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Tierney returns for Arsenal as Newcastle select three FPL forwards

Kieran Tierney (£5.4m) is back for Arsenal following the muscle problems that plagued him in Blank Gameweek 18.

The left-back missed the 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace which Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£4.6m) collected a clean sheet from.

But Mikel Arteta draws on Tierney once again while Hector Bellerín (£5.1m) finds himself on the bench this time as Cédric (£4.6m) makes his first Premier League start of the season.

The Arsenal boss has opted for consistency in the centre-back positions though, selecting David Luiz (£5.4m) and Rob Holding (£4.5m) together for the second successive Premier League match.

The latter has now featured from the beginning in 12 of the last 13 FPL Gameweeks.

Thomas Partey (£4.9m) also makes a welcome return in his first Premier League start since Gameweek 11.

Tierney’s comeback is also good news for owners of Bukayo Saka (£5.3m), who deputised at left-back in the second half against Palace.

The FPL midfielder is stationed on the right-hand side of Arsenal’s attacking midfield once again, joined in the front-four by the usual suspects Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.3m), Emile Smith Rowe (£4.5m) and Alexandre Lacazette (£8.3m).

Steve Bruce has delivered, as much is possible, on his commitment to name a more attacking side.

Callum Wilson (£6.6m) is paired-up front with Andy Carroll (£5.2m) while Miguel Almirón (£5.6m) and Joelinton (£5.7m) are set to provide some width.

Arsenal XI (3-4-3): Leno; Tierney, Holding, D Luiz, Cedric; Partey, Xhaka; Aubameyang, Smith Rowe, Saka; Lacazette.

Newcastle United XI (4-4-2): Darlow; Lewis, Clark, Lascelles, Krafth; Joelinton, M Longstaff, Shelvey, Almirón; Carroll, Wilson.

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747 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Sir Alex Telles.
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Auba 2 goals, 37 baps, Kane one goals yesterday, 40+ baps. Make it make sense.

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Midfielder

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        And this! Forgot he was a midfielder lol

    2. Van der Faart
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Kane is a better all round footballer and is more involved in the game

    3. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Big chances missed for Auba, Kane big chances created I would guess

    4. dark91
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Different position + deductions from Auba for his misses

    5. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Kane created lots of chances, Aubameyang missed big chance

    6. Sir Alex Telles.
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Midfielder striker arguments makes sense though.

    7. Bada Bing
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Normal rules don't apply to Kane, FA's and EPL's golden boy. I'm surprised he didn't get credited with a couple of goals from this match...

      1. Van der Faart
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Weird comment

    8. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      The mystery behind baps and how they're allocated in FPL is one of its biggest frustrations.

      There's been several times this season where they've defied any kind of logic.

      1. Sir Alex Telles.
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Bunford gets plenty handed to him for missing sitters.

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Midfielder and clean sheet.

    9. onceuponatyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Probably cos it was against Bruce's NUFC - and therefore it's worth less. Most primary school sides would demolish these chumps.

  2. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Got to love the Tierney, Saka, Smith-Rowe deliver the GW after people free-hitted them in.

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Sums up the season nicely. Always almost right.

    2. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Tierney and ESR sat on my bench after WC but might play them v a weakened Soton

  3. Daniel - When to BB?
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Great result for bench boosters

    1. Daniel - When to BB?
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Looks like it was the right week . So many CSs and predictable results

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Lots had 2 or 3 Leeds

      2. WE GO FOR IT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        If you went with Arsenal though. Those who went with Leeds, Neto, Johnstone, etc are hurting.

    2. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      My bench has 4 points so far..

      Johnstone Bamford Raphinha targett

  4. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Pathetic from Newcastle once again.

  5. brianutd-why always we? 20
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Andy is on a big score already 90 with full team to play again

    1. Daniel - When to BB?
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      That is what WC is for

    2. Al Moon Yeah
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      At the expense of a wild card, but well played. He certainly knows how to time his chips.

    3. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Everything has gone his way so far this season

  6. Sir Alex Telles.
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Holding held. Outperfoming Trashford on my team.

  7. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Bench boost has been decent so far:

    Areola (3) - Awb (6) - Holding (6) - Wood (2)

    1. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Hoping for Areola 7 saves including pen on Wednesday!

  8. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Oh well, 12 BB points, I'll take that thank you

  9. Van der Faart
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Dont see Newcastle winning another game this season, let alone getting more than 10 more points this season.

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      They’ll probably sack Bruce

  10. Sid1891
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    23 all out BB
    Can’t complain
    At least something went as planned

  11. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Bottomed

    Who would you start from this lot?

    A. Raphinha (new)
    B. Targett (bur)
    C. Coufal (cry)
    D. Soucek (cry)

    Probably A after seeing newcastle perform woefully again.

    1. Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      A

    2. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      A easily

  12. Deulofail
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    FT poll. Bench two:

    A) Trent (tot)*
    B) Tierney (sou)*
    C) Saka (sou)
    D) Smith Rowe (sou)
    E) Son (LIV)

    * Must play at least one defender.
    Will compare to the results from HT and before the game start.

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      I’d bench A and D

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        BD 😉

      2. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Thanks I'll count your vote on my new post on the new article 🙂

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      has to play trent or no point having him.

      e ...seriously ????

      1. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        I don't rsee the logic in that. If you had to bet, who do you think will score more out of A & B?

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          sorry didnt mean to be cheeky. players like taa are fixture proof imo so just play him.

          1. Deulofail
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            So you think he's likely to score more than Tierney against Southampton? 😉 Just say it if it's trie haha

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              he ll score more, quote me on that 😉

              1. Deulofail
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Thanks. Have someone to credit now 🙂

    3. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      E shouldn't be on that list

  13. Sir Alex Telles.
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Rob Holding over the last 4 weeks

    10, 9, 6, 6

    31 pts in 4 gameweeks, boy are you not entertained?

  14. Baps hunter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Lesson learned: Bad team after covid with no form, away match and no audience = carnage.

  15. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Mitchell and ESR are bench gold

  16. jammie26
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Is smith rowe a must for the 5th midfield spot at 4.5mil?

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        you bet

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Yes. Got him at 4.4. What a bargain.

    • Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Thanks for preventing my bench boost from being a complete failure Holding.

      10 points with Johnstone possibly to come. Whoopee.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        10 points too.

        1. Daniel - When to BB?
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          15+ is a success for BB imo so you are close

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Yey 16 pts so far with 2x Martinez and 1x Creswell to go

    • Daniel - When to BB?
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Bench one:

      Dallas Salah Soucek

      1. Daniel - When to BB?
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Currently Dallas but seeing how terrible are Newcastle thinking of benching Salah

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Salah? No man, 12.5m wasted

    • Finding Timo
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Hi play 3 of this 5? A) stones b) Dallas c) coufal d) Justin e) holding ? A, c & d?!

      • Hryszko
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        How's everyone's BB going? I'm on 13 with Anguissa & Coufal to play again...

      • The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        These moves worth it?

        Son & Wilson => Rowe & Kane

      • AMBELLINA PRISE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 28 days ago

        I am in love with Saka. There I said it..

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Is he going to replace Soucek in people's team?

          1. AMBELLINA PRISE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Much much more potential for points. He could have gotten an assist today as well if Aubameyang hadn't pull a Werner..