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Alisson and Mane miss out for Liverpool as Barkley makes Aston Villa debut

The final match of Gameweek 4 – and the last Premier League fixture before the October international break – sees two sides with 100% winning records square off at Villa Park.

Aston Villa v Liverpool gets underway in the West Midlands at 19:15 BST.

There are two significant changes to Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI, with Sadio Mane (£11.9m) and Alisson (£6.0m) both missing for the visitors.

Mane’s absence we knew about, with Liverpool confirming on Friday that the Senegal international had tested positive for COVID-19.

Diogo Jota (£6.3m) comes in for his first Premier League start for the Reds.

Alisson’s shoulder injury we weren’t aware of ahead of Saturday’s Fantasy Premier League deadline but rumours had gathered momentum about his unavailability this afternoon and the Brazilian indeed sits this one out with a shoulder injury.

Adrian (£4.5m) deputises between the posts.

Klopp shed more light on his first-choice shot-stopper’s injury before the match, saying:

Yesterday an incident in training, very unlucky – two players clash with each other, one gets up, one doesn’t. The one who didn’t get up was Ali.

So, after the first few things, we don’t know 100 per cent. But he cannot play today. We have to do further assessment but he’s injured, let me say it like this. Now we hope it will go really quickly.

It’s an international break, I’m pretty sure after that he will not be ready. Then we have to see week by week.

On Mane, the Liverpool boss added:

He’s good, he’s good. We are obviously in contact pretty often.

He is fine. Monday night, we played Arsenal, played a really good game, after the game it was a really good feeling. And then the problems started immediately. That’s how it is. That’s how life is, that’s how our life is as well, that’s completely normal.

Jordan Henderson (£5.4m) has recovered from a muscle problem but the England midfielder is only among the substitutes this evening.

Aston Villa’s starting XI shows only one change, with Conor Hourihane (£6.0m) dropping to the bench.

Ross Barkley (£5.9m) comes in for the Irishman and makes his Aston Villa debut, following his loan move from Chelsea.

Three-quarters of Liverpool’s backline and Mohamed Salah (£12.2m) boast double-digit ownerships in FPL, with the Egyptian and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m) the fourth and third most-owned assets overall.

Emi Martinez (£4.6m), who has racked up 19 points in his new club’s first two Premier League matches of the season, is Villa’s most-owned player.


Aston Villa XI: Martínez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett, McGinn, Luiz, Barkley, Trézéguet, Watkins, Grealish.

Liverpool XI: Adrián, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, van Dijk, Robertson, Keita, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Jota.

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2,840 Comments Post a Comment
  1. davies
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Best striker for 7.0?

    Martinez Forster
    TAA Robbo Lamptey Mitchell Dunne
    Salah Sterling Son Pulisic Soucek
    DCL ***** Brewster

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Maupay

    2. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Antonio in the long term (next 3 games are awful) - Maupay for the next 3

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        This

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Maupay/WIlson

    4. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Tonio or Wilson

    5. Duderino
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Wilson imo, on pens it seems as well

  2. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Just did a -8 rage transfers of

    Reese James, Podence, Jimenez to Chilwell, Son, Wilson

    1. Right In The Stanchion
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Wait till the get injured

      • Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        good transfers, but Wilson will troll you for sure

      • Fred54
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Not planning on doing any transfers.

        But Mahrez and Jimi > Son and Kane, still have 1.1 ITB if I did those moves?! Both will get triple rises.

      • Sanchit
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Wolves probably have the best 3 next fixtures!
        James to start next GW

    2. Pointless
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Does anyone know if Jimenez has a tough Mexico International schedule this next 2 weeks? I'm wondering if he'll be worn out for the next Premier League match at Leeds.
      (sorry posted on wrong page intially!)

      1. ClassiX
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Wed, Oct 7
        Netherlands v Mexico

        Tue, Oct 13
        Mexico v Algeria

      2. BoleynWin
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Away at Holland then flies home to Mexico for the game against Algeria. So yes, arguably both difficult games & could come back fairly worn out if played. He didn’t look exactly brimming with fitness today either unfortunately.

