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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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  1. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Has anybody looked into who rotates well with Southampton?

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Leeds/Brighton I believe

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Yeah just looked at Leeds and it does look good. KWP and Ayling rotating

    2. BoleynWin
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Brighton do. Lot of KWP/Lamptey rotation talk early on because of it.

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Can't stretch to Lamptey, is White or Webster good options, haven't really watched much of Brighton

  2. Whats the Mata?
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    I know it's just 4 weeks into the season but with things going on like they are right now...it's gonna be a big long season.

    Got Son in my WC team in gw3.

    With the injury news, took him out for Barnes as I intended to do James/Saiss to Robertson and would need that exact 2m as Barnes was rising and Son was falling.

    The rest is history.

    1. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      1.4 million managers transferred him out.
      It made sense to transfer out a player who was not going to play.
      The one's who have him either have a very decent bench they are confident in, or do not care about FPL and are probably a dead team.

      1. OneDennisBergkamp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I kept him because I used the transfer already to do Werner > Jimi. I had Justin on the bench but heard rumours last week Son had recovered so I played him with Justin first sub.

        Finally something went my way this season!

        1. diabydoesgallas
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          I have a rubbish bench, and certainly not a dead team. Just didn’t see the point in transferring out a great player with such a good fixture list on the horizon. Was happy to miss out on one week, so today was a bonus!

  3. Sanchit
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Best replacement for Doherty?
    0 ITB

    1. Silent Friend
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Chill-well

  4. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    A. Robertson, Souchek, Jimenez
    B. Chilwell, Havertz, Wilson

    1. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      A

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      A probably just

  5. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Grealish save my season please 🙁

  6. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Quick pre match one. Exact money here. Werner+Zaha >> DCL+Son for free?

    McCarthy
    TAA, Justin, Saiss, Davies
    KDB, Salah, Rodríguez, Zaha
    Werner, Ings
    (Nyland, Bissouma, Mitchell, Davis)

    1. james 101
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Yes

  7. james 101
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Will Robertson be playing over the IB gents?

    If so, tough games?

    1. james 101
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Anyone?

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Google "Scotland fixtures"

  8. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Everyone 2 weeks ago: "KDB is essential"

    Now: KDB to Son

    Two weeks later: Son to ???

    1. james 101
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Valid

      But this isn’t new!

    2. OldBenKenobi
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      ....to KDB 😆

  9. antis0cial
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Grealish to Son for free? Exact money.

    1. james 101
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Yep

  10. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Is Son's price locked, guys? Statistics has him on exactly 0.

    1. james 101
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I saw that.

      Was wondering why

    2. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Was he red flagged?

    3. james 101
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      One of 39 players on 0 though...

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I've asked a mod for help. Not sure myself

        1. james 101
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Shows the rising fast icon next to him too

    4. Speedu
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Does this mean SOn’s price wont change until next gw!!?!

    5. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      He's not locked.
      He was -25 some time ago.
      Just coincidence to be at 0 rn

    6. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      He went from a red flag to no flag?

      I swear that is grounds for a price lock.

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

        Oh he's on 15 now. I don't know.

    7. james 101
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      15 already!

  11. SomeoneKnows
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Thoughts on the following WC?

    Martinez (Steer)
    Robertson, Justin, Mitchell (KWP, Konsa)
    Salah, KDB, Son, Rodriguez (Bissouma)
    Kane, DCL, Brewster

  12. Rahhhhh safe
      1 month, 24 days ago

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

      To afford Wood ➡️ DCL after Pool?. (If I went Wilson would be priced out if there was to be any further rises)

    • Slitherene
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Werner might fall, Kane probably rises

      Werner -> Kane, for a hit?

      Exact money.

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        If WC is intact, go for it.

    • Drizz ✅
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Salah C to save many gameweeks

    • how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      On course for my worst fpl week ever and not sure I care.

      Real football > fpl

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Need Salah to go nuts.

      Is 4 goals expecting too much?

    • Ha.
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      What’s Salah’s EO?

      1. Slitherene
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        111

        1. Ha.
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          10k?

      2. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        62

        1. Ha.
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Overall?

    • wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      23(-8) with Salah(c) and Targett coming in for James.Sold Son(18)+Kane(15)+Moura(1) for Salah+Jimenez(2)+Trossard.I own Coleman+Richarlison(both injured),Barnes with a dissalowed goal,Soyuncu 1 point and of course Kdb.Anything worse?

      1. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Good god. I understand selling Son, but Kane?

        1. wulfranian
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          No money for Salah.

    • Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      South Korea don't appear to have any upcoming fixtures...

      1. GOTHAM City F.C.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Time for some military service then

      2. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        So they don't play during the IB? BBC says their fixtures has been postponed

        1. FPL Virgin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          They have been cancelled because of the quarantine restrictions in South Korea.

          1. Sgt Frank Drebin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Thanks Virg

      3. Fred54
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Read between the lines people. Do I have to spell it out?

    • Atimis
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Early thoughts on that draft? How would you complete it?

      4.6/4.0
      TAA/Robo/Chilwell/Lamptey/Mitchell
      Salah/Son/Hamez/Neto/Stephens
      Kane/DCL/Maupay

      1. Drizz ✅
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Watch this game first

        1. Atimis
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Ofc, just wanted to start planing a bit

      2. Atimis
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Neto and Lamptey to rotate last spot in the team?

      3. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Any way to squeeze Wilson over Maupay?

        One of TAA/Robbo out given Alison injury?

        1. Atimis
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Sure thing, just tempted to have some Brighton st/mid

          1. Ha.
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Then Trossardbover Neto

    • jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      KDB & Wood > Son & Kane?

      1. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        If you can afford it yeah

        1. jimmyabs1987
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          I can 🙂

      2. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Yeah

    • Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      So my decision over the itb is get Konsa or Ayling, how exciting lol

    • FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Time to Wildcard away from double Liverpool defence now that clown Adrian is in goal.

      1. FPL_trail_runner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Its one game

        They got 17 points last week with no cleansheet

        It doesnt matter with Adrian for one game

      2. james 101
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Though really TAA and Robbo are kind of wingers, with extra points for clean sheets if they happen...

        1. FPL Virgin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          It was bad enough last season. Not going through that again.

    • Right In The Stanchion
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Such a horrible camera angle. Put it up in the stands FFS

      • jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        McCarthy, Nyland
        Trent, Saiss, Justin, KWP, Mitchell
        Salah, KDB, Son, Podence, Soucek
        Jimenez, Ings, Davis
        1FT, 1.5itb

        1) Davis > Bamford
        2) Mitchell > Chilwell
        3) Soucek > Bowen
        4) Activate WC to get some EVE cover

      • Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        First thing that happened in the Pool game... VVD gets the ball, turns around to pass to the GK, realizes its Adrian instead of Alisson, turns back around and hoofs it up the pitch 😀

        1. Wild Rover
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Now you know why

        2. Fred54
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          2nd thing, pick the ball out of the net.

      • LewanGOALski
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Who for a 4th MID here?
        7.5 max.

        Salah - KDB - Son - ___ - Bissouma
        DCL - Maupay - Wilson

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Rodriguez

          1. LewanGOALski
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            He’s 7.8

        2. GOTHAM City F.C.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Zaha

      • Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Salah C & TAA to bring my game week back on track after those last few games gave me bit of a beating 🙂

      • aapoman
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Martinez Forster
        TAA Chilwell Castagne Saiss Cooper
        Salah KDB Son Hamez Bissouma
        DCL Maupay Brewster

        Confirm wild card? Yes or no?

      • _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Watkins goal