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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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1,848 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Championship final day is mad. Love it.

    1. sunnyh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      My god Brentford and West Brom going toe for toe

      1. DandyDon
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        And fulham if they win and West Brom lose one

  2. zotter
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    How’s this FH looking

    Martinez
    Peters. Trent. Bardsley (Williams. Lamptey)
    Salah. Dilva. Mahrez. Sterling. (Saka)
    Auba. Greenwood. Ings

    Or Bruno over ings

  3. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Had Rashford (c) earlier on

    TAA and Willian in this game 😎

    1. Mr. Chimes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Happy for you. Really need contributions from this game myself

    2. OLEgend
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Stuck with Rashford..

  4. Says
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Barnes a good pundit, but I wish he'd speak a bit quicker

  5. Esalman
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Really need Salah to go bonkers here.

    1. OLEgend
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I wish

  6. HollywoodXI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    I’ve just watched the slow motion replay of the third goal on Sky and paused it where JORGINHO kicks the ball to Wijnaldum to score. Clear as day. Watch the replay. Unreal.

    1. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Shout louder. I'm sure FPL towers will change their mind for you.

      1. HollywoodXI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I’ve messaged them on the Twitter feed. It’s a mistake.

        1. Van der Faart
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Hahahahahaha have you actually? Jesus wept.

          1. HollywoodXI
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            £500 ML riding on his Salah captaincy. So yeah, I messaged.

            1. Van der Faart
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Sorry but that's legitimately sad. It's a game. I get theres money on the line but they're not going to change their mind because you messaged them.

              1. HollywoodXI
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                No but they might decide to get the decision right. Check the footage. I’m right.

                1. Van der Faart
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Cry more

            2. Corgzzzz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              I have looked at it again and I think you are right......

    2. JabbaWookiee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Maybe the assist will be revoked

    3. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I thought that initially but last time looked like Mo. Tv studios tend not to care to get to the bottom of assists so doubt we will ever find out 100%! I’m happy as I have Mo

  7. JabbaWookiee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Any chance of Pulisic not coming on? (think I already know the answer)

    1. Mr. Chimes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Lol wishful thinking. If he comes on at half I won’t be as mad about Greenwood blocking. But yeah he’ll be on you’d have to think.

    2. MiLK2018
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Hoping for the same... have Greenwood on the bench

      1. JabbaWookiee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Started Greenwood. Chose Pulisic over Willian though...

  8. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Always makes me chuckle heartily when people rate Trent higher than AWB. Yea, hes good at Free Kicks. That has nothing to do with defending. Very easy to look good when you have no defensive duties. Trent would be massively found out at United or Chelsea.

    1. Dybala10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      We all know the only way to judge if someone is any good or not is to compare the FPL points.

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      You lunatic. He'd fit right in with out defence.

    3. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Hed be excellent in any defence. He would be perfect for both Spurs and City actually.

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        He'd have to dislodge Serge first. 😉

    4. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Trent is a beast, AWB is a puppy.

    5. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Depends who the opposition are. If England are playing France I would hope Southgate would consider TAA and AWB on the right for the extra defensive protection. If England are playing Slovenia then TAA will do.

    6. redsallstars
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 29 days ago

    7. Hairy Potter
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      AWB wouldn't cut it at Liverpool.

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        This. No UTD defender would.

    8. redsallstars
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 29 days ago

      No comparison whatsoever. AWB not fit to clean Trent’s boots

    9. Yoshioka
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Trent is a 10/10 attacking fullback and a 7/10 defensive one. Being generous, AWB is a 7/10 attacking defender and a 9/10 defensive one. Trent is the better modern fullback.

    10. Boxwoods
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      M. Alonso wants a word.

    11. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      You just love getting people to bite don’t you lol

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        His entire purpose in life #trolllife

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Dude someone is posting on here on the side while watching the same game as we are. What a nolifer!

    12. Don Van Vliet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Poor effort, Bross, even by your standards.

  9. Van der Faart
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    ML rival (I say that in the loosest sense, I'm 30+ behind) benched Foster and Giroud. If Salahalalalala can get a goal or 2 this half I'm back in it.

  10. Mortal.Swinbat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Got £10 on a 100/1 bet for TAA goal outside the area and Giroud to score a header.....when that ball was looping up in the air my heart was in my mouth!

    1. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Wow

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      When the fun stops, stop.

    3. redsallstars
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Sick bet, hope it comes 2nd half. Good luck

  11. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Bruno to Mahrez
    Jesus to Kane
    -4

    Sideways?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      High five I am doing the same

  12. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    One more goal TAA, then Pulisic will be rested.

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Yes

  13. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Swansea need one more goal for play off right?

    1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Really enjoying watching the Championship games tonight, so many swings of teams in and out of both promotion and relegation spots, great stuff.

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Yes

    3. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Yes, Swansea need 1 more to have Swansea and Cardiff in play offs 😀

      1. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Comeeeee on !!!!

  14. tucaoneo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    So TAA is essential again?

    1. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Long term, yes

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Set forget

    3. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Yes for the next 39 gameweeks

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Up to 4 points average over the last 10

    5. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Pending price, but likely yes. I can see him shifting into midfield next season too

  15. beric
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Looks like Birmingham have survived. KRO

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      UTV.

      1. beric
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Hopefully see you next year pal

        1. Fred54
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          On TV on Sky Sports Premier League.

  16. wantsharptv
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    So annoying liv conceded but having trent means it's not all bad

  17. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Championship final day, last 5 minutes. 3 teams going for second and 2 points in it.

  18. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    38.92% of top 10k dont deserve being there

    1. Woy_is_back
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      What´s your rank casual?

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Statistically the difference between my rank and 10k is insignificant

  19. Bossworld
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

    This week's going OK all things considered. Just going to find a special way to lose the ML on the final day, I have a lead of 22 and a free hit, he's got a bench boost. Free hit is almost a curse

    1. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Thats pretty tense man, good luck

  20. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Final score prediction?

    I’m thinking 6-2, going out in style.

    1. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Salah hattrick and giroud brace, thatll be it

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Wouldn’t complain from an fpl perspective

  21. Mr. Chimes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 29 days ago

    I’ve seen this Heineken commercial a solid 6 times during halftime.

  22. wulfranian
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Swansea goal jeez...

  23. Woy_is_back
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Terrible captain choices for me after the covid break 🙁

  24. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Swansea. Damn. Don't want them coming up.

  25. sfsfsfe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Chasing my mini league rival for the final round and is 19 points behind. Considering taking a hit for Doherty and Jimi > Aurier and Kane.
    Might work imo.
    Current team

    Patricio
    Doherty - Taa - Bardsley
    Sterling - Mahrez - KDB - Martial - Bruno
    Greenwood - Jimi
    Button , Connolly, lascelles, Holgate

  26. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Brentford 1-1 Barnsley game been great choice for TV. Both teams need a goal for either auto promotion or get out of relegation zone respectivly.

    1. sunnyh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      2-1 Barnsley!! Barnsley stay safe from relegation and Brentford cant automatically promote this is insane

  27. Van der Faart
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Please score Brentford

  28. Says
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Is someone pranking Kelly is Cheeseman Vs Eggington a real battle of the omelette ingredients type thing?

  29. sunnyh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Swansea into the last playoff spot on goals scored! Championship is wild

  30. GROBARI
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Big fight for the PL
    Fulham WBA and Brentford playing draw games now