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Aubameyang and Lacazette start together as Arsenal travel to West Brom

Mikel Arteta has named both his main strikers in the starting XI as Arsenal travel to face West Bromwich Albion.

It is just the second time since Gameweek 13 that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.4m) and Alexandre Lacazette (£8.2m) have featured from the beginning together as the Gunners look to make it three wins on the bounce.

Bukayo Saka (£5.2m) has been a catalyst in Arteta’s recent mini-revival and he keeps his place in midfield, overcoming the knock he sustained last time out.

The defensive set-up has fluctuated between a back-four and back-three of late and it is the former of those two Arteta has settled with tonight.

The one constant among those chopping and changing of systems is Rob Holding (£4.5m), who starts for the 10th time in 11 Premier League matches.

At the third time of asking, Pablo Marí (£4.4m) joins the Englishman at centre-back with David Luiz (£5.4m) named on the bench.

West Bromwich Albion assets are predictably unpopular these days, not a single outfield player sitting in more than 1%. of Fantasy squads.

2.4% own Sam Johnstone (£4.5m), who has 66 saves this season, the second-highest at the time of writing.

But, as ever, the most fashionable Baggies player is non-playing goalkeeper David Button (£4.0m), owned by 4.4% worldwide.

West Bromwich Albion XI: Johnstone; Furlong, Ajayi, Ivanovic, O’Shea; Sawyers; Diangana, Gallagher, M Phillips, M Pereira; C Robinson.

Arsenal XI: Leno; Tierney, Mari, Holding, Bellerín; Saka, Xhaka, Ceballos; Aubameyang, Lacazette, Smith Rowe.

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1,321 Comments Post a Comment
  1. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Snowing

  2. Well you know, Triffic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Come on you baggies

  3. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Any chance kdb outscores salah in gw19 double?

    Can bring in kdb for mo in 18, and considering holding kdb for the double, crazy?

    1. tbos83
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Am thinking similarly. Should be clearer after tomorrow

      • FourLokoLeipzig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Given fixtures, I expect them to score the same over the double, so I’m planning the same move. City have better fixtures for a few weeks after the double as well

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Tierny 12 pointer to much to ask?

    3. Woy_is_back
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Just went to Carlsen twitter:
      "Former (live) #1 Fantasy Premier League player"
      LOL, that´s not really an achievement. Should atleast change it to top 10 overall 2019/20

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Saints Twitter

        ‘Former Premier league champions (live) ‘

      2. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Didn't you finish inside top100 or something lsst season?

        1. Woy_is_back
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          88, terrible last gw

          1. Tcheco
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            What happened?

    4. bialk
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Is Smith Rowe nailed for Arsenal?

      1. Dthinger
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        No

      2. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Arsenal likely to sign a CAM in January, should still start the next few

    5. Woy_is_back
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Come on WBA!!!!!!!!!

    6. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      How many goals will WBA score now that I have brought in Holding?

      1. liner
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Hope none, got Leno

    7. McSauce
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Proper game of Prem football that, well done both teams.

    8. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Hope Holding will be Holding the fort today

    9. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Fellow FH18 managers, how does your draft look compared to my first draft?

      0.8itb
      Darlow
      Holding Dias Cancelo
      Sterling Bruno Saka Son Rashford
      Kane Wilson
      (Martin Saiss Davis Mitchell)

      1. Jan Strzelecki
          3 months, 20 days ago

          FH active here. Leno-Dias Dier Stones-Rashford Bruno(C) KdB Son- Dcl Wilson Kane

      2. Disco Stu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Please let this match be snowed out. I've got a 6 point Mitchell waiting to come in for Holding

        1. Chenku╰☆╮
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Then it's going ahead mate. If you had 1 point on your bench then it would have got called off

          1. Disco Stu
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Hahaha, you're not wrong.

        2. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 20 days ago

          I genuinely have no idea where Wba are based

          1. Original - Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            You having a laugh?

            1. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 20 days ago

              No, would have to google it but don’t think I will

              1. Original - Wolves Ay We
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 20 days ago

                Between Wolverhampton and Birmingham, in the Black Country.

