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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
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      why do Liverpool lineups get leaked?

    • Papamoa Fc
        11 days, 15 hours ago

        Thoughts on this possible FH team.

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

        Lowton/Long, Wood,

      • Papamoa Fc
          11 days, 15 hours ago

          Thank you DDG

        • sentz05
            11 days, 15 hours ago

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

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

          • The Axolotl
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            11 days, 15 hours ago

            Subtle as a shite in a wedding cake there Paul.

          • LSP
              11 days, 15 hours ago

              kaku first touch touch

              1. LSP
                  11 days, 15 hours ago

                  First touch king*

                  Lol

              2. Arceus
                  11 days, 14 hours ago

                  Pogba 0

                • Fred51
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  11 days, 14 hours ago

                  Ref clearly has Nyom in his team.

                • Alnair
                    11 days, 14 hours ago

                    Useless dabber

                  • fiveyears
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    11 days, 14 hours ago

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

                  • Alnair
                      11 days, 14 hours ago

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

                      1. Slouch87
                          11 days, 14 hours ago

                          Is that not his job ?

                      2. Slouch87
                          11 days, 14 hours ago

                          This is hilarious.