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Aston Villa v Liverpool team news: Salah benched, Robertson out

Double Gameweek 36 continues this evening and there is plenty of interest in both sides from a Fantasy Premier League (FPL) perspective.

Aston Villa v Liverpool gets underway at Villa Park at 20:00 BST.

Mohamed Salah finds himself among the substitutes for the visitors, while Andrew Robertson misses out completely.

Salah is the most-captained player of Gameweek 36 both overall and within the top 10,000, with 84.46% 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 Saturday’s draw against Tottenham Hotspur.

Also making way are Ibrahima Konate, Jordan Henderson and Thiago, with Joel Matip, Kostas Tsimikas, Naby Keita, Curtis Jones and Diogo Jota taking their places.

Roberto Firmino makes his return as a substitute after six matches out with a foot injury.

Steven Gerrard, meanwhile, makes two changes from the 3-1 win at Burnley, including a recall for Philippe Coutinho against his former club.

Marvelous Nakamba also comes into the starting XI, with Calum Chambers and Emiliano Buendia dropping to the bench.


GAMEWEEK 36 LINE-UPS

Aston Villa XI: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Digne, Nakamba, McGinn, Luiz, Coutinho, Ings, Watkins

Subs: Olsen, Sanson, Buendia, Traore, Chambers, Young, Chukwuemeka, Chrisene, Iroegbunam

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Tsimikas, Fabinho, Keita, Jones, Diaz, Jota, Mane

Subs: Kelleher, Konate, Thiago, Milner, Firmino, Salah, Gomez, Henderson, Origi


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  1. bso
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    13 days, 2 hours ago

    So many bringing in Watkins and Coutinho...did not see much from the latter to warrant this...not even sure about Watkins.

    1. Lovren an elevator
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 2 hours ago

      You think Buendia will start the next couple?

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        13 days, 2 hours ago

        If Coutinho is to stay, he can't be dropped. I expect them both to get similar amount of starts. Buendia next, then Coutinho perhaps. But Coutinho is certainly at bigger risk.

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 2 hours ago

      Watkins is injured imo. I would be getting Buendia over Coutinho, but too late now 🙁

    3. POTATO
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 1 hour ago

      Just a Villa defender and forward on FH. If Watkins injured then > Ings. It's not like there are loads of forwards worth having this week. Better options elsewhere in midfield.

  2. Milkman Bruno
    • 1 Year
    13 days, 2 hours ago

    Another horrible stat for United

    Manchester United have lost more games by 4+ goals this season (6), than they did during Sir Alex Ferguson’s entire managerial career (4)

    1. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 2 hours ago

      More than Norwich this season too I heard on the radio

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 2 hours ago

      Or when OGS was their manager

    3. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 2 hours ago

      That's why Zaha looks like "a must to have" if no chips left.

  3. Scout Picks Community Champion - GW37
    TopMarx
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 9 Years
    13 days, 2 hours ago

    Good evening all,

    There's a spot that's opened up to represent the Community and take on the Scout Picks - a Community champion is needed for Gameweek 37.

    So far this season we've had 11 winners:

    26pts - THFC4LIFE (gw19)
    25pts - Holmes (gw7)
    23pts - Utopsis (gw24)
    19pts - Darth Krid (gw35)
    14pts - Husky (gw15)
    14pts - The Mentaculus (gw34)
    12pts - warby84 (gw22)
    7pts - BobMcMayday (gw4)
    6pts - Stats Don’t Lie (gw32)
    3pts - Little Red Lacazette (gw20)
    1pts - RUN DCL (gw8)

    And this week's tie is not over yet with Bragazeti's captain, Riyad Mahrez, still to play. Follow the action here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pnSYcKEN6ttIg45jjPYmgX678sy9l5vqhWIZCiPhDE4/

    If you’re interested in applying, email me at will@fantasyfootballscout.co.uk with the subject heading “Community Picks”. Include your FFS username and FPL Team ID, and I'll conduct a draw on Thursday.

    A reminder that the Community Member who has the largest winning margin across the 38 weeks takes home a £100 Amazon voucher and entry to our Mods and Cons League.

    If chosen, you will have a budget of £83.5m to select 11 players but outside of that standard FPL rules apply - you need to use a normal FPL formation and with a limit of 3 players from a team. And remember to pick a captain and vice-captain.

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 2 hours ago

      How many are usually applying?

