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Lacazette among the substitutes as Aubameyang leads the line for Arsenal

The final match of Gameweek 9 takes place this evening, as Sheffield United host Arsenal.

Kick-off at Bramall Lane is at 20:00 BST.

There were no major shocks upon the release of the two teamsheets, with Alexandre Lacazette (£9.3m) only among the substitutes after his return from a seven-week absence.

Kieran Tierney (£5.4m) has to be patient for his first Arsenal league start, too, as Sead Kolasinac (£5.4m) keeps his place at left-back.

In fact, Unai Emery has made only one change to the Gunners’ starting XI from the side that defeated Bournemouth a fortnight ago: Joe Willock (£5.0m) replacing Dani Ceballos (£5.5m) in midfield.

Lacazette’s benching means that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.1m) will again lead the line for Arsenal, flanked by Nicolas Pepe (£9.3m) and Bukayo Saka (£4.5m) in attack.

Aubameyang has yet to blank in an away fixture this season and averages 8.25 points on the road.

John Lundstram (£4.6m) is the most-owned player in this fixture and he features in more Fantasy teams than the rest of the Sheffield United squad put together.

Over 40% of his owners have benched him for this match but it’s probably fair to say that he’ll be an ‘auto-sub’ for many of us, given the high-profile no-shows over the weekend.

His 14-point haul against Crystal Palace at Bramall Lane in August has been followed by three blanks at home but he remains the best-value FPL asset in the game, based on points per million spent.

There are no surprises that Chris Wilder’s only two changes for this fixture come up front, an area in which he has regularly rotated over the past two months.

Lys Mousset (£4.9m) and David McGoldrick (£5.4m) are the strike pairing this evening, replacing Callum Robinson (£5.3m) and Oli McBurnie (£5.9m).

Sheffield United’s four home games this season have only seen six goals scored: only St James’ Park and Selhurst Park average fewer goals per fixture than Bramall Lane in 2019/20.

Sheffield United XI: Henderson; Basham, Egan, O’Connell, Stevens; Baldock, Norwood, Lundstram, Fleck; Mousset, McGoldrick.

Arsenal XI: Leno; Chambers, Sokratis, Luiz, Kolasinac; Xhaka, Guendouzi, Willock; Pepe, Aubameyang, Saka.

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1,292 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Cube
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 9 hours ago

    Is Gazzaniga nailed?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      Why bother

      1. I hate Moreno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        29 days, 9 hours ago

        Cheapest playing keeper

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      Gets nailed by his defenders every game

    3. Yoshioka
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      Yes he is, and I don't reckon he's the worst shout. Spurs are in such a state that they're gonna have to go back to absolute basics - this means getting tight at the back. Poch was a defender so I can see him really drilling that back line.

  2. El Fenomeno R9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 9 hours ago

    Low scoring GW,only two games with 3 goals

  3. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    29 days, 9 hours ago

    Aubamebloodclaat

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      Was missing his special yang tonight

  4. David Lo Pan
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 9 hours ago

    How far have arsenal fallen. Doing a ManU

    1. MeatPieSausageRoll
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      I like how we’re not even playing tonight and we’re still all anyone can talk abuout

      1. David Lo Pan
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 9 hours ago

        True, sorry mate

    2. Angelic upstart
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      I thought Sheffield United played quite well.

      1. David Lo Pan
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 9 hours ago

        Absolutely

    3. RECKLESS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      Sheffield are defensive powerhouse. Just 7 goals conceded and joint best defence in entire league. Give credit where its due. Apart from Mcity Liv all teams have to fight every match due to high quality in all 18 teams

  5. DortmundisLove
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 9 hours ago

    Smooth - I finally captained the highest scoring player on my team.

    Rough - The highest scoring player scored only 5 points

  6. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 9 hours ago

    Folks, is Vardy playing midweek? Price rise so think about triggering early.

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      No games for Vardy midweek.

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 9 hours ago

        Thank you

    2. RECKLESS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      Trigger away no games but hope he doesnt get anything in training. so which of 3 from kdb/salah or mane/sterling did you sacrifice to get vardy? seem no other way

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 9 hours ago

        Kane to Vardy - if things happen in training it will be super unlucky ... but could happen to any player

  7. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 9 hours ago

    @Wiseman resistant - in case you don’t see it on last page, no I would not do Kun to Vardy, yet anyway. After SOU maybe

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      If Kun plays CL, which he probably will then my money is on Jesus to start GW10.

