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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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1,967 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    How bad was Willock's injury?

    1. Sleepless in Settle FPL
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      not serious

  2. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Everton CS!

  3. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    The season that keeps on given, it's officially over!

    Lloris 2
    Shaw 1
    Son 2
    Greenwood 2
    DCL 2
    Kane 2 (C)

    Rival has Willock who has outscored the lot.

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      I'm clinging on

    2. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Mine is not better than yours.

    3. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      At least you haven't Reguilon this genius.

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

      The other 5 may do you good.

    5. son of city
      4 months, 8 days ago

      It's over

    6. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Same. 18 points behind and rival only had Digne. And Saka now playing

  4. Milkman Bruno
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Please Lingard punish the sellers. Trent and Antonio, if you could haul also. Thanks

  5. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Son, Kane, DCL 6 points

    1. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Reguilon, Bale, Kane, DCL 4 points

  6. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    The last minute C shift from Salah to Kane! What was I thinking?

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      It was a close call. He could’ve had a hatrick against wolves so made sense to go for Kane

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        His performance in the last game is what me pick him over Salah. Plus his record vs Villa. Guess it's better to go with the crowd though.

    2. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      It was not a wrong decision.

  7. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Points since GW20:

    Kane: 90
    Watkins: 84 (including the red card & suspension)

    I must have added that up wrongly, Shirley can’t be correct

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Kane has been on a bad run its not a suprise tbh

    2. PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      May be correct, racked up points with assist in the first half of the season

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Southampton & Palace games netted him 40 points between them... nearly 20% of his seasons points in those 2x games

        1. PLerix
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Yep. Add WHA and UTD games into that.

  8. 3 A
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Kane to sell or rent. 6013 987 9797

    1. DickFranDyke
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      £150m in a global pandemic for a 28 yr old.lolz

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        27?

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Does it come with ankle warranty?

  9. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Mo Salah hat trick would be awesome ⚽⚽⚽

    1. Milkman Bruno
      4 months, 8 days ago

      No no noooo

    2. son of city
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Captain?

    3. PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Yesss

  10. Milkman Bruno
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Why he Kane stayed on the pitch clapping the fans! He knows he is out.

    1. moment
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      That's why he stayed and clapped them

      1. Milkman Bruno
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Thanks Geoff

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      To avoid post match interview.

  11. Reeker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Expecting a big haul from Coufal to join the points on my bench alongside Iheanacho and Rudiger

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Coufal 1 pointer since I started him ahead of Rudiger.

  12. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Chucky to the rescue

  13. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Fabianski injured

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

    dEUROfail

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    1. Indpush
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Joined. Cheers

  15. Reeker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Fabianski injured in warmup. Randolph starts.

  16. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    On 18 with just Salah(c) Robbo Lingard and Antonio left

    Catastrophe

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Need westham madness

    2. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      That could be 60 by the end of the evening

    3. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      I’m on 11

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Who do u have left tho. Im just 7 better its nothing

    4. ZAMUNDA
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Same! but TAA instead of Robbo

    5. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      On 12 with Lingard Pereira Coufal TAA Salah(not captain) left, worst week of season coming at the worst possible time.

      15k at start of gw, nearly at 30k already

  17. Tango74
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Fabianski. Injured

  18. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Kane went around on his own clapping the Spurs fans (will that get him any fpl bonus points?) looks like he is leaving for sure.

    1. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      It was the last home game of the season. All the players would have gone around clapping the fans.

  19. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Klopp referring to tonight as the semi final. Yet to lose one under Klopp

  20. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Salah blank, Trent red card, Coufal hattie & Leno penalty save. One time.

  21. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Kane blank is a massive lift for as a non owner.

    1. PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Non owners irrelevant. *non cappers

  22. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Robbo Trent double only hope of top 500k

  23. Cheeto__Bandito
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Watkins is mr reliable 8 returns in 9

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Benched him.

      1. Cheeto__Bandito
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 8 days ago

        never bench that guy

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      He’s had an incredible season tbf to the lad

      He certainly has his limitations, but workrate, pace, strength & pain in the arse factor are DEFINITELY not amongst them

      25 attacking returns in his debut season, over a third of it without the main creative force to supply chances too

      Great bit of business from Smith

      1. CBonci
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        This. If he improves his finishing watch out

      2. Cheeto__Bandito
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 8 days ago

        yup imagine him with grealish all season, great option next season

        1. Super Saints
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          He will regress massively, a bit like Bamford and they'll be a lot more expensive

      3. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 12 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Spurs should sign Watkins to replace Kane. Could do worse works like a dog non stop.

  24. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Antonio if you're ever going to score again this is the time to do it.

  25. justaguy9
    4 months, 8 days ago

    worst gw in history of fpl.

    14 from 8 incl. C
    On bench- 15 from 2- Pickford & Digne

    Got so frustrated that EVE couldnt keep CS at home to Sheffield so benched Pickford & Digne

  26. Lindelol
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Willock Punt worked
    To come back in ML race needs salah(c) haul and pool to concede a goal. Antonio blank and Lingard to score. Low chance but I guess it could happen

  27. Reeker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Brought in Greenwood instead of Antonio. Squeaky bum time as rival owns him

  28. Arteta
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    St. Totteringham’s Day is still on lol

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      When was the last time ars finished above Tottenham? I honestly cant remember maybe it was the season Leicester won the league

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        And that too after tot gave up on the keague once title race was over

  29. ZAMUNDA
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    I was contemplating my luck having Rudiger on bench but then my ML rival has Richarlison, Digne and Burn on bench. Ouch

  30. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    What price Watkins next season?

    Would he get away with 7.0 - or will it be 7.5+

    With Grealish back he could find another gear & creep up to 30+ returns

    1. CBonci
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      If he’s 7.5 or less it will be great value imo especially if Grealish is still there.

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        If you had the patience to pick the likes of him up front and JWP in midfield - they would just sit there & drip feed points all season

        If they’re 7.0/7.5 definite food for thought

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Surely he'll be more than 7.5!?

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Yeah I think 8.0 would be a stretch too far though - if he had pens you could chance 8.0 but he’s terrible at them lol

    3. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      7.5 I would say.
      Using Jimenez from Wolves as the benchmark both got similar stats the year before their price shot up.

      Watkins 14 goals 9 assists
      Jimenez 17 goals 7 assists