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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. CRO KLOPP
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    OMG TAA

  2. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Playing without a keeper

  3. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Trent u beauty

  4. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Oh my god!!!

  5. El Fenomeno R9
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Beautiful

  6. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Chelsea might as well not have a goalkeeper

    1. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Definitely. Kovacic can play as a keeper. I would make a half time change and bring Willy in

  7. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    And he's back lol

  8. Cilly Bonnolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Oh you little f**king beauty.

  9. FPL Pillars
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Treeeeeeent

  10. osceola31909
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    I hope there are people who sold TAA

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Had him all season, only one in my team 🙂

    2. JHolmes
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Yeah, benched TAA instead of Egan... yeah... doubled down on SHU with Henderson...

  11. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Class, never in doubt my boy!!

  12. GROBARI
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Season is over...

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      well, yeah

  13. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Imagine selling Trent lol

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I'm selling on my FH for 38 as need to catch rival who has him so got to hope for the best! All or nothing

  14. Greek Freak
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Mane assist to TAA, beautiful. I might keep them both for GW38 now.

  15. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Trent sitting pretty first on the bench. What a plonker

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      inserts Ryan Reynolds GIF "But Why?"

  16. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Kepa, why you didn't try to save that ?

    1. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      He doesnt try save anything he just gets in the way

      1. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Great answer

  17. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Mane assist for the dive

  18. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    TAAAAAA

  19. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    I need a combined 13 PTS from Pulisic and TAA which seems very very likely

  20. CRO KLOPP
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    What a goal by Trent

  21. denial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Horrible dive by mane

  22. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Stunning

  23. tambourineman
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Points for everyone

  24. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Pulisic ain't coming on. Why risk him?

  25. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

    That is what all yous get for ditching Trent!

  26. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Trent hell yea !!!!!!!!!

  27. Lamplighters
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Ha-ha....big thunderstorms on the east coast.....cable went out.

  28. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    VVD on my bench, what do you expect from him? CS?

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Goal in second half & CS

  29. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Cheeky mane dive assist

  30. Little Red Lacazette
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Nice TAA!!