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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. Life_Ban
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 18 days ago

    What on earth has happened to the legend that was Jiminez (now bench fodder)

    Dim shadow of his former self (last year)

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

      Dunno. Life threatening head injury perhaps?

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      A Skull fracture.

    3. MyNameIsRedro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Almost dying seems to have held his career back a little

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

      Ah right didn't realise he had been injured!

      Obv not taking this season as seriously as the last...

      1. noissimbus
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Deserves a life_ban smh.

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

      Wood sitter

      1. Jafooli
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Said the bishop to the actress….

    6. Cantona's Kung Fu Kick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      no zaha

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

      Robbo owners in the Fpl towers trying their best for max bps.
      Checks marks team

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

        He's been very good tbh, made a fair few chances

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

          I am just a salty taa owner

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

            Don't worry there are a fair few of us!

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

      Broja benched means I have no bench after Burn comes in for TAA, I know this'll be a messy week with me already relying on Bruno G and Martinelli

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

        *knew

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

        Broja will come on and score

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

      Wood is a plank.

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        lol - good one-liner

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

        Obviously

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

      I'm so glad I finally sold Broja last week. What an awful, awful pick.

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Agreed! I did the same the week before. Who'd you go for? I went Mateta

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

      Yeeessss no Trent

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

        Welcome Mateta

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

        Welcome Young-Coombes

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

        Weghorst off the bench. Who's your autosub?

        1. Tango74
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Pukki 🙁

      4. noissimbus
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Welcome Werner.

      5. g40steve
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Just score NewC, wipe these CS

      6. Dynamic Duos
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Which move would you make for funds?

        A) Mount to Gordon
        B) Son to Foden

      7. AutoFill 2021
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        I have no players playing today.

      8. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Who's on pens for palace now from that lineup?

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

          Mateta?

          1. Milkman Bruno
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Hope so

        2. g40steve
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Eze, Gallagher, Mateta, Ayew

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

          Not sure.

          Ayew: scored 10, missed 0
          Mateta: scored 5, missed 0
          Eze: scored 5, missed 1
          Gallagher: scored 5, missed 0

          Ayew best bet based on this?

          1. _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Yeah i think you could be right.

      9. Milkman Bruno
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Robertson to Salah goal would be majestic

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

        Why is Fletcher calling Thiago Thiagah?

        1. Alan The Llama
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          He's a simpleton

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

          "Fletch"

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

        Liverpool cleanie needs to go

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

          Dream on

      12. PartyTime
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Rest those legs Trent

      13. Baines on Toast...
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Who is the bloke standing next to Eddie Howe? Surely he should be nowhere near the technical area.

        1. Milkman Bruno
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 18 days ago

          The assistant manager Jason Tindall
          Who has been with Howe for years since his Bournemouth days

      14. moment
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Dubravka on for an 8pter with no CS

      15. Cilly Bonnolly
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        This has got a Newcastle equaliser out of nowhere written all over it.

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

          No chance.

      16. Kodap
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Any form of Salah return would be delightful

        1. SonnyPikey
            3 months, 18 days ago

            not gonna happen

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

            Red card return incoming

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

          Over to Son & Kane to get job done tomorrow

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

            They always perform on a Sunday too

            1. SonnyPikey
                3 months, 18 days ago

                circus?

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

                  They play like a circus on Saturdays usually!

                  1. SonnyPikey
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      lol

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

              Neves is back in the Wolves team?

              Where did that come from...I brought him in on GW 30 and he got a knee injury that game. I then sold him today for a -4 so that I had a fit player next week for a bench boost.

              Ridiculous game sometimes 😛

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

              linesmen are super blind today

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

              2nd corner kick the ref missed.

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

              Dubravka owners loving life here

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

                o/

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

              Dubravka 9 saves

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

                7 points!

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

                On for 7pts, incredible

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

              2nd Pool corner missed.

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

              One more save for the full BAPs!

            9. TimoTime
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              Salah cappers in the mud?

              Just asking for a mate

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

                Hindsight over here. Seriously. Grow up.

            10. NJ MetroStars
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 18 days ago

              so glad I got drunk last night and captained son