      1. TopMarx
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        13 days, 2 hours ago

        It varies, more than three less than 10 as a guide. But if you've applied once and not been successful, I'll include you in future draws if that's something you want.

  4. Fast_Keith
    • 1 Year
    13 days, 2 hours ago

    How's this FH draft looking?

    Pickford (Steele)
    Cash TAA Digne (Reece James, B. Williams)
    Zaha Salah Jota Gordon Son
    Ings Richarlison (Richardson)

  5. NateDog
    • 1 Year
    13 days, 2 hours ago

    Some bonkers prices on Haaland already up at some bookies. PP are offering a measly 11/10 on him to score 27 PL goals next season. I mean don't get me wrong the guy is an incredible finisher but he's going to have to adapt to a new league and a new team that's been playing without a recognised striker for a while, and I don't even think he's going to avoid injury for long enough to register numbers like that.

    1. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 2 hours ago

      Have to avoid Pep Roulette and be a regular starter in the team first

    2. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      13 days, 2 hours ago

      Let's assume he's on pens then he's probably going to need 20 goals from open play.

      With KDB, Foden, Mahrez and Cancelo feeding him 20 goals is attainable. I daresay it might be easier for him in that City team compared to Dortmund due to the sheer quality around him.

    3. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 2 hours ago

      Yea bookies are pretty good at pulling your pants down and shafting you in the a*** so that’s not really surprising

      1. NorCal Villan
          13 days, 2 hours ago

          Degenerate gamblers gonna degenerate

      2. jia you
        • 5 Years
        13 days, 2 hours ago

        Not that many years ago that 11/10 would be 3/1 at the very least. I used to love a gamble for fun but wouldn't give these rip off bookies a cent anymore!

        1. jia you
          • 5 Years
          13 days, 1 hour ago

          going further back you always got absolute minimum of 4/1 on first goal scorer no matter the player, when Shearer was banging them in etc. now we see 7/4 and crap like that...proper mugs game in recent years!

          1. NateDog
            • 1 Year
            13 days, 1 hour ago

            Yeah I like to stick on a few quid a week (and even then I mostly do a good few smaller bets of anything from 25c up to €1) but I mostly trawl through the combined odds and see if there's any value, can be slim pickings most weeks.

      3. ToffeePot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        13 days, 1 hour ago

        never base anything on bookies' odds...their business model is based on everything but honest expert assessment

        1. Slouch87
          • 6 Years
          13 days, 1 hour ago

          Sign of the times. Bookies in their original form were gamblers. The days of Feerless Freddie Williams are long since gone.

    4. OptimusBlack
      • 9 Years
      13 days, 2 hours ago

      On FH who to get / Have ?
      A- Salah
      B- Kane
      C- KDB
      I have Son

      1. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        13 days, 2 hours ago

        A and C

      2. JabbaWookiee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        13 days, 2 hours ago

        C

    5. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 2 hours ago

      Would love If Wolves or West Ham beat ManC. GW38 would be insane.

      1. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        13 days, 2 hours ago

        Ok Keegan

      2. BERGKOP
        • 10 Years
        13 days, 2 hours ago

        I can see West Ham giving them trouble. Not sure about Wolves.

        1. Gordon Ramsey for DGW
          • 7 Years
          13 days, 1 hour ago

          Without their main CB's? Low chance.

    6. Connor's Calling
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      13 days, 2 hours ago

      Current FH37 draft:
      a) Pickford
      Cash Robertson Cancelo
      Zaha Foden Son Diaz
      Kane Watkins Richarlson
      3.9m Gordon, Amarty, Tsimikas

      other draft had:
      b) Mahrez and Coutinho (vs Diaz and Foden)

      Biggest weak spots?
      A/B?

    7. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      13 days, 2 hours ago

      Last Man Standing Semi Final Update (15 teams)

      Current safety score = 67
      Top score = 79

      https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

    8. Connor's Calling
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      13 days, 2 hours ago

      FH choice:

      A) Robertson, Cancelo, Foden, Diaz, Kane (3-4-3)

      B) Digne, Zinchenko, KDB, Salah, Kulseveski (3-5-2)

      1. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        13 days, 2 hours ago

        Of the Spurs players, I’d probably want Son. It’s always a risk going without Salah (and the FA Cup might be a guide) but maybe Diaz instead?

