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Nketiah straight back in Arsenal team after suspension

Eddie Nketiah (£4.3m) makes an immediate return to the Arsenal team following his Gameweek 34+ suspension.

The young striker last a matter of minutes in the 1-1 draw with Leicester, in which he was sent off shortly after taking to the field as a substitute.

With that three-match ban out of the way, Mikel Arteta has thrown him back into the side for his first Premier League appearance since then.

Nketiah is joined in the attack by Arsenal’s key attackers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.9m) and Alexandre Lacazette (£9.2m), who start together again for the first time since the Gameweek 35+ defeat at Spurs.

As has become usual, Arteta has lined his troops up in 3-4-3 formation, Bukayo Saka (£4.7m) and Cédric Soares (£4.8m) providing the width as wing-backs on this occasion.

Aston Villa line-up in their customary 4-3-3 formation, Jack Grealish (£5.9m) and Trézéguet (£5.2m) flanking Mbwana Samatta (£5.1m) in attack.

With Watford losing heavily against Manchester City, Dean Smith’s men may have half an eye on goal difference, as they currently share the same figure (-27) with the Hornets and are three points adrift of safety.

Aston Villa XI: Reina; Targett, Mings, Konsa, Elmohamady; Hourihane, D Luiz, McGinn; Grealish, Samatta, Trézéguet.

Arsenal XI: Martínez; Kolasinac, D Luiz, Holding; Saka, Torreira, Ceballos, Cédric; Aubameyang, Lacazette, Nketiah.

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1,311 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Earwicker
    • 4 Years
    13 days, 14 hours ago

    Auba. I still pick him. He still screws my team up. What's that definition of insanity?

    1. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 14 hours ago

      Dunno mate. If you have Auba, he'll blank. If not he'll haul.

  2. Silecro
    • 2 Years
    13 days, 14 hours ago

    How do you like this FH? Have some catching up to do

    Mccarthy
    TAA/Digne/Pieters
    Salah/Sterling/Dilva/Mahrez/Martial
    Kane/Greenwood

    Bench: Martin/Diop/Brantwaithe/Nketiah

    0.3 itb

  3. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    13 days, 14 hours ago

    So Kane or Auba after this weeks performances?

    1. Tinkermania
      13 days, 14 hours ago

      Not for me.

    2. gers23
      • 8 Years
      13 days, 14 hours ago

      Still think Auba tbh

    3. TONY123
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 14 hours ago

      Even before tonight, the consensus was Kane.

    4. Klaren
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 14 hours ago

      Kane but Watford will probably need a win now so that might help Auba.

    5. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      13 days, 14 hours ago

      Kane

    6. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 14 hours ago

      doing my best to get both

    7. eamonhegg
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 14 hours ago

      Watford will do what villa just done to them

  4. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    13 days, 14 hours ago

    2 quick questions.
    1. Which striker do you prefer Auba or Ings this week?
    2. Is Bruno to Salah or Mane worth a -4 this week?

    Thanks!

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      13 days, 14 hours ago

      If you are going to cap Salah...

  5. yalala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    13 days, 14 hours ago

    Wood or Auba?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      13 days, 14 hours ago

      Huh

  6. FOO FIGHTER
    13 days, 14 hours ago

    This result makes my decision to get Kane easier.

  7. eamonhegg
    • 3 Years
    13 days, 14 hours ago

    Thoughts on this FH team? All starting subs too

    Martinez
    TAA / Pieters / Branthwaite
    Stirling (C) / Mane / KDB / Son / Fernandez
    Kane / Nikeita

    1. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      13 days, 14 hours ago

      Like it!

  8. bigdip
    • 8 Years
    13 days, 14 hours ago

    2 questions to answer for someone trying to close a ML gap:
    DDG (Martin)
    Bardsley VVD Pieters (Kiko, Lascelles)
    Mane KDB WILLIAN Bruno
    JESUS Greenwood Kane (Triple Captain)

    A) Mane -> Salah (-4 hit) (Triple Captain Salah)
    B) Willian & Mane -> Dilva & Salah (-8 hit) (Triple Captain Salah)
    C) Willian & Jesus -> Barnes/ & Auba (- 8 hit) (Triple Captain Auba)

    1. Mr. Chimes
      13 days, 14 hours ago

      No Sterling? But not C at the very least

  9. umerlfc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    13 days, 14 hours ago

    Auba craze still existing on FH?

  10. dansmusen
    • 2 Years
    13 days, 14 hours ago

    Mings on bench and will be my worst benching all year.

  11. Mr. Chimes
    13 days, 14 hours ago

    Salah, Pulisic to Sterling, Dilva (-4)?

    Have owned Salah since GW1, have never owned Sterling

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      13 days, 14 hours ago

      This is why I am happy to be in the position of owning Salah, Sterling and Dilva.

      I was ready to ditch Sterling but his haul and early sub = Nailed for 38 as well as Dilva is so smooth.

