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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. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Glad I just sold Fernandes over Pulisic for 38

  2. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Pusilic nice

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

    Pulisic yes. Trent loses a point but love the contribution.

  4. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    I benched TAA to play Pulisic and finally Saiss didn't played !!!!!!!! Luck with me for one time

  5. Fred54
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Bugger.

    Put Pulisic back on the bench.

  6. Beatle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    What's the site that gives your rank ahead of time? I must be in top 10K after this

    1. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Livefpl

      1. Beatle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Thanks

    2. SomewhatPleasing
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      603k to 10k in 1 week.
      Impressed.

      1. Vazza
          2 months, 7 days ago

          That’s not possible mate.

      2. jamesjoseph2770
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        He meant 1000k

    3. Silecro
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      this really was vintage Hazard move

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

      Goalfest..smh

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

      My oh my there has to be some raging Salah cappers out there

      1. Homer21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        And Mane

    6. Wilshere Knowledge
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Can’t do it against Norwich though, can he...

    7. Greek Freak
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      This game is like GW38 except a week early.

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

      Pulisic to Mahrez for a hit this week. Wonderful outcome...

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Did it for free

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

      Alonso faking like he will shoot with his right leg haha
      He only use it for entering the bus

    10. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Pulisic doing that despite carrying a knock too!

      1. Fred54
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Alonso not been that bad...

    11. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      People so jammy it's sickening... Where's my Mahrez pts when he comes on from the bench?

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

        Ikr

    12. RECKLESS
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      What a Pussylic

    13. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Pool four goals and only one Salah assist? Argh

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Very lucky to get that too

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

      McGoldrick and Firmino.. Jota next?

    15. Naby K8a
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Lol how does Pulisic get benched for Mount

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Lampard, remember beginning of the season he was all the rage

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

        Injury

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

        Mount is the apple of Lampard's eye.

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

      One goal Pulisic please !

    17. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 7 days ago

      4 goals and 1 assist for my captain Salah lmao

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

      Love these end of season gams

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

      Puli sitter

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

      Pulisic is brilliant

      Single-handedly given Chelsea some hope

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

      Almost Puli goal!

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

      Pulisic is HUNGRY

    23. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Salah to Sterling?

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

      Omg needed that one

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

        Just cut it back on the left! Ugh!

    25. RECKLESS
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Damn Nottingham Forest what a dissapointment to not make it to play off, missed out on a historic team in epl

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        I’m pretty sure thy were exactly level with Swansea?? What are the rules

    26. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      C'mon Azpi... Get an assist!