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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. ddfc
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 8 hours ago

    Lloris
    Doherty Valery Laporte
    Son Sterling Mane Deulofeu
    Jimenez Aguero Vardy

    Foster Duffy Dunk Romeu

    1 FT 0.0 ITB

    What to do here please??

    Will likely BB...

    Thanks

    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 8 hours ago

      Not much to do really. Maybe shift dunk for a watford or Wolves defender

  2. davidmcnamara
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 8 hours ago

    Missed doing any transfers for the last 2 weeks and went up from 23k to 12k OR.. just changed my subs and captaincies, makes you realise how much this game is based on luck

    1. Beer is good 4 U
        9 days, 8 hours ago

        This is really correct. You need a lot of luck in this game.

    2. fedolefan
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 8 hours ago

      Lol @ the chaos here. BB now, BB next week, all those week long BB RMTs destroyed by Bournemouth who were widely assumed to be on the beach.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 8 hours ago

        I'm just chilling. No need to get worked up.

      2. Lord Tachanka
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 8 hours ago

        Some men just want to watch the world burn

        1. fedolefan
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 8 hours ago

          Aww, got an RMT you want me to look at?

          1. Lord Tachanka
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 1 hour ago

            Nah I’m good, BB all the way back in GW1

            I like watching fire 🙂

    3. Football Manager 2
        9 days, 8 hours ago

        Lad in my work mini league; bench boosted.

        10 players = 6 points
        Captain Knockaert -2, Deeney -2, Ryan, Lindelof, Duffy all 0, Hazard, Aguero, King, Rice, Pereira - all 2 points.

        5 players 54 points

        !!! 60 with 2 to play.

        He got more points than me and I got defensive or attacking returns from 6/8 players whom have completed their game week

      • AzzaroMax99
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 8 hours ago

        Is it crazy to do this Vardy+Rondon+Speroni -> Kun(C)+Ings+Guaita (-8). It would give me 15 players and can use BB ?
        Or that 2nd keeper is irrelevant.

        1. AzzaroMax99
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 8 hours ago

          * and 6 dgw players 🙂

      • Beer is good 4 U
          9 days, 8 hours ago

          Why will do a few people use their BB in GW 36 when there is no doubles?

          1. TRASH BOAT
            • 5 Years
            9 days, 8 hours ago

            Two reasons they either fancy the SGW guys to at least match the DGWs or think that the DGWs will only get one game anyway on rotation

            1. Tsparkes10
                9 days, 8 hours ago

                2 weeks to build a slightly better dgw without Brighton and injured/suspended players

              • Beer is good 4 U
                  9 days, 8 hours ago

                  Thank you!

            2. JAYPEE
                9 days, 8 hours ago

                Terrible Wildcard. Deeney -2 had enough to do Wilson instead. I need a Duffy/Dunk goal and Brighton CS and I’ll be happy.

              • Rains of Castamere
                • 4 Years
                9 days, 8 hours ago

                I own Wilson and King dating back to BGW33. Plan was always to ditch King in 34 for Kane but his injury meant I kept him. Now got both going into a DGW but with a SGW vs Fulham at home.

                Would you keep both? Or take King out for Jimenez for a hit?

                1. Rains of Castamere
                  • 4 Years
                  9 days, 8 hours ago

                  With Ryan, Dunk and Duffy (c) I don't think I've ever craved a clean sheet as much in my life. Effectively 4 defenders in one team and will likely be with 25+ points if they keep Cardiff out.

                  My season hangs on a team who just shipped 5 at home 72 hours earlier.

                  1. Iceball
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    9 days, 8 hours ago

                    Same here. How on earth did we got here? 🙂

                    1. Rains of Castamere
                      • 4 Years
                      9 days, 8 hours ago

                      I have no idea. It will be one of my favourite FPL moments if they keep a cleanie.

                2. RoysCallerAnne
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  9 days, 8 hours ago

                  Keep both for sure.

                  1. Rains of Castamere
                    • 4 Years
                    9 days, 8 hours ago

                    Thanks Roy

                3. TRASH BOAT
                  • 5 Years
                  9 days, 8 hours ago

                  Duffy og 88

              • Football Manager 2
                  9 days, 8 hours ago

                  For 34, I was torn between Rashford v West Ham or Deeney in prep for 35 or Glenn Murray for one week punt only.

                  Going with 79 year old doesn’t look too bad now. 🙂

                • MartialMatas
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  9 days, 8 hours ago

                  Best striker for bench boost for under 7m?

                  1. AzzaroMax99
                    • 2 Years
                    9 days, 8 hours ago

                    Jimenez?

                    1. MartialMatas
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      9 days, 8 hours ago

                      Already have Jimenez

                      1. AzzaroMax99
                        • 2 Years
                        9 days, 8 hours ago

                        Wilson?