      1. FPL_DON
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 9 hours ago

        you're dreaming fella

    2. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      Thanks mate. I have some feeling that Aguero can score hatty easily this gw even if he plays in CL 🙂

  8. Kaiser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    29 days, 9 hours ago

    Lundy points from No show Zinc. My main ML had Auba Captain... lovely, jubbly!

  9. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 9 hours ago

    My highest scorer for the week Lundstram makes it 37 all out!

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      What you gonna do with Kane?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 9 hours ago

        Keeping, wanna sort Kelly and Cantwell first

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          29 days, 9 hours ago

          Yeah prob play against Pool, fine fixtures after that

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 2 Years
            29 days, 9 hours ago

            I'm hoping they sort their act out soon

  10. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 9 hours ago

    Someone remind me to not watch arsenal fail to break down Palace’s stupid 10 at the back aswell. Painful team to watch try and attack especially when you spend 11m on one

  11. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    29 days, 9 hours ago

    Anyone know the average? About 35?

    1. Zladan
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      Probably just shy of that. It was 30 before tonight’s game.

      40% own Lunny with half as first sub (given no Salah Aguero... likely he comes on in most cases).

      About 40% own Auba too, plus (c) I reckon 34/5.

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      I still want the right one.

      1. Gentle_Turks
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 9 hours ago

        Sorry that one's long gone.

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          29 days, 9 hours ago

          🙁

          1. Gentle_Turks
            • 1 Year
            29 days, 9 hours ago

            Lost it when I was around 8. Sorry if that's too much info...

            1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              29 days, 9 hours ago

              You said you still had the right one before 😮

  12. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
    29 days, 9 hours ago

    aww im so happy for Mousset 🙂

  13. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 9 hours ago

    Auba getting into the Halloween spirit very early this year.

    His 90 minutes of imitating a ghost tonight was flawless.

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      Makes Kane look a bargain 😉

  14. The Overthinker - I blame R…
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 9 hours ago

    Anything you would do for a hit other than deleting team?

    Pope
    Otamendi Fredricks soyunchu
    Sterling salah cho cantwell
    Vardy auba Tammy

    Button Lowton Hayden Hanley

  15. Supertrooper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    29 days, 9 hours ago

    What am I doing not owning Lumdstram....

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      He won't play Arsenal every week.

      1. Granville
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        29 days, 9 hours ago

        ^this

      2. Gentle_Turks
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 9 hours ago

        lol

        1. Gentle_Turks
          • 1 Year
          29 days, 9 hours ago

          Such an overused joke on here, but makes me laugh every time.

          1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            29 days, 9 hours ago

            😉

    2. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      he reached 4.5 and you were like, thats too much! And you picked soy bean instead

  16. Syd.
    • 10 Years
    29 days, 9 hours ago

    Arsenal could play for another 90 minutes and still wouldn’t score.

    I don’t think I have ever seen as many sideways passes in my life.

    1. MeatPieSausageRoll
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      Boys club like that guy on Sky Sports was saying

    2. Granville
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      You need to watch United more.

      1. Syd.
        • 10 Years
        29 days, 9 hours ago

        I will leave that for you to do

  17. Aubamazette
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 9 hours ago

    Ahead of Man City’s two home fixtures I want to bring in David Silva or Bernardo Silva for Son which one is more likely to start/shall I pick?

    1. Granville
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      Neither are good picks really. It's hard to land their points and always a good chance of rotation.

    2. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      When is bilva decision for potential suspension? Dilva has 3 double digit scores so not the worst option just depends on CL mins

  18. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    29 days, 9 hours ago

    Looks like 27 will be this weeks safety score.

    Happenstance than I got 27.

    https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

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

      that*

      1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        29 days, 9 hours ago

        Can't mods edit their posts?

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

          Geoff is Mr Edit.

    2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      Fix confirmed 😮

    3. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      Heard that one before TM

    4. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      32 in the end for me

    5. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      The perks of the job

    6. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      Mark & FPL...

