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3pm kick-off team news: Jota and Robertson return to Liverpool XI

There are three Premier League matches getting underway at the traditional 3pm kick-off time, including Liverpool v Southampton.

There are no surprises in the Reds’ line-up, with Diogo Jota and Andrew Robertson both returning to the starting XI following midweek benchings. Robertson has not started a match since limping off with a hamstring injury in Scotland’s win over Denmark, while Jota took a knock to the knee in Gameweek 12 and was unused on Wednesday night.

Jordan Henderson, Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Fabinho are also recalled after breathers in the Champions League, with Jurgen Klopp pretty much going full strength based on the players currently at his disposal.

Ralph Hasenhuttl has sprung a tactical surprise, seemingly switching to a wing-back system for the trip to Anfield. Lyanco, Romain Perraud and Armando Broja are brought into the side, with Ibrahima Diallo, Moi Elyounoussi and Kyle Walker-Peters dropping out. Tino Livramento keeps up his ever-present record.

The other two matches this afternoon are Norwich City v Wolverhampton Wanderers and Crystal Palace v Aston Villa.

It’s just one change apiece at Carrow Road, with Josh Sargent replacing the benched Todd Cantwell for the Canaries and Francisco Trincao coming in for the absent Daniel Podence for the visitors.

Like Wolves, Crystal Palace are missing a player we thought was available; Joachim Andersen isn’t part of the squad and is replaced by James Tomkins at centre-half. Michael Olise is also in for Jordan Ayew further forward.

Steven Gerrard’s two changes are in attack, with Emiliano Buendia and Danny Ings replaced by Ashley Young and Leon Bailey.

GAMEWEEK 13 LINE-UPS

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita, Ward, Tomkins, Guehi, Mitchell, Gallagher, Milivojevic, Kouyate, Olise, Benteke, Zaha

Subs: Butland, Ayew, Eze, Hughes, Schlupp, Clyne, Edouard, Kelly, Reidewald

Aston Villa XI: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett, McGinn, Nakamba, Bailey, Jacob Ramsey, Young, Watkins

Subs: Steer, Luiz, Sanson, Buendia, Tuanzebe, Inga, El Ghazi, Hause, Chukwuemeka


Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago, Salah, Jota, Mane

Subs: Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Minamino, Tsimikas, Origi, Matip, Kelleher, Williams, Morton

Southampton XI: McCarthy, Bednarek, Lyanco, Salisu, Livramento, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Perraud, Broja, Adams, Adam Armstrong

Subs: Walker-Peters, Long, Redmond, Smallbone, Tella, Diallo, Walcott, Valery, Forster


Norwich City XI: Krul, Aarons, Hanley, Gibson, Williams, Gilmour, Normann, McLean, Rashica, Pukki, Sargent.

Subs: Gunn, Rupp, Dowell, Cantwell, Tzolis, Lees-Melou, Giannoulis, Idah, Omobamidele

Wolverhampton Wanderers XI: Sa, Kilman, Coady, Saiss, Semado, Neves, Moutinho, Ait-Nouri, Trincao, Jimenez, Hwang

Subs: Ruddy, Hoever, Marcal, Silva, Dendoncker, Traore, Cundle


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957 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    I’m just making only bad moves this year - this week:

    1. Changed my initial plan of getting Jota and got TAA instead (After his haul)
    2. Done early moves to get TAA as would be priced out
    3. Chilwell gets injured midweek so in fact could get both TAA and Jota for free this week but look at point 2

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      You'll be grand. I don't have Jota. Will get tomorrow or Monday. Had Wilson, Aubameyang and Smith Rowe in first game for 6 points. Swings and roundabouts. Loads of games in short space of time now to make it back. Onwards and upwards Atimis.

      1. Atimis
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Cheers mate and good luck!

  2. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    9-0 incoming

    1. Spg76
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Nah 7

  3. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Didn’t involve me but saw lots of people advising against taking hits for the likes of Raph > jota

    Hope those people saw sense and made the move, certainly would of if I could !

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I certainly did. Playing my own game more now, was advised against it, did it anyway

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Good call

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      What if Raph gets a brace later?