                        1. Wizard of Özil
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          9 days, 8 hours ago

                          This

                • Tsparkes10
                    9 days, 8 hours ago

                    Obvs CL tomz will most likely play a part but keep:

                    A) Lukaku
                    B) Vardy

                    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                      • 2 Years
                      9 days, 8 hours ago

                      United playing twice should be the answer to your question

                    2. HMC
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      9 days, 7 hours ago

                      Lukaku only scores against the bottom teams
                      #flattrackbully

                      1. Kiwivillan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        9 days, 7 hours ago

                        #fact

                  • TRASH BOAT
                    • 5 Years
                    9 days, 8 hours ago

                    watch Warnock get the rub of the green tomorrow with a jammy pen or something, which of course Ryan will get nowhere near

                    1. Kiwivillan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      9 days, 8 hours ago

                      Ryan pen save and Murray blank would do for me

                      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                        • 2 Years
                        9 days, 8 hours ago

                        Ryan pen save and Murray Hattie for me

                  • Chandler Bing
                    • 2 Years
                    9 days, 8 hours ago

                    Any chance that Deeney's suspension gets overturned?

                    1. Tsparkes10
                        9 days, 8 hours ago

                        V much doubt it

                    2. Niho992
                        9 days, 8 hours ago

                        Duffy to Laporte or Kolasinac ?

                        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                          • 2 Years
                          9 days, 8 hours ago

                          Dont you have another Brighton player to get rid of instead? At least Duffy can offer some attacking threat

                          1. Niho992
                              9 days, 8 hours ago

                              I have Dunk too, but i need extra cash and i will bench Dunk anyway. HAve plan to use TC next gw, and BB in GW 36

                        2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                          • 2 Years
                          9 days, 8 hours ago

                          With Deeney ruining my plans what would you prefer?

                          A) GW35: Murray -> Laca/Firm
                          GW36: Eriksen -> Mane (TC)

                          B) GW35: Murray -> max 6.5 Striker
                          GW36: Eriksen -> Salah (TC)

                          C) GW35: Murray -> max 8.7
                          GW36: Sterling -> Salah

                          Have Jimenez so he can't be the pick in C

                          1. Niho992
                              9 days, 8 hours ago

                              A : to Firmino.

                              1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                • 2 Years
                                9 days, 8 hours ago

                                Laca got rested.. if he plays less than 80 mins in EL I will pick him. Great fixtures imo.
                                But then again, Firmino might outscore over the next two games weeks even though he has one more game in hand

                                1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                  • 2 Years
                                  9 days, 8 hours ago

                                  One less*

                                2. Niho992
                                    9 days, 8 hours ago

                                    You have to look more advanced. Firmino have Huddersfield after next GW.

                                    1. Kiwivillan
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      9 days, 8 hours ago

                                      I may go without Salah and do straight swap Vardy>Firmino for 36. Don't want to sell any of Mane Eriksen Son Sterling

                                      1. Niho992
                                          9 days, 8 hours ago

                                          thats ok

                                3. Irbox ⚽
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  9 days, 8 hours ago

                                  A. Firmino

                                  1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                    • 2 Years
                                    9 days, 8 hours ago

                                    Thanks buddy

                                4. Chandler Bing
                                  • 2 Years
                                  9 days, 8 hours ago

                                  A with Bobby

                                  1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                    • 2 Years
                                    9 days, 7 hours ago

                                    Thanks Bing

                              2. Irbox ⚽
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                9 days, 8 hours ago

                                Hours and hours of pouring over stats and planning.. GW Rank: 5million with 35 points. This game is cruel

                                1. TRASH BOAT
                                  • 5 Years
                                  9 days, 8 hours ago

                                  And relies more heavily on luck than people want to believe

                                2. Waylander
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  9 days, 8 hours ago

                                  Right there with you. Absolutely awful WC where every 50/50 decision I had to make turned out to be the wrong 50.

                                3. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                  • 2 Years
                                  9 days, 8 hours ago

                                  Really is cruel. But somehow I think much is due to Bournemouth flipping us the middlefinger and rotation

                                  1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                    • 2 Years
                                    9 days, 8 hours ago

                                    Goes for all of us I suppose

                                  2. Irbox ⚽
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    9 days, 8 hours ago

                                    Not only that.. Deeney, Aguero over Sterling. Assets that have been looking rubbish suddenly decide to haul. Just shambles

                                    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                      • 2 Years
                                      9 days, 8 hours ago

                                      And a dude called Redmond who Finally decides to show up. Went Jota over him. Horrible

                                    2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                      • 2 Years
                                      9 days, 8 hours ago

                                      Mind helping me out above?

                              3. Sterling Malory
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                9 days, 8 hours ago

                                Thoughts on these moves.

