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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. Neo-Viper
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Lingard DCL to Mane Anto for a hit?

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Yes. I think the upside is big enough.

      1. Neo-Viper
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Cheers!!

    2. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Lingz over Mane imo

      1. Neo-Viper
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        I understand it a home match for both of them but playing the strongest side did Lingz bomb forward a lot today? or was he normal self

  2. Powers106
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    I can free up some cash by going with Burnley's Norris next GW, maybe backed up by Randolph? Too risky? (on my WC)

    1. Liegitty
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      WC in the last week wtf

    2. Sif
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Pope could be back also not clear if TPF properly dropped or Dyche now safe blooding another back up keeper. Lot of that going on

    3. STONEROSES
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Can walk through the decision which led to your keeping the WC til GW38?

  3. A-L
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Alternative question - which GK under 5.5 will most likely keep a clean sheet? Meslier has made me sad this week

  4. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Thinking Salah will have huge cap % in the final GW. People taking a punt on Bamford could be the winners.

    1. Cheeto__Bandito
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      or salah will likely score a brace and they wont be

      1. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        You know your maths

        1. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          My point was there is huge possibilities for differential captians this gw

  5. fcsaltyballs
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    OK - best option for G38:

    1. Son + DCL >> Mane + Iheanacho
    2. Son + DCL >> Raphinha + Firmino / Antonio

    Cheers

  6. Magic Hamster
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Who to get rid of?

    A. Greenwood
    B. Mahrez

    Leaning towards A.

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Both could be benched but I think Greenwood has a better chance to start. Mahrez played 90 yesterday.

      1. leeboy104
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Agree with this assessment.

      2. Big Hands Barry
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        B

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      GW38 team, need 2-3 pts above top 10K GW average to avoid worst OR in 11 years! Play Lingard or Greenwood?

      Martinez (Lloris)
      TAA Dallas Coufal (Konsa Mitchell)
      Salah Mane Raphinha Lingard* (Greenwood*)
      Kane Bamford Nacho

      1. BeWater
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Even though I think Lingard starts I'd play Greenwood even though he's a bench risk.

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Interesting, I just need a couple of differential-ish: Coufal and Mane I thought would be enough with Lingard covering WHU attack ... will think about Greenwood.

          1. BeWater
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 14 days ago

            I'm playing Greenwood myself.

      2. Big Hands Barry
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Great team for next week. Lingard

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Ta, appreciate!

      3. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Think Lingard as will play 90 and West Ham will be going for it but United going to have eye on EL final and Greenwood’s minutes will be managed

    3. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Would you do DCL and Gundogan to Bamford and Ferran Torres for -4? Have the exact funds.

      1. Big Hands Barry
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        No. Just dcl

        1. BeWater
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Cheers mate. Doing the -4 means benching Greenwood so does make more sense to just do Bamford.

    4. Liegitty
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Didn’t Kane play leicester in final game last year and score two ? I know spurs were poor but think Harry performs when people least expect it and Leicester surely go all guns blazing ?

      1. BeWater
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        I'm not using a transfer to remove him that's for sure.

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        I won't rely on record like that, too surreal as the basis of decision. He's on penalty and trying to score for golden boots and no idea who to replace him if shipped.

        1. Liegitty
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Im not talking about shipping, could be a great differential captain

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Ahh ok, could work out well ...

    5. shabalala
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Martinez
        Trent Dallas Lowton
        Son Harrison Bruno Salah
        Bamford(C) Calwert Antonio
        Bench:
        Areola
        Sigurdson Shaw Ward
        I dont know what to do with Bruno

        1. A-L
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Could go Mahrez

      • Ohh1454
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Siggy and Son to raph and Auba/mane worth a hit ?

        1. Liegitty
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Auba so poor today

          1. Royal5
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            All season

          2. Ohh1454
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Just Siggy to Raph so ?

            1. Liegitty
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Hmm, depends on the situation in ML etc

      • Il Capitano
          2 months, 14 days ago

          1 FT 1.4m ITB

          Martinez
          Digne TAA Shaw
          Son Salah Lingard Raphinha
          Kane DCL Bamford

          Fabri - ESR Targett Mitchell

          Spoiled for choice on players to ship, think Dallas probably the priority for Targett/Digne, but after some of the performances today I may even consider a hit. Any suggestions?

          1. Royal5
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            What? Dallas has to start surely.

            1. Royal5
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Ah. Misread thought you had benched him and was looking to sell. Shaw won't start so might as well sell him.

              1. Royal5
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Good team btw

              2. Il Capitano
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Yeah good point, cheers

              3. Il Capitano
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Sorry, worded funny, I mean the priority to bring in

                • Liegitty
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Hes bringing Dallas in mate

            2. dunas_dog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              6 points behind ML leader. He will captain Salah- probably I should too and go for it with differential ( he does not have Son/Digne or Mané/Robertson )- which move to make?

              A Son to Mané or
              B Digne to Robertson

              Leno
              TAA Dallas Digne*
              Salah Son* Greenwood Lingard Raphinha
              Kane Bamford

              Forster Vydra Holding Fofana

              1. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Digne to Robertson in that case

            3. gooberman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              How does Phillips only get 1bp ffs? A goal, a clean sheet and a million headed clearances! I get Robertson beating him but Firminio as well? eff off!

              1. Vinyl78LP
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Bring back the 'man in the stand'.

            4. Oh Mane Mane
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Do we think Forster starts the last game?

              Other keeper is Meslier and really don’t want to make a goalkeeper transfer on the last day....

              1. Rep Poulette
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Same boat mate

                1. Oh Mane Mane
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  What you for doing? Really don’t want to make a keeper transfer.

                  Have 1 FT and have looked at Bruno out and Mane in possibly...

