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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. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Auba exploding. Kane and Auba combo owners the real winners for now

  2. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Watford are done aren't they.

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

    Auba on fire.

  4. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Iheanacho bottled a super easy chance

  5. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Tierney on radar for next season

    1. _sidney_will
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      100%! 5.5m

  6. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Come ooono Foden and Sterling, brace each is needed

  7. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    De Gea at it again

  8. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Good riddance Watford!

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Indeed

    2. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Yep.

  9. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Auba you Legend!!!!

  10. El Fenomeno R9
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Sold Tierney for Aurier,decisions decisions...

    1. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      same here. really kicking myself.

  11. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Anyone with Jesus Kane Auba upfront?

    1. JONALDINHO
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Anyone with none like myself?

    2. sunzip14
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      My rival

      1. sunzip14
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Kane captain

    3. Legendary!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Here here

    4. Yes Don
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      yeah

    5. Phlajo
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Yeah 🙂 But waiting for Dilva (C) to pay off

  12. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    And to think I almost did Trent to Tierney ffs

  13. BENOIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    No Auba assist

    1. JammySprat
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      surely will be amended

  14. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Burnley defence EO 133% or so, so good for Pope only owners

  15. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Man U look terrible

  16. teddypicker
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Og, tierney assist surely?

  17. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Don’t get Tierney they said....thanks

    1. El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      😀

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        😉

  18. DandyDon
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Wish Robbo hadn't started so i could have put Tierney in!

  19. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    DDG is dead in the waters... Ole stop siding with him!!

  20. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Auba trolling as per normal.

  21. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    The Lord delivers

  22. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Arsenal goal looked like OG no?

  23. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    OMG lubdstram

  24. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Now need west ham to win for balance because villa deserve to be 2 points below than where they are right now

  25. Bossworld
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Burnley triple up denied

  26. Sgt. Schultz
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Southampton cleanie anyone?

  27. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Sheff Utd goal...

    Lord Lundy
    Stevens Assist

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

    LUNDY (C)

  29. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Might be a double touch in there, could turn rough for Tierney owners.

  30. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Lundstram!!!