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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. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

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

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Party time !!!!

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Back to POO

    3. Bruce Lee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 7 days ago

      where is he playing?

      1. Zlatanzo
          11 months, 7 days ago

          on the right

          1. Bruce Lee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            11 months, 7 days ago

            thanks

            not bad tbh

            1. Zlatanzo
                11 months, 7 days ago

                tielemans playing no.10 aswell, very intriguing

      2. TheTinman ❗
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

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

        1. badgerboy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

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

          1. TheTinman ❗
            • 4 Years
            11 months, 7 days ago

            Just how we like em

            1. badgerboy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              11 months, 7 days ago

              Exactly what I thought when he said it!

      3. Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 7 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
          • 11 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

          Great player but final shot/pass can be improved upon

        2. Differentiator
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

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

        3. QueefParkRangers
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

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

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

        LMS safety score currently 60 including bonus.

        https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

        1. dark91
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

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

        2. Yip Jaap Stam
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 7 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
            • 2 Years
            11 months, 7 days ago

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

        3. Guvnor
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

          How do I join?

      5. The Big Fella
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 7 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
          11 months, 7 days ago

          Once they stay consistent with it 🙂

        2. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          11 months, 7 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
            11 months, 7 days ago

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

          2. Lacabacca
            • 1 Year
            11 months, 7 days ago

            That’s not what it says.

          3. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            11 months, 7 days ago

            Read the rule again, maybe?

      6. DantheManinaPan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        Soyuncu max bonus atm 😎

        1. The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

          Come on Jimenez, destroy those points...

        2. DantheManinaPan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

          Pereira's taken the lead 🙁

      7. Yip Jaap Stam
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        Vardy not looking sharp

        1. Trossard or not Trossard
            11 months, 7 days ago

            Damnes..

        2. Ginkapo FPL
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

          Pepe non owners tremble

          1. Ógie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            11 months, 7 days ago

            Feels orgasmic alright 😉

        3. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

          What's wrong with this Jota guy?

        4. Bubz
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

          Jota gonna score or what?

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            11 months, 7 days ago

            Not against Soyuncu...

        5. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

          Pepe coming on. :drool:

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

          Greenwooddd

          1. GOTHAM City F.C.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            11 months, 7 days ago

            Bench

          2. HurriKane
            • 7 Years
            11 months, 7 days ago

            *On the bench

            Ahh thought he was starting

        7. TheTinman ❗
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

          Pepe looks sleepy

          1. ...al
            • 11 Years
            11 months, 7 days ago

            Easy like Sunday afternoon

        8. La Roja
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

          Cutrone coming on

        9. just a man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

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

          1. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            11 months, 7 days ago

            Greenwoodwagon derailment...

          2. Ógie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            11 months, 7 days ago

            Cheers Man

          3. just a man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            11 months, 7 days ago

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

          4. Amey
            • 1 Year
            11 months, 7 days ago

            Wow
            McTominay in for a big season then 😮

        10. thepeen555
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 7 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
          11 months, 7 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
          11 months, 7 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
            • 8 Years
            11 months, 7 days ago

            Mount & Barko start 😛

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

            Zouma!

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

            Cheers Sim

          4. badgerboy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            11 months, 7 days ago

            Ross the Boss makes the cut.

          5. Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            11 months, 7 days ago

            Urgh, Pereira. Hopefully he proves me wrong.

            1. Giggs Boson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              11 months, 7 days ago

              Pulisic is another new signing benched.

          6. Rolls-Royce
            • 6 Years
            11 months, 7 days ago

            United bench looks shocking.

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

            Pulisic benched, wow

          8. Zladan
            • 2 Years
            11 months, 7 days ago

            No Kante?

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

          9. badgerboy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            11 months, 7 days ago

            Is Lampard going with the Christmas tree formation!

            1. Giggs Boson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              11 months, 7 days ago

              Mount out wide, most likely.

              1. badgerboy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                11 months, 7 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
            11 months, 7 days ago

            Pulisic benched....huh 😐

        13. Gentle_Turks
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 7 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
          11 months, 7 days ago

          Barkley AND Mount how about that

          1. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            11 months, 7 days ago

            Never saw that coming

          2. Dr. Rog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            11 months, 7 days ago

            doesnt really answer and questions unfortunately

            1. Wild Rover
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              11 months, 7 days ago

              Super cup midweek should help

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

            Nice. Bring it on!

        15. Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

          haha Barkley & Mount!

        16. Darth Crooks
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

          Clearly somebody replaced Jota's boots

        17. La Roja
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

          Jota subbed

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            11 months, 7 days ago

            It was always coming

          2. Amey
            • 1 Year
            11 months, 7 days ago

            Da F .......

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

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

        18. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 7 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
          11 months, 7 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
          11 months, 7 days ago

          Martial up top?

          1. ...al
            • 11 Years
            11 months, 7 days ago

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

        21. Yip Jaap Stam
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

          Now we have the genuine team sheet

        22. La Roja
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

          Perez subbed off

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            11 months, 7 days ago

            Noooooooooo

            99 it is then 🙁

            1. Scott Talent
              • 4 Years
              11 months, 7 days ago

              Is the the final mention of your score ?

              1. oyho
                • 4 Years
                11 months, 7 days ago

                Lol. Spot on.

              2. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 3 Years
                11 months, 7 days ago

                Until I next come close to a tonne 🙂

          2. Garlana
            • 5 Years
            11 months, 7 days ago

            3pts banked get in!

          3. Lacabacca
            • 1 Year
            11 months, 7 days ago

            Sweet

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

            Jota & Perez fails yeah baby 🙁

        23. tokara
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

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

          1. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            11 months, 7 days ago

            And a crap back line?

            1. Yank Revolution
              • 8 Years
              11 months, 7 days ago

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

          2. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            11 months, 7 days ago

            SSK was my template all along

          3. ...al
            • 11 Years
            11 months, 7 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

        24. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 7 days ago

          Jota fail

          Last chance vs utd