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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. Babit1967
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Anyone else get the look from the wife before 3? family day out but had to get the line ups and transfers done, will need to cook up something special for dinner

    1. acesingh
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Told my daughter i was planning a treasure hunt ... now time to follow through

    2. DanwiseTheBrave
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      It's my wife's birthday...

    3. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      dinners ready call ,bang on 3 00pm true story ,fekking beef took 27 minutes to eat ,i didnt know line ups,inner turmoil....

    4. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      haha. dreading when I have kids. They are more accommodating before then I believe

    5. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Nah, I told her yesterday, anything you want to do we’re doing today. I’m unavailable between three and six on Sunday.

      1. Babit1967
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Haha I actually did say from 3 to 6 I’m watching the footie and drinking beer but It never turns out that way, first beer opened enjoy lads

    6. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Took the kids to wifes parents for the night. Made her a meal and took ”good care of her”. All before three.

      I’m a terribly smart man.

  2. acesingh
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Whole week considering bruno + doherthy -> dilva + robbo

    Glad i waited for the last 5 mins .... with no salah i went Salah -> Dilva & DcL -> Kane

    and DCL dosent start (i have no bench) .... lucky 🙂

  3. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Why would anyone have picked Salah on FH anyway? I don't understand this

    1. super zlatan
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Lol at this dude with a crystal ball

      1. df34
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Agree, yep why would anyone pick Salah away to a terrible Newcastle defence.

    2. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      captain material if he started

    3. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 24 days ago

      This is worse than a lol@ post

    4. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Newcastle terrible

    5. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      If he started he was an amazing option.

    6. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Going for the golden boot

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Lol

    7. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I was actually going Mane due to Newcastle's weakness from headers and down their right. Its a good fixture if Pool really went for it. Not to be.

  4. super zlatan
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Scenes everywhere.

  5. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Such a joke this. Why isn't the game updating? Pathetic.

    1. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Agreed

    2. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      GW38 cancelled

  6. Jet5605
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    People about to find out if they (all but) clinched their ML when they see rivals teams

  7. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Game updated?

    1. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      No

  8. PLerix
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Wow, did TAA, Lascelles, Guendozi -> Pieters, Long, Dilva (-4) without reading any leaked line-ups. Turned out good.

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      TAA to come on at 60th minute and score a free kick and assist a Salah goal.

      1. PLerix
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Might happen. Doubt it though.

  9. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    What game you watching? Chelsea here

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Utd

    2. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      United

    3. acesingh
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Man U vs Leicester

    4. wanVwan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      UTD

    5. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Utd

    6. PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Utd

    7. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Utd

    8. adamtheyido
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Spurs

    9. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Silva for the last time

    10. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Arsenal. Comon Laca! Will be switching between like 8 though. Think Pool game's the only main one not on Sky so that lineup worked quite well in a way!
      Games Updated - I didn't dream I got 11 starters!

  10. Forever In Our Shadow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    I think I will watch a place in the sun and take a look at half time.

  11. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    We all should be given a free WC with this ridiculous update taking forever.

  12. Lord Flashheart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    brought silva (C) instead of sterling, as i'm looking to close 13 points gap.

    this will end in tears wont it?

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I did the same brother. No Sterling but now have Mané Trent Mahrez benched. Relying on David Silva now!

  13. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    How can I connect my account to fpl live net?

    1. JustSomeGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Go to your point on fpl, and take the number after entry/ in the url. Then put that in the id part on live fpl.

    2. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Game week history, url ID

  14. JustSomeGuy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    For those who want to watch our city captains fail, don't forget the City/Norwich game is on freeview, channel Pick.

    Southampton is free on Sky Sports Mix too.

  15. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    FPL out of the way now COME ON UNITED

  16. ClassiX
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Updated

  17. sunzip14
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Updated

  18. Miniboss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Game updated finally

  19. Al Moon Yeah
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    What if... What if the game will never update again, and all that last-minute panic was for nothing?

  20. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Ended up doing Martial, Bruno and Salah to Sterling, Dilva and Son for a -4. Good luck all

  21. NABIL - 1 season 1der
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    So will TAA break the defender's FPL points record?
    I still think he will.

  22. THE WERNER DELUSION
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    My Team section gone, the end for real this time

  23. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    With all the madness, you could almost forget the feast of footie we're about to enjoy. Good luck everyone, and thanks for all the fish

  24. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Good luck today, Ragabolly 😉

  25. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    So now with hindsight, what transfers would you have made?

    If I had known all the lineups I would have done:

    TAA + Nketiah > Neco Williams + Ings -4

    But ended up with TAA + Vardy > Robertson + Kane -4

    Pretty happy overall. Nketiah off the bench can still get something.

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      None. Happy with my FH team. 11 starters and all my bench players (other than GK) also starting.

  26. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Updated

  27. Jordan.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    shite day salah capt and driving range shut for renovations pppfffffftttt

  28. ‘Tis the Season
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Updated

  29. Mike2795647
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    It’s back up

  30. Make America Greta Again
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Overall leader has Mo TC!

    1. Nice to Finally Michu
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      wow