                1. Original - Wolves Ay We
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 20 days ago

                  Also known as Sandwell Town by Wolves in jest. 😀

                  1. FPL.team
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 20 days ago

                    What is Sandwell Town? That joke is lost on me.

                    1. Original - Wolves Ay We
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 20 days ago

                      The West Midlands Borough you'll find the town of West Bromwich is called Sandwell.

                      It's like calling Arsenal - Islington town because they're in the London Borough of Islington.

          2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            West Bromley, London

            1. Vazza
                3 months, 20 days ago

                Birmingham

                1. Original - Wolves Ay We
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 20 days ago

                  They'll kill you if you call then Brummies. 😀

                  1. Patio Kev
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 20 days ago

                    Anything inside the M42 is officially Birmingham- Simples.

            2. Neves say Neves
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              albion i think? near brighton

            3. Bram
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              Between Birmingham and Wolverhampton

            4. Neves say Neves
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              username checks out

          3. Dthinger
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Do matches actually get canceled for snow..in England...in January?

            1. Guru Mediation
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              E.g. Rotherham Vs Cardiff today?

          4. Warby84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Highest football ground in the country

          5. Bunk Moreland
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            I've got 11 points from Soucek coming on... but its not happening :d

        3. JJeyy
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Saiss one goal off wolves top scorer lol

          1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            They need Diego Costa.

        4. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          All the free hit teams looks the same. Anyone dare to get Auba in?

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            yep, maybe Laca.

          2. Dthinger
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Waiting to see how he looks today

          3. MessiGOAT
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            I already have the best arsenal asset less than half his price lol..
            But seriously good call

            1. Vazza
                3 months, 20 days ago

                Best asset in Saka. You must be kidding

                1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 20 days ago

                  He means Xhaka

            2. Original - Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              That's OK because a lot of people won't be playing the FH

              1. S.Kuqi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 20 days ago

                Like me. I'm wildcarding to get similar team than those who fh...lol

                1. Christina.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 20 days ago

                  Saka and holding/Leno prob better bet.

            3. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              Better going with the cheaper arsenal players

          4. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            ESR could make a good 5th midfielder if he keeps his place

            1. MessiGOAT
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              Erythrocyte sedimentation rate ?

            2. Neves say Neves
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              European Society of Radiology?

          5. Infamy, Infamy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Any chance Che Adams gets a total rest this week?

            1. Neves say Neves
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              and reward the people who started him over soucek? god i hope not

          6. Jan Strzelecki
              3 months, 20 days ago

              80 pts + KdB, Salah, Zouma left any good this week?

              1. MikeS
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 20 days ago

                Very bad score

              2. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 20 days ago

                I’m not going to bite...I’m not going to bite....

              3. S.Kuqi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 20 days ago

                Link?

                  1. S.Kuqi
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 20 days ago

                    Very nice. Surprisingly good OR aswell

                    1. Mr. O'Connell
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 20 days ago

                      Surprisingly bad history

              4. Bram
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 20 days ago

                yawn

              5. Neves say Neves
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 20 days ago

                get in the bin

              6. Cookie Kid
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 20 days ago

                Nope

              7. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 20 days ago

                Bit below average

                1. MikeS
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 20 days ago

                  Most on here have 120+ points with them 3 plus mane, so you're well behind with pathetic 80

              8. Jon Walter's Hatty
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 20 days ago

                Hall of fame rank?

              9. TheBiffas
                  3 months, 20 days ago

                  why do people like you do this to us

                • Original - Wolves Ay We
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 20 days ago

                  Give up

                • HuttonDressedasLahm
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 20 days ago

                  Newbie
                  Did you sign up just to fish?

              10. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 20 days ago

                Had a great gameweek so far but no players since the 3pm game until Monday night is a bit rubbish.

                It’s like having your birthday on Xmas Day

              11. Bobadoba
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 20 days ago

                Guys I know this seems a bit nuts but considering Salah (not playing) out for Rashford. I know Salah has two home double gameweek games but Utd and Burnley could be tough.

                Cunning plan?

                1. FourLokoLeipzig
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 20 days ago

                  Not nuts, assuming you’re already maxed out on City

                2. TheBiffas
                    3 months, 20 days ago

                    i'm doing similar but for sterling

                    1. Bobadoba
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 20 days ago

                      Ok great thanks.

