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Alisson missing for Liverpool as heavily-backed captain Salah starts

Liverpool are without their first-choice goalkeeper for their Gameweek 22 meeting with Brighton.

Alisson (£5.9m) misses the Wednesday-night encounter with an illness, as reported by the Reds before kick-off.

That makes for a second Premier League start of the season for Caoimhin Kelleher (£4.5m) with Adrian (£4.2m) named on the bench.

With Sadio Mané (£11.9m) still on the sidelines, Mohamed Salah‘s (£12.6m) start in Liverpool’s front-line could see him drift into a more central role with Roberto Firmino (£9.5m) with Xherdan Shaqiri (£6.4m) earning his fourth start in the last five league games.

None of Liverpool’s new centre-backs make it into the starting XI just yet, leaving Jurgen Klopp to pair Jordan Henderson (£5.4m) with Nathaniel Phillips (£4.0m) once again – although Ben Davies (£5.0m) is on the bench tonight.

Joël Veltman (£4.3m) is the latest defensive absentee for Brighton, who are forced to deploy Ben White (£4.4m) as a right wing-back with Tariq Lamptey (£4.6m) also on the sidelines.

Dan Burn (£4.2m) and Adam Webster (£4.4m) join Lewis Dunk (£4.8m) in the back-three while Steven Alzate (£4.3m), Yves Bissouma (£4.4m) and Pascal Groß (£5.8m) are the central midfield trio.

West Ham have shuffled the pack for their visit to Aston Villa with Jarrod Bowen (£6.2m) dropping to the bench as Jesse Lingard (£5.9m) makes his debut for the Hammers.

Ryan Fredericks (£4.2m) comes into the side but not at the expense of Vladimir Coufal (£4.7m), suggesting he is joining Lingard and Saïd Benrahma (£6.0m) in an attacking midfield role behind Michail Antonio (£6.6m), who has registered attacking returns in three of his last four matches.

Aston Villa are almost exactly as they were, with the exception of Anwar El Ghazi (£5.6m) coming in for Bertrand Traoré (£5.9m).

Leeds and Everton are already in Gameweek 22, their game kicking off at 19:30 BST.

Gameweek 22 Starting Line-ups

Aston Villa XI: Martínez; Targett, Mings, Konsa, Cash; D Luiz, McGinn; Grealish, Barkley, El Ghazi; Watkins.

West Ham United XI: Fabianski; Cresswell, Ogbonna, Dawson, Coufal; Lingard, Soucek, Rice, Fredericks; Benrahma; Antonio.

Liverpool XI: Kelleher; Robertson, J Henderson, N Phillips, Alexander-Arnold; Thiago, Milner, Wijnaldum; Shaqiri, Firmino, Salah.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI: R Sanchez; Webster, Dunk, Burn; March, Alzate, Bissouma, Groß, White; Trossard, Maupay.

Leeds United XI: Meslier; Alioski, Cooper, Struijk, Ayling; K Phillips; Harrison, Dallas, Klich, Raphinha; Bamford.

Everton XI: Olsen; Digne, Godfrey, Mina, Holgate; A Gomes, Doucouré; Richarlison, Sigurdsson, Iwobi; Calvert-Lewin.

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1,813 Comments Post a Comment
  1. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Good luck guys and gals

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Good luck mate

  2. Optimus.
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Justin and Digne on the beach..

    Think I'm going to bring Kilman and Mitchell back in, no more bench points or headaches

    1. Optimus.
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      *bench

    2. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      ooooouch

      I am poor at bench playing too, it's one of the worst aspects of the game for me. I just like to have poor bench, one enabler or two, and the rest big hitters.

    3. Plagued by indecision
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Yeah I feel you. Justin on the bench for me. I could have just left it this week but I was so worried about players being rested... hope Trent scores big!

  3. Stormbringer22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Justin has been the biggest pain in my a$$ all season long

  4. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Digne is in the mood here!

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Hoping for a haul

  5. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Grab a haul Mo!

  6. MoSalad
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Need Salah (C) & Bamford +2 to outscore Grealish, Soucek, Cressy & Martinez or I’m out the cup, tough ask!

    Salah Hatty needed no less will do.

    1. MoSalad
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Oh & Robertson as well FFS

  7. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Bielsa two footed by Gomes

  8. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Bobby brace incoming

  9. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Gomes looking for a red

  10. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    DCL OG close...

  11. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 17 days ago

    DCL mocking me on my bench

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Not yet he isn't.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        You tell him facts!

  12. wasp3000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    3 weeks running I have left a 15 pointer first on my bench

    GW 20 - Soucek
    GW 21 - Bamford
    GW 22 - Justin

    Man I was chasing hard in my ML's and I really needed those points....feels like I have run into a wall. Deflated!