                                Foster
                                Luiz Robbo Doherty
                                Pogba Son Mane Salah
                                Batshuayi Vardy Jiminez

                                Ryan Duffy Brooks Valery

                                Vardy & Batshuayi > Aguero & Wilson - 4 for BB?

                                Obviously plenty of time between now and then, so things may change. Anyone worth looking at for a - 8?

                                1. Wizard of Özil
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  9 days, 8 hours ago

                                  Personally would prefer Auba for the DGW

                                2. Kiwivillan
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  9 days, 8 hours ago

                                  I'm not bothering with BB 35 with 3/4 of your bench

                                3. Niho992
                                    9 days, 8 hours ago

                                    I wouldnt bring Wilson. HE will troll you probably

                                4. Garlana
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  9 days, 8 hours ago

                                  Deeney to gray the obvious move with nothing itb?

                                  1. Niho992
                                      9 days, 8 hours ago

                                      TRAP

                                    • Chandler Bing
                                      • 2 Years
                                      9 days, 8 hours ago

                                      Not that obvious considering how bad Gray is. Would rather Jimenez or even Murray.

                                  2. Kiwivillan
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    9 days, 8 hours ago

                                    Was mad at myself for selling Pogba to get Sterling before his brace but reality was if didn't get Sterling would've got Knockaert and possibly even Deeney instead of Aguero

                                    1. Niho992
                                        9 days, 8 hours ago

                                        at least you have Sterling. I downgrade Pogba with Martial, and choose Aguero over Sterling after Kane injury...

                                    2. juho
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      9 days, 8 hours ago

                                      FPL has Deeney flagged for 3 games

                                      I guess his ban is now official?

                                      1. Kiwivillan
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 4 Years
                                        9 days, 8 hours ago

                                        It was never unofficial. They can appeal if they want but doubt they will

                                    3. Fantasy Gold
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      9 days, 8 hours ago

                                      Any update from Gracia on Deulofeu?

                                      1. Syd.
                                        • 9 Years
                                        9 days, 8 hours ago

                                        Didn’t mention anything just that he changed the shape

                                        1. Fantasy Gold
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 4 Years
                                          9 days, 8 hours ago

                                          Grrrr. Thanks.

                                    4. dmkp
                                      • 3 Years
                                      9 days, 8 hours ago

                                      Deeney & Dunk/Duffy replacements:

                                      A. Rashford & Bednarek (keep dunk, already have Valery)
                                      B. Wilson & Coady (keep Duffy)
                                      C. Gray & Montreal (keep Dunk)

                                      What do you guys think?

                                    5. KINGS
                                        9 days, 8 hours ago

                                        Holding all the craps from Brighton, Watford, and Arsenal, I have decided not to BB this GW

                                        1. baps sniffer
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 1 Year
                                          9 days, 8 hours ago

                                          You are not alone

                                      • HaydenXL
                                        • 1 Year
                                        9 days, 8 hours ago

                                        Deeney + Camarasa > A or B or C

                                        A) Redmond, Gray
                                        B) Lucas, Long
                                        C) Deulofeu, Llorente

                                        Current BB35 Team: 1.5itb

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

                                      • FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                        • 2 Years
                                        9 days, 8 hours ago

                                        City's next three (tot, tot, MCU) will be season defining. Hoping they throw it all away.

                                        Can't bare if Liverpool don't win either CL or PL. Being a Liverpool fan is really bad for your health 🙁

                                        1. Brosstan
                                          • 4 Years
                                          9 days, 8 hours ago

                                          City can take the league, hope they lose in the other competitions.

                                          1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                            • 2 Years
                                            9 days, 8 hours ago

                                            Much rather they draw twice in the dgw but scored shitloads of goals in the proces (FPL wise)

                                            But my Liverpool heart doesnt care about FPL.

                                        2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 1 Year
                                          9 days, 8 hours ago

                                          Try being a Barnsley fan mate!!!! Haha

                                        3. Tsparkes10
                                            9 days, 8 hours ago

                                            Or a blades fan...

                                          • Niho992
                                              9 days, 8 hours ago

                                              i hope too, but i think they will win the league unfortunately.

                                          • Fantasy Gold
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 4 Years
                                            9 days, 8 hours ago

                                            Who do you prefer as a Camarasa replacement?

                                            A) JWP
                                            B) Redmond

                                            Get the feeling it’s JWP. Redmond smells like a troll.

                                            1. Niho992
                                                9 days, 8 hours ago

                                                A

                                              • FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                                • 2 Years
                                                9 days, 8 hours ago

                                                B.. plays further forward and good underlying stats as well

                                                1. Fantasy Gold
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  9 days, 7 hours ago

                                                  Thanks

                                            2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                              • 2 Years
                                              9 days, 8 hours ago

                                              Is it crazy to pick Gray over Firmino for the dgw in order to get Salah (TC) instead of Mane (TC)?

