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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. Mozumbus
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Captain is so critical - Captain gone wrong can ruin the rank, and vice versa!
      Bruno(C) Antonio(VC) while Allan smiling from the bench with 6 points!
      Opportunity loss of 14 points in a low scoring GW.

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

        Captains can make or break weeks, and often do, but still some weeks the rest of your team make sup for it, I capped Ronaldo and still on 62 with Auba playing

        1. Mozumbus
            10 months, 25 days ago

            Nice! Yes at times, rest of the team makes up for it. If Captain hauls, this one person makes up for the whole team. There must be direct correlation between Captain performance and colour of the arrow, more than any other parameter.

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

              im so hot and cold with cap picks, i remember last season i got 14 captain picks in a row with no blanks, then something like 10 in a row which were blanks. Picking captain is annoying

              1. Mozumbus
                  10 months, 25 days ago

                  Wow 14 in a row!
                  This time around, I got first two GWs correct: Bruno(20) and TAA(12), which set my expectations high for this season. GW6 Bruno(0) is like a reality check, haha!

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

          I went with Odegard, Tierney and White.

          Do we think arsenal are keeping a cleanie? Got a bad feeling some don’t goal is coming.

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

            Donk

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

            Spurs will get a random goal in the 70-80 minute mark to ruin cleansheets, probably a big deflection.

          3. Harry the Hack
            • 13 Years
            10 months, 25 days ago

            i doubt it but i wouldn't worry. All 3 are likely to goal.

        3. fusen
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Sweet sweet FPL...

          Owned ESR since GW1, had him in my starting 11 this week but also had 2 FTs and wildcarded yesterday.

          So did ESR to Gray as a 'better fixtures, better form' transfer before the wildcard.

          They won't play Spurs every week though, so he may be a bit of a trap if getting him back on the wildcard.

          1. gibson1314
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 25 days ago

            20pts on my bench and just got rid of him on a wildcard

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

              These sliding doors moments make FPL so fun ey? 😀

        4. mazzington☘
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Arsenal attackers are a trap, same as Wolves (as an Arsenal fan).

          Have Ramsdale myself. Tomyasu also worth considering imo.

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

            Never a truer word spoken. It's a derby vs Spurs. This isn't 'normal' for them.

          2. Thomas Magnum
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 25 days ago

            Yep, things seem good now but rotation and poor form will rear its ugly head eventually, always hard to judge players in a derby because anything can happen

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

            Spurs will score - no glean sheet.

            *ESR owner ,)

            1. mazzington☘
              • 8 Years
              10 months, 25 days ago

              haha yup, won't be holding my breath for a cleanie today.

              Still believe Ramsdale will provide good value over the coming months.

          4. Baps hunter
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 25 days ago

            I think I may disagree here. It is about time that things "click" for them and this match may easily create form for them. Those faces were so genuinely happy, that I haven't seen such joy for a long time. They will want to keep on scoring and they are capable imho.

            1. mazzington☘
              • 8 Years
              10 months, 25 days ago

              I hope you're right, but I'll be proceeding in sceptical fashion for FPL purposes.

            2. Baps hunter
              • 4 Years
              10 months, 25 days ago

              Wolves are like Shu last season, extremely high xG needed since they are unable to finish, but Auba for example is capable to be clinical when in form. Saka and ESR are talented young players and cheap fpl assets.

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

          How do these plans look?

          GW7 Torres > ESR
          GW8 Cr7 & Marcal > Lukaku & Dias

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

            Armstrong maybe for his price. JWP too reliant on set pieces.

            Not sure I'd want one in my front 7 though, better options.

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

              Meant for below...

              Very solid plans, for now!

          2. Fish up a tree
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 25 days ago

            Look good on paper

        6. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          I understand they didn’t score but who which attacker looked best from Southampton today? JWP, Armstrong, Elyounoussi or someone else?

          1. Baps hunter
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 25 days ago

            Livramento 😉 Well, after what I saw today and before, AA is the one to get if any.

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

            Didnt watch it all, but JWP is the safest pick, he looked pretty decent as usual, plus he has set pieces and is very good at them

            1. Baps hunter
              • 4 Years
              10 months, 25 days ago

              His set pieces didn't have normal quality today.

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

                fair enuf, didnt see enuf tbh, just as a double wolves holder, he worried me the most

          3. No Need
            • 8 Years
            10 months, 25 days ago

            Livra

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

            Armstrong was quite far back in attacks, Adams was around the box much more.

