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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. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Ffs just noticed Pierters' yc at the end. Cost him 3 baps! >:(

    1. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      *2

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        3 total. He also got a -1 from the card. Literally cost me my ML.

        1. George Agdgdgwngo
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Ouch

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            I finished 2nd my 2 points lmao. That's like 150 pounds difference between first and second. This stings. Bad.

            1. Forever In Our Shadow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Ouch. There’s always next season.

            2. Royal5
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Thats terrible :/

            3. Utopsis
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Ouch dude

    2. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      yeah really annoying!

    3. AC Yew
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Ffs

    4. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Cost me a £300 mini league

    5. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I didn’t see that!!!

      Fml

      What an end to the season

      1. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Awful!

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          55pts here. You?

  2. DandyDon
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    well. got rid of VVD, Maguire Wood and KDB on FH. Was able to bring in Ederson, Robbo Sterling Kane and Ings so not to bad. About where I started the day probably. Main differentials Antonio and Laca big fails.

  3. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Good gw with wrong cap pick, defining my whole season...

  4. seewhyaxe
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    livefpl still dead lol

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Any ideas why?

  5. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Wood 3 baps as well 😀

  6. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Got 3 extra points from my bench boost. Buzzing.

    1. AC Yew
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Lol i got 7. Raging

  7. matiakez
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Bruno to Dsilva. You get what you deserve i guess.

  8. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Any chance AWB keeps his 3 bps?

    1. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Bruno winning goal

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

    Watford truly lacked cojones in recent weeks. Bye bye Troy. Tell the Pozzo's to tuck themselves in tonight

  10. vincentwsho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Missed out on the KDB haul after using FH and taking him out... but at least the early team news got me VVD, Robbo and Bruno in, and Mahrez didn't do so bad... win some and lose some I guess

  11. The Legend Squad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Anyone know the finalised bonus points? Impossible without LiveFPL to understand my score!

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Go anertfpla or so

  12. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Top 5K celebration juhuuuu

    Chelsea win celebration.

    Juhuuu

    Top 10K group hug

    Amazing achievements

    1. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Well done. Been a tough season for many.

    2. Pap Le Cissier
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Quite the final day for you

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        The final day was a rollercoaster

    3. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Juhuuuu

  13. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Not captaining KDB was very, very silly.

    1. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Playing deep, they said.

  14. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    1727 after autosubs. I am happy with that

  15. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    74 (-4) and got a grand 3 from my defence and goalkeeper.

    Topped most of my mini leagues, but lost head to head at the death as they blew it away with 95 points today and that was the most important one. Connolly 9 points first on my bench too..

  16. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    KDB

    Want a player - I don’t know why people hate to captain him

    (I didn’t captain him)

    1. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      My son lost his ML coz of him 🙁

  17. Babit1967
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    2600 down to 3908 on 57 🙁

  18. Old Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Does anyone have the average score?

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      65

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Thanks Amey - is that the overall average or the top 10K? I cannot get on LiveFPL.
        (I've had a sh1t day)

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Top10k average
          Hard luck with no CL ... 🙁
          If United or City win cups in Europe you guys can still qualify right ?

          1. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Cheers Amey. You club is always going to be better equipped for a CL run. As for us, not sure what happenes if you Manchster boys win either of the two cups - let's hope that you do!!

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Gentleman !!
              🙂

  19. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Villa!!!!!!!!!
    My heart 🙁
    That was torture

    1. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      congrats

    2. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Did you put Grealish in your team!? Always a good shout today even if he hadn’t scored in 16 games or somthing!

  20. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Can’t get on LiveFPL to see leagues and OR but most of my decisions went the wrong way. Has been an eventful end to the season though.

    55pts plus (I assume) 0 bps likely fo be a red arrow at 40k?

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Sadly yes bro

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Well done to you on a strong finish!

        Where do you reckon you ended up?

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          72k bro
          Gutted about not getting Auba
          Should have finished inside 50k

          You should be inside 50k

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Let’s not forget these ranks are objectively good!

            It’s out of 7m! Onwards and upwards to next season

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I lost £300 on a Pieters YC! Be the last season for me now

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Oh mate! So sorry that’s really rough.

        Luckily no money lost for me. Just pride... fairly poor OR finish too

  21. Glad He Ate Her
    2 months, 27 days ago

    How do you find your HOF rank?

  22. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Sooooooo
    Irritating
    I’d have 20 points more if I’d known the Liverpool news! Grrrr

  23. The Trentminator
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Top 10k average after baps, subs, hits?

  24. Nightf0x
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Lost ML, kdb TC would have clinched the league but the amount of errors i did this season cant get away with it without getting punished

  25. sunzip14
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    That Sterling goal cost me manager of the month but protected my lead in cash ML. Happy overall.

  26. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Dilva ahead of KdB costed me winning ML

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      City did everything to try to get DSilva to score

  27. umerlfc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    69 ALL OUT
    Classic

    1. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      pretty good score

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Nice 😉

    3. yalala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      nice

  28. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Pieters YC cost me £300! Wow

    1. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Jeez that's unreal. Unlucky.

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Cost me 150.

    3. POLSKA GOLA
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Ouch!

  29. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    D Silva one of the most humble footballers

    Today was never going to be about him. Talk of players laying it on a plate for Silva was totally against what type of player he is. He wouldn’t have wanted it and he didn’t get it.

    Great end to his career with a 5-0 win and that’s what matters to him

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Still got UCL no??

  30. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Tierney keeping that goal?