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Lacazette benched again as Digne misses out for Everton

The penultimate match of Gameweek 27 kicks off at 16:30 GMT, with Arsenal entertaining Everton at the Emirates.

Mikel Arteta has made only one alteration to his Arsenal side from the one that thrashed Newcastle United 4-0 last weekend, with Sead Kolasinac (£5.2m) replacing Bukayo Saka (£4.5m) at left-back.

That means that there is no place in the hosts’ starting XI for Alexandre Lacazette (£9.3m), who again begins this match on the bench.

Eddie Nketiah (£4.3m) gets his second successive league start, with Nicolas Pepe (£9.2m), Mesut Ozil (£7.2m) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.9m) joining him in attack.

Carlo Ancelotti has made five changes from the side that beat Crystal Palace a fortnight ago, with three of the alterations coming in defence: Mason Holgate (£4.5m), Djibril Sidibe (£5.2m) and Leighton Baines (£4.9m) replacing Seamus Coleman (£5.3m), Michael Keane (£5.2m) and Lucas Digne (£5.8m).

Digne isn’t even on the bench, with the French left-back missing out because of a minor injury.

Ancelotti said ahead of kick-off:

He had a little problem during the week, he tried to train yesterday but he was not confident and so I prefer to leave him at home to train, to be ready for the next game.

The injured Theo Walcott (£6.2m) and the benched Bernard (£6.4m) are replaced by Alex Iwobi (£5.6m) and Fabian Delph (£5.3m) in midfield.

Andre Gomes (£5.2m) is involved in Everton’s matchday squad for the first time in three months after recovering from ankle surgery, meanwhile.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£6.2m) and Richarlison (£8.2m), transferred in by a combined 378,000 FPL managers ahead of Gameweek 27, both start up front.


Arsenal XI: Leno, Bellerin, Mustafi, Luiz, Kolasinac, Ceballos, Xhaka, Pepe, Ozil, Nketiah, Aubemeyang

Everton XI: Pickford, Sidibe, Holgate, Mina, Baines, Schneiderlin, Delph, Iwobi, Sigurdsson, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison.

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947 Comments Post a Comment
  1. BrutalLogiC
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Who to replace Aguero and Grealish with?

    1. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Depends on your team

      1. BrutalLogiC
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Have jim and ings and salah + 2 pool D

        1. HurriKane
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          How about Bruno and Vardy/Auba?

    2. AzzaroMax99
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Jimmy&Pepe/Bruno

      1. Daniel S.
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Perez and Party

    3. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Vardy and Bruno probably

  2. AzzaroMax99
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Just saw that Williams stayed on the bench.
    Webster’s points *_*

    1. Pad Randa
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Stephens for me 😉

  3. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    My team suddenly feels weak. What would you do. With this bunch?

    Ryan
    TAA Digne Soy Rico
    Cantwell Martial Salah
    Ings Firmino Jiminez

    Hendo Kabasele Grealish KDB

    1FT and 2.1 ITB

    1. El Presidente
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Its not weak at all. We cannot have great GWs all the time you know? A bit of patience.

    2. BNMC
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I also have to play Rico next week - who knows, Bournemouth always seem to do well against Chelsea...

  4. HurriKane
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Is Jimenez worth 1.7m more over Jota? (If you were to get one in)

    1. El Presidente
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Absolutely!

      1. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I think he could be as well. Jimenez currently the second most top scoring forward in fpl

    2. Rashford FC
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yes he usually plays the full 90

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      This week no, over the season yes.

  5. Pad Randa
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Team for next week

    McCarthy
    TAA - Williams - Dunk - Saiss - Stephens
    Salah - Cantwell - Donk
    Ings - Firmino

    Given the uncertainty of GW31, stick or do something like Maz > Bruno despite United’s fixtures?

  6. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    No Boom Saka Laca today then!

    1. Pad Randa
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      ML rival brought Saka in as differential and has Villa 1-pointers on bench to replace. Love it.

      1. BNMC
        1 month, 12 days ago

        He'll just get the 1-pointer from Saka instead.