                                              Deeney flagged for three matches, so Gray should play both

                                              1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                                • 2 Years
                                                9 days, 8 hours ago

                                                TC is in 36 obviously

                                              2. KINGS
                                                  9 days, 8 hours ago

                                                  Gray looks set for both games. For Pool, pick their midfielders

                                                • Niho992
                                                    9 days, 8 hours ago

                                                    Believe me it is. Woudnt be suprised if Sucess start with Delu one game.

                                                    Just bring Firmino pal

                                                    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                                      • 2 Years
                                                      9 days, 8 hours ago

                                                      Would also mean following my heart.

                                                  • baps sniffer
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 1 Year
                                                    9 days, 8 hours ago

                                                    I guess Mane is at least as good pick as Salah. More central and more likely to get baps.

                                                    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                                      • 2 Years
                                                      9 days, 8 hours ago

                                                      You might be right. Not much between and also better Long term to go double pool

                                                      1. baps sniffer
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 1 Year
                                                        9 days, 7 hours ago

                                                        Yes, I am now wondering if I should do Laca to Firmino.

                                                      2. baps sniffer
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 1 Year
                                                        9 days, 7 hours ago

                                                        And do check recent underlying stats 🙂

                                                        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                                          • 2 Years
                                                          9 days, 7 hours ago

                                                          Well would prolly stick with Laca for the dgw and switch next week

                                                • Beer is good 4 U
                                                    9 days, 8 hours ago

                                                    Will Moura start both games? Thank you!

                                                    1. Niho992
                                                        9 days, 8 hours ago

                                                        Depend on CL game

                                                      • baps sniffer
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 1 Year
                                                        9 days, 7 hours ago

                                                        Alli may also play, but I think it is Llorente who is more likely not to play. I did bring Moura in on wc, and believe that he will at least start one and play in both. But let us wait and see, we may get a clue.

                                                    2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                                      • 2 Years
                                                      9 days, 7 hours ago

                                                      Who are thinking of captaining for the dgw? Im currently on Son, Aguero or Sterling.

                                                      Also who do plan to TC in 36?

                                                      Currently on Mane, but Son could be a fun punt

                                                      1. TorresMagic™
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • Has Moderation Rights
                                                        • 9 Years
                                                        9 days, 7 hours ago

                                                        Might TC this week and a Pooler in 36

                                                        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                                          • 2 Years
                                                          9 days, 7 hours ago

                                                          What about BB?

                                                        2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                                          • 2 Years
                                                          9 days, 7 hours ago

                                                          And who will you TC?

                                                      2. Niho992
                                                          9 days, 7 hours ago

                                                          Aguero or Jimenez TC in GW 35

                                                          Salah C in GW 36

                                                        • Beer is good 4 U
                                                            9 days, 7 hours ago

                                                            I will captain Jimenez.

                                                            I think that a home game against Huddersfield (Mane) is much better than a home game against West Ham (Son).

                                                          • baps sniffer
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • 1 Year
                                                            9 days, 7 hours ago

                                                            Currently on Son for C, and TC Mane. Fun is fun, but I prefer points. Son may be game time risk.

                                                            1. baps sniffer
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              • 1 Year
                                                              9 days, 7 hours ago

                                                              Son just might score vs City, but I cannot see brace there.

                                                              1. baps sniffer
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                • 1 Year
                                                                9 days, 7 hours ago

                                                                So no TC now imo.

                                                                1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                                                  • 2 Years
                                                                  9 days, 7 hours ago

                                                                  Im with you

                                                          • HMC
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • 8 Years
                                                            9 days, 6 hours ago

                                                            silly season has begun - might give it to my boy Robbo!

                                                        • jia you jia you
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 2 Years
                                                          9 days, 7 hours ago

                                                          Happy with Jimenez, Boly & AWB on my bb bench...very glad that I stayed away from BHA and Deeney for BB 😉

                                                          1. Tsparkes10
                                                              9 days, 7 hours ago

                                                              What's rest of team mate?

                                                              1. jia you jia you
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                • 2 Years
                                                                9 days, 7 hours ago

                                                                was just a tongue-in-cheek post, I actually had these players on my bench for BB in GW1 🙂

                                                                1. Tsparkes10
                                                                    9 days, 7 hours ago

                                                                    Ahhh, my bad :). I may TC now and BB later Hahaha.

                                                              2. Iceball
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                • 4 Years
                                                                9 days, 7 hours ago

                                                                Jimenez should never be on bench 🙂

                                                                1. jia you jia you
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  • 2 Years
                                                                  9 days, 7 hours ago

                                                                  the BB did take place in GW1 though haha 🙂