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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. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Allardyce quits

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

      coward

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

      Why do they do it before the last game?

    3. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Leeds are gonna wipe the floor with em

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

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

    5. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Woy would never

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

      Greenwood probs

    2. Do I Not Like Orange
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      I'd start him over Greenwood

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

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

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

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

    5. Bagheri Arce
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      No

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

  3. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 3 days 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. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      A

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

      Although Spurs looked horrible

  4. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    DCL to

    A Antonio
    B Bamford

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

      Bamford 100%

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

      I'm doing B

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

      Bee

  5. CC22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 3 days 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
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Firmino

      1. CC22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

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

    2. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

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

      1. CC22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 3 days 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
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Mane cpt

      1. CC22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Going without Salah at all, or got both?

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

          Have salah. Son to mane and cpt as differential.

    4. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Auba for me

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Captain too?

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          No won't go that far 🙂

          Salah 100%

    5. Jimbo-Jones
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Bruno to Mané, Antonio (c)

  6. Fernandito
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 3 days 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
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 3 days 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
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

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

  8. zotter
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 3 days 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
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Who scores most?

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

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

      B

  10. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 3 days 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
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Alisson

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

      alisson

    3. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Alisson?

    4. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Ugh sorry! Have 3 Pool!
      Gulp

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

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

      1. Ron_Swanson
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        There was none last season on the last day

        1. Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Man City

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

            Might leave it then.
            Meslier Forster are my two

    6. zotter
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Would say Burnley but who knows. Maybe fabianski

    7. zotter
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

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

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

        Thought maybe Mendy in fact

    8. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Ederson? Has Pep confirmed he plays?

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

          Ta

    9. Bossworld
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 3 days 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
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Kika confirmed playing

        Same two here

      2. BeWater
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Bielsa said Casilla is playing.

        1. Bossworld
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Urghh. Guess it’s probably worth a hit

  11. Steirish
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

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

  12. Milkman Bruno
    4 months, 3 days 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
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Holding

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

      Philips!

      1. Milkman Bruno
        4 months, 3 days ago

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

    3. zotter
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Who is your reserve defender? Play him and sel Brno

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

        agree with this - no defender worth it for me.

      2. Milkman Bruno
        4 months, 3 days ago

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

  13. ORaghallaigh
    4 months, 3 days ago

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

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

      nice one! good time to break in!

      1. ORaghallaigh
        4 months, 3 days ago

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

    2. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Well done.

      1. ORaghallaigh
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Thank you!

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

      Great stuff, congrats!

    4. Milkman Bruno
      4 months, 3 days ago

      And what a great time to do it. Well done

  14. zotter
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 3 days 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
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Bamford Dallas

      1. zotter
        • 12 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Nice. Add Raph to that

  15. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 3 days 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
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 3 days ago

      2 with Antonio.

  16. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 3 days 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
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 3 days ago

      A looks good.

    2. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      A

  17. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

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

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      B 100%

    2. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Can't sell Kane in the final game imo

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

        😛

    3. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 3 days ago

      B

  18. Finding Timo
    4 months, 3 days 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
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

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

      1. Finding Timo
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Thanks

    2. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 3 days ago

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

      1. Finding Timo
        4 months, 3 days ago

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

  19. balint84
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

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

    1. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      B

  20. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 3 days 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
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Will be tough !

    2. Vinyl78LP
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 3 days 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
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

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

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      2

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

      1

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

      2

  22. Ginola
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Chasing 31pts in ML. Wood captain?

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

      Go for it. Good luck

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      A Leeds player ?

    3. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 3 days ago

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

    4. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

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

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

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

        1. Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Yeah true, I’m really really tempted man

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

      Better even going Dallas

      1. Ginola
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 3 days ago

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

    6. Toby Lerone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Why not

    7. Steve McCroskey
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 3 days 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 (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    48 points ahead should be enough hopefully.

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

      Yep

  24. MysticMac17
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

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

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 3 days ago

      A

    2. Podge
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      B

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

      A

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

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

    1. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days 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
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

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

    1. Podge
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Ouch

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

      Ouch. That is crazy.

    3. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

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

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

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

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

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

    1. leeboy104
      4 months, 3 days ago

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

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

    Zaha and Son to Raphinha and Mane -4?