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Tierney back in Arsenal line-up as Thiago misses out for Liverpool

Kieran Tierney (£5.4m) has overcome his groin injury to make a much-needed start for Arsenal as they face Liverpool at Anfield.

The Scottish international has been a key member of Mikel Arteta’s back-three in recent months and was sorely missed in the Gameweek 2 draw with West Ham.

He is joined in the heart of the Gunners’ defence by the continually ever-present Rob Holding (£4.5m) and David Luiz (£5.5m), who makes his first start of the season in the place of a benched Gabriel (£5.1m).

Arteta has gone for a defensive double-up in central midfield by selecting Mohamed Elneny (£4.5m) alongside Granit Xhaka (£5.5m), who are flanked by wing-backs Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£5.0m) and Hector Bellerín (£5.0m).

Following a week of flash sales in favour of Kevin De Bruyne (£11.6m), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.9m) lines up in his usual starting berth on the left-hand side of Arsenal’s front three.

He is accompanied there by Willian (£8.0m) and an in-form Alexandre Lacazette (£8.5m), who has two goals from two Premier League games this season and keeps Eddie Nketiah (£5.9m) on the bench again.

Liverpool are mostly as expected, with Mohamed Salah (£12.1m), Sadio Mané (£11.9m), Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m) and Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) all in their usual stations for Gameweek 3.

However, Thiago Alcantara (£6.0m) misses out through a “minor fitness issue” while Joe Gomez (£5.4m) returns from his injury to start at centre-back once again.

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Robertson, van Dijk, Gomez, Alexander-Arnold; Keita, Wijnaldum, Fabinho; Mané, Firmino, Salah.

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

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1,400 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Dthinger
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Jota looks good in the liverpool front line! Think we might see Salah up front at some point, flanked by Mane and Jota?

    1. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Very unlikely, Firmino is a key part of this team. Jota is just backup.

      1. Dthinger
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I'm not saying he's going to replace Firmino, but when he gets rested, that sure looks a better option than Origi through the middle.

  2. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Son falling tonight.
    Think im ignoring Ings,Vardy and the Liverpool defence for now and going Son > Bruno tonight.

    1. DanteDrama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Don't

  3. MoSalalalalalalalalah
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Best Son replacement for 9.7 or less?

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Jota, last one to score points.

    2. Orion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Rash ?

    3. schlupptheweek
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Probably a weird choice like Matt Ritchie will do well judging by the trends this season.

    4. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Barnes maybe
      Mahrez

  4. Dynamic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Please rank these strikers from bets to worse as FPL options

    A) Jiménez
    B) DCL
    C) Ings

    1. Dynamic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      *best

      1. KICKandRUSH
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        CBA

        1. Old Bull
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          This

    2. Whiskerz
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      B A C

      1. Cilly Bonnolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        What this guy said.

        1. Eastman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          They are my three strikers on a wc

    3. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I would look at last seaso. And say cab or acb. Dcl overperforming, not sure tapins will come this often.

  5. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Just saw Mane's celebration. What an absolute plonker...

    1. KICKandRUSH
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      what did he do?

      1. MSTRKRFTSMN
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Nothing. Troll commwnt

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

        Copied Ronaldo as if he's anywhere near the same player

        1. Cymro
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          You are always such a miserable sod. Why even bother?

    2. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      How did he manage to wheel a cannon onto the pitch that's what I want to know...

    3. Sarriball
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Whats wrong with it you fool. He jumped in the air, nooo!

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

        It's quite clear what he was doing and pretending he just 'jumped in the air' is dishonest

        1. Cymro
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Grow up.

    4. Cymro
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      You're the o ly Rodney here child.

  6. Old Bull
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    What a depressing GW. All out for 36pts.

  7. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    How's the team for next week?
    Martinez
    Justin Robbo Saiss
    Salah (C)KDB Bruno Foden
    Jimenez DCL Maupay

  8. Leonard hatred
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Remember guys, when you take a hit for Jota it's the 5.9m one you want.

  9. FC Hakkebøf
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    What to do here?

    McCarthy
    TAA Saiss Justin*
    Salah KDB Son* Podence*
    Werner* DCL Mitro*
    ___
    4.0 Ferguson Davies* Bissou

    1 FT 0.5 itb

    *flagged/rotation risk/bad performance

    1. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Son to Mahrez

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Nothing else? Mitro is meh. Davied dropping.

