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

    Saka goal ESR assist a week late..

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

    Saka and Smith Rowe decide to do it this week!

  3. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    BGW 18 SUCCESSSS

  4. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    GW18 Free Hitters spewing after that Saka G, Smith-Rowe A

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Holding CS would be the cherry on top.

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

      Naw cuz I have ESR now and didn’t on my FH

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

    SMITH ROWE thanks boy

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

    Saka 2nd on my bench 🙁

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

      Smith Rowe 1st on bench 🙁

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

        Say it ain't so,Joe

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

          It's so! Played Tierney ahead of them, so I'll be lived if he loses his cleanie!

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

            (and Bamford)

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

    Smith Rowe get innnn

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

    Saaaaaaaakaaaaaaaaa

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

    lol the commentator... "Mezut who?"

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

    Ahahaha. I promised someone a bj if ESR got a return in this game. Going to have to practice.

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

      think if you're offering that kind of stuff on a fantasy football forum you have more problems than that

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

        They’re mounting up.

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

      None of your big teeth this time pls

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

      Your missus must be happy.

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

        Need someone to hold the camera.

  11. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Deulofail now wishing he had bench boosted......

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

      Yep! 😀

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

        Unfortunately used it in GW1

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

    Anyone notice the execution of Auba's somersault landing was a bit dodgy? Man hasn't scored for so long he's lost the muscle memory

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Also getting old.....

  13. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Season ending goal for non owners....

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

      despite the sarcasm it has actually affected my rank more than i thought. or it could be the clean sheet, not sure

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

        Im not sarcastic... everyone in my leagues have ESR, Saka and Tierney

  14. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    One week too late Tierney and Saka...

  15. Arteta
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    ESRaka duo strikes again hehe

  16. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Bb of son, saka, Bamford and martinez x2 is maybe not as bad as it was looking 5 mins ago..

    Son and Bamford.. epected at least a bit more from them 2!

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

      You aren’t seriously complaining are you?

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

        Does it sound like I was?

        Saying its looking a whole lot better than it did 5 mins ago!

        Whats a good bb? Its normally awful most years for me!

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

    Come on ESR sneak into those BPs!

  18. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Saka and Holding making my bench boost worth while!

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

    (Jinx alert): ESR red card incoming and Newcastle to wipe Arsenal cs

  20. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Would you play Smith Rowe most weeks ?

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

      Ik doe het nu

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

      atleast he is staying in my team for the rest of the season.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Same here

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

      He's my 8th attacker so probably not. Bamford, Antonio, Zaha and Grealish all ahead of him in the pecking order still. I'll definitely be starting him in easy fixtures or if one of my other attackers has a really tough fixture.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Cheers

  21. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Sold Saka and Kane this GW
    I'll just ignored DGWs next time!

  22. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Holding hoooold!

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

    Holding on 3BAPS - HOOOOOLDDDDDD

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

    Andy having a great season. Holding and Saka on bench boost looking good for him

  25. Chilli Heatwave
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Saka and smith rose coming in huge

  26. Al Moon Yeah
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    ESR! Juuuhhuuuuuu!!!

  27. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    now wilson please score or anyone from Newcastle

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

    Holding top of baps lol

  29. Collings
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    That Saka goal has taken me to 100 points with 10 still to play! 😀

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

      Amazing, well done

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

    Arsenal could score a few more here. Looks good for Leeds players next gw unless Bruce gets the sack

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Leeds are so unpredictable though