardy to Aubameyang and Giroud to Woods good moves to consider for next week ( assuming no injuries pre deadline) and then get third City player ( DSilva ) for week 38 alongside KDB and Foden?

  5. T.Henry14
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    My team is a mess after FH

    Soyuncu, Lascelles, Auerier?, Greenwood...

    Patricio
    TAA, Doherty, Aurier* (Lascelles*, SoyuncuX)
    KDB, Mane, Bruno, Martial (Guendouzi)
    Ings, Vardy, Greenwood*

    Two long GWs.

    1FT & 2.0 ITB

    Soyuncu ----> Sheffield defender, I guess..

    Guendouzi to Foden for -4 If I don't have enough players.

    1. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Vardy -> Auba

  6. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    My 3 (c) choices Sterling 1, Pulisic 6, Alonso 7, Alonso was (c)

  7. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    My recent transfer history is a joke.

    GW 34: Van Aanholt > Saiss. PVA got an assist and a bonus that week, while Saiss lost his clean sheet to a 95th minute John Egan winner.
    GW 35: Sold Jimenez. He immediately scored 2 in 2.
    GW 35: Son > Salah. Son has since got 2 goals, 1 assist and over 20 points in two games. Salah repaid me with a blank.

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

      Sold son and Jimi in that window also; lots did

      1. Mr. Chimes
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Sold Jimi for Giroud to get Egan and McCarthy - BB activated

        KDB doesn’t appear - so Giroud would have gone on anyways. Double Wolves defense fails again. Unforgiving this game is

  8. Woy_is_back
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    That Arsenal defence will get spanked omigooooooood

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

      Don't jinx it please, I can't afford it this week

  9. SAY MY NAME
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Triple Pool, bring the points home boys!

  10. acesingh
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Last minute decision to go for FH gone wrong... the expected Chelsea & Man City huge wins didn’t happen....Players from my original team scored ....

    Well.... damn

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      It’s worked out for other people

    2. Mortal.Swinbat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Same for me. The Jiminez & Doh goal taking out Pope clean sheet cost me 17 points

  11. KingZZ
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Did Kane + Son to Sterling (C) + Ings this week for - 4. Got absolutely wrecked.

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      So unfortunate mate, did similar moves last week

    2. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Wow

    3. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Ouch. Spurs being Spursy.

    4. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Ings will score 2 tomorrow

  12. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Let the BLOODBATH commence

  13. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Asking for a friend, does pope get bonus points with 3 players on 2 points each?

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Mark probably owns

    2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      no

      1. George Agdgdgwngo
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Ta

  14. gers23
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Lesson learned. Always block your rival. 60 ahead just now but rival has Henderson Baldock Bruno Pog Antonio and Ings to my Maguire and Auba. Led all year and looks like blowing it at end 🙁

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Heart wrenching stuff 🙁

    2. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      😆

    3. Fantasydreamer
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Can work both ways. I swapped Kane and silva to Jesus and martial to try block my rival who has been catching. I guess the fact he doesn’t have them helps though...

  15. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Bluemoon pre-match thread:

    - The mood in the team will be unreal now. I feel sorry for Bournemouth cause I’m anticipating an absolute pasting
    - 10-0
    - It's going to be a disrespectful scoreline isn't it?
    - 16-0
    - 11-0. Smash them
    - Anything past 9 is disrespectful remember.
    - I think that Bournemouth will be annihilated and would not be surprised if City score 6+ goals.
    - Now that the title has been decided. There are still some records for Man City to break. Most goals in a season. We need 14 goals to set a new premier league record for goals scored in a season.
    - Nah, We are going to f##ng eviscerate them.
    - oh yes the party starts here
    - This should be a statement game- at home vs a team who cannot simply sit back as they need points which makes it dangerous as we can decimate in counter attack if they aren't packing it in. If we approach the game and don't take them lightly we should have another 5-0 win. 2+ assists for KDB, another 2 solid goals for Jesus to keep his confidence building ahead of CL.
    - Bournemouth needing nothing less than three points is going to play into our hands , i like Howe and the way his teams play but they will be too open on Wednesday , with the euphoria around the CAS decision i think this is going to be a long night for Bournemouth , a few goals a clean sheet and Doyle , Foden starting would be very nice
    - No offence to Bournemouth but I hope they are going to get it. Catharsis all round please
    - Sorry Bournemouth but you are getting absolutely tw##ed.
    - With it being free on pick and early start we need to show the young kids in this country just what a great team we are, can't see why this generation of kids would want to follow anyone else. Yesterday rubber stamped our success so let's give our generation of new fans a finish to remember starting tomorrow, if we can run up a big score then even better.
    - Sorry Bournemouth but I think you might get battered,i would rather we save our backlash for the fa cup and cl,i don't really want Bournemouth going down

    Overconfidence much?!

    1. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Sounds about rite!!?

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      So you didn’t transfer in any Man City players this week then?

    3. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      No kdb, no spankey.
      Its as simple as that.

    4. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Probably all FPL managers who tripled up

  16. jamiejoe
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Who would you have free hit into for Liverpool or Arsenal?

