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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
    3 months, 5 days ago

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

  2. Game Over
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    It's the GW that keeps on giving.

    1. Hakim Ziyech
        3 months, 5 days ago

        🙂

      • Giggs-Tosun Particle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        I was literally going to write that

      • RFCSPACE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Yep 🙂

    2. Scotty B
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Who to ditch?
      Richarlison or Maddison

      1. JohnRoss
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        I think Madison

      2. Hakim Ziyech
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Trash Richarlison

          1. We Will Klopp you
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Trasharlison

            1. Hakim Ziyech
                3 months, 5 days ago

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

        • gelisiguzel
            3 months, 5 days ago

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

            1. Dthinger
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 5 days 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?

          • MeatPieSausageRoll
              3 months, 5 days ago

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

            • Team Cruel
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Is Jafooli around? Wondering if Kiko is nailed

              1. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                His poster nailed to Jafs wall.

                1. Team Cruel
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  It's pinned actually. Can confirm

            • Hakim Ziyech
                3 months, 5 days 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
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 5 days ago

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

              • Twitter: @Ze_Austin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 5 days 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

              • TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

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

                1. Make Arrows Green Again
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

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

                2. THFC4LIFE
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  Deeney pen and max baps will do nicely

                  1. Toblerone52
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    Agreed!

                3. Amey
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    This

                  • TheDragon
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    Outrageous

                    Deeney hattrick is required

                  • FPL Pillars
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    Since when do arsenal keep a CS away from home 😀

                4. Chucky
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  Deeney brace to save my season please

                  1. Make Arrows Green Again
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    If your season is hinging on a Deeney brace..

                  2. Konstaapeli
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    As long as Arsenal win...

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

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

                  1. Hakim Ziyech
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      Keep Vardy imo

                      1. Make Arrows Green Again
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 5 days ago

                        Agreed. Vardy has two good fixtures

                    • Konstaapeli
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      It's a yes from me.

                    • Twitter: @Ze_Austin
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      Dunk to Yoshida is enough

                  2. Rainer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 5 days ago

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

                    Benches falling apart already ahead of BB 😮

                    1. Amey
                        3 months, 5 days ago

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

                    2. Bruce Lee
                        3 months, 5 days 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
                            3 months, 5 days ago

                            Lol

                            1. Bruce Lee
                                3 months, 5 days ago

                                Great performances in the cl mate keep up the good work

                                1. Hakim Ziyech
                                    3 months, 5 days ago

                                    🙂

                            2. Bring the Cavalry
                              • 2 Years
                              3 months, 5 days ago

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

                              1. Rainer
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                3 months, 5 days ago

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

                              2. Konstaapeli
                                • 2 Years
                                3 months, 5 days ago

                                Him and Sokratis when fit.

                            3. theodosios
                              • 1 Year
                              3 months, 5 days 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
                                3 months, 5 days ago

                                Nice!

                              2. Konstaapeli
                                • 2 Years
                                3 months, 5 days ago

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

                            4. Vinyl78LP
                              • 9 Years
                              3 months, 5 days 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
                                  3 months, 5 days 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
                                      3 months, 5 days ago

                                      This

                                    • TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • Has Moderation Rights
                                      • 10 Years
                                      3 months, 5 days ago

                                      Why respect lucky people?

                                  2. Amey
                                      3 months, 5 days ago

                                      Don't trust Emery !

                                      1. Hakim Ziyech
                                          3 months, 5 days ago

                                          + Eddie Howe. One can't trust those two

                                    • DMP
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 3 Years
                                      3 months, 5 days ago

                                      What a Wildcard fail.

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

                                      1. Team Cruel
                                        • 3 Years
                                        3 months, 5 days ago

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

                                        1. Bruce Lee
                                            3 months, 5 days ago

                                            Lol wow

                                          • HIT ME!
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 2 Years
                                            3 months, 5 days ago

                                            Next week will be better

                                        2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          3 months, 5 days ago

                                          Just laugh it off

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

                                        3. Bossworld
                                            3 months, 5 days 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

                                          • FPL Pillars
                                            • 2 Years
                                            3 months, 5 days ago

                                            Least you didn’t have Knockheart as well

                                          • The Train Driver
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 4 Years
                                            3 months, 5 days ago

                                            Duffy will score 2 tomorrow

                                        4. Toblerone52
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 2 Years
                                          3 months, 5 days ago

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

                                        5. Chi not God
                                          • 1 Year
                                          3 months, 5 days 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.

                                        6. Scotty B
                                          • 7 Years
                                          3 months, 5 days ago

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

                                          1. Team Cruel
                                            • 3 Years
                                            3 months, 5 days ago

                                            Kiko

                                            1. The 5% Team
                                              • 1 Year
                                              3 months, 5 days 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. FPL Pillars
                                            • 2 Years
                                            3 months, 5 days ago

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

                                        7. M00N
                                          • 4 Years
                                          3 months, 5 days 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
                                            • 3 Years
                                            3 months, 5 days ago

                                            We're awaiting confirmation from Jafooli

                                          2. Amey
                                              3 months, 5 days ago

                                              Hamstring Injury
                                              He's unreliable regarding fitness though.

                                            • MTPockets
                                              • 10 Years
                                              3 months, 5 days ago

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

                                              1. M00N
                                                • 4 Years
                                                3 months, 5 days ago

                                                Where do I find this function please?

                                                1. MTPockets
                                                  • 10 Years
                                                  3 months, 5 days ago

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

                                                  1. M00N
                                                    • 4 Years
                                                    3 months, 5 days ago

                                                    Cheers.

                                            • Rainer
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 2 Years
                                              3 months, 5 days ago

                                              As above and Janmaat floating around isn't ideal.

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

                                          3. azz007
                                            • 1 Year
                                            3 months, 5 days ago

                                            Is Kola fate sealed?

                                            1. MTPockets
                                              • 10 Years
                                              3 months, 5 days ago

                                              Unless you want an unreliable defender who plays for Arsenal

                                          4. KAPTAIN KANE
                                            • 2 Years
                                            3 months, 5 days ago

                                            Lacazette rested then

                                            1. Bam Bam Bigelow
                                              • 3 Years
                                              3 months, 5 days ago

                                              Hope he stays rested

                                            2. Amey
                                                3 months, 5 days ago

                                                😀

                                            3. Dakes.
                                              • 2 Years
                                              3 months, 5 days ago

                                              Keep Vardinho another week at least?

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

                                            4. Rainer
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 2 Years
                                              3 months, 5 days ago

                                              Masina taking the corners like HoleBAPs too 😮

                                            5. Dacra
                                              • 4 Years
                                              3 months, 5 days ago

                                              Yay, Laca TC next week now in some doubt!

                                            6. BobbyDoesNotLook
                                              • 1 Year
                                              3 months, 5 days ago

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

                                            7. Rainer
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 2 Years
                                              3 months, 5 days ago

                                              Auba G
                                              Foster A LOL

                                            8. diesel001
                                              • 2 Years
                                              3 months, 5 days ago

                                              Hahahahahaha

                                              Auba G
                                              No Assist

                                              Foster - what a chump

                                            9. Tsparkes10
                                                3 months, 5 days ago

                                                Loool