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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. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Auba running straight to Laca for the celebration #Bromance

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I'd rather have Auba in the middle though. Laca eats into his points.

  2. Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Poor start, but optimistic about next week.

    74 with Greenwood possibly subbing on for Lacazette. Lundstram annd Donkey's 3 pts next in line.

  3. FreddyP3
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Who would you drop out of jota king and perez?

    1. purple lamborGhini
        1 month, 8 days ago

        king probably assuming u have fraser? But u need to drop any, not sure?

      • OLDHERMAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        King.

      • Dr. Rog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        king possibly after villa
        the other 2 are good picks

      • Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        None of them. Mid price options blank tons of games. Patience. King looked crap though, so him if anyone.

      • Royal5
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Bou with Villa next. Perez then.

      • st4rty
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Why drop?

        1. FreddyP3
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Thanks guys, was mostly leaning towards King. But will give him another week and then reasses.

    2. Obi-Wan Kenobi-Nil
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Forgive me if I’m being dense, but I can’t seem to find Neal Maupay’s stats from yesterday's match in the members area?

      1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Don't think he's been added yet.
        Will pass it on.

      2. Gregor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Yeah, not sure why that is but Geoff has said he’ll be getting added by tomorrow.

    3. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Fraser and Jota with embarrassing performances.

    4. OneMan
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Jimenez has some potentially low scoring fixtures who should I take in on his place, I have Wilsom and have 8.5m to spend.

    5. TomSaints
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      79 all out, bit meh but none of my final decisions would have made a difference.

      Maybe 3 premiums was the way to go!

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        3 premiums looks good so far.. bring on GW2.

    6. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      99, come on martial

    7. TallestJohn
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Jota off the bench for Trossard after I took Pukki out for him. McGinn and Kelly second and third on the bench ffs

    8. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      C’mon Tony!!
      8 pts minimum plzzzz..! 🙂

    9. liverpool01
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      How were Newcastle defensively?

      Surprised only scored 1 goal

      1. Gregor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        The Newcastle defence is fine, poor on the goal though.

        1. liverpool01
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          cool

      2. Dthinger
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        More a function of Arsenal attack being disjointed.They didnt look bad, but dindt look great either

    10. Amey
        1 month, 8 days ago

        74 with 6 players blanks 😕
        Weird GW

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Bad week, will come good.

      • The Finnisher
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Amazing how some of you spend a month chopping and changing, researching trying to find the winning formula...

        ...then after 1 game the person/people you convinced yourself was a good option is suddenly garbage and needs to be sold ASAP

        Ffs, calm down people!

        1. Unliklinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Or make better decisions 😉

        2. st4rty
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Agree. How many times have you seen someone sell 'x' player for them to go score a brace/CS/assists etc next GW then come here and moan about selling them. Lol.

        3. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Classic fpl

      • BenDavies
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Aubameyang to get 2 BP's? After winning goal bonus

        1. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          I think it’s already updated

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Did they change it? Winning goal is usually added later along with deductions for dispossessions

        2. Frank Koscielny
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Saw him on 28 earlier in the game. Being on 27 now tells me he still has winning goal bonus to be credited. So yes, I think 2 bonus points for Auba

      • Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        At least Jota & 1m ITB didn't lose out to Jimenez this week!

      • Pepe Le Pukki
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Trossard in my team with Greenwood 1st sub, hoping for something from him today.

        Keeping my eye and Barkley and Mount (Mainly Mount) as the 6m replacement, will be interesting seeing them play together.

      • Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Newcastle United in 15th place. Survive another season.

        😉

        1. Hairy Potter
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          I'd take that at the end of the season.

      • Bartowski
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        How did Arsenal look today anyway? I'm considering bringing in Lacazette.

        1. The Finnisher
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Average, but probably to be expected given they had half their team out

        2. Hairy Potter
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Controlled possession but not many ideas going forward. Their goal came from a sloppy pass and then great control and finish from Auba.

        3. Dthinger
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          I think I'd wait a few more weeks. Their midfield needs some sorting out before I think they can be expected to score many goals.

      • Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Put your hands up Tony Martail owners. \o/

        1. Pepe Le Pukki
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          0/

        2. purple lamborGhini
            1 month, 8 days ago

            ( wish i went Martial over Moura or Fraser now. You know he gonna be getting something..

          • Sponge-worthy
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            _O_

          • badgerboy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            o/

          • Cpt Crunch
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            o/

        3. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Did people not build their team looking past GW1?

          There’s a reason you picked these players, have some patience and faith in your choices.

          If not and you did pick based on GW1, you’re already a lost cause.

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            They did, but then they forgot. FOMO.

