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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. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Allardyce quits

    1. beric
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      coward

    2. WVA
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Why do they do it before the last game?

    3. Qaiss
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Leeds are gonna wipe the floor with em

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

      Yeah I am sure he didn't quite get the send of Hodgson rightly deserved

    5. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Woy would never

  2. WVA
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    I have to bench Iheanacho don't I?

    Henderson
    TAA Dallas Coufal
    Salah Son Greenwood Lingard Pereira
    Kane Bamford
    Lloris Iheanacho Shaw Ward

    1. Toby Lerone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Greenwood probs

    2. Do I Not Like Orange
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I'd start him over Greenwood

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Not sure - can see him score v Spurs. I would bench Pereira

    4. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Bench Greenwood.
      If he plays it won't be a full 90.
      Start Nacho for sure!

    5. Bagheri Arce
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      No

      I would personally play ahead of any of your mids bar Salah.

  3. Botman and Robben
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Which looks better?
    A. Coady -> TAA
    B. Son -> Mane

    Martinez
    Phillips Digne Shaw
    Son Raphinha Salah Lingard Greenwood
    Bamford Kane

    Sanchez Watkins Rudiger Coady

    1. WVA
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A

    2. WVA
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Although Spurs looked horrible

  4. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    DCL to

    A Antonio
    B Bamford

    1. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Bamford 100%

    2. WVA
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I'm doing B

    3. Botman and Robben
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Bee

  5. CC22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    So who is everyone’s big “differential” punts for the final week? Probably chasing points but Pepe at home to Brighton perhaps? Another one is Havertz - any news if he’ll be fit?

    1. zotter
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Firmino

      1. CC22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Could be a good one. He just always feels like his ceiling is about 9 points though in my head!

    2. Qaiss
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I want to go Auba but I am not even confident he starts.

      1. CC22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        He’s another I’d be tempted by but can’t really afford it without a hit. Arsenal fixture looks like one to potentially target though.

    3. Free Hat
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Mane cpt

      1. CC22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Going without Salah at all, or got both?

        1. Free Hat
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Have salah. Son to mane and cpt as differential.

    4. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Auba for me

      1. Qaiss
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Captain too?

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          No won't go that far 🙂

          Salah 100%

    5. Jimbo-Jones
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Bruno to Mané, Antonio (c)

  6. Fernandito
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Mendy
    TAA Holding Dallas Coady Fofana
    Salah Greenwood Mahrez Lingard Jota
    DCL Kane Bamford
    2FT
    A Jota & Mahrez to Mane & Willock
    B Jota & Fofana to Raphinha & Robertson

  7. Only a Hazard of time
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Nursing a 3 point ML lead going into the final gameweek. Swear to god if my rival's TC Bruno's phantom assist is the difference on Sunday I'll be raging.

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Sure you must have had your fair share of luck as well like the rest of us this season 🙂

  8. zotter
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    A. Sell Martinez
    B. Sell DC
    C. Sell Bruno
    D. Sell someone else

    Comfortable lead in ML. 11k rank

    Martinez
    Dallas. Trent. Robbo.
    Salah c. Bruno. Raph. Ling
    Antonio. Dcl. Kane

    Fabri. ESR. Shaw. Veltman

  9. Cheeto__Bandito
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Who scores most?

    A) Trossard (ars)
    B) Watkins (CHE)
    C) Raphina (-4)

    1. Botman and Robben
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      B

  10. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Absolute best GK for week 38?

    100% nailed and best chance of clean sheet?

    With meslier out I'm stuck!

    1. zotter
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Alisson

    2. Cheeto__Bandito
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      alisson

    3. Qaiss
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Alisson?

    4. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Ugh sorry! Have 3 Pool!
      Gulp

    5. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Casilla is the best I can see - but i almost think there'll be no clean sheets.

      1. Ron_Swanson
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        There was none last season on the last day

        1. Qaiss
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Man City

        2. RogDog_jimmy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Yeah i'm not hitting to replace Meslier. I got Forster - hopefully he turns up, but I can't see anyone worth a -4.

          1. Stupendous
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            Might leave it then.
            Meslier Forster are my two

    6. zotter
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Would say Burnley but who knows. Maybe fabianski

    7. zotter
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Martinez will get a f load of saves with Chelsea chasing a win. Keep

      1. Stupendous
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Thought maybe Mendy in fact

    8. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Ederson? Has Pep confirmed he plays?

        1. Stupendous
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Ta

    9. User Unknown
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Is Meslier definitely out? I’m bench boosting (which will be an absolute Turkey shoot anyway) but backup keeper is Forster. Suspect I won’t have either playing

      1. Stupendous
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Kika confirmed playing

        Same two here

      2. BeWater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Bielsa said Casilla is playing.

        1. User Unknown
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Urghh. Guess it’s probably worth a hit

  11. Steirish
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Was the Dubravka injury bad? Is he likely to start on Sunday?

  12. Milkman Bruno
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Can’t take a hit so may just bench Bruno for Lingard and sell Shaw. Who is the best defender up to 5.2 mil?

    1. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Holding

    2. zotter
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Philips!

      1. Milkman Bruno
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Rival has him and he is 14 points ahead going into the final week so need a differential!

    3. zotter
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Who is your reserve defender? Play him and sel Brno

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 3 months ago

        agree with this - no defender worth it for me.

