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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. cuppatea78
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Any suggestions on who I should replace H Barnes with? Will have up to £9m to spend.

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Mahrez, Jota, maybe Mount

      1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Mount

    2. Bubbles1985
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Lingard

    3. JJeyy
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Lingardinho

  2. Sotamendi84
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Start Dallas or el Mohammed?

  3. AzzaroMax99
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Repost.

    What to do here?

    1FT
    1.1 IDB

    Martinez
    Dias Pereira Digne
    Bruno Kdb(C) Gundo Pereira
    Bamford DcL Kane

    Steer Dallas White Barnes**

    I thought to do DCL to Antonio and maybe Barnes to Mount for -4. Opinions? Who to bench in that case or maybe even play BB?

    1. FPL ElasticO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Yeah I'm also considering doing
      DCL > Antonio after hearing Carlo's Press conference.....

  4. FPL ElasticO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Are these transfer worth doing for -8?

    DCL / Barnes / Pope >>> Antonio / Son / Forster

  5. Milkman Bruno
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Play Dcl or Cavani?

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

        Cavani

    • richarlison2348
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Play Lowton (Ars) or White (Lei)?

        1. Nedvěd11
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          White

      • LewanGOALski
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        1. Start: Burn or Lookman?
        2. Captain: Sterling, Gundo or Kane?

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

          Lookman and Sterling

      • Foolio
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Apologies as i'm sure this has been asked before, but I have all 3, who to captain?
        1) Gundo
        2) Stirling
        3) Cancelo

        I"m leaning stirling now... but seems the biggest risk/reward.

        1. Foolio
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          *Sterling (sorry, i'm scottish)

          1. Catastrophe
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            No one's perfect!

            1. Foolio
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Ha! 🙂 Thanks for the reply.

        2. Catastrophe
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Close between #1 and #2. #1 for me.

        3. Bubbles1985
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          3

      • Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Gundogan (TC)?

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          I can see him playing in the first ban and start from the bench against Soton

      • Il Capitano
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Only TC remaining

          1FT 0.4m ITB

          Martinez
          Stones Cancelo Digne Targett
          Bruno Salah Gundogan
          Bamford Kane DCL

          Fabri - White ESR Barnes

          I guess Barnes out for a GW29 mid and benching one of Digne/DCL/Targett is the play here?

          1. Catastrophe
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Yeah, think so. Maybe save FT as Grealish could be a decent shout (but not yet).

        • Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          The Athletic UK

          @TheAthleticUK

          ·

          2h

          EXCLUSIVE | The Premier League is planning to shift its 36th and 37th rounds of fixtures back to ensure that all of its clubs can welcome 10,000 fans for one game before the end of the season "

          Mega double GW upcoming?

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            nope

          2. richarlison2348
              2 months, 4 days ago

              No way, that sounds great!

            • Tango74
                2 months, 4 days ago

                I would have thought shifty forward a couple of weeks

                We don’t want any more DGW

                Thanks

            • matiakez
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Would you move Foden on if you had him? 25 minutes in the last three says he's tested but just doesn't seem likely to get starts

              1. roghippo
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                I'm keeping till next week, I think he'll start the next 2.

            • Original Pirate Material
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Play Shaw or DCL this week?

              1. Catastrophe
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                DCL. I don't fancy United to have any joy against City. I'm benching both!

                1. Original Pirate Material
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Good shout, my only option is to play ESR over DCL which Im not sure on (Burnley away).

              2. Sting in the Tail
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                DCL

            • tommo-uk-
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Used FT to bring in Lingard for Barnes.

              Take a hit DCL to Antonio or leave it?

              1. chrislt4
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Same situation as me, think I might do it & then bench Bruno

            • roghippo
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Who do I give the boot for Antonio

              A. DCL
              B. Vardy

              Cheers

              1. Original Pirate Material
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                I did B. Hoping for DGW for DCL.

              2. Bubbles1985
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                A

            • Champione
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Thoughts on Fernandes + DCL > Saka + Kane -4?

              Martinez
              Dias Pereira Digne
              Sterling Fernandes Son Gundogan Raphinha
              Bamford Watkins
              Pope DCL Targett Shaw

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

                Yeah - captain?

                1. Champione
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Sterling cap

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

                    Cool, confident?

