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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
    1 month, 2 hours ago

    Son to fernandes fail

    Auba captain wait...

  2. Atletico Junior
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 2 hours 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
      1 month, 2 hours ago

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

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 2 hours 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
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      Prefer Richarlison but that 1M price difference though.

    4. Pukkipartyy
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      Bruno out for a hit. Played sooo deep today.

      1. doher.ty
        1 month, 2 hours ago

        How are you going to repay all these hits?

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 2 hours 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
            1 month, 2 hours ago

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

    5. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 hours ago

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

  3. ZAWAd25
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 hours 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
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      Yup

    2. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      I would

      1. DAZZ
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 2 hours ago

        Why?

    3. Brehmeren
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      Of course not

  4. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 2 hours ago

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

  5. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 2 hours ago

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

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 hours ago

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

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 hours ago

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

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 2 hours ago

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

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 2 hours 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
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 hours 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
        1 month, 2 hours ago

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

    4. FPL_trail_runner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      I wouldnt want anyone bar Werner to target WBA.

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 hours ago

        Forward slots filled unfortunately

      2. Fred54
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 hours ago

        Same.

  6. zizoo10
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 hours 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
      1 month, 2 hours 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.

  7. Londongeezaa
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 2 hours 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
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      Considering it too.

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

    2. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      Same

    3. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 hours 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.

  8. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 hours ago

    sigh

    1. doher.ty
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      LOL

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 hours ago

        😐

      2. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 2 hours ago

        the Tony martial username always gets me creasing as well

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      head up big fella

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 hours ago

        🙁

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      Will you be back for GW3?

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 hours ago

        Yes

    4. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      You were awful today!

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 hours ago

        What can I do with this team

        1. Gudjohnsen
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 2 hours ago

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

          1. Tony Martial
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 2 hours ago

            Let’s hope and pray

    5. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      Lazy Tony was back again today

      1. Zilla
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 hours ago

        Nah that was his non-existent tony

        1. Tony Martial
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 2 hours ago

          🙁

      2. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 hours ago

        No one was good cannot name one

    6. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      go home Tony!

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 hours ago

        🙁

        I will.

  9. CroatianHammer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 hours 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
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      Vomit inducing stuff...

      ... if you get those players from the bench

      1. doher.ty
        1 month, 2 hours ago

        This

    2. doher.ty
      1 month, 2 hours ago

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

      1. CroatianHammer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 hour ago

        Yeah, reckon that's on the

  10. Spab
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 hours 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
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      how dare you!

    2. Ain't No Holebas Girl
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 hours 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
      1 month, 2 hours 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
        1 month, 2 hours 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!

  11. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 2 hours ago

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

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      hope so 🙂

  12. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 hours ago

    Total wildcard fail. Deep regret at my wildcard.

    1. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      lol

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      DCL and Rodriguez?

    3. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      Surely you brought in Everton attackers?

    4. doher.ty
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      casual

    5. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 2 hours ago

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

    6. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      Do you enjoy this game, Fudgy?

    7. Pukkipartyy
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      Same here, thx ManU!

    8. DaniCT
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 hours ago

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

  13. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 hours 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
      29 days, 16 hours 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.

  14. Squib
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 2 hours ago

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

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      He is out for Sterling for me

      1. Squib
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 hours ago

        You reckon he becomes viable any time soon?

    2. doher.ty
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      'Consensus'

      1. Squib
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 hours ago

        'Yes'

  15. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 2 hours ago

    FPL.

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

    1. Differentiator
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      Ogbonna owner?

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 2 hours ago

        Soucek

        and ₐₙₜₒₙᵢₒ,

  16. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 2 hours ago

    Upside chasing went well than

    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      Sort your link.

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      Hang on - Chelsea, Liverpool, City to come.

    3. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      Do you even know what it means?

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 2 hours ago

        It means making bad captaincy punts apparently

  17. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 hours ago

    Bought Martial on my wildcard but looked absolutely hopeless.

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      😐

  18. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 2 hours ago

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

  19. Sarri-ball
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 2 hours ago

    Rashford to james.r and bank 2.0

    Kneejerk or easy swap only took in rashford yesturday

  20. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 hours ago

    COME ON ANTONIO, SAVE MY GAMEWEEK!!!

    1. doher.ty
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      oh boy

  21. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 hours ago

    West Ham to win this 1-0

  22. zizoo10
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 hours ago

    is there a chance vinagre drops again before the deadline?

    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      of course.

  23. Fred54
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 hours ago

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

  24. Kane Lane
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 hours 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
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      Good moves imo

      Spurs are awful

    2. Danstoke82
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 hours 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
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      I've hit it

      bavies
      adams
      vinag
      Havertz (potentially)
      Ayling

      to many passengers

      1. Zilla
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 hours ago

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

    4. Steinburg FC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 hours ago

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

  25. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 2 hours ago

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

    1. doher.ty
      1 month, 2 hours ago

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

      1. doher.ty
        1 month, 2 hours ago

        His positioning is frustrating but he does get the goals

    2. puhd
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      Haha. Most of us did!

  26. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 2 hours 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
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      Do those moves

  27. puhd
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 hours 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
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      Awful, all of them.

      1. puhd
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 hours ago

        Oh boy

  28. Cookie Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 hours ago

    Scores on the doors

    -3 from 2

  29. The Legend Squad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 2 hours ago

    So when do we see the first Auba captain fail?

    It was at around the 20 minute mark for Rodriguez earlier

  30. Siva Mohan
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 2 hours 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
      1 month, 2 hours ago

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

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 2 hours 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.