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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. tokara
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Why is hendo smiling with a goal lead???

    1. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Just a wry smile at the booing

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

    Time for a Salah hatty

  3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    almost salah

  4. borat
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Mane owners in the mud

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

      All 3 of them

  5. Life_Ban
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Oh dear pls let these 20 mins vanish quickly!

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

    Must say Jordan Henderson really proved so many wrong.

    Turned out to be a great player. Should start for England more

  7. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    salah header over

    1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Assist?

  8. Mr Arsenal
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    It’s incredible how Mane gets away with elbows in the face, high kicks into all body parts and never get sent off.

    Some players are just immune to VAR.

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      He got a yellow card

  9. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Salah determined to get some FPL points

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

      That's what motivates him i'm sure

      1. tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        It's the reason he lives

  10. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    salah shot saved

  11. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Jota shot saved

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

      Selfish

  12. OPTA FPL
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Dubravka 7 saves

    1. OPTA FPL
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      8

    2. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Music to my ears!

  13. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Digne is back to troll?! 😆

  14. DaniCT
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Too many missed chances. Too many ffs!

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

    Trent benching going to hurt big at the back somewhat.

    With thin benches with the premium 5 back line.

  16. Gandalf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Zaha benched

  17. dshv
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Fisrt sub Cash for trent…

    Good or bad??

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

      Bad, bad question

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

      You benched Cash?! Wow.

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

    Salah's still picking up a 7/8 pointer isn't he?

  19. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Aston Villa starting XI
    Martínez, Cash, Mings, McGinn, Watkins, Chambers, Coutinho, Digne, Bailey, Ramsey, Iroegbunam
    Subs: Olsen, Konsa, Luiz, Buendía, Traoré, Young, Nakamba, Ings, Chukwuemeka

    Norwich City starting XI
    Krul, Aarons, Byram, Hanley, Dowell, Normann, Rashica, Lees-Melou, Williams, Pukki, McLean
    Subs: Gunn, Gibson, Rupp, Gilmour, Placheta, Sørensen, Sargent, Giannoulis, Rowe

    Southampton team news
    Southampton team to face Crystal Palace: Forster, Walker-Peters, Salisu, Bednarek, Perraud, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Redmond, Tella, Adams, Long.
    Subs: Caballero, Lyanco, A Armstrong, S Armstrong, Broja, Djenepo, Smallbone, Elyounoussi, Valery.

    Crystal Palace team news
    Crystal Palace team to face Southampton: Guaita, Clyne, Anderson, Guehi, Ward, McArthur, Gallagher, Schlupp, Eze, Ayew, Mateta.
    Subs: Butland, Mitchell, Tomkins, Olise, Kouyate, Zaha, Hughes, Benteke, Edouard.

    Watford team news - Pedro starts
    Watford: Foster, Louza, Pedro, Kamara, Sissoko, Femenia, Samir, Sarr, Dennis, Kabasele, Kucka.
    Subs: Bachmann, Ngakia, Ekong, King, Masina, Sema, Gosling, Kalu, Kayembe.

    Burnley team news - Lennon in, Vydra out
    Burnley: Pope, Taylor, Cork, Tarkowski, Brownhill, Weghorst, McNeil, Roberts, Lennon, Rodriguez, Collins.
    Subs: Hennessey, Lowton, Barnes, Stephens, Bardsley, Vydra, Long, Thomas, Costelloe.

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

      Thank you!

      1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        No probs - forgot Wolves!

  20. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Hwang off the bench for Trent 😎

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

    Vydra on the bench for Burnley

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      What happened with Vydra?

      Was there an injury so he started afterall?

  22. SAKA AND EMILE SMITH ROWE
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Robbo suddenly on max BPS

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      wtf yes lad

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

      Cheers Mark

      1. SonnyPikey
          3 months, 18 days ago

          on 2

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

      Keep this going Dubravka. We want 12, we want 12, we want 12! (saves)

    4. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      So didn’t need to get rid of Digne perhaps!

      1. The 12th Man
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Same.

      2. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        In for Kilman for the dgw

    5. The 12th Man
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Lol. I did Digne > Cash this week.

    6. OPTA FPL
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Robertason jump tov3 bonus from out of nowhere

    7. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Who is Iroegbunam?

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Youngster. Saw some. Villa fans on the forums hoping he's start. Midfielder, will be a tad deeper.

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

      Benching Dubravka for Foster is going to be a mistake lol

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

      Robbo 3 baps

    10. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Dubravka saving my season here! Martinez level of rescuing here!