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Lacazette and Kolasinac benched as Deulofeu absent

A number of Fantasy Premier League options have missed out on places in the starting line-ups of Watford vs Arsenal.

Alexandre Lacazette (£9.4m) has been named on the bench with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.9m) leading the line on his own.

Alex Iwobi (£5.4m), Aaron Ramsey (£7.1m) and Henrikh Mkhitaryan (£6.7m) are the attacking midfielders behind him.

Also among the substitutes for Arsenal is Sead Kolasinac (£5.0m), with Nacho Monreal (£5.4m) handed the left-back berth.

Making his first start of the season at centre-back is Konstantinos Mavropanos (£4.7m).

Whether he will be able to help the Gunners to a first Premier League clean sheet on the road in 2018/19 remains to be seen.

Troy Deeney (£5.9m) might fancy his chances against the inexperienced defender, as he makes his 12th start in Watford’s last 13 league matches.

However, he is not joined by Gerard Deulofeu (£5.6m) in the side, the Spanish midfielder entirely as he deals with an ankle problem picked up in the FA Cup final.

Andre Gray (£5.9m) comes in first start since Gameweek 30.

Watford XI: Foster; Janmaat, Kabasele, Cathcart, Masina; Kiko Femenía, Capoue, Doucouré; Hughes; Deeney, Gray.

Arsenal XI: Leno; Mustafi, Koscielny, Mavropanos, Monreal; Torreira, Xhaka; Mkhitaryan, Ramsey, Iwobi; Aubameyang.

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  1. Make Arrows Green Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 13 hours ago

    Keep those sweet cheeks on the pine Laca you Brooks blocker.

  2. Game Over
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 13 hours ago

    It's the GW that keeps on giving.

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      9 days, 13 hours ago

      🙂

    2. Giggs-Tosun Particle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 13 hours ago

      I was literally going to write that

    3. RFCSPACE
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 13 hours ago

      Yep 🙂

  3. Scotty B
    • 6 Years
    9 days, 13 hours ago

    Who to ditch?
    Richarlison or Maddison

    1. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 13 hours ago

      I think Madison

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      9 days, 13 hours ago

      Trash Richarlison

      1. We Will Klopp you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 13 hours ago

        Trasharlison

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          9 days, 13 hours ago

          Lol. A better name for him tbh, boy couldn't even harm Fulham

  4. gelisiguzel
    9 days, 13 hours ago

    Pogba/Haz/Vardy to Salah/KDB/Deeney(-8)or gtg?

    1. Dthinger
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 13 hours ago

      I'd probably keep Pogba rather than take the hit for KDB. But the other two seem like good ideas. Can you afford Hax/Vardy to Salah/Deeney?

  5. MeatPieSausageRoll
    9 days, 13 hours ago

    Looks like Doucore or nothing from the Watford midfield for next week then

  6. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 13 hours ago

    Is Jafooli around? Wondering if Kiko is nailed

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 13 hours ago

      His poster nailed to Jafs wall.

      1. Team Cruel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 13 hours ago

        It's pinned actually. Can confirm

  7. Hakim Ziyech
    9 days, 13 hours ago

    Emery strikes so well!

    Please all Emery is NOT to be trusted. I remember having Laca earlier in the season although Laca gave his best with returns but Emery, he just likes to minimize minutes. Heck!

    1. The 5% Team
      9 days, 13 hours ago

      yes indeed...next season, no Arsenal players for me unfortunately

  8. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
    9 days, 13 hours ago

    The balance between form and fixtures for defenders at the moment is precise af. Best fixtures have the worst form/rotation risk. Best form, worst fixtures. Only outliers are Liverpool and Southampton

  9. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 9 Years
    9 days, 13 hours ago

    Hopefully 1-0 Arsenal with a random scorer/no assist.

    1. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 13 hours ago

      You can have that if Laca has the evening off. Deal?

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 13 hours ago

      Deeney pen and max baps will do nicely

      1. Toblerone52
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 13 hours ago

        Agreed!

    3. Amey
      9 days, 13 hours ago

      This

    4. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 13 hours ago

      Outrageous

      Deeney hattrick is required

    5. Fossit
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 13 hours ago

      Since when do arsenal keep a CS away from home 😀

  10. Chucky
    • 5 Years
    9 days, 13 hours ago

    Deeney brace to save my season please

    1. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 13 hours ago

      If your season is hinging on a Deeney brace..

    2. Konstaapeli
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 13 hours ago

      As long as Arsenal win...

  11. dee_top
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 13 hours ago

    Dunk Vardy to Doherty Deeney for -4? Going to use BB

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      9 days, 13 hours ago

      Keep Vardy imo

      1. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 13 hours ago

        Agreed. Vardy has two good fixtures

    2. Konstaapeli
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 13 hours ago

      It's a yes from me.

    3. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      9 days, 13 hours ago

      Dunk to Yoshida is enough

  12. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 13 hours ago

    Valery, Kola, Mariappa, Deulofeu, all of Brighton...

    Benches falling apart already ahead of BB 😮

    1. Amey
      9 days, 13 hours ago

      😕
      I was thinking about saving FT this gw.
      Might end up taking a hit now 😀

  13. Bruce Lee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 days, 13 hours ago

    Bit of genius there from me to take out Laca and Kola 1 min before the deadline...

