747
Dugout Discussion

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.

Check your latest FPL rank LIVE on LiveFPL.net every Gameweek

747 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 12 days ago

    I feel like I’ve not been here long enough for a play up Pompey

    1. Jealous Viper
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Why exactly do people say this. Keep seeing it on here

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Yeah, I get a a bit tired of it, I must admit

      2. Pacer.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        I don't know but it's got much more fun since the backlash

      3. Reedy
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Sounds like an in-joke we're not in on. I'm sure it gets more hilarious with each retelling, whatever it is.

        1. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          Google it

        2. Pacer.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          the joke is that there is no joke. it was done by the much loved and missed poster Tamagotchi Massacre purely as a Pompey fan. but for some reason got noticed this year and kind of got funnier because every single time someone pops up to ask what the joke is. also people getting aggro about it is pretty funny tbh

          1. Reedy
            • 11 Years
            9 months, 12 days ago

            That explains it, thanks!

          2. Jealous Viper
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 12 days ago

            Well by all means, Play Up Pompey then

        3. Pumpy
          • 12 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          It's no joking matter mate. I am actually starting a campaign to bring back ' first' posts. It's that bad

          1. Reedy
            • 11 Years
            9 months, 12 days ago

            haha, strewth

  2. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    F--- this

    Didn't use bench boost and now Saka and Tierney are gonna haul!

    Mark my words.

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Why would you not BB

    2. Team Bobcat
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Nothing guaranteed

  3. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Me and the 3 people in the top 10k with ESR, Tierney and Saka must be very excited right now.

    Yes, in fact, I am!

    1. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Oh I just remembered I benched Saka and ESR with no BB 🙁

    2. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      May not be in the 10k for much longer then eh

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        I'm at 1.5m

    3. GoonerSteve
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      I've got ESR.

      Dreaming of a haul. Would be a decent differential.

  4. DK_13
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Does it look like an under or over 2.5 game?

    1. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      5-1 Arsenal

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      3-1 Arsenal

      1. StayoutheSpiceZone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        0-1 Newcastle

    3. Brehmeren
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      0-0

    4. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      2-3 Arsenal

      Newcastle is gonna make this fun, but Arsenal will have more fun

    5. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Under 2.5

    6. JJO
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      1-1

  5. Syd.
    • 12 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Got Bellerin in for GW16

    GW16 = 6 points
    GW17 he gets booked and subbed off on 56 minutes Arsenal goes on to get a Clean sheet = 0 Points
    GW18 Played FH got rid of Bellerin for Teirney... Teirney didn't start & Bellerin got 8 Points
    GW19 He gets benched

    1. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      I've had a lot of issues with Arse defence this season. I've owd Gabriel, Tierney, Bellerin and Holding, and never at the right time, if there is one 😀

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      That is some bad luck!

  6. Kryptonite666
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    All I want for January is a Wilson brace !

  7. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Play up Pompey

    1. Pacer.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      One day the whole first page of every article will just say PLAY UP POMPEY

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        and rightly so

        1. Shark
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          Agreed.

  8. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Here is a post of someone going through the villa players social media. You may find it useful and come to a conclusion

    https://twitter.com/FPLStevo/status/1349706884530515969?s=19

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Cheers, I've grealish Martinez and Watkins so any news is welcome.

  9. Buck The Trent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    regretted playing Dallas ahead of Saka .. swayed by the remote possibility of Soton-Shrewburry being canceled

  10. HollywoodXI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Had a dream last night Saka scored a brace. Dream or premonition?

    #sakaowner

    1. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Cheese

  11. Little Red Lacazette
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    After blanking during the FH week for many, Arsenal will tear it up and score big.

    1. djman102
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Following the lead of McGoldrick and Sterling.

      1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        And Gundogan.

  12. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Joelinton goal to nil please.

  13. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Quite enjoying Gary Neville's analysis of Man Utd there.

    1. The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Yeah I thought he was on the button with it. Whereas Jamie Carragher was simply getting higher pitched by the minute.

    2. RECKLESS
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Any link mate or was it post match Liv vs Manutd?

  14. Kane and Ablett
    9 months, 12 days ago

    On a whim I took a hit to bring ESR for Romeu for my bench boost .... I mean he’s averaging more than four points a game and this is Steve Bruce’s Toon army after all

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      I’d love him to do well.

  15. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Time to find out if my Wilson to Antonio switch makes the most sense of anything I've done all season?

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Well, except Stones in for gw15.

