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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. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Yet again I captained my lowest scoring player, thanks a lot KDB!

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

      If kdb was the lowest scoring player than youve had a blinder pal.

      1. jason_ni
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        This

      2. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        That makes no sense, he got 2 points as did most of my other players but a few of them did score or assist!

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Most had Saiss Jimmy

        2. jason_ni
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          I had a minus 1, 2 zeros and a 1.
          So you have more at least 4 players getting better output than me if kdb was your worst.

    2. Hairy Potter
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I captained my second lowest scorer, Jimi.

      1. Hairy Potter
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        In fact KDB is one of my joint top scorers so far this week.

    3. JT11fc
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Thankfully i avoided that trainwreck and captained Werner

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

      Sterling says hi

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

    Son >
    Grealish
    Maddison
    Klich
    Mahrez/ Foden

    Already have, Podence, Zaha, KDB, Sterling + cash for Salah

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

      May I suggest Barnes?

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

        Steering towards Vardy, Castagne hence looking at the playmaker?

    2. Captain Fozzy
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Not a fan of Rodriguez?

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

        Actually, this

        Somehow assumed he was already there

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

          Good shout he is due a haul?

        2. Goonsquad245
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          You were right the first time

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            🙂

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

            Maddy?

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

          Got DCL as well

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

        I think he's fine not to pick Rodriguez. Quality player, but better options stealing points around him.

        As ZE has said, Barnes should be considered.

        If WestHam turn up, could be a tad problematic however.

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

    Trolls out in full force this evening!

    1. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Why is a troll posting this?

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

      Everyone is just angry they've done worse than my gran.

      1. King Mo
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Nah he's aiming at me cause I dared to challenge the idea that if you don't own Martinez you're a casual.

        Apparently that's trolling.

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

        Yep, lots of angry people lashing out tonight!

  4. pug_chops
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Finally made it into positive points after hits thanks to that Mitrovic haul. What a week!!

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

      Mitro haul? Don’t joke

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

        He is my joint top scorer!!!

  5. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Wonder if Sky Sports have any plans to push Keane into commentary, that would be an interesting listen

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

    How’s this WC team?

    McCarthy
    Saiss Castagne Justin (Mitchel Dunne)
    Salah Bruno Sterling Rodriguez (Mendy)
    Mitro Jimmy DCL

    Thanks lads

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

      Looks good. But like previous 3 GW’s, things change quickly

  7. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Martinez started the crawling up from 3m rank. Nice one!

  8. Obi Wan Elokobi
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Looks like Thiago missed out today as he has Covid.

  9. Reyson
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Son and mitro to ings and traore/foden for -4?

    Or son and mitro to richar/dcl and barnes/maddison?

  10. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    What happened between Lampard and Alonso? Any idea?

  11. Adetro
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    I'm on 26 with Robbo and VVD to play. As an Arsenal fan, I'd rather see Liverpool blank and lose, but I'd bite your hand off for a 0-0.

    What position is everyone else in going into this final match?

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

      An Arsenal fan here with no Pool defense. Want us to thrash them!

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

        I'd take that. Can't see it happening, but I would like Arsenal to hold their own tonight.

    2. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      25 with Salah and Robertson.

    3. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      On 21 point with Salah and TAA

    4. Salarrivederci
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      47 in total. No one playing the late match. Martínez got me 6 today, but he was my last one.

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

        Nice!

        1. Salarrivederci
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Guess so.
          Martínez, Digne, Harrison, Rashford and Richarlison

          Still at a 500K OR rank, but it is a long season 😀

    5. Stand By Mee
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      43 with Salah captain. Huge green arrow so I can't complain.

  12. aapoman
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Werner and Mitrovic to Ings and Maupay for -4? Yay or nay?

    1. King Mo
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Yay

  13. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Son and Podence >> Havertz and Barnes?

    1. aapoman
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I like it

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I would wait for Podence news. He should do well against this Fulham defense.

    3. The Senate
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      no way. wait for news on both

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

      Podence -may- be back and you want to sell him vs. that Fulham team?

