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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. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Is there any nailed Spurs defender? Are there any you would go near?

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

      Jose seems to change every week after a mistake but probably Sanchez

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

      Not for me. Too unpredictable

  2. Hadebayor Mum
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 4 days ago

    I am being a bit impatient but when do we see FFS Cup results, draw, and members Cup qualification?

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

      Not really that impatient as next round starts in well under 24 hours.

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

    Anyone know if there is an easy other week to put Villa Everton into, or it is most simple to put it in 28?

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Can be moved to other weeks later as no Europe for either.

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

        So why is 28 the predicted week then? Seems harsh to give them a midweek before cup quarter

        1. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Crellin thinks they'll put it to the 1st available gameweek incase any further cancellations occur.

          I'm not so sure.

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

    Lost on last page

    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 and GL!

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Yeah I would

  5. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Should I play Soucek over Rashford?

    1. Malcolm Tucker for England …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      yes

  6. Bleh
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Play 1:

    A. Raphinha - WHU (A)
    B. Bamford - WHU (A)
    C. Digne - CHE (A)

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      B

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

      A

    3. Super Jack Grealish
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      A

  7. Malcolm Tucker for England …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    bit of a quandry....

    Have an injured Barnes.
    already have Stones, Cancelo and Gund.

    A. barnes and cancelo > Dawson and kdb
    or
    B. barnes > jota
    or
    C. barnes > up to 10.2m mid? if c, who?

    1. Super Jack Grealish
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      C Son

      1. Malcolm Tucker for England …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        current mids are Son, Gundo, Bruno, lookman and barnes

  8. CelticBhoy1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    I have Sterling, is it worth a -4 to get KDB in for captain?

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

      No

  9. Super Jack Grealish
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Anything you’d change? When’s the best time for triple captain?

    Martinez,
    Dias, Digne, Dallas
    KDB (C), Bruno, Son, Gundo, Raphinia
    Kane, Bamford

    Pope, DCL, Burn, Lowton

    0 FT 0.0 ITB (TC, WC)

  10. DickFranDyke
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    A) Salah to KDB & Barnes to Jota -4
    or
    B) Barnes to Gundo

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I like A

  11. Party time
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Tc chip is the most overrated chip in fpl

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

      Nah, BB is. Even AOA was better

      1. sinik
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Nope.

      2. Party time
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        BB is better & easier to set up imo. BB isn’t even overrated compared to TC

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

          BB is easier to setup? First time I have heard someone saying that 😀

          Have only seen managers wasting WC or points for BB tbh. And it's not even productive, even crossing 15pts is tough.

          1. Party time
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Maybe because I have a good record with the BB chip. The most important thing is to use it when you think 70% of your players will return points. It is good to unleash when you have 15 players with good fixtures in a dgw, beginning of the season or after

            1. Party time
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              wc*

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

          Will surely use BB in GW1 every year as long as fixtures for cheapies are easy.

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

          It probably depends on personal experience I guess. BB has never worked for me and it requires too much of energy and time to plan plus a good TV.

          TC can be used in any random week without any planning.

          1. Party time
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Yes, I agree but I still think the TC is overrated tbh

      3. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Agree

    2. sinik
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      yep, it's a misnomer. it's just a 1.5x captain.

      1. Party time
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Absolutely

      2. DickFranDyke
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Unless you chose a differential..then its a triple

        1. sinik
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          No, it's a 1.5x captain. You've selected a captain to double his points and you decide whether to convert that into a TC to triple his points, but you're only getting 1.5x the points you'd be getting had you not used the chip.

          Player scores 10, gives you 20 as a captain or 30 as TC. 30 / 20 = 1.5.

    3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Imagine you had used it in the first GW on Salah. Nothing is useless. It's all about the timing.

      1. Party time
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I used mine on Mané 😆

        Salah hat trick & Mané was nowhere to be found

    4. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I think bench boost is worse because you have to prepare for it and then after playing it you're left with a lot of money on the bench. I never liked it

      1. Party time
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Lmaoo. You have to prepare for TC chip too. I think it is very easy for the TC to fail compared to the BB imo

        I don’t look at the BB as 4 players on the bench, I consider the 15 players as a whole. I have been very lucky with the BB chip compared to the TC chip. It’s so easy to have a TC fail which makes it overrated imo

        1. Sgt Frank Drebin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          How do you prepare for TC? Besides it's easy to get a BB fail too, just look at previous GW and people who got 6 or 8 pts from it. To be honest you have to rather look at what is the average additional gain from the chip. For TC it's about 13-15 points if played in DGW, for bench boost I would say it should be around 15 or even 20 ponits if you have many double gameweek players, but my opinion is that with bench boost your money is effectively spread on more players so the gain is smaller in relative terms. Without bench boost you have more money invested in the first XI. For me both chips are similiar in average gain but after BB you're left with more on the bench.

          1. Party time
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Kane 8 pts last gw for example. People mostly save the tc chip for later & it doesn’t end well in the end.

            Anything below 10 pts is a tc fail imo especially in a dgw as planned

    5. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      My 42pts from Son last week begs to differ...

