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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. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Mahrez benched. Double Burnley CS gone. Lord scores. Didn't get Kane or Aubameyang.

    S E A S O N

    O V E R

    1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Totp, VVD goal.

      Season back on.

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

    WOOOD

  3. dadoune30
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Mount Goal

  4. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    OMG KDB... and useless Walker with the A... another useless goal

  5. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Mount juhuuuuu

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      oh dear

  6. Bun Rab L3D2
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Mount G

    1. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Jorginho A

  7. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Chelsea goal...Mount free kick

  8. Sasquatch Slayer
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    I’m just going to stop watching and come back at FT

  9. Ruinenlust
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Mount G Alonso A

  10. NABIL - 1 season 1der
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Kdb to Sterling (-4) to block my rival 🙂

    1. Utopsis
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Still a good decision no? Unless he did Sterling to KDB

  11. NULL-X-VOID
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Mount stunnerrrrrr

  12. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Pieters and KDB!!! It’s picking up! Cmon!!! Rashford close

    DSilva pleaaaaase

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I would have got Pieters if I didn't miss the deadline
      Both him and Kane have done it. 🙁

      Ok, so be it.

      Bravo lad

  13. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Alonso assist I think

  14. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Just to reiterate. Burnley's equaliser was

    Wood G
    Pieters A

  15. dansmusen
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    KDB TC get in

    1. Utopsis
      3 months, 5 days ago

      🙁 went for Sterling - only HT I guess...

  16. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    OH KDB!!!

  17. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Love it, Kevin 🙂

  18. Woy_is_back
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Captained Dilva over KDB damnnnn

    1. Effe
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      So did I... Auba vc for me

    2. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Same. Brought him in. Had KDB captain before

    3. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      took out kdb. damnnn

  19. DandyDon
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    assist for city??

    1. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Walker

  20. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    There goes all the cleanies!

  21. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Head to head. Big prize money on the line. The main differential?

    He went KDB (c) and brought in Aubmeyang.

    1. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Pieters his burnley defender too lol

    2. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      ouch

  22. Ruinenlust
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Beautiful free kick from Mount

  23. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Pieters! Yes

  24. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Mount G

  25. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Erik Pieters saving my season

    Not rly but he’s trying his best

  26. Werner Brothers
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Yes mount... Get that CL spot

  27. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Who has Wood?

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I do - thank God!

    2. Grounderz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      All the guys.

    3. Saint Channon
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      First on my bench

    4. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Limp as a dead squirrel.

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        😆

    5. Werner Brothers
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I did for ings... & The extra money goes to puli >> Mahrez

      Win some lose some

  28. tucaoneo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Went Bardsley over Pieters to block 🙂

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Bardsley is old not explosive like before

  29. BENOIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Jonty will had a wide on.

  30. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    KDB will end up the highest city scorer today.