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Let be honest, that’s not going to happen

    3. Qaiss
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Has Raphinha played yet? He... he hasnt?... oh..

    4. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Captain hindsight. Jota has missed so many chances when I owned him that I wasn’t worried about waiting another week.

      Well done owners and nice when a transfer works. But just another case of the good luck / bad luck divide

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I’m just saying it was a good move to make and would have made it myself if I could

      2. Werner Brothers
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Yes same here.
        Couldn't afford jota this week, will get him for sonny boy

      3. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Not really.

        It was the obvious transfer to make.

    5. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Well it's easy to say this now of course Steve 😉

    6. Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Because taking a min 4 to replace a fit raphinha isnt a sensible move...

    7. Ode
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I agree not to listen people here and make own decisions but too early to say it was the right choice

    8. Tomerick
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I don’t think people were saying not to get Jota just that surely there’s someone else to drop other than an in form Raphinha.

  4. ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Which combo do we think is better for next few gameweeks?
    A) Kane and Jota
    B) Vardy and Son

    1. Gandalf
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A

  5. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Thiago G/A

  6. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    And it’s 3.

  7. THE SHEEP HUNTER
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Mane assist?

  8. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    I maybe should have got rid of McCarthy for a hit haha

  9. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    This is why I don't rate our manager, this is suicidal, will end up 9-0 again, embarrassing!

    1. Mbeumo's Post: 7✅
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Why is he starting lyanco?

      1. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Pure fear

  10. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Oops just realised I started Livramento lol.
    Hopefully he pops up with his usual goal or assist

  11. brianutd-why always we? 20
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Happy with my hit from Foden to Jota

    1. bigwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Lil bit too soon to be saying it, but looking good so far

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      My failure to do that is turning out to be my biggest mistake of the season so far. Even worse if Foden doesn't play or gets a one-point cameo.

  12. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Will Salah make 60'?

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Irrelevant player anyway

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Some are TC

  13. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Thiago assist?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Defender cleared to him, none.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Thanks

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Nah.

    3. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      No, goal

  14. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Salah to TAA with Jota hovering.

    No goal

  15. G B
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Liverpool, City and Chelsea are a class above. In their own league.

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A super league?!

  16. Milkman Bruno
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Zaha and his bloody yellow cards

    1. Not again Shirley
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Yes

    2. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Don't worry he might yet upgrade it

  17. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Kane as buscaptain done

  18. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Robbo is back!

    1. G B
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Looks that way. Shame we can't have 4 Liverpool players.

  19. GinjaWhinja
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Liverpool penalty to come and Salah will give it to Jota. Gonna be some real sour grapes around here later…

    1. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Please let it happen

    2. Cilly Bonnolly
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I’d take it, as a Jota owner. Everyone and his dog have captained Salah anyway.

  20. DycheDycheBaby
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Went for Alonso over Jota. Eughhh

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I went Alonso & Jota in for a hit

  21. Bertonian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Foden to Jota couldn’t have gone better

    Not gloating or anything

    1. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Great gloat

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Until Foden gets 4!

      1. MikeS
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        4 PTS maybe

  22. Andy_Social
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Too soon to suggest this could be 9?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Everton midweek means taking it easy.

    2. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A bit late, based on comments so far

  23. JBG
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Congrats to anyone who dared to C Jota over Salah.

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Too bitter to congratulate anyone 😉

    2. MikeS
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Big balls.. but lucky

  24. Hiddenpaw
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    -8 this week for:
    Foden to Jota
    Chill to TAA
    Azpi to Alonso
    So far so good, phew.

  25. MikeS
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Son or foden to jota?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Wait until Sunday night to decide

    2. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Neither

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I'm sticking to Son till the fixtures turn.

    4. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Possibly Son but see how Foden gets on.

    5. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      See how Son plays first. I have him too and will decide on how he looks.

  26. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Alisson saving Liverpool CS...

  27. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Salah shocking pass...

    Jota was there....

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      From a corner to Southampton to a 3 on 1!

  28. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Wtf Salah!!

  29. Cilly Bonnolly
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Just need a Mané goal and another three corners to get my bet up. Everyone cross their fingers. Thanks in advance.

  30. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Salah wasteful! That was Jota hattrick