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

    Never, ever second guessing myself/playing too safe again.

    Almost did Trent Vardy to Tierney Auba (-8). Almost.

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

      OWCH

  2. That Was Easy!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    What in God’s name was the ref doing giving Antonio a yellow there.

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

    Double Burnley cleansheet ruined

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

    Lundstram Goal

    1. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Oh great. That's another clean sheet gone. Just Aurier to go

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

      Imagine making a 2:59 Lamptey to Sheff Utd and I chose Egan

  5. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Forwards having the last laugh.

  6. Jet5605
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Lord essential

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

    Dear Mr Sterling. It would be great if you scored a couple of goals and justified my hit and Also won my ML for me.
    Thanks in advance,
    Yours Sminkypinky

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

    Me a few days ago: Auba, Kane or Sterling?

    Me yesterday: Sterling it is!

    Me today: I hate this game.

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

    Ofcourse lundy scores on the final day

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

    Oooooh

    Just seen Lord is starting and is on baps.

    That would be so GW1. Kane and Auba returned then too.

  11. Athletic Nasherbo
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Was going to play Lundstram argh god sake

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

      Very nearly put him first sub over Greenwood

  12. Zilla
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    lool fitting end to this season

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

      Lundy!

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

      indeed, dont own Lunds anymore even tho I had him since GW1. But fairplay he deserves as do owners

  13. Bouncebackability
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    That was going wide, surely Tierney assist

  14. Jet5605
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    So glad I went Aurier over Pieters and double BUR

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

    Lundstram lol

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

    Lunds hahaha

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

    Lord Lundstram serving the FPL God Danny Ings well.

  18. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Lundstram second on my bench.

    Salah and TAA will both comenon right?

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

      Ye probably

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

    Auba brought the wrecking ball to destroy non FHers today.

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

    Casuals bite back!

  21. Hitman MHK
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    To think I went Tarkowski instead of Tierney... also ruined my multi too, fantastic...

  22. Podge
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Lundstram

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

    Jeeez

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

      Brace?

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

    The Lord! Why didn't we get him... We should've known!

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

    Kiko to come off the bench at this rate..fml

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

    What a whole pile of shitte.....

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

    They're really trying to tee up DSilva

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

      Good. I need points

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

      Probably the reason it’s only one

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

    This is horrendous

  29. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Wish this season was over.