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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. MeatPieSausageRoll
      3 months, 5 days ago

      1-2 Utd tomorrow and we go through on away goals

      1. MeatPieSausageRoll
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Ahh sorry for top post

          1. Trilly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 4 days ago

            New here. Why do people apologise for being top post? It can’t be helped right?

            1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                3 months, 4 days ago

                It’s just ettiquet

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

            Aah, why play safe? I fancy them to beat Barcelona 5-1 at the Camp Nou. I also then expect United to win the Champions League.

            1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                3 months, 4 days ago

                I think your getting carried away bro. I see us edging it but scoring 5 feels a bit much

            2. lilmessipran
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Agreed

              1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Cheers dude

            3. Niho992
                3 months, 5 days ago

                Deeney screwed my plans to bring Mane for GW 36. Any chance he wont get 3 games for suspension ?

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

                  Will be appealed but not sure it will be rescinded.

                  1. Niho992
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      I would be happy if he get 1 or 2 games, so i can keep him for GW 36 and BB then...

                  2. MeatPieSausageRoll
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      I think you should be allowed to do what you want to Arsenal players so yes he’ll play imo lol

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

                    If you bracket Jimenez home scores he screams 35 C

                    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      Absolutely correct!!! Thinking of maybe triple captaining him and alter bench boost plans

                      1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        3 months, 4 days ago

                        Got my TC on him since the deadline passed

                        Prefer looking at that to my GW34 score

                  4. DA Minnion
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Kola to Trent for free make sense?

                    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      Nope

                  5. HaydenXL
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Deeney + Camarasa > A or B?

                    A) Redmond, Gray
                    B) Lucas, Long

                    Current BB35 Team: 1.5itb

                    Ryan / Foster
                    Robo / Doherty / Dunk / Valery / Duffy
                    Sterling / Erikson / KDB / XXX / Son
                    Kun / Jimmy / XXX

                  6. Weasel Boy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Foster Hoiberg Valery* Deeney **

                    This sorry lot aint worth a BB right?

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

                      Only Foster and maybe Hojboj

                    2. MeatPieSausageRoll
                        3 months, 4 days ago

                        I’d say that’s about 8-10 points so no

                      • F_Ivanovic
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 4 days ago

                        12 appearance points and you can transfer Deeney out for an extra 4?

                    3. Niho992
                        3 months, 4 days ago

                        Agueeeeeerooooo TC, let's go !

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

                          Jimi last 2 home total 23pts

                          1. Niho992
                              3 months, 4 days ago

                              Aguero last 2 DGW 29 points

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

                                You what? You can't combine 2 DGW totals and compare to 2 SGW

                                1. Niho992
                                    3 months, 4 days ago

                                    its DGW right ? 😀

                            • MeatPieSausageRoll
                                3 months, 4 days ago

                                Where?

                            • MeatPieSausageRoll
                                3 months, 4 days ago

                                Ffs the gravless are crawling all over the place

                                1. Blueberg
                                  • 3 Years
                                  3 months, 4 days ago

                                  Like white walkers!

                                2. RoysCallerAnne
                                  • 9 Years
                                  3 months, 4 days ago

                                  Bring back RBJ as sheriff 'round these parts.
                                  He'd show those rootin tootin gravless vermin scum some.

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

                                Ryan Duffy Dunk Valery BB worth? Since I got here I must go with it?
                                Not gonna spend transfers last few weeks on getting much stronger bench anyway??

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

                                  Replace Dunk with Hojboj and I've already decided saving for 36

                                  1. Flapjack ✅
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 7 Years
                                    3 months, 4 days ago

                                    Problem is stuff can change by 36

                                    I’m leaning towards a nice hit to get a BB I’m comfortable with and hope to HAUL. Then Chips can be forgotten about and can get on with normal fpl moves

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

                                      There's no hit I'm comfortable with and players I have BB in 36 looks far better and can use 2 FTS

                                      1. Flapjack ✅
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 7 Years
                                        3 months, 4 days ago

                                        What I’m saying is that the situation can get worse. You could get Valery out for a month, Duffy gets concusseD, JWP loses his place, Ben foster retires, TAA gets crocked and Jota tweets some sexist abuse and suddenly your BB is even worse

                                        1. RoysCallerAnne
                                          • 9 Years
                                          3 months, 4 days ago

                                          That does sound worse tbf.

                                        2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          3 months, 4 days ago

                                          I'd love to read a novel or two you've written 😀

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

                                      If Brighton defenders get another 2 or less you want them in DGW away to Wolves and Spurs?

                                      1. Flapjack ✅
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 7 Years
                                        3 months, 4 days ago

                                        Dunk is gone for a hit. No matter what happens.

