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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
    3 months, 5 days ago

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

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

      (-8)

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

        Ouch

    2. ted mcsheenery
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Yes but Brooks is worth keeping..

  2. palace ash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 5 days 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
      3 months, 5 days ago

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

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

        Huh?

        1. FredrikH
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 5 days 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
            3 months, 5 days ago

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

            1. FredrikH
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

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

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

      whats wrong with KDB ?

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

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

        1. @fpl_phenom
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          no chance id sell KDB

    3. Twisted melons
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 5 days 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
        3 months, 5 days ago

        That is sound advice right there

        1. BuYaKasha
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

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

  3. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 5 days 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

  4. Twisted melons
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    is triple watford defence overkill for DGW?

    1. Kevin 11
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      i think so got keep em afterwards remember

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

      id do it if I could

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

      Yes J don’t think that is good idea.

    4. Don Van White Jam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Of course it is.

    5. Victor6359
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Aye, not for me.

    6. Would Ed Woodward
        3 months, 5 days 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
      3 months, 5 days 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
      3 months, 5 days ago

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

      **** me sideways.

    9. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days 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
        3 months, 5 days ago

        I’d keep

        1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 5 days 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
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Periera + Vardy > Cathcart + Auba for -4?

    11. trasbash
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days 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
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Yip

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

        correct

      3. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Yep you can’t play two defenders eh

    12. FANTASY FOOTBALL STOUT
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days 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
        3 months, 5 days ago

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

        1. Would Ed Woodward
            3 months, 5 days 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
            3 months, 5 days 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
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 5 days ago

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

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

      2. Victor6359
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 5 days ago

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

        Cheers

        1. Benteke Fried Chicken
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Selling hazard before Burnley on MNF for -4 is madness

          • FANTASY FOOTBALL STOUT
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Depends who you gave. Is want Son over Erik

            1. FANTASY FOOTBALL STOUT
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              * have

              1. Victor6359
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 5 days ago

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

        2. Benteke Fried Chicken
            3 months, 5 days 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
              3 months, 5 days ago

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

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

              Yes but he’s rubbish

            3. Van La Parranormal
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

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

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

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

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

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

            1. Benteke Fried Chicken
                3 months, 5 days ago

                Did he look terrible?!

                1. @fpl_phenom
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

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

                  1. Benteke Fried Chicken
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      Surely he’ll finish something against Huddersfield

                      1. @fpl_phenom
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 5 days 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
                3 months, 5 days 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
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  Laca and Kola having both been rested today...

                  1. Bob_the_builder
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 5 days 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
                3 months, 5 days 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
                  3 months, 5 days 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
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    Wilson is out of my range.

                    Trust ings even less than gray...

              • Pras United
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                Wilson (home to FUL).

                Downgrade a BHA defender for the funds?

                1. @fpl_phenom
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

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

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

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

                1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  🙂

              • French Gooner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                The WC that really keeps on giving

                1. Weasel Boy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  Disaster

              • Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 5 days 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
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  I would rather have Wilson than Murray for GW35

              • AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 5 days 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
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  I wouldn't see eriksen

                  1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    Nah - but spurs for spurs etc.

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

                  Rashfords double pretty poor though ?

                  1. Would Ed Woodward
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      But has the best 37/38 of anyone.

                3. FANTASY FOOTBALL STOUT
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  Azpi & Schlupp to Robertson and Kolasinic?

                  1. FANTASY FOOTBALL STOUT
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    -4

                4. HollywoodXI
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 5 days 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
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  3 months, 5 days 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

                6. Beer is good 4 U
                    3 months, 5 days ago

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

                    Sadly I can not wait till Saturday.

                    THX!

                  • Dare Do The Punt
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 5 days 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
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      B for me

                    2. Weasel Boy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      B

                  • 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    Vardy owners keeping or selling this week lads??

                    1. Zen_Master
                        3 months, 5 days ago

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

                        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          3 months, 5 days ago

                          Duffy And Dunk day hello haha

                          1. Zen_Master
                              3 months, 5 days ago

                              There you have it! You know what to do lol

                              1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                3 months, 5 days ago

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

                      • MASTER ROSHI
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 5 days ago

                        Ings worth considering as Deeney replacement?

                        1. Beer is good 4 U
                            3 months, 5 days ago

                            Too fragile.

                        2. pablo discobar
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          3 months, 5 days ago

                          Is Vardy to Lacazette worth the DGW gamble?