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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. Gandalf
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Which is the highest priority to get in?
    A. Son
    B. Foden
    C. Chilwell (no Chelsea defence)
    D. Kane

    1. F4L
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Chilwell if he's rested midweek

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      *Check’s Kane’s opponent*
      D

    3. PartyTime
        2 months, 27 days ago

        C

      • iL PiStOlErO
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        C

      • matiakez
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Chilwell

    4. Naby K8a
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Souness must feel like Thanos in the studio

      1. TheBiffas
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        everywhere souness goes he is thanos

    5. BDA Shadow
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Can't wait to hear Craig Burley.

    6. grooveymatt65
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      so are Vardy and Sarr both injured? both were subbed early

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Vardy yes, Sarr no

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

        Sarr will probably play. Dennis suspended too

    7. Hy liverpool
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Feel sorry for united (not all of them).. May zidane fix this.

      But keeping ole would be hilarious.

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        LOL @ feeling sorry, give your head a big wobble.

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          The mess is deeper than Ole, so much dross in the side and that Ronaldo signing will cost them for years 🙂

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Conte is the only viable option at the moment.

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Wouldn't be surprised if he skips it now, they are a mess.

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

                Yeah right. You reckon Conte would turn down the opportunity to manage Manchester Utd?

            2. ZeBestee
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Conte is a better choice than Zizou imo. Tactically class.

            3. HMC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Was just thinking this. Hopefully they keep Ole at the wheel

        2. Hy liverpool
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Lol

      2. Pumpy
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Steady on mate. Can't feel sorry for that lot. Come on

    8. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Havertz bound to be crowned one of the biggest trolls in FPL history.

      People going to keep him for GW10 anyway 🙂

      1. 11SPECIALONE11
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Already rage dumped. Captained him and went from 14K to 126K OR

      2. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Shall I double down with Havertz(c) 🙂

      3. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        After Vardy maybe

    9. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Pity Lukaku got injured midweek. He'd have split the captaincy and made Salah's hattrick haul even better.

      1. TheBiffas
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        true.

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

        Blankaku is that?

      3. Mr. O'Connell
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Worst thing about Lukakus injury was it meaning I had to keep hold of Ronaldo

        1. Arctic monkeys
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Same and have no idea what to do with him

      4. Athletico Underachieving
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        My main ML rival went for Vardy, first time he’s not captained Salah all season.

    10. Salarrivederci
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Thoughts on Vardy, Gray and Gallagher -> Toney, Mount & Foden (-8) (chasing last weeks points I know, but could still be good moving forward):

      Leaves me .4 ITB

      Schmeichel
      TAA - Rüdiger - Semedo - Livramento
      Salah (C) - Foden - Havertz - Mount
      Ronaldo - Toney

      (Ward, Tierney, Sissoko, Davis)

      1. TheBiffas
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        I still wouldn't go after mount.

      2. AIRMILES
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Yeah, don't go for Mount.

    11. ZeBestee
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Second 100+ points this season, still awful OR of 1M. Good thing is rank points still not far apart, can still close the gap in 2/3 good gameweeks.

    12. PartyTime
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Best replacement for Vardy?

        Thanks

        1. Super Saints
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Antonio

      • Siva Mohan
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Vardy

        “He felt something in warm-up, something in his knee but he felt OK to give it a go,” manager Brendan Rodgers said.

        “You could see he wasn’t as dynamic or moving like he normally would be, so there was no point risking it further if he’s sore. So we gave him a breather and brought Patson on.

        “We will have a look at that tomorrow (Monday).”

      • Art Vandelay
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        I thought I would win the highest break prize with 126, but a lad in my ML got a 147. 😆

        1. ZeBestee
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          126 is huge still. Congrats.

          1. Art Vandelay
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Cheers. Yep, not complaining at all, I assure you.

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

          I'm happy enough with 111, but ESR is on my bench!

          1. Art Vandelay
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Great score. Annoying about ESR. I have Livra on mine.

        3. AIRMILES
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Maximum break 147. Nice!

          1. Art Vandelay
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Yep.

      • 3 Girls 1 Schlupp
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        A. Edouard---->Hwang or Broja
        B. Benrahma---->Mbuemo or ESR

        1. 3 Girls 1 Schlupp
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          I am leaning towards Hwang and Mbuemo.

      • Atimis
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Thinking about quitting FPL. Used my WC this week, thought I may be ahead and got rid of Sanchez, TAA, Foden, Antonio, all my punts and prospects like double Che def with Azpi, Havertz, Son or Toney failed.

        Literally would need another WC right now with Vardy or Raph potentially injured as well.

        Is there any point playing going forward? Feel like any decision this year is a fail.

        1. jackruet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 27 days ago

          You made some terrible decisions. Spurs had bad form. They scored 3 because it was Newcastle. Ditching trent is a bad idea

          1. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Do you have any empathy at all??

          2. Pumpy
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Don't think he asked that did he ?

        2. Athletico Underachieving
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Have a break and don’t look til nearer deadline next week

          1. Art Vandelay
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Good advice this.

        3. notlob legin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Keep going mate - I'm in a similar position. You can claw it back with all the weeks left to play

        4. Pumpy
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Yer. I do it when i am out of reach in my cash leagues. Pointless prolonging the pain if your mission is over. Always find i enjoy football more and it really ain't so bad once you actually do it.

