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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. Neo-Viper
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Lingard DCL to Mane Anto for a hit?

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Yes. I think the upside is big enough.

      1. Neo-Viper
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Cheers!!

    2. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Lingz over Mane imo

      1. Neo-Viper
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 5 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
    4 months, 5 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. Ligdon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      WC in the last week wtf

    2. Sif
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 5 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
      4 months, 5 days ago

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

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

      or salah will likely score a brace and they wont be

      1. Royal5
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        You know your maths

        1. Royal5
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

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

  5. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 5 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
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Who to get rid of?

    A. Greenwood
    B. Mahrez

    Leaning towards A.

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 5 days ago

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

      1. leeboy104
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Agree with this assessment.

    2. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      B

  7. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 5 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
      4 months, 5 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
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 5 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
          4 months, 5 days ago

          I'm playing Greenwood myself.

    2. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Great team for next week. Lingard

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Ta, appreciate!

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 5 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

  8. BeWater
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 5 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
      4 months, 5 days ago

      No. Just dcl

      1. BeWater
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 5 days ago

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

  9. Ligdon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 5 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
      4 months, 5 days ago

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

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 5 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. Ligdon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

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

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Ahh ok, could work out well ...

  10. shabalala
    4 months, 5 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
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Could go Mahrez

  11. Ohh1454
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

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

    1. Ligdon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Auba so poor today

      1. Royal5
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        All season

      2. Ohh1454
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Just Siggy to Raph so ?

        1. Ligdon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Hmm, depends on the situation in ML etc

  12. Il Capitano
    4 months, 5 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
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      What? Dallas has to start surely.

      1. Royal5
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 5 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
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Good team btw

        2. Il Capitano
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Yeah good point, cheers

      2. Il Capitano
        4 months, 5 days ago

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

      3. Ligdon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Hes bringing Dallas in mate

  13. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 5 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
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Digne to Robertson in that case

  14. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 5 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
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Bring back the 'man in the stand'.

  15. Oh Mane Mane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 5 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. Spin The Wheel
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Same boat mate

      1. Oh Mane Mane
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 5 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
      4 months, 5 days ago

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

      1. Oh Mane Mane
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        I hope so!

    3. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 5 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
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 5 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!

  16. Oh Mane Mane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 5 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
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Yes sounds good

    2. FCSB
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

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

      1. Oh Mane Mane
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

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

        1. FCSB
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Always a chance I suppose

    3. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 5 days ago

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

  17. Cheeto__Bandito
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Who scores most?

    A) Watkins + Dallas
    B) Raphinha + Konsa

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 5 days ago

      A

    2. Il Capitano
      4 months, 5 days ago

      A

  18. Bonus magnet
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 5 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
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Aina Eze bench

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

      Look like good moves, I'd go for it

    3. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 5 days ago

      I would in your position.

  19. Stand By Mee
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Which teams have something to play for?

    1. Bonus magnet
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

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

    2. Cheeto__Bandito
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Leeds with Bielsa in charge always do

    3. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Not being cheeky but check the league table 🙂

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Funny name by the way 🙂

        1. Stand By Mee
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

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

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

      WHU - Europa v Euro-conference league

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

    Any risk of Kepa starting final game?

    1. Milkman Bruno
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Don’t think so

  21. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Play Martinez or areloa?

  22. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 5 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
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      1 for both having something to play for

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

      Rodriguez to Raphina or Willock?

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

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

  24. Milkman Bruno
    4 months, 5 days ago

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

    1. leeboy104
      4 months, 5 days ago

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

  25. The Ilfordian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Think OR1 is tied tonight?

    1. Ragabolly
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

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

      1. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 5 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

  26. TeddiPonza
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Bobby Firmino or Bamford for gw 38?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Bamford

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

      Bamford - Leeds will be attacking for fun

  27. Ohh1454
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Raph or Harrison ?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Too close to call imo

    2. leeboy104
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Raph based on yesterday's game.

      1. Ohh1454
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        I need a differential captain so it could be raph

  28. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Best mid up to 7.3?

    A Harrison
    B willock
    C Maddison

    Thanks 🙂

    1. leeboy104
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Willock on form.

  29. Flynny
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 5 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
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Yes DCL to one of them sounds good

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Cheers.

  30. Stand By Mee
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 5 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
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      * Holding - TAA - Shaw - Coleman - Coady

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

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