        1. Connor's Calling
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          13 days, 1 hour ago

          Sorry -both include having Son

          1. The Ilfordian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            13 days, 1 hour ago

            B then. KDB and Salah more important than Kane and think Kulu is great

            1. Connor's Calling
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              13 days, 1 hour ago

              Thanks man - helpful

    9. NorCal Villan
        13 days, 2 hours ago

        Is Phil McNulty related to Jimmy?

      • jia you
        • 5 Years
        13 days, 2 hours ago

        Was going to save FT but Coutinho to Zaha looking a decent move now considering Phil's lack of form and crap fixture in 38?

        1. NorCal Villan
            13 days, 2 hours ago

            As Robert Plant often said…

            DO IT!!!

            1. jia you
              • 5 Years
              13 days, 1 hour ago

              Yeah might even captain him for bants...nothing to lose at 500k regardless

              1. NorCal Villan
                  13 days, 1 hour ago

                  I’m at 33k and barring any injuries/weirdness before deadline I plan to bring him in. Whether I captain him will depend on what my ML lead is going into Sunday.

          • Fefguero
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            13 days, 1 hour ago

            which one to bench this week?

            Pukki, Dennis, Amartey, Jansson

            1. Connor's Calling
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              13 days, 1 hour ago

              Prob Pukki

            2. NorCal Villan
                13 days, 1 hour ago

                Amartey

                1. pablo discobar
                  • 12 Years
                  13 days, 1 hour ago

                  Dennis is injured

                  1. NorCal Villan
                      13 days, 1 hour ago

                      Did not know that.

              • Gordon Ramsey for DGW
                • 7 Years
                13 days, 1 hour ago

                Go against my gut & went salah Captain because of fear.
                The sensible choice will be cancelo.

                Oh well, time to move on & learn to make better judgement

                1. PartyTime
                    13 days, 1 hour ago

                    Yeah. Same. F klopp

                  • Original - Wolves Ay We
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    13 days, 1 hour ago

                    Cancelo may not end up the sensible choice either

                    1. Gordon Ramsey for DGW
                      • 7 Years
                      13 days, 1 hour ago

                      Vs low scoring teams & city 1 fixture less than pool (no.FA cup).
                      Sensible enough to me

                      (Dont have city attacker btw)

                  • POTATO
                    • 1 Year
                    13 days, 1 hour ago

                    Salah(c). Couldn't afford the rank drop if Salah had hauled and Cancelo didn't. On balance I favoured one of my premium defenders as captain but that's okay not much harm done and still a green arrow.

                    1. Gordon Ramsey for DGW
                      • 7 Years
                      13 days, 1 hour ago

                      Fear. That's what I'm talking about.

                      i called it sensible because city has weaker teams to face than pool, & no fa cup means less rotation risk.
                      If punty I'll choose richy or even nketiah (rated 50% chance of scoring by bookies)

                      1. POTATO
                        • 1 Year
                        13 days, 39 mins ago

                        With a lot of FPL using a chip for GW36 [BB TC FH] for me this week was just about consolidating OR (not fear, just playing defensively this week), so that I'm still in position to make gains with FH37 and what I think is a decent GW38 squad.

                2. Connor's Calling
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 12 Years
                  13 days, 1 hour ago

                  FH37:

                  Pickford
                  Cash, ___, ____
                  Zaha, Son, ____. ____ / ____
                  Richarlson, Watkins, / _____

                  a) Cancelo, Robertson, Mahrez, Coutinho, Kane
                  b) Cancelo, Robertson, Foden, Diaz, Kane
                  c) Zinchenko, Digne, KDB, Salah, Kulusevski

                  1. OptimusBlack
                    • 9 Years
                    13 days, 1 hour ago

                    B

                    1. Connor's Calling
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 12 Years
                      13 days, 1 hour ago

                      Interesting, so you think can afford no Salah and KDB - depsite Salah rest this week?

                      1. OptimusBlack
                        • 9 Years
                        13 days, 1 hour ago

                        Sorry C is better

                        1. Connor's Calling
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 12 Years
                          13 days, 1 hour ago

                          ha - ok - thanks. think i'm leaning there too. Always value your opinion OB!

                3. putana
                  • 3 Years
                  13 days, 1 hour ago

                  non salah owners, we have survived.

                4. Ruinenlust
                  • 4 Years
                  13 days, 58 mins ago

                  Salad is such a fraud

                  1. RedRo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    13 days, 37 mins ago

                    Yeah, glad we went for Sancho over him last summer bro

                    1. NorCal Villan
                        12 days, 23 hours ago

                        Neutrals don’t say “we”