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Xhaka and Moura recalled as Ramsdale starts again

In the final Premier League match of the day, there’s a small matter of a north London derby at the Emirates as Arsenal take on Tottenham Hotspur.

The Gunners, who are unbeaten in their past 10 Premier League home games against Spurs, make one change as Granit Xhaka (£4.9m) returns to the starting XI after a three-game ban, with Nicolas Pepe (£7.2m) dropping out.

That means a third consecutive start for Aaron Ramsdale (£4.5m) in goal.

At Tottenham, Japhet Tanganga (£4.6m) and Davinson Sanchez (£4.5m) replace Emerson Royal (£5.0m) and Cristian Romero (£4.9m) at the back, while Lucas Moura (£6.4m) comes in for Giovani Lo Celso (£5.9m) further forward.

Steven Bergwijn (£6.0m) and Ryan Sessegnon (£4.4m) both miss out through injury.

GAMEWEEK 6 LINE-UPS

Arsenal XI: Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tierney, Partey, Xhaka, Saka, Odegaard, Smith Rowe, Aubameyang 

Subs: Leno, Pepe, Martinelli, Lokonga, Cedric, Maitland-Niles, Holding, Tavares, Lacazette

Spurs XI: Lloris, Tanganga, Sanchez, Dier, Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Ndombele, Alli, Moura, Son, Kane

Subs: Gollini, Rodon, Gil, Lo Celso, Skipp, Romero, Royal, Scarlett, Davies

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  1. Fabreghastly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Great day to own Saka

    1. squ1rrel
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Saka, Sa, Jimi owner here, despite Ronaldo(c) fail

      1. Fabreghastly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Jimi and Tierney here but that Spurs goal didn't hurt a bit

      2. Fabreghastly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        The Ron C fail did tho 🙁

    2. Gunneryank
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Great day to watch him play too.

      1. Fabreghastly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        It's night here but luckily I woke up in time

  2. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Didn't see the match.

    Spurs that bad or were/are, Arsenal now a different class?

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Spurs bad. Arsenal better.

      1. Stupendous
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Ok

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      I did not see the match either but it is clear that Spurs are in heaps of trouble and Arsenal are improving until the wheels come off again.

    3. Gunneryank
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 25 days ago

      A bit of both. Arsenal played like a proper football club. Brave and full of sharp transition play and tidy defending.

      No really 😀

    4. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Spurs defenders are like statue.arsenal played confident football

    5. Fabreghastly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Both

  3. FOO FIGHTER
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Tomorrow it will be the Gallagher show!

  4. g40steve
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Trent is turning into a big disappointment, 7.6 & not returning, clean sheets are missing?

    1. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Um, politely..

      No

    2. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 25 days ago

      How is he a disappointment?

    3. Gunneryank
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 25 days ago

      So you're not watching the games or looking at FPL stats i take it?

    4. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      He's literally returned in every match until this week.

    5. FOO FIGHTER
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Has more points than Grealish, Son, Raphina and Lukaku etc.

      Think you lose this one.

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        But not Pinnock. I suggest you compare to other defenders rather than the mythical "hes a midfielder" falsehood

    6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      😆

    7. Gunneryank
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 25 days ago

      How do people make these kinds of posts and expect to be taken seriously?

    8. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Agreed. Don't let the blindness of others disuade you

  5. Rinseboy
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Ruff week with 41 points!

    Any advice on what to do with this bunch?

    Sanchez
    James Tierney TAA Marcal Livra
    Salah Jota Gray Sarr Sissoko
    Ronaldo Lukaku 4.5

    0.4 ITB

    1. Eddie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Wait on James news. But I'm looking at him to Rudiger if any doubt over fitness.

      Marcal and Jota might be future problems to fix but leave for now.

      Possibly just save a FT.

      1. Stupendous
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        I saw news somewhere his injury usually takes 3 to 4 weeks

      2. Rinseboy
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        cheers Eddie

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Do you still have WC?

      Team is in decent shape. James > Rudiger/Alonso if he's out.

