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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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  1. Sarri-ball
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    When does the yellow cards become 10. Looking at shaw but worried he on 4.

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      After 19th league game

      1. Sarri-ball
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        So no yellow for shaw on wed will be safe?

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 9 days ago

          Yes

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      I'd be wary of Shaw anyway, could easily be rested for Telles, wouldn't surprise me if the latter starts against Fulham/Sheff Utd and Shaw plays against Liverpool in the cup.

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

    Photos from Villa's training

    Villaspillere tilbake i trening.

    Cash
    Mings
    McGinn
    Grealish
    Martinez
    Barkley
    Elmohamady

    https://twitter.com/FPLVillan/status/1351251025617965057?s=19

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

      Only 7 players available?!

      GAMES OFF!!!!

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Grealish yay!

    3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      I am surprised Grealish was not the super spreader. Or maybe he was.

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

        Barkley was - he brought the infected London Ladies

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

      So Watkins and El Ghazi not seen

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

      Please Ollie get back to training

  3. teneighty
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    I'm glad that Bellerin isn't stinking up my team anymore. That hit for Stones looks even better today.

  4. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Andy Carroll adds a lot of pressure on the long ball

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      He is great in the air but Holding is the most well equipped Arsenal defender to handle that.

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        Where is Kevin Nolan for the knock down?

  5. Old Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Anyone know when the "5 YC and you're banned" is moved to the "10 YC and you're seriously banned" version?

    1. GoonerSteve
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      See above

    2. Sarri-ball
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Asked above after a team has played 19 games

      1. Wild Rover
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        *19 Prem games

  6. Sarri-ball
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Bellerin gota go for

    A) shaw
    B) james
    C) mitchell/ward save the money

    1. Spab
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Tierney?

      Failing that, C, or possibly B.

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

      Depends on your squad and what formation you want to play. Shaw in your 11 or Mitchell as your 5th def

    3. Yes Ndidi
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Don't be put off by the price.
      Mitchell has WH, Wolves, Toon, Leeds, Burnley, Brighton & Fulham next.
      3.9 or not, that's 7 great fixtures.

      1. Sarri-ball
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        Yeah def with fixtures in mind. But is ward safer. Worried by pva

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

        Tempted by Mitchell but don't need a transfer this week, will wait a week.

    4. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      d) Justin

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

    Auba wasting Saka assist 🙁

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

    This is Leeds vs Leeds

    This game could be 5-4

    3 goals for Wilson

    1. Wild Rover
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Joe Linton wouldn’t get a game in Leeds v Leeds

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

        That kid is straight garbage. But that's the best Necastle has

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

    Auba.. massive goal line clearance, wow..

    Thanks from a saka owner..

  10. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Not watching, any goals in this or can I chalk up a laca/esr fail

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

      Goals coming

    2. Wild Rover
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Subs just missed an open goal. There will be goals

      1. The Gambler.
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        Auba missed one too 🙂

        1. Wild Rover
          • 11 Years
          9 months, 9 days ago

          That’s a weird auto correct

    3. jammie26
        9 months, 9 days ago

        Only been watching last 10 mins. Arsenal passing the ball around very well. Created a couple pf chance.

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

      Worst thing for Arsenal would be a Newcastle RC

    5. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Hope Holding can get his head to one of these corners

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

      How many Arsenal fans going to "Visit Rawanda"

      Not on my list of places to visit

      I can be in Miami Beach in 3 hours, eating Latin Food, from my house

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

        I hate Rawanda for what they did in the 90s

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

        Depends on your target audience and Arsenal viewing figures in Africa

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

        Wierd flex at the expense of a whole Country.

    7. The Gambler.
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Why is Decordova-reed not red flagged? He’s had 5 league bookings.

      1. Wild Rover
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        Because nobody cares?

        1. The Gambler.
          • 11 Years
          9 months, 9 days ago

          I do when my ML rival bench boosted with him

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

          My ML rival will, because I bench boosted him.

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

        No need to red flag as he will miss the next game which would have finished before GW20 starts.

      3. Fred54
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        19 games and all that.

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

      If you're inside the goal, jostling with the keeper when the corner is taken, are you offside?

