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. Little Red Lacazette
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    65k -> 20k. This last game changed everything.

    1. matiakez
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      52k to 280k here...

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 29 days ago

        Can be the reverse in 1 GW.

    2. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      100k to 300k for me.

    3. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      250k to 21k

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 29 days ago

        wowza!

      2. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 29 days ago

        I don't even think it's the best squad after a wc - just struck lucky

    4. Art Vandelay
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      48k > 2.4K 😆

    5. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      Very nice. 1.6m to 700k for me

    6. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      49k > 64k. Don't forget to wave when you pass me!

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 29 days ago

        Hi

      2. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 29 days ago

        Apologies in advance, if I hit you on the way down 🙂

    7. Rabb05
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 29 days ago

      700k to 61k

  2. Saint Tim
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    Thank God for Salah!

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      This, got 95 points with 5 jokers in my team scoring 1 point this GW. Salah just carrying my entire team.

    2. mojoindojo
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      Thank God for Salah(C)

  3. iL PiStOlErO
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    Had Salah for C so this gw went great...still have WC but like the team atm. If Vardy is fit what would your next moves be here? Any ideas?

    Sanchez Steele
    TAA Rudi Cancelo White Livra
    Salah Grealish Raph Saka Bisso
    Vardy Antonio Scarlett

    2.2m itb, 1ft

    1. BooYaKasha
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      Tony in for Scarlet

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 29 days ago

        Good shout. Cheers.

  4. Cok3y5murf
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    Would you WC this team?

    Sanchez
    Azpi Rudi TAA Cancelo
    Salah Raph Benrahma
    Toney Kane Antonio

    4.5 Gray 4.5 4.5

    1. Gandalf
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      Nah, looks fine for now

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      The D is real good. Front line OK. It is just the mid bar the King. Use FTs to fix that.

      1. Cok3y5murf
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 29 days ago

        Actually, this would be the lineup after using FT for Armstrong to Toney.

    3. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      What, why? that is a good looking team.. would just ship Benny out

      1. Cok3y5murf
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 29 days ago

        I agree, but Villa were awful this week, so I'm giving him one final week. Gone next week before Liverpool for sure

  5. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    Massive GW takes me from 550k to around 150k. I’m almost a professional for the first time this season

    1. User Unknown
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      'Top 10k' seems the benchmark around here, though not sure how you'd qualify 'professional'. Seems a lot more people with FPL in their twitter handle these days

  6. MGD
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    Kane (C) train vs United? :’D

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      Anyone against Maguire.

  7. ClassiX
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    While all that was going on, RM beat Barca 2-1 (Kun scored for Barca at the death) and Pakistan klapped India by 10 wickets.

  8. Gandalf
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    Any TAA, Cancelo, Dias, Liv owners out there? How to get in Chilwell?

    A. 5th defender to Chilwell
    B. Dias > Chilwell after the Palace home game
    C. Dias > Chilwell now
    D. Just go without in case Alonso comes back into the picture and upgrade rest of team

  9. Dr Funk
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    107 points. 33 on the bench.

    What could have been. 🙂

    1. 272MK
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      Condolenced

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      Great score and it could have been even greater which is crazy. You couldnt know but BB is screaming right now

  10. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    14 on a bench boost but meh yeah?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      I'd take that and not have to worry about planning around it later in the season

      1. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 29 days ago

        Yeah an I have my WC and want to get rid of Gallagher as he's too expensive as a 5th mid and pretty crap too.

  11. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    70k to 200k, even with Salah cap. Last weeks -8 and punts total failures.

    Ah well, looked far worse before the final kick off

  12. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    I'd take that and not have to worry about planning around it later in the season.

  13. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    News just in.

    He has 107 points, 6 double digit hauls and 16 attacking returns.

    Plus remixed love song for him being posted on here.

    Quit FPL if you believe this FPL asset is in decline.
    .

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      Sorry, meant 'no love song'

    2. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      Please say you believe he is in decline!

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      My word, I gave Salah an extra 3 points.

      Oh well.

      1. Ragabolly
        • 12 Years
        6 months, 29 days ago

        107 is correct, 3 bonus to be added

  14. Al Moon Yeah
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    Salah is only 66.7% owned. That means a third of the overall teams didn't get his points. Tisk tisk tisk

    1. Random Name
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      They're the bottom 33% anyway i'm sure most people here are ranked 5million or above

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      100% ownership basically in any rank tier up to 1m or so from memory
      Overall ownership stats are pretty meaningless with the amount of dead and fake teams

  15. EL tridente
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    What a joke penaldo did’nt get a red Card. Him and Pogba are huge losers

    1. Qaiss
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      Don’t put them in the same sentence. One of them is one of the best players in HISTORY, the other is one of the most overrated players in HISTORY.

      1. Cok3y5murf
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 29 days ago

        Pogba is world class for France and for United when he plays left attacking mid. Ole buying Ronaldo and shifting Pogba back to the pivot ruined it

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 29 days ago

          Fergie bought Ronaldo back

        2. Qaiss
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 29 days ago

          It’s been over 5 years since he’s been back and they’re still talking about ways to ‘unlock’ him or how to use him. Has he once had a great season? Has he once been the standout player for them? Just plays well when the rest of the team plays well.

