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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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4,604 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Royal5
    • 8 Years
    17 days, 9 hours ago

    101k pre this GW. Will 55 get me inside top 100k? :/

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      17 days, 9 hours ago

      Nope.

    2. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      17 days, 9 hours ago

      No

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        17 days, 9 hours ago

        Wow really

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      17 days, 9 hours ago

      Sounds like it should

      1. Royal5
        • 8 Years
        17 days, 9 hours ago

        Hoping many took hits.

    4. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      17 days, 9 hours ago

      I dont know but I think you might fall just short :/

      1. Royal5
        • 8 Years
        17 days, 9 hours ago

        Yup. My worries as well. Silva captain fail.

    5. Goonsquad245
      • 4 Years
      17 days, 9 hours ago

      Probably drops you to 120k or so 🙁

      1. Royal5
        • 8 Years
        17 days, 9 hours ago

        Really? That would be brutal.

  2. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    17 days, 9 hours ago

    It’s been another emotional journey and hope you all had a satisfying season.
    Been a weird one for me, either done great or terrible each week, no middle ground.

    Here’s to stressing and lots of RMTs in a few weeks 🙂

  3. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    17 days, 9 hours ago

    If Raheem hadnt missed that tap-in I would have won my ML.... Season over...

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      17 days, 9 hours ago

      I won mine

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        17 days, 9 hours ago

        Well done fudgy, haven’t checked mine yet but not hopeful 🙂

      2. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        17 days, 9 hours ago

        LOL. Rubbing salt into the wound.

  4. GROBARI
      17 days, 9 hours ago

      I am loosing my league with 3 points :/
      I am hope for bonus points to save my season

    • sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      17 days, 9 hours ago

      So who won FPL?

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        17 days, 9 hours ago

        Alexander
        Last scout cast guest

        1. Qaiss
          • 4 Years
          17 days, 9 hours ago

          And hopefully if they get him on, they'll actually talk about how his season went this time

        2. sully29
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          17 days, 9 hours ago

          Class.

      2. A Fat Spanish Waiter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        17 days, 9 hours ago

        The guy who was in 3rd.

      3. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        17 days, 9 hours ago

        A casual who didnt even have FH in the final GW

        1. Miniboss
          • 1 Year
          17 days, 9 hours ago

          Well he did something right for sure, right? I mean he beat every ”non-casual” as well.

    • UKG
      • 10 Years
      17 days, 9 hours ago

      Vardy to Ings
      Bruno to Sterling (c) -4

      Has allowed a finish above my main rival by 3 points. Small margins today and down to the wire for lots, made it a very nervy final day.

      1. Hitmonlee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        17 days, 9 hours ago

        Same mate.

        Well played.

    • J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      17 days, 9 hours ago

      Anyone know the average?

      1. Glad He Ate Her
          17 days, 9 hours ago

          65.51 TOP 10K
          59.58 OVERALL

          1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            17 days, 9 hours ago

            If I’m 120K, you reckon 68 creeps me into too 100k?

      2. Hitmonlee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        17 days, 9 hours ago

        KDB has won me my ML. So happy. My main rival beat me by 4 points last year.
        He swapped him out today for Sterling.
        Very happy.
        I’m hopefully in the top 100k once the live sight isn’t bombarded.

      3. Glad He Ate Her
          17 days, 9 hours ago

          Top 10K cut off was 2358

        • King Carlos
          • 5 Years
          17 days, 9 hours ago

          Btw, Villa survived thanks to that VAR no goal vs Sheffield Utd... Nice!

          1. Hitmonlee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            17 days, 9 hours ago

            I’m actually happy about this.

            Watford deserve to go down.

            1. King Carlos
              • 5 Years
              17 days, 9 hours ago

              Yeah, but Bournemouth would have survived

          2. ClassiX
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            17 days, 9 hours ago

            Well, if you had to pick one moment out of an entire season, that's as good as any...

            1. King Carlos
              • 5 Years
              17 days, 9 hours ago

              Yeah, but that is the only occasion where the system failed, ie. the VAR system didn't work

              1. Hitmonlee
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                17 days, 9 hours ago

                VAR works. It’s the officials that don’t.

