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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. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Surely no one with an active team owns Aubameyang?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Highly doubt it this week.

    2. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Nah, nobody sane owns him anyway.

    3. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      2 people in the top 10k own him

      I despair that I’m losing to people with Aubameyang in their team

    4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      I'm sure there's a few

    5. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      My mates cup rival dead team has him perma captain.

  2. Deulofail
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Partey 4.9

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Over priced.

      1. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Currently On for 4.33 points per game that he's played more than 1 half in.

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 23 days ago

          What's that two games?

          1. Deulofail
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            3 including this one

    2. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Partey after Party time

  3. dark91
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Auba g Partey assist

  4. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Any assist ?

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

      Partey

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

    JJS is getting worse

  6. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Auba scores and the FPL crowd goes mild

  7. Daniel - When to BB?
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    WGTA?

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Partey

      1. Daniel - When to BB?
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Thanks

    2. Says
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Partey

  8. Canarinha
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Arteta should triple up the mid with Partey the only deep mid with Rowe-Ceballos pushing forward

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Buses don't work like that.

    2. aleksaa2
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Ceballos is injured

    3. Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Or Buendia 🙂

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Would love him at Villa

        1. aleksaa2
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Villa getting Sanson?

  9. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Arsenal goal no laca or esr involvement

    F off

  10. hullcityfan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    There’s probably more with Newcastle defenders than Auba at this point.

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      One would forget that Newcastle actually have a DGW 🙂

    2. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Surely more Auba. Highrst owned Newcastle defenseive asset is Darlow. 1.3% EO

  11. Daniel - When to BB?
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Plenty ghost teams winning their Cup tie with Auba captain I guess 🙂

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      How did they win the previous rounds?

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Yeah probably managed to squeeze through the high scoring bgw

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Other ghost teams.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Yeah

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

    Need a random NewC goal to bust the CS

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Really really unlikely

      1. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Pen the only hope

      2. Would Ed Woodward
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Newcastle are so bad, I can't believe they have so many points.

  13. Vamos Los Celeste
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    My forwards didnt score a single goal since gw15.

    1. aleksaa2
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      You play 4 5 1 with Benteke?

      1. Vamos Los Celeste
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Nah, Dcl Bamford Wilson.

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Could be the same for me

      1. Vamos Los Celeste
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Sad times.

  14. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Now for an Andy Carroll equaliser and the game can end.

  15. brianutd-why always we? 20
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    4.6 to spend on a GK to sell Meslier. Any ideas please?

  16. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Sacking Rafael for Bruce was a shocking decision

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      *hilarious

    2. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Don't think they sacked him, he wanted out.

    3. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Did they sack Rafa? Anyway Newcastle were horrific to watch under him

      1. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Thought they got rid aye? Maybe not. Either way, they are so horrible to watch. Both these teams are

  17. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Leader of my mini league did son to Aubameyang. He has DCL and no playing bench but decided to make that move and ignore all dgwers. One of the most random transfers but what do I know....he’s in top 5k!

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Sounds stupid
      Stupidity pays off sometimes

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        I was delighted when I saw his move!!

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      If true he is one of only 2 people in the top 10k with Aubameyang

      Does he have any idea what he is doing?

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Why would I make up such a dull story!?

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Ah yes I remember you saying. Right?

  18. Powers106
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    I think my team needs a little tinkering with my 1FT, thanks!

    a) Justin --> Dias/Stones
    b) Zouma --> Dias/Stones
    c) nah, just keep Justin & Zouma

    Martinez (Button)
    Cresswell - Konsa - Zouma - Justin - Cancelo
    Salah - KDB - Son - Soucek - El Ghazi
    Kane - Bamford - Antonio

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      B

    2. Sid1891
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      B

    3. brianutd-why always we? 20
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      B

  19. Chenku╰☆╮
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Wilson blank looks confirmed. I am so happy as my rival owns him

    1. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      I sold him to afford Salah, so goal incoming before coming off in 62nd minute

    2. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      He has another game

    3. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Nearly bought hin in for BB, luckily didn’t with only him, Saka and Holding

  20. Doug McCasual
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 23 days ago

    wilson touched the ball yet?

  21. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Wilson will score a pen, it's coming

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

    Saka G

  23. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Goal

    Arsenal

  24. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Sakaaaaaa

  25. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Saka

  26. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    The 5 people who got Auba in on an FH last GW knew this would happen.

  27. Kellz86
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    SMITH ROWE YOU LEGEND

    1. Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Assist

  28. Cometh The Aouar...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Now why couldn’t Saka do that last GW!? Nonetheless that’s more like it Arsenal!

  29. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Smith Rowe assist

  30. MoSalad
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Smith Rowe pure quality there! Best £4.5m Mid available surely.