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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. Coys96
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Livefpl not working for everyone?

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Not for me

    2. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      It does if you keeo refreshing

    3. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I know the tech to open it and i am not going to tell 😀
      otherwise it will not open for me too (Sorry_

    4. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Yep, been having problems since the games started - traffic

  2. Glad He Ate Her
      1 month, 24 days ago

      LiveFPL post autosub ranks in.
      6,136

    • tricpic
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Looks like Alexander Antonov wins overall - TC on KDB in the last round.

      1. yalala
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Wow

      2. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        wow

      3. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        just normal cap

      4. Garlana
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        What a way to finish

      5. tucaoneo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Not TC. Just C.

      6. acesingh
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        The scoutcast curse is over then

    • wulfranian
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I am a proud Stanislas and King owner!

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Wow

      2. beric
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        woah nice one

      3. wulfranian
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        cheers

    • Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Can’t even be arsed to look at my score. Glad the restart is over, gone backwards since then.

    • TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Alonso was a decent choice after all 🙂

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        2 baps as well 😀

      2. seewhyaxe
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        🙂

    • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      8 man game next season then?

      Who in their right minds is picking an FPL team without TAA, KDB, Bruno

      1. Mac90
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        True. Sterling too.

      2. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        TAA is optional for me. If VVD is £1.5m cheaper I would get VVD.

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          TAA just has too many ways to score

      3. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I'll have Bruno but the amount of penalties really padded his stats. Will United keep getting so many next season?

      4. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Depends on their price.

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Pythons out!!!

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Somethings wrong with my Python 🙁

        1. badgerboy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Everyone has the same flaccid limp python problem.

    • beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Score check?

      83

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        82

      2. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Well done Beric.

        I could only manage a dismal 46 pre bps myself.

        1. beric
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          cheers mate, unlucky man!

      3. Printing Mane
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        83 + maybe 12 baps

      4. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        63 plus baps

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          74 probs

          1. Ginkapo FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Not the required 200

      5. Zilla
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        81

      6. Yank Revolution
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        About 95 or so, cant get live rank working

      7. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        84

      8. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        70 assuming 1 bap for Bruno

      9. dansmusen
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        105

      10. G00LI0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        On 79 at the moment pre baps. KDB TC bringing the load

    • Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      United are back in the big time. 🙂

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        🙂

      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        They’re a Good transfer window away from a big step up

    • TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Damn you KDB, a legend all year and i (c) you 3 times in a row and get 2 blanks then lose the faith and you punish me.

      See you next year and perma (c)

    • JustSomeGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Live FPL has updated for me, won my ML by 1 points. Only need to hope Bonus Pint updates don't ruin me...

    • Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I'm pretty sure I lost my mini league because of a Pieters yellow card in the last minute that swung 3 points. Amazing.

      1. Billybigspuds
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Same! Unless kdb or sterling get an additional assist added late. What are the chances?

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Sterling assist would do it but I don't think it's gonna happen.

        2. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Always next season Camzy

    • evilfish
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Won £400 in my cash league but still feel like I've been kicked in the nuts. Ended GW37 ranked 10,175 and then I throw my chance of a top 10k finish by captaining Dilva. FML!

      1. Miniboss
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Poor you, need a hug?

        1. evilfish
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Yes, f**k social distancing.

    • Fiddlesticks
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Guys and girls. You win some you lose some! It’s been a blast! If things have ultimately gone against you, remember; it’s just a game. Next season will come around quick! Suck it up, move on. Look forward. Personally; if I’d made no transfers I’d have won two of my leagues. As it is I’ve won three and finished second in two. Onwards and upwards!

    • OrmskirkFC
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Looks like I'm finishing on 90 points and didn't change my team at all from GW37. I'll try to remember this lesson.

    • beetlejuice
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Last minute Mahrez assist and Mane goal brought the victory in my ML. It was tense!

    • Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I've finished in the top 10k once again 🙂 back where I belong

      1. Sgt. Schultz
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Congrats

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Thanks

      2. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Bravo. Happy days. Successful season. Juhuuuu

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Juhuuuuuu

      3. Miniboss
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        But you said you quit now so what will you start succeeding in next?

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 24 days ago

          I'm back , I'm not going anywhere

          1. Miniboss
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 24 days ago

            So it was just attention seeking rant?

    • Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 24 days ago

      If Sterling (tc) gets a 1pt bonus I think I will win my league. I am ahead by 2pts prior to bonus points.

      1. sunzip14
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        you can check live ranks in livefpl

      2. DandyDon
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        no chance

    • iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      That Lingard goal for the end sums up my season pretty much.

      1. Miniboss
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Success despite all expectations?

    • Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Anyone knows Top 10K average?

      Eager to see whether I made top 5K and won my main mini league

    • Sgt. Schultz
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      No more Michael Owen Commentary Jeez!!

    • Mac90
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Won my ML by 7pts. Fiuh. That Bruno G Martial A was scary

    • That Was Easy!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/1000863/event/47

      Have you guys ever seen a worse fantasy week? KDB + Bruno our, Antonio (C), -16. Transfers netted me -50 points. Laughing

      1. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Why you sold KDB?

        1. That Was Easy!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Chased a giant ML gap, him failing was the only way to get it.

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Very unlucky

      3. POLSKA GOLA
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I would like to post a screenshot off your team on Twitter @FPLtickle if you don’t mind, I’ve created it to collect most epic fails, it’s supposed to be therapeutic

        1. That Was Easy!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Yeah for sure! How do I get it to you?

          1. POLSKA GOLA
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Cheers, I’ve got it already, your team is linked 🙂

        2. That Was Easy!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          I also TC’d mane in GW24

          1. POLSKA GOLA
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            I’ve had Mane TC as well lol

    • Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      no FH

      84 (-4)

      hoping for a good green arrow..

    • RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Blew a 30pt lead and lost by 1 point if the BAPS stay

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Gutted for you

        Did you change based on team news

    • Halftime Lemon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Terrible FH . Think I won my ML by 4pts tho. Rattled

    • Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Nervous wait on bonus

    • Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Fpl live and Fff dead.

    • Glad He Ate Her
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Top 10K gang, where you at?

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Here