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Nice. But at the end of the day it's only a 14 point gain.

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          True

  12. mdm
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Bench one:

    A. Dallas (whm)
    B. Digne (che)
    C. Fernandes (mci)

    Thanks.

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      C

  13. sinik
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    short of injury, odds that Bale starts next 2-3?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      50/50 at best

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

      Maybe 2 out of 3

  14. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Best defender to get right now with blank GW in sight? To be honest no one looks appealing. Creswell/Coufal probably the best options.

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Cresswell for me (have coufal). Maybe a Brighton def?

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

      Dunk

      1. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Or maybe Dunk. I thought they have some difficult fixtures but they do not.

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Cresswell, Tierney?

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

      Dawson, goal threat and value.

  15. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    A) dcl to Antonio
    B) Bruno and dcl to lingard and Kane (-4)

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      B

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Cheers. Tempted to throw Salah to jota in there too!

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Like that too, you'll also have enough ITB to swim around in it like Scrooge McDuck

          1. waltzingmatildas
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Ha love it!

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

    Cancelo TC anyone?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Too late for me, but could work

    2. estheblessed
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      To much doubt over being rotated for me

  17. The Red Devil
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    A- Salah to son?
    B- Barnes to soucek?
    C- Salah & Barnes to son & Bale/soucek (-4)?
    TIA

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      B

    2. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      B

  18. Bonus magnet
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    any important news from the pressers?

    DCL for example

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Most people are fit, some aren't

      1. Bonus magnet
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        brilliant

  19. J to the T
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Bamford to Antonio for free?

    Bamford next 3 whu CHE ful
    Antonio next 3 LEE man ARS

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      When you put it that way...

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      No

  20. Tambling5
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    No free transfers. 4.2 itb.
    Martinez; Cancelo, Stones, Digne
    Gundogan, Bruno, Son, Mount, Raphina
    Kane, DCL,
    Subs: Forster, Bamford, Lawton, Mitchell.
    Is this GTG?
    Are subs right?
    Thanks.

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Bammo over one of your Everton?

  21. greggles
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    DCL > Antonio is starting to look like a good idea to me. This hypothetical DGW doesn’t seem worth the sweat.

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Good, unless Mick breaks

  22. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Should I worry about BB in GW30 with players possibly missing due to quarantine?

    1. Reeker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I think they can still play matches and train. Just can't do anything else.

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      AMaybe, at least you should know in advance

  23. estheblessed
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Toying with this for a wild card ... would you?!?

    Ederson // Johnstone
    Creswell, Konsa, Shaw // Veltman, Mitchell
    Gundo, KDB, Son, Auba, Lingard
    Kane, Antonio // Bamford

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

      Auba could easily be Bruno/Salah depending on fixtures and form

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Doesn't look too different to what most have, I'd hold on a bit if poss

  24. Reeker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    1) Save FT - Play DCL
    2) Barnes to Lingard - Bench DCL

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      2

  25. Igz08
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Bruno out for free:

    A) Pepe
    B) Aubs
    C) Son
    D) Bale

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Easy C

      1. Igz08
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        You reckon he’s gonna play all the games? Hasn’t been rested in time

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          They say he is a machine. Will play more than Bale surely. Europa League rotation is worry for Arse.

          1. Igz08
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            He’s also really high owned, so almost mitigates the risk of not having Bruno

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      B or C

    3. Tambling5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      C

    4. Igz08
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Alternatively, Barnes -> Saka?

  26. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Bruno to Sterling for free?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Sure

      1. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Cheers

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Kev not an option?

      1. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Nope. He will rest one game.

  27. Akshatjazz
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Should I do stones > rudiger & Bruno > Kdb for free ?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      If FH in 29, sure

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

        I'm thinking to FH in GW33, plus I already have 8 players for 29 and will bring in some before 29

    2. Tambling5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I guess they are linked so that you have three city. Risk that KDB rested for easy game and just plays Manchester Derby. Stones v Rudi neutral at best.

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

        Don't you think according to pep the league is not yet won, so I thought no he won't risk benching Kdb amd moverover if Kdb play 120 mins that's also grt to get FPL return

  28. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    I don't see any standout GW28 captaincy options...
    Kinda tempted by Timo Werner for 28 vs Leeds... surely he has to come good and that matchup suits him?

    Also has WBA in 30 and after that I WC...
    Not the worst punt for 3 weeks imo

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Is 27 already over?

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

        No but I would need to plan for 27 accordingly if I want to bring him in for 28 as a punt

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Oh ok! To be honest, he actually is a good punt. Looked dangerous last night. But then will Tuchel play him in all 3?

          1. si
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            He looks more dangerous away at better teams to be honest

    2. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Werner

  29. Yozzer
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    1.Bruno --》 KDB
    2. DCL , Aina --》 Dias , Antonio -4

    Have Cancelo currently

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

    Play

    1. Sanchez (LEI)

    or

    2. McCarthy/Forster (DGW shu/mci)

    ??????

    1. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Forster