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
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 21 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
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 21 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
      8 months, 21 days ago

      They suffer ups and downs.

      1. Yes Ndidi
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 21 days ago

        Fair enough thanks.

  3. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 21 days ago

    Go on Holding, Hold that 1 BP!

  4. JohnnyRev7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 21 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
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 21 days ago

      😮

  5. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 21 days ago

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

    1. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 21 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.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 21 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
          8 months, 21 days ago

          Don't worry about him, team dependant obviously.

        2. Stupendous
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 21 days ago

          Spent a few points and save it.

          Each team is different so do you though.

      2. Legendary!
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 21 days ago

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

  6. badgerboy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 21 days ago

    Jay Ajayi must have captained Lacs.

    1. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 21 days ago

      Laca

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 21 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
        8 months, 21 days ago

        Errr. Yeah.

  7. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 21 days ago

    Antonio is so damn tempting for the DGW

    1. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 21 days ago

      Hmm! Good point indeed.

    2. osceola31909
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 21 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
        8 months, 21 days ago

        Shades of Norwich last season

    3. Fantasydreamer
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 21 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
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 21 days ago

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

  8. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 21 days ago

    Pleased I have Johnstone for BB

    1. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 21 days ago

      He will get you some save points!

  9. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 21 days ago

    Big Sam , Bluffer of the year.

    1. Bounce
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 21 days ago

      Bluffer of 2 days?

  10. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 21 days ago

    Consolation goal incoming to ruin my Holding CS

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 21 days ago

      Yes

    2. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 21 days ago

      Hope so

  11. Patio Kev
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 21 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
      8 months, 21 days ago

      Not the best time of the season to change manager tbf

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 21 days ago

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

  12. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 21 days ago

    4 goals and zero Auba involvement, insane

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 21 days ago

      Not really, pretty standard for the Passenger.

  13. BeWater
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 21 days ago

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

    1. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 21 days ago

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

      1. BeWater
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 21 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
          8 months, 21 days ago

          Good decision!

  14. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 21 days ago

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

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 21 days ago

      He is for Anti-FPL

    2. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 21 days ago

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

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 21 days ago

        Werner

      2. Lucky Z
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 21 days ago

        Ozil

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 21 days ago

      Was essential at the start

      1. Keeptrying
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 21 days ago

        I even captained him then 🙁

        1. BeWater
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 21 days ago

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

          1. Keeptrying
            • 7 Years
            8 months, 21 days ago

            Yeah! How silly of us in hindsight.

    4. Milkman Bruno
      8 months, 21 days ago

      Auba to United

  15. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 21 days ago

    Arsenals form may lead me to actually free hit now.

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 21 days ago

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

  16. matiakez
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 21 days ago

    Oh Tierney knew this haul was coming.

    Shame I sold him a few weeks back for Coufal.

  17. dark91
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 21 days ago

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

  18. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 21 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
      8 months, 21 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
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 21 days ago

        OK cheers

  19. StayoutheSpiceZone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 21 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
      8 months, 21 days ago

      Kane

    2. Karhumies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 21 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.

  20. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 21 days ago

    Charlie Austin touched the ball since coming on?

    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 21 days ago

      No but he wolfed down a sneaky pasty

  21. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 21 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
      8 months, 21 days ago

      It quite common, Auba did the same.

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 21 days ago

        Adebayor, back in the day, was similar.

    2. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 21 days ago

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

  22. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 21 days ago

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

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 21 days ago

      Aguero

  23. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 21 days ago

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

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 21 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
        8 months, 21 days ago

        Nice.

    2. S.Kuqi
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 21 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
        8 months, 21 days ago

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

  24. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 21 days ago

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

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 21 days ago

      They were much worse than what Arsenal have shown today

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 21 days ago

        It’s bizarre

      2. maditass
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 21 days ago

        They played better

  25. Bossworld
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 21 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
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 21 days ago

      K
      D
      B

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 21 days ago

        KDB has been a lot better than Auba tbh

  26. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 21 days ago

    Im. Saying. Nothing.

  27. Did you see that throw-in?
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 21 days ago

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

  28. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 21 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
      8 months, 21 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 🙁

  29. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 21 days ago

    Money to burn on FH when you stick Saka in

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 21 days ago

      True. Feels wrong.

  30. Dthinger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 21 days ago

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