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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. tambourineman
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Atlanta shot map vs Empoli tonight:

    https://twitter.com/Caley_graphics/status/1117896290656907264?s=19

    Empoli goalkeeper Bartłomiej Drągowski made 17 saves - Mat Ryan take note.

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

      Clean sheet 6 points + 6 save points + 3 bonus = 15 points.

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

    Spurs have 3 games in one week, so any thoughts on how much Son plays? CL is a given, but I would guess he plays just one of the DGW.

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

    Gunn [Ryan]
    Laporte Robertson Duffy [Valery] [Bennett]
    Sterling Eriksen Son Mane [Doucoure]
    Aguero Jimenez Deeney

    Duffy --> TAA
    Doucoure --> Hojbjerg
    Deeney --> Wilson
    -8

    Is this madness?

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

    REPOST:

    What to do with this lot? 2.2m ITB, 1 FT

    Ederson Gunn

    Robbo Periera Dufffy WB Bednarek

    Salah Mane Son Pogba Brooks

    Vardy Wilson Rondon

  5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Cardiff have the worst away scoring record in the league (9 scored in 16 games)

    If they can keep that up for one more game tomorrow it wouldn’t be a bad thing

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

      agreed

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

      24 points minimum if they can

      Please god.

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

        not even on tv

        its going to be a gruelling 90 mins

        a cardiff goal is going to hurt bad.

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

          Yeah I don’t wanna be stressing over it. I’ll cook a nice long meal and let the girlfriend choose anything she likes on tv.

          1. Would Ed Woodward
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Sounds better than grimacing while watching us playing Barca tbh.

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

        Can see Cardiff scoring.

        Be more surprised if they didn't

      3. Jacky boy
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Relegation battle.

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

        The way this week gone anything could happen.....

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

      eriksen + deeney > wilson + fraser (-4)?

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

        No

      2. Jacky boy
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Why sell eriksen?

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

          Not in my opinion.

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

        Schlupp and Azpi to Robertson and Kola (-4)?

      5. Jacky boy
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Buy foster now or wait friday?
        No point in buying him soon but I don't know why waiting is too hard for me

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

          Wait

      6. Flapjack ✅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Deeney replacements

        Ings won’t play two games in one week

        gray is unknown. No guarantees.

        Might be tempted with DCL to free up some cash and go with the one game.

        1. MiLK2018
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 5 days ago

          How about Llorente?

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

            I actually prefer him to those two options to be fair.

            Something else I’ve considered is Deeney and Duffy to Wilson and Bednarek ..

        2. Cooking_on_Fabregas
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Any chance Deeney red card is rescinded? Haven't seen it but had planned to use 2FT on LIV in 36. Could just go Deeney to Wilson.

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

            Unlikely. It’s too borderline to rescind I’d have thought. But obviously we have to wait for more news

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

          Im looking at Llorente

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

          Rondon is looking OK for the run in. At least more nailed than the SOU assets and gray unknown as you say. Fine rotation with Jota in 37. Requires 0.1 though. Just a thought.

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

            I have the spare cash and Jota. He seems so boring.. but maybe not a bad thing

        5. Would Ed Woodward
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Also, Gray is rubbish. Ings less rubbish but made of glass.

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

              I thought the tough decisions were done. Free hit. Wildcard and now this. The very reason I felt Jiminez and Deeney together was risky was due to the lack of flexibility down the line.. didn’t think it would bite so quickly !

          • Jacky boy
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Wilson and king are only options

        6. POLSKA GOLA
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Was there anything confirmed by Gracia as to why Deulofeu was not in the squad?

        7. pol
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          GW35 : Dunk + Vardy > TAA + Laca (-4)
          GW36: Laca > Bobby

          Yay or nay?

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

            Bobby now just.

        8. Brodsterm9
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Deeney replacements? -Not many options!
            Gray
            Llorente
            Other,,?

            1. chilli con kone
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Just posted the same question

              Probably has to be Gray which is a waste of a FT and then we’re stuck with him later

              1. Brodsterm9
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  Fair point..!- I honestly might just bench him and ship next week - have Fraser on my bench anyways!

            2. HollywoodXI
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Hold onto Deeney for now peeps. Just read on Twitter that Garcia doesn’t agree with the RC at all and feels it’s the wrong decision. Sounds like an appeal brewing to me.

              1. Jacky boy
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                Won't work.

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

                    There are a fair few pundits (Ian Wright, Andy Townsend etc) saying he was really unlucky as well.

              2. chilli con kone
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                That’s not going to happen though let’s not kid ourselves here

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

                  I’ve seen worse overturned on appeal. Surely worth holding on until it’s confirmed an appeal will take place or not and the subsequent result?

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

                    I'm waiting for now, you never know.

                  2. chilli con kone
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    Problem I have is if Deeney drops before the appeal I can’t even afford Gray

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

                      He’s red flagged so I think his price drops will be slower than usual. Tricky one. I’m fortunate enough to have 0.1m in the bank so can afford to wait.

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

                Flippin -2 will still stand even if its rescinded though.

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

                  Annoyingly yes. Lost my ML lead as was 1 point ahead and now 1 point behind without my rival even having a player play!

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

                    Nightmare.

                    My lead down to 17pts cos of this.
                    Now considering a -8 to get rid.

                    1. Kiwivillan
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      Down to 9pts

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

                        Yeah 🙁

            3. chilli con kone
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Deeney >

              A. Gray
              B. Llorente
              C. Ings

              Bench boost this week. No hits for a better forward seem viable

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

              boly or cathcart for next 3 or 4 games?