              2. BeWater
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Ralph said they would play two each. Should be Forster's turn.

                1. Oh Mane Mane
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  I hope so!

              3. RogDog_jimmy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 14 days ago

                i'm in same situation - just going to leave it and hope. i see no gk move worth a -4 so i'm not risking it.

                1. Oh Mane Mane
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Yeah definitely not worth a -4, don’t really see a lot of clean sheets on the last day of the season over the years!

            5. Oh Mane Mane
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Surely Bruno and Shaw are both rested GW38?

              Thinking Bruno to Mane, and then play Holding ahead of Shaw.

              1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Yes sounds good

              2. fcsaltyballs
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                or play shaw hope he plays if not holding comes on ?

                1. Oh Mane Mane
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Yeah suppose there’d be no chance of Shaw coming on as a sub if he doesn’t start?

                  1. fcsaltyballs
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Always a chance I suppose

              3. BeWater
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 14 days ago

                If Bruno isn't rested in this game I have no idea under which circumstances he ever would be.

            6. Cheeto__Bandito
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Who scores most?

              A) Watkins + Dallas
              B) Raphinha + Konsa

              1. BeWater
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 14 days ago

                A

              2. Il Capitano
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  A

              3. Bonus magnet
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Should I sell DCL and Bruno-> Mane and Bamford ?(-4)

                Areola
                TAA Dallas Digne
                Salah(c) Trossard Bruno JWP
                Antonio DCL Watkins Aina Eze

                Martinez Shaw Eze

                1. Bonus magnet
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Aina Eze bench

                2. Scots Gooner
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Look like good moves, I'd go for it

                3. BeWater
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  I would in your position.

              4. Stand By Mee
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Which teams have something to play for?

                1. Bonus magnet
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Chelsea
                  Leicester
                  Liverpool
                  Arsenal and Spurs cup for who finishes above the other

                2. Cheeto__Bandito
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Leeds with Bielsa in charge always do

                3. Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Not being cheeky but check the league table 🙂

                  1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Funny name by the way 🙂

                    1. Stand By Mee
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      fair enough. I don't know all the cup qualifying rules yet

                4. RogDog_jimmy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  WHU - Europa v Euro-conference league

              5. A-L
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Any risk of Kepa starting final game?

                1. Milkman Bruno
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Don’t think so

                2. Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Play Martinez or areloa?

                3. fcsaltyballs
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Help please had a terrible GW and need a strong one for ML now - best option for G38:

                  1. Son + DCL >> Mane + Iheanacho
                  2. Son + DCL >> Raphinha + Firmino / Antonio

                  Cheers

                  1. A-L
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    1 for both having something to play for

                4. RogDog_jimmy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  9 points off top 1k going into last week - feel like I need to do something that differentiates my team from the template that it is.

                  Forster (Meslier)
                  TAA, Coufal, Rudiger (Digne, Holding)
                  Salah, Son, Greenwood, Lingard (Rodriguez)
                  Iheanacho, Kane, DCL

                  1ft 0.6itb

                  1. Rodriguez > Pulisic/Havertz/Pepe (bench Greenwood)
                  1. Rod/Green > Willock/Raphinha
                  2. Son + Greenwood > Mane + Willock (bench Rodriguez)
                  3. ???

                  1. Milkman Bruno
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Rodriguez to Raphina or Willock?

                      1. RogDog_jimmy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        think that with Raph is the most responsible - just feel like something more punty.

                  2. Milkman Bruno
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Coufal a decent punt? Fans at the London stadium and fighting for Europe? Saints have eff all to play for?

                      1. leeboy104
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Good option. If you have the funds, stretch to Cresswell for another West Ham option.

                      2. The Ilfordian
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Think OR1 is tied tonight?

                        1. Ragabolly
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Ola leads by 1 http://www.livefpl.net/leagues/314

                          1. The Ilfordian
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            Thanks Ragabolly. I’ve never been the best at maths! Very exciting finish at the top. I bet they’re a bag of nerves.

                            By the way, thanks for all your nightly price updates; it’s the first thing I check each morning

                      3. TeddiPonza
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Bobby Firmino or Bamford for gw 38?

                        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Bamford

                        2. A-L
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Bamford - Leeds will be attacking for fun

                      4. Ohh1454
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Raph or Harrison ?

                        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Too close to call imo

                        2. leeboy104
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            Raph based on yesterday's game.

                            1. Ohh1454
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              I need a differential captain so it could be raph

                        3. Ajax Hamsterdam
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Best mid up to 7.3?

                          A Harrison
                          B willock
                          C Maddison

                          Thanks 🙂

                          1. leeboy104
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              Willock on form.

                          2. Flynny
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            Endured a shambolic couple of weeks. Slipped just outside top 100k.

                            What to do here please? 1.8mitb. Reckon United players benched before Europe....

                            Maybe dcl to Antonio / Bamford?

                            Mendy
                            Taa Dawson holding (shaw konsa)
                            Salah son lingard raphinha (greenwood)
                            Kane dcl ings

                            Thanks

                            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              Yes DCL to one of them sounds good

                              1. Flynny
                                • 6 Years
                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                Cheers.

                          3. Stand By Mee
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            I am thinking Son, Vydra -> Some mid up to 8.2, Bamford for -4

                            Although Vydra has shu away, which is not that bad

                            Martinez - Johnstone
                            Holding - TAA - Shaw
                            Salah(c) - Bruno - Son - Greenwood - Lingard
                            KAne - Antonio - Vydra

                            1. Stand By Mee
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              * Holding - TAA - Shaw - Coleman - Coady

                            2. A-L
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              Vydra came off the bench today - not sure if he's nailed. Could go for Mahrez