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. twoplustwo
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Wow Donny goal!

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Check again

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

        Ooooh

  2. Ricky - it doesn't tak…
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    If that gets disallowed that is ridiculous

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

    Jammy Dendonkey owners, every sodding week....

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

      VAR ruled it out

  4. COLLIN QUANER
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    LOL!

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

    SH*T That's wrong.

    His 11 points would have brought up my ton 🙁

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

      11?? Calm down lol

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

        Yeh, wel involved and only goal would've brought 3 baps.

  6. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Thank you, var!

  7. Canary_Kid
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Dendoncket dissallowed

  8. Marko1985
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Dendoncker you beauty!! In for Bilva

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

      Ouch

    2. SPorting
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Errrrrrr

  9. thepeen555
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    No goal

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

    Dendoncker just got VARed

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

    VAR says no to donker

  12. The Overthinker
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Robbed 😀

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

    Phew!! Love VAR again 🙂

  14. Ricky - it doesn't tak…
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Disallowed never an handball by boly

  15. Pepe Le Pukki
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    VAR noticed his FPL price.

  16. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Thank VAR for that

  17. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    At least we’ll all get price rises

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

      Nevermind

  18. Zladan
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    No jam for the Dendoncker autosubs.

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

      inject it

  19. Game Over
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    oh dear, what a pity, never mind

    >PHEW!

  20. MTPockets
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    noooo

  21. Differentiator
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Who would've got the assist?

    1. Fpl Cursed
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Boly

  22. Bossworld
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Sodding VAR

  23. Red Star Toro
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Feeeck

  24. The Overthinker
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Not today Donker

  25. Messiah Hazard
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Deondenkar coming on for Trossard... Lucky that Trossard didnt come on at all... yay

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

      aw mayn

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

      oops my stream is a couple of mins behind...

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

      Lol

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

      Lol

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

    you know when i say i love var

    i mean it (until my player gets shafted by it)

    trossard owners really don't deserve it

  27. Captain Kakaroto
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Phewww

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

    Wow

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

    Oh man, that hurts.

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

    Good, those who somehow picked Trossard don’t deserve anything 😉

    1. Bada Bing
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I have six jammy points coming from Kelly on my bench for trossard's no-show. 🙂