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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. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    I've always played FPL with two cheap goalkeepers until GW4 WC where I went Lloris only.

    1. Reinhold
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Feel with you. It is an example of what you get by waiting a bit longer with the WC though.

  2. Mbeumo's Post: 7✅
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Lukaku blank vs this team, terrible option

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

      Without James crossing it'll get even worse for Lukaku

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Chelsea don't know how to play with Lukaku

  3. Reinhold
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    ESR is tempting with those fixtures, in order to fund a Chelsea defender. Who would you sell for him?

    A) Jota
    B) Gray

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

      A

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

      A, but ESR himself will also be a rotation risk.

    3. Gunneryank
        2 months, 4 days ago

        B

      • Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        A

      • Karhumies
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        A

    4. have you seen cyan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      what happened to Ledley sorting out the defence? Its gone downhill, such a joke, and how many defenders have we bought and sold now

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

      Hahaha Sá... What a legend!

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

      Kane off at halftime I reckon

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

        No chance. Should be though.

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

      Daniel Levy should shoulder blame here. Kane clearly not wanting to be there and it’s rubbing off on his teammates.

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

        Blame him for the club being financially stable too.

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

          He’s a shrewd businessman, no doubt. But he made an error holding Kane to ransom this summer.

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

            He fkt up not having a replacement for Kane lined up and a good captain too. Signs were on the wall though when coaches turned down the Spurs job.

      2. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Playing like theyve just been rubbed off in the local lapper

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

        That's my interpretation. I point the finger squarely at sulking Kane. Nuno's been sold down the river here. How he's love the transfer fee to rebuild the midfield and get a quality striker who wants to be there.

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

          One can only wonder how things would have continued if Nuno could have stuck to the players and formation that had worked so well with him during pre-season and won him the first three matches of the season

          He got royally screwed by an unfit Kane coming back with no pre-season training, no experience of the new manager and not a bloody clue what the team had been working on

          I don't think Nuno had any choice but to play Kane from gw4 onwards and then the IB was a disaster, which will rumble on for the next IB too

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

            GWs 1-3 Kane's head not in the right place.
            GW2 4-6 Kane's head not in the right place.

            Spot the difference(s)

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

        Firing Mourinho was the most idiotic thing ever. Was never going to get a better manager.

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

          That was distraction from the ESL (European Scum League) and also meant he could get rid of Mourinho relatively cheaply - If Jose had won the cup and then sacked in the summer instead it would have cost a lot of extra money

    8. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Nuno to go for Jimenez in the window if still employed

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

        Think he'll go for him in January

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

        1 goal in 6 Jimenez.

      3. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Last thing they need.

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

      Are Spuds' Argies and Brazilian on the naughty step? Are they deemed to lack "passion" for a NLD? Seems bizarre that they're left out and this bunch of blood 'n' thunder talentless sorts start.

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

        This. Lo celso and Gil compared to Alli right now is like a toddler Vs an elite level professional, inexplicable how he's in the team every week

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

      Adios Nuno, u aint got a clue have ya lol

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

      ESR a decent Torres replacement then? Not watching but he’s on my shortlist

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

        Had him for last 2 weeks. Fixtures are good

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

        Oedegaard with Partey seems to have dramatically improved that midfield. I’d expect Saka and ESR to both be excellent picks

    12. Rochdale_Cowboy
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I have every faith Arsenal can still get a point from this.

      1. Gunneryank
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Best post today.

      2. Inazuma X1
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        How long is Semedo out for?

        1. Zim0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          69 days

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

            Probably already recovered from his time-wastingitis.

        2. Werner Bros
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          What's this?

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

        Saka bandwagon incoming.

        1. HurriKane
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Him or ESR Straight into wc gw8

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

            They’re cheap enough…just get both

      4. HurriKane
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Spurs 3 wins in first 3 gws with 3 cs's without Kane starting

        Now on the brink of 3 defeats in last 3 gws conceding 3 goals in every match with Kane

        Kane the problem?

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

          Were lucky in all those games though, was bound to run out with or without kane

        2. Zim0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Probably work harder defensively knowing they don't have their star striker playing for them but they were lucky not to concede in those matches

          1. HurriKane
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Sours were more cohesive as a team both at the back and in attack

            Kane still mentally not recovered from the city saga

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

          No. Nuno is the problem. Results aside, all performances have been atrocities

          1. Gunneryank
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Yep. Spurs were an illusion the first 3 GWs. And i fell for it.

