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Pepe returns to the Arsenal XI as Pogba-less United head to the Emirates

The penultimate match of Gameweek 21 takes place between Arsenal and Manchester United this evening.

Kick-off at the Emirates is at 20:00 GMT.

There are three changes to the Manchester United side that beat Burnley on Saturday.

Full-backs Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.3m) and Luke Shaw (£5.4m) return to the starting XI as Ashley Young (£5.4m) and Brandon Williams (£4.0m) drop to the bench, while Jesse Lingard (£6.3m) replaces Andreas Pereira (£4.9m) in the number ten role.

There is, as expected, no Paul Pogba (£8.4m) in the United squad, with the Frenchman having not been sighted among the travelling party when the Red Devils journeyed to London.

Anthony Martial (£7.9m) leads the line, having been transferred in by more Fantasy Premier League managers than any other player apart from Adama Traore (£5.6m) ahead of Gameweek 21.

Mikel Arteta has made four alterations to his Arsenal line-up, meanwhile.

Granit Xhaka (£5.1m), Nicolas Pepe (£9.1m), Sead Kolasinac (£5.2m) and Sokratis (£4.9m) are recalled, as Matteo Guendouzi (£4.4m), Reiss Nelson (£5.3m) and Bukayo Saka (£4.5m) drop to the bench.

Calum Chambers (£4.4m) was injured in Gameweek 20 and misses out – Arteta said in a pre-match interview that the club were “not positive” about his prognosis, with further news to follow after a scan.

Dani Ceballos (£5.2m) is among the substitutes after two months on the sidelines.

The reverse fixture of this game finished 1-1 back in September, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.8m) on target for the Gunners.


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

Manchester United XI: de Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelöf, Maguire, Shaw, Fred, Matic, James, Lingard, Rashford, Martial.

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  1. LeicesterA
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Evening all.

    Need to make some moves tonight to avoid being prices out of future moves.

    For a two week punt, I need a midfielder, max 7.5. Is Willian a decent shout, with Chelsea’s fixtures?

    Thanks.

    1. bennyp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Mooy

    2. Bartowski
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      He's okay I'd prefer the cash and the chap at Watford or possibly the Brighton overhead guy.

    3. LeicesterA
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      It’s just for two weeks, when they become Salah. Extra cash not important, just need the best sub 7.5 mid for two weeks only.

      1. hb
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Sarr.

  2. Monkey Hanger
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    David Luiz either 9/10 or 1/10. And never the twain do meet.

  3. bennyp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Is Kane + Alli -> Salah + someone for a -4 worth it?

    Have Mane, Vardy & DCL already.

  4. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Danny Ings. You are an amazing striker!

    1. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Officially missed the boat with him i think

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Half way through a season

        1. Zico Senna
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          True 🙂

      2. cravencottage
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        As did I

      3. Will Kane
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Maybe not - I only got him 3 GW ago and I'm pleased to be on the Ings boat

      4. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Nah mate. Get him now & continue to attend the Ings Party 😉

    2. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      If he manages to keep it going he will get FPL player of the year

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Absolutely. Been my best buy thus far

  5. Sid07
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    1) martial (3-5-2)
    2) jiminez (3-4-3)
    3) ings (3-4-3)

  6. ViperStripes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Is anyone ditching Vardy? Funds would come in useful and DCL would be a good short term alternative, or Rashford perhaps

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      No

      Leicester are one of the few teams who have consistently scored goals this season

    2. In and Out
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Wash your mouth out

    3. Whats the Huth
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Why would you ditch Vardy

      1. Perthite
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Knee jerk?

      2. The Big Fella
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Because he needs the funds and thinks DCL would make a good short-term alternative

  7. JollyGoodYellows
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Alli + Rashford > Mane + DCL, (have Salah)?

  8. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    How is that some players can get away with murder on here while others, like Rashford, are criminally poor whenever they blank even though they’re in the very top of total points?

