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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. Bam Bam Bigelow
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 11 hours ago

    Luiz (BUR) + Brooks (FUL) > Kiko (hud, SOU) + Sterling (TOT, mun)

    1. Bam Bam Bigelow
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      (-8)

      1. palace ash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        Ouch

    2. ted mcsheenery
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      Yes but Brooks is worth keeping..

  2. palace ash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 days, 11 hours ago

    Foster, Ryan
    Robertson, Trippier, Doherty, Duffy, Valery
    Mane, KdB**, Eriksen, Son, Jota
    Vardy**, Jimenez, Deeney**

    1FT, BB35, 2.2ITB

    A) Deeney to Rashford/Wilson
    B) Deeney and Vardy to Lacazette and Rashford/Wilson (-4)
    C) Deeney and KdB to Salah and Long (-4)
    D) Deeney and KdB to Pogba and Lacazette (-4)
    E) Deeney, Vardy and KdB to Salah, Gray and Rashford (-8)
    F) Other
    G) Help!!

    1. FredrikH
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Ryan*****Duffy*****Valery*****

      1. palace ash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        Huh?

        1. FredrikH
          • 6 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Thought your players in ** was worries inn your team. Just wanted add a couple more.

          1. palace ash
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            My whole team is a worry to me to be honest...

            1. FredrikH
              • 6 Years
              9 days, 10 hours ago

              Agreed. Would do Deeney Vardy to Firmino + Rashford. Rest is fine.

    2. @fpl_phenom
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      whats wrong with KDB ?

      1. palace ash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Concerned that he won't play both and tough fixtures despite good form.

        1. @fpl_phenom
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          no chance id sell KDB

    3. Twisted melons
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      wouldnt be getting rid of KDB before the double hes got best chance of minutes over other man city options

    4. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        F) Roll FT. Bench Deeney + Duffy + Ryan + Valery, play 3-5-2 (TC Jimenez/Jota?) this GW, play bench boost later in the season (maybe with GW38 punts) and stop overthinking it

        1. ted mcsheenery
          • 8 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          That is sound advice right there

          1. BuYaKasha
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            I disagree,
            He obviously used a WC and planned for the BB in GW35
            Trust your instincts, follow your plan
            Patience is rewarded

    5. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Asked this before the Deeney RC. He's out, but any other moves worth a hit?
      BB in dgw35.

      Ryan, Foster
      Robbo, Laporte, Doherty, Duffy, Valery
      Sterling, Mané, Son, Jota, JWP
      Aguero, Jiménez, Deeney

    6. Twisted melons
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      is triple watford defence overkill for DGW?

      1. Kevin 11
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        i think so got keep em afterwards remember

      2. @fpl_phenom
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        id do it if I could

      3. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        Yes J don’t think that is good idea.

      4. Don Van White Jam
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Of course it is.

      5. Victor6359
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Aye, not for me.

      6. Would Ed Woodward
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          The last time someone suggested triple defence it worked out fine, can't see a problem.

      7. @fpl_phenom
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        thinking of bringing in Long and Masina ....

        a bad idea in a long line of bad ideas ?

      8. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Before WC Team I would be on 59 instead of 33.

        **** me sideways.

      9. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Anyone have any clue about what to expect or do with Kola?
        Did not expect a benching to be matched with an away clean sheet. Icing on the cake this week.

        1. FANTASY FOOTBALL STOUT
          • 9 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          I’d keep

          1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
            • 3 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            Surely he'll play at least one and get minutes the other. Annoying. Worrying that they kept the CS.

      10. NUFCAndrew
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Periera + Vardy > Cathcart + Auba for -4?

      11. trasbash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Could someone confirm, if I’m playing 3 at the back, one of them doesn’t play (Kola), my first sub is a mid, and second is a def (taa) that I’ll get the points from taa? Fingers crossed.

        1. FANTASY FOOTBALL STOUT
          • 9 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Yip

        2. @fpl_phenom
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          correct

        3. Danno - Emre Canada
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Yep you can’t play two defenders eh

      12. FANTASY FOOTBALL STOUT
        • 9 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        BB help required:

        Foster, Lloris
        AZPI, SCHLUPP, Duffy, Dunk, Cathcart
        Sterling, Pogba, Son, Deulofeu, Jota
        Kun, Jiminez, Murray

        All apart from Azpi, Schlupp are on DGWs. Do I bring in DGWs or pool defs?

