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

    Anyone fancy Auba to haul against Watford fighting for survival? A is my current FH team but toying with the idea of B..

    A) Martinez + Pieters + Antonio + Auba
    B) Ederson + Gomez + Son + Greenwood
    C) Ederson + Pieters + Antonio + Rashy

    Rest of team:
    Bardsley Aurier
    Salah Martial Dilva Sterling
    Kane

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Not after yesterday....

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

        Yea I thought so but Watford looked woeful too. Not sure which Arsenal and Watford will turn up!

    2. ‘Tis the Season
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Watfords heads are down, team spirit shot to sh1t! See Auba getting a brace

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

        Thanks! But I would think that avoiding relegation will be a great motivation for them to pick themselves up! Leaning towards the Auba option myself..

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

      Auba minutes will be managed v Watford because of the cup final.

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

    Can’t wait for “OMG Salah”

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

      Fingers crossed

    2. Mario Balofail
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      OMG Salah

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

    Assist??!

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

      Wijnaldum

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

      Wijn

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

        None

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

          Get in!

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

        Did Wiji get a touch? Didn't see that

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

      No assist

    4. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Ginni

  4. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Mo, just one goal mate. You used to do it all the time when you where the dullard pick over the past few years. Just dust your boots and hit it into the back of the net. Not even that assed about BAPS or a clean sheet.

    Kind regards,

    Salah captainer

  5. Stand By Mee
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Who assisted?

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

      Willian

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

    Wtf you doing Willian?

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

    Ofc ny rival bought Keita, wasn't sure why but he's obviously from the future...

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

      Wowoowowow

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

      Funny

    3. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      wtf....

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

    Last 14 SoT against Kepa are 10 goals as I am counting. Practically playing without a keeper. Joke of a keeper

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

      He's horrendous isn't he

    2. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      He has been bad. But he ain't stopping that. Your favourite, Dean Henderson, ain't stopping that.

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

        Pope or Oblak are saving that

        1. diesel001
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          No they ain't.

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

          Lol both in goal at the same time couldn’t have stopped that

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

      Poor timing for this, can’t attack him over that goal

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

      Am with you he's shite but can't fault him here

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

        Yes I can. Bad positioning. Pope is saving that. Only 8% shots outside of the box are goals

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

      Can’t say I remember him making many mistakes this season lIke DDG. He may not make many saves but doesn’t throw any away

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

    What looks nicer:

    A. Kane and Alonso (or any other

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

      Any other

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

      haha oops...

      A. Kane and Alonso (or any other 6.5 or less defender)

      B. Son and TAA

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

    Willian assist?

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

      robbed

  11. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 4 days ago

    I know this may be a mad question but would you rather have Antonio or Lucas Moura?

    1. Bank$y
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Antonio.

      Hopefully Newcastle snag him up this summer.

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

    Don’t suppose by some miracle VVD gets that assist after his pass hit off Willian... twice!

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

      No chance

  13. ZakyJ
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    So who is the best GK under 5m for last gameweek not named Pope.
    Is it Martinez even though Watford will throw everything at that game?

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

      Probably still Martinez. Maybe McCarthy.

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

        Reina?

  14. Champions united
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Kdb to silva
    Make funds from bruno to salah

    Yes or no on fh

    1. ‘Tis the Season
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I would

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

      Yep

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

    Kepa dont blink!

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

    Most irrelvant player scores

  17. CRO KLOPP
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Bilić is coming home

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

    How is Mo looking?

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

      Horrendous because I captained him

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

        🙁

    2. SallySlayer
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Could easily of had a 2 or 3 by now.

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

    Keita > Bruno Penaldes

  20. Naby K8a
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Dare I say Gerrardesque

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

    Pulisic is needed here

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

    I am playing both Patrico and Doherty vs CHE 🙂

    1. Nedvěd11
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Nice, thinking about doing Doherty and Boly and use 1FT elsewhere

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

    Need a Mo haul to save my ML...

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

      Match far from over

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

      Not happening

  24. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Why doesn't Salah keep going there ffs

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

    The anti template FH team - needs a bit of work in midfield I guess

    Alisson
    Robbo PvA Mings
    Son Rich Redmond Willian
    Rash Vardy Jim

  26. 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 ML

  27. Zilla
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    WBA one foot at promotion

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      All you need is Slav

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

    I want a combined 13pts from Pulisic and TAA which seems very very difficult

    1. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Could get 12 from TAA and 1 from Puli

  29. Van der Faart
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Firmino bottled that. Could have shot

  30. Manani
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    I assume there's quite a few up top that captained Bruno too? Got greenwood+ (C)Bruno, but no Martial. not sure if my rank will take a big dip or not