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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. andres
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Smith Rowe worth to bring it?

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

      Yes

  2. Werner Bremen
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Did you guys already activate your FH?

    1. BeWater
        3 months, 20 days ago

        No chance. The advantages are far outweighed by the negatives.

      • Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Yeah. Maybe shouldn’t have in case of call-off but oh well

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

        I didn't activate yet as there is a small chance something changes and i will use WC instead. Making transfers though

      • It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Yes. Plenty of time until next GW i.e. hopefully less risk of Corona cancellations and a few price rises to catch.

      • djman102
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        You need to decide if you want to pay "FH insurance" (ride out the price changes for the slim chance of a season postponement) or not.

    2. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Us Johnstone owners should be happy with a 2 pointer in a 4-0

      1. djman102
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        This. Couldn't believe it when I saw he had 6 saves.

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

        Given 0 points in the 0-5, decent.

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

      Would you risk going into BGW with just 6 players? (including Mitchell and Holding)

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

        Nope

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

        No. Free hit or wildcard in that case.

        Manu and Manc playing in bgw18 opens up an opportunity to wildcard in gw18 aswell.

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

        If you think the DGW will compensate you. Its worth the risk

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

          It surely will. I'm really confident my team is well prepared for the DGW.

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

        Nope

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

      Wouldn't mind Flappy to miss few gws. Randolph looks to be only decent option besides Martinez.

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

      So Martinelli starts last two plays well and not getting any minutes tonight.
      Arteta is worse than Pep

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

        Yep, they’re clearly struggling without him

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

        Lacazette scoring goals vs martinelli playing well is an easy drop to the bench

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

        Starts last 2 the main issue.

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

        Rival getting Soucek points now

      5. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Took a knock didn't he?

    6. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Any truth to McCarthy rumours?

      1. Alisson WondHaaland
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Whats the rumour?

        1. BeWater
            3 months, 20 days ago

            That he's injured and won't play tomorrow.

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

              That's not the rumour

              1. BeWater
                  3 months, 20 days ago

                  Ah ok. I thought I read he was but that was only on here.

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

              Wife apparently has Covid, he is rumoured to be in self-isolation.

          • Keeptrying
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Still only rumours, but Saints fans very concerned about the prospect of him missing games.

        2. Alisson WondHaaland
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Tierney's on for an 18 pointer! Congrats to owners

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

            oh no he was somewhere in my pre season draft #17 or #22 🙁

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

            Went for Bellerin and his zero points 🙁

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

          2 more saves please Johnstone. Let's get that 3 pointer

          1. djman102
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Any chance he could get in the bonus if that happens? It's happened before.

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

              Impossible. Holding firmly 3rd on BAPS on 39. Johnstone 24.

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

          Martial or Wilson on FH... HMM

        5. BeWater
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Dave Chisnall has the best combination of nickname and walk on song by far.

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

              Whats his walk om song? On his way out

              1. BeWater
                  3 months, 20 days ago

                  Dizzy. Vic Reeves and the Wonderstuff.

            2. diesel001
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              Surprised Random Name hasn't turned up with this Lacazette performance

              1. COVID-CASUAL
                  3 months, 20 days ago

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                  1. diesel001
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 20 days ago

                    LOL. That guy loves Laca too much.

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

                  Surprised you haven't seen his posts recently.

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

                Willian trying to ruin my Holding CS!

              3. Werner Bremen
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 20 days ago

                Whom to get for FH18:

                A Neto
                B Saka
                C Watkins
                D Wood

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

                  b

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

                Would you prefer
                A)Tierney
                B) saka

                for 18 and beyond?

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

                  They're playing West Brom

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

                    They beat Chelsea the other week as well to be fair. Looking a lot better.

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

                    Yea, I was aware.
                    And they play palace in 18, and I have spots to actually fill to get an 11.

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

                  B

              5. Fridges chilwell
                  3 months, 20 days ago

                  Tierney, saka, laca triple up on FH?

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

                    CRY are not WBA - Saka Tierney good for the budget

                    1. Fridges chilwell
                        3 months, 20 days ago

                        Laca got 5 in 4 i think. Decent form that

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

                          Saw that yeah, still won't triple up for me

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

                        They lost 7-0 against Liverpool. They are pretty leaky

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

                          Not convinced mate

                  2. FC Hakkebøf
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 20 days ago

                    How is this FH team looking?f

                    Leno
                    Cancelo Tierney Dier
                    KDB Sterling Fernandes Son
                    Kane DCL Brewster

                    1. BeWater
                        3 months, 20 days ago

                        Not Brewster. That's a 1 pointer all day.

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

                        Brewster?

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

                          Would rather have Newcastle def and play 442

                      • COVID-CASUAL
                          3 months, 20 days ago

                          Yeah don’t Brewster yourself on a chip. Go cheap DEF or Smith-Rowe

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

                        Worth free hitting if you have 8 players with the likes of KDB, Bruno, Son, Kane and Dias?

                        1. BeWater
                            3 months, 20 days ago

                            Who are the other 3?

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

                            Worth you keep them on FH?

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

                              Btw. Have you given up the idea of wildcarding gw18?