        1. Pad Randa
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I’ll take it either way.

  7. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Would be great if DCL could walk away with something tonight and reassure that he’s a keeper despite the fixtures turning.

    1. Zebras
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      There you go. The boy delivers!

  8. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    LMS safety score currently 18.

    1. Pad Randa
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Rookie question - how do I know if I’m still in?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        FPL page.

      2. Daniel S.
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Ping TM

        1. Daniel S.
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Thanks TM for the Pope tip

          1. GOTHAM City F.C.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            It's kinda silly to thank bots

  9. Rashford FC
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Auba Grealish Kelly > Jiminez Fernandes Saiss -4

    A. Yay
    B. Nay

    1. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      No brainier

  10. BNMC
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Predictions everyone?
    2-1 to the Arsenal with a DCL goal.

    1. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      0-0 would be perfect as non Auba and DCL owner 😉

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      No one highly owned & no clean sheets

  11. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    When you realise the Liverpool game is on tomorrow and not today, how annoying!

    1. BNMC
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Tuesday in my time zone!

  12. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Which move?

    A) Mahrez to Bruno
    B) Fleck to Barnes
    C) Both for -4

    1. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Wait for news of DGW city?

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Unless no value then Hokey Cokey time.

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          WC played so will probably see out price rises and makes moves on Friday

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Look at C below too and then getting a pool defender the week after

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Looking*

  13. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Lowest average of the season?

    1. BNMC
      1 month, 12 days ago

      GWs 8 and 9 were pretty bad too.

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Speak for yourself, after bad start green all the way.
      Need a Robbo & Salah haul to see top 100k 😉

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Same here. First time this season in 100k

  14. Daniel S.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    PVA scored.

    Alonso scored.

    Will Baines score ?

    Nostalgia attacking defenders time

    1. BNMC
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Bellerin will score. Mark my words.

      1. Daniel S.
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Belerin ? Its kind of that type of GW. It might beb

    2. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Baines pen incoming

  15. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Early thoughts on this team next week? save or any transfer ideas?

    Pope
    TAA Stephens Fernandez
    Mooy Mane Salah Barnes
    Jimi Ings DCL
    Henderson Boly Stevens KDB

  16. Trophé Mourinho
    1 month, 12 days ago

    17 with Bobby, (S)alah and TAA left. Boly is my only player who got more than 3 🙁

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Horrible week also. Chin up pal

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        1 month, 12 days ago

        well its funny tbh

  17. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Best -4?

    A. Son+Lunds >> Barnes+Robbo
    B. Son+Grealish >> Barnes+Bruno

    B. leaves MITB to get Robbo/VVD next week.

    McCarthy
    TAA • Soy • Aurier • Rico
    Son* • Salah • Traoré
    Vardy • Jiménez • Ings
    (McGov. Lunds*. KDB*. Grealish*)

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      B

  18. Tcheco
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Come on Richarlison

  19. Pad Randa
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Maddison worth looking at, given fixtures? Or do we think Leicester will continue struggling?

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      One good scoring game & seats on the train will be full.

  20. The 12th Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Come on Leighton

  21. Catastrophe
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Hayden, Grealish & Aubameyang -> Fernandes, Richarlison & Vardy (-4)?

    Cheers

  22. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Auba and DCL blanks confirmed in 0-0 draw... It's been a while since I had an average or a bad GW so I am in for a horrible one... .

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      No

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Look down

      1. Chucky
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        😀

  23. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Form over fixtures

  24. Tcheco
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    hahaha oh arsenal

  25. Yank Revolution
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Omg DCL

    1. Marmalade Forest
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A lot of hokey kokey with my team and bench this week, DCL ends up third bench spot for me behind Williams, Traore, Dendonker, Vardy and Alli. SMH.

      1. Yank Revolution
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Ow. I wouldnt bench a striker personally.

  26. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Starts with a bang

  27. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Benched holgate

  28. RealVirg
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Boom 6 goals to be had in this game, straying with Dom

  29. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Oh goodie

  30. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Wow DCL!

    No assist.