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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. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 8 hours ago

    Chances Allardyce slips on a bit on snow and breaks his hip and the match is abandoned due to adverse and dangerous conditions for staff and players?

    1. Tcheco
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 8 hours ago

      As slim as a decent post from you

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 7 hours ago

        A large chance then? Thanks

    2. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 7 hours ago

      Are you losing a neuron everyday?

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 7 hours ago

        Seems like a pretty good rate of decay

  2. Tcheco
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 8 hours ago

    Arsenal setting up the trap beautifully with this performance. Will end in tears when Palace beat them next week 🙁

  3. JJeyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 8 hours ago

    Ederson
    Tierney, Dias, Wan Bissaka, Bellerin
    Bruno, Rashford Sterling/KDB, Son, saka
    Kane

    Thoughts on FH draft?

    1. Werner Bremen
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 8 hours ago

      Too much Arsenal defence

      1. JJeyy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 8 hours ago

        one of the best defences in the league

  4. Finding Timo
      7 months, 8 hours ago

      Do you think any chance sterling plays GW18 plus both DGW19?

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

        Of course.

        1. Finding Timo
            7 months, 8 hours ago

            Ok cheers i am now thinking salah to sterling rather than KDB so I can afford Cancelo or Dias

      2. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 8 hours ago

        Would be wonderful if Adams miss game vs Liverpool

      3. Party time
          7 months, 8 hours ago

          Shu & Wba relegated. Who is next?

          1. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 8 hours ago

            Brighton.

            1. Party time
                7 months, 8 hours ago

                Probably Burnley

            2. Meinhoff
              • 9 Years
              7 months, 8 hours ago

              Fulham

              1. Party time
                  7 months, 8 hours ago

                  I think Fulham will survive

              2. pundit of punts
                • 8 Years
                7 months, 8 hours ago

                Fulham

              3. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                7 months, 7 hours ago

                Hopefully Wolves

                1. Party time
                    7 months, 7 hours ago

                    Yeah. I hate Nuno’s tactics this season

              4. Bookkeeper
                • 4 Years
                7 months, 8 hours ago

                Che Adams not spotted in the training pics

                1. Whazza
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  7 months, 8 hours ago

                  McCarthy rumoured to be out a few weeks as well

                  1. Niho992
                    • 2 Years
                    7 months, 8 hours ago

                    whaaaaat

                2. THFC4LIFE
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  7 months, 8 hours ago

                  He injured?

                  1. Bookkeeper
                    • 4 Years
                    7 months, 8 hours ago

                    no idea, someone posted the information on here today, just seen the pics and not spotted, neither was McCarthy.

                    1. THFC4LIFE
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      7 months, 8 hours ago

                      Ok nice one thanks

                    2. HippY
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      7 months, 8 hours ago

                      I'd take Soucek and Meslier points right now!

              5. mikess
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                7 months, 8 hours ago

                Martinez
                Stones, Dias, Kilman
                KDB, Fernandes, Son, El Ghazi
                Kane

                Reckon I can get away with this?

                1. Whazza
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  7 months, 8 hours ago

                  For sure

                2. mr messi
                  • 11 Years
                  7 months, 8 hours ago

                  Yes

                3. mikess
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  7 months, 8 hours ago

                  Cheers all

              6. mr messi
                • 11 Years
                7 months, 8 hours ago

                Saka or El Ghazi for the double?

                1. mr messi
                  • 11 Years
                  7 months, 8 hours ago

                  I meant for the blank week!

                  1. Parsnips
                      7 months, 8 hours ago

                      I’m going saka

                    • mikess
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      7 months, 8 hours ago

                      Saka fixture, El Ghazi pens. Tough one. Saka just based on opponent

                2. The Train Driver
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  7 months, 8 hours ago

                  Blic laughing his ass off at home...

                  1. The Pesci challenge
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    7 months, 7 hours ago

                    With a big fat cheque in his hand

                3. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
                  • 8 Years
                  7 months, 8 hours ago

                  Players playing in just short sleeves cause unnecessary discomfort to those wearing full sleeve. Woke police needed

                  1. badgerboy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    7 months, 8 hours ago

                    Temperature shaming. Should all wear identical kit, boots, gloves and snoods.