  10. schlupptheweek
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Thank God for Trent and Robbo! Just need 3 BAPS shared

    1. Orion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      TAA 3 Robbo 2 as it stands...

      1. HollywoodXI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        That’s just ridiculous. Robbo was by far the better player.

        1. MSTRKRFTSMN
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Are you kidding? He basically scored an own goal

        2. IRBOX ⚽
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Robbo’s error lead to a goal but ok..

        3. Salan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          You better watch the game again.

  11. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Best 6.0m midfielder?

    Can’t be,I’ve I’m saying this but I’m considering Pereira

    1. F_Ivanovic
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I have him. Can't see anyone better at 6m.

    2. BremerHB
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      For me it’s between Pereira and Trossard. Trossard plays for the better team but Pereira appears to have better stats.

      1. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 hours ago

        Not much in it stats wise. Pereira has pens on his side but I've gone Trossard, looks great on eye test and issue has always been naildness. That seems to be sorted now.

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Klich seems ok with penalty duties

      1. George Agdgdgwngo
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Pena aren’t going to last forever rule change coming

    4. Traction Engine Foot
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Trossard looks good too.

  12. JONALDINHO
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Had Trent, Mane and Salah yet still only managed 41 pts. Lowest total in a year

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Quite good for this week I think

  13. Das Boot
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    I feel like the a Fantasy Football Ninja this weekend. Had a garbage 9 points from 4 on Saturday with my Werner, Havertz and James, Then Son going off at half time on 1 point and then thinking Harry Kane (c) got a red card.

    Then sat there behind the couch with a box of Kleenex waiting on KDB and Sterling rubbing salt into the wounds, didn't happen, Then Jiminez was going to hurt, same thing. Then Mitro and Salah tonight. Have to say I have come out of it ok with 41 points but with a lot of extra washing to do. Fantasy Fitbaw is a hard gig.

  14. dopellganger
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Mitrovic to Ings for -4 ?

  15. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    The pool defence triple up still tempts me and that did nothing to change my mind.
    Nothing for VVD but he will score a few this year for sure.

    1. JONALDINHO
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Salah / Mane with 2 of Trent / Robbo / VVD is the way

    2. F_Ivanovic
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I have double and planning on holding all season but I never want to triple...much rather have a rotating 3rd defender and gives more flexibility elsewhere as well as the option to bring in Salah if his form/fixtures line up and you need a good captain option.

  16. aborg
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Is Mane on 1 bps?

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      yes

  17. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Anyone out there with 4 pool including Jota?

    1. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      there probably is but they won't be able to keep it like that

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        A dead team could

    2. Dthinger
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      my nephew had it. I talked him into making a transfer. He brought in Diangana. I'm a bad uncle.

  18. ALI_G
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    45 all out

    small green to 600k

  19. MoSalalalalalalalalah
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Liverpool hitting form and everyone stays mad? Ah, life is good and back to normal

  20. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Could Robbo get 3 bonus?

    1. F_Ivanovic
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I think so. It's 3 for winning bonus and he's 2 behind on BAPS.

  21. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Winning goal Bps for Robbo bumps him up to 3 no?

  22. Wizard of Ozil
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    yes Jurgen, put Roy in his place....dirtiest player in premier league history

  23. arkom
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    XXX / TAA / Justin / KWP / Mitchell

    A) Robbo
    B) Castagne
    C) Digne

    1. Pépé Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Robbo

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Going against the grain here, I think VFM Castagne, monitor Semedo too

  24. Pépé Pig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    A) Zaha

    B) Barnes

    ?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      B

  25. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Into the top 5k according to livefpl, blimey never been that high before and I know this early on rank doesn’t mean much.

    1. Eastman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Well done! I’ve been in the top 5k but struggling to make the top 5m at the moment lol

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Haha still extremely early days

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        And thanks

        1. Eastman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Good luck.

    2. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 hours ago

      the trick is changing the team multiple times over the season that continues to do well. Good luck

  26. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    52 this gameweek! Feels good now!

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Yes that’s pretty good I think

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Cheers mate

  27. ymx
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Fernandes...DCL + Ings + Mitro
    OR
    Barnes...Vardy + DCL + Ings
    ???

  28. Tinkertank
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Fernandes/Maupay or Rodriguez/Ings?