            I also hadn't seen how attacking Livramento was. He looks an absolute steal at 4.2

          5. Horace Pike
            • 8 Years
            10 months, 25 days ago

            Stay well away, looks like they'll share (very limited) points

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

            Livramento is star

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

            Livramento

          8. Thomas Magnum
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 25 days ago

            Awesome, all your comments were exactly what I wanted to hear so thank you. Livra does seem like a steal for sure, and may even get to play as a winger soon. Was curious to see if any of their attackers were worth a look ahead of their decent fixtures, as they’re not very highly owned but sounds like they weren’t great, thanks all! 🙂

          9. The Sociologist
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 25 days ago

            Only Livramento

        7. FPL Brains
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Wolves boys salvaged my week this time around.

          My Marcal vs White conundrum looks a bit pointless though. Both got/getting cleanies.

        8. CroatianHammer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Red arrow currently, but hoping Duffy and Sanchez can get me the necessary tomorrow. Clean sheets should be green gtd.

          1. Duke Silver ☑
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            10 months, 25 days ago

            Same situation but with Veltman instead of Duffy. Double clean sheet would be most welcome.

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

          Lol defensive sub for Spurs...

          Dele off Skipp on

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

            At least they're playing with 11 now.

          2. Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 25 days ago

            Gotta stop the rout

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

            Someone has to create

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

          Best option long term? Draft league

          A) Jimmy, Digne, Dier
          B) King, Alonso, Cancelo

          Thanks so much in advance peeps

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

          Chances of Gallagher getting a return tomorrow? If he gets anything I'll remain undefeated in my H2H league.

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

          Son to nab a goal, end 3-1

        13. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          It always he been red!

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 25 days ago

            has*

            1. Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              10 months, 25 days ago

              (hiccup)

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

          Saka and Pepe play the same pos right?

        15. ‘Tis the Season
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Nuno gets Saka in the morning

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 25 days ago

            Kane comes to Arsenal more likely!

            1. ‘Tis the Season
              • 3 Years
              10 months, 25 days ago

              You know things are bad at Spurs when you down 3-0 to Arsenal..sheez

          2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 25 days ago

            Damn! Just got it. Too many beers, Hahaha! Brilliant.

            1. ‘Tis the Season
              • 3 Years
              10 months, 25 days ago

              Lol

        16. Rochdale_Cowboy
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Debi Alli off

          1. ‘Tis the Season
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 25 days ago

            Debi tackles better..

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

            'and then he started crying'

        17. JBG
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Dele Alli really shouldn't be playing for a PL team... At least not one that is aspiring to be a top 6 side.

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 25 days ago

            He doesn't play for a side aspiring to be top 6.

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

              If i could buy you a pint i would.

          2. Horace Pike
            • 8 Years
            10 months, 25 days ago

            Genuinely, dropping 0/10 performances every week with 0 workrate. Insanity that he starts

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

          Just watched the Sou Wol highlights... Sá was close to getting another assist in the end there.

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

            Yep

        19. Horace Pike
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Nuno ball in full effect, may he get sacked and never return to our glorious league

        20. Eh, just one more thing ...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Surely 3 goals AND a clean sheet is unlikely …. But Spurs … jeez … maybe not.

        21. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 12 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Martin Tyler “Harry Kane is a very good professional”

          Let’s just forget he went missing and went on strike this summer

          1. Eh, just one more thing ...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            10 months, 25 days ago

            Have they not retired that gibbering womble yet?

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

            Is professional a compliment? I hate working with 'professionals', no skin in the game

        22. Esalman
          • 12 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Arsenal CS and Bissouma no-show tomorrow too much to ask?

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

          Even Xhaka can't screw this one up for us 😀

        24. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Two seasons in a row, the Spurs downfall has started from being top of the league

          Truly spursy

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

          Thats a pen

        26. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Think its a pen for Arsenal

        27. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Tomi xG threat

        28. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Antonio/Shaw/Traore to Lukaku/Rudi/Saka -8 I’m heavily tempted

        29. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Not given,made an honest attempt to play the ball.

        30. Igz08
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Worth doing Shaw -> Alonso today to catch the price rise? Otherwise might as well get Rudiger

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

            Wait for midweek games

          2. Inter Me Gran
            • 7 Years
            10 months, 25 days ago

            Just done that myself. Shaw is bound to drop and maybe the alonso rise