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Salah on the bench as Raphinha misses Leeds’ meeting with Liverpool

A trio of key Fantasy Premier League assets have missed out on the starting line-ups of Leeds’ Double Gameweek 32 meeting with Liverpool.

Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) is on the bench as for the first time since Double Gameweek 19 after a string of 12 successive Premier League starts.

Diogo Jota (£7.0m) is on the right-hand side of Liverpool’s front-three this evening, joined there by Roberto Firmino (£9.0m) and Sadio Mané (£11.7m).

Recent newcomer to the Fantasy radar Nathaniel Phillips (£4.1m) misses out with a hamstring injury tonight, drawing Fabinho (£5.4m) back into a centre-back role alongside Ozan Kabak (£5.0m).

Consequently, James Milner (£5.3m), Georginio Wijnaldum (£5.3m) and Thiago Alcantara (£5.5m) are the midfield trio for Liverpool tonight.

Raphinha (£5.5m) is also out of the matchday squad for Leeds following the injury he picked up against Manchester City.

Jack Harrison (£5.4m) returns for the Whites after missing the trip to the Etihad Stadium due to being ineligible.

Liam Cooper (£4.3m) is absent tonight through suspension so Pascal Struijk (£4.0m) returns to the side at centre-back with Diego Llorente (£4.4m).

Double Gameweek 32 Line-ups

Leeds United XI (4-1-4-1): Meslier; Alioski, Llorente, Struijk, Ayling; K Phillips; Costa, Roberts, Dallas, Harrison; Bamford.

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Robertson, Kabak, Fabinho, Alexander-Arnold; Thiago, Wijnaldum, Milner; Mané, Firmino, Jota.

Double Gameweek 32 so far…

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571 Comments Post a Comment
  1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Give me a hell yeahh

    1. DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      HELL NO to Super League.

  2. moment
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Need another option on the questionnaire: g) Sit tight on transfers in the possibility the "Big 6" get chucked out of competition

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Meeting tomoz apparently according to interview with CP owner on Sky.

      1. Tango74
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Yes hold on your transfers big 6 might be thrown out tomorrow of EPL

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      No Mo

    3. Daniel Jebbison
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I get the logic and support from the ESL.

      Why worry for a top 4 when you are way better than more than half the team around? This way you have guaranteed TV rights and an amazing game.

      We are going to play the ESL Fantasy Footbal.

      Bring it in.

      P.S. UEFA should have done it ages ago. Guarantee a spot in CL for top 6 clubs in England, or at least allow 6 team to enter from UK, not capping it at 4.

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Do you understand the word competition?

      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Because the competitive element is being removed

        Why should Arsenal get to play in top level European for finishing 9th, or spurs for finishing 7th? Or Utd or Chelsea for finishing outside the top 4... or Juventus for finishing outside the Serie A champions league places

        Why should Leciester or West Ham be excluded for finishing third or fourth etc

        1. Echoes
            1 month, 29 days ago

            It's the rich kids' circle, and other clubs and us poor fans aren't allowed in it.

            1. badgerboy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              'It's a big club and you ain't in it' - George Carlin

        2. moment
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          I won't play ESL Fantasy Football, nor will I watch my Chelsea play in it. And if we get chucked out of the league, I'll be perfectly fine with that. Always quite liked Craven Cottage as a ground.

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            The big German teams, Porto & PSG have turned them down.
            Arsenal held to a draw by Fulham, Man United beat by relegation Sheffield, City torn apart by Leicester & Pool hammered by Villa no wonder they want to get out 😉

        3. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Europa league quality for Champions League money.

          I won’t be watching Inter vs Arsenal no matter the competition thx

        4. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          You let them allow top 6, next year theyll ask for top 8, then top 10.

          When does it stop? The entitlement has to stop, we are not 10 year olds

        5. Would Ed Woodward
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Utterly clueless post.

        6. DycheDycheBaby
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Clueless.

        7. Rassi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Embarassing post.

          1. Daniel Jebbison
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Sorry for sharing my opinion loudly

      3. Echoes
          1 month, 29 days ago

          News that Salah is rested for the ESL season opener would be a cherry on the top of this shipwrecked cake of a day.

        • EmreCan Hustle
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Jamie Carragher, well said!

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            More respect to the mega teams that told them to do one!

