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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. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 27 days 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
      9 months, 27 days ago

      As slim as a decent post from you

      1. Brosstan
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 27 days ago

        A large chance then? Thanks

    2. Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      Are you losing a neuron everyday?

      1. Brosstan
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 27 days ago

        Seems like a pretty good rate of decay

  2. Tcheco
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 27 days 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
    9 months, 27 days ago

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

    Thoughts on FH draft?

    1. Werner Bremen
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      Too much Arsenal defence

      1. JJeyy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 27 days ago

        one of the best defences in the league

  4. Finding Timo
      9 months, 27 days ago

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

      1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        9 months, 27 days ago

        Of course.

        1. Finding Timo
            9 months, 27 days ago

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

      2. Niho992
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 27 days ago

        Would be wonderful if Adams miss game vs Liverpool

      3. Party time
          9 months, 27 days ago

          Shu & Wba relegated. Who is next?

          1. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            9 months, 27 days ago

            Brighton.

            1. Party time
                9 months, 27 days ago

                Probably Burnley

            2. Meinhoff
              • 9 Years
              9 months, 27 days ago

              Fulham

              1. Party time
                  9 months, 27 days ago

                  I think Fulham will survive

              2. pundit of punts
                • 8 Years
                9 months, 27 days ago

                Fulham

              3. Brosstan
                • 7 Years
                9 months, 27 days ago

                Hopefully Wolves

                1. Party time
                    9 months, 27 days ago

                    Yeah. I hate Nuno’s tactics this season

              4. Bookkeeper
                • 4 Years
                9 months, 27 days ago

                Che Adams not spotted in the training pics

                1. Whazza
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  9 months, 27 days ago

                  McCarthy rumoured to be out a few weeks as well

                  1. Niho992
                    • 3 Years
                    9 months, 27 days ago

                    whaaaaat

                2. THFC4LIFE
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  9 months, 27 days ago

                  He injured?

                  1. Bookkeeper
                    • 4 Years
                    9 months, 27 days 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
                      9 months, 27 days ago

                      Ok nice one thanks

                    2. HippY
                      • 11 Years
                      9 months, 27 days ago

                      I'd take Soucek and Meslier points right now!

              5. mikess
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                9 months, 27 days 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
                  9 months, 27 days ago

                  For sure

                2. mr messi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  9 months, 27 days ago

                  Yes

                3. mikess
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  9 months, 27 days ago

                  Cheers all

              6. mr messi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                9 months, 27 days ago

                Saka or El Ghazi for the double?

                1. mr messi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  9 months, 27 days ago

                  I meant for the blank week!

                  1. Parsnips
                    • 1 Year
                    9 months, 27 days ago

                    I’m going saka

                  2. mikess
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    9 months, 27 days ago

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

              7. The Train Driver
                • 6 Years
                9 months, 27 days ago

                Blic laughing his ass off at home...

                1. The Pesci challenge
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  9 months, 27 days ago

                  With a big fat cheque in his hand

              8. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
                • 8 Years
                9 months, 27 days 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
                  9 months, 27 days ago

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

              9. Pukki Party
                • 4 Years
                9 months, 27 days 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
                  9 months, 27 days ago

                  😀

                2. Egg noodle
                  • 11 Years
                  9 months, 27 days ago

                  Hahaha

                3. Firminoooo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  9 months, 27 days ago

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

              10. Parsnips
                • 1 Year
                9 months, 27 days 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

              11. Shark Team
                • 4 Years
                9 months, 27 days 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
                  • 8 Years
                  9 months, 27 days ago

                  Darlow Tierney Cancelo AWB for me next week.

                  1. Scholes Out Forever
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    9 months, 27 days ago

                    Has to be Dias over Cancelo.

                  2. Shark Team
                    • 4 Years
                    9 months, 27 days ago

                    Darlow Dias Stones Maguire I think for me

                2. Pukki Party
                  • 4 Years
                  9 months, 27 days ago

                  I agree

                3. Sun Jihai
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  9 months, 27 days ago

                  Newcastle

                  Others

              12. King Kohli
                • 9 Years
                9 months, 27 days ago

                Crazy going with Triple City defence from gw 18 onwards?

