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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. JT11fc
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Richy boy to the rescue again

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

    Any strikers worth up to 5.8 or midfielders up to 5.9 worth taking a hit for this week?

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

      Slim pickings, but Long has West Ham.

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

    Who wants to predict how this game finishes now?

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

      One more goal for either side

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

      2-2
      High scoring first half.
      Conservative second one mostly

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

      3-2

      Iwobi winner 90+4'

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

      3-3

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

      2-3

      DCL AGAIN.

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

      4-2
      Auba hattrick

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

    Thank god the fixtures are tough (at least on paper) for Everton.

    Can't fit Richa or DCL in my team atm. Maybe after few gw's

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

    Lundstram to Saiss/Boly or Maddison to Bruno/Rich? (If I do the one with Saiss/Boly then I have to hope Brandon Williams starts to field 11 in GW 28)

    1. True Deadzoner
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      why sell Maddy??

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

        Not sure, he just keeps on blanking maybe I've had enough, the fixtures are really good though.

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

        Richarlison and Bruno better form in similar price range

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

    Hows my wild card looking for next gw?

    Schmeichel McCarthy
    TAA Alonso Doherty PVA Bardsley
    Salah Bruno Richarlison McNeil Saka
    Auba Jota DCL

    Any Changes? Honest Thoughts are welcomed

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

      Very good

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

      The perfect GW27 team.

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

        My knees are jerking 😉

        All jokes aside that team looks decent going forward with couple of tweaks

    3. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Would have scored about 200 this week

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

      Very good if it was done last week?

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

      Like it but is Alonso nailed? He's good as LWB but if Chelsea shift to a back 4 there will be rotation imo.

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

        Heh at you taking him seriously.

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

          Haha damn

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

        Don't worry, it's bait.

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

          Already bitten 😀

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

      Great apart from Salah and Trent. Rubbish scores so far this GW.

    7. germanyozil10
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      My team

      McCarthy (Button)
      TAA Soy Saiss (Stephans) (Lascelles)
      Salah Mane KDB Barnes (Hayden)
      Vardy Jimenez Ings

      0.1ITB

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

    So in a 50+ mph limit, I should leave 1.5m between my vehicle and a bicycle.

    If the limit is less than 50, I should leave 1.0m between my vehicle.... and the cycle lane?

    So if the limit is under 50, and there is no cycle lane... I should leave... 1.0....between my vehicle......and the edge of the road??

    1. RealVirg
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I was driving 85 in a 70 mph... being considered for a speed awareness course ufff (£90)

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

      Anyone not playing this week for Pool?

      Klopp said there wont be rests but likely changes..

      Robbo
      TAA
      Salah
      Mane

      who might not play?

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

        I'd be flabbergasted if any of those don't start.

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

        Probably all play.

      3. BNMC
          1 month, 12 days ago

          They have a week off. Why rest now? If anything I see a lot of changes vs Bou.

      4. Me Spurs
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Cantwell to armstrong decent move?

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

        OMG auba.

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

          How are you always so fast.

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

            😆

          2. beric
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Thats what she said

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

            This

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

            The double post thing keeps stopping me 🙁

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

            Bad news for his missus though

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

        Aubaaaaa come onnn

      7. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Best option here folks for 3rd Liverpool spot???
        A- Robbo
        B- Van Dijk
        C- Firmino
        D- Mané-4

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

        Carlo looks stunned

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

          That face was hilarious.

      9. mynameisq
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Bottled my Aguero to Auba move

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

          Because I am not a casual and know Auba has a blank next

          #tactics

      10. BNMC
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Aubamawho?
          Aubamawhat?
          AUBAMABLOODCLATYA-wait no I don't own him.

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

          Yesss Aubaaaa

        • stupendous
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Haul my son haul!!!

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

            Benching and keeping for blank right next to KDB

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

          YES AUBAAAA WE FEAST!!!!

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

          Ffs...

          Auba the bane of my FPL existence once again, dammit.

        • beric
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Auba was the right choice over kun then!

        • FreddyP3
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          PVA, Chilwell or Doherty?

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

          Aubaaaaa

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

          Sidibe bought Auba in FPL at half-time.

          1. BNMC
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Worth mentioning Pepe A as well

          2. United 99 4Ever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Glad Digne isn't playing in this goal-fest

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

            I knew today was going to be bad but it's getting serious now.

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

              Yeah, this is horrible to watch.

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

            Weird dive from Pickford. He didn't really cover any ground.

          5. Lecky Legs FC
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Yes Pepe Points 🙂

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

            If he didn’t blank next week I’d 100% be ditching Vardy for Auba straight away

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

              Past and future tense in the same sentence.

          7. beric
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Well i dont think ill sell auba

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

              He's my differential at the moment.

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

            Best striker in the league