                1. King Carlos
                  • 5 Years
                  17 days, 9 hours ago

                  I know, I just said that... 🙂

              2. Forza
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                17 days, 9 hours ago

                The issue was with goal line technology rather than VAR. I don't think VAR has jurisdiction over that kind of decision.

                1. King Carlos
                  • 5 Years
                  17 days, 9 hours ago

                  I know the issue was about the goal line tech, that's why the video ASSISTANT referee should have made the call to the ref...

                  1. Forza
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    17 days, 9 hours ago

                    It's somewhere in the IFAB rules than VAR cannot intervene in that situation. It's not the fault of the assistant himself, whose hands were tied by the rulebook.

                    1. King Carlos
                      • 5 Years
                      17 days, 9 hours ago

                      If that's the case then okay... although I don't agree with that... 🙂

          3. TomSaints
            • 2 Years
            17 days, 9 hours ago

            Pretty sure they had a horror decision in 94th min v palace in early season. Pure corruption level of officiating.

        • Teahupo'o
          • 8 Years
          17 days, 9 hours ago

          Live fpl finally loaded. From 10k last night to 7k. Pleased with that in the end despite not winning my MLs.

          1. ClassiX
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            17 days, 9 hours ago

            Great rank - you must be in some tough ML's

            1. Teahupo'o
              • 8 Years
              17 days, 9 hours ago

              Thanks. 🙂 Yeah, one of them was won by Lateriser this season. I won it 2016 and it took a 400 OR rank to do so. The game has gotten more difficult overall and so have MLs.

        • Amey
          • 1 Year
          17 days, 9 hours ago

          I always make fun of scout picks, but have to say this GW they nailed it (almost)

          1. Qaiss
            • 4 Years
            17 days, 9 hours ago

            no KDB

          2. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            17 days, 9 hours ago

            XD

        • cigan
          • 2 Years
          17 days, 9 hours ago

          I've managed to fail in every 50:50 decision (except for getting Ings and benching Greenwood):

          Mahrez over De Bruyne, Kane over Aubameyang, Antonio over Martial, Tarkowski over Pieters, Robbo over Virgil. Played the wrong Williams, captained Silva over Sterling.

          But looks like I've won my mini league anyway which should pay for my holiday so all is well!

        • Rotation's Alter Ego
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          17 days, 9 hours ago

          One final red arrow on a FH is strangely fitting for this season!

          Rough season but losing ML by 2 points is a pain. Been great talking to you all this season, hopefully I'll see some of you between the seasons and the rest when we kick off again 🙂

          1. Ógie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            17 days, 9 hours ago

            Hard luck Ted.

            At least you were in the fight which is better than noting i guess.

            1. Rotation's Alter Ego
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 9 Years
              17 days, 9 hours ago

              Made for an exciting last day at least!

              How'd you do mate? 🙂

              1. Ógie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                17 days, 9 hours ago

                I was around 20k before today and went all out trying to chase down a 30 point deficit in my local mini league but sadly my gamble didn't pay off.I am probably somewhere around the 50k mark,not really sure as i have not checked yet.

                I've had worse seasons and have also had better.Hopefully i can put things together next season and do better.

          2. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            17 days, 9 hours ago

            Cheers for all the hard work Rotation.

            1. Rotation's Alter Ego
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 9 Years
              17 days, 9 hours ago

              Cheers mate, you've been such a help, putting up with me as I got used to everything. Ready for a day off now 😆

          3. Rolls-Royce
            • 6 Years
            16 days, 22 hours ago

            Same here RAE. Lost my cash ML by 4 points.

            Thank you for all the press round-ups!

        • George James
          • 5 Years
          17 days, 9 hours ago

          Live fpl not working.

          What’s the top10k average?

          1. Ragabolly
            • 10 Years
            17 days, 9 hours ago

            65.5

            Keep refreshing, the traffic overload is starting to fade away

            1. Berbs
              • 9 Years
              17 days, 9 hours ago

              As a matter of interest, how much would it cost to upscale servers?

