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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, 2 days ago

    watford Penalty Deeney goal

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

      Cojones incoming

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

    Arsenal CS bust!

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Yesssss

  3. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Pls watford

  4. HMFC1874
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Arse CS gone 🙁

  5. Sif
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Taxi !!!

  6. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Leicester and Palace goals pleaseeeee

  7. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    CS's falling like flies

  8. tucaoneo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Took Kean 40 minutes to do what DCL couldn't in 7 GWs.

    1. Bring the Cavalry
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Has that not took kean all season

  9. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Chucky in Heaven with Deeney....

    1. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      😛

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        😉

  10. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Was contemplating Bruno, Vardy to Dilva, Auba but took a hit to get Sterling.
    Was gonna captain Auba

    I'm a f------ sheep

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      I did the first move. Bottled the second cos I figured surely the swing can’t be that big...

  11. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    At least no CS. Small, small salvation

  12. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Faaaackkk!!!! Played Martinez over Patricio

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

    City, Pool, Man U, Chelsea - all whack

  14. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Save that Martinez , **** sake no gk clean sheet in 23 game weeks

  15. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    City team all trying to setup Dilva instead of going for goal!

  16. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    That's 5th penalty kick on David Luiz account this season.
    True donkey CB.

  17. DandyDon
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Tierney CS gone at least. justified slightly with Aurier still on a CS

  18. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Aubameyang CS gone 😎

  19. Forza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Feck off Martinez 😀

  20. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Wow

    No goals or assist for me

    All cleanies gone

  21. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Burnley CS gone
    Liverpool CS gone
    Arsenal CS gone
    Everton CS gone

    A lot of FPL players with no CS left now.

    1. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Just need City's to fall now and it is egg on face all round.

  22. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Why do we do this to ourselves

  23. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    I think I might just turn on Serie A on ESPN. This is too frustrating/stressful.

    Wouldn't be surprised if third place in our ML ended up winning. He's the only one he picked Auba. And captained.

    1. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Like the number 3 in the world

    2. Utopsis
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Stick the City game on - there are 21 players in City's final third

  24. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    What a heap of crap.

  25. dadoune30
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Goal Wood

  26. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Martinez
    Neco Williams-Bardsley-Pieters

    My back four. Loooool

  27. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Any news from Chelsea?

    1. Monklane
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Nothing happening

  28. The Red Devil
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    That's why you go ultra cheap in defence!
    Thomas & Williams having CS on my bench :/

  29. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Oh ffs. Everyone getting returns except my team

    1. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Not me

      1. Monklane
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Nor me

    2. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      No offence, but stop moaning. Ffs.

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

      Come on man, last gw so pain is over soon

  30. The Dance
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    I've justrealised why we play the game.....to simply fill time, because it sure aint for fun lol.

    Waste of time, but we do it to fill time.