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Saka back for Arsenal as West Ham visit Emirates Stadium

Bukayo Saka (£5.4m) is back in the Arsenal team as they host West Ham in Gameweek 2.

The FPL midfielder lost his place in the team as Willian (£8.1m) dropped in to make his debut at Fulham on opening weekend, but Mikel Arteta has found a place for him this time out.

While Saka spent most of pre-season on the right-hand side of Arsenal’s front-three, it appears as if he will be occupying the left wing-back role performed by Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£5.0m) in Gameweek 1, who drops to the bench.

Meanwhile, Saturday’s evening match is a crucial one for the Gameweek 2 captaincy, as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£12.0m) was handed the armband by over two million managers.

The Gabonese international is, once again, joined in the front-three by Alexandre Lacazette (£8.5m), who opened the scoring this season.

Arteta retains faith with the same back-three that kept a clean sheet at Fulham, naming Kieran Tierney (£5.5m), Rob Holding (£4.5m) and Gabriel (£5.0m) in the team to face West Ham.

Meanwhile, Michail Antonio (£6.4m) keeps the Hammers’ centre-forward berth for another week, supported in attacking midfield by Arthur Masuaku (£4.5m), Pablo Fornals (£6.5m) and Jarrod Bowen (£6.4m).

There is still no start for Ben Johnson (£4.0m), the budget defender named on the bench once more, still behind Ryan Fredericks (£4.5m) in the right-back pecking order.

Arsenal XI: Leno; Tierney, Holding, Gabriel; Saka, Ceballos, Xhaka, Bellerín; Aubameyang, Lacazette, Willian.

West Ham United XI: Fabianski; Cresswell, Ogbonna, Diop, Fredericks; Rice, Soucek; Masuaku, Fornals, Bowen; Antonio.

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1,778 Comments Post a Comment
  1. dshv
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Son to fernandes fail

    Auba captain wait...

  2. Atletico Junior
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Richarlison’s underlying stats are so much better than DCLs’... Even though United were bad, I think Bruno will come Good next GWs

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      DCL's are better than Richarlisons over the longer terms though

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 9 days ago

      problem is it's either Werner or no Chelsea attack right now really and if you have Werner it's not easy to have richa

    3. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Prefer Richarlison but that 1M price difference though.

    4. Pukkipartyy
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Bruno out for a hit. Played sooo deep today.

      1. doher.ty
          2 months, 9 days ago

          How are you going to repay all these hits?

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Next week I'll have Werner, Richarl and Jimenez. I'll fund it by Auba to Zaha. Got KDB and Rodriguez.

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Also got Bruno. GW5 I'll do Bruno to Salah by reducing Richarl to Watkins.

      2. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        DCL, Richy & James R almost guaranteed G & A?

    5. ZAWAd25
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Wildcard this or nah? Got 2FT

      McCarthy
      TAA Doherty Justin Mitchell Taylor
      Salah Auba ASM Bissouma Reed
      Kane Adams Werner
      0.5itb

      1. doher.ty
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Yup

        • Shineonme
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          I would

          1. DAZZ
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Why?

        • Brehmeren
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Of course not

      2. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Compounding on last gw, it appears I gone an gotten more of all the wrong players.

      3. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Bottomed: Best CHE mid for next 3 if you do not have Werner?

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          wait for the game this week and see who is hitting form

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Eyes on Pulisic but he is still injured isn't he?

            1. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              yes that is the problem, I fancy Pulisic or Ziyech ...

        2. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 9 days ago

          as I put above cupboard looks bare chelsea attack wise unless you have Werner - until puli is back at least or off chance Werner starts to tee off

        3. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Pressers needed

          If Pulisic and Ziyech are available, then all three of them (including Havertz) could be gold

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Yeah, Pulisic is my fave but his injury record cannot make him set and forget

        4. FPL_trail_runner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 9 days ago

          I wouldnt want anyone bar Werner to target WBA.

