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Robertson and Alexander-Arnold return to Liverpool XI as Jota starts again

Liverpool’s trip to Brentford is the seventh and final Premier League match of the day.

Kick-off is at 17:30 BST.

After a blank for Cristiano Ronaldo earlier in the day, captainers of Mohamed Salah have a chance to steal a march on those Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers who decided against handing the armband to the Egyptian.

Above: Gameweek 6 captaincy and effective ownership stats among the top 10,000 FPL managers

Jurgen Klopp has made four changes to the Liverpool team that beat Crystal Palace 3-0 at Anfield last weekend.

Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip and Andrew Robertson all return in defence, with Curtis Jones replacing the injured Thiago Alcantara in midfield.

James Milner, Ibrahima Konate and Kostas Tsimikas make way.

Diogo Jota again leads the line, with Salah and Sadio Mane either side of the Portugal international, but Roberto Firmino is back among the substitutes after a month on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.

Brentford manager Thomas Frank makes just the one change to the Bees side that won 2-0 at Wolverhampton Wanderers last Saturday.

Frank Onyeka replaces Shandon Baptiste, who drops to the bench.

Ten Brentford players are ever-present starters in the Premier League this season.

GAMEWEEK 6 LINE-UPS

Brentford XI: Raja, Ajer, Jansson, Pinnock, Canos, Onyeka, Norgaard, Janelt, Henry, Mbeumo, Toney.

Subs: Fernandez, Jensen, Forss, Wissa, Ghoddos, Zanka, Baptiste, Bidstrup, Roerslev

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Jones, Salah, Jota, Mane.

Subs: Kelleher, Konate, Milner, Firmino, Gomez, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Minamino, Tsimikas, Origi

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  1. Lucky Z
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Gray + Locadia => Sissoko + Antonio worth -4?

    Gives me:

    Sanchez
    TAA • Semedo • White
    Salah • Raphinha • Sarr • Gallagher
    Ronaldo • Lukaku • Antonio

    1. Maxed
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Wait for another GW to do it for free?

    2. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Never been able to recover from a bad start before in my fpl career

      Thoughts on a -8 to -12 to correct a team after a wildcard has been wasted? Could be season over if it doesn't pan out but have a poor team and will only fall further behind anyway

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        If you think 12 points will right the ship then it’s worth it over a season in my opinion.
        But set it up for a few weeks, get back 2-4 points a game week and by week 10 you’re all good.

      2. PartyTime
          2 months, 5 days ago

          If it’s really necessary & urgent then -8 imo. -12 is too much

          1. PartyTime
              2 months, 5 days ago

              For a particular gw* imo

          2. Cok3y5murf
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Can't see why not if you look at each hit in isolation instead of looking at it as a -12

          3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Layering hits on top of a recent wildcard is going to be a bad idea in 90% of situations tbh

            Stick with the guys you wildcarded in for 4-5 gameweeks then see how things are

            You can pick up 100 points in the space of 14 days around Christmas easy with the amount of games there'll be

          4. Gandalf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Assuming you put through into your wildcard team then after a -8 you may want to revert back to that same team. Things change fast

            1. Maxed
                2 months, 5 days ago

                I second this..

                In my case selling Toney before his 12 points was a mistake

            2. Athletic Nasherbo
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              What players are the issue?

            3. DRIZ ✅
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Would just quit mate you have enough time to recover and think and focus on next season

            4. Bojack Horseman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              I put precisely no stock in a good start. Persistence and not doing anything silly will see you rise up the ranks. There’s another 33 GWs to go including DGW season etc.

              Think in GW9 last year I was about 2.5m and I finished in the top 30k in the end.

              1. Bojack Horseman
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                32 rather!

            5. Sgt Frank Drebin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Hard to say without seeing the team. What I would recommend is not to make emotional decisions and reassess on Friday.

            6. Pep bites Kun
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Sounds like a knee-jerk rather than a strategy. You can't make back points lost. What's the plan?

          5. sirmorbach
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Bamford likely to be back in the next GW?