                4. Pukki Party
                  • 4 Years
                  7 months, 8 hours ago

                  Last chance to win my cup game is to use the "report offensive team name" button and hope for the best.

                  1. Tcheco
                    • 4 Years
                    7 months, 8 hours ago

                    😀

                  2. Egg noodle
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    7 months, 7 hours ago

                    Hahaha

                  3. Firminoooo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    7 months, 7 hours ago

                    Thank you for the tip. Might need to, he played BB this week.

                5. Parsnips
                    7 months, 8 hours ago

                    Got 1.9itb and will have 1FT for the double gameweek and probably bench boosting. Thoughts on how to use the money and the transfer? Possibly Mitchell out?

                    Johnstone
                    Cancelo Robo Dallas
                    Salah Bruno Raphinha Bowen
                    Kane Bamford DCL

                    Martinez Soucek Coufal Mitchell

                  • Shark Team
                    • 3 Years
                    7 months, 8 hours ago

                    Rank your top 4 teams to keep a clean sheet next gw. Mine are:
                    1) Man City
                    2) Man Utd
                    3) Newcastle
                    4) Arsenal

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

                      Darlow Tierney Cancelo AWB for me next week.

                      1. Scholes Out Forever
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        7 months, 7 hours ago

                        Has to be Dias over Cancelo.

                      2. Shark Team
                        • 3 Years
                        7 months, 7 hours ago

                        Darlow Dias Stones Maguire I think for me

                    2. Pukki Party
                      • 4 Years
                      7 months, 8 hours ago

                      I agree

                    3. Sun Jihai
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      7 months, 7 hours ago

                      Newcastle

                      Others

                  • King Kohli
                    • 8 Years
                    7 months, 8 hours ago

                    Crazy going with Triple City defence from gw 18 onwards?

                    1. Duke Silver ☑
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      7 months, 8 hours ago

                      Yeah, 2 is even quite the risk with the fraud.

                      1. King Kohli
                        • 8 Years
                        7 months, 7 hours ago

                        Will have Konsa & Coufal on the bench as cover though.
                        Dias seems to be nailed while Cancelo and Stones look to be first choice now.

                    2. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 12 Years
                      7 months, 8 hours ago

                      Probably.

                    3. Whazza
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      7 months, 8 hours ago

                      Yes, since they're not nailed on

                    4. Patio Kev
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      7 months, 7 hours ago

                      Bonkers because if one of their midfielders or strikers goes on a hot run then you will always be at least 2 transfers away from getting them in.

                  • Magic Zico
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    7 months, 8 hours ago

                    GW18-20 Son (avl shu LIV) or Rashford (bur liv ful SHU)?

                    1. Whazza
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      7 months, 8 hours ago

                      Rash

                    2. Flair
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      7 months, 8 hours ago

                      Rashford

                    3. Buck The Trent
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      7 months, 8 hours ago

                      Rashy

                    4. Sun Jihai
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      7 months, 7 hours ago

                      Son

                  • Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    7 months, 8 hours ago

                    West Brom lying down for Arsenal and Villa but not City and Liverpool when I captained KDB and Salah, infuriating

                  • Buck The Trent
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    7 months, 8 hours ago

                    Would you use FH or save FH?

                    Martinez
                    Stones Holding
                    KdB Son Bruno Saka
                    Kane (+ Davis)
                    1FT available

                    1. OLEgend
                      • 6 Years
                      7 months, 8 hours ago

                      Save

                    2. KUNingas
                      • 5 Years
                      7 months, 7 hours ago

                      Easy save as you have almost all big hitters

                  • Bobby Digital
                    • 3 Years
                    7 months, 8 hours ago

                    Can't decide between KDB and Sterling, so I will probably get both.

                    PS. Go Holding!

                    1. THFC4LIFE
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      7 months, 7 hours ago

                      Yeah I’m getting Sterling for Salah in 18

                  • KUNingas
                    • 5 Years
                    7 months, 7 hours ago

                    I have two options. I guess I wont BB in GW19 if I will use FH now as it would take -8 to have 15 playing players.