        1. FANTASY FOOTBALL STOUT
          • 9 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Anyone? Don’t seem to get many responses these days 🙁

          1. Would Ed Woodward
              9 days, 10 hours ago

              I think a lot of us are still mourning the passing of Troy Deeney. I'd definitely look to get a Liverpool defender there.

            • ted mcsheenery
              • 8 Years
              9 days, 10 hours ago

              Schlupp got injured, a 2 Brighton defs is unseemly
              so, say, Bertrand (sou) and Bennet (Wol)
              would that get you to Murray to Wilson after?

          2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
              9 days, 10 hours ago

              No point selling Azpi. Absolutely none
              Schlupp to Yoshida should do the trick

              1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
                  9 days, 10 hours ago

                  If you're bent on Pool defence, Duffy to TAA if you can afford that after getting Yoshida/Bednarek. Again, no point selling Azpi

            • Victor6359
              • 1 Year
              9 days, 10 hours ago

              Would you do Hazard and Dunk to Eriksen and Laporte for -4?

              Cheers

              1. Benteke Fried Chicken
                  9 days, 10 hours ago

                  Selling hazard before Burnley on MNF for -4 is madness

                • FANTASY FOOTBALL STOUT
                  • 9 Years
                  9 days, 10 hours ago

                  Depends who you gave. Is want Son over Erik

                  1. FANTASY FOOTBALL STOUT
                    • 9 Years
                    9 days, 10 hours ago

                    * have

                    1. Victor6359
                      • 1 Year
                      9 days, 10 hours ago

                      Cheers fellas. Already have Son, just have a feeling re Eriksen v Brighton 🙂

              2. Benteke Fried Chicken
                  9 days, 10 hours ago

                  Surely if Gray starts against arsenal WITH deeney and in the fa cup semi final, when deeney is suspended, gray becomes even more nailed?!

                  1. Les Bleus
                    • 7 Years
                    9 days, 10 hours ago

                    Probably. But Gray doesn’t interest me in the slightest b

                  2. French Gooner
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    9 days, 10 hours ago

                    Yes but he’s rubbish

                  3. Van La Parranormal
                    • 3 Years
                    9 days, 10 hours ago

                    Don't forget Deulofeu guys. He can play upfront if he is fit...

                • donlobatto
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  9 days, 10 hours ago

                  Options in advance of BB:

                  A) Deeney > Gray / Rondon / Perez (FT)
                  B) Deeney, Duffy > Wilson, Yoshida (-4)

                  Lloris, Foster
                  Robbo, Laporte, Doherty, Duffy*, Valery
                  Salah, Eriksen, Son, Jota, JWP
                  Kun, Jimi, Deeney*

                  Frustrating WC GW is an understatement....

                • MiLK2018
                  • 1 Year
                  9 days, 10 hours ago

                  What to do with Deeney up to £6.0? Switch to Llorente if fit?

                • @fpl_phenom
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  9 days, 10 hours ago

                  Deeney to Gray is the simplest option I guess but he looked terrible again!

                  1. Benteke Fried Chicken
                      9 days, 10 hours ago

                      Did he look terrible?!

                      1. @fpl_phenom
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        9 days, 10 hours ago

                        eh yes??!! how many chances did he have! same last match

                        1. Benteke Fried Chicken
                            9 days, 10 hours ago

                            Surely he’ll finish something against Huddersfield

                            1. @fpl_phenom
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              9 days, 10 hours ago

                              jee you'd imagine so but so frustrating to watch him...

                              I have him then until the end of the season...

                    • Bob_the_builder
                      • 2 Years
                      9 days, 10 hours ago

                      On free hit. Which pair of striker and defender likely to start both of their fixtures?
                      Strikers- Auba and Laca
                      Defenders- Kola and Monreal

                      1. FANTASY FOOTBALL STOUT
                        • 9 Years
                        9 days, 10 hours ago

                        Laca and Kola having both been rested today...

                        1. Bob_the_builder
                          • 2 Years
                          9 days, 10 hours ago

                          Yes that's why I am favoring that pair but I have a feeling that with Europa league squeezed in between the matches, it will be hard to get starts in both games next week

                    • Flynny
                      • 4 Years
                      9 days, 10 hours ago

                      Hi all.....great wildcard fun....

                      Benchboosting this week. 0.3mitb.

                      Presume it is just deeney to gray and hope for the best? Anything for a hit??