            5. Jacky boy
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Anyone considering kiko?

              1. Kiwivillan
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                Subbed at 59 mins Kiko?

                1. Jacky boy
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  So? 10 men and 1-0 behind

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

                  It was 58 mins and tactical

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

                Yes: Brought him in on wildcard in advance for next week.

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

              Deeney -> Rondon/Gray
              Or
              Deeney, Duffy -> Wilson, Yoshida (-4 and triple SOU def)

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

                Lol see below. Great minds!

            7. Would Ed Woodward
                3 months, 5 days ago

                What I'm currently considering is Duffy, Eriksen, Deeney > VVD, Deulofeu, Rashford (-8).

                I can't see any strikers that I want to replace Deeney with at the same price and always wanted Rash for 37/38, I think he's one of the few players that will care about performing at home in final fixture. VVD only has a single GW but I'm far more confident of him getting a CS than I would be over Watford and Southampton with doubles and I have one each of them anyway. The negative is that this means I definitely won't have Salah for 36 so I'll hide under my duvet for the weekend and hope for two cleansheets from TAA/VVD.

                1. Would Ed Woodward
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    Obviously if Deulo is confirmed fit.

                  • FredrikH
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    Feels like Rashford is a bit premature when you want him in 3GWs really. Eriksen for an uncertain Deulofeu seems terrible. Vvd is a plus though but not at this cost.

                    1. Would Ed Woodward
                        3 months, 5 days ago

                        Yep, it'd definitely be a risk but Watford still have good fixtures and I prefer Deulo to Gray by a distance if fit. I'd have to sacrifice Son or Eriksen to do the moves though, no other way.

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

                      I was looking at something similar but didn't get a response. Liverpool defender in for Duffy and fix the Deeney issue. My funds don't stretch to Rashford. Would consider Aguero --> Lukaku and Wilson --> Rashford in GW37.

                      Gunn [Ryan]
                      Laporte Robertson Duffy [Valery] [Bennett]
                      Sterling Eriksen Son Mane [Doucoure]
                      Aguero Jimenez Deeney

                      Duffy --> TAA
                      Doucoure --> Hojbjerg
                      Deeney --> Wilson
                      -8

                      Is this madness?

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

                    Can’t believe having to break my plan to save FT but...

                    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

                    1. Jacky boy
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      A

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

                        To which one?

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

                          Rondon.
                          Wilson out of reach?

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

                            Unfortunately by 0.3m yep

                        2. Jacky boy
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 5 days ago

                          Tbh I don't like either of them.
                          But still better than taking a hit and B. Wait for CL. Something might happen for city boys

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

                      Great minds indeed. Liking setup with Rondon (Rotate out with Jota in 37). Downfall is no 3x Pool in 36 unless Agüero -> Firmino to save cash for Pog+Rash in 37. Hmm

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

                        If I did Deeney, Duffy > Rondon, Yoshida (-4) this week then I would have enough cash itb to do Eriksen > Mané for GW36 (with Salah + Robbo)

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

                          Not sure enough on Yoshida to outscore duffy with 4 over the double just. Will have to wait for UCL and tomorrows game anyway. But Rondon might happen anyway. Just the perfect pair with Jota ut seems. Boring but could pay off.

                  • Kiwivillan
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    If held BB for 36 Jimi worth TC in 35??

                    1. Jacky boy
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      No

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

                      Possibly although there are a few decent captaincy options in 35 so will wait for champs league to play out before making a decision. Not sure I'm going to be using the TC though.

                  • Devo-McDuff
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      God bless Emery! I've Laca up front and Fraser first sub, phew.

                    • martyhan
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      With Valery, dunk, Duffy and deeney in my team is it better to TC someone this week or go head with bench boost?

                      Team is
                      Foster Lloris
                      Duffy dunk robbo Doherty Valery
                      Mane Sterling Ericksen Son JWP
                      Deeney aguero Jimi

                      1ft and 0.7itb

                      1. Kiwivillan
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 5 days ago

                        I have Ryan Duffy Valery and thinking TC instead

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

                        TC Jimi or Mane

                    • chilli con kone
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      Who are you captaining currently for DGW35?

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

                        Sterling

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

                        Kun atm

                      3. Kiwivillan
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 5 days ago

                        I guess Jimi after just mentioning him as TC candidate

                        1. chilli con kone
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 5 days ago

                          I’m tempted by Jim as well. It’s just whether we will get a reaction from Brighton now

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

                        Have it on Jim at the moment, but City is tempting.

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

                        Jimi or Aguero but not confident in either of them

                    • barton fc
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      who are the nailed Watford defenders?

                    • GE
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      1) or 2 please? (BB active)

                      1) Deeney -> Gray
                      2) Deeney and Doherty -> Wilson and Yoshida/Kiko (-4)

                    • Daghe Munegu
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      Deeney and Lloris to Llorente and Alisson - 4

                      Yes or no?

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

                        Yes

                    • 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.

                        Thank you!

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

                          Only if you think Long will outscore Cama by >4points. I’d do the other two though

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

                          I think yes

                      • Kiwivillan
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 5 days ago

                        I think no chance I will use BB in 35. Save FT Ryan Hojbjerg Valery Duffy bench

                        1. Niho992
                            3 months, 5 days ago

                            Well, me too probably.

                            So, TC ?

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

                          Wilson best option 6.9 max or any better DGW option on BB? Gray?

                        3. barton fc
                          • 1 Year
                          3 months, 5 days ago

                          chances of Valery playing?

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

                            1 game is my guess