Dugout Discussion

Mane, Matip and Pogba benched as Man Utd host Liverpool in Gameweek 9

In the final match of Gameweek 9, Manchester United host Liverpool in a mouth-watering clash at Old Trafford.

Kick-off is at 16:30 BST.

Manchester United make three changes from Gameweek 8, with Marcus Rashford (£9.4m), Fred (£4.9m) and Scott McTominay (£5.4m) replacing Nemanja Matic (£4.5m), Paul Pogba (£7.6m) and Jadon Sancho (£9.0m).

Bruno Fernandes (£11.8m) also starts despite heading into the game as a doubt.

For Liverpool, Sadio Mane (£11.9m) drops to the bench with Joel Matip (£5.0m).

As a result, Diogo Jota (£7.5m) starts in attack alongside Mohamed Salah (£12.8m) and Roberto Firmino (£8.9m), while Ibrahima Konate (£5.1m) partners Virgil van Dijk (£6.6m) in defence.

Curtis Jones (£5.0m) is a substitute having missed the last two games with a groin injury, but Fabinho (£5.4m) and Thiago (£5.3m) miss out completely.


GAMEWEEK 9 LINE-UPS

Man Utd XI: de Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Fred, McTominay, Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford, Ronaldo

Subs: Henderson, Bailly, Dalot, Lingard, Matic, Pogba, van de Beek, Cavani, Sancho

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Milner, Keita, Salah, Jota, Firmino

Subs: Adrian, Mane, Gomez, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jones, Minamino, Tsimikas, Origi, Matip


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  1. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 27 days ago

    Vardy captain so need Salah to help me out here.

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      Anything Salah does hurts if you didn't (c) him

      1. Geriatric Unathletic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 27 days ago

        Unless he misses a pen and gets sent off, lol.

    2. Totalfootball
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      Salah points will be bad if u haven't captained

    3. james 101
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      You mean blank right?

      1. GOTHAM City F.C.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 27 days ago

        Exactly, help out by not scoring

  2. Blue Moon Rising
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 27 days ago

    Benrahma - time to ship?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      Weeks and weeks ago

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      I’d say so but honestly not many standout midfield options right now that are actually nailed enough to feel confident in

    3. yousunkmybattleship
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      Yes

    4. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 13 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      Before Villa?

    5. james 101
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      Not this week

      He has a big score in him on the right day

    6. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      Might be Madisson time.

    7. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      For sure … he was gone this week before Lukakugate. And now it looks like Vardygate is upon us, he’ll probably still be loitering around come Christmas

  3. BenDavies
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 27 days ago

    Bit out of the loop, why is Ronaldo such a differential this week? Did people go to Lukaku in droves?

    1. yousunkmybattleship
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      And then Vardy

      1. BenDavies
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 27 days ago

        cheers

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 13 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      Vardy

      1. BenDavies
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 27 days ago

        ouch, harsh

  4. Totalfootball
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 27 days ago

    Salah to get a red card?
    Haven't seen for a long time..

  5. Jafooli
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 27 days ago

    Currently think I’m happy with about 3-5 players in my squad. The rest are in desperate need of shipping

    1. gogs67
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 27 days ago

      Sounds like me a week after a WC!

      1. Jafooli
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 27 days ago

        Bloody useless bunch of guffers….

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      Yup same … how quickly things change … who knows, maybe it does a 180 turn come end of GW10

  6. We Go Again
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 27 days ago

    Took a -4 to bring in Vardy and Havertz (C) this week. Lol

    1. Jafooli
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      Did it for free 😎

    2. SmallManFirminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      +1.

    3. mcginnntonic
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      same lol

  7. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 13 Years
    9 months, 27 days ago

    LMS safety score currently 25 including autosubs.

    https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

    1. james 101
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      Ha. Pretty low!

    2. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      comforting to know that many are doing worse

    3. Optimus.
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      24 here, will be close

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 13 Years
        9 months, 27 days ago

        You have 25 with Antonio bonus.

    4. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      Crikey.

  8. BenDavies
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 27 days ago

    Baffles me that people are ruling out a CR7

    1. BenDavies
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      *cr7 masterclass. The guy is a potential GOAT!

    2. Joey Tribbiani
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 27 days ago

      hope he smashes pool

    3. Cok3y5murf
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      Finished 36-year-old

  9. dshv
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 27 days ago

    Hope tor salah and trent to smash…

  10. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 27 days ago

    Ivan Phoney.

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      He rang?

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 27 days ago

        Couldn't connect.

    2. Fish up a tree
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 27 days ago

      Prank caller

  11. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 27 days ago

    Just feels like a big united win today.

