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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. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 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
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Masochism?

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

    Laterister Aubameyang article 1 week too early 🙁

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Just thought about it ... yeah

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

    Thoughts on Robo to Stones for GW20?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      No City def at all?

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

        Cancelo

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 23 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
    2 months, 23 days ago

    There goes holdings baps. Damnit.

  5. BobB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

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

  6. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Holding no baps now? Noooooo...

  7. Parsnips
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Anyone still not have the points for KDB captain?

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

        App?

    • Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

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

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

        Brewster is still getting minutes

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Mins not pts, the others produce pts now and then

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

              Yeah them the cheapest

      2. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Scores for fun Brewster?

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

          he may score for fun, but not for SHU

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

          Scores for fun
          His points are one!

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

          Imagine if he was part of SHU when Lord Lund reigned

    • Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Sheffield utd aside.

      Newcastle worst team in PL this season.

      Agree?

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

        They are worse than SHU.

        1. Free Hat
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Its close. But give them slightly more credit 😀

          Slightly...

        2. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 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
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Wba not forgotten

        1. Free Hat
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

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

      3. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

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

        1. Free Hat
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

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

          1. alastair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            So would Man Utd be

      4. SM001
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Forever the "making up the numbers" team

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

        Wolves

      6. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 23 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
          2 months, 23 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.

    • Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Holding and McGoldrick on my bench, should have BB!

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

        But not 4 players

      2. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Villa are still in the title race.

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 23 days ago

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

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

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

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

        And a lot worst ! I'd be pleased

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

          Should be 20+ for bb with fabianski my keeper

          1. Rinseboy
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            that is very good.

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

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

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

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

    • Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

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

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 23 days ago

        And to play Newcastle every week.

    • SilentLemonMan
        2 months, 23 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
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          A&E
          Weewooweewooweewoo

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

          Saka, Soucek

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

          Headache no more :

          A and e

        4. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Ab

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

          if Palace without Zaha I would start Saka and Coufal

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

            ^That

      • Sotamendi84
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

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

        1. Rinseboy
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          C

      • El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Cedric is so much better than Bellerin...

      • OneDennisBergkamp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 23 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
          2 months, 23 days ago

          A

      • TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 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
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Especially classic this season!!

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

          🙂

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

          Well you would never want triple Arsenal again.

        4. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Especially bloody Tierney

      • Rinseboy
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 23 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
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

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

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

        Start one against saints away

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

        1. Rinseboy
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          B

      • Sir Alex Telles.
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Arsenal performing a week later.

      • Londongeezaa
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 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
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          conveniently left out Chelsea

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

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

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

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

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

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

      • The Frenchie
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 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
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Minimum would be 16 points imo

          1. S.Kuqi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            To be considered succesful

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

          15 minimum...sorry!

          1. The Frenchie
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

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

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

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

          1. The Frenchie
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Nice, what's the others?

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

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

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

        Cm'on Holding, sneak a tiny bap

        1. Slouch87
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          As opposed to a proper one ?

      • Sir Alex Telles.
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Saka need to get a YC asap.

      • Bada Bing
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

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

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

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

      • Free Hat
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        So dgw with only defenders was the key.

      • Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

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

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          5 to 6 years

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            More than happy to stay away myself....

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

        Who would you start from this lot?

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