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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. stupendous
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Lundy and Mahrez
    To
    Any defender minus Pool? Barnes/Mount/sub 7m

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

      PVA and Barnes and bank the rest?

    2. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Boly and Richard III?

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

        I like Boly shout. Maybe Doherty?

        Richard III?

        1. ALI_G
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          sorry Richarlison me being silly

  2. matiakez
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Urrrgh Aguero over Auba on WC two weeks ago looks a shocker.

  3. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    As someone owning no-one in this game, it couldn't be going much worse

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      +1

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

      Yup - already down 6k cause of this game

    3. villa_til_i_die
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Same down 5k so far

    4. Dr. Agabuse
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Not ideal but rivals 1pt by Holgate is acceptable

  4. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Auba. Classic never bench, never captain player. But can you have one of those for £11.0m?

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Not a never captain player

      1. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Blanks too much in good fixtures to be captain material. Very difficult to catch right.

    2. TakingTheMkhi
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      17 goals says you can

    3. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yeah people like you prob don’t have the balls to captain him

    4. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Captained him last GW over Salah

  5. Dont give a fuchs
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    So auba to vardy as I have only 0.1m value stuck to him. Maybe get him back for gw29 onwards

    1. Dont give a fuchs
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Have 2 FT

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

        I am in the same boat. Will leave all the games to finish first. protective move is that. Party will be highly owned next week and it's a risk if he explodes against Nor

        1. Dont give a fuchs
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Yes this is what worries me. He has norwich and they are poor

        2. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          He has one more match to come good, otherwise it's farewell.

    2. squits
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I am planning the same move. Norwich are awful and look all but relegated. Vardy could get a couple easily

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

    Gomes getting stripped and ready. Wow!

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Great to see

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

    Remember all those people who lol’ed at Auba for blanking against Burnley? lol

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yeah. You were one of them.

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

        I support Arsenal and own him, ya clown

    2. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I don't

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

      EPL top goal scorer two seasons in a row potentially

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

      You are quite annoying aren't you.

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

        Non Auba owner number 1

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

          Inventive.

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

            Very inventive to also not own the golden boot winner. Clearly paying off for you 🙂 hehe 😉

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

              Hilarious.

    5. La Roja
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I sold him for -4 after that game

      When is next season starting?

    6. ragnarlookbrood
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      always acting like worlds number one you ********

  8. Syd.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    David Luiz is shagging the pitch

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      No change there, then.

    2. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      hey man we've all been there at 2am on a Saturday night

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

    DCL clattered.

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

      ???

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

        Luiz went over him and clipped his head with his foot. DCL looks alright though. Wasn't the hugest of hits.

      2. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Hes fine.

  10. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Uh oh... Concussion protocal pending

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

      For who ?

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

        DCL but he's fine. Back up now.

  11. yer old da
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Mahrez > Fernandez looks a bit of a no-brainer now, poor fixtures or no poor fixtures.

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yeah, and he's nailed

    2. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Watford are 2nd from bottom of the PL

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        But one of the in-form teams in the league.

        A 14 pointer against anyone is not to be disrespected, especially against decent opposition like Watford. On pens, good form and looks to be the puzzle to Utd's problem against low-block sides.

        No blank in 28 either

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

    Great to see Gomes back on the field

    1. tisza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yep. Was a dreadful injury.

  13. Marvin de Milo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    To be fair Everton have been really unlucky that their replacement for Gueye who was one of their best players last season hasn't been able to play all year.

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      They're different players, Gueye and Gomes imo

      1. Marvin de Milo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I meant Gbamin.

      2. Marvin de Milo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I should have made that more clear sorry.

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

    Pepe is playing decent lately. Wirht a punt for the double

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

      *worth

    2. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      He will play decent from now on. Next season everyone here will own him

      1. Dr. Agabuse
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        He is finally settled

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

      What double?

