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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. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Let’s go MO (C)

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      So jealous

      1. jimmyabs1987
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        This

  2. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Choose one?

    A) Ings + Rashford
    B) Vardy + Mahrez

    1. Adetro
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      B. I think Vardy is fairly necessary atm, imo

    2. Das Boot
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I went B, made plenty sense to me

  3. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Will take that 6 points all day!

  4. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Trap well and truly set by Martinez for his owners. Now his terrible fixtures begin and he will blank all the way until GW8.

    1. jason_ni
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Home to Leeds and Southampton, not inconceivable they get something there.

      1. COK3Y5MURF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Lol Leeds and Danny Ings will definitely score

        1. jason_ni
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Its football, I'm not saying they will keep a cs, just saying its not inconceivable that they do actually keep one.

          Let's wait and see, id expect them to get at least 1cs before gw8

    2. Shultan
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Enjoyed his GW2 & GW3 points so far, what other GK at 4.5 will be keeping many CS over next 4-5 GWs?

    3. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Loads of save points and then very good fixtures

      Unless youre spending transfers on keepers he seems like a good pick till new year

  5. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Need a big haul from Robbo tonight!

    1. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Yes fam

  6. jason_ni
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Martinez you beautiful man.. just moved me up to 25points.

    Bbc showing 3 Fulham sot, guessing that's no correct and I won't be getting an extra point?!

  7. Stram Dunk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 27 days ago

    I'll take that

  8. Sadio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Martinez made his 3rd save on the Bryan shot, right?

    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Nope. I doubt the save where he fumbled it for the disallowed goal counts

  9. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    6, 6, 6, 2 x 2, 2, 1, 1, 0, 0

    2 players left

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Bit jealous tbh.

      1. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        *hugs*

        I'm just amazed by the symmetry

    2. Stejson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      1 player left, on wildcard
      1
      0,0,4
      2,?,12,1,2x2
      6,2

      1. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        It's been quite the game week

        You'll come good

      2. Bagheri Arce
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I feel your pain!

        Although I have smashed it by comparison:

        6

        1, 0, TAA

        1, 1, 2, 2 (c), Salah

        6, 0

        Reckon many will be worse 🙁

    3. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Only two zeros. My Wolves lads got 3 each

      1. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        That Jimmy own goal was an unnecessary sucker punch

        But we'll ride the highs as well. At least West Ham's stats weren't bad before the match (looked unlucky vs Arsenal, even). Fulham more of the whipping boys

      2. jason_ni
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        my 3 wolves got me -1, zero would have been a dream!

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      6
      X 2 0 4
      2 2 X
      2 6 4

      X = Salah TAA

      What a week!

    5. Hairy Potter
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      1
      ?, 0, -1
      ?, 2, 2, 2,?
      2, 0(c)

  10. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Martinez points irrelevant now everyone owns him.

    1. King Mo
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Why would everyone own an Aston Villa goalkeeper? 😀

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Because he's got me 19 points in 2 games

        1. villa_til_i_die
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          This!

      2. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Yet to concede a legitimate goal this season

        1. King Mo
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          That doesn't mean everyone owns him though.

          Ryan has a much higher ownership and then you've got people who'll have the premium GK's too.

          1. King Mo
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            McCarthy another 4.5 with way higher ownership.

          2. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Look on here tho, everyone has him who's a ffs user

          3. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 27 days ago

            I think he meant all the non casuals

            1. Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Pretty much. Every serious player has him.

              1. Gandalf
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Not everyone has wildcarded early

            2. King Mo
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Dunno, I think going for the Aston Villa keeper because he was good for a much better team last year is the epitome of casual. The points will balance themselves out.

              1. Fudgy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 27 days ago

                I have multiple top 10k finishes yet I'm a casual? What?

                1. villa_til_i_die
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  He’s winding you up!

                  1. King Mo
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    I'm not because it wasn't even aimed at them. Just in general.

                    Anyone that differs from the hivemind on here is a "casual" apparently.

                  2. Fudgy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    He's a troll for sure

                2. King Mo
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  And there'll be people with similar records who don't have Martinez yet they're a casual? What?

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      https://streamye.com/vesb6

      The trap has been set.

    3. jason_ni
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Just moved me up to heady heights of 2.5 mill, from 2.8, so not irrelevant!

    4. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I considered getting him in for Meslier. Glad I didn't

    5. schlupptheweek
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      They are relevant because he is still not highly owned and lots of idiots like me have Mccarthy!

  11. liverpool01
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Son looks likely to drop tonight, -4 Son>Bruno ?