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      It is just the way FPL rolls

  9. Cahill
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    team is dying...red arrow after red arrow

    Guita
    TAA Rico Lund
    Salah KDB Lucas Martial
    Vardy Tammy Rashford

    Martin Shelvey Aurier Targett

    1 FT 0.1 itb

    a) Aurier & Lucas -> Sidibe & Perez (saving money for Firmino)
    b) other

  10. Marc Jobling
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Plan was to remove Alli for Salah by GW24, with Rashford removed after next week's gimmie (either Calvert Lewin or Maupay).

    Got 2 FTs, how would you navigate this?

    Mane, KDB, Alli, Grealish, Hayden
    Vardy, Rashford, Ings

    1. JollyGoodYellows
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Rash + Alli > Salah + DCL?

    2. Wigflex
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Ali to Mads or Richarlison for next gw, roll the other ft and do salah and dcl after next gw?

  11. Ayew Holding Mee Cork
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Best midfielder for the next 2 GWs before I upgrade him to Salah in GW24? (already have Mane, Grealish, Richarlison and KDB)

    1. Whats the Huth
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Just get salah

  12. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Tammy+Sibide to DCL+TAA?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Getting rid of Sidibe when I am thinking off getting him.

      1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Only way for me to get Trent in 🙁

    2. Cahill
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      jeez no

      tammy great fixture and sidibe will become a fantasy beast

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  14. Aladdin Sané
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Alli to:

    A) Richarlison
    B) Maddison
    C) Martial
    D) Son

    1. Nightf0x
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Im going madds, then martial to son

  15. Nightf0x
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Which? (My def. & Mid. taa soy lund kdb mane traore)

    A) ali to madds, gw23 martial to son, gw24 sidibe/aurier to gomez (or) + ramsdale -4 to buton robbo
    B) ali to mahrez, gw23 martial rams -4 to madds buton, gw24 sidibe/aurier mahrez -4 to salah 4.6/4.3 def.
    C) ali sidibe/aurier -4 to sterling 4.4 def./hanley, gw23 martial out or roll, gw24 stelring to salah + rams to buton (maybe with a -4)

  16. H-SF
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Richardson or Maddison to replace Dele?

    1. Celt Abroad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Richarlison.

  17. Monkey Hanger
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Think I am footballed out. Not sure I can handle MOTD in half an hour.

  18. Dr. Agabuse
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    united fans:

    ole in ?
    ole out?

  19. bennyp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Thoughts on Ozil after today?

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      He is more interested into politics & religious conflict than football

  20. LM00091
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Alli > Maddison or Richarlison?

    1. XABI 15
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Maddison

  21. southernpacific
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Better to have a power 5 mid of

    Maddison richarlison mane martial kdb

    Or a Mané and salah double up in a midfield of 4?

    1. XABI 15
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Salah Mane double up could be gold with double gameweek and good fixtures over next 8 weeks

  22. H-SF
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Is it too early to wildcard?

    1. JelliedSpark968
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 16 days ago

      everyone's team is different

  23. XABI 15
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Have 2ft. Pick two of the below or all 3 for a hit? I already have Salah and have 4.0m itb.

    1. Maupay to DCL
    2. Alli to Mane
    3. Pope to Fabianski

    1. JelliedSpark968
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 16 days ago

      1 and 2, you can do 3 after GW22

  24. Nostalgia picks
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Watching The Irishman. Anyone else think Pacino's character has a bit of a Grealish haircut?

    • Nostalgia picks
        1 month, 16 days ago

        If I'm going to bring in Salah it will be at the expense of Grealish, Madds or Cantwell? All doing a good job today. So should I look to just upgrade defence for a third LIV player?

      • JelliedSpark968
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Tempted to go Deeney over Deulofeu, can just imagine him whacking them in vs BOU next week

      • wulfranian
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Kane owners what's your plan?Keep or sell?

      • The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        What's a good score so far? I have 36 with Salah and TAA to play.

        1. gooberman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          It's all about gameweek rank not score. A gameweek rank below 1m is normally a good week and rise up the rankings.