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Klopp decimates Fantasy teams in mass rotation of Liverpool assets

WRITTEN BY DAVID MUNDAY AND NEALE RIGG

Jurgen Klopp has gone from hero to zero for Fantasy Premier League managers in the final Gameweek of 2019/20.

The Liverpool manager has ripped up his usual team-sheet for the trip to Newcastle, consigning Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané, Roberto Firmino and Trent Alexander-Arnold to the bench.

Andrew Robertson and Virgil van Dijk are the only two key Fantasy assets to keep their place in the side, which features Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Takumi Minamino and Divock Origi as the front-three.

After all the talk over potential rotation and midweek jollies to Saint-Tropez, Pep Guardiola has made only one change from the Manchester City side that beat Watford 4-0 on Tuesday.

David Silva returns to the team as expected, with Bernardo Silva making way.

Phil Foden, Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling make up the three-man City attack, so that again means no place in the side for Riyad Mahrez.

Kevin De Bruyne also keeps his place.

Daniel Farke’s four changes are all enforced, with Emiliano Buendia and Josip Drmic suspended and Timm Klose and Alex Tettey injured.

Teemu Pukki, Marco Stiepermann, Lukas Rupp and Christoph Zimmermann all return.

Chelsea have made two changes, with Christian Pulisic in for the injured Willian in attack.

Frank Lampard has stuck with a wing-back system but has recalled Willy Caballero between the posts, with the out-of-sorts Kepa Arrizabalaga making way.

Adama Traore, Joao Moutinho and Daniel Podence drop out for Wolves, with Romain Saiss, Diogo Jota and Pedro Neto promoted to the starting XI.

Raul Jimenez makes his 37th league start of the season.

There is just the one change to the Manchester United side from Gameweek 37+, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka replacing Timothy Fosu-Mensah at right-back.

Brendan Rodgers has seemingly stuck with three centre-halves but has made three alterations nonetheless, with Hamza Choudhury, Kelechi Iheanacho and Marc Albrighton replacing Ayoze Perez, Harvey Barnes and Ryan Bennett.

Mikel Arteta perhaps has one eye on the FA Cup final as he has made five changes to Arsenal’s starting XI for the visit of Watford. 

Sead Kolasinac, Bukayo Saka, Lucas Torreira, Cedric Soares and Eddie Nketiah drop out, with Kieran Tierney, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Nicolas Pepe, Joe Willock and Granit Xhaka recalled.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang starts in attack, as does Alexandre Lacazette.

The Hornets have themselves made two changes, with Danny Welbeck and Adam Masina in for the benched Tom Cleverley and Adrian Mariappa.

All appears as it should be for Spurs, who name Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, Lucas Moura and Giovani Lo Celso as their front-four attacking players.

Those still invested in Serge Aurier can also be happy as the right-back holds his place in the side.

Crystal Palace are as depleted as expected, with Tyrick Mitchell starting at left-back and still no Luka Milivojevic in the starting line-up.

Michail Antonio owners will be pleased to see the West Ham midfielder holding down the centre-forward position for Aston Villa’s trip to the London Stadium.

Mark Noble is still in the number 10 role, supported by Declan Rice and the box-to-box option of Tomas Soucek behind him.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin is the man to miss out for Everton, replaced in the front-line by Moise Kean, who plays alongside Richarlison.

Crucially, Jarrad Branthwaite gets a final start of the season in defence at just £4.0m.

John Lundstram may be out there in some Fantasy squads still as today he bids farewell to the budget defender category for good.

He starts in central midfield for Sheffield United today, alongside Sander Berge and John Fleck.

The Blades face a Southampton side fronted by Danny Ings, who has his sights on troubling Vardy for the Golden Boot.

Amid all the carnage elsewhere, there is familiarly reassuring news from Turf Moor as Sean Dyche sticks with the same starting XI that made the cut in the 2-0 win over Norwich.

Leandro Trossard, Aaron Mooy and Pascal Gross all drop out of the Brighton midfield, meanwhile, with Alexis MacAllister, Solly March and Aaron Connolly handed recalls.

Full Line-ups

Arsenal XI: Martinez, Maitland-Niles, Holding, Luiz, Tierney, Ceballos, Xhaka, Willock, Pépé, Aubameyang, Lacazette.

Watford XI: Foster, Kiko Femenía, Kabasele, Dawson, Masina, Doucouré, Hughes, Sarr, Pereyra, Welbeck, Deeney.

Burnley XI: Pope, Bardsley, Long, Tarkowski, Pieters, Gudmundsson, Westwood, Brownhill, McNeil, Wood, Rodriguez.

Brighton XI: Ryan, Webster, Dunk, Burn, Lamptey, Bissouma, Stephens, March, Mac Allister, Connolly, Maupay.

Chelsea XI: Caballero, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Zouma, James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso, Mount, Giroud, Pulisic.

Wolves XI: Patricio, Doherty, Boly, Coady, Saiss, Jonny, Neves, Dendoncker, Neto, Jota, Jimenez.

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita; Mitchell, Kouyaté, Dann, J Ward; Schlupp, McCarthy, McArthur, Townsend; Zaha, Ayew.

Spurs XI: Lloris; B Davies, Dier, Alderweireld, Aurier; Winks, Sissoko; Son, Lo Celso, Moura; Kane.

Everton XI: Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Branthwaite, Digne, Gomes, Davies, Walcott, Sigurdsson, Richarlison, Kean.

Bournemouth XI: Ramsdale, Smith, S Cook, Kelly, Rico, Brooks, Gosling, Lerma, King, C Wilson, Solanke.

Leicester City XI: Schmeichel, Justin, Morgan, Evans, Albrighton, Choudhury, Ndidi, Tielemans, Thomas, Iheanacho, Vardy.

