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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. The Ilfordian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Villa just 6 short of replicating last season. Could still happen

    1. fantasyfog
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      4 more and Liverpool go top

  2. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    What a finish.

  3. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Ings please... you're teasing me now...

  4. fantasyfog
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    That turn of pace from Henderson....

  5. THE SHEEP HUNTERS
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Cash 'n carry.

  6. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Diaz over salah for last 2 games?

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Will he start both?

  7. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Kdb or Kane next to Salah and Son on FH?

  8. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Just tuning back in to see how well my Mane > Salah(c) (-4) is going

    1. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      T**T

      1. fantasyfog
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Salahfail is quite catchy

        1. Deulofail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Do'hamed Salah

          1. fantasyfog
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Noice

          2. ZimZalabim
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Modammit Salah

    2. NorCal Villan
        2 months, 29 days ago

        It Deulofailed

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Salah differential vs Wolves?

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Salah (c) probably will be

    4. Wolfman180
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Salah on FH37 or could you get away with going without him?

      1. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Thinking going KDB instead

      2. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Getting rid on FH.

        1. sovietrockettes
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          so risky though, could score a hattie against Southampton

      3. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Liverpool league season is dead, go without

        1. fantasyfog
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Yep cup team now until next season

    5. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Jon Moss' watch must be broken.

    6. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Great job Salah. Thanks alot.

    7. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Luiz about steal Matip’s BAPS

      1. Milkman Bruno
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Nooo

    8. JBG
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Worst possible scenario for me this... Nothing from TAA or Salah(C), but Pool won the match.

    9. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Was Watkins injured?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Hobbled off.

      2. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Hurt from carrying Villa's front line

    10. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Thanks for the 3 points this DGW, Mo.

      Another DGW cap fail.

      1. Moose™
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        My ML leader TC him. Now watch Saka missed penalty tomorrow

    11. No Need
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Joel you little 3 bap dancer

      1. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Well done. Feeling okay swapping Matip and Diaz for Son and Mykolenko but that’s a mountain to climb now

        1. No Need
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Took a -12 brought in Nketiah Rich Matip Pickford for Broja Weg Dubravka Telles. Paid back already

          1. The Ilfordian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Wow, every one a winner. Watford there for the taking for Rich (and Pickford)

      2. Milkman Bruno
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Lovely jubbly

      3. NorCal Villan
          2 months, 29 days ago

          He made my day

      4. Dreaming of glory
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Bloody rival had matip and his 3 bonus grrrr

      5. Wizard of Ozil
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Son for Salah all day long as Spurs have Burnley at home...

        1. Qaiss
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Burnley are probably better than Southampton right now

        2. User Unknown
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Frees up money to get Richarlison has to be dun

      6. Gudjohnsen
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Will be relieved when this season is over tbh

      7. Kryptonite666
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        32 points to chase in 2 odd game weeks. Possible ?

        1. JBG
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Yes, but with massive C hauls and they miss they're C picks.

        2. Arteta
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Of course but you need some good differentials and different captain than your main rival(s).

        3. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Your captain hauls, while rivals blanks and its done.

        4. Milkman Bruno
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Possible - yes
          Likely - probably not

        5. Salan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Sure, easy.

      8. nerd_is_the_werd
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Villa 1 - 2 Liverpool
        Mane scoring the winner.
        Where we heard that before?

      9. Nightf0x
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Massive error changing captaincy last min. From cancelo/son to salah would have snatched the ML 1st place

        1. Firminoooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Tell me about it. Also Salah(C) last minute. Still happy with 79(-4) with 12 to go.

      10. Baps hunter
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        KdB brace of assists and Son + Kane doing well might help now... Yet, it's hope that kills.

        1. Qaiss
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          And to think you were on here complaining that luck hasn’t gone your way..

          1. Baps hunter
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Yea, sorry about that... Alonso bust up with Tuchel was still costly though.

          2. Baps hunter
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Everyone moaning here when things not going as expected, I have started to follow the crowd 😉

      11. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Villa don't play until Sunday, so they have 4 rest days. Ings will surely start against Palace?

        So tempted to give him the armband. Villa looking so lively since they paired Ings and Watkins up top...

        1. Milkman Bruno
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 29 days ago

          I reckon he starts both

        2. NorCal Villan
            2 months, 29 days ago

            You that far ahead in your leagues that you can risk that kind of captain?

        3. fplgaruda
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Luis diaz is where the value lies on that Liverpool attack

          1. Arteta
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            He's brilliant.

        4. Neto
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          80pts so far despite Salah fias(c)o, which put me 17pts off Top100.

          1. Firminoooo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Well done.

          2. Milkman Bruno
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Great rank, well done

          3. No Need
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Very good reach for the stars

        5. Finding Timo
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Is salah avoid on FH now ?

          1. sovietrockettes
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            absolutely not, I fell into the trap of bringing him in as part of a -8 this week (facepalm) but I reckon he starts and hauls

            1. Finding Timo
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Would you pick him over KDB ?

        6. nerd_is_the_werd
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          We can safely celebrate KDB (c) over Salah (c) right?
          If he gets a red card, minimum is 4pts for DGW36.

          1. DannyDrinkVodka
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            We're playing with house money, it's a great feeling for those whose ML rivals went Salah

        7. Arteta
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Only 15 points from Salah, TAA and VVD. What a disappointment.