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Arteta names unchanged side as Arsenal become increasingly settled

Mikel Arteta has named an unchanged Arsenal side for the trip to Crystal Palace which kicks off the Saturday schedule.

For those keeping an eye on the Gunners with their new manager, such a decision will come as positive news.

One of the biggest issues with Unai Emery’s Arsenal outfit was the constant chopping and changing, both from one match to the next and often at half-time too.

That made investing in the right Fantasy Premier League assets hard to do, and that was before we consider how patchy their form was.

By contrast, Arteta already has the Gunners in a period of positive momentum, so to see him start to settle his starting XI makes our job even easier.

Both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.8m) and Alexandre Lacazette (£9.3m) feature in the line-up as do Mesut Özil (£7.2m) and Nicolas Pépé (£9.1m).

Furthermore, amid some recent defensive improvements, the same back-four which shut out Manchester United has been rolled out at Selhurst Park with Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£4.6m) and Sead Kolasinac (£5.2m) selected either side of David Luiz (£5.7m) and Sokratis Papastathopoulous (£4.9m).

Meanwhile, Crystal Palace embark on the first of a three-match period without important central midfielder Luka Milivojevic (£6.7m), their designated penalty taker too.

Following his sending off in the FA Cup third round, he will be absent for Gameweeks 22, 23 and 24.

Cheikhou Kouyaté (£4.9m) comes in for the Serbian international and looks set for a role in the midfield trio alongside James McCarthy (£4.4m) and James McArthur (£5.2m).

In defence, a hamstring injury for Mamadou Sakho (£5.0m) means experienced former Chelsea centre-back Gary Cahill (£4.4m) comes back into the Palace side.

New signing Cenk Tosun (£5.7m), who joined the Eagles from Everton this week, is on the bench.

Crystal Palace XI: Guiata; Riedewald, Cahill, Tomkins, M Kelly; McCarthy, Kouyaté, McArthur; Meyer, Zaha, Ayew.

Arsenal XI: Leno; Kolasinac, Sokratis, D Luiz, Maitland-Niles; Xhaka, Torreira; Aubameyang, Özil, Pépé; Lacazette.

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886 Comments Post a Comment
  1. -GK22-
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Is it time to wildcard, not sure what next steps are with this bunch - 2ft btw

    Feel like the keeper and Aurier need to go

    Guita, Gazze
    TAA, Gomez, Lundstrum, Baldock, Aurier
    Salah, KDB, Grealish, Traore, Sarr
    Vardy, Rashford, Ings

    1. Sailboats
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Save your WC.

  2. Arse Craic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Maddison starts! 😀

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Never in doubt

    2. Ribus
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Was he a doubt?

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Slight

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Yeyy

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Wow

    2. Zlatanzo
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Wth

      • HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        66-1 wow

    3. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Wow think i need to wc.. to get in salah now it would have to be a -12....

      (have fab and auba)

      1. DAZZ
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Bite the bullet and go TAA,Robbo, Mane?

        1. Coys96
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Would rather have firming than robbo. but salah looks essential for gw25 onwards

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        I'd WC if I were you. 2 non-playing players and no triple Pool yet. Seems like a good time.

        1. Coys96
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Thanks, only have 1ft as well

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            Alternatively... You lose Auba this week for any good striker. Suck up the keeper 0 and then WC next week for the double GW.

      3. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        You can get salah over 2gws tho? Cantwell has the perfect game to play him in

    4. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Williams 4.0m officially first choice

      1. Zlatanzo
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Shaw carrying an illness..

        • Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Noticed!

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Moo moo knows!

      3. Free Hat
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Auba still on 1Bap sums up the quality of this game.

        1. diesel001
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          He'll lose it once dispossessions are taken into account

      4. ClassiX
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 26 days ago

        BURNLEY TEAM NEWS
        Team to play Chelsea: Pope, Lowton Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Hendrick, Westwood, Cork, McNeil, Lennon, Wood.
        Subs: Hart, Gibson, Pieters, Bardsley, Vydra, Long, Koiki.

        CHELSEA TEAM NEWS
        Team to play Burnley: Kepa, James, Rudiger, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Barkley, Mount, Willian, Hudson-Odoi, Abraham.
        Subs: Caballero, Perdo, Zouma, Kovacic, Batshuayi, Tomori, Emerson.

        BRIGHTON TEAM TO FACE EVERTON
        BRIGHTON XI: Ryan, Duffy, Dunk, Stephens, Maupay, Trossard, Webster, Jahanbakhsh, Montoya, Propper, Bernardo
        Subs: Button, Bissouma, Gross, Murray, March, Schelotto, Alzate

        EVERTON TEAM TO FACE BRIGHTON
        EVERTON XI: Pickford, Holgate, Keane, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin, Sigurdsson, Walcott, Digne, Sidibe, Bernard, Davies
        Subs: Lossl, Baines, Delph, Mina, Schneiderlin, Coleman, Kean

        SOUTHAMPTON TEAM NEWS
        Team to face Leicester: McCarthy, Soares, Stephens, Bednarek, Bertrand, Redmond, Ward-Prowse, Hojbjerg, Armstrong, Ings, Long.
        Subs: Gunn, Yoshida, Adams, Djenepo, Romeu, Boufal, Obafemi.

