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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. zØphar ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Deeney to Rashford for free reasonable? can do eriksen to mane the week after

    1. sunzip14
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Assume you have Jimenez already? how about Deeney's teammate Gray as a dgw punt?

      1. zØphar ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        yep deeney jimenez aguero front line. problem with gray is
        A. Success has played with deulofeu in the past, gray might miss a game
        B. Its booking a transfer down the line

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

          Exactly. I think Success will come in. Del and Gray are the two which rotate.

          1. The 12th Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            I have considered either saving this week or Deeney > Sucsess or Long. Both 4.6m.
            Benching Foster,Duffy,Dunk and Sucsess/Long in 35
            Plus using BB in 36.

  2. sunzip14
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    30 mins after I did Vardy>Deeney and went to sleep he gets a red. Wasted a transfer there and possibly the value of BB chip too. What would you do with this lot? 5.4itb, 0FT.

    Ryan, Foster
    Duffy, Dunk, Laporte, Vertonghen, Valery
    Eriksen, Son, Hazard, Jota, Deulofeu
    Lacazette, Jiminez, Deeney

    1. Van der Faart
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Deeney to Wilson/King/Vardy. Upgrade Ryan

      1. sunzip14
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Back to Vardy for a -4? What do you think of Firmino?

        1. zØphar ⭐
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          firmino seems to be playing a deeper role, great for his team, not great for fpl

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Why didn’t you wait until Friday to make the transfer ?

      1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        team value rules 😉

      2. sunzip14
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        4am brain fade. It was a planned move all along Vardy>Deeney for 35. Deeney was about to rise and I was too sleepy to watch the game after Lacazette was on the bench. Made a mistake! any suggestions?

        1. sunzip14
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Although it was a planned move all along, I wanted to do it towards the end of the week. 22 points gw and Lacazette benching just clouded my judgement at that moment.

          1. Skull And Gnomes 9
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 4 days ago

            You are not alone, I have no excuse either except my propensity to be a total plank. 🙂

            I'm holding him as it could turn out genius if he hauls v Saints with the flock now avoiding.

            1. sunzip14
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              3 match suspension, no?

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

                Yes 3 match ban

                1. sunzip14
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Haven't had the interest to watch the highlights. Any chance they appeal and it is reduced?

              2. Skull And Gnomes 9
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Really?! Oh! 😯

                I am a thicker plank than I thought. -8 incoming!

        2. Hotdogs for Tea
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          You were never going to be priced out though ?

          I would get Rashford to prepare next week for getting some of Salah, Mane or Firmino ... but wait until Friday 🙂

          1. Skull And Gnomes 9
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Yes, wait until Friday. 🙂

    3. Plebby
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      did the same 🙁

  3. Canary_Kid
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Seriously considering Andre Gray for the double. Any reason not to?

    1. sunzip14
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Good punt imo

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Because he is rubbish ?

    3. Van der Faart
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Based on his performance last night I wouldn't. Couldn't hit a barn door

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

      Because he won't play 2 games.

      1. Legend of Rosický
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Why won't he. There is nothing to suggest he wont..

    5. Legend of Rosický
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I done it already

  4. Jinswick
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Best move here? Bench is looking AWFUL...

    A) Connolly & Deeney -> Kiko & Ings (-4), BB35 & TC36
    B) Save FT, TC35 & BB36

    FOSTER
    DOHERTY, DUFFY, Trent
    STERLING, SON, ERIKSEN, JOTA, Mane
    AGUERO, JIMENEZ

    RYAN, DUNK, Connolly, Deeney
    Bank 0.0m, 1FT

    1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Chill out and see who else gets injured.
      Deeney buyers already stung.

      1. zØphar ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        avoid ings imo , unless youre ok with just one game in the double . kiko also was hauled early yesterday and is a minutes risk

        1. Jinswick
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Fair point on Ings - but at least he's on pens and Saints are playing well. Not many other striker options given my lack of funds, especially as I need to downgrade Deeney in order to upgrade Connolly. Llorente is probably the only other option, but I doubt he will start both games either (and one is away to City).

        2. Jinswick
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Re Kiko - was that just because they were chasing the game? He came off for a striker.

      2. Jinswick
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Any more injuries and it probably has to be B. Thinking A if all stays the same.

        1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Both ins are risks.

          1. Jinswick
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Yeah, rock and a hard place. See anything better?

            1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              One more injury could make a -8 and BB more attractive.
              Triple Brighton is the big issue.

  5. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Duffy to Cathcart with a hit?

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      probably not

  6. Van der Faart
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Deeney to Rondon for this week?

    1. zØphar ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      wilson probably better if youre going single week

      1. Van der Faart
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Slightly more expensive and budget won't stretch

  7. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Is vardy to lacazete ok for a -4 hit ?