  6. jackruet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Down to 380k.

    3 pool players against city Doesn't seem good. Need to ditch jota and bamford.

    Jota + Bamford > Lukaku + Douglas luiz? (-4)

    1. Carefree Crew
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Yeah good moves IMHO.

  7. Slurpy
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Another really average week , feel like all the people that WCed early are 40/50 points ahead of me now. Can I just WCed this week or do I slog it out another week

    1. Slurpy
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Sanchez (Foster)
      Trent White Shaw (Amartey,Ayling)
      Salah Greenwood Benrahma Torres (Brownhill)
      Edouard Lukaku Antonio
      1.5m ITB

      1. Stupendous
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        WC easy unless you have 2 frees and then take a hit for a mini wc

      2. Eddie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Why wait? IB? Personally I'm not sure I could wait.

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          This, 2 bad weeks in a row for me, time to WC

  8. Cynical
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    How was Armstrong today? Still worth a go from GW8?

    1. Do I Not Like Orange
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Looked crap, Saints seem a bit toothless. I am likely going for Toney over him on WC even despite fixtures because of how much more dangerous Brentford look in general.

  9. Thinkering like a Boss
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Shaw > Rudiger/Alonso -4

    Yay or Nay?

    1. Qaiss
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      If Alonso were to play on Wednesday, then I wouldn’t be confident he starts on Saturday.

      1. Thinkering like a Boss
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        I could get Rudiger and be done about it haha

        1. Qaiss
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Same thing though. People say he’s nailed, he probably is. But also not surprising if he didn’t start. Tuchel rotates too much.

    2. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Yes.

  10. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Hardly possible to say when we are unable to see or link to your team

    1. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      RF Slurpy.

      Then you posted it.

  11. Carefree Crew
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    After a deflating start to the GW with Ronaldo Captain, I'm presently on a tiny green (2k) with Sanchez left to play. Was definitely expecting a red before the 3pm kick offs. Pleasantly surprised & feel like I got away with it a bit this week. Happy days. In the words of the greatest goal scorer the English top division has ever seen... "It's a funny old game." 🙂

  12. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Asked this yesterday there was only one winner. Let's try again today!

    Sarr or Saka?

    1. Thinkering like a Boss
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Sarr

    2. Gunneryank
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Considering both honestly.

    3. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Still Sarr for me, but close with fixtures in Saka's favour

    4. Henning
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Sarr.

    5. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Sarr. Dominant Watford attacker.

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        My worry is he won't face the current worst 2 defences of PL every week.

        1. GreennRed
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          2 goals and assist v Pool last year. Very good. Saka in a bigger pool of Arsenal attackers. Could get both? I have Smith Rowe, 5.3m.

          1. Eddie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 25 days ago

            He was up against Lovren.

          2. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 25 days ago

            After that performance he didn't do anything for a long time. But both are good options just feel Saka is the better option going forward.

    6. Eddie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Saka, for fixtures. Have been waiting for Arsenal to field a full strength side and look the business. They did today. As good as Sarr is, the fixtures don't look great.

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        I completely agree with this.

    7. g40steve
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Saka has the best fixtures

    8. D.r.a.c.o
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Sarr

    9. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Saka. The Sarr train ends after Leeds

    10. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Sarr did his job. Time to fond new 6.0

  13. Henning
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Use to take a lot of hits, No hit so far this season and first time im inside top 10 k.
    But Guess its just temporary, Since im planning to take -4 .

  14. Jullepuu
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    What was the Semedo injury like? Doubt for gw8?

    1. g40steve
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Cramp

      1. Jullepuu
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Cheers

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Didn't look serious

      1. Jullepuu
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Thanks

  15. Top Lad Dakes.
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Fab, cheers for zero attacking returns again KT

    1. Qaiss
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      They will come.

    2. g40steve
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      He had one bonus up until the goal

  16. have you seen cyan
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Jota>Saka for free?

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Definitely under consideration for me specially as it frees up cash to get a City def.

