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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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804 Comments Post a Comment
  1. g40steve
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Lolerpool

  2. Patio Kev
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Wonderful - Get in there Villa

    Title race finishes tonight.

  3. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Tsimikas 😆

  4. Humperdoo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    What a start by Villa.

    Great pressing. Watkins nearly scored moments before Luiz...

  5. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Someone explain to me what in the actual f was Tsimikas doing there?

  6. DavidBW
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 8 days ago

    BOTTLE

  7. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Another bad decision vs Liverpool...

  8. DeuloRad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Robbo CS still on

  9. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Get Salah on

  10. g40steve
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Matip G

  11. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Matip G
    Virgil A

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

    Gute nacht!

  13. No Need
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Just got in hows my TAA Matip double doing?

    1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Better

      1. No Need
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Lol you couldnt make it up

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Ok

  14. DavidBW
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Salah on in 5 minutes

  15. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Matip nooooooo

  16. Cilly Bonnolly
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    That makes up for the no show.

  17. lilmessipran
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Matip goal

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

    As a Trent and Robbo owner that stinks. Also, Watkins seemed offside in the replay.

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Trent has had just 2 assists since GW23. Lot of money for naff all return since then.

      1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Gonna take him out on FH next week for Robbo. Just to prove he can still haul.

  19. BECKS TO THE FUTURE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Ma boi Matip!!

    1. BECKS TO THE FUTURE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Single-handedly outscoring my bench boost as it stands haha.

  20. EDUARDO DA SILVA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Best defender in the world haha, how poor was van dijk vs watkins.

  21. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Allison transfer going well

  22. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Omg Matip. *passes out*

  23. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    This is going to be mental.

  24. DeuloRad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    No assist

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      On what game?

      1. DeuloRad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Talking about the F1 2022 video game settings, my bad

  25. wulfrunian
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    21/22 the fpl season with the worst double gameweeks of all time.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Dawson, Bowen (C) & Antonio started the DGWs so promisingly then...

  26. DavidBW
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Matip on mabench

  27. THE SHEEP HUNTERS
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    5 mins behind.
    Ho spoilers please.

    1. MyNameIsRedro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Wait until you see the Salah goal

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Get off FFS

    3. Hooky
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Thought you were talking about VVD

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

    Liverpool to from a quadruple to just league cup??!

  29. Vinyl78LP
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    That must be a first in 15 years for me - goal and assist from my two defenders.

  30. No Need
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Basketball out there