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

      Vardy could outscore Laca for free

    2. sunzip14
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Can't recommend as a Laca owner and a stupid Vardy>Deeney early move doer. Vardy probably hauls 😀

    3. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Keep Vardy. Keep him for the next two

  8. BucketHead
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Is it worth it to bench boost with Ryan.dufffy.valery and dunk after I find a replacement for deeney or better to wait???

    1. sunzip14
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      If Valery is passed fit, I think use it. If you were benching 3 Brighton in 36 as well or you have defending covers may be TC this gw and BB 36.

  9. Ragnar Lothbrok
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Is it time to use my TC on someone in my team below?

    Ryan

    Kolasinac / Robertson / Duffy

    Pogba / Eriksen / Salah / Mane / Jota

    Jimi / Auba

    For me its between Auba (DGW) or Salah/Mane when they have HUD @ home

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Wait until GW36 for Salah/Mane haul 😉

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

      I'm considering Jimi TC

  10. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Lucky I waited until after the Watford V Ars game to look at doing Vardy > Deeney

    Now thanking my head I didn't pull an early trigger lol.

    Would you keep Vardy or do the following?

    Vardy > Wilson & Camarasa > Pogba for a - 4?

    Cheers

    1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      No. Camarasa can score against pool

    2. Rocky.007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Not sure about Pogba mate.

  11. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Dunk to cathcart for free no brainer ?

    1. Rocky.007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      If you have no other issues, why not

  12. Rocky.007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 days ago

    A) Laca, Deeney to Aguero, Long (-4)
    B) Deeney to Wison

    Ps: playing Bench boost

  13. Manumana
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Heaton Puncheon Barnes King
    To
    Foster KDB Jimenez Long

    For -12. Gives me 10 DGW players for my BB team

    Yes or no

    Foster Lloris
    TAA Duffy Kola Bednarek WBA
    Salah Mane KDB Son Fraser
    Laca Jimenez Long

    24 playing GW 35

    1. Rocky.007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      -12 is a lot, but some of those transfers are good, avoid getting long and maybe Foster too.

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

        How about -

        Foster Puncheon Barnes King
        To
        Gunn KDB Jimenez Llorrente

        -12 & BB

  14. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Boly, Yoshida or Cathcart to replace Dunk for free?

  15. Do I Not Like Orange
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Which of these moves seems best for me this GW?

    A) Eriksen/Deeney > Deulo/Kun (-4), BB
    B) Deeney/Vardy > Gray/Kun (-4), BB
    C) Vardy > Kun, TC Kun. Bench Deeney & Brighton

    For context, my ML rival is making up ground & carrying ridiculous spawn atm (he got 4 Son captaincy points for that last minute assist, and is getting 5 from Vertonghen despite sticking him 3rd on the bench), so feel like I should cover his main differentials like Kun & to a lesser extent Deulo.

    1. Skull And Gnomes 9
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      You're determined to get Kun but I'm not feeling it v Spurs/Utd and why lose Erik with his 2nd game mint.

      You need Deli though, he could do some real damage this week.

  16. De Gea is GOAT
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Repost!
    I'm bringing in Jimi and either Fraser/Doucoure/Jota this week. Hold BB for now yeah? Thanks a lot guys!
    Current squad is:
    Pat
    Robbo TAA Kola/Duffy
    Mane Eriksen Son Sterling Tiele
    Wilson Vardy

    Guaita Barnes Dunk

  17. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Deeney to Gray or Nitro? 6.3ITB.

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Mitro*

    2. Konstaapeli
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Nitro sounds more fun!

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

    Vardy + Periera > Kun + Cathcart -4?

  19. kysersosa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Thoughts on what to do with this non-WC/non-BB team:

    Boruc

    TAA, VVD, Chilwell
    Mane, Son, Eriksen, Pogba
    Vardy, Lacazette, Arnie

    Guatia, Brooks, Rice, Clyne

    1.0 m ITB, 1FT

    Plan was Arnie to Deeney, but after last night it’s all up in the air. Redmond in for brooks and play 3-5-2. Or Jiménez/Rashford in for Arnie?!

    1. De Gea is GOAT
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I'd be playing Brooks if i was you. Jimi for Arnie sounds good too

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

      Jimi for Arnie. TC material

  20. The 12th Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Is Jota,Deeney > Redmond,Wilson worth a hit?

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

      I'm thinking of captain jota and you wanna get rid....for a hit, no from me

    2. Skull And Gnomes 9
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I think you can do better than Redmond with the two always tough.

