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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. Boxwoods
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    wretched from salah

  2. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Genuinely worried about bilic!! Going bonkers

  3. Woy_is_back
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Salah what a bum

  4. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    “That’s great goalkeeping” ...

    He was talking about Kepa ....

    Arrizabalaga .

  5. jamiejoe
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Golden boot going begging.

    A straight shoot out between Vardy and Ings.

    And Sterling 🙂

  6. Atom&Humber
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Why salah why

  7. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    The pitch at anfield looks terrible. Diseased like

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Got some fungal disease in the grass so they have had to treat it.

      1. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Wow, mad for that to happen at a premier League stadium. I guess it probably wasn't maintained as much as it would during the lockdown months

  8. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Salah with the worst sitter miss I've ever seen. Utter donkey

  9. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Bilic and Bielsa in the PL. Will make it interesting next season for sure.

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Or that

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      This

  10. Mr. Chimes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Salah wouldn’t get into my Sunday league team with that

  11. Bossworld
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Brentford bottled it twice in a week

  12. Woy_is_back
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    why are they wearing masks without anyone close to them "facepalm"

  13. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Hahaha Salah looking awful again

  14. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Salah clearly does not want golden boot

  15. 16ShimiC16
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Salah has an awful conversion rate

  16. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Salah you melt, just 1 goal. How many chances do you need?

  17. Woy_is_back
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    I´m praying for a sterling benching final gw

  18. Bielsa's Bucket
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Mini league rival had Pulisic and Gomez. I had Willian and TAA.
    Pulisic bench, TAA scores, Willian assist, cleansheet removed.
    Praised be.

  19. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Nottingham and Brentford. Bunch of losers

  20. El Fenomeno R9
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Salah again shooting like girl

    1. GAMBIT
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I watched the Womans World Cup. They're very good at shooting

  21. Burger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    How's Mane looked?

  22. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Another Mane Trent combo then blew it up ref!

  23. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Salah been partying a lot. Costing me my ML

  24. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    So happy Salah got an assist... more likely to get the hook off from Klopp than any more attacking returns 🙄

  25. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Villa v West Brom next season. Nice.

  26. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Salah the Egyptian King lol, more like the Egyptian Wasteman

  27. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    just one goal Salah!!!

  28. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Chuffed for him! Beautiful player

  29. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Trent assist!!

  30. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Trent haullllllll