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Maybe select a non starter fodder in your 11?

      1. wasp3000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        That's what I had for the first half of the season. Only loaded up on the bench for that DGW in prep for a BB and never used it in the end when Leeds only had a SGW

    2. MIGHTY JOE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Thats unreal

    3. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      That’s very unlucky

    4. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Brutal mate.

    5. Sid1891
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      I feel for you but l still learn the same
      So far this year never bench any of these three
      I know they will not score hatty every week or keep clean sheet but on average plus price range they are great assets

      1. wasp3000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        I think subconsciously i chased the previous weeks points. I mean i played Dallas over Justin this week. Soucek over Bamford the week before. I really think it's better to have fodder on the bench and just roll with a solid 11.

    6. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Get Cancelo, Dias, and Stones. You will get points when they play and monster hauls when 1 or 2 misses. Has worked for me.

      1. wasp3000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        Have Cancelo & Stones for the past few weeks and have Gundogan the last 3. All City'd out.
        Simply I picked Dallas home to Eve over Justin away to Ful and got burnt

    7. swanseag55
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      I feel your pain.

      GW22 Rashford 9
      GW21 Bamford 15
      GW29 Soucek 15

      Got to roll with it

  13. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Brilliant header from Pascal for Leeds

    Leeds

    Leeds

  14. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Leicester match killed my rank

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      So many. I’ve dropped.

    2. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      You're not alone

  15. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Salah blank draws ever closer

  16. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    players slipping all over the place

  17. CRO KLOPP
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Who is on pens for West ham? Antonio?

    1. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Antonio

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      vs Villa? VAR would only rule it out.

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        Asking for a friend,of course I knew that

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Think so. Set Piece page has: Noble, Antonio, Lanzini. Only Antonio playing from those.

  18. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    54 from 5 with Salah captain to go. Not a bad week so far and good to see all 3 defenders getting returns 2 weeks on the trot.

    1. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      33 from 5 so nowhere near posting the kind of scores everyone else on here are getting.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        Oh that’s a shame.

  19. Dthinger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    My cup match is getting really exciting! We had 7 of the same players and the differences were:

    Me -vs- them:
    Leno (-1)-vs- Ederson (5)
    AWB (17)-vs- Shaw (7)
    Son -vs- Maddison (11)
    DCL -vs- Antonio

    To add to the drama, he has Justin first on his bench. Right now he’s leading because of Maddison but I think I can still eke out a victory.

    1. Chandler Bing
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Need a DCL haul then

      1. Dthinger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        Or son! Save it for last ditch drama!

  20. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 17 days ago

    38 points so far. I am way off the mark wow.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      How many points does he have?

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 17 days ago

        42

  21. 3 A
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Lingard play ahead of Fornal, Bowen and Lanzini... Hoho

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      David Moyes...

      Season was going to well, had to mess it up somehow.

    2. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Giving the young ones a chance.

  22. fedolefan
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Basically this week has come down to Justin owners vs The World?

  23. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Gundo back on 2 baps now

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Every time I've looked at the BAPs he's been behind Jesus.

  24. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Need Leicester players. Who are you targeting?

    1. Dthinger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Maddison and pereira

  25. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Still won't be buying Justin out of pure ignorance

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      next three fixtures are dodgy as hell anyway, glad to not own for now

  26. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Absolutely nowhere to hide for No one

    Points everywhere

  27. Kaneyonero
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Cmon DCL my son, grab a goal/assist

  28. KGFC
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    DCL looks tired

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Tired of Richarlison messing up

      1. JBG
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        This

  29. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Leeds/Everton a cracking game between the two little teams.

  30. Werner Bros
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    What's the best strategy if I still have WC, BB & TC.

    Could use FT to prep for DGW26 and use BB then & save WC and TC for later in the season. Are there any other potential DGW other than 24 or 26? Team posted below.

    Martinez Forster
    Cancelo Dias Dallas Coufal Neco
    Salah Bruno Son Barnes Riedewald
    DCL Bamford Watkins

    1FT 3.8ITB

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Save and wait for DGW news.

      1. Werner Bros
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        My thoughts atm. Is there anything definitely confirmed yet?

    2. djman102
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      There will be some other small DGWs for the TC. If you can get a BB in 26 with FT, I would do that and WC after 29 (if there are some players who double and play 29) or possibly before 29 (if almost none of your DGW in 26 play 29)

      1. Werner Bros
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        Thanks for the feedback. Is 29 set to be a blank? Hard to keep up.

        1. djman102
          • 12 Years
          7 months, 17 days ago

          FA Cup QFs are during GW29. Most of those games will be rescheduled to DGW26, so most teams who double in 26 will blank in 29. We'll know more after FA Cup R5 (before GW25 for sure, possibly GW24)