      1. Skull And Gnomes 9
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Aways*l

  21. HEADSY
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Lloris
    Laporte / Robbo / Valery
    Eriksen / Son / KDB / Mane / JWP
    Jimi / Aguero

    Foster / Duffy / Dunk / Deeney

    Thinking about canning the BB till GW36 now then i can have 2FT and BB with much better fixtures:

    Liverpool vs Huddersfield
    Brighton vs Newcastle
    Spurs vs West Ham
    Southampton vs Bournemouth
    Burnley vs Citeh
    Watford vs Wolves

  22. HEADSY
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Lloris
    Laporte / Robbo / Valery
    Eriksen / Son / KDB / Mane / JWP
    Jimi / Aguero

    Foster / Duffy / Dunk / Deeney

    Thinking about canning the BB till GW36 now then i can have 2FT and BB with much better fixtures:

    Liverpool vs Huddersfield
    Brighton vs Newcastle
    Spurs vs West Ham
    Southampton vs Bournemouth
    Burnley vs Citeh
    Watford vs Wolves

    Is there any point in wasting BB on dross and trying to basically get lucky...

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

      Problem if is if you wanna TC in 36

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

        Jimi 2 home fixtures is appealing

      2. HEADSY
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        i don't though so that is not an option.

  23. SirT83
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 days ago

    For the first time this season I have no idea what to do with my team.
    1 FT, 1.1 itb.
    Alison Guaita
    Doherty Pereira Robbo Bedna Kola
    Salah Son Eriksen Hayden Fraser
    Laca Wilson Vardy

    Tips needed.

  24. kysersosa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Is Llorente worth a punt as my 3rd spurs attack? (Have Son and Erik)

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      lol

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

        He scored more than Aguero, Lacazette, Lukaku combined this week!

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

      Thinking the same with deeney currently in my front 3

  25. Konstaapeli
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Morning ladies. A quick A or B to get things moving.

    A) Duffy + Deeney to Bednarek + Wilson for a hit
    B) Deeney to Gray

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

      My exact dilemna. Hit less likely to pay off imo so probably B, neither ideal though.

  26. scubasmithy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Best deeney replacement? Only got 5.9 to spend. Or a bit more if I lose Duffy

    Llorente seems logical choice

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I would rather have a suspended Troy than Llorente.

    2. Konstaapeli
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      He's injured, right?

      1. Konstaapeli
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Think I'll go Wilson and ditch Duffy with the same move.

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

      I think the same. Wait to his his injury status but worth a punt. Just monitor Deeney price drop.

  27. dark91
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Now that I would need an extra hit to replace Deeney (like many others) I am thinking about BB GW37 with 4 of the top 6 teams having relatively 'easy' fixtures

    So would you take a -12 and play BB GW35 or play BB GW 37 while taking only a -4 hit?

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      But you will have the players from those top 7 teams in GW37 anyway in your 11 ? and I assume your bench will be from weaker teams and be maybe playing against the better teams ? Is that really the best time to bench boost ?

      1. dark91
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Atm I have no Liv players, 1 Man U, 1 Spurs and 3 from City.

        By GW 37 I would have brought in at least 2 Liv players for their game against Hudd anyway + the rotation for Champions League/Europa League will be more clear with less teams remaining in the competition

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          So it’s not about BB really, it’s about making your team stronger ?

          Can’t answer really without seeing your team to judge if the hits make sense, but I suspect they don’t

          I would concentrate on your best 11 and ensure you have a playing bench to boost in any given game week 🙂

          1. dark91
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Ryan/Kepa

            Laporte Doherty Schlupp Dunk Peltier

            Sterling Hazard Pogba Moura Romeu

            Aguero Deeney Jimenez

            But I agree on "having a playing bench" thanks 🙂

  28. Rhodes your boat
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Who are people planning to TC and when?

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

      salah gameweek 36 against huddersfield

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

      Mane in 36 or someone in 38

    3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Jimenez vs FUL

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

      Mane either 36 or 38 (ML MoM in mind).

  29. Atimis
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Should Deulofeu and Kiko start next game?

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

      Del will compete with Gray for a spot. I think he is likely to start over him in at least 1 of the 2 games. I wouldn't be confident he starts both.

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

        Agreed. Can’t see 180 mins returning from injury.

    2. Amey
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Have Deulofeu too.
        I think he'll start both now as Deeney is banned now (If fit obviously)

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

          Can’t see him playing more than 100 mins coming back from injury.

      • Skull And Gnomes 9
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Deli to get both or at least one +sub.

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

      Thoughts on these 2 moves?

      GW35 Vardy > Aguero

      Leno
      Kola - Valery - Duffy/Bednarek
      JWP - Salah - Son - Sterling
      Jimenez - Aguero - Lacazette

      GW36 Laca > Firmino

      Leno
      TAA - Kola - Valery/Duffy
      Salah - Sterling - Son - Tielmans
      Jimenez - Firmino - Aguero

      1. Konstaapeli
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Lovely.