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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. PLerix
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Only player who blanked: Salah.
    Justin, Soucek benched.

    1. Kane and Ablett
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Never bench never captain...

      1. PLerix
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Ah, Baines and Salah. Noted.

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Same here with Mendy to go

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

      Justin had dream fixture

  2. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Last week:
    Sterling (C), Son (VC) - No Salah

    This week:
    Sterling to Salah (C) -4

    Season over

    1. Chucky
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      🙁

  3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Robbo > Dunk done

  4. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Martinez and Grealish still combine for 10 pts despite losing. So consistent

  5. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Gross error proven, Rashford > Salah [C] ...

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Just don’t make any transfers as you might be disappointed

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Knowing me, I will make further transfers 😆

  6. Kane and Ablett
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Salah is still a good pick given there’s so many good budget picks but Brighton have been tight for while for anyone actually watching the football. Suarez coming in for 4.4....

  7. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    68 points and red arrow! Son still to go

  8. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Aaaaaaand out come all the mega high scores being flaunted

  9. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    What does a captain success feel like? It's been so long

  10. threeputt
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Oh well the majority had the (c) fail too so no great shakes

    Well played Brighton, thought they were magnificent

  11. Ch0udini
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Salah the only player in my team without even the smallest return this gameweek (including bench!) and I captained him. Incredible...

  12. fedolefan
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Move over Emi Martinez. There's a new king in town. His name is ROBERTO SANCHEZ!!!

  13. Podge
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Every other player I have scored bar Salah (c)

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Same, scored, assisted or cs. How could we choose Salah as c????

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Likewise. I'm counting Martinez 1 BP as a return.

  14. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Next week knowing FPL
    Son blank
    Bruno blank
    Salah brace

  15. Pépé Pig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Martinez with a cheeky bap after conceding 3

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      He always gets that just for getting up in the morning on A match day

  16. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Shaw or AWB?

    For Robbo. Done with him 100% after tonight.

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Same decision to make.

      1. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Rest of my defence is

        Stones/Cancelo/Digne/Coufal.

        All chips intact

  17. Party time
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Potter for that matter

  18. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Martinez
    Robertson Stones Cancelo
    Salah Fernandes Gundogan Raphinha
    DCL Bamford Antonio

    Forster Soucek Coufal Ferguson

    1 FT, 6.9 itb

    What to do here??

    1. Raphinha / Soucek >> Son (seems hard after they both scored)
    2. Ferguson >> AWB / Shaw (bench Robertson)

    Thanks

    1. Podge
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Do nothing

  19. Fer Fuch's Ake
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    >600,000 net transfers bringing Salah this GW, how fickle is this game

    1. Kane and Ablett
      8 months, 25 days ago

      How many were for a hit?

  20. Little Red Lacazette
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    The PL title is gone. Might as well lose against City on Sunday to make sure Man U have no chance of winning the title. Lol.

  21. SallySlayer
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Kneejerk reaction..would you wildcard this team?
    Leno (!)
    Coufal - Robbo - Cancello (taylor, mitchell)
    Salah - Barnes - Gundo - Fernandes (bissouma)
    Wilson - Bam - DCL

    1. Podge
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Obviously not

    2. Kane and Ablett
      8 months, 25 days ago

      In 3 weeks!

    3. SallySlayer
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Most urgent transfer for this week? Sick of Robbo but Leno isn't playing. Worth a -4 for Leno, Robbo -> Martinez, Shaw?

  22. threeputt
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    89 pts with Salah (c) after bonus with Dier to go, I'll take that

  23. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Yet another Cap fail... so frustrated

  24. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Give Grealish the BAP!!!!

  25. Brimble82
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    What's going on with Antonio's BPS?
    2x Assist = 18
    Played 60+ = 6
    (and ok, he may have had some minus scores)
    He's only on 18 - have they not factored one of the assist?
    Or did he miss a bunch of chances?

    (Wasn't watching that game)

  26. fiveyears
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Avoid stressful captain choices by leaving the armband on Soucek

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      I’m selling the fraud

    2. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      V Fulham nxt

  27. HuthTheMagicDragon
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Who's in the next round of the cup?

  28. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    We need Keane to ask Klopp why they’re so sloppy these days for the lolz

  29. DycheDycheBaby
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Ok so let's do Salah to Lingard and captain him Vs Fulham. Sorted!