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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. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Everyone still dropping TAA on FH?

  2. Isco Disco
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    TAAAAAAAAA
    Get in! Patience paying off

  3. Don Van Vliet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Cardiff and Swansea both make the playoffs. Forest must be kicking themselves; Swansea turning that goal difference deficit around is the stuff of dreams!

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Yep last game of championship mental as usual !

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      My mate is a Swans fan, he's going crazy.

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        so am I

  4. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Salah misses another chance

  5. fr3d
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Kepa almost got his hands up this time. Improvement

  6. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Need Arnold goal for the century

  7. Bossworld
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Salah has been dreadful

  8. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    WOW Salah.

    Missing chances for fun.

  9. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Hahahaha what is he doing? Could of had 4

  10. T.Henry14
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    TAA

  11. MiLK2018
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Stay on the bench Pulisic, this game is over

    1. Mr. Chimes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 7 days ago

      He’s on.

  12. lordkippe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    please pulisic stay on the bench! got kiko coming in for ya

  13. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Trent broke his own record

  14. The Dance
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Is Salah for real?!!!! Wtf!!!!

  15. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Salah fail again!

  16. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Take him off Jurgen

  17. 16ShimiC16
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Salah is awful lmao, if I owned him I would be furious

  18. Zilla
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Salah missing sitters here and there..

  19. El Fenomeno R9
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Cmon girl!!!

  20. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    I'm changing my name next season...

    1. Marvin III
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Could you change your picture too please?

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        That hurts

        1. Marvin III
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Sorry.

  21. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Feels so good to see Bobby's pearly whites once again..!

  22. Van der Faart
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    I cant believe WBA are coming up again. Like the poo that wont flush

  23. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Salah lmao wtf

  24. LOLarov
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Lads the championship is mental!! Notts Forrest have brained it!!

    Swansea in playoffs needed Forrest to lose a win and a 5 goal swing It was 6!!!

    Mental scene

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

      Mark gutted

      1. LOLarov
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Haha yep

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

      Love it. What football is all about

  25. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Klopp pls take off Salah... watching him as an owner is more painful :'(

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

    Salah lmfao

  27. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    One super proud Barnsley fan here!!!!!!! My boys are immense!!!!!!

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Class. As a Sunderland fan I'm glad you stayed up. You would have pissed all over League One next season.

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Haha Thankyou mate!! No confirmed fully tho, Wigan have an appeal for their 12 point deduction, hopefully the football gods shine on us that day!!

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          *its about time your boys got out of league 1 too mate!!! Next season I hope for you!!

          1. Mr. O'Connell
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Not holding my breath

            1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Massive club mate!! You’ll get there no doubt!!!

  28. Berbs
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Salah must've smoked what I've been smoking today

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

    Puli on

  30. Mr. Chimes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Mo should have a hattrick.

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Easily! What an idiot