Fulham v Liverpool team news: Darwin benched

Gameweek 1 of the 2022/23 Premier League season continues at Craven Cottage this Saturday lunchtime, where newly promoted Fulham take on Liverpool.

Kick-off in west London is at 12:30 BST.

Mohamed Salah (£13.0m) might not be the most-owned player in Fantasy Premier League (FPL) but he is by some distance the most-captained of the opening weekend, with just short of 3.3 million Fantasy managers handing him the armband.

He’s the only player whose effective ownership (EO) exceeds 100% in Gameweek 1, meaning that even if you have him but haven’t captained him, you’ll be marginally worse off for every point he scores.

READ MORE: What is ‘effective ownership’ in FPL?

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There are plenty of other well-owned players on show at the Cottage, with Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m) in around 60% of squads and Luis Diaz (£8.0m) sitting in more than one in five of our sides.

All of these Fantasy assets start this afternoon but the 20%-owned Darwin Nunez (£9.0m) does not, with the Uruguayan forced to make do with bench duty once again as Roberto Firmino (£8.0m) leads the line.

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Bar the recall for the fit-again Alisson (£5.5m), Liverpool are unchanged from the Community Shield last weekend.

As for Fulham, new signings Bernd Leno (£4.5m), Shane Duffy (£4.5m), Kevin Mbabu (£4.5m) and Manor Solomon are all among the substitutes.

Andreas Pereira (£4.5m) does start, however: he is, remarkably, FPL’s second most-owned midfielder, although he’ll be serving as bench fodder for over 90% of his owners this weekend.


Fulham XI: Rodak, Tete, Adarabioyo, Ream, Robinson, Reed, Palhinha, Reid, Pereira, Kebano, Mitrovic.

Subs: Solomon, Leno, Duffy, Mbabu, Cairney, Muniz, Francois, Harris, Stansfield.

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago, Salah, Firmino, Diaz.

Subs: Gomez, Milner, Adrian, Elliott, Nunez, Carvalho, van den Berg, Bajcetic, Chambers.


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