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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
    8 months, 26 days ago

    Snowing

  2. Well you know, Triffic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    Come on you baggies

  3. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 26 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
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Am thinking similarly. Should be clearer after tomorrow

    2. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 26 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

  4. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 26 days ago

    Tierny 12 pointer to much to ask?

  5. Woy_is_back
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 26 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
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Saints Twitter

      ‘Former Premier league champions (live) ‘

    2. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

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

      1. Woy_is_back
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        88, terrible last gw

        1. Tcheco
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 26 days ago

          What happened?

  6. bialk
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    Is Smith Rowe nailed for Arsenal?

    1. Dthinger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      No

    2. 4Rsenal_1886
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

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

  7. Woy_is_back
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

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

  8. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

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

    1. liner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Hope none, got Leno

  9. McSauce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

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

  10. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 26 days ago

    Hope Holding will be Holding the fort today

  11. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 26 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
      8 months, 26 days ago

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

  12. Disco Stu
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 26 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
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 26 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
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        Hahaha, you're not wrong.

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 26 days ago

      I genuinely have no idea where Wba are based

      1. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        You having a laugh?

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 26 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
            8 months, 26 days ago

            Between Wolverhampton and Birmingham, in the Black Country.

            1. Original - Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 26 days ago

              Also known as Sandwell Town by Wolves in jest. 😀

              1. FPL.team
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                8 months, 26 days ago

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

                1. Original - Wolves Ay We
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  8 months, 26 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
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        West Bromley, London

        1. Vazza
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 26 days ago

          Birmingham

          1. Original - Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 26 days ago

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

            1. Patio Kev
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              8 months, 26 days ago

              Anything inside the M42 is officially Birmingham- Simples.

      3. Neves say Neves
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        albion i think? near brighton

      4. Bram
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        Between Birmingham and Wolverhampton

      5. Neves say Neves
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        username checks out

    3. Dthinger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

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

      1. Guru Mediation
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        E.g. Rotherham Vs Cardiff today?

    4. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Highest football ground in the country

    5. Bunk Moreland
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

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

  13. JJeyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    Saiss one goal off wolves top scorer lol

    1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      They need Diego Costa.

  14. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

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

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      yep, maybe Laca.

    2. Dthinger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Waiting to see how he looks today

    3. MagicMessi
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

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

      1. Vazza
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 26 days ago

        Best asset in Saka. You must be kidding

        1. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 26 days ago

          He means Xhaka

    4. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 26 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
        8 months, 26 days ago

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

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 26 days ago

          Saka and holding/Leno prob better bet.

    5. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Better going with the cheaper arsenal players

  15. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

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

    1. MagicMessi
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Erythrocyte sedimentation rate ?

    2. Neves say Neves
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      European Society of Radiology?

  16. Infamy, Infamy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    Any chance Che Adams gets a total rest this week?

    1. Neves say Neves
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

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

  17. Jan Strzelecki
    8 months, 26 days ago

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

    1. MikeS
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Very bad score

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

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

    3. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Link?

        1. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 26 days ago

          Very nice. Surprisingly good OR aswell

          1. Mr. O'Connell
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 26 days ago

            Surprisingly bad history

    4. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      yawn

    5. Neves say Neves
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      get in the bin

    6. Cookie Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Nope

    7. 4Rsenal_1886
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Bit below average

      1. MikeS
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 26 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
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Hall of fame rank?

    9. TheBiffas
      8 months, 26 days ago

      why do people like you do this to us

    10. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Give up

    11. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Newbie
      Did you sign up just to fish?

  18. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 26 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

  19. Bobadoba
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 26 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
      8 months, 26 days ago

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

    2. TheBiffas
      8 months, 26 days ago

      i'm doing similar but for sterling

      1. Bobadoba
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        Ok great thanks.

  20. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    Watkins or grealish on wc ? Thanks

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

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

    2. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Grealish if you can afford

    3. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Watkins mate.

      Two reasons

      Grealish one YC away from suspension

      He will blank for the next two games.

      1. Vazza
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 26 days ago

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

    4. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      el ghazi

    5. bitars
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Both!

    6. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Thanks all.

    7. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Grealish on wWc

  21. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 26 days ago

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

  22. Cookie Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    Announce Saiss OG

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

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

    2. harrythealien
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

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

      1. Dthinger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        Then you don’t know

  23. bso
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 26 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

  24. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    Come on Holding - HOOOOOOLD

    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      And Leno!!!

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        ‘Leno don’t let go’ hah

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 26 days ago

          *Haha

    2. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Jinxed it now.

    3. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 26 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.

  25. McSauce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 26 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
      8 months, 26 days ago

      nice.
      I prefer Saka over Watkins

    2. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

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

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        Oh I messed up, switch out ESM for another cheapie

        1. Deulofail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 26 days ago

          ESR*

      2. Zilla
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        Will Kun play?

        1. Deulofail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 26 days ago

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

    3. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 26 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...

  26. bitars
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 26 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
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 26 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
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 26 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
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 26 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
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 26 days ago

          Looks decent. You satisfied with no Liverpool?

          1. bitars
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 26 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
          8 months, 26 days ago

          No pool for double ?

    2. MoSalad
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Yes I am on a WC

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 26 days ago

        What's the side looking like? Am interested

        1. MoSalad
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 26 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
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 26 days ago

            Damn, what's the TV looking like?

            1. MoSalad
              • 8 Years
              8 months, 26 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
      8 months, 26 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

  27. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 26 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!
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Of course you can. I am playing with this:

      Martinez
      Holding Ampadu Mitchell
      KDB Bruno Son
      Kane Davis

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

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

    3. Alexis Nonsense
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 26 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
      8 months, 26 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

  28. Pringle
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 26 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

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

      1. Pringle
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        Thanks!

  29. Tcheco
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 26 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
      8 months, 26 days ago

      What the other transfer

      1. Tcheco
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        Mane to KDB

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 26 days ago

          Yeah think I would

    2. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Yes - for his fixt through to gw31

  30. fpork
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

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