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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. Jamie_GAWA
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Bring in Shaw or Dallas?

    Currently have
    Mendy - Meslier
    Trent - Rudiger - Konsa - Coady - Digne

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Dallas

    2. Londongeezaa
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      How many defenders do you need? 🙂

  2. Party time
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    What a finish from Salah

    1. Londongeezaa
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Class. Doesn’t get the respect he deserves sometimes.

      Could well win the Golden Boot again.

      1. zotter
        • 11 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Agreed. Surprised he isn’t in running for POTY

        1. Dr Van Nostrand
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          29 days, 2 hours ago

          Apparently not even likely to make team of the season such is how appalling poor and biased football writers are in this country

          1. panda07
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            29 days, 2 hours ago

            Agreed, if he was English he'd be a certainty for TOTY

            1. Dr Van Nostrand
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              29 days, 2 hours ago

              Absurd Foden is even in consideration. He's played less than half the season minutes-wise

      2. Party time
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        You’re right

      3. JBG
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        People who underate him can't be serious. I'm a lifelong MU fan and I have to admit that he is world class.

        1. Dr Van Nostrand
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          29 days, 2 hours ago

          Many fans are very biased

    2. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Criminally underrated and disrespected, partly because of his first season and partly because of Mane's tantrums

  3. zotter
    • 11 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Sell Watkins or Lingard? And for who??

    Have Raph

    1. Londongeezaa
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      I may play one as a punt and roll the FT to the final week.

  4. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Can't believe I ask this, for GW37 play Coufal (wba) or Mitchell (ARS)?

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      I'm benching them both so start them both if you can, honestly though it should be Coufal I guess

    2. MidTableFantasy
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Coufal.

  5. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    What would you do here? 1 FT 0 ITB

    Martinez
    TAA Digne Dallas
    Salah Bruno Greenwood Lingard
    DCL Watkins Bamford*

    Areola Targett Jota* Dunk*

    1. MidTableFantasy
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Martinez to Fabianski or Meslier?

  6. Igz08
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Got bottomed, what's the opinion on Bale starting next week?

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      I think he starts

      1. Igz08
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        I fancy it too. Home game and he started all last time they played 3 in a week

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Don't see why not. Played well.

      1. Igz08
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        just fitness concerns, looked knackered by the end

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          29 days, 2 hours ago

          It didn't look like he looked knackered to me. Nothing is impossible though.

          1. Igz08
            • 4 Years
            29 days, 1 hour ago

            Maybe I’m thinking in to it too much 😛

  7. KUN_DE_BRU_YNE
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Willock or ASM if you would pick one ,?

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Willock

    2. dabber7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Willock, scored in each of his last five matches.

    3. matiakez
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Willock I guess but ASM probably has the higher ceiling

    4. Geano
        29 days, 1 hour ago

        Willock

    5. rokonto
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Who will top the captain poll for the next gameweek (37)?

      1. Ragabolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Salah

      2. Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Bruno surely

      3. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        I'll probably leave it on Kane

      4. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Kane

      5. matiakez
        • 10 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Bruno will top it I'd guess

      6. Avery
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 1 hour ago

        Salah

    6. ManUtdFan977
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      best keeper to have until the rest of the season
      a) dubravka
      b) mendy
      c) martinez
      d) Fabianski
      e) meslier

      1. Chandler Bing
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        A

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

        E

        1. dabber7
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          29 days, 1 hour ago

          A

    7. Chandler Bing
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Best differential midfielder upto 9.5 if chasing 30 points? Other than Spurs players.

      1. panda07
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        29 days, 1 hour ago

        Bale

    8. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      mane g Salah a... offside

    9. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Offside...

    10. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Salah is so good.

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        I’ll agree if he scores again

    11. PP6
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Noo

    12. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Lazy by Mane not to get back on the right side there

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 1 hour ago

        This, he is clearly off form and not even trying.

    13. tbos83
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Disaster of a week. Entire hopes resting on DCL and Digne.

      • Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Why have Salah and Mane started passing to each other today?

        1. Rassi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          29 days, 1 hour ago

          They kissed and made up.

