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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. BeWater
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Just noticed they gave Reguilon the assist for the Bergwijn goal. What the hell.

    1. Cheeto__Bandito
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 6 days ago

      get in free 3 points

    2. Ohh1454
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      That is bizarre

    3. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Bruno deserved it.

    4. Reedy
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Was that for Bergwijn's goal or Nakamba's?

    5. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 6 days ago

      They awarded it nearly 3 hours after the game.

    6. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Saves keeping owners on suicide watch for the night

  2. turd ferguson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Who’s the gw38 punt?

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

      Don't know if it's really a punt but I'm bringing in Mane.

    2. CBonci
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Firmino

  3. OptimusBlack
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Pick just two to leave
    Digne , Zaha & Watkins

    1. turd ferguson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Digne
      Zaha

      1. OptimusBlack
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Cheers

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

    Play Targett or take a hit for Robertson?
    Play DCL or take a hit for Bamford?
    Play Foden or take a hit for Raphinha?

    Or -8 for all?

    1. Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Hits May not pay off for just the one gw, only one game to get a return, take into account the minus

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

        I know but Foden probably won't play at all.

        1. Gizzachance
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          True, so foden to raph prob?
          I have mahrez, similar situation

  5. DBossman_2000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Best for 38?

    Bamford
    Raph
    Dallas

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Bamford.

  6. suddenorgan
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    DCL + Maguire (lol) -> Bamford + TAA for free? might need to do it now

    1. leeboy104
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Yes 100%

    2. Neves say Neves
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      I would pal that looks like a no brainer

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

      Looks ideal

    4. Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Yep

  7. Fantasyamateur
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Areola
    TAA - Alonso - Dallas
    Greenwood - Salah - Son - Lingard
    Antonio - Bamford - Kane

    Bench: Alonso, Veltman, Trossard, Martinez.

    0.0M ITB.

    Any thoughts on what do to with my FT? Looking at maybe a change in defence. Digne to Chilwell f.ex?

  8. Neves say Neves
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Good evening FFS!
    Could you guys give me some suggestions on my team? I was 1k 3gws ago and now I’m 8.5k and I really don’t want to throw away my first top 10k finish

    Mendy Forster
    TAA Shaw Dallas Dawson Holding
    Salah Son Zaha Lingard Jota*
    Kane DCL Antonio

    2FT 0ITB
    Any thoughts?

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Zaha to Torres and DCL to Bamford.

    2. Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Dcl to bamford ?
      Shaw(could be benched for euro final) to rudiger
      Jota to raphina?

  9. Mahjongking
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Will you sell mahrez and vydra to willock and bam
    Or sell greenwood and vydra instead?

    1. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Greenwood & Vydra

  10. Viper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    A. Son -> Mané (-4)

    B. Vydra -> Bamford (-4). Bench Greenwood

    C. No hit. Start Son & Greenwood

    Just about clinging onto top 10k

  11. gonzalocampos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    I am leading my ML by 52 points:
    TAA & Smith Roe (cover possible TAA captains), or
    Dallas & Raphina (attack).

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Dallas etc.

  12. leeboy104
    4 months, 6 days ago

    1) Current defenders Dallas Shaw Trent (Konsa Ward)
    Is a defensive transfer worth it? Or accept Konsa likely to sub in.

    2) Watkins and Zaha or Siggy to:
    a) Firmino and Willock (-4)
    b) Antonio and Raph (-4)
    have Lingard and Bamford

    1. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 6 days ago

      A)

  13. Cheeto__Bandito
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Any chance Luke shaw plays?

    1. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Be surprised

    2. Milkman Bruno
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Unlikely

    3. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Telles

  14. No Professionals
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Bale and JWP to mane and Willock for a hit?

    1. Cheeto__Bandito
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 6 days ago

      not for a hit

  15. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    first to 3 wins !!

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

    ta

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

      Can't be Mane and Antonio?

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

        No I’m short by about 0.2 unfortunately... would you say 2 in that case?

    2. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 6 days ago

      2

    3. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 6 days ago

      2

    4. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      2 Antonio

  16. Viper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Greenwood expected to start?

    He came off early(ish) and probably doesn't start Europa (or does he?)

    1. leeboy104
      4 months, 6 days ago

      I think he will. I'd expect Rashford to start Europa and lineup vs Wolves to resemble Leicester lineup.

    2. CBonci
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      I see him starting too. Cavani and Bruno will get the rest. Maybe Rash starts and plays little minutes?? They have little options otherwise in attack unless Martial and James are both actually fit.

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Expect front 3 in the Europa final to be Pogba Cavani and Rashford. I think Greenwood starts in 38

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

        I agree

  17. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Castagne, Son to Lowton, Mané for -4?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      No

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

    DCL to Bamford worth a hit ?