                    A) Play FH in GW18

                    B) Save FH+FT and play this team
                    Martinez
                    Holding, Stones
                    KDB, Bruno, Son, Grealish
                    Brewster

                    Then BB GW19 and take -4 hit (Forster, Grealish, Brewster -> Randolph/Meslier, Soucek, Rodrigo/Antonio).
                    * = SGW players

                    Martinez, Randolp/Meslier
                    Chilwell, Stones, Dallas, Coufal, Holding*
                    Salah, KDB, Bruno, Soucek, Son*
                    Bamford, Adams, Rodrigo/Antonio

                    1. The Pesci challenge
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      7 months, 7 hours ago

                      A

                    2. Buck The Trent
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      7 months, 7 hours ago

                      B

                  • teddypicker
                    • 11 Years
                    7 months, 7 hours ago

                    Anyone share their FH team for gw19? 😀

                    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 12 Years
                      7 months, 7 hours ago

                      Wouldn't be much different to a BB19 team.

                    2. Jon Walter's Hatty
                      • 7 Years
                      7 months, 7 hours ago

                      Darlo
                      Tierney Cancelo AWB Holding
                      Son Rash Bruno kdb sterling
                      Wilson

                      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                        • 7 Years
                        7 months, 7 hours ago

                        Sorry thats 18

                    3. pundit of punts
                      • 8 Years
                      7 months, 7 hours ago

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

                      1. teddypicker
                        • 11 Years
                        7 months, 7 hours ago

                        Looks good, triple wham def could come out v big

                  • Harper (Dallas Season Keepe…
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    7 months, 7 hours ago

                    Kane + Bowen > Martial + Rashford -4
                    or
                    Button > Martinez?

                    either way I'll have 7 players for GW18

                  • Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    7 months, 7 hours ago

                    Hope Holding will be Holding the CS come full time

                    1. Whazza
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      7 months, 7 hours ago

                      Wouldn't be holding my breath

                    2. Forgetmeknot
                      • 2 Years
                      7 months, 7 hours ago

                      I’m holding myself in anticipation

                  • Party time
                      7 months, 7 hours ago

                      Unbelievable season from Aubameyang

                      1. dogtanion
                        • 11 Years
                        7 months, 7 hours ago

                        Age is a terrible thing

                        1. Party time
                            7 months, 7 hours ago

                            Money makes the world go round

                        2. jason_ni
                          • 5 Years
                          7 months, 7 hours ago

                          When I saw him as a mf, I thought I'd be holding him for the season!

                          1. Party time
                              7 months, 7 hours ago

                              Unbelievable. I also thought he would be a great option this season

                        3. Pepeye
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          7 months, 7 hours ago

                          Best quiz question for 2021..who goes down with Sheff Utd and WBA

                          1. The Pesci challenge
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            7 months, 7 hours ago

                            Brighton

                        4. dshv
                          • 4 Years
                          7 months, 7 hours ago

                          Is it worth to do taylor to holding now

                          I will hit the FH button as well

                          Bur to stay with holding in dgw19

                          1. djman102
                            • 12 Years
                            7 months, 7 hours ago

                            Taylor will be back in your team in 19 if you FH.

                            1. dshv
                              • 4 Years
                              7 months, 7 hours ago

                              So i have to do the transfers for gw19 before the deadline ?

                            2. djman102
                              • 12 Years
                              7 months, 7 hours ago

                              If you want Holding long-term, you'll have to transfer him in GW19. Any transfer you make this week will become part of your FH.

                              1. dshv
                                • 4 Years
                                7 months, 7 hours ago

                                Thanks

                        5. pundit of punts
                          • 8 Years
                          7 months, 7 hours ago

                          Podence > Saka sound FT this gw?

                          Arsenal in good form and Podence injured. Or, do I get Neto?

                        6. FC Hakkebøf
                          • 4 Years
                          7 months, 7 hours ago

                          Team for bgw18

                          Martinez
                          Cancelo
                          KDB Fernandes Son
                          DCL Brewster
                          ___
                          Forster BAmford Salah Raphina Balbuena Robertson Dallas

                          Play FH?

                        7. Jersey Boy
                          • 2 Years
                          7 months, 7 hours ago

                          Have been told that McCarthy has returned a positive Covid test