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Champions League-chasing Liverpool up against Norris as injured Pope misses out

The final two matches of Gameweek 37 kick off concurrently at 20:15 BST this evening.

Liverpool are the main draw from a Fantasy perspective, with the most-captained player of this Gameweek set to face Burnley’s third-choice goalkeeper.

With Diogo Jota (£6.9m) injured, Mohamed Salah (£12.8m) and his two usual compadres in the Reds’ attack start as expected this evening.

Jurgen Klopp has made just the one change from the last-gasp win at West Brom, with Curtis Jones (£4.4m) replaced by Georginio Wijnaldum (£5.3m).

Sean Dyche has made two tweaks to the side that lost 4-0 at home to Leeds United.

There’s a surprise between the posts, with Will Norris (£4.0m), not Bailey Peacock-Farrell (£4.0m), lining up in Nick Pope‘s (£5.5m) absence.

Norris’s only previous appearances in the Premier League came back in the 2018/19 season as a late substitute for Wolves.

The other change sees winger Johann Berg Gudmundsson (£5.4m) replace forward Matej Vydra (£4.8m), with Dyche seemingly adopting similar tactics to the ones he used against Manchester United.

There was originally just one change apiece at the Hawthorns, meanwhile.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£4.6m) comes in for Grady Diangana (£5.0m) for the hosts, while Said Benrahma (£5.9m) replaces Jarrod Bowen (£5.9m) for the Hammers.

But there is a late change to the West Ham line-up as Darren Randolph (£4.3m) is in for the injured Lukasz Fabianski (£5.0m) between the posts.


LINE-UPS

Burnley: Norris, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Brownhill, Westwood, Cork, McNeil, Gudmundsson, Wood.

Subs: Barnes, Peacock-Farrell, Rodriguez, Pieters, Vydra, Nartey, Dunne, Richardson, Driscoll-Glennon.

Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Rhys Williams, Robertson, Thiago, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mane.

Subs: Milner, Adrian, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jones, Tsimikas, Shaqiri, Origi, Neco Williams, Koumetio.

West Bromwich Albion XI: Johnstone, Furlong, Robson-Kanu, Bartley, Ajayi, Phillips, Pereira, Townsend, Gallagher, Maitland-Niles, Yokuslu.

Subs: Button, Robinson, Diangana, Diagne, Peltier, O’Shea, Grant, Gardner-Hickman, King.

West Ham United XI: Randolph, Cresswell, Coufal, Benrahma, Lingard, Dawson, Fornals, Ogbonna, Soucek, Antonio, Rice.

Subs: Trott, Balbuena, Yarmolenko, Noble, Bowen, Diop, Fredericks, Johnson, Odubeko.

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  1. Avery
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Which one?
    A. Digne to Robertson
    B. Bruno to Mane

    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Who are your other defenders?

      1. Avery
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 days ago

        TAA | Digne | Dallas

    2. The White Pele
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      B

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      B

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

    Anyone looking st Kieran Tierney for the final game? (Home to Brighton)

    1. Avery
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I wasn’t but I am now. How has he been the last few games?

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Assist today there. Will defs start anc loves to bomb forward!

    2. Toughie
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I thought about him for a moment but Brighton have a decent chance to score. Plus do arsenal really want to win in case they get into the europa conference

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Agreed - I think Brighton are likely to score, but has potential for one or two assists. Can remember him doing well in final game of season last year, too..

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Brighton are pretty solid defensively. Not sure how much joy arsenal will get

    4. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Brighton are pretty solid defensively. Not sure how much joy arsenal will get

  3. Cheeto__Bandito
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 12 days ago

    If you can only get one this week

    Antonio or Raph

    1. Avery
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      For me Antonio

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

      Have you any other Leeds/WHU assets?

    3. Garth Marenghi
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Antonio

    4. MMN
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Probably Antonio edges it.

    5. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Antonio

  4. MMN
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    2 FT 0.2m. Any initial thoughts assuming Jota is out? Chasing a 24 points deficit ...

