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Aubameyang returns as budget FPL forward Martinelli keeps his place

The penultimate match of Gameweek 25 takes place at Turf Moor this afternoon.

Arsenal are the visitors to Burnley, with kick-off in Lancashire at 14:00 GMT.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.8m) returns straight to the visitors’ starting XI as expected but it is Nicolas Pepe (£9.1m), rather than Gabriel Martinelli (£4.6m), who makes way for the Gabonese striker.

Aubameyang and Martinelli were popular purchases heading into this weekend, having been bought by 280,519 and 130,017 Fantasy Premier League managers respectively ahead of Gameweek 25.

Aubameyang registered 13 points in this fixture last season and has scored seven goals in his four previous league meetings with Sean Dyche’s side.

The Gunners, indeed, have won all 11 of their previous encounters with the Clarets in league and cup.

Mikel Arteta’s only other alteration from Gameweek 24 sees Matteo Guendouzi (£4.3m) replace Lucas Torreira (£4.7m) in the middle of the park.

Burnley, meanwhile, are unchanged from their 2-0 win over Manchester United.

The Clarets come into this game off the back of successive Premier League wins, having also claimed the scalp of Leicester City a fortnight ago.

Only two outfielders in Dyche’s starting XI – James Tarkowski (£5.1m) and Chris Wood (£6.2m) – are owned by more than 1% of Fantasy managers, although goalkeeper Nick Pope (£4.6m) still sits in around one in seven FPL squads.

Pope has banked back-to-back double-digit hauls for his remaining owners and a point or more today will move him second in the overall goalkeepers’ standings and take him past the 100-point mark.


Burnley XI: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Hendrick, Cork, Westwood, McNeil, Wood, Rodriguez.

Arsenal XI: Leno, Bellerin, Mustafi, Luiz, Saka, Xhaka, Guendouzi, Ozil, Martinelli, Lacazette, Aubameyang.

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1,116 Comments Post a Comment
  1. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Richarlison a good replacement for Martial?

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Anyone’s a good replacement for that b3llend.

      I’ll go Traoré probably

    2. TONY123
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Wouldn't replace Martial just yet.

      1. mynameisq
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Until rashford or pogba are back martial is just a massive waste of space

        1. TONY123
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          He can do much more damage from the wing if Ighalo starts next game imo.

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Trying to come up with replacements also

      Richarlison (bad fix’s)
      Mahrez (blank + not nailed)
      Grealish (blank)
      Traore (8 blanks in last 12)
      Maddison (already have - optimistic)

      Wonder whether 4-3-3 with KDB, Mané, Salah mightn’t be a better long term plan to bypass all the current midfield undewhelm

      1. ALI_G
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        isn't that what most teams were before Mane got injured?

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Didn’t see too many, if any back 4’s at all, no

      2. Goonsquad245
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        48 hours ago, treble LIV defence was the way?

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Really? Who said that?

          Whoever it was, they must have been fairly observant anyways...And with 9 cleansheets in 10.... they’ve probably done ok 😉

          Equally there eventually may come a time to hop off too, all good things must come to an end after all 😉

      3. Riverside Red
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Have you abandoned your Pool triple defense

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          After 15 cleansheets in 5 gameweeks I’m starting to consider it - has worked a treat so far

        2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Leicester seem to have done ok for themselves this season after all too 😉

    4. CSF150473
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      He has terrible fixtures
      Would go Son if you can afford him, if not you got
      Ali
      H Wilson
      Traore

  2. Nightcrawler
    2 months, 3 days ago

    50 point lead still catchable??

    Rival still has TC. Used mine in salah last week but still have WC intact

    1. Nightcrawler
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Im trailing

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Of course

    3. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      what chips do you each have left?

      1. Nightcrawler
        2 months, 3 days ago

        He has tc wc and bb

        I have wc and bb

        1. ALI_G
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          I think it's doable. Shame you don't have FH for the blank(s)

          1. Nightcrawler
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Yes we both wasted in when pool had that world cup

    4. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      100 point lead is still watchable

      1. No Professionals
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Catchable

        1. Riverside Red
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Doubt it at this stage..

          1. fcsaltyballs
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            2 seasons back I made up almost 150 points in the last 10 games... remember when Kane scored 4 on a couple of occasions

  3. ^Freedom Fighter^
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    ،play Grealesh Vs TOT or Martial Vs Che
    ? Or sell Martial anyway

  4. dopellganger
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 3 days ago

    What should be changed first? 2ft. 0.5itb

    Foster Button
    Trent Sidibe Lund Rico Soyuncu
    Maddison Martial Salah Kdb Cantwell
    Firmino Ings Jimene

  5. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Yay, took armband off Salah on Friday and put it on Auba.

    After a brilliant run I’m now going backwards again.

    1. kamdaraji
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      don't understand the logic

      1. Bushwhacker
        2 months, 3 days ago

        He has and Arsenal have a great record against Burnley, Southampton playing well (plus the result was in no way demonstrative of the game).

        1. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          This.

          Back on Salah now for next GW, so Auba haul incoming.

  6. TimetoplaytheKane
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Is Pope third save under review or is it confirmed as No save ? I've seen worsthe shot given as save and this one was a clear save ,had he not saved it would be a goal ?

    1. TimetoplaytheKane
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Worst*

  7. Lindelol
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Covered 6k places up with that Son goal alone. Thanks Sonny boy.

    1. Riverside Red
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Lucky git

  8. BigBillyBass
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 2 days ago

    On WC:

    A) Sterling
    B) Smallbone