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

    RIP the Burnley CS. That's really rough. My BB is looking really bad.

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      I was saying GW 38 is not good for BB since you have to play 7 defenders in a GW where historically there are very few CS's

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

    there will be like 2 cs, dont worry. Bunrley conceding isnt relevant

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

    Literally nothing going well

  4. sully29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Mayhem. 😀

  5. AlCapwnUK
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    late addition of Laporte might be my only chance at defensive returns today.
    TAA out
    Burnley done

    Rooting for Dilva to go big on his last match is a nice place to be though

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

      I hope the last thing happens

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

    Were are all those Sterling goals?

    1. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Gone to graveyards everyone.

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

    Imagine tripling up on a mid table side defensively... punished and rightly so

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

      cheap though, allowed me to get auba and kane, which is nice

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

      This. Casual move for sure

    3. BDA Shadow
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      A mid table side missing 3 of their starting back 4.

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

      they were cheap, who cares, No CS this week, just Spurs and 1 other. Better going cheap as chips defence for conceded goals then premium conceded goals

  8. BDA Shadow
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Brighton goal YES

  9. Eric the King
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    I’m sure it won’t last but very pleased I went double Saints d over Burnley!

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Enjoy while it lasts then

      1. Eric the King
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Did not last long!

    2. syke63
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Aged well!

  10. COLLIN QUANER
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Mini league rival has triple Burnley def on his free hit.

    Go on Brighton!

    Amateur putting all his eggs in one basket.

  11. Werner Brothers
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Okay now that Burnley CS gone... Hit it wood!!!

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

    Tierney G
    Auba A

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

      For real!

      I got Tierney and Auba on my FH!

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

      Oh fack

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

      Amazing!

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

    MU/LC going to John Lewis funeral coverage

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

    Just hope Salah comes on in the second half! Missed the leaked news and he is my cap 🙁

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

    FFS Burnley, ridiculous

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

    Me and sterling aren't a happy match.

  17. Shultan
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Thats 2/4 CS gone on FH

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

    "Don't worry Pope, we'll get that Golden Glove for ya"

    20 mins later... "Sorry Pope"

  19. DandyDon
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    still reckon my 0-0 utd leicester and 1-0 wolves prediction will see Leicester into champions league

    1. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      leicester should have scored actually

  20. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Going for the golden boot. Arsenal goal

  21. dadoune30
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Goal Tierney assist Auba

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

    David de shitcagain

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

    Think the GW ends with no one keeping a cleanie

  24. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Triple Burnley defence cancelled 🙁

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

    OG
    Tierney a

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

    So Watford are down

  27. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Can Auba please F off.

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

    2-0 Arsenal...Goal Tierney

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

    No sterling assist?

  30. _sidney_will
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Tierney G Auba A