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Kilman and Ait Nouri benched as Aubameyang leads the line for Arsenal

Two relatively goal-shy attacks go head to head at the Emirates this evening, as Arsenal play host to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Kick-off in north London is at 19:15 GMT.

The Gunners have scored on just one occasion in the last five Gameweeks and their last goal from open play came against Sheffield United at the beginning of October.

Mikel Arteta’s side have had fewer attempts on goal than any other team this season.

Wolves have similarly been below-par in the opposition box, with both themselves and Arsenal in the bottom six for goals scored in 2020/21.

Despite being top of our Season Ticker for attack from Gameweeks 3-9, Nuno Espirito Santo’s outfit have scored at a rate of less than one goal per match over that time.

On the positive side, however, these two clubs are among the five meanest defences for goals conceded (ten apiece).

As for the team news, Arteta has made two changes from the team that held Leeds United at Elland Road last week.

Bukayo Saka (£5.2m) has recovered from a dead leg to replace the suspended Nicolas Pepe (£7.6m), while David Luiz (£5.5m) is in for Rob Holding (£4.4m) at centre-half.

We await to see how the Arsenal boss sends out his troops but it appears, on paper, that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.6m) is leading the line at the Emirates.

Santo has made three alterations to his starting XI, with budget defender Max Kilman (£4.3m) – Wolves’ most-owned FPL asset – among those to make way.

Conor Coady (£5.0m) is back from his spell in self-isolation, while Pedro Neto (£5.5m) and Marcal (£4.8m) are also recalled.

Ruben Neves (£5.3m) and Rayan Ait Nouri (£5.0m) drop to the bench, along with Kilman.

Arsenal XI: Leno, Bellerin, Luiz, Gabriel, Tierney, Ceballos, Xhaka, Willock, Willian, Saka, Aubameyang.

Wolves XI: Patrício, Semedo, Coady, Boly, Marçal, Dendoncker, Moutinho, Traoré, Podence, Neto, Jiménez.


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1,051 Comments Post a Comment
  1. PlumaPiedra
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Downgrade Robbo to Dias or DCL to Antonio (if fit) to allow Ziyech to Bruno?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      DCL

    2. marcos11
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Robbo to Dis

    3. All Hail K
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      An interesting tidbit I just discovered, the highest scoring player each week has come from a different team.

      Shows the amount of differentials available.

    4. GE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      James -> Jota a good move?

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Rodriguez vs BUR is a better game to get points than Jota vs WOL imo

      2. GE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Or James, Son and Robertson -> KDB, Jota and 6.2 def (-8)
        (have Chilwell and Zouma)

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Not a fan of the -8 but City player the standout captain for GW11

      3. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Yes

    5. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Son v Arsenal monster haul?

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Hope so

      2. Firmino
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        0-0

    6. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      ex-podence owners cursing him, the guys quality, like a mini hazard

      1. JBG
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I've enjoyed my Grealish points I got for bringing him in for Podence.

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        He's decent. That's why I got him. Inconsistent though, especially with limited minutes.

      3. Black Knights
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        But only plays 55 mins in a team that doesn’t attack. Don’t regret moving him out after the palace goal.

    7. Inter Me Gran
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Anyone rate Pulisic today? Is he worth a punt instead of Jamez?

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Didn't do anything to suggest he is worth the punt. Keep Rodriguez for the BUR game

    8. MMN
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Save FT and use 2 to bring in Salah next week? 1 FT 0M ITB.

      McCarthy
      Cancelo, Zouma, Chilwell
      Zaha, KDB (C), Grealish, Son
      Vardy, Wilson, DCL

      Forster, Bellerin, Kilman, Riedewald

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Keep an eye on Zaha. If fit then roll the FT

    9. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Mahrez worth a punt against Fulham?

      1. JBG
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Yes, unless he plays 90mins midweek.

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Thanks I'll wait

      2. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        You are a week late

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          So he's never going to score again?