    1. leeboy104
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Not for a hit IMO

    2. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      I’d say so, yea

    3. Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Bamford would need a goal just to break even

    4. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Probably yes

  19. Pep's Money Laundry
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    With all the injuries in my team plus my united assets I'm stuck with DCL & Son, even after taking a hit.

    The final gw might be a rank killer

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Strange things can happen in GW38.

  20. JBG
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    TAA or Son?

    1. leeboy104
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Trent

      1. JBG
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Thanks, who I'm leaning towards as well.

    2. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      TAA

      1. JBG
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Thanks.

    3. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 6 days ago

      TAA

  21. Mahjongking
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Mahrez to start gw38?

    1. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Who knows?

    2. leeboy104
      4 months, 6 days ago

      I think unlikely given he played 90 vs Brighton.

  22. Tmel
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Bench one from each:

    1) Shaw (wol)
    2) Rudiger (avl)

    a) Lingard (SOU)
    b) Son (lei)
    c) Greenwood (wol)

    1. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Shaw & Greenwood/Son

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Shaw and probably son

  23. Aztec Kamara
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Does anybody know (or failing that where I can find out) which flank West Brom are typically more vulnerable on?

    1. Warbling Wendy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Members area stats

      1. Aztec Kamara
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Thanks - would you mind elaborating on where?

  24. Warbling Wendy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Salah captain, nat on the bench. Saka played ahead of Gund. The misery

  25. Feed tha Sheep
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    What would you do here 1Ft 2.ITB?

    Martinez
    Shaw Rudiger Trent (Burn Holgate)
    Salah Son Lingard Raphina Greenwood
    Kane DCL (Davis)

    Holgate & DCL > Dallas & Antonio -4? Or maybe just Holgate > Robertson?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      DCL and Davis to Bamford and Antonio

      1. Feed tha Sheep
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        And who to bench?

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Actually good point maybe Son. He has been really poor in the last two games. Very quiet

  26. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Son, DCL to Mané, Ihenacho for -4?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Looks fine. I would put Bamford and Antonio ahead of Iheanacho

    2. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      I would just do the nacho move

    3. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Mane & Bamford

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

      Just Nacho I wouldn’t take the hit

  27. Ohh1454
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Seen ASM went of injured. Does anyone know if it was serious or will he be ok for Sunday ?

    1. leeboy104
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Bruce: "Joelinton has a knock. Saint-Maximin, we don't know yet if it's a calf injury or whether it's just a kick as well so we'll see how he is. Dubravka has a bit of a hamstring but I don't think there's anything too bad. Joe Willock is just fatigued."

      1. Ohh1454
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Appreciate it thank you !

  28. Bubbles1985
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Bale and Ings to
    Auba and Bamford for final -4 gamble of the season?!

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 6 days ago

      What about Mane instead of Auba?

      1. Bubbles1985
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Already have Salah and not enough cash.

        1. Bubbles1985
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Also not entirely sure i want to take a hit on the final week!

    2. Boxwoods
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Not bad. Could work great or backfire. If no real ML consquences, I endorse.

      1. Bubbles1985
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Chasing 45points hence the Bale gamble this week.

        Now need to consolidate runner up spot in main ML as only 10 points clear!!

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

          Does the move for Bamford help you shield challengers? If so, then I could see the hit. If not, I'd probably avoid. I think 45 pts is out of reach (barring a wild TC punt or the like). Need to protect that 10pts lead over the field!

          Thanks for the respoinse below!

          1. Bubbles1985
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            No the person below me has a team of differentials!
            Strikers are Nacho Wood and Vydra.

            So I won't be getting one of those! Maybe Son for Bale to shield.

            Or just Bamford...

            Loads of thinking time anyway.

            Cheers

    3. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 6 days ago

      I kinda like it! Go for it if that’s your gut feeling.

  29. Boxwoods
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Trailing 2 pts in ML. Need to nail final transfer (one free). Which option:

    a. Digne > Robbo
    b. Digne > Dallas (leader has Dallas)
    c. Pickford > any keeper (Probably Alisson)
    d. Bruno > Mane / Auba / any mid

    In any scenario but C, Forster would be my starting keeper, and in C or D I would play Coufal with Digne 1st bench.

    Current lean is A.

    1. Bubbles1985
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      A but tempted by C!

  30. Irish Villan 1985
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Lads, have my mini leagues wrapped up so can have a bit of fun in GW38 - I've 2 transfers, any punts you would recommend?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Mane/Firminho, Willock, Werner/Pulisic, Torres, Vardy

    2. Ohh1454
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Adama traore, benrahma, Reece James, mcgoldriek, tierney, Pepe, mitro

    3. Irish Villan 1985
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Nice, thanks lads!!