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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. Pukkipartyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 25 days ago

    So we need to get Kane, Son, Grealish, Watkins ASAP?

    1. Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      The first 3

  2. Joey Tribbiani
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 25 days ago

    FPL towers... still waiting for those VVD and Trent own goals to be added.
    Dont make me Email you.

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      They don't even respond when pointing out there's a guy who has 20 teams

  3. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 25 days ago

    First question to Klopp: "Jurgen, would you say that performance was... sloppy?"
    https://gfycat.com/leafyuglyibadanmalimbe-thierry-henry.gif

  4. Galza-The Wanton Trader
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 25 days ago

    Grand total of 1 point from my defence on wildcard... 🙁

    But going to end up with 84pts 🙂

    1. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Bug off

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Awesome !
      I have measly 45 on my WC

      1. Galza-The Wanton Trader
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

        Thanks Amey.
        I’m going to enjoy it whilst it lasts.

  5. HurriKane
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 25 days ago

    Mark owns Grealish

    Hats off to the genius

    1. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Me too 🙂

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

        One of my first picks in my GW2 WC team

    2. Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      I followed Mark too, learned my lesson to take a chance when he does

    3. FFSbet.com
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Yeah nice punt,with improved attack and Barkley now should be really good pick

    4. Cok3y5murf
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      He also owns double Liverpool defence

      1. LAMELA_AND_CONSUELA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

    5. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Double Pool defence though.

  6. FFSbet.com
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 25 days ago

    What is that A sign they make after scoring?

    1. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Aston Villa?

    2. Sahil.....
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      They wanted to say Alisson your lucky ypur not playing today

  7. Kellz86
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 25 days ago

    75pts thanks to Grealish and Kane - what a week

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Got 73. Happy.

  8. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 25 days ago

    More than 1/3 of Grealish owners benched him

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Yup

  9. Dele
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 25 days ago

    Just when I invested in the holy grail of TAA & Robbo...

    1. FPL_trail_runner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 25 days ago

      its one game.

  10. Chris Maudsley
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 25 days ago

    I HATE THIS SEASON.

    IT HAS PROVED MISERABLE FOR MY FPL SIDE, MY ENJOYMENT OF THIS SEASON, AND FOR MY MENTAL HEALTH.

    IT IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF 2020 EXISTING WITH THE PERVERTED PLEASURE OF ENSURING THAT I END UP HAVING A MISERABLE QUALITY OF LIFE.

    I AM SICK AND TIRED OF A LEAGUE THAT EXISTS TO PROVIDE FREAK RESULTS OUT OF SPITE, AND IT APPALS ME.

    1. Dele
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Wow

    2. Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Benched Grealish I take it?

      1. Chris Maudsley
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

        Benched ASM. And Bissouma.

    3. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Easy fella... It's just a game man.. don't get worked up like that

    4. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Take a break mate, in all seriousness, it’s only a game and clearly this is not good for your wellbeing! Hope you feel better soon

    5. yalala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      I agree

    6. Dirty Harry
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Caps please. The yelling at the screen is not needed. Go have a beer or a pull atleast.

      1. Chris Maudsley
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

        I gave up on either of those things this year long ago.

  11. Kiwivillan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 25 days ago

    Not even sad Watkins is on my bench

  12. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 25 days ago

    Who is the 3rd string LFC keeper? Liverpool fans on here?

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Inflatable doll could be a step up?

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Good question, or play U-23 GK from the academy

  13. TAT
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 25 days ago

    I’ve given up trying to figure out what to do this season: red arrows every week, and no chance of hitting the average. Thinking Foden + Ings > Son + Watkins is a decent -4 move? Also have James to worry about, so I could take -8. while I’m at it.

    OR 4.0m…

    Martínez
    Alexander-Arnold - James - Saïss
    Foden - Podence - De Bruyne - Salah
    Calvert-Lewin - Ings - Jiménez
    (Button - Mitchell - Lamptey - Anguissa)

  14. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 25 days ago

    9 points from 4 inc arsenal and chelsea for liverpool

    Good start

  15. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 25 days ago

    Every single player in my team had a great fixture except Grealish. Grealish scored half my points!

  16. Silecro
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 25 days ago

    Do I WC this team?

    McCarthy
    TAA/Justin/Taylor
    Salah/KDB/Podence/Rodriguez
    Werner/Mitro/Martial

    Nyland/Mitchell/Bissouma/Vinagre

    2 free transfers. 0.9 itb

    Or maybe just Martial & Vinagre for ..someone?

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Literally no one has any clue

      1. jimmyabs1987
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

        This

      2. Would Ed Woodward
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

        lol, autopick WC is the way forward.

        1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          11 months, 25 days ago

          Maybe even autopick for -32 every gameweek.

      3. Silecro
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

        i will take this answer as a no to wc

    2. LAMELA_AND_CONSUELA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      This team may give you 96 points nextGW. It is lottery right now

  17. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 25 days ago

    Ok so I think I will take as many hits as required and set in Kane Son Salah Grealish Hamez DCL ... and will not touch it until Christmas! Will I win?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      defo we can be joined top 🙂

  18. jimmyabs1987
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 25 days ago

    I nearly TC Grealish this week...dam it 😉

    1. threeputt
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      I nearly picked the lottery winning numbers, about the same odds

  19. AlternativeB
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 25 days ago

    WC Active - toughts?

    McCarthy Nyland
    Justin Chilwell Kilman (mitchell dunne)
    Jrod Son KDB Salah Jrod (podence)
    Kane DCL Bamford

    1. stat sifter 888888
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 25 days ago

      You know you need to think twice about McCarthy and KdB. Kilman idk but if you like him then fair enough. Justin will most likely be displaced soon by Pereira as well.

  20. threeputt
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 25 days ago

    Is 200 pts possible from someone this gw ?

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      A triple capper somewhere will get close

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      189

    3. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Think it could be.

    4. Klaren
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Probably not 200 but close.

  21. Firmino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 25 days ago

    From double LIV defence to no LIV defence?

  22. Klaren
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 25 days ago

    Thoughts on this?

    A) KDB to Salah
    B) Sterling to Salah
    C) Wood to Watkins

    I was going to wait another GW before Salah but price rises start to become an issue as I intend to keep him for the season.

  23. villa_til_i_die
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 25 days ago

    Good evening to everyone, I love you all!!!!!!

    1. Werkself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      :‐)

    2. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      As a spurs fan I also love you

    3. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Fair play, enjoy it

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Grealish will be knighted over there?

    5. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Ah ah

  24. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 25 days ago

    Foden risky pick anyway. Move to Grealish? Have 2ft btw.

    1. FFSbet.com
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Doing the same,but dont know where to get 0.5 Digne>Chilwell or TAA > Robbo

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

        digne chilwell

    2. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Yeah, Ill be doing it

  25. ClassiX
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 25 days ago

    Happiest chap after that is Ole - he wasn't the manager with the worst result of the day...

  26. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 25 days ago

    Only one I can rely anymore is the Egyptan king.

    Don't know why some many don't appreciate him.

    So much consistency.

    1. BremerHB
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Elneny?

  27. stat sifter 888888
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 25 days ago

    Can't believe Wilson's price hasn't gone back up to what it was after somehow going down to 6.4 yet.

  28. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 25 days ago

    Brilliant gw for lateriser cream eventually rises to the top

    1. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Link?

    2. The Aden Flintstones
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 25 days ago

      He scored 44 points?

  29. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 25 days ago

    Some proper head loss on here, just remember Steve the spud hasn’t scored above 40 and will be ranked 6m when he wakes up Monday! It could be worse !