            1. Gandalf
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Hope so, regret switching to a 3-4-3

          6. Lindelol
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Etebo may drop this GW

          7. TomSaints
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            What are people’s thoughts on WC gw 6 v 7?

            Sure you get the international break, but going early allows you to move likes of Jota, Greenwood maybe even TAA (for a few weeks).

            Get Chelsea v saints.

            Though you are stuck with any city assets v Liverpool (thinking Cancelo and Jesus or Grealish).

            1. Gentle_Turks
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Too late to wildcard for GW6 I’m afraid.

              1. TomSaints
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Haha good point! 7 v 8!

                1. Gentle_Turks
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  If it helps the earliest I’m wildcarding is 8.

            2. Maxed
                2 months, 5 days ago

                7 v 8?

            3. RogDog_jimmy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Bottomed.

              I’ve been on a steady decline since gw1.
              Not decisive going after upside and playing too safe I think.

              Still have WC and think that be what I need to do to get back in the groove. Or maybe a hit to really attack something.

              Sanchez, Foster
              TAA, Shaw, Semedo, Duffy, Livramento
              Salah, Greenwood, Jota, Benrahma, Gilmour
              Ronaldo, Antonio, Jimenez

              1ft 0.1itb

              Any ideas?

              1. Champ
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                No need to wc but you may need some chelsea

              2. Milkman Bruno
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Not sure you need to Wildcard that. Upside chasing now would be attacking city assets as they are still relatively low owned. Double up on their defence and Kdb maybe?

                  1. RogDog_jimmy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Interesting ideas. I do like city.

                • Major League Shocker
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  If you ask in terms of "need" to WC, everyone will say you don't need to.

                  If you want to play it soon to make major changes to your team, then just do it -- you don't need anyone's permission. Personally I want to spend more on defence so I am certainly going to go ahead and WC in GW8.

                  1. RogDog_jimmy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Yeah it’s not a case of need for me for sure.
                    Just a few weeks of bleeding rank and it sure minor changes will get me back in the right direction.

                    A Wolves win with a clean sheet tomorrow would change my mood.

              3. Cok3y5murf
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Is this the season of injuries? Feels like more than usual

                1. The Count of Monte Cristo
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Season of deflected goals too....

              4. Nightf0x
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                How was greenwood today?

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

                  Greedy stats. Gave Ronaldo a taste of his own medicine...

                2. _Ninja_
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Man utd fans on redcafe voted him 2nd best player today behind DDG.

                3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Horrific

                  I'm convinced he lost the game for utd when he didn't put Bruno in for a tap-in early doors when they were murdering Villa - that type of thing has came back to haunt a team temporarily dominating a match so many times in the past

                  He was so selfish all game, really needs to be pulled aside & told that's not acceptable

                4. Atimis
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Greedy as hell but wasteful. Finding good positions tho.

                5. DRIZ ✅
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Overrated

              5. Champ
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                7 goals for Leicester to date isn’t exactly amazing

                5 of those from Vardy…

                Thoughts on him for WC - he can be streaky and fixtures reasonably good

                He trolls me for fun tho

                1. Nightf0x
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Got him with a hit this gw and worked well but my horror descisons continue changed capt. Last sec. From antonio to ronaldo and shipped out jota instead of greenwood

              6. sirmorbach
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Thoughts on this WC team?

                Ramsdale (Foster)
                Robertson, Dias, Rüdiger (Duffy, Livramento)
                Salah, Raphinha, Benrahma, Sarr (Gallagher)
                Lukaku, Antonio, Bamford

                (Current team as follows:
                Meslier / 4.0)
                TAA / Shaw / Livramento / Marçal / Omobamidele)
                Salah / Jota / Torres / Raphinha / Benrahma
                Antonio / Ronaldo / Obafemi)

                1. Ze_Austin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Can Gallagher to D Luiz contribute to TAA over Robbo and Jesus over Bamford? Maybe even Arsenal/Wolves 4.4 to 4.9 over Livra?

                  1. sirmorbach
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Yes, I can do it. Thank you for this. Good team, you reckon?

