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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. jackruet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Dont know what to do. Feels like too much money in the bank.

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Splash out on Kane!

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Sanchez

      2. Camzy
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Along with Traore, Barnes and Mane!

  2. Joey Tribbiani
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Which one would you play?
    Raya (whu)
    or
    Sanchez (ARS)

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Raya

    2. ANGRY PERSON
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Sanchez

    3. Carefree Crew
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Sanchez, at home, Brighton are strong defensively.

  3. DycheDycheBaby
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Is it worth a -4 to transfer out Jota and James?

    1. Carefree Crew
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Probably yes. Firmino back & playing City. James went off injured. Unless you have a strong bench to cover, it could pay off in one GW.

  4. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Gathering Ronaldo and Lukaku will be topping the charts for cap in GW7.

    Who will you be capping?

    1. Atimis
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Having Ronaldo so him

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Antonio

    3. Lord of Ings
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Lukaku

    4. n-doggg
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Got both. Gotta be Lukaku

    5. Maeki2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Antonio

  5. Fantasyfreakstradbally
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 28 days ago

    38k rank and contemplating hitting WC. WS initial plan from the start.
    Team
    Sanchez foster
    TAA alonso marcal white livra
    Salah Jota Sarr Raphinia Gilmore
    Ron Antonio Toney

    WC
    Gueita foster
    TAA alonso ridiger tomisayku:) livra
    Salah Zaha Sarr Raphinia Douglas Luiz
    Lukaku Antonio Ings

    .2 itb
    1st team still looks decent but fixtures are turning for those who I’ve replaced. Have cover with decent fixtures for che def.

    1. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Guaita or Ramsdale?

      1. Fantasyfreakstradbally
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Yes maybe a better shout with decent fixtures too.

        You think WC now is the correct time for my team? I feel it is but it’s always hard to pull the trigger 🙂

        1. Lindelol
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          probably not needed in your case

        2. MikeyMitz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          I think you wait, activate it on Saturday and play the price rises over the international break. You never know if some of your players will go down injured or contract covid while away and can gain some nice team value

    2. Bertonian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Would try & get Cancelo in

    3. Carefree Crew
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      So effectively:

      Sanchez > Gueita
      Marcal > Rudiger (You've got Alonso)
      White > Tomisayku (bit sideways)
      Jota > Zaha
      Gilmour > Luiz (luxury transfer)
      Ronaldo > Lukaku (Urgent this week?)
      Toney > Ings

      Not sure I'd wildcard personally.

      1. Fantasyfreakstradbally
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 28 days ago

        When you put it like that 🙂 appreciate the thoughts guys. It was my plan to do it this week. But yes international break can be a bit of a lottery so maybe worth waiting.
        Thanks

  6. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Thoughts on the plan below?
    Keep Greenwood one more?

    GW7 Shaw to Rudi/Alonso
    GW8 Ayling to Cancelo/Dias
    GW9 Ronaldo to Lukaku

    Sanchez/Steele
    TAA/Shaw/Ayling/Duffy/Tsim
    Salah/Greenwood/Benrahma/Raph/Sarr
    Ronaldo/Antonio/Scarlet

    1. Hulk Smash
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      I'm doing the same but Coufal out instead of Ayling.

      1. Atimis
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Wish us luck!

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      What about WC?

      1. Atimis
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Hmmm don’t really see the need now. Would you?

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Well, my team is not that far away and trying to answer the same question

          1. Atimis
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            I would WC to some crazy differential one with Vardy, no TAA, double City def etc but thinking that current team is not so bad after all

    3. Carefree Crew
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Like it, wouldn't wildcard.

  7. sirmorbach
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Any thoughts here much appreciated, please:

    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

    1. mojoindojo
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      A with Saka

      1. sirmorbach
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Thank you, sir. Cheers!

  8. SMOOTH
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    lukaku cancelo and alonso my next 3 transfers

    i let lukaku and cancelo rise.. alonso rising tonight. should i just do the transfer?

    i have duds like tsimikas and ayling that i can move out, only problem is that midweek can possibly sway the decision towards some other CHE defender (or will it?) -

    alonso starting midweek makes him a doubt for the weekend or cements his place as first choice?
    chilwell starting midweek assures alonso of starts in the PL or signals the start of rotation?

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      So wait after UCL matches

      1. SMOOTH
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        what will it really tell me... whether alonso or chilwell start the confusion will remain i feel

  9. Hulk Smash
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Weeks owning ESR: 6
    Weeks started ESR: 4

    Points scored when I've started him: 2, 2, 1, 3
    Points scored when I've benched him: 2, 12

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Seems like he's a bad pick then

  10. Lindelol
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Sanchez + Stele to Ramsdale + Foster on WC
    Yes or No?

    1. n-doggg
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Too much risk

  11. PartyTime
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Sarr or Benrahma. Who will score more over the next few games?

