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

    Pulisic first on bench

    1. Ady87
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Same.

    2. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Same

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        DSilva starting though

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

      Same same

  2. The Dance
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    If Salah was any good, game would be over already

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

    Pulisic getnin there! Past 100 points this week, subbed on for dilva

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

    Message sent to Lampard. What filth

  5. timmmuh
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Pulisic doesn’t need to rinse and repeat. He’s good the first time.

  6. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    ONG

  7. Noah’s Ark
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Sold Pulisic and Willian with 2ft this week

    1. fylde2022
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      D'oh!

  8. fylde2022
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Get in Pulisic!!! Need more!!

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

    Wtf

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

    Wow, keeping Puli now on FH.

    1. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Wolves can defend remember. Not sure what the hell pool have been doing back there last few weeks!

  11. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    OMFG I sold for Dilva, ML rival getting him off the bench, FFS Pulisic

  12. C_Manan
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Think Chelsea fans strted bursting the crackers to put Pool off game

  13. mr messi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Puli beauty! Come on Chelsea!

  14. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Yoooo Pusilic

  15. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Wow

    Pulisic to Dilva for a hit paying off so well

    1. AC Yew
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Lmao i also made that move

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

    Ffs we couldn’t have got this score line in the game where I had 3 attackers and a captain?!

  17. Qubit
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    The new Captain America

  18. DandyDon
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Uh. you’d think starting mahrez over pulisic would have been the right move...

  19. timmmuh
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Pulisic whispers “sorry” as he scores.

  20. dark91
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Hope Salah is watching how to score goals

  21. denial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    So disappointed with salah. Should have at least a goal

  22. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Story of the restart in one player. Hold him he blanks, sell him he goes wild off the bench

    1. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Made bold choices chasing top 10k. 22 point swing against team from last week meh

    2. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      You can't have held him for long since he's only blanked once since the restart

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

    Comon Salah do something..

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      dont worry he wont

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

    Solid triple change for fat frank

  25. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Villa staying up cos of that goal that never was vs Sheffield United

  26. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Oh so now you guys rate pulisic?

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Literally no one was besides me in preseason

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

        I did, said he was the new hazard

      2. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I hadn't seen him before this season but could see instantly he was quality

    2. TONY123
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Watched him a lot for Dortmund, could play like hazard on his day but very inconsistent. Still young though.

  27. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    15 mins ago: playing Greenwood and benching Pulisic was a good decision

    0 mins ago: wounded

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

    Pulisic and Trent owner. What a night !!

  29. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Pulisic ruining my ML.

  30. Emre Can Pie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Forgot to take captaincy off Pulisic from last gameweek. 🙂

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

      Lmfao