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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. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Liverpool Red Socks looking awesome tonight

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

      Las Vegas Kops

    2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Merseyside Red

  2. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Bobby YC

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Salah confirmed.

  3. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    A cresswell to veltman
    B mount to Jota

    Thanks

  4. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    How many chances Diego?

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

      I just got him over Trent. Sorry

    2. Hazz
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Diogo*

  5. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Jota has has a few near misses

    1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Doesn't look sharp to me.

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

    Here's an interesting question.

    What is harder to find?

    A PL quality CB or a PL quality striker?

    I'd say CB is harder. Bamford and a few other attackers have been able to do quite well. But to find a CB that is actually PL quality is huge. Andersen at Fulham is the only reason they haven't been relegated yet.

    1. Napoleon IV
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      that is not an interesting question.

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

        Maybe not interesting to you...

        The fact that there are very few stand out strikers is notable this season as well. Only Kane has consistently proven to be great. So maybe finding a top quality forward is harder because there are fewer to go around?

        There are arguments both ways.

    2. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      U could argue the lack of pl quality striker is why fulham are not safe yet

      In fact i think thats actually very true. Defending in general is easier and u see a lot of average defenders have very good fullseasons (caulker lovren etc spring to mind) but not a lot of average strikers have very good full seasons

    3. Bojam
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      True. I find Villa's CB recruitment particularly impressive. Both Mings and Konsa started in the lower leagues. Excellent partnership. Think PL clubs should probably look more closely at the Championship rather than targetting players from other European leagues (or further afield).

    4. Silecro
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      I would argue its harder to find PL quality striker mainly due to the fact that a lot of good centre backs from other leagues ought to do well in PL, but only a few of other top 5 league strikers make success in PL, a lot of them fail

    5. Better off with a pin and a…
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      It's probably easier to work around not having a PL quality CB in other ways; good partnerships (or well-drilled partnerships between ok defenders), organisation, pressing aggressively from front-to-back. Scoring goals, though, you need someone with some quality for.

      Another question back to you, which is the bigger step up from Championship to PL; at CB or at Sriker? I suspect that CB is the bigger step up when you get to play against those rare, top quality attackers for the first time.

  7. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Why didnt Bayern join this "super league"?

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Perhaps integrity ... perhaps the fan ownership rule .

    2. Hazz
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Because they're a real super-club.

      1. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        They have certainly gained a lot of fans given their stance.

    3. SINGH
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      No benefit for German clubs as club policy is 51% has to be owned by fans. So owners only own 49% so it doesn't make sense for them to go ESL. Also fans have a say and can decide if they want the club to go or not.

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

        Cheers.

      2. I am become Marvin
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        I don't think Bayern have this model. Nor do RBL.

        1. SINGH
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Not sure about Bayern but I am aware that RBL is not looked at in a positive manner by fans of many German clubs because they are artificially financially backed. But I thought they would have the 49/51 split.

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

          Bayern is fan owned.

          1. I am become Marvin
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Right you are. It's actually Bayer Leverkusen and Wolfsburg who have a different ownership. They are owned by Bayer and VW.

    4. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Fan ownership ; the structure of the German league makes it very difficult.

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

      They have uefa board members in the club's hierarchy

      1. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        So did some of the teams that joined ...... they then swiftly resigned their posts.

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

        That’s PSG

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

          Psg owner also owns Bien sport who have the biggest UCL deal ever, that's why they rejected it

    6. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Apparently they weren't impressed when they heard Arsenal were joining.

      https://twitter.com/paddypower/status/1384165283401670658

      1. SINGH
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        I am an Arsenal fan but we will be finishing bottom of this ESL. Waste man yute chitty chitty bang bang and all that

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

          What on earth does that mean?

          1. Duke Silver ☑
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            I think this is how the kids communicate these days.

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

              Really? I did hear someone say waste man recently and assumed it meant bin man. But maybe it’s a guy who is on the dole or something. You’re must be young person. But I don’t really know.

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

                Yute rather.

          2. SINGH
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            I don't know man I was trying to talk like the youngesters

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

              Is fam like amigo?