    Areola
    Robbo, TAA, Shaw*
    Bale, Lingard, Son, Jota*
    Nacho, Bam, Kane

    Martinez, Gundo*, Fofana, Konsa

    *doubtful to start

    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      What's the matter with Shaw?!

      1. MMN
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        I guess he probably won't start with a cup final 3 days later.

      2. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Surely rested for the Europa final 3 days after the Wolves game. Expect Telles to start

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

      Same strikeforce as I...

    3. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Jota to Raph/Harrison
      Shaw to Coufal
      Bale to Mane (c)

      got to swing for the fences

      1. MMN
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Not a bad shout. How has Mane looked recently?

  5. Muscout
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Forster or McCarthy more likely to play last game?

    See some people taking out Martinez, no risk of him being rested is there?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I wouldn't bother with a GK transfer. Last GW of the season. GK generally have low ceiling. Use your transfer more wisely

  6. Bleh
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Best non-Pool defender? No budget.

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Dallas or cresswell

      1. Bleh
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Cheers!

  7. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Would you play this defence or take a hit to improve? If so what move?- budget no obstacle

    Leno
    TAA Dallas Holding (Digne Fofana)

    1. Bleh
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Similar situation here. I guess Digne > Robbo is the obvious move unless you have 3 Pool already.

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        No that is move considering thanks- also Son to Mané an option which complicates things!

  8. Bleh
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    A. Son > Mane
    B. Digne > Cresswell/Chilwell
    C. Both (-4)

    Sanchez
    Dallas, Struijk, TAA
    Salah, Lingard, Son, Greenwood
    Bamford, Nacho, Kane
    (Martinez, Digne, Gundo, Targett)

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I like A

      1. Bleh
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Cheers, on that now

    2. C0YS
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      A

      1. Bleh
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks!

  9. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Do you think Leicester going all out against Spurs to get goals in order to get to top 4, makes Son a good option?

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Spurs looks so dejected

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      No they only need to win 1-0 and just depends on villa or palace to do them a favour.. No way they would win by 5 goals and even they do that why not liverpool win more than 1 goal difference.
      Son still good option thou!

  10. MMN
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    2 FT 0.2m. Anything better than Shaw & Jota > Phillips & Raph/Harrison? Chasing a 25 points deficit.

    Areola
    Robbo, TAA, Shaw*
    Bale, Lingard, Son, Jota*
    Nacho, Bam, Kane

    Martinez, Gundo*, Fofana, Konsa

    1. Rhinos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      i wouldn't be cocking about swapping defenders around when yluvegot triple spuds attack

  11. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Have exact money to do DCL + Siggy --> Antonio + Mane

    No chance that Mane rises tonight right

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I like those moves

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        yeah just ideally want to wait as long as i can, but so scared that someone will rise

        1. Hy liverpool
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Mane on 98.1% to rise that pretty high tbh so a high chance to rise before any presser anyway 🙁

    2. Rhinos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      just wait till sunday. Bound to he some juicy pressers

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        one price rise or drop prices me out though...

    3. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      pretty good chance Mane does rise tonight

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        which site are you using?

        1. ZimZalabim
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Fpl stats
          on 98%

  12. ZimZalabim
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Who do you guys think are the best differentials for the last gw ?

    Chasing 18 points, all have Salah. So would you say a captain punt or just a couple players have 2 FTs and dont think I should take a hit

    Any Ideas ?

    1. Rhinos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I'm thinking Tierney and Pulisic

      1. ZimZalabim
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        cheers not sure ill make a move for a defender but pulisic seems a solid option can be explosive on his day

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Defferntial and captain him.. Risk it imo.

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Mane
        Pulisic/Harrison/Torres
        Jesus/Antonio

        1. ZimZalabim
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Mane seems the obvious punt to take but just not confident about him returning but I guess I will need an option like him to bridge the gap

    3. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Pulisic, Havertz, Wood, Mane, Robbo, Harrison, Alioski, Casilla, Grealish

      1. ZimZalabim
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Pulisic and Grealish seem like interesting options high ceilings but tough game against each other

        cheers

    4. Toughie
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Consider Mane, unless you have a few different players to your rivals it might come down to captains

      1. ZimZalabim
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Thats the thing we have only about 5 players in common so already quite different but I have an extra FT
        and expect him to go Salah Captain

        common players - Salah, Kane, Trent, DCL and Zaha

        So I was thinking ill do DCL to Bamford but seems like a move he likely makes as well, but could be a big differential.

        and then Zaha to one of the players mentioned above.

        or I go Bale to Mane and captain Mane and see who I can get then for one of DCL or Zaha maybe Raph or Harrison.

