Dugout Discussion

Lacazette, Luiz, Ceballos and Pepe on the bench for Arsenal

There are two Premier League matches kicking off at 14:00 BST today.

Arsenal head north to take on Newcastle United at St. James’ Park, while Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers meet at the King Power Stadium.

The headline team news from Tyneside is that Alexandre Lacazette (£9.5m) – who had been a doubt for this game with an ankle knock – is only a substitute, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) leading the line for the Gunners.

David Luiz (£6.0m), Nicolas Pepe (£9.5m) and Dani Ceballos (£5.5m) also have to make do with a place on the bench.

Youngsters Reiss Nelson (£5.5m) and Joe Willock (£5.0m) start behind Aubameyang.

Joelinton (£6.0m) makes his competitive Newcastle debut and will be joined by an out-of-position Miguel Almiron (£6.0m) in attack, with Steve Bruce keeping faith with the wing-back system that Rafael Benitez favoured in 2018/19.

Matt Ritchie (£5.5m) has recovered from injury and will line up on the left flank.

There are no major shocks at Leicester, with Ayoze Perez (£6.5m) making Brendan Rodgers’ starting XI as expected.

Perez joins Jamie Vardy (£9.0m) and James Maddison (£7.0m) in the Foxes’ line-up but Marc Albrighton (£5.5m) drops to the bench as Wilfred Ndidi (£5.0m) is brought in to bolster central midfield.

Wolves are at full strength, with Raul Jimenez (£7.5m) and Diogo Jota (£6.5m) again paired together in a two-pronged attack.

Jimenez and Matt Doherty (£6.0m) both returned from injury lay-offs in the Europa League on Thursday night and the Irish wing-back also makes Nuno Espirito Santo’s first starting XI of the 2019/20 campaign.

Newcastle United XI: Dubravka, Schär, Lascelles, Dummett, Manquillo, Shelvey, Hayden, Longstaff, Ritchie, Almirón, Joelinton.

Arsenal XI: Leno, Maitland-Niles, Chambers, Sokratis, Monreal, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Mkhitaryan, Willock, Nelson, Aubameyang.

Leicester City XI: Schmeichel, Ricardo, Söyüncü, Evans, Chilwell, Ndidi, Choudhury, Tielemans, Maddison, Pérez, Vardy.

Wolves XI: Patricio, Coady, Bennett, Boly, Doherty, Dendoncker, Moutinho, Neves, Jonny, Jota, Jimenez.

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1,758 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Jordan.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    my despise for vardy grows

  2. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Souness and Mourinho in the Sky studio. Two miserable pundits - going to need someone to lighten the mood.

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Ha - I think Mourinho will be good but the combination isn’t great

  3. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Bap for Leno 🙂

    Nothing for Auba 🙁

  4. Bruce Lee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 3 days ago

    can't believe auboomeryang hasn't even got a bap

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Did you see the game?

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

    Not sure if Mourinho is a worse manager or pundit

    1. Bruce Lee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 3 days ago

      his managerial career wasn't a success as he only won the cl multiple times

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

      Enjoy him as a pundit and he won the odd trophy as a gaffer.

      1. Bruce Lee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 3 days ago

        ron_swanson from ffscout comments is better imo

    3. Trophé Mourinho
      4 months, 3 days ago

      i dont mind him tbh, he is funny/entertaining at least

  6. TONY123
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    How did Perez play today?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Incredible, was unlucky not to get his hat trick

      1. The Head-Ake
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        That's unfortunate but it is what it is init

      2. liverpool01
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 3 days ago

        lol

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

      Alright, nothing special.

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

    Looks like Sokratis 3 Leno and Monreal 2.

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

      AMN 3

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

        Tackled 4 times.

        1. Bruce Lee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 3 days ago

          bro this guy went in and done the calculations himself... that's dedication

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

            or using the members area

            1. Bruce Lee
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 3 days ago

              where is this feature?

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

              Take the plaudits, TM 😉

    2. Bruce Lee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 3 days ago

      fake news

    3. KGFC
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      I know there is "math" behind the BAPS system but it just seems illogical that the person who scores the only goal of the match doesn't get any, let alone all 3 bonus!

      And yeah, salty owner 🙁

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        4 months, 3 days ago

        well he must have played like ass then tbh, missed many opportunities or gave away possession alot. That, or others had a great game in those regards

      2. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Would it not be easier to just raise the points gained from a goal.....

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

        Defenders deserve bonus too. A goal is worth 24, he ended up on 25 for the match.

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

        Yes, BPS hates Auba and Salah.

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

      By the way, it is 2019/2020 seasonnow 🙂

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

        I mean when I go to check matches, I shouldn't be forced to switch season to current.

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

          Click on the match in top right corner?

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

    Excited to see Mason Mount today, was one of the best players I’ve seen at Derby

    1. The Head-Ake
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      You and I both.

    2. Make America Greta Again
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Me too - Fwanks favourite, unusual name for a soccer player, sounds more like s golfer. Imagine having a soccer player named Bryson De Chambeau or Davis Love the third.

  9. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Imagine if Chelsea get a penalty and Jorginho steps up to take

    1. Bruce Lee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 3 days ago

      imagine if you actually got 100 pts

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Have an upvote sir

        1. Bruce Lee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 3 days ago

          thanks i can finally feed my family

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

      Opposing team getting a pen at OT... good one!

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Preferred the Kane grav Rainer

    3. Make America Greta Again
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      I'd prefer to imagine Miley Cyrus coming to my door all hurt and in need of succour!

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        I'd rather you didn't talk about my wife like that

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

    Rashy and AWB owner LETS GO UNITED

  11. Brakos2k
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Bloody VAR. Dend to come on for Trossard and rival has Leicester keeper... Saw the goal pop up and whoop and then... it disappears. Going to be like this all season.

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

    Glad Dendoncker didn't score. Would have had to fathom 6, ~9, 6 on my bench.

    I mean at least it all shows as 0 now (I hate it), but whew.

    1. Make America Greta Again
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Might start him in more games and use funds elsewhere.

    2. The Duffy Dunk Shaw
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      -9 wow

  13. Giggs Boson.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Quite excited by McTominay this season. The way he was dictating the play in pre-season was Carrick-esque. Strong-minded character, with excellent work-rate. Future captain for sure.

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

      I'm bit worried tbh.
      Hopefully he plays well for us this season

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 3 days ago

      FPL wise?

      1. Giggs Boson.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        No

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 3 days ago

      If he plays well could be gold, all Man U options become huge bandwagons in short period due to huge fan base.

  14. OneMan
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Trossard a worry not starting. What are ppl doing ?

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

      1. Cursing myself for picking him
      2. Waiting for another gw

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

        Yes, could use up a valuable early transfer getting rid. But I'll give him another week or 2 as have a plating bench.

  15. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Looking forward to this game

    No players but plenty to scout

    First big game of the season too

  16. Trophé Mourinho
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Chelsea vs Man U gonna be like 2 homeless guys fighting over a special brew

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

      We might be surprised ... some young-ish blood are starting ...

  17. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 3 days ago

    United Chelsea game, who are you scouting? Me on Pogba, Martial, Tammy and Barkley ...

  18. New Post
  19. LosBlancos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Abraham post 😮

  20. stuarto
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Giroud coming on. Will be Meaty French Forehead v Slabhead

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

    Is maitland niles bolted on or is he likely to rotate/ride the bench once a summer signing takes over? I don’t know arsenal defense well.

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      waiting for Bellerin to come back, could be a while still