  12. Jullepuu
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Son to Mahrez or Barnes? I can't do much with the extra money from Mahrez but I feel like he is the better pick

  13. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Time to enjoy Mo points

    or.... not

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      My ML rival kept Tierney and Auba, so Salah will most likely blank.

  14. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Thanks a lot Ings and Martinez. The only players in my WC team who performed!

    1. Adetro
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Mine too, apart from my bench, which did quite well.

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I will be getting 2 points from the bench. Dismal everywhere!

  15. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Save us Salah

  16. Liberate HK - antichinazi
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Does Grealish have bonus with winning goal?

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      No

    2. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      no

  17. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days ago

    32 now with just salah(c) left. Would take 4 points in this trainwreck of a GW

    1. jason_ni
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      32.. with salah capt, your way ahead of me mate!

  18. 2OLEgend
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Son & Mitro - > Mahrez & Jimenez (-4) Yay or nay?

      1. liverpool01
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        yes

      2. Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Yes

    • Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Martinez getiing me the same score as Saiss + James + Son + KDB + Werner this GW! 😮

      1. jason_ni
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Throw coady in there as well for me, marti matched coady, saiss, dunne, jimi, kdb,foden and son
        Fml

    • Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      "Dominoes: The official food of forgetting to set your fantasy team again". What does that even mean?

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Means Domino's-eaters are filthy casuals obviously.

        1. Hybrid.power
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Ha!

    • Plant Based Footballer
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      2-0 Liverpool. TAA free kick goal, Firmino goal from Roberton cross, and all you Salah captained can have an assist, that's it

      1. King Mo
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Firmino goal? Thanks for the laugh! 😀

        1. Plant Based Footballer
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          He'll sneak in for a header while David Luiz daydreams.

    • schlupptheweek
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Bellerin will finally get his 15 pointer....on my bench

    • King Mo
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A) Barnes + Dallas
      B) Trossard + Castagne

      1. BremerHB
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        A

    • Liberate HK - antichinazi
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      38 with Salah TAA left

      1. jason_ni
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        humble brag

    • Hairy Potter
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Who is everyone upside chasing Martinez to next week after banking his haul?

    • Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Do us Salah owners who didn't captain want him to blank? I assume so.

      1. #23
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        No way

      2. Liberate HK - antichinazi
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        No of course.

      3. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Salah captain just 10%

      4. MSTRKRFTSMN
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Only if youre competing in the top 0.1% of the game, which judging by this stupid question seems unlikely

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 27 days ago

          I have multiple top 10k finishes, looking to get another in the trophy cabinet.

          1. MSTRKRFTSMN
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            No trophies for 10,000th place

            1. Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Incorrect.

          2. Napoleon IV
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            by multiple you mean "two"

        2. fc_skrald
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          😉 Even in the top they want points - only 93 % owned

          1. fc_skrald
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            effective owners...

      5. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        What a pathetic comment.

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Okay enjoy a rank drop when he scores 🙂

      6. jimmyabs1987
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        No way! I want him to haul!

      7. Goonsquad245
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        What do you mean? Surely every serious player has captained salah?

    • Das Boot
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      We had McGinn. Super John McGinn.......

      https://youtu.be/DEGezXTv--E

      1. villa_til_i_die
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I just don’t think you understand

        1. Das Boot
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Class player, miss him loads.

          1. villa_til_i_die
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Much loved at Villa, brilliant tonight!

            1. Das Boot
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Cracking result for you and a great start to the season.

              1. villa_til_i_die
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Yeah, early days yet, but look stronger already. Spent more wisely and have better options now. Fingers crossed. ATB.

                1. MSTRKRFTSMN
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Crazy, but immediately after surviving on the last day you could see that they would be ok this season

                  1. villa_til_i_die
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Survival was always the goal last season. 13th or 14th this season is the aim.

    • Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Salah(C), TAA, Robo, Holding come on

    • Obi Wan Elokobi
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Jimenez makes much more sense than Ings right? Fulham really are atrocious.

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        yes they will bounce back too

      2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Yes. I hope Podence plays. He should do well against them.

        1. Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          yes Podence is a big diference
          he assists all Jimi goals so far

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            With his pace and trickery he has the potential to trouble this Fulham backline!

      3. King Mo
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Not sure. Ings is more likely to haul IMO and West Brom are atrocious as well.

      4. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Baggies conceded 11
        Fulham conceded 10

      5. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I would rather have Ings. Jimenez depends on his team playing well. Ings doesn't.

      6. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Flip a coin IMO
        West Brom still looks slightly worse defensively (xG conceded 8.8 this season vs. Fulham 4.8)

    • fc_skrald
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      The only good thing for my team this gw is that i benched Saïss and played Mitchell - 1 point so much better than zero...

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I have KWPs points coming off bench for Podence.