      2. Milkman Bruno
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Reserve defenders are Struijk who may not play and Mitchell against pool!

  13. ORaghallaigh
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    66 points this week gets us into the top 1k for the first time this season!

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      nice one! good time to break in!

      1. ORaghallaigh
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Thanks mate, it's more important for my 12 year old than me!

    2. DA Minnion (Former great)
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Well done.

      1. ORaghallaigh
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Thank you!

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

      Great stuff, congrats!

    4. Milkman Bruno
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      And what a great time to do it. Well done

  14. zotter
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    To help with general questions. If anyone going for Hail Mary differential plus captain who are contenders

    Off top of my head

    Mane
    Firmino
    Auba
    Pepe
    Vardy
    Havertz
    Wood
    Jesus

    1. Podge
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Bamford Dallas

      1. zotter
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Nice. Add Raph to that

  15. FCSB
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Mendy
    TAA Shaw Dallas
    Salah Greenwood Son Lingard
    Kane Bamford DCL

    Forster JWP Holding Coleman

    2FT, 1.0 itb

    Early thoughts on best option:

    1. Son + DCL >> Mane + Iheanacho
    2. Son + DCL >> Raphinha + Firmino / Antonio
    3. Coleman DCL >> Cresswell / Phillips + Firmino + Antonio

    Thanks all

    1. BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      2 with Antonio.

  16. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Have 2ft and going to get rid of at least 2 of Digne Sigurdsson DCL
    A) Digne and Siggy to Robertson and Raphinha
    B) Digne and DCL to Mee and Firmino
    C) Other idea

    1. BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A looks good.

    2. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A

  17. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    A) Kane/Jota > Bamford/Mané (-4)
    B) DCL > Bamford (FT)

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      B 100%

    2. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Can't sell Kane in the final game imo

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        😛

    3. BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      B

  18. Stranger Mings
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Couple of quick ones 1, play DCL over shaw? 2, captain salah 3, best 3 players for GW38? Ta

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      1) Start Shaw IMO. Probably benched anyway.
      2) Sure?
      3) Too vague a question.

      1. Stranger Mings
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Thanks

    2. BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Play DCL. Captain Salah. Salah, TAA and Bamford could be good last day.

      1. Stranger Mings
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Cool thanks agree TAA good pick. I think shaw won’t play but guess if doesn’t DCL first sub

  19. balint84
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    A) Allison+Foden
    B) Antonio+Philips
    C) Firmino+jwp

    1. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      B

  20. Kodap
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Won my ML easily so my focus now is OR, no matter what happens I’ll have the highest finish I’ve ever had (currently 14k now post subs)

    Is it possible to have a top 10k finish? Or have I lost out on that now

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Will be tough !

    2. Vinyl78LP
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      14k?, I think thats about 13/14 pts off 10k - not out of the question, but a couple of differentials need to perform.

  21. Sid07
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Have 2 fts
    1) shaw + Watkins to Dallas + antonio (433)
    2) jota + Watkins to raphina + antonio (343)

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      2

    2. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      1

    3. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      2

  22. Ginola
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Chasing 31pts in ML. Wood captain?

    1. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Go for it. Good luck

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A Leeds player ?

    3. BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Sheffield United suddenly don't look horrendous at the back.

    4. Qaiss
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Auba.. he has a good history of scoring on the final day. Just whether he starts

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        He has to surely? Arsenal still to play for Europe can't see him being dropped.

        1. Qaiss
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Yeah true, I’m really really tempted man

    5. Botman and Robben
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Better even going Dallas

      1. Ginola
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Leader has Dallas. Even a mega haul wouldn’t be enough to make up 31pts right?

    6. Toby Lerone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Why not

    7. Steve McCroskey
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Too much to chase IMO so may as well go a differential captain and sacrifice a goat to the fantasy gods on the eve of the GW when the moon is at its fullest

  23. DA Minnion (Former great)
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    48 points ahead should be enough hopefully.

    1. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Yep

  24. MysticMac17
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    GW38. Which one to choose?
    A. Mane and Tierney
    B. Pepe and Robbo

    1. BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A

    2. Podge
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      B

    3. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A

  25. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    After seeing Salah's display tonight, I'm seriously tempted by Bamford (c)

    1. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Had some chances he was close to putting away. Back at Anfield with fans and a golden boot in the stadium waiting for him though

  26. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    36 all out with 32 on the bench. Come on GW38 hurry up!

    1. Podge
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Ouch

    2. Botman and Robben
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Ouch. That is crazy.

    3. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I had 38 and 31 on bench gw20 if that can make you feel better 🙂

  27. TheCurseOfRaheem
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Oof, that Lingard to Antonio goal stretched my ML leader’s lead from 17 to 29, think the hunt is over!

    Anyone else going to go super punty this GW?

    1. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I'd like to keep volatility to an absolute minimum myself!

      1. TheCurseOfRaheem
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Think you may be right. I would’ve been more tempted at 17 pts but with him 29 ahead the juice probably isn’t worth the squeeze!

  28. A-L
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Mendy surely starts against Villa with Champions League place at risk - no chance of a Kepa appearance?

    1. leeboy104
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I'm confident Mendy starts in a must-win game.

  29. Reeker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Gonna actually need FPL to remove that assist from Bruno. Got passed by 7 points with my rival captaining him and me not owning him

  30. Alcapaul
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Zaha and Son to Raphinha and Mane -4?