      1. Mr. Chimes
        13 days, 14 hours ago

        Well I’m glad my dilemma can reassure you of your managerial greatness. Any advice for me then?

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          13 days, 14 hours ago

          Lol, Pulisic to Dilva.

          I would not take Salah out for a hit.

      2. Mr. Chimes
        13 days, 14 hours ago

        Also, Bruno+KDB for Dilva+Sterling is the only other way I could do it.

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          13 days, 14 hours ago

          KDB to Sterling would be the move I would push for.

          1. Mr. Chimes
            13 days, 14 hours ago

            I could do that. But would have to do TAA/Azpi to 6.5/5.1mil defender for a hit. Worth it?

            1. FOO FIGHTER
              13 days, 13 hours ago

              I would ditch Wood. Cannot se him hauling.

            2. FOO FIGHTER
              13 days, 13 hours ago

              Ok so you have Greenwood.

            3. FOO FIGHTER
              13 days, 13 hours ago

              Tough mate.

              I would play Greenwood.

              Do Pulisic to someone and get in Sterling.

              1. Mr. Chimes
                13 days, 13 hours ago

                Appreciate you looking at my squad.

                1. FOO FIGHTER
                  13 days, 13 hours ago

                  My team is linked.

                  I am doing Jesus to Kane.

                  Then have to decide between playing Greenwood and Aurier.

                  1. Mr. Chimes
                    13 days, 13 hours ago

                    Like that first move. May have to see how Greenwood plays tomorrow to help make that decision.

                2. FOO FIGHTER
                  13 days, 13 hours ago

                  Go with your gut!

        2. FOO FIGHTER
          13 days, 14 hours ago

          Wood to Greenwood

          KDB to Sterling

  12. eamonhegg
    • 3 Years
    13 days, 14 hours ago

    A - martial
    B - Fernandez

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      13 days, 14 hours ago

      Both if you can

  13. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    13 days, 14 hours ago

    Jack Grealish not exactly pouring cold water on the fact that this could be his last game at home as a Villa player in post match interview.

    Hope United sign him.

    1. Bookkeeper
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 14 hours ago

      Overrated

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 14 hours ago

      Amen

  14. umerlfc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    13 days, 14 hours ago

    I might just go with a 3-5-2 with Kane and Ings up front now

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      13 days, 13 hours ago

      I am thinking the same but with Kane & Jesus

  15. JURGENAUT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    13 days, 14 hours ago

    Sorry to disrupt the rhythm of GW38 talk but how soon before the first game of next season is fantasy football reset for us to start creating teams?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      13 days, 14 hours ago

      I would say a week after this season ends?

      1. JURGENAUT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        13 days, 13 hours ago

        Thank you

  16. 20LEGEND
    • 10 Years
    13 days, 14 hours ago

    On 77 with 4 to play, back on top of ML

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      13 days, 13 hours ago

      nice

  17. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    13 days, 14 hours ago

    Who you got left to play?
    Martial C
    Bruno
    Salah

    1. The Senate
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 13 hours ago

      Martial C Bruno Rash

    2. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      13 days, 13 hours ago

      (M)artial, Bruno, Greenwood, Salah and TAA

  18. bigdip
    • 8 Years
    13 days, 13 hours ago

    Need to make big call on hits and TC to close a ML gap (ML leader has used all chips and does not have Liverpool, spurs or sterling)
    DDG (Martin)
    Bardsley VVD Pieters (Kiko, Lascelles)
    Mane KDB WILLIAN Bruno
    JESUS Greenwood Kane (Triple Captain)

    A) Mane -> Salah (-4 hit) (Triple Captain Salah)
    B) Willian & Mane -> Dilva & Salah (-8 hit) (Triple Captain Salah)
    C) Willian & Jesus -> Sterling & Nketiah (- 8 hit) (Triple Captain Sterling)

  19. The Senate
    • 1 Year
    13 days, 13 hours ago

    As long as none of my MU players get crocked tomorrow, I think I'm happy with KDB to Dilva with my 1FT.

    Ederson/3.9
    Doherty Aurier Egan
    Sterling Bruno Martial ____
    Rashford Jimenez Ings
    (Lamptey Dendoncker Stephens)

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      13 days, 13 hours ago

      Yep sounds good

  20. The Units
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    13 days, 13 hours ago

    Thoughts on this WC team?

    Martinez
    Pieters – Long – Branthwaite
    Salah – Sterling – Bruno – Martial – Dilva
    Kane – Jesus
    (Martin) (Connolly - Lamptey – Tanganga)

    0.1itb

    1. The Senate
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 13 hours ago

      I like it, but would rather play Lamptey than BranthwaiteB: UR-BHA has 0-0 written all over it, and BOU will have to go for it and should get at least a goal...

      1. The Senate
        • 1 Year
        13 days, 13 hours ago

        *Branthwaite: BUR-BHA*