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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. Orion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    I have won my money league 🙂 Thanks lads 🙂

    1. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      congratz

      1. Orion
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Thanks

    2. Orion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Wow, and top post 🙂

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Awesome. Where are we going for dinner?

      1. Orion
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Wherever in Serbia 😀

    4. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Well done. Drinks are on you.

      1. Orion
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Normally 😉

    5. ZeBestee
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Congrats

      1. Orion
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Thanks mate 🙂

    6. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Well done!

      1. Orion
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Thanks...It was very frustrating watching that Jays goal being canceled by VAR

    7. CRO KLOPP
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Čestitam komšija

      1. Orion
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Thanks... Hala Komšooo 🙂

        1. Orion
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          *Hvala

  2. ZeBestee
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    93 points to end the season. Contented. Probably also in top 40k OR. Cant complain much given I havent been on it since the restart. See you next season!

    1. Printing Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Noice

  3. denial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Pool benchings really caught me out. Did not see salah getting benched.

    1. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Unlucky mate. Switching to Sterling (c) at the last minute has, I think, won me my minileague but it could so easily have gone the other way.

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Yeah especially with golden boot chase

  4. xprez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    ohh, It looks like i can win my money league..was 40 points behind, its up to BP now.. I love KDB!

  5. Cilly Bonnolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    How long usually till bonus points are set in stone?

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Give it an hour

      1. Cilly Bonnolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Cheers mate. As it stands fplgameweek has me winning my minileague by twelve points so hopefully it shouldn’t change too much.

  6. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Prob dropped out of the top 5k

    But I won all my ML resulting in some cash and Utd have CL again

    All in all a good day

  7. Bossworld
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Any other means of checking live rank/leagues beyond livefpl?

    I think via anewpla I've just snuck the cash league but can't be sure. Will BPS likely alter?

  8. Amey
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Feeling exhausted by FPL 😀

    1. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      United 3rd though so, good last day!

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Aye

  9. Zenith UK
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    I think I've lost my ML by 3 after having a 22 point lead...
    AWB keeping 3 BAPs?

  10. Pedersen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Top 35k, what a season. Thank you so much for this year guys!

    1. Will J 256
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Outstanding achievement well done!

    2. Sgt. Schultz
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Only the best ... this FFS lifesaver!

  11. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Bonus delay as they change Tierney G to OG?

    1. yalala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      What..!?

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Should take Auba assist away too then ?
      😀

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        We hope...

  12. Zilla
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    PythonAnywhere needed

  13. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

    ah well, gg guys see you next season

  14. Glad He Ate Her
    1 month, 25 days ago

    How does HOF work? Best seasons or average of all your seasons?

    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Latest season counts the most, oldest the least.

  15. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Was leading ML by 30 points

    55 points after hit -4

    2nd on 88 points on FH

    Brutal

  16. rokonto
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Are we still waiting on bpl adjustments????

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Yes

  17. FISSH
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Gg guys! Top of all my ML and hopefully in the top 10k.

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Well done!

  18. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    VAR = Villa Avoiding Relegation

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      😀

  19. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Looks like I have lost the league by 2 points.

    Auba vs Kane gone wrong. Sick.

  20. gedda
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    75, hopefully enough to stay in the top 5k.

    Weird season gents. Always a pleasure! Congrats to all the ML winners out there!

    /g

  21. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Started the day 3rd in my ML. Finished 2nd. I guess I can't complain too much. I still get paid too. Decent day. 80 points. I reckon that's enough to finish in top 20K. Decent season I suppose.

  22. Jack Burton
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Thanks all I think I have won my ML cheers for your help see u all soon

    1. Orion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Congrats

      1. Jack Burton
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Cheers mate it was close 7 points 300 quid on it glad its over hope u enjoyed this season no time to dwell on to the next one

  23. Meinhoff
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    When does the new PL season start?

    1. thomashl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Sep 12

      1. Meinhoff
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Thanks

    2. Teror
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      It starts now. You should be planning for next season right now.

      1. Meinhoff
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I am. Just didn't know how much time do I have

  24. thomashl
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Is there any Live FPL-ish sites that are up and running now?

    Tried both Livefpl.net and Fantasypremiertools, both seem overloaded

  25. asdf_1
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Bruno baps?

  26. Teror
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Am I the most consistent FPL manager in the world? Point totals last three seasons...

    2213
    2218
    2219

    Yes, I know I'm crap. But at least I'm consistent.

  27. King Kohli
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Any chance Bruno gets 3 Bonus?

    1. BENOIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Mo

    2. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      I'll take 2 tbh

  28. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Post it in the right place this time.

    One lesson I will take for next season.

    Trust your star players. Yes they will blank, but they will also deliver as well.

    KdB today is a prime example of this. Should have capped him today as soon as I took it off Salah.

  29. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Here's to better caption choices next season 😆

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Same ....

  30. Railwayman
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    I don't remember I ever had a worse C pick run in 11 or 12 years playing fpl. Since the restart no double digits for me, a few fails despite owning Bruno, Martial, KDB, Salah... And even before the break I couldn't get it right for a few weeks, expect once with Salah, which was owned and captained by almost everyone at the time. With so much problems I was in the top 10K until the last 2 weeks and now I will finish around 11K... If only I didn't heard about Salah benching before the deadline I would never brought in Sterling and KDB would be my C pick which would be enough for the top 10K finish 🙁