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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. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    So typical that Sterling and Dilva blank in this game 😆 classic

    1. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Still time no?

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Nah

  2. beric
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    martinez booked lol

  3. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    If Watford score do they stay in?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Not yet.

      Need Villa to concede.

    2. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      think so

    3. Lanley Staurel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Nope. Need to beat Villas result.

  4. tucaoneo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    So I played the wrong Williams 🙁

    1. Bossworld
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I ditched that one just before kick off lol

  5. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Anyone tougher than:

    Bruno & Connolly
    To
    Antonio & Ings
    For -4

    Sterling (C) too but I imagine that’s most.

    1. That Was Easy!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Bruno + KDB > Mane + Silva
      Then Mane > Antonio (C) because I made early moves.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Ouch! That’s my one smooth, keeping KdB

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      *rougher even!

    3. yalala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      ..no Kane (C)?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Would have been if it weren’t for the leaked City lineup confirming Sterling starts

  6. beric
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    welbz so close with a backheel

    watford gunna win this

  7. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    WES Morgan with an awesome volley

  8. HMFC1874
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Braithwaite before Williams on my bench! Need TAA to come on to not totally ruin an already frustrating season 🙁

  9. JustPark
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Ffs get James on. Better link up with Bruno.

  10. TyroneGAA
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    How’s Kane looking

  11. COLLIN QUANER
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Sterlinggggg

  12. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Sterling g

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Kdb a

      1. beric
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        perfect

  13. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    3rd captain blank in a row incoming...

  14. Basil1977
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Need trent on to win mini league off the bench i have Saiss reveal Williams

  15. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Goal Man City...

  16. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    STERRRRRLLINNGGGGGGG

  17. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Salah doing anything?

  18. BENOIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Yessssss

  19. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Sterling G
    KDB A

  20. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    no more goals now, season over as it stands GG

  21. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Oh ffs. Could not get any worse. 🙁

  22. JONALDINHO
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Triple captain sterlingggggggggggggggg. Come onnnn

    1. Red Devil Swede
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Same! 🙂

      1. Red Devil Swede
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        No that was last gw for me.

  23. dadoune30
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Sterling Goal
    KDB assist

  24. BENOIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    On the beach!

  25. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Go on VAR rule it out

  26. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    YES Raheem!

    You're off the blacklist.

  27. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    KDB - what a season keeper!

  28. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Do I wish for a Vardy goal or a Ddg cleanie?

  29. Forever In Our Shadow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Yes Sterling. Yes KDB. Thank you.

  30. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    My jinxes never fail 🙂