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Nketiah handed another start up front as Martinez replaces injured Leno

Two Premier League matches kick off simultaneously at 18:00 BST this evening, as Gameweek 31+ heads towards its conclusion.

Southampton play host to Arsenal at St Mary’s, while Burnley enterain Watford at Turf Moor.

Mikel Arteta has made four changes from the side that lost 2-1 to Brighton and Hove Albion, one of which was enforced by injury.

Bernd Leno (£4.9m) may not play again this season and his place between the visitors’ posts is filled by Emiliano Martinez (£4.2m), who makes his first Premier League start since the 2016/17 campaign.

Sead Kolasinac‘s (£5.2m) place at left-back is taken by Kieran Tierney (£5.3m), meanwhile, and the fit-again Granit Xhaka (£5.1m) returns to central midfield to replace Matteo Guendouzi (£4.2m).

Budget Fantasy Premier League forward Eddie Nketiah (£4.4m) is also recalled up front, taking the place of Alexandre Lacazette (£9.3m).

Lacazette and Mesut Ozil (£7.1m) are only among the substitutes.

The Southampton team news is a lot more straightforward, with Ralph Hasenhuttl not making any alterations from the side that defeated Norwich City 3-0 last Friday.

Shane Long (£4.7m) returns from injury on the bench, however.

Danny Ings (£7.2m), the fourth-most-bought FPL asset of Gameweek 31+, gets another run-out up front.

Burnley are also unchanged from Gameweek 30+ but Sean Dyche is at least able to name a full complement of substitutes, with Phil Bardsley (£4.3m) available again.

Nick Pope (£5.0m), the most-owned ‘active’ goalkeeper in FPL, starts in goal as expected.

Nigel Pearson has made two changes to the Watford side that started the 1-1 draw against Leicester on Saturday.

Will Hughes (£5.3m) and Danny Welbeck (£5.8m) start in place of Abdoulaye Doucoure (£5.6m) and Roberto Pereyra (£5.6m), who are both benched.


Burnley XI: Pope, Lowton, Mee, Tarkowski, Taylor, Brownhill, Westwood, Cork, McNeil, Rodriguez, Vydra.

Watford XI: Foster, Femenia, Kabasele, Dawson, Masina, Capoue, Hughes, Sarr, Cleverley, Welbeck, Deeney.

Southampton XI: McCarthy, Valery, Stephens, Bednarek, Bertrand, Ward-Prowse, Hojbjerg, Redmond, Armstrong, Obafemi, Ings.

Arsenal XI: Martinez, Bellerin, Mustafi, Holding, Tierney, Pepe, Ceballos, Xhaka, Saka, Nketiah, Aubameyang.

FPL Lessons Learned from Gameweek 31+

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999 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Prisoner B5160-8
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 5 hours ago

    Pope lovefest slightly disturbing, I must say.

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      I wouldn't mind him smothering me with his big, gloved hands.

      1. Prisoner B5160-8
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 5 hours ago

        Okay.

    2. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      Think its because loads said burnely were at the beach and pope not worth it after city.

      1. DA Minnion
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 5 hours ago

        Was no room on the beach today by the looks of it,

        1. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          And palace up next... Even less room

      2. FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 5 hours ago

        I watch the game and they looked actually shocking. I was on him before, shouldn’t have tuned in 😆

        1. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          They have palace, shu and west ham next. Hes prob still worth it.

    3. tucaoneo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      Very disturbing.

  2. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 5 hours ago

    Tierney 3
    Holding 2
    Martinez 1

    Pope 3
    Mee 2
    Lowton 1

    IF FFS are correct.

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      Should be deductions for Tierney, surely

  3. stupendous
    • 7 Years
    9 days, 5 hours ago

    DCL and Ings on WC

    Deary me

    1. beric
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      Same, plus foster having had pope the whole season. Damn

    2. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      Same, plus Dubravka.

      We sure know how to pick ‘em.

  4. COK3Y5MURF - UJFC
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 5 hours ago

    Auba essential in this week's WC

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      No he didn’t score

  5. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    9 days, 5 hours ago

    9 points vs KdB in the head to head.

    Damn you Pope. :/

  6. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 5 hours ago

    Up to 96 points for the week if Martinez gets a BAP, best score since...GW1

  7. faux_C
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 days, 5 hours ago

    Need 4 points from KDB for the 100! BB successful.

    1. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      I need 22.

      1. Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 5 hours ago

        I just need 38, I got this

      2. Amey
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 5 hours ago

        I need 47 😀

    2. -GK22-
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      Need 7 from KDB for 100 and didn’t even use BB!

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      Need 8 no BB

    4. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      Have 2 FTS and 0.0 ITB but not sure what to do with them. Ideas?

      Ederson Pope
      TAA Gomez Maguire Boly Holgate
      Salah KDB Martial Barnes Cantwell
      Jimenez DCL Pukki

      Planning to BB in 33 which is why I still have Pukki & Cantwell.

      1. Blue&White85
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 5 hours ago

        Sorry, posting fail.

  8. wantsharptv
    • 8 Years
    9 days, 5 hours ago

    Need Pope to get 11 to sign my off with a ton

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      Good luck with that..

  9. Fred54
    • 5 Years
    9 days, 5 hours ago

    Still nothing for Auba.

    3 game blank but Norwich next, practically a differential in a week of tough fixtures...will beleaguered owners hold there nerve.

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      I'm captaining him. After Aguero and Fernandes captains in gw 30 and 31 can't be any worse.

