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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. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Got 2FT’s and want to work to having an Arsenal, City & Leeds attacker by GW8, which option is best?

    A) Auba, Raphinha, Grealish
    B) Saka, Bamford, KDB

    1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      *dependent on Raphinha’s ‘injury’ and KDB’s minutes

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      A

    3. Karhumies
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      A

  2. FPL Brains
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    In your opinions whats the most pressing thing to address?

    - Bachmann > Ramsdale - that'll hopefully eek out a few more cleansheets, it's something I'll need to address nonetheless

    - Gilmour > ESR - will give me added flexibility up top in what I already feel is a good midfield/attack

    - Ronaldo > Vardy, fixtures and free up funds

    - Semedo > Alonso - although I think they match each other for points in the next GW

    1. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 8 days ago

      3. But after gw7

    2. Karhumies
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      4 for GW8

  3. Lord of Ings
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Considering fit
    Choose one of:-
    A)Saka
    B)Raphinha

    1. EL tridente
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Will probably try to fit both in

    2. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 8 days ago

      B any day

    3. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      B. Like A too

    4. mojoindojo
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      B

  4. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

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

    Alternatively wait through midweek games and sell James and Ayling for Rudiger and White/Marcal?

  5. FPL Brains
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Almost 6 full weeks in and I'm seeing 4 red arrows and 1 green.

    Come on FPL gods, give me more greens!

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Violins are all taken, great rank.

  6. Rotation's Alter Ego
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Full rundown of the Strikers Keepers, Losers Weepers teams, along with the team names. Good luck to everyone involved!

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2021/09/26/strikers-keepers-losers-weepers-season-preview/

  7. Iceball
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    What is the plan with forwards? Lukaku Antonio next 6 and rotate 3rd spot for whoever have Norwich? Or have a midfield spot to attack Norwich/Newcastle?

    1. Karhumies
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      rotate 3rd spot for whoever have Norwich?

      Sounds like captain strategy for the whole season.

  8. Pep Roulette
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Is Rudiger worth 0.6 over Christensen?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Yes

    2. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Yes

    3. ViperStripes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      But is Alonso worth 0.2 over Rudiger?

      1. chelseabrad
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Still a rotation risk imo

    4. Karhumies
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Yes

    5. Carefree Crew
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Depends on the length of James injury. I'd have said yes beforehand, but if James is out for 4 GWs I'm not sure he is.

      Rudi rarely offers attacking returns, so it depends what the £0.6m gives you elsewhere. It's a potential transfer out / rotation risk but Silva could pick up an injury & them Christensen becomes nailed.

  9. Weak Become Heros
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Was there an injury to Semedo?

  10. jackruet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 8 days ago

    I am confused about vardy. He is scoring goals but Leicester really looking bad so far and 10.4 is expensive. DCL is far better pick. Hopefully he will be back pretty soon. Everton as a team looks attacking and exciting.

    1. XLSX
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Look at DCLs goals this season. Nothing technical and quite lucky.

      Vardy is prolific. Scores goals whilst LEI play bad. Wait until they play good... No way I'm getting rid yet

      1. jackruet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Vardy is a lone wolf, i agree he is a better player, but he cant score on his own and team looks bad

      2. FPL Brains
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Hes definitely gone under the radar.

    2. Camzy
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      The team I'm looking at is Villa.

      From next week, Ings or Watkins could be strong forward picks with good fixtures and a team that are coming together. I avoided them at the start of the season because they were blooding so many new players but they look a proper team now with 3 atb and Ings is class. Flying under the radar a bit.

      1. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Watkins has looked great in the last couple of weeks. Worry I'd have is profligacy with him is pretty common as he's shown. I am keeping him in mind though.

      2. jackruet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Watkins is exciting. Better Than ings?

        1. Camzy
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Not sure tbh. Cheap though! Stats are good, getting into shooting positions.

  11. Corgzzzz
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Guys, Which of these would you do.....

    Shaw and Ronaldo out for......

    A) Rudiger and Lukaku.
    or
    B) Cancelo and Lukaku.....

    1. XLSX
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I've done A. Although I'm holding Ron for GW7 against Everton. Lukaku in GW8 after international

      1. jackruet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 8 days ago

        So you have vardy, lukaku, ronaldo forward line now? I am planning to do same

      2. FPL Brains
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        I'd do A too.

  12. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Looking at a switch from Antonio to Auba in GW8.

    Antonio(eve TOT avl LIV wol mci)
    Auba(CRY AVL lei WAT liv NEW)

    Thoughts?

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I like auba but I’d keep Antonio

    2. Karhumies
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      The price difference is pretty big. It's possible to hold on to Antonio until GW10, then move to another 8Mish forward.

  13. ViperStripes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Those of you with Reece James (and presumign you have no other fires/transfers to make)

    Would you switch Reese to Alonso/Rudiger or just stick?

    1. squ1rrel
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Switched to Alonso

    2. maglia rosa
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I'll keep right up to a possible price drop then he has to go. Any of the other 4 Che defenders are possible replacements. Aspi / Rudi / Alonso / Christian.

    3. Diamondgeezer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Holding for now. May ride it out until after the international break if it looks short term.

    4. Eddie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Waiting on some further news. Probably selling for Rudiger. Concerned if I get Alonso I'm just booking in another transfer.