              1. SINGH
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                No, I think fam is Puta and if you want to say my family then you say Puta la Madra

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

                  Ok. I’ll practice at church.

                  1. SINGH
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 17 days ago

                    Please don't I was only joking lol it's not a nice thing to say

                2. The Suspended One
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  Ooooh!

                  Thanks Puta la Madra!

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

        Haha

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

      Not yet. They are Germans.

    8. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Stern know they will rule the champions league while the rest go off for a jolly. They will be back if they go.

  8. Patio Kev
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    That poll on the FFS website is interesting as whilst it won’t make any impact on me making any changes this season because of the ESL, it might do if it starts to impacts the players.

    Villa’s social media team are clearly already gearing themselves up for the Man City game and I do wonder if any of the negativity could impact City’s players performance.

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

      Well Liverpool are beating Leeds. The players will do their jobs.

      1. Patio Kev
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Leeds have been great and have done what they did tonight in a day, Villa have got a couple of extra days to prepare for full on psychological warfare.

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Pep's tombola seems to be more effective.

  9. son of city
      3 months, 17 days ago

      ffs TAA
      now I support ESL 1000000%

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

        I’ll only support it 100%.

    • SINGH
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Guys Son out for Trossard or Saka next GW? This will be FT

      Going to take DCL out for Watkins but now thinking if I should remove Holding for TAA instead? This will be -4

      1. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        No

    • richarlison2348
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Every time I see the abbreviation ESL I can't help but think in my head Emile Smith Lowe lmao

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

          as a primary teacher this stands for 'English as a Second Language'

        2. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Who is Emile Smith Lowe?

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

            That's his new name under new Super League rules to appeal to the Chinese market.

        3. Ha.
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Ege
          Sex
          Location

      • Alcapaul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Is it worth a -4 to bring Trent in do you think?

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Still don't trust Liverpool clean sheets. . .

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

            Well as a fan I know I’ll be crapping the bed

        2. Hazz
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Had been the last two times I said 'not this week, I can hold on'...

        3. Patio Kev
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Depends who you take out ?

          If it’s for Tyrone Mitchell then probably Yes

          If it’s for Stuart Dallas then probably No

          1. Alcapaul
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Would be Dias and Reguilon. Would only have 4.1 to spend on another defender, probably Ben Johnson as bench fodder.
            Defence would be Trent, Dallas, Shaw, Rudiger and Johnson.

            1. Patio Kev
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              If Nat Phillips recovers from his hamstring injury then I’d double up on him and TAA for your money.

              1. Alcapaul
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 17 days ago

                I would of but I've already got Salah and Jota.

      • Mweene
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        As I climb closer to the top 100 I am considering my own FPL Super League.

        I am now far too good to be in any old mini league so Magnus Carlson and I will now play each other every week in a H2H league.

        You plebs may pay to play for the privelege of watching this.

        1. Londongeezaa
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          A great summary 🙂

        2. Hazz
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          I did really well one season a number of years back. Take it I can join based on that as Leader?

          1. Londongeezaa
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            You may get an invite.

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

            Only if you're not from Leicester.

        3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Can I join on Arsenal-like merits? My current rank is 280k.

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

            That's not even close to mid-table. Denied.

        4. tambourineman
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          I had a good season in 1961, where's my invite?

          1. Londongeezaa
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            If you build a nice new stadium he will add you as a founding member.

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

            Craig Dawson owners are not permitted.

      • martyhan
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Dias and Bamford to TAA and Vydra for free?

        Vydra would be used as a sub each week

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

          Don’t think it’s the time to have non playing players.

      • Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Reguillon and Lacazette to TAA and Wilson -4 . . . .

        1. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Is Laca out?

          1. Eh, just one more thing ...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            It’s looking likely ... suggested weeks but not sure how many ...

            1. Royal5
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Argh 🙁

      • Surfeit of Lampteys
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        My contribution to the ESL thing, albeit slight, will be to not pick any players from the six clubs next season.

        1. Surfeit of Lampteys
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          In FPL, if that wasn't implied.

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

            Don’t know what else you’d be picking them for. Around for dinner maybe.

