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Newcastle v Liverpool team news: Salah and Alexander-Arnold benched

The day’s Premier League action gets underway at St James’ Park this lunchtime as title-chasing Liverpool attempt to keep up the pressure on league leaders Manchester City.

Kick-off on Tyneside is at 12:30 BST.

There hasn’t been a ball kicked yet but Gameweek 35 of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) has got off to a deflating start for many of us, as Mohamed Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold – the two most-owned players in the top 10k – both find themselves among the substitutes for the visitors.

Salah is the most-captained player of Gameweek 35 both overall and within the top 10,000, with over 40% of the leading managers handing him the armband:

The premium pair are among five players who drop out of Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI from the Champions League win over Villarreal in midweek.

Also making way are Fabinho, Thiago Alcantara and Ibrahima Konate, with James Milner, Naby Keita, Joe Gomez, Diogo Jota and Joel Matip taking their places.

There are three changes for Newcastle from the side that beat Norwich 3-0 last time out.

First-team regulars Fabian Schar, Jonjo Shelvey and Miguel Almirón, who were all rested off the back of a three-game week, come back into the starting XI.

Sean Longstaff, Jamaal Lascelles and Jacob Murphy drop to the bench.

Chris Wood also has to content himself with a substitute’s role once again, with Eddie Howe presumably tasking one of Joelinton or Allan Saint-Maximin with leading the line against the Reds.

GAMEWEEK 35 LINE-UPS

Newcastle United XI: Dubravka, Krafth, Schar, Burn, Targett, Bruno Guimaraes, Shelvey, Willock, Almiron, Joelinton, Saint-Maximin.

Subs: Dummett, Lascelles, Ritchie, Manquillo, Wood, Murphy, Darlow, Gayle, Longstaff.

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Gomez, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson, Milner, Henderson, Keita, Jota, Mane, Diaz.

Subs: Fabinho, Konate, Thiago, Salah, Jones, Tsimikas, Kelleher, Alexander-Arnold, Elliott.

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844 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Why is it only foreign players that have their first names on their shirts? Would love to see Robbo with Andy on the back of his

    1. Pukki Party
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      And why only Joe Linton who has his full name hahahahhahaa

      1. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 18 days ago

        And Ian Nacho

        1. Forza Papac
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Ed Erson

        2. SonnyPikey
            3 months, 18 days ago

            and Ben Rama

        3. Il Capitano
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Al Miron

          1. Gazwaz80
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Nob le

      2. Boppin' Marv
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Some of them don't even have their real names on the shirt. They use nicknames. Could you imagine "Wazza" or "Stevie G".

      3. fantasyfog
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Rich arlison

    2. Slitherene
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      BB 36 with this lot?

      Raya ¦ Zaha Gordon Amartey

      Y/N

      1. Pukki Party
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Y

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Palace double in gw37 but the home game to Watford is better for their attacking players in gw36.

    3. trick9
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Salah has a pretty poor record @ St.James Park, propably one of the reasons that he doesn't start.

        1. SonnyPikey
            3 months, 18 days ago

            eh no it isn't.

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Would you BB with Guaita and Andersen in gw36 with Crystal Palace home to Watford or gw37 away at Villa and Everton?

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            I'm going 36, but only have Clyne from CP

        3. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Could be a decent bench needed this week

          Glad I kept amartey all this time

        4. Gazwaz80
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Don’t want to sound greedy but another Robbo goal this week would be lovely 🙂

        5. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          I reckon Trent comes on if 'pool ain't scored after 55/60 mins.

          1. Bubz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Yep both will come on

        6. NateDog
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 18 days ago

          "Trippier is out for the season"

          Lol when did Howe say this? He's been training this week. BT commentators really not covering themselves in any glory of late (if they ever did)

          1. SonnyPikey
              3 months, 18 days ago

              doubt he plays any games though

          2. lewis274
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 18 days ago

            BB and FH left. gonna use both in next two weeks. just don’t know which one.

            i would do BB this week but my team hasn’t got a lot of players with brilliant DGW’s, only average ones

            1. AC/DC AFC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              It's just the 4 subs that make the difference.

              BB37 may be higher risk as your team could get an injury or twonin dgw36 to sort out.

          3. Differentiator
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Salah warming up

            Blanket, hot cocoa and mittens

            1. Pukki Party
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              He's fasting, not sure on cocoa?

          4. Viper
            • 12 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            I wasn't online just before the deadline, I'm just wondering was the team leaked? As in, were those online at the time aware of TAA & Salah benched pre deadline?

            1. Kun Tozser
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              No

              1. Viper
                • 12 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                Good 🙂

          5. tokara
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Mo looked pissed

          6. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Mane G

            1. SonnyPikey
                3 months, 18 days ago

                no.

              • Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                Stupid flashscore. Now saying Keita

                1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  Forgive me. Am watching Plymouth v Dons

                  1. SonnyPikey
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      haha

                      1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
                        • 10 Years
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        What's funny?

                2. tokara
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  Lmao

                3. wildebeest123
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  Bit racist that

                  1. tokara
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Sure is

                    1. wildebeest123
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Can we get the poster banned? Have reported.

                  2. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    By the flashscore operator perhaps

              • Botman and Robben
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                Naby nabs one

                1. AC/DC AFC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  Possible foul by Milner on Schar?

                  1. ZimZalabim
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    all ball

                  2. BERGKOP
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Clean ball. Schar knows it

              • SonnyPikey
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  goal keita

                • AC/DC AFC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  Liverpool goal

                • Pukki Party
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  Jota assist get in

                • Sun Jihai
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  Jota assist

                • wildebeest123
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  Jot(A)! I love this game!

                • AC/DC AFC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  Goal stands.

                • Djokovic Airlines
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  Schär still trying to play the injured one despite he's clearly been the fouling one here

                  1. tokara
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Agree

                  2. TheTinman
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    It was a lunge, other way round it gets disallowed

                    1. BERGKOP
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      A lunge that got Milner to the ball first...

                • The Senate
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  LiVARpool back again

                  Will probs end 3/4-0 anyway

                  1. AC/DC AFC
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    He played the ball tbf.

                    Schar partly kicks Milner.

                  2. BERGKOP
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Watch the replays with your sunnies off...

                • TheTinman
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  So studs up is okay again then??

                  1. BERGKOP
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Sit down.

                  2. Djokovic Airlines
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Schär had the studs up so it's advantage to Liverpool. Even a blind man could see this.

                    1. Permanently bannedⓄⓃⒺ…
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      What about a Newcastle fan?

                  3. DavidBW
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    He kicked the ball

                • DycheDycheBaby
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  Bye Dubravka clean sheet lol

                  1. BERGKOP
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    You played Dubra vs Pool?

                    1. DycheDycheBaby
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Well I had Schmeichel as well but captained Kane lol

                    2. DycheDycheBaby
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Turned out OK in the end 🙂

                • Kodap
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  Stay on that bench Salah/TAA

                • User Unknown
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  Was the Salah news leaked early? No one else in my cash league has captained him

                  1. User Unknown
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Ignore me, LiveFPL has changed to show VC as Captain in live leagues, it seems.

                    1. Ragabolly
                      • 12 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      There is a switch at the top to include live subs or not, turn it off if you want

                      1. AC/DC AFC
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        Good feature.

                  2. daveoafc77
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Na, just a game where his minutes were likely to be managed

                • DavidBW
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  Stay on the bench Trent

                • Bikerz
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Salah, Trent, next week Robertson...

                    1. SonnyPikey
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        v spurs? no chance mate

                    2. Differentiator
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      How was that not a foul in the buildup? Trippier clearly got taken out by Robertson there

                      1. AC/DC AFC
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        Salah was clear away before that.

                    3. jackruet
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      People have jota? Even with these rotations?

                      1. Permanently bannedⓄⓃⒺ…
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        Joelinton took out Smicer right before that

                        1. Permanently bannedⓄⓃⒺ…
                          • 8 Years
                          3 months, 18 days ago

                          Reply fail

                      2. AC/DC AFC
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        He's a good pick.