                3. Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 20 days ago

                  Watkins or grealish on wc ? Thanks

                  1. S.Kuqi
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 20 days ago

                    Watkins. Isn't Grealish one yc away being sgw player in gw19?

                  2. Bram
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 20 days ago

                    Grealish if you can afford

                  3. Vazza
                      3 months, 20 days ago

                      Watkins mate.

                      Two reasons

                      Grealish one YC away from suspension

                      He will blank for the next two games.

                      1. Vazza
                          3 months, 20 days ago

                          Watkins has been incredibly unlucky. Has the post four times and been marginally offside for a plenty of his other goals

                      2. Christina.
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        3 months, 20 days ago

                        el ghazi

                      3. bitars
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 20 days ago

                        Both!

                      4. Ajax Hamsterdam
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 20 days ago

                        Thanks all.

                      5. Forever In Our Shadow
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        3 months, 20 days ago

                        Grealish on wWc

                    • ivantys
                        3 months, 20 days ago

                        lol anyone vs my dead team with Kane cap, Trossard, Maupay, Cresswell and Bruno?

                      • Cookie Kid
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 20 days ago

                        Announce Saiss OG

                        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 20 days ago

                          A non owner but if Creswell gets the assist then this is not an OG.

                        2. harrythealien
                          • 6 Years
                          3 months, 20 days ago

                          If that is not an own goal, i don't know what is

                          1. Dthinger
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 20 days ago

                            Then you don’t know

                      • bso
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 20 days ago

                        Bailly or Shaw for GW18 + 19? Who is most likely to play with Lindelhof out injured and likely needs surgery? Not keen to spend more than 5.0
                        Thanks

                      • Hryszko
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 20 days ago

                        Come on Holding - HOOOOOOLD

                        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 20 days ago

                          And Leno!!!

                          1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 20 days ago

                            ‘Leno don’t let go’ hah

                            1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              3 months, 20 days ago

                              *Haha

                        2. TorresMagic™
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 11 Years
                          3 months, 20 days ago

                          Jinxed it now.

                        3. Mr. O'Connell
                          • 8 Years
                          3 months, 20 days ago

                          I regretted buying him as soon as I hit confirm. Think if he gets 2 points tonight, it should be counted as a win.

                      • McSauce
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        3 months, 20 days ago

                        Right, stick a comment in with your best FH team (affordable) within your team value, mine below;

                        Darlow
                        Cancelo Saiss Dias
                        Rashford KDB (C) Bruno Son
                        Watkins Wilson Kane

                        1. Christina.
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          3 months, 20 days ago

                          nice.
                          I prefer Saka over Watkins

                        2. Deulofail
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 20 days ago

                          Darlow
                          Stones Tierney Maguire (Saiss Mitchell)
                          KDB Bruno Martinelli Saka (Smith Rowe)
                          Aguero Martial Kane

                          1. Deulofail
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 20 days ago

                            Oh I messed up, switch out ESM for another cheapie

                            1. Deulofail
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 20 days ago

                              ESR*

                          2. Zilla
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 20 days ago

                            Will Kun play?

                            1. Deulofail
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 20 days ago

                              I expect so. Let's see what happens before then

                        3. Baps hunter
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 20 days ago

                          (Mendy)
                          Dias, Stones, Dier, Lewis*
                          Fernandes, Rashford, Son, Podence
                          Kane, Brewster*
                          (B Mendy, Salah, Coufal, Bamford)

                          1 ft 0.3 itb

                          This is my no FH situation atm...

                      • bitars
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 20 days ago

                        Any people in here thats wildcarding before this gw?
                        Its very tempting since you can put up a very strong 11 for the blank and also a very very good team for the DGW and top it all with the bench boost.
                        You will also have a good team after that.

                        1. Flair
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          3 months, 20 days ago

                          I'm tempted to but I most definitely won't be fielding 11 for the blank if I WC. Triple City, double/triple Utd, double Villa. Don't see the need for anyone else

                          1. bitars
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 20 days ago

                            Meslier, Martinez

                            Dias, Cancelo, Lowton, Dallas, Coufal

                            KDB, Son, Bruno, Grealish, Saka

                            Kane, Watkins, Bamford

                            Then switch Kane to Vardy for the DGW and maybe also take a hit for Saka to Soucek.