    ... just a shame I got Rashford and Trippier instead

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      9 days, 13 hours ago

      Lol

      1. Bruce Lee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        9 days, 13 hours ago

        Great performances in the cl mate keep up the good work

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          9 days, 13 hours ago

          🙂

  14. Bring the Cavalry
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 13 hours ago

    Is Monreal the most nailed arsenal defender? Seems to start all the games when fit?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 13 hours ago

      Ability to play CB & LB helps but with Emery you can never be sure.

    2. Konstaapeli
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 13 hours ago

      Him and Sokratis when fit.

  15. theodosios
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 13 hours ago

    If only Laca will stay out of the game...TAA is waiting 1st on the bench

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 13 hours ago

      Nice!

    2. Konstaapeli
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 13 hours ago

      Don't get your hopes up. He's likely to come in.

  16. Vinyl78LP
    • 9 Years
    9 days, 13 hours ago

    Auba 90 mins and Laca taken off early in EL apparently nailed Laca's start for me tonight.

    I give up 🙂

    1. Bruce Lee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 13 hours ago

      See... you can do so much research and make informed decisions... but the game is hugely based on luck

      Respect to those who somehow find a way into the top 10k season after season

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        9 days, 13 hours ago

        This

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        9 days, 13 hours ago

        Why respect lucky people?

    2. Amey
      9 days, 13 hours ago

      Don't trust Emery !

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        9 days, 13 hours ago

        + Eddie Howe. One can't trust those two

  17. DMP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 13 hours ago

    What a Wildcard fail.

    Ryan, Duffy(c), Kolasinac, Doherty, Son, Camarasa, Jimenez, Aguero, Lacazette= 8 points.

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 13 hours ago

      Look on the bright side... can't think of any sorry

      1. Bruce Lee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        9 days, 13 hours ago

        Lol wow

      2. HIT ME!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 13 hours ago

        Next week will be better

    2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      9 days, 13 hours ago

      Just laugh it off

      This season has been laughable for most of us, at best

    3. Bossworld
      9 days, 13 hours ago

      On the plus side, you might yet break the 20 point barrier. Assuming Brighton keep it down to just the 5 conceded again, and Duffy gets a goal

    4. Fossit
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 13 hours ago

      Least you didn’t have Knockheart as well

    5. The Train Driver
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 12 hours ago

      Duffy will score 2 tomorrow

  18. Toblerone52
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 13 hours ago

    Damn kolasinac. Worth keeping? Hopefully he plays the home game against palace next week. :/

  19. Chi not God
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 13 hours ago

    for his mouthing off deeney better come good this night.
    this has been a terrible wild card for me lol.
    now I'm considering a 8-12 point hit , right after a WC!.
    mad.

  20. Scotty B
    • 6 Years
    9 days, 13 hours ago

    Is there a defender @5.7 or below worth getting in for the DGW besides Doherty?

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 13 hours ago

      Kiko

      1. The 5% Team
        9 days, 13 hours ago

        rather have Cathcart.
        Or Monreal, or Jonny...lots of decent options for 5.7. TAA is even a good one for the rest of season

    2. Fossit
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 13 hours ago

      I wouldn’t class Doherty as essential. Points recently have been abysmal

  21. M00N
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 13 hours ago

    Anyone know if Kiko Femenía has been injured recently? Trying to figure out why there is a gap of 6 games with zero minutes. Looked pretty nailed for part of the season. Tempted to swap Duffy to him for the DGW.

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 13 hours ago

      We're awaiting confirmation from Jafooli

    2. Amey
      9 days, 13 hours ago

      Hamstring Injury
      He's unreliable regarding fitness though.

    3. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 13 hours ago

      Yes. Type his name into box under 'Player Status Changes'

      1. M00N
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 13 hours ago

        Where do I find this function please?

        1. MTPockets
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          9 days, 13 hours ago

          Good point - http://fplstatistics.com/Home/Events

          1. M00N
            • 4 Years
            9 days, 13 hours ago

            Cheers.

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 13 hours ago

      As above and Janmaat floating around isn't ideal.

      Cathcart seems nailed. Games missed are all around FAC games.

  22. azz007
    9 days, 13 hours ago

    Is Kola fate sealed?

    1. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 13 hours ago

      Unless you want an unreliable defender who plays for Arsenal

  23. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 13 hours ago

    Lacazette rested then

    1. Bam Bam Bigelow
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 13 hours ago

      Hope he stays rested

    2. Amey
      9 days, 13 hours ago

      😀

  24. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 13 hours ago

    Keep Vardinho another week at least?

    Plan is to get Salah in GW36, so could involve selling Vardy/Aguero then

  25. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 13 hours ago

    Masina taking the corners like HoleBAPs too 😮

  26. Dacra
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 13 hours ago

    Yay, Laca TC next week now in some doubt!

  27. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 13 hours ago

    Deulofeu completely out today. Uncomfortable times waiting for news before bbgw.

  28. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 13 hours ago

    Auba G
    Foster A LOL

  29. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 13 hours ago

    Hahahahahaha

    Auba G
    No Assist

    Foster - what a chump

  30. Tsparkes10
    9 days, 13 hours ago

    Loool