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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. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Any news on Masuaku?

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I have him too, I think they're just gonna try and get him fit for next season, no point risking now.

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I think he is unofficially out for the rest of the season. Seen it posed by ExWHUemployee on twitter

  2. Babit1967
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Guys, using BB and fear these 4 won’t play, - 8 for this look decent

    Out: Jota Bruno Alonso Dias
    In: Willock Mane Robbo Dallas

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Greaaaaat do it

    2. CBonci
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      If you have to do a -8 that looks pretty good.

    3. Babit1967
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Cheers lads

    4. C0YS
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Looks great to me

  3. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    46 pt lead should be good right?!??

    Got triple pool Kane triple Leeds Lingard and Pereira

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Yeah congratulations

    2. CBonci
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Yes

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      i think you already know the answer to that question

  4. leeboy104
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Pickford
      Dallas Shaw Trent
      Siggy Salah Lingard Greenwood
      Watkins Kane Bamford

      (Guaita Zaha Konsa Ward)
      1FT 0.7 ITB

      Which transfers out would you prioritise:
      1) Pickford
      2) Shaw
      3) Siggy/Zaha
      4) Watkins

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Don't waste a transfer on a GK. Bench Shaw as I don't think he will play. Watkins is playing so is a keep.

        Sell Siggy or Zaha

    • Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      With only a 5pt lead in ML, I'm trying to decide how to use my 1FT.

      What would you do with team 1 with 1FT vs team 2 with 2FT

      1FT 3.2ITB
      Mendy (Forster)
      TAA Dallas Rudiger (Shaw Holding)
      Salah Bruno Lingard Raphinha Greenwood
      Kane Antonio (Davis)

      2FT 0ITB
      Mendy Pickford
      TAA Dallas Coleman AWB Mitchell
      Salah Bruno Lingard Son Jota
      Kane Nacho Bamford

      1. Oh Mane Mane
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Davis to Bamford?

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Yeah that's one of my options. More of a defensive move to protect the lead. How would team 2 use their 2FT against team 1 (my team)

          1. Oh Mane Mane
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            I think perhaps Bruno to Mane and then maybe Coleman to a West Ham defender, Coufal or Cresswell defending on funds.

            1. Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Team 2 has 0itb. He can't do Bruno to Mane. He can do Coleman to Coufal only

      2. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        On team 1 Bruno to Mané

        On team 2 Bruno to Mané and Coleman to Cresswell

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Thanks. That's interesting for team 2.

        2. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Team 2 has 0itb. He can't afford both moves

          1. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            So I would get Coufal over Cresswell

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Get 1:

      A.willock
      B. Antonio
      C. Raphinha
      D. Dallas

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        B

    • Brimble82
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I have a 3-figure GW rank for the first time ever.

      I know these posts suck. But I'm genuinely chuffed.
      Hope your penultimate dance was a good one.
      Here's to the grand finale...

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Congrats!

        1. Brimble82
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Thanks Ed

      2. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        brilliant ... just don’t ask us to make your last game week transfers 😉

        1. Brimble82
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Did you not see my post below?? 😉

          I jest. Plan was Kun for the nostalgia, but looks like a non-starter. So gonna sit on it until some presser info comes out.

      3. xuwei
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        That’s awesome

        1. Brimble82
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Thanks man. Been a pretty damp squib of a finish, but eclipsing my best ever GW rank ten fold is a decent nugget to hold on to!

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

        Congratulations!

        1. Brimble82
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Thanks Nimby

    • Prison Mike
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      DCL ->

      A) Antonio (Confident in his post match interview earlier of getting more goals to hit his target on Sunday, West Ham playing for Europe, maybe on pens too?)

      B) Bamford (Probably the better fixture, first game in front of the home fans at Elland road)

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        A

      2. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        B

      3. leeboy104
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Not much in it. Probably swayed by if you have Lingard or Raph/Harrison already.

      4. Kasper the ghost keeper
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        A) Lingard/Son and Robertson
        B) Mane and Rudiger

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          A limgard

      5. OptimusBlack
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Hello if you have this team
        Martinez
        TAA Digne Dallas
        Salah © Son Willock Zaha
        Watkins Kane Bamford
        Areola ( JWP - Konsa - Dunk)
        Sell Digne & Zaha For Whom ?

        1. BeWater
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Digne to Cresswell. Zaha to Torres.

      6. Toughie
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        If you choose any defender except Trent who would it be?

        1. Prison Mike
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Robertson

        2. CBonci
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Dallas

        3. OptimusBlack
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Cresswell or Dallas

        4. BeWater
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Dallas.

        5. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Dallas - I think Leeds will play 4ATB vs WBA who play with 1FWD and Dallas in CM

          1. Toughie
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Thanks everyone, I had Robbo, Cresswell & Dallas in mind.
            So it's good to know I wasn't overlooking anyone

      7. MidTableFantasy
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Bring Nacho back in?

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Probably no

        2. BeWater
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Would be looking to get Antonio or Bamford unless you have them already.

      8. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Nacho or Antonio?

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Antonio

        2. BeWater
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Antonio.

        3. CBonci
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Nacho for me. Both games could get crazy as neither team can defend and both will go for it, but I like Nacho’s ceiling, plus he has form.

          1. CBonci
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            But I think Antonio is a good pick too. Go with your gut.

        4. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Antonio

      9. jason_ni
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        2fts, If i move Bruno and Jota for Mane and Raphina, leaves a headache.

        Who is benched
        1)Son
        2)Pereira
        3)Raphina

        Rest are:
        Salah - Mane -
        Kane - Bamford - Antonio

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          I would bench Son. He has been very poor in the last 2 games. Pretty much non existent

          1. jason_ni
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Its mad - but that is how I was leaning. Just know he'll explode if I do - but yeah, he didnt look great tonight.

