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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. Milkman Bruno
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    As a Robertson, Matip and Salah C owner, I hope the game stays like this with Salah not getting a cameo

  2. Jordan.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    One person in my league has jota ,of course hes playing me

    1. fusen
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      H2H leagues are just one big lottery

  3. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Damn gutted my double Newcastle clean sheet is gone 🙁

    1. SonnyPikey
        2 months, 7 days ago

        lol

    2. jason_ni
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Reckon salah comes on? Alot of kane/son vcs in my league that are a concern!

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Decent chance he comes on even if they're comfortably ahead.

      2. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Depends on the score

      3. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        For sure.

      4. AC/DC AFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Yeah, everyone has solid back up so 10 mins and no points is best for non cappers.

      5. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Hopefully, my rivals have bloody KDB (vc) who I don’t even have!

      6. Bikerz
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Surely, yes! To build rhythm for 5 mins

        • noissimbus
            2 months, 7 days ago

            It's Klopp, so he'll come on for giggles.

        • Milkman Bruno
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Oh Diaz should have gone to ground

          1. Milkman Bruno
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Never mind, was nothing in it

          2. Differentiator
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            and got a yellow for diving?

        • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Klopp trying out the side without salah

          Looking good without him. Mane has stepped it up up top too so maybe letting salah go isn’t the bad decision some make it out to be

          1. jason_ni
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            There would survive without him, but he's there best player, and they'd be worse off.

            Comes up with the goods more often than not.

          2. SonnyPikey
              2 months, 7 days ago

              lol ok

            • Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              They could survive but obviously still a rubbish decision.

            • Boppin' Marv
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              I guarantee that's not what Klopp is doing.

            • Djokovic Airlines
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              I agree. But it's also not really new that we're more playful without Salah. When Salah plays, the game is too focused on him, and not without good reason, of course, because he's world class. Nevertheless, I think that we would take another big step forward if we gave him away.

          3. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Top autosubs: old and new EO in the top 10k:

            Player Old EO New EO
            Broja 8% 47%
            Son 62% 75%
            Pukki 11% 24%
            Schär 1% 12%
            Gordon 2% 10%
            White 7% 15%
            Mateta 5% 11%
            Kane 68% 75%
            Maddison 8% 13%
            Ramsey 13% 19%
            Dennis 7% 12%
            Dewsbury-Hall 0% 5%

            Imagine if Broja finally does something!

            1. NateDog
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 7 days ago

              All we can do is imagine because he's doing nothing

            2. Botman and Robben
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              If lucky, Broja gets 2 points, if not, 1.

            3. BERGKOP
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Broja....seriously?

          4. Differentiator
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            How long until Eddie Howe brings dele alli on

            1. SonnyPikey
                2 months, 7 days ago

                he plays for everton

                1. jason_ni
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Lol

                  1. SonnyPikey
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      lol u cod

                2. Botman and Robben
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  If he can sign him in the next few mins maybe.

                3. Boppin' Marv
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  He'll come on for Reggie Blinker on about the hour mark.

                  1. Differentiator
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Regi or Reguilon?

              • DARWIN'S DINOSAURS
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                We have seen a few minutes of the REAL Keita!

                1. SonnyPikey
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    eh ok

                2. jackruet
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Well done salah Captainers. Same will happen to kdb. They have ucl match next. What do expect?

                  1. SonnyPikey
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      thanks meg

                    • BERGKOP
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      It's never wise to be this smug after the fact.

                      1. noissimbus
                          2 months, 7 days ago

                          Yep, Son/Kane blanks up next!

                          1. SonnyPikey
                              2 months, 7 days ago

                              no chance

                      2. how now brown cow
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        Come on newcastle. Score somehow. Preferably off robbo.

                        1. SonnyPikey
                            2 months, 7 days ago

                            lol hopers.

                        2. jimmyharte
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 7 days ago

                          Robertson really far forward, go on ya big jock and get yourself a brace boy!

                          1. Gazwaz80
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 7 days ago

                            This

                        3. Pukki Party
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 7 days ago

                          Trent range

                        4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                          • 12 Years
                          2 months, 7 days ago

                          Almiron goal disallowed

                          1. JBG
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 7 days ago

                            No VAR check?

                            1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
                              • 10 Years
                              2 months, 7 days ago

                              Against Liverpool?

                              1. JBG
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 7 days ago

                                Good point

                              2. Djokovic Airlines
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 7 days ago

                                clown. he was 3 yards off

                              3. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 7 days ago

                                *Livarpool

                                1. BERGKOP
                                  • 10 Years
                                  2 months, 7 days ago

                                  This has never been funny

                                  1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
                                    • 10 Years
                                    2 months, 7 days ago

                                    Yeah it's not really. Couldn't help myself. Not even watching the match.

