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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. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    24 pts (including captain) with only Salah and Trent to go... Huge red arrow 🙁

    1. Daniel S.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Salah is huge differential. He getting a brace and Mane blank can save your GW

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Yeah lets hope so... Should have made him my captain...

    2. StayoutheSpiceZone
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      It surely won’t be that big

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      22 here. Same, but Salah VC.

      Drop of 160k odd here. Yeow.

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Similar... With D. Luiz haul taunting me from behind Rico -1 pointer coming on as well!

    5. Nightf0x
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Bro same with mane & taa to go, worst gw this season captained vardy and viced alli didnt care about VC actually and transfered out deulofeu

  2. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Henderson
    TAA Soyuncu Lundstram
    KDB Mane Salah Grealish
    Vardy Jimenez Greenwood

    McGovern Rico Dendoncker Kelly

    1 FT, 1.3 ITB

    1. Kelly Greenwood >> Kiko DCL (-4)
    2. Grealish Greenwood >> Traore DCL (-4)

    Any comments or suggestions much appreciated.

    Thanks

    1. Daniel S.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      I am not sure that those hits are worthwhile

    2. Karhumies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Keep Grealish.

      Kiko might be injured?

      Upgrade without taking hits either
      A) Rico/Kelly to Holgate/WAT/BHA?
      B) Greenwood to DCL/Maupay?

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Always value your opinion mate...

        Unfortunately I can’t upgrade Greenwood without freeing up funds elsewhere... can do Kelly to someone but can only afford 4.2 if I want Greenwood

        Likewise I could do Kelly to Holgate but then would be stuck with Greenwood

        Thoughts ??

        1. Karhumies
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Basically, what you need to upgrade is 4th def and 7th attacker. 4th def because Lundstram is out and Kelly + Rico suck. 7th attacker because Greenwood is young and sits on the bench while Dendoncker is POO CB rather than proper midfielder.

          So if you can upgrade Dendoncker to a decent mid cheaper than Greenwood to decent forward, that will do.

          Greenwood is 4.3
          Dendo is 4.4

          That already gives you 0.1 extra to work with.

          Cheap attacking mid options: Mooy, Fleck, Cantwell, Traore, Westwood, Noble. Personally, I have gone with Mooy while many others have gone with Fleck. Yet tjis GW, Noble was the biggest hauler with 13 points and seems to be on pens as well?

          1. fcsaltyballs
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Well I can afford to do a straight swap Dendoncker >> Traore and play him over Greenwood ??

            Or I could explore the other options you’ve mentioned...

            I’m assuming that’s a better option than working DCL in for a hit ?

            1. Karhumies
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Only time will whether DCL outperforms your midfielder of choice by 4+ points or not.

              Ings has great form. DCL is a slight question mark IMO.

              Personally, I have gone for Evans + Holgate as my 4th and 5th def, Sarr + Mooy as my 4th and 5th mid, and Ings as my 3rd forward. I don't know yet if this is a great or terrible plan. I got the funds by only choosing one of Salah/Mane and skipping the other.

  3. lordkippe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Wickhahm > Calvert Lewin for free ?

    1. lordkippe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      on the other side, feels strange to take him out after he just got into my eleven for the first time since owning from gw1

  4. Five Season Wonder
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Would it be cray to transfer out Tammy before a home game v Burnley?

    1. lordkippe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      no. crap at home

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      We're absolutely garbage at home, so maybe not.

    3. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      For whom

      1. Five Season Wonder
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        DCL? and then upgrade Dele to any mid of my pleasing

        1. FPL Pillars
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          If you have upgrade to a pool mid it would be worth it

    4. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      not at all

      we have seen already Chelsea vs weaker teams at SB (Soton, WH, Bourn)

      Burnley will park the bus

    5. Street Friend
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      I’d say so. Burnley and Bournemouth most of form teams atm

      1. ALI_G
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        ? Chelsea already lost to Bourn at home

    6. The Bad Seed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I just did

      Tammy + Alli --> DCL + Mane

      Feels good 🙂

  5. ALI_G
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    47 with KdB (VC) and Aurier off bench

    tomorrow TAA and Mane only

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Very good score

      1. ALI_G
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        thanks

        I think I may fall a bit tomorrow, defo if Salah hauls, or even Lund

    2. Whats the Huth
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      42 for me. But salah (C). Mane. TAA and hendo left

  6. FPL Pillars
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Called that gunners CS

    1. El Lobito 10
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Well done mate, your mum must be proud

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I’m sure my mum wouldn’t even know who/what a gunners clean sheet even is. Anyone point is there’s an echo chamber on here and it’s nice to have some diversity of opinion and for that to come in 🙂

        1. El Lobito 10
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Well you're not touchy at all mate lol

          1. FPL Pillars
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Oh you own both so that makes sense why you are 😛

      2. Qaiss
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Salty rashford ownerrr

        1. El Lobito 10
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          And Martial hahaha

          1. Qaiss
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Yeah I own martial too but ma team is more important

  7. El Lobito 10
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Kane ans Alli to KdB and who?

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Ask your mum for advice

  8. Railwayman
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    United and Rashford disappointed. Rashford playing just too wide for my taste. Hard to sell before Norwich, but after that, he is gone.

    1. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Same..too much for the position he plays and United consistency.