          2. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Recency bias is a hell of a drug

          3. COK3Y5MURF
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            New here? 😉

          4. Hairy Potter
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            They also pick players based on the FFS template and then don't know why they actually picked them.

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Trossard pickers 😆

        4. Poppa Klopp
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Sorry to ask a stupid question but where on the FPL site do you see who’s going to get the BP?

          Auba is on 27 points but I can’t figure out how to see the rest of the players without chekcing them 1 by 1, I’m on 92 without his BP and have Zouma and Green wood to play

          1. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Click on the match score

          2. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Click on the scores and menus drop down.

          3. purple lamborGhini
              1 month, 8 days ago

              on your poitns page at bottom of the page, the fixture/results lsit. Click the fixture and it lsits the current bap standings (which do change sometimes)

            • TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              This GW you can sort by Arsenal then BPS.

              1. Poppa Klopp
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Thanks

                1. Poppa Klopp
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  So.... Auba got 0 BP....

                  I need 8 points from Zouma and Greenwood

                  1. purple lamborGhini
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      thats possible tbh if Zouma get CS and a bap and Greenwood gets 1 minute

            • Pete Price The Lizard
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Auba & Boly bagging the points today Boly on 2 BP as we speak fingers crossed it's stays the same

            • Marvin.com
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              How did Ceballos look today?

              1. badgerboy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Tidy. Came on late though.

                1. Marvin.com
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Viable Trollhard replacement?

                  1. TallestJohn
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    No imo. More competition once Özil/Laca/Torreira/Pepe are ready and he was brought on to control the game rather than attack.

                2. Dthinger
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  not tidy at all. Gave the ball away on his first three touches (once in a really dangerous position), failed to hold the ball in the corner when he should have.

            • st4rty
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Do we have any Barkley owners here? Or just me? 8)

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Plenty. I'm one.

                1. st4rty
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Fantastic.

                2. badgerboy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Barkley and Martial.

              2. Hairy Potter
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Yep my 5th mid

            • Chenku╰☆╮
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Selling Perez and Auba for kane and Mcginn. Sounds ok?

              1. Tshelby
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                No?

              2. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                -4 will help my ranking, thank you.

                1. Chenku╰☆╮
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Thats ok i will take next gw points.

              3. Sponge-worthy
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                No.

              4. The Finnisher
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Auba (Burnley at Home) to Kane (Man City) away for a -4 sounds...well...you don't want me to tell you how it sounds.

                Seriously???

              5. Goat
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Yes

              6. Hairy Potter
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Didn't you use your FT on Sterling at half time yesterday?

              7. tisza
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                no.

            • Differential (c)
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Think Laca gets in the team next week. Have to stick to this team, I think.

              Heaton
              Robertson vanDijk Zinchenko Coleman Lundstram
              Salah Sterling Fraser Perez
              Lacazette(c)

              Woodman Adams Dendoncker Greenwood

              0.0m ITB // 1 FT

              Bank the transfer, right?

              1. Dthinger
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                I would.

            • Ian Davis
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Deulofeu gamble don’t pay off... I’m thinking of getting either Kean or Pukki in. Any other suggestions?

              1. Bobby Digital
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Pukki

            • Goat
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Will Auba get 2 bps for his winning goal?

              1. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                nope

              2. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Looking like zilch.

              3. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                He gets 3 bps for winning goal but no bonus.

              4. badgerboy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Think it's 3 bps for winning goal bonus.

            • KGFC
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              How did Tielemans do? Did anyone watch the match?

              1. Eat my goal!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Look quite creative

                1. KGFC
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Thanks!

              2. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Yes, good. Foxes best player, but the others weren't sharp enough to convert his balls. Looking good value for his 6.5m

                1. KGFC
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Thanks for update, Andy. Went kind of against the grain and picked him over Perez and so was a bit worried.

                  1. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    He was definitely better than Perez. Would've been in the points and baps if Vardy had done his job.

                    1. KGFC
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      Hopefully, in the next games then. Just feel at his price point, he could be a cheaper version of KDB!

            • Ógie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Kerry struggling against Tyrone here. 🙁

              1. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Being bullied and weak in the tackle.

                Leaving McShane 1-on-1 inside is very questionable too. I know sweepers aren’t the Kerry way but it needs changing.

                1. Ógie
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  I still think we will outclass them in the end but they will have to pull their socks up for the 2nd half.

              2. Make America Greta Again
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Makes no odds, Dubs on route for a big win in the final.

                1. Ógie
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Looks like it. 🙁

              3. Celt Abroad
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Kerry’s sweeper system isn’t working out for them.

                Gwan Tyrone!