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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. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    FPL live net not working or.its only me?

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

      FPL live is dead

    2. The_Fish
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      They need a new hamster.

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

        Python ate them

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

      Nope. Too much traffic. Will be like this throughout the games.

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

    So Vardy 1 ahead of Auba who is 1 ahead of Ings for Golden Boot...right?
    Could get interesting

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

      yeah...come on ings

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

      Come on JV

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Come on Harry

      Another 7 or 8 might get me home

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

    KDB goal

    https://streamja.com/7aNy1

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

      Christ

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

      Fluke...

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

      Not better than Jordan Henderson...

  4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Sterling was essential they said

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

      Get the voodoo doll out, Bemba!

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

      He is going for 20 goals they said

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

      Golden boot guaranteed they said....

    4. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Hate him so much.Never does anything when I have him in my team.

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

      He'll be on pens they said

  5. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    A Lundstram second goal, CS + 3bps would be such a fitting way to end this season!

  6. Cheeto__Bandito
    2 months, 26 days ago

    KDB out on free hit?

  7. The Red Devil
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Gotta admit, saving FH for last GW seems nice, go top heavy and cheap defence
    Coz every team invariably scores
    Might save it till last next season too

    1. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Handy for adjusting to your ML circumstances too.

      1. The Red Devil
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Definitely, let's see how second half goes

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

    Hold Burnley triple Def, hold.....

  9. Kannbury
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Auba aside first half has been a disaster! Only chance of a clean sheet with Aurier, would have loved a Martinez penalty save!

  10. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    KDB was always gonna punish those sellers

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

      Kdb and sellers in 1 sentence always doesnt end well.

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

    Bruno Fernandes covered 6 km in first half ...

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

      Thought he was shattered?
      Again?
      Surely not?

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

        He's a bloody machine man 😀

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

      How many FPL points does that get me?

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

        Read the rules Jaf 😛

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

          😛

  12. Markus
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    It would be somewhat appropriate if Lord Lundstram was highest point scorer this week

  13. Third Eye Vision
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    I’m in danger of losing a 37 point ML lead. And Carragher is commentating on the Everton game. Why Sky subject us to him so frequently is beyond me. Horrible first half so far.

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

      I like Carragher personally. So I guess not everyone despises him

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Everton are rubbish, why I got Digne on WC I’ll never know?

  14. 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. The Vindaloovian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Kane three more please

    2. The_Fish
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Literally any points from anywhere.

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

        Oh wait... you said realistic...

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

    any HT subs to be aware of?

    1. Cheeto__Bandito
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Mahrez

    2. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Foden OFF Garcia OFF Mahrez ON

  16. Ruinenlust
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Pulisic gives the ball away so much. Nowhere near as good as Hazard

  17. Cheeto__Bandito
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Mahrez on.

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Yay

  18. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Foden off with the CS 🙂

    1. Gunner Boy
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      No CS point for him

      1. Utopsis
        2 months, 26 days ago

        One for his personal tally

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

    Foden subbed

  20. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Come on Foden, score asap

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Lol

    2. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      haha

    3. Cheeto__Bandito
      2 months, 26 days ago

      1 pont

  21. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Foden fail Mahrez on

  22. EgyptianKing
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Any chance TAA gets some mins today in your view?

    Need to block Lundstram points from rival bench!

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I need the point from him and Salah

  23. badgerboy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Mahrez on Foden off.

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

    Go on Riyad.

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

    Foden off
    Mahrez on

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

    KDB the only player that has been in my team whole season!

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      None for me

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

      TAA I believe

      1. baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Until now...

    3. QUEN
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Ditto was a great differential at the start of the season before everyone got him

  27. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Damn why I have missed deadline, NOW Foden gives me 1 pt. He scored only when was on my bench. Stupid decision

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

    The main man is only at St James

    Joe Linton on
    ASM off

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

    I have broken Danny Ings. Please score