    5. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Why would you lose Podence? Plays Fulham next. Wait for news on his fitness!

    6. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Keep Podence if fit

  14. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Just want Arsenal to score and TAA and Robertson to stay quiet. Have no Pool defenders and H2H rival has both TAA and Robertson!

  15. Amey
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Bayern Sold a broken item to Pool. I hope they kept the receipt of payment 😆

    1. The Senate
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      as a fellow Utd man, we are not in a place to point fingers at other teams' transfer policies...

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        You can't see me happy for a moment ?
        Had to remind me that fecking face of Glazers & Woodward & those failed transfers over the years 😕

        Thanks bro ... 😉

        1. The Senate
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          sorry mate - tbf I've always thought Woodaward looked like a slug with legs

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Ha ha

  16. aapoman
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Salah (c) double digit score for my birthday would be lovely thanks

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Happy birthday dude

      1. aapoman
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Hah thanks man!

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Happy Birthday!!

      1. aapoman
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Thanks!

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

      Happy birthday! x

      1. aapoman
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Thanks! 🙂

    4. The Head-Ake
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Happy Birthday G

      1. aapoman
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Thank you dude

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

      Hippo Birdy

      1. aapoman
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Thank you!

    6. Stand By Mee
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Happy birthday. I hope he gives you a hatty.

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

    I accidentally captained kdb because the app glitched, I wanted to captain Salah.

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Okay

  18. jimmyabs1987
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Next week captain is tough.

    KDB with Leeds but City look lost
    Salah and Villa?
    Jimi and Fulham?
    Tough one

    1. Reyson
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      No ings,?

      1. jimmyabs1987
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Don’t have him

  19. Adetro
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Off topic, but I'd recommend these face masks.

    https://cambridgemask.com/

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

      No thanks, I prefer my freedom!

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

        You call getting kicked out of supermarkets and off trains freedom?

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

          Literally no one has said anything to me in a supermarket and I don't ever use trains.

          1. LOLarov
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Your an idiot

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

              How do get this guy banned?

              1. LOLarov
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Ban Me? Or the idiot above who doesn’t wear a mask because of his “freedom”

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

                  The other guy

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

                I haven't broken a single rule?

                1. LOLarov
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Not a well one this lad!

                2. MSTRKRFTSMN
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  First rule if ffs is dont be a c***, which you repeatedly break

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

                    ^This

                  2. Klopptomist Scott Jelly
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    How come Gnu is still here? 🙁

                3. Gnu
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Depends where you live but if it's in the UK, yes it is the rule.

            2. Gnu
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Grade A, top of the range at that.

    2. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      @ foo fighter

    3. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Who would have thought, this time last year, we’d be googling for face masks on here?

    4. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      The filters actually disrupt the masks ability to stop particle flow. Getting one with a metal strip for the nose is better for glasses wearers.

      1. XabiAlonso
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Haven't found one that stops the steaming up of mine, absolute nightmare. The answer for me is contact lenses

  20. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    With that Arsenal backline im predicting a Liverpool 5-1 win.

  21. Zrinkec
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Which defender to take 5.5m or under?

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Lamptey

      2. King Mo
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        James

    • BremerHB
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      A) Richarlison & Guaita
      or
      B) Ings & Martinez
      ?

      on WC.

    • Reyson
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Foden or traore or barnes/maddison?

      1. King Mo
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Barnes

    • The Head-Ake
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      2FT and 0.4ITB. Kind of lost and would appreciate any suggestions 🙂

      McCarthy
      Davies | Justin | TAA | Mitchell
      Son | Salah | Havertz | KDB
      Werner | Mitrovic

      Martin | Bissouma | Walker-Peters | Davis

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

        Son > Zaha & Werner > Vardy?

    • MSTRKRFTSMN
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Have a funny feeling that Naby Keita could be the one to watch tonight

    • King Mo
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Dirty from Mane

    • _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Mane yc

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

      Mane looking for a red in first 5 mins?

    • Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Mane lucky there

    • DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Mane’s crunched tierney and bellerin in the first 2 mins, Mane red card tonight