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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. Luka does it again
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Deeney off Welbeck on

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

    LOL My FPL cup opponent played bench boost. I am not even feeling bad losing to this inexperienced manager playing BB with total just 3 dgw players! Guess only top 1000 season finish to target now. Cup needs some serious luck even more than fpl standard!

    1. supperspout
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Good run though to still be in it

  3. JBG
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Lol at only Shu and Palace scoring so far.

  4. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    ALLI STARTS!!! 😎

    1. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      I sold him so expect something big

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        After a brace of assists??

  5. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Offside!

  6. sjhuk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Jimmy chance - saved Ryan. Traore opened it up

    1. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      +bps

  7. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    OMG

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Offside Laca

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Might be given, stay tuned

        1. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Keep us updated Jeff

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

          Clearly offside, 2-3 players

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

          GIVEN

  8. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Laca G
    Ozil A

    Offside

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Will be a goal

  9. Yank Revolution
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Laca goal ruled out

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

      No it wasn't ?

      1. Yank Revolution
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Scroll down

  10. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Lundstram 12 pointer

  11. Regin
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    so many clean sheets yet i have no players with clean sheets starting. guaita and dunk on my bench

  12. UpTheCherries
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Henderson save point in 5 seconds

  13. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Laca goal

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

      +1

    2. Avon calling
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      No

      1. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 28 days ago

        No ha?

  14. RealVirg
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Phew only Auba or Saka can score

    1. HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      I don't mind if the floodgates open ... the CS has gone

  15. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    No offside probably

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

    Ozil assist

  17. Strchld
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Any change that Soy or Barnes won't play?

    Lundstram first on the bench

  18. Here Comes The Son ★
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    This Laca goal should stand

  19. Hect.OR 98th
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Jeez. I'm on 20 from 6, plus 5 bps. Everyone else beneath be in my ML has scores in the 40s and 50s. Lead almost gone in one afternoon.

  20. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Imagine owning Jota + Jimenez + Ings this week.

    1. JJO
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Why imagine?

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

      And Auba too!

  21. Yank Revolution
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    VAR may give the G to Arsenal!

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Can it give it to Auba?

      1. Yank Revolution
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        We wish!

  22. Long ago I drew a walrus
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    FPL aside, this is just a really bad day of football

    1. Chirsbom
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      This

  23. Fred54
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Laca and Ozil.

    Of course.

  24. SADIO SANÉ
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    goal Laca, not offside

  25. Tcheco
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Jose with a medieval line up

  26. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    1 more save Leno please!

  27. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Aubameyang AA if allowed ha

  28. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Saka, Sarr, Pepe, Auba, Ings were all Traps

    1. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      If Saka gets 5-6 points from apps and CSs he's good value

  29. Gobigorgohome
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Laca goal i think

  30. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Is it offside or not?

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Nay