              If you want you could start a Just Giving page, I'm sure many would help, myself included.

        • Tony Martial
          • 1 Year
          17 days, 9 hours ago

          Brought KDB in for Foden couldn’t be happier and we get 3rd simply beautiful

        • Rolls-Royce
          • 6 Years
          17 days, 9 hours ago

          BAPS final?

        • Macam Dave
          • 2 Years
          17 days, 9 hours ago

          Same question!!! Baps final?!

        • Manani
          • 8 Years
          17 days, 9 hours ago

          blessing in disguise that I spent my FH early, or else I would have probably ditched KDB for D.Silva or something like that

        • Berbs
          • 9 Years
          17 days, 9 hours ago

          Awful last day but at least we go again in a few weeks 🙂

          1. ClassiX
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            17 days, 9 hours ago

            No sure - but the ManU game just updated and Bruno now has 3 pts

          2. Amey
            • 1 Year
            17 days, 9 hours ago

            Aye

        • Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          17 days, 9 hours ago

          So

          If arsenal win the cup wolves miss out on europa but if chelsea win they get in?

          Assuming wolves dont win europa

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            17 days, 9 hours ago

            I think so

        • Rainer
          • 3 Years
          17 days, 9 hours ago

          FPL Towers employees checking their teams before finalising BAPs.

        • TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          17 days, 9 hours ago

          Can’t get Ragabolly’s site to load

          I’m around 100k, what sort of green arrow should 77 points gets me?

          1. Ragabolly
            • 10 Years
            17 days, 9 hours ago

            Give me your id

            1. TheDragon
              • 2 Years
              17 days, 9 hours ago

              I can wait - no worries

              Thanks so much for the site it’s awesome!

            2. beric
              • 8 Years
              17 days, 9 hours ago

              What a guy

          2. Manani
            • 8 Years
            17 days, 9 hours ago

            decent green. average is apparently 60 or so overall, 65-66 for top 10k

          3. Glad He Ate Her
              17 days, 9 hours ago

              Refresh spam
              65.51 TOP 10K
              59.58 OVERALL

          4. Rainer
            • 3 Years
            17 days, 9 hours ago

            BAPs look final.

            Rank should now be set.

            1. TomSaints
              • 2 Years
              17 days, 9 hours ago

              Fernandes on 3? That's a nice little bonus, may scrap me into top 20k

          5. _Ninja_
            • 9 Years
            17 days, 9 hours ago

            If you had perma capt KDB (and TC'd on a decent fixture) you would have 500+ pts from your capt

            1. TheDragon
              • 2 Years
              17 days, 9 hours ago

              Ye he was constantly over looked by me this season

              Him, salah and sterling are my only captains next season

            2. TomSaints
              • 2 Years
              17 days, 9 hours ago

              What's the site that shows your captain points?

              Every year i think about perma captain (or at least every home game) of a key player like Salah and always get bored of it.

          6. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            17 days, 9 hours ago

            Streak of sub 50K finishes is over, but just glad I didn't fall out of the Top 100K with all the goals today 😆

            Reminder to myself - do not start with dross like Barkley & Perez in your team next season!

            1. Easy Cheesy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              17 days, 9 hours ago

              Haha. I had both of them. And set myself up with a 5-4-1 which took weeks to unwind

          7. mynameisq
            • 6 Years
            17 days, 9 hours ago

            Been a pleasure lads, enjoy the short break!

          8. Chucky
            • 6 Years
            17 days, 9 hours ago

            wow bruno 3 baps 😀

          9. Printing Mane
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            17 days, 9 hours ago

            Am U correct that top 10k average of 67 assumes bruno’s 2 baps ? So with his EO, the average will go up by roughly 1 pt ?

            1. Printing Mane
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              17 days, 9 hours ago

              *Am I

          10. Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            17 days, 9 hours ago

            From 2.7m to 83k. I will take that. I know it’s not the best but from where I was I am reasonably happy. How did everyone else fair?

            1. TheDragon
              • 2 Years
              17 days, 9 hours ago

              That’s wquite the jump in 1 week