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
    3 months, 9 days ago

    my despise for vardy grows

  2. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 9 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
      3 months, 9 days ago

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

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

    Bap for Leno 🙂

    Nothing for Auba 🙁

  4. Bruce Lee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

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

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Did you see the game?

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

    Not sure if Mourinho is a worse manager or pundit

    1. Bruce Lee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 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
      3 months, 9 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
        3 months, 9 days ago

        ron_swanson from ffscout comments is better imo

    3. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
        3 months, 9 days ago

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

    4. TONY123
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      How did Perez play today?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Incredible, was unlucky not to get his hat trick

        1. The Head-Ake
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          That's unfortunate but it is what it is init

        2. liverpool01
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 9 days ago

          lol

      2. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Alright, nothing special.

    5. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Looks like Sokratis 3 Leno and Monreal 2.

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

        AMN 3

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Tackled 4 times.

          1. Bruce Lee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 9 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
              3 months, 9 days ago

              or using the members area

              1. Bruce Lee
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 9 days ago

                where is this feature?

              2. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Take the plaudits, TM 😉

      2. Bruce Lee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 9 days ago

        fake news

      3. KGFC
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 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. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
            3 months, 9 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

          • Cpt Crunch Scott talent
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

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

          • TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

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

          • baps sniffer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Yes, BPS hates Auba and Salah.

        2. baps sniffer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          By the way, it is 2019/2020 seasonnow 🙂

          1. baps sniffer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 9 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
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Click on the match in top right corner?

      4. twoplustwo
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

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

        1. The Head-Ake
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          You and I both.

        2. Make America Greta Again
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 9 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.

      5. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

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

        1. Bruce Lee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 9 days ago

          imagine if you actually got 100 pts

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Have an upvote sir

            1. Bruce Lee
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 9 days ago

              thanks i can finally feed my family

        2. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

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

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Preferred the Kane grav Rainer

        3. Make America Greta Again
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

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

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

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

      6. melvinmbabazi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Rashy and AWB owner LETS GO UNITED

      7. Brakos2k
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 9 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.

      8. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 9 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
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Might start him in more games and use funds elsewhere.

        2. The Duffy Dunk Shaw
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          -9 wow

      9. Giggs Boson.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 9 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
          3 months, 9 days ago

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

        2. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 9 days ago

          FPL wise?

          1. Giggs Boson.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            No

        3. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 9 days ago

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

      10. OneMan
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Trossard a worry not starting. What are ppl doing ?

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 9 days ago

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

          1. OneMan
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 9 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.

      11. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Looking forward to this game

        No players but plenty to scout

        First big game of the season too

      12. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
          3 months, 9 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
            3 months, 9 days ago

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

        • Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 9 days ago

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

        • New Post
        • LosBlancos
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Abraham post 😮

        • stuarto
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Giroud coming on. Will be Meaty French Forehead v Slabhead

        • hb
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 9 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
            3 months, 9 days ago

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