    2-1

  12. Fish up a tree
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 27 days ago

    Is the Vardy party over as some never got their first drink?

    1. james 101
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      We don’t know yet

  13. BenDavies
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 27 days ago

    Salah's EO is ridiculous. People are really desperate

    1. Cok3y5murf
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      Just no other reasonable alternative this week

    2. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      Ridiculous to captain a player on form.

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 13 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      Desperate for points, there's another 3 or 6.

    4. Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      Bookies had havertz as most likely to score this week at about 1.85 followed by Salah at 2.00 and then CR7+Kane about equal at 2.40

  14. FOO FIGHTER
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 27 days ago

    No room for racism should include all races.

    This needs to end.

    1. MyNameIsRedro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 months, 27 days ago

      Doesn’t it?

    2. BenDavies
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      what do you mean?

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 27 days ago

        All cultures matter.

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          9 months, 27 days ago

          Is the culture under attack white male by any chance?

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 27 days ago

            Thst would be racism.

            1. FOO FIGHTER
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 27 days ago

              *that

            2. Ginkapo FPL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              9 months, 27 days ago

              The idea that white males should not be advantaged in life just because they are white and male is not racist, its equality.

    3. diesel001
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      Idiotic comment.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 27 days ago

        Why is it?

        1. diesel001
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 27 days ago

          Because 'No Room For Racism' literally means no racism at all. It applies to everybody and every race.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
            • 5 Years
            9 months, 27 days ago

            Ok - maybe OP didn’t realise it considered all races

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 27 days ago

        So why is this being made propaganda by the PL.

        I have no problem with any race.

        The PL keep on pushing the subject.

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          9 months, 27 days ago

          Because racism is inherent in the culture of football and wider society. Saying nothing is akin to acceptance

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 27 days ago

            No because the PL like promoting racism when in fact humanity exists.

            It is all propaganda to their money fed machine.

            1. Ginkapo FPL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              9 months, 27 days ago

              The choice to be very public in their support for the positive reputation gain does not devalue the thing itself.

              What is this really about?

              Humanity is based on what we believes others are thinking rather than our own beliefs. Were pack animals. Racism prospers entirely because of humanity.

              1. FOO FIGHTER
                • 3 Years
                9 months, 27 days ago

                Racism does not prosper when there is money involved = Premier League.

                1. FOO FIGHTER
                  • 3 Years
                  9 months, 27 days ago

                  Or should I say, it does prosper when the route of all evil = money is involved 🙂

                2. Ginkapo FPL
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  9 months, 27 days ago

                  The PL have never said they are perfect. Thats half the point

                  1. FOO FIGHTER
                    • 3 Years
                    9 months, 27 days ago

                    The PL is all about money and their advertising.

                    1. Ginkapo FPL
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      9 months, 27 days ago

                      Ok, I'm not engaging with your stand against condeming racism further

                      1. FOO FIGHTER
                        • 3 Years
                        9 months, 27 days ago

                        I am not a racist as clearly stated.

    4. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      We all agree that there should be no racism to any race.

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 27 days ago

        This.

      2. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 27 days ago

        That's the point in a nutshell. There is no other way of approaching it.

    5. Joey Tribbiani
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 27 days ago

      ??? of course

    6. Ain't No Holebas Girl
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      This post just reeks of privilege

  15. diesel001
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 27 days ago

    Hat-trick of attacking returns coming for Salah.

    1. Original Sin
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      For firmino please

      1. Original Sin
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 27 days ago

        And Salah to assist all those goals, wouldn't be that bad as well

  16. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 27 days ago

    This will no doubt end 1-0 to Man Utd with Lingard scoring the winner late on, with no assist, TAA booked and Salah having missed a big chance

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      Ah here!

      2-2

    2. Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      please

  17. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 13 Years
    9 months, 27 days ago

    Bruno shocker

  18. g40steve
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 27 days ago

    Bruno skies a sitter

  19. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 27 days ago

    Bruno fail

  20. PLerix
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 27 days ago

    Sold Greenwood for for a hit, guys. TAA blank confirmed.

  21. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 27 days ago

    Bruno wastes Greenwood assist

  22. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 27 days ago

    keita g Salah a

  23. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 12 Years
    9 months, 27 days ago

    OMG Keita

  24. g40steve
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 27 days ago

    Salah A

  25. jackruet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 27 days ago

    Ronaldo will score and punish me for getting vardy

  26. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 27 days ago

    Salah assist

  27. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 13 Years
    9 months, 27 days ago

    Oh dear

  28. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 27 days ago

    United are worse than Norwich

  29. Liberate HK - antichinazi
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 27 days ago

    Sounds like a 8-1 Masscre

  30. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 27 days ago

    And here we go. Save our gameweek Mo