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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. Bartowski
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    What is the tie breaker if you have both made the same amount of transfers?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      OR

    2. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      fist fight

    3. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Least amount of time spent owning Ozil

  2. Amey
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    LOL

  3. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    schemeical calamity. so out of character

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Yep, daft, unlike him. Tough way to end a season

  4. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Aleksandar Antonov from Bulgaria has come from 3rd to 1st overall on the final day and has become the 2019/2020 FPL Champion.

    Congratulations Aleksandar,well played.

  5. Vertigo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Up the Villa.

  6. Grounderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Lingard scoring is like... "hey bus (the PL season), wait for me!".

  7. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Lingard
    The futures bright 🙂

  8. Chandler Bing
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Best player in the league for a reason

    1. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      after Henderson according to pool supporters lolz

  9. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Lingard final goal of 19/20

  10. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Joke

  11. Feanor
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Looks like 62 all up for me.

    I should have taken a hit to get in KDB for Salah when the team news leaked, but I didn’t even think about it.

  12. JONALDINHO
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Bruno 3 baps?

    1. dansmusen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      If so i am on 105 p this GW

  13. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Vardy with the YC to sign off.

    1. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      lol

  14. tucaoneo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    How is Jesus so high up BPS with 1 goal

    1. JustSomeGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Fw's get more bps for goals.

    2. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Shots on target

    3. COLLIN QUANER
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Game winning goal maybe

    4. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      He was very good.

  15. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Season actually over.

    Hope even got what they wanted from today 🙂

    No we wait...

  16. RED_ARMY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Feel sorry for the guy who bet on JLingz going through the season without a goal or assist/

  17. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Do Leicester get into CL if United win Europa?

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Good question - but I doubt it.

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

    Pool match still on?

  19. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Who was that guy that bet at the beginning of the season Lingard wouldn't score or assist all season, bet he's fuming!

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      ‘97
      Fml

    2. Red Devil Swede
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Just amazing

  20. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Bye bye Deeney

    Null and void my arse!! 🙂

  21. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Hate this game

  22. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Wasn't there a guy who bet large money that Lingard wouldn't score or assist for the rest of the season

  23. JustPark
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Lingard winning goal bonus?

  24. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Silva captain was a huge let down 🙁

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Yep

    2. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Massively. So upsetting

      1. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Kdb vc hurts.

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Same here

      1. George Agdgdgwngo
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Never doubt king Kev

  25. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Anyone managed to get Live FPL working yet?

    1. Vertigo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Nah.

    2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      😉

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Suspense is too much - need to just get the disappointment over with lol

  26. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Worst end of season rank ever of my FPL history ... not great!

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Same here. Shocking season.

  27. stevieme
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Live FPL rank seems to be down where else can we check live ranks?

  28. dansmusen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    105 p any good

  29. dark91
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Wasn't there a guy with a huge bet on a no goal/assist for Lingard this season?
    This hurts

    1. Red Devil Swede
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Yep

  30. Strchld
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Glad season is over.
    Awful restart and lost ML leading.