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

    Jesus keep his BPS?

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

    I cant tell if I've won my league or not! Omg

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

      Same, depends on final bonus!!!

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

      17/18 - 1.1k
      18/19 - 12k
      19/20 - 6k

      1. Ady87
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Well done mate

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

        Well played

    • Ady87
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Nicked 2nd place and the July monthly prize for £130, shame I owe £50 of that to the guy that won it for a bet I took when I was 70 points ahead ffs

    • Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      See you in about 3(?) weeks when FPL launches again!

    • HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Garth Crooks spot on there

      Mourinho was embarrassing

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

        Yeah, he was.

        He got EL because Wolves lost. Only got a draw against a depleted and on the beach Palace.

        And why is he celebrating EL?

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

          No idea
          Weird

    • Sandesh_
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      From 51k to 29k..nice finish to the season

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

      Definitely in need of a break from FPL, despite this being my best season ever. Feel burned out 😆

      1. L S P
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        exhausting since the restart

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

        The last few weeks have been pretty intense with the volume of games.

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

        Honestly thought I’d caught you today but think I’m finishing about 6 points behind

    • L S P
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I amazingly still managed to win my ML after a last minute transfer snafu which resulted in Auba as my first sub.

      OR suffered but oh well.

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

      Finished outside 100K but beat the rivals I wanted to 🙂

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

        Congrats

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

        Good man TM - you’ll be back at the top end next season I’ve no doubt

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

          Cheers, getting a few captains right would help.

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

        Well done TM.

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

        That's whats it's all about at the end of the day.

        Congrats.

      5. CRO KLOPP
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        You didn't beat me 🙂

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

          Who are you? 😉

          1. CRO KLOPP
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            I won South Korea national League

            1. CRO KLOPP
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              *North

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

        Congrats, 60k for me so you didn't beat all the rivals after all 😛

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

          You're a friend & amazing help for LMS, not a rival 🙂

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

            Honored 🙂

        2. CRO KLOPP
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Thanks and you too Ragga again amazing work

      7. CRO KLOPP
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Thanks for evertything TM!!!!

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

        That's the main thing. Tricky season.

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

        Nice

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

        beating rivals should make you happy 😀

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

        nice one

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

      Changed (c) from Sterling > Silva at 2.55pm. Cost me my ML and £200

    • H-SF
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Is FPLLive working?

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

        Broken.

    • YouReds
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Pretty poor day with 51 points. I Started the day at 5.2k rank, hopefully I stay in the top 10k!!

    • MikeyMitz @EPLFantasyGuru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Just lost my mini league by 4. If the kdb assist is given for me and Mahrez assist taken away from Mahrez I win. I was down 100 just a few weeks ago. This hurts

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

        Is there a kdb assist pending?

        1. MikeyMitz @EPLFantasyGuru
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I thought he got the last touch on one of the goals. I had him captained last night and changed to sterling, which also sank me. Just generally upset

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

            I changed KDB (c) to Sterling after pulling over at 2.45 as wasn;t getting back in time. Missed liverpool news as well.

            Cost me head to head as they got team news, got rid of Salah (who was c) and brought in KDB.

    • Yome
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      80 without BAPS, thrilled to finish the season like that, good points from VVD, KDB, Sterling C, Auba, Kane and Ings.
      Bring on next season!

    • Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      What do we consider a good rank? From which rank to which?

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

        Top 10

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Damn...

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

        I'd say top 20k is very good these days

      3. Utopsis
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Top 1% is good, top 0.5% is very good, top 0.1% is exceptional

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

        What do we do now???

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Take a break

        2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Log out and come back in a month

        3. Free Hat
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Back to our wives and girlfriends I guess

          1. Sgt. Schultz
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            So I lose out in life too 🙁

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

            Yeah both of them are probably missing me

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

            girlfriend lol

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

          It's only a 6 week break.

          1. pablo discobar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Sign up for ucl

      5. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Was 443k at the restart, finished 80k, quite pleased with that. Won a cash league for £500 aswel. See you all next season

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

        How many Bonus is Bruno getting?

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

          Yes i hope is 2 not 1!

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

        won all my MLs but couldn't won the Country. Infact 3rd on country as Rivals had KDB(C).

      8. BIELSA
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        424 OR. Not bad made a few mistakes after the break could of easy been top 100. Next season hopefully better

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

          Great!!

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

          Well played. That's superb.

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

          Congrats.

        4. Sgt. Schultz
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Marvelous !

        5. BIELSA
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Thanks all

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

          Almost impossible you’ll get a better rank than that next season

          Awesome rank though

          1. BIELSA
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Yeah probably will be but i thought that after last season but topped it. You never know

            Thanks

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

        Slightly annoyed I changed the captaincy from KDB to Sterling with 3 seconds to go. Cost me top 10k!

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

          Sterling had the form.

      10. Lalrota
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        United final bp ?? My ml depends on that. Anyone please?

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

          Not till Bruno has 3.

          1. Lalrota
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Bruno got 3?

        2. Los Blancos
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Wan bissaka, williams-3
            Bruno-1

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

          I finished with ONE more point than last season

        4. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Watford get their derby back with Luton Town now.

          Every cloud, eh....... 😀

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

          Highest rank of the season on the last day. I guess that’s what you want.

        6. Budweiser
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Well done Alexander! Looks like he's won it right? Seemed like a nice fella on the Scoutcast

        7. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          So who won? Antonov guy?

          1. acesingh
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Yup.. Magnus had a howler.. 36pts

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

          Good job having the (future) FPL champion on the scoutcast before GW 38.

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

            Yeh I watched it this morning and didn't give his team a chance. Inspired captain pick.

        9. Magic Hamster
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Lost my ML by 9...he captained KDB... I captained silva... Disaster.