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

    Aurier CS bust whoops 😐

    Only one standing is Leicester's and Justin's on the bench!

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

    2nd worst attack in the league score, sure it's GW 38 but this is absurd...

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

      It is GW38....

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

        But it's still absurd 😛 So many easy CSs gone early.

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

    Oh ffs Aurier. No CS...

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

    all my cs gone then, never mind

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

      we tried

  5. dadoune30
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Brighton Goal Connolly

  6. Cheeto__Bandito
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Burnley defenders -1 confirmed

      1. Cheeto__Bandito
          2 months, 26 days ago

          or not

      2. COK3Y5MURF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Spurs CS gone as expected.

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

        Schlupppp

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

        Horror game week 🙁 Sterling goals is the only way to save it

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

        I still have a cs - winner

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

        Palace goal

        Lateriser in years

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

          Or tears

      7. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        LOOLLLL AT THIS GAMEWEEK

      8. Captain_Shirokov
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Leicester goal would be quite e p i c

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

        Massive shame if DSilva gets nothing here in his last game

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

          yeah for you

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

            And all other owners. And himself

        2. Effe
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Particularly as I captained him!

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

        Burnley hahaha

      11. seewhyaxe
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Almost brought Aubameyang as I took Son in the last minute cuz of Pool starters.

        Panicked and I got Kane instead. 🙁

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

        Total gArBaGE.....

      13. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        All CS gone. GW38 not a week for CS!

      14. Ady87
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Everyone’s losing their CS so makes it easier to stomach.

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

        Pre deadline templates getting hammered.

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

        I've lost all my clean sheets now. I had 6 unique teams to start the week....

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

        damn burnley concede again... depressing times for triple burn def owners 🙁

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

        -1 for Pope and Pieters. It somehow gets worse ffs

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

          Pieters assist though Beautiful differential.

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

        This week is prettyyyy gross

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

          It’s awful

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

          Season*

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

        If Dilva or Sterling don’t return I’ll be shocked

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

        Dilva close

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

        BuRNleY cS iS nAILed On

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

        Dilva close

      24. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Having my worst weak ever

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

        Silva getting closer.