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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. adstomko
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Just gained 250k places by simply owning Mane (C) rather than Salah.
    Differential masterclass

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      And it’s probably cost you 3m places up to this point in the season

      1. adstomko
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Brought him in last week.

    2. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      One swallow don't make a summer.

    3. Podge
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Lol at Mane owner

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

      Well done!

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

    Martinez 4.0
    Cancelo Alioski Coufal Taylor Lamptey
    KDB Salah Fernandes Mahrez Grealish
    Bamford Welbeck Adams

    No wildcard in hand. Got The exact money to do Mahrez/Welbeck to Soucek/Vardy for free. Should I?

    1. BIG TONES
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Yes but be aware Vardy may get a rest next GW

  3. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Should've benched Salah for Soucek...

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

      Shoulda, coulda, didn't 🙂

    2. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Yeah, but you were never gonna do that

  4. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    It's time for Kane and Son to power us owners up the ranks

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      This

  5. LochineFDC
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    I think kane is going to have a worldie today

  6. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    That's SEVEN captain blanks in a row.

    No chance of beating last seasons OR and I would take top 500k right now 🙁

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

      Broken into top 1M?

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Nope. 3.3m atm and no chance of going up with my current luck. Been stuck here for about 15 GWs

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

      Gameweek 9 and 11 were your fault but the others are pretty unlucky

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Tbf in gw11 pep confirmed mahrez would start and from what i remember did Werner miss a tap in from ziyech assist?

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

      It feels like it’s been a tough year for captaincy picks.

      Big players not turning up one week then smashing it the next.

    4. Babit1967
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      It’s a joke I had Salah this week, Kane last and Bruno the week before that, 3 blanks, seem to get captain them for the wrong weeks

  7. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Matip keeps his 3 pts. Good.

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

      Well deserved too

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

    On the plus side, loads of people probably wasted their triple captain chip today. Right? Nice silver lining?

    1. Sloane426
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Loads? Only idiots would triple captain in a single GW

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

        There are over 7 million players.

      2. Homer21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Hmmmm, newbie?

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

      ~100k I think it was. Although plenty of “one week” teams I’m sure

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

        How do you know how many it was, please?

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

          FPL on Twitter tweeted it. 102,918 in total

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

    No Liverpool. Bullet dodged.

    1. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      There's a machine gun with plenty more on their way in the coming weeks. I don't fancy your chances of dodging them all. 😀

      1. PogChamp
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Think ill wait until after the blank.

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

      WHO owns no Liverpool?! Lol

      1. Homer21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Me!

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

      Not according to your link

  10. Thunderbahçe
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Those who watched the game: how did TAA do?

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

      crap

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

      Okay first half, rusty thereafter.

    3. F4L
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      honestly was pretty crap, just loopy crosses, didn't hit the by-line enough. Have buyers' remorse now

    4. TSILIKAFENEIAKOS
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Didn't do much - some crosses but not quality. Robbo was way better in the first half but did nothing on the second.

    5. Thunderbahçe
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Thanks all. Will await 1-2 more gws before ship him out

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

    LETS GO

    salah capper and Trent owner but incredible the title charge is on Idc!

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      yea buddy

    2. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Yes!

      1. Labile
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Let me dream man

    3. Podge
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Do you mean United title charge ?

  12. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Bench one:

    A) Holding vs BRI
    B) Coufal vs SOU
    C) Ampadu vs BUR

  13. ivantys
      2 months, 4 days ago

      lmao Brom had 4 shots on target compared to 2 for pool, pathetic performance at home.

    • DIMITRIS
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Hi guys. What to do with my team?
      Martinez (Forster)
      Creswell - R. James - Justin (Lamptey, Mitchell)
      Salah - Sterling - Grealish - Bruno - Bowen
      Martial - Che Adams (Davis)
      0.3 ITB, 1FT
      I am thinking of Sterling to Son or Lamptey to Stones, but I'm unsure.
      Any suggestion is appreciated

    • Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      What a disappointing day so far.

      Who are you all captaining next gw?

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

        Salah ofc

      2. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Salah

      3. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Cheers and gl

      4. Igz08
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Salah most likely

    • Mr Ozil
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      3 consecutive captain Fails

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

        Yeah me too. Hurts. I consider KdB a fail from last week.

      2. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Please. I've had 10 out of 15 captain fails. Get in line.

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          And by fails i mean they were all blanks of 2s and 3s not like 5s and 8s.

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

        Just 3?

        You’re doing well.

        4 for me.

      4. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        7 for me

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      So you lot still gonna captain Salah against Newcastle or is Bruno or Son better options?

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Son is tempting

      2. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Think I'll stick with Mo. But let's see how Wolves & Spurs attackers do.

    • Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Ajayi coming in for me. Great goalscoring record, DGW, in defensive team. Against Leeds next (worst team at defending set pieces)

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

        Yeah no brainer

    • Cruyff Turn
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Jammy Kane hat-trick without Son involvement would be nice.

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

        Ill take that ... and ive got SOn!

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

        THIS

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

      cant wait to use my 2 ft's

      1. Podge
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Most stopping ya

        1. Podge
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Nowt
          Stupid autocorrect

    • estheblessed
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      44 with Kane, Son and Dier to go. Green arrow or nah!?!

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

          Wow thanks for that!

        2. estheblessed
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Why doesnt the website use such to update live!

          1. Podge
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Why bother

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

        Grey arrow probably, if spurs score goals then probably a green arrow

    • Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Might go against the flow and now triple Liverpool by getting Mane ( Salah Robbo) already. But KDB to Son is the obvious move. Anyone dare?

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I am considering KDB to mane for the DGW

    • Tango74
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Did chilwell to matip

        Now who we selling matip for ???

        1. Esalman
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Dias

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

          Seriously, Lampard is now universally hated by FPL fans. You British boys better boo him without mercy.

          No more honeymoon, no sympathy for past player greatness

          Now he is pure FPL enemy. Costed me at least 6 points this week.

      • Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Bench 1
        A. Dallas
        B. Coufal
        C. Taylor
        D. Bednarek

        1. The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          E. Salah

      • The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Can one dare to hope for a similar fail from Pool vs Newcastle?

      • diesel001
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Great PL this season.

        So many teams still in the title race.

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

          True

      • Esalman
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        In hindsight should've captained Martinez

        1. Podge
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          So obvious

      • Igz08
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Gtg?

        Kinda fancy starting Konsa/Holding over DCL this week... And might captain Salah

        Martinez

        Cancelo Dier Dallas

        Salah Grealish Bruno Son

        Kane(c) Bamford DCL

        4.0 Holding Konsa Burke

      • johnbarnes
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        A) Lowton and Mane

        B) Taylor and KDB

        ?

      • Alex_thekid
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Salah(c) bring my captain streak of 9gws to a end.
        The fear of not owning him with that EO scared me into bringing him in for a -4 Sterling & Kane to Salah & Son hope Son keeps up with Kane in this game worried more