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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. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Routleeeeeeeedgeeeeeeee

  2. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Come on Brentford, score!!!

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Oh dear.

  3. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Screw this game the Championship is well better

  4. EL tridente
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    That was it... Will probably be around 20 points behind the leader in my ML.

  5. Pdrpro
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    I'm swapping out either Vardy or Rashford in GW 38, which one should make way for Auba?

    1. FreddyP3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Should make way for Kane you mean

  6. GROBARI
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Barnsley scored! Wow

    • Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Barnsley goal wow

    • diesel001
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Barnsley scored!

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Bye bye Brentford.

        1. LewanGOALski
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          still in Play Offs though..?

      2. DandyDon
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        What a shame it won’t save them. Didn’t see them getting that result

    • FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Salah hattie confirmed second half. All assited by Trent.

    • DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Forrest some how thrown away their playoff place! 5 goal swing to Swansea! Another year in the championship for them it looks like

    • how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Bilic looks like hes going to explode

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        the man is a quality coach

    • Says
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      So Man U and LEI could just play out an intentional draw and both get champs league spot?

    • Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      What a Salah @ home and Sterling all other games captain rotation would have got you this season:
      494 points, this includes Salah coming in for Sterling some weeks when Sterling didnt feature, apart from those instances, Sterling covers every game where Salah isnt at home. Obviously this doesnt include 38, and I have just given Salah "5 points" for this week.

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I didnt take into account doubles either tbh, maybe the cap luckily landed on the player with a double but I didnt check. And TC isnt factored into this either, so really this is a fair bit lower then the reality

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 1 day ago

          actually it did land on Sterling for a double and you'd probably triple that so an extra 10 points - 504 total, not including 38

          1. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 1 day ago

            +29 for Salahs double in 24 = 533 at least, maybe you tc Salah then its going to be around 545 something

    • TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Cmon Frank, its Puli time

    • Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Swansea/Forest on exact points + GD what happens?

    • _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Salah wastes big chance.

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      LOL Salah absolute sitter.

    • The Dance
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Wtf did Salah just do

    • Woy_is_back
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Wolves will definitely get 1 point minimum from Chelsea. Man U would have been qualified already if they did not fak up

      1. TONY123
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        If Pool and Wolves beat Chelsea, United have qualified already.

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

        That last match vs Wolves was insane, was really looking for a point tonight

    • Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I love English football

    • The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Salah thinks he’s back at Chelsea

    • Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Wtf salah

      1. DandyDon
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        What an effort! Oh dear

      2. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Don't moan. You already have an assist that wasn't.

    • Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Wow

    • RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      😆 😆 😆 😆

    • GROBARI
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Fulham will go to the PL from PO. Brentford with a massive choke in the last 2 games

      • JJO
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        And then they say its not all about luck in fpl

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Actually I say it is 99% luck inside the top 100k

      • el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Salah is hopeless, pass to Mane would be so much better.

        1. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Salah powderpuff sot ,

      • Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        What the hell Salah that is disgraceful, bloody pass it

      • pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Fantastic end of season in the Champo - it almost always is. Such a fun league

      • James2201
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Would you make any changes to this team. I am 10 points clear in my league.
        We have 7 players the same, so I think it could come down to captains. Here is my team with 1.7 in the bank. I will put (hh) next to the players he has the same

        Pope (hh)
        Trent (hh) Egan Boly
        Salah (hh) KDB (hh) Martial (hh) Bruno (hh)
        Greenwood (hh) Jiminez (hh) Kane

        Subs - Mccarthy Foden Aarons Tanganga

        Do I play it safe, or I was thinking of trying to secure it by maybe swapping either KDB or Salah for Sterling. Or any other ideas?