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

          You might not be able to anyway.

          1. Surfeit of Lampteys
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Well no, they'll still be in the PL whatever happens imo. PL can't afford to kick em out and they'd fight it tooth and nail even if it did materialise.

            1. Original - Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              No one is indispensable, The fans of the 6 clubs will set-up new clubs,

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

          Even if they remain, imagine the rotation when there's 18 ESL group games and with the Premier League as the secondary competition, the PL line-ups will look the League/FA Cup teams they put out now.

      • Champions League Varane
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Greenwood or Jota?

        1. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Ask after the game.

        2. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Two wanna haves both with rotation threats.

      • REDMOND IN SANDALS
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Jota is so wasteful

          1. Royal5
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Very

        • Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Jota hat trick . . . of should have beens.

        • Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Breaking Football News from the year 2058

          Liverpool and United have decided to leave the ESL and join the inter-galactic Super League along with teams from Venus and Jupiter.

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            They will just play each other every week

          2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Next evolution of this is starting a league for each club. Never lose, never get relegated, tourists pass through the gift shop. Brilliant

          1. Daniel Jebbison
            • 12 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Why are people scared I don't get it. They said that they will still play the domestic championships, this is battle against UEFA, since they are not fairly compensating the best clubs.

            Why leave it to byrocrates when you can take the matters in your own hand.

            Totally logical imo.

            If Margaret Thatcher or Milton Freedman were here, both of them would have support it

            1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Not fairly compensated? Cry me a river

            2. Goro Majima
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Thatcher would have supported it? Confirmation it's morally bankrupt then.

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

              Where’s the competition. No more Top 4 or fighting for Europe. In this ESL it’s just a load of glorified friendlies. No promotion or relegation. What happens when a team loses their first 3/4 games? Is there season over after a couple of weeks?

            4. Danno - Emre Canada
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              It takes away competition. This will be the start of a world league. If you don’t like domestic football then fine support this Euro league and the Americans and JP Morgan making more money. I for one think football is more than dollars and jealousy from other leagues. It’s about community, family, socialising and more than anything giving chances to any team.

            5. 'Broadsword Calling Da…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Mate, you're playing in the ESL and that's where your bread is buttered right, so what kind of 2nd string team do you think they will field for PL games...will be awful. Although perhaps with all that money the greedy lot can afford two whole 1st squads to compete in both. Any way you cut it, ESL is not the way forward.

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            never told me?

            1. Daniel Jebbison
              • 12 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Ask it next time mate 😉

          2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            You can't even post a link correctly

        • Random Name
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          If you're watching the match right now then you're part of the problem

          1. Original - Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            I'm watching Leeds not Liverpool

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              yeah this lol

              God, if you can;t watch football, then it really is dead, sport over.

          2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            If your streaming it illegally as well?

            1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              *you’re

            2. Ginkapo FPL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Yes

              1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                Is my FPL participation making me an accomplice?

        • Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          For those who know what I am on about, this ESL will be like Crickets version of this 45 years ago when Kerry Packer put in millions to create World Series Cricket (WSC). It still has an impact on today’s cricket. God help football. And that’s coming from a Swindon fan whose club is on the verge of doing a Bury and ceasing to exist.

        • Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Jota still to score for my team 🙁 He'll be out soon for Salah too 🙁

          1. Daniel Jebbison
            • 12 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Both him and Salah are around 50% EO at my rank so jts huge

        • rnrd
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Milner is so under rated. For instance tonight he’s absolutely pivotal

          1. Daniel Jebbison
            • 12 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            I am a fan since the Villa days

        • g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Pen Trent ?

          1. Daniel Jebbison
            • 12 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Is he on them?

        • Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Son to Greenwood? I can bring him back for Bruno next week if needed. It will give me much needed cash for a BB in GW 35

        • KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Damn that could have been a Bamford G and Trent A

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

            Should be point deduction for own assist as for own goal. no?

            1. Rassi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Should be. Own assists are much more often actual player mistakes than own goals that are usually just unlucky deflections.

        • gooberman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Christ is there any chance of getting any points from any of my players this week apart from Kane!! Utter washout of a gameweek.