                                2. Niho992
                                    3 months, 4 days ago

                                    not worth

                                3. Niho992
                                    3 months, 4 days ago

                                    Foster
                                    Duffy-Doherty-VVD
                                    Salah-Siggy-Eriksen-Son-Martial
                                    Aguero-Jimenez

                                    Lloris-Dunk-Bednarek-Deeney

                                    Have plan to TC Aguero/Jimenez

                                    Duffy and Siggy will be Laporte and Delu/JWP

                                    then in GW 36 Deeney and Martial to Firmino and Hojbj for BB

                                    Toughts ?

                                    a lot of hits, but i have to !

                                    1. Tsparkes10
                                        3 months, 4 days ago

                                        Sounds decent. Obvs injuries and suspensions can effect things quickly as we've found out but I prefer it tbh. TC in this dgw could be huge

                                        1. Niho992
                                            3 months, 4 days ago

                                            i agree. lets do this !

                                            1. Tsparkes10
                                                3 months, 4 days ago

                                                GL 😀

                                        2. Tsparkes10
                                            3 months, 4 days ago

                                            After some simple thoughts:

                                            If I do Martial, Vardy/Lukaku to Mane, Zaha then I can bench Valery, Dunk and Zaha this week with a squad of:

                                            Foster/Lloris
                                            Robo Kolas Doh
                                            Moura Mane KDB Son Jota
                                            Jimenez Vardy/Rom

                                            TC Jimenez and get rid of Dunk before a BB in 37. V tempting... Just rotation in a sgw that would possibly hurt I guess?

                                            1. Niho992
                                                3 months, 4 days ago

                                                it could hurt, but you will have better fixtures for your players so go for it mate ! im with you

                                                1. Tsparkes10
                                                    3 months, 4 days ago

                                                    Probs better for long run, means I can assess whether I want Salah or Firminho as my 3rd pool and whether I go Sterling or Aguero 37

                                              • Dare Do The Punt
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 3 Years
                                                3 months, 4 days ago

                                                Didn’t Emery hint that Auba is usually a starter but hasn’t been feeling well recently?

                                                1. Eriksen Maestro
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 1 Year
                                                  3 months, 4 days ago

                                                  Yep he did

                                              • GARY AND JAMIE
                                                • 5 Years
                                                3 months, 4 days ago

                                                How about the ultimate guy to bring in the way it’s all going, Christensen

                                              • Trilly
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                3 months, 4 days ago

                                                I’m sticking to my bb 35 plans mainly because I’m sick of all this planning. Just want to get it over and done with and punt on a triple captain like the good old days.

                                                1. Flapjack ✅
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 7 Years
                                                  3 months, 4 days ago

                                                  Exactly this mate. Get it done. A -4 or -8 is nothing.

                                                  1. Tsparkes10
                                                      3 months, 4 days ago

                                                      Truee but come this far so a BB with 10 points on the bench would feel so annoying. I like risks so may go against it and TC this week 🙂

                                                      1. Flapjack ✅
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 7 Years
                                                        3 months, 4 days ago

                                                        This week has shown how hard it is to get 15 nailed players.

                                                        In a SGW it’s very very tough

                                                        1. Tsparkes10
                                                            3 months, 4 days ago

                                                            Trueee but got 2 weeks to work that out. Would rather risk it with better fixtures than a player getting 2 points. Valery and Doh could easily only play one tbh

                                                            1. Flapjack ✅
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              • 7 Years
                                                              3 months, 4 days ago

                                                              You say “only play one”, that’s best case in a SGW.

                                                              Plus BB we are talking about the dregs of the team. I know bench boost is better than TC.. but really it’s only because the floors higher.

                                                              Each to their own. I don’t have TC so easier decision for me to put forward 🙂

                                                              1. Tsparkes10
                                                                  3 months, 4 days ago

                                                                  Ahhh fair enough. If no TC then I'd defo BB this week. And yhhh ofcourse regarding sgw for 37 but way better fixtures I believe. I'll probs bottle it tbh

                                                                • Tsparkes10
                                                                    3 months, 4 days ago

                                                                    Tbh more bothered about ML than OR although top 25k in first season would be v nice. He has no BB or TC so risks to maximise TC could be huge. Who knows 🙂

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

                                                          Team is:

                                                          Leno (Ryan)
                                                          Duffy, Vertonghen, Doherty, van Dijk (Valery)
                                                          Sterling, Mane, Eriksen, Jota (Casamara)
                                                          Kane, Deeney, Jimenez

                                                          A) Kane -> Agüero and TC
                                                          or
                                                          B) Casamara, Kane, Deeney -> Moura, Agüero, Long for - 8 and BB?

                                                          Thank you!