      Martial better option if want United

    2. El Lobito 10
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      He was shyte, like he smoked a spliff

  9. pjanns
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    0 ITB - 2 FTs. Any suggestions are much welcome! Thanks. 🙂

    1. Martial —> Maddi
    2. Burn FT.

    Ramsdale
    Soy - Lundy - TAA
    Martial - KDB - Mane - Salah
    Ings - Abraham - Vardy
    (Button Dendo Rico Reid)

  10. Qaiss
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Luiz this, Sokratis that. Kept little whittle Marcus Rashford quiet tonight!

  11. Catastrophe
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    2 FT, Aurier -> Stephens this week and Rashford & Traore -> Son & DCL next week?

    Cheers

    1. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Not sure about selling Traore before that Newcastle team.

      1. Catastrophe
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Cheers. Keeping Traore and Rashford, just Aurier -> Stephens now to free up funds. Fancy Son with Kane out.

        1. Royal5
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          I do as well. Still can't trust that Spurs team though:/

  12. Royal5
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Anyone know who the top captained players this GW? Had Vardy and got Mane (VC). Not sure how to feel.

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Good because a lot of players blanked today.

      1. Royal5
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        True. But have shitty score. Rico (-1) coming in for Vardy on top of it. Also some rumours on here about Mane being rested.

        1. Railwayman
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Even if he does, you wouldn't lose that much with Kane, KDB, Rashford, Jimenez, Sterling scoring 2 or 1.

          1. Royal5
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Guess you're right. Thanks 🙂

    2. Railwayman
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Feel good. Everybody else blanked.

    3. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      I’m on the same, hoping Mane can save my week

      1. Royal5
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Fingers crossed 🙂

  13. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Ingstagram now tops the bonus points chart with 27, amazing
    13 goals only 4 off the golden boot!

    Overlooked captaincy option week after week. Since that Tammy injury he’s been awesome to own

  14. Atletico Junior
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    A. Martial + DCL +3.4M
    B. Richarlison + Rashford

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      A

    2. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      A

  15. Monkey Hanger
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Have two Pool and the Lord still to play. Thinking a blades win and CS would probably be the best result for myself pts wise.

    1. TOPCAT1960
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Cant see that happening

  16. Kepa's at the wheel
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    A. Firmino + Richarlison
    B. DCL + Salah
    Already have Mane

    1. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      B

    2. Nightf0x
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      B

  17. Trophé Mourinho
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Another game to add to the "Man U do bad vs small clubs" mentality

  18. aleksios
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    38 pts with 4 left,so pretty happy here.

    1. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      good score

      who you got left - 3 Liv+ Lord?

    2. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Good score. Captain played?

  19. Sid07
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Thoughts on
    Martial + greenwood to cantwell + jimi
    Will shift to 3-4-3

    1. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Cantwell 5th?

      1. Sid07
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Yes

  20. Street Friend
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Kane to Best striker for 6.6 or less? Deeney Ings Pukki?

    Then leaves me money to do maguire & Kelly to TAA and VVD.

    May take -4 this week and shift maguire for TAA along side it.

  21. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Digne or Sidibe?

    1. Sid07
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Sidibe

      1. Street Friend
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Sidibe

  22. noahzark22
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Heaton to Leno in the bag!

    1. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Fabianski .

      1. noahzark22
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        oh no, poor fixtures

  23. UpAndAway
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Cantwell's 10 points off the bench are gold this week!

    1. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Lovely .

    2. Monkey Hanger
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Not as good as the Lords 24 for me.

      1. UpAndAway
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Had him on the field that GW - but huge!

  24. noahzark22
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Cool 55 plus TAA and Robbo! Let's go CS #5 for Liverpool!

    1. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      monster score well done

    2. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      That’s excellent!

    3. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      52 with Trent Mane and Salah my captain.

  25. pelle9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Worth a -4 for GW 22 ?

    A) Yes

    B) No

    Kane + Alli >>> Jimenez + Mane

    I have TAA and Salah.

    Thanks.

    1. Sid07
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Yes

  26. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Kane & Aurier > Sidibe DCL?

    (Allows cash for Martial > Mane gw23)

    Ramsdale
    TAA Lund Soy
    Salah KDB Grealish Martial Traore
    Vardy Kane*

    McGovern Rico Maupay Aurier

  27. AD2110
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Does this seem like a sensible move? 2FT and 1.7 ITB

    Maddison + Aurier —> Grealish + Trent

    Will eventually do sterling to Mane but seeing as he just got rested and up against Villa it makes sense to keep him right?

    Team below:

    Ryan, (Button)
    Soy, Lund, Aurier, (Kelly, Baldock)
    Salah, KDB, Sterling, Maddison (Dend)
    Vardy, Ings, Jiminez

    Cheers

  28. PascalCygan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    I fear those with Cantwell first on bench (and there’s one in a rival league with Grealish first bench) are going to punish those of us with Rico -1 coming in for Vardy!

  29. Tamagotchi Massacre
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Amongst others:

    Ings, Grealish, Chilwell, Cantwell out

    Docherty, Sterling, Martial, Rashford in

    Beat that for a disappointing wildcard!!!

    Mid thirties with KdB (C) and TAA only to play

    Grim!

  30. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Juicy total of 22 points today. Yuck!