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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. wulfranian
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    goal for Barnsley...

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      De Gea's fault.

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

        And that?

  2. jason_ni
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    to think i laughed at my rival getting 4 from his jesus capt last night..oh the joys.

  3. EL tridente
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Just did KDB, Ings and Saka to Kane, D Silva and Grealish.
    Need to have a few differentials to make up the 15 point deficit in my main League...

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

    Alonso with 0.68% EO

    I took a hit to get him last GW. Make me proud you legend

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

      Got him last week and got rid this lol, goal incoming.

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

        Need it bro ... Seriously

  5. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Brentford and West Brom both losing

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

      And Fulham. Madness

    2. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      And Fulham lol

  6. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Someone here is just going to have to tell me which captain for the final gameweek. Honestly can't remember the last time I pick correctly. And I have my TC left.

    1. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Sterling

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Ings

    3. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I haven't had a captain goal since GW28. Since project restart, 3 assists for my captains.

      1. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Oof. Sorry.

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

      I captained Sterling for Brighton and Watford. But not Bournemouth! So lucky. Going Sterling against Norwich

  7. MattysFantasyFooty
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    What scores more?

    A) Auba Martial Bardsley
    B) Ings KDB Aurier

    1. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Thinking A, but only just.

    2. LE CHARO
        2 months, 4 days ago

        B

      • Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        B

    3. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Liverpool to be embarrassed again?

      1. MattysFantasyFooty
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Doubtful

    4. SkeletONv01
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Used TC this week, on Fernandes, literally anyone in my team got more then 1 point. Like, the worst option xD Used Bench Boost last GW, got 4 points out of it, TC this GW, got nothing. All my Chips were a disappointment, besides Wildcard, thats always useful.

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

        The only chips we like come with ketchup or gravy.

    5. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Best AWB replacement for GW38? 5.4 max. Thinking Joe Gomez?

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

        Liverpool players could be duds for the weekend after tonight’s party.

      2. MattysFantasyFooty
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Tierney for a punt

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

      Lets go Willian please! Save me!

      1. SkeletONv01
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Hes first on my bench, so i bet he gets a haul ;]

    7. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Crazy final day in championship

      2nd 3rd 4th 5th all losing

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

        Wba level

    8. Smokey_Lowkey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      TAA + Jesus

      Or

      Robbo + Auba

    9. Isco Disco
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Why did Chelsea do guard of honor for Liverpool?
      I thought that was already done by City 2 weeks ago

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

        Respect. All opponents doing it.

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

          Great to see that

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

          The young lads needed that motivation

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

        Everyone kicking.... After that too 😀
        It's weird downward curve of form. Actually they are on the beach !! Can't blame them after winning PL ....

    10. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      West brom goal

      1. Fred54
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        De Gea's fault.

    11. Bruno Commando
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      What's the best option for FH?

      A) Ederson + Gomez + Son + Greenwood [City CS + Son against Palace]
      B) Martinez + Pieters + Antonio + Auba [Auba against Watford]
      C) Ederson + Pieters + Antonio + Rashy [City CS + Rashy against Leicester]

      Rest of team:
      Bardsley Aurier
      Salah Martial Dilva Sterling
      Kane

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

        B

    12. Yome
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Good to go with this FH?
      Martínez
      Long, Bardsley, Pieters
      Sterling C, KDB, Dsilva, Salah
      Kane VC, Auba

      Button, Diop, Williams, Conolly

      1. Bruno Commando
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Looking good but I'm not sure if Auba will haul against a desperate Watford fighting for survival.

    13. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Salah scores yet?

    14. Mikeharbrw
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Can someone please tell Martin Tyler you dont need a certain number of appearances for a medal. Its factually incorrect.

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

        Thought you needed to play 5 games to get a medal?

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

        5

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

          Mikeharbrw talking kak again?

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

            Went over my head ...

          2. Mikeharbrw
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Go away.

            1. Mikeharbrw
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Not you amey the berk above you

      3. MattysFantasyFooty
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        You do

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

        5

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

      Hold Bruno, or gamble on no United for gw38, with Antonio + better defence?

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

        No United, they play away and look so bad atm.

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

      Pope (Martinez)
      TAA, Saiss, Pieters (Lascelles*, Holgate*)
      KDB, Salah, Fernandes, Martial, Pulisic
      Vardy, Rashford (Connolly)

      A) Martial + Vardy > DSilva + Kane
      B) Pulisic + Vardy > DSilva + Jesus
      C) Pulisic > DSilva (Keep Vardy)

    17. Bielsa's Bucket
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      So is Salah going to classified has a forward next season? or Will Auba be classified has a midfielder.
      Same with Rashford being moved into midfield and Martial being made a forward.
      Or FPL just going to ignore this?

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

        Salah has to be a striker imo

        1. jdp219
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          I thought Salah would have been a forward ahead of last season.

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Salah will stay a mid. Martial to be a fwd.

        1. Bielsa's Bucket
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          But why. He plays further forward more than Rashford and Auba, not by much, but technically doing the same job. Both of them are out on the wing most of the time playing has wingers.

          1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            CF is the only thing they care about.

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

        He is right winger. Then Mane should be forward also.

      4. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        They have to do the same for all of them. Rash, Auba, Salah, Mane, Sterling etc all play in the 4-3-3 type formation that wasn't really a thing when FPL was first established.

        I guess they keep them as mids.

    18. Big_Bear
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Jesus->Vardy I think will be final transfer.
      (K)ane taking the armband.

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

      I posted Lampard's quotes about Pulisic that he is carrying an injury, too bad wasn't hulked to help more lads owners

      1. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Did he mention what type of injury? Mustn't be bad if he's on bench.

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

          Hopefully it's bad enough to keep him out till weekend 🙂

        2. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          9 subs tho. Doesn't do much harm listing him as a sub even though he has no intention of playing him.

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

            Hopefully that is the case

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

        Before deadline ?????

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

        Not much help after the deadline.

      4. MattysFantasyFooty
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Not before the deadline though..

      5. Fred54
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        You mean the much publicised quotes shortly after FA cup line up announced explaining why Pulisic was benched?

      6. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        The one before the FA Cup?

    20. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Allison Trent and Salah come onnnn

      And Liverpool please win..

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

      Trent masterclass needed.

      1. Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I benched him so hope not!

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

          no ya didn't

        2. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 4 days ago

          You know what is coming...

    22. merin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Thoughts on this FH-team?

      Pope
      Tark Pieters Aurier
      Salah(v) Sterling(c) Dilva Fernandes Mahrez
      Kane Ings

      (Button Nketiah Williams Simpson)

      0.9 ITB

    23. Vazza
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Pulisic is the ultimate troll. Let’s you down when you least expect it. Luckily I haven’t owned him since restart!

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

          You expected him to save your gw vs Liverpool?

          1. Vazza
              2 months, 4 days ago

              I’m a non owner mate. It was just a general statement!

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

          0-0 would be super

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

            Yeah

          2. Fred54
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            CS point for my captain. What utopia is this?

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

          Just saw Bruno got a YC too. Now I am even more frustrated. Sterling 17 as vice ahhhhh.

          Captained the lowest scoring player