Dugout Discussion

Jota joins Salah, Mané and Firmino in Liverpool front four for Newcastle clash

Diogo Jota (£7.1m) is fine after all, afforded a third successive Premier League start.

Crucially, his latest appearance has not come at the expense of Liverpool’s headline attackers.

Mohamed Salah (£12.6m), Sadio Mané (£11.7m) and Roberto Firmino (£9.0m) all feature as Newcastle come to Anfield.

It is the first time the quartet have shared the pitch together since the second half of the Gameweek 30 win over Arsenal and just the third time all season they have featured together from the beginning.

The last two times were the Gameweek 8 draw with Manchester City, two matches after a Gameweek 6 win against Sheffield United. Across those matches, Firmino, Jota and Salah got the goals for Liverpool.

“There’s a moment where we can do that (start all four of Jota, Salah, Mané and Firmino). All the boys are fit and in a good shape so we have to give it a proper try.” – Jurgen Klopp

Thiago Alcantara (£5.5m) and Georginio Wijnaldum (£5.3m) provide support as a two-man central midfield while Fabinho (£5.4m) remains at centre-back in the absence of Nathaniel Phillips (£4.1m).

Ozan Kabak (£5.0m) makes his fifth-straight Premier League start while Andrew Robertson (£7.1m) and the in-form Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m) retain their full-back berths.

Steve Bruce is still urging caution with Callum Wilson (£6.5m) following his recent hamstring injury.

The centre-forward has featured as a substitute in each of his last two Premier League outings and is on the bench for a third match in a row today.

That sees Joelinton (£5.7m) lead the Newcastle line supported by Miguel Almirón (£5.6m) and Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.1m) who has produced 18 points across his last two appearances.

Blank Gameweek 33 Line-ups

Liverpool XI (4-2-3-1): Alisson; Robertson, Kabak, Fabinho, Alexander-Arnold; Thiago, Wijnaldum; Mané, Firmino, Salah; Jota.

Newcastle United XI (3-4-2-1): Dúbravka; Dummett, Clark, Fernández; Ritchie, S Longstaff, Shelvey, Murphy; Almirón, Saint-Maximin; Joelinton.

Elsewhere in Blank Gameweek 33

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1,030 Comments Post a Comment
  1. S.Kuqi
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Feels like wasted fh as my main differentials Mane and Taa blanked.

    1. S.Kuqi
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Need to find new hobby. This stupid game affects my mood too much.

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Go for a walk outside! Mane has been woeful this season at times. Wonder if he’ll be a default starter for next year at this point.

      2. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Definitely find a more positive hobby and/or stick with the game. It's good for the mind if you just treat it as fun & enjoy the strategy. You have to mentally manage the chance & mishaps in this game which are very much beyond your control. A good decision is a good decision based on what you knew at the time. you do not want to spend 100% free time on this.

        1. S.Kuqi
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          Thanks Pep

    2. Vjm6891
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Still were good picks.

      Mane definitely should have scored and another day it's a clean sheet.

      I had Salah C on my FH so is OK.

      Don't get so hung up on it. Its out of your control!

      If those fixtures came up again and I had a FH I would still choose them.

  2. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Salah(C)
    Trent
    Jota
    Liverpool fan

    Still waiting for my bad luck to end. Don’t think it will at this rate

    1. jimbe4mXL
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Terrible season this is, both for club and fpl :/

    2. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Nobody's having fun this season

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Yea...

    3. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      It's not personal bad luck, purely circumstance beyond your control. Take the dog for a walk and explain it to him/her. You could take the wife, but they'll think you're mental talking to the dog about this 😉

    4. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Good decision, bad outcome

  3. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Last Man Standing Update (66 teams)

    Current safety score = 16
    Top score = 23
    LMS average = 15.83 (-1.39) = 14.44
    Players played = 3.97/12.0
    Captains played = 86.36%

    https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 1 day ago

      On 20 from 5. No hit at least.
      Not feeling great about this weeks LMS - kinda expecting a small red generally.

      1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Your score looks a bit borderline given your team. You have the 3 main EO players left and might rely on a Chelsea/Leicester clean sheet and the other main teams failing to get one.

        1. RogDog_jimmy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          5 months, 1 day ago

          Yep. Benching Rudi and starting Alonso will decide my week I think.
          Hoping for a WH win with Alonso attacking return.
          Oh a jammy Vydra goal would be good too.

  4. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    When is Raphinha expected to be back?

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Apr 23: "With Raphinha we are controlling his evolution on a daily basis. And up until now he hasn't recovered sufficiently to be able to train again."

  5. Cheeto__Bandito
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Lucky for that TAA 8 pointer wipeout or I'd be on a red right now!

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      I'm glad I wasn't watching and was out enjoying the sun otherwise that would have been much more difficult to stomach.

  6. son of city
    5 months, 1 day ago

    terrible game
    terrible pick
    terrible season

  7. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    I hope Liverpool miss top 4

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Decent chance of that happening

    2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Followed by fans protesting to rejoin the ESL

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        🙂

    3. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Would be crazy if Arsenal got in the champions league and Liverpool didn’t.

  8. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Poor Az with TAA captain

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      When you cap a defender you already know it's risky.

  9. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Playing Bobby and benching Jota is unreasonable imo

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Not too sure why anyone would have Booby based on price & returns.

  10. mgilbert86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Never seen so many chances not go in

  11. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    If I wasn't such a damn addict, I'd actually consider taking a year off next year.

    Since the first lockdown last year, I've really struggled to enjoy FPL.

