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Arsenal’s premium front three start in the north London derby

The north London derby brings Gameweek 4 to a close, with kick-off at the Emirates at 16:30 BST.

Unai Emery has given most Arsenal fans what they want and has united Alexandre Lacazette (£9.4m), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) and new signing Nicolas Pepe (£9.4m) in a starting XI for the first time this season.

With those three players playing in the attacking trident of a 4-3-3, there is no place for Dani Ceballos (£5.7m) – who is on the bench along with Mesut Ozil (£7.3m) and Joe Willock (£5.0m).

Ceballos was the most-bought player from either north London club heading into Gameweek 4.

Lucas Torreira (£4.9m) is back in central midfield, while Sead Kolasinac (£5.4m) replaces the Real Sociedad-bound Nacho Monreal (£5.0m) at left-back.

Mauricio Pochettino makes two changes from the side that were beaten 1-0 at home to Newcastle a week ago.

Christian Eriksen (£8.8m) starts in place of Lucas Moura (£7.5m), while the injured Kyle Walker-Peters (£5.0m) is replaced by Jan Vertonghen (£5.3m).

Pochettino confirmed in his pre-match interview that he will start with a back four despite the inclusion of three centre-halves, so Davinson Sanchez (£5.5m) shifts across to cover at right-back.

Dele Alli (£8.4m) is a substitute.

This fixture featured six goals last season, with Arsenal running out 4-2 winners.

Aubameyang’s biggest FPL score of the season came in that match, with the Gabonese forward racking up 16 points.

Kane scored penalties against the Gunners home and away in 2018/19.

He and Aubameyang are the fourth and fifth-most popular captaincy options of this Gameweek, although the England striker was the most-sold FPL forward of this weekend.

Arsenal XI: Leno, Maitland-Niles, Sokratis, Luiz, Kolasinac, Xhaka, Torreira, Guendouzi, Pepe, Lacazette, Aubameyang.

Spurs XI: Lloris, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Winks, Sissoko, Eriksen, Lamela, Son, Kane.

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  1. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Something wrong with fpl live- shows me on 198 overall instead of 256 which is correct total on fpl !!

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Wow good going!!

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Points or rank?

  2. radawson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    2FT, got exact money for....

    Martial + AWB > TAA + Mount

    Would need to do it tonight/tomorrow due to possible price changes.

    Yay or nay?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I would

    2. Monkey Pits
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Mount is a trap. Maybe James for a punt?

  3. Gudjohnsen
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Best 5.9midfielder as a replacement for Cantwell. Can'thave 2 Norwich players in my squad.

    A. Iwobi
    B. Ceballos
    C. McGinn
    D. Someone else

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Pukki to Barnes instead?

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Ok. Good shout

  4. Slitherene
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 days ago

    -----------------------Pope------------------------
    -----VvD Digne Zinchenko Diop---------
    --------Salah Sigurdsson KdB Son--------
    ------------------Wilson Pukki--------------------
    Heaton Soyuncu Greenwood Stephens

    Any pressing transfers needed or wait?

    1. puhd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Gtg

    2. tjostolv
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Siggy is shite. Everyone sold him 2 weeks ago

  5. CC22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Decided to play the WC this week and now looking at;

    Pope, Button
    TAA, Digne, Lundstram, Mings, XXX
    Sterling, KDB, Cantwell, James, XXX
    Pukki, Haller, XXX

    Obviously fairly template although, the gaps are either:

    A) Zinchenko, Salah, Ayew
    B) 4.5m Defender, Mane, Abraham

    Presumably A) - although would mean playing one of Cantwell or Ayew every week?

    1. lindeg
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      B

      1. CC22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Any suggestions on 4.5 defender? Thinking Soyuncu or a Bournemouth defender but Leicester fixtures aren’t great and Bournemouth don’t look great at the back!

  6. Murder On Zidanesfloor
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Arsenal are not going to play spurs and liverpool every week. Pepe isnt always going to be hurried off the ball or put under pressure. When he scores one, he will start gaining confidence. Arsenal attack look good to score 4-5 past easier opponents, they still will maintain that flat track bully status. Early pepe bashing here is astounding and a bit brainless

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      nothing personal, just that I prefer Auba who I own

      1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

        You said "cant pass, cant shoot" if I'm not wrong? Nothing about price there

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          yes I did. I prefer paying 11m for Auba.

          1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Well your statement on the last page was a review of the player

            1. Christina.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              not sure what you are on about..Jack boy asked about Pepe..I gave him my thoughts. What more do you want?You are an Arsenal supporter. I'm a neutral playing FPL.

              I dont think he is an FPL option at the moment.

              1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Agreed. Not an FPL option yet, I'm just saying your review of the player is harsh based on the 2 games he has played. But my post wasnt directed at you, some are saying he is the new gervinho etc and that he shouldnt have started which are bizarre statements

                1. Christina.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  I've seen a couple of minutes of him in the PL. Never before. Just think he looked like he tried to hard today, but Im sure his link up with Auba/Laca will become better. He looks exciting.

