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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
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Bring in Shaw or Dallas?

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

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Dallas

    2. Londongeezaa
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      How many defenders do you need? 🙂

  2. Party time
      2 months, 9 days ago

      What a finish from Salah

      1. Londongeezaa
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

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

        Could well win the Golden Boot again.

        1. zotter
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Agreed. Surprised he isn’t in running for POTY

          1. Dr Van Nostrand
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 9 days 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
              2 months, 9 days ago

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

              1. Dr Van Nostrand
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

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

        2. Party time
            2 months, 9 days ago

            You’re right

          • JBG
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 9 days 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
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Many fans are very biased

        3. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

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

      2. zotter
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Sell Watkins or Lingard? And for who??

        Have Raph

        1. Londongeezaa
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

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

      3. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

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

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 9 days 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
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Coufal.

      4. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 9 days 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
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Martinez to Fabianski or Meslier?

      5. Igz08
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

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

        1. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          I think he starts

          1. Igz08
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 9 days 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
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Don't see why not. Played well.

          1. Igz08
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            just fitness concerns, looked knackered by the end

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

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

              1. Igz08
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                Maybe I’m thinking in to it too much 😛

      6. KUN_DE_BRU_YNE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Willock or ASM if you would pick one ,?

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Willock

        2. dabber7
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Willock, scored in each of his last five matches.

        3. matiakez
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Willock I guess but ASM probably has the higher ceiling

        4. Geano
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Willock

        5. rokonto
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

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

          1. Ragabolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Salah

          2. Revival
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Bruno surely

          3. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            I'll probably leave it on Kane

          4. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Kane

          5. matiakez
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Bruno will top it I'd guess

          6. Avery
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Salah

        6. ManUtdFan977
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 9 days 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
            2 months, 9 days ago

            A

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

            E

            1. dabber7
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 9 days ago

              A

        7. Chandler Bing
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

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

          1. panda07
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Bale

        8. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          mane g Salah a... offside

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

          Offside...

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

          Salah is so good.

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            I’ll agree if he scores again

        11. PP6
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Noo

        12. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

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

          1. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

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

        13. tbos83
            2 months, 9 days ago

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

          • Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

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

            1. Rassi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              They kissed and made up.

            2. Old Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

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

            3. mynameisq
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 9 days 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
                2 months, 9 days 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
                  2 months, 9 days 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
                    2 months, 9 days 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
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      How many do they have to each other?

                      1. mynameisq
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        You might be surprised by the answer

            4. AMBELLINA PRISE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 9 days ago

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

          • ivantys
              2 months, 9 days ago

              pass it pereira what the heck

              1. Royal5
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                Absurd

            • jason_ni
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 9 days 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
                2 months, 9 days ago

                Second biggest troll after Soucek

              2. FPL Pillars
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

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

            • Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Thiago out bapping Pereira lol

            • el polako
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Salah so frustrating.

            • Royal5
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Poor finish

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

              Great save from Johnstone there.

              1. Royal5
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                Straight at him

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

                  More the fact he actually held onto it.

            • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              salah has to score

              1. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                Best observation I’ve seen this week

            • UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              How do you not even finish that?

              Jesus try a chip, anything! Such a poor shot

              1. JBG
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                Yeah, thought the same. Chip far corner.

                1. UNDERWORLD7
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 9 days 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
              2 months, 9 days 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
              2 months, 9 days ago

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

              1. Super Saints
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                It is sounding very much like 1-3 Salah hattrick

              2. Old Man
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                Probably about spot on.

              3. Lethargio Alcantara
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                1-1

              4. AC/DC AFC
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                2 2

            • Nikolai Volkoff
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

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

              1. jason_ni
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

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

                1. Old Man
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

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

            • Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Come on Pereira!

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

              Salah up top now