    1. mgilbert86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Level of play is worse cause fans arent there to raise players levels i think

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      I am having some kind of fpl fatigue. Yet, this (partly voluntary) lockdown would have been much, much worse without fpl and football. So no need to complain. And since I am not fighting to get into top 10k this season I can just laugh to my misfortunes. It isn't so serious. Yes, Trent fail wasn't fun, but my brother has also Robbo 😉

    3. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      I did that 2 years ago but I was more of a casual. Had a break and just watched the football in what was a pretty good football season. Helped a lot to do better at FPL last season and this one.

    4. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Before lockdown started I’d always miss some deadlines, wouldn’t pay attention to FPL too much, etc but now with barely anything else to do I’m always thinking about FPL. Because so much is out of your control it’s tough. Can’t wait until next year when I won’t be as involved

    5. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Give it a break

  12. AzzaroMax99
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Sold Jota for Rash, for a hit.
    And still he can outscore Rash if injured. This season needs to end soon 🙁

  13. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    This needs a wc right?

    Martinez
    Taa Azpi Dallas
    Salah bruno son lingard gundo
    Kane nacho

    Forster digne coufal Vydra

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Not really

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        When then? Also have BB left!

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          When we know what the doubles are, that could well be this week. Its hardly a poor team though.

          Who would you even get?

          1. Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            Also have BB left.

            Martinez Pickford
            Taa target soyuncu Dallas coufal
            Salah bruno son siggy lingard
            Dcl Watkins nacho

  14. wulfrunian
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    This season i am sure i can remember at least four 90+ Newcastle goals.

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Lets go, name them

      1. wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Tottenham.Wolves,Fulham,Liv

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          The spurs one was comedy gold

          1. wulfrunian
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            It was Villa not Fulham.Fulham was a pen.

    2. SM001
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      approx 50% of their goals this season have been scored in the last 10mins.

  15. Qaiss
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Azpilicueta at right wing back???

  16. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Rudiger starts again ffs. Why did I bother getting Azpi

  17. Cheeto__Bandito
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 1 day ago

    azpi RWB

  18. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    ⚽ Team News 📰
    WHU: Fabianski, Balbuena, Diop, Ogbonna, Soucek, Fredericks, Noble, Coufal, Bowen, Lingard, Fornals
    Subs: Trott, Randolph, Johnson, Alves, Coventry, Lanzini, Yarmolenko, Odubeko, Benrahma

    CHE: Mendy, Christensen, Thiago Silva, Rüdiger, Kanté, Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Chilwell, Pulisic, Werner, Mount
    Subs: Arrizabalaga, Zouma, James, Alonso, Ziyech, Gilmour, Havertz, Hudson-Odoi, Abraham

    1. Al Moon Yeah
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Was so close to getting Havertz as a differential. Will never trust Tuchel again.

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Think Tuchel roulette has been worse than pep roulette the last months

        1. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          You do know they have a CL semi final next week right? No one is nailed when there are other viable options

      2. Jimmy Boy
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        I'm on a free hit and went for Pulisic but came so close to switching to Havertz given that he was rested for the last half hour on Tuesday. Got lucky this time but genuinely think Tuchel is harder to predict than Pep.

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      No cresswell again

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Excellent! No disrespect to you or the player - just helps my ml standing

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Mendy starts after loads sold him back for Martinez, classic fpl

      1. KAALI_DAAL
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Tuchel literally told everyone in presser that he will start Mendy in goal.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          They probably sold straight after no show in last league game

        2. Pep bites Kun
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          He did. You would have to wonder where the intelligence on play is coming from. If we're not paying attention to the pressers, but listening to every bloke and his dog on this forum and twitter, then we know there's improvement to be easily made.

          Choose your sources wisely 😉

    4. Amsterhammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Azpi and Lingard to score with baps for each also. Please FPL gods?

      1. KAALI_DAAL
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Yessss!!!

  19. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Damn you Lingard when will you be rested?
    Praying for a blank to stop the rot!

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Rudiger clean sheet would be most welcome

  20. KAALI_DAAL
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Do we think Chelsea will stay in Top 4 when season ends?

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      It's between them and westham... Both are playing very good football.
      Today's game will be an indication.

      1. KAALI_DAAL
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Personally think it would either be Liverpool or WH.

      2. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        WH have the bit between their teeth and seem to be hungrier and more stable That's not to deny the quality & ambition of Chelsea. In a 2 horse race for the run-in, my money would be 50/50. All to play for I reckon.

    2. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Yes, West Ham have been very lucky to keep picking up points while leaking 2-3 goals each game. I don't see their top 4 challenge lasting much longer.

    3. Gooner Kebab
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      I hope with the 200m they spent

  21. Davros
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    What a relief, Rudiger and Mendy start

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      A GW too late.

      1. Davros
        • 12 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        True

    2. Davros
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      0-0 would be perfick pls

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Nah, need a return from Azpi for once!!! 🙂

  22. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Jota and Trent combined 3 points.
    What a joke.

  23. Egg noodle
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    My entire FH rests on my differentials Bowen and Castagne (C)

    1. Gooner Kebab
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Bold C

  24. tambourineman
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Well done Watford, back in the Premier League

    1. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Yes good effort. Could have been a difficult last two matches against promotion rivals if they hadn’t won today

  25. Hazardous1983
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Is 14 a fail from salah as a captain

    Vardy and bruno and kelechi will get.more

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Guaranteed?

    2. teneighty
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Combined?

    3. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Every time your cap doesn't blank is a good day.

      Eh .. 'A bird in the hand is worth 2 in the bush'. Let's see what Bruno & Lei do 😉

  26. 03farmboy
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Christensen or Castagne??

  27. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Jota’s last three scores 2, 3, 1 time to go

  28. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Sarr is back.

  29. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    As a Mendy, Rudiger and Lingard owner - not sure what the optimal outcome for this game is.

    1. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Chelsea CS. Everyone owns Lingard, so he doesn't help you.

    2. Ragabolly
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Definitely the CS