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Mitrovic on Fulham bench as Aubameyang starts for Arsenal

Aleksandar Mitrovic (£6.0m) does not start for Fulham this afternoon.

That is a blow to the 25.2% of FPL bosses that selected the Serbian striker in their initial squads.

That figure is correct as of the Gameweek 1 deadline, making the Fulham hitman the third most-selected forward in Fantasy Premier League.

Only £9.5m Chelsea forward Timo Werner (49.7%) and Southampton’s £8.5m striker Danny Ings (25.6%) are in more GW1 squads.

Mitrovic managed two 90-minute outings for his country in the recent international break but has lost out to Aboubakar Kamara (£5.0m MID) for the lone striker spot in Scott Parker’s XI.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£12.0m) does begin for the visitors at Craven Cottage, in his now-customary role on the left of Arsenal’s front three.

New recruit and ex-Chelsea man Willian (£8.0m) will operate on the other side of frontman Alexandre Lacazette (£8.5m).

That means both Eddie Nketiah (£6.0m) and Bukayo Saka (£5.5m) are on the bench for Arsenal’s first fixture of the new Premier League season.

Kieran Tierney (£5.5m) will operate as part of Mikel Arteta’s back three, with new signing Gabriel (£5.0m) set to begin in the centre of that trio with Rob Holding (£4.5m) on the right.

David Luiz (£5.5m) misses out with a neck injury, while William Saliba (£4.5m) is not part of the matchday squad.

Two £5.0m defenders in Hector Bellerin and Ainsley Maitland-Niles take up the wing-back roles, while Mohamed Elneny (not yet priced) is initially favoured over Dani Ceballos (£5.0m) in central midfield.

Bernd Leno (£5.0m) is back from injury to re-take the No 1 jersey, with Emi Martinez (£4.5m) not part of the squad amid ongoing uncertainty over his future at the Emirates.

Between the sticks for Fulham, Marek Rodak (£4.5m) retains his place as new loan signing Alphonse Areola (£4.5m) makes do with a bench spot.

Joe Bryan (£5.0m) also holds off competition, in the form of Antonee Robinson (£4.5m), to begin at left-back. On the other side of Fulham’s defence, the unpriced Denis Odoi will face down Aubameyang.

New right-back Kenny Tete only joined the Cottagers on Thursday. Fellow new recruits Robinson and Mario Lemina (£4.5m), along with loan returnees in Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa (£4.5m) and Jean-Michael Seri (£5.0m), all miss out on Parker’s matchday 18.

Interest in Fulham assets apart from Mitrovic is limited, though midfielder Harrison Reed (£4.5m) is at least starting for those using the budget enabler in their FPL squads.

Fulham XI (4-2-3-1): Rodak; Bryan, Ream, Hector, Odoi; Cairney, Reed; Cavaleiro, Onomah, Kebano; Kamara.

Arsenal XI (3-4-3): Leno; Tierney, Gabriel, Holding; Maitland-Niles, Xhaka, Elneny, Bellerin; Aubameyang, Lacazette, Willian.

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  1. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 14 hours ago

    A. KDB
    B. Sterling

    1. Bruno
    2. Rashford

    1. JURGENAUT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 days, 14 hours ago

      You planning on taking a hit?

      A
      1

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 14 hours ago

        Nope. Salah to Bruno/Rashford in GW2 & Auba to KDB/Sterling in GW3.

  2. Falcon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    11 days, 14 hours ago

    Not actually sure why Aub is in my team this year, analysing last year on the basis of points per million spent, top defenders, mid priced midfielders and cheap forwards is the way to go so I will probably go Aub + Stevens to Fernandes + Traore in GW3 ... any thoughts

  3. rnrd
    • 6 Years
    11 days, 14 hours ago

    Could somebody help me finding the link to magnus Carlsen FPL team?

      1. rnrd
        • 6 Years
        11 days, 14 hours ago

        Thanks !

      2. Woy_is_back
        • 3 Years
        11 days, 13 hours ago

        Calvert Levin lol

  4. Woy_is_back
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 13 hours ago

    @Pumpy_Pro

    Zero cojones

  5. Woy_is_back
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 13 hours ago

    McCarthy fail damn

  6. The Truth Is...
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 13 hours ago

    Why cant i see my leagues teams yet?