      Thanks in advance

      1. Maeki2
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Benrahma

        1. PartyTime
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Thanks buddy 🙂

      2. Lord of Ings
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Choose one of:-
        A)Jimenez
        B)Armstrong

        1. n-doggg
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          A

        2. mojoindojo
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          A

        3. Carefree Crew
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          A

      3. Lilac Breasted Roller
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Sanchez
        TAA / Alonso / Cancelo / Livramento / White
        Raphinha / Salah / Sarr / Gray / Benrahma
        Antonio / Lukaku / ASM

        Feels like I would rather replace 2 mid forward/mid options with one premium, as I'd have to bench a 6m every week.

      4. n-doggg
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Who would you rather have. Both will probably play most weeks

        A. Rudiger and Rice
        B. Coady and Traore

        1. mojoindojo
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          A

        2. PartyTime
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Probably A

          • jackruet
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Why rice. Allan/douglas luiz are better

        3. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Thoughts on potential WC? 433

          Ramsdale
          Trent • Cancelo • Dias • Rudiger • Livramento
          Salah • Raph • Saka • Sissoko • Normann
          Lukaku • Antonio • Jesus

          1. n-doggg
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Back 4 is incred. Not got much option when Jesus is benched though

            1. JONALDINHO
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              True. Could easily become Bamford or DCL when he’s back though

              1. n-doggg
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                Yep. Like it

        4. XLSX
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Love how much of a differential Vardy is. He's been great for me all season. Gonna find it very hard to transfer out if/when the time comes.

          1. PartyTime
              3 months, 28 days ago

              All we do is feast. That’s all 😉

              1. Baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                I'd like to get him in, but he ain't cheap 🙁

                1. PartyTime
                    3 months, 28 days ago

                    🙂

                2. XLSX
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 28 days ago

              2. FOO FIGHTER
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                Do you have Lukaku or Ronaldo?

                1. XLSX
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 28 days ago

                  Big Ron and Antonio.

                  Ronaldu to Romelu GW8.

                  Fancy Ron against Everton. Usually a lot of goals when they both play

              3. n-doggg
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                Such a machine

              4. FPL Brains
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                Considering a Ronaldo > Vardy switch

                1. XLSX
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 28 days ago

                  Don't be silly

                  1. FPL Brains
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 28 days ago

                    Don't fancy it?

                    1. XLSX
                      • 10 Years
                      3 months, 28 days ago

                      Saying that, I'm considering Lukaku Antonio and Vardy from GW8.

                      I think you have to have either Ronaldo or Lukaku. Good fixtures for CHE coming up

                      1. FPL Brains
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        3 months, 28 days ago

                        Yeah mate defo.

                        If I did Vardy for Ronaldo this week I'd be knocking on the Top10 OR door. Hindsight is a thing of beauty.

                        1. XLSX
                          • 10 Years
                          3 months, 28 days ago

                          WOW! Don't take my advice then haha...

            • mojoindojo
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Save FT or get rid of Jota?

              Sa
              TAA Alonso White
              Grealish Jota Raphinha Saka
              Ronaldo Lukaku Antonio

              4.0 Semedo Bissouma Livra

              1. Carefree Crew
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                With Firmino back & playing City & Man U in next 3, I've sold.

            • Iceball
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Sanchez Steele
              TAA Shaw Semedo Ayling Tsimikas
              Salah Torres Benrahma Sarr Brownhill
              Ronaldo Antonio Ings
              Try to survive another week or just WC?

            • Il Capitano
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 28 days ago

              1FT 1.7m ITB

              Sanchez Steele
              TAA Shaw* Livramento White Ayling*
              Salah Jota Raph Sarr Gilmour
              Ronaldo Antonio ASM

              Waiting until after CL, but thinking Ayling/Shaw > Chelsea def will suffice for this week. Hold off on WC until GW8?

            • dunas_dog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              -4 gets me this team. Worth it and save WC? If so would you get Saka Callaghan or Sarr?

              Week 8/9 Ronaldo to Lukaku and Semedo to Cancelo

              Sanchez
              TAA Rüdiger Alonso
              Salah Jota Raphinha Saka/Sarr/Callaghan Benrahma
              Antonio Ronaldo

              Foster Semedo Livramento Scarlett

              1. FPL Brains
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                Who the hell is Callaghan lol?

                1. jackruet
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  3 months, 28 days ago

                  Lol. Gallagher may be

                2. FOO FIGHTER
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 28 days ago

                  Must be Gallagher ha ha

              2. dunas_dog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                * LOL Gallagher not Callaghan!!

                1. FPL Brains
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 28 days ago

                  Haha quality.

                  I'd get Callaghan I mean Gallagher but that's cos I've done it already.

            • FOO FIGHTER
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Vardy vs UTD defence GW8. I just feel like getting him in straight away.

              1. Atimis
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                Defo would get him if on WC

              2. PartyTime
                  3 months, 28 days ago

                  I see you wanna party lol

                  1. XLSX
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 28 days ago

                    Let's dance

                    1. PartyTime
                        3 months, 28 days ago

                        😆

                • Strchld
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 28 days ago

                  Someone else want to activate WC now, but going to wait one more week till IB. There could be many injuries during IB.

                  1. Garfield1001
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 28 days ago

                    In same boat

                  2. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 12 Years
                    3 months, 28 days ago

                    Plenty.

