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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. dadoune30
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 15 hours ago

    Goal Kean
    Assist Walcott

  2. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 15 hours ago

    Rashford big miss.

  3. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 15 hours ago

    Man City massive fail. Norwich defence solid

    1. Srv210
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 hours ago

      Seriously, Norwich defending good and coming when I have Sterling (TC) ,fpl never stops amazing

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

    Zero returns. I was -8 away from getting 3G 2A already.

    Can’t write it

  5. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 15 hours ago

    Sterling cappo fail, Antonio YC, no Silva points, no Auba, no Kane... Season over...

  6. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 15 hours ago

    40 mins gone and no points yet 🙁 gw from hell..

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 15 hours ago

      Same jesus . Top 10k over.

      1. Chucky
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 15 hours ago

        top 20K over too....

    2. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 15 hours ago

      Second half is when Chucky goes to heaven

  7. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 15 hours ago

    Rashford misses a sitter wow

  8. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 15 hours ago

    Mouse Kean
    37 weeks too late 🙂

  9. AlCapwnUK
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 15 hours ago

    potentially huge for the one Moise Kean/Theo Walcott owner

  10. Woy_is_back
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 15 hours ago

    Im down to 47 in OR. If I drop out of top 100 I will get depressed 🙁

    1. AlCapwnUK
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 15 hours ago

      amazing performance

      my best OR is 20k

    2. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 15 hours ago

      its still great

      1. Woy_is_back
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 15 hours ago

        Its alright, was 5th at one point 🙁

    3. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 15 hours ago

      A page one finish is not an easy thing to pull off,believe me.

  11. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 15 hours ago

    GW38 Wally, never in doubt.

  12. Ian & Zen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 15 hours ago

    Look on the bright side -
    I won’t get nervous for clean sheets as all my defenders have conceded

  13. sunzip14
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 15 hours ago

    Watford Pen

  14. Burger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 15 hours ago

    Watford pen

  15. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 15 hours ago

    If Martinez saves this I will cry

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 15 hours ago

      🙂

  16. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 15 hours ago

    Come on Foden boy

  17. Pep bites Kun
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 15 hours ago

    VVD - yes!

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 15 hours ago

      Juhuuuu

  18. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 15 hours ago

    Have a bad feeling that Leicester will score a late goal and pip United to the final CL place. United has fizzled out in the last couple of games just like they did when Ole was made permanent.

    1. Red Devil Swede
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 15 hours ago

      Yes 🙁

  19. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 15 hours ago

    Silva sitter

  20. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 15 hours ago

    Everyone keeps wasting Sterling assists..

  21. riot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 15 hours ago

    Don't even want to ask but... Chances Mo stays benched?

  22. Forza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 15 hours ago

    Had Kane and Auba in 430824934 of my 30498439483204483473048374038 FH drafts, rotten luck 😥

    1. Burger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 15 hours ago

      Close 🙁

    2. moz_1983
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 15 hours ago

      Same, stuck with Kane and Jesus thankfully.

  23. Champions united
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 15 hours ago

    When will sterling score 🙁

  24. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 15 hours ago

    I've had Kean in my Fantasy Draft team all year.

    FINALLY.

    1. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 15 hours ago

      lol

  25. Bam Bam Bigelow
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 15 hours ago

    Have to credit Norwich if City don't manage to get the 3+ goals they need for 100 for the season

    1. AlCapwnUK
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 15 hours ago

      as good as a top 4 trophy

  26. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 15 hours ago

    Sliva KdB Sterling could have had a few goal involvements so far - should be more than 1-0

  27. moz_1983
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 15 hours ago

    I had Auba in my team since i activated my FH, took him out yesterday. Getting convinced by others to make catastrophic changes is the absolute worst.

  28. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 15 hours ago

    Watford pen...Deeney scores

  29. tucaoneo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 15 hours ago

    Save it please

  30. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 15 hours ago

    Sterling has been a huge flop