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Forward slots filled unfortunately

          2. Fred54
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Same.

      4. zizoo10
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        i want to puke for doing ings > martial -4. i instantly regretted when i realised the utd lads were price locked. the rise forced my hand, very unlike me to make such a bad move

        1. doher.ty
            2 months, 9 days ago

            So many did that, so you're probably not as far behind as you think. Everyone who moved in on those players early was always a risk.

        2. Londongeezaa
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Might have to play the wildcard to avoid price rises again on keys players.

          Already .3 down by waiting a week 😐

          1. Dacra
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Considering it too.

            Have Adams, Soucek, Havertz all dropping this week atleast, already lost on Saliba..

          2. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Same

          3. KGFC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Doing it because of the price fluctuations this week.
            Its not just those falling tonight but during this week. Could easily be a drop of another 0.3-0.5 which could be huge.

        3. Tony Martial
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          sigh

          1. doher.ty
              2 months, 9 days ago

              LOL

              1. Tony Martial
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                😐

              2. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 9 days ago

                the Tony martial username always gets me creasing as well

            • Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 9 days ago

              head up big fella

              1. Tony Martial
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                🙁

            • Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Will you be back for GW3?

              1. Tony Martial
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                Yes

            • Gudjohnsen
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              You were awful today!

              1. Tony Martial
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                What can I do with this team

                1. Gudjohnsen
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Point taken but quit sulking and grab a brace next weekend.

                  1. Tony Martial
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Let’s hope and pray

            • Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Lazy Tony was back again today

              1. Zilla
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                Nah that was his non-existent tony

                1. Tony Martial
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  🙁

              2. Tony Martial
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                No one was good cannot name one

            • Siva Mohan
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              go home Tony!

              1. Tony Martial
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                🙁

                I will.

          2. CroatianHammer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            I need Nketiah to stay on the bench here I think... Chances are Vinagre doesn't play Monday and I have Zaha and Mitchell as subs 2 and 3, for 20 points.

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Vomit inducing stuff...

              ... if you get those players from the bench

              1. doher.ty
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  This

              2. doher.ty
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Jammy if that happens - Zaha should have been starting (not even factoring hindsight)

                  1. CroatianHammer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Yeah, reckon that's on the

              3. Spab
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                Would you swap Zaha out for Rodriguez? I know he's got 3 in 2 OOP, but this is palace. It ain't gonna last.

                1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  how dare you!

                2. Ain't No Holebas Girl
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Just checked Palace's upcoming fixtures, might actually be the year I get Zaha in my team. Expecting disappointment though...

                3. F_Ivanovic
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Don't palace have an insane run of fixtures soon? Surely that's part of the reason you had him so wouldn't be looking to swap.

                  1. Spab
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    He was intended as a place holder for greenwood. Given Palace's end of last season, I saw it as a punt. His goal last week earned him a stay of execution, but seriously, he isn't going to keep scoring is he???? He can't!

              4. Bubz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                Soucek is almost certainly going to bag a goal on my bench

                1. Hotdogs for Tea
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  hope so 🙂

              5. Fudgy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 9 days ago

                Total wildcard fail. Deep regret at my wildcard.

                1. Chucky
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  lol

                2. Gudjohnsen
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  DCL and Rodriguez?

                3. Bubz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Surely you brought in Everton attackers?

                4. doher.ty
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    casual

                  • Daniel - Go Granville
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Show your team. Always a risk when you play it in GW2

                  • Giggs Boson
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Do you enjoy this game, Fudgy?

                  • Pukkipartyy
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Same here, thx ManU!

                  • DaniCT
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Don't worry,soon enough, you'll get another WC to blow into oblivion.

                5. Hotdogs for Tea
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  feel for those that got Bruno or Martial in GW1 to bench them before that rubbish

                  1. CroatianHammer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Guilty of one of those. But at least my captain is yet to play. 0-0 in the Leicester game would be nice too.

                6. Squib
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  So what's the consensus on Bruno? Keep? Greenwood looked more likely to get points.

