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Pulisic benched as Chelsea switch to three-man defence at Liverpool

Owners of Christian Pulisic (£7.4m) will be frustrated to see their man on the Chelsea bench for the final match of Gameweek 37+.

It is the first time the American has not started since the Gameweek 30+ win at Aston Villa.

Frank Lampard has opted to change his formation for the trip to Anfield, lining up in a 3-4-3 shape with Marcos Alonso (£6.1m) and Reece James (£4.9m) as the wing-backs.

Mason Mount (£6.0m) has moved forward to take Pulisic’s place in the front-three but Olivier Giroud (£6.7m) and Willian (£7.3m) retain their starting berths from the 1-0 win over Norwich.

Liverpool, who will lift the Premier League trophy tonight, have predictably gone with the big guns for this one.

That means Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) and Sadio Mané (£12.2m) are both stationed either side of Roberto Firmino (£9.3m) as per usual.

And in defence, Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.7m) start in their preferred positions, as does Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m).

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Robertson, van Dijk, Gomez, Alexander-Arnold; Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Keïta; Mané, Firmino, Salah.

Chelsea XI (3-4-3): Kepa; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Rüdiger; Alonso, Kovacic, Jorginho, R James; Mount, Giroud, Willian.

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  2. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    12 days, 13 hours ago

    Going into final GW trailing by 21 points in my cash ML.

    I have FH whilst the rival has no chip left (Had a monster score this week to take the lead)

    Doable?

    1. Wirbelwind
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 13 hours ago

      doable

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        12 days, 13 hours ago

        Ta mate. Need to smash it on FH.

        1. Wirbelwind
          • 2 Years
          12 days, 13 hours ago

          make sure to guess his transfers (1 or 2 FT?) and differentiate, good luck!

    2. Utopsis
        12 days, 13 hours ago

        Very - that City game could win it for you, could be cricket score

    3. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 13 hours ago

      Arnold need 5 more points to break last year Robbo record as defender for most points in FPL

    4. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 13 hours ago

      Guys how to know live rank?

      1. Utopsis
          12 days, 13 hours ago

          LiveFPL.net

        • Wirbelwind
          • 2 Years
          12 days, 13 hours ago

          there are several websites like livefpl.net/rank

      2. Bookkeeper
        • 3 Years
        12 days, 13 hours ago

        Had Wolves not conceded in the last minute vs Burnley. It would have been the best final day ever to see who qualifies for CL. Fine margins.

        Chelsea vs Wolves
        Leic vs Man Utd

      3. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        12 days, 13 hours ago

        Very nearly a perfect week of it weren’t for the Bruno blank, Saiss benching and El Mohamady injury!

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          12 days, 13 hours ago

          *if

      4. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 6 Years
        12 days, 13 hours ago

        No Saiss or Dilva but I thankfully had Conolly and Alonso on the bench

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          12 days, 13 hours ago

          Better than Justin coming in

      5. Mini Mahouse
        • 7 Years
        12 days, 13 hours ago

        Me and my ML rival have exactly the same amount of points for the final GW - Fighting for 1st - Both with FH left

        This will be interesting

      6. Wirbelwind
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 13 hours ago

        How's this for FH. Taking risks as I must catch up 15 pts.

        Pope
        Pieters Bardsley TAA
        Salah KDB Sterling DSilva Son
        Deeney Ings Greenwood
        Greenwood or Deeney first on bench

        1. 7shadesofsmoke
          • 7 Years
          12 days, 13 hours ago

          nice, pretty much mine but i have Kane instead of ings

          1. Wirbelwind
            • 2 Years
            12 days, 13 hours ago

            Insane TV, congrats

      7. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        12 days, 13 hours ago

        Playing BB in final week and posted this as an idea earlier in the week and people were against it.
        Thoughts now?

        Bruno & Connolly
        To
        Antonio & Ings
        For -4?

        Also own Martial and Greenwood

        Thanks

      8. Danstoke82
        • 5 Years
        12 days, 13 hours ago

        Is Sterling rising in price tonight do we know?

        1. 7shadesofsmoke
          • 7 Years
          12 days, 13 hours ago

          on 83% so not likely

          1. Danstoke82
            • 5 Years
            12 days, 13 hours ago

            Cheers! Will sleep on the Salah > Sterling move for now then!

      9. Powell
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 13 hours ago

        Top 300 with TC to play. Getting Kane at Hull vibes.

        1. The Dance
          • 9 Years
          12 days, 13 hours ago

          k

      10. Rt505
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 13 hours ago

        12 points ahead of ML rival. They have FH. What do I do with this lot? 0.0 in the bank and 1FT.

        McCarthy (Ramsdale)
        Pieters, Long, AWB (Egan, Saiss)
        Dilva, KDB, Salah, Bruno (Foden)
        Rashford, Kane, Jimi

        Currently thinking AWB to Aurier. Any better options?

      11. Silecro
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 13 hours ago

        Aurier or Digne for last gw?

      12. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        12 days, 13 hours ago

        If you're interested on what points you woulda got with cap rotations involving Salah:

        Right so I based this on Salah at home being the priority captain choice, except for double gameweeks. Despite Salah being home or away the arm band is given to the City or Pool player with the double that week, except for the Mane+Salah one (as the Pool double were both away so Mane got that armband over Salah).
        Any week where the priority captain didnt feature then the vice comes in, except in the Mane+Salah where both didnt feature in 18 so I shoved the arm band on KDB in that instance.
        I have not included GW 38 obviously...

        Mane+Salah armband rotation = 518 points, Mane got the TC in GW24 for an additional 1 point. Grand total = 519 points

        Sterling+Salah armband rotation = 522 points, Salah got the TC in GW24 for an additional 16 points. Grand total = 538 points

        KDB+Salah armband rotation = 604 points, Salah got the TC in GW24 for an additional 16 points. Grand total = 620 points

        As I said this excludes 38, so I will repost it again after that to get the true totals. I dont believe I have made any mistakes

      13. shirtless
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        12 days, 13 hours ago

        Great night Greenwood, Bruno, Rashford, Salah(c), Trent, Robbo and Pulisic. 69 points I think. Was on 21! Top 1k still might be possible.

        1. The Dance
          • 9 Years
          12 days, 13 hours ago

          i;d be disappointed with that, and salah captain, woah, i'd be going mad.

      14. Wardinator
        • 5 Years
        12 days, 8 hours ago

        I need Sterling, which route would you take?

        A) De Gea & KDB ——-> Pope Sterling
        B) Doherty & Bruno ——> Pieters & Sterling

      15. Rinseboy
        • 8 Years
        12 days, 2 hours ago

        Final Decision for me I think this week. Leading ML by 20. Thanks for all the help!!!
        He has - Ings KDB Foden Jimi vs
        Me who has - Vardy Sterling Dilva Jesus.

        Would you do any of these for a hit
        A - Vardy to Ings -4 (cover move)
        B - Vardy to Kane -4 (more explosive gamble)
        C - Stick and hope 20 points is enough depending on what moves he does

        Pope
        TAA Doherty Aurier
        Martial Bruno Sterling Dilva Pullisic
        Vardy Jesus
        Martinez Greenwood Diop Fernandez