    2. Monkey Pits
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Would KDB a better option at 9.5ish

      1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Without a doubt

    3. Salt'N'Pepe
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      im getting him in for GW5 🙂

      1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Honestly not a good option at 9.5 mate. Fpl towers priced him out of the game imo

    4. Gudjohnsen
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I'm brainless. Thought he was awful.

      1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

        I didnt say he was great did I? If you make an impression of a player based on 2 starts vs liverpool and Spurs straight after making the jump from the french league then you definitely are brainless

  7. Monkey Pits
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Pope
    Mina AWB KWP* / Lunds Kelly
    Mane mount KDB Sterling / Cantwell
    Pukki Haller Firmino

    With 0.4 in the bank, should I do KWP and AWB to otamendi & Matip for -4?

    Defence obviously is a big concern in my team

  8. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    biggest dilemma for my wc team is whether or not I should keep pukki. made 0.2 profit. fixtures not great. any advice ? thanks

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      If you think he will blank, sell. If he doesn't you better have a good differential.

    2. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I'd keep. He has blanked once, have a bit of patience.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        thanks

    3. Deeney-is-a-god
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      His movement and finishing seems very good, combined with playing in a very attacking side gives me confidence that he will contiue scoring. Wouldn’t be terribly suprised if he got 15 goals this season

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Thank you

  9. fr3d
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Guilbert at 4.4 with good fixtures. Is he likely to share matches with ElMo?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      from what I've read yes

    2. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I imagine they could share minutes, manager mentioned something along the lines that there is stiff competition between the pair for the spot.

  10. Shaw must go on
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    ceballos or james?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      james more nailed

      1. Shaw must go on
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        thanks

    2. Deeney-is-a-god
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Both interesting, but think james due to goal threat, nailedness and form

  11. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Anything you would look into here lads? Had oringinally provisionally thought of WC'ing this GW but think I'm in ok shape.

    Ryan
    VVD, TAA, Stones, Digne
    Salah, Sterling, Lanzini, Mount, KDB
    Pukki
    (Greenwood, Lundstram, Wickham)

    The big problem is my lack of flexibility with strikers. With Callum, Haller, Tammy, Barnes, Raul etc. all scoring well, only having Pukki is a bit of a worry. Not easy to upgrade Wickham without losing a premium mid.

    Do you think it's a case of one of those weeks where it was the turn of the mid-price strikers, or will they prove consistently good value into the future? Thanks

    1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      It's been four of those weeks so far...

  12. Lalrota
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Would you Wildcard this squad?

    Pope
    Robbo Laporte (!) Coleman Montoya Lundstram
    Salah Sterling (C) KDB
    Rashford Haller

    Dendo Cantwell Wickham

    Laporte> Otamendi/VVD it will be usually.
    But worth a WC since im forced to play with 5 atb this week
    Also about 50 points off the ML leader.

    Thoughts?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Tempting with 4 dud attackers and a meh defence.

    2. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Laporte and maybe Rashford out should be enough.

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        This

    3. 4l4n
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 17 days ago

      No, I wouldn’t. Plenty of options and a decent squad. Only two that might have to go are Laporte and Rashford (I have him and am regretting it). Barnes is a nice cheap option for Rashford or which gets you TAA. Or you could go Zinch and get Vardy as a differential. Looks fine other than that.

  13. 4l4n
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Anyone with an opinion on this. Current team:

    Pope
    Laporte/AWB/Digne/Soy/Lundstram
    Mane/Sterling/kdb/Lanzini/Cantwell
    Pukki/Rashford/Wickham

    1FT. 1.2ITB (had planned a -4 in the IB)
    Do I go for
    A:Laporte to TAA
    B:Laporte to Kelly and Rashford to Aguero
    C:Laporte/AWB/Rashford to Matip/Otamendi/Aubameyang

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Laporte to TAA and Rashford to striker of choice, Wilson or Haller maybe.

  14. MikeS
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    A. Abraham

    or

    B. Barnes

    Barnes has better fixtures but Abaraham plays in a better team and has a better goalscoring record..

    1. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Prefer Barnes + 0.7m

      Mount can offer decent chelsea attacking coverage in mid

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      a

  15. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Bournemouth vs Everton must be the hardest score line ever to predict. I have C.Wilson, I have no clue what he will get there. Im guessing 5 points but who knows 😀

      1. Nightcrawler
          2 months, 17 days ago

          From an assist for a free kick he was fouled for. Would be classic Wilson game

          Bet he has the highest ppl assist to actual assist ratio

        • MikeS
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          3-3

        • Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
            2 months, 17 days ago

            they are so unpredicatble (both teams) this result could be anything really, def one to leave out of an accumulator. If I had to guess, 2-2 or Everton going to win 2-1 or 3-1. Pretty sure Bournemouth lose or draw, even at home

        • Salt'N'Pepe
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Sell or Keep Kane ?

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            can upgrade to aguero easily ?

          2. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Keep probably, you can do Kane>Kun but for a hit its not worth it. Maybe for free it is but Kane can get points so its not an important move imo

            • BobbyV
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Sell for Auba or Aguero depending on your risk appetite

            • MikeS
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              sell.. looks awful, get Haller, Barnes or Abraham

            • KAPTAIN KANE
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Palace at home next..... Hat trick incoming

              1. mookie
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Palace CS much more likely than a hattrick.

