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Can Aubameyang prove a worthy alternative premium FPL midfielder?

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang‘s (£11.3m) recent form and upcoming fixtures have put him on the Fantasy Premier League radar for the end of the 2020/21 season.

Between Gameweeks 27 and 38, Arsenal face just three matches against the current top six and their number 14 has double-digit hauls in two of his last three 90-minute league outings.

Aubameyang was a commonly-owned asset at the start of the campaign but some shaky form and poor performances saw Fantasy managers largely replace him with a Manchester City midfielder or Bruno Fernandes (£11.6m).

With two blanks in a row and a tough run of fixtures coming up, many are wavering on the Manchester United man while the Citizens’ midfield has been a rotation minefield of late. Could now be the time to consider Aubameyang once again?

With Arsenal featuring in Blank Gameweek 29, we have taken a comprehensive look at the data from our Premium Members Area to compare the two players, and other big budget options in midfield.

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492 Comments Post a Comment
  1. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Chances of Everton v Villa being in 28? DCL to Antonio is tempting

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      none

    2. Kabayan
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I wanna do that move but I'm not sure yet.

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Diminishing.

      If they don't announce today it's unlikely to happen imo.

    4. Bubbles1985
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I got frustrated waiting so made the move already.

      I can feel another Antonio 4 goals incoming!

    5. jimmyharte
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Lingard will haul more then Antonio

    6. Honourvolley
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Expect an 11:01 announcement tomorrow

  2. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Why did Auba not start in the last game?

    1. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Because Europa League.
      But mostly because Arteta.

  3. gellinmagellan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Martinez
    Robbo Cancelo Coufal
    Sterling (c) Gundo Fernandes Raphinha
    DCL Kane Bamford

    x Strujic Shaw Barnes

    Already done my transfer. Anything else I should look at? Wildcard, BB remaining

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Happy with Sterling captain?

      1. gellinmagellan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Is he dicey for the games?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Probably not but just a bit painful to watch

          1. gellinmagellan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            I know...but had a pretty mediocre GW26, got to make some uncomfortable choices now hoping they pay off 😐

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Same here, I may well follow suit and captain Ra

  4. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Forster ¦ Martinez
    Cancelo Reguilon Stones
    Bruno Gundogan Son Saka
    Kane Ings Bamford
    | Rashford Holding Coufal

    Would you start someone from the bench?

    1. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Probably not...

  5. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    start pope or areola? thanks

    1. HuthTheMagicDragon
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Areola

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        thanks

  6. HuthTheMagicDragon
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Any changes (on a bench boost)

    Maritnez Forster
    Cancelo Dias Coufal Dallas Targett
    Bruno Gundogan Salah Son ESR
    DCL Kane Bamford

    0.6m ITB 1FT

    Any advice on changes?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      save 100%

      1. HuthTheMagicDragon
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Save bench boost or transfer?

        1. jimmyharte
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          dont bother bbing

        2. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          sorry didnt see you were playing bb...dcl to ings?

          1. jimmyharte
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            ings would be pointless as he's basically playing 1 game. He will defo not score against city.

    2. Sofa king good
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 1 day ago

      343 - looks good already

  7. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    If Everton don't get DGW, who would you rather have for GW28 only?
    Antonio vs Man United or DCL vs Burnley

    1. HuthTheMagicDragon
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      DCL

    2. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      After that shitshow of a DGW, Antonio

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      DCL still. But Antonio is better if you include 27 and 29.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I agree with Camzy here. Will we ever know if Everton get a 28 double?

  8. melvinmbabazi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Thoughts on what to do this week guys? 1FT 0 ITB

    McCarthy, Martinez
    Shaw, Stones, Mee, Tark, Dallas
    Sterling, Gundo, Bruno, Son, Raphinha
    Kane, Bamford, Watkins,

    Cheers

  9. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Is starting Bamford and Raphinha against West Ham too much Leeds?

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Nah it's fine, next week vs Chelsea I reckon it probably is

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Depends if Leeds win

  10. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    RMT
    Martinez(Fabri)
    Cancelo Stones Konsa(Coufal)(Dallas)
    Salah Bruno Son Gundo Raphinha
    Kane DCL Watkins

    1FT, 0itb

    No FH for 29, WC in 31

    A) Bruno to Bale
    B) DCL to Antonio
    C) Save

  11. SADIO SANÉ
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    How many of you would have turned your nose up at the thought of Guaita on BB? 16 points baby 😀

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Most. Well done mate

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        ah Raf, you didn't leave me hanging, thanks mate

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      well done, nice pick

    3. pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Lloris 16 pointer for me on BB

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        nice, well played

  12. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Start Pope or Martinez?

    1. VaVaVoom14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Martinez

  13. sirmorbach
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Just about to do Bruno to Son, but feels wrong to ditch the highest-scoring player in the game..

    1. FPL_Motty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Why would you be selling bruno? Surely there's plenty of funds around. I have pope as backup gk, 3 strikers and 5 mids which include salah bruno and son, so surely you don't need to sell bruno for son?

      1. sirmorbach
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        4th and 5th mid are Raphinha and Soucek, both of which I'd like to keep because of blank GW..

      2. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Bruno has been underwhelming in recent games, particularly against the 'big six'.

        Man City next, WHU then a blank... trading for a GW29 player such as Son could make a lot of sense.

        Even with plenty of funds to spend, I'd rather spend it on players who are delivering. Bruno (Salah even more so) don't look to be living up to their price tag at the moment.