        5. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          It’s a really harsh week for those that rolled the dice. Are you in a ML? Hopefully you can find some enjoyment in playing the rest of the season.

        6. Pumpy
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Would give it a few days and assess though btw

        7. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Hello mate sorry to hear that I felt the same yesterday here’s what I did

          - take the fpl app off my homescreen so I don’t check it
          - take a day or a few hours at least off coming to this board
          - no fpl content at all
          - got outside for a game of golf to forget about it

          Felt 100x better after all these hope this helps

        8. Starskyb
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Yeh hard luck, definitely keep playing mate. We've all had weeks and seasons when we feel like we're crap but you'll bounce back. You took brave decisions and they didn't pay off; the eventual winner will have to have taken brave decisions too!

          Maybe just take between now and your next wildcard to have some fun and maybe learn a thing or two about your style. Bring in players you like watching, muck around with formations and don't watch rank too much coz you're just trying stuff out!

        9. Gandalf
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Just relax, the decisions could well have worked and no reason why next week all of them could haul and all the ones you took out blank.

        10. Atimis
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Cheers all and good luck!

      • jackruet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Why panic about havertz. He can still do well. Its just 1 match FFS

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Will he?

          1. jackruet
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 27 days ago

            No sell him to mount

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

          Ho ho ha ha

      • lilmessipran
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Mo Salah has 50 more fpl points than any other player by gw9..let that sink in!!

        1. FFSbet.com
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Hes in decline

      • C_G
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        nice little recovery from 140K OR to 50K

      • Random Name
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Man utd shattered record fees to sign Sancho. Then shattered their entire club by signing Ronaldo. Now Sancho warms the bench and greenwood, Rashford & Cavani are passengers up front. Bruno's not the top dog at the club anymore and it's showing. Back to square 1.

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          The problem is the defence.. a CDM mainly

      • Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Sold Shaw for James before the end of the previous gameweek.

        But then.... after team news....

        I took -8 to sell Lukaku and Odegaard for Edouard and Havertz(c), which allowed me to to bench Smith Rowe and Alexander Arnold...

        Also I don't own Salah

        1. Deulofail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          I also benched Livramento, but thankfully he's coming on for Tierney

        2. ZeBestee
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Delete.

          1. ZeBestee
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            All choices are fine except not owning Salah after the season and EO he has.

        3. More Cowbell
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          RIP your rank

        4. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Quit FPL unless you take a demon hit to solve your team problems 🙂

        5. Firminoooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Salah hauls last GWs have really punished my maverick captain moves.

        6. Hotdogs for Tea
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Ouch, best to dust yourself down and move on …

          we all make mistakes but I have to ask, TAA is like a midfielder so why own TAA and bench him ? Who did you play instead of him out of interest ?

          1. Deulofail
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            All these were ahead of him: Tierney, Cancelo, James, Livramento, Havertz, Grealish, Foden, ESR, Raphinha, Edouard, Vardy, Jimenez

      • More Cowbell
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        I’ve packed my bags. Paying a visit to the top 100k for the first time in over two seasons. Hoping to stay a while.

      • FFSbet.com
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Jota + Lukaku > Havertz(C) + VArdy (-8) cost me 37 points

        Is my math right,37points is brutal

        (Salah(C)48 + Jota 11 = 59)
        (Salah 24 + Havertz(C)6 = 30)
        so 29 +8 for hits = 37

        It would be Salah(C) and Jota from bench for Lukaku

      • jackruet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Never thought of green arrow. 590 k to 405 k. 58 from 2 liverpool

      • ClassiX
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Strange GW - the 4 "Premium" forwards (Kaku, CR7, Vardy, Kane) scored 4 points between them

        1. More Cowbell
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Well Kaku didn’t play tbf lol

          1. ClassiX
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            And he only got 1 point less than CR7... 😉

      • Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Captain blank when Salah hauls last two GWs. Brought in Mahrez(last GW) and Havertz for hits to make it even more ugly. Everyone in my minileague have captained Salah. 200k fall today in OR.

        1. PartyTime
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Tough. Still many gameweeks to go. You’ll bounce back. Gotta believe!

        2. Champ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Looks like Seb lost his captaincy argument with Joe even without Lukaku even kicking a ball

        3. Esalman
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Ronaldo+Luiz to
          A. KDB+Broja
          B. Mount+Wilson

          1. iL PiStOlErO
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            A

        4. Mr. O'Connell
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Remember, OR is just a number.

          1. More Cowbell
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Just a very important one.

          2. iL PiStOlErO
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Of course, always looking at my mini leagues, good OR is just a bonus.

        5. Lallana
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Salah deserves way more respect as a premier league great.

          1. Art Vandelay
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Flat track bully.

        6. MountainBeach
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Greenwood/Benny/Saka to Foden? Leaning towards Greenwood.

          Thoughts, lads?

        7. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Trent now on 90 returns & 84 baps from his last 103 league starts

          Just sitting casually as top scoring defender in the game despite missing two of the last five gameweeks

          He's going to break all kinds of records this kid - all kinds