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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. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Auba not involved at all... Massive captain fail

    1. Bare Foot United
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 29 days ago

      C'mon the game just started

  2. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Why is Norwich in their away kit today? Yellow doesn't clash with red and white?

    1. Leander De Doncker
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Light color vs light color

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Some people still have black and white TVs...

  3. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 29 days ago

    come on (A)uba!

  4. Here Comes The Son ★
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Bowen hits the post

  5. Would Ed Woodward
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 29 days ago

    I think my 31 punt is gonna be Bowen(C).

  6. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Stay quiet please Aubameyang...
    *hides behind sofa, 4 chairs and a table.

  7. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Auba red in this match would create scenes

  8. Syd.
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Bowen almost hit the Bullseye

  9. Chirsbom
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Just stating. On WC.

    Was between Alonso and VVD, went with the first for a punt due to Adrian.

    Got Abu in for C. Fielding 4 totalt Arsenal and City.

    Watford, Burnley and Wolfes making up the rest.

    Feeling ok. Excited. Looking forward to the remaining GW with sort of a plan than can be changed due to ITB funds.

    500 punds price in ML just a good GW away.

    Best of luck to the rest of you lot as well 🙂

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Very best of luck 🙂

  10. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Would trade my kdb cap for an aub cap in a heart beat 🙁

    1. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      I wouldn't

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Yeah,neither would I

  11. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Ooooh Lundstram back just as was about to sell for GW31...

    OOP again & two doubles approaching...

    He can’t be sold if he’s got that place back, Shirley?

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Berge played 100 mins the other night, just rested imo

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      This doesn’t mean he’s nailed again

    3. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Pretty big if. Monitor for now

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Surely a hold now with DGWs ahead if you have BB in your pocket

  12. Ode
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Need Traore to stay on the bench for Isaac Hayden haul

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Soy haul for me

  13. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Cmon Auba Cappo smash them!

    1. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      He won't.

    2. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Yeah and get a red.

  14. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Congratulations on your giant points haul in advance Auba captainers 🙂

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Congrats on Mané 26 pointer!

      1. Bubz
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Cheers, thought it might be more at half time but I’ll take it!

    2. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      He’ll get nothing

  15. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Auba to blank v WHM and haul away to City.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      I'll take it

  16. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Fair play aub owners. Monster haul inc

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Stop going on about it please.

  17. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Mccarthy triple save

  18. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    McCarthy triple save

  19. Would Ed Woodward
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 29 days ago

    McCarthy triple save.

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Triple post

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Bugger with Robbo news cancelled BB & have McCarthy on bench & Pope in goal 🙁

  20. Would Ed Woodward
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Perfect.

  21. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    McCarthy triple save

  22. panda07
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    McCarthy 4 saves in 30 seconds

  23. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    At least make some saves today Ryan you absolute waste of space

  24. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 29 days ago

    When you benched McCarthy 🙁

  25. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Sometimes you subliminally do something you later wonder why.

    The Robbo late news, I should of benched him & played Soy or Taylor, instead I ended up swapping him for a hit to Alonso?

    Crazy or incise a couple of games to find out..........

  26. Bunk Moreland
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Why is no one mentioning the McCarthy tripe save?

  27. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Auba should quit Arsenal. Their best player and finisher but relegated to an isolated wing role because Arteta wants to play his favorite teenager

  28. Luka does it again
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    What a miss for West Ham

    1. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Thought it was a goal. Antonio and Haller causing problems on the counter.

  29. FOO FIGHTER
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Now you know why not to own Haller.

    1. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Because Antonio messed up the pass?

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Haller messed up the run. Awful from him

  30. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Yeah, Arsenal aren't keeping a CS today 😆