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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. Garth Marenghi
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 20 hours ago

    Zaha to F. Torres?

    a) yes
    b) no

    1. HVT
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      No for me

    2. Ziyech on the Bench
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      Zaha likes Pool

      1. Garth Marenghi
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 20 hours ago

        But I thought he liked Arsenal!

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      It’s a wait and see for me. Will be more interested if Pep indicates Aguero not fit -particularly as subbed off so early on Tuesday

  2. Nimby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 20 hours ago

    I've surpassed my best ever points total of 2383 yet I'm nowhere near the rank I finished with that season. Stern competition this season! Very pleased with how it's gone but top 10k is dicey. Think I will captain either Raphinha or Antonio again on the weekend and cross my fingers. It worked this week at least.

    1. Garth Marenghi
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      Same thing happened to me last year, my highest total points but 3rd best ranking for me overall.

      1. Nimby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 20 hours ago

        Loved your TV show. Please make more.

  3. Stand By Mee
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 20 hours ago

    Do we think Mahrez will start?

    1. Stand By Mee
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      I am at 9.5k. Any mistake will cost me a digit.

      1. Garth Marenghi
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 20 hours ago

        Too risky to guess on Mahrez, I honestly think Torres has a good shot to start, considering he only played 15 minutes and he won't start the final. Still risky though.

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      No

    3. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      Yes

    4. leeboy104
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      I'd say no given he played 90 vs Brighton.

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 20 hours ago

        Not a chance I'd risk that move.

    5. CBonci
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 19 hours ago

      I wouldn’t do it.

  4. Pep's Money Laundry
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 20 hours ago

    Just finalising my transfer plans
    Best midfielder excluding Leeds upto the following value?

    A. 8.1m
    B. 6.3m

    Thanks

    1. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      Raphinha, Lingard, Benrahma, Harrison all good options and in games where there are bound to be goals.

      1. Nimby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 20 hours ago

        Oops I included Leeds. Honestly think the west ham boys are good options though.

    2. Stand By Mee
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      A Mahrez (risky)
      B Foden (even more risky)

    3. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      Pepe, Trossard, willock, ASM, Mahrez, Torres, maybe even McNeil. Take your pick!

  5. HVT
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 20 hours ago

    Struick to play for Leeds this week?

    1. HVT
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      Anyone itk?

      1. HVT
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 20 hours ago

        Seems not 🙁

  6. Ziyech on the Bench
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 20 hours ago

    Own Lingard...

    Cavani to:

    A) Antonio
    B) Bamford

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      B

    2. Garth Marenghi
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      b

    3. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      Too close to call. Go with your gut on that one but maybe consider west ham have more to play for.

    4. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      B

  7. OptimusBlack
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 20 hours ago

    Martinez
    TAA Digne Dallas
    Salah © Son Willock Zaha
    Watkins Kane Bamford
    Areola ( JWP - Konsa - Dunk)
    If You have 2 FT
    What would they be ?

    1. leeboy104
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      Zaha Watkins to Antonio and Raph (could punt on Pepe)

    2. OptimusBlack
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      Any help 🙁

    3. Garth Marenghi
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      zaha to Pepe/Saka/Torres
      Watkins to Antonio/Firmino/Ings

      1. OptimusBlack
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 20 hours ago

        Cheeeers

  8. No Kane No Gain
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 20 hours ago

    Really hope aguero is passed fit for Everton on Sunday so I can have one more (C) haul with him!

    1. Stand By Mee
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      Probably a farewell game? Interesting...

      1. No Kane No Gain
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 20 hours ago

        Gives the fans a chance for a proper goodbye. Might get all penalties etc..

  9. Gemma817
    4 months, 20 hours ago

    16 points off the mini league leader! 2 FTs, 0.6m ITB. Need some solid suggestions.

    Martinez, Pope
    TAA, Digne, Dallas, Maguire, Konsa
    Greenwood, Rapf, Salah, Jota, Saka
    Kane, DCL, Bamford.

