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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. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Leicester change to 4-2-3-1 no more OOP for Ayoze

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Party time !!!!

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

      Back to POO

    3. Bruce Lee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 6 days ago

      where is he playing?

      1. Zlatanzo
          4 months, 6 days ago

          on the right

          1. Bruce Lee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 6 days ago

            thanks

            not bad tbh

            1. Zlatanzo
                4 months, 6 days ago

                tielemans playing no.10 aswell, very intriguing

      2. TheTinman
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        St Max on for 30 seconds and I already have a man crush

        1. badgerboy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Bit of a lad apparently. 'Needs some managing' the commentator said.

          1. TheTinman
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Just how we like em

            1. badgerboy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              Exactly what I thought when he said it!

      3. Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Actually really like what I've seen of Saint Maximin so far. Direct, confident and not afraid to ask for the ball when under pressure.

        1. ...al - Come out to the coa…
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Great player but final shot/pass can be improved upon

        2. Differentiator
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          He's had about 4 touches mate....

        3. QueefParkRangers
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Well done mate you’ve repeated what the commentators are saying...

      4. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        LMS safety score currently 60 including bonus.

        https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

        1. dark91
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          That is doable. I am planning to stay for a bit long this year 😀

        2. Yip Jaap Stam
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Last season I went out I the first round l, hoping for better this term

          1. Yip Jaap Stam
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Last season I went out in the first round, hoping for better this term*

        3. Guvnor
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          How do I join?

      5. The Big Fella
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Premier League

        @premierleague
        Any goal scored or created with the use of the hand or arm will be disallowed this #PL season - even if it is accidental - under the Laws of the Game

        Read more: http://preml.ge/RdUDwS

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Once they stay consistent with it 🙂

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

          How come Spurs were not awarded a pen so yesterday for the accidental hand ball?

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            They have said that they wont VAR review handballs unless its completely obvious and non-accidental.

          2. Lacabacca
              4 months, 6 days ago

              That’s not what it says.

            • Twitter: @Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 6 days ago

              Read the rule again, maybe?

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

          Soyuncu max bonus atm 😎

          1. The Train Driver
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Come on Jimenez, destroy those points...

          2. DantheManinaPan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Pereira's taken the lead 🙁

        4. Yip Jaap Stam
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Vardy not looking sharp

          1. Trossard or not Trossard
              4 months, 6 days ago

              Damnes..

          2. Ginkapo FPL
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Pepe non owners tremble

            1. Ógie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              Feels orgasmic alright 😉

          3. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            What's wrong with this Jota guy?

          4. Bubz
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Jota gonna score or what?

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              Not against Soyuncu...

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

            Pepe coming on. :drool:

          6. HurriKane
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Greenwooddd

            1. GOTHAM City F.C.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              Bench

            2. HurriKane
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              *On the bench

              Ahh thought he was starting

          7. TheTinman
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Pepe looks sleepy

            1. ...al - Come out to the coa…
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              Easy like Sunday afternoon

          8. La Roja
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Cutrone coming on

          9. just a man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Lindelof, Shaw, Pogba, Pereira, McTominay, Martial, Rashford, Lingard

            1. Jafooli
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              Greenwoodwagon derailment...

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

              Cheers Man

            3. just a man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              Bench: Romero, Mata, Young, James, Greenwood, Matic, Tuanzebe

            4. Amey
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 6 days ago

              Wow
              McTominay in for a big season then 😮

          10. thepeen555
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Man Utd team. De gea, AWB, Maguire, Lindy, Shaw.

