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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. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    CS fest ...

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      I thought you have TAA ?

  2. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Triple Wolves FAILURE AUBA TC FAILURE...delete team

    1. XABI 15
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      double defence aint so bad

  3. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Frustrating that Arsenal win as a United fan

    1. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      You should be more worried about Wolves and Sheffield than Arsenal

  4. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Tragic match to watch, that Arsenal game.

    At least Salah's goal hasn't hurt too much.

  5. JohnRoss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    7 goals in 6 games. Pukefest

    1. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      "Best league in the world"

  6. The Mighty Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    An Auba brace against City will be so funny.

    1. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Thin hope...

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Ars won’t get out their half in that game.

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 1 day ago

      It will happen trust me

  7. Royal5
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Terrible performance. Feck off Arsenal.

  8. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Ryan has to be the ultimate fpl troll

    1. Eastman
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Unbelievable that I kept him all season and took a hit to sell this week.

  9. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Happy now for not getting Auba for -4, although could be punished in city game

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Definitely, punishment incoming 😀

  10. FirMinaMiMo
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Auba vs city .... 2 points ... Major mistake by capping him !

    1. beric
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Nah he'll score against city

    2. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Well... At least I did TC Salah vack then

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Meh. Probably 5 points max difference between him and Salah.

      Just lucky here that Ings stayed quiet.

    4. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      He had lowest anytime goalscorer odds today imo. And dgw. These things just happen.

  11. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Lundstram 12 pointer - the LORD is BACK!

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Delicious.

    2. Grievez
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      And on my bench

    3. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      That's why all footballers have tattoos on the arms. They follow the Dark Lord. Makes them able of disappearing in the middle of the game by a mere press of their arm.

  12. villa_til_i_die
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Surprise of the day....Aubameyang blank!!

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Never scores on a Saturday.

  13. Arteta
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Back to winning ways. We move!

  14. XABI 15
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Final Wolves game bonus?

  15. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    No BAPS for Henderson?

  16. Syd.
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    That world class side Arsenal let everyone down

    Didn't see that one coming

    1. HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      "lads, it's Arsenal"

      1. HashAttack
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        (with respect to Fergie re Spurs)

  17. HashAttack
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Hopefully the Scout's Picks is an omen for KDB blank and Foden getting all the city points

  18. Geriatric Unathletic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    I'll happily take 24 with my B.B. (including b.p.'s) and Sakka to play again. :).

  19. Visionaries
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    I love to say I told you so about Auba. People going crazy about an Arsenal player

    1. TyroneGAA
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      He had a double game week and played west ham at home so yeah it’s fine to go mad about him

      1. TyroneGAA
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Lmao

      2. TyroneGAA
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Shocking

      3. Visionaries
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 23 hours ago

        Haha yes I did.
        But I questioning everyone bringing him in initially to only be shot down by everyone. Which in turn 'convinced me to get him'

  20. Manani
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    first time Ryan scoring more than 3 pointst ever since I own him

    patience paid off

  21. TAT
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Another captaincy blank. I give up this season.

  22. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Thank you Cahill has been a great buy!

  23. sunzip14
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Played Ings and Traore benched Lascelles!

  24. Berbs
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Just seen Lundstram's score.. :mrgreen:

    Forget FPL for the day, time to go for a jog. Enjoy your evenings lads.

    1. Syd.
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Jog on

  25. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    5 points from 6...it wasn't supposed to start this badly... yuck!

  26. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Leno 11 pointer get in!!!

  27. Gobigorgohome
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Ryan what a troller

    1. clodhopper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      I swapped him to leno minus 4

  28. Giggs Boson ☯
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Benched Ings but didn't play Lascelles. I should have fully committed...

  29. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Auba was the biggest trap. Now people will take hits to remove him

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      And he'll scorebv brighton

  30. Tsssst
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Time to shift Ings?

    1. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 1 day ago

      I will give him another week and then ship for Jota