        • wulfrunian
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          @Kaptain Kane ,i read one of your last posts and i just want to say don't give up!A lot of games still to come.It's your season!

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Haha thanks, just been awful past few weeks but everything prior was great.
            Just annoying if I have a poor finish to the season, would rather be the other way round.

            My stupid -12 this along with a catastrophic BB has plummeted me

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Remember how you got here

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                This is true

        • The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Salah benching incredible. Stay out King, it’s your game(week) off

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Front three rotation is in full flight for the rest of the season.

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              He’s the only player that could hurt me this week

              1. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Hopefully he will off the bench!

        • Nightcrawler
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Pathetic from leeds. Not even in the top talh and have the audacity to mock the reigning champions

          1. Nightcrawler
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Top half*

          2. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Mocking the ESL aren't they . . .quite rightly

          3. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            The reigning champs that lost 6-1 to AVL? Yeah right.

            Earn it. Liverpool before last season has earned jack squat

            1. Nightcrawler
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Won ucl the season before last.

              1. Scholes Out Forever
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                What did they do for the decade before that? What has arsenal and Spurs done in the past 20 years? What has United done in the past 8 years?

                Wigan and Portsmouth has the same number of FA cup wins than Liverpool, Spurs, and United combined in the past 15 years

            2. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 29 days ago

              7-2 I believe? Think Liverpool have earned a lot over the past few years . . . but there you go . . the team and the manager don't support this, it's unfair on them. But its far against the six clubs.

          4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            As Bruno Fernandes quite rightly said today, “Dreams can’t be bought”

            How does it feel to be in direct opposition to the only player separating Man Utd from being a mid-table side?

        • moment
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          I just have a sneaking feeling Leeds are gonna smash Liverpool here.

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            nah really can't see that happening

        • g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Phillips hammy problem, Sky sports

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Miraculously in time for the BB, really gutted. When it’s going bad it really goes bad and when it goes well it really goes well.
            Which is really strange considering all picks and moves are independent of each other

            1. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              I removed Dallas for him 🙁

        • Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Salah to come of the bench to brace

          Repeat of Palace game

        • KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          A Trent 40 pointer and Forster haul back Spurs and everything is given @Fantasy gods

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            *VS not back

          2. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Not happening sorry buddy.

        • djman102
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          The cynic in me wonders if there will be any officiating bias against the ESL clubs the rest of the season.

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Officiating bias against United? LOL. . . that's the best one I've heard in a long time.

        • son of city
            1 month, 29 days ago

            gonna be an interesting game, no Salah and no Raph.

          • Railwayman
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Nobody needs a "florentino perez cup"

            Against $uper$occer US banks$ league !!!!!!!!!

          • Original - Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Scientist's say a new virus has been discovered in the Premier League this week which appears to be attacking high points scoring Premier league players. KDB, Kane, Lingard and Lacazette have already become victims.

            Klopp said he was highly concerned and wouldn't be taking any risks with Salah this evening,

            😉

            1. Echoes
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Was that the reason the "big clubs" went over to join the ESL to protect their players from the virus?

              • GreennRed
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Nice one 🙂

            2. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Ummm.. where is Nat Phillips?

              1. GreennRed
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Injured.

              2. Warby84
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Tight hammy

              3. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Hammy according to Sky Sports

            3. The Train Driver
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Dawson lurking first on bench if Salah doesn't come on...

            4. fusen
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              I own Jota and TAA but I really would like Liverpool to lose this.

              I guess a Jota goal TAA assist and then 2 own goals by Salah would do 😛

              1. Old Man
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                I like the bit about Liverpool losing but it has to be about 7-8 with Bamford, Jota and sub Salah all scoring hat-tricks. Of course, that's very likely to happen .....

            5. AM9
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Is Ralph ok? King term or ?

              • JONALDINHO
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                As a Liverpool fan I hope Leeds win this. Game doesn’t matter whatsoever with no more UCL.

              • richarlison2348
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Do people really believe this super league is going to happen? I have to feeling its all going to blow over...

                  1. richarlison2348
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      *have a*

                    • JONALDINHO
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      The clubs have already left UEFA. There’s no going back

                      1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        Is that so? I thought just certain owners like Woodward had left the positions they themselves held in UEFA?

                      2. Old Man
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        I don't believe it. When they wake up and smell the coffee there will be some kind of appeasement/compromise and it will all settle down again. I very much doubt if they expected quite such an outpouring of condemnation.