          1. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            You won’t get last weeks points. You can take a punt on him of course but it’s a risk

            1. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              I didn't say i want last weeks points. Im asking if he's worth a punt against fulham

            2. Klaren
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Yes but he would get an in form player with a great fixture who is likely to start.

          2. Esalman
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Sterling can always start ahead of him.

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Mahrez plays RW and Sterling is typically at LW.

              1. Esalman
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                True. It's just that the rotation threat is too big. In last few matches they've started sterling+foden, sterling+torres etc.

            2. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              I would think he'd start on the left though

          3. JBG
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            That's how it works sadly enough.

        2. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Doesn't mean he won't haul big in the future.

        3. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          If anything he'll score 4 goals considering how much worse Fulham are defensively

      3. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        You know the risk with Pep

      4. Klaren
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I’ll get him for a 1 week punt if he doesn’t start vs Porto. After his performance, it’s unlikely he’d be benched twice in a row.

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          That's my thinking. Guess I'll wait till after europe matches

    10. Joey Tribbiani
        1 month, 29 days ago

        pls sub Kilman on to defend the lead

      • Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Boly joining the 0pt club, along with Sterling, Mitcehll, Lamptey and Taylor in my team gw

      • SomeoneKnows
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Martinez (Forster)
        Robbo, Chilwell, Cancelo (Dallas, Mitchell)
        Bruno, Son, Ziyech, Grealish (Soucek)
        Kane, DCL, Bamford

        Best way to bring in KDB with 1ft and 2 itb?

        A) Kane + Soucek > KDB + Adams (-4)
        B) Son + Grealish > KDB + Jota (-4)
        C) Grealish + Robbo > KDB + Coufal (-4)
        D) Kane + Ziyech > KDB + Wilson (-4)
        (Enables funds for Soucek > Jota next gw)

        1. Z
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          C

          1. Z
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            B sry (you have 2 Spurs and 0 LFC)

        2. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          I like D

      • Tiki-Taka
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        who do we think is the best Man City defender to bring in? Cancelo absence and Mendy performing throws a spanner in the works. Thinking Walker or Dias

        1. Esalman
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Dias seems safer pick atm

          1. Tiki-Taka
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Agreed, Dias seems safer. But Walker obviously more potential, who is likely to rotate with him at RB? Cancelo?

        2. JBG
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Dias

        3. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Walker. But with crap TV, can only afford Dias

          1. Tiki-Taka
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            think Walker is safe from rotation? Seems inevitable at some point

        4. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Dias

      • MIDIMAN2010
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Salah/ Son/ Grealish / Zaha / Soucek
        Vardy / DCL

        Imagine most people are in same predicament next week to get KDB in.

        GW10 - KDB > Salah
        GW11 - Zaha / DCL > Salah / Bamford.

        Reasoning - GW10 DCL vs Burnley, Son vs Arsenal, Zaha vs WBA, KDB vs Fulham. Hope Salah doesn’t haul Vs Wolves

        GW11 - Bring back Salah vs Fulham. Rid DCL as Everton-Palace have run of tough fixtures.

        Thoughts ?

      • Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Gabriel thumped by that ball.

      • jason_ni
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Biggest priority this gw
        1) Cancelo out for chillwell
        2) Dunne upgrade to a 5.3
        3) leave def as is, hope cancelo plays, downgrade mcginn this week to allow more option Next week, could then do dunne to chillwell.

        1. JBG
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          3

        2. manu4life99
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          I wouldn't sell cancelo before FUL

        3. marcos11
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Think Cancelo will play next week depending on midweek so I’d probably upgrade Dunne

          • Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Leave Cancelo. Depends on the formation you want to play

            1. jason_ni
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              I use 343, mcginn is bench player.. so may watch his price, and save if I can make it through without a price drop.

          • Zim0
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            2 to reece james could be gold

        4. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Traore YC for diving.

          Traore knows it as well.

        5. marcos11
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Which mid for next week?
            a) James at BUR
            b) Jota at WOL
            c) Grealish at NEW

            Gonna put Jota and Grealish in for gw12 anyway its just if i should prioritise one

          • Mane Mane Mane
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 29 days ago

            What’s everyone who owns cancelos plan. Keep another week?

