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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. Nightcrawler
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Yes VVD get in mud for TAA owners love to see it oh yes I do

    1. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Use punctuation

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        !/.

        1. Deulofail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Phew...
          ...thanks....

        2. AIRMILES
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          There was a book written and sent to a publisher once. It didn't have any punctuation in it. The publisher asked for the author to add punctuation, so he added three pages of punctuation marks at the end and said the readers will have to insert it themselves.

          1. Brehmeren
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            I'm sure it was a best seller.

      2. NorCal Villan
          1 month, 27 days ago

          His/her/its command of the language is mudderfudding dreadful

          1. Deulofail
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Just say 'their'

            1. NorCal Villan
                1 month, 27 days ago

                You do you

                1. Gazwaz80
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Lack of punctuation can get you in trouble, there’s a big difference between ‘Mary helped her Brother, Jack, off a Horse and… Mary helped her Brother Jack off a Horse…

                  1. NorCal Villan
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      Brings to mind a great book— Eats, Shoots & Leaves, by Lynne Truss

                    • NorCal Villan
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        Let’s eat Grandma— Let’s eat, Grandma

                        Punctuation saves lives

          2. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Lively start.

          3. ZEZIMA
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            I would describe myself as an "alpha male"

            1. RedRo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 27 days ago

              That’s how I’d describe you too

            2. Deulofail
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              An immature, undeveloped version?

              1. RedRo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 27 days ago

                That’s not nice bro

                1. Deulofail
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  How do you define alpha?

                  1. RedRo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    He’s a strong, natural leader that we all admire

                    1. Deulofail
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      We'll see what the QA team have to say about this

            3. AIRMILES
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              I would describe myself as "Air Male"

            4. panda07
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Real alpha males don't need to describe themselves as one!

            5. The Mandalorian
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Alpha males wear capes and don't play FPL 🙂

            6. That Was Easy!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              You were really good at Runescape.

              1. J ⚒ Gimme ur Mané
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Lol!

                1. That Was Easy!
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  I'm glad someone remembers!

              2. Josh.E
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Loved that game haha

              3. NorCal Villan
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  I would describe myself as the one who knocks

                • BeaversWithAttitude
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  I'm a girl.

              4. No Need
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Digne cultured left peg

              5. Al Green Arrows
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                With TAA and Cash my CS hopes lasted only 6 minutes 🙁

                At least, I have Kdb C while most have Salah...

                Ok, just a matter of time for Mo's brace off the bench 🙁

                1. AIRMILES
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Better than lasting 86 minutes before being wiped out.

                  1. Al Green Arrows
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    true, that is much worst

                  2. NorCal Villan
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      Impressive stamina

                  3. Baps hunter
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Cash first on the bench, but I started Maddison, so zero idea what to hope or not.

                2. That Was Easy!
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Curious about some feedback here - Was just taking a look at how I dropped from 17k to 80k in the last 9 weeks. Realized I made the Son > Kane switch right before his hauls in 30, 31 and 32. Then, I free hit Salah out for his haul against Manchester United.

                  Is the lesson here as always to not switch around premium assets? I felt pretty good about getting Kane in at the time, but previous results probably made me feel that was.

                  1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    The lesson is to get lucky

                    1. Baps hunter
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      I think I agree. The other possibility is to get rich and afford more big hitters.

                  2. Bubbles1985
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Luck of the draw with that, surely.

                  3. Do I Not Like Orange
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Dunno. Sticking with overpriced underperformers like Kane & TAA over their cheaper, more effective teammates recently has killed my season.

                    1. That Was Easy!
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      Yeah, the switch back seemed silly, but in reality would've been smart. Those swings accounted for roughly 80 points (assuming I captained Son twice). I also had a lovely 7.8M GW rank last GW.

                      9 reds in a row but hopeful for one last green into the end.

                  4. RedRo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Nah, just unlucky mate. No lessons to be learned there. I prefer to shake up the premiums than anywhere else as, typically, a switch from say KDB to Salah at the right time is going to be a much bigger swing than say a KDH to Ramsay switch at the right time

                  5. Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 12 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Live by the sword die by the sword. You get it right you gain big rank. You get it wrong you lose that's how it works.

                    1. That Was Easy!
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      Yep, that is the one constant for sure!

                  6. NorCal Villan
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      Maybe the real lesson is the friends you made along the way

                    • Steinburg FC
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      my feedback would be to watch more live games, imo the eye test is worth more then the opinion of social media.

