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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. sirmorbach
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Che Adams: stick to him or just ditch him already?

    Haven't watched the game.

    1. Greasy
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      He very nearly scored

      1. sirmorbach
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Nice! Thank you for that!

    2. Irbox ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I think he had an xG of around 0.55 so was unlucky not to register on the scoresheet. Give him some more time

      1. sirmorbach
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Very helpful! Thanks, mate! Good luck!

    3. AYLD28
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Apparently he was lively but also could have had a red

      1. sirmorbach
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        He stays for now. Thanks, mate!

    4. JonBoy
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      He did have an early half-chance. Wasn't massively effective but only one game.

      1. sirmorbach
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Thanks! He stays. Cheers, mate!

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

    how does auba play without laca?

    better or worse?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Surrounded by kids? Let's see, shall we?

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

        cantwell is a kid and he is class

  3. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Time to ditch Milivojevic? Useless so far this season.

    And Wilson?

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      -12 minimum

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Were you expecting a penalty every match? Without kerplunk Zaha on the pitch?

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        That’s what I was promised on here pre-season.

  4. AYLD28
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Does anyone know why Trossard didn’t play yesterday? Seems a bit odd that he was in all pre season teams but then not yesterday.

    Did Potter say anything?

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Potter said ‘expelliarmus’

      1. Free Hat
          1 month, 9 days ago

          😀

      2. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        3-0 away. Doesn't look an odd decision to me.

        1. AYLD28
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          I’m not saying it was a wrong decision, just if someone starts all pre season then benched for the first game.

      3. Frilson
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Pure guess but I'm thinking he thought that starting 11 offered more defensively. I expect Trossard to play at home against lesser teams.

        • Jarvish
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          He called him a Trosspot

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

            I'm calling him Trollard.

        • JonBoy
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          I'd be wary if I owned him. Locadia played in his place and was a threat/nuisance and when he was subbed, Maupay came on for him.

      4. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        How did Rico look yesterday? Time to ditch?

        1. AYLD28
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          He’s s 4.0 defender, surely he’s not in your starting 11. Just keep, don’t really matter at 4.0

        2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          2 good is amazing at 4m

          1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            *2 points

        3. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Ok for a 4.0.

        4. Guy Demel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Performed poorly according to the forum. As was the case last season really from the limited action I saw.

          Will be interesting to see what happens when we play with a back 4.

        5. Four Hit Wonder
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          xG 0.01
          xA 0.03

      5. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        If Arsenal’s lineup is this horrid next GW I might as well play Lowton.

      6. Guy Demel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Price rises seem calmer this year.... is this down to algorithm or simply casual picks performing and nobody else really standing out that is low ownership?

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Hang on, the gameweek's not done yet.

      7. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Nelson is quality, good to see him starting

        1. Drip Doctor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          He's stalled a bit. Willock is the talent.

        2. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Battle of Trafalgar, is that you?

        3. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          I see no ships

          1. VAR-SENAL
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Having a Belinda Carlisle party?

      8. The Big Fella
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Did anybody watch Sterling yesterday? Time to ditch or give him one more week?

        1. COK3Y5MURF
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Sold for Sane already

        2. GOTHAM City F.C.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Didn't see. But it makes sense to get rid tonight.

        3. Forza Papac
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Nobody bite

          1. The Big Fella
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Too late 😉

        4. TheDragon
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 9 days ago

          I’d ditch him - his output is unsustainable and he got a yellow card

        5. Four Hit Wonder
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Ditch for Trossard, much better value per million

          1. The Big Fella
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Yeah he is half the price so I suppose mathematically that works out great.

        6. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Trolled me baaaad (cos I gave the band to Salah)

          1. The Big Fella
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Pre-match, that was the right decision. I did the same thing. Everything is 20-20 with hindsight.

        7. Bam Bam Bigelow
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          VAR doesn't like him, I'd ditch

        8. Guy Demel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Will revert to the mean sooner or later so ditch.

      9. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Got a feeling I'm going to be contemplating swapping Perez to Tielemans later...

        1. TheDragon
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Or Maddison - you just know Perez will blank and the other 2 will get points

        2. Bobby_Styles
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Possible, but I am hoping you are wrong.

        3. SADIO SANÉ
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Nice anti-jinx there, congratulations on the Perez points

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Haha fingers crossed!

      10. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Does anyone know the actually Liecester formation?

        1. The Big Fella
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Rodgers

          1. Marvin.com
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            He won't know it.

          2. Dynamic Duos
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Other than him , the staff and anyone related to the club. Angry face.

            1. The Big Fella
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Yes, then

        2. GOTHAM City F.C.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          It'll take me 3 min to type.

      11. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Still no clues on why Guilbert was left out the matchsquad yesterday ?

