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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. Keeptrying
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    So McCarthy might be out according to some Southampton fans.
    Wife apparently has Covid. He is apparently self-isolating.

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

      So back for the DGW 🙂

    2. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Just get a divorce and get on with it

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

        Hahaha

      2. Party time
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        This. She is probably cheating

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

      Wow

    4. Party time
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Fraser forster in goal? 😆

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

        I actually have him on my bench!

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

          Same!

        2. Party time
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Goal fest imminent

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

            With Salah (c) I would not mind that. Hopefully a rusty Forster.

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

      Well that would suck. Not that I was expecting many points but still

    6. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Forster on my bench 😮

  2. Yordan Letchkov
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    I had Holding already booked in in my GW16 WC, but then decided last minute to go for Balbuena (who lost his place to Dawson) only because the DGW19. If Arsenal gets a cleanie tonight, it's a lost of 20 points in GWs on 4.4m defender decision. Big up to those who had enough confidence in him an Arsenal though.

    1. Lethargio Alcantara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      It's not the best experience to own him though.
      Had Holding as my 5th defender since GW1.
      It never really paid off.

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

    Is Vardy worth 2M more over Ings for dgw19?

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

      Depends, what would you do with your 2M?

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

        Not sure yet 😀

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

      I doubt Ings would be risked for 2 games in such a short space to be honest given recent injury issues.

    3. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      I think so.

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

    https://mobile.twitter.com/lucyhighnett/status/1345426082649006084

    Adams and McCarthy under threat

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

      I will flip if no Adam's, rival will get Soucek

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

      Hope so.

  5. JohannaAdams10
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Who do people think will score more next game week:

    A) Zaha and Grealish

    B) Son and Saka

    1. mr messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      B

  6. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    really snowing hard

    1. jimmy12
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Could do with an orange ball

    2. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Doesn’t look that bad wtf

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

    Fh fun:

    Leno
    Holding Diaz Lewis
    Son KdB Raz Saka Bruno
    Wilson Kane

    1. pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      You - Leno + Lewis + Sterling
      Me - Martinez + Dier + Grealish

      But o save my FH for DGW 19 😎

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

        Im sorted for DGW 19.

        😉

        MARTINEZ
        CHILWELL COUFAL JUSTIN
        SALAH BRUNO son GREALISH
        kane ADAMS BAMFORD

        SOUCEK TAYLOR* holding

        1 ft

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

          Do you hate Man City?

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

            Kdb comes in for Son

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

              Fair enough.

        2. pundit of punts
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          I’m going to raise that to -

          Ederson
          Ogbonna - Coufal - Dawson
          Salah - KDB - Bruno - Raphinha
          Aguero - Ings - Bamford

          😀

        3. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          You holding Kane and Son for 19 with Liverpool in 20?

          Just asking as I’m debating whether to move Kane to Vardy or switch to KDB.

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

            no selling in 19 for DGW

            1. The 12th Man
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              Makes sense, looks good.

        4. LC1
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Both FH and DGW teams are very nice! Are you bench boosting GW19 with potentially 2 doublers on your bench?

        5. pundit of punts
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Oooohhh

          No city I see

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

            not yet, will bring in during DGW19

            1. pundit of punts
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              Fair enough

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

                should have BB this week

                Holding 9 Soucek 11 Coufal 6

    2. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Lewis doesn't even starts lately. Get Yedlin instead

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

        yep, just playing around

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

    Game is going to get called off isn’t it. Just my luck ffs

    1. jimmy12
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Hope not
      Have Tierney + Saka

  9. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Phew

  10. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Sign of things to come Vs zaha

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

    @BOOKED4DISSENT

    I meant Salah->Rashford this gw then Son->Salah for DGW 🙂

  12. dylano21
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Should I free hit this?

    Martinez
    Dier Bailly Lowton
    Fernandes KDB Neto
    Kane

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

      Nope, just use a transfer (or two)

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        On who?

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

          For playing players ofc

        2. dylano21
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Whole Team 1 FT 1.0 ITB ( Planning Mitchell to bailly/Dhaw

          Martinez Steer
          Mitchel Dier Cresswel Coufal Lowton
          Kdb Salah Fernandes Neto Soucek
          Kane Adams Bamford

          Planning to BB in GW 19

      2. dylano21
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Already did a Transfer to get bailly

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

    Would you free hit GW18 with 8 players playing?

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

      Are they 8 good players?

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

        I'm in a similar situation. My 8 will be Dias, Stones, Lowton, KDB, Fernandes, Son, Saka, Kane. Then leaves me with triple City for the double.

    2. JIMMY764
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Depends who

  14. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Looks like the snow has stopped a bit to be fair!