                      Lloris foster
                      Robbo doherty Duffy dunk valery
                      Kdb eriksen mane son jota
                      Kun deeney jiminez

                      Thanks

                      1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                        • 3 Years
                        9 days, 10 hours ago

                        Probably yup. Wilson and Ings are the only straight switches otherwise. I'm considering Rashford to prep for 37-38, but that might pass.

                        1. Flynny
                          • 4 Years
                          9 days, 10 hours ago

                          Wilson is out of my range.

                          Trust ings even less than gray...

                    • Pras United
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      9 days, 10 hours ago

                      Wilson (home to FUL).

                      Downgrade a BHA defender for the funds?

                      1. @fpl_phenom
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        9 days, 10 hours ago

                        was thinking the same myself but the guy just will never score when I own him

                    • gedda
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      9 days, 10 hours ago

                      I don't even own Deeney and I am panicking.

                      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                        • 4 Years
                        9 days, 10 hours ago

                        🙂

                    • French Gooner
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      9 days, 10 hours ago

                      The WC that really keeps on giving

                      1. Weasel Boy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        9 days, 10 hours ago

                        Disaster

                    • Ajax Hamsterdam
                      • 4 Years
                      9 days, 10 hours ago

                      Was going to do Murray to deeney for free. Shall I now keep Murray as I can't see any obvious replacement? Thanks

                      1. MASTER ROSHI
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        9 days, 10 hours ago

                        I would rather have Wilson than Murray for GW35

                    • AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                      • 3 Years
                      9 days, 10 hours ago

                      Is Eriksen and Deeney to Moura and Rashford worth considering?

                      I usually wouldn't of course 🙂 but this week my radar is off 🙂

                      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                        • 4 Years
                        9 days, 10 hours ago

                        I wouldn't see eriksen

                        1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                          • 3 Years
                          9 days, 10 hours ago

                          Nah - but spurs for spurs etc.

                      2. @fpl_phenom
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        9 days, 10 hours ago

                        Rashfords double pretty poor though ?

                        1. Would Ed Woodward
                            9 days, 10 hours ago

                            But has the best 37/38 of anyone.

                      3. FANTASY FOOTBALL STOUT
                        • 9 Years
                        9 days, 10 hours ago

                        Azpi & Schlupp to Robertson and Kolasinic?

                        1. FANTASY FOOTBALL STOUT
                          • 9 Years
                          9 days, 10 hours ago

                          -4

                      4. HollywoodXI
                        • 4 Years
                        9 days, 10 hours ago

                        Took the lead in my ML by a single point over the weekend. Going into tonight’s game my rival had nobody playing and I had Deeney. He’s now winning the league by a point without even having anyone play. Amazing.

                      5. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
                          9 days, 10 hours ago

                          GW34 has shown the importance of flexibility in plans

                          Or, just, I don't know... Not stressing self with high expectations from a game that pretty much translates to free gambling

                        • Beer is good 4 U
                            9 days, 10 hours ago

                            Camarasa, Kane and Deeny -> Moura, Agüero and Long for -8?

                            Sadly I can not wait till Saturday.

                            THX!

                          • Lucio's Limelight
                            • 3 Years
                            9 days, 10 hours ago

                            I was originally going to bring in Deeney, but what should I do now?

                            A) Get Gray

                            B) Get Jimenez (even though I own Jota)

                            C) Get Auba / Laca

                            1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              9 days, 10 hours ago

                              B for me

                            2. Weasel Boy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              9 days, 10 hours ago

                              B

                          • 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            9 days, 10 hours ago

                            Vardy owners keeping or selling this week lads??

                            1. Zen_Master
                                9 days, 10 hours ago

                                Keep unless you absolutely have to upgrade your midfield or defense.

                                1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  9 days, 10 hours ago

                                  Duffy And Dunk day hello haha

                                  1. Zen_Master
                                      9 days, 10 hours ago

                                      There you have it! You know what to do lol

                                      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 1 Year
                                        9 days, 10 hours ago

                                        Hahaha and I cannot wait to hit that button mate!!!!!

                              • MASTER ROSHI
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                9 days, 10 hours ago

                                Ings worth considering as Deeney replacement?

                                1. Beer is good 4 U
                                    9 days, 10 hours ago

                                    Too fragile.

                                2. pablo discobar
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 9 Years
                                  9 days, 10 hours ago

                                  Is Vardy to Lacazette worth the DGW gamble?