    Rival has Jlingz, Rudiger, Son, Bruno and Shaw.

  10. Ruinenlust
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 20 hours ago

    28 points from BB this week

  11. RealSocialDads
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 20 hours ago

    27 points off ML leader... Similar teams with the following diffs...

    Me: Mendy DCL Foden Raphinha Targett

    Vs

    Him: Martinez Bamford/Nacho Willock Shaw/Coufal (stronger bench)

    Chances of me pipping him with 1FT, potentially going

    1. RealSocialDads
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      To get Antonio and Robbo in for -4

  12. J ⚒ Gimme ur Mané
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 20 hours ago

    I’m 8 points off top of my mini league.

    He has bench boost.

    What would you do here?

    Martinez

    TAA., Robbo, Dallas

    Salah, Bale, Greenwood, Bowen

    Cavani, Bamford, Antonio

    Subs - Forster, Coleman, Zaha, Mitchel

    0FT, 5.3m ITB

    1. J ⚒ Gimme ur Mané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      He’ll Captain Salah.

      Who can be my differential captain?

      1. RealSocialDads
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 20 hours ago

        Antonio or Bamford for captain

  13. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 20 hours ago

    Who would you rather have for 38 (already got TAA and Salah)

    A) Robertson
    B) Mane

    Suppose Mane less owned, so more potential upside if he hauls..

    1. TeddiPonza
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      Mane

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      Good question as I am thinking one of these moves. Drawn more to Mané as scared of a Benteke/Zaha score v Liverpool and Mané overdue big score

    3. leeboy104
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      Mane. Feel Benteke could get something by bullying Rhys Williams.

    4. Garth Marenghi
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      b

  14. TeddiPonza
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 20 hours ago

    Anyone considering Bobby Firmino for DCL?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      No - considering Bamford

    2. Garth Marenghi
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      Not bad, but Bamford just as good maybe even slightly better and cheaper.

      1. TeddiPonza
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 20 hours ago

        With only 1 transfer left, the price is a non-factor but get your point. Thanks 🙂

  15. Jam0sh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 20 hours ago

    Hello guys. What would you do here?

    Forster
    TAA, Digne, Rüdiger
    Son, Raphinha, Salah, Lingard
    Antonio, Kane, DCL

    Subs: Meslier, Holding, Maddison, Veltman --- 1 FT, 1.4 itb

    1. leeboy104
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      DCL to Bamford or Firmino

    2. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      DCL clearly the weak link there. Either Bamford or if you're chasing Iheanacho.

      1. Jam0sh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 20 hours ago

        Minileagues wrapped up and top 10k probably too far away

        1. Nimby
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 20 hours ago

          Got to be Bamford hasn't it?

    3. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      Or wood.

  16. Bleh
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 20 hours ago

    A. Son > Mane
    B. Digne > Robbo
    C. Both (-4)

    Sanchez
    Dallas, Struijk, TAA
    Salah, Lingard, Son, Greenwood
    Bamford, Nacho, Kane
    (Martinez, Digne, Gundo, Targett)

    1. Phil's Stamps
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      C

    2. OptimusBlack
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      C

  17. Phil's Stamps
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 20 hours ago

    Chasing, last roll of the dice:

    Digne and Bruno (-4) to

    A) Dallas and Mane (rival -and everyone else- has Dallas)
    B) Robbo and Auba or KDB/Sterling (if we get any indication they start)

    1. leeboy104
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      A. Don't like any of the attacking options in B

    2. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      Maybe keep Digne, I can't see City putting in 100% with CL final just 6 days away.

      Anyway option A

    3. Avery
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      A

    4. Phil's Stamps
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 19 hours ago

      Cheers all. I suppose they're template moves this week for a reason.

  18. leeboy104
    4 months, 20 hours ago

    Pickford
    Dallas Shaw Trent
    Siggy Salah Lingard Greenwood
    Watkins Kane Bamford

    (Guaita Zaha Konsa Ward) 1FT 0.7 ITB

    Any suggestions?