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

      Magnificent news

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

        It's actually quite hard to tell, some angles it looks better, others it looks the same!

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

          Just let the match finish!!!

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

        Not really.

        Martinez away to tot
        Mitchel away to Arsenal
        Brewster...

  15. Releasebreaks
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    please i will take Bellerin 5 pts

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

      Let's cry together.

  16. Fantasydreamer
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Who would you prefer for GW19?

    A. Sterling and Antonio
    B. Kane and Antonio
    C. Rashford and ings

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

      a

  17. Vazza
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Would you make the following move for a 4 point hit

      Curtis Jones => Smith Rowe.

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        For a hit? Hells naw

        1. I Must Break You
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          100% no

          1. Vazza
              3 months, 20 days ago

              Ok thanks guys.

      2. Daniel - When to BB?
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        I swear to God Holding was my go to transfer the whole week, and then United didn't have a blank so I went Maguire. Unbelievable. Also a huge differential compared to those who played their WC late this season.

        So be it

        1. Daniel - When to BB?
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          The point i was trying to make is that we over think. Since I didn't have enough cash for Maguire instead of going directly to Holding i downgraded Grealish who delivered. 20 pts decision.

          So tiny margins is this game

        2. Fred54
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Maguire and Chris Woods.

          Just don't understand the appeal.

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

        I feel like being very close to pitch. It's snowing here also and I had to walk the dog.

      4. Lethargio Alcantara
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Bellerin captainers in tears

        1. I Must Break You
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Bellerin captainers would have more important issues to worry about, such as what prompted them to captain Bellerin in the first place

      5. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Ouch Bellerin owners...

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

        Question: since I have two free transfers, can I make those first for GW18, and then ALSO play my Free Hit chip afterwards to change the team completely?

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

          no, old team returns

          1. BeaversWithAttitude
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            OK thanks 🙂

        2. Lethargio Alcantara
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          no, FH will undo all your previously made transfers and, I know, that sucks really strong.

      7. Super Jack Grealish
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Keep changing my mind on what to do

        Martinez
        Dias, Cancelo, Mitchell*
        KDB (C), Bruno, Grealish
        DCL

        Forster, Robbo, Dallas, Salah, Soucek, Bamford, Adams

        1 FT, 0.0 ITB

        A) Free Hit
        B) Free Hit & Triple Captain 19
        C) Bench Boost 19 DCL, Mitchell and Forster > Watkins, Coufal and Johnstone/Randolph for -4 before DW19
        D) Just Triple Captain 19

        1. mr messi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          C

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

        Tough for Bellerin owners. Am sure there were a few who brought him in instead of Holding or Tierney

        1. Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          those with high tv suffers 😉

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

          6.4% owned, so few really has him.

        3. Big Hippo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Yep. Horrible game haha

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

          That's nothing, I had Matip go off in the 59th a while ago

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

          I was waiting for news on Taylor all week and couldnt decide whether to bring in holding, tierney or bellerin, due to excellent next 3 fixtures. So, yes, I brought in maguire instead. Never mind.

        6. HonestBlatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          I was one of them. This ended in tiers

      9. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Harsh for Bellerin owners there

      10. Big Hippo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Argh Bellerin! I looked at Tierney and Holding. So harsh.

        1. Fred54
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          He was going out of fashion so just had to leave before he got cat calls.

      11. Man Chest Hair United
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Would you keep the free hit chip if you could get this out?

        Martinez
        Dias Stones Mitchell
        KDB(c) Grealish Bruno Rashford
        Wilson Brewster

        Steer Salah Bamford Zouma Coufal

        1. I Must Break You
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Yes I think I would hold the chip. That's a decent 10 (well, 9 + Brewster...).

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

          Unless you believe a FH is worth 4 pts then yes

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

          Definitely, decent team, FH would be so useful later Imo. All the more important to get captain choice right.

      12. Party time
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Come on WBA. Score a goal

      13. Pukkipartyy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        U recon its now Mitchells place to lose? Would love to make Dunne -> Mitchell

        1. Fred54
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          I don't even know this Dunne is...make it so.

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

            Yeah dont ask why he is in my team...

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

          Should be his. More stable defensively with Mitchell.

      14. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Is this a good plan?

        This team for DGW19 for free. Will TC Salah/KDB
        Martinez
        Stones • Dallas • Coufal
        Salah • KDB • Bruno • Rashford • Grealish
        DCL • Bamford

        This is the team for the BGW18
        Martinez
        Stones • Mitchell
        KDB • Bruno • Son • Rashford • Grealish
        DCL • Brewster

        Will WC and BB for 25 and FH29 so I don’t have to worry planning about them