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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. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Norwich wipe the Man City clean sheet!!!

  2. TheTinman
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Which game to actually watch?

  3. HMFC1874
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Goal Norwich!! haha

  4. yalala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Praise the Liverpool leaker

  5. beric
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Norwich!

  6. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Going Auba ahead of Kane win so far...

    1. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      got both!

  7. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    City on the beach

    Norwich on top here

  8. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Hernández cappers rejoice!

  9. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Classic gameweek already

  10. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    OMG NORWICH

  11. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Loooooooool Norwich were 25/1 before the game

  12. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    lol norwich scores

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      VAR'd off? Shame but I need Laporte's CS.

  13. SAY MY NAME
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    looks offside, var check

  14. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Fully deserved for a wasted City spot!

  15. Vertigo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Unbelievable Jeff.

  16. beric
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    chuffed cus i dont have a city defender, sad cus i have 3 mids inc captain

  17. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 26 days ago

    LMAOOO

  18. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    People buying Laporte for a hit as TAA wss benched

  19. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Brilliant GW NEW NOR have scored ...

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Maybe not

  20. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Offside

  21. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Norwich 😀 😀

  22. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Slabhead YC

  23. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Norwich beating City twice this season would be so funny

  24. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Maguire YC

  25. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    If I didn't miss the deadline probably would have gone Kane and Peiters in, Jimmy and TAA out. Just made those transfers. Let's see, what would have happened. I am sure they will score more than Jimmy and Doherty.

    Daniel, the top 5K amateur.

    I think this is my first missed deadline in 10 years.

    Well, it was bound to happen. Was making barbeque and completely forgot hahaha

  26. Siva Mohan
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Man City & Pool CS gone

    1. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Var to rescue

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

    Got to be offside. Phew

  28. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Gotta love the last day...Liverpool and City both losing 😀

    1. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      oh no, ruled out!

  29. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    VARchester City to the rescue

  30. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    No goal