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Martinelli benched as Nketiah comes in for Arsenal

Gabriel Martinelli‘s (£4.5m) recent form was not enough for him to hold onto a place in the Arsenal starting line-up for Gameweek 26.

The centre-forward has averaged 4.75 points per game over his last four starts, better than any of his colleagues, but Mikel Arteta has seen fit to name the youngster on the bench.

Instead, the Arsenal manager has opted to hand Eddie Nketiah (£4.3m) a first start for the club since returning from a loan at Leeds United.

The young Englishman spearheads the Gunners’ attack, supported by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.8m) and Nicolas Pépé (£9.1m) in the wide areas and Mesut Ozil (£7.2m) in the number 10 role.

Meanwhile, there are several changes for Newcastle, as Steve Bruce names new signings Danny Rose (£5.3m) and Valentino Lazaro (£5.5m) at left and right-back respectively, the latter, an FPL midfielder, deployed in reverse-out-of-position.

The Fantasy interest in Newcastle’s defence remains largely on the low side but those discussed as budget differentials recently in Jamaal Lascelles (£4.2m) and Federico Fernández (£4.4m) are both in the starting line-up.

Arsenal XI: Leno; Saka, D Luiz, Mustafi, Bellerin; Ceballos, Xhaka; Aubameyang, Ozil, Pépé; Nketiah.

Newcastle United XI: Dubravka; Rose, Clark, Lascelles, Fernandez, Lazaro; Almirón, Bentaleb, S Longstaff, Saint-Maximin; Joelinton.

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804 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Lascelles last on the bench looking like big mistake

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Fernandez first on the bench for me. Will probably end up hoping Mahrez or KDB get a rest.

      1. CMJC
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Shhhhhhhhh

    2. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      yeah the games finished at HR

      1. Qaiss
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        HT

  2. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Auba might be a good pick next season when hes reclassified as a 6.5 defender

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Lol

    2. FDMS All Starz
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Too much for a defender that doesn’t get forward that much, better options out there

    3. CMJC
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Shhhhhhhhh

  3. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    I hope they just take two weeks off next season. Prolonging gameweeks like this is torture. Will I get something today? Nope. Ok, maybe today. Nope.

  4. mdm
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Maddy to Son for -4? Yes or No?

  5. FOO FIGHTER
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Why Auba, wwwwwwhhhhhhyyyyyy

  6. Garfield1001
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Anyone with a Liverpool slot free considering Mane?

    Could be a huge differential

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Plenty are.

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Can't get to him in one move unfortunately.

    3. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Yep, especially now that I'll have plenty of Auba cash

    4. Queens of the South Age
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Made a slot available this week for that reason.

    5. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Nah, stick withdouble defence

    6. Skloppy Kops
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Will get him in for KdB soon.. when Pep decide to play 2nd team in PL and 1st team in CL

    7. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Already got him - for me it's a question of whther to keep him, keep Salah, or keep both.

    8. Bossworld
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Never got rid. It looks like double defence could pay safe dividends but I'd hate to pick between Mane and Salah

  7. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    LMS safety score currently 35.

  8. Jullepuu
    1 month, 13 days ago

    For game week 28:

    A) play Hayden
    B) take a hit to bring in a cheap defender

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      A unless you play the defender a lot and they cover GW31 if no FH.

      1. Jullepuu
        1 month, 13 days ago

        For me gw 31 depends on Liverpool and we don't know about that before game week 28. The defender would be played sometimes but I could just do it for free the week after. Cheers

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Will Hayden play?

      1. Jullepuu
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Yes this is the problem. I hope that he starts in the next game

  9. Garfield1001
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Thoughts on the following for a -4

    Auba > Jimenez
    KDB > Mane

    Thanks

    1. Tinkermania
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Good call. Could pay for the rest of the season.

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Maybe just the forward one. See how the mids play.

      1. Garfield1001
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Surely makes sense to get Mane in ahead of West Ham?

        KDB has leicester away and then a blank

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Pool play midweek.

          1. Garfield1001
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Will wait to after champions league game to move. Looked so sharp yesterday

        2. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Leicester should have been smashed by Wolves tbh.

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      100% Jimmy after Thursday.

      KDB near 90 mins this GW and he’ll be sold by plenty.

      I like it!

    4. Bushwhacker
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Never lose KDB

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        "Always Captain Kane/Kun/Salah"... "Richarlison is a season keeper"

        Never say never imo.

  10. Nightcrawler
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Im convinced anyone who owns auba hasnt watched him play for a ling long while

    1. Flynny
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Brought him in last week on wildcard for 3 fixtures.

      Might look to get rid this week.

      Why does he play his biggest goal threat so far out wide?

    2. Bushwhacker
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Or keeps expecting Arteta to be anything other than the new OGS

    3. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      This aged very quickly

  11. ZeBestee
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    What should I do with this team?

    Ryan
    Sidibe TAA Lundy Hanley Kelly
    Mahrez Salah KDB Grealish Fleck
    Ings Deeney Kun

    WC? Have been going down the rankings the last 3 gw's.

  12. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Which combo better for the following team?