  16. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Bench two:

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

    Will ask again at half time then after the game to compare the results 😀

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      A and B

    2. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      One of the defenders has to play

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        C then and A

    3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Two from BCD

    4. Sid1891
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      DB

    5. Yes Ndidi
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      A, and flip a coin for C&D.

    6. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      CD

    7. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Cheers all. Results so far

      Saka = 3
      Smith Rowe = 3
      Trent = 2
      Tierney = 2
      Son = 0

    8. RECKLESS
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      C and D....too much arsenal love is bad as they very inconsistent

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        And very cheap 🙂

    9. JeGro
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      BD for me. The other 3 are attacking minded and all involved in setpieces.

      And if Ings should be fit, smaller chance for arsenal clean sheet imo

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks Jegro. Though I'd say they are all very attack-minded, with Trent potentially the least so against rivals (certainly against United he wasn't very dagerous).

    10. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Smith Rowe = 5
      Saka = 4
      Trent = 2
      Tierney = 3
      Son = 0

      Thanks again. I'll see how people feel at HT 😀

      1. Yeboah Power XI
        • 12 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        My guess is that if ESR blanks c’ n est soir; he’ll take a rest next game. Strong performance though, he’s in the starting 11 and I’d play him.

  17. Fuddled FC
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    I know its too early but would you do the following now before price rise?

    Phillips > Mitchel

    It would allow me to do Balbuena > Holding next game week

  18. Shatner's Bassoon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Swapped Saka -> Soucek for DGW. Tell me I won't regret it.

    1. RECKLESS
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      I am gonna remove Soucek for Son aftergw 20...

  19. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    73 points with 12 to go.

    Due to bgw I've got Holding, Saka and Lacacette playing tonight.

  20. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Bench two:

    A. Holding
    B. Clark
    C. Mitchell
    D. Targett
    E. Coufal

  21. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    I’ll take a 1-1

    Almiron G, Longstaff A
    Cedric G, D. Luiz A

    Thanks 😉

  22. OneMan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Have Justin Stones Dias and Coufal.

    What other good defender could I get for the next 8 games below 4.4M

    1. Yes Ndidi
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Mitchell, like the rest of us.

    2. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Mitchell and save

    3. Sid1891
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Mitchell

    4. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Think you have good 4 so I would probably get Mitchell as bench cover and invest . 5 more in attack

      1. OneMan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks. That’s pretty conclusive then.

    5. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Mitchell

    6. TKC07
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Mitchel before price rise

  23. CroatianHammer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Martinez, Grealish, Cash, McGinn, Mings, Barkley all confirmed in training. Let's assume ElMo too since confirmation came via some of his insta pix

    1. gart888
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Great news!

  24. RECKLESS
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Amad Diallo touted generational talent now at global club Manutd....no pressure :p

    1. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      1. C. Ronaldo
      2. Bebe
      3. Linardhino
      ??

      1. RECKLESS
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Lol Lingard and Bebe were never considered talented.. Think he is of Martial level but can go either was as Atlanta dint rate him enough to play regularly...Hope Ole gambles him in one of easy matches after Liverpool as Right wing has been biggest weaklink followed by CB albeit one match wonder by Lindelof...

        1. Lindelol
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          Yep Martial Level is reasonable to say

    2. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Seems like a fraud to me.

      If he was actually good. Why no minutes at Atalanta?

      Atalanta is basically Fulham level talent. He could not break into the squad there?

  25. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Tierney haul incoming

  26. gart888
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    a) Salah, Grealish, Che Adams
    b) Son, Kane, Smith-Rowe

    1. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      B. But might need to bench one of Son or Kane against Pool.

      1. Fred54
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        ??

    2. TKC07
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      A

    3. RECKLESS
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      I think decide after Salah vs Burnley. Liv still have second highest penalties at 5 compared to Fernandes 6 so looks gamble to go without Salah

  27. OneMan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Anybody tempted by a WC this week ?

    1. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Nope, feel pretty settled for once

    2. gart888
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      I'm tempted by a WC every week, but I know it would be better to save it for the big BGW/DGW coming later.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        I'd love a wild card every week...

        But i seem to score best by holding fire.

    3. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Why would you do that?

    4. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Should have WCed in GW18...

  28. The 12th Man
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Up the TOON!

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Go on Newcastle!

      They need some points.

  29. RECKLESS
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Which looks better
    1) Grealish to Son
    2) Robbo + Soucek to Shaw + Son
    Still unsure I can go without Liv defence for moody Manutd defence

    1. RECKLESS
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      But Grealish has amazing matches post dgw

    2. elwardio
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      B

  30. Pedersen
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Waited for fpl all day just to realize i have no playing players tonight.... Time to get a life i guess

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      This!

      Are you locked down where you are?

    2. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      if you only realised you didn't have players tonight right now then you definitely do have a life. people with no lives like myself knew they had no playing players about a week ago 😀