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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. Dele
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Praying for an Auba blank

    1. Reedy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Just think it then...

      When will people realise that nobody cares what anybody else wants?

      1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        You're in a good mood!

        1. Reedy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Perhaps that was a bit rude. And it's not just this guy, but that's the thing: pages can get filled with these types of comments on a matchday, and it becomes tedious to read through.

          1. The Suspended One
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            TBF you knew what you were in for coming in here at match time

  2. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    If he blanks this evening Auba may pack it in.

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      If he blanks, I sell him!

      1. The Suspended One
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Already sold him Saturday; Looking for a going away present

  3. Delph & Safety
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    best GK combo for the rest of the season?

    1. Whats the Mata?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I'd just go Pope + bench fodder

    2. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Pope and Pope

    3. JohnBlack
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Patricio

    4. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      One and done

    5. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Pope - Martinez will do just fine.

    6. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Depends what you want...

      DDG is expensive but you are pretty much guaranteed exactly 6 points every game to the end of the season

      So that’s where I am at

    7. LewanGOALski
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I am now on Pope + Foster as the latter covers Pope (liv, WOL) with NEW, whu in 35+ and 36+

    8. Delph & Safety
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      cheers guys, i have a bench boost to play that i actually don't want...

  4. Badger Badger Mushroom Mush…
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Gutted Auba starts.

    Taylor on the bench and Bruno vice.

    1. Whats the Mata?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Hard luck mate. But it was a no brainer he'd start

    2. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      That RC will be even bittersweet...

    3. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      He was always gonna start.

    4. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Auba is like Bruno. Always starts no matter what.

    5. Bartowski
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Hasn't played yet, there was a reason we captained him.

    6. The Suspended One
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Rested at weekend.. always was starting

  5. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    C'moon Holgate and DCL!

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Albrighton G and DCL Brace

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Nooo, want my Everton cleanie!

        1. FPL Pillars
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Holgate with an assist, hows that? 😉

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Ok, I'll take that.

  6. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Auba LWB, captains in tears

    1. The Suspended One
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      He’s not at wingback, he always plays on the left

    2. Random Name
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      you're throwing out some strong bait today i love it

  7. tucaoneo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Ritchie 1 pointer please.

  8. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Best one week midfield punt at 6.5 or less?

    1. Pras Scott Talent
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Foden

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Phillip

    3. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Trossard

    4. Whats the Mata?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Foden looks the best bet if he doesn't start against Liverpool

  9. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Has Saka come on yet?

  10. beric
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Foster to pope now a good idea?

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Too little too late

      1. beric
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Ive only not had pope for three weeks this whole season, the last three weeks. I want to repent my sins!

        1. FPL Pillars
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          It’s not an essential transfer, but if you think it’s your best use of a slot your choice

    2. HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Same thoughts ... an extra 7 points a week up for grabs

  11. LewanGOALski
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    WC Team:

    Pope - Foster
    Doherty - Saiss - Aurier - Maguire - C.Taylor
    KDB - Salah - Martial - Bruno - Foden
    Jimenez - Jesus - Nketiah

    Bank: 0.5

    Any changes / switches would you do for the remaining 0.5 M..?

    thx

    1. Whats the Mata?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Would downgrade Foster to a bench fodder if you don't have a BB. Martinez if you have a BB.

      1. LewanGOALski
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I do have a BB

  12. TeddiPonza
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Team:

    Martinez (Martin)
    TAA Doherty CTaylor (Saiss Lascelles)
    KdB Salah Son Bruno (Guendouzi)
    DCL Jimi Rash

    2 FT and 0m in bank. Which option:

    A. Son to Martial (triple up on United)
    B. Rash and Guen to Marital and Nketiah/Greenwood
    C. Burn transfer
    D. Something else

    Thanks.

    1. Whats the Mata?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      DCL to some similar price range striker for a 2 week punt?

  13. AC Yew
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Started both Saka and Nketiah and they arent in the line up

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Owning both was quite risky

      1. AC Yew
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Haha tbh im not even sure how its happened. Got Taylor third on the bench

    2. Whats the Mata?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Hard luck mate. Hope they come on and do something for ya

      1. AC Yew
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Hope so. Got Taylor 3rd on bench so wont even benefit from a no show

    3. The Suspended One
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Get what you pay for

  14. Could Have Ben Mee
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Which moves look the best for GW33...

    A) Simpson, Guendouzi, DCL to Wan Bissaka, Pulisic, Greenwood for -4

    B)Guendouzi/DCL to Foden, Abraham

    Thoughts appreciated

    1. Whats the Mata?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A looks tasty

  15. Do I Not Like Orange
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Nketiah benched for literally the one game I wanted him in my squad for. This is the GW from hell.

