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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. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Phillips misses sitter

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Let me guess Trent assist?

      1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Yup

        1. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          That explains it then.

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        This is exactly what I was asking for earlier - nearly went from hell to heaven in one movement

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Doesn’t surprise me as Phillips owner and starter

  2. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Trent xA sky high...

    Points tonight: 1.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Nice BAPs swing between him & Phillips at least.

  3. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Early thoughts...

    Areola | Sanchez
    TAA Digne Vestergaard Phillips
    Salah Son Lingard [Pereira -> Mahrez]
    Kane DC-L
    ¦ Shaw Iheanacho Saka

    For a hit?

    1. Patio Kev
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      It’s a yes from me - the returning Man City players could be lovely differentials next week but I doubt they play all 3 remaining games.

  4. Patio Kev
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    This has got 1-1 written all over it with a later equaliser, Liverpool have recent form.

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      If that happens to me again.....I don’t even know what I’ll end up doing

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Don't take it personally KK

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        All about you sure 😆

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

        You’ll curse your bad luck, take it on the chin and remember that we’ve got to go through this all over once again tomorrow.

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      How's that patio working out Kev? 😉

      1. Patio Kev
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Chilly at this time of night sadly

        1. Pep bites Kun
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Get some heat lamps or a mexican bbq mate 😉 You could sit out all night

    3. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Feel that for sure.

    4. Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Afraid its true

  5. Daniel Jebbison
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    It's freaking unbelievable how Jota is missing everything.

    Come 9oooon Jota!! Score already

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      He’s waiting for you to sell him first.

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      He’s clearing on the take. No other explanation.

  6. OptimusBlack
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Any Chance for Jota or JWB to Score 🙁

    1. Sack The Glazers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      jota couldn't score if he were the only player on the pitch

  7. Londongeezaa
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Just scrolled through some random comments on this site from 4/5 months ago.

    It’s actually quite entertaining. Lamptey was essential apparently 🙂

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I mean... He's been injured...

    2. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Classic, early season we all thought wow auba as a mid!

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

      remember when KWP was a thing

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Dallas or Ayling?

      1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I was in the Ayling side for quite a few GWs. What a trap

    5. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I also remember when Kane & Son were differentials 🙁

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        They were never differentials. Son less so than Kane.

        Since after GW2 especially.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          I seem to recall getting big rises having both of them

    6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Ziyech was a mega wagon at one point - some in the FFS hierarchy pushed him as a bandwagon & the panic buying ensued

      1. Mac90
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I think it was after a match where he got 3 assists

    7. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Last season we all thought Lundstrum and were right for a while. They don't have to score that many, but it's amazing how many points a def get's for a goal. Dallas is the choice pick

  8. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Kane has sneakily gone and scored 2 points or less in 11 of the last 17 Gameweeks

    He also got 60 points in the first 5 gameweeks (12 points per appearance)

    Followed by 142 points in the next 30 gameweeks (5.3 points per appearance)

    Probably scores 4 vs Wolves to redress the balance

    1. Mac90
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Hows your prediction in the past? I might just do the transfer

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Single gameweeks impossible to predict - too much variance - still fun to try though

        1. Mac90
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          After my Bale captaincy punt, i am addicted to differential captain.

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Sorry 162 points in next 30 for the 5.3 PPA

  9. Patio Kev
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Decent opportunity for Nathan Tella to equalise - squeaky bum time.

  10. Differentiator
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Any hope for JWPoints?

    1. PompeyUpNorth!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Hopefully not....

  11. Mika-eel
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    "I would like to apologise to my teammates, staff and supporters for missing the penalty. It was a bad decision and I take full responsibility."

    Kun with a public apology.

    So hard to forgive as rival had Mendy,lol.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      No need for an apology Kun, you didn't the right thing.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Funny...

      2. Mika-eel
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Can imagine the joy as a Mendy owner, and Chelsea fan.

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Just the latter 🙂

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Just seen it too.

      1. Mika-eel
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Had to double check, thought it was a parody account.

    3. Mac90
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Screw you Aguero. You gave my ML rivals 8pts. :(:(:(

  12. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Don’t Michael, don’t.

    1. Differentiator
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Dooooitttt

  13. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Just tuned in...
    How many PTS each one of TAA Salah Jota should have had?

    1. PompeyUpNorth!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      All looking lively... so more points incoming...

  14. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    "I would like to apologise to my teammates, staff and supporters for missing the penalty. It was a bad decision and I take full responsibility."

    Sergio Kun Aguero on Twitter.

  15. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Salah wants to be served on a plate

  16. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Pool look like a team of midgets against Southampton 🙂

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

      *reported

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

    Prediction Time for the equaliser this week ?

    I’m going 93rd minute

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

      79th

    2. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      82nd

    3. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      88th

    4. Differentiator
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      108

  18. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Salah goal would be nice

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Be nice if he knew how to score first

    2. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      He's been very wasteful.. should already be on a brace

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        His surname should be “should”

  19. Thingy2u
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 7 days ago

    When did Mane and Salah start passing to each other?

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Usually when they aim for someone else and mishit the pass.

  20. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Need a Robbo golasooo

    1. Brimble82
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      That would be lovely.

  21. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Klopp still not learning that one goal isn’t enough

    1. I am become Marvin
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I don't think he's told them not to score again.

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        He may as well of

    2. Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Indeed. Just typed the same.

    3. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      This isn't really a coaching issue, Salah's just out of form.

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Deserves to be dropped

  22. Free Hat
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Youd expect Liv would learn from past mistakes.
    But every game looks exactly the same...

  23. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Allison into 2 baps. Now get a booking Trent.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      He misheard. Big chance incoming.

    2. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Trent & Alisson on FH 🙂

  24. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Lucky Liverpool defenders

  25. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Allison trying to get himself save points lol

  26. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Alisson howler

  27. Daniel Jebbison
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    My absolute worse mistake this season. Getting Jota twice and for a hit.

    11 games 1 goal.

    Just feck it. Can't wait to sell for Bale or Raphinha

    1. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Yeah. They'll score on demand, aye

    2. Daniel Jebbison
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I did considered selling for a hit to Greenwood and getting Robbo instead. Wish I went for it.

      He has been absolutely dreadful.

      I simply can't get it how come professional footballers can get on such kind of call streak. Unbelievable

  28. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Allison just padding out his bps.

  29. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    God it hates Jotta

  30. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Alisson collecting baps passing to Soton players and then making saves...annoying