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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. pundit of punts
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Thank you Holding and Mitchell 😀

    1. Garlana
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      you've had a great week.

      1. pundit of punts
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 23 days ago

        Cheers

  2. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Phew....

  3. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    How long until Fat Sam get fired? Bilic was doing a much better job with this lot

  4. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    FFS - Please can we have an 'Ignore Profile' option?

    Others can avoid my posts if they like & in turn I can hide certain profiles that are a waste of air when it comes to the comment section.

  5. C_G
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    76 with KDB, Salah and Mendy, no Son but I survived.

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      That’s great! 57 here with Son Captain! Robbo Dias Salah KDB to go

    2. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Same pts but with Salah, KdB, Stones

  6. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Just get it out Arsenal! No, concede a corner instead

  7. Vertigo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Well I can do Salah to KDB to play:

    Martinez
    Cancelo, Dier, Stones
    KDB, Bruno, Rashford, Son
    DCL, Wilson

    ... But that leaves me £0.2m of bringing Salah straight back.

    I'm not wasting a chip.

    Do I bench Salah, play nine men and just hope for the best until GW19?

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      What’s the rest of your squad?

      1. Vertigo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 23 days ago

        Martinez, Button
        Cancelo, Stones, Dier, Dallas, C Taylor
        Salah, Bruno, Son, Rashford, Soucek
        DCL, Wilson, Bamford

        1. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 23 days ago

          You could do wilson to Antonio or Watkins maybe. You really want to have KDB. He will hurt bad if he goes mad in the double.

          Surely with no playing second keeper you are not bb in 19? In which case you could downgrade taylor to get the funds.

          1. Vertigo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 23 days ago

            Definitely not bench boosting. Too paranoid over the remaining 19 GWs.

    2. tuvok
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Yeah definitely don’t waste a chip most FH plans I’ve seen are not far off that. If you’re gonna captain KDB I would do it. Wouldn’t be the end of the world if you end up with KDB instead of salah next gameweek, 2 good home games

  8. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Who are your FH differentials this week?

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      FH is a differential on its own imo.

    2. S.Kuqi
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Not free hitting but I'd get Aguero, Rashford and Wilson

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 23 days ago

        Have Rashford Wilson
        Waiting on city
        Will lose DCL

    3. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Coleman

    4. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Kun
      Wilson
      Fernandez(newc)
      Saka
      Stones

  9. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    68 with Stones, KDB & Salah left to play, could be on to one of my best scores of the season!

    1. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      You and everybody else

    2. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 23 days ago

      31 with Cancelo, Salah (c), Vardy, Adams and Trent. Could be a tough week.

  10. Forever In Our Shadow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    So WB and Sheff Utd are down. 1 of Fulham or Brighton for the other place. Brighton are my bet.

  11. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Holding 10 pointer! Absolute hero, great Taylor replacement

    1. pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Our teams must be very similar

  12. pundit of punts
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    81 points with KDB and Wilson to go.

    Can I get my second century this season? 🙂

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Optimistic but a great score.

      1. pundit of punts
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 23 days ago

        Here’s hoping

    2. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Please make sure to let us know if you do. I won't be able to sleep not knowing

      1. S.Kuqi
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 23 days ago

        Just go away.

        Let people celebrate and brag a little bit.

    3. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      No Salah? 😯

      1. Royal5
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 23 days ago

        Good score though.

      2. pundit of punts
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 23 days ago

        Sold for Kane last week in preparation for BGW

        Survived last gw. Just need to survive this gw

        1. Royal5
          • 10 Years
          8 months, 23 days ago

          I see. You need him to stay quiet. Kdb is a differential though.

    4. Party time
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Wowww

    5. Party time
      8 months, 23 days ago

      No Salah may bite ya but well done

      1. pundit of punts
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 23 days ago

        Cheers

        See ^

  13. King Kohli
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Looking to navigate GW 18 using transfers and BB GW 19. Thoughts on this transfer plan?
    GW 18:
    TAA + Taylor + Mitchell > Dias + Cancelo + Stones (-4)
    GW 19:
    Kane + Anguissa > Vardy + Soucek (-4)

    Martinez Meslier
    TAA Konsa Coufal Taylor Mitchell
    Salah Bruno Son Raphinha Anguissa
    Kane Bamford Adams

    2 FT 1.7 ITB

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Cancelo possibly ill

  14. Pukkipartyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Defense this gw Cresswell Dias Holding.
    Nice for once 😀