        2. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          29 days, 1 hour ago

          Because they need to win instead of just ******* about with each other's heads.

        3. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          29 days, 1 hour ago

          Salah usually does, mane just throws a tantrum any time he doesn't so it sticks in the mind. Whereas mane genuinely will do anything to avoid passing him normally but you're right even he is passing today. Probably because of his poor form and dissing klopp last week on his best behaviour now

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            29 days, 1 hour ago

            To suggest Mane doesn't pass to Salah is ridiculous in a professional team that's won all those trophies together.

            1. mynameisq
              • 7 Years
              29 days, 1 hour ago

              The avoiding passing each other didn't start until recently and is usually about the killer ball, rather than not passing in general

              1. AC/DC AFC
                • 5 Years
                29 days, 1 hour ago

                Mane has 10 assists this season and Salah 5.

                I'm not having it that they deliberately ignore each other. Both are strikers and in a split second the pass may not happen every time...

                1. mynameisq
                  • 7 Years
                  29 days, 1 hour ago

                  How many do they have to each other?

                  1. mynameisq
                    • 7 Years
                    29 days, 1 hour ago

                    You might be surprised by the answer

        4. AMBELLINA PRISE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          29 days, 1 hour ago

          Very good observation mate. I think they made up. When Salah scores they hugged as well

      • ivantys
          29 days, 1 hour ago

          pass it pereira what the heck

          1. Royal5
            • 9 Years
            29 days, 1 hour ago

            Absurd

        • jason_ni
          • 5 Years
          29 days, 1 hour ago

          Jota sums up my fpl season.
          Signed in 31.
          Gw31 2 points
          Gw32 3 points
          Gw33 1point
          34 No game.
          35 Fh and move him out of team, scored 10 points.
          36 need him for blank, injured and out for season.

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            29 days, 1 hour ago

            Second biggest troll after Soucek

          2. FPL Pillars
            • 4 Years
            29 days, 1 hour ago

            Never owned him, wasn’t surprised when I heard he was injured. Typical Jota!

        • Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          29 days, 1 hour ago

          Thiago out bapping Pereira lol

        • el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          29 days, 1 hour ago

          Salah so frustrating.

        • Royal5
          • 9 Years
          29 days, 1 hour ago

          Poor finish

        • Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          29 days, 1 hour ago

          Great save from Johnstone there.

          1. Royal5
            • 9 Years
            29 days, 1 hour ago

            Straight at him

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              29 days, 1 hour ago

              More the fact he actually held onto it.

        • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 11 Years
          29 days, 1 hour ago

          salah has to score

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            29 days, 1 hour ago

            Best observation I’ve seen this week

        • UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          29 days, 1 hour ago

          How do you not even finish that?

          Jesus try a chip, anything! Such a poor shot

          1. JBG
            • 3 Years
            29 days, 1 hour ago

            Yeah, thought the same. Chip far corner.

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              29 days, 1 hour ago

              Yep, but just every time a boring shot right at the keeper, he really needs to widen his options for shots, because what he’s doing ain’t ever gonna work

        • Lethargio Alcantara
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          29 days, 1 hour ago

          That will be the end of the last spark of hope for CL football in 2021/22. It's over.
          I fkn hate Big Sam and his style of 'football'.

        • Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          29 days, 1 hour ago

          Prediction of full time score here? 1-3 too ambitious?

          1. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            29 days, 1 hour ago

            It is sounding very much like 1-3 Salah hattrick

          2. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            29 days, 1 hour ago

            Probably about spot on.

          3. Lethargio Alcantara
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            29 days, 1 hour ago

            1-1

          4. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            29 days, 1 hour ago

            2 2

        • Nikolai Volkoff
          • 5 Years
          29 days, 1 hour ago

          Why not check corners with VAR? Some teams build their attack on set pieces

          1. jason_ni
            • 5 Years
            29 days, 1 hour ago

            Please no, there's already too much VAR in football.

            1. Old Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              29 days, 1 hour ago

              Oh I love it ... especially at about 7pm yesterday evening.

        • Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          29 days, 1 hour ago

          Come on Pereira!

        • Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          29 days, 1 hour ago

          Salah up top now