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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. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Can Arteta just go away..

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

      Preferred Arsenal coach?

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

        Mick McCarthy

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

        Wenger

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

        Anyone who doesnt think safety first every single game

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

      Tuchel should be in their already. Should've been years ago when they failed to fire Wenger and had to end up with Emery.

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

      Give Ralf Rangnick the keys to the club

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

    Terrible game. Both sides CS locked.

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

    Ffs, laca trap

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

      Arsenal are awful. The only asset worth a punt at Arsenal is a member of the bus at the back.

  4. Belli2007
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Zouma looking like he will drop tonight so going to ship.....

    Do we think Stones and Dias are nailed partnership while Laporte is out?

    Already have Dias

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

      Laporte is back and on the bench. Dias/Stones is the first choice CB pairing at City.

      1. Belli2007
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        Thanks, I hadn't realised he was back on the bench.

        Can't argue with their current output.....

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

      Nailed

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

      But was he dropped or just rested? Decent games coming up, who is the nailed centre back replacement and don't say Rudiger is now nailed.

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

        Well know more tomorrow

    4. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Stones will start as striker from now on as they don't have any

  5. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    How does FPL review actually calculate expected rank? Im asking because my expected rank is lower than either my xG, implied odds or massive data expected rank. I guess it give most weight to xG rank but still it doesn't explain it.

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

      Well that’s a pretty amazing coincidence. But I don’t know.

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

    HT poll. Bench two:

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

    * Must play one defender.
    Will ask again at FT to compare the results.

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

      That’s quite a clever idea.
      B D

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

      C D

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

      D

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

      You can't bench TAA. Sell him. Tierney could get a sixer ; Saka and Smith Rowe liable 3's, Son can score any time against anyone.

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

        Haha sell to avoid benching him? That's silly

    5. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      D even if he scores 10 goals second half

      Then It’s very close between A, B and C

    6. Belli2007
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Defender is probably a toss of a coin.....Trent not great at the moment and I think Spurs will score.....

      Would play Saka over Smith Rowe and play Son

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

      AD

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

      Thanks all. I make the results so far to be

      Smith Rowe = 6
      Trent = 1.83
      Tierney = 1.83
      Saka = 1.33
      Son = 0

      Excluding Bushwacker as it was difficult to infer a classification from it

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

    Looks like I picked the wrong day to stop drinking Crystal meth.

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

      ..And start injecting it

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

      If you want to make things easier, you could huff up quite a bit through those horse nostrils

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

        You’re always full of such useful advice. I’ll do it.

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

      Yes, and you are horsie, so you have had probably big doses 🙁

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

        Why do sad little doggy?

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

      Speaking of that.. I'm watching Breaking bad.

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

        If you like Cranston, try Malcolm In The Middle. Was a great show.

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

          Thanks! Have you seen Your Honour?

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

            No sir. Any good?

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

              Very good indeed.

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

    Arsenal have given opposing team's keeper max BP 3 times this season. Darlow 10 pointer incoming.

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

      Darlow the dinosaur

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

    Newcastle last scored away to Arsenal in 2014....

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

    Really should have sold Dallas rather than Holding. Not that that I held him that is.

  11. OneDennisBergkamp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    ditch one for KDB....

    a) Kane
    b) Son

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

      Why?

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

        You are too late for his assist pts.

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

          i've been rotating him with Salah, but i want both now

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

      I just can’t. Ok Kane.

    3. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Son

    4. Chandler Bing
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Depends who else you're removing to complete the moves but probably Kane for me.

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

        i would be doing something like...
        Soucek + Kane > KDB + (fodder) to play 3-5-2
        or
        Son + Soucek > KDB + ESR playing 3-4-3 ESR bench

    5. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Depends what costs you. Son > KDB free?

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

      Son

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

      A for me

  12. Chandler Bing
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Why was Richarlison benched against Wolves? Casual rotation or is he out of favour?

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

      Coming back from injury I think.

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

      Nobody has a place inside that team when Iwobi is healthy.

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

        😆

  13. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Holding garanteed clean sheet as first on my bench.

    The amount of clean sheets I've had stuck first on my bench this season is crazy! The one time I got a defender off the bench it was Justin with 0 lol!

    Last week it was Mitchell with 8
    Week before KWP with 6
    Justin 6
    Lamptey 9
    Justin 6
    KWP 6
    Mitchell 5
    Mitchell 6

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

      Guaranteed as I sold.

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

      Surely not a saints fan if KWP's there twice.

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

        Does your own affiliation affect your choices?

        1. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 9 days ago

          More than you believe... More than you believe...

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

          It sure does affect a bit.

      2. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        Haha away at Burnley when my other defenders had great fixtures and home v Liverpool!

    3. zman575
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 9 days ago

      this literally adds up to terrible decision making. why would you not play holding at home to newcastle and then whine about it.

      1. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        I know dreadful decision making, I should have benched Stones or maybe Coufal!

  14. Pedersen
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Anyone know when Ake will be back for city, and will he take Stones place?

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

      Nah

    2. wulfrunian
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Still trying to digest the 21 points?

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

        Trying to convince myself that karma will come back and take those points

  15. Canarinha
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Arsenal is such a shitty side seriously.

    Not ONE creative soul in the middle.

    Xhaka-Partey... good luck spreading the ball with those magicians

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

      They’re not great.

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

      Not only that but they set out every single game to not concede. Arsenal are a glorified Burnley

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

        Not even glorified any more.

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

    Anyone just see me in that Vinnie Jones deodorant ad? Thought I neighed really well.

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

      What did you do to Vinnie do? He hated the sight of you.

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

        I think you know. 😉

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

      I know that horse actor, stop taking credit for other people's work.

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

        Bugger. Sorry.

  17. Says
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    All I hear when Carragher is on

    *indecipherable* BUH,
    *indecipherable* just.... DEYYYr

  18. Powers106
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    I've got Cancelo so that was a drag he sat on the bench - is it just a rotation thing or is it time to switch to Dias or Stones? Thanks!

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

      Probably just got the odd rotation
      Played very many games recently.

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

    Oh no, why did I choose player x instead of player y. I shouldn't have listened to people on here. That's it, the season's over. Blah, blah, blah

    Seems to be the content of 70% of the posts on here. 😀

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

      Maths isn’t your strong subject is it?

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

        Sounds funnier with 70%, call it artistic license. 😀

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

      I punted on z. TC.

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

      Yes, indeed! Hate to see all these posts.

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

      It's really just the psychology of gambling. The 'almost win'.

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

    Quality save by Darlow from Laca

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

    Boom

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

      Revival

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

    Aubaaaa

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

      Yesss

  23. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Auba G

  24. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    All Leeds aren't we? Well, apart from that Pompey chap

  25. Wild Guus Chase
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Happy for Auba. One goal could spark a revival

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

      Yes

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

      Coincides with Ozil leaving the club
      Maybe that’s what was missing

  26. Vamos Los Celeste
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Auuuuuuuubaaaa

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

    What about that Laca assist!

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

      Sorry. Just saw!

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

    Auba Essential. Can't wait to sell Salah for him!

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

      Or maybe I can 😉

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

    Arsenal taking the pish with the celebration.

  30. Chenku╰☆╮
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Auba (c) yes delivers. Never in doubt

    1. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Should bring you up to 5m then lol

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

      A worthy bottom post

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

        All his posts should be automatic bottomed