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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. Old Gregg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    I think I got every 50/50 call wrong on my FH.

    The story of my season

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

      It's not even 20mins in

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

      only 20min gone man

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

        True

  2. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Digne owners lucky. Clear pen that

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

    It's official. I have become a casual 🙁

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

      liar
      say it aint so

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

        not a liar, see my team, see my posting history. burnt 2 FT and TAA is starting for me

        1. Sasquatch Slayer
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          TAA is starting for many seasoned pro’s

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

      Juuuhhhuuuj

  4. The Red Devil
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Any assist for city goal?

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

      Not yet.

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

      No

    3. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      No

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

    Rubbish last gameweek shaping up after rubbish run in. Bring on the summer

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

    Come one KDB please. The amount of times I moved him in and out for Jesus this week is unreal

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

    Anyone know the deduction to the Top 10k average due to Hits?

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

      LiveFPL saying 1.31 pts

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

        Cheers.

  8. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Chances of Mahrez staying on bench?

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

      God knows.

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

    Trent and Salah masterclasses start in the 60th minute?

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

      I think I must have asked this and then Gayle scored

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

    Need a goalfest in the Leicester game

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

    United on the rocks

  12. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Kdb doesn’t want the assist record does he?

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

    DCL benching is the real problem here!

  14. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Bye bye Burnley Cleanie !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    Worst GW ever

  16. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Burnley CS gone!!! Bigly

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

      I am quitting early this season oof

  17. dadoune30
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Goal Brighton Bissouma

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

    Brighton goal

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

    YES!!

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

    Bobblehead trying to gift UCL spot to his earlier team 🙄

  21. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Maguire is shocking at defending

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

      And yet there’s only two teams that have conceded fewer goals and they’re first and second in the league.

  22. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Burnley clean sheet triple gone...niceee

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

      yeah gutted

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

    DAMN BURN CS GONE

  24. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Rival with triple Burnley defence on his BB. Beautiful

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

    Nr 1 in the world tripple cap Salah? Scenes!!!

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

      Really ! ? Ouch

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

    Haha

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

    At least the Brighton goal came before the CS points were added
    Less heartbreak for owners

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

    noooooo

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

    Defo not playing next season....screw this

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

      See you next week....

      1. GOTHAM City F.C.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        This.

  30. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Brighton 😆