          If Pogba had done the pass Henderson did today, everyone would be going on about it for months.

      2. Geriatric Unathletic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        6 months, 29 days ago

        I would never have called Ronaldo overated, lol.

  16. pundit of punts
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    Some big rank swings this GW

    Both up and down

    Punters punished. Patience rewarded.

    Defining GW in the season.

    1. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      Very much agree.
      Shocking start for me but 1.6m to 700k after scoring 113

    2. User Unknown
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      Kinda feels there's little mileage wildcarding or taking lots of hits when there's still a strong core template of TAA/Salah/Antonio in the bulk of teams, and Sanchez/Livramento/Raphinha also feature relatively highly.

      Felt tempted last night seeing as many price swings were predicted but after a night's sleep, looking at Mount and Chilwell's scores spread across this season so far, it would be point chasing at the mo IMO.

    3. acidicleo
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      fpl has become boring!! dead teams with permacap is the way to win sadly..

  17. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    I had a great fpl week myself (113) but lots of irrational comments on here post match.
    Important message right here for the masses

    https://twitter.com/GianniButtice/status/1451812996846657538?s=20

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      wise words … but who is he ?

      1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 29 days ago

        Mr 1% who hates Man United but owns and wears a Man Utd shirt. One of the Twitter people.

  18. 272MK
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    How many captain Salah?

    1. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      Most people I would have thought.

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      Too many.

    3. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      Mahrez last GW and Havertz captain this GW. Thats close to 50 points lost on most teams. Still 92(-4) points and a green arrow.

  19. Gudjohnsen
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    Did anyone do a worse transfer than Jota to Mbuemo?
    Swallows own vomit.

    1. matiakez
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      Absolutely, mahrez to havertz for the minus 4

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 29 days ago

        Think mine is worse

        Jota 11 - Mbuemo 1
        Havertz -1 - Mahrez 6

    2. acidicleo
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      yes...
      ronaldo to lukaku to vardy (minus 4)

    3. HaveYassineChikhaoui
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 29 days ago

      Jota to Havertz for a hit. Deserved for trying to be too smart.

    4. Cilly Bonnolly
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      Jota and Ronaldo to Havertz and Vardy for a hit.

  20. Original Sin
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    Antonio----> Vardy didn't go well. I don't know what I was thinking to take Antonio out. Anyways, is it worth correcting my mistake and bring Antonio back somehow before his somewhat difficult fixtures coming weeks?

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      Who knows it's all luck

  21. Harry Ball Bag™⚽⚽…
    • 12 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    Thoughts on the wildcard. Had to get rid of ronaldo and lukaku along with alonso.

    Foster / sanchez

    TAA / Chilwell /Cancelo / livermento / manquillo(new 4.0)

    Salah / foden / Havertez / grey / mbembo

    Antonio / hwang / broja

    4.8m itb to bring back lukaku or another big hitter when the time is right

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      Havertz a joke?

      1. Harry Ball Bag™⚽⚽…
        • 12 Years
        6 months, 29 days ago

        Wanted a Chelsea mid/att mount instead?

  22. Paul Psychic Octopus
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    There used to be a time when making the call whether to captain Salah or Kane was the difference. Now you just leave the armband on Salah for the season unless you have a forward at home to Norwich.

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      Havertz was that man

      1. Paul Psychic Octopus
        • 11 Years
        6 months, 29 days ago

        He's not really a forward though is he? Played with his back to goal.

  23. Alexis Nonsense
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    Anyone know about Vardy?

    Guess it's just a rest and Daka deserved minutes for sure

    Vardy vs Arsenal usually a good asset if I'm not mistaken

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      What lol Vardy went off injured

    2. Bertonian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      6 months, 29 days ago

      Broken mate

    3. MikeS
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      Knee injury

  24. Bertonian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    6 months, 29 days ago

    Man U have Spurs & Man C next
    Kane & Foden hauls incoming

    1. MikeS
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      Kane is rubbish.. get son

  25. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    Man Utd (1.37) 0-3 (1.96) Mo Salah

    😀

  26. OrmskirkFC
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    The guy in our draft league who got Salah is 130 points clear of everyone else. The guy who got Kane and then Ronaldo on waivers is last place.

    1. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      Ouch

  27. Original Sin
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    112 (-12). I would have scored more had I didn't take the hits. I will never learn this I think. Took out Antonio for Vardy and benched livra. Still a good week though considering so many here are having a nightmare of a GW

  28. acidicleo
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    Guys any injury issues with Vardy or Mbeumo?

    1. MikeS
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      Vardy knee injury

      1. PLerix
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 29 days ago

        No?

    2. dshv
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      Tell to me too

  29. MountainBeach
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

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

    Thoughts?

    1. MikeS
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      Green

  30. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    Wat happend with Vardy anyhow?

    1. MikeS
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      Knee injury.. minor injury