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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. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Only the 26 points on the bench

  2. Pulp Minion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Benteke a punt for gw38.
    Old club, manager retiring etc

    1. Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Nah, will bench him

  3. Deulofail
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Arsenal would have made top 4 with a throw-in coach

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      And decent players.

      1. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        That wouldn't be such an impreesive feat then

      2. Scrumper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 7 days ago

        They've never been a serious top 4 club ever since they fired gunnarsaurus

    2. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Arteta gets a lot of undeserved hate. They’ve been 3rd on the table since Christmas. With that squad they won’t come close to UCL.

      1. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Haha I'm not sure how the second and third sentence go together but okay. They would be 8 points off if they won this game. It could easily have been less, and could be less next season. 'Won't come close' is too strong too early for me.

    3. NateDogsCats
        2 months, 7 days ago

        And if they stopped taking short corners

    4. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Thiago has really come into it for the last month or so

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 7 days ago

        I think he's been class every time I've watched him honestly

        1. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Looked shaky before but since the last international break he’s been top class

          1. Milkman Bruno
              2 months, 7 days ago

              He was poor most of the season until then.

        2. Milkman Bruno
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Thiago needed a box to box midfielder alongside him to allow him to pull the strings in the middle of the park like he is used to. Fabinho in defence wasn’t allowing that

            1. JONALDINHO
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Fabinho isn’t box to box but I agree that he needed a proper no.6 behind him. Fabinho gives so much solidity for the rest of the team to build on.

              1. Milkman Bruno
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Yeah, sorry I guess not box to box but that solidarity as you have said.

            2. Party time
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Class is permanent. Still adapting to the PL & Liverpool’s heavy tempo football. City or Arsenal would have been a better move tho

            3. el polako
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Lingard channelling his inner Zizou.

              1. Fudgy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 7 days ago

                He's been sent off for a headbutt?

            4. Bobby Digital
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Do something Mo!

            5. Limbo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Willock and Smith Rowe in for Salah and Bruno. Last throw of the Declan Rice.

            6. 420king
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              So winning a penalty doesn't even award BPS? lmao stupid game

              1. Jindaljain
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                BCZ FPL are hired by my opponents

              2. Lindelol
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                yes thats totally stupid. Infact player earning a penalty should get 2 points irrespective of goal or no goal as he has already won it

                1. Milkman Bruno
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Yeah, at least bps anyway. If he wasn’t brought down he had scored

                  • 420king
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    agreed

              3. TheDragon
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Blankety blank blankety blank

              4. Lindelol
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Was Willock got injured? If so how serious was it?

              5. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Anyone’s season not over ?

                1. Super Saints
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  15k rank drop so far this game week, it's ruined

                2. TheDragon
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  If I captain a 0% ownership player in GW38 who scores a hattrick then it’s not over.

                  Otherwise yes

                3. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  I've a feeling mine will be over on Sunday

                4. Lindelol
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Mine isn't over unless Salah doesn't score his 5 goals

                5. Limbo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  55 pts - Mo, Coufal, Ward, TAA, Johnson playing... might be ok.

                  1. Super Saints
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    That's insane, I'm on 16 points

                    1. Limbo
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      Yeah but I'm 85k and dead 2nd in the money league.

                6. Deulofail
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  o/ Excited to try and make the top 400k

              6. JayLegend
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Salah Captaincy fail confirmed

                1. Milkman Bruno
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Subbed?

                  • JONALDINHO
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    He will score. Trust me on that

                    1. Fudgy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      You are lying to us

                2. Fudgy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Salah in terrible form when I needed him the most

                  1. Super Saints
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Same for all my players

                3. Duke Silver ☑
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Someone give us some goals already.

                  1. el polako
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Defo goals in WBA - WHU game, good tempo so far.

                    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      Jinxed it ...

                      1. el polako
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        Yep, goal at the wrong end 🙁

                  2. Duke Silver ☑
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    OK not you West Brom.

                4. Eh, just one more thing ...
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Would have nice to have finished the season with a flourish in a glut of points flying all over the shop .... but God ... damp squib indeed.

                5. Party time
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    It would be hilarious if Bruno becomes the top scorer this gw out of the top 3 captain picks

                    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      I would not be surprised.

                    2. JayLegend
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      Burnley close, can sell 1-0 here.

                      1. JayLegend
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        See*

                  • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Burnley were destroyed by Leeds

                    Liverpool failed to take advantage of a shaky defence so far

                    1. Party time
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        Liverpool struggled at the hawthorns

                    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      Some ... a goal please ... Salah TAA Antonio Lingard .... sort it out ...

                      1. Party time
                          2 months, 7 days ago

                          This!

                      2. Magic Zico
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        Watching LIV game atm, any good with the WHU game?

                      3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        Periera direct from a corner lol

                      4. el polako
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        Pereira straight from corner

                      5. how now brown cow
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        Soucek og?

                        1. Hazz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 7 days ago

                          It was on target anyway, lucky for him.

                      6. tiger
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        Soucek goal West Brom 1 up

                      7. Fudgy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        Ever since I removed Wood he's been monster hauling lol

                      8. Super Saints
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        Pereira won't get the goal, I own him

                        1. Fudgy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 7 days ago

                          He will because my rival does

                        2. Super Saints
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 7 days ago

                          Bruno might get it though

                        3. Hazz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 7 days ago

                          Yes he will because the corner was on target, very clearly.

                          1. Super Saints
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 7 days ago

                            I'm not in to watch any of the games

                      9. Salan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        Hard to define it's an OG or not. If Soucek doesn't touch, it's still on target and in.

                        1. Hazz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 7 days ago

                          By the basis it was on target, its not an OG (unfortunately).

                        2. Super Saints
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 7 days ago

                          It will be given as own goal

                        3. Pulp Minion
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 7 days ago

                          Keeper would have punched clear, I think it's an og

                      10. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        Robertson looking more dangerous

                      11. Steve The Spud
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        Souceck hauls again

                      12. _Ninja_
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        Tiago wastes a salah a

                      13. justaguy9
                          2 months, 7 days ago

                          after 14 from 8 players, a lingard penalty goal, assist by antonio would have given me some respectability atleast.