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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. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    This Everton team is really not what you'd expect on paper.

    They're playing basically 4-2-3-1.

    Olsen
    Holgate Mina Godfrey Digne
    Doucoure Gomes
    Iwobi Sigurdsson Richarlison
    DCL

    It looks like this on the field.

    1. Dthinger
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      That exactly how I would expect them to look

    2. Reedy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      They are going to be very exposed down the left flank with that crazy right indent

    3. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      What is unexpected about that?

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Holgate, Mina, Godfrey are all CBs by trade.

        It would be more expected for the team to play a 3-5-2. Something like:

        Holgate Mina Godfrey
        Iwobi Doucoure Gomes Digne
        Sigurdsson
        DCL Richarlison

        At least to me, that's what I would've expected with that personnel.

        1. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          We’ve been playing 4 centre backs most weeks.

    4. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Awful looking team

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

    Phew, dodged a bullet benching DCL. Looks terrible and tired.

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      C'mon all he needs is one header. Way early to be saying something like that.

    2. Sid1891
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Thanks for feedback
      Looks like l will bench vs utd

    3. The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      He'll score in this game.

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

      Not yet out of the woods.

  3. Polka Wakey O'Dot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    I don’t think this Everton team are fit enough for this....blowing out of their Arsenals already.

  4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    DCL is awful

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

    Even if DCL scores, nobody can be happy as Fudgy will still moan.

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      You're mistaken. I quite enjoy Fudgy tears. I benched Bamford for DCL. Realistically, they'll both probably blank..

  6. Wild Rover
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    There can’t be that many scabby auto subs, only 19 pts difference between live rank before and after subs

    1. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      *places

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

    32 of my 64pts from AWB and Justin lol

    1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Presume you're still on triple Villa?

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

        Only Martinez and Watkins

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

      34 of my 56 from (B)runo

  8. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    They've got the "authentic crowd" sorted in that LeeEve game. Actually sounds properly reactive and not canned.

  9. ajay_kl +42
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Kane -->DCL -->Kane

    1. Sid1891
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      When is he likely to return?

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

      https://twitter.com/BenDinnery/status/1357056502721347584?s=19

      -Probably- back for City.

    3. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Brewster > DCL > Brewster.

      Not even joking

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

        Why?

  10. Roy Hudd
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Gundogan on 2 bonus for 1 assist. You've really got to just laugh.

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

      He put in a MOTM performance. Had a fantastic game.

    2. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      It's possible he did other things in the game?

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

      He deserved all 3

      1. Adetro
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        He deserves all three for that chested lay off. Move of the match.

    4. Milkman Bruno
        4 months, 17 days ago

        He was great all game creating umpteen chances for his teammates

      • Jellyfish
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        As a (assumed) non owner you should be relieved he didn’t get a bigger haul. Clear city pen not given

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

        Thought he’d get all 3 after that performance

      • potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        The only joke I see i that he didn't get all 3. Easily the best player today.

      • Roy Hudd
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        I'm an owner btw but the bonus system is poor man. Don't agree with how it's worked out at all. Sterling scores an important second goal to kill the game and gets nothing. We move on.

    5. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Might play 4/5/1 next week

    6. Milkman Bruno
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Dcl awful!

      • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        DCL with a terrible shot, 1 on 1

      • potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        What the hell was that, DCL !

      • Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Calvert-Lollin

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

        DCL close

        1. Jurgen Flopp
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Lol close

        2. Mr. O'Connell
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          To the corner flag

      • Kaneyonero
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        DCLol

      • Salan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Poor finishing from DCL

      • JBG
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Think I'm doing DCL to Cavani...

        1. Milkman Bruno
            4 months, 17 days ago

            Not a bad shout but Dcl has doubles incoming

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

              Double 2pts.

        2. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Justin is rank demolisher!!

          1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 17 days ago

            AWB more so actually

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

          Genius decision to bench this donkey

          1. aleksaa2
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 17 days ago

            Fudgy, you genius!

        4. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Dcl 😆

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

          Carlo absolutely furious, King might be on at HT.

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

            😆

          2. Royal5
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 17 days ago

            Miles better than Iwobi

        6. Nightcrawler
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Donkey Calvert Lewin

        7. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Why did I get DCL?

          1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 17 days ago

            The sheeple got to you

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

            Same reason I did. Everyone was back, so Everton would be back to their start of season form.

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

              Like I said... 😀

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

            Followed the crowd like me and rest of the sheeps

        8. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Is Hamez injured?

          1. Dthinger
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 17 days ago

            He’s on the bench so probably not

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

            On the bench. Probably rested for United.

        9. fedolefan
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Just bought DCL for the first time this season last week. Shouldn't really have bothered.

          1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 17 days ago

            Loads of minutes for him to score tbf

            1. fedolefan
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 17 days ago

              I'm very impatient, I agree.

        10. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Daryl Craig-Lebowski with the touchdown

        11. KGFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Pick one for DCL:

          1. Martial
          2. Cavani
          3. Rashford

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

            2

        12. Niho992
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          DCL is terrible player. English Ighalo

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

            English Kamara

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

            He should have passed it to Richy

          3. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 17 days ago

            Singing his praises now as an owner?!!!!!!???