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

        Not if the keeper and another defender is on the line.

        You can't be offside off the pitch.

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

          What if you are part way oveer the line? The corner is never taken from the line, but in-field slightly. And all defenders are on the field, not on the line.

          1. kennethrhcp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            9 months, 9 days ago

            nope not offside

      2. Wild Rover
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        Not if you stay there I’d guess

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

        im pretty sure you cant be offside from a corner (or a goal kick)

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

          Correct! Just googled it.

          1. kennethrhcp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            9 months, 9 days ago

            the goal kick one is great. used to catch a few high lines when younger.

            you'd be surprised how many dont know that rule

        2. Fred54
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 9 days ago

          Yeah this. Pretty basic knowledge.

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

            Wasn't certain myself, but whatever makes you feel good, big man.

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

      Wilson fail or should I wait? 😀

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

      Anyone going with a Rashford Bruno double up? The fixtures are great.

      1. Jimmers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        Rashford not worth it

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

        Got both since BGW18 but probably will get rid the rash soon

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

        looking at Maguire as 2nd united

      4. aleksaa2
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        I am on that now, but will most certainly ship Rashford after SHU for Son. He's not worth it.

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

        Rashford is called Trashford for a reason. He is not very good at football. Can't think of anything worse than getting him in.

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

          Martial?

      6. HonestBlatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        I will. Rashford believer!

    11. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Why is bellerin not playing?

      1. Wild Rover
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        Karma for costing me a shed load of Laca points last time

      2. Lindelol
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        To punish his owners

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

        rotation according to Arteta

      4. Right In The Stanchion
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 9 days ago

        He’s on Gok’s Fashion Fix at 9

      5. Traction Engine Foot
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        Rotation

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

        Pulled an earring.

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

        Working on his documentary

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

      Auba wastes both my mids' assists.

    13. Kryptonite666
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      How did Wilson find its way in my team. Newcastle are so bad.

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        cheap dgwer

        i had on FH last week... that was enough. used to love having him

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

        Newcastle are awful, didn't stop me falling into the ASM trap early in the season do!

      3. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        It rubs the lotion on its skin.

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

      Why can't Auba finish chances off these days?

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        Because he's thinking about it too much.

    15. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Will Newcastle ever score a goal again?

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

        nope

    16. HuthTheMagicDragon
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Nice to hear the Arsenal fans back to full voice tonight in the Emirates

    17. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Auba is the new Fernando Torres.

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

      Who plays up front for Villa if Watkins is out? Is it genuinely 4.3m Keinan Davis who Lateriser brought in and started?!

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        Probably Davis, unless they start Trezeguet on the right and Traore/El Ghazi through the middle.

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

        El Ghazi or Traore could play upfront

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

        What on earth is Lateriser doing this season

      4. HonestBlatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        Any news about Watkins?

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

          Not seen in the training pics

    19. Kryptonite666
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Do we think Wilson will get 4 points in the DGW?

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

        yes if he doesn't pick up a card

    20. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      RANK CHANGE PERCENTAGE is a nice addition in livefpl. Currently mine is 46% what's yours?

      1. Wild Rover
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        83% yesterday

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

          wow

      2. HonestBlatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        -20%

      3. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        50.35%

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

        4% but will be happy with any green arrow as a non KDB owner

      5. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        12.48%

        Underwhelming.

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

        -13%

      7. Fred54
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        22%

      8. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        +27.3 (all chips intact, took -8, 12 to go)

      9. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        -16

    21. COYR
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Really want to get Shaw in but for who?

      A) Justin
      B) KWP
      C) Dallas
      D) Coufal

      Currently learning towards Justin (due to possibly dropping out of the starting 11)...

      1. zon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        Dallas

      2. Boberella
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        C

      3. HonestBlatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        C)

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

          Cheers all, that seems pretty unanimous!

    22. Hryszko
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      What am I watching, how bad has Aubameyang been?

      Looks absolutely awful.

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

        Has played like this majority of the season. Shadow of his former self. Is getting chances but is nowhere near finishing anything.

    23. Vision
        9 months, 9 days ago

        Auba has looked so good since he signed a new contract