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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. Patrick Bateman
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    30 point lead in ML going into last GW...

    Right to be confident or not?

    1. zotter
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      In the bag

    2. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      I caught up 39 points this week, be confident but its not a done deal!

      1. beric
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        got 8 points left to catch on sunday

      2. Patrick Bateman
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Damn, nice. Key not to be complacent then!

    3. 272MK
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      I caught 40+ in 1 gameweek some time ago.

      1. Patrick Bateman
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Well played... massive difference that!

        1. 272MK
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Thanks. It was Bale hattrick captains a few weeks ago I think. Others captained Kane. Crazy

    4. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      I let a 25 pont lead slip last GW of last season. Captained Kane over Aubameyang, he did vice versa.

      1. Patrick Bateman
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Damn, that’s brutal. Hope your luck is better this season!

    5. Salarrivederci
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      My rival was like 160 points ahead last season. Caught up by 140 in the last 3 GW's or so.

      30 points is a fair amount tbh, but depends on how many of the same players you will field next GW.

      If you only have like 3 or 4 different players in the starting 11 he would have a hard time catching you

      1. Patrick Bateman
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Mad catchup, he must have been shi*ting it haha.

        Indeed, might be a noob and copy a couple of his players to shield the lead. Cheers mate

  2. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Those Robbo owners will have a good night sleep

    1. Boly Would
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Completely turned it around for me, was looking pretty bleak

    2. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Thanks you. Been waiting 4 weeks

  3. Finding Timo
    4 months, 7 days ago

    All after tonight is TAA still the one to get GW38 over the likes of bam, Antonio, Mané , firmino etc?

    1. zotter
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Mane or firmino. Depending on who best to replace

      1. Finding Timo
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Yeh I could go DCL to firmino or greenwood to Mané

        1. Finding Timo
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Or even son to Mané , otherwise it’s digne to TAA

  4. EWH2020
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    35 point lead in ML. Am I safe?

    1. zotter
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      99.9pc

    2. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      No. I'm in the same boat though.

    3. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Pretty much, bar a freak captain picks from your rival.

  5. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Massive sigh of relief as a salah non capper...

    Moving on, do you prefer which to go with TAA and Salah in 38.

    A) Robbo (keeping bruno)
    B) Mane (selling bruno)

    1. zotter
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      B as you need to sell Bruno

  6. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    So siggy to raph -4 not paid off. 8.7k was my rank, but somehow sneaked into top 10k despite the red arrow 9.7k now. Antonio lingz was the key.

  7. Ohh1454
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    So 28 behind in ML. Do I need to captain someone bar Salah to have any chance to catch ? We own 6/7 same players

    1. zotter
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Yes you do. Auba or Mane

    2. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      28 isn't insurmountable, but you probably needs some luck.

      Salah might not be the pick we all hoped for on tonight's display.

      Tempted by Bamford as a differential personally.

    3. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      yes you do

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

    Was certain I was getting buried by Salah after the Kane (C) fail today. Feeling lucky to have just a small red this week for sure.

  9. dando89
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    60pts after bonus and a tiny green arrow, still on for my best ever rank just need a good final gameweek!

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

      What's your rank?

  10. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    ML to the wire, leading by just 1pt ... down to the luck of GW38!

  11. Chandler Bing
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    2FTs. 20 points to chase. Best option?

    A. Rodrigo and Auba
    B. Werner and Pepe/Raphina/City mid if leaked

  12. Egg noodle
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Do Mancity have a genuine reason to rotate next GW? Except for Pep roulette?

  13. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    30 points, yuck
    35% rank drop to 200k
    Pretty sure I was 65k on my gw31 wildcard
    Bring on next season

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

    looks like the tiniest of green arrows for me: up seventy places hahaha

  15. Salarrivederci
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Really can't complain about this GW even though I got Watkins (9) and Iheanacho (6) on bench. Gained 1 point on ML rival who used BB who are now 20 points behind me and closed the gap to ML leader to 7 points going into final GW. 2 transfers and can't wait till sunday!

    Martínez (3)
    TAA (6) - Digne (8) - Dallas (5) - Reguilón (2)
    Bruno (C) (8) - Salah (3) - Son (2) Gündogan (7) - Foden (10)
    Richarlison (9)

  16. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    5.6k drop to 8.7k ouch!!

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

      ouch. how many points did you get this week?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        37 (Kane C) with Rudiger and Phillips on the bench.

        Rank drop of over 3k

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

          very unlucky! I am sure you will stay in top10k 🙂

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Yeah insane first half of the season but past couple of months have been cruel

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

              Only one more gameweek!
              Good luck 🙂

    2. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      8.7k drop to 9.7k for me 🙂

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Ouch indeed 🙁

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Just fight to stay in top 10k

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Yeah was hoping for top 5k! Doesn’t seem likely now

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

      Stay in the Top 10k 🙂

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        I’ll try!

  17. Mile Plankton
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    64 without GK looks great after I missed the deadline and didn't sell Jota.

