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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. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    KDB loses me my ML

    Sterling Mahrez Dilva fail

    1. Halftime Lemon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      He's been in my team all year, but not this week. May have cost me too

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

    I think we all need to arrange time slots for access live fpl...

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

    As if, Vardy...

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

    Got to say, I'm delighted!

    Secured my personal best finish and my 3rd top 1k finish with a (projected) rank of 273

    😀

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      So jealous. Well done

    2. Woy_is_back
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Mine is 89 I think. Did so bad after restart. Specially captain choices 🙁

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Still way better than most will ever finish! Not me but most 😉

      2. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Superb!

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

      Good job

    4. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Nice
      I blew it after lockdown

    5. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      nice

    6. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Nice one Bubz!! Well done mate!!

      Well chuffed myself. I went and won my 600€ ML in the end.

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

        Very nice, congrats!

        I didnt enter many mini leagues this season unfortunately

        1. sminkypinky
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Went down to the very end.

    7. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Well done!

    8. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Wow! Well done

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

    No idea what a good score is, FPL Live is offline for me. 58 good?

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

      67 here. No BPS ofc.

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

    Took a -4 Martial and Foden out for Antonio and D. Silva.. massive fail and I would have won my ML if I didnt take the hit. Season over...

    1. Halftime Lemon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Unlucky mate

  7. VAR United
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    #nomorethursdays

  8. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Grealish in tears

    Think he just realised he’ll have to stay now 🙂

  9. masyuris
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    chance of jesus get only 1 BPS?

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

      2 winning goal.

  10. BDA Shadow
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Smashed it today, and a Chelsea win, over the moon!

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

    Very rough season but it’s over now. Well done to all

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

    Sad to see Bournemouth go, glad to see Watford join them.

  13. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Drop KdB for this muppet Dilva. So glad he left league

  14. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    1709 - Hope I stay inside 2k after autosubs.

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

    I can't believe Villa stayed up. Crazy.

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

    89 (-8) I think. Is it good?

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

      Yes

    2. _sidney_will
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Very good! Well played

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

      Oh come on man

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

      Try linking your team next year 😉

  17. Siva Mohan
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Remember reading a guy has bet 0 goals and 0 assists on Lingard for 135/1

    damn! he lost it in the last minute of the PL 😀

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

      Exactly my thoughts. 90+8. Hate it for him.

  18. Feanor
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    The 3rd place overall going in seems to be the overall winner.

    He captained KDB and has Auba.

    @TooGoodFPL (ABVD)

  19. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Didn't kdb drop in price just the other day? Many must have sold 😆

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

      including him in in the last 5 seconds or so 😀

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

        ^included

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

      100k or so

  20. El Fenomeno R9
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Mou celebrate he defended 1-1 well,why did i double up Kane + Son still dont know

  21. Zilla
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    GGMU

  22. _sidney_will
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Brendan Rodgers what a bottler!

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

    Vardy to Auba(-4) woulda been big profit after all. Live and learn.... take risks

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      No, don’t.

      Did Bruno & Connolly to Antonio and Ings.

      Or maybe I was just unlucky

  24. Siva Mohan
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    come on Chelsea!!!

  25. Stram Dunk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 26 days ago

    It seems that world number 1 will be bulgarian. So proud 🙂 Cheers all!

  26. Ode
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Gained 2 points from my bench boost 😀 Glad this season is over

  27. Qaiss
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    What’s the top 10k average?

  28. yalala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    65 before baps...

  29. tucaoneo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Very happy in general post restart. I came into GW 30+ at 100k (and down 27 pts in my ML) now I'm around 40k and have won my ML.

  30. Billybigspuds
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Anyone know if there’s a chance of an additional assist to be added later for kdb or sterling?

    Losing my mini league by 1 point!

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Check bonus

    2. Billybigspuds
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Have done, looking like 1 point behind.

      Gutted!