  15. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Auba's fixtures after the blank:
    WHU (H)
    BHA (A)
    SOU (A)
    NOR (H)

    Tasty

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      He'll score 2 goals in that run and troll again.

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Dont get him then, all the more gain for us owners

    2. RealVirg
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Ouch non owners will be seeping from their open gashes!

      • Fred54
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        If he stays central then yes, but random Laca starts are annoying.

        1. squits
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          He's playing annoyingly wide at the moment here, since scoring has moved wider. Left wing back right now

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

      Very poor from the medical staff at Everton. DCL should be given time to rest his head for a week or two. Concussion protocol ignored again.

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

        Don't think he hurt his head, I think he caught a boot in the belly

    4. Tinmen
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      How is Mount as an option folks?

      I was all set on Barnes but he seems to risky now

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

        Played very well for the last two. Still prefer Barnes for goal threat.

        (And being a Chelsea fan who just does not trust us.)

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

        Looked sharper yesterday but would still go Barnes

    5. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Anyone still keeping faith in Maddison?

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Keeping, not much choice in midfield.

        1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Bruno bandwagon though :P?

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Got Martial, Bruno could be a good punt.

      2. Heiro
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I've held him throughout a terrible run of fixtures. No chance he's going now.
        Also Fernandez has two tough games on paper next. Seems a bit early

    6. TERIYAKI 69
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Traore+ Auba + Lundy to who??

    7. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      So whos doing Auba - > Vardy hokey-cokey?

      1. squits
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        likely I'll jump in mate

      2. Dont give a fuchs
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I'm thinking about iit.Bringing vardy for Norwich game

      3. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Considering, but I'll want Auba in for 29 onwards so not too sure

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

        Auba staying in my team or on bench rest of season regardless of Vardy

        1. Flynny
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I may do it.....

          1. Flynny
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Although all my moves from 29 on need to be with 31 in mind....

            Very tricky

      5. Babelcopter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        2ft Auba & Grealish -> Vardy & Barnes.
        After GW28 Vardy -> Auba

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

      I've made some pretty stupid decisions in FPL but bringing in Mane & Pukki for Auba & Son has to be one of the worst. 🙁

    9. stupendous
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Lundy and Mahrez
      To
      Doherty and Richarlison?

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

      Bruno to double rise before next deadline? Typical of United assests

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

        Up against this pish defence? Why not.

      2. Fred54
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Absolutely.

        With good reason to, on set pieces, pens. MotM for Man Utd in all games and decent fixtures. I'm very interested.

        1. Heiro
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Am I missing something. City and Spurs aren't decent fixtures.

    11. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      How has Holgate been, just tuned in...

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

        Not the worst Everton defender, but as a whole they've been pretty poor.

    12. zdrojo187
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Auba + Traore or Jimenez + Pepe ?

      1. Heiro
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Second one.

    13. Heiro
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Best grielish replacement for next week and beyond?
      Traore?

      1. TERIYAKI 69
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I'm transferring traore out myself

      2. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Bruno

      3. squits
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Can you fit Bruno?

        1. Heiro
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Have exact funds. But they have city next?

          1. Heiro
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Ignore me. Everton next.

      4. Babelcopter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Barnes

    14. TERIYAKI 69
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      i might just be forced to get Bruno

      1. Marvin de Milo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Who's forcing you? Do you need help?

    15. II CAZORLA II
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Can someone help me out? Got all my chips left ( + WC) and am debating whether or not to use my free hit next week. However, I'm concerned about the 6th round of the FA Cup, meaning it is far more necessary there. I also need weeks to use both my Bench Boost and TC, with DGW 37 (if that's when it normally is) an obvious choice for Bench boost. This leaves me with a TC chip to put on what I would assume is Auba/KDB when they catch up their fixtures from this week.

      Does this all make sense/ seem logical?

    16. zon
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Auba making it very difficult to sell him next week

    17. Jimmy Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      KDB > Bruno for a -4, or just play Dendoncker and hold KDB through the blank?