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Only Salah

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Trent as well

  17. sunnyh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Is BB not a great option for GW 37 if the team has Foden, David Silva, Pulisic and Lascelles?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Clearly.

    2. sunnyh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Guess have to wait until the FA cup game right? Foden and Silva could both feature against Watford if they dont play against Arsenal

    3. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Do you need our input with this?

      1. sunnyh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        yes please!

    4. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Worth doing

  18. SAY MY NAME
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    As a Gooner i really don't want us to finish in a Europa League spot, so hoping a big loss tonight with Salah hat-trick and 3 x TAA assists

    1. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I’ll take that

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Absolutely better off without it, did wonders for Klopps Liverpool, could see similar for Arsenal.

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Yeah but winning it is a good way into the CL if top 4 looks unlikely.

        1. SAY MY NAME
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          got to the final couple of seasons ago and got whipped by Chelsea, and it's a long slog to get there which would be detrimental to our league chances, but yeah i take the point, there are potential positives, i just think with our squad and current finances not able to improve the squad we need to focus on the league for one season

    3. Right In The Stanchion
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I don’t want Europa either but you can’t wish your team to lose dingbat

      1. SAY MY NAME
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        it's gonna happen anyway, and yes i can, i want what's best for the club, and that means not being in Europa league, perfectly logical, totally different if we were competing for CL spot or playing a genuine rival like Spuds or old enemy like Utd

        1. Right In The Stanchion
          2 months, 5 days ago

          I’ve been going since George Graham days. You’ve probably never been to a match. No real fan wants their team to lose badly so you can get pretend fantasy points.

          1. SAY MY NAME
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            i go back to GG days too mate, don't get me wrong i'll be happy if we win, but since i expect us to lose and don't want the Europa i'll be happy getting some FPL points - i've been a member since TRS days

    4. sunnyh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      You lose out on about roughly 40m euros without Europa...

      Why would you want your team to miss out on that when you already dont have enough money to buy players?

      Could also win the whole thing next year and qualify for UCL

      1. Right In The Stanchion
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Man Utd will be in there too.

        1. sunnyh
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Lol odds say you're wrong but ok.

          Chelsea away to Liverpool
          United home to West Ham

      2. Goodbye Horses
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Covers Ozil for another couple of years.

      3. SAY MY NAME
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        i'm sure without crowd income it won't be anything like 40m, where did you get that figure? it's ore like 10-15m unless you win it doing better in the league will be better financially for us - and as for winning the Europa League we're not good enough atm

    5. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I’ll gladly accept!

  19. Wild Rover
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Racist Claude sacked by Arsenal Fan TV

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-53416498

    1. Right In The Stanchion
      2 months, 5 days ago

      He tried to say it wasn’t racist also. Clearly was

    2. Bartowski
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Shocked they gave him the job with that name in the first place.

    3. sunnyh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Troopz also needs to go

      1. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Never seen it, just know that Claude guy gets mentioned on here a lot

        1. sunnyh
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Troopz complained that Saka got booked while Kane didnt because he was white

          The entire channel is a bit of a farce

    4. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Money talks

  20. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Pulisic(C) covered Sterling(C),Jesus and KDB... 😛

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Points in the bag >

      6 was a fail last night, solid now.

      1. George Agdgdgwngo
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Yeah did think that last night went people were slagging of the chelsea boys

      2. Chucky
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        yes Chelsea assets didn't disappoint...

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Pulisic destroyed Sterling 🙂

          1. Chucky
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            😀

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Doesn’t look so bad now!

    3. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Sterling (c) was never an option for serious players surely. He was expected to be benched and lucky to get 45 mins imo

  21. El Presidente
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Does anyone know Holgate starting tomorrow? If not only have 2 def..

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Carlo said he’s available.

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

      He's apparently fit. Or at least fitter than Mina who was injured last match.

    3. Neevesy
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I've just called my mate Claudio (good guy). He said Holgate is 100 percent going to play.

    4. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Thanks lads

  22. Wild Rover
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    TAA territory

  23. Right In The Stanchion
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Is greenwood really out tomorrow? I need him or I get 0

    1. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      No, not definite

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

      Swollen ankle so he is a doubt. It will probably come down to whether Ole prioritises the league or the cup. Surely it will be the league.

  24. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Bobby sitter

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Is it Anfield ?

  25. SuperMane Returns
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    nearly a firmino block-goal

  26. RedWolf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Who should I get in for willian, pulisic and azpi for 37?

    City look a tempting option in midfield, but obvious reason risk... Which city mids to go for?

    1. RedWolf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      My other attackers are KDB, Martial, Bruno, Rashford, Jesus, Ings

  27. wulfranian
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    I thought it was a good gw for my bench boost.

  28. Neevesy
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    How the hell did Arsenal end up with such a crap team? When did it start happening? Its like they have been building to become mid-table nobodies.

  29. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Looking at that arsenal starting eleven..
    Almost looks like a joke?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Nothing game. FAC this weekend.

  30. Would Ed Woodward
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 5 days ago

    If Taylor is out, might have to take a hit for a defender for last two up to 6.1m, Alonso > ? Tarkowski maybe? Norwich conceded a load of headed attempts last night.