    1. Phil's Stamps
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      Zaha to Raph?

  19. Cruyff's Eleven
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 20 hours ago

    Running out of options 🙂

    Imma do Mount to Willock, and bench DCL...

  20. OptimusBlack
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 20 hours ago

    Would you sell Kane for Firmino for a punt ?

    1. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      If your team is otherwise perfect why not? Personally though, no.

    2. leeboy104
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      I wouldn't sell Kane.

    3. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      No

    4. Garth Marenghi
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      no

    5. Avery
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      Nope

  21. The White Pele
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 20 hours ago

    what to do with this lot? 2FT, 0.6 m itb

    Fabianski
    TAA Dallas Coleman
    Salah Bruno Greenwood Lingard Raph
    Kane Antonio

    Forster Watkins Konsa Veltman

    1. Avery
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      Coleman to Cresswell?

    2. Garth Marenghi
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      Fabianski injured? A goalie then Bruno to Mane seems to be relatively popular

    3. The White Pele
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      cheers both

  22. Alcapaul
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 20 hours ago

    Which combo do you prefer?

    1) Digne and DCL to Robertson and Antonio
    2) Zaha and Son to Raphinha and Mane

    1. jonnybhoy
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      1

    2. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      1 but that is a tough call. Just think Everton will get nowt out of man city and zaha could profit on the counter.

      1. Alcapaul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 20 hours ago

        Yea. With 1 i'd bench Zaha and with 2 i'd bench DCL. Bus team is currently:
        Martinez
        Trent Dallas Digne
        Salah Lingard Greenwood Son
        DCL Bamford Kane.

        1. Nimby
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 19 hours ago

          Definitely 1 and maybe even start Zaha ahead of Greenwood.

          1. Alcapaul
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            4 months, 19 hours ago

            Ok. Thanks.

    3. Avery
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      1

      1. Alcapaul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 19 hours ago

        Thanks everyone

  23. Ruinenlust
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 20 hours ago

    Pick one to pley: Digne (mcy), DCL (mcy), Watkins (CHE)

    1. HVT
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      DCL/Wat

    2. Avery
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      DCL

    3. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      Wat

  24. HVT
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 20 hours ago

    Start
    A - Digne (city)
    B - Castagne (Spurs)

    Thanks

    1. jonnybhoy
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      B

    2. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      Probably B

    3. OptimusBlack
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      B

    4. Avery
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      B

  25. jonnybhoy
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 20 hours ago

    Any must have mids for the lasts game?

  26. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 20 hours ago

    Does Mendy start for City?
    Who plays at RB now that Cancelo is out, and Walker is flagged at 75%?
    Gonna do Semedo ---> Mendy depending on the above.

  27. Whats the Mata?
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 20 hours ago

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

    Or would you just start one of Watkins or DCL?

    Cheers

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      get both

      1. Whats the Mata?
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 20 hours ago

        For a hit?

    2. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      Antonio and Bamford are both very captainable this week so I would say yes.

  28. Jam0sh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 20 hours ago

    Which one sounds better for you

    A) DCL -> Firmino for free and keep Son
    B) Son and DCL -> Mane and Bamford (-4)

    1. jonnybhoy
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      B

    2. Avery
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      I like B

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 19 hours ago

      B as these are my moves !

  29. hogree
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 20 hours ago

    Martinez
    Phillips - Shaw - Castagne
    Fernandes - Raph - Harrison - Son - Salah
    Kane - Antonio

    Fabri - DCL - Targett - Burn

    A) Castagne to Dallas
    B) DCL to Bamford

    1. Avery
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      A

    2. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      B

    3. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      B. Get rid of the donkey

  30. Cheeto__Bandito
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 20 hours ago

    If you can only get one this week

    Antonio or Raph

    1. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      Really depends on the rest of your team. I have Antonio, Kane and Iheanacho and am happy with that.

    2. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      Probably Antonio