            • HurriKane
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Poch to Mounti Nuno

              Every manager seems a downgrade from Poch who atleast played attractive football

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

          Ml rival who is on 48 now has saka and raphina from the bench for Torres and tsimikas 🙂

          1. Harry the Hack
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Raphina on the bench??

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

              He put him on the basis of the flag.

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

            Wish i had rivals like that.

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

          Who is more dangerous Saka or ESR?

          1. have you seen cyan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Saka looks great

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

            Probably Saka but they both look like great bang for buck.

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

              I had ESR in GW1, then took him out for Gray.

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

                Arsenal had a lot of players out and some tough fixtures at the start of the season.

                Different prospect now though.

        6. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Sub 7m mid pot overflowing

          1. Eh, just one more thing ...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Yup, spilling all over the shop.

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

            Pile in

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

            Whoa! Sa had a huge day

          2. Nikolai Volkoff
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Nice!

        7. diesel001
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Didn't even realise Dele Alli was starting. Where is he? Barely seen him touch the ball.

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

            Supposed to be creater but it hanging off Whites shoulder

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

              *is

        8. Eman47
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Thoughts on this team

            Sanchez
            TAA Dias Tierney
            Salah Sarr Raph Gray
            Vardy Antonio Lukaku

            Steele Sissoko Liv Williams

            It's either vardy and gray (or other 5.8 mid)
            Or
            ASM, 8.0 Mid, and upgrade Tierney to Chelsea def

            Any thoughts? TIA

            1. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Get rid of Sanchez, Ramsdale or Sa have excellent fixtures & score more than 2 or 6?

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

            which two chelsea defenders to bring:

            A christensen
            B alonso
            C rudiger
            D azpi
            E silva

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

              C and D

            2. diesel001
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              B and C

              Perhaps C and D if you are worried about Alonso being benched.

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

                worried indeed, but isnt azpi at a risk too?

                1. diesel001
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Not if James has a long injury. Because Azpi can cover at RWB and RCB.

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

              BC

            4. The Invincibles
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              B & C

            5. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Definitely Rudiger.

              And then I'd lean Alonso with a good bench. If not, go for a City defender alongside in GW8.

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

              Rudiger for absolute Certain. Then its a tough call between the rest. Alonso or Azpi

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

              C and roulette wheel for the other spot

          • Dr. Rog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            At this rate St. Totteringhams day could happen this year.

          • Zim0
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            I mean what can really be expected from Spurs. They let Wolves score 2 against them midweek

          • have you seen cyan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Ndombele off at half time, what a waste of money he was.
            Players at Spurs being forced to play: Kane and Ndombele

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

              Ndombele and Alli central midfield, shock horror awful with 0 control and mostly walking around

          • Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Where to go from here? Just Ronaldo to Lukaku this week?

            Sanchez (Steele)
            TAA Semedo Tierney (Livramento Tsimikas)
            Salah Benrahma Sarr Raphinha (Gray)
            Ronaldo Antonio Jimenez

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

              Keep the tap in merchant

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

              Ronaldo to Lukaku, it's your choice whether to do that GW7, 8 or 9. Can't miss the Norwich match.

          • g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Rather than bringing in a Chelsea or City defender, would I be better off sorting out Torres & Greenwood?

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

              Did we wildcard in the exact same abomination of a team

              I'm getting the Chelsea Def, and a hit for one of Jota Greenwood Torres out to get Raph (if he's fit)

              1. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Yes we did, but finally paying off 🙂

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

              Torres needs sorting, greenwood can still be held for a while

              1. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Ta

            3. GreennRed
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Torres. Both for a hit?

              1. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                2FT

          • Reinhold
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            So is Pepe the threat to ESR? That's substantial I guess, even if he's been bad.

            Saka nailed though?

            1. Goonsquad245
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Pepe comes from the right more often than not

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

              Saka is nailed. If I went Arsenal I'd get Saka.

            3. GreennRed
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Smith Rowe is nailed on

            4. diesel001
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Arteta under no pressure to change the team though. No European football means he can put out the same eleven every week. I would say Pepe is a threat, but it would take some poor performances from Arsenal and ESR for Pepe to dislodge him.

              1. Gunneryank
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  The no Europe thing is what is now actually causing me to sit up and take notice.

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

                    Bojo started it 😉

              2. Gunneryank
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  If he keeps playing like this, he will be hard to drop. But 3 good games is a small sample size.

              3. Goonsquad245
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Blazing hot takes on Arsenal soon to be replaced by blazing hot takes on spurs?

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

                Tempted to start D. Luiz against Spurs now

                1. Zim0
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  David Luiz is back??

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

                    Doug