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Injured Jota out for the season as Mane returns to Liverpool starting XI

Diogo Jota (£7.0m) will miss Liverpool’s match against West Bromwich Albion this afternoon with a foot injury he picked up in Thursday’s win over Manchester United.

The news gets even worse for the former Wolves man and his owners in Fantasy Premier League as manager Jurgen Klopp ruled him out for the rest of the season ahead of kick-off at the Hawthorns.

The Liverpool boss said:

No good thing without a bad thing – so, we won at Manchester United but Diogo got something with the bone. Not too serious but serious enough to end the season. That’s it.

Oxlade is not in the squad, was ill a few days. We decided not to take him here just to give him now another session today that he is ready for Wednesday. Millie hopefully could be ready for Wednesday.

Sadio Mane (£11.7m) is back at Jota’s expense, while Klopp’s only other change sees Curtis Jones (£4.4m) start in midfield in place of Georginio Wijnaldum (£5.3m).

The Reds’ head coach said of Mane’s recall:

We spoke and he apologised. That’s clear, that’s it.

Mohamed Salah (£12.8m) is the most-captained player of Gameweek 36, both overall and within the top 10,000.

Above: The effective ownership (EO) and standard ownership figures of WBA and Liverpool players among the top 10,000 FPL managers (via LiveFPL.net)

Jota, incidentally, was owned by over two-thirds of the top 10k in Gameweek 36.

As for relegated Albion, Sam Allardyce has made two changes from the side that lost 3-1 at Arsenal.

A couple of fringe players are given chances to impress with the Baggies’ fate already sealed, as Hal Robson-Kanu (£5.2m) and Grady Diangana (£5.0m) make rare starts.

Mbaye Diagne (£6.0m) and Callum Robinson (£5.2m) drop to the bench.


Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Rhys Williams, Robertson, Thiago, Fabinho, Jones, Salah, Firmino, Mane.

Subs: Wijnaldum, Adrian, Tsimikas, Shaqiri, Origi, Woodburn, Clarkson, Neco Williams, Koumetio.

West Bromwich Albion XI: Johnstone, Furlong, Ajayi, Bartley, Townsend, Diangana, Yokuslu, Phillips, Matheus Pereira, Gallagher, Robson-Kanu.

Subs: Robinson, Livermore, Diagne, Peltier, Button, O’Shea, Ahearne-Grant, Maitland-Niles, Gardner-Hickman.

SUNDAY’S PREVIOUS GAMEWEEK 36 ACTION

Injured Jota out for the season as Mane returns to Liverpool starting XI

Harry Kane (£11.8m) set a new personal best for Fantasy Premier League points in a single campaign, with his goal in Tottenham Hotspur’s comfortable 2-0 win set to take him to the 230-mark once bonus is added.

Kane’s total of 35 goals and assists combined is just one short of his record set in 2016/17.

A goal was the bare minimum he could have expected: his total of seven shots in the box was three more than anyone else managed in Gameweek 36 so far, with two of those efforts striking the woodwork.

Gareth Bale (£9.2m) made it 10 attacking returns in his last five starts at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, meanwhile, claiming the assist for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg‘s (£4.9m) goal when his saved shot fell into the path of the Dane.

In a further indictment of Jose Mourinho’s tenure, Spurs had 24 shots and 13 attempts on target in this match – both figures surpassed any amount they had in a single Premier League fixture under their former boss.

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1,100 Comments Post a Comment
  1. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 hours ago

    Is Salah getting the 3 bps?

    1. PP6
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 hours ago

      Probably yes

      1. Blue Moon Rising
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 6 hours ago

        Trent 1?

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 6 hours ago

      atm

    3. DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 hours ago

      Looks that way

    4. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 hours ago

      Yep

  2. Blue Moon Rising
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 6 hours ago

    Son to Bruno?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 hours ago

      Villa are leaky :/

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 hours ago

      Free? Fine if so but could still backfire

  3. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 hours ago

    Have enjoyed football with drama this weekend 😆 and just realised FPL team all out now without EVE players 🙁

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 hours ago

      Got to take this game on chin, hopefully no big score for Dom and Digne

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 hours ago

        Yeah, will watch anyway albeit EVE will likely not entertain - could be wrong!

  4. cescpistols111
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 hours ago

    Season really going downhill and 50 points behind ML leader. Please help!

    1FT, 0.8 ITB. Jota & Coady out for a -4?

    Leno Forster
    Dallas Kabak Coady Rudiger N.Williams
    Bruno Son Jota Lingard Ward-Prowse
    Kane Aguero DCL

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 hours ago

      Raphinha and Ritchie

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 hours ago

        Better to upgrade Kabak to Trent if possible

    2. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 5 hours ago

      50pts tough to catch up on! Bruno for Salah in GW37?

      Jota > Raphina is a good shout.

      I probably would get rid of Coady unless you can get TAA or possibly Robertson.

  5. C_G
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 hours ago

    what to do here? 0 FTs, 0.6 ITB

    Martinez

    Holding TAA Dallas Shaw

    Lingard Salah Greenwood Son

    Kane DCL

    Forster El Ghazi Ward Nacho

    1. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 5 hours ago

      Looks good to me! Nacho for Bamford/Antonio

  6. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 hours ago

    If Chelsea win the UCL and finish fifth in the league are there five English teams qualified for next seasons UCL?

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 hours ago

      Yes

      1. DavidBadWillie
          1 month, 6 hours ago

          If Man City win the UCL and Chelsea finish 4th does 5th get UCL?

