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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. AXE17
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Best way to find live fpl rank since livefpl is down?

    1. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Wait

      1. AXE17
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Ha ha ha. Fair enough. I've tried "fix" and that gives a live rank but not sure if its as accurate as livefpl. If fpl fix is to be believed then i crept up to 4712. Happy days. Bring on next season

    2. Glad He Ate Her
      1 month, 28 days ago

      spam refresh

      post subs are in

  2. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    City final baps??

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      3
      2
      1

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

      kdb
      jesus
      walker

  3. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    So..... when will the game launch for next year?! 😀

    1. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Couple of weeks probably.

  4. Rains of Castamere
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Top 10k average??

    1. Pap Le Cissier
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Someone on twatter saying 66, not sure if accurate

      1. Rains of Castamere
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Ok hoping for a green at 3.5k and a score of 70

      2. Ian & Zen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        66.82 before hits, thereafter 65.51

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

    Well that was a rubbish end to the season. Lost 1st place in my ML after holding it for 4 months.
    C'mon FPL Towers get the price list for next season out! 😉

  6. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Don't know for certain but i'll be bloody delighted if I finish under 100k this season after a mediocre start. Was at 2.1m back in GW18

    🙂

  7. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Considering my transfers went terribly wrong this week very happy with 67 all out

  8. Daniel S., FPL Veteran
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Well done Villa

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Rather see them than Watford in PL

  9. Manani
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    70 (-4) with a few bonus points too lazy to count for now.

    did way better than I thought, thanks to Man City delivering at the end

  10. Tcheco
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    What's your score?

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

      82

    2. Pap Le Cissier
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      81 (-4)

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

      83

    4. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      70 with no KDB

      1. Pap Le Cissier
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        That’s good going

    5. Les Bleus
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Never ask this. You’re guaranteed to only get answers from those who scored well.

      1. Les Bleus
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Case in point 😀

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        67(-4)
        There you go 🙂

    6. Ian & Zen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      56 incl bonus

    7. wulfranian
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      79

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

        *without KDB

  11. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Fpl live working for me

  12. Ragabolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Sorry for the disastrous LiveFPL experience today..

    Final top10k avg after hits and subs is 65.51

    The site will open for you if you keep refreshing.

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

      Don't be Sir !
      Thank you so much for efforts

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

      Excellent work Raga - no need to apologies

    3. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      No need to apologize! What an awesome addition to the fpl experience

  13. what's my name
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    OR #3 won it i guess

  14. Valar(Keith)
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Pieters yellow cost me my league lol. -3 points right there

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Unlucky pal

  15. Cojiro
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    anyone know the top 10k average points?

    1. Pap Le Cissier
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      65.51

  16. Offside Trapattoni
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Toyed with dropping Bruno for D Silva or Vardy for Jesus, got that one wrong.

    Captained Kane so fine with that, all things considered I'm glad I didn't take a -4. Will probably finish the season about 11k, not quite the top 10k finish I strived for, but we're right back at this in a matter of weeks really.

  17. Printing Mane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Too 10k average?

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

      66.82

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

    Bruno 2 extra BAPs to come.

  19. Kane Lane
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Have to thank you to Rainer for early team news and my mum lol telling me to swap Salah to KDB cap 2mins to go.

    1. Kane Lane
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      might won my league

  20. yalala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    73 with baps, not too upset

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

      good score

  21. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Livefpl down?

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

    Wait, how did Mahrez get an assist for the last kdb goal?

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      He took a shot on target, came back off defender

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

        Can't recall that being an assist? Off the keeper is something else.

  23. Utopsis
    1 month, 28 days ago

    So Villa survival massively aided by VAR not working at Bramall Lane - wonder if there's a legal case there for Bournemouth and Watford.

  24. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Jesus H Christ it's tense in my mini league. It's going to come down to bonus points to determine whether my rival has pipped me to first place on the last day of the season! Will Bruno overtake AWB in the baps?!?!?

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

      Same for me, surely he will though??

      1. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Surely pleeeaaaaaassseeeeee

      2. Ian & Zen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        maybe not, as Lingard got last goal

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

          I think there is BPS for the winning goal - not sure if that gets added during the game or after.

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

            After. It's worth 3bps.

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

    Net 73 - ok I guess

    Comfortably over 100 mind had I left team as was 🙂

  26. That Was Easy!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    -50 on my transfers this week

    1Pt Mane TC earlier

    4 points on my BB this week

    An otherwise nice season, but man!

  27. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Thanks for everything fam! See you all soon!

  28. CelticBhoy1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    73 with baps, does anyone know the average?

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Top 10k is around 67 pts

    2. A Fat Spanish Waiter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Top 10k 65.5 after hits.

  29. A Fat Spanish Waiter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Guy in 3rd place won FPL. Wow.

    1. MTPockets
      1 month, 28 days ago

      They guy who was on the scoutcast. Nice

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Think it was close at the top

  30. DandyDon
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Some of the guys at the top had a mare today. Aleksandar only went and won it without a chip! Captained kdb. well done lad