                2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  No Trent and headache front 8. Can fix both very easily.

                  1. sirmorbach
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Gallagher to 4.5, Robbo to Trent it is. Cheers!

                3. SKENG
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  I'd be considering postponing WC with that team.

                  1. sirmorbach
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    You think? Thank you for letting me know. I will reconsider.

                    1. SKENG
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      You can see my team below, I decided postponing too. I don't think you're in a significantly worse position than me. I guess it depends how much you would value a WC in GW13-14 rather than now.

                4. JONALDINHO
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Extremely similar pre WC team to mine and I’m really considering WC too. I’d downgrade a 5th mid though and get Trent over Robbo

                  1. sirmorbach
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Means a lot. I understand the temptation now to WC, but there seem to be so many problems with Jota, Torres, Shaw, Meslier. Thank you for your thoughts, mate.

                5. Maxed
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Bamford is injured, isn't he?

                6. Nightf0x
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Ronaldo shaw -4 to alonso/rudiger lukaku
                  (Or)
                  Greenwood shaw -4 to raphinha alonso/rudiger

                  Wont make moves now anyway

                  1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    2nd one with Rudi

                7. Lord of Ings
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Which chelsea defender to get? Current on Rudiger..

                  1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Him

                  2. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Yup

                  3. dshv
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    I am on alonso..

                8. Atimis
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Keep Greenwood or get rid for -4?

                  1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    For whom?

                  2. dshv
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Asking the same .. bur for who ?

                  3. SKENG
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    I'm considering doing it for Son.

                  4. Cok3y5murf
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Hit always dependent on who for

                  5. Atimis
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Yeah the question is who could I get?

                    Punts like Havertz or Gallagher?

                  6. DRIZ ✅
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Get rid

                9. SKENG
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Foster (Bachmann)
                  TAA Shaw Duffy (Ayling Amartey)
                  Salah Jota Greenwood Sarr Benrahma
                  Ronaldo Antonio (Obafemi)

                  Assuming Raphinha and one of Shaw and Ayling are fit to start next GW, would to do this -4 with 2 FTs and 1.4 ITB?

                  Ronaldo, Jota, Greenwood > Lukaku, Son, Raphinha

                  1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Son?

                    1. SKENG
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      Yep that's Son. Other better options with around 11M budget?

                      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 5 days ago

                        Plenty of much cheaper mids doing much better. Rather upgrade Def if poss.

                  2. sirmorbach
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    It's a similar situation indeed, and I'd probably postpone too. But I also got Torres and Meslier as headaches! Still, trying to help and not just ask: yeah, I'd probably hold WC if I were you. Cheers!

                    1. SKENG
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      Thanks for the input! Good luck with your decision.

                10. Lord of Ings
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Torres to raph using FT? honestly tired of Torres now shows.

                  1. Lord of Ings
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    No shows*

                  2. Bertonian
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Wait for injury news but then just get him out so you can chill

                  3. Nomar
                    • 12 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    We knew the risks though.

                    I can’t really be mad with Pep or Torres because I bought him in knowing full well that he’s going to be rested when I least expect it.

                    But, I fell for the ‘but it’s an OOP Man City attacker’ allure, so more fool me. Got what I deserved.

                11. Tambling5
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Hoping to leave wildcard to game week 8 as Pool playing City next week, plus international break. Have Digne and Coufal about to drop perhaps, so wondering if should do a week earlier. Have already lost 0.1 on Digne, so am I right in thinking that if he loses another 0.1 tonight I won't lose any more value? Have only one free transfer so could swap Couf for Rudi, say, and retain his value, but might risk him not dropping in case FT needed elsewhere. Any thoughts on this please?

                  1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Don't worry about 0.1 here or there.
                    Cut your cloth according to what you can afford.

                  2. Carefree Crew
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    No you take 100% of the losses. Every time a player goes down from the price you purchased him at, you incurr that loss in value.

                    Only if he's already gone up in value prior to dropping would you not incurr the full loss.