    3. Right In The Stanchion
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I need at least two from Salah. Save my GW

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Two points isn't much to ask for

      • Slitherene
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Werner might fall, Kane probably rises

        Werner -> Kane, for a hit?

        Exact money!

        1. SHOOTER MCGINN
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          I would

        2. Fero1905
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Yes do it

      • Valar(Keith)
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Martial and Auba to Kane and Son for free done..got my WC ready to deploy if I get any other injuries next 2 weeks.

        1. liverpool01
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Nice

        2. Valar(Keith)
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          May WC today itself to swap out Werner, Mitro, podence and a dying mid and defense though. Martial really put me in a hole

          1. liverpool01
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Yeh the 3 you need to get rid of, Man Utd look terrible

          2. caldracula
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Sounds like you may as well just do it now

          3. liverpool01
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Help me out below mate, what should do?

      • liverpool01
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Current team

        Mccarthy
        Taa, Saiss, Justin
        Salah, Kdb, Mahrez, Zaha, Bissouma
        Jimenez, Ings

        Button, Lascelles, Taylor, Davis

        0 FT 0.3ITB

        Option A)

        GW6

        Mahrez>Son, Lascelles>Mitchell -4

        Option B)

        Wildcard to this?

        Mccarthy
        Justin, Taa, Saiss, Mitchell
        Salah, Son, Zaha, Kdb
        Ings, Dcl

        Button, Bissouma Brewster Dallas

        1. BoleynWin
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          I wildcarded last week & instantly regretted it, even one more weeks data would of made a big difference. In regards your proposed WC team, there’s still changes to be made I think.

          Lots of talk of Saiss losing his spot, that didn’t come to fruition today but there’s no smoke without fire so I can see rotation there. Coady the safer pick, obviously doesn’t offer the offensive threat though.

          Justin is a transfer waiting to happen & I don’t think Leicester look like clean sheet merchants, although not many teams do at the minute.

          I think anyone wildcarding needs some Chelsea coverage, the fixtures look very appealing & Pulisic could be absolute gold in the next 6 weeks.

          1. liverpool01
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Thanks for that mate, I may hold for awhile see what happens.

      • denial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Anyone else managed to own Son just for the 1 point in GW3?

        1. Houldsworth Hatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Me!

        2. Whats the Mata?
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Yes.

      • BenDavies
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Salah hatty and Trent goal to cap off a fantastic FPL week please

      • Kno
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        WC dudes jumping on the spurs train, son, kane or both?

        1. SHOOTER MCGINN
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Both.

        2. james 101
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          May as well for the rises even if you then dump one

        3. stxrty
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Just Son, my TV is quite poor given I've jumped on players late.

          • korbendallas82
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            the way things look, with some of the premium mids not delivering the goods, may be wise to have one prem attacker. and that man could be Kane. Looks in prime form together with Son.

        4. SHOOTER MCGINN
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Martinez
          Robbo Chilwell Lamptey
          Salah Son Pulisic Rod
          Kane Maupay DCL

          All change in the WC team for GW5.

        5. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 27 days ago

          New live rank after auto subs - 5.6m

          Lol

          1. Flynny
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Im at 4.5m. Grim isn't it. Season over before its started

          2. denial
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            4.5m here. Pre villa pool.

            Unreal.

          3. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            I dropped 1M places so far this week!

          4. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            My 3.4m doesn't look so bad.

        6. Beautiful Game
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Which do think will be the better combo?

          A) Son + Chilwell

          B) Barnes + TAA

          1. shiraz
              1 month, 27 days ago

              A

          2. Bubz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Captain Salah to save the day

            1. Royal5
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Would be so typical if he blanked

            2. Kno
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              the way the last couple weeks have been going I am expecting a couple of pen saves from martinez

            3. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              He'll have a mental breakdown and dance around naked on the pitch with the way the season is going

          3. Flynny
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Its been a truly appalling start to the season. Rank 4.5m. Wildcarded disastrously.....

            0.2mitb. 2fts. Looking for ideas for what to do here...... thinking:

            Werner podence and foden to son, antonio and trossard - 4

            Martinez forster
            Taa saiss james lamptey Mitchell
            Salah kdb foden podence burke
            Werner jiminez dcl

            Thanks

            1. denial
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Yep. Same. Took a - 4 this week, removed Son and Werner and got in Vardy and Perreira. Could have got Rodriguez back too after removing him on WC. Disaster.

            2. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Lots of combos, the best ones will be clear near deadline.
              Same situation for me.

            3. denial
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Tbh I'd leave it for the international break now. Wait and see.

              1. Flynny
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Yeah I need to leave it for now....

                Just that those price movements could hit hard.....

            4. paatmaan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              you still have a good team going forward... those transfers make sense

              1. Flynny
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                cheers

          4. OldBenKenobi
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Brewster Sterling Digne > Kane Pulisic Saiss (-8)

            ?

          5. Silent Friend
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            KDB to Son

            or

            Digne to Chilwell?

            1. OldBenKenobi
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Both?

              1. Silent Friend
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                1FT...

                1. OldBenKenobi
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Yup

                  1. OldBenKenobi
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Still consider it

          6. shiraz
              1 month, 27 days ago

              thinking of taking a hit to get reece and fodden out of my team. who should i replace them with?

              A) KWP + Pulisic
              B) Castagne + Trossard/Pereira
              C) Robbo + Jorginho

              Current lineup

              McCarthy, Ryan
              TAA, Saiss, Lamptey, Reece, Mitchell
              KDB, JRod, Son, Fodden, Anguissa
              DCL, Ings, Jim

            • TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              LMS safety score currently 21 with autosubs.

            • Gudjohnsen
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Maupay or Wilson?

              Or are there better forwards for 7 or less?

              1. Royal5
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Maupay for fixtures

              2. Zim0
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Get maupay and switch to antonio in gw8

            • Royal5
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Not watched City this season. Is kdb playing deeper or any other reason he's blanked in the last 2?

              1. Fred54
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Whole team played poorly again Leicester, was better against Leeds, hit woodwork and Citeh should have had a penalty. Wasn't that deep v Leeds.

                1. Royal5
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Hmmm ty. Not sure if he@s worth keeping

            • ZoumasBloomers
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Have exact change for Werner and Rashford to Kane and Son

              Yay or nay?

              1. TyroneGAA
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                I would say get them at any cost

              2. The Littlest Robbo
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                All day long, just take the risk and hope for the best

              3. Royal5
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Would do it even for a hit

              4. Tigers Time
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Yes

            • Rahhhhh safe
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Mahrez,Jimenez,Podence ➡️ Son,Trossard,Antonio/Wilson -4?

                To afford Wood ➡️ DCL after Pool?

              • UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Rival played Doherty.........ohhh just ASM coming off the bench for him, can’t write this season

              • HellasLEAF
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Don't want to take or James, or ASM at that price. But Son in looking a must.

                So really comes down to then, do I want KDB in my team or Son + the extra funds.

                Very tough. Very very though this. Especially with 2 blanks with KDB armband adding salt and making it harder to defend spot in team.

              • Stand By Mee
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                I am nailed on Scoutcast roughs: I did Bruno and Wilson to Mahrez and Ings 🙁

                Going down from 98k to 500k

                1. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Plenty sold Kane and Son on WC.

                  1. Stand By Mee
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    yeah it can be a cruel game sometimes... Just trying to learn from the mistake and not take it so seriously 🙂

              • Tigers Time
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Can anybody tell me why Sky pay Graham Souness to spew he's rubbish on tv?

              • james 101
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Will Robertson be playing over the IB?

                If so, tough games?

              • Coys96
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Jimenez, R.James, Foden -> Maupay, Son, Reguilon? (-8)

                Thoughts?

              • lordkippe
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Looks alright to take a break over International break ?

                Mccarthy (Button )

                TAA - Chilwell - Reguillon (Justin, Mitchell)

                Salah - KDB - Son - Podence

                Jimenez - DCL - Mitrovic

                1. lordkippe
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  last mid is Bissouma