          1. DRIZ ✅
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 6 hours ago

            No

          2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 hours ago

            No

          3. Alcapaul
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 6 hours ago

            No

    2. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 hours ago

      I canni believe what i have just seen, I canni!!!!

    3. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 hours ago

      That was amazing. Shame there was no crowd for that one. Unbelievable

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 hours ago

        Delighted with that finish! Agree - shame there were no fans, but I felt it from home - not even a Liv fan 🙂 Just love great football moments. What a man!

    4. C_G
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 hours ago

      honestly happy with 54 (-8) with DCL to go. Sad about Jota no show tho, couldve saved a -4.

    5. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 hours ago

      At least hopefully this Everton game is perhaps the last PL game we’ll ever see without a crowd

    6. 420king
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 hours ago

      Martinez
      TAA Shaw Dallas
      Bruno Son Salah Greenwood Lingard
      Watkins Kane
      (3.9, Iheanacho, Holgate, Veltman)
      0.0 ITB, 1 FT

      Watkins to Antonio before the price drop tonight?

    7. Cometh The Aouar...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 hours ago

      Atleti score, oh no - no goal

      1. DRIZ ✅
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 6 hours ago

        How can you edit comments?

    8. I am become Marvin
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 hours ago

      "Allison wonderland!". I bet David Jones's agent will be on the phone to sky for a pay raise after that little gem.

      1. DRIZ ✅
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 6 hours ago

        Been around for years

        1. I am become Marvin
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 hours ago

          What?

      2. Blue Moon Rising
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 6 hours ago

        Was probably fed it.

      3. CroatianHammer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 20 hours ago

        Riffed, and sitting in a locker since Annihilator's Allison Hell. Unbelievable Jeff (Waters).

    9. C_G
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 hours ago

      El Ghazi ---> Raphina (-4)??

      1. DavidBadWillie
          1 month, 6 hours ago

          Why not Harrison?

          1. C_G
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 6 hours ago

            consistency

      2. CroatianHammer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 hours ago

        Well, I West-Ham'd my FPL team this GW. Ended up with 8 players. Disaster!

        I require two returns from DCL to win my FFS HU match too - I believe I'm 19 behind, and DCL has the (C). This time next year Rodney...

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 hours ago

          I had a full 11 with no hits, Ward got 0 and Jota got injured!

      3. Athletico Underachieving
          1 month, 6 hours ago

          Priced out of TAA a few weeks ago so went Robbo, ML leader has TAA. All the threat coming down the left and TAA corner gets headed in. Of course

          1. DRIZ ✅
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 6 hours ago

            TAA ultimate goat last 5gws

          2. Top Mark.S
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 hours ago

            Loòooooooool

            All the threat down the left.

            Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha

            1. Top Mark.S
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 6 hours ago

              Ha

          3. how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 6 hours ago

            What game were you watching?

        • TB303
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 hours ago

          Zaha-> Son for free?

          1. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 6 hours ago

            Nope, look elsewhere

          2. DRIZ ✅
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 6 hours ago

            No Son looked tired today

          3. TB303
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 hours ago

            Ok thanks

            1. Alcapaul
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 6 hours ago

              I would do it

        • C_G
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 6 hours ago

          pls help, what to do here? 0 FTs, 0.6 ITB

          Martinez

          Holding TAA Dallas Shaw

          Lingard Salah Greenwood Son

          Kane DCL

          Forster El Ghazi Ward Nacho

          1. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 6 hours ago

            Nothing, good to go

          2. CroatianHammer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 6 hours ago

            I have 7 of your 11 in my own starting 11... not saying that means much, but you're grand. Don't take a hit.

        • Silecro
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 hours ago

          Jota to Mahrez or Harrison? Taking into account Mahrez may not play final GW...

          1. DRIZ ✅
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 6 hours ago

            Mahrez

          2. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 hours ago

            Chasing M, leading H

            1. Silecro
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 6 hours ago

              yup, chasing for some 40ish points

        • Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 hours ago

          Does anyone have any idea what the United line up could be v Fulham?

        • C_G
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 6 hours ago

          Looks like be entering the top 900K OR! This is after missing the first 3 GWs, feel good.

          1. C_G
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 6 hours ago

            I'll*

        • Isco Disco
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 hours ago

          Nachoooooooooo
          Get in!!!
          If results stay like this, Real on top of the La liga table with 2 games to go.
          Vamos! Hala Madrid

        • TB303
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 hours ago

          I can’t see any decent Jota and Zaha replacements for under 10m

          Am I missing anyone obvious ? Rashford?

          1. C_G
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 6 hours ago

            Greenwood

          2. C_G
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 6 hours ago

            Raphina

          3. TB303
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 hours ago

            Thanks guys

        • Lethargio Alcantara
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 hours ago

          sloppy defending... wish that was DCL.

        • potatoace
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 6 hours ago

          Jebbison (c). Get in.

        • BobbyDoesNotLook
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 hours ago

          That Alisson goal was something else. Unbelievable drama.

          Then to other topics. Raphinha or Greenwood for last two (for Jota)?

          1. Hy liverpool
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 6 hours ago

            Yep.
            Suarez last minute goal was amazing too.
            Raphina as i don't think Greenwood will play vs wolves.

        • BrooksWasHere
          • 1 Year
          28 days, 15 hours ago

          Who to bench-

          Cancelo or
          Bamford ??

          Any decision will inevitably be the wrong one. Cheers!