  17. Ci Siamo
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    I have the exact money to do Traore to Saka.

    Do you think he is safe from a rise tonight or should I just pull the trigger?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Arsenal players are going to be the flavour of the week.

    2. Eddie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      He's mile fro, a rise. Wait.

      http://www.fplstatistics.co.uk

  18. Eric Banternaaa
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Thinking WC. Current team:

    0FT 2.2ITB

    Sanchez Foster
    Shaw Digne Veltman Ayling Tsimi
    Salah Jota Torres Benhrama Gray
    Lukaku Antonio Jiminez

    WC Team

    ? Foster
    Alonso Rudiger Cancelo Veltman Lowton
    Salah Sarr Benrahma Gray ?
    Lukaku Antonio Ings

    With 12.1ITB for the last midfield spot and GK.

    Pull the trigger on the WC before tonight’s rises?

  19. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    ESR or Townsend?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      ESR

  20. Pascal
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 25 days ago

    What's LMS safety score ?

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      33, will be tight

      1. Pascal
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 25 days ago

        thanks Holmes

    2. Cruicky
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      33.

  21. Bobby Digital
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Bruno a differential now... I think I might keep.

    1. Eddie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Don't keep just cause he's unpopular.

    2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Fixtures are turning. A third consecutive blank next GW and his price will plummet like a stone.

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Yeah he will have to go for Lukaku in that case.

    3. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      He was SO good against Villa as well. I feel so unjustly punished

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        U and me mate

  22. DMP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Who to loose first, Semedo or Tierney?

    Semedo better stats overall, but Tierney playing for a better side and more settled now.

    1. Eddie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Easy, loose Semedo.

    2. g40steve
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Hold both WB

  23. have you seen cyan
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Ah I made my transfers already, Jota and Greenwood to Sarr and Saka. Bad moves?

    Ramsdale
    Semedo - TAA - Marcal
    Rap - Salah - Doucure - Saka - Sarr
    Auba - Ron

    Foster, Livra, Williams, Scarlett

    1. Lord of Ings
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Very good team barring auba
      Good luck.

      1. have you seen cyan
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        lol, well he scored today and still great fixtures. I now have 3mil itb, so I could do Auba>Lukaku but may as well stick with Auba tbh (not worth a -4 imo)

  24. D.r.a.c.o
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Semedo out for long term?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      No

    2. g40steve
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Cramp

    3. Zimo
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      69 days

  25. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Of course my tormentor Son wipes away my Ramsdale clean sheet with a pointless late consolation goal. Effing fuming with this game lately.

  26. TheBiffas
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 25 days ago

    A) Alonso, Gray, D Luiz
    B) Rudiger, Saka, Brownhill

  27. Lord of Ings
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Considering double up on wolves wingbacks for next gameweek..Semedo marcal could really haul next week.
    Semedo has looked really good and he’s due a haul I feel

    1. have you seen cyan
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      I already own that, im not confident of a cs

      1. Lord of Ings
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        How did wolves look?

        1. Gunneryank
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Southampton bossed them a good bit, but neither team has any clinical edge, Jimi took his chance very well.

  28. g40steve
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Torres, James, Tierney > Saka, Alonso, Rudiger -4?

    1. g40steve
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Could go Sarr ?

  29. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    That son goal was great for my rank despite not owning, cheeky white owners!

  30. sirmorbach
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Any thoughts here much appreciated:

    Meslier / 4.0
    TAA / Shaw / Livramento / Marçal / Omobamidele
    Salah / Jota / Torres / Raphinha / Benrahma
    Antonio / Ronaldo / Obafemi

    A. Shaw to Rüdiger, Torres to Saka/Sarr (- 4)
    B. Jota to Sarr, Torres to Saka (-4)
    C. WC to the following:
    Ramsdale (Foster)
    TAA, Dias, Rüdiger (Duffy, Livramento)
    Salah, Raphinha, Benrahma, Sarr (Luiz)
    Lukaku, Antonio, Bamford