    5. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Torres/Aguero

  13. C0YS
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Who would you being in for Meslier/Bruno?

    A) Casilla + Mane
    B) Alisson + Harrison/Willock/Pereira

    Kinda leaning towards #2 because I already have Dallas and am not very confident in Leeds keeping a CS against WBA and Pereira...thoughts??

    1. C0YS
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Forgot Raphinha in #2 as well

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      A

    3. Avery
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Surely Meslier is back for last game

      1. dabber7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Bielsa has already confirmed that Casilla starts the last match.

  14. sunzip14
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Vydra to?

    A) Antonio ( Have Lingard)
    B) Bamford (Have Raphinha)
    C) Cavani

    1. leeboy104
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Not Cavani, he'll be rested for Europa final. I think it's almost a coin toss between the other two.

      • ZimZalabim
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        B imo

      • No Kane No Gain
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        I think vydra starts against sheff United so he might not be that bad

    2. OptimusBlack
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Martinez
      TAA Digne Dallas
      Salah © Son Willock Zaha
      Watkins Kane Bamford
      Areola ( JWP - Konsa - Dunk)
      If You have 2 FT
      What would they be ??

      1. sunzip14
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Zaha> Mane/Raph
        Watkins> Antonio

        1. OptimusBlack
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Thxxx

    3. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Harrison or willock?!

      1. leeboy104
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Willock out of those two. However, monitor situation with Joelinton and ASM. Willock was just fatigue but if those 2 are out I'd be reluctant to get Willock.

          1. RogDog_jimmy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 12 days ago

            this is giving me pause now too. had planned to get in willock.
            asm out would really hurt.

      2. Alcapaul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 12 days ago

        What does everyone think about hits for the last week? Im 20 points clear in my ML. Thinking a -4 is ok?

        1. Cantonesque
            2 months, 12 days ago

            If I had a 20 point cushion there are hits I'd want to take but I only have 5 points. Even so considering DCL>Antonio for a hit.

            But it all depends on how your team compares to his.

        2. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Any suggestions on how to chase a 9 point gap in my ML? 1ft, 0.8m itb

          Mendy
          Taa Dallas Shaw
          Salah bruno son lingard raphina
          Watkins nacho

          Pickford dcl castagne Ward

          1. Alcapaul
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Bruno to Mane

            1. Disturbed
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Cheers. Anything worth a hit? Dcl > bamford/ Antonio?

              1. Alcapaul
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 12 days ago

                DCL to either of those could be worth it yea.

          2. RogDog_jimmy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 12 days ago

            like bruno > mane

            maybe throw in a second differential...

            DCL > Martial?
            Lingard > Dan James
            Lingard > Torres

            Something with whichever random MU or MC player could go off.

            1. Disturbed
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Yea looking at something like that. Will need to gamble on a forward as all the mids have a decent fixture. Cheers

              1. RogDog_jimmy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 12 days ago

                i'm chasing 9 points to get top 1k so i'm trying to figure out the same thing.
                also really bored of my template team slowly dropping rank for a few weeks now.
                good luck with it!

                1. Disturbed
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Nice rank! Was at 5k before this gw, dropped to 8k now after a very average gw. Thinking one of bamford/ Antonio for dcl might be worth the hit

                  1. RogDog_jimmy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Cheers pal!
                    I really like the idea of DCL up against a MC b-team who will hoard possession. Everton on the counter is more dangerous - and City have allowed a bunch of goals and chances in the last two. I'm actually thinking about moving Kane and/or Son.

        3. spamking
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Transfer out Mahrez or Greenwood?

        4. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Where's Ragabolly? :/

          1. Ragabolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            You're in the wrong article 😀