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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. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Can Arteta just go away..

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Preferred Arsenal coach?

      1. aleksaa2
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Mick McCarthy

      2. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Wenger

      3. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Anyone who doesnt think safety first every single game

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 24 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
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Give Ralf Rangnick the keys to the club

  2. ivantys
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Terrible game. Both sides CS locked.

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Ffs, laca trap

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 24 days ago

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

    • Belli2007
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 24 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
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 24 days ago

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

        1. Belli2007
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 24 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
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Nailed

      3. circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 24 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
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Well know more tomorrow

      4. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

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

    • Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 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
        2 months, 24 days ago

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

    • Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 24 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
        2 months, 24 days ago

        That’s quite a clever idea.
        B D

      2. aleksaa2
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        C D

      3. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        D

      4. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 24 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
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Haha sell to avoid benching him? That's silly

      5. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        D even if he scores 10 goals second half

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

      6. Belli2007
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 24 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 FHXX
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        AD

      8. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 24 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

    • Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

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

      1. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        ..And start injecting it

      2. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 24 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
          2 months, 24 days ago

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

      3. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

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

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Why do sad little doggy?

      4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

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

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 24 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
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Thanks! Have you seen Your Honour?

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              No sir. Any good?

              1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Very good indeed.

    • ivantys
        2 months, 24 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
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Darlow the dinosaur

      • TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

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

      • Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

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

      • OneDennisBergkamp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        ditch one for KDB....

        a) Kane
        b) Son

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Why?

          1. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            You are too late for his assist pts.

            1. OneDennisBergkamp
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

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

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          I just can’t. Ok Kane.

        3. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Son

        4. Chandler Bing
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

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

          1. OneDennisBergkamp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 24 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
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Depends what costs you. Son > KDB free?

        6. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Son

        7. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          A for me

      • Chandler Bing
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 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
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Coming back from injury I think.

        2. aleksaa2
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

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

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            😆

      • Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 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
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Guaranteed as I sold.

        2. ivantys
            2 months, 24 days ago

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

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Does your own affiliation affect your choices?

              1. El Presidente
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 24 days ago

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

              2. ivantys
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  It sure does affect a bit.

              3. Super Saints
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

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

            2. zman575
                2 months, 24 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
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

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

            3. Pedersen
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 24 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
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Nah

              2. wulfrunian
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Still trying to digest the 21 points?

                1. Pedersen
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

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

            4. Canarinha
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 24 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
                2 months, 24 days ago

                They’re not great.

              2. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 24 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
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  Not even glorified any more.

            5. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

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

              1. Revival
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 24 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
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  I think you know. 😉

              2. Original - Wolves Ay We
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 24 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
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  Bugger. Sorry.

            6. Says
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              All I hear when Carragher is on

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

            7. Powers106
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 24 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
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

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

            8. Original - Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 24 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
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Maths isn’t your strong subject is it?

                1. Original - Wolves Ay We
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

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

              2. Shatner's Bassoon
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                I punted on z. TC.

              3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Yes, indeed! Hate to see all these posts.

              4. Shatner's Bassoon
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

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

            9. Wild Rover
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Quality save by Darlow from Laca

            10. Scots Gooner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Boom

              1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Revival

            11. aleksaa2
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Aubaaaa

              1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Yesss

            12. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Auba G

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

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

            14. Cometh The Aouar...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Happy for Auba. One goal could spark a revival

              1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Yes

              2. HMC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

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

            15. Vamos Los Celeste
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Auuuuuuuubaaaa

            16. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              What about that Laca assist!

              1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Sorry. Just saw!

            17. Baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

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

              1. Baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Or maybe I can 😉

            18. Duke Silver ☑
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Arsenal taking the pish with the celebration.

            19. Chenku╰☆╮
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Auba (c) yes delivers. Never in doubt

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

                Should bring you up to 5m then lol

              2. Wild Rover
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                A worthy bottom post

                1. Pumpy Pro
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  All his posts should be automatic bottomed