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

      If that means you now have 2FT then it could have been a blessing in disguise

  18. Do I Not Like Orange
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Phillips & Antonio rescuing me after Kane flop means I somehow still only have 6pts to make up on ML leader. Salah (c) or go for a differential captain? Dallas & TAA probs my best candidates.

  19. Muscout
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Do we think Bruno and Greenwood will play the last game?

    Which one is at more risk of a rest?

    1. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      I don’t think either will start. Looking at Fernandes to Mane

    2. 272MK
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Bruno

    3. leeboy104
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Bruno will be rested IMO. Think if Ole intends to start Rashford in Europa final, then Greenwood might play against Wolves. Lineup could resemble team against Leicester.

      1. Muscout
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Is Ole brave enough to not start him? Didn’t he start him in a Europa 2nd leg after United had won 4-0 in first game

        1. leeboy104
          4 months, 7 days ago

          With second place sealed and it being a final I think he'll rest him. There's a bit more travel involved too. I suppose he might come off the bench.

  20. RedWolf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Is there anyone here who would play Foden over Willock in 38?

    Convince me!

    1. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      No. Foden will start on bench.

      1. leeboy104
        4 months, 7 days ago

        I agree with this. He played the full 90 against Brighton so would expect him to be rotated.

  21. Crunchie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Wow, i had 30 points until Lingard and Antonio turned up to make it 42. Was outside the 1k for the first time since GW24. This would have been a shame as it is by far the highest place i have been in the 5 years of playing this game

  22. FantasyHero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Fantasy Football Scout Member4 Years6 hours, 24 mins ago
    What would you do here for last gw:

    Mesilier* (forster)
    TAA Philips lindelof (Maguire* konsa)
    Son Bruno salah lingard gundo*
    Kane bam (vydra)

    1FT 0.3itb

  23. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Ship out Kane > Antonio, or Son > Mane?

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Son to Mane. Leicester defence not great without Evans

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Or Kane > Firmino?

        1. Van der Faart
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Kane will want golden boot. Got a great record v Leicester too. Son the one to go he's done nothing since February

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            That's what we said today about him 😛 but yeah I get it, ta!

        2. Crunchie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Could be but i would not Capt Kane but am keeping him for Golden Boot as Salah didnt core (thank God) 🙂

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Salah and Kane essential again? 😛

        3. RogDog_jimmy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 7 days ago

          i was just checking this myself - am interested in it. i see Leicester being too good for Spurs.

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Yeah need one to go Kane or Son, probably Son with Kane on penalty and nothing else. I don't care golden boot stuff, it seems making Salah and Kane frustrated today ...

  24. Powers106
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Who do you think are the best City to for the final GW?

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      N/A

    2. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Torres and maybe Sterling

  25. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Got 2ft and want to take a couple of punts. Any thoughts? Only 0.4 in the bank

    Martinez areola
    Azpi regulion Philips shaw targett
    Salah son jota lingard Greenwood
    Dcl Kane Antonio

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      DCL and Regulion out

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Cheers, thinking iheanacho but not sure on any decent defenders. Maybe Dallas

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Did not see Jota there, so perhaps Jota out rather than def

          1. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Thanks

    2. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Not exactly punts as highly owned, but can see Dallas and Bamford doing well next week over Regullion and DCL

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Cheers. Might target the Leeds boys

    3. Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Harrison, rodrigo, firmino,..

      Nacho, bamford would be easy switch with dcl, but i dont see them as differential

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Cheers

    4. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Kane + Jota > Firmino + Willcok/Raphinha

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Thanks

  26. balint84
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Captaining Dallas is obvious if chasing, isn't it?

    1. Van der Faart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Good shout

    2. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      I like the shout

  27. Van der Faart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Son to who? Need a big week with a differential captain chasing 20 points in ML. 1.1 ITB

    Mendy
    Rudi TAA Dallas
    Salah Lingard Greenwood Son*
    Antonio Kane Bamford

    Forster Foden Holding Strujik

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Foden to fodder, Son to Mane

    2. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Would prob lose Greenwood first. Maybe raphinha or Torres

    3. Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Im going Mane(c)

  28. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Will Laca start the final match?

    Looking for DCL replacement to go with Kane and Firmino

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 7 days ago

      I would keep DCL.
      City been shipping goals - and Everton on the counter are better than in possession. I see a lot of goals.

      Or Iheanahco. Think Leicester will beat Spurs comfortably.

  29. Podge
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Meslier no show cost me the ton 🙁

    1. Powers106
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Any update on why he didn't play?

  30. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Best three FWD’s for 38?

    Antonio
    Bamford
    Watkins

    1. Salarrivederci
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Iheanacho, Firmino, Bamford.

      But you would prbably be better of with Mané or Robertson with Salah and TAA so I would say Ihanacho, Bamford and Antonio.

      Watkins down the list. Kane, Auba, Vardy and maybe even Jebbison ahead of him tbh.

    2. Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Seeing tot defence id say Nacho for watkins

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Ta