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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. L S P
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    My only hope is Mahrez not playing...

    Auba first sub due to last minute transfer that slotted him on the bench. No time to get him in starting lineup. This is very painful.

    1. Steve McCroskey
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Lol that is brutal

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

      Ah here

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

      Mahrez will come on

      1. L S P
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 16 hours ago

        Thanks. I know.

    4. HMFC1874
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      You benched Auba against Watford????

      1. L S P
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 16 hours ago

        Read the entire post Sherlock

  2. Srv210
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Ohhhhh Auubbbbaaaa....why didn't I captained him, oh yeah coz didn't trust arsenal

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

    Salah ruined my Aubameyang plans booooo

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

    I was genuinely so close to Tierney and Auba for a -8. This is torture

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

      How many times are you going to post about the decision you didn't make. Drainer.

  5. Sancidino
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Brought Auba in but did not captain... Still good

  6. Shultan
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    I didn't get Auba because I thought he'd be rested for FA cup

  7. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Cheaper Lacazette can match Auba

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

      😀

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

      😆

    3. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      😆

  8. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Imagine not having Auba, wow

  9. DandyDon
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Fail so far getting Laca over Auba so far and Aurier over Tierney. Oh well

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

    Bruno down as usual.

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

      Can't stand him

  11. thepuntmaster
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Aubameyang captain giving me a dying hope in my ML

  12. The Dance
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    God i'm so glad today is the last day of this crap

  13. TheTinman
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Stanislas punt has went well

  14. fylde2022
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    A few hours ago, I was asking if I should ship Aubameyang for Kane!
    Thankfully, I didn't!!

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

    I have never, ever hated an FPL player like I hate Auba. Definition of a troll for me. Ridiculous

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

    You know what Watford...don’t ever come back....

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

      You'll be praying for Bournemouth to sign Kiko.

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

        This 😛

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

          Me too

  17. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Fair play Auba owners! Anyone else still just stuck on all appearance points so far? This is depressing

    1. BNMC
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Auba my only player with returns so far

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

      Still have my CS points possible, but 1s everywhere else.

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

      Yep

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

      **Non appearance points

  18. The_Fish
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Top 1k hopes being destroyed here. Painful viewing

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

      I was 12 points ahead of 1k this morning and now I'm 2 ahead, it's absolutely brutal.

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

    Worst attempt ever from Pukki 😆

  20. mad_beer ✅
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Why didn't I TC Auba. Boohoo me.

  21. JoeSoap
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Tierney going to lose me my ML

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

    Sterling doing anything?

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      nothing

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

      Down vs the $

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

    Why do I own Vardy again?

  24. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Fair play Aubameyang owners - costing me my mini league head to head but was a great choice in hindsight

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

    Auba VC....why do my vice always outscore my captain?

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

    Auba ownership in top 10k?

  27. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Had Auba and Tierney in my team only two hours ago. Incredible...!

  28. Old Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    I've got 10 points - go me!

  29. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Pukki clean through... misses.

  30. AlCapwnUK
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Let's settle it now

    Arsenal get to win the FA Cup
    Chelsea get top 4

    No further discussions