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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. Party time
      2 months, 17 days ago

      For goodness sake, where is my Antonio goal

    • djman102
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      This is crazy. 34 points so far. Red arrow at my rank (200K), but would be a green arrow in top 10K!

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        34 is a red arrow for me at 20k

        You’ve got to outscore top 10k average by 1 to 2 points to
        Not get a red arrow

      2. AlternativeB
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

        25 points here. Got 17 pts on the bench. Going down from 430th to 1070 :/

    • TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Anyone got more than 2 points from a player today?

      1. Scrumper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Martinez 3

        1. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          I'm just relieved he didn't do a penalty save today

        2. Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          😀

      2. Monklane
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Only Willock

      3. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Willock and Digne here.

      4. Champions League Varane
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Siggy Martinez

      5. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Pereira

      6. Mr. O'Connell
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Yeah, Martinez haul.

      7. Lindelol
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Willock

      8. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Digne .... solo show.

      9. Custard Gannet
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Watkins 9

        1. Scrumper
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 17 days ago

          You must have missed the memo - he's meant to be nailed to your bench

          1. Custard Gannet
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 17 days ago

            When he scored I honesty thought he was. Turns out I benched Lingard instead.

      10. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Emi, Digne, Raph & BamBam

      11. Milkman Bruno
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Pepe

          1. Milkman Bruno
              2 months, 17 days ago

              NOT!! I thought this game was like golf and the aim was to score low???

          2. dark91
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Benteke and Dubravka. Hope Salah (c) joins them

          3. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Coleman 6.

        • Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Iheanacho is my highest scoring player this week.... he's first on my bench and I won't be getting him!

          1. Lazaretti
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Watkins here first on the bench and stays. Own Requilion and Soucek. Superb end for superb season.

            1. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              No own goal for Soucek,
              Never bench Watkins

        • Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 17 days ago

          My rival has Periera 🙁

          1. Lindelol
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Doesn't matter you season already over

        • TheSteel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          TAA cant complain about not going to Euro

        • Hazz
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          My mini-league leaders are both tied on 2358 points. One has made 35 Transfers. One has made 36 transfers.

          I am almost glad I'm not in that position!

          1. Lindelol
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Its not the last gw

            1. Hazz
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              No sh*t sherlock! Not like the potential of being tied on points for the final day isn't exciting?

              1. Lindelol
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Your statement would have made sense only if it was last GW.

                1. Hazz
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  ... leader knows if he makes no transfers, he would stay ahead on a tiebreaker H2H, going into the final week.

                  Added pressure.

          2. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            I've made 46 transfers and I'm on 2390 points

            1. Hazz
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Nobody asked.

            2. Lindelol
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Get the ML code and ruin their season 😀

          3. JONALDINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            How many points does Super Saints have?

            1. Hazz
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              I heard he is so unlucky.

            2. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Ha ta mate
              #bulliesout
              Be nice people

          4. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 17 days ago

            I'd be top of your mini league

            1. Hazz
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              I'd just invite your ML rival.

              1. Fudgy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 17 days ago

                >:(

        • Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 17 days ago

          I brought pirera for 2 blanks then sold him and he’s returned twice

          Really lost my head at the end of the season

        • DK_13
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Top 5 go to the champions league right? (With both English teams in the final)

          1. justaguy9
              2 months, 17 days ago

              no only winner of cl if they not qualified via league
              so if che finish 4th, only 4.

              if CHE finish 5th but win CL, then 5 will go to CL

              1. DK_13
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Ahh okay cheers

          2. Eh, just one more thing ...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            3-1 Arsenal PEPE

            1. Duke Silver ☑
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Full troll GW

          3. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            3 1 now

          4. justaguy9
              2 months, 17 days ago

              my team

              1
              1 1 1
              2 1 2 1
              1 2 4

              my bench

              7 8 1 0

              a taa cs my last hope

            • 3 A
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              That kid become better and better

            • RedWolf
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Play 2 of these in 38:

              Antonio Willock Foden

              1. Duke Silver ☑
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Well I can't see Foden starting so the other 2.

            • potatoace
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Anyone watching the WBA v WHM match. I'm reading the transcript and can work out why Johnston wasn't sent for the Pen.

              What happened , was it not a last man defence, goal scoring opportunity?

              1. RogDog_jimmy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 17 days ago

                it was a weird foul.
                kind of a block to stop antonio getting to a ball running away from goal and there was a defender nearby.

                also probably not a pen (i'm a wh fan)

                1. potatoace
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Cheers for that. Makes more sense. The way it was written, it was the last man and a cynical take down

            • Scots Gooner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Pepe has had a decent second half to this season. There's a good player in there.

              1. Babit1967
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Might be a good replacement for Jota last gw

                1. Scots Gooner
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  A good differential choice, good shout. I might actually consider him for a final week punt.

              2. BIG TONES
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Consistency is the issue. Also playing for a team that doesn't bring the best out of him

              3. Milkman Bruno
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Will he get another season at Porto though? 38 now

              4. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Pepe the obvious captain choice

              5. Pat Bonner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                That was your moment Nat Philips

              6. Deulofail
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Hooo I chose Saka over Odegaard and Pepe darn it

              7. BIG TONES
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Anyone noticed that Mane doesn't pass to Salah?

                1. JONALDINHO
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Started passing the last few games

                2. Hazz
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Assisted his last goal though didn't he.

              8. matiakez
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                My team contains so many busted flushes, stumbling over the line

                1. Burger
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Yup 37 GW's ago.

                2. Pat Bonner
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Same here! In free fall these last 2 gws

              9. moment
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Who got the assist for the Pepe 2nd goal?

                1. Mr. O'Connell
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Bruno

              10. _Ninja_
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                firmino goal

                1. _Ninja_
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Robbo a

              11. DandyDon
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Any chance of a Smith Rowe assist!? That game could not have gone worse. Keeper 1pt, concedes 3 but no saves, actually play SR this week but of course nothing!

                1. Liegitty
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  He got the assist

              12. Pat Bonner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Firmino goal robbo assist

                1. Eh, just one more thing ...
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Of no use to no man .... meh ....

                  1. Pat Bonner
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 17 days ago

                    It’s one of those weeks

                    1. UNDERWORLD7
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 17 days ago

                      Seasons*

              13. JayLegend
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Burnley 1-0 is written

                1. Burger
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Oops

                  1. JayLegend
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 17 days ago

                    0-1* obviously

              14. diesel001
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Firmino G
                Robbo A

              15. Scots Gooner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Oh sh-t - I have Firmino!

                A successful punt at last.

                1. Super Saints
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Well done mate, love him as a player

                  1. Scots Gooner
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 17 days ago

                    Thanks man, was a pure gut move.

                    He's a lovely player.

              16. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Robbo get in!

              17. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Tbh I’m actually not sure why I benched Watkins over Lingard