Dugout Discussion

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. DaniCT
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Only time i have arsenal defender in 2 seasons and he is off in 52 min to miss a certain clean sheet. Now I know why. Laughable.

  2. Yes Ndidi
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Quick question please:
    So I FH for 18. When my team reverts to what it is now for 19, do my current players come back at the same price or do I suffer price variations whilst they're gone?
    Many thanks.

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      They suffer ups and downs.

      1. Yes Ndidi
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Fair enough thanks.

  3. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Go on Holding, Hold that 1 BP!

  4. JohnnyRev7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    As a few of our North American posters have mentioned, games in the NFL just continue as normal. Despite the blizzard.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yi-RGTIJLBo

    It's worth a watch.

    1. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      😮

  5. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Quietly sticks both one of Holding/Tierney and Lacazette in FH team alongside Saka

    1. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Why?

      Palace won't roll over, point chasing, and FH isnt even worth it next week.

      Yes, I'm fun at parties.

      1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Why isn’t FH worth it? I can put out a much better team than the 5 players I can manage otherwise

        1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 12 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          Don't worry about him, team dependant obviously.

        2. Stupendous
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          Spent a few points and save it.

          Each team is different so do you though.

      2. Legendary!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Same Palace that didn’t roll over at Villa and Pool?

  6. badgerboy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Jay Ajayi must have captained Lacs.

    1. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Laca

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      LOL. Isn't Jay Ajayi the NFL Running Back who is a massive Arsenal fan?

      1. badgerboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Errr. Yeah.

  7. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Antonio is so damn tempting for the DGW

    1. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Hmm! Good point indeed.

    2. osceola31909
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      I was thinking the same thing. If we knew he would play both games, he would be essential. Heck, if we knew he would play against West Brom, he would almost be essential.

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Shades of Norwich last season

    3. Fantasydreamer
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      I’m doing it, I think he will get over 90 mins at least in the double and I want him for the games after as well

    4. Lethargio Alcantara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      he's a trap, he's not even ready for a single game of 90 minutes yet.

  8. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Pleased I have Johnstone for BB

    1. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      He will get you some save points!

  9. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Big Sam , Bluffer of the year.

    1. Bounce
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Bluffer of 2 days?

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Consolation goal incoming to ruin my Holding CS

      1. Fred54
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Yes

      2. jimmyabs1987
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Hope so

    3. Patio Kev
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Now wonder Big Sam wanted a 2 week Covid football circuit breaker.

      Needs a miracle to save this lot.

      1. Pukki Party
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Not the best time of the season to change manager tbf

      2. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Yes, he understood the situation we all can see. Fulham looks like a decent team nowadays.

    4. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 22 days ago

      4 goals and zero Auba involvement, insane

      1. Fred54
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Not really, pretty standard for the Passenger.

    5. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Remember when people said Johnstone was a good option. Pepperidge farm remembers.

      1. Keeptrying
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Think quite a few swapped Martinez in BGW before Martinez went on the crazy run!

        1. BeWater
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 22 days ago

          I nearly got him myself. Coin flip decision but I ended up keeping Martinez. Then he gets a double. Just pure luck.

          1. Keeptrying
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 22 days ago

            Good decision!

    6. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      4-0 up and no Auba involvement. Auba not required.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        He is for Anti-FPL

      2. BeWater
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 22 days ago

        He has to be the most over priced player in the game. Who even comes close.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          Werner

        2. Lucky Z
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          Ozil

      3. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Was essential at the start

        1. Keeptrying
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          I even captained him then 🙁

          1. BeWater
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 22 days ago

            I captained him twice! That first week hurt when Salah got 20.

            1. Keeptrying
              • 7 Years
              6 months, 22 days ago

              Yeah! How silly of us in hindsight.

      4. Milkman Bruno
          6 months, 22 days ago

          Auba to United

      5. DAZZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Arsenals form may lead me to actually free hit now.

        1. BeWater
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 22 days ago

          I was a bit concerned about FH18 a couple of weeks ago but it definitely looks more appealing.

      6. matiakez
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Oh Tierney knew this haul was coming.

        Shame I sold him a few weeks back for Coufal.

      7. dark91
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        I am not gonna lie, so mad I brought in Bellerin instead of Tierney this GW

      8. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        If I'm not planning to FH should I risk Tayor to Holding or hope Taylor is back? Have 0 ITB

        Martinez
        Dias Stones
        Bruno Son Grealish
        DCL Kane

        Johnstone Coufal Taylor Dallas Soucek Salah Bamford

        1. Pied Mee Ince Silva
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          Definitely don't FH, I wouldn't with your team.

          Might be worth holding the FT, that way you can be flexible with the DGW if Taylor isn't back by then.

          1. _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            6 months, 22 days ago

            OK cheers

      9. StayoutheSpiceZone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Son or Kane GWs 19-25?

        Currently have both, one is going after the blank

        1. Buck The Trent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          Kane

        2. Karhumies
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          Son better value for money BUT it's easy to find great value mids whereas for forwards, the budget bracket is Bamford and a bunch of question marks.

      10. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Charlie Austin touched the ball since coming on?

        1. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          No but he wolfed down a sneaky pasty

      11. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        I remember when loads of people got Willian in this season just because he played well for Chelsea at the end of last season when he was chasing a new contract.

        1. Fred54
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          It quite common, Auba did the same.

          1. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 22 days ago

            Adebayor, back in the day, was similar.

        2. Keeptrying
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          Big hype after first match, think there was even a price increase

      12. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Trying not to let recency bias affect too much, WYR Lacazette or Aguero on a FH?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          Aguero

      13. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        There will be a few who bench Soucek in DGW19 and not play bench boost.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          I’m setup to go 13 DGWers plus Kane & Son (BB)

          1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 12 Years
            6 months, 22 days ago

            Nice.

        2. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          Wouldn't be surprised him to get no more than 5 points.

          1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 12 Years
            6 months, 22 days ago

            I'll probably play him if no BB but depends on this GW.

      14. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        How did Liverpool & City only manage a goal each against this horrendous team?!

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 22 days ago

          They were much worse than what Arsenal have shown today

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 22 days ago

            It’s bizarre

          2. maditass
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 22 days ago

            They played better

      15. Bossworld
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        I know Hazard had his troll moments but has any premium FPL asset ever underperformed as badly as Aubameyang this season?

        1. Lethargio Alcantara
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          K
          D
          B

          1. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 22 days ago

            KDB has been a lot better than Auba tbh

      16. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Im. Saying. Nothing.

      17. Did you see that throw-in?
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        It may have been mentioned already but where is Allardici's chins hammock this week.

      18. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Man City and Liverpool - 'West Brom so hard to beat'. Leeds and Arsenal - 'Hold my beer'! How are we supposed to predict anything this season! Absolute lottery.

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          Well tbh, I have failed early in the season, after that and so on. At least managed to Captain Son this week, but that's it 🙁

      19. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Money to burn on FH when you stick Saka in

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 22 days ago

          True. Feels wrong.

      20. Dthinger
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Well Smith Rowe made it easy to decide who to replace Bissouma with for my FH team