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Dugout Discussion – Newcastle vs Arsenal

The first of two Sunday fixtures kicks off at 1.30pm as Newcastle United welcome Arsenal to St James’ Park.

With both sides set to play in Gameweek 35 and twice in Double Gameweek 37, today’s fixture affords Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers the chance for early scouting.

Unbeaten in their last six at St James’ Park, the Magpies have conceded just twice in that run and are seeking a fourth successive clean sheet in front of their own supporters.

That resilience hasn’t stopped Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang being named as the ninth most popular captain pick (2.04%), despite Arsenal playing just once in Gameweek 34.

Sold by over 217,000 FPL managers in the clamour to acquire Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku, the Gabon international has five goals in the last four Gameweeks and averaged 6.4 points per match since arriving in the winter transfer window.

With Arsene Wenger rotating heavily due to the Gunners’ Europa League schedule, the likes of Hector Bellerin, Laurent Koscielny, Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil all miss out altogether.

However, Alexandre Lacazette is named on the teamsheet alongside Aubameyang as he continues to build up his match fitness following a recent stint on the sidelines.

Meanwhile, the 5.1-priced Alex Iwobi has the chance to play his way into our Free Hit chip plans, having delivered two assists against Southampton last weekend.

Similarly, the cut-price Kenedy (4.8) and Ayoze Perez (5.3) have excelled for the Magpies of late, with both bagging two goals and an assist in the last three Gameweeks.

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  1. Robbieblob
    3 months, 5 days ago

    why do Liverpool lineups get leaked?

  2. Papamoa Fc
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Thoughts on this possible FH team.

    TAA, VVD, Coleman/PVA
    Salah, Sane, Sterling, Zaha, Milivojevic
    Auba, Jesus(depending on Aguero)

    Lowton/Long, Wood,

  3. Papamoa Fc
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Thank you DDG

  4. sentz05
    3 months, 5 days ago

    I'm quite proud of this FH team. Feel free to copy ...

    Kompany - Holding - Long
    Zaha - Salah - Mane - Sterling
    Aubameyang - Jesus - Firmino

  5. The Axolotl
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Subtle as a shite in a wedding cake there Paul.

  6. LSP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 5 days ago

    kaku first touch touch

    1. LSP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 5 days ago

      First touch king*


  7. Arceus
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Pogba 0

  8. Fred54
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Ref clearly has Nyom in his team.

  9. Alnair
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Useless dabber

  10. fiveyears
    3 months, 5 days ago

    What a world where De Gea is getting save points at home to West Brom

  11. Alnair
    3 months, 5 days ago

    So disgusting, Foster has been absolutely **** this season but watch him pull off a wolrdie out of nowhere

    1. Free trannys are gold
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Is that not his job ?

  12. Free trannys are gold
    3 months, 5 days ago

    This is hilarious.