  14. abaalan
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Sanchez, Steer
    TAA, Veltman, Ayling, Shaw, Tsimikas
    Salah, Greenwood, Torres, Raphinha, Sarr
    Lukaku, Antonio, Saint-Maximin

    WC time?

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      No. Shift Greenwood and Torres just

    2. TB303
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I have on a v. similar team

  15. Lord of Ings
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Is jota to saka worth it for a -4?
    Or do the move in gameweek 9? (Have other fires to put out)
    Also Rudiger or semedo? Already have marcal but semedo is due a big haul I feel.

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      No

  16. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Salah
    Or
    Bruno + 4

    Next week?

    1. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Bruno +4

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Cheers

  17. GreennRed
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Jaysus, 49 points is 479K for GW so far.

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      65 is 100k

      1. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Nice one.

  18. TB303
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Why no love for Gray in all the WCs?

    1. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I'm going for him I think, good value pick.

    2. ViperStripes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Got him on mine 2 weeks ago.

    3. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Doucoure, Gallagher, Smith Rowe a bit cheaper for similarish points.

    4. TB303
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Thanks all

  19. chelseabrad
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    1FT 1.7 ITB

    Bachmann (Foster)
    TAA AWB Coufal (Veltman Williams)
    Salah Bruno Raph Benny (Brownhill)
    Antonio Jimenez ASM

    A) AWB > Rudiger
    B) Prioritise Lukaku (but sacrifice which FWD?) for a -4
    C) Other?

    1. chelseabrad
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Or wildcard?

    2. Carefree Crew
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      A

  20. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Recon not worth doing Shaw to Alonso tonight even if I won’t be able to get him after price rise?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      A lot of midweek football to go

      1. Atimis
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Yeah, don’t want to end up with some unnecessary -4 or something

    2. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Guess you could get rudiger

    3. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Depends on your bench also. Are you able to bench Alonso and another player?

  21. ZiadHisham
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Safest pick in Chelsea defence?

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Rudiger

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Safest is Rudiger, but still going Alonso

      1. ZiadHisham
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        i am expecting chilwell to start getting more play time

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Are you? Doesn't mean it will happen and see no signs of it

          1. mcginnntonic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            UCL=rotation

    3. chelseabrad
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Rudiger

    4. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Rudiger but really want Alonso

  22. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    A, B or C? Please

    A) James to Alonso
    B) Jota to Benrahma
    C) both -4

    1. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      A but wait til after CL

  23. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Shaw, Ronaldo > Cancelo, Lukaku -4?

    Leaves me with the exact money itb to potentially do Jimenez > Jesus for Burnley

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I like this move and (c) Lukaku, I have both Cancelo and Lukaku (c) in my team and also setting up for Jimenez to Jesus , great minds 🙂

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

      Why not just Ronaldo > Lukaku? Surely if Shaw (EVE) plays he’s a better option than Cancelo (liv)

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        The next transfer.

  24. ViperStripes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    a) Get Alonso this week which would price me out of A.Armstrong > Lukaku next week (forcing me to do Jimi > Lukaku)
    b) Get Rudiger would leave me the exact funds, presuming Lukaku stays at 11.6

    1. ViperStripes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Just noticed Lukaku is 11.7 now anyway, so already priced out. Will get Alonso, stats are so much better.

  25. Garfield1001
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    What are Jota owners doing?

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Having a drink and chilling out.

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Keeping

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Eating breakfast.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Enjoy!

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Cheers, watching Ryder Cup too.

    4. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Probably selling. I dont want 3 pool players against city

    5. StingRay
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Keeping esp as he’s just scored and owes me a good points return.

      See if Jota gets the full 90 mins on Tuesdays game against Porto.

      Coming into GW8 / after the international break, l want to have x2 free transfers, to allow for any injuries and meaning l can make x3 transfers for only a -4 hit

    6. Carefree Crew
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Already sold. City & Man U in next 3. Firmino back. Doesn't suggest he'll be getting a lot of points over the next 3 GWs to me.

  26. Who are all Lukakus
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Please rate my WC team
    Ramsdale Sanchez
    TAA Cancelo Alonso Rudiger Livramento
    Salah Benrahma Raphinha Sarr Brownhill
    Lukaku Antonio Maximin

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

      Great

    2. Bertonian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Nearly identical to mine, you should have wedge left as well then?

      Would go Luiz for 5th mid

    3. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      That looks like my draft, but I will probably have Ars mid over Benrahma.

  27. Bertonian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Any love for Grealish from GW8. Looks nailed!

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      From what I've heard that's what he looks for most Sunday's

  28. mcginnntonic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Defence

    Trent Rudiger XX Semedo Liv

    Who for the 3rd spot? Wanna play 3 at the back with option to go 4.

    Alonso, Cancelo, Dias, who to pick?

  29. YoungPretender
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Someone tell me this isn’t worth it…..

    Ronaldo, Bamford & Shaw > Lukaku, Aubameyang & Christensen (-8)

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Could be brilliant...

      1. YoungPretender
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        I’m trying to justify it in my mind as I’m losing 2 injured players… but losing Ronaldo ahead of Everton at home feels weird

  30. dshv
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Why we are afraid of Alonso’s play time guys?

    Just brought him ..

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Oh this awkward!

    2. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      We've been saying that small chance that Chilwell gets some gametime.