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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. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    FFS picks: Lamptey, Cancelo, Raphinha
    Casual picks: Justin, Stones, Saka

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

    Start Saka or Dallas next week?

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

      Saka man

      Dallas is good but Saka is a great player on a flying team

  3. Parsnips
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Saka close to an assist there

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

      My FH going well

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

        Last week: 48
        This week: 60+

        🙁

        Higher scores out there with Stones, others etc.

    • Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Krafth is going to have nightmares about today

      My fine rank is being crushed by this miserable week. Why-Oh-Why did I pick Soucek over Saka. The silly DGW!

      Why did I keep a garbage man like Wilson. Should have taken a hit for Antonio. Only for the DWG!

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Wilson is referred to as 'it'.

    • Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      This is the only time I will ever cheer for a Callum Wilson goal

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

      Well Holding could be somewhat annoying, started Dallas over him.

    • Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Let no one say this is a good Arsenal performance. Newcastle are abysmal . . . midfielders just ball watching while Saka idles up the pitch totally unmarked.

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

        I wish Newcastle were relegated. This team is just horrible for the sport.

        (1) Bad play
        (2) Ugly uniforms
        (3) Ugly name

        Newcastle, please just quit and go away.

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Didn´t benc boost with Martinez, Saka, Tierney and Mitchell on the bench.

      Horror show for me.

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

      I am just glad Wilson blanking

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

        I m not...

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

      Some good value players emerging for 2nd wc. Holding and rudiger at 4.5

    • Atimis
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Worth considering Cancelo to Stones?

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

        You might regret this imo

      2. Feanor
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Cancelo culture gone mad.

      3. Atimis
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Or maybe Robo to Stones and double with Cancelo?

      4. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 23 days ago

        One is seemingly nailed.

    • Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Holding needs a rest

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        All players not in my team need a rest.

        1. Wild Rover
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Even on a cs with 15 minutes to go?

    • Finding Timo
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Hi is KDB essential next few weeks?

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

          compared to Saka?

          1. Finding Timo
              3 months, 23 days ago

              Salah?!

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

            Yes

            1. Finding Timo
                3 months, 23 days ago

                Cheers i think so too even if means dumping salah

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

              As essential as it gets given he plays WBA, Sheffield Utd and Burnley

              1. Finding Timo
                  3 months, 23 days ago

                  Yep great fixtures and Man City finally looking like getting goals

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

                    KDB will be rested in the cup too!

                    1. Finding Timo
                        3 months, 23 days ago

                        So salah to KDB makes sense ?

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

                Newcastle are such a poor team.

                Will stick with triple Leeds for the next GW I think.

              3. Feanor
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 23 days ago

                Took out Holding and Saka (and Kane) on my FH for DGW players

                Oh well, get them back next week.

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

                Saka several key passes but bps not moving?

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

                Can't believe I benched Holding for Dier. Nearly changed it last minute as well but then switched back.

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

                  Ma ne brini, primice ga i Arsenal.

                  1. RedGunPowder
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 23 days ago

                    Neče moči ove noći

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

                Why didnt you do this last week Bukayo

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

                WC GW 18 keeps on giving in dgw 19 - 84 points with 12 players left incl c

                1. Original - Wolves Ay We
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 23 days ago

                  You should change your name to Ramajammy.

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

                    This GW, but not the season so far in general 😉

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

                  Pretty sure most have their captain left rofl

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

                    Yes, just meant that 12 players are actually 11 with c counting as 2 🙂

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

                  same

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

                    Congrats!

              8. Original - Wolves Ay We
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 23 days ago

                A) Salah and Soucek
                B) Vardy and Grealish

                Which pair for GW;s 20-24?

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

                Newcastle goal never happening is it. They are so bad

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

                ESR looks so confident on the ball

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

                  Crisp passing, although Newcastle completely MIA

              11. Fudgy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 23 days ago

                Wow down 15k places because of this game

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

                Salvaging the fact a Stones owning rival has played a Bench Boost with Steer/Dallas/Wilson/Mitchell.

              13. ...al
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 23 days ago

                Played Bamford over Holding oops >.

              14. That Was Easy!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 23 days ago

                Saka and Holding for a hit 🙂

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

                  This week? Hella risky given the DGWs but fair play.

                  1. That Was Easy!
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 23 days ago

                    OUT for a hit 🙂

                    1. That Was Easy!
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 23 days ago

                      Probably a 22+ point swing given that James didn't start and El Ghazi might have COVID

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

                      OOOOOOH

                      Damn!

                2. ...al
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 23 days ago

                  Well done

                  Been on that holding train a while

                  So fruitful

                  1. That Was Easy!
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 23 days ago

                    I didn't include "out" totally ruined myself with those transfers.

                    1. ...al
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 23 days ago

                      Silver lining

              15. onceuponatyne
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 23 days ago

                Bruce is so s**t he should run for PM

                1. Wild Rover
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 23 days ago

                  I’d put money on him being a Labour Party member and therefore no chance

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

                Amazing how many foul throws come from Arsenal fullbacks

              17. BenDavies
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 23 days ago

                Really hope Johnstone plays tomorrow

                1. Granville
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 23 days ago

                  he played last night. 21 points

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

                    hilarious...