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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
    9 days, 3 hours ago

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

    1. sunzip14
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

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

      1. zØphar ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 days, 2 hours 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
          9 days, 1 hour ago

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

          1. The 12th Man
            • 5 Years
            9 days, 1 hour 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
    9 days, 3 hours 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      Deeney to Wilson/King/Vardy. Upgrade Ryan

      1. sunzip14
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 2 hours ago

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

        1. zØphar ⭐
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          9 days, 2 hours ago

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

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 2 hours ago

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

      1. Holmes
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 2 hours ago

        team value rules 😉

      2. sunzip14
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 2 hours 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
          9 days, 2 hours 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
            9 days, 2 hours 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
              9 days, 2 hours ago

              3 match suspension, no?

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

                Yes 3 match ban

                1. sunzip14
                  • 2 Years
                  9 days, 2 hours 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
                9 days, 2 hours ago

                Really?! Oh! 😯

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

        2. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 2 hours 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
            9 days, 2 hours ago

            Yes, wait until Friday. 🙂

    3. Plebby
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      did the same 🙁

  3. Canary_Kid
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

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

    1. sunzip14
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Good punt imo

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      Because he is rubbish ?

    3. Van der Faart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 2 hours ago

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

    4. Demel
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Because he won't play 2 games.

      1. Legend of Rosický
          9 days, 1 hour ago

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

      2. Legend of Rosický
          9 days, 1 hour ago

          I done it already

      3. Jinswick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 3 hours 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™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          9 days, 2 hours ago

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

          1. zØphar ⭐
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            9 days, 2 hours 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
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              9 days, 2 hours 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
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              9 days, 2 hours ago

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

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

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

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 9 Years
              9 days, 2 hours ago

              Both ins are risks.

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

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

                1. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 9 Years
                  9 days, 2 hours ago

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

      4. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 2 hours ago

        Duffy to Cathcart with a hit?

        1. Holmes
          • 5 Years
          9 days, 2 hours ago

          probably not

      5. Van der Faart
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 2 hours ago

        Deeney to Rondon for this week?

        1. zØphar ⭐
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          9 days, 2 hours ago

          wilson probably better if youre going single week

          1. Van der Faart
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            9 days, 2 hours ago

            Slightly more expensive and budget won't stretch

      6. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 2 hours ago

        Is vardy to lacazete ok for a -4 hit ?

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

          Vardy could outscore Laca for free

        2. sunzip14
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 2 hours 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
          9 days, 1 hour ago

          Keep Vardy. Keep him for the next two

      7. BucketHead
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 2 hours 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
          9 days, 2 hours 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.

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

          Wait until GW36 for Salah/Mane haul 😉

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

          I'm considering Jimi TC

      9. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 2 hours 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
          9 days, 2 hours ago

          No. Camarasa can score against pool

        2. Rocky.007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 2 hours ago

          Not sure about Pogba mate.

      10. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 2 hours ago

        Dunk to cathcart for free no brainer ?

        1. Rocky.007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 2 hours ago

          If you have no other issues, why not

      11. Rocky.007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 2 hours ago

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

        Ps: playing Bench boost

      12. Manumana
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 2 hours 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
          9 days, 2 hours ago

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

          1. Manumana
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            9 days, 1 hour ago

            How about -

            Foster Puncheon Barnes King
            To
            Gunn KDB Jimenez Llorrente

            -12 & BB

      13. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        9 days, 2 hours ago

        Boly, Yoshida or Cathcart to replace Dunk for free?

      14. Do I Not Like Orange
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 2 hours 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
          9 days, 1 hour 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.

      15. De Gea is GOAT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 2 hours 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

      16. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 2 hours ago

        Deeney to Gray or Nitro? 6.3ITB.

        1. Over Midwicket
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          9 days, 2 hours ago

          Mitro*

        2. Konstaapeli
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 1 hour ago

          Nitro sounds more fun!

      17. NUFCAndrew
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 2 hours ago

        Vardy + Periera > Kun + Cathcart -4?

      18. kysersosa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 2 hours 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
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 1 hour ago

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

        2. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 1 hour ago

          Jimi for Arnie. TC material

      19. The 12th Man
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

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

        1. drughi
          • 9 Years
          9 days, 1 hour 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
          9 days, 1 hour ago

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

          1. Skull And Gnomes 9
            • 1 Year
            9 days, 1 hour ago

            Aways*l

      20. HEADSY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 1 hour 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

      21. HEADSY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 1 hour 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
          9 days, 1 hour ago

          Problem if is if you wanna TC in 36

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

            Jimi 2 home fixtures is appealing

          2. HEADSY
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            9 days, 1 hour ago

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

      22. SirT83
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 1 hour 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.

      23. kysersosa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

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

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          9 days, 1 hour ago

          lol

          1. kysersosa
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            9 days, 1 hour ago

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

        2. scubasmithy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 1 hour ago

          Thinking the same with deeney currently in my front 3

      24. Konstaapeli
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 1 hour 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
          9 days, 1 hour ago

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

      25. scubasmithy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 1 hour 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
          9 days, 1 hour ago

          I would rather have a suspended Troy than Llorente.

        2. Konstaapeli
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 1 hour ago

          He's injured, right?

          1. Konstaapeli
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 1 hour ago

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

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

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

      26. dark91
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 1 hour 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
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 1 hour 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
            9 days, 1 hour 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
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              9 days, 1 hour 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
                9 days, 1 hour 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 🙂

      27. Rhodes your boat
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        Who are people planning to TC and when?

        1. drughi
          • 9 Years
          9 days, 1 hour ago

          salah gameweek 36 against huddersfield

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

          Mane in 36 or someone in 38

        3. Holmes
          • 5 Years
          9 days, 1 hour ago

          Jimenez vs FUL

        4. kysersosa
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 1 hour ago

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

      28. Atimis
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        Should Deulofeu and Kiko start next game?

        1. Demel
          • 7 Years
          9 days, 1 hour 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
            9 days, 1 hour ago

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

        2. Amey
            9 days, 1 hour 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
              9 days, 1 hour ago

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

          • Skull And Gnomes 9
            • 1 Year
            9 days, 1 hour ago

            Deli to get both or at least one +sub.

        3. Demel
          • 7 Years
          9 days, 1 hour 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
            9 days, 1 hour ago

            Lovely.