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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. Polka Wakey O'Dot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 15 hours ago

    Absolutely sick and fed up of Neville and his biased commentary....not biased in terms of bigging up United (he does the opposite) but just how much time he spends talking about United when there’s two teams on the pitch.

    He’s rubbish.

    1. Daniel S., FPL Veteran
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 15 hours ago

      Ignore him

      1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        I try...but he just keeps talking about United...on and on and on...

  2. Daniel S., FPL Veteran
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 15 hours ago

    Come on Foden and Sterling score asap

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

    Rival has KDB captain & only owns him & Foden, I’ve got sterling (c) Dilva & KDB how Am I not winning, sterling do something!

  4. Monklane
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 15 hours ago

    45 minutes and NOTHING

  5. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 hours ago

    And then experts here said that we should have Dilva ahead of KdB

  6. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 15 hours ago

    Come on Klopp bring taa on

    1. Daniel S., FPL Veteran
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 15 hours ago

      I think he will

    2. Powers106
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 hours ago

      I think maybe at the break

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

    Shame Mount couldn’t do this when I owned for weeks lollll

  8. Yome
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 15 hours ago

    TAA to VVD minutes before the deadline, thanks to the guy who twitted Pool lineup

    1. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 hours ago

      Did this move too

      1. Yome
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 15 hours ago

        Kudos mate

    2. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 hours ago

      unfortunately I had funds to get in Robbo. Had VVD weeks before that!

    3. Barca_Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      who tweeted

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

    Jimmy red VAR check

    1. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 hours ago

      😯

    2. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 hours ago

      Send him off!

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

      whaaaat??

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

    Mount haul. Revenge of the zombie teams.

  11. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 15 hours ago

    Mount such an FPL troll!

  12. Daniel S., FPL Veteran
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 15 hours ago

    VAR for potential red for Jimmy

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 hours ago

      Loooool. Of course

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 hours ago

      Wow

  13. Ruinenlust
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 hours ago

    VAR - potential Jimenez red card

    1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 hours ago

      Nooo??? Wut?

  14. Am sorry to say again it�…
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 hours ago

    44 points so far, top 10k looking like its in the bag

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 15 hours ago

      ok

      1. Am sorry to say again it�…
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        You sound like you're having a bad season

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

      Nailed the free hit with a season worth of jam

    3. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 hours ago

      congrats

  15. AlCapwnUK
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 15 hours ago

    i'm bored of Bournemouth being in the prem.
    but i also have no interest in this villa side

    quality wise i'd rather Watford stayed up.

    1. Barca_Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 hours ago

      How about Watford Palace Burnley Brighton Newcastle ? Half of the premier league is bullshit lol

  16. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 hours ago

    11 one pointers
    3 zero pointers
    KDB

    What a bench boost

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

    Please Mahrez on

    1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 hours ago

      Surely foden comes off. Been poor...

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

        Did Foden to Mahrez (c) (-4). Disaster

        1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 14 hours ago

          That’s just pure bad luck. Logical decision IMO, just written luck.

          Feel for you!

          Dilva captain here and that’s not exactly anything special either 😆

          1. COK3Y5MURF
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 14 hours ago

            Actually, I thought that Foden's chances of starting were at least 40-60 since they had 5 days of rest. But fell prey to fake lineups on Twitter. Never trusting anyone other than Spion Kop and Rockstar from now. On the bright side, did TAA to VVD

            1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 14 hours ago

              Mahrez on! I own him too so happy days!

              Good luck and we’ll played with VVD

        2. Werner Brothers
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 hours ago

          I'll stay away from foden after he burnt me twice. Mahrez from bench can do better than him

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

    Lucky Jimmy that it was chest high.

  19. panda07
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 15 hours ago

    Klopp better put on Salah and TAA at half time or I'll be sending him a polite but firm email

  20. jason_ni
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 hours ago

    Hmm.. shoulda had the nerve to capt auba.. knew ml rival would tc sterling, and it swayed me!

  21. Babit1967
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 hours ago

    15 points so far, anyone worse ?

    1. Lazaretti
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 hours ago

      11.

    2. Monklane
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 15 hours ago

      Much. Much.

    3. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 15 hours ago

      yup, 14, so glad it's ending today

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

      13

    5. Powers106
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 hours ago

      Yes and what a brag post

      1. Babit1967
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        Bragging on 15? Lol

        1. Powers106
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 hours ago

          Sarcasm much?

    6. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 hours ago

      10

  22. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 15 hours ago

    Kind of fitting that bleeding KdB is gonna lose me my ML after I've had him all season. Come on Sterling!!!

  23. Whatever100
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 15 hours ago

    After getting me nothing for 5 weeks I bit the bullet and transferred Mount out for sterling for minus 4. Typical!

  24. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 15 hours ago

    How's sterling looking?

    1. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 hours ago

      Unlucky in FPL terms, mediocre in real life terms.

    2. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 15 hours ago

      Will hopefully come on at HT....

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

        😛

    3. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Hmm cheers

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

    Sterling subbing now to complete the season.

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 hours ago

      I'm sorry but that would be hilarious

    2. Vjm6891
        2 months, 15 hours ago

        Whenever I put him in he does bugger all so blame me haha

    3. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 hours ago

      Sterling abeg do something

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

      Rudiger LOL. Such a tart.

    5. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 15 hours ago

      At least I have Wood

      1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 15 hours ago

        Ings to Wood was my sole transfer. 😀

    6. LǝgleSs e|even
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 hours ago

      So glad this FPL season is coming to an end. Done with it!

    7. sunzip14
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 hours ago

      Celebrated Chelsea goals but started Saiss and benched.

      1. sunzip14
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 15 hours ago

        benched TAA*