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Jota starts as Torres, Sterling and Mahrez benched for Man City

In the final match of Gameweek 7, Liverpool host Manchester City in a mouth-watering clash at Anfield.  

Kick-off is at 16:30 BST.

As expected, Liverpool are without the injured Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m), along with midfielders Thiago (£5.3m) and Harvey Elliot (£5.4m).

James Milner (£4.9m) starts at right-back, with Diogo Jota (£7.6m) preferred to Roberto Firmino (£8.8m) up front.

For Man City, Ilkay Gundogan (£7.2m) and Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.3m) both miss out.

Gabriel Jesus (£8.6m), Jack Grealish (£8.0m) and Phil Foden (£7.9m) all start, with Ferran Torres (£7.0m), Raheem Sterling (£10.7m) and Riyad Mahrez (£8.7m) on the bench.

GAMEWEEK 7 LINE-UPS

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Milner, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Henderson, Jones, Salah, Mane, Jota

Subs: Kelleher, Konate, Keita, Firmino, Gomez, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Minamino, Tsimikas, Williams

Man City XI: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, Rodri, De Bruyne, Silva, Jesus, Grealish, Foden 

Subs: Steffen, Carson, Stones, Ake, Sterling, Torres, Fernandinho, Mahrez, Palmer

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  1. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Can’t believe only on 20 (-4) points so far with this team. Cancelo Salah Jota (comes in for Alonso) need to save week! Down from 130K to 280K so far - do I need to WC? I didn’t think so but….

    Sanchez
    Alonso Semedo Rüdiger Cancelo
    Salah Greenwood Raphinha Benrahma
    Ronaldo (c) Antonio

    Foster Jota Livramento Scarlett

    1. Milkman Bruno
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Never needing a wildcard there! Jota has Watford in gw8 and can do well if from the bench or start. I like that team. Ronaldo and Greenwood to Jiminez and Kdb?

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Thanks- yes could do that but was also thinking Greenwood to Son and Ronaldo to Vardy

      • Gabistuta
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Nah solid team

      • Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        No not at all.

        I do worry about West Ham Europa involvement, Alonso/Jota rotation, (Firmino is not quite fir otherwise he would start today), Greenwood and Ronaldo has a leaky Leicester defence next BUT Greenwood is on borrowed time.

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Kaptain Kane hope you capped Son like me

      1. Gabistuta
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Smug?

    3. Milkman Bruno
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I have really enjoyed watching Brentford this season. Breath of fresh air. Hate how they finish out games though, the time wasting is awful.

        1. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Yep they’re looking good but think teams will figure them out as the season goes on

        2. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Agreed on enjoying Brentford, but stuff like the time wasting/gamesmanship is what some of us small teams need sometimes to balance out the "big team" inbalance.

      • We Go Again
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        How did west ham and Antonio look today? Still a good move to take Ronaldo out for him to fund premium defence?

        1. JBG
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          I feel they were unlucky.. Benrahma ruined 2 possible assists for Antonio. But he didn't look as dangerous as he usually does in front of goal. But didn't really get that good balls fed too him either.

        2. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Antonio also got fouled for a pretty blatant penalty which was inexplicably not given.

          1. JBG
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Oh yeah, this as well.

      • House Frey Wedding Planner
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Which is a better combo on a wildcard?

        A - Grealish, Saka, Toney + 0.7m
        B - Mbuemo, ESR, Vardy

        1. Gabistuta
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          What can the 0.7 get you? Just ITB?

          1. House Frey Wedding Planner
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Yeah just money in the bank. I have exact funds to do B

            1. Gabistuta
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Yeah I prefer B as Vardy a extra captain option

      • Joey Tribbiani
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Just one Diogoal pls!

      • BeWater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Would be nice if Jota did something today. Otherwise it's going to be a long IB with people selling him.

        1. Crunchie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Firminho obviously not fit, that's why i worry about TAA's synopsis

        2. Gabistuta
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          WCs will be flying everywhere. Not sure he will drop more than once. I'm keeping him until (if) he loses his spot regularly.

          1. BeWater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Same here. Until he gets benched a couple of times in a row I'll keep him.