                        1. JONALDINHO
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          This was planned for ages. They knew the reaction it would get but it doesn’t matter to them. Why would they care? All they care about is money

                          1. Old Man
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 29 days ago

                            We totally agree about the money - why oh why do rich people need more. Their life's priorities are all wrong.

                            1. badgerboy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              1 month, 29 days ago

                              It's not just the money. It's the power and feeling of influence. They're creating a new league so they feel like they're pioneering something.

                    • moment
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      I suspect they'll get some concessions in the CL deal and this won't happen. But things won't ever be quite the same.

                    • fusen
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      There are a few different things that have been said and done which make this unlikely to just be a trick to gain power but continue the status quo

                      The ESL saying they are sending legal proceedings to European courts to block being expelled isn't something you do as a joke.

                  2. son of city
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      6 points from 3 players, ESL effect?

                    • Hazz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      Not that Mourinho doesn't cause problems (I'm a Chelsea fan, I know!) - but it sure tells a story when the players who were actually playing (well) for Spurs come out and wish him luck. The ones putting in a real shift.

                      I know every Spurs fan is sick of him, and in some cases for good reason, but the fact so much of the squad is not up to par is also on the players & that issue will stick with the team.

                      Saw the same happen at Chelsea (twice), and also at United too. There are of course some outliers (e.g. Shaw).

                      1. Silecro
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        That may be true, but the only common denominator in 4x sacking in 3 different PL clubs is Jose himself

                        1. Hazz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          For sure, he has an abrasive style, and it doesn't work for all players - but it's the ones that really work for it that play well for him & get picked...

                          Every manager gets sacked after too long these days anyway. It's Jose, so more of a media circus.

                      2. Nightcrawler
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        Chelsea won the keague the season after he was sacked with pretty much the same squad with 95 points

                        Tottenham have the same squad that reached the ucl final. The fact is he completely lost the dressing room yet again and couldnt get the best oit of the team. If kane stays and this super keague doesnt happen i have no doubt theyll be back in top 4 again next season

                        1. Hazz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          Spurs players downed tools before Mourinho arrived. Whole reason Poch left.

                          RE: Chelsea, after the first stint when he was sacked, we didn't win the next season.

                          For the second stint after he was sacked, we sis win with Conte but that starting XI was far different to Mourinho's. Alonso? Moses? Kante?

                      3. fusen
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        The Athletic are running an article saying that lots of the squad were getting sick of his attitude towards them.

                        Whatever your feelings on it are, it's quite clear that Mou can't manage modern PL clubs and their players with just a stick approach with no carrot.

                        1. Hazz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          Not disagreeing with that at all. In fact, agree.

                    • Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      Quiet on here tonight

                      1. Hazz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        Football is finished.

                        1. Hazz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          Everyone is over at FantasySoccerScout.

                          1. fusen
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 29 days ago

                            Snap 😛

                          2. Tango74
                              1 month, 29 days ago

                              Some1 should buy the domain name ready

                          3. Tango74
                              1 month, 29 days ago

                              No it isn’t they will just carry on, the money will will come sponsors

                          4. fusen
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 29 days ago

                            Everyone has changed to the Fantasy Super League Scout site to chat

                          5. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 29 days ago

                            8 day Mourning Period

                            1. Hazz
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 29 days ago

                              Think Phillip knew what was about to happen?

                        2. Duke Silver ☑
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          Is Jota left or right footed?

                          1. JBG
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 29 days ago

                            Yes

                          2. Escapist
                            • 10 Years
                            1 month, 29 days ago

                            5* Weak foot

                        3. KAPTAIN KANE
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          Dallas YC

                          Rough with the rough

                          1. Duke Silver ☑
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 29 days ago

                            Halfway to his red card. Nice.

                            1. TheSteel
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              1 month, 29 days ago

                              Salah against 10 tired men

                          2. djman102
                            • 12 Years
                            1 month, 29 days ago

                            Of course, I get him off my bench THIS week. 60 minutes still for him to do something (other than another YC of course)

                          3. richarlison2348
                              1 month, 29 days ago

                              punish all the snap buyers!

                          4. TheSteel
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 29 days ago

                            TAA wants a goal

                          5. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 29 days ago

                            Only fitting that Dallas gets a card on his birthday.