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  It's one of those types of games where I can see Spurs randomly exploding

                  1. mookie
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 17 days ago

                    Not impossible but very unlikely. Son owner

              2. KANE-O-MANIA
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                In your dreams.... He not the same Harrikane anymore.... he drop back too much to assist others.... and I don't want my premium striker to assist..... So I'm selling him for Kun or to get KDB.....

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Why do you think he drops back nowadays but didn't back then?
                  If anything, it's showing he's developing his all around game, although not translating admittedly into fpl points

                  1. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 17 days ago

                    What is it with you and Kane? Spurs supporter?

                    1. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 17 days ago

                      No just a big fan

          3. Firebreathinturtle
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Lads, need some help here.

            Kane+Mane+Walker to Vardy+Salah(c)+TAA (-4). Worth it?

            1. MikeS
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              keep mane and just do kane to vardy and walker to taa

              1. Firebreathinturtle
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Thanks! Locked in

          4. Jehstafari
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            If tied on points in a monthly league, how is the winner decided? Is it number of transfers made?

            1. MikeS
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              goals scored i think?

            2. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Transfers

              1. mookie
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                This

              2. Jehstafari
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Thanks, is WC exluded ?

          5. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Looks like I’ll need to take my hit for KDB tonight. Does VVD to Söyüncü/some other 5.9 or less defender look the best way to afford it? Can leave some ITB too

            Pope 4.0
            TAA VVD Digne Zinchenko Rico
            Salah Sterling Sigurdsson* Mount Dendoncker
            Pukki Barnes

            1FT 1.3 ITB after I do Jota to Barnes...

          6. Jacky boy
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Kayne Rooney

            1. Nightcrawler
                2 months, 17 days ago

                English fans irrespective of the club they support need to get behind him. Could easily be the next shearer if not better. Vital for Euro 2020 and wc 2022

            2. KANE-O-MANIA
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              As Kane about to go down in price will I bought him at 11.0 current price is 11.1 .... Will I lose price on him?? Will get Kun for next GWk but International break is preventing me for doing so right now...

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                He won't go down now he scored today, I doubt anyway

              2. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                no

                1. KANE-O-MANIA
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Thanks can hold on for now....

            3. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              I feel like a broken record here but.. Jota owners if there are any other than me, what’s your plans??? Chelsea at home next not the worst of fixtures now by any means conceding for fun, but surely another price drop for Jota before too, could do with some advice..... thankyou all

              1. Nightcrawler
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  I think it's time to move on. Sold him on firday and very glad

                  1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 17 days ago

                    Who for mate?? I’ve wanted him out for 2 weeks now but tried to stay patient and I want him out this week but with Chelsea’s defence holding me back and annoyingly I’m 0.1 short of being able to do Jota to Vardy in one move!!!

                    1. Nightcrawler
                        2 months, 17 days ago

                        Haller. Had to make money by downgrading a mid tho

                        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 17 days ago

                          Yeah I had just the exact money to do Jota to Haller this week
                          But would have had to take a hit, .... wish I had now!! Hind sight a wonderful thing!!

                  2. MikeBravo
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 17 days ago

                    Snap, see below

                • MikeBravo
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Diogo Jota, striker of Wolves needs to go after benching today (why didn't I go gut and avoid Europa leaguer?!).
                  Brighton fans, or anyone who has seen him - thoughts on Maupay as a replacement? Don't have money to go more expensive (don't want to), and don't think Ayew is a reliable option...

                  1. So Youre Telling Me Theres …
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 17 days ago

                    I think the same... But Chelsea next and their def is dodgy

                    1. MikeBravo
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 17 days ago

                      Maybe he's going to be a slow starter like last season?

                  2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 17 days ago

                    I feel
                    Your pain mate!!!!! Haha

                    1. So Youre Telling Me Theres …
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 17 days ago

                      But has been good in europa... I'm sticking optimistic on jota...
                      But I also got perez to ship on. And kept hi based on Bournemouth def being dodgy

                      1. MikeBravo
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 17 days ago

                        Maybe a bit fired up for the new experience of Europe, slight hangover on Sundays?

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                • MikeS
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Rashford to:

                  1.Abraham
                  2. Barnes
                  3. Vardy
                  4. Wilson

                  Have Pukki and Haller already

                • In a Rush
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  How was Moise Kean today please,
                  Is he worth keeping on wild card?
                  Or go for Tammy
                  Have Haller and Pukki

                  Appreciate any thoughts

                • pundit of punts
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Is Aguero in the Argentina squad?

                • KiwiRed
                    2 months, 16 days ago

                    Mina, martial, rashford, pickford > aubameyang, TAA Gendouzi, Pope.

                    worth the -8 hit?

                  • Pat Butcher
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 16 days ago

                    Worth a wildcard? 0.6 itb 0ft

                    Pope steklenburg
                    AWB Digne Dunk VVD Rico
                    Sterling Salah KDB Martial Cantwell
                    Pukki Tammy Greenwood