                      1. That Was Easy!
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        To be honest that's why I made the switch to Kane.

                  7. Bubbles1985
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Mount to Zaha is looking tempting this week.

                    No chips left for me so need to pick carefully!

                  8. EDUARDO DA SILVA
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Fat Moss must be lpool fan.

                    1. RedRo
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      He absolutely despises Utd so would make sense

                  9. THE SHEEP HUNTER
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Mane doing Mane things.

                  10. nolard
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    mings is so poor

                  11. Rainer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Alisson is bored.

                  12. HM2
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Salah > Son if Villa win is the move.

                    1. HM2
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      If Liverpool fail to win*

                    2. Baps hunter
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      Impossible for most managers.

                    3. FourLokoLeipzig
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      Huh, what’s your logic? He ain’t getting benched again either way

                  13. Deulofail
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    I recently became a free agent, because I can negotiate a better salary than if I call myself unemployed.

                  14. The Last Rolo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Fair play for him realising he couldn't pick it up lol

                  15. DavidBW
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Liverpool are scared of Watkins

                  16. Finding Timo
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    So KDB over salah FH37?

                  17. THE SHEEP HUNTER
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Ings doing Ings things.

                    1. J ⚒ Gimme ur Mané
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      I can’t watch! Injured, or looking dangerous lol?

                    2. Stimps
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      Ings has a nice ring.... To it

                    3. NorCal Villan
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        Ings doing Ings things: Did he get another tat during the first half?

                    4. Milkman Bruno
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      Bit late but woohoo Matip got it in!

                    5. Slitherene
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      Rate my FH 37 team?

                      Pickford | Fodder
                      Cancelo VvD Cash
                      KdB Mane Son Zaha Trossard
                      Watkins Richarlison
                      ¦ Amartey Tsimikas Fodder

                    6. Rainer
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      Liverpool look like they've checked out here.

                      1. NorCal Villan
                          1 month, 27 days ago

                          But they can never leave

                      2. The White Pele
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        worst ref in pl

                        1. Old Man
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 27 days ago

                          No argument here.

                        2. No Need
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 27 days ago

                          Love to see him do the bleep test

                        3. Pukki Party
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 27 days ago

                          Retiring after this season

                      3. Earn your Spurs
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        Presumably Salah now likely to play vs Southampton when he might have been rested otherwise

                        1. Baps hunter
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 27 days ago

                          Salah hasn't signed the contract?

                          1. Earn your Spurs
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 27 days ago

                            Wasnt aware until now that Salah mane and firmino all have contracts expiring in 2023

                        2. Steve The Spud
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 27 days ago

                          Unfortunately it was this week everyone captained him

                          1. Baps hunter
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 27 days ago

                            Unfortunate for owners and the majority, hardly for everyone 😉

                      4. Baps hunter
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        Fabinho out, Hendo in

                        1. NateDog
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 27 days ago

                          Big blow if that is his hammy which it looks like, could rule him out of the CL final as well as FA Cup final

                          1. Baps hunter
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 27 days ago

                            Unfortunately looked like it 🙁

                      5. Pukki Party
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        Why can't professional footballers wear their playing kit under warm up shirt and have their shin pads on and ready to be subbed on?

                        1. Earn your Spurs
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 27 days ago

                          Saves on laundry bills

                        2. Baps hunter
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 27 days ago

                          Maybe it's not comfortable enough?

                      6. Razor Ramon
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        Which transfer for a hit:
                        A - Foster > Pickford
                        B - Jesus > Ings

                        1. Razor Ramon
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 26 days ago

                          B it is

                      7. Steve The Spud
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        Salah Benched? LOVE to see it

                      8. No Need
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        Trent very deep tonight

                        1. NorCal Villan
                            1 month, 27 days ago

                            That’s what she said

                        2. THE SHEEP HUNTER
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 27 days ago

                          Moss is Boss.

                        3. Rainer
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 27 days ago

                          Jon Moss having one, even by his levels 😆

                        4. fantasyfog
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 27 days ago

                          Is it just me or did Fabinho bottle it there, I honestly think he couldn't hack it tonight! And at least one red card coming, what an atmosphere though

                          1. Rainer
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 27 days ago

                            He half pulled up after 2 mins.