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Aubameyang survives Arsenal rotation ahead of Norwich clash

Midweek rotation has struck Fantasy Premier League managers once again ahead of Wednesday’s 18:00 BST kick-offs.

Mikel Arteta appears to be the chief culprit, naming Bukayo Saka (£4.7m), Nicolas Pépé (£9.2m) and Eddie Nketiah (£4.4m) on the bench for Arsenal’s meeting with Norwich.

That will be of huge frustration to the owners of such assets, especially as the Canaries have come to the Emirates Stadium with only one fit recognised centre-back in Ben Godfrey (£4.4m), tonight paired with midfielder Alex Tettey (£4.5m).

That said, those who went with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) will be in better spirits as he has been selected to play in the front-line of what looks like a 3-4-3 formation.

It features Kieran Tierney (£5.3m) and Hector Bellerín (£5.4m) as wing-backs with Sead Kolasinac (£5.2m) joined by David Luiz (£5.7m) and Shkodran Mustafi (£5.1m) in the back-three.

Meanwhile, Norwich hand recalls to key attackers Teemu Pukki (£6.5m) and Todd Cantwell (£4.6m).

For all the shuffling at Arsenal, Steve Bruce has largely left Fantasy managers content with his selection. There had been suggestions of a midweek benching for Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.4m), but the pacey winger has kept his place in the team, as has budget centre-back Jamaal Lascelles (£4.3m).

Matt Ritchie (£5.3m) is fit enough for a place on the bench, where he is joined by a rested Miguel Almirón (£5.8m).

Elsewhere, James Maddison (£7.4m) has also fallen foul of rotation, chosen among the substitutes for Leicester’s trip to Everton.

His rest means a rare start for the hard-working Marc Albrighton (£5.1m) in a four-man midfield, Harvey Barnes (£6.1m) providing the width on the opposite flank. As ever, Jamie Vardy (£9.8m) leads the attack.

Everton themselves have gone with their standard 4-4-2 formation, led by Fantasy favourites Richarlison (£8.3m) and Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£6.5m)

Arsenal XI: Martínez; Kolasinac, D Luiz, Mustafi; Tierney, Ceballos, Xhaka, Bellerín; Aubameyang, Lacazette, Nelson.

Norwich City XI: Krul; Lewis, Tettey, Godfrey, Aarons; Trybull, McLean; Cantwell, Buendía, Rupp; Pukki.

Bournemouth XI: Ramsdale; L Kelly, Aké, S Cook, A Smith; Danjuma, Lerma, Billing, Brooks; J King, Solanke.

Newcastle United XI: Dúbravka; Manquillo, Lascelles, Fernandez, Krafth; Bentaleb, Shelvey, S Longstaff; Gayle, Joelinton, Saint-Maximin.

Everton XI: Pickford; Digne, Keane, Holgate, Coleman; Gordon, Sigurdsson, A Gomes, Iwobi; Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin.

Leicester City XI: Schmeichel; Chilwell, Söyüncü, Evans, Justin; Ndidi; H Barnes, Tielemans, Praet, Albrighton; Vardy.

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1,768 Comments Post a Comment
  1. King Kohli
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Playing BB this week. Trailing ML leader by 40 pts.
    Best move here?

    A. Son + Cantwell + Jota > Martial + Mahrez + Greenwood
    B. Son + Jota + Basham > Mahrez + Greenwood + AWB
    C. Jota + Cantwell + Doherty > Greenwood + Mahrez/Martial + Boly
    D. Jota + Basham > Greenwood + AWB
    E. Any other suggestions

    Pope Hendo
    TAA Doherty Gomez Taylor Basham
    Salah KDB Bruno Son Cantwell
    Dcl Jimenez Jota

  2. Kaiser123
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Please help Obi wan Salah..you are my only hope this GW!

    • Fuddled FC
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Who to lose first ?

      A) Aub
      B) Vardy

    • DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Footballs dead if this is ruled out. It’s not an advantage to block your own guys shot going in the net!

    • FPL Mentor
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Who to go for this week with 2FTs?

      A. Manè & Connolly (Jimi & Alli out)
      B. Mahrez & Jesus (Vardy & Alli out)
      C. KDB & Connolly (Deeney & Alli out)

      Tempted by A and going all out Liverpool attack with TAA, Salah, Manè and no Man City cover.

      Worth rolling the dice?

      Southampton doing well, Villa not so much. Tasty fixtures away to Brighton next too.