Dugout Discussion

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.

Become a Member and get unrestricted access to our data and articles

Full-year memberships and monthly subscriptions are now available.

Join now to get the following:

  • Plot your transfer strategies using the fully interactive Season Ticker.
  • Get projections for every Premier League player provided by the Rate My Team statistical model.
  • Use Rate My Team throughout the season to guide your selections and transfers.
  • Get access to over 150+ exclusive members articles over the season.
  • Analyse our OPTA-powered statistic tables specifically tailored for Fantasy Football Managers.
  • Use our exclusive tool to build custom stats tables from over 100 OPTA player and team stats.
  • Enjoy our brand NEW Flat-Track Bully feature which introduces an opposition filter to your tables.
  • View heatmaps and expected goals data for every player.
  • Use our powerful comparison tool to analyse players head-to-head.

ALREADY A USER? CLICK HERE TO UPGRADE YOUR FREE ACCOUNT

NEW TO SCOUT? CLICK HERE TO START A MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT

1,967 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Party time
    4 months, 6 days ago

    For goodness sake, where is my Antonio goal

  2. djman102
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 6 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
      4 months, 6 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
      4 months, 6 days ago

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

  3. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Anyone got more than 2 points from a player today?

    1. Scrumper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Martinez 3

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

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

      2. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        😀

    2. Monklane
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Only Willock

    3. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Willock and Digne here.

    4. Champions League Varane
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Siggy Martinez

    5. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Pereira

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

      Yeah, Martinez haul.

    7. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Willock

    8. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Digne .... solo show.

    9. Custard Gannet
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Watkins 9

      1. Scrumper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 6 days ago

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

        1. Custard Gannet
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 6 days ago

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

    10. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Emi, Digne, Raph & BamBam

    11. Milkman Bruno
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Pepe

      1. Milkman Bruno
        4 months, 6 days ago

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

    12. dark91
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Benteke and Dubravka. Hope Salah (c) joins them

    13. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Coleman 6.

  4. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 6 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
      4 months, 6 days ago

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

      1. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        No own goal for Soucek,
        Never bench Watkins

  5. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 6 days ago

    My rival has Periera 🙁

    1. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Doesn't matter you season already over

  6. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    TAA cant complain about not going to Euro

  7. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 6 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
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Its not the last gw

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 6 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
          4 months, 6 days ago

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

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 6 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
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

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

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Nobody asked.

      2. Lindelol
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Get the ML code and ruin their season 😀

    3. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      How many points does Super Saints have?

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        I heard he is so unlucky.

      2. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Ha ta mate
        #bulliesout
        Be nice people

    4. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 6 days ago

      I'd be top of your mini league

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        I'd just invite your ML rival.

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 6 days ago

          >:(

  8. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 6 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

  9. DK_13
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

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

    1. justaguy9
      4 months, 6 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
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Ahh okay cheers

  10. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    3-1 Arsenal PEPE

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

      Full troll GW

  11. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    3 1 now

  12. justaguy9
    4 months, 6 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

  13. 3 A
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    That kid become better and better

  14. RedWolf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Play 2 of these in 38:

    Antonio Willock Foden

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

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

  15. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 6 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
      4 months, 6 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
        4 months, 6 days ago

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

  16. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

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

    1. Babit1967
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Might be a good replacement for Jota last gw

      1. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

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

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

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

    3. Milkman Bruno
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Will he get another season at Porto though? 38 now

  17. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Pepe the obvious captain choice

  18. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    That was your moment Nat Philips

  19. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Hooo I chose Saka over Odegaard and Pepe darn it

  20. BIG TONES
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Anyone noticed that Mane doesn't pass to Salah?

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Started passing the last few games

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

      Assisted his last goal though didn't he.

  21. matiakez
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

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

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

      Yup 37 GW's ago.

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

      Same here! In free fall these last 2 gws

  22. moment
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Who got the assist for the Pepe 2nd goal?

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Bruno

  23. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    firmino goal

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Robbo a

  24. DandyDon
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 6 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. Ligdon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      He got the assist

  25. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Firmino goal robbo assist

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

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

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        It’s one of those weeks

        1. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Seasons*

  26. JayLegend
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Burnley 1-0 is written

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

      Oops

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

        0-1* obviously

  27. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Firmino G
    Robbo A

  28. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Oh sh-t - I have Firmino!

    A successful punt at last.

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Well done mate, love him as a player

      1. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Thanks man, was a pure gut move.

        He's a lovely player.

  29. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Robbo get in!

  30. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

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