                  1. Daniel - Go Granville
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    He is out for Sterling for me

                    1. Squib
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      You reckon he becomes viable any time soon?

                  2. doher.ty
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      'Consensus'

                      1. Squib
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        'Yes'

                  3. Giggs Boson
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    FPL.

                    The game that makes you sit up with anticipation when West Ham win a corner.

                    1. Differentiator
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Ogbonna owner?

                      1. Giggs Boson
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        Soucek

                        and ₐₙₜₒₙᵢₒ,

                  4. Daniel - Go Granville
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Upside chasing went well than

                    1. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Sort your link.

                    2. Andy_Social
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Hang on - Chelsea, Liverpool, City to come.

                    3. Fred54
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Do you even know what it means?

                      1. Brosstan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        It means making bad captaincy punts apparently

                  5. Differentiator
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Bought Martial on my wildcard but looked absolutely hopeless.

                    1. Tony Martial
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      😐

                  6. Chucky
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Auba's EO in top 10k only 70% so would like him to bang in a hattie...

                  7. Sarri-ball
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Rashford to james.r and bank 2.0

                    Kneejerk or easy swap only took in rashford yesturday

                  8. nerd_is_the_werd
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    COME ON ANTONIO, SAVE MY GAMEWEEK!!!

                    1. doher.ty
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        oh boy

                    2. Gudjohnsen
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      West Ham to win this 1-0

                    3. zizoo10
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      is there a chance vinagre drops again before the deadline?

                      1. TorresMagic™
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        of course.

                    4. Fred54
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Thank You OGS for making the WC an awful lot easier. No Man Utd.

                    5. Kane Lane
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      26pts from 3 took out Kane and Son for Calvert and Fernandez. Looking at utd seems not great move they lacked fitness. Anyone hit WC button thinking doing it myself

                      1. Gudjohnsen
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        Good moves imo

                        Spurs are awful

                      2. Danstoke82
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        I’m very close to hitting WC so many good options and there will be a ton of price rises this week

                      3. Steve The Spud
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        I've hit it

                        bavies
                        adams
                        vinag
                        Havertz (potentially)
                        Ayling

                        to many passengers

                        1. Zilla
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 9 days ago

                          Fair, but it's hard to nail it with so little info.

                      4. Steinburg FC
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        i've done it, only Saiss stays from the first 11

                    6. Brosstan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Why did I cap a 12m LWB.... such a stupid decision

                      1. doher.ty
                          2 months, 9 days ago

                          bookmarked - I'll be back when he scores his hatty lol

                          1. doher.ty
                              2 months, 9 days ago

                              His positioning is frustrating but he does get the goals

                          2. puhd
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 9 days ago

                            Haha. Most of us did!

                        • DAZZ
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 9 days ago

                          2FT, is this a wildcard job?

                          Mccarthy
                          TAA Doherty Taylor
                          Salah Auba ASM Son
                          Werner Adams Wilson
                          ( Nyland, Justin, Mitchell, Bissouma)

                          Can easily afford Auba, Adams and Son > JRodriguez, DCL and KDB.

                          1. puhd
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 9 days ago

                            Do those moves

                        • puhd
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 9 days ago

                          Wow just saw that ManU score... Glad I had no United players today.
                          How did Bruno and Martial look? I have them in my WC draft...

                          1. Gudjohnsen
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 9 days ago

                            Awful, all of them.

                            1. puhd
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 9 days ago

                              Oh boy

                        • Cookie Kid
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 9 days ago

                          Scores on the doors

                          -3 from 2

                        • The Legend Squad
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 9 days ago

                          So when do we see the first Auba captain fail?

                          It was at around the 20 minute mark for Rodriguez earlier

                        • Siva Mohan
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 9 days ago

                          BREAKING: Manchester City are set to sign Sevilla centre-back Jules Kounde for a fee in the region of €50m. (Source: AS)

                          1. doher.ty
                              2 months, 9 days ago

                              Why tho? They've already lost faith in Ake.

                              1. Giggs Boson
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                2 months, 9 days ago

                                Ake is a left-sided CB, backup for Laporte. They need someone to replace Garcia, who wants to leave. Stones and Otamendi deemed not good enough.