No Alexander-Arnold or Robertson in Liverpool XI
There are six Premier League games kicking off simultaneously at 3pm this afternoon and there is huge interest from a Fantasy Premier League (FPL) perspective as five teams with two Double Gameweek 26 fixtures are in action :
- Arsenal against Brentford
- Aston Villa vs. watford
- Brighton vs. Burnley
- crystal palace against Chelsea
- liverpool against Norwich
- Southampton v Everton
The big news from the Anfield team is that Mohammad Salah starts in a three-way attack on Norwich but there is no Trent Alexandre-Arnold Where Andrew Robertson in the formation of Liverpool, the first being totally absent and the second among the substitutes.
The Liverpool Echo reports that Alexander-Arnold is simply rested, so he can get back into the count against Leeds in midweek.
The omission of the two full-backs is among seven changes Jurgen Klopp made to the side that won at Inter Milan in midweek. Konstantinos Tsimikas, Joe Gomez and Ibrahima Konate are new additions to the last four, while Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain enter for Fabinho, Thiago Alcantara and Harvey Elliot in a whole new midfield.
The injured person Diogo Jota is replaced by Luis Diaz up, with Roberto Firmino also absent due to a muscular problem.
Opponents Norwich make just one change to the side beaten 4-0 by Manchester City, with Mathias Normann come for Pierre Lees-Melou.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta made just one solitary change from the win at Wolves, with Emile Smith Rowe recalled to replace the suspended Gabriel Martinelli. Takehiro Tomiyasu is fit enough for a place on the bench.
Thomas Frank also made a change to the team: Josh Dasilva gets his first start of the season as Vitaly Janelt falls on the bench. Christian Erikson and Ivan Toney are not involved.
Burnley’s squad sheet shows three changes, both James Tarkowski and Ashley Westwood absent due to Covid-19 and Jay Rodriguez bench. Income Nathan Collins, Dwight McNeil and Jack Cork. Wout Weghorst passed fit to start.
Brighton’s Graham Potter did better than his counterpart, with Tariq Lamptey, Shane Duffy, Adam Lallana and Danny Welbeck in for lewis dunk, Adam Webster, Pascal Gross and Leandro Trossard.
There is only one change at St Mary’s for Southampton clash with an unchanged Everton, because Tino Deliveramento comes for Romain Perraud.
Cheikhou Kouyate, Nathaniel Clyne, James McArthur and Michael Olise replace Conor Gallagher, Joel Ward, Will Hughes and Odsonne Edouard for Palace’s game against Chelsea, who also make four changes to the squad that won the Club World Cup last Saturday.
Christian Pulisic, Malang Sarr, Jorginho and hakim ziyech enter with Cesar Azpilicueta, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Mateo Kovacic and the injured mason mount stall.
Danny Ing in for Ollie Watkins is Steven Gerrard’s only modification at Villa Park, with Roy Hodgson bringing Ismaila Sarr and Imran Louza in for Juraj Kucka and Edo Kayembe.
GAMEWEEK 26 COMPOSITIONS
Arsenal XI: Ramsdale, Soares, White, Gabriel, Tierney, Partey, Xhaka, Saka, Odegaard, Smith Rowe, Lacazette.
Replacements: Leno, Holding, Tomiyasu, Pepe, Tavares, Lokonga, Elneny, Nketiah, Hutchinson.
Brentford XI: Raya, Ajer, Jansson, Pinnock, Canos, Jensen, Norgaard, Dasilva, Jensen, Henry, Mbeumo, Wissa.
Subs: Ghoddos, Onyeka, Baptiste, Janelt, Sorensen, Roerslev, Stevens, Fernandez.
Aston Villa XI: Martinez, Cash, Chambers, Mings, Worthy, McGinn, Luiz, Ramsey, Buendia, Ings, Coutinho.
Replacements: Olsen, Sanson, Watkins, Young, Hause, Bailey, Chukwuemeka, Chrisene, Iroegbunam.
Watford XI: Foster, Femenia, Cathcart, Samir, Kamara, Sarr, Louza, Sissoko, Cleverley, King, Dennis.
Replacements: Bachmann, Ngakia, Ekong, Masina, Sema, Kabasele, Kalu, Hernández, Kayembe.
Brighton XI: Sanchez; Lamptey, Veltman, Duffy, Cucurella; Bissouma, Moder, MacAllister, Lallana; Maupay, Welbeck.
Replacements: Steele, Trossard, Gross, Alzate, March, Caicedo, Roberts, Leonard, Ferguson.
Burnley XI: Pope, Pieters, Mee, Collins, Roberts; Lennon, Cork, Brown Hill. McNeil; Cornet, Weghorst.
Subs: Hennessey, Waller, Lowton, Barnes, Stephens, Rodriguez, Bardsley, Long, Thomas
Palace XI: Guaita, Clyne, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell, Kouyate, McArthur, Schlupp, J Ayew, Olise, Zaha.
Replacements: Butland, Milivojevic, Eze, Hughes, Mateta, Benteke, Edouard, Kelly, Adaramola.
Chelsea XI: Mendy, Pulisic, Christensen, Silva, Rudiger, Sarr, Kante, Jorginho, Ziyech, Havertz, Lukaku.
Subs: Kepa, Alonso, Chalobah, Kovacic, Loftus-Cheek, Saul, Kenedy, Vale, Werner
Liverpool XI: Alisson, Van Dijk, Keita, Mane, Salah, Gomez, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Tsimikas, Diaz, Matip.
Replacements: Kelleher, Fabinho, Konaté, Thiago, Milner, Minamino, Robertson, Origi, Elliott
Norwich XI: Gunn, Aarons, Gibson, Hanley, Gilmour, Normann, Rashica, Williams, Pukki, McLean, Sargent.
Subs: McGovern, Byram, Zimmermann, Kabak, Giannoulis, Lees-Melou, Placheta, Dowell, Rowe.
Southampton XI: Forster, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Salisu, Livramento, S Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Elyounoussi, Broja, Adams.
Replacements: Caballero, Stephens, Long, A Armstrong, Djenepo, Smallbone, Diallo, Walcott, Valery.
Everton XI: Pickford, Coleman, Holgate, Keane, Kenny, Gordon, Allan, van de Beek, Iwobi, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison.
Replacements: Begovic, Patterson, Townsend, Mykolenko, Gomes, Branthwaite, Rondon, El Ghazi, Alli.
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