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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. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Any news on Masuaku?

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day 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
      4 months, 1 day ago

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

  2. Babit1967
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 1 day 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
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Greaaaaat do it

    2. CBonci
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

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

    3. Babit1967
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Cheers lads

    4. C0YS
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 22 hours ago

      Looks great to me

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

    46 pt lead should be good right?!??

    Got triple pool Kane triple Leeds Lingard and Pereira

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Yeah congratulations

    2. CBonci
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Yes

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      i think you already know the answer to that question

  4. leeboy104
    4 months, 1 day 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
      4 months, 1 day 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

  5. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 1 day 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Davis to Bamford?

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 1 day 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
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 1 day 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
            4 months, 1 day 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
      4 months, 1 day ago

      On team 1 Bruno to Mané

      On team 2 Bruno to Mané and Coleman to Cresswell

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Thanks. That's interesting for team 2.

      2. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

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

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          So I would get Coufal over Cresswell

  6. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Get 1:

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

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      B

  7. Brimble82
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 1 day 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
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Congrats!

      1. Brimble82
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Thanks Ed

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

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

      1. Brimble82
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 1 day 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
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      That’s awesome

      1. Brimble82
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 1 day 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
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Congratulations!

      1. Brimble82
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Thanks Nimby

  8. Prison Mike
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 1 day 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
      4 months, 1 day ago

      A

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      B

    3. leeboy104
      4 months, 1 day ago

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

  9. Kasper the ghost keeper
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      A limgard

  10. OptimusBlack
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 1 day 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
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Digne to Cresswell. Zaha to Torres.

  11. Pep's Money Laundry
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. Prison Mike
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Robertson

    2. CBonci
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Dallas

    3. OptimusBlack
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Cresswell or Dallas

    4. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Dallas.

    5. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

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

      1. Pep's Money Laundry
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

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

  12. MidTableFantasy
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Bring Nacho back in?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Probably no

    2. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 1 day ago

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

  13. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Nacho or Antonio?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Antonio

    2. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Antonio.

    3. CBonci
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 1 day 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
        4 months, 1 day ago

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

    4. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Antonio

  14. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 1 day 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
      4 months, 1 day ago

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

      1. jason_ni
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 1 day 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
          4 months, 1 day ago

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

  15. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 1 day 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
      4 months, 1 day ago

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

      1. Weeb Kakashi
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Nacho Madders Rashford Saiss.

        1. jason_ni
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          pretty decent then!

  16. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 1 day 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
      4 months, 1 day ago

      1A/C

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      1A

    3. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      1 or 5
      A

    4. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 1 day ago

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

  17. Major League Shocker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 1 day 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)

  18. Flynny
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

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

    A....antonio v saints

    B....Bamford v wba

    Thanks

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      A

    2. OptimusBlack
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      B

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

      Close, but A just

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

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

  19. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Digne to Robertson or Dallas?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Dallas

    2. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Robbo for me, but could be close.

    3. leeboy104
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Dallas

  20. leeboy104
    4 months, 1 day 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
      4 months, 1 day ago

      A for difference

  21. Bleh
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Chances of Struijk playing?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Low

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

      Vydra to bamford

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

        Don’t have the funds for that unfortunately

      2. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        This

  23. jonnybhoy
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. dark91
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Will most likely be rested for UEL final

    2. Party time
      4 months, 1 day ago

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

    3. Il Capitano
      4 months, 1 day ago

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

    4. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

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

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

  24. Whats the Mata?
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 1 day 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
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Both could be decent. If only 1 then sell DCL

    2. leeboy104
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Yes to hit IMO

  25. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Hope not, been refreshing to play without this business

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

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

  26. Il Capitano
    4 months, 1 day 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

  27. Avery
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 1 day 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
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Think Bruce said it was fatigue

    2. leeboy104
      4 months, 1 day 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
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Cheers ! Appreciate it mate

  28. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Do we think Torres starts this weekend ?

    Can't decide between him and Raphinha !!

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 1 day 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.

  29. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Targett Mahrez Foden

    Who would you get out of these?

    1. leeboy104
      4 months, 1 day ago

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

  30. andrewrichter
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Who to play - Mane or Dallas?

    1. dabber7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 23 hours ago

      Mane