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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. JoeSoap
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    ML joint leader with me has Salah as captain. Need a 5 minute cameo from Salah.

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

    LOL

  3. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    goalfest please.. gl all...

  4. Atom&Humber
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Newcastle score from kick off

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

    Gayle G
    Shelvey A

  6. QUEN
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    When’s the start for fpl 20/21

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Not known, but you would expect mid-August

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

    It's crazy that none of the Overall top 5 captained Sterling.

    Chris as overall rank #1 not captaining Sterling doesn't make any sense to me at all...

    1. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      wow

  8. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    TAA sellers/benchers rewarded..

    1. Powers106
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      It’s crazy!

  9. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Could be a cricket score against this shower of sh*t 🙂

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

      Who?

  10. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Great goal by Newcastle.

  11. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Taa owners win

  12. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Newcastle goal 😆

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

    VVD fail

  14. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Newcastle, please give them 6 goals as Stoke!!!

  15. QUEN
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Good job I got Gomez in for Trent last minute..:

  16. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Rip

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

    hahaha justice!!!

  18. Zilla
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    what newcastle goal already?

  19. GuillermoDickero
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    I went triple Liverpool defence as a differential - that went awfully

    1. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Bet you was feeling great for 30 seconds

  20. Ian & Zen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    newcastle 1up already

  21. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Has Newcastle scored already?

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

    Haha!

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

    Might as well not have bothered with my TAA to VVD transfer

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Yeah 🙁

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

    welcome back FPL! 😀

  25. NABIL - 1 season 1der
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Yeehaaa no CS for robbo and vvd

  26. seewhyaxe
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    which game are you guys watching?

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

    LiVARpool no more...

  28. Goodbye Horses
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    TOON ARMY !!

  29. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Shelvey (c)

    1. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      wow

  30. Powers106
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    That Newcastle goal was like the fake lob serve in tennis, fantastic fake out!