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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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  1. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Not sure why I'm putting myself through this with the 1% chance Wilson will score

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Masochism?

  2. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Laterister Aubameyang article 1 week too early 🙁

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Just thought about it ... yeah

  3. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Thoughts on Robo to Stones for GW20?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      No City def at all?

      1. Atimis
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Cancelo

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          Next 3 are good if you don't fancy Robbo. Am without LIV next 3.

  4. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    There goes holdings baps. Damnit.

  5. BobB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    You've won a Brucie Bonus...it's the sack. Oh dear.

  6. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Holding no baps now? Noooooo...

  7. Parsnips
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Anyone still not have the points for KDB captain?

    1. Dthinger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      count your points. My captain points are showing up without being doubled, but the total is correct.

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      App?

  8. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Best enabling fodders are Mitchell (def), ESR (mid) and any for fwd?

    1. Dthinger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Brewster is still getting minutes

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Mins not pts, the others produce pts now and then

        1. Dthinger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          DeCordova-Reid then? He's 5.3.
          Fabio Silva is 5.2 and seems like he's in the team for the foreseeable future

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 12 days ago

            Yeah them the cheapest

    2. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Scores for fun Brewster?

      1. Dthinger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        he may score for fun, but not for SHU

      2. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Scores for fun
        His points are one!

      3. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Imagine if he was part of SHU when Lord Lund reigned

  9. Free Hat
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Sheffield utd aside.

    Newcastle worst team in PL this season.

    Agree?

    1. aleksaa2
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      They are worse than SHU.

      1. Free Hat
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Its close. But give them slightly more credit 😀

        Slightly...

      2. No Professionals
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Interesting how they can be worse when they are 14 points ahead of them.

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Wba not forgotten

      1. Free Hat
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        If I compare team players, New is performing way worse imo with 'quality' they have.

    3. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Yep. Can't score. Can't defend. Ingredients for relegation.

      1. Free Hat
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Take away the pens theyve got and they would be relegation place indeed.

        1. alastair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          So would Man Utd be

    4. SM001
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Forever the "making up the numbers" team

    5. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Wolves

    6. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      20 ofd years ago they were one of the most exciting. Asprilla Ginola, Beardsley, Cole, Ferdinand, Shearer etc. Long suffering fans

      1. Free Hat
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Yeah its a shame.
        Not so long ago still glimpses of intent with ASM, Perez,..

        But even after their good start this season, Id found them extremely lucky and very abysmal football.

  10. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Holding and McGoldrick on my bench, should have BB!

  11. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Arsenal creep above Villa in the table, but it sums up this bizarre season that Villa have 4 games in hand

    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      But not 4 players

    2. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Villa are still in the title race.

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Ouch . . .I'm not even drinking milk and that hurt coming out of my nose

  12. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 12 days ago

    14 from 3 arsenal on bench boost I suppose not to bad, could have been a lot better

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      And a lot worst ! I'd be pleased

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Should be 20+ for bb with fabianski my keeper

        1. Rinseboy
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          that is very good.

    2. clodhopper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Im happy to get 9 points off it and see the back of it

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Trouble being you now have three Arsenal players in your team . . . unless it's a FH?

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 12 days ago

        No, wc 18. that is the trouble, but 2 are 4.5 so not the worst thing ever

  13. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Leno, Gabriel, Partey, Saka, Martinelli, Tierney, & the Kroyden de Bruyne. Just need 4 more players for the title!

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      And to play Newcastle every week.

  14. SilentLemonMan
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Selection headache... Start two of:

    A) Saka (SOU a)
    B) Soucek (CRY a)
    C) Coufal (CRY a)
    D) Justin (EVE a)
    E) Watkins (BUR a)

    1. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      A&E
      Weewooweewooweewoo

    2. That Was Easy!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Saka, Soucek

    3. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Headache no more :

      A and e

    4. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Ab

    5. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      if Palace without Zaha I would start Saka and Coufal

      1. MOTHRA
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        ^That

  15. Sotamendi84
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    bench one:
    a) soucek (cry)
    b) TAA (tot)
    c) Dallas (new)

    1. Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      C

  16. El Presidente
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Cedric is so much better than Bellerin...

  17. OneDennisBergkamp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Son / Salah / KDB / Grealish / Bruno
    Bamford / Antonio (Brewster)

    or

    Salah / KDB / Grealish / Bruno (ESR)
    Bamford / Antonio / Kane

    1. Sid1891
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      A

  18. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    This result is absolutely classic FPL after everyone
    Having triple Arsenal on free hit last week

    1. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Especially classic this season!!

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      🙂

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Well you would never want triple Arsenal again.

    4. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Especially bloody Tierney

  19. Rinseboy
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Benching nightmare now after setting my team up for a BB.

    Who to bench this week from

    Martinez
    Maguire Stone Dias
    Salah Sterling Bruno Raphinha
    Vardy Bamford Antonio
    Johnstone Soucek Justin Coufal

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Agree with you have it now. Can’t bench the Leeds boys now

  20. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Start one against saints away

    A. Smith Rowe
    B. Laca
    C. Laca to ? (Already have 3 West Ham)

    1. Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      B

  21. I'M VARANE GRATEFUL
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Arsenal performing a week later.

  22. Londongeezaa
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Arsenal players bandwagon about to start.

    They’ve just played Brighton, West Brom, Palace and now Newcastle.

    Wouldn’t get too excited 🙂

    1. OneDennisBergkamp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      conveniently left out Chelsea

      1. Londongeezaa
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Well they lost to Everton before that, how far back do you want me to go?

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Saints, Wolves and Villa are their next 3 away, could be good for 2 wins there I reckon.

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      They weren't great tonight . . .Newcastle were dreadful after they went 1-0 down.

  23. The Frenchie
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    How many points for a success Bench Boost?

    Meslier 0 / Holding 6 / Smith-Rowe 6 / Brewster 1 = 13 points

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Minimum would be 16 points imo

      1. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        To be considered succesful

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      15 minimum...sorry!

      1. The Frenchie
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Agree, it was close, Meslier didn't play..

    3. HollywoodXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      I’m on 16 points with Areola still to play so I’m ok with that

      1. The Frenchie
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Nice, what's the others?

        1. HollywoodXI
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          Saka 9 points
          Bamford 2 points
          Rodrigo 2 points
          Areola 3 points (plus a game)

  24. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Cm'on Holding, sneak a tiny bap

    1. Slouch87
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      As opposed to a proper one ?

  25. I'M VARANE GRATEFUL
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Saka need to get a YC asap.

  26. Bada Bing
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    If Newcastle continue playing this badly they are going down for sure, absolutely lifeless and hopeless performance again.

  27. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Raging Auba scored that. Stole Holding and Saka's baps

  28. Free Hat
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    So dgw with only defenders was the key.

  29. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    So how long until the Arsenal bandwagon restarts it’s rickety journey?

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      5 to 6 years

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        More than happy to stay away myself....

  30. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Who would you start from this lot?

    A. Raphinha (new)
    B. Targett (bur)
    C. Coufal (cry)
    D. Soucek (vry)