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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. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Pukki terrible miss

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      What did i miss?

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

    I knew Tierney was a great choice - shame i got him in at Christmas where he was **** then got injured.

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

    Watford beat LFC 3-0 just before covid. WTF?

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

      But we beat Watford the week after. Both freak results 😀

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

    My team
    Aub = 12
    The rest =10 (inc Sterling captain )

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

      Only one in the top 10 of our cash league brought him in, but for a -12

  5. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Pukki sitter missed

  6. Babit1967
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Well done Auba and tierney owners, knew tierney would be a hit, seen enough of him, too many look down Scottish footie but we have some gems

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

      Trouble is that Tierney will now be ridiculous;y high owned and expensive next year. 5.5 at least, maybe even 6.0

      1. Babit1967
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 15 hours ago

        Thought he might be 5.5, decent enough price tho

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

    I don’t have Auba because of Salah. Feck this

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Same 😀

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

      Same 🙁

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

    Will Sterling come on at HT?

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

    Sterling my TC please do something !!!!

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

    They deserve to be relegated for letting through a goal like that.

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

    No Auba no Kane no Jesus. Bruno ruled offside, TC Sterling and Dilva and KDB denied 3 goals already. Digne cs gone. Joke of a week. Top 1k dreams ruined

  12. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Im not watching City but just 1-0 lol?

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

      pukki just missed a one on one too

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

    Draw good enough for Man Utd.

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

      Risky to gamble on that

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

      Absolutely

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

    Absolutely cracking final day - carnage

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

    I might be the only person here who didnt plan to get auba this week.

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

      Only the Salah benching news motivated me to do it but I decided against it anyways

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

      i tried to be too clever and got Lacazatte. got an assist at least

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

      I never had him in plan. Did a last minute switch to Kane, but Laca haD piqued my interest

  16. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    "My least favourite FPL player is Aubameyang. Arsenal are so uninspiring". Magnus Carlsen. Well.

  17. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Are they having a facking picnic at Stamford Bridge?

  18. Mac90
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    On a FH. Didn't have Auba for long in my first draft

    Last min had to do
    Salah ---> Antonio
    Greenwood --> Auba
    TAA --> Robbo

    Auba. Tq. I'll nvr doubt you again.

    Maybe

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

    Had Tierney Auba in for Trent Vardy (-8). Bottled it cos didn’t know if the source could be trusted in the chaos. Insane points swing. Awful day

    1. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Thats about the 15th time over 2 pages mate give it a rest

      1. L S P
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 15 hours ago

        SO MUCH THIS

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

      ouch. VVD just scored after I had him for WEEKS. put in Robbo

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

    Goal Van Dijk

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

    Virgillll

  22. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Had I not selected Sterling, he'd have a brace already.

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

    City-Norwich was a trap after all.

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

    VVDDDDDDDD 😀

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

      Subbed in the wrong Pool defender!

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

    Ox assist

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

    Daniel in heaven...

  27. sully29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    I love you Auba.

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

    Imagine captaining Tierney

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

    VVD

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

    Advised someone to get VVD over TAA on FH. Hope they did.