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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. CR7 is Home
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Is Salah getting the 3 bps?

    1. Champions League Varane
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Probably yes

      1. Blue Moon Rising
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Trent 1?

    2. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      atm

    3. DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Looks that way

    4. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Yep

  2. Blue Moon Rising
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Son to Bruno?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Villa are leaky :/

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Free? Fine if so but could still backfire

  3. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

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

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

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

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

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

  4. cescpistols111
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 11 days 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
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Raphinha and Ritchie

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Better to upgrade Kabak to Trent if possible

    2. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days 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
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 11 days 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 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Looks good to me! Nacho for Bamford/Antonio

  6. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 11 days 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
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Yes

      1. DavidBadWillie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 11 days ago

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

        1. DRIZ ✅
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          No

        2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          No

        3. Alcapaul
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 11 days ago

          No

  7. DRIZ ✅
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

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

  8. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

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

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 11 days 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!

  9. C_G
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

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

  10. Qaiss
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

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

  11. 420king
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 11 days 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?

  12. Wild Guus Chase
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Atleti score, oh no - no goal

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      How can you edit comments?

  13. Marvin abides
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 11 days 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
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Been around for years

      1. Marvin abides
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        What?

    2. Blue Moon Rising
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Was probably fed it.

    3. CroatianHammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

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

  14. C_G
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

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

    1. DavidBadWillie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Why not Harrison?

      1. C_G
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        consistency

  15. CroatianHammer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 11 days 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
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

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

  16. Athletico Underachieving
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 11 days 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
      4 months, 11 days ago

      TAA ultimate goat last 5gws

    2. Top Mark.S
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Loòooooooool

      All the threat down the left.

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha

      1. Top Mark.S
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Ha

    3. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      What game were you watching?

  17. TB303
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Zaha-> Son for free?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Nope, look elsewhere

    2. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      No Son looked tired today

    3. TB303
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Ok thanks

      1. Alcapaul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 11 days ago

        I would do it

  18. C_G
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 11 days 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
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Nothing, good to go

    2. CroatianHammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 11 days 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.

  19. Silecro
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

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

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Mahrez

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Chasing M, leading H

      1. Silecro
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        yup, chasing for some 40ish points

  20. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

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

  21. C_G
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

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

    1. C_G
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      I'll*

  22. Isco Disco
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 11 days 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

  23. TB303
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

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

    Am I missing anyone obvious ? Rashford?

    1. C_G
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Greenwood

    2. C_G
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Raphina

    3. TB303
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Thanks guys

  24. Lethargio Alcantara
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    sloppy defending... wish that was DCL.

  25. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Jebbison (c). Get in.

  26. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days 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
      4 months, 10 days ago

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

  27. BrooksWasHere
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Who to bench-

    Cancelo or
    Bamford ??

    Any decision will inevitably be the wrong one. Cheers!