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Salah returns to Klopp’s starting XI and carries captaincy hopes of millions

The penultimate fixture of Gameweek 15 sees Liverpool defend their 66-match unbeaten league run at home against a West Bromwich Albion side led by the last manager to taste success at Anfield.

Sam Allardyce, whose Crystal Palace side were victorious on Merseyside in April 2017, takes charge of the Baggies for the second time today.

Kick-off is at 16:30 GMT.

The headline team news sees the most-captained player of Gameweek 15, Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) return to the Liverpool starting line-up after his benching last weekend.

The Egyptian was transferred in by over 500,000 Fantasy Premier League managers ahead of Saturday’s deadline, swelling his ownership figure to over 45%.

Around 2.4 million FPL bosses handed him the armband for this fixture, with just over 100,000 of us using their Triple Captain chip on FPL’s most expensive asset.

Curtis Jones (£4.4m) is also recalled to the Reds’ team, with the benched Takumi Minamino (£6.0m) and the absent Naby Keita (£5.2m) making way.

Keita misses out with a “fitness issue”.

Allardyce’s only change from the 3-0 home defeat by Aston Villa is an enforced one.

Callum Robinson (£5.4m) returns in place of Jake Livermore (£4.7m), who is suspended.

Matheus Pereira (£5.6m) is available again after serving his own three-match ban and is among the substitutes.




Liverpool XI: Alisson, Fabinho, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Robertson, Jones, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Salah, Firmino, Mane.

West Brom XI: Johnstone, Furlong, Gibbs, Ajayi, Robinson, Phillips, Diangana, Gallagher, Sawyers, O’Shea, Grant.

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2,426 Comments Post a Comment
  1. andres
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    What would you do with this team?
    tempted by DCL to... Cavani

    McCarthy (Forster)
    Coufal Dier Cancelo (Targett, Mitchel)
    Son KDB Bruno Salah (Soucek)
    DCL Bamford Adams
    1FT, 0.1

    (Fh18, bb19)

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Save, you've got Soucek if DCL is rested

    2. chrismoo75
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Cavani could get a lengthy ban so wouldn't sub to him

  2. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    I'm a little bit behind on this Liverpool game, but this is feeling like a captaincy fail for millions. Myself included.

    1. markus808
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      So it makes no difference

      1. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Well, yes. But still. Certainly continues a trend for me this season. I think I've hit on a captain once so far.

      2. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Makes a difference in local leagues to gain ground/improve leads

    2. chrismoo75
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Captaincy fail for 2.4 million

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

    Son & Kane lets go 🙂

  4. Greyling
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Which moves to make? Team below.

    A. KDB and DCL to Son, Kane -4
    B. Grealish to Son
    C. Grelaish, Maupay to Son, Wood/Barnes/Adams

    Martinez
    Dallas, Walker-Pieters, Justin
    Fernandes, Salah, KDB, Grealish, Soucek,
    Bamford, DCL

    Bench: Coufal, Maupay, Mitchell

    .

  5. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Ndombele goal

  6. Silecro
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Looking forward, do you prefer:

    A) Rashford and Adams (or Antonio if fit)
    B) Soucek and Martial

    1. Dirty Harry
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      A

    2. onceuponatyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      A

  7. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Tongy G

  8. fedolefan
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Rip, what is this silly goal. I didn't triple up for this.

  9. Gazwaz80
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Should I get Klitch, Raphinha or Harrison for DGW 19?
    Cheers in advance...

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

      Soucek in that price range

      1. Gazwaz80
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I have Soucek, he’s languishing first on my bench....

    2. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Raphinha

      1. Gazwaz80
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Many thanks....

    3. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I had Harrison for a good while ... he was pants but of course had his highest scoring week the very week I sold him for Soucek. Raphinha I would say .... as Bamford took Leeds penalty today (not sure if that means they are now taken away from Klitch which reduces his appeal).

  10. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Wow. Spurs score a goal with no involvement from Son or Kane.

  11. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Best DCL replacement?

    Apart from Bamford, Kane and Vardy. Also, not sure about Martial.

    1. Dirty Harry
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      You just asked this.

      Adams

  12. Redranger
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Who to have as 4th mid? Soucek or Raphina?

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Soucek imo

    2. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Rapha. In spite of Soucek goal today, Leeds better attacking team

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

      Soucek don’t need as many chances as Rapha to score

    4. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      How about Saka?

      1. Redranger
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Not a bad shout but looking to get a player who will play twice in the DGW

  13. The Frenchie
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    What to expect of Grealish against Chelsea and Man U?

    I have the feeling that it could perform against big team where the game is more open. Also I'm temped on Maddison (Crystal, Sheffield)

  14. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    When do we find out about Villas extra games & the rescheduled cup games?

  15. BEEZUS
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    For the next 5 or so gameweeks:

    A) Martial
    B) DCL

  16. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Kane is really not passing his audition for my team right now. Has he had a single goal attempt yet?

    1. JIMMY764
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Same. Another spanner in the works. Might hold on to DCL/Watkins just yet. Do you know of any Leicester line-up leakers on Twitter or anything? Eyes on Vardy.

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Yes an underwhelming weekend for a number of big hitters ... I was pretty sure I was going to bring Kane in at the expense of KDB but I think I’ll just hold another week ... no point in trading in disappointment ... might as well hold the transfer.

  17. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Yet another depressing waste of 4hrs of my life watching football waiting for FPL points from my players that don't come. So many times it's happened this season.

  18. Tinfoil Deathstar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Martinez
    Stones - Dias - Coufal - Ayling
    KDB - Salah (c) - Bruno (vc) - Son Adams - Bamford

    Forster; DCL, Burke, Matip

    £0 ITB 1FT

    Is Matip -> Taylor/Dier and KDB -> Mane for a -4 hit a good move or not?

    Thoughts?

  19. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Wolves winner now just to see Mourinho menstruating all over the touch line the big menopausal bollix

    1. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      You're quite fixated on menstruation today. Have you just learned what it is?

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Menopausal maniac gonna menopause

  20. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Kane is still only a 2 point hit if captaining

    Still slightly tempted - two nice fixtures at the end of the day

    1. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      He is the captain of my bus team but thinking of changing to Salah. I will captain him against Leeds for sure

      1. fedolefan
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        You're only allowed one team. No second team, bus team whatever.

  21. Daniel - WC Active
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Greeeennnn juuuhuuuuu. 11th in a row, staring all the way from GW 5 when I was 2.2 millionth in the world

    juuuhuuuuuu

    how is your FPL form currently?

  22. Daniel - WC Active
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Why there is no captain poll on this site?

  23. KUN+10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    That is my third captain fail in a row. Dropped from 100k to 500k in 3 weeks. So frustrating.

  24. KUN+10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Best Lamptey replacement? Have Dier, Cancelo, Mitchel, Taylor.

    1. KUN+10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      5.8 to spend

  25. Maeki2
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Sell before kdb pricedrop?

    He done next no nithing