            1. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Im probably selling if Mendy is rested midweek. Kinda confirms he won't start

            2. Z
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Only players in MCity that is 100% nailed are Emerson and KDB.....simple as that

            3. _Ninja_
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              If Mendy is rested away to porto and Cancelo plays. I'd sell

            4. El Lobito 10
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              I think he will go back in. He has been outstanding and played CL midweek. Mendy put a good game in v Burnley at home, let's not get carried away

              1. Zim0
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Mendy has always been first choice though and if cancelo starts midweek and mendy is rested that pretty much means cancelo won't play unless he plays instead of walker

            5. Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Depends on what happens in the UCL.

            6. Mane Mane Mane
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 29 days ago

              I’ll just have to wait for the UCL team then I guess. Sounds a good idea

          • El Lobito 10
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Cavani an option now? He was amazing, showed Rashford et al. what a real 9 is

            1. Sco
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              So much better than Martial too but you know Ole loves Martial so hard to see Cavani ever being a proper option.

              1. El Lobito 10
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Don't think he can bench him after that mate. Ran the show

            2. JBG
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Still not worth risking it with him. 8.0 not a sure starter.

            3. Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              You never know with OGS. He should be first choice but may prefer Martial

          • Sco
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            He clearly stands on his foot. No surprise Andre Marriner on VAR. One of the worst, most arrogant refs in the league.

          • Joey Tribbiani
              1 month, 29 days ago

              That was pen, not a dive

              1. Deulofail
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Strange one. Traore didn't even look perplexed or anything. If you're gonna go down, at least complete the job haha. Maybe he didn't feel a touch. Numb from all the steroids 😀

                1. Joey Tribbiani
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    lol

              2. Deulofail
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                At least Luiz can't take freekicks in this half

              3. Napoleon IV
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Fans! remember, you are abroad!

              4. Chucky
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Best move here? 1 FT

                McCarthy
                Zouma Chilly Dias
                Salah KDB(C) Grealish Hamez
                Vardy DCL Watkins

                Taylor 0.8 ITB

                A) Hamez to Jota
                B) Hamez to Torres
                C) Hamez to Ziyech
                D) Vardy to Wilson/Bam and Hamez to Bruno for -4

                1. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Chill & watch the games 🙂

                  1. Chucky
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    😀 oki no early transfer this week...

                2. Tonyawesome69
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  For City players other than Ederson, Dias and KDB, you should wait until after the UCL midweek game. Torres looks like a good option for GW11

              5. Dynamic Duos
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Jimenez conscious and stable

                1. Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Thank God

                2. _Ninja_
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  awesome

                3. Gobigorgohome
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Thank God

              6. The Gravless Wonder
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Jimi conscious thank goodness

                1. Chucky
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  good news.

              7. Lindelol
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Jimenez Stable. Thank God

                1. Pompel
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  All the best for him!

                  1. Lindelol
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Yes hoping for speedy recovery.

              8. HuttonDressedasLahm
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Why did Luiz go off at half-time?

                1. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Blood gushing from his head. Really should have gone off after the massive clash.

                2. _Ninja_
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Blood was pouring through all the bandages from the brutal head knock with Jimmy.

                3. Deulofail
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Needs a shower

                4. how now brown cow
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  A - tactical
                  B - gaping head wound / concussion?
                  C - a bit cack

                  At least one of those

                  1. HuttonDressedasLahm
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    I just mean, he shouldn’t have been still on if it was that bad.
                    Awful decision from Arsenal

              9. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Jimenez conscious and responding to treatment.

              10. jai1212
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Martinez Nyland
                Chilwell Cancelo Lamptey Coufal Dunne
                Mane Sterling Rashford Grealish Jota
                DCL Richarlison Brewster

                So, the biggest issue here is that I'm the king of differentials and that's not helping me.

                What should I be focusing on first?
                A. Getting my bench sorted
                B. Turning my differentials and Everton extras into key ones