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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1,880 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Drip Doctor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    9 months, 27 days ago

    My sources are telling me there are people on here who captained Kai Havertz over Salah? ....Kai Havertz!? Drink. it. in.

    1. MikeS
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      Who is havertz? Never heard of him

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

      United fan lashing out at others I take it. Hurt in peace please

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

      Coverage pick

    4. Sid1891
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      I did and some strange reason didn’t save and left it on Salah
      When Chelsea scored seven looked up checking how is my captain points looking having also Mount in the team
      Ufff
      Call it luck or fluke

    5. Cilly Bonnolly
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      God I hate posts like this.

      1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 27 days ago

        Ones that start "Drip Doctor"?

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

    Depite bringing in Cancelo/Toney/Vardy for a - 4.they got 4 and I got 101. Weird gw

  3. PartyTime
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 27 days ago

    Please don’t sack Ole. Let him complete his project please

    1. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      He just needs more time

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

      \o/

    3. Dthinger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      What’s the project? What’s the goal? What’s the style of play? A reason people are not willing to give him the benefit of the doubt is that we can’t see what he’s trying to do.

    4. Horace Pike
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      I have full faith in him, he can get utd relegated

    5. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      Every club has a so-called 'project' and is always in the middle of it.

      It is called trying to improve and win games. And some fail.

    6. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      'Project' = manager trying not to get sacked.

    7. Hairy Potter
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      Ex-Man Utd players supporting Steve Bruce for months surely can't be two faced enough to call for Ole's replacement?

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

    Imagine how it would have been on here if Lukaku didn’t get injured but did a Kai yesterday and got 2 points. Think captaincy would have been more split.

    1. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      I agree, I was thinking that too. Loads more would have been on Lukaku

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

      Would’ve scored against Norwich. I’m quite sure. One or two. You have a point though. Huge swings.

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

      I 100% would have captained Lukaku.

    4. ToffeePot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 27 days ago

      yea and I would've stayed on Salah instead of stupidly jumping on havertz (c)
      First hit taken this season and boy was it a bad one! Trying to be too clever

  5. Paul Psychic Octopus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 27 days ago

    I'm pleased for Gary Neville though...

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

    Beautiful interviews outside Old Trafford.

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

    Ronaldo another example of a player who has come in from an easier league and isn't hitting the same heights as before.

    Liverpool got it. They realised the value of PL experience and purchased accordingly or brought through youth that have been in the PL system. Look at the majority of the players who played today that had PL experience:

    TAA (youth), Robertson (ex-Hull), VVD (ex-Southampton), Henderson (ex-Sunderland), Jota (ex-Wolves), Salah (ex-Chelsea), Milner (ex-Man City, Leeds, Newcastle, Villa), Jones (youth), Mane (ex-Southampton) and Ox (ex-Arsenal).

  8. Alexis Nonsense
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 27 days ago

    If Raphinha is ok, and no other injuries:

    A) Semedo --> Chilwell (Have James already)

    B) Semedo --> TAA

    If A I will bring in TAA soon anyway

  9. Tripleh123
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 27 days ago

    Need advice. For a hit -4, best option next gw

    a. Benhrama> Mount
    b.Benhrama> Grealish
    c.Sarr> Mount
    d.Sarr> Bernado.Silva

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

    Bottom 3 for expected goals this season...
    Spurs 9.48
    Watford 9.47
    Norwich 7.06

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

      The difference is that Tottenham have Kane and Son who are two are the best attacking players in the world, their numbers will improve. Last season Tottenham scored 62 goals 5th highest in the league 7 less than Liverpool at 69.

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 27 days ago

        and they play Utd next 🙂

  11. AC/DC AFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 27 days ago

    It's one of those crazy weeks where 88 points feels distinctively average. Which I guess it is.

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

      Top 10k average is about 84, so yeah a bit above. Crazy week!

    2. Randaxus
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 27 days ago

      500K GW Rank is not average, average would be 4M because that is half of the player base, 500K is in the top 7% of the player base.

  12. HavertzHero
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 27 days ago

    127 all out 345k > 34.5k love it

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

      Yooo

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      Massive move...

  13. Crunchie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 27 days ago

    Wow, the highest scorer of the week took 12 transfers and TC Salah (not only that his VC was on Mount lol)

    Hits work (-40) to 115 if they come off lol 🙂

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

      Never get why FPL don't net off the hits for the highest scoring team
      He scored 165(-40) so 125 which is great but some on here scored more...

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

    Have Christensen. Is Tierney to Chalobah a decent shout to cover either for a benching?

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

    700k rank rise to 250k once bonuse etc applied. Happy days :).

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      How many points did you need to do that?

  16. have you seen cyan
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 27 days ago

    does anyone else jsut get stuck in that 50k - 200k region for eternity? So hard to move out of it with something like a random Mount haul

    1. have you seen cyan
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      without something like a mount haul*

  17. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 27 days ago

    My FPL XI:
    48 from 10 Players combined
    48 from Salah
    😀

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      96 is alright

  18. aleksios
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 27 days ago

    Anything worth a hit here? 2.4itb.

    --Sanchez
    --Rudi--Chilwell--Cancelo--TAA
    --Salah--Sarr--Gray--
    --Vardy--Antonio--Hwang.

    --Steele--Livra--Raphinia--Gallagher.

    Thanks all.

  19. have you seen cyan
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 27 days ago

    Saka, Auba and Ramsdale is feeling like way too much Arsenal.
    I'll keep Ramsdale but Saka or Auba out first, neither inspire me much.

  20. Fadi AMJK
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 27 days ago

    468k to 62k!
    You can’t ask for a bigger Green Arrow from a single gameweek

  21. bso
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 27 days ago

    Which mid would you bring in 7.4. Have Salah, Son, Gray and Brownhill

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

      surely has to be Mount

      1. bso
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 27 days ago

        Thought of it but felt like point chasing and he won’t be playing NOR again.

  22. have you seen cyan
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 27 days ago

    87 being a red is joke lol, how many people had Mount??

    1. ANGRY PERSON
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 27 days ago

      Your rank must be quite high

      1. have you seen cyan
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 27 days ago

        200k

  23. Van der Faart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 27 days ago

    Great week as I'm sure it was for many on here. Finished on 99, and had I played Sanchez instead of Foster I'd have hit 102. Up to 100k from 190 though, so finally making some ground

  24. lastmanback
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    9 months, 27 days ago

    Thinking of transfers for the week, would you rather A) Saka to Mount for free or B) Saka to Foden for -4?