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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. jimmyharte
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Robbo from 3 to 0 boneys in 10 minutes...

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

      Dave in fpl towers has him so could jump back to 3 after FT.

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

      Hasn't done much today to be honest.

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

      On 1

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

    These next fixtures are pretty much eye test for the BB next week.

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

      I'm auditioning for a 4.2 def 😉

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

    Salah sitter

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

      Really expected him to bury thar

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

    You can see why salah was dropped.

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

      Yeah, one season wonder.

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

    Just checked his FPL team:

    Matip has Wood 😮

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

      Pal, it's a family friendly place here.

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

      Really big score?

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

      link?

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

    4 mins lol

  7. NABIL - FPL otai
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Dubravka hoolldddddd

    (Son capper)

  8. SonnyPikey
      3 months, 18 days ago

      well i was right that toon never win v top 6

    • It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      No one serious captained Salah anyway, right?

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

        *Insert noun* *insert adjective* sheep, *Insert noun* *insert adjective* mudded

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

        No-one serious plays this game

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

      Robbo back to BAPS with this tackle

    • The Mandalorian
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Salah surely gets rotated in the dgw.

      1. SonnyPikey
          3 months, 18 days ago

          not now he had a rest here

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

        Digne playing?! Who knew....he's last on my bench but probably would have played him!

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

          I thought he was out for the season

          1. NABIL - FPL otai
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Trolling ex owners today

        2. Pipermaru
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Sold him for Cash two days ago, I know how it's going to end, Cash red card, Digne CS + assist + max bonus 😛

      3. That Was Easy!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Brought in Adams on FH for this double after 10 straight starts. 2 benchings. Brought in Zaha after he’s looked quite good and 11 straight starts. Benched this week.

        Can I get a guest role in the next spot the differential?

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

        Robbo tackle + dribble

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

          I didn't see a dribble.

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

        How Milner got MOTM over Robertson

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

          Robbo had a fairly quiet game?

      6. Stranger Mings
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 18 days ago

        How come Alison on 3 bps when only 2 saves ?

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

          Passes, beard, that sort of thing.

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

          Dubravka conceded, Alisson didn't?

          1. Stranger Mings
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 18 days ago

            But why Alison more bps than other Liverpool defenders ?

        3. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Fpl mystery

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

        Allison more BPS than Dubravka lol

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

          Well earned

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

          Do you understand the rules of football?

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

            I do - but I’d argue he’s barely had to do anything.

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

        Is joelinton even a footballer? Rhino

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

          He's Rondon v 2.0

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

        Captain 2 pointer. Gonna be a long GW.

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

          Early kick off curse

        2. bso
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Yep…really sucks.

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

        Robbo might have nicked a bonus.

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

        I'll happily take 2pts each for Bruno G and Burn in for TAA, expected maybe 1 between the 2 of them

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

          Lol, keep telling yourself your happy with a blank

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

            You expected Burn and Guimaraes to get 6pts+ each? I am happy, if you legitimately expected more from either then I feel bad for what you must feel like about the pts you get each week lol

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

        Ft?

      13. Valdez
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Benched Dubravka for Foster, how on earth he gets 6 without a clean sheet

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

        coady cover for taa. who do you guys have for cover?

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

          Mateta

      15. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Salahahahahahahaha

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

        Robbo sneaks 1

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

        First proper captain fail this season, 1 pointer from Salah. Swapped to Salah last minute from Son too.

      18. Naby K8a
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Naby lad

      19. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Digne playing is good news for Ramsey owners

      20. Athletico Timbo
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Lol @ Salah captainers

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

          Grow up.

          1. boc610
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            haha if you cant take a LoL what are you even doing here

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

              It's obvious, telling idiots to grow up.

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

          What are you, 12?

          1. Athletico Timbo
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 18 days ago

            12 and a half salty pants

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

              Link your team, coward.

              1. Athletico Timbo
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 18 days ago

                I beat you every season but that’s not saying much is it 😆

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

                  Link it.