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Jota, Williams and Phillips start as Liverpool host Saints side with Forster in goal

Liverpool are forced into a second-string defence as they host Southampton in Triple Gameweek 35.

Ozan Kabak (£5.0m) and Ben Davies (£4.7m) both miss the Saturday-evening encounter which makes for a centre-back pairing of Nathaniel Phillips (£4.1m) and Rhys Williams (£4.0m).

Andrew Robertson (£7.1m) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.6m) retain their starting berths, meanwhile.

Roberto Firmino (£9.0m) finds himself on the bench tonight which allows Diogo Jota (£7.0m) to start up-front, flanked by Mohamed Salah (£12.7m) and Sadio Mané (£11.7m)

James Milner (£5.3m) and Naby Keita (£5.2m) are also absent which means Thiago Alcantara (£5.5m), Georginio Wijnaldum (£5.3m) and Fabinho (£5.4m) form the central-midfield trio.

Southampton come to Anfield in their usual 4-2-2-2 shape although most of the Fantasy Premier League attention is on their goalkeeper position, tonight occupied by Fraser Forster (£4.0m).

It is his first start since Gameweek 31, ending a run of two successive starts for Alex McCarthy (£4.4m).

Triple Gameweek 35 Line-ups

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Robertson, R Williams, N Phillips, Alexander-Arnold; Thiago, Wijnaldum, Fabinho; Mané, Jota, Salah.

Southampton XI (4-4-2): Forster; J Stephens, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Walker-Peters; Tella, Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Redmond; Adams, Walcott.

Triple Gameweek 35 so far…

Edouard Mendy (£5.2m) was the latest Triple Gameweek 35 option to punish his Free Hit sellers on Saturday.

He was the beneficiary of a woeful Sergio Aguero (£10.3m) penalty as Manchester City hosted Chelsea.

The centre-forward did manage to get an assist for Raheem Sterling‘s (£11.0m) first-half goal but is struggling to convince many of his worth between now and his Gameweek 38 bow.

Hakim Ziyech (£7.9m) netted the equaliser for Chelsea, allowing César Azpilicueta (£5.9m) to extend his lead among his colleagues for points since Thomas Tuchel took over (79 pre-bonus).

Marcos Alonso (£5.7m) finally delivered on his admittedly dwindling Fantasy appeal in the dying stages.

Making just his second start since Gameweek 32, the left wing-back netted his second goal of the season.

Provisional bonus points

  • 3 – César Azpilicueta, Edouard Mendy
  • 2 – Hakim Ziyech

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633 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Mid price mids that have blanked thus far this GW:

    Up next
    El Ghazi

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Went with pogba

    2. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 10 days ago

      My mid price mid choose was J-Rod and he’s not even playing ! I hope they all blank. Except Lingard. He and DCL are trading hauls tomorrow.

  2. bigdip
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Help please! 9 players for GW 36 (0ft & 2.5mn itb). :

    Holgate, Coady___ (Rudiger, Shaw, Holding)
    Salah (c) Lingard Jota Son___ (Bruno)
    Kane, Vydra ___ (Iheanacho)

  3. More Cowbell
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Evening y’all,

    Are we done with Leicester players now? Black in 36 and crap fixtures thereafter?

    1. More Cowbell
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago


    2. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I might keep Iheanacho to play him in GW38 against Spurs

  4. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    I just can't believe that JWP didn't haul. I mean, regardless of his 0.15xG, I thought he would at least get a hatrick tonight.