                          • Buck The Trent
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            3 months, 20 days ago

                            I’d save FH for rainy days

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

                              Same

                          • osceola31909
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            3 months, 20 days ago

                            I don't think so. Worst case scenario, if you get a red arrow, it is likely to be a very small one. And with how Covid is spreading right now, who knows what matches might get cancelled. I would hate to waste a FH in a situation like that. It is likely there will be better uses for FH as the season goes along.

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

                            I’m not FH’ing in 18.

                            Got 2 FT so will probably get 9 BGW’ers in total. Think the FH chip will come in handy later on this season.

                        2. Oggle22
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 20 days ago

                          Team for next gw g2g?
                          Martinez
                          Holding Mari Kilman Konsa Mitchell
                          Bruno son saka
                          Kane

                          Steele Salah firmino Bamford soucek

                          Cheers

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

                          I just realized if Spurs-Villa were to get postponed I lose half my team.

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

                            brutal

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

                            FH lets you get players from all games.

                          3. Alisson WondHaaland
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 20 days ago

                            Is that just a hypothetical situation? Or is there a doubt of any kind atm?

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

                              Hypothetical, but worth considering surely.

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

                          Love to see everyone free hitting in triple Arsenal after they beat West Brom! Once they play palace they’ll be giving out about Lacazette and Saka not scoring within 10 minutes

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

                            Saka is 5.2, its not like he is 7mill plus.

                            Hes a good option at the price, laca on the other hand I'd be avoiding.

                          2. Nightcrawler
                            • 1 Year
                            3 months, 20 days ago

                            U mean the team pool couldnt beat just last week

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

                              Il take my Taylor➡️Holding pts and not complain 🙂

                          3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                            • 7 Years
                            3 months, 20 days ago

                            Saka has 13, 6 and 8 in his last three games though.

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

                            yeh i fancy Zaha to smash them

                        5. Make United Great Again
                          • 8 Years
                          3 months, 20 days ago

                          10 points for Holding owners. Was not expecting that!

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

                            I know yeah! I was not expecting that to be fair

                          2. Buck The Trent
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            3 months, 20 days ago

                            Needs to holding on till full time

                          3. el polako
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 20 days ago

                            Neither was I but I'll take it.

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

                            Only 4 more than you expected.

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

                            Got Holding in for Kilman yesterday.

                            At last a decision going right for me for once this season.

                        6. LSK
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 20 days ago

                          Salah and Bowen to Rashford and Son for free? Hit needed if I want Salah back for the double though.

                        7. Garlana
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          3 months, 20 days ago

                          makes it seem even more ridiculous how Pool couldn't beat this team. They must have put all their energy into that game and they have had nothing left since.

                          1. Buck The Trent
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            3 months, 20 days ago

                            Yeah

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

                            They gave their all against Liverpool and seem to struggle hard after it. Dunno why they didnt relax that game and instead try to win against worse teams that they have a bigger chance to beat.
                            I wouldn't be surprised if Newcastle gets overrun in the next games aswell

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

                          3 wolves
                          3 Westham

                          essential in DGW then

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

                            FatSam will fixit in 2 weeks for sure!

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

                          I'm really upset about my FH. I know there will be an alternative route to points but I'm utterly bewildered.

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

                            you always seem upset. Just have fun with this game of randomness and luck.

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

                              Tis the world of Fudgy, wouldn’t change him for the world:)

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

                            Give FPL a break, you'll make a better FH team for it.

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

                              Yeah I should

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

                            More than one way to skin a cat. FH 3 weeks ago was a given. With the extra games now it’s not so much of an advantage. For me it’s a waste but it all depends on your squad. The problem is some of the teams cannot be trusted and so you are punting on at least 4 players. This why I am going in with 9 and that be it. They other 2 would be dross anyway.

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

                              I really needed to do it. Team was very weak.

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

                              I have 4 players, no choice. Really annoys me that the postponed games played right into City and Spurs owners hands. But then this game is 100% luck so not surprised something I had bad luck yet again.

                        10. diesel001
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 20 days ago

                          West Brom like Norwich. They try hard, but the players just aren't good enough for the PL.

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

                            Not even close. Norwich actually played pretty well from time to time.

                        11. jdp219
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 20 days ago

                          Jumped 16k spots yesterday.
                          Currently dropping ~160k spots.

                          I should probably consider adding Son or Kane.

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

                            Arrows mean absolutely nothing until the week is over. And yes, Son and Kane are a gift that keeps giving

                            1. jdp219
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 20 days ago

                              Oh, I know. Just lamenting not having them. In their somewhat dry spell, I was racking up green arrows. But when they get returns, I tank.

                          2. BeWater
                              3 months, 20 days ago

                              I've dropped a lot today. Don't have Kane. Got to hope Vardy, Salah (c) and Trent can do something.

                            • Buck The Trent
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              3 months, 20 days ago

                              Went without them after WC in gw9 and my rank suffered. Bought them in last gw

                              1. jdp219
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                3 months, 20 days ago

                                I think we might have done the same thing. I dropped Son when Spurs hit those "tough" fixtures. It was a mistake.

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

                            Cant believe Johnstone is not going to get his 9th save. So cruel.

                          4. as33
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 20 days ago

                            DCL>Laca for free?