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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. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    come on we want more, one goal v west brom is crap

    1. BRFC1883
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      A significant amount of game left

  2. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    That is a really poor miss by Firmino. Guy's finishing has fallen off a cliff in the last 2.5 years.

    1. AK_FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Seriously

    2. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      That’s an extremely tough finish. Ball comes flying to him and he’s off balance and has to hit it quickly. Although I agree that usually his finishing is dire

  3. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Why don't team's mark Salah?

    1. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      They still think he is a one season wonder

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      They do he just keeps moving to find new pockets

  4. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Really need no more from Salah, and Trent to haul here...

  5. Original - Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    No Goalkeeper (Forster/Guiata)
    No Jota
    No Subs
    Rival gets 13 Mitchell Points off the bench for Jota no show.

    What else could do wrong?

  6. Booked4Dissent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Everton Sheffield predictions?

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      1-0.

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      BLOODBATH

    3. Bavarian
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      3-0 hattrick DCL

      1. Booked4Dissent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Wouldn’t that be nice for you.

        1. Igz08
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          nah not that nice..

    4. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      3-1

    5. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Godfrey screamer

  7. AK_FC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Wow Phillips is garbage.

    1. Marvin abides
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      He's not that bad. He'll have no trouble holding down a career in the premier league, although perhaps not at the very top level.

  8. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Rhys Williams is awful. Trent bailed the CBs out there.

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Of course he is awful. He is 19 and has played like 30 senior games in his whole career. Most of those at a really low league club. But where is he going to get games to improve?

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        You're not wrong.

      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        I'd say "X is awful" is FFS code for "I just saw X make a mistake"

        Remember - according to the wisdom of the FFS message boards - Salah is awful, Kane is awful, Bruno is awful, Vardy is awful, Son is awful, Bamford is awful, Ings is awful, Antonio is awful, Lingard is awful etc etc etc"

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          I don't think you can compare those players to Rhys Williams.

          Not that you should, mind.

    2. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      I mean he was playing in the 7th division last year. The man would get exposed in League 2

  9. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Wtf Salah is 150% EO in top 100k?

    Fml, useless as non captain this week then. Massive red arrow incoming 🙁

    1. Sleepless in Settle FPL
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      lol

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Surprised it’s that high, thought Kane (my captain) would’ve taken more captains as well...

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          I thought this too

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      I don’t care I just want points

  10. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    M.Pereira, Raphinha or Harrison in for Jota..?

    1. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      I'm in for Raphinha, but Pereira looks really good too.

  11. Differentiator
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Salah yellow card and 6 points all in would be lovely

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Not happening

      1. Differentiator
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        BoOkMaRkEd

        1. Super Saints
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Haha please do

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Another goal or assist coming!

      1. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        He wants those golden boots! More to come!

    3. TKC07
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Salah YC for hatrick celebration incoming..

  12. mynameisq
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Salah better than Mane finally settled?

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      This year Salah’s been miles better but the last 2 Mane was

    2. 4Rsenal_1886
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Should never of been a debate

  13. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    I find it interesting how Thiago was considered the best midfielder in the world last year but is now considered a flop even though he’d playing at the same level.

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      I think it took some time for him to get used to the Premier League. Is he going to stay at Pool because he will improve ....?

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      He's not a flop. But he is effectively playing instead of Henderson. More creative, but less defensive. The balance has changed and Liverpool have not fully adapted.

    3. Marvin abides
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      I'm not sure he's considered a flop outside of this message board, which is hardly a bastion of insight and understanding.

  14. Differentiator
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Question. Can Jota or Mane cover Salah? Discuss

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Even having both you'd lose ground

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Jota is injured

    3. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Jota won't cover anything .

  15. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    I'm really scared of not owning Kane next GW. Even today he could have easily destroy my rank. The fact that he only got 8 pts was a huge luck for us non owners

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Agree.

  16. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Sorry but Salah and Trent need to do way more, need them to lose their s**t second half and go crazy

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      This

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Salah hat-trick with one TAA assist please.

  17. estheblessed
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    What to do here guys? 1FT £0

    Johnstone
    Rudiger, TAA, Holgate
    Greenwood, Salah, Son, Lingard
    Kane, Nacho, DCL

    Martinez, Zaha, Veltman, Konsa

  18. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Rubbish game.

  19. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Best Jota replacement?
    A Raphina
    B Greenwood
    C Harrison
    D ESR
    E Willock
    F Torres

    1. dabber7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 14 days ago

      E

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Like E & F

      If F plays striker again could be huge.

  20. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Pereira territory.

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Omg please

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      What happened?

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Poor effort over the bar.

        1. Super Saints
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Thanks, only a Pereira goal can save my mini league

  21. Londongeezaa
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Just tuned back in. Get in captain Salah 🙂

    Makes up for the double cleanie wipe out.

  22. Jet5605
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Best Jota replacement? 1 FT and 0 ITB

    A - Greenwood
    B - Raph
    C - Other option?

    Mendy
    Dallas - Lindelof - Holgate
    Salah - Son - Lingard - Jota - Bruno
    Kane - Antonio

    Forster - Wood - Rudiger - Holding

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Greenwood

    2. 4Rsenal_1886
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Greenwood

  23. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Nice prediction by KK

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/23788774

    Wrong match though.

  24. The Reptile
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    I'm going Torres ‐ same price, have Greenwood already (0 itb)

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Will he start on Tuesday though?

      1. The Reptile
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Yes this could put me off ‐ not sure who else to consider at the moment, price rise worrying as I have exact money

  25. fedolefan
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    You have 45 mins left for two goals Mo.

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      It will happen

    2. Party time
      4 months, 14 days ago

      We need a penalty asap & a late goal

  26. Gazwaz80
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Been decorating and just checked in to see if Jota has scored his hattie yet, I must have missed klipperty’s email regarding his injury 🙁

  27. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Raph, Robertson and ings in for a -8 started well then

  28. Mile Plankton
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Last minute I switched (c) from Salah to DCL.
    Brace needed from Dominic now.

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Enjoy the 4 points

  29. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Feel so jammy with Salah vice for Mahrez. If Mahrez had started though he would’ve hauled

  30. Igz08
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Will Bale start the next game?

    1. dabber7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 14 days ago

      At home in front of the fans, you would think there's a good chance.

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      I think so