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

    Don't have any players in this match, but intrigued by the Arteta v Ancelotti match

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

    Have exact funds to do Firmino/Traoré > DCL/Mané for a hit. Should I?

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

      Why

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

        Why not? Only got rid of Mané because of the injury. Hasn't worked out with Firmino.

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

          Wait for their game this week then..

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

            I will have to, but can only hope DCL doesn't go up in price.

    2. Hart-ake
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I would. Can't really go wrong there.

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

        Firmino might deliver when/if I drop him, but Traoré never getting 90 mins is a worry.

  3. Lindelol
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Thank you DCL - my first player to score this GW

    1. Quite Big Dunc
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Snap. Horrific week for me.

  4. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    People (I myself) are sleeping on Everton for CL / Europa league tbf. Great form since ancelotti has come in

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

      Most points in the league apart from Liverpool. My boys are good

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

        Really hope they keep their form.

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

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

    Cheers!

  6. potatoace'scott talent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Bench now has more points than my starting 11

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

      Who ?

      1. potatoace'scott talent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Not that difficult this gw. Stephens and DCL.

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

    Come on Aubaaa

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

    DCL the new Ings

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

    That guy pitching DCL instead of Ings was right

    1. RealVirg
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Your welcome

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

    I was seriously considering Martial+DCL >Jimi+Traoré for a hit, would be hard to swallow 🙂

  11. Dacra
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Martial, Fernandes, DCL today is glorious.

    Need Auba now too.

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

      wow you have DCL and Auba too... Auba and DCL hauls confirmed and top 1k GW rank for you..

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

    Cmon DCL and Auba we want more...

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

      Return of the Chuck loading...

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

        Hasn't he run out of luck yet

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

        Come on Auba!!!

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

        😀 60% loading complete....

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

      I thought you quit

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

    More goals to come here for sure.

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

      For Everton

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

        That's what I meant.

  14. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Could crack top 50k going into tmr with Salah(c) Mane TAA if the rest of this game goes well (only have DCL).

    Chuffed considering I was ranked about 2million after the first 10-12 weeks or so

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

      Exactly same player for me too. 2 points off top 10k now

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Good going!

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

    Iwobi had a simple pass there for DCL's 2nd. Pfftt

  16. IRBOX ⚽
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Said Fernandes was the ultimate differential (see GW27 break out player); went with Richarlison instead. Still happy with that over the foreseeable GW’s

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

      You’re the best!

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

    Mustafa with the teen Eminem look from the early 2000s

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

      Lol

  18. Miniboss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Arsenal on the ropes, Özil & Luiz already complaining to team mates

  19. Eje1
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Ffs now that I needed B.Williams points, they are no where to be found.

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

      Same here 🙁

  20. Lindelol
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Stephens, DCL and Mane were my differentials in my ML - hope Mane also delivers

  21. badgerboy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    'Mustafi running like he's got a caravan on his back.' Graeme Le Saux in commentary.

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

    TOP10K average + 27 pts. Crazy!

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

      ... = 27 pts. Crazy!

      1. BNMC
        1 month, 12 days ago

        So some simple math tells me that the top 10k average is 0 points. Well then, time to break into it!

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

    Mustafi subbed off for an old man with grey hair - DCL hatty incoming.

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

      Get an auld lad from the crowd, can’t be much worse.

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

      Actually, an old man would be an improvement on Mustafi. DCL fail

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

      The old man probably has a quicker turning circle.

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

    Everton second since Carlo

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

      It'll be interesting to see them next season under him.

      1. BNMC
        1 month, 12 days ago

        We say that about Everton every season...

        But if they can get a real project going this time, who knows what could happen to them? Maybe with the new stadium as well, they could be a fun club to watch over the next 3-4 years.

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

      A huge improvement on the fraud Silva for sure

  25. chaser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Has Rico been dropped?

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

      More importantly you should drop Rico.

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

      Left out before, brought back in after a hammering. Would expect him back next GW.

  26. Sancidino
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    What's up with martinelli?

    1. BNMC
      1 month, 12 days ago

      The kid's 18 - he won't play every game.

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

        Yeah, but not even on the bench?

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

      Got jealous of that mascot having pic taken with Arsenal team, he thinks he's gonna be replaced.

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

      Youngfella like Greenwood. Plenty of minutes and need resting. Two great squad players.

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

    Kola coming off
    Saka on

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

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

    B) Hayden & Grealish -> Fernandes & Moura (or other 7.8 MID)

    Thinking A, and would leave me one playing sub (Williams).

    Cheers

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

    Own goal? Commentator said it came of a shoulder?

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

      Luiz shoulder assist to DCL.

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

      Don't HAUNT us owners like that

    3. RealVirg
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Lifetime ban if incorrectly heard

  30. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    For the next 6 GWs.
    Jota or DCL ??

    1. Citizenkane91
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Can't know Nuno will persist with 3-5-2. If Traore starts a 3-4-3 with Jota wide and Doherty coming inside on Traore's side is more likely, in the past that has been poor for Jota (a huge proportion of his returns comes when playing side by side with Jimenez, and Doherty keeping the width).

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

        Thank you but Jota past history shows a strong end to his seasons ....do you know why ??

        1. Citizenkane91
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Haven't pinpointed that, didn't follow him before his spell in English leagues. As a Portuguese, may have struggled to acclimatize to English winters. As for the start of the season THIS year, all of Wolves needed time to handle the EL/PL juggle. As already mentioned, they've also not played his favoured 3-5-2 very often. May just be an anomaly.