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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. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Need Palace and Leicester goals to win ML

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Palace goal would be good to ruin Aurier CS.

  2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    18-point ML lead now became 0. Rival got lundstram giroud pieters. Thomas and Williams CS to come hahahaha

    1. Utopsis
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Ouch

    2. A Moon Shaped Pool
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Swansong

    3. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Having 3 attackers in LEI MUN has been rubbish so far then

    4. Only a Hazard of time
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Less than an hour until the nightmare is over. No clean sheets, only attacking return is KdB, Salah benched.

      1. JONALDINHO
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Same exact thing here

    5. Says
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      The contrast of Michah Richards and Roy is great

      1. Jack Burton
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Think Roy likes him

        1. Team Cruel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Roy can’t stand him after their time at Villa

          1. Jack Burton
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            He gone soft in old age

    6. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      My players got me more points during the HT, than in the first half......

      1. Chucky
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        😛 only 45 minutes of torture left...

        1. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          End the season now.... 😆

    7. Alexis Nonsense
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      De Bruyne --> Sterling FAIL

      Fernandes --> Salah (-4) FAIL

      Only thing that can save me now is a Wolves clean sheet :I

      1. Alexis Nonsense
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Oh just saw 2-0

        1. Utopsis
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Haha

        2. The Dance
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          oh wait.......

        3. beric
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          turns out selling salah was quite a good idea this week

        4. Bury94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Ermm, about that Wolves clean sheet..

        5. Egg noodle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          You do realise that Chelsea scored twice already, right?

      2. Orion
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Any chance of TAA cameo today ?

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Very good.

          1. Orion
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            That’s good for me... I was playing BB chip

      3. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Benched Wood ffs. Mahrez or Salah staying on bench?

        Never thought I would ask for Mo Salah to stay on the bench in FPL

      4. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        How’s everyone then?

        1. beric
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          pretty good, shame about burnley

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Typical FPL!

        2. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Gutted about my Wood to Ings last minute but other than that not bad

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

          Pissed off for ignoring Auba ...

          1. beric
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            i snuck him in after the salah news!

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              I got Martial Pulisc in from his money ..
              Sighhh

        4. Bury94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Awful

        5. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Furious!!!!!!

        6. Forza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Nervy!

        7. Chucky
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          spewing...

        8. The Trentminator
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Decent

        9. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Loving it ... not point wise

        10. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Ok overall, Kane (C) and KDB goals, and Pieters assist, just need some Man Utd/Leics goals now.

        11. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Looks like Im losing the only live ML because of Auba and Kane but its all good fun.

        12. Utopsis
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Absolutely loving it - nothing is going to plan FPLwise but the relegation tussle is mental!

        13. Chucky
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          need mad amount of goals in lei-united game in the second half.... GW hattie,Martial,Brace.all assisted by bruno and vardy double hattie to save my Season...

          1. SHOOTER MCGINN
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Yes please. Or just 1 goal from any of those would be nice

        14. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          1st half has been a complete disaster

          Hope it’s a game of 2 halves

          1. Lindelol
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Seriously man

          2. Limbo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            +27,008

        15. diesel001
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Vardy sweating on his golden boot?
          Leicester sweating on CL qualification?
          Bournemouth and Watford sweating on relegation?

        16. SouthCoastSaint
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Chris Wood doing very nicely!

        17. AlCapwnUK
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Anyone watching Man U v Leicester?

          Would love for Leicester to steal it

        18. JURGENAUT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Lost my ML already
          Rival had Aubameyang (c), lundstram, walker and VVD

          Anyone worse?

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            On FH and only with 8 players. 30pt lead down to 10. Going to be a hard second half

          2. tucaoneo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            OMG

          3. Cruyff's Eleven
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Was 23 ahead, now 6 behind...

            Kane, Auba, Pieters

        19. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Why is fpl live not working? Joke

          1. diesel001
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Harsh. It is free.

          2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Works for me 😉

          3. The Trentminator
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            It’s a free service

          4. Forza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Refresh it enough times and you'll get in.

          5. Yank Revolution
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Overloaded

          6. Amey
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Try now

          7. Cruyff's Eleven
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            F5

          8. Cilly Bonnolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Go to fplgameweek

          9. FPLHaggis
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Go to sleep

          10. Ragabolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            In a normal day, it would be working smoothly by now.. FPL servers are very slow today and it's slowing every LiveFPL process, and the high traffic doesn't help..

        20. tucaoneo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Need CHE and SHU CS wiped.

          1. beric
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            need a saints win for my acca!

          2. sunzip14
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Yes but with no Ings involvement

        21. Tony Martial
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Brought KDB in get in! Finally

        22. camarozz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Horrendous

        23. Planet Head
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Was 38 points behind my minileague leader an hour ago. 9 points behind him now, and 12 behind the new minileague leader. Come on!

        24. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Ings better wipe out the Sheffield cleanie.

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

          Come on Son and Mahrez !!! Goals in 2nd half pleasee

        26. tiger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Leicester will have to go for it...

          1. Forza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Those Chelsea goals going in before HT was absolutely crucial, totally changes the dynamic.

          2. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Give me goals.
            (and United to lose it at the death.)

        27. El Fenomeno R9
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          How is Sterling looking,any chances?

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Same question

          2. Bossworld
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Unselfishly squared for Silva earlier on but defence blocked well. Norwich haven't done that badly but City have been profligate

          3. potatoace
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            A few. Its ping-pong everyone in the box though.

          4. El Fenomeno R9
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Thanks

        28. keefyefc
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          If you're having a bad week
          Magnus Carlsen currently on 11 with-4 to come
          https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/1908330/event/47

          1. Bossworld
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 26 days ago

            It's only half time

            1. Bossworld
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Those captaincy and vice choices though (in retrospect) - ouch

        29. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Need Dilva Vardy Rashford goals, and Mahrez / Mane brought on for some returns. Not been a good half

        30. InSaneMan-e
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Moment of silence for my ML rival 15 points ahead who has captained Salah and vice captained Mahrez.

          1. Hits from the Bong
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Who‘d you captain?

        31. Tony Martial
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Realistic hopes for the 2nd half?

          Sterling HAUL
          vvd yellow card
          N.Williams goal involvement
          Wood another goal
          Tony goal
          Norwich goal (lol)
          Palace goal (lol)

          1. Werner Brothers
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Sterling hattrick
            Mahrez 3 assists
            VVD another goal
            TAA assist for VVD
            Wood hattrick
            Tony goal
            Lei 2 goals from morgan & ndidi

            1. Sasquatch Slayer
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              I’ll have 1 and 6 please