Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson is 0-2 in his new gig and the light at the end of the tunnel isn’t exactly within touching distance. The latest defeat is a 5-0 blowout at Manchester City, and the immediate road ahead is sobering: at Manchester United and home to Chelsea. Following a trip to Newcastle, who is in form, the Eagles have matches vs. West Ham, at Spurs, and versus Everton.
Jurgen Klopp says he could "write a book" on the art of defending, standing up for his suitability to turn around Liverpool's shaky backline. Defensive frailties, particularly at set-pieces, have cost the Reds victories against Watford, Burnley and Sevilla already this season, while a 5-0 thrashing at Manchester City was a bruising encounter. Liverpool conceded again from a corner on Saturday, but they were able to cling on for a 3-2 victory at Leicester City thanks to Simon Mignolet's penalty save from Jamie Vardy.
The Goal Champions League game is one of the most difficult Fantasy challenges you will ever experience, with a whopping 1,021 eligible players from 17 different leagues. Dembele had a breakout season last year at age 20, finishing with 17 goals in the Scottish Premier League. Perhaps even more impressive were his five goals in the Champions League, including two against Manchester City.