      TM & LMS...

      Enough is enough!

    7. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      Heartbroken 26, goodbye LMS (this year)

    8. RashFraud
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      Just scraped thru with 28. Phew!

    9. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      I am out

    10. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      Congratulations TM,that was a tight one.

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        29 days, 5 hours ago

        Cheers, Lundy nearly killed me.

    11. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      Happy for you

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        29 days, 5 hours ago

        Cheers

  19. DA Minnion
    • 7 Years
    29 days, 9 hours ago

    Only people who had the foresight to start Lundy should get full points. Lucky subbers should only get half.

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

      It’s a skill making him 1st sub.

      1. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 9 hours ago

        or only available sub in my case 😆

      2. HashAttack
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 9 hours ago

        2nd sub after Rico ... good thing Mahrez and Ota didn't play 🙂

    2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      I wouldn't have the same team I have now if those were the rules.

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      I started 🙂

    4. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      Otamendi owed me 6 points!

      1. Free Hat
        29 days, 9 hours ago

        This

    5. FOO FIGHTER
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      Started him.

      Liverpool had to work for their win. Blades are a super b*tch at home.

  20. Bossworld
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 9 hours ago

    Seems the dilemma was well founded

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/21029952

    1. Bakra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      What did u do then lol

  21. Gudjohnsen
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 9 hours ago

    Kane 2
    Son 1
    Auba 2
    Salah 0
    Mané 2
    Firmino 2
    Aguero 0
    KDB 3
    Sterling 5
    Tammy 2
    Mount 3

    Surely Sterling captain next gw? He's in blistering form.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      Is he?

    2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      The other 10 are due a non blank.

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      All will be on double digits next week

  22. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 9 hours ago

    Tielemans a stealemans at 6.4m? Compared with Maddo at 7.2m.

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      Defo

    2. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      He was sensational last season and i think he'll be good value for the fixtures coming up.

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 9 hours ago

        I had him at the end of last season and he performed well.

    3. ...al - Leave your comments…
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      Yep. Worth it over Maddison for sure

    4. Bartowski
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      Leicester aren't quite the attacking powerhouse everyone seems to think they are.

    5. David Lo Pan
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      Shhhh

  23. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 10 Years
    29 days, 9 hours ago

    Need a cheap playing defender.

    Rico or janmaat

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      Rico

  24. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 9 hours ago

    9 gameweeks in, Blades have conceded only 7 goals.

    Only 1 v Liverpool, and only conceded more than once (2 each game, 1 draw 1 loss) against attacking Chelsea and Leicester teams

    They have 4CS in that time as well.

    1. Fred54
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      Double Sheffield United defence....

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 9 hours ago

        Tempts but still seems risky for some reason - I suppose any defence double up does, unless they’re Uber attacking like Trent and Robbo.

        Lundstram phenomenal pick though. Need to start him more!

  25. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 9 hours ago

    Gentle reminder that Sheffield have let in only two goals in their last FIVE matches.

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      Plus this. Amazing stats so far for a promoted team!

      And they’ve played Arsenal Liverpool and Everton in that time. 2wins and a narrow loss

    2. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      Some record.

    3. PepSala
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      TC Lundstram next week is done

  26. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 9 hours ago

    Warned you about Salah, warned you about Aubam. Thanks for the 12 points lads and on to the next. UTFB

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      Love it mate!!!

    2. DeadStar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      Great result. Congrats mate.

    3. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      Huge from you so proud. Good call on Mousset btw shame you got talked out x

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 9 hours ago

        Yup 🙂 bottled that one. No complaints though

  27. GARY AND JAMIE
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 9 hours ago

    I think Hendo is a great keeper pick but just a shame about Man U game coming up. Might upgrade Button and rotate him with another cheapie

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      Yeah, it is a guaranteed CS too. Shame.

      1. GARY AND JAMIE
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 9 hours ago

        Lol

  28. Manani
    • 8 Years
    29 days, 9 hours ago

    Got Rico and Lundstram on my bench while all my starting 11 get 2/3 points lol

  29. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
    29 days, 9 hours ago

    top 10k is 35, overall is 32