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Nketiah starts again as Lundstram returns to Sheff Utd line-up

Eddie Nketiah (£4.3m) leads the line for Arsenal again in one of the biggest matches of Double Gameweek 29.

He will be flanked by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.1m) and Nicolas Pépé (£9.2m), both of whom were heavily considered in the transfer market for their two matches over the next couple of days.

The former won our captain poll and was handed the armband by more managers inside the top 10,000 than any other player – so the stakes are high as West Ham come to the Emirates Stadium.

The advanced runs of Bukayo Saka (£4.6m), who has been named at left-back once again, should benefit those invested heavily in Aubameyang, allowing him the support to cut into the penalty area from his left attacking midfield berth.

Elsewhere in the team, Pablo Mari (£4.8m) comes in for his first Premier League start, while Hector Bellerín (£5.4m) drops to the bench.

Among the substitutes in the opposing dugout this afternoon, is Robert Snodgrass (£5.3m), who continues to find himself down the pecking order since Jarrod Bowen (£6.5m) arrived.

The new signing is stationed on the right of attacking midfield, flanking Sebastien Haller (£6.8m) with Michail Antonio (£6.9m).

Owners of Adama Traoré (£5.8m) will naturally be frustrated by the Wolves line-up as the winger has been left on the bench.

That has allowed Nuno Espirito Santo to line up his troops in 3-5-2 formation, featuring Matt Doherty (£6.2m) at right wing-back and Diogo Jota (£6.3m) paired up-front with Raúl Jiménez (£8.0m).

As expected, Enda Stevens (£5.1m) slots straight back into the Sheffield United side after picking up an injury against Brighton.

However, a surprise inclusion in the starting line-up is John Lundstram (£4.8m) who features from the beginning for the first time since Gameweek 23.

After a training ground injury forced him into a Blank Gameweek 28 benching, Danny Ings (£7.2m) is back in the Southampton team for the visit of Newcastle.

The Magpies have gone with the 4-4-2 they used against Burnley, featuring Miguel Almirón (£5.8m) up-front alongside Dwight Gayle (£5.0m) and Matt Ritchie (£5.3m) on the right of midfield.

At Crystal Palace, it’s Roberto Pereyra (£5.6m) who comes in for the injured Gerard Deulofeu (£6.1m) while key men Troy Deeney (£6.2m) and Ismaïla Sarr (£6.3m) both start.

Arsenal XI: Leno; Saka, Mari, Luiz, Sokratis; Xhaka, Ceballos; Aubameyang, Ozil, Pepe; Nketiah.

West Ham United XI: Fabianski; Cresswell, Ogbonna, Diop, Ngakia; Noble, Rice; Antonio, Fornals, Bowen; Haller.

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita; Ward, Dann, Cahill, van Aanholt; McCarthy, McArthur, Kouyaté; Zaha, Benteke, Ayew

Watford XI: Foster; Masina, Cathcart, Kabasele, Femenía; Hughes, Capoue, Pereyra, Doucouré, Sarr; Deeney.

Sheffield United XI: D Henderson; O’Connell, Egan, Basham; Stevens, Fleck, Norwood, Lundstram, Baldock; McBurnie, Sharp.

Norwich City XI: Krul; Lewis, Godfrey, Hanley, Aarons; McLean, Tettey; Cantwell, Duda, Buendia; Pukki.

Southampton XI: McCarthy; Bertrand, Bednarek, J Stephens, Valery; Boufal, Ward-Prowse, Højbjerg, Djenepo; Ings, S Long.

Newcastle United XI: Dúbravka; Rose, Lascelles, Fernández, Maquillo; Saint-Maximin, Hayden, Shelvey, Ritchie; Almirón, Gayle.

Wolves XI: Patrício; Saïss, Coady, Boly; Vinagre, Neves, Moutinho, Dendoncker, Doherty; D Jota, Jiménez.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI: Ryan; Burn, Webster, Dunk, Montoya; Mooy, Bissouma, Pröpper; Trossard, Maupay, March.

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1,778 Comments Post a Comment
  1. BNMC
    2 months, 28 days ago

    45 from 8. Leno and double Wolves defence was a huge powerplay.

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 28 days ago

      40 from 8 with captain to play . Okay I guess probs average

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      wow, sure beats 5 from 6 🙁

  2. 'Broadsword Calling Da…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Bench boost looking so tasty for many, well done to those with the minerals to do it. I still love DGW to play it.