        LEICESTER TEAM NEWS
        Team to face Southampton: Schmeichel, Pereira, Soyuncu, Evans, Chilwell, Barnes, Praet, Choudhury, Maddison, Perez, Vardy.
        Subs: Ward, Justin, Gray, Tielemans, Albrighton, Iheanacho, Benkovic.

        NORWICH TEAM NEWS
        Team to play Man Utd: Krul, Aarons, Hanley, Zimmermann, Byram, McLean, Tettey, Vrancic, Buendia, Cantwell, Idah
        Subs: Fahrmann, Leitner, Hernandes, Lewis, Stiepermann, Trybull, Amadou

        MAN UTD TEAM NEWS
        Team to play Norwich: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Wiliams, Matic, Fred, Pereira, Mata, Rashford, Martial
        Subs: Grant, Jones, Dalot, Shaw, James, Gomes, Greenwood

        NEWCASTLE TEAM NEWS
        Team to play Wolves: Dubravka, Clark, Dummett, Fernandez, Willems, Hayden, M Longstaff, S Longstaff, Almiron, Gayle, Joelinton
        Subs: Darlow, Carroll, Ritchie, Lejeune, Atsu, Watts, Allan

        WOLVES TEAM NEWS
        Team to play Newcastle: Patricio, Doherty, Coady, Saiss, Jonny, Dendoncker, Moutinho, Neves, Neto, Traore, Jimenez
        Subs: Ruddy, Bennett, Gibbs-White, Vinagre, Kilman, Ashley-Seal, Buur

        1. Team Cruel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Cheers Simba

          1. ClassiX
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 26 days ago

            🙂

        2. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Sidibe playing in position wtf

          1. FPL Pillars
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            Coleman benched, saw it coming

        3. Woy_is_back
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Reece James 15 pointer 🙂

        4. Jack Burton
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Cheers mate

        5. diesel001
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          LOL. There was all that chat in the Everton forum and on FFS that Gordon and Baines would start for Everton.

      5. Random Name
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        I hope palace go down soon. Penalty merchants and refs in their pockets

        1. in sane in de bruyne
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          They are boring but impressive at the same time

        2. JamieNumber4
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Their fans will all disappear again too

          1. FPLGeezer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 26 days ago

            Brighton fan?

        3. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Not to mention Hodgson kills every game hes involved in

      6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Rashford
        Martial
        Ings
        Maddison
        Vardy (c)

        How many points??

        1. Sailboats
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          12 total

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            Then what about the other 85 minutes?

        2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          23

        3. Coys96
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          40 wish

          1. Coys96
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            ISH*

        4. ljuta zena
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          6, 15, 5, 7, 9

          1. SB8
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 26 days ago

            This

        5. Tamagotchi Massacre
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Really wish I'd had the balls to cap Martial.

          RIP Norwich

          1. HamezMace
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            Buendia to outscore Martial

        6. Hot Toddy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 26 days ago

          1
          21
          17
          1
          16

          😀

        7. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Loads

      7. Arse Craic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Coleman dropped to the bench. Sidibe back in defence

      8. Stram Dunk
          4 months, 26 days ago

          My dream last night was 4 goals for Vardy and 2 from Rash and I captained Rash instead...

        • ZeBestee
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Pukki out.

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            Was yesterday??

        • g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          No benchings so far 😉

        • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          ⚽ Team News 📰
          CHE: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Rüdiger, Christensen, James, Jorginho, Barkley, Mount, Willian, Abraham, Hudson-Odoi
          Subs: Caballero, Zouma, Emerson, Tomori, Kovacic, Batshuayi, Pedro

          BUR: Pope, Tarkowski, Lowton, Mee, Taylor, Lennon, Cork, Westwood, McNeil, Hendrick, Wood
          Subs: Hart, Ali Koiki, Pieters, Long, Gibson, Bardsley, Vydra

          EVE: Pickford, Digne, Holgate, Keane, Sidibé, Davies, Walcott, Sigurdsson, Bernard, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison
          Subs: Lössl, Mina, Baines, Coleman, Delph, Schneiderlin, Kean

          BHA: Ryan, Dunk, Duffy, Webster, Pröpper, Bernardo, Montoya, Stephens, Maupay, Trossard, Jahanbakhsh
          Subs: Button, Schelotto, March, Bissouma, Groß, Murray, Alzate

          LEI: Schmeichel, Evans, Chilwell, Pereira, Söyüncü, Maddison, Pérez, Barnes, Choudhury, Praet, Vardy
          Subs: Ward, Justin, Filip Benkovic, Albrighton, Gray, Tielemans, Iheanacho

          SOU: McCarthy, Bertrand, Stephens, Cédric, Bednarek, Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Højbjerg, Redmond, Long, Ings
          Subs: Gunn, Yoshida, Djenepo, Oriol Romeu, Boufal, Obafemi, Adams

