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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, 16 hours ago

    Just end the season. Please

    1. Athletic Dildao
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Not long now. 😀

    2. Woy_is_back
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      dis

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 16 hours ago

        Literally only appearance points so far. So close to bringing Kane/Auba for a hit for Vardy, and Tierney for a hit for Trent. Nope.

        Awful

    3. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      this... season ending GW...

  2. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Matic is such a liability in the midfield... Why do we play him!!!

  3. tucaoneo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    OR 1 tripled Salah... Such a casual.

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Awww jeez

  4. Tempestic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    0 points so far 🙂

    1. Woy_is_back
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      impossible

    2. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      same 🙁

    3. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Ouch

  5. The Red Devil
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Triple Burnley defence! Now hoping for a tarkowski header from pieters cross

  6. Forza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Top 10k average is over 18 already, brutal!

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Rip top 10k then

  7. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    The game is won - protect auba and take him off!

  8. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Has the Man Utd game started yet?

  9. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Auba assist given? 😀

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Has it been confirmed by Goals Panel that it is a Tierney goal?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 16 hours ago

        Off target and double touch maybe.

  10. Canary_Kid
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    #1 in the world has Salah (TC) ouch

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Omg

    2. Woy_is_back
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Anyone but Carlsen ftw

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 16 hours ago

        He also has Salah (c)...

        1. Woy_is_back
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 16 hours ago

          Noice. Whats his vc?

        2. Ady87
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 16 hours ago

          And brought him in after the leaked news saying he was out lol

    3. moz_1983
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Carlsson time.

  11. Pépé Pig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Got rid of Lundstrum this week for my bench boost team after he hasn't started for ages. Absolutely ridiculous

  12. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    So much sheep thinking with that Sterling (C).

    1. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Full time already?

  13. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    I'm BB'ing and I'm down to just Martinez, Lamptey and Aurier on CSs.

  14. Sterling Malory
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Was 50/50 who to take Azpi out for.. Went with Robbo over Tierney of course.

  15. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    One of the worst gw ever

  16. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Norwich defending like a team possessed 🙄

  17. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Bruno goal disallowed

  18. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Bruno offiade goal

  19. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    This is dreadful...... 😀

  20. dadoune30
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Goal Bruno offside

  21. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Fernandes G, but flagged offside.

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Phew!

  22. Woy_is_back
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Get Mahrez on for Sterling PEP!

  23. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Jesus and Silva wasting absolute sitters... both would have been Sterling A

  24. JONALDINHO
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Sterling looking lively

  25. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Come on Son and Dilva

  26. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    He’s very advanced.

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Kane? Makes a change

    2. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      who, brosstan?

  27. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Jimenez may be down and out.

    1. sunzip14
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      No surprise, I benched Foden to start him

  28. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Keep setting up Dilva please!

  29. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Cmon dammit Silva

  30. dadoune30
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Goal Auba

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Oh my christ.

    2. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      oh god