      • GE
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        1) Shaw -> Azpi (can’t afford price changes)
        2) Wait and bring in a City def for a hit

        (1FT, 0.6 itb)

        Sanchez
        TAA/Rudiger/White
        Salah/Greenwood/Benrahma/Saka
        Ronaldo/Antonio/ASM

        Bench: Steele, Shaw, Williams, Gilmour

        1. Mozumbus
            1 month, 25 days ago

            You already have Chelsea defense so B

        2. Milkman Bruno
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Fernandes to Salah for free pencilled in but Leicester defence is so bad!

          • Gandalf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Really wasn’t expecting that Jota start.. Cancelo clean sheet needed to save the gameweek

            1. grumpyman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Going to need a brace from him for anything close to a saved week.

          • Crunchie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Another 6m midfielder?

            @Matchday365
            2m
            Olise v. Leicester (38 minutes)

            • 1 goal
            • 3 shots
            • 2 key passes
            • 1 accurate cross
            • 1 interception
            • 2 aerial duels won
            • 88% passing (15/17)
            • 100% aerial duels won (2/2)
            • MOTM

            1. House Frey Wedding Planner
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Needs to start more games to be a serious option

            2. SADIO SANÉ
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              I'm in, no chance Ayew is better than him once up to speed

            3. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Agreed. Olise looked quality didn't he? Just has to start next match. Monitoring him now.

          • TomSaints
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Bertrand seemed such a good differential v Brighton, Burnley and Palance

            To then get 1,1,0….

          • LarryDuff
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Captaining Jiminez has saved me, differential captain wins are the best

          • Gunneryank
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Help me Jota-Wan Kenobi.

              You're my only hope.

            • El Presidente
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Jota sold in droves... one of those fpl instant karma moments approaching... 🙂

            • Please Answer Me
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Would you double up on city and Chelsea defence?

              1. Freshy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                So much value in Livra and duffy

                1. Ze_Austin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Plus the Tierney/Marçal/Pinnock axis for me

              2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                I have gone two Chelsea and one City. Christensen one of them though.

              3. Crunchie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Just City

            • Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Vardy with 90 EPL goals since turning 30, according to Google

              Ian Wright hold the record with 93

              1. Ze_Austin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                *holds, dammit

            • Gunneryank
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Maybe City's defense has an off day. Stranger things have happened. Let's have a goalfest!

              • Please Answer Me
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Jota seems nailed would you have him on a WC?

                1. sirmorbach
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Not with Firmino around.

                2. Salah’s Sonnet
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  And yet he isn’t, not with Firmino now back

                3. Ze_Austin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Firmino, fixtures, Grealish

              • sirmorbach
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                On WC, would you rather have Townsend + Jesus or Grealish + Edouard?

              • 3 Girls 1 Schlupp
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Gave Eduard one more chance against Leicester. Time to ship him out? Lukaku and Antonio the other 2 FWDs.
                Have the cash to do Eduard to Vardy. Worth doing it?

                1. Abaddon
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Ship all 3

                2. AC/DC AFC
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Yep

                3. Ze_Austin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Vardy's best fixtures are behind him, with 5 proper fighters next. Are you predicting or reacting?

                  1. JayKay1
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Vardy has a more than handy record against 'top' sides, so I've no worries about bringing him in on my WC this week ;o)

              • JBG
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                City actually looking kinda sloppy in possession so far.

                1. Baps hunter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Was just about to mention about their poor passing.

                2. Mozumbus
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Which are the 3 must haves each from Chelsea and mancity on WC?

                    1. Mozumbus
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Post fail

                  • Iceball
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    On WC, how about a sneaky Trossard punt vs Norwich? Then attack Norwich/Newcastle swap that spot? Of course not every transfer maybe rotate this spot with ESR or Mbuemo

                    1. Baps hunter
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      I made sneaky Wood punt vs Nor on WC, with Trossard wouldn't bother tbh.

                  • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Remember when Mahrez was going to be a great pick to start the season because he had a pre season and Pep would have to pick him?

                    And then remember when Torres was going to be a great pick because he was 7.0 playing as a striker for man City?

                    And then remember when Grealish was going to be a great pick because he would start every game under Pep?

                    Ah Man City - good Times

                    1. Zilla
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Grealish started every game under Pep though but yes I get your point.