                  3. Strchld
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 28 days ago

                    Happy to hear Im not alone. Annoying to see Torres and Shaw dropping and cant transfer them out yet..

                • Weeb Kakashi
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 28 days ago

                  Auba slipping under the radar?

                • Garfield1001
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 28 days ago

                  What are the advantages of wildcarding in GW8 as opposed to GW7?

                  Thanks

                  1. FPL Brains
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 28 days ago

                    You get one more weeks worth of info.

                  2. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 12 Years
                    3 months, 28 days ago

                    International break injuries/Covid/quarantine.

                • LarryDuff
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 28 days ago

                  Have a feeling I might get into the smooths this week, chuffed 🙂

                • Camzy
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 28 days ago

                  Is this WC in 8 crazy?

                  Ramsdale Foster
                  Cancelo Rudiger Dias Duffy Livramento
                  Salah Grealish Raphinha ESR Sissoko
                  Lukaku Antonio Auba

                  Arsenal triple in 8 is good for fixtures and I'm also doubling on City def. If I get priced out of this can switch Dias > Alonso/Thiago Silva/Christensen and double on Chelsea instead.

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 28 days ago

                    Not getting the Grealish love, he’s not returning enough and City aren’t really scoring loads.

                    1. FOO FIGHTER
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 28 days ago

                      Yup, the fact that people shoehorn in the likes of Grealish and leave out TAA is bordering beyond...

                    2. Camzy
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 28 days ago

                      I think Grealish is one of the most undervalued players in the game atm. He had two great chances at the weekend. It's perfect that he isn't returning now in these tough fixtures while putting in good performances. He is a priority transfer for me in GW8 whether I'm on WC or not.

                      1. FOO FIGHTER
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 28 days ago

                        TAA will trounce Grealish points wise.

                        1. Camzy
                          • 11 Years
                          3 months, 28 days ago

                          I don't think it's either or.

                          I can do TAA + Ings over Auba + Dias. I keep both but Grealish is a priority for me. We will see who is right in a few weeks' time.

                          1. KAPTAIN KANE
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 28 days ago

                            Much prefer this Camzy! Ings got some good fixtures too, Spurs away not even that bad!

                          2. FOO FIGHTER
                            • 2 Years
                            3 months, 28 days ago

                            Ok

                      2. ritzyd
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 28 days ago

                        Totally agree

                      3. KAPTAIN KANE
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 28 days ago

                        I’d agree with you if they had a proper centre forward firing on all cylinders

                  2. Eat my goal!
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 28 days ago

                    Vardy over auba

                    1. Baps hunter
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 28 days ago

                      That was my first thought also

                    2. Camzy
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 28 days ago

                      Fixtures aren't there for Vardy.

                      MUN bre ARS lee CHE

                      That's a no go from me. And Leicester don't look great although Vardy is exceptional. I thought about getting Vardy in GW5 to replace DCL. That was the time and I would have been rewarded. But now I'm definitely not going there.

                      I'm not convinced on Auba, but I do still have one more week to decide. If he scores again vs Brighton and Arsenal look good, it's gonna be very tempting when they have CRY AVL lei WAT coming up.

                      1. KAPTAIN KANE
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 28 days ago

                        Remember Vardy loves scoring against the bigger sides/games though

                        1. Camzy
                          • 11 Years
                          3 months, 28 days ago

                          Stats don't back that up in recent seasons.

                          1. KAPTAIN KANE
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 28 days ago

                            He had quite a poor season last year by his standards (though still decent points) and was overshadowed by Nacho.

                            He looks to be back to his predatory best this year so far

                  3. ritzyd
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 28 days ago

                    The Auba pick is certainly left field. Not sure on that as don't think you would have gone for that before today. ESR is fine as cheap so no risk, like grealish pick, for my WC8 i'm planning TAA, cancelo, rudiger but can see why you might go without.

                • KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 28 days ago

                  Rough:

                  Bruno (C), Alonso, Shaw, Kane

                  Smooth:

                  Raphinha, Sarr, Antonio, Jota*

                  *Jota could have had so much more though!

                  1. XLSX
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 28 days ago

                    How long Jona gonna last? I noticed he stayed on when Firmino came on

                    1. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 28 days ago

                      Not sure - I think the interesting stat from yesterday is not only did he stay on when Firmino came on, but he also started on the left rather than through the middle.

                      Certainly keeping him for now, he’s getting so many chances

                • STONEROSES
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 28 days ago

                  Is this A good WC to go with, folks?!

                  Ederson Foster
                  TAA Rudiger Azpi Cancelo Livramento
                  Salah Raphina Benrahma Sarr ESR
                  Lukaku Antonio Scarlett

                  1. Bertonian
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    3 months, 28 days ago

                    Not bad squire
                    Like the premium GK pick as can get a plethora of cheap midfielders now

                • Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 28 days ago

                  James and Ayling to Alonso and Duffy with 2 FTs now or wait but be priced out if Alonso rises?

                • jackruet
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  3 months, 28 days ago

                  With -4 i can field this. Looks sexy.
                  Sanchez
                  Trent christensen rudiger
                  Salah benrahma sarr raphinha
                  Lukaku antonio vardy

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 28 days ago

                    That’s very nice