            McSauce, pogba, Andreas, Lingard

            Martial and rashford

          11. The Overthinker - I blame R…
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            #mufc: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Lindelof, Shaw, Pogba, Pereira, McTominay, Martial, Rashford, Lingard

          12. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            ⚽ Team News 📰
            MUN: de Gea, Maguire, Lindelöf, Shaw, Wan-Bissaka, Lingard, Pereira, Martial, McTominay, Pogba, Rashford
            Subs: Romero, Tuanzebe, Young, Matic, Mata, James, Greenwood

            CHE: Kepa, Zouma, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Emerson, Kovacic, Mount, Pedro, Barkley, Jorginho, Abraham
            Subs: Caballero, Alonso, Fikayo Tomori, Kanté, Kenedy, Pulisic, Giroud

            1. Jafooli
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              Mount & Barko start 😛

            2. RamaJama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              Zouma!

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

              Cheers Sim

            4. badgerboy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              Ross the Boss makes the cut.

            5. Giggs Boson.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              Urgh, Pereira. Hopefully he proves me wrong.

              1. Giggs Boson.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 6 days ago

                Pulisic is another new signing benched.

            6. Rolls-Royce
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              United bench looks shocking.

            7. LosBlancos
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              Pulisic benched, wow

            8. Zladan
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              No Kante?

              Scotty McT was gonna slap his bald head round the pitch anyway.

            9. badgerboy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              Is Lampard going with the Christmas tree formation!

              1. Giggs Boson.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 6 days ago

                Mount out wide, most likely.

                1. badgerboy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 6 days ago

                  Damn. The Christmas tree never really took off did it? Would like to see it come into vogue again.

            10. Business Cat
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              Pulisic benched....huh 😐

          13. Gentle_Turks
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            This Leicester game is one of the worst matches I've ever watched. Making my eyes bleed.

          14. Nice to Finally Michu
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Barkley AND Mount how about that

            1. Wild Rover
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              Never saw that coming

            2. Dr. Rog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              doesnt really answer and questions unfortunately

              1. Wild Rover
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 6 days ago

                Super cup midweek should help

            3. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              Nice. Bring it on!

          15. Dr. Rog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            haha Barkley & Mount!

          16. Darth Crooks
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Clearly somebody replaced Jota's boots

          17. La Roja
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Jota subbed

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              It was always coming

            2. Amey
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 6 days ago

              Da F .......

            3. RamaJama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              We knew that with Cutrone to be introduced, with jersey no 10

          18. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            That’s the strongest United have look in years.

            Fancy them to sneak into the top 8 this season.

          19. Four Hit Wonder
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            So basically VAR doesn't lead to penalties as the ref just waves on and doesn't even have the situation checked.

            But a goal check is mandatory, so there are many disallowed goals.

          20. Bubz
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Martial up top?

            1. ...al - Come out to the coa…
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              Hope so, he's my week one punty pick this year 🙂

          21. Yip Jaap Stam
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Now we have the genuine team sheet

          22. La Roja
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Perez subbed off

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              Noooooooooo

              99 it is then 🙁

              1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 6 days ago

                Is the the final mention of your score ?

                1. oyho
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 6 days ago

                  Lol. Spot on.

                2. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 6 days ago

                  Until I next come close to a tonne 🙂

            2. Garlana
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              3pts banked get in!

            3. Lacabacca
                4 months, 6 days ago

                Sweet

              • Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 6 days ago

                Jota & Perez fails yeah baby 🙁

            4. tokara
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              Template team should have been sterling salah + kane or auba...not some cheapie striker

              1. Nightcrawler
                  4 months, 6 days ago

                  And a crap back line?

                  1. Yank Revolution
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 6 days ago

                    I hve those 3 premiums and my back line is VVD/Digne/AWB/Montoya...is that crappy to you?

                • KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 6 days ago

                  SSK was my template all along

                • ...al - Come out to the coa…
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 6 days ago

                  With so much value in defence and a lot of uncertainty with the mids, no one knew who the solid lads were to get to get to fill in the blanks. It was a good spread with cheap strikers

                  Surely the smart lads have a backup plan to get an 11 striker in just in case anways

              2. Nightcrawler
                  4 months, 6 days ago

                  Jota fail

                  Last chance vs utd