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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. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Disaster with Foden 🙁 What use is getting the lineup correct...

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Subbed ?

      1. tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        yep Mahrez on

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Okay
          Thank you !

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Subbed for Mahrez.

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Hard luck

        2. Daniel - Go Granville
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Foden for Dilva with the TAA cash should have been done

  2. tucaoneo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Now Riyad teach Raheem how to score.

  3. beric
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    managed to cash out on my foden anytime bet before paddypower realised he was off, result!

    1. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      got 41p back 😎

      1. Utopsis
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Hahaha

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

      Rodri Foden Garcia off, PHEW

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

      Martial hit by a sniper

    4. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Mahrez to DSilva plssss

    5. Cheeto__Bandito
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Foden 1 pointer banked

      • JONALDINHO
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        with the way this week is going I’d be happy with TC Sterling getting 3 pts

      • DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Glad I didn't go for Garcia. subbed at 45mins when on a CS. jees

      • diesel001
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Martial through but good tackle by Justin

      • AlCapwnUK
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Yarmo and Haller coming on for WHU

        1. AlCapwnUK
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          looking like they want to win this

          1. DandyDon
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            don't get Antonio off then!

      • Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Greenwood & Ings score for fun they said....

      • TheTinman
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Antonio off for a 0pter

        1. AlCapwnUK
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          one of my differentials in my ML

          nailed it

          Siggy also playing back in the role he's rubbish in, i'm quids in

        2. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          First good thing happened

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        What a big tackle from Justin.

      • Effe
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        I need Trent to stay on the bench but can’t see that happening

      • KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Do we think Salah will come on?

      • Cheeto__Bandito
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Antonio off

          1. Effe
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            I played him ahead of Greenwood 🙁

        • _sidney_will
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Come on Mahrez (C)!

        • Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Justin wonder tackle to deny Martial.

        • DandyDon
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          jesus epic Antonio fail. YC and subbed at HT!

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

          Wow Pep listened and got Foden off. He was useless first half

        • Chucky
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Antoffio...

          1. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Antoffi0pts

        • beric
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          BOOM did the same for the antonio bet

          1. beric
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            23p this time

        • Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          ffa antonio

        • Sif
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Antonio?!?
          This GW...

        • Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Antonio 0 pointer?

          Lovely!

        • tucaoneo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Magnus: Salah (C), Antonio (V).

          1. AlCapwnUK
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            what an idiot

          2. Cruyff's Eleven
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Even the mighty get it wrong sometimes...

          3. The Dance
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Good

        • diesel001
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Remember after Spurs game when everyone was saying Man Utd would tear apart Leicester because Morgan, Justin, Thomas would be playing.

          1. Grounderz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Everyone? Which forum were you on?

        • KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Bruno & Connolly out to Ings and Antonio looking great so far

        • Bam Bam Bigelow
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Bruno & Martial CS points intact...