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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
      2 months, 28 days ago

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

    • fedolefan
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 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
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Only playing once so . . .

    • Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Holding hold those 3 baps...

    • Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

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

      1. aleksaa2
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Watch Arsenal games. Bellerin makes 3 per match.

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

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

    • Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      ESR 1 BP hold!

    • Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Holding is getting 3 baps for doing what exactly?

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Falling over?

      2. Ejaaz11
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        passing it around the back to luiz

      3. Granville
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        He isn't

    • _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Auba goal cedric a

    • Danno - Emre Canada
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Aubbaaaaa, but did it go out?

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Auba G
      Cedric A

    • Jp2020
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 28 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.

    • Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Auba brace denied

      1. Kellz86
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Oh they rules it in

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

      That will stand

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Clearly out. LOL

    • Chenku╰☆╮
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Auba was the dgw pick guys

    • Do I Not Like Orange
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Obamayang is back.

    • Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

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

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Leave then

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

        Play your own game then Bross

      3. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

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

        1. Al Moon Yeah
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 28 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
        2 months, 28 days ago

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

      5. ...al
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Meh

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

      6. seanie3
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Don’t use the site then

      7. Kellz86
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Auba not playing NEW every week

      8. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        When was this, gw3?

    • Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      *checks who plays Newcastle next*

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Bam Bam

    • Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 28 days ago

      United-esque VAR . . .

    • Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      That's holding off 3 baps, noooo

    • Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

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

    • Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Bye bye Holding baps 😀

    • Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Get something Tierney!

    • Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      looks like out of cup with cup rival Cap Auba FFS

      he has only 4 DGWers and I was Laughing

    • Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      finally Holding on zero baps. Thanks God

    • umerlfc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

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

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Good for him!

    • Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

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

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 28 days ago

        LOL

    • EDUARDO DA SILVA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

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

    • Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

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

    • Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 28 days ago

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

    • Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Newcastle are going down

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 28 days ago

        If they keep Bruce ; for sure.