  16. Whats the Mata?
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Really sucks to be Andy right now 🙁

    Sold Ings for Nketiah and started him.

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Andy makes some strange moves tbh

      1. ZimZalabim
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        lol speaking of strange moves didnt u sell mahrez for bruno for a hit last night after his haul

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I dont have a youtube channel offering FPL advice

          1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Filthycasuals.com

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              😆

          2. ZimZalabim
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            fair point

            he did do it as a way to get funds for a future move timing was off though

          3. SADIO SANÉ
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            think he just likes to avoid doing the obvious boring moves, doesn't exactly enthuse people watching

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      That was an odd move tbf

    3. Bubz
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Why on earth did he do that

  17. Berbs
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    The title of the article is strange

    Shocker as Arsenal's most nailed player starts a few days after being rested in a cup

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yep was a given

    2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      And the cameraman kept on filming

    3. mrodgers91
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Thought exactly the same soon as i saw it. Was the most nailed on of any player this week

  18. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Bang bang time

  19. NoSalah’d
    1 month, 12 days ago

    How's my FH looking? 0.3m itb
    DDG, 3.9m
    TAA, VVD, Doherty, Lascelles, Lamptey
    Salah, KDB, Mahrez, Martial, Pulisic
    Rashford, Maupay, 4.2m

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      DDG waste maybe 6 max saying that there's much to like

      1. NoSalah’d
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Is Ryan a better bet then? Or shall I get a man u defender for doherty?

  20. unitednations
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    How would you get Mahrez and/or Son in this team? with 0m itb

    Ddg
    TAA • Doherty • Aurier
    Salah • KDB • Bruno • Martial • Pulisic
    Jimmy • DCL

    (3.9, Holgate, Kiko, Nketiah)

    - The only option that comes to mind is downgrading Doherty, TAA or Salah...trick choice
    - Open to other suggestions

    1. Strchld
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      DCL > Greenwood
      Martial > Son/Mahrez looks only way for me.

      1. unitednations
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        yeah but dont want to have both greenwood and nketiah in my front line

  21. lordkippe
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Early thoughts ? Looking at going away from double Everton. Antonio and/or a city or Chelsea asset may be coming in. But difficult to see who to ditch other than Richarlison. Any thoughts ?

    Actually thinking about Richarlison & Jimenez > Antonio/Pulisic & Jesus

    Martinez ( Button )

    TAA - Doherty - Maguire ( Lascelles, Kiko )

    Salah - Son - Fernandes - Richarlison ( Guendouzi )

    Rashford - Jimenez - DCL

  22. Noah’s Ark
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Sold Ings to Nkietah to afford Cantwell to Pulisic and have Nketiah first sub. I really need Pulisic to start.

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Don’t bet on it

  23. joelsprylar
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Will watch Everton-Leicester. To painful watching Arsenal with Auba as captain again.

  24. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Doesn't matter if Auba does well. It would have cost me a hit to get him in and a hit to get him out. I'm 8 points up already. 😀

    1. Random Name
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      haha

    2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Unless you transfer him out for Kane later. Seriously.

      1. mrodgers91
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Will be doing that myself in a few days

  25. NABIL - 1 season 1der
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Rp

    Anyone else had worse luck with Ings than me?

    FHed in GW30+. Missed his haul.

    Played him in GW31+. Did nothing.

    Sold for a hit in GW32+. For a hit. Missed another haul.

    1. RECKLESS
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Knee Jerkers dont ever get good luck. Patient ones make their luck. Like I am keeping Martial inspite of his blank last time out and even Vardy vs CPL if he shows the stats. You removed ings for Watford match. Watford!! It was never about luck in this case

    2. Hybrid.power
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Someone else pointed out something surprising. In the last 10 gameweeks he blanked in 7. Can't blame you for dropping him.

    3. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      No, he has been mint for me , pity about my other regulars though ..

    4. HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      6 game weeks (23 to 28) for a poxy 15 points in total

  26. Fred54
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Only have Lascelles.

    A whole evening of anti-FPL to look forward too.

    My favourite kind.

  27. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Has Auba even touched the ball?... Massive captain fail if this keeps up

    1. The Suspended One
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Scored a double already

    2. *Reformed-Character*
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      link your team please

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        So losers like you can get info about me, rather not

        1. *Reformed-Character*
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          info? its not got your passport on there - you just don't want everyone to see how bad you are hahaha

    3. Oggle22
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      6 minutes into the match haha

      1. *Reformed-Character*
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yep - This guy is an absolute tool

        1. Oggle22
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Wonder if he's still crying haha

  28. Hybrid.power
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Martinez my only starter tonight. Yeesh.

  29. The Suspended One
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Could Auba give less of a F

  30. Bartowski
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Bournemouth going down

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      All gone South.