          MUN: de Gea, Maguire, Wan-Bissaka, Williams, Lindelöf, Matic, Pereira, Fred, Rashford, Mata, Martial
          Subs: Grant, Dalot, Jones, Shaw, James, Greenwood, Gomes

          NOR: Krul, Zimmermann, Byram, Hanley, Aarons, Vrancic, Buendía, McLean, Cantwell, Tettey, Idah
          Subs: Ralf Fährmann, Lewis, Stiepermann, Leitner, Hernández, Trybull, Amadou

          WOL: Patrício, Dendoncker, Coady, Saïss, Jonny, Neves, Moutinho, Doherty, Traoré, Neto, Jiménez
          Subs: Ruddy, Bennett, Vinagre, Kilman, Buur, Gibbs-White, Ashley-Seal

          NEW: Dubravka, Dummett, Fernández, Clark, Hayden, Matthew Longstaff, Longstaff, Willems, Joelinton, Almirón, Gayle
          Subs: Darlow, Lejeune, Ritchie, Atsu, Kelland Watts, Thomas Allan, Carroll

          1. Jack Burton
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            Thanks mate

          2. Halftime
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            Thanks

        • Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Looks like a good day for cows. I look forward to it.

        • Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Hudson odoi could be next bandwagon. Newcastle next as well

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 26 days ago

            Never again !
            😀

            1. Pat Bonner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 26 days ago

              He’ll come good at some point. Could be next season tho!

          2. Gudjohnsen
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            Never again

        • Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Go on, Idah 🙂

        • Fred54
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Sold Pukki for Ings.

          Yeah about 2 months too late.

        • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Is that a very attacking Everton team?

          How have they managed to fit DCL, Rich, Theo, Bernard & Siggy all into the pitch

          1. Gudjohnsen
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            Siggy playing deep

          2. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            Siggy deeper with Davies behind that front 4.

          3. stupendous
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            They have 11 positions
            They picked those 5 for 5 of them

          4. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            Richarlison upfront is interesting

          5. Zlatanzo
              4 months, 26 days ago

              Yup 442

            • diesel001
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 26 days ago

              Pickford
              Sidibe Holgate Keane Digne
              Walcott Davies Sigurdsson Bernard
              Richarlison
              DCL

          6. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            Big tings incoming

          7. GARY AND JAMIE
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            Connolly not even in squad

            1. circusmonkey
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 26 days ago

              Yeah, got him but Greenwood not starting either so not worth the transfer at present and can't afford Ayew his brother.

          8. S.Kuqi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            Sidibe not oop 🙁

            Should have got Mendy instead

            1. Halftime
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 26 days ago

              Sidibe is more nailed on than Mendy imo

          9. tisza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            according to FFix everyone transferring Auba out so far (4000) have swapped him for DCL

            1. Kun Tozser
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 26 days ago

              Salah ultimate move for 24 now

            2. badgerboy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 26 days ago

              Auba to DCL then use the cash to upgrade a mid to Salah/Mane for DGW 24.

          10. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            Need a Guaita penalty save

          11. circusmonkey
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            What happened to slab head being out? He starts.

            1. Zlatanzo
                4 months, 26 days ago

                Ole said the reports were rubbish

            2. diesel001
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 26 days ago

              Pleased to see Choudhury start for Leicester. Needed a similar replacement for Ndidi and it didn't work vs Aston Villa trying to play the attackers without a defensive midfielder.

              1. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 26 days ago

                Choudhry was obviously starting. Hes still far off Ndidi's quality

            3. Hybrid.power
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 26 days ago

              Let's go Sidibe

              1. FPL Pillars
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 26 days ago

                Not OOP but gl to owners

                1. Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 26 days ago

                  Never going to be for ‘easier’ games.

              2. S.Kuqi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 26 days ago

                2 pointter coming

              3. Tamagotchi Massacre
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 26 days ago

                2 points guaranteed

                1. Hybrid.power
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 26 days ago

                  Where's your optimism

                  1. Tamagotchi Massacre
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 26 days ago

                    I don't own him

                    That's my optimism

            4. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 26 days ago

              So Maguire just absolutely bottled playing City?

              The 80m rock 😆

              1. Rolls-Royce
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 26 days ago

                Gotta love how Liverpool fans still find joy in United's woes these days. Truly obsessed.

                1. Simmering Marv'
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 26 days ago

                  Not sure where you've pulled this nonsense from.

                2. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 26 days ago

                  Hard for them to take real pleasure in VAR assisted wins. Its a reason they are called LiVARpool by anyone who doesnt support them.

                3. Zladan
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 26 days ago

                  Let the unbearables have their moment. Throughout the 90s, 00s and majority of the 10s, all they lived off was AC Milan bottling a CL final, whilst United won title after title.

                4. JamieNumber4
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  4 months, 26 days ago

                  Most Utd fans couldn’t point to Manchester on a map. I don’t anyone’s that bothered anymore