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

    FFS Mane

  2. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Alonso subbed too

    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Good i hate minus points

  3. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    This game a great sign of a last day goalfest to come. Will there be 8 goals in the Man City vs Norwich match?

    1. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Probably 8 different goal scorers too

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Just not Mahrez....

  4. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Mane(c) fail.
    Thanks Salah you selfish useless tit.

  5. wulfranian
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    VVD owners unite for the fourth goal and zero points.

    1. baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      At least I have TAA and Puli...

      1. wulfranian
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        get out

  6. Ruinenlust
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    No top 4 for Chelsea?

    1. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      A draw vs Wolves will be mathematically enough, I think

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Need 1 pt

    3. Alnair
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      As long as you draw against Wolves you'll qualify, or if you lose and United win then you'll qualify as well.

  7. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Wow Kepa has to to be the worst keeper in the league

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

      Frank should have stuck with willie

      1. Daniel S., FPL Veteran
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I think worst even when you compare the Championship goalies too

  8. Leppamaki
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 4 days ago

    33 points behind in my ML going in to gw38. Is it possible to catch up? And how wild should I go with my captain pick. Guess I have to try to find a high risk high reward captain? Any suggestions?

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Possible, but you need miracles

    2. FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      What's your team look like?

      1. Leppamaki
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Henderson - McCarthy
        TAA, Doherty, AWB, Tarkowski, Egan
        Salah, KdB, Bruno, Mahrez, McNeil
        Vardy, Greenwood, Connolly

        My rival gonna FH in gw38. I have no chips left

        1. FantasyHero
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          if he was smart he would copy your team. If u have a free transfer bring in sterling for salah.
          Differential captain weirdly could be kdb

    3. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Possible. Try differential c compared to rival

    4. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Simply. No.

    5. TONY123
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Try to take out players he has and replace them with differential picks and captain someone he doesn't have. DSilva maybe?

  9. Danstoke82
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    5 goals scored and only an assist for Salah.

    Really tempted to shift to Sterling. That’s disappointing tonight if I’m honest. He was my differential in my cash ML.

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

      Lucky to get an assist and wasted a lot of goals for other people

  10. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    One more Trent!!

  11. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Salah to come back on and score the 6th

  12. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Wow imagine this lot against Newcastle!

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

      Newcastle can defend better than chelsea right now.

  13. FantasyHero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Who gets more points gw 38+
    A. Mahrez + ings
    B. Kane + greenwood

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      B

  14. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    My Alonso > Doherty transfer worked out rather well this week

    1. Syd.
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I benched the twerp

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Hate subtle brags.

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Oh wait, I thought you did the opposite and were joking lol, good move.

  15. JJO
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    6th consecutive gw with my captain not scoring

    1. JJO
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      And theirs teams scored 15+ goals

  16. Isboo
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Ridiculous end of season showdown, there is 1 point between me and my rival in our money league (him ahead as of today)

    My Team, 2FT, 2.9 ITB

    Mccarthy
    Arnold Doherty Egan
    Salah De Bruyne Martial Fernandes
    Vardy Greenwood Ings

    His Team, 1FT, 0.7 ITB

    Pope
    Arnold Doherty Egan
    Sterling De Bruyne Martial Fernandes
    Rashford Jiminez Ings

    (benches the same)

    My plan was to do..
    Bench > Dilva (shifting Greenwood to the bench)
    Vardy > Jesus

    I expect he will do a united player to a city player

    What to do?! Who to captain?! I feel I'm on the wrong side of Salah v Sterling

  17. AD2110
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    How do I get Sterling in this team on a free hit? 0ITB

    Martinez, Martin
    TAA, Aurier, Pieters, Lamptey, Bardsley
    Salah, KDB, Son, D.Silva, Bruno
    Auba, Ings, Greenwood

    1. MiLK2018
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      KDB + Bruno -> Sterling + Antonio?

    2. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Auba to Kane
      Auirier to Burnley or William's 3.8.
      Son to Sterling

      That work?

    3. JollyGoodYellows
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Son + TAA > Sterling + another defender.

  18. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Cheeky repost

  19. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    When will Salah’s assist get removed?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      haha nice post

    2. Daniel S., FPL Veteran
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      hopefully tonight

  20. Tonyawesome69
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Any chance of that Salah assist being removed? He definitelty didn't get the last touch and he doesn't deserve it either

    1. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Lol

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

      THIS

    3. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Give me somthing mate. Miserable game

  21. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Bloody hell almost conceded from another free kick

  22. Daniel S., FPL Veteran
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Oh my. VVD

  23. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Kepa

    Can’t watch him anymore

    1. Daniel S., FPL Veteran
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Painful. I proposed half time change for Willy. It would have been 3:3 surely.

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Whoever negotiated the selling price for him is a genius.

  24. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Jaysus that was close

  25. Syd.
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Carragher thinks Rudiger is Zouma

  26. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Was Kepa actually good before he came to England?

    1. Marvin III
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I think Bilbao sent a ringer and kept the real one.

    2. tucaoneo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Real Madrid had the opportunity to buy him for €20M and Zidane said no.

  27. baps hunter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    VvD 🙁

    1. Syd.
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      See the doctor

  28. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    a auba and greenwood
    b ings and martial
    c ings and mahrez

    thanks a lot

  29. DandyDon
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Noooooo Van D. Actually forgot you were playing and could save my red arrow!

  30. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Pulisic without bonus ffs

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      nice!