    1. Jimbo-Jones
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Cresswell Dier Coufal here

    2. Lethargio Alcantara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      TAA Holding Justin here
      but Cresswell + Mitchell on the bench

  15. Mika-eel
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Webster to Holding went well!

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Very

  16. I'M VARANE GRATEFUL
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Holding single handedly saving my rank.

  17. Jimbo-Jones
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Thoughts on FH draft? 0.2 left so could tweak.

    Leno
    Cancelo Dias Davies
    KDB Bruno Rash Smith-Rowe
    Kane Laca Martial

    Kilman Burke Douglas

  18. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Would you take a 12 point hit to give you a team for the BGW as follows

    Wan Bissaka Stones Dias
    Saka KDB Bruno Son
    Watkins Kane
    (9 players in total)

    I’ve removed Salah to get the above

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      😀

  19. Casual Player
    8 months, 23 days ago

    If you’d told me before the game I’d get 10pts from Holding and Bellerin I guess I’d have been happy. I’ll just pretend they got 5 each

  20. Right In The Stanchion
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Am getting Saka + Holding/Tierney and Auba/Laca FH next GW.

    What do you prefer? Thinking Auba is due a pen and could do well even though playing low on confidence at the mo.

    1. Jimbo-Jones
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Think Laca is gold - only 8.2, good fixture and should go in with plenty of confidence.
      Better than any 8m mid imo.

      1. I Must Break You
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 23 days ago

        Any chance he will play West Brom every week from here on out?

  21. Lethargio Alcantara
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Holding you beautiful maestro of the game!

  22. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    #57 OR smashing it this GW
    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/2587714/event/17

    1. Jimbo-Jones
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      In a very rare boast, I’m on 87 with Salah to play. V good fortune with the Burnley game!

      https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/306260/event/17

      1. Mika-eel
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 23 days ago

        Well done, should have a nice rank after todays play.

    2. Mika-eel
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Scrolling down I just knew he was gonna have Soucek first bench.

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 23 days ago

        Every man and his dog this GW 😀

        1. Mika-eel
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 23 days ago

          No such luck for me. My bench is always dire. But fair play to others who spend cash on their bench.

    3. Casual Player
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Awesome result so far, hope you can maintain it!

  23. Casual Player
    8 months, 23 days ago

    So many double-triple Arse teams that didn’t exist 90 mins ago. You love to see it

    1. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Probably those preparing for BGW18 without chip

      1. Casual Player
        8 months, 23 days ago

        Sorry meant the FH drafts.

        Arsenal suddenly “essential”. You can’t get Tierneys 18 playing him next week though.

  24. C_G
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    MItchell, Cresswell, Holding in DEF went well then. Finally.

    1. Mika-eel
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Nice. Have Holding but benched Mitchell. Them the breaks. Was too scared to bench Dallas.

    2. Lethargio Alcantara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      you got it exactly right, congrats man! I benched Cress and Mitch which hurts but at least Holding returned! 😀

  25. Malkmus
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Any thoughts on this fh team?

    Darlow (4.0)
    Dias - Cancello - Tierney
    Son - Bruno - Rashford- Saka - Sterling
    Kane - Wilson

    Subs - Clark, Kidman, Davis

    Ta

  26. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Fat Sam was a trap

  27. Royal5
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    If Mccarthy is out, that's no keeper for me. First Pope and now him :/ Wasn't exoecting much vs Pool but a few saves perhaps.

    1. S.Kuqi
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Annoying but like you said. You ain't missing much

      1. Royal5
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 23 days ago

        Yup. More annoying that Pope missed Fulham.

  28. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    30 points. From 300k yesterday to 670k OR today......and Soucek on my bench. No Son or Kane killed me.

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

      Expected to see WC16 but nope.

      1. Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 23 days ago

        Whats the last man standing cutoff today?

    2. FPL.team
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      26 here but I'm down at 2.5m now so it's already over for me.

      1. Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 23 days ago

        No way, most of the teams in front of us are run by idiots. Im going for top 1k.

    3. Mika-eel
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Salah and Mane to push you up the ranks tomorrow.

  29. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Another horror game week from the lower tiers of hell. Only Vardy hatty can even remotely save my season.

    1. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      No Kane or Son because of the DGW killed me this GW. I didn’t know Satan was a Spurs fan.

  30. Forever In Our Shadow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Big Sam ordering a new sofa for his dugout. They carry on like this he won’t even last as long as he did
    In the England job.

    1. Van der Faart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      They shouldn't have ditched Bilic. They were playing well recently

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 23 days ago

        They are doing what Watford did last season. Sacked a perfectly
        Good manager for no reason.