            1. Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              With LEI to chase the win, willl BR tactically open up and allow Spurs to counter attack?

      10. Weeb Kakashi
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        I got in Mahrez Foden Bamford Robbo in for a -12 in BGW36. They got a combined 3 points.
        Held them this week. 42 points.

        1. jason_ni
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          How did the players you sold as part of the -12 get on, thats the key question!

          1. Weeb Kakashi
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Nacho Madders Rashford Saiss.

            1. jason_ni
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              pretty decent then!

      11. fcsaltyballs
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Pick one from each:

        1. Raphinha
        2. Harrison
        3. Foden
        4. Torres
        5. Willock

        A. Antonio
        B. Wood
        C. Iheanacho
        D. Vardy
        E. Firmino

        Cheers

        1. CBonci
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          1A/C

        2. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          1A

        3. Toughie
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          1 or 5
          A

        4. Major League Shocker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 10 days ago

          4A (more boring) or 4E (more punty)

      12. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Choose TWO moves to make with 2 FT, 0.3 ITB:

        A. Keane -> Dallas (bench Dunk)
        B. Bruno -> Torres/any mid up to 10.8
        C. DCL -> Bamford
        D. All three for -4

        Current team:
        Areola
        TAA Phillips Dunk
        Salah Bruno Bale Son Greenwood
        DCL Antonio
        (Martinez Vydra Keane Mitchell)

      13. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Hi....who is the better striker for final day please?

        A....antonio v saints

        B....Bamford v wba

        Thanks

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          A

        2. OptimusBlack
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          B

        3. Oh Mane Mane
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Close, but A just

          1. Flynny
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Cheers....Antonio has more to play for so think I'm heading to him....

      14. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Digne to Robertson or Dallas?

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Dallas

        2. jason_ni
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Robbo for me, but could be close.

        3. leeboy104
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Dallas

        4. leeboy104
            2 months, 10 days ago

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

            1. OptimusBlack
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              A for difference

          • Bleh
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Chances of Struijk playing?

            1. Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Low

          • Oh Mane Mane
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            17 point mini league lead going into GW38. This was a 34 point lead before GW37... 🙁

            What’s my best move to protect this lead? Do I need to get Bamford? Or should I just forget about rivals squad and attack, Bruno to Mane?

            My squad (1FT, £1.5ITB)

            Meslier, Forster
            TAA, Coufal, Shaw, Holding, Konsa
            Salah, Bruno, Lingard, Raphina, Son
            Kane, Antonio, Vydra

            Rivals Squad (1FT, £0.0ITB)

            Martinez, Areola
            TAA, Shaw, Godfrey, Llorente, Rudiger
            Salah, Bruno, Lingard, Raphina, Jota
            Kane, Antonio, Bamford

            Thanks

            1. jonnybhoy
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Vydra to bamford

              1. Oh Mane Mane
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Don’t have the funds for that unfortunately

              2. Tonyawesome69
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                This

          • jonnybhoy
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Whats with all the shipping of Bruno? Have I missed something or is because of europa final?

            1. dark91
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Will most likely be rested for UEL final

            2. Party time
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Europa final bla bla bla... they think Bruno won’t start lol

              • Il Capitano
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  EL final 3 days after GW38, so mass rotation is a given

                • Tonyawesome69
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  Europa final is 3 days after GW38. OGS said there will be rotation for the Wolves game

                • Oh Mane Mane
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  Europa league final 3 days after the wolves game, United already when 2nd secured. Ole would be mad to play him, especially after losing Maguire to injury too. Can’t afford to lose Bruno.

              • Whats the Mata?
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Is Watkins (CHE) or DCL (mci) to Antonio/Bamford worth a -4?

                Or would you just start one of Watkins or DCL?

                1. Tonyawesome69
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  Both could be decent. If only 1 then sell DCL

                2. leeboy104
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Yes to hit IMO

                3. Weeb Kakashi
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  Any chance we get some leaked team sheets before the deadline?

                  1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Hope not, been refreshing to play without this business

                  2. Tonyawesome69
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    For teams that don't have much to play for then I think there may be some leaks.

                4. Il Capitano
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Looking like an unglamourous defender transfer to end this season with Targett & Digne having unfavourable fixtures and Shaw likely to be benched:

                    1FT 1.4m ITB

                    Martinez
                    TAA Digne Shaw
                    Son Lingard Salah Raphinha
                    DCL Bamford Kane

                    Fabri - ESR Targett Mitchell

                    A) Targett/Shaw/Digne > Dallas
                    B) Digne > Robertson
                    C) Shaw + Digne > Robertson + Dallas (-4)
                    D) DCL out

                  • Avery
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Any news or thoughts about Willock? Didn’t he come off because of injury? I think it is serious? and he would be OK for next week?

                    1. Il Capitano
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        Think Bruce said it was fatigue

                      • leeboy104
                          2 months, 10 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. Avery
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 10 days ago

                            Cheers ! Appreciate it mate

                      • fcsaltyballs
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        Do we think Torres starts this weekend ?

                        Can't decide between him and Raphinha !!

                        1. dunas_dog
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 10 days ago

                          Hopefully get a clue from Pep (lol!) but given he came off so early this week and Pep may wish to see him in action again before selecting CL team I think he does start - particularly if Pep indicates Aguero out.

                      • Weeb Kakashi
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        Targett Mahrez Foden

                        Who would you get out of these?

                        1. leeboy104
                            2 months, 10 days ago

                            Don't think Foden and Mahrez start after playing 90 vs Brighton.

                        2. andrewrichter
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 10 days ago

                          Who to play - Mane or Dallas?

                          1. dabber7
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            2 months, 10 days ago

                            Mane