                1. Duke Silver ☑
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  9 months, 27 days ago

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

                  1. King Kohli
                    • 9 Years
                    9 months, 27 days 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
                  9 months, 27 days ago

                  Probably.

                3. Whazza
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  9 months, 27 days ago

                  Yes, since they're not nailed on

                4. Patio Kev
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  9 months, 27 days 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.

              13. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                9 months, 27 days ago

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

                1. Whazza
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  9 months, 27 days ago

                  Rash

                2. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  9 months, 27 days ago

                  Rashford

                3. Buck The Trent
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  9 months, 27 days ago

                  Rashy

                4. Sun Jihai
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  9 months, 27 days ago

                  Son

              14. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                9 months, 27 days ago

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

              15. Buck The Trent
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                9 months, 27 days ago

                Would you use FH or save FH?

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

                1. OLEgend
                  • 7 Years
                  9 months, 27 days ago

                  Save

                2. KUNingas
                  • 5 Years
                  9 months, 27 days ago

                  Easy save as you have almost all big hitters

              16. Bobby Digital
                • 4 Years
                9 months, 27 days 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
                  9 months, 27 days ago

                  Yeah I’m getting Sterling for Salah in 18

              17. KUNingas
                • 5 Years
                9 months, 27 days 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
                  9 months, 27 days ago

                  A

                2. Buck The Trent
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  9 months, 27 days ago

                  B

              18. teddypicker
                • 12 Years
                9 months, 27 days ago

                Anyone share their FH team for gw19? 😀

                1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 12 Years
                  9 months, 27 days ago

                  Wouldn't be much different to a BB19 team.

                2. Jon Walter's Hatty
                  • 8 Years
                  9 months, 27 days ago

                  Darlo
                  Tierney Cancelo AWB Holding
                  Son Rash Bruno kdb sterling
                  Wilson

                  1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                    • 8 Years
                    9 months, 27 days ago

                    Sorry thats 18

                3. pundit of punts
                  • 8 Years
                  9 months, 27 days ago

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

                  1. teddypicker
                    • 12 Years
                    9 months, 27 days ago

                    Looks good, triple wham def could come out v big

              19. Harper (No more Penandes)
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                9 months, 27 days ago

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

                either way I'll have 7 players for GW18

              20. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                9 months, 27 days ago

                Hope Holding will be Holding the CS come full time

                1. Whazza
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  9 months, 27 days ago

                  Wouldn't be holding my breath

                2. Forgetmeknot
                  • 2 Years
                  9 months, 27 days ago

                  I’m holding myself in anticipation

              21. Party time
                  9 months, 27 days ago

                  Unbelievable season from Aubameyang

                  1. dogtanion
                    • 12 Years
                    9 months, 27 days ago

                    Age is a terrible thing

                    1. Party time
                        9 months, 27 days ago

                        Money makes the world go round

                    2. jason_ni
                      • 5 Years
                      9 months, 27 days ago

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

                      1. Party time
                          9 months, 27 days ago

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

                    3. Pepeye
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      9 months, 27 days ago

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

                      1. The Pesci challenge
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        9 months, 27 days ago

                        Brighton

                    4. dshv
                      • 4 Years
                      9 months, 27 days 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
                        9 months, 27 days ago

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

                        1. dshv
                          • 4 Years
                          9 months, 27 days ago

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

                        2. djman102
                          • 12 Years
                          9 months, 27 days 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
                            9 months, 27 days ago

                            Thanks

                    5. pundit of punts
                      • 8 Years
                      9 months, 27 days ago

                      Podence > Saka sound FT this gw?

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

                    6. FC Hakkebøf
                      • 4 Years
                      9 months, 27 days ago

                      Team for bgw18

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

                      Play FH?

                    7. Jersey Boy
                      • 3 Years
                      9 months, 27 days ago

                      Have been told that McCarthy has returned a positive Covid test