    A) DCL - Mane - Lundstram
    Or
    B) Vardy - Traore - Robertson

    Ryan (Button)
    TAA - Taylor - XXX (Soy - Cathcart)
    Salah - Kdb - Son - XXX (Romeu)
    Jimenez - Ings - XXX

    1. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      A

  13. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    How was Bergwijn looked today ? Thinking to bench him next GW for Fleck/Traore.

    1. Berge20
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Pretty good. Got in behind several times and looked dangerous. Earned the penalty that Son missed.

    2. Will Kane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Looked decent, very quick, direct, unlucky not to return some fantasy points

  14. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    This many people moaning about Aubameyang at HT can only mean he'll clean up with a goal and an assist in the second half.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      He loves nothing more than a 2nd half goal on a Sunday.

    2. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      People are like that, one minute mourning, the next everyone wants to bring him in.

  15. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Worth bringing in Son despite the tough fixtures?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Does he fit the "Crack FPL rules"?

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        He came out near the top in my groundbreaking analysis.

        48% FPL goal Involvement since Jose took over, which is very juicy.

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          There's your answer.
          No point writing the article and ignoring it.

          1. FPL Virgin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Thanks, TM. Good advice 🙂

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Might get around to reading it this week.

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Which of the fixtures are tough?

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Shu away gw32 is perhaps tough, but that's not plural imo.

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Fair but there’s a lot of points to be gained by then and it’ll be around WC season.

    3. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Che, WOL, but, MUN, 78% chance of a blank.

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Looks an easy avoid on paper so.

        1. FPL Virgin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Spurs rarely don't score under Mourinho.

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Bergwijn has added an extra element of unpredictability too.

      2. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Calculate again 😉 Fake news

      3. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        In one of those, yes 🙂

  16. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    2FTs, 0.7itb
    1) Aurier, Fleck > Fernandez, Henderson
    2) Auba, Aurier > Jimenez, Robbo
    3) Ryan > Dubravka + roll

    Ryan, Button
    TAA, Aurier, Soyuncu, Lunds, Rico
    Salah, KDB, Grealish, Fleck, Cantwell
    Auba, Vardy, Ings

  17. arkom
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    McCarthy
    Soy / TAA / VVD / Rico / Aurier
    Grealish / Salah / KDB / Son / Cantwell
    Vardy / Ings / DCL

    1 FT (0,1£ ITB)

    A) KDB & DCL --> Traore & Jimenez
    B) Aurier --> Egan
    C) Vardy --> Jimenez
    D) Save FT
    E) Other?

  18. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    What happened to Arsenal?

    They look really awful

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      AFTV became bigger than the club and got Wenger removed.

    2. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      They havent clicked just yet. It seems Arteta is going to need to do more work before they balance attacking and defending while scoring goals in the process.

      1. Big Bambora
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I think you are ignoring the fact that they're pretty crap tbh. Getting rubbish to click still doesn't bring results.

        1. ZeBestee
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Think they are not great definitely, and Arteta is finding it hard to balance the 2. The defence has definitely improved but they need better quality as some of the personell are just not good enough to play for Arsenal. I still feel Arteta will turn it around, will take much more though.

    3. FDMS All Starz
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Think they got used to too many philosophies under 3 different managers, will probably take time and arteta to buy players that suit his style of play for them to get back to where they used to be at least...coming from an arsenal fan

  19. Sum Mcguy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Been a bit tuned out from twitter, podcasts etc. Why are people planning gw27/29 bench boosts?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Recent WC teams mainly.

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      They arent

    3. HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      gives them cover for picking the wrong team / subs

      My subs will be McC, Fleck or Traore, Lascelles and Tanga ... not too bad but still no reason to BB

      1. Sum Mcguy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Cheers lads. Was a bit perplexed.

  20. BigBillyBass
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    We are the new Stoke

    1. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      *triples up on defence*

  21. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Eddie punishes Pepe owners.

  22. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Is Martial to Mane worth a -4 next week? Can see Mane hauling vs West Ham

    1. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Yes for me.

    2. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      See how Tony plays tomorrow. Liverpool play Athletico on Tuesday too.

  23. Ady87
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    If this Auba(c) doesn’t come good I won’t be able to watch my two rivals with Aguero(c). Ffs

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Timing

  24. ZeBestee
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    If on WC, would you swap Salah 》 Mane?

    Will bring in Robbo to partner TAA.

    1. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      No, Salah on pens.

      1. ZeBestee
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Double up?

        1. jtreble
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Nah, LIV defenders way better value.

      2. HashAttack
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Milner back though

        1. jtreble
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Milner not playing much of late ...

          1. HashAttack
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            true, but might be more involved between CL matches - just not the same guarantee that Salah has pens

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I’d hate the headache!

    3. HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I getting Mane in for KDB, keeping Salah ... WHU, wat, BOU or lei, blank, mun ... seems a no-brainer to me

      1. Crystal Alice
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Expensive double-up

  25. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Vardy has only had 4 goal attempts in 2020.

    However 3 of them were big chances.

    1. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Normal stats for Vardy then.

  26. ragonian
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Going 3-5-2 for a few weeks... best 5th mid for 7.2 ideas?
    Got Grealish, son, Kdb, Salah

  27. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    OMG auba

  28. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Auba G
    Pepe A

  29. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Auba G

  30. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Who else!