                                                        • Dare Do The Punt
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 3 Years
                                                          3 months, 4 days ago

                                                          If Lacazette gets 90 midweek and Auba rested, do you think Auba is worth a punt?

                                                          1. GARY AND JAMIE
                                                            • 5 Years
                                                            3 months, 4 days ago

                                                            Yeah you need the home game guy for 90 anything else a bonus

                                                        • Eriksen Maestro
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 1 Year
                                                          3 months, 4 days ago

                                                          Lets give Arsenal defenders all bonus for defending against 10 players for 75 mins!! What a joke

                                                          1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                                                              3 months, 4 days ago

                                                              The defence should hang there heads in shame

                                                            • Tsparkes10
                                                                3 months, 4 days ago

                                                                Who else was going to get it? Mkhi haha

                                                                1. Eriksen Maestro
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  • 1 Year
                                                                  3 months, 4 days ago

                                                                  Lol Auba

                                                                  1. Tsparkes10
                                                                      3 months, 4 days ago

                                                                      Missed a fair few and was offside quite a lot. Plus his goal wasn't exactly a shot. Thought Niles played well when came on but obvs too late for cs

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

                                                                  That's not how bonus system works. It's based on stats

                                                                  1. Eriksen Maestro
                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                    • 1 Year
                                                                    3 months, 4 days ago

                                                                    It is still a joke. Last year Fabianski took 3 bonus when City put 5 past him.

                                                              • AzzaroMax99
                                                                • 2 Years
                                                                3 months, 4 days ago

                                                                Thank you Deeney for helping me not to get you 😀
                                                                Now I need to find other cheap striker with goods fixtures.

                                                                Ings or Jimenez? Or get both?

                                                                I have Wilson, Rondon and Kun.

                                                                1. Tsparkes10
                                                                    3 months, 4 days ago

                                                                    Rondon to Jimi

                                                                  • Tsparkes10
                                                                      3 months, 4 days ago

                                                                      Probs better for you tbh.

                                                                  • ddfc
                                                                    • 3 Years
                                                                    3 months, 4 days ago

                                                                    Lloris
                                                                    Duffy Dunk Laporte
                                                                    Son Sterling Mane Deulofeu
                                                                    Jimenez Aguero Vardy

                                                                    Foster Doherty Valery Romeu

                                                                    1 FT 0.0 ITB

                                                                    What to do here please??

                                                                    Will BB...

                                                                    Thanks

                                                                  • Jacky boy
                                                                    • 3 Years
                                                                    3 months, 4 days ago

                                                                    Hope kun starts CL and plays more than 70-80 minutes so I can persuade myself not to bring him in. Should fix def/gk

                                                                    1. Tsparkes10
                                                                        3 months, 4 days ago

                                                                        I'm not sold either tbh. Not owned hugely in my ML either. And mids did so well this week so will probs stay big with them

                                                                      • ZICO SENNA
                                                                        • 7 Years
                                                                        3 months, 4 days ago

                                                                        No way he doesn’t play next two important fixtures pushing for the title. Aguero excellent captain choice for DGW, and Sterling.

                                                                        1. Jacky boy
                                                                          • 3 Years
                                                                          3 months, 4 days ago

                                                                          No way? Busy period and it's pep

                                                                        2. RoysCallerAnne
                                                                          • 9 Years
                                                                          3 months, 4 days ago

                                                                          Can't take anything for granted anymore regarding real life managers screwing fpl managers in dgw season/ late season.
                                                                          And still the lesson never gets learned.

                                                                    2. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                                                                      • 1 Year
                                                                      3 months, 4 days ago

                                                                      I hope David or Neale titles the roundup to this game “Deeney cancels bench boost”

                                                                    3. Eriksen Maestro
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      • 1 Year
                                                                      3 months, 4 days ago

                                                                      maddison, Higuain=> Son, Jimenez -8? No brainer? After CL

                                                                    4. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                                                      • 2 Years
                                                                      3 months, 4 days ago

                                                                      Plan was to do the following

                                                                      GW35: Murray -> Deeney
                                                                      GW36: Eriksen -> Salah (TC)

                                                                      That plan just went south. Should I put in Gray instead?

                                                                      Or do this instead:

                                                                      A) Murray -> Laca/Firm
                                                                      B) Eriksen -> Mane (TC)

                                                                      Feels a bit off to tripple captain Mane though. But like the thought of having a fit Laca (rested today) for the dgw, though he will most likely only play 145 mins+ at best

                                                                      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                                                        • 2 Years
                                                                        3 months, 4 days ago

                                                                        A) and B) was supposed to be gw35 and gw36 respectively. I'm a bit off today

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

                                                                        Not the biggest fan of Gray.

                                                                        Better yo see your team to propose an option. Eriksen out tmcould backfire but you never know.