                      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Has starting every game under Pep made him a great pick so far?

                  • Mozumbus
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Which are the 3 must haves each from Chelsea and mancity on WC?

                      1. Baps hunter
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Cancelo and Rudiger. Ok, Lukaku still.

                        1. Mozumbus
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            Thanks. 2 Chelsea and 1 mancity.

                        2. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Azpi Rudiger Lukaku
                          Cancelo Dias Grealish

                          Don’t feel a triple-up of either is essential

                          1. Mozumbus
                              1 month, 25 days ago

                              Thanks. Yes triple up is not essential nor affordable in a balanced team.

                          2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                            • 11 Years
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            Chalobah Kovacevic & Werner from Chelsea

                            Sterling, Mahrez, Stones from city

                            1. Malcolm Tucker for England …
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              1 month, 25 days ago

                              Fernandino, surely should be there too?

                            2. Mozumbus
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                Haha, why are you trolling?

                            3. BigRedDog
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 25 days ago

                              I'd say Cancelo is the City player of choice but KDB/Jesus could be decent. For Chelsea I'd choose Azpi/Rudiger and Lukaku. That said I have none of these players unfortunately lol

                            4. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 25 days ago

                              Just Azpi and Cancelo should be enough. Both nailed on. Others getting rotated.

                              1. Mozumbus
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  Thanks. Solid choices. I think Lukaku will also be nailed.

                            5. JBG
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 25 days ago

                              I know most of you hate this kind of posts but.. Please rate my WC:

                              Ramsdale-(Foster)
                              TAA-Azpi-Cancelo-(Duffy-Livra)
                              Salah-Mbeumo-Raph-Saka-(Luiz)
                              Lukaku-Antonio-Jimenez

                              2m itb.

                              1. Salah’s Sonnet
                                • 10 Years
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                So basically template?

                                1. JBG
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  I guess.. kinda want Ederson instead of Ramsdale tbh and Hwang instead of Jimenez. Not sure about Saka either.

                                2. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
                                  • 9 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  Saka and Jimenez are template now?

                                  1. Salah’s Sonnet
                                    • 10 Years
                                    1 month, 25 days ago

                                    It seems so

                              2. House Frey Wedding Planner
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                Very good team.

                                With 2m in the bank, maybe Dias + Vardy could be an alternative to TAA and Jimenez

                                1. JBG
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  Thanks

                              3. BigRedDog
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                Yeah looks nice. I think Saka/Mbuemo are the question marks

                                1. JBG
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  Thanks

                            6. Alexis Nonsense
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 25 days ago

                              This must be the best GW ever to have a bad one

                              Lukaku/Ronaldo/Antoinio all captain fails so the ones with big ba11s who captained Salah might win this one but there shouldn't be too many of them?

                            7. Sz21
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 25 days ago

                              Early thoughts here as things stand?
                              1. WC. A few too many players needed to ship and bring in now.
                              2. Just Greenwood-> Raphinha.
                              3. Coufal + Greenwood-> Cancelo + Raph (-4).
                              Gets me relatively close to where I want to be but still 3/4 moves behind a WC.

                              Sanchez.
                              Alonso, Rudiger, Coufal, TAA.
                              Salah, Benrahma, Greenwood, Gray, Bissouma.
                              Jimenez, Anto, Lukaku.
                              Bachmann, Gray, Bissouma, Tsimikas.
                              0.0m ITB, 1ft

                              1. BigRedDog
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                Not sure I'd WC that team. It's decent

                            8. My heart goes Salalalalah
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 25 days ago

                              Repost, Help please. On wc:
                              A) Ederson, Dias, Jimenez
                              B) Ramsdale, Manquillo, Vardy

                              X
                              Def: Rudi, Cancelo, X, White, Livra
                              For: Lukaku, Antonio, X

                              1. Esalman
                                • 12 Years
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                A

                              2. Thomas Magnum
                                • 6 Years
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                A slightly but no Trent would scare me

                            9. Esalman
                              • 12 Years
                              1 month, 25 days ago

                              Thoughts on early transfer-
                              Ronaldo+4.5 to 4.5+Son for a hit? Or hold till next week? Leicester looks leaky.

                              1. JBG
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                Hold imo... As you say Leicester looking leaky.