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Cancelled mine last min Robbo news.......

    2. CMJC
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Thanks! 18 with Saka and Soy to play : )

      1. 'Broadsword Calling Da…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Nice one!

  3. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Warned you all that aub was a dreadful choice

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Do you want me to link your posts where you are crying that you hadn't captained Aubameyang, or you all good?

      1. YouReds
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Busted haha

      2. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 28 days ago

        No thanks

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Delete

          2. CMJC
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Lol links

    2. clodhopper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      He has a game left

    3. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      many gave you leeway when you've being crying on here in the past so don't go ruining it Fudgster!

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Okay my bad

        1. Destroyer of teams
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Haha busted

  4. Cholito
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 28 days ago

    People here:
    -Did -8 to get Auba/Pepe/Saka etc, when they're playing City (guarantee 2pts) and WHU, which always playing in defensive style under Moyes
    -Crying

    Really can't get it
    Arsenal under Arteta is awful going forward, they can't play vs buses, WHU did well at Etihad (Aguero scored 0 vs them, lol) and vs Pool.

    1. Cholito
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Yeah it seems like i'm saying that after the game, but i wrote this yesterday and "my comment was on review"

      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2020/03/04/blank-gameweek-31-fixtures-confirmed-after-fa-cup-ties/?hc_page=2&hc_sort_by=comment_date#hc_comment_21765922

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      I don't think Brighton sit back though

      1. Lindelol
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 28 days ago

        *lower table teams

    2. RECKLESS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Why do you need validation from others about being right/smart? Believe in yourself.Example I KNOW I am right majority times and take.the high road. Good rank history and good life speaks for itself. The day you realize this simple.wisdom.you will be always content

      1. Lindelol
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Yeah I am doing that this season and its working. upto 6k now

        1. RECKLESS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Great work and great attitude. Goodluck!

    3. Destroyer of teams
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Bore off mate

  5. New Article Posted
  6. Amey
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Those disappointed that they watched Arsenal game, I watched Wolves game. Almost felt asleep 2/3 times 😀

  7. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Just noticed that all my players plays away next GW.

  8. Holmes
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Thats why I don't like to have a bench. Fernandez 7 pointer stuck in bench...

    1. RECKLESS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Thats why have Robbo 😉 Lascalles from bench. Hopefully him and mccarthy will help me.stay on rank as long as Pope doesnt keep cleanie today

  9. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Looks like no BAPS for Hendo. 🙁

    1. RECKLESS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Phew

  10. HashAttack
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Not many players left - just Pereira, Alonso, Bruno and Auba - should I be worried

  11. Ole Trafford
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Doing pretty good this week but taking a hit to do Greenwood to Jota is annoying when I could have saved and done it for free this week.

    1. RECKLESS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      one more player for dgw...I did hit for.Martial to.Sarr but its just -2 as anyway dont have full 11 ror gw 31

  12. AzzaroMax99
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    And I almost bought Auba for -8. LoL

    1. RECKLESS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Never trust Arse too much

  13. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    The still 38.4% owned Lundstram back with another haul to benefit the casuals who should have sold him by now. What a joke!

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Ghost teams

      1. dansmusen
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Lots of active teams in my ML have him...joke

    2. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Frustratingly finally sold him this week for Doherty. Did not think he would start. Fair play to him though looks like he took his chance.

  14. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    54 plus Pereira, Maddison, Vardy party and KdB to go any good?

  15. NorwichCityLad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    5.9 best cantwell replacement? I'm thinking doucoure

  16. Iggypop
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Lolin at any1 who put faith in arsenal

    1. Cholito
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 28 days ago

      +

  17. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    My pre WC team absolutely killed me

  18. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    As an Aubameyang non owner I'm fairly pleased with the gameweek so far. 36pts with KDB (C), Grealish, Perez and Vardy still to play.

    1. RECKLESS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Patience always helps..In my case Sarr for hit dint pay off bit hopefully over next 2. Some.despos did Vardy to Auba before AVL! Panic at its best

  19. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Bonus final or still calc?

  20. RECKLESS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Arse is only good for spanking..In life as well as in Fpl

  21. HashAttack
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    McC penalty save cancelled out by pretty well every other populate keeper keeping a CS 🙁

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Don't be that guy

    2. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 28 days ago

      This and Leno’s extra save/mom points. Oh well

    3. RECKLESS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Crib only if Pope keeps cleanie as he is most owned in active teams