                    1. Tambling5
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      Thanks carefree, may use FT.

                  3. Carefree Crew
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    No worries mate. 🙂

                12. Scots Gooner
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Lukaku rising tonight is a real pain with CL mid-week.

                  Must fight the urge to bring him in tonight. Not worth the risk

                  1. Super Saints
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    He might not go up, been on that and not gone up every night since I got him

                    1. Pompel
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      Fingers crossed. If he doesnt go up tonight, I don't think he will until closer to GW deadline.
                      And if plan is to swap with Ronaldo, I think it can wait one GW

                13. Super Saints
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Who would you bring in?

                  A. Raphina
                  B. Sarr
                  C. Doucoure

                  1. Maeki2
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    A he looked extreemly good

                  2. DRIZ ✅
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    C

                14. Henning
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Lukaku or Vardy ?

                  1. DRIZ ✅
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Vardy

                  2. Bushwhacker
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Lukaku ; come on

                15. Twisted Melon
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  A)Lukaku and ronaldo
                  B) Ronaldo to lukaku

                  1. DRIZ ✅
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    B

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

                    B

                  3. Bushwhacker
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    B

                16. FOO FIGHTER
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Anyone doing Ronaldo > Vardy?

                  1. FOO FIGHTER
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Have Lukaku and Antonio

                  2. Henning
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Im tempted to do it even if i dont have Lukaku.

                17. Atletico Junior
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Is it worth a -4 to get rid of Bamford and Jota?

                  1. DRIZ ✅
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Yes

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

                    Depends. Bamford could be back. Personally I'm not in a rush to bin Jota.

                  3. Carefree Crew
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    To fund Lukaku to Captain over the next 4 weeks I'd say yes.

                    Bamford "may" not be fit next week, Firmino back is likely to take game time away from Jota.

                18. gogs67
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    1 point between TAA, Bruno and Shaw lol, horrendous!
                    But other 5 players returned so have 48 with 3 to play, pretty happy with that.

                    1. Bushwhacker
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      People still have Bruno??

                  • Nomar
                    • 12 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Got Bamford, Raphina and Meslier.

                    Figuring that Raphina is the only one worth keeping from here onwards.

                    1. I Member
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      Nothing wrong with Bamford if he's fit. Meslier needs to go.

                      1. Nomar
                        • 12 Years
                        2 months, 5 days ago

                        He sure does.

                        Thankfully Foster is starting at the moment. Reached the point this week that I had enough and moved Meslier to my bench on Friday night.

                  • Finding Timo
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Was looking at potential non Chelsea defender GW7 but struggling - any ideas? Maybe creswell or just stick with Chelsea and hope for the best ?!

                    1. The Mighty Hippo
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      Cancelo and Dias are probably the best defensive options at the moment.

                      1. Finding Timo
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 5 days ago

                        Yeh great options it’s just Liverpool game puts me off as I would need to play

                  • Dynamic Duos
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Thoughts on Jota and Jimenez to Son and Dennis -4?

                    1. Athletic Nasherbo
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      Jimenez scores tomorrow and you’re keeping. Wouldn’t waste your energy on thinking yet.

                  • Lord of Ings
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Torres to raphinha using ft?

                    1. Nomar
                      • 12 Years
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      Yes

                  • KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Wait a minute, what happened to Jota’s BAP?

                    1. Bushwhacker
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      Got subbed off

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

                    Jota owners what’s the situation, hold or sell

                    1. Dynamic Duos
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      Looking to sell for either Sarr or Son

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

                        Fair, I already own Raph and sarr so don’t feel like there are many options to go to

                      2. Nomar
                        • 12 Years
                        2 months, 5 days ago

                        That’s a big price difference though!

                        1. Dynamic Duos
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 5 days ago

                          I know can't see anything in between, -4 for Son, see above

                    2. Hairy Potter
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      Will probably hold this week as shipping Shaw is my priority.

                    3. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      Hold

                    4. Fulchester's New Centr…
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      Sell. Maybe Mount if fit.

                  • Tripleh123
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Which one to bring in next week?

                    A) Raphinha
                    B. Sarr