        Could be a lot of upside to selling them short term and reassessing after the the blank.

  14. chelseabrad
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Mendy Meslier
    Stones Vestergaard Coufal Mee Mitchell
    Salah Sterling Bruno Gundogan Lookman
    Kane Bamford Antonio

    1FT 0.5 ITB, I have no FH and currently only have 6 with a game in 29. Would you consider using a wildcard? Or looking at Mee > Reguilon...

  15. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Best move? Still got WC and BB. 1FT 3.0itb.

    A. Pope >> Martinez
    B. DCL >> Antonio (bench Soucek)
    C. Soucek >> Lingard
    D. Save FT.

    Pope
    Dias, Cancelo, Digne
    Bruno, Son, Gündo(C), Raphina, Soucek
    Kane(v) Bamford
    (McCarthy, DCL, Coufal, Dallas)

    1. jimmyharte
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I done a poll on Reddit and Lingard beat Antonio by double the votes.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I like all 3 moves and saving the FT.

      2. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        2 to 1? 🙂 Sorry mate, couldn't resist 🙂

    2. Bubbles1985
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Would not be getting rid of Soucek personally.

      DCL to Antonio

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        What if DCL gets a double in 28? Could look a bad move

        1. Bubbles1985
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          He just had a DGW.

          I had him as captain.

    3. SADIO SANÉ
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      B looks good but benching Soucek could go badly - no idea when the next Everton DGW is coming either, I'd probably play it safe with D I think

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        What about A as playing it safe also? He’s killing my rank and Pope will likely concede anyway. And I need a keeper for 29?

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Pope usually pulls a clean sheet and bonus points out of his arse when you least expect it, but yeah can't really argue with that move, especially given 29

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Yeah I think it’s either that move or save. The other two both carry risks

            1. SADIO SANÉ
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              any of them could pay off really, which probably means the one you pick doesn't 😀 but GL

  16. Zlatan F.C
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Should I save FT or do

      A) DCL to Antonio
      B) Mee to Dunk

      MARTINEZ
      DIAS CANCELO DALLAS
      SALAH BRUNO GUNDO RAPH
      BAMFORD KANE DCL

      POPE LOOKMAN COUFAL MEE

      1. Zlatan F.C
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Thoughts here please

      2. 1justlookin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Those still with their FH, are you using it in GW 29 or GW 33?

        Currently got 8 players in GW 29 so might just FH in GW 33

        1. Bubbles1985
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Was set on 29 but probably 33!

          1. 1justlookin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            same. Ive only got 1 defender for GW 29 if i play my FH though. :-/

            1. Bubbles1985
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              I feel a lot will be in the same boat

      3. Bubbles1985
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        GTG?

        Ederson
        Cancelo(c) Digne Pereira
        Gundo(vc) Bruno Salah Son Soucek
        Antonio Bamford

        Martinez Shaw Maja Mitchell

        1. Il Capitano
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Yup

        2. MMN
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          1 FT 3.4m. FH intact but leaning towards using in GW33. Anything better than Barnes > Son?

          Martinez
          Konsa, Stones, Cancelo
          Gundo, Salah, Bruno, Raphina
          DCL, Watkins, Bamford
          Areola, Shaw, Dallas, Barnes*

          1. Bubbles1985
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            No that's a good move.

          2. Il Capitano
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Wish I could do the same move

          3. _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            1FT 1.1m ITB.

            Shaw to Reguilon worth a FT? (no FH in 29)

            Martinez Pope
            Cancelo Stones Shaw Coufal Dallas
            Salah Bruno Son Gundo Raphinha
            Kane Antonio Bamford

          4. tissae
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Barnes out for:
            A) Lingard
            B) Raphinha (already have Bamford and Dallas)
            C) Mount
            D) Else?

          5. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            When will we find out if Everton get a double in 28? Is this very unlikely Now?

          6. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Also, is lingard this week’s Barnes? 🙂

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Yeah and he doesn’t play next week either

              1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Reckon above boss? Martinez perhaps?

                1. Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Not sure about Villa - Pope could haul against Arsenal this GW

          7. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Start Rudiger or Coufal?

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Rudiger 8 CS in 10 for TT

          8. tim
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Have three City.

            Fabri to Foster
            Barnes to JWP
            -4

            Worth the hit?

            Cheers!

          9. Firminoooo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Play Martinez vs Wolves or Johnstone vs Newcastle?

          10. tissae
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Would you save you save FT, or ship Barnes out and play DCL instead?

            Martinez
            Cancelo Dias Digne
            Salah Bruno Gundo Son
            Bamford Watkins DCL

            Steer Dallas Barnes Mitchell, 1FT, 1.7m itb.

          11. estheblessed
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            G2G? Right bench order?

            Martinez // Pope
            Stones, Konsa, Cancelo // Shaw, Dier
            (G)undo, Salah, Bruno, Son, Lingard
            Bamford, Watkins // DCL

          12. jimbo90
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Martinez
            Shaw Cancelo Dias (Elmo Burn)
            Salah Bruno Gundo Raphinha Son
            Kane Watkins (Bamford)

            0.0ITB 1FT

            Worth doing Shaw > Dallas ahead of GW29?

          13. ididnt
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Fraser Forster has been rotting away on my bench all season - is now his chance? Start over Martinez?

            1. 1justlookin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Id probably play martinez. SOU will probably get battered against MCI & I can see Martinez getting a CS

              1. ididnt
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                good point