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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
    15 days, 7 hours 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
      15 days, 7 hours ago

      Wow good going!!

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      15 days, 7 hours ago

      Points or rank?

  2. radawson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    15 days, 7 hours 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
      15 days, 7 hours ago

      I would

    2. Monkey Pits
      • 7 Years
      15 days, 7 hours ago

      Mount is a trap. Maybe James for a punt?

  3. Gudjohnsen
    • 2 Years
    15 days, 7 hours 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
      15 days, 7 hours ago

      Pukki to Barnes instead?

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 2 Years
        15 days, 7 hours ago

        Ok. Good shout

  4. Slitherene
    • 1 Year
    15 days, 7 hours 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
      • 4 Years
      15 days, 7 hours ago

      Gtg

    2. tjostolv
      • 7 Years
      15 days, 6 hours ago

      Siggy is shite. Everyone sold him 2 weeks ago

  5. CC22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    15 days, 7 hours 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
      15 days, 7 hours ago

      B

      1. CC22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        15 days, 7 hours 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. Legend of Rosický
    • 1 Year
    15 days, 7 hours 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
      15 days, 7 hours ago

      nothing personal, just that I prefer Auba who I own

      1. Legend of Rosický
        • 1 Year
        15 days, 7 hours ago

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

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          15 days, 7 hours ago

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

          1. Legend of Rosický
            • 1 Year
            15 days, 7 hours ago

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

            1. Christina.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              15 days, 7 hours 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. Legend of Rosický
                • 1 Year
                15 days, 7 hours 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
                  15 days, 7 hours 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
      15 days, 7 hours ago

      Would KDB a better option at 9.5ish

      1. Legend of Rosický
        • 1 Year
        15 days, 7 hours ago

        Without a doubt

    3. Salt'N'Pepe
      • 4 Years
      15 days, 7 hours ago

      im getting him in for GW5 🙂

      1. Legend of Rosický
        • 1 Year
        15 days, 7 hours ago

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

    4. Gudjohnsen
      • 2 Years
      15 days, 7 hours ago

      I'm brainless. Thought he was awful.

      1. Legend of Rosický
        • 1 Year
        15 days, 7 hours 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
    15 days, 7 hours 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
    15 days, 7 hours 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
      15 days, 7 hours 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
      15 days, 7 hours ago

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

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        15 days, 7 hours ago

        thanks

    3. Deeney-is-a-god
      • 3 Years
      15 days, 7 hours 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
        15 days, 7 hours ago

        Thank you

  9. fr3d
    • 1 Year
    15 days, 7 hours ago

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

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      15 days, 7 hours ago

      from what I've read yes

    2. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      15 days, 7 hours 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
    15 days, 7 hours ago

    ceballos or james?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      15 days, 7 hours ago

      james more nailed

      1. Shaw must go on
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        15 days, 7 hours ago

        thanks

    2. Deeney-is-a-god
      • 3 Years
      15 days, 7 hours ago

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

  11. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    15 days, 7 hours 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
      15 days, 7 hours ago

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

  12. Lalrota
    • 3 Years
    15 days, 7 hours 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
      15 days, 7 hours ago

      Tempting with 4 dud attackers and a meh defence.

    2. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      15 days, 7 hours ago

      Laporte and maybe Rashford out should be enough.

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        15 days, 7 hours ago

        This

    3. 4l4n
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      15 days, 7 hours 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
    15 days, 7 hours 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
      15 days, 7 hours ago

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

  14. MikeS
    • 5 Years
    15 days, 7 hours 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
      15 days, 7 hours ago

      Prefer Barnes + 0.7m

      Mount can offer decent chelsea attacking coverage in mid

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      15 days, 7 hours ago

      a

  15. purple lamborGhini
    15 days, 7 hours 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
      15 days, 7 hours 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

    2. MikeS
      • 5 Years
      15 days, 7 hours ago

      3-3

    3. purple lamborGhini
      15 days, 7 hours 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

  16. Salt'N'Pepe
    • 4 Years
    15 days, 7 hours ago

    Sell or Keep Kane ?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      15 days, 7 hours ago

      can upgrade to aguero easily ?

    2. purple lamborGhini
      15 days, 7 hours 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

    3. BobbyV
      • 6 Years
      15 days, 7 hours ago

      Sell for Auba or Aguero depending on your risk appetite

    4. MikeS
      • 5 Years
      15 days, 7 hours ago

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

    5. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 2 Years
      15 days, 7 hours ago

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

      1. mookie
        • 6 Years
        15 days, 7 hours ago

        Palace CS much more likely than a hattrick.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 2 Years
          15 days, 7 hours ago

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

          1. mookie
            • 6 Years
            15 days, 7 hours ago

            Not impossible but very unlikely. Son owner

      2. KANE-O-MANIA
        • 5 Years
        15 days, 7 hours 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
          15 days, 7 hours 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
            • 3 Years
            15 days, 7 hours ago

            What is it with you and Kane? Spurs supporter?

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 2 Years
              15 days, 7 hours ago

              No just a big fan

  17. Firebreathinturtle
    • 1 Year
    15 days, 7 hours ago

    Lads, need some help here.

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

    1. MikeS
      • 5 Years
      15 days, 7 hours ago

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

      1. Firebreathinturtle
        • 1 Year
        15 days, 6 hours ago

        Thanks! Locked in

  18. Jehstafari
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    15 days, 7 hours ago

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

    1. MikeS
      • 5 Years
      15 days, 7 hours ago

      goals scored i think?

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      15 days, 7 hours ago

      Transfers

      1. mookie
        • 6 Years
        15 days, 7 hours ago

        This

      2. Jehstafari
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        15 days, 7 hours ago

        Thanks, is WC exluded ?

  19. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    15 days, 7 hours 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...

  20. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    15 days, 7 hours ago

    Kayne Rooney

    1. Nightcrawler
      15 days, 7 hours 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

  21. KANE-O-MANIA
    • 5 Years
    15 days, 7 hours 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
      15 days, 7 hours ago

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

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      15 days, 7 hours ago

      no

      1. KANE-O-MANIA
        • 5 Years
        15 days, 7 hours ago

        Thanks can hold on for now....

  22. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    15 days, 7 hours 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
      15 days, 7 hours 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
        15 days, 7 hours 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
          15 days, 7 hours ago

          Haller. Had to make money by downgrading a mid tho

          1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            15 days, 7 hours 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
      15 days, 7 hours ago

      Snap, see below

  23. MikeBravo
    • 1 Year
    15 days, 7 hours 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
      15 days, 7 hours ago

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

      1. MikeBravo
        • 1 Year
        15 days, 7 hours 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
      15 days, 7 hours ago

      I feel
      Your pain mate!!!!! Haha

      1. So Youre Telling Me Theres …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        15 days, 7 hours 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
          15 days, 7 hours ago

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

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  25. MikeS
    • 5 Years
    15 days, 7 hours ago

    Rashford to:

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

    Have Pukki and Haller already

  26. In a Rush
    • 2 Years
    15 days, 7 hours 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

  27. pundit of punts
    • 6 Years
    15 days, 6 hours ago

    Is Aguero in the Argentina squad?

  28. KiwiRed
    14 days, 15 hours ago

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

    worth the -8 hit?

  29. Pat Butcher
    • 4 Years
    14 days, 7 hours ago

    Worth a wildcard? 0.6 itb 0ft

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