                                                                        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                                                          • 2 Years
                                                                          3 months, 4 days ago

                                                                          Will keep him for the dgw. Need to TC someone in 36

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

                                                                      How have you all spent over a week to decide a bench-boost worthy bench, but suddenly decide after one fixture, that the players you chose are not worth it any more?

                                                                      (Deeney/Knockaert owners aside.)

                                                                      I'm not saying it's the right thing to do, but perhaps take a moment to reflect and perhaps trust the choice you spent a week making?

                                                                      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                                                        • 2 Years
                                                                        3 months, 4 days ago

                                                                        Refering to a certain post?
                                                                        Also mind giving me some advice above?

                                                                        1. Hazz
                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                          • 2 Years
                                                                          3 months, 4 days ago

                                                                          No post in particular. Just people questioning BB-viability.

                                                                      2. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                                                                        • 1 Year
                                                                        3 months, 4 days ago

                                                                        Valery also a possible concern.

                                                                        1. Hazz
                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                          • 2 Years
                                                                          3 months, 4 days ago

                                                                          Possible. Southampton fan forum, Reddit posts, here etc all seemed to think it was just cramp and precautionary.

                                                                          Southampton fans don't want anyone else playing RB/RWB.

                                                                          1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                                                                            • 1 Year
                                                                            3 months, 4 days ago

                                                                            Great news, thanks.

                                                                      3. Flapjack ✅
                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                        • 7 Years
                                                                        3 months, 4 days ago

                                                                        Well I was always transferring out Dunk as I tripled Brighton and knew I hated him for the second double. Then Deeney picks himself.

                                                                        But yeah agreed about other players

                                                                      4. Tsparkes10
                                                                          3 months, 4 days ago

                                                                          Valery, Dunk and finding it hard to find a cheap striker that Id be upset benching tbh. And TC this week could be v nice

                                                                        • GARY AND JAMIE
                                                                          • 5 Years
                                                                          3 months, 4 days ago

                                                                          That Brighton 0-5 changed everything

                                                                        • RoysCallerAnne
                                                                          • 9 Years
                                                                          3 months, 4 days ago

                                                                          I planned my BB for four weeks.
                                                                          And it went really well.

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

                                                                          Brighton was very bad against Bournemouth but Im still thinking/hoping my players should get at least 4 points each, 16 points total. Could be more if lucky goal for Duffy or something, could be less of course.
                                                                          Deeney to Wilson and BB ready. Its so few weeks left that you probably wont have a better chance to get better players who score more than those "bad" players who have DGW.

                                                                          1. Hazz
                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                            • 2 Years
                                                                            3 months, 4 days ago

                                                                            I agree with the last paragraph. You're hardly going to spend a transfer on your bench. I'd rather a chance at 2 fixtures than 1, even if there's a supposedly better SGW fixture later.

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

                                                                          Which teams will have a double game week in game week 36?

                                                                          THX!

                                                                          1. Demel
                                                                            • 7 Years
                                                                            3 months, 4 days ago

                                                                            You have used up your DGWs after next week.

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

                                                                            None. Last DGW is 35

                                                                        • Demel
                                                                          • 7 Years
                                                                          3 months, 4 days ago

                                                                          GW35 Vardy > Aguero
                                                                          GW36 Laca > Firmino

                                                                          Sorted.

                                                                          1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                                                            • 2 Years
                                                                            3 months, 4 days ago

                                                                            Reasonable for sure

                                                                            1. Demel
                                                                              • 7 Years
                                                                              3 months, 4 days ago

                                                                              Throw in Sterling, Jimenez, Son, Salah and Tielmans (?!) and I might be ok.

                                                                          2. Tsparkes10
                                                                              3 months, 4 days ago

                                                                              Noiceee

                                                                            • 007 [RoboKlopp]
                                                                              • 2 Years
                                                                              3 months, 4 days ago

                                                                              Nice

                                                                            • Jacky boy
                                                                              • 3 Years
                                                                              3 months, 4 days ago

                                                                              CL

                                                                          3. 007 [RoboKlopp]
                                                                            • 2 Years
                                                                            3 months, 4 days ago

                                                                            Hi, who is better options?
                                                                            A. Eriksen vs mci, BHA
                                                                            B. Mane vs car
                                                                            Ta.

                                                                            1. Demel
                                                                              • 7 Years
                                                                              3 months, 4 days ago

                                                                              On just that gameweek the answer is Eriksen.

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

                                                                            Had Fraser 2nd on my bench but Kola and Laca no show means he comes on

                                                                            1. Demel
                                                                              • 7 Years
                                                                              3 months, 4 days ago

                                                                              Nice. I get Valery and JWP for 2 points each with their no shows.

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

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

                                                                            🙂