                            1. bitars
                              • 3 Years
                              3 months, 20 days ago

                              Right now i only have 7 players to field for the blank since i was thinking to FH. But wildcards feel better!?

                            2. Flair
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              3 months, 20 days ago

                              Looks decent. You satisfied with no Liverpool?

                              1. bitars
                                • 3 Years
                                3 months, 20 days ago

                                Its never feels goods with no Mo Salah.
                                The only pool defenders thats are viable are the fullbacks and they are to expensive imo.

                            3. Steve The Spud
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              3 months, 20 days ago

                              No pool for double ?

                        2. MoSalad
                          • 7 Years
                          3 months, 20 days ago

                          Yes I am on a WC

                          1. Flair
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            3 months, 20 days ago

                            What's the side looking like? Am interested

                            1. MoSalad
                              • 7 Years
                              3 months, 20 days ago

                              For 18

                              Martinez, Johnstone
                              Dias, Maguire, Lowton, Coufal, Dallas
                              Fernandes, KDB, Salah, Rashford, Saka
                              McGoldrick (1 WK Punt), BamBam, Watkins

                              Saka to Romeu and McGoldrick to Antonio for 19. Then hold for a bit and get Son and some others back in later.

                              1. Flair
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                3 months, 20 days ago

                                Damn, what's the TV looking like?

                                1. MoSalad
                                  • 7 Years
                                  3 months, 20 days ago

                                  Not a Kalou, think my TV was £104.8m or thereabouts before I made changes to cover price rises. Lost a lot of value shipping Grealish who will
                                  definitely get a YC next week and then DCL who looked shocking and Zouma but he dropped last night. I did have Benteke over MCG but he’s now injured.

                        3. Steve The Spud
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          3 months, 20 days ago

                          Still 50/50 between this and free hit, somewhat depends how Covid goes as well would hate to burn a wc then the league gets persponed

                      • g40steve
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 20 days ago

                        Can I get away without playing FH, don’t think so?

                        Got high squad value but nothing in the bank.

                        Martínez
                        Stones
                        Grealish, Bruno, Son
                        Kane, Watkins

                        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 20 days ago

                          Of course you can. I am playing with this:

                          Martinez
                          Holding Ampadu Mitchell
                          KDB Bruno Son
                          Kane Davis

                        2. Mr. O'Connell
                          • 8 Years
                          3 months, 20 days ago

                          I'm playing with Brewster ffs. You can save it.

                        3. Alexis Nonsense
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 20 days ago

                          I think u can yes

                          With the right captaincy you'll prob outscore half of the FH teams anyway

                        4. g40steve
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 20 days ago

                          Do you see a easy transfer or even 2 -4?

                          Most players are DGW19 BB?

                          Johnson,
                          Coufal, Robbo, Stones,
                          Bruno, C,Son, Grealish, Salah
                          Kane, Bamford, Watkins

                          Martinez, Soucek, Zouma, Dallas

                      • Pringle
                        • 7 Years
                        3 months, 20 days ago

                        Good evening. Regarding Kilman. Anybody have insight about when he is prefered and when he is not? Played 90 vs Manchester U and now benched against Brighton. Thanks!

                        1. JJeyy
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 20 days ago

                          He’s plays in 3atb formation, but not for long when Boly returns

                          1. Pringle
                            • 7 Years
                            3 months, 20 days ago

                            Thanks!

                      • Tcheco
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 20 days ago

                        Would you do McCarthy to Martinez for -4?

                        I’d have a full set of GW 18 players if so

                        1. KAPTAIN KANE
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 20 days ago

                          What the other transfer

                          1. Tcheco
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 20 days ago

                            Mane to KDB

                            1. KAPTAIN KANE
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 20 days ago

                              Yeah think I would

                        2. Bram
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          3 months, 20 days ago

                          Yes - for his fixt through to gw31

                      • fpork
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 20 days ago

                        I brought in Fabianski and own Johnstone. Yet, I may not have a playing goalkeeper?