Man Utd XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Williams, Matic, Pogba, Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford, Martial.

Man City XI: Ederson, Walker, Garcia, Laporte, Cancelo, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, D Silva, Foden, Jesus, Sterling.

Norwich City XI: Krul, Aarons, Zimmermann, Godfrey, Lewis, McLean, Cantwell, Rupp, Stiepermann, Hernández, Pukki.

Newcastle XI: Dúbravka; Ritchie, Rose, Fernandez, Manquillo; Bentaleb, Shelvey; Saint-Maximin, Almirón, Lazaro; Gayle.

Liverpool XI: Alisson; Robertson, van Dijk, Gomez, N Williams; Milner, Wijnaldum, Keita; Origi, Minamino, Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Southampton XI: McCarthy; Bertrand, J Stephens, Vestergaard, Walker-Peters; Redmond, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong; Ings, Adams.

Sheff Utd XI: D Henderson, Robinson, Egan, Basham; Stevens, Fleck, Berge, Lundstram, Baldock; McBurnie, Sharp.

West Ham XI: Fabianski; B Johnson, Ogbonna, Diop, Fredericks; Rice, Soucek; Fornals, Noble, Bowen; Antonio.

Aston Villa XI: Reina; Targett, Mings, Konsa, Guilbert; Hourihane, D Luiz, McGinn; Grealish, Samatta, Trézéguet.

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4,606 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Pies Have Come
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    No assist for Raz. Auba pen scored.

  2. Sgt. Schultz
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    everton cleanie gone

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

    Wish id had FH left ffs. Would have both Kane and Auba.

    Fair play those you do, or even have one. I’m stuck with Vardy

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Same 🙁

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Vardy > Kane -4 paying off so far.

  4. JONALDINHO
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    No Kane Auba Jesus and own digne. Shocking start

  5. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Terrible start man

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

    Im not watching the games but surely those were D. Silva and Aurier assists?

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

      I wish

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

      Neither buddy

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

    OMG Harry

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

    So Watford going down as it stands.

    1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Great news.

    2. HMFC1874
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Maybe if they didn't change their manager as much as underwear, then they may have a chance to stay up :-/

  9. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    When did the Salah news appear only just got in?

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

      12 mins before deadline.

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

      5 mins before deadline. Panic stations everywhere

    3. Ady87
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      About 15 mins before deadline it was posted.

    4. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Cheers at least not C or VC 🙂

  10. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Not the best start..

  11. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Anyone here remembering my words saying J.King is the best differential fwd?

    1. MAXIMIN EFFORT
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      No

    2. Monklane
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Nope.

    3. SAY MY NAME
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      i distinctly remember it, clear as day 😀

  12. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    How is Salah, Trent and Mahrez C looking?

  13. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    top 10k dream down the drain.. kane,auba and jesus FH owners win....

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Same

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

      Still time Chuckster...

  14. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Silva might still get that assist for Jesus' goal.

    1. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      i doubt it man, am an owner

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Did he touch it?

    3. Tony Hibbert
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      He didnt touch the ball

    4. Mac90
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      wth happened

  15. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Where ia dilva assist?

  16. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Norwich passing it around at the back. This isn't going to end well for them.

  17. AzzaroMax99
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Assist for Dilva or not?

    1. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      dont think so

  18. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    FYI

    Top 10k EO

    Sterling 127%
    KDB 72%
    Dilva 64%
    Fernandes 61%
    Martial 60%
    Pope 58%
    Ings 52%
    TAA 50%
    Kane 47%
    Greenwood 40%
    Aurier 39%
    Salah 39%
    Pieters 38%
    Jesus 31%
    Pulisic 28%
    Doherty 27%
    Mahrez 25%
    Jimenez 23%
    Antonio 20%
    Son 20%
    Tarkowski 20%
    Aubameyang 20%
    Martinez 19%
    Rob 17%

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

      Thanks for this!

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

      nice auba 20%

    3. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Wish I didn't miss the deadline since would have got Kane for sure and would downgrade TAA. Well so be it, 2 FT drain over the line, officially become casual.

      Good luck to all.

  19. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Who assisted Jesus?

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      No one.

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

      a norwich lad

    3. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      no one I think

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

      Sterling crossed but the ball hit several norwich defenders before falling to Jesus so no A

  20. Forever In Our Shadow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    I’d like the season to stop now. Up from 107k to 63k. That would be great from where I was.

  21. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Hope Kane won't punish me 🙁 Officially scared

  22. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    burnley pen not given... unlucky wood owners..

  23. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Klopp send Salah!!!

  24. sully29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Kane!

    1. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Dial up?

  25. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    11 points, anyone doing worse?

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

      8

    2. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      8

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

    Anyone else stuck with Vardy?

    1. Garlana
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Yeh, couldn't really be helped...wanted Jesus fwiw but had to do Salah to sterling due to leaked lineup

    2. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      🙁 /

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

    Where's the United penalty? Bruno massive captain fail...

  28. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Can someone educate me on how an EO is above 100%?

    1. Tony Hibbert
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      If you captain a player how much of that player do you have?

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

      Because of (c). If you (c) someone, their EO for you becomes 200%.

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

      Captaincy stats.

    4. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Captain count double (or triple)

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

      Own + captain

    6. GAMBIT
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Captains

    7. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      EO is ownership + captaincy. If a player is owned by 75% of all players and captained by 100% of those owners his EO will be 150%. Plus through in triple cappers.

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Argh! Cheers!

  29. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Did we get the lineups in advance?

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Liverpool yes

  30. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    United lazy, no one going with Bruno

    1. Burger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Captains

      1. Burger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Reply fall!