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Manager just preferred ElMo.

      12. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Where is Özil? Not even on the bench

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          The game is in Newcastle, he doesn’t do games that far north.

          1. OLDHERMAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            LOL

        2. Four Hit Wonder
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Kola also absent, it seems they were shook by the incident after all.

        3. mojoindojo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Him and kola not in team due to the mugging incident

        4. tutankamun
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Security issue

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Seems some dodgy Turks are trying to kill him - presumably for that photo with the prime minister.

            1. soup natsi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Quality bs

        5. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          He isnt in the squad. It was reported before the deadline.

        6. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Cheers!

        7. The Big Fella
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Security issues at his house this time

      13. Jacky boy
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I'm a bit concerned about cutrone as jota owner

        1. Bobby_Styles
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          how so?

          1. Jacky boy
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            he won't sit on bench forever and he is given no10

        2. PUP02
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Why?

        3. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          You wouldn't have bought Jota if you were concerned, surely?

          1. Jacky boy
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            not that much concerned

        4. OLDHERMAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Cutrone is by no means a second striker.

      14. PUP02
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Good boycott from the toon fans....

        1. Andy'81
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 9 days ago

          It was never going to happen.

          1. PUP02
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            The chairman of one of their supporters clubs was on talksport the other day gobbing off about it. Looks like some have tbf.

      15. SADIO SANÉ
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Trossard -> Hayden 😀 Cantwell and Hayden, what a bench that would be

      16. Bruce Lee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        newcastle's gk kit has the badge on the side but outfield players have it in the middle

        so silly

        1. Marvin.com
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Goalkeepers often get shafted by the kit designers. Remember the 90's?

          1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            The golden era of GK kits

          2. JonBoy
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            I blame Jorge Campos.

      17. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Luverly Arsenal jersey

      18. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Shelvey red, easy money...

      19. Tactical Focus
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Almiron already looks essential

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

          Essential to avoid

      20. Dribbles
          1 month, 9 days ago

          I'm on the bus. I told someone i was going to visit a friend. I have no friends where i am heading.

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

            loooool

          2. Marvin.com
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            This is deeply poetic.

            1. super zlatan
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              LOL

        • Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Ooh, Donkers in already! My front 3 of Jimi, Jota and Donks are looking sharp

        • GOTHAM City F.C.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Who'll score the first goal today?

          1. Tactical Focus
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Almiron

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

            AWB

            1. GOTHAM City F.C.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              That'll be something.

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

            An own goal of course.

            I'll go Papastathopoulos

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              My Wolverines. It is known.
              They're playing like they're well into their season, which they are.

        • PedroFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Nice to see Arsenal playing a lot of English youngsters.

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            And the young Joe Linton guy for Newcastle.

          2. Nightcrawler
              1 month, 9 days ago

              No wonder they look so weak

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

            have they changed the gk pass inside the box rule?

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Yeah, defenders allowed in.

            2. Gravy_Davey
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Yes

            3. Tactical Focus
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Yeah

            4. JonBoy
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Yup.

            5. Bruce Lee
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 9 days ago

              crazy - is that a worldwide change or just pl?

              1. Nightcrawler
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Just super Sunday

                  1. twoplustwo
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Nice

                • Tactical Focus
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  It's new FIFA rules. Like subs walk off nearest point etc etc

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

                    very nice

                • soup natsi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Pl can’t change rules

                  1. Nightcrawler
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Sure they can. There was no var last season

                      1. soup natsi
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        That’s not a football rule

                        1. Nightcrawler
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            U just said rules

                            1. soup natsi
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 9 days ago

                              Yes pl can’t change rules, and var isn’t a rule

                              1. Nightcrawler
                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                  Don't argue

                  2. Dribbles
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      I dropped my bangle somewhere

                    • The Train Driver
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Newcastle setting up booby traps on the pitch...

                      1. Tactical Focus
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        Funny

                      2. super zlatan
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        Love the grav @ traindriver

                    • Baberto
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Any tv telecast for Leicester game outside UK?

                      1. Andy_Social
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        I'm watching it on Astro Supersport.

                        1. Gnu
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          Cambodias finest?

                          1. Andy_Social
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            It's a Malaysian channel, dunno what other countries get it. But English commentary - very nice.

                            1. SEYPULISIC
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 9 days ago

                              You live in Malaysia now?

                    • Gnu
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Shelvey lost his electronic tag, be making a run for it after the game.

                    • barton fc
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      any villa and brighton fans care to enlighten me on the guilbert and trossard situations?

                      can afford to bench guilbert, but may have to move trossard on before gw2.

                      1. ppv
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        Villa fan. I thought Guilbert would be first choice but think Smith didn't want too many new signings starting and to start bulk of promoted side. Time will tell. Sorry I can't be more help.