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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. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Come oooon WBA hooooldddd. 1:1 or 2:2

    1. Sailboats
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      why not 1-0

      1. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Omg I would love to see it

        1. Sailboats
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          oops, i spoke too soon

  2. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Wow what a season Harrison has had, gone completely under the radar too.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      No it hasn't. You're only just noticing now.

      1. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Only 3% ownership suggests otherwise

    2. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Yes he’s been great - I had him but Bielsa wasn’t giving him full games for a while so got put off. Guess you’ve just got to trust and stick with your players

  3. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Do something Mo!

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Thank you!

      1. Keeptrying
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        nice one
        🙂

    2. Monklane
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      er....

    3. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Timing!

  4. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Salah G

  5. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Mo G

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Mane A

  6. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    1 1

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Salah

  7. Bavarian
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    moooooooo

  8. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Mo Mane!

  9. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    SALAAAAH

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Mané assist.

  10. Ashleyajolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Who should replace Jota for, 9.5ml in bank.

    Team:
    Leno, Foster
    Shaw, TAA, Rudiger, Mitchell, Holding
    Salah, Lingard, Jota, Son, Raphina,
    Bamford, Iheanacho, Kane

  11. Royal5
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Salad

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      With Vinegar too

  12. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Salah delivers . Never in doubt

  13. The Ilfordian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Yes! GW saved!

  14. Il Capitano
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Nice

  15. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Hoooollld WBA!!! It's enough

  16. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Wow, Salah and Mane high fives, what’s going on?

  17. RedWolf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    How's mane getting on?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Just assisted Salah.

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Just got an assist

  18. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Green arrows everywhere

  19. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Noooooooooooooo

  20. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Yes!!!

  21. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Salah goal, Mané assist. This is not a drill.

  22. Cilly Bonnolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Yes Salah! Could really use a BIG performance from him today. Another couple of goals would be great.

    1. AC Yew
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Yes please!

  23. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Ffs... wrong captain again with Kane over Salah!

  24. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Bobby bar

  25. JohnnyRev7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Normal service is resumed.

  26. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Ffs captained Mané instead

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Been very involved. Still 55 mins to go.

  27. Wild Guus Chase
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Mohamed Salah: You get what you pay for

  28. JBG
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    And breathe.. XD.

  29. DycheDycheBaby
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    sAlaH (c) fAiL

  30. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Trent saves the day

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      3 BAPs confirmed