                    1. Champione
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 4 days ago

                      Think he’ll get at least one attacking return over the two games. That should mean 10+ points

              2. jimmyharte
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Lingard instead of Saka for me right now. Saka maybe gw30

                1. Champione
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Hmm, close call imo. You fancy Lingard to keep his form? Rotation maybe a worry regarding Saka

                  1. jimmyharte
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    Saka was dropped because he was knackered after so many games. I do fancy Lingard to keep his form yeah especially as he scored points against the top 6 in Spurs and City

            • MARJE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              How/when can I see my opponent in the next round of the FFS cup?

            • OneDennisBergkamp
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Sanchez a good GK punt for next 3?
              LEI (with no Maddison & Barnes)
              sou
              NEW (in BGW)

              1. Pukki Party
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Yes

            • jimmyharte
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              I was going to bring KDB in for -4 but then I seen his form and he really hasn't been at it.
              Only 3 goals and 1 assist in last DGW.

              Should I avoid?

              1. Sting in the Tail
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Only if you don’t already have 3 City.

            • Ronnies
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Crazy to play Forster even if he has 2 games ahead of Martinez ?

              1. Original Pirate Material
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                No i am.

              2. Original Pirate Material
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Especially as one of them Shef.

            • Pukki Party
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Gtg? Saving a transfer in case of a dgw28.

              Not sure on benching Dallas

              Martinez
              Cancelo Stones Dier
              Salah Son Bruno Gundogan C
              DCL Bamford Diagne

              Ramsdale Dallas Taylor Barnes*

              1. Holmes
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Play him over Dom?

                1. Pukki Party
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Chelsea defence is pretty good but not sure,

            • Rinseboy
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              which 2 would you bench from. Classic post wildcard I'm in now!

              Regullion
              Bruno
              Pereira (Lei)
              Digne
              DCL
              Dallas
              Raph
              Watkins

              1. Holmes
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Dom and Watkins

              2. Sting in the Tail
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                DCL and Dallas

            • TheDragon
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              What to do here? 1FT. Need to prioritise GW29ers

              Martinez
              Cancelo, Dias, Lowton
              Salah, Fernandes, Gundogan, Raphinha
              DCL, Kane, Bamford
              Johnstone | AWB, Barnes, Mitchell

              A) Fernandes -> Son (Barnes -> Grealish once Grealish is back)
              B) Barnes -> Saka/ El Ghazi/ Lingard
              C) Fernandes -> Son & Lowton -> Tierney/ Dunk (-4)
              D) Any better ideas?

              Really hard to see a Barnes replacement I like who has a game in 29 - so might just bench him and wait for Grealish?

              1. Don Kloppeone
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                A of B with Lingard are both good choices.

                I brought in Lingard and even contemplating Bruno > Son for -4!

            • iL PiStOlErO
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Had a horrible BB dgw and now really need some pts. Any suggestions? Barnes+who for -4?

              Pope McCharty
              Cancelo Lowton Target Dallas Coufal
              Salah Bruno Barnes* Gundo Raphinha
              Kane Bamford DCL

              1ft, 0.6itb

              1. tommo-uk-
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Lingard

            • Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              This is my team after FT. Would you do Bruno > Son for -4? Using trfs to set up for GW29 and WC in 31.

              0FT 2.2itb
              Martinez
              Dias, Stones, Dallas
              Salah, Bruno*, Gundo (C), Lingard, Raph
              Kane, Bamford
              (Pope) (DCL, Coufal, Shaw)

              Cheers!

            • tissae
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Play Bamford(whu) or DCL(che)?

              1. Original Pirate Material
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Ban

              2. Original Pirate Material
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Bam*

              3. Sting in the Tail
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Bamford

            • Milkman Bruno
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Play Mendy or Martinez?

              • G00D3
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 4 days ago

                What transfers would you make?

                Martinez / Areola

                Stones Cancelo Dallas / Burn Shaw

                Salah Bruno Gundo Son Raph

                Kane Watkins / Bamford

                2FT 0ITB, zero chips left. Thinking Shaw > Rudiger and rolling the free transfer.

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

                Martinez
                Rudiger / Dias / Pereira
                Bruno or Auba / KDB (C) / Gundo / Son / Lookman
                Kane / Antonio

                3.9 / DCL / Digne / White

                All good? Undecided on Bruno to Auba. Will mull that over a little longer

              • Whits
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                A. Bruno to Bale
                B. Salah to KDB
                C. Bruno and Barnes to KDB and 6.7mf (-4)
                D. Barnes to Foden
                E. Bruno and Salah to KDB and Bale (-4).