    2. Goro Majima
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      Really can't decide what to do with him, thought he looked more ineffective tonight than against Brighton. If it wasn't Norwich he'd be gone... there's the cup to think about too, any chance he gets rested in the league?

      1. circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 days, 5 hours ago

        That's the big question, wish I knew, want to captain him.

  10. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    9 days, 5 hours ago

    up to 12 k and KDB to go.. good times 😀

    1. stupendous
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      Nice

      1. Chucky
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 5 hours ago

        cheers.. great rank boost for you post lock down too...

    2. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      Same here. Up to 10 K . With the maestro to go.

      1. Chucky
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 5 hours ago

        good,hopefully, we can finish in the top 10 k

  11. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 days, 5 hours ago

    Anyone scouting any Chelsea players ahead of the hammers game? If so, who?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      Alonso but a roasting tonight won’t do him any good.

    2. mynameisq
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      Pulisic

      1. SweepaKeepa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 5 hours ago

        He’s auditioning for me tonight.

        1. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 8 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          Mount. 😎

        2. SweepaKeepa
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 4 hours ago

          Might just get the part.

  12. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 days, 5 hours ago

    Chuffed with my decision to bring Tammy in for the restart

    1. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      Probably not the best move ever.

  13. tucaoneo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 5 hours ago

    Should've played Martinez over DDG 😮

  14. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 5 hours ago

    How was Sarr?

    1. MidTableFantasy
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      Decent... I'm giving him another week. Too bad the rest of his team is crap

  15. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 5 hours ago

    If I FH this week, do I save my FT?

    1. potatoace'scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      No.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 5 hours ago

        What about first free transfer 😛

  16. Queens of the South Age
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 5 hours ago

    I'm hindsight, annoyed I did Sterling to Bruno this week. Had always planned to wait till I had 2 FTs to do it but the fear of not having him took over. Going to make this City game a tough watch.

    1. what's my name
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      it could still be a good call if raz blanks

  17. Sarri, not Sarri
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 days, 5 hours ago

    Yep, Martínez should get a single bap. Decent 8 points

    1. Garlana
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      Yeh, imagine getting a clean sheet with an arsenal defender and even better...only paying 4.2 for them!

  18. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 days, 5 hours ago

    Martinez!

  19. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 5 hours ago

    How are people getting 100 points!? I'm on 63!

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      This.

      Cos I’m crap.

    2. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      WC helped me.

  20. Blue&White85
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 5 hours ago

    Have 2 FTS and 0.0 ITB but not sure what to do with them. Ideas?

    Ederson Pope
    TAA Gomez Maguire Boly Holgate
    Salah KDB Martial Barnes Cantwell
    Jimenez DCL Pukki

    Planning to BB in 33 which is why I still have Pukki & Cantwell.

  21. Woy_is_back
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 5 hours ago

    I flunked the captaincy this gw, damn. Could have been first after the inevitable kdb haul 🙁

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      Me too

  22. jonnybhoy
    • 7 Years
    9 days, 5 hours ago

    Disaster of a week. One week has literally mucked everything up.

    Thoughts?

    A) Auba Grealish McGinn > Greenwood Salah and Martial for -8pts
    B) add Sarr to Son for another -4pts
    C) add Vardy to Jiminez for -4pts
    D) A B +C

    Disaster + Desperate lol

  23. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 days, 5 hours ago

    Still tempted to bring in sarr but Watford seem to be firing blank after blank, how did they look tonight ?

    1. MidTableFantasy
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      They looked pretty poor with a few exceptions, Sarr looked ok. This loss will (hopefully) light a fire under them. I haven't looked around at other players in that price range but I think it's a don't buy don't sell kind of scenario.

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        9 days, 5 hours ago

        Thanks, I’d need a hit to get him in instead of Grealish so I think I’ll look elsewhere

  24. FabzGuitar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 5 hours ago

    Thinking of making a quick fire sub for my back line, need a reliable points scorer until the end of the season. I’m thinking of taking Baldock out..

    A) Keep
    B) Aurier
    C) Soyuncu (Already have Barnes)
    D) Mina

  25. Easy Cheesy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 days, 5 hours ago

    One week punt: dcl/ tammy -> rashford/ greenwood (with both starting)?

  26. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 5 hours ago

    Hey fam! Please help!

    I did rage transfer yesterday night and took a -12 to do these moves.

    Leno, Stevens, Egan, Barnes to Martinez, Aurier, Kiko & Martial.

    Gives me this squad.

    Martinez
    TAA Aurier Saiss
    Sterling KDB Bruno Martial
    Auba(C) Jimenez Nketiah

    Nyland Mount Kiko Lascelles

    Should I use my FH this week to cancel these hits?

  27. Sead’s Colossal Snatc…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 days, 5 hours ago

    As a new member who joined this week, I have concluded that the best way to ingratiate myself with you fine people is through the medium of boasting. 108 if BPS stay the same with KDB to go even after Bruno captain fail. Come at me.

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      Any other good qualities you've noticed here?

      1. Sead’s Colossal Snatc…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        9 days, 5 hours ago

        I could have gone for a humble brag I suppose.

  28. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 5 hours ago

    Good evening everyone, Any thoughts on what are the best GWs to play TC chip......currently looking at GW 33 on Salah v Villa ??

  29. Cilly Bonnolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 days, 4 hours ago

    Some hit.

  30. DandyDon
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 15 hours ago

    Saiss on the suspension tightrope. Glad I went Patricio