                                  2. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                                    • 5 Years
                                    2 months, 7 days ago

                                    It’s so not funny to the point where it’s become funny lol

                        5. BERGKOP
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 7 days ago

                          I really don't understand why linesmen don't raise the flag in the first instance.

                          1. DaniCT
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 7 days ago

                            It's such a stupid thing. What happens if a player injures trying to avoid a goal that is from obvious off side. And that was obvious.

                        6. NateDog
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 7 days ago

                          Just what is the point in letting that go, he's at least 3-4 yards clearly off

                          1. BERGKOP
                            • 10 Years
                            2 months, 7 days ago

                            Agreed

                        7. Djokovic Airlines
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 7 days ago

                          Jota's heading ability - insane.

                          1. NateDog
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 7 days ago

                            His jumping ability is incredible, much like Ronaldo

                          2. PocketZola
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 7 days ago

                            He probably elbowed someone to get space, dirty player and gets away because he is small

                            1. Twisted Saltergater
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 13 Years
                              2 months, 7 days ago

                              Are you talking about Zola or Jota?

                        8. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 7 days ago

                          Schar goal please, Dubravka assist would be great but know shouldn’t be too greedy

                        9. Hazz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 7 days ago

                          Jotavs headers are mad

                        10. tokara
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 7 days ago

                          Milner should retire

                        11. jackruet
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          2 months, 7 days ago

                          Diogo jota is unbelievably good at air

                          1. Sgt. Schultz
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 7 days ago

                            Air Jota

                        12. SonnyPikey
                            2 months, 7 days ago

                            JOTA YC

                          • NateDog
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 7 days ago

                            Joelinton owners in the mud

                            1. Sgt. Schultz
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 7 days ago

                              😀

                          • tokara
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 7 days ago

                            Robbo lurking in the box, stealthy

                          • Pukki Party
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 7 days ago

                            Those yellows are annoying, what even is the foul there?

                            1. SonnyPikey
                                2 months, 7 days ago

                                clashed with Joel. both booked. not hard to understand.

                                1. Pukki Party
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 7 days ago

                                  My point is why not just have a chat. No tactical foul and it's not dangerous

                                  1. SonnyPikey
                                      2 months, 7 days ago

                                      just the way the refs do it now

                                    • wulfrunian
                                      • 5 Years
                                      2 months, 7 days ago

                                      Agreed

                                    • BERGKOP
                                      • 10 Years
                                      2 months, 7 days ago

                                      Yep. Poor match management.

                              • Djokovic Airlines
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 7 days ago

                                Joelinton is a tool.

                              • hueycho
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 7 days ago

                                bring salah on later for a one pointer! lol

                              • BERGKOP
                                • 10 Years
                                2 months, 7 days ago

                                Almiron. Embarrassing

                              • TheTinman
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                2 months, 7 days ago

                                Finally they show the angle which shows Milner going in off the ground, studs force, out of control. 100% free kick regardless if he gets the ball.

                                1. BERGKOP
                                  • 10 Years
                                  2 months, 7 days ago

                                  Of the 359 other angles? I suppose this angle doesn't see Milner get the ball cleanly first.

                                  Tinman. You're great on here for advice. I admire you. But please, this is silly.

                                2. Milkman Bruno
                                  • 1 Year
                                  2 months, 7 days ago

                                  Not for me. Correct decision was made

                                3. Top Mark.S
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 months, 7 days ago

                                  Finally they show the angle that favours my preferred outcome.

                                  😆

                                  1. Corkyote FFS CWC Champion 2…
                                    • 9 Years
                                    2 months, 7 days ago

                                    Lol

                                4. ButterB
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  2 months, 7 days ago

                                  Foul on Milner if anything

                                5. SonnyPikey
                                    2 months, 7 days ago

                                    get over it

                                  • Twisted Saltergater
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 13 Years
                                    2 months, 7 days ago

                                    nonsense

                                6. Fake Madrid
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  2 months, 7 days ago

                                  What to do,I have 10 players who have a double game in Game week 36, and two transfers.
                                  Also have a free hit

                                  I was planning to play the free hit in Game week 36, but not sure now.

                                  1. SonnyPikey
                                      2 months, 7 days ago

                                      use in 37

                                    • ButterB
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      2 months, 7 days ago

                                      FH 37 if you can get a good 11 for gameweek 36?

                                    • Pipermaru
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 7 Years
                                      2 months, 7 days ago

                                      Play it in 37 or 38, what's the issue?