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

    Dream goal! mane and Trent! YES! Finally!

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

      I wish I was you

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

      Cancelled out my dream Utd goal not owning either of these two. I said you were due with them.

  2. Ady87
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Swapped TAA for Digne but rival in 1st and 3rd have TAA. If Liverpool keep a clean sheet today I can’t win my ML fml

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

      Same 🙁

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

    Need a goal Mane

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

    Mane / Bruno

    Who is the best diver?

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Sterling

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

        Another rent free one

  5. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Oh Kepa

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

      #crying as a Chelsea fan

    2. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      He could at least dive!

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

    Imagine denying LiVARpool being a thing... Trent owner but its quite sickening seeing this week in week out

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

      Lol

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

      All the big teams get VAR decisions in their favour.

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

      Conspiracy theories are big in the UK huh

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

        Being oblivious to the obvious big wherever you're from

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

      Seeing what? 😀

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

    Why can’t Mo show some ambition like sterling did with the pen taking the freekick hunting down the golden boot! These two cases have both cost me this week

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

      Literally nobody would consider anyone other than TAA taking that

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

      He did last week and his free kick was complete and utter garbage

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

        Commenting below while you were adding this.

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

      Does he even take free kicks, let alone scored on one?

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

        He stole one last week with Trent and Fabinho both on the pitch. Predictable Row Z result

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

    Got to nick one now, come on Chelsea

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

    Trent on my bench.. Season finally over... 🙁

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Never bench Trent 😮

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

      You're mental

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

      If you benched TAA you don't deserve his points

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

      Imagine benching possibly the best players in the whole game

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

        I started luckily

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

      I benched him too you're not alone..

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

    Cmon go 3-0,4-0 and keep Pulisic on bench

  11. shirtless
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Come on Salah(c)

  12. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Fair play to TAA but it seemed a long way out for keeper not to get close.

    1. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Don’t feed the Daniel

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

      Didn’t even go for it; poorly placed wall also

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

      He just watched it sail by. Useless.

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

        He just gets in the way. Why try and save it?

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

    Wow trent only 60% eo

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

    Trent!! Beauty!

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

    VAR has been bit of a disaster for me. Benched TAA (calculated and probably silly risk I know) but should never have been a FK. Kepa is basically a cardboard cutout.

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

      Well that wasn't VAR I guess but really poor refereeing. Clear Mane dive. Oh well.

  16. Little Red Lacazette
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Never get TAA out.

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

    TAA benched....seemed like a good idea at the time!

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

      Same.

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

      just why

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

      Yeah, same. Doubling down on sheffield cs didn't work out too well (egan + henderson ahead of TAA+Reina)

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

        Exactly the same. Sort of love if it comes off, you look like a genius! ML is gone so trying to make some different decisions

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

    The only player that's been in my team for every single gameweek. What a legend

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

      Him and KDB for me.

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

    Jimenez essential v Kepa?

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

    So who benched or ditched TAA?

    Ha ha

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

      Sold him a few weeks back to enable a big midfield.
      Was a risk but has paid off

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

      I benched him. Chasing, hoped Puli would score to wipe CS. Pool have been poor by their high standards recently, TAA stats down on what they had been.

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

    Sorry Salah owners I captained him this week

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

    People saying it was dive by Mane. Clear foul tbf

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

    Anyone got the holy trinity of TAA Doherty Pieters?

    1. Greek Freak
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Quite a few I imagine. I got Tarkowski "because of the goal threat".

    2. Connor Wickham
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      o/

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

      Unfortunately have Aurier instead of Pieters

  24. Vazza
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Sadio (c), one goal please son and we can all go home happy!!

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

    Come on Salahlalalala thr Egyptian king(C)

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

    Salah hatty time now 😎

  27. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Rival benches Trent but gets him due to Saiss. Ridiculous!

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

    Salah almost in.

  29. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 4 days ago

    People are still selling the Trentminator. Keep it going lads

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

    Is Pulisic more or less likely to come on with the 0-2 deficit? Have Greenwood on the bench...

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

      More surely but depends how injured he is