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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. Parsnips
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Finally broke 100k if holding keeps his clean sheet. Feels good

  2. fedolefan
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    FH this week and so no Holding playing for me. What an amateur move and a disgusting way to reward three clean sheets in a row from big Rob.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Only playing once so . . .

  3. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Holding hold those 3 baps...

  4. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    I've seen 2 foul throws in 2 days. Will never happen again. Make a wish!

    1. aleksaa2
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Watch Arsenal games. Bellerin makes 3 per match.

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Holy Moly, never in my life have I got that lucky

  5. Kellz86
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    ESR 1 BP hold!

  6. Major League Shocker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Holding is getting 3 baps for doing what exactly?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Falling over?

    2. Ejaaz11
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      passing it around the back to luiz

    3. Granville
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      He isn't

  7. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Auba goal cedric a

  8. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Aubbaaaaa, but did it go out?

  9. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Auba G
    Cedric A

  10. Tic Tacs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 20 days ago

    I cannot remember the last time I made a good decision in FPL, Saka on my bench and scoring more than any of my other players! Lost around 40-50 points in the last month just by wrong 50/50 choices, very frustrating.

  11. Kellz86
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Auba brace denied

    1. Kellz86
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Oh they rules it in

  12. Wild Guus Chase
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    That will stand

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Clearly out. LOL

  13. Chenku╰☆╮
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Auba was the dgw pick guys

  14. Do I Not Like Orange
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Obamayang is back.

  15. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    People told me to sell Auba... tired of listening to people on here

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Leave then

    2. Wild Guus Chase
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Play your own game then Bross

    3. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      It's alright for you, people on here convinced me to get a Newcastle defender.

      1. Al Moon Yeah
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Never ever get a Newcastle defender. No matter how "easy" the fixtures look on paper. They only keep clean sheets randomly against big teams.

    4. Hect.OR 98th
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Why bother with an FPL team if you're not going to manage it yourself?

    5. Clintymints
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Meh

      Even with this brace I don’t want him in my team

    6. seanie3
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Don’t use the site then

    7. Kellz86
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Auba not playing NEW every week

    8. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      When was this, gw3?

  16. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    *checks who plays Newcastle next*

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Bam Bam

  17. Bushwhacker
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    United-esque VAR . . .

  18. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    That's holding off 3 baps, noooo

  19. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Ffs I knew I'd end up regretting selling Auba on my GW3 Wildcard

  20. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Bye bye Holding baps 😀

  21. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Get something Tierney!

  22. Gobigorgohome
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    looks like out of cup with cup rival Cap Auba FFS

    he has only 4 DGWers and I was Laughing

  23. Lindelol
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    finally Holding on zero baps. Thanks God

  24. umerlfc
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Andy having a great season
    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/40/event/19

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Good for him!

  25. Baps hunter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

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

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      LOL

  26. EDUARDO DA SILVA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Lucky Auba, never seen striker/winger without tehnique like him.

  27. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    That Auba goal turned my red arrow into a green one and I don't even own him.

  28. Bushwhacker
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Good news is people will bring in Arsenal assets based on Newcastle capitulating since going 1-0 down.

  29. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Newcastle are going down

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      If they keep Bruce ; for sure.