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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
    8 months, 11 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
      8 months, 11 days ago

      Maupay

    2. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 11 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
        8 months, 11 days ago

        This

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 11 days ago

      Maupay/WIlson

    4. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 11 days ago

      Tonio or Wilson

    5. Duderino
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 11 days ago

      Wilson imo, on pens it seems as well

  2. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 11 days ago

    Just did a -8 rage transfers of

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

    1. Right In The Stanchion
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 11 days ago

      Wait till the get injured

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

      good transfers, but Wilson will troll you for sure

    3. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 11 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.

    4. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 11 days ago

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

  3. Pointless
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 11 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
      8 months, 11 days ago

      Wed, Oct 7
      Netherlands v Mexico

      Tue, Oct 13
      Mexico v Algeria

    2. BoleynWin
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 11 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.

  4. Right In The Stanchion
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 11 days ago

    I need at least two from Salah. Save my GW

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 11 days ago

      Two points isn't much to ask for

  5. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 11 days ago

    Werner might fall, Kane probably rises

    Werner -> Kane, for a hit?

    Exact money!

    1. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 11 days ago

      I would

    2. Fero1905
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 11 days ago

      Yes do it

  6. Valar(Keith)
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 11 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
      8 months, 11 days ago

      Nice

    2. Valar(Keith)
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 11 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
        8 months, 11 days ago

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

      2. caldracula
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 11 days ago

        Sounds like you may as well just do it now

      3. liverpool01
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 11 days ago

        Help me out below mate, what should do?

  7. liverpool01
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 11 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
      8 months, 11 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
        8 months, 11 days ago

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

  8. denial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 11 days ago

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

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 11 days ago

      Me!

    2. Whats the Mata?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 11 days ago

      Yes.

  9. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 11 days ago

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

  10. Kno
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 11 days ago

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

    1. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 11 days ago

      Both.

    2. james 101
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 11 days ago

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

    3. stxrty
        8 months, 11 days ago

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

      • korbendallas82
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 11 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
      8 months, 11 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 Year
      8 months, 11 days ago

      New live rank after auto subs - 5.6m

      Lol

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 11 days ago

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

      2. denial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 11 days ago

        4.5m here. Pre villa pool.

        Unreal.

      3. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 11 days ago

        I dropped 1M places so far this week!

      4. TorresMagic™
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 11 days ago

        My 3.4m doesn't look so bad.

    6. Beautiful Game
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 11 days ago

      Which do think will be the better combo?

      A) Son + Chilwell

      B) Barnes + TAA

      1. shiraz
          8 months, 11 days ago

          A

      2. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 11 days ago

        Captain Salah to save the day

        1. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 11 days ago

          Would be so typical if he blanked

        2. Kno
          • 10 Years
          8 months, 11 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
          8 months, 11 days ago

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

      3. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 11 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
          • 12 Years
          8 months, 11 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™
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 12 Years
          8 months, 11 days ago

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

        3. denial
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          8 months, 11 days ago

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

          1. Flynny
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 11 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
          8 months, 11 days ago

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

          1. Flynny
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 11 days ago

            cheers

      4. OldBenKenobi
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 11 days ago

        Brewster Sterling Digne > Kane Pulisic Saiss (-8)

        ?

      5. Silent Friend
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 11 days ago

        KDB to Son

        or

        Digne to Chilwell?

        1. OldBenKenobi
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 11 days ago

          Both?

          1. Silent Friend
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 11 days ago

            1FT...

            1. OldBenKenobi
              • 4 Years
              8 months, 11 days ago

              Yup

              1. OldBenKenobi
                • 4 Years
                8 months, 11 days ago

                Still consider it

      6. shiraz
          8 months, 11 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™
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 12 Years
          8 months, 11 days ago

          LMS safety score currently 21 with autosubs.

        • Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 11 days ago

          Maupay or Wilson?

          Or are there better forwards for 7 or less?

          1. Royal5
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 11 days ago

            Maupay for fixtures

          2. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 11 days ago

            Get maupay and switch to antonio in gw8

        • Royal5
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 11 days ago

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

          1. Fred54
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 11 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
              8 months, 11 days ago

              Hmmm ty. Not sure if he@s worth keeping

        • ZoumasBloomers
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 11 days ago

          Have exact change for Werner and Rashford to Kane and Son

          Yay or nay?

          1. TyroneGAA
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 11 days ago

            I would say get them at any cost

          2. Toughie
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 11 days ago

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

          3. Royal5
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 11 days ago

            Would do it even for a hit

          4. Tigers Time
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 11 days ago

            Yes

        • Rahhhhh safe
            8 months, 11 days ago

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

            To afford Wood ➡️ DCL after Pool?

          • UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 11 days ago

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

          • HellasLEAF
            • 11 Years
            8 months, 11 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
            8 months, 11 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™
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 12 Years
              8 months, 11 days ago

              Plenty sold Kane and Son on WC.

              1. Stand By Mee
                • 4 Years
                8 months, 11 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
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 11 days ago

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

          • james 101
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 11 days ago

            Will Robertson be playing over the IB?

            If so, tough games